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The Capital Grille - Charlotte
The Capital Grille - Charlotte

The Capital Grille - Charlotte Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com
  • Phone: (704) 348-1400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Frier
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Special Events & Promotions: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking for dinner. Parking available in an adjacent private lot for lunch & dinner.
A word from The Capital Grille - Charlotte
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business meeting, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Located in the heart of the Uptown Financial District just blocks from the Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte Convention Center, and Time Warner Cable Arena.
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Diner Reviews
  • "SOME OF THE BEST SERVICE WE COULD EVER ASK FOR! GREAT EXPERIENCE!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "I love The Caoital Grille Charlotte, they made my birthday special."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Made reservations via OpenTable for Capital Grille after receiving a generous gift certificate for the restaurant. We arrived and opted to wait until our reservation time (we were 10 mins early) for a quieter choice of seating. Once sat, our waitstaff was completely on point. Jim introduced himself to us first, but it was Rebecca who was our go-to person for anything we needed. This was our first time doing the "Generous Pour" event and Rebecca helped us quickly find out favorites. The food was marvelous, best I've had at any high end restaurant in Charlotte. They truly were generous with the pours as well! Rebecca's service was stand-out, and deserves special recognition. She has the ultimate "tableside" manner. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the service excellent. A perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "What a great meal we had. After mentioning to our waiter that the evening was our 31st anniversary, he escorted us to a special table, gave us a special appetizer, champagne for both of us, and finished the meal with a lovely dessert, all at no charge. the meal and service were outstanding and reminded me why we love to go to Capitol Grille for our anniversary."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "My sister was in town for a night and we went for the Generous Pour. It was the first time for her and she enjoyed it. She had the lamb chops and I had the Chef's special which was the salmon. The seasoning was wonderful. You can tell by the number of reviews that I write on Capitol Grille that this is one of my favorite places."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Always enjoy stopping into Capital Grille for a nice dinner. The staff is always helpful and friendly"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "If you like red meat, this is the place for you. The dry aged steaks, the delicious sides, and the service are great. Waitstaff seems very informative and knowledgeable on all of the different processes involved with food prep as well as the different wines, where they come from, etc... Definitely a must if you're in Charlotte. The only caveat to my review is: I'd stay away from the bar. Do pre/post dinner drinks somewhere else."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We brought our friends here to celebrate a special birthday. Capital Grille went out of their way to make it a great night!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This restaurant, although pricey, absolutely worth every single cent."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "From the hostess to the waiters, this is a classy restaurant. If you want to impress your clients, this is a place to go. Not only are the staff impressive, but the food is as well. From the specialty salads, to the lobster/crab sandwich, you won't be disappointed. We even opted for dessert and shared the chocolate cake - unless you have a big appetite I wouldn't recommend ordering for just one. The cake is huge and is to die for. Also, kudos to our waiter, Josh, who made our experience memorable."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This time we went for the Generous Pour and it is Generous! As always the food was delicious and the service excellent."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "So I have to admit I am TOTALLY addicted to their calamari appetizer...it is so delicious!! Food is always outstanding, wait staff and bartenders are always on top of their game and the setting is beautiful. What's not to love? Nothing...that's what keeps us going back for more!! I'm craving calamari writing this! Paul is an excellent bartender and made sure to bring me a cheesecake dessert for my birthday. Just overall a wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The Capital Grille has been our restaurant of choice for special occasions for years. The food and service have always been superb until this visit. Everything was more along the lines of satisfactory, which is not what I want when I'm paying $200 for a meal. Our meal took an extremely long time to arrive, my husband's steak was overcooked, and my steak was average. I order the same steak every time and usually swoon over how delicious it is. It seems like the quality of the cuts of meat are not up to par and then the preparation of them isn't being handled well either. Service was also fine, but missing some of the finesse and finer touches usually provided. I really hope this was an isolated incident and not the new standard."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was my first time at The Capital Grille and the food was amazing, the service was excellent and the complimentary birthday dessert was a nice surprise! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My 1st choice in Charlotte for lunch or dinner. Always a great meal."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The CG is really the best dining experience available! The food, service and ambience is unrivaled. The high price is equivalent to its high value."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Our experience at Capital Grille was notable. The food selections for the Queen's feast were admirable, three steaks, one fish, one chicken entrees were offered. Our server , David, was one of the best. He was attentive to every detail, he knew "his menu" exceptionally well, provided good suggestions, and, was extremely pleasant and considerate through-out our meal. The wine selections are outstanding, so if you have a desire the Capital Grille should be able to meet or exceed expectations. Dessert was well prepared and a nice size to top off our meal. We shall definitely return to the Capital Grille in our future dining out plans."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Had a nice romantic dinner at the CG. Food was excellent and although crowded, service shined. Have never had a bad experience there!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I am disappointed with the food served during the "Queens Feast" in Charlotte. It seems they downgraded to fit the prices for this event! Isn't the menu and dinner served suppose to reflect the best of what a restaurant can do!. The shrimp on the upgraded menu tasted like brine, must have soaked all day in salt water. The desert was a small cookie sized cheesecake, although tasty it was to small. The steak was overcooked, but the service was fabulous. My ratings were based on the food not the service."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband and I went here to celebrate my birthday, what a great choice. The service was amazing and the food was very good. Their attention to detail for birthdays and service in general is excellent. the creme brulee was amazing, the filet was very good and the mashed potatoes, wow yummy! When you're done enjoying an excellent meal you can walk down the street to the epicenter and partake in a vast array of entertainment available."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Our evening at The Capital Grille was everything we thought it would be, and more. The food and service were superb!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • " The food was good, but the reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because it seemed basic steak, salad, veggie. There was nothing so outstanding that I would just absolutely have to go back. The service was almost too much. Maybe because it was restaurant week. It seems they were getting people in and out too quickly. Although our server was very nice it made me uncomfortable that he kept coming over behind me to do something. We have dined at other very nice restaurants like Ruth Chris and Charleston Grille and I really enjoyed those and didn't feel over attended. I just felt rushed and uncomfortable. Also there was not much of a choice for sides. We were given green beans and mashed potatoes. It was not outstanding in taste."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "They just weren't everything I expected ! My last visit was much better but that was over a year ago and this time everything was just blah ...."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I had the 8 oz filet - cooked to perfection, would recommend to anyone looking for a great steak!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our food was great! Best steak I've ever had (had the filet). The server however seemed less than pleased when we opted for the restaurant week menu and was kind of short with us after that. But the food was delicious and we had a great dinner."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I went here for a girls night out restaurant week dinner and we could not have had a better time! From the moment we walked in the service was spot on. We were seated quickly and our waiter came by to let us know about the additional wine event they had going on. We enjoyed a leisurely meal with fantastic wines."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week, our server, David, was excellent. He provided us with fantastic service and also made us aware of the Generous Pour wine tasting event they had going on. I brought my parents and 2 children and he waited on us and took very good care of us. The food was fantastic and the wine was even better! I would highly recommend The Capital Grille for any special occasion or just a romantic night out."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Sexy spot for wife night. Service and food was great. they will make you feel special. To me the food is okay."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I love Capital Grille! I have been numerous times with my family, and this past time was the first that I had ever been with friends. The Queen's feast selections were perfect and fit anyone and everyone."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our special night was just that! The Bar service with Paul prior to seating was great and our waiter, David was outstanding! We can hardly wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "A must do for anyone wanting a great dining experience! Our server, Michelle, was personable, knowledgeable, and available, but not obtrusive. Would gladly request seating in her section again!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Excellent meal. Excellent service. Pricy wine list, but quite thorough. I will eat here again."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The place was set up very elegantly almost like that of a classy cigar room. Dark woods, deep colors, animal heads on the wall, just a really cool place. The food was extremely good. I recommend getting steak if you enjoy steak, it is off the charts delicious."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The meal was excellent. Service was terrific. Great experience for special occasions. We were seating at exactly the reservation time. Overall a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Using Open Table allowed me to see what choices were available with a larger party & I then added Queens Feast as an opportunity to get together for an evening out, somewhere special that we normally wouldn't go for girls night out. Two of the five had never been to Capital Grill and I knew they were in for a treat! As usual, the food was exceptional, service above par, drinks delish and the laughter nonstop. I'm always amazed to see the looks on peoples faces when they take that first bite of steak and then the lobster mac and cheese...it's pure awe and delight. My late father always insisted we go to "the grill" when he was in town. His reasoning was, "They pour a great drink and fire up a damn good steak", he was a very wise man!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "So enjoyable! The atmosphere and ambiance set the mood for a divine meal! And the filet was superb..best I ever had! Our waiter was very accomodating & professional. Can't wait to dine again :)"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Everything about dining@Capital Grille is first class: service, friendliness, class, food quality. S"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This was my 1st time at Capital Grille, and I can't wait to go back. It is now my favorite restaurant in Charlotte! I'd like to, especially, give a shout out to the wait staff -- POINT ON! My server, John Yanek, was fully educated about the menu and wines, and he created a relaxed, high-end dining experience. I didn't have to ask for anything, as he was proficient with service. The bar was bustling, and it was a Tuesday night. I plan to go to just the bar, also."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Everything was perfection from the moment we arrived. The most delicious cheesecake I have ever tasted inside of the United States"
    Dined on 7/22/2014