The Capital Grille - Charlotte
The Capital Grille - Charlotte

The Capital Grille - Charlotte

  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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: 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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The Capital Grille - Charlotte reviews from OpenTable diners
193 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (153)notable wine list (100)romantic (88)fit for foodies (64)good for groups (61)vibrant bar scene (38)great for lunch (32)hot spot (25)great for outdoor dining (18)neighborhood gem (17)great for brunch (7)scenic view (7)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • 10 year engagement anniversary
    Lover
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We got engaged here 10 years ago and we wanted to return to celebrate. Service was exceptional and the food was excellent. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion gem
    Christiaan
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Chose Capital grille for my 40th birthday dinner with my wife. Mentioned this in the reservation as I wanted a corner/quiet booth. The staff were amazingly friendly and accommodating so far as we each received a glass of champagne when we were seated, and a dessert...both complimentary. Numerous staff made it a point to come over and wish me a happy birthday. It was truly a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Not Worth It
    JaymeVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The main reason for the 2 star rating is price vs quality. The food is very expensive and simply not that good. I had a nice piece of fish for $43, but it was NOT exceptional, and nothing came with it. The sides were approximately $10 extra, each. The mashed potatoes were quite tasty but of a creamy-paste texture, leading me to think there was as much cream and butter in there as potatoes. The wild mushrooms side was actually special, so that one gets 5 stars from me. The two steaks I tasted from my companions were average at best. My husband could easily grill a $12 steak at home that would taste much better. The one cocktail I ordered was very weak. The service was good, but again, not exceptional. Nothing stood out as excellent except the mushrooms. I would never willingly go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good steak n wine list but pricey
    billreedredVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Took customer here for dinner the service was very good with great expensive wines and steaks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David was a great server
    USMCVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Everyone was very pleasant and the atmosphere was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not awesome
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Was not 100% happy with my steak. It came to my table and was over cooked. It was still good but given the price point, I was disappointed. Also ordered the brussel sprouts which were a bit bland. Dessert was good but overall, not sure I'd go back and spend this amount of money for just a "good" meal. I prefer some of the other steakhouse options in Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gammyVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Another great dinner at Capital Grill especially with the bone-in filet. If you have not tried this new offering you must on your next visit. Best filet we ever had and we have had many.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Typical Excellence
    Charles
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I found our experience typical of previous visits to Capital Grille. Service was excellent. Steaks cooked perfectly. Sides were great. Portions were generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect birthday
    Grisham
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband LOVED his birthday dinner surprise. I LOVED the surprise if champaign and dessert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capital Grill virgins
    Nu2QC
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the CG - what a great experience. At our festively decorated table were presented with a celebratory champagne toast by our waiter Steve, great touch! Being our first time at a CG we were pleasantly surprised by all the menu options as well as the daily specials and extensive wine list. We enjoyed a perfectly seasoned and cooked (rare) sirloin and the scallops - Steve helped us choose a wine that worked well with both entrees. After a leisurely dinner followed a dessert sampler and perfectly made cappuccino - a perfect way to end our dining experience. We will definitely be back, not just for our next anniversary but looking forward to making up a reason to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy visitors
    sheepndog683
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were visiting from San Francisco and we're looking for a steak house that had it all. The food was perfect, great service and a vibrant atmosphere. Steak houses can be staid and stuffy, this was grown up without being boring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • grilled Rack of Lamb
    Jamabreeze13VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was the best rack of lamb I ve had in quite some time. The cherry reduction did add a favor I have not experienced before but I did fall back on an old stand by... Horseradish fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Evening
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Everything about our experience at The Capital Grille was outstanding. The Server, David, was knowledgeable and extremely courteous. You knew he was there refreshing our wine on several occasions but his presence was never intrusive. We both had the bone-in Filet which was delicious. The lobster mac and cheese was excellent as were the brussel sprouts. The decor is elegant with dark wood throughout. The restaurant was crowded but the noise levels were such that a conversation with my companion was possible without raising our voices. It is expensive but well worth it for a special occasion. The Capital Grille was recommended to me by a friend and I would certainly do the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service = A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The crab cakes are phenomenal! Capital Grille's cheesecake is the best I've ever had...it's so good. The wait staff is fantastic as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome steaks
    Greatfoodforfun
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Pathetic occasion was a birthday....they sprinkled the table with birthday confetti, took a picture and printed it for us...what a nice touch 😀
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    SelP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went out for a fancy bachelorette dinner and the food was amazing. Service was a little slow but it was well worth the wait for the quality of food you get.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    Boonelocal
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This place was a bit pricey but the service was excellent and the steaks were impeccably tender and cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Impeccable service. Great food. Really made our anniversary a special nite!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+++ all around
    Pamela
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We love the Capital Grille for special occasions. The dinner was superb! I had fillet which was perfectly cooked. We a shared side dishes of asparagus and mashed potatoes...so good! Be sure to try their Chocolate Hazelnut cake which is to die for, and so huge it can be shared by many!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Love the bar area - a friendly, energetic vibe. The dining room is quiet and lovely but the Strip Steak and even the entree salad fell flat. Steaks just weren't as juicy and flavorful as expected. Service and welcoming staff couldn't have been nicer, but we were disappointed with the food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always awesome!
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    You can count on Capital Grille to deliver on all counts: food, service and atmosphere. My only observation is that the Caesar salad did not seem up to par....and I am a fanatic about Caesar salads....we had dinner at the location in Philadelphia recently and it was perfect, but this was not the best. Please give me nice dark green romaine, not the bottom of the leaves!! Otherwise, overall a great dining experience and we will return soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food and service
    Kenkaylamom
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were hesitant to dine at a chain but because the reviews were so good, we decided to go with a tried and true. Good decision on out part. My husband and I both had the Petit Filet Mignon Trio special. 3 small steak all prepared with a different sauce, melt in your mouth flavor! The lobster mac n cheese is a must with it's huge chunks of fresh lobster and the scalloped potatoes were cheesy and creamy. The service is impeccable and felt very personal. If you want excellent food and service away from the trendy crowd, eat here. You can always head to the Charlotte bar scene after dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great way to celebrate
    finedineVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Capitol Grill is always a great dining experience for us. They food is terrific and the service was top notch. We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary there and they really did a nice job with making it be a special occasion. Our servers were the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great meal and atmosphere
    CLTFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We ate at the bar which we usually prefer. The bartenders are very welcoming and provide great service. Excellent steaks and lobster bisque. Good wines by the glass. The atmosphere is excellent - solid, classy bar; ample seating around the bar area.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Open Table App
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Open Table App easy and convenient. Able to make reservation quickly and to make restaurant aware of special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2little
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our server was OK at the start but services were changed mid-meal and the new server was not very attentive. I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and got a "Medallion" of fish, two, maybe three bites. For this I paid $42. Our total bill exceeded $500 for six people.. For this we should have had a fabulous memory. Instead, it will be a disappointing memory.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lobster Bisque AWESOME
    CelebrateVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Capital Grille has the BEST Lobster bisque. Huge chucks of lobster! My must have every visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My husband wanted to take me somewhere special for our anniversary but we didn't mention it when we made our reservations. When our waiter saw us exchanging cards he asked if it was a special occasion and we told him it was out anniversary. He congratulated us and when we declined desert-we were both full from the wonderful meal we'd had-he boxed us up a piece of exquisite chocolate cake for later. It was as good as the main meal. Capital Grille is always wonderful. As we were leaving the hostess and manager on duty also wished us a happy anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Always a 5 star experience. The food wine service and ambience are always top notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oldman68
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    One of the top spots in Charlotte. Old time elegance and charm, great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Evening
    jc2she
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Capital Grille and Charlotte Symphony. Excellent food and service by most professional staff in Charlotte. Thank you very much !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The steak was exceptional. The wait staff was very attentive. They helped create a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Town!
    Fish4Life
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    From the friendly reservation associates to the waiter and assistant waiter, the service was impeccable. Warm welcome and appropriate attention, not to much, not to little, just right. Food was over the top delicious across all items. Definitely recommend to all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wife's Birthday
    Shabazz
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was the second visit to Capital Grille for my wife and I. It was my wife's birthday and I wanted the evening to be rememberable. Everyone was very cognizant of the fact that it was her birthday and everyone we came in contact with gave happy birthday wishes. Sherry provided excellent service throughout the evening as did the maître d. Food was fantastic!!! Needless to say the evening was FANTASTIC! We will definitely dine here again and again. Thank you Capital Grille for an evening to remember!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bartender
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A good solid steakhouse experience. Paul the bartender does a great job handling the busy bar while being personable. Once seated and served, the server tried to remove food from the table before my guest had finished his meal. He reached for the plate, then he asked if the guest is finished eating. He actually had his hand on the plate the first time. Also, required a call back to confirm OT reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Consistant!!
    BobHoffmanVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My partner and I went to Capital Grille for our 15 year anniversary and as always we were blown away by the service, staff and the food. We can always count on a fantastic experience every time we go. Thank you for everything and for making our anniversary so special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb in every way!!!
    henyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We ate there for lunch today to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary. It far exceeded our expectations in every way. The food was delicious, the ambiance was stately and warm, but most remarkable was the service. We have not experienced anything on it's level here in Charlotte, and we've lived here for over 14 yrs. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like royalty. Everyone was so polite and attentive. I cannot say enough positive things about our dining experience here. We will definitely come back and highly recommend it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steak Salads!
    tweety08VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had 3 adults and 3 children and a booth with 2 chairs was perfect. Antonio and his staff did a superb job in making us feel at ease and catered to our every need - such as extra cheese for the pasta. The southwest steak salad was delicious and had just enough zing! The steak greek salad was also wonderful as was the lobster salad. The kids enjoyed the chicken fingers and pasta and all enjoyed the creme brulee and the coconut cream pie.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK experience
    lakerman49
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Waitstaff very attentive and helpful. Waiter had good suggestions and recognized that we were celebrating a birthday. main courses -- filet mignon and salmon were cooked to perfection and of fine quality. Appertizers were good but average. Overall, however, overpriced compared to other steakhouses, such as Epic Chophouse. Had I not had a $50 gift certificate probably woulnt not go there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lorenzo
    Bigticket
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food and service was great .......Nice wine list ..
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet