The Capital Grille - Charlotte
The Capital Grille - Charlotte

The Capital Grille - Charlotte

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 7043481400x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Capital Grille - Charlotte reviews from OpenTable diners
245 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (207)notable wine list (136)romantic (136)fit for foodies (76)good for groups (55)vibrant bar scene (50)great for lunch (40)hot spot (33)great for outdoor dining (25)neighborhood gem (23)late-night find (16)great for brunch (11)scenic view (10)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • 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
  • Can't Go Wrong!
    absolutetpVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My wife and I went here for our anniversary dinner. It was a very good dinner. We decided to try their seafood and it was great. I got the halibut special over lobster risotto and my wife got the salmon. We did have the steak tartare for an appetizer which was fantastic. Definitely a great dining experience. Can't go wrong with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True surprise
    Mgvette
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When dining uptown we had considered The Capital Grille on several occasions and ended up opting for other restaurants. This time we decided to try it and werer delighted to find it was definitely not over rated. We mentioned we were celebrating a special occasion and when we were seated found red hearts on the tablecloth and were immediately brought complimentary glasses of champagne. We chose the generous pour wine tasting and very pleased with the wine selections and the pours! Our waited Peter Karas was extremely attentive and his service was top notch. The food was outstanding and worth every penny. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steak...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was only my second visit, so take that for what's it's worth. The steak, as last time was very good. However, as in my first visit, their appetizers and salads were good, not memorable…hence the 3 star on the food. Service was great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better in Baltimore?
    sevcoopVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our previous experience with Capital Grille occurred in Baltimore, and we were wowed by the service and solicitous treatment. But contrary to our experience there (and several reviews here) we were not asked if our visit was for a special occasion. It was. We were not offered complimentary dessert or champagne (which we had been given in Baltimore on an anniversary). The steaks were fantastic, but the crabmeat on my filet oscar was not fresh and had a distinct aftertaste; I did not finish it. All others (5) enjoyed their meals. However, for the price and reputation, I expected more. Still enjoy the Capital Grille - just not on this visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As expected--delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very consistent, no matter the location. Definitely out favorite of all the steakhouse chains.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent!
    Aloha2u
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Capital Grill routinely blows me away with sumptuous food, excellent service, and a menu that will work for all types of diet restrictions and preferences. Add in a great wine list and The Best dirty martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives - simply sublime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Jerry
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary, and we were treated to a nice dessert surprise.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FANTASTIC SERVICE
    ThauserVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    SOME OF THE BEST SERVICE WE COULD EVER ASK FOR! GREAT EXPERIENCE!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greedy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I love The Caoital Grille Charlotte, they made my birthday special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Wonderful Experience
    CatherineVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TandJ2dine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service excellent. A perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back for another Generous Pour
    FoodiesMom1
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good times
    lafletch
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Always enjoy stopping into Capital Grille for a nice dinner. The staff is always helpful and friendly
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a great spot in general
    EWFoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Luvfood
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five stars and beyond
    foodislove
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant, although pricey, absolutely worth every single cent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar Lunch Place
    KathyfromChiTown
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Enjoy Cap Grille
    FoodiesMom1
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This time we went for the Generous Pour and it is Generous! As always the food was delicious and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining spot!
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality Slipping
    Foodie73
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Olivejuice
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    1lakeguy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My 1st choice in Charlotte for lunch or dinner. Always a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the Best
    Fullysatisfied14
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Queens Feast
    Feast
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CG ROCKS!
    Diner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had a nice romantic dinner at the CG. Food was excellent and although crowded, service shined. Have never had a bad experience there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Queens Feast a bust!
    Charlottefoodie
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding service
    NCFoodieGal
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    Billy4Angel
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening on the town
    Foodiesinlove
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over rated
    Ex2135
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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 ....
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had the 8 oz filet - cooked to perfection, would recommend to anyone looking for a great steak!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reataurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OnTheTown
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    Coachlebo
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good night
    Diner
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.