The Capital Grille - Chestnut Hill
The Capital Grille - Chestnut Hill

The Capital Grille - Chestnut Hill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 6179281400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Lounge opens at 4:00pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Hugues Boucher
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Langley Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking or self parking available.
A word from The Capital Grille - Chestnut Hill
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 luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located on Route 9, east of the Atrium Mall.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Capital Grille - Chestnut Hill reviews from OpenTable diners
190 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (153)notable wine list (100)romantic (74)fit for foodies (72)good for groups (42)neighborhood gem (34)vibrant bar scene (31)great for lunch (24)hot spot (23)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (7)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • PriceChopperVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Had a great lunch with Denise as our server. You can never go wrong with Restaurant Week, but it turns out, there is a 2 course lunch menu year round that is just as good!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ubbles
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Always enjoy the Capital Grille, although this time the steaks weren't up to par. They seemed dried out, or over cooked. Everything else was perfect, as usual...just disappointed in our steaks. :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week & The Generous Pour
    Michele
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent Dinner and even better Generous Pour! Love the wines especially the Cab
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good time as usual
    LMB25
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We went for Restaurant Week and enjoyed the food as always. We did the Generous Pour as well. The server mixed up our wine choices a few times. This meant we didn't have the wines we wanted at the correct times during the meal. It was a little annoying. Overall though we enjoyed the meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once again, no disappointment!
    MrDJ87
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've always had very good to GREAT experiences at this Capital Grille, and this meal was no exception. Matthew has served us at least three times and I always enjoy his service, his presence, and direction. He really makes the meal outstanding! Thank you Matthew, another great meal!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Woops!
    ZmanVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was amazed that my guests and I were sitting for 10 minutes without anyone approaching the table. The thing that bothered me about it was how many other waiters and staff walked by the table and could see that we had no water and no bread, no nothing. They kept walking by. Finally, a team member brough bread and water. I asked one of the other waiters for our server. When she finally arrived, she was great. But, her team did not support her. They did treat us to desert which was pleasant. For the prices being charged, everyone there should get superb service. Food quality is good, but for the prices, the side portions should be larger.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We enjoyed dinner with friends. We were welcomed and seated immediately while we waited for another couple to join us. Service was attentive. The food was excellent. One person had allergies and every effort was made - and did - accommodate them in a low key attentive and caring manner. Will return. A very special restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always
    Marie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Another 5 star dining experience with Denise at the Chestnut Hill Capital Grill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal
    coffeeisoneVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have never been disappointed at The Capital Grille. The food and service are outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    our waiter Joe gave us great service and the food was great. thank you
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A restaurant week champion bar none
    Jones
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I cannot normally afford such excellent dining experiences as the Capital Grille. With a friend in town, I decided given our awful schedules, we needed something decadent for dinner. Restaurant week and the Capital Grille are a flawless combination. We each had the dry rubbed bone-in 14 oz sirloin and chowder, and split the sides of mashed potatoes and green beans with shallots and tomatoes. The steaks, very simply, were cooked perfectly with a lovely pink color, excellent moisture and texture, and just wonderful flavor -- and of course cut effortlessly. The chowder and sides were also expertly prepared, and the flourless chocolate expresso cake was the perfect endcap. Can't eat like that all the time, but when you can, you must :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FranK
    FranK
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a Birthday dinner and the food was great and or waitress was very good. They provided a Birthday dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • waiter issue
    paulVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    our waiter hovered over us at the end of the meal. I got the sense that he was concerned that we were not going to pay the bill. Or maybe he was concerned about the tip. Shouldn't the bill be packed up after or at the time that we are leaving the restaurant? The experience definitely a turn off. I also felt rushed during the meal and he knocked over the lamp during our meal. Meal was not nearly as good as past visits Overall a C- dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great spot for celebrating
    Fitfoodie54
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I went there to celebrate my birthday and the service was outstanding. the restaurant was very busy do to restaurant week so the reservations were behind a bit. They did have a great idea to serve free champagne while we all waited. if there was anything we were unhappy about they certainly made up for it. The noise level is quite high in this particular location but it is warm and comfortable and the staff was patient, kind and very professional.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had a lovely evening with wonderful food and outstanding service. Though the restaurant was very busy, we had attentive service and even special recognition for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PriceChopperVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had a fabulous lunch with Tracy serving us! Perfect chowder, Burger, and Cheesecake!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful anniversary dinner
    candygirl
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at Capital Grille in Chestnut Hill on August 17th. From the minute we arrived at the restaurant we were made to feel special. The staff was very attentive, the food outstanding and the portions plentiful. Although it was restaurant week, the portions were good size and the value for the price charged was very fair. We frequent this restaurant often and will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • on't go to restaurant week
    NewtondinerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Capital Grill used to be a special place---not true on restaurant week. The service was poor and took us over two hours to eat our meal because the service was so slow. The salads tasted like they were made a few days ago---with wilted lettuce and very small portions. The steaks were okay, not as good as they usually were. We ended up taking some of our food home and the waiter forgot to give us the leftover steak. Overall a very disappointing night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Special
    F00d13
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    As we sat down we found our table was decorated with rose petals and hearts. Also, we enjoyed a best wishes card from the staff with an additional treat inside for the next time we visit. Tracey, our server, was helpful and delightful. The food, as usual, was outstanding and the menu offered for Dining Out week was extraordinary. The finale of the evening was a beautifully decorated plate with Happy Anniversary inscribed in chocolate and two delicious desserts with fruit on either side decorated with candles. In addition, the photo taken of us is a lovely keepsake. Thanks to all for a special evening, in deed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I'm not a big fan of Restaurant Week as restaurants are always packed and it's typically a bit chaotic. Went to Capital Grille not knowing it started tonight. I have to say, while it was packed, they handled the crowd extremely well. The "deal" was too good to pass up so we opted for the RW menu. Everything was excellent, salads, clam chowder, filet, bone-in NY, sides, dessert... and our waiter, Mohammed was a pleasure... a real pro. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    Lovegreatfood
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I took my brother to Capital Grille for his Birthday. The staff was very accommodating and made the occasion noteworthy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Although I have dined at this Capital Grille on several previous occasions, this last visit was above and beyond the high standards I had already come to expect. Its hard to keep raising the bar, but Capital Grille in Chestnut Hill continues to do it. Food was awesome, the appetizers, salad, steaks, sides and deserts were all amazing. The service, was FIRST CLASS all the way. The waiter(s), There are several, all very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Also, we were visited by the Manager several times to check in and make sure we were doing well. Not overbearing at all, and was very nice attention to detail. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for anyone that wants a special night out. Its not cheap, but its totally worth every penny !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • six stars
    kenbVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    if they gave six stars---capital grille would earn them...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak ever.
    Steaklover
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Delmonico steak is the best steak I have ever had. Nothing tops it! Every time I come it's always perfect! The sides to share we're good as well! Mash potatoes and creamed corn with bacon! Yum! Only thing is that I wouldn't order the mac&Cheese again. I've given it a lot of chances but it's really bland. No taste really. But other than that perfect! The service is always amazing as well!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Reservation honored on tine and with a great table....bar and wine choices for those who know what they want....steak and sides that leave no complaint. We never sigh when the price us high but then the food and service surpass our expectations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Overall Experience
    MelissaB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Celebrated daughter's 15th birthday and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Called her (and her sister) by name the entire evening and finished with a beautiful cake that had "happy birthday" written in chocolate on the plate! Food was excellent, with the waitress taking the time to make sure everything was cooked right and to our satisfaction. The steak in bone, the filet and the calamari were outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • six stars
    kenbVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    If there was a six star category..capital grille would get it..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch visit
    dedhammbVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Tried the summer lunch special for the first time. Excellent quality, quantity and value. Pleasantly surprised to find Sean, one of our favorite servers, working and as always, he took good care of us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite Steak House in burbs
    capitalVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Now with all the great restaurants in the burbs, we don't go into Boston anymore for dinner Capital Grille is the Best Steak House in the Burbs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • GRF4 Just Good
    GRF4
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The dinner started off fine. It went down hill after we started getting our food. There was a mistake made when taking our order and two of the guests were given the wrong meals. By the time the correct food arrived the rest of us had almost finished our meals. Then it turned out the meal was not cooked as ordered, it was under cooked. The server was extremely apologetic and he did comp the meal and provided desert and an after dinner drink for the whole table as well. This was a nice gesture and helped the situation. It was unfortunate the mistake happen, it put a damper on our dual B-day Celebration. I have dined here several time and have had mixed results on more than one occasion. I will probably take some time before we go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistently good
    Rj1541VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    for those who have fond memories of mahogany interiors, oil paintings, dim lighting, shrimp cocktails and prime steak, this is your place. Always good, always fun. Impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delivers!
    Joesaysso
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Chestnut Hill Capital Grill can be counted on for an excellent meal with enough specials to keep the menu from being predictable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A culinary experience.
    louie1776
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We loved it. Everything was perfect. The ambiance was great. The food was delicious. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oppi328VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The capital Grille in Chestnut Hill has a nice atmosphere. I prefer prime steak over to choice, and they usually offer choice only. For this meal, my girlfriend and I each got the smoked salmon appetizer, and it was delicious! In addition to the salmon, I also ordered the special salad of the day. It was arugula with red and yellow tomatoes, avocado, and feta cheese. It also came with corn but I asked my server not to include the corn. While the salad was tasty, the yellow tomatoes were not juicy. They were very dry. Also, it did not come with enough feta cheese so I had to ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Experiance of a Lifetime
    StevePVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Once again from the time that one enters the door, one is delighted to be greeted by the Hostess with the mostest (Barb) and the most outgoing and truly friendly Hostess ( Mariah) .From there is it all the same extremely pleasant professional experience with the # 1 server in New England ( Jill) and her team. To be greeted at the table by BOTH Barb and Jeff who genuinely care about customer satisfactions The food was fantastic and service was great as always The new Girl( Carolyn? ) needs to come out of her shell....
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service is everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My girlfriend and I had dinner Friday night at the Chestnut Hill location and were expecting to have a great meal. What we weren't expecting, was to have the friendliest and well informed server in the restaurant. Laura made our dining experience a five star one with her personality and attentiveness. Her recommendations on which steaks to try were greatly appreciated. We can't wait to go back with fingers crossed that she would be our server again. Great wine list and perfect crab cakes as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to par
    Ginger
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I just spent a lot of time typing a long review, tried to submit but OpenTable limits the characters so it got wiped out. Suffice it to say was disappointed throughout the meal. The 601 Martini was gross, nothing like the online picture, had shaved cheese floating in it and loosely stuffed anchovies that fell out. Has asked if the lobster in the Chilled Seafood Platter was out of the shell, was told it was, but then was handed implements to crack, the tiny claws (smallest lobster I have ever had) and knuckles had to be cracked open, not good during a business dinner. Then my entree was Seared Tuna, asked for Medium Rare, but it was Medium to Medium Well, hardly any pink, very dry and tasteless. Won't pick this place again for client dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Disappointing lobster roll accompanied w/ homemade chips. Birthday desserts were delicious. Waiter and overall service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely service
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The staff were delightful and made my grandson's eighth birthday a special occasion for him. Capital Grille was his pick!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always great
    capitalVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    one of our favorite Steak houses. Free valet as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.