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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Capital Grille - Chestnut Hill reviews from OpenTable diners
200 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (159)notable wine list (97)fit for foodies (83)romantic (68)good for groups (54)neighborhood gem (41)hot spot (32)vibrant bar scene (32)great for lunch (21)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food and service were excellent. I have a gluten allergy and the waiter made sure that I was made aware of all of the gluten free options. The gluten free menu was quite varied and I didn't feel deprived. i will definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • spot on
    gooseganderVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Even though this is a chain and we have a Capital Grille in Minneapolis, this location did not disappoint (much) - attentive service, well-cooked steaks (although one steak was only luke warm - appears to have been sitting for a while). Cup of chowder was tasty but not worth the $10 for a small cup. I can get tastier and cheaper chowder at many other places in Boston. Other than that, everything else was wonderful. Very good, but not great - I know CG can do better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Congested
    PenendenVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There may have been a local college parents weekend as the restaurant was very congested. The food was high quality in terms of ingredients but not much imagination in seasoning and presentation. I specifically asked for my tuna sashimi style but it was still seared.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The go-to place in Chestnut Hill
    Daniel
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    If you are a steak lover, just book the reservation. Consistently A+.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Flawless!
    RealtorMomVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Six old friends got together for dinner and everything was absolutely perfect. Our server, cocktails, appetizers, and meals were outstanding. We could not find a flaw with the entire evening! Thanks for taking such good care of us, taking our picture, and convincing us that there is always room for dessert, Laura!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I sent my parents to dine for my mom's 65 and they raved about their experience. When they arrived, the table was covered with birthday confetti and they had a beautiful spread for dessert. My mom sent me a few pictures from their night. Exceptional service and great attention to detail. I can't say enough good things about the Capital Grille.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous dining experience
    HobbyChef
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was our first time at this restaurant, and we were nudged there as a gift card from our children. We had never eaten here; I had presumed it would be a stuffy, intimidating visit. It was quite the opposite. A gentleman opened the door for us and greeted us with a smile. The hostess took us to a lovely table along the wall. We had an amazing waitperson named Jennifer who could not have been more friendly and down to earth. Her service, along with those with whom she worked, was impeccable. The food was phenomenal, from the onion soup to the steaks to the lobster mac and cheese. I would go back in a heartbeat, not only for the food and service, but because we indeed felt very comfortable and welcome. What a great night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service, atmosphere & food
    marissa02
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My boyfriend and I dined here for my birthday. We were greeted by a friendly hostess who wished me a happy birthday and brought us to our table. Our server was also very friendly, personable and extremely knowledgeable about the wines and dinner menu. We are not usually wine drinkers but decided to order a relatively inexpensive bottle of wine. We expected the server would judge us for ordering a cheap wine at such a nice place, but he didn't at all! He answered all of our questions about the menu and was very attentive. The steaks were superb as well as the sides. I couldn't have asked for better birthday dinner and we will certainly be regulars here now!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    BruceG
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had a large party (15) for a birthday dinner and they handled everything magnificently. A few steaks came out not cooked enough and they were brought back, cooked to perfection and re-served within minutes. We couldn't have asked for better service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Back in the game
    Cat511VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our last trip to the Capital Grille was on Valentine's Day of this year and it was an abysmal experience, from horrible service to mediocre steaks. We hesitantly tried it again and were thrilled that they were back to being the usual awesome place they always had been in the past for us. Our server (Jack?) was attentive and knowledgable, we never had to go searching for him and yet it never seemed like he hovered. The food itself was phenomenal (cut filet for me and bone in kona crusted steak for the hubby, along with the creamed corn and Sam's garlic mashed potatoes) and the desserts were great, I will always love the flourless chocolate expresso cake. Will finally feel confident returning again thought maybe we will avoid hot nights out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • doobster
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent service and food was provided to our expectations. I will be returning frequently. The table we requested due to hearing issues was provided which provided us with the ability to havce a nice conversation during our stay. Love this location!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite
    skydiva
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Menue not overwhelming (even though oyster choices are 14). Service attentive and knowledgeable , food exquisite ! Ambiance fun and modern. Will be back a.s.a.p.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just...Capital
    UKTrojan69VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This Capital Grille in Chestnut Hill is a gem. The service is OUTSTANDING and the food is IT. When you think of a steakhouse experience, the Capital Grille in Chestnut Hill is it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 'go to'
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Cap Grille in Chestnut Hill is our favorite 'go to' restaurant or special celebrations, a quiet dinner, or places to make someone feel they've been treated well. The people are consistently gracious and really make us feel welcome. The food is great always!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night
    Pchef
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Big thank you to capital grille. They not only helped make my boyfriends birthday special but also made him being promoted in the army before he deploys overseas that much better! The waitstaff was great and very attentive. We look forward to our next visit!
    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.
  • Great service
    Mdoost
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were celebrating my son's 14th birthday and wanted to do something special. The excellent service started with our arrival to the restaurant where we were offered free valet parking. Upon being seated at our table we were greeted by various waiters who came over and wished him a happy birthday. The attention to detail was excellent, as my husband and my napkins were swapped from white to black so that the white lint wouldn't get on our black clothing! Overall great experience, a night to remember, but quite expensive!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay but not up to previous level
    Metrowest
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our service was mediocre and food overcooked. The server wasn't feeling well, and it showed. Both fish meals were dry and the steak and lamb chops were also over done. The server never came by to see if meals were properly cooked. We still love The Capital Grille as this is the first time this has ever occurred.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise
    Yummy1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A bit too noisy. Difficult when trying to have a conversation. Even single orations of sides are much too big.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    romanticevening
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My boyfriend and I hadn't gone out for a romantic dinner in a while and we saw that Capital Grille was participating in restaurant week so we booked a reservation. The food and service was outstanding, we would go back again anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week at Capital Grille
    AndreiaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Was at the Chestnut location to celebrate my dad's birthday. Didn't realize it was restaurant week so it was crowded and busy. Service was good but not at the level we got at the Burlington location. I also prefer the décor and openness of the floor plan at Burlington. Overall it was good because we got the benefit of the prix fixe dinner menu and you can't beat a Capital Grille dinner for $38 per person that includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. We definitely lucked out, but will be heading back to Burlington or at minimum trying out the Boston location next.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Very Good
    Thanksgiving2013VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went during Dine-Out Boston. The Captial Grille is a great value for us. We get the filet mignon and they were both prepared exactly as we requested (medium for my wife; medium rare for me). The sides of the sizes were what we wanted - and we were pleased to find out we can get that same size during non-Dine-Out Boston times. Our server, Jill, was wonderful - professional, knowledgeable, responsive (removing empty glasses and plates), and friendly. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were wonderful
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Jennifer was the best server I've ever had at CG. Food was excellent, and had a great dinner, as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PriceChopperVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Cruising down route 9 craving for a Burger par excellence, we saw the Capital Grill sign and pulled right in. We are addicts, 4 combined Business and pleasure lunches in about 10 days at this location ! You can not go wrong here, this is a place that will spoil you. Our server Denise treated us like celebrities, we only wish all of our Open Table restaurants would make us feel this way with unparalleled service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    David was awesome as usual. I always request him and he makes it a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food/Outstanding Service
    Mimiof5
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had a delicious dinner and outstanding service. Great time to go during restaurant week and enjoy the delicious food at the special rate. The servers were very attentive and asked if everything was fine, filled the water glasses, and served with a smile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    First class restaurant which does not disappoint and always guarantees return visits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    gudeaters
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner celebration for pre-college drop off! Denise was our waitress and took excellent care of us!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We always celebrate special occasions at Capital Grille. The steaks are perfect and the fish is prepared so well. This visit was for restaurant week and we were not disappointed. Everyone took as much care with the customers during this time as usual! We were warmly greeted by the hostess and when our requested waiter, Joe, saw us, he came over immediately. While dining the manager, William, came to the table to make sure everything was fine. The meal was delicious and the service excellent. We love going to a restaurant that adds a personal touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FatCat
    FatCat
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We arrived early for our reservation, but were graciously seated within a short period of time. Hostess was very friendly and pleasant. Waitress was a bit on the spacey side, but gave good service. Food was absolutely delightful. All four of us were amazed our steaks were cooked exactly to our preferences, which were all different. We had a very nice booth and the ambiance was perfect. The only negative was the martinis were a bit costly for the amount of liquid in the glass. There should have been a little more in the shaker for $13/drink. However, the drinks were well made. Overall, great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with the ladies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We meet every month and since it was restaurant week, we thought we would give the Capital Grill a try. We started with 2 caesar salads, 1 clam chowder and a mixed green salad. Two of us had the filet mignon from the menu, it was cooked to perfection. The other two ladies had the salmon and stated it was wonderful with the citrus glaze. Our sides were Sam's mashed potatoes and green beans with dessert the flour-less chocolate cake and cheese cake ( 2 orders of each). Everything was delicious and our server was wonderful. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • uninpired
    averagejoe
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We tried the restaurant week menu. The salad was plain. The clam chowder was excellent and the salmon was tasty but 1/3 the size of the salmon on the menu. The green beans could have come from a package. The cheeseburger was large but not special in any way. The service was slow.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • judeVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    lunch was delicious and our wait person Danielle was wonderful
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Boston
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Disappointed in menu for restuarant week. Sirloin served with salad not a potato or rice. What a had was good but salad was part of first course also. Dessert was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    JackVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great service (Jacques was very professional and friendly), great food (always consistently perfectly prepared), and a good level of energy at the restaurant. Well done!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
  • CG Chestnut Hill - Restaurant Week
    Cottage
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food was very good (caesar salad, tournedos, creme brule cheesecake, proscecco) but I got a hair in my salad which obviously was disgusting (reason for 2 stars for food). It was taken away very quickly by a random waiter but I don't think he told anyone because I had to ask a busser and my waiter to leave my salad fork, which they wanted to remove for my entree. Once I explained the situation to my waiter, he left my fork alone and did get me another salad which I checked thoroughly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
  • Review of Capital Grille
    verinj
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were very disappointed. Although we went on restaurant week, we still expected good service and food. Two of the 3 steaks were overcooked. Our waiter never came over to check how our food was, and failed to deliver the sides that we ordered. I had to ask for them.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate