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The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown
The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown
  • Address:
    633 North Saint Clair
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Neighborhood:
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: $50 and over

The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com
  • Phone: (312) 337-9400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Alan Grant
  • 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 & Promotions: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ontario
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available.
A word from The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown
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 one block east of Michigan Avenue at the corner of Ontario.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food and service without exception. We have yet to be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We've never been disappointed at the Capitol Grill. Consistent and phenomenal food and service."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my dinner here with friends. The great customer service started from the valet and continued throughout the night. Love how the waiter could speak great selections that were not on the menu. I had the bone in rib eye oscar styled lobster macoroni and creamed corn with bacon and it was jus great!! The drinks were nice and strong as well. Overall really good experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We were there for our anniversary and was the perfect place. When we confirmed the reservation I was asked if we were celebrating anything and they paid attention to this by giving us champagne and dessert! The food was excellent we had the chop salad and the lobster mac/cheese and the Kona steak, everything was delicious! our server was great!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Always about the same. Nice place to entertain , everyone will find something on the menu. In Chicago it's just expected the steak will be aged, prime and good, no disappointment. Great drinks, starters and sides. Service is top notch."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "For anyone who thinks of Capital Grille as as another pricey steakhouse fro dinner, I have two things to say: First, Capital Grille is not just another steakhouse, it is certainly one of the best steakhouses (though there are other great ones), and Second, the lunch is a great deal - same quality food, more varied menu, and you can get out for about $30-35 per person"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "DO NOT waist your time or money, by far the most horrible excuse for fine dining i have EVER experienced! And I Know MUCH about the preparation of a an extravagant meal! This sorry excuse for fine dining has the location, staff and ambiance BUT THE CHEF must be Be a in training! I will never go back and i'll be sure to spread the word! Be advised that your Valets hustle your customers for money depending on the vehicle they drive!! Just because i drive a nice vehicle i get to enjoy a begging grown man after dinner!! He was the icing on the cake!! I have enjoyed restaurants around the world, this is by far the bottom of the barrel!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Friendly and accommodating excellent greeting and seating staff. Average waiters, average steaks. But overall an OK experience, good for a business meeting."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was fantastic; service perfect. I suggest this place to anyone who wants a great Chicago steak!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We were very pleased with our entire experience! Our server, Lara, was truly outstanding! The food was terrific, the service was great, and we were treated so well!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "One of the best steakhouse in Chicago very professional excellent staff"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent. Wait staff was kind and helpful in advising in selection of entrees. The best part is that one does not feel rushed while enjoying their meal. Also, a plus, that our server asked for our valet ticket and arranged to have the car ready for us as soon as we walked out to the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Don't get me wrong, we love the Capital Grille Downtown. But every time we are there they never have the bottle of wine we want to order. We ordered three separate bottles (a Malbec, a California Cab and a Merlot in the $65 - 70 range). Our waiter finally went to the cellar and brought out two cabs to chose from and offered them at the same price; a savings of a dollar. I think that for a $100+ per person steakhouse they should keep their wine list current. Food was very good."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Was able to sneak into Capital Grille on monday night even though it was the first night of Neo-Con. We went for our anniversary and despite the chaos that comes with over 40,000 people invading River North, they handled themselves very well. Service was excellent, the waiter was very attentive despite the number of large tables he was working, the food came quick and without any issues, and they restaurant even provided cake and champagne for our anniversary."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Take it from someone in the business. If you are looking for the best of the best is a sophisticated atmosphere, this is the place to be. Plain and simple. Cheers!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Very good but not for everyday because of the price"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great food and service. They did a lot to make our special occasion even more special. They definitely went above and beyond! Highly recommend for a special night out! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The steak and the seafood tableau where outstanding! It was worth every penny!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We celebrated a wedding anniversary here, and they took REALLY good care of us. The food is really good - great for celebrating something special"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "It was great! It was great! It was great! It was great! It was great! It was great!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "It's been quite a few years since I dined at this restaurant, but had not forgotten how stellar their steaks are. My husband and I each ordered the 16 oz bone-in-filet and they were so tender and flavorful we can't stop talking about them. We paired with Tempranillo. Truly a treat to dine here; you are treated well by all the staff. Tourist or local, this place is a must-try, but be prepared to pay. It's pricey! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had eaten at the Capital Grille in Seattle, so since we were in Chicago we decided to come here. Very nice setting, obviously they have a formula that works. Excellent steaks (filet, ribeye) very large portions. Suggest the filet unless you have a huge appetite. Great wine list. As always, service perfect. would go there again anytime. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a very memorable dining experience at The Capital Grille. Our reservation was at 8:00pm and we we were seated promptly at 8:00pm. We were seated in a small side room that had six tables. Our waitress, Valery greeted us right away. Our water glasses were filled and a basket of delicious bread was put on the table. Valery returned to take our drink orders and tell us about the evenings specials. She delivered our drinks and took our order. Our food came out evenly and at the correct temperatures. Everything was cooked to perfection. All and all it was about the best service we had ever had in a high end steakhouse. We would definitely go back to The Capital Grille. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great food. I loved the sliced filet mignon at the specials. Also they had another special called trio (3 filet mignon with different sauces)... amazing! Also the chocolate cake. I liked the seafood too."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "This was the 2nd time to go for a special occasion. From the time you enter and throughout the evening, you feel like you are the only one in the restaurant. Why?! The focus is on you and your occasion. You receive a Congratulations card signed by staff. You are treated with a toast. The management checks on you. The wait staff was outstanding. Great conversation and knowledgeable. You are given special dessert aPerfection! Almost forgot, the food was delicious!!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Really one of the best steaks we've had in awhile, great job! The Col Solare blend from Washington also a great wine and at $80 fantastic value!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "So it seems this was a nearly perfect meal. If forced to nitpick, I couldn't complain one iota about the delectable wine, shrimp cocktail, the twin medallions of tenderloin with butter poached lobster tails, the lobster mac & cheese, grilled asparagus or the créme brulée. Our server, Paul, was amazingly attentive, yet inconspicuous. The only oddity of the evening was when, at 7 pm, they rolled several extremely large round tabletops through the restaurant (in order to place over smaller tops to create more seating, I suppose.) Must have been for someone important because it was quite distracting to everyone dining in the room. Our meal was fabulous and I highly recommend this location for a special occasion. You will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I have been a fan of Capital Grille since it opened. It is my "go-to" place whether for a quick lunch by myself or an enjoyable evening out with friends. The food is always consistently excellent; the service is outstanding; the staff has become family. I cannot say enough good things about Capital Grille."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great steak; cooked to perfection. Never a bad experience at the Capital Grille. I'll be back here or one of your other locations!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "From the moment we stepped in they knew who we were and seated us right away. Waiter was prompt and delivery of food and wine perfect. I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion although it is rather steep in price it is worth it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The steaks are always well prepared and presented and the service exceptional. This visit was very special as it was a birthday celebration for our 7 yr. old grandson. He was treated like a king. Our server was outstanding and even presented us with a picture of the fam. at the end of the evening. Our grandson and his sister were treated as adults and they acted that way. Thanks to all."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Overall a great experience from start to finish. I arrived a little earlier than my slotted reservation, staff seated me right immediately (although I was prepared to wait). Valerie was the BEST server Ive had in a long time! Took care of everything and had some great tips on the Kono steak (I think thats what it was called). It was sprinkled with coffee and cocoa. Off the hook! Sides were awesome! Very flavourful and fresh! Try the coconut cream pie....TO DIE FOR!!! She checked in on us from time to time, refilled our drinks without a spoken word from us! The manager Robert stopped by to chat a bit, very nice gentleman as well! I will be going back! A+++++ experience."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This is a great place to dine on fresh, well prepared food with exceptional service. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Impeccable service ......Great food and reasonable prices."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Perfect table. Great food. Sam was a terrific waiter. Quiet enough to talk, but noise level still energetic."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The Capital Grille Chicago is nice but it doesn't compare to the Capital Grille Kansas City. The ambience is different and the service felt rushed. Overall though a good bet while in Chicago and I would give it a second chance."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Celebrated my 60th birthday and graduation from college the same night at the capital Grille. The staff treated us like royalty and the food was excellent. I can't say enough about this service. They were attentive and enjoyable. They took special requests without hesitation. Managers came by and talked with us it was just excellent excellent excellent service. We left feeling like VIPs, (and very full)"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was even better. The staff did a great job and was very attentive to my family, especially my kids, who really enjoyed the dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went to te capital grille for my graduation from Loyola and had the most amazing experience with our waiter Phil. Could not have asked for a more special night and will definitely be returning here in the future!! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We have been to the downtown Capital Grill many times. Every time the food and service are first rate. This time I tried the lunch special of scallops - excellent. My wife had a special salad with kona crusted steak which was to die for. We always order the truffle fries as a side. Excellent service - allowed us to try several wines before selecting a glass to enjoy. Truly a consistent excellent dining experience at any location both for lunch and dinner. The downtown Chicago location has the classic old Chicago steakhouse feel which we always enjoy. Great place to relax and enjoy a fine meal."
    Dined on 5/6/2014