The Capital Grille - Chicago - Lombard
The Capital Grille - Chicago - Lombard

The Capital Grille - Chicago - Lombard

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 6306279800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Mitchell P. Gierke
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

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A word from The Capital Grille - Chicago - Lombard
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 team has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.
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The Capital Grille - Chicago - Lombard reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (132)notable wine list (90)romantic (77)fit for foodies (62)good for groups (44)neighborhood gem (30)great for lunch (20)hot spot (18)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (6)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We were able to reserve a private room which was perfect for our dinner for 9 people. Great server too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another memorable experience
    BobL
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Went on a quiet Sunday night with spouse. Sharon at bar was outstanding with wine recommendations and service. Food was fantastic, as I have come to expect at this place. Sergio provided great service to compliment the meal and desert recommendations (hint---try the cheesecake because it is fantastic). They were out of a few items (chocolate cake, etc.) but cheesecake made up for it. Overall you can't go wrong here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steakhouse In Chicago
    Epicurious
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Best steak I have ever had. The side dishes of lobster mac n cheese and truffle fries are not to be missed. Great wine list. Impeccable service. A little on the noisy side, but it is a steakhouse so this is to be expected. I've been to most of the steakhouses in Chicago, including the CG in the city, and for my money this one is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We celebrated two 35th wedding anniversaries with another couple. The service was superb and we are still raving about the food! We had the sea bass and the delmonico steak. Wonderful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our server was outstanding, and made the evening most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always the best
    dineon
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We've been coming here for special occasions for several years and it has always been consistently great food and great service. The best lobster bisque we've had anywhere in the country. It's worth every penny you spend. It's the kind of food you savour every bite. The wait staff always go out of their way to make your evening special. We've never been dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great experience
    ckien824VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My husband and I came to Capital Grille to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it was fantastic! By far, the best part was the service. Our server was incredibly attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, and was so sweet. The food was also amazing. We started with the steak tar tare (outstanding), split the wedge salad, and then I had the gorgonzola and tuffle crusted filet with lobster mac and cheese - all was notable! Thanks Capital Grille for an amazing night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food Great service
    Joan
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was good and so was the service! I would have liked to see the dining room. We had reservations and there was a wait with reservations. They sat a table up in the bar and it was fine but I never saw the main dining room
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed our meal
    joejm
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Ironically, we enjoyed every part of our meal except the steak. We got a lobster bisque soup and caesar salad, - both were really nice. We also enjoyed the chocolate cake and creme brulee cheesecake a lot. However, the steak au poivre really had way too much peppercorn; and I think I can handle a lot of pepper. We also had the special filet with red wine reduction and blue cheese, and we thought the blue cheese was too dominant. Overall we enjoyed the experience though! The service was top-notch and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    BHerbVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I spent out 34th wedding anniversary here and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. We often go to Capital Grille to celebrate special events and we are always very impressed with the service, atmosphere and the food. Thank you Capital Grille for a wonderful night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Great
    Tofo
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great stuff on the menu, everything was fantastic. Worth the money. Service was top-notch as well. Would recommend to anyone looking for a can't-miss date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Capital Grille
    Jafpt
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food and spectacular service. You make us feel special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let them eat steak
    tjhlaw
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Capital Grill in Lombard is one of the best steak joints in the suburbs. The rib eye is very good. The bar is inviting. The wait staff and bartender are friendly. It is a great place to take business associates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Capital Grille
    raybret
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We've heard a lot about how good this restaurant is and have been trying to get there because its not that close to our house. We took our adult children there for a celebration and it was a great choice. Everyone love their meals from steaks, to seabass and halibut. We had a great waiter who was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be going back because its worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food was great. service was great. prices not as high as I would have expected. atmosphere was warm and friendly. a little noise early on as restaurant was crowded but still enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING DINNER
    ILAZWIDinersVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    WE AGAIN HAD A FANTASTIC DINNER AT CAPITAL GRILLE. FOOD IS ALWAYS OUTSTANDING AND YOU CAN'T BEAT THE SERVICE--EXCELLENT WE ALWAYS ENJOY OUR MEALS AT CAPITAL GRILLE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was overly enthusiastic
    SMRodee
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My husband & I celebrated our 24th anniversary at Capital Grille. It was Monday night, restaurant was not full. We shared an appetizer - waiter tried to whisk away the plate before my husband had taken his portion. This over enthusiatic clearing happened throughout the meal - which was distracting. The food was fine...but menu did not include full descriptions. Example - I was expecting Chopped Salad to include blue cheese & found out that it was a VERY different salad. Lobster/Crab cakes were served w/Tartar Sauce - not my favorite & I would have asked for an adjustment. My husband enjoyed his Halibut & we both loved the Asparagus and Flourless Choclate Cake (although they could have been less stingy w/whipped cream.)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Lunceon
    DebsDining
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We had a luncheon for 8 and the folks at Capital Grille were great and the food was delightful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time dined here and it was a delightful experience. Food was outstanding and the service great. My wife and I shared all dishes with the waiter making the arrangements as if this I'd done all the time. Appetizer of calamari was one of the best I've had, the lobster bisque contained many pieces of lobster, the chopped salad (weakest part of the meal) was nothing special and disappointing, the sliced filet and mushrooms outstanding, and the bread basket simply delicious. Since we were celebrating a birthday, the gratis birthday dessert was well worth the calories to complete the evening. A highly recommended dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was a WOW
    scdine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We sat in the bar area during lunch. It was quiet and comfortable. The service was very good and prompt. The T-Bone steak was amazing; tender with great flavor. I highly recommend the lobster mac & cheese side dish. Truly the best side I've ever had . Great cheese flavor with an abundance of lobster meat. Managed to turn the meal into two with the leftovers. An overall wonderful dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doclsk15
    Doclsk15
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food, service, decor, and martinis were incredible. A must go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Evening
    New2tVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I went for our anniversary and we were treated like gold. Outstanding service, quiet table and fabulous meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    rareadyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had the filet mignon and lobster. The filet was done to my perfection and very juicy. The lobster mac and cheese was to die for and had large pieces of lobster meat so you could actually taste it. The 4 of us shared all the sides. It was a bit pricey but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ask for Niko
    MasterMoverVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our waiter Niko Dimashi was great -- he provided accurate descriptions and recommendations for the steaks and wine to match. He was attentive without being overbearing. Personable and professional!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not up to par
    IgnoredVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Usually is great. But we were ignored by our waitress and the busboys. Nobody came to our table for 10 minutes. I felt like we were bothering her asking questions about the menu and nobody cleared our dishes, so the table was full of empty plates. We left before the main course. The lobster crab cakes were good, but I can't tell you about much else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    swgu
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Once again, Capital Grille never disappointments. Fantastic service and excellent food. You can't go wrong. We go there for every special occasion, and we love it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great Place to Celebrate
    FlamingoVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We celebrated my birthday here. CG does a good job with the little details - ie: staff wishing you HB, birthday card on the table. I was a bit disappointed that they had so many celebratory events over the weekend, they ran out of flower petals for the table Sunday evening. But our waiter never missed a beat - he found an orchid blossom and brought it to me! The food was excellent - steaks cooked perfectly! And the HB dessert was delish. A great way to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best
    MarineVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food, service and ambiance are the reasons why we keep returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ApotheosisVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been to the CG's in Beverly Hills and Costa Mesa. Now living here in Chicago, and I was just as pleased with the Lombard establishment as I have been with the others. We were taken care of very well, the restaurant is elegant as always, although it was too bad there was some construction going on out in front which made the entrance a little ugly. I'm sure once completed every thing will be fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really fine dinning
    Dana
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service was some of the best I have ever had. ( great job Jennifer M.) The food was great,well worth the price. Will go back again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent.
    NA11VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Dinner42
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything was perfect. Great wine list. Impeccable service. Delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    mom2boys
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was terrific, except the chopped salad left a little to be desired. Not my favorite chopped salad. Everything else we had was great! Steaks were phenomenal! Our server was very nice, but a little slow. Overall the place was awesome and we will definatley be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    FrankygVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been to another Capitol Grille, but Lombard's is the best in all categories!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    Spanishlady
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was excellent (filet with lobster tails, smoked salmon, halibut, Delmonico steak,etc.). Wine list is also excellent. Server was friendly, informative, and silently attentive. Our only problem was the lighting; it is a bit dark. This would not have been a problem thirty years ago! Of course the low lighting does give the place a nice ambience and is appropriate for dining. It is only our old eyes that are the problem! From start (the very nice man doing the valet parking) to the Hostess and Host, to the end was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CG is OUT of the rotation!!
    MeeeVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was sub-par and waiter not interested, period; except for inflating the bill. He was nowhere, did not advise us of a special menu tasting that our table would have liked. We know that's because the bill would have been less. He promised the caprese salad had heirloom tomatoes. It did NOT (unripe tasteless with only a few good cherry tomatoes); also, the mozzarella was way under par. This was SO not what we've had before at Lombard location that it makes me wonder if it is under new management. Overall quality was not nearly as good as before. Our host mentioned dissatisfaction to the manager on the way out and received only a curt "sorry". We were simply shocked to find Capital Grill has slipped so much!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Outstanding Food with Outstanding Service - We were celebrating an engagement and anniversary. Surpassed my expectations! Really loved the fact that the restaurant was quiet - could hear everyone at our table of eight without having to shout.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First stop: release from hospital
    PappyD
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    After 3 weeks of hospital food, Grille was a real treat! Waiter was pleasant, attentive and responsive to changes needed. Doesn't anyone else order dry Rob Roy? it always takes two tries! Gave us a couple of wines to taste before deciding on a drier red than the first offered. Nicely done! Kona rubbed steak for me, lamb for my bride. Both perfectly prepared. Enough for a fine brunch at home on Sunday, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Capital grill
    FridaynightfriendsVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Danny provided spectacular service! If you go to this restaurant ask for him.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business and Social Dinner
    Windy281
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent place to take a top business client and spouse. Food and service are top notch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.