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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa
The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thecapitalgrille.com
  • Phone: (714) 432-1140
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chris Hutten
  • 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, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private dining event space can accommodate up to 60 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa
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 will experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their Achievement of Excellence Award. Whether you are 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. Located in the South Coast Plaza.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "I have to say that we once considered Capitol Grille our favorite spot for birthdays & special occasions. It then turned into a series "hit or miss" experiences, with several "miss" visits in a row, marked by concerns & disappointments surrounding kitchen safety, food quality / freshness, questionable service, and overall cleanliness. Today, we decided to try the spot again since our son still enjoys Capitol Grille & suggested it, and I am thankful to say Capitol Grille got everything right this time. All courses of the lunch were wonderful. Service was attentive, professional and pleasant (it at times a bit forgetful), and we were delighted by the lovely birthday dessert. We shall certainly try Capitol again for more special occasions."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I tried Capital Grill after not being able to get a reservation at Seasons 52. Capital Grille does everything right, but I prefer Seasons 52. They are both owned by Darden so they are good. To me Cap. is too stuffy and the clientele too casual. This maybe because it is near Newport Beach. Your choice, Capital Grille or Seasons 52, both very good but I prefer Seasons."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Our family likes dining here because food is usually great and service is always fantastic. This time, the servers except for one were very pleasant and attentive. I booked the lunch to celebrate with friends and we all had a good time."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The waiter was excellent in his descriptions of the food. The menu had plenty to choose from and everything came as ordered and was delicious. It was our anniversary celebration and the management sent a complimentary dessert to the table."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Every Capital Grille I eat at I must order the tomato/mozzarella salad. The heirloom tomatoes were great and they have the best mozzarella ever! Sadly my bone in Delmonico steak was not as good as ones I have had in the past. Not as tender as usual. I had to chew and chew like it was a cheap sirloin. But all the other visits I had good steaks. The truffle fries are delish!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our lunch yesterday was delicious, impeccably served by Pat. Whether we're there for lunch, dinner or a group meal, it's always 5 star."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "One of our favorites. I think they know me as the anchovy girl bc they serve the best anchovy olive martinis and I always as for more of there fresh white anchovies. The truffle fries are the best we have had anywhere as is their sashami grade ahi with an array of dipping sauces. Delicious!!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Excellent food with outstanding service. Attentive wait staff. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "You will not be disappointed in the whole experience"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Only been here 3 times but every time has been great. The steaks are excellent, of highest quality and cooked just right. The lobster crab cakes are possibly the best I've ever had. The first time here I had the Calamari appetizer which is the best I've ever had. Food is pricey which is the only drawback but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Lunch selection was wonderful. The business lunch we had was delicious and very pleasing."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Let me reiterate what I said to Capital Grille's survey: Thank you for making our dining experience a lovely one. My mom and aunt are elderly and also shy. Thanks to your excellent and charming server, Richard, they had a great time as did my boyfriend and I. The food was excellent as well, especially the sirloin with chimichurri sauce and the coconut cream pie. Heaven on a plate! We definitely will be coming here as often as possible. Thank you again!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had an excellent group, lead by Rob, who provided us with a great dining experience. Rob helped us pair the right wine for our meal based on our likings. We had the lamb chops and filet Oscar with green beans and lobster mac as sides and split a small greens salad. The entire meal was amazing and abundant. This is a great place for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Cocktails, food, service is impeccable. If you would like to be wined and dined this is the place to go. Try their delicious fresh anchovy olive martinis--they have regular ones as well for those who are squeamish about anchovies. And their ahi is perfection serviced with an array of dipping sauces. If you want to be decedent the truffle fries are a must!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This restaurant is top notch!! Service is impeccable, the menu is diverse, the wine list is impressive, and the food is wonderful!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Perfect place to take your clients. Food i always delicious with the calamari being my favorite appetizer on the menu. Wedge salad is perfect for 2 to split. Great wine selection. Pretty much, same service and same great food as every other Capital Grill."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Came here for our 2nd anniversary and everything was exceptional. Arrived a bit early but we were seated promptly, right as we were grabbing drinks in fact. Our waitress was on point and was friendly and courteous. The food arrived on time and was delicious. The staff was kind enough to leave us a card celebrating our special occasion as well as a complimentary dessert. All in all, a great experience. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Capital Grill has the class you look for in an upscale restaurant. They know how to do it right. But don't wait for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dining experience. The food and service was superb. I would highly recommend The Capital Grille especially for a wonderful, special occasion. Our waiter was top drawer--always ready to answer questions. Not snooty one might expect in a high-priced restaurant. The menu is diversified and each dish prepared to perfection. We were welcomed nicely even to the point of wishing my husband a happy birthday. I asked for an especially nice table when reserving on Open Table and they readily had a wonderful spot for us. On the table was a welcoming card with a happy birthday note. The table was modestly decorated with confetti. A nice touch. Truly a lovely dining experience."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Any time we go to Capital Grille it is outstanding from the food to the service."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Consistent excellent food and fantastic service! Capital Grille is always my son's choice to celebrate his birthday. He enjoyed the bone in filet this visit. Nice wine list! Our waiter suggested a Cabernet Sauvignon from a featured winery. It was excellent"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "If you're looking for a good steak, along with a variety of other selections, great ambience and excellent service, Capital Grille is a great choice!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Best steaks in California and great seafood as well. Try the filet and lobster combo for $51 - amazing. Our waitress, Tabitha, was the BEST!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We went here for their aged prime steaks on the recommendation from our son who is an executive chef. We are always looking for a great steak place and this place fit the bill. It is a bit pricey, however the steaks are big enough to share. Our service and the atmosphere were top of the line. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Was my first time to the Capital Grille. I enjoy trying different steak houses and can say this one will be added to my short list. Excellent food and service."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My husband and I just visited Capital Grille for the first time and had the most amazing experience! The food, wine list, service and service staff are top notch! Everyone on staff made us feel very welcome with such friendly and accommodating attitudes, especially our server Tim, a very knowledgeable and talented server. He had so many great suggestions and really allowed us to have a fantastic experience. Thank you to everyone who served us! We can't wait to go back! Ps..the Lobster Mac and Cheese is a must try, SO delicious!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Every time we dine at the Capital Grill, we feel like we are at home. No detail is overlooked- the staff is very friendly and welcoming. No request is a problem for them. They make every effort to see everyone has a wonderful time "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Have eaten at the CG numerous times. Always good quality, very good service! Had the Sea Bass which was cooked perfectly. Not to many choices on the lunch menu and pretty standard fare - but everybody at the table was happy. Excellent service by Richard"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The restaurant laid out little hearts on the table when I walked in with my prom date, and the waitress brought us free dessert and took our picture which was printed out for us. Overall the service was excellent and the food was great!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Started with onion soup. Best onion soup ever. I ordered the ahi steak which was outstanding. Hubby ordered a steak which was great. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We asked the waiter on what size the oysters were, and he said they were half dollar size. We ordered a half dozen and he brought us a dozen of very small oysters. And, at $13 for four (4) they are way over priced. Other wise everything was very good. This Capitol Grille is a lot nosier than the one in Las Vegas. Watch out for the bar bill. I had a Crown Royal drink and they charged us for a Captain Morgan Rum drink. I don't know if there is a difference in price, but be careful, they may overcharge. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal and fantastic service. It was nice not to be rushed and just take our time between courses. Thank you, you helped ensure a great night out!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Yes, Capital Grill makes the best martini anywhere. They also have some of the best food in town. Try the sashimi grade ahi--it's delicious! And who can resist their special truffle and Parmesan fries. Excellent food, excellent drinks, excellent ambiance and excellent service!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great food and always wonderful, thoughtful service! We had a birthday celebration there for lunch and they went out of their way by adding special touches to the table, a card for the birthday girl, champagne to toast, and a yummy dessert! Couldn't be happier! Thank you, Capital Grill! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Just plane old classic greatness. Quality hi end service paired with quality food. Capitol Grill continues to provide fine dining all across the country. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I was celebrating my birthday before attending the play so we needed to be able to relax, enjoy a drink, and still have our dinner in time to get to the theatre. Thanks to a very capable, warm and friendly server, it all happened without any prompting or reminding. When we got to the table there was a Birthday note and confetti on the table followed by a complimentary glass of Proseco. The baby potatoes with crab and bernaise sauce was "to die for" I recommend it highly, it complimented the halibut nicely. At the end of our meal we were given not one but two complimentary desserts to finish off my birthday celebration. I have eaten at The Capital Grille many times and I must say I have never been disappointed, ."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Had a delicious brunch on Mother's Day. Waiting for the main course took a very long time but I was not surprised due to Mother's Day. The food still came out hot and tasted oh so good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "New menu this Sunday. Took hour and half to deliver main meal. Service was good but needs better menu planning and execution"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As usual, the Capital Grille exceeded our expectations. My husband and I took clients of his to dinner and the evening was enjoyed by all. We especially enjoyed the Stoli Doli martini's and the special bone-in Gorgonzola crusted filets. The Lobster Mac and Cheese and asparagus was a perfect addition! Our server was attentive yet non-intrusive and we really appreciated his recommendations and advice. Love dining at this location!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Since The Ritz recently closed and they changed everything at the legendary Five Crowns to make it not legendary any more, we've been searching for a new date night place. I think we've finally found it! All of the staff was very attentive, the food was superb, atmosphere was romantic, quiet and classy. It's a bit pricey but worth it. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014