The Capital Grille - Denver
The Capital Grille - Denver

The Capital Grille - Denver

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 3035392500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Larry Bergstein
  • 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, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We provide Valet service directly in front of the restaurant for an $8 fee after 4pm. Complimentery Valet parking during our lunch hours (before 4pm).
A word from The Capital Grille - Denver
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Capital Grille - Denver reviews from OpenTable diners
188 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (154)notable wine list (111)romantic (92)fit for foodies (77)good for groups (52)hot spot (47)vibrant bar scene (46)great for lunch (25)neighborhood gem (20)late-night find (10)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Yum Steak...
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    ...but also that amazing grand tower of cold seafood and that, pricey but fun to peruse for a new favorite, wine list. Hard to find ANYTHING to complain about with the exception of the loss of free Valet Parking...at this price point it should be a given! (think Shanahan's or Del Frisco's!) But when we are downtown or in need of a destination the Capital Grille it is....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent and Great Service
    TimA
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Capital Grille is a chain, but a great one at that. We frequented the Tampa location quite a bit and always loved the kona-encrusted sirloin entree and double chocolate hazelnut cake for dessert. So now we are in the Denver and tried the restaurant on Larimer St. Great service and our favorites were served up just the way we remembered. Our server also gave us the dessert free as we told her it was for our daughter at home. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food & service
    allgoodsmile
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Capital Grill is the most elegant steak house in town. The food is by far the best if you want beef and shellfish and they will prepare it anyway you like. Lobster mac & cheese was divine! The service is wonderful and overall a memorable place to celebrate a special occasion. It's located in the charming Larimer Square which has plenty of bars for a night cap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    AbelVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I'm a big fan of area steak/fine restuarants. The Capital Grille far surpassed any of my favorites. Two of my favorites are within 5 minutes of this restuarant. My steak and my wife's steak were prepared to perfection. The staff were amazing. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and the simple touch to our table and desert was fine addition. Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service is exceptional
    LoDoeats
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Everything in the Capital Grille is outstanding. However, you pay for it - generally speaking prices are at least 25% higher than other high end restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Always a great restaurant, no matter what city you're in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Service Ever
    winebaby
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Dined at CG-Denver for my guys' birthday dinner. Food was wonderful, wine was stellar, but the service was what pushed this experience over the top. Amanda Camp, our server, was fantastic - responsive but not hovering, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the menu and feature items. She comp'd our table an extra side dish and it was EXACTLY what we'd all been considering adding anyway (seriously a mind reader!). Only bummer... we heard that CG was removing the Chop Salad from the menu at the end of the month. The Chop is a staple of the CG menu, and it would be a shame to see it go. KEEP THE CHOP!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Denver's finest
    Wiedseats
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    For big restuarant, the Grille has many great seating combos. It was my wife's birthday and they put us in a special place without their knowing who we were. Manager and wait staff extremely attentive... steaks far better than Elways's which we love. Great area of Denver...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as competition
    MagicVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The Capital Grille touts to be one of the best. By that standard, they did not meet the quality of their competition in Denver. Chopped salade was not up to par and the Sea Bass was good but not spectacular.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Upscale Dining
    jlauer40
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Capital Grille is a great restaurant that offer great food with serive to match. Our waitor, Ilan, was very knowledgeable and personable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Business Lunches
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This is a great place for a female business associate to treat a male business associate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Stacia
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our waitstaff was perfectly attentive without being intrusive, and the energy level of the entire staff was surprisingly excellent, given it was the last night of Restaurant week, and I'm sure all were exhausted. Especially notable, our waiter Andrew, was a gem - he provided impeccable service, was genuinely fun, friendly and considerate. We would return based on his service alone, but of course, the food was incredible. We were fortunate enough to receive seating at a table in the back in a more private room, and so the noise level was low. Overall outstanding!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything was awesome. Service was first class too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweetie, darling..
    MonkeyMattyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was Absolutely Fabulous! We had a great time with great food. The staff is kind and professional and very knowledgeable and the food is over the top. I will be back and I will recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST FOR A REASON !
    yumyum
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Always consistent. The gals upfront do a wonderful job. We love Sunshine: she is so good and attentive to details and very responsive to special requests. The Grill is lucky to have her. I am sure all the customers love her. We enjoyed meeting Dustin, one of the new managers. The food and service are always outstanding. Their Restaurant Week menu is a great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always 5 Stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Another wonderful night at Capital Grill. This restaurant never fails to excel in every level. A favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous score for Restaurant Week
    LindaBee
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    As first timers we took advantage of Restaurant week to sample the Capital Grille. We were not disappointed. The steaks were wonderful and perfectly cooked. The rest of the meal was a bit uneven. The caesar salad was a bit ordinary with one, seriously one, anchovy. The bread assortment was fabulous especially the pumpernickel and the desserts, a cheesecake and flourless chocolate cake were excellent. The shrimp cocktail was a little disappointing as the shrimp was not sweet and slightly undercooked. While appetizers, sides, and desserts were on the whole merely adequate except for the bread, I would go back, at full price to eat the steaks. At $30 for salad, steak, and dessert, it was a steal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Outstanding
    AudeoVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Of all the Capital Grilles I visit (Fort Worth to Pittsburgh), Denver should be their absolute flagship. None can compare to their service here, and Denver has the BEST lobster bisque of all! Last, but absolutely not least, no Capital Grille but Denver's has the superlative hostess, Sunshine. You can't possibly dream of a better place than this!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food and service
    auroraVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    very busy and a little loud until the crowds dwindled down. food was excellent. service was attentive without being overbearing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A chain restaurant in every way
    KellUtopianEventsVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I avoid chain restaurants as a general rule.The food is salty, the service is robotic, the prices are unwarranted, and the crowd is unruly and unpleasant due to general morale mismanagement. I tried Capital Grille after being referred by a couple people. I regret that decision. My most prominent complaints are the cost, the extremely loud atmosphere, the extreme wait for everything, and the robotic unpleasantness they call customer service. Denver's food scene is vibrant and alive and there are COUNTLESS alternatives that offer a 5 star experience for a fraction of the cost and inconvenience available here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to dine
    Bzreview2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Took wife and kids here. Was very welcoming. They give kids a little gift bag with some small toys etc. my kids loved it! Food was amazing!! Very happening place. Vallet was great. Great location. Great service. Will be back often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Myself and three friends went to dinner and we all loved the Restaurant. We did not know what to expect and were pleased it was so classy. Our Waiter was wonderful; and the food was also great. I left my Visa at the Restaurant and they mailed it to me right away. I would pick this as one of the best Restaurants in Denver ; and have been to many top restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dineout81
    Dineout81
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Even though busy and crowded, food was outstanding as was the service. Only negative is the noise level. Typical of so many of the high end steak houses, the noise level is very high--one of the noisiest restaurants I have ever been in. Also, this is a high end steak house, therefore very expensive. But if you don't mind the noise and the price, you won't find a better steak.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The Capital Grill is our favorite go to place for great food, great service and good wine. The food is very flavorful, the waiting staff has a good understanding of the wine selection and the service staff cooperates to provide excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing dinner
    Cher
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I went for 5280 and the food was amazing and Stephanie was great. I will be back for dinner again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Everything about the Capital Grille is great from it's ambience to it's wonderful service. The steaks and seafood are always cooked and seasoned to perfection. The prosciutto wrapped mozzarella is always delightful and the service goes beyond compare. Truly a fantastic place to dine where you can relax, take in the ambience and be treated like royalty. Excellent wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5280 Week
    Angel7
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    After trying to get into the Capital Grille several times I finally was able to try this restaurant and was quite impressed. The food was awesome and had wonderful service. Look forward to going again and bringing my husband.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • restaurant week
    jjandjd
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We went for restaurant week. The beef medallions melted in your mouth. Everything was great. We definitely will be going back to try their regular menu items.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My fiance and I recently came here during restaurant week. We've been here several times before and LOVE the food, so figured we would get it at the discount rate. The portion sizes and choices were very generous and definitely exceeded the $30/person we put out. Our server was very helpful and polite, but they always are at this place. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A dinner to remember
    gastronome
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We dined with two other couples and although the Restaurant was full, we were immediately taken to our table and introduced to our very attentive waitress Kayla, who took our drink orders and left us to settle in and peruse the menu. Dustin, the manager came by to offer us a free taste of a Belgian juniper gin and get our impressions. All 6 of us were very pleased with quality, presentation and taste of our dinners and the classy yet relaxed ambiance of Capitol Grille. A Denver gem to which we will return again and again for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delivers As Always
    JoyOnPearlSt
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Capital Grille always delivers...food, drink and outstanding service. We were lucky enough to get a reservation during Denver Restaurant Week. The salads (had the caesar with fresh water anchovies) were outstanding and the entrees were cooked to such perfection that the meat slid off the bone of the Kona steak. The waitstaff and table assistants had wonderful attitudes and were great. Lane, our waiter and Dustin the manager made us feel taken care of and important...and they were a lot of fun! Thank you, Capital Grille!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An extremely fine dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our nite of dining at the Capital Grill was extraordinary. The ambience was quite elegant, yet soft and subdued. And this was with the restaurant's tables filled. The service was simply outstanding. Our waiter, Santiago, and the rest of the staff insured that we were well taken care of. My husband asked if a Bone IN Filet was available, as it was not on the Menu. Without hesitation, our waiter, Santiago, said a 16 Oz Bone In Filet was a Specialty and definitely available. We were all very satisfied with our meals, desserts and coffee. The convenience of Valet Parking made it a memorable nite. We will be recommending the Capital Grill to any of our friends who are looking for a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful expierench
    1bonjovi
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I give this restaurant 5 stars! Everything was perfect from the waiter's attention to the fabulous desert. I also noticed they knew how to seat people..they kept families with children in an area, large groups in another area and couples in another area. this made the experience even more enjoyable. My steak was cooked perfect and my sides were all hot. I recommend to anyone for a special occasion or just a great night out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok
    tastyfoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was recommended this steakhouse in the heart of larrimer square and decided to try it. The restaurant was very busy and noisy. The waiter while acomidating, was'nt the best in service. The salad was nice, the steaks were good, the desert was ok.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Dinner Experience
    ariselaine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went here with friends for restaurant week. Everyone enjoyed their meals, which included steak and salmon which were both cooked to perfection. Service was excellent as our server was personable and funny, and the restaurant manager came by our table to ensure that we enjoyed our dinner and offered suggestions for next time we dined there. Sides are served for the table, which was great as there were four of us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JeanS
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We are typically disappointed at the 5280 deals, but this time it was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • celebrate birthdays here
    celebr8
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were able to have a private room to celebrate my father in law's 81st and my shins 18th birthday. It was a wonderful myth.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Consistent
    DCS821
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Capital is always a good place to go for good food & good wine. This particular time, my finacee's steak was very cold to the touch as in almost refrigerator cold when it was served but they rectified the situation promptly. Mistakes happen! But Capital is a great place to go so you should try it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic
    AshnJustin
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everyone was very nice, professional, and very friendly. They were accommodating to our celebration of engagement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out!
    MarciR
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I went to The Capital Grille for our 10 yr anniversary. The staff was very friendly and informative. They even had roses on our table with a little card saying Happy Anniversary. The food was fantastic and we ate way too much food :) I would recomend this place to anyone wanting a special night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.