The Capital Grille - I Drive
The Capital Grille - I Drive

The Capital Grille - I Drive

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 4073704392x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am –4:00pm; Dinner: Monday– Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Lounge: Open Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Price
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking and parking garage are complimentary.
A word from The Capital Grille - I Drive
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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Capital Grille - I Drive reviews from OpenTable diners
171 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)notable wine list (94)romantic (84)fit for foodies (74)good for groups (69)hot spot (23)vibrant bar scene (20)neighborhood gem (16)late-night find (13)great for outdoor dining (11)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 5 Star
    MikeG
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I paid for 5 star and they delivered. Only one thing I would change about the place. The bar is too busy to serve food at. Keep it for the socializing crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best that we were used to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We waited over 30 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. It was very busy and we just didn't feel like it was special at all this time. It's a great place usually.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & Service
    PaulM
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My wife & I had a great meal and our waiter (Jay) was attentive and friendly; I recommend Capitol Grill highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is the second year in a row that we visited The Capital Grille for my wife's birthday. Once again, the service was outstanding and the food was just as good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Dining
    Misbja
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Just had probably the best meal we have had in Orlando. We had the Magical Dining menu. Our waiter was exceptional, a standard we only see on cruise ships. I had to start clam chowder, entree 8oz fillet and finally a desert selection of cheese cake & chocolate cake. All courses were 'to die for'. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad day at Cap Grill
    bbbb
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Service was just average... LONG wait for main course. Which almost cold when it arrived. Was there on a business dinner otherwise it would've came back point otherwise I would've sent back the plate .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Service and food was amazing. Really great deal for September since they participate in orlando magical dinning month.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The ambience, beautiful surroundings, quality of food and professionalism of our server, Cynthia, made this an unforgettable experience !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Magical Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I went for the Magical dining menu while on a conference trip. It was well worth it!! I received a lovely well cooked to order sirloin that was Kona crusted and absolutely delicious! And the service was top notch; I have never seen servers and waiters work in such a team mode. My dining experience was awesome, and I completely recommend this to anyone who's up for a great steak meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Selective
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    That is one word for the food there! Beautiful presentation, good quality food, deliciously flavored, good quantities, excellent service, nice ambiance, wonderful overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Magical Evening
    FUNGROUP1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Special night with good friends and delicious food. The staff was very accommodating as I requested a quiet table. The setting was elegant and inviting. I am so glad that Capital Grille participated in Orlando Magical Dining month. I will definitely make a return visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday surprise dinner
    Scotty
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were having a surprise birthday dinner for my husband and the day before there was a message on our machine saying this is capital grille confirm your reservation for 8 etc. so much for the surprise !! It turned out okay we were seated in a small dining area on the side which got VERY noisy as the night went on, with large groups shouting etc. our waiter was one we had the last time we were there and didn't,t like him then and still don,t, he has a very strong accent and is hard to understand sometimes, service was okay but not very polite or friendly. The front desk had a handsome guy in a suit shaking hands with us and welcoming us, heard him talking to staff later saying area manager was coming so they needed to dissappear
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    BronxQT
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My boyfriend and I dined at Capital Grille to enjoy their Magical Dining menu. Even though our check was significantly less expensive than if we had dined off of the regular menu, our server was more than welcoming, making sure our dining experience was impeccable. Our steaks were prepared perfectly and the lobster macaroni and cheese was to die for. Even after we heated up the rest of our steak at home, it never lost it's integrity. I highly recommend Capital Grille for Magical Dining or if you would like wonderful food, amazing service, and a romantic or professional ambiance.
    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.
  • Flat on Taste, Big on Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were disappointed and just not impressed with the food especially for the cost. The filet mignon was cooked to order but the meat was dry without much taste. The sauce that accompanied the meat was a caramel color sauce with a strange taste we didn't care for. It had some sort of spice/herb that we couldn't identify nor did we like. The garlic mashed potatoes were delicious. Thankfully we had dinner here during Restaurant week and didn't have to pay $45 for an 8 oz filet and a-la-carte for everything else. Next time we will definitely go to Ruth Chris - much better meat.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    Greatfind
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service, food & ambiance was great! After waiting for about 10 minutes for our table the Managing Partner came over and apologized for the wait and offered to buy us a drink of our choice.....we chose Merlot. After we got our drinks, which was right away, our table was ready. I will definitely return in the very near future. Highly recommend
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio furniture??
    LMNT
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Overall was happy with our dining experience with the exception of the table. The table/chairs we were sat at was made of a resin rattan and felt/looked like patio furniture. Was surprised to find this in a fine dining restaurant. Chairs were also uncomfortable. The last time we dined here we sat in a booth. Much better experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding:)
    Gokoni
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went to Capital Grille for Magical Dining,and it really was Magical... Our server JASON was wonderful.He made us feel very special.Food was great and ambiance was fantastic.WE loved it.Everything was just great. Thank you Jason.......
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit to capital grill
    obrez
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My first visit to capital grill (after hearing great reviews from others) was sub par. My steak was grizzly and the green beans were soggy. I didn’t have a chance to talk to the waiter when I came back from the restroom the food was already taken off the table. I fed myself on bread and potatoes. It’s in the convention center so expect tourist in jeans and big groups of conventioneers.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vacation night out
    MikeandMary
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    While in Orlando on vacation, my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Capital Grille. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and lit appropriately. The music could have actually been a little louder. Our server (Macho) was warm, friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. My only criticism would be that most tourists in Orlando don't bring dress clothing with them. We enjoy dressing up for a fine restaurant, old fashioned that way. Otherwise, a lovely night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Cocoacouture
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Capital grille is a dining experience. The staff is very professional and accommodating. Joel is one of the best servers I have ever had dining. We went for magical dining and some servers would snub their nose and say to themselves "not another magical diner." However, joel welcomed it and suggested a wonderful bottle of wine for a great price point. He and the food over exceeded our expectations. The Cesar salad is bomb and the kona crusted sirloin was cooked to perfection. Make sure to try the lobster mac, it's pretty amazing with a classical bechemel sauce and chunks of fresh lobster. The cheesecake and champagne was the perfect ending to a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible
    foodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We have been to Capital Grill before, but this time food did not come as ordered, I ordered well done fillet it was medium, husband had medium steak his was well done waiter was no where to be seen had to wait over 5min for him to return he took my steak back it returned with none of my sides, no replacement sides, hubby had got fed up waiting and started to eat his. Ordered chhesecake only small teaspoon I asked waiter for a fork, he said something on the lines of you don't normally have a fork.bill arrived they took off the price of my husbands steak from bill, this gesture was fine, but our experience was very disappointing. We will not be returning. I would like to add this is the first time I have every written a negative review.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Magical Birthday
    EatItUp
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My husband and I chose The Capital Grille from the Magical Dining list to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was a wonderful dinner and dining experience. We were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Stevie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Capital Grill is great! THe ambiance and service is impecable, food is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Experience
    partyof5
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Justin, our server, made the experience. Attentive without being disruptive, expedient and so very nice. The food - well I just have to say that we were all pleased that our respective meals were cooked to perfection. Even better that we were still talking about the flavors the next day! The kona crusted sirloin - perfection! Get in, check it out and definitely ask for Justin! I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Priceless
    luv2grub
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our experience here was spectaular. The waiter was so attentive. I was celebrating a birthday and remission of cancer. He had both the GM and manager come to the table as well as the chef and pastry chef! We had children elderly and late arivals. All were met with the utmost professionalism. If you ever visit ask for Anthony. We will certainly will again!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service & Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was fabulous as always! Jody our server did a great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best steaks
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Capital Grille never disappoints. Unfortunately we didn't have the best server, which is rare for a restaurant of this caliber.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal!
    Brenda
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We love Capital Grille for its food, service, and ambiance. Unfortunately on this occasion, the service was somewhat lacking. I will note that it is Magical Dining Month and the restaurant was packed but our two servers did not give us the usual top notch service we have come to expect at Capital Grille. The food was outstanding except I felt the dessert on the magical dining menu was very small but the kona crusted steak was large and mouth watering good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went specifically for the Magical Dining Deal and it did not disappoint. They sat us in the Orlando Room which was perfect for our party since we could talk and not hear other diners. The service and our wait staff were superb. The meal was outstanding. We had the filet that was cooked perfectly, the soup was delicious, the sides were spectacular and the desserts to die for. It was well worth the trip down there in the pouring rain. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for any occasion. It will not dissapoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DAR1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Kona crusted steak was great. I added a lobster tail that was cooked perfectly. My wife had the filet and she loved it. The other members in our party stated their food was excellent. They have a good wine list. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb!
    Cheric222
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food, the service and the atmosphere were exceptional! Everything from the salad (love the white anchovies!) to the steaks, lobster tail and shrimp to the cheesecake and chocolate cake were fabulous. Even the breads were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10 yr anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    They made our 10yr anniversary very special from champagne, an anniversary card , a rose and a special dessert to share which had the words happy anniversary written on the plate in chocolate! !! One of the best dinners I had ever had..thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Minna
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything was really nice until the check came. We had all gotten cold appetizers and they were exchanged fast. The dinner came and our female friend complained her steak was not grilled to her order. After a short while a perfect peace of meat came out and she ate it all. We all got extra dessert for our trouble ,but when the check came she did not have to pay for her dinner. This is not first time it happens and if this is a way to get free food we are going to do the same, complain about everything.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Upscale Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Capital Grille is a excellent upscale dining experience! Top-notch attentive serving staff and fne dining at its best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More than Magical Dining
    weallgottaeat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our party of six gathered for dinner to enjoy magical dining month and to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of my in-laws. Rose petals were placed on our table, and a lovely personalized card awaited the couple. Service was attentive and helpful, and we wanted for nothing. Excellent portions of the offered dishes were presented, and the side dishes and desserts were automatically provided for each couple. We all chose to add extras to our meal. We had a wonderful dining experience, and appreciate all that each server provided for the entire meal. We will definitely return to explore the regular dining menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Flossy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food and service were excellent. The noise level was abominable
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best around
    Walt
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food was great I would love to go back again and bring more friends
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best
    SPECIAL
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Best dinning experience my wife and I have had in Orlando. Service was excellent! Food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fullmoon
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The was the first time I had been to Captial Grille and I was not dissappointed. We tried food off of the magical dining menu and it was excellent. The presentation was nice, the food came out hot and tasted amazing. I was very impressed with the service. Our server was very knowledge about the menu and the wine list. Several people came to check on us during dinner and made us feel special. It also happened to be my birthday and our waiter brought out a plate that said happy birthday with two wonderful desserts. I know they probably do that for everyone with a birthday, but once again it made me feel special. I have highly recommended the Captial Grille to friends who want a truly great dining experience from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent location and service
    EddieandBonnie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This restaurant is located on International Drive, which is a prime place to be. Valet parking was available, and the ticket was validated at the restaurant. The ambience was nice, for both business and personal occasions. It was a very quiet place with gorgeous painting and designs. The service was very good. The waiter was courteous to make all special efforts to meet our needs. My filet mignon was cooked to my request. However, my friend's tenderloin was over cooked to the request of rear. The captain, Mr. David with over 30 years of restaurant serving experience, was very nice in offering to correct the problem and was making an attempt to find out exactly what had happened to this order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet