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: (407) 370-4392
  • 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 WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Capital Grille - I Drive reviews from OpenTable diners
244 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (183)notable wine list (120)romantic (118)fit for foodies (107)good for groups (89)hot spot (40)vibrant bar scene (27)neighborhood gem (22)great for lunch (16)late-night find (15)great for outdoor dining (9)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • delicious but at times slow
    gdenty
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food and the wine list were top notch. But the service was slow at times. Valet parking was very convenient, but busy on a Saturday night as it accommodates all the businesses in that location. A definite must if you live in the Orlando area or visiting and want to splurge one night on your trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dacotah
    DakotahVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I was extremely disappointed in our experience at this Capitol Grille. I had expected to have a nice evening out with my wife as she joined me in Orlando at the end of my meeting. I had made a reservation and when we arrived we were escorted to our table in the enclosed patio area. We were the only occupants except for two wait staff. We had passed several open tables on the way which seemed odd to each of us. We had a television on with some sports program, an empty bar and no other patrons. They did manage to bring people from the bar to dine in this room as well. We had no music which the rest of the restaurant had, no ambience, or intimate seating. Our waiter was great and provided good service and offered good suggestions. However, we both felt our food was too salty and my tuna too well done. The salad dressing was too oily as well and had too much bacon flavor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Shrekie
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The food at Capital Grille is always consistent, of high quality, and always well prepared. The service is always impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great anymore.....
    karnakdavVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Been coming here for 8 years or so every time I'm in Orlando and is just no longer the attention to detail I've come to expect from a Capital Grille
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food and service at The Capital Grille on I Drive was exceptional. The crab and lobster cakes had huge chunksof lobster and so did the lobster bisque. The also bring you the wine selection on an ipad. If you want the best service, ask for Steve. He made us feel like we were the only people he was serving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frank at his best
    Fredo
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We much like the atmosphäre at the bar where Frank makes sure you feel totally at home. We had our meal there, great Chile seabass and delicious chocolate desert. His after dinner drinks are something else. You got to go there to believe how outstanding a dinner experience is at this place - just enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Experience
    thanksfortheexperience
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We enjoyed Capital Grille very much and were not disappointed. The service was top shelf as was the food and wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second to none!!!
    FLSugarRush
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Although it is part of a chain, this restaurant is one of a kind! Start to finish, the food and service were absolutely second to none! I highly recommend The Capital Grille to anyone and everyone, as you will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Stingy on the Dessert
    OpenTableUser
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food was wonderful. I had the Filet with Gorgonzola and cabernet sauce, delicious! My husband had the regular filet and was also pleased. We decided to split a dessert, we ordered Crème Brule. It was at most 1/8 inch thick. It was good, just very thin. Seemed to be more "crust" than custard, I would not recommend ordering it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    Bouvier21
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Very enjoyable. Great food, extensive wine list. Save your pennies as this is a high end eatery with prices to match. Well worth the expense.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capitol Grill - Orlando, Fl
    Chief
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I have dined at Capital Grill locations at different cities across the country and have always enjoyed good food and great service. The I Drive location in Orlando was no exception. We had reservations for a party of six and we were promptly seated upon arrival. The wait staff was competent and knowledgeable. As always, the food and wine was great. I highly recommend Capital Grill for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    craftylady
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Capital Grill went above and beyond to make our anniversary celebration an awesome experience! Our waiter was superior! Food was excellent but huge portions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    mfoy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Went recently and notified restaurant on Open Table that it was my sister's birthday. We we arrived there was a hand written note on the table wishing her a Happy Birthday and at the end of our meal gave her a 2 dessert sample on a plate with "Happy Birthday" spelled out in chocolate. Nice touch. Food is excellent as always. The filet mignon with gorgonzola cheese was to die for! I could have spent a long time looking at the wine list on the ipad -but had to make a decision! Loved how it gave info on the wine and not just the name. Place was very busy at the time with conventioneers but service was great. Until the end, when we had to wait a long time for our bill. That's my only complaint. Pricey but worth it for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finest
    theygotme
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Excellent food. Best service. Comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special night
    WheatonCouple
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our last night in Orlando, and it was special celebration for wife's birthday. As always on special occasions at The Capital Grill, the staff goes the extra step to make the meal special. Our waiter even made our next reservation at the Lombard Il restaurant. Terrific food, great service, could not be better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    Canucks
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Service from Jody was absolutely superb. She made our night being very knowledgeable but unobtrusive. We will go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak in Orlando
    DiscretionarypalletteVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Just two people dining on a Thursday night. Big conventions In town made the restaurant loud and super busy. Food was wonderful! I had the fillet minion which ea absolutely the best I've ever tasted. We ordered two side dished which could have fed 6 people. We left extremely full and happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoodwinked in Orlando
    superb
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had a large business dinner. We had to wait in the lobby for our reservation and ordered drinks from the bar. The main courses were extremely delayed to the point where a manager came out and apologized twice, in addition to the server. Several guests noted that their food was cold. I was not made aware whenever a new bottle of wine was added to the bill, yet I placed the original order and said the bill would come to me. The structure of the receipt adds in the tip. If you don't realize this and just look at the total prior to calculating your tip you are tipping double. Based on the delays, this evening did not deserve an over 600.00 tip.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome experience!
    NBAA
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food and staff at Capitol Grill are as always...Excellent! Great place to entertain customers and there's never a worry when entering this establishment.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too loud inside
    club
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    If you want a romantic quite dinner this is not the place to go to. It is extremely loud inside the dining room. Prices are very high and food is about average.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fit for a king
    roadwarrior48855
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Consistently a great experience overall, great food and service! My wife is gluten free (not by choice) and trusts very few places in this area, they were very focused on making sure she had a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience! Outstanding!
    got2eat
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A must dine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not go back.
    Dine4Joy
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The noise level was so high, I felt like I was eating at a truck stop/diner, complete with clanking silverware and boisterous laughter. The waiter had to yell to explain the menu, and had to repeat himself because his voice could not always rise about the din and reach all six of us. The food was good, but incredibly overpriced. We were there to celebrate the engagement of my daughter and her fiance. But the celebration became a nonevent. We all just wanted to finish eating and go home.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Lazydude95
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Joseph was an amazing server. It was our one year and made it very special for us. The food was perfect, we're definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go for the wine.
    primedownerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have had many dinners at various Capital Grille's around the country, including multiple visits to the location. As always, the food, service, and ambiance carry the experience. Capital Grille is a reliable restaurant to enjoy a great steak and know that the service will match the food quality. One thing I noted with distress on this visit since my last time dining with them, was a radically scaled down wine menu. For me, I always look for the quality and breath of the wine menu to compliment the great food. The wine list is pared down significantly and it is premium priced-plus. I have dined at many upscale-casual restaurants with far better wine lists. Capital Grille, please fix this or I'll not be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous evening
    Orlando1VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a family group of 9 for birthday celebration. The small private dining room was great. It allowed for family conversation around the table. The steaks were delicious and perfectly cooked. Our server Jose was excellent. I would definitely ask for Jose on my next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steakhouse
    MartinB
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was our first time here and it is now on our favorites list. Not for the price conscious but if you like a great dining experience this fits the bill. No negatives in any area from food to staff and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good...as always
    Antone
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The Capital Grille - I Drive has been a popular meeting spot for both business and pleasure when in the area. As always, it does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    lecarbo
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food is delicious and the service is great. The service provided by Macho, the waiter that serve us was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A GREAT place to celebrate!
    Donna
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We were at Capital Grille celebrating two birthdays. Capital Grille made the celebration so very special from the moment we walked in until we left. The food and service was excellent!!! I would highly recommend Capital Grille to anyone who is looking for a restaurant for a special occasion or to just dine with family/friends/colleagues.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome classy restaurant!
    Tunky
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Perfect ambiance for couples, or if celebrating a special occasion where you want to be able to conversate without noise. Very intimate setting, superb service and the food was far from disappointing. We took advantage of the magical dining month and the prefixed menu options were well suited for all pallets. Their regular menu is pricey however, you get what you pay for. After all, this is an upscale restaurant offering high end quality food. Great place and will definately be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nick
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Was here for Magical Dining Month. Wait staff were very attentive and the food was prepared excellently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A&Friends
    friendsfoodandwine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Magical Dinning brought us to Capital Grille with our large group of friends (12 of us)!! We made reservations a month in advance, and the CG did call to confirm because of the large party. I was pleasantly surprised by the interior and the atmosphere of CG...this was my first time dinning here!!! Would definitely come back again .... we dinned on a Friday evening and the restaurant was packed but we waited minimally in the bar and then were seated. The service team was outstanding and accommodated ALL of our requests which is quite difficult with such a large party...the food was hot and delicious and our waiter was pleasant and patient !! It was a wonderful experience !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lost Luster
    BrewerVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Capital Grille - I Drive has changed since my last dinning experience (about three years), but not for the better. It's seems to have lost it's client sophistication, thus future steak house desires will be fulfilled at either Christner's or Ruth Chris.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Ambience, food and service are extremely high quality!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Magical07
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our server Joel was absolutely the best. Glad we can ask for him next time as there definitely will be a next time.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Lubin2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was amazing. When we arrived our table was decorated with confetti and a card to fit the occasion. The waiter was phenomenal very attentive and fast. Food here was fresh an well put together. I recommend this restaurant hands down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Chipmunk
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I mentioned in my reservation that it was our anniversary, and they completely made us feel loved. Great table laid out for our arrival, with a congratulatory note and rose. Great surprise for us and made our special day absolutely fantastic
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    lovemesomefood
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Visited The Capital Grille for a nice romantic dinner for myself and my husband. It was a great evening, and the service was wonderful. The French Onion Soup was fantastic as well as the other items we ordered. We will definitely dine her again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    Pandafood91
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This resturant is the nicest one I have ever been to in orlando. I went for my four year anniversary with my boyfriend. Our server was so great and nice. The atmosphere was very nice. I wouldn't go all the time because of the prices. It's a special occasion kind of place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.