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
234 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (180)notable wine list (116)romantic (115)fit for foodies (100)good for groups (85)hot spot (33)vibrant bar scene (25)neighborhood gem (21)late-night find (16)great for lunch (14)great for outdoor dining (11)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Amber
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Everything about our our dining experience was fantastic- food, service, environment. We would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a night out in a classy joint with ah-maz-ing food! Will dine here again for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The overall experience was average, we had a reservation at 8:30 and we were seated at 9:00, the quality of service and food in general was good but our steak was overcooked.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Experience
    Review86
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We arrived at 830 for our reservation, and were not seated till 9, watching many couples arriving after us seated prior to us. After raising this twice little empathy was shown and we were not informed at all why we were waiting, even on arrival. Unsure what difference the reservation made! This was a Tuesday, not a Saturday! The waiter seemed uninterested, and brought me my dessert without asking what I wanted. I was going to raise this but he did not ask if we enjoyed, seemed more keen to hurry us out the door. The food was very nice, is a shame the service was a million miles from this. I honestly don't remember when I have received worse service, very disappointing. I would not return. Nice setting, good food, very poor service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JLopez
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    food and service was outstanding i recomend this place to everyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food coupled with family fun
    catheaven
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    You do not go to Capital Grille on a budget. Both the food and service are exceptional. The restaurant was super noisy; there were five of us seated at a round table, and it was difficult to hear those on the opposite side. The filet mignon was exceptional and cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Magical Dining
    Misbja
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Our second visit in our trip to Orlando. Food excellent, except that we were given a desert to share between 2, while last time had one each. Not very hygienic. Waiter not very good, while last time service was excellent. We had to ask for the rest of our wine, 1/4 bottle still to drink. Would still recommend and go again. Also had to ask for parking voucher, last time they asked us. Probably depends on day and time of dining.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PERFECTION!
    Cheric222
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food, atmosphere and service were all exceptional. We remarked that all of the food is especially well prepared and particularly delicious. We tried the lobster/shrimp cake and it was amazing. Our server Charlie was efficient, friendly yet not intrusive. Great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service!
    Joanne
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I went to The Capital Grille last Saturday as a "birthday surprise" for my boyfriend. He thought it was just a typical dinner date with a few family & friends; however I had placed a special request when making the reservation to see if there was anyhting that can be done to acknowledge his birthday. They had placed a "Happy Birthday" note at the top of the menu with his name on it for all the menus on the table. They also gave us complimentary champagne to celebrate & wrote him the sweetest birthday card from the staff. The food was delicious and very satisfying, and most importantly, our servers were amazing! Norberto & J.P. were so attentive in accomodating our large party & extremely personable. I would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner poor service
    Yummy22
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were given the regular menus when seated but requested the magical dining menus instead. The waiter seemed inconvenienced by this and returned with only one magical dining menu to share among 5 people. We had to again request magical dining menus for the rest of the group. The salads were great & the 8oz filets were very good as well. However, we were disappointed by the desserts as they are no longer full size and must be shared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!!
    Nm318
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food cooked to perfection. The service is always impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magical Dining
    Magicaldiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had dinner there during Magical Dining Month. Our server was great and the food was amazing until our steaks came out. I asked for "medium" and was given "well done" Our server quickly took my plate and soon was brought another steak by someone else. Well this person had a little attitude and asked me to cut into it. However I didn't have any utensils. I told the server/cook that I'm sure it was fine. He left and I finally cut into my now "rare" steak. My question is why couldn't they get "medium" right? You are a steak house correct? Everything else from that night was wonderful except the steak. Magical dining hasn't been so magical.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made Magical Dining Month magical!
    aowashington
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've never been to The Capital Grille before, and realistically the only reason I'd go is for something like Magical Dining Month. Three courses for $33? Cha-ching! So of course I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. The food was excellent, and the steak was on par with my favorite local steakhouse in downtown Orlando. Very diverse atmosphere too: families, couples, groups of friends; it was a hodgepodge of people. I could have done without this baby's random outbursts, but at least they were very short and happy outbursts. Also really helped that the Manhattan I ordered was stronger than I expected. What really struck me was the excellent service though! Attentive without smothering, and just chatty enough. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service lacking
    DanielM220
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    As a capital Grill client in other cities we were extremely disappointed. We had a bad table in the enterance high traffic area, constant bumping of our chairs, poor service from the waiter who was haard to find, had to ask for almost everything from bread dishes to flateware, water glasses went unfilled, we waited a long time to order and even longer for the food, when it finally arrived one dinner was missing. Then they forgot our potatoes and vegetables. All in all it was like eating in an upscale, expensive fast food restaurant with low paid help. We would have gotten better service at Chic-fil-A. Can not recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Magical Dining Month!
    TracyW
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Kona crusted steak was a delight, not a strong coffee taste at all. Something different. Really enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first
    JerseyGirl1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had an awesome dinner. It was nicer once it quieted down. The atmosphere was to die for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    onlythebest
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    7 local ladies on a girls night out in celebration of 3 birthdays. Capital Grille gave us the Royal Treatment. The food was fabulous, the service was amazing, we had a fantastic night. Thank you Capital Grille for a outstanding night!!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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 2009VIP
    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.
  • Service
    michaelz51
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The wait staff was fabulous. The menu was spot on and our steak and wind recommended by the staff was awesome. I took my 16 year old daughter for her first visit and it was a good first impression.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic