The Capital Grille - Jacksonville
The Capital Grille - Jacksonville
  • Address:
    5197 Big Island Drive, St. Johns Town Center
    Jacksonville, FL 32246
    Neighborhood:
    Jacksonville
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: $50 and over

The Capital Grille - Jacksonville

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 9049979233x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Monday - Thurs. 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 4:00pm – 11:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jared Gilbert
  • 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, Wine
  • Special Events: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: J. Turner Butler Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complimentary.
A word from The Capital Grille - Jacksonville
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. Located in St. Johns Town Center.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Capital Grille - Jacksonville reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)romantic (59)notable wine list (57)fit for foodies (51)good for groups (26)great for lunch (21)vibrant bar scene (15)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (12)great for outdoor dining (11)late-night find (6)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • The good and the bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    While the food was good, it was certainly overpriced. We loved the cold seafood appetizer which was enough to share for the 3 of us. But, we asked for horseradish which never arrived and we needed more cocktail sauce which was not noticed. It was fairly noisy in the area we were seated in (opposite the kitchen). I loved the fries and even took home the leftovers. The peppercorn sauce on my filet was creamy and I'm sure loaded with calories. We won't be back because of the prices and the fact that it is a 20 minute drive from our home.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary with three other people. We were extremely disappointed in the service and treatment we received. We had just been there in early September for my birthday so we know what to expect. My husband had to go to the bar to give the bartender the order for a drink. Not what we expected. Will not return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Capital Grille #1 Steak in North FL
    NanseeVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    What was always a great restaurant in St Johns Town Center now is even better. A new improved highly professional management team led by Dan Skweres kicked it up a notch. From the moment the four of us walked in we were greeted by various management and seated at our requested table. The large bone in filet delicious, Thick Alaskan Halibut, rarely found on menus was totally fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Impeccable
    BocaBoomerVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Capital Grille remains my first choice for a fine dining business lunch experience. From the hostess greeting to the waiter's thanks and everything in between, was exceptional. Great food served correctly, coupled with a professional staff made for a most enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    dinnerfor2
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Another fine meal at this wonderful restaurant. Food, wine, wait staff, chef--it is a fabulous combination of perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    bowlingVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Candace at the bar is an absolute treasure. The food is EXTRAORDINARY, the service is EXTRAORDINARY...our favorite place to dine!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bland steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The seared tenderloin had little flavor. Needed sessoning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 35th anniversary
    Jaxdiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Third year in a row we have celebrated anniversary at Capital Grille in Jacksonville. Service and food have always been excellent, very nice personal touches (card signed by staff, special handling due to special occasion, phone calls, etc.) Donna had the bone in Kona steak, I had the Chilean Sea Bass, also we had the smoked salmon appetizer, all excellent, one of our favorite dining destinations. Also, our service was wonderful, Ginny and the management team were very attentive. Thank you Capital Grille for another memorable experience!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jagwheel
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    great food....one of the best steaks I have ever had
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Pleasant1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Jason was excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Wine and Experience!
    crystallee26
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a wonderful time with the family here. Service was fast and friendly. Thanks Gwen! Food was exceptional and cooked to temperature. There were 4 of us and 2 sides were the perfect size! Great time! Would have liked all the food on my plate to have been boxed though and not just the main dish. Once I got home I realized I was missing a side I added to the plate. Overall we had a lovely time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I am always hesitant to go to chains. You guys made this a mind-changer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Anniversay
    Adolman44
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    For the past 4-5 years we have celebrated our anniversary at the Grille. Never disappointed. Always a fabulous experience. The soufflé isn't on the menu but call ahead and they will make you and your bride smile from ear to ear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night out
    Datenight
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I get very few date nights so we consider them precious. From the moment we arrived and had a drink at the bar till the moment we left the service was excellent. The steaks were cooked exactly the way we requested and the sides were delicious. Thank u for a successful date night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 17th yr wedding anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We decided to reserve dinner late Friday afternoon. I forgot to add in special notes that it was our 17th wedding anniversary. It was a pre-anniversary meal due to busy schedule on actual anniversary. When we arrived and were seated manager asked how were we and if we were celebrating an occasion. When we answered he said congrats and walked away. My wife stepped away to use the restroom. While she was gone, he brought a rose, card and sprinkled rose petals on the table. At the end of the meal we were given a free happy anniversary plate we assorted desserts. The service and good were spot on. We will be back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappyDiner1
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Awesome food awesome service!!!!!! Nice evening for family and friends. Delicious food, great service, knowledgeable staff
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy the $25 POUR this month!
    yumyumVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    What can be better? Capital Grille's amazing filet with a smorgasbord of beautiful wines - they only do this once a year, I think. It's fun to sample and you know the selections are carefully chosen. Our waitress shared inside scoops as we tried each wine. Our filets were tender and perfectly cooked. The CG mac and cheese is incomparable. Topping off a great meal, they surprised us with a beautiful dessert sampler for my husband's birthday. We'll be back before the end of the month!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    Jaxbeachess
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I took my girl friend there for lunch and enjoyed it. I'll go back for dinner for a special occasion in the future. The food was great. I had the steak frit and she had the scallops. Decent portions also
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Abby
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I've been to other Capital Grills and the service is always very good. However, Alex by far beat out the competition. He was attentive but not intrusive thus allowing us to have a wonderful dinner and conversation uninterrupted. The food was also superb; one of the specials was the bone-in filet and it didn't require a knife it was so tender. It is a pricier restaurant so not something I could do every day however well worth the money. Overall an excellent evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent
    somerandomchick
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Capital Grille is our "go to" for special occasions. This time was my daughter's birthday, and they made her feel very special with some table decorations, complimentary champagne and appetizer. The food as always was excellent - the steaks were better than any other restaurant. The french onion soup and spinach salad were delicious. We also had a complimentary dessert (flourless chocolate cake and creme brulee flavored cheesecake). Both were amazing, and just enough after a large meal. We usually find the service to be outstanding, but on this particular occasion it was slightly less so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    HappyDiner1
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Wonderful food, excellent service, pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Snob appeal
    Jaxcat725
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very lush interior, ambiance was warm. Made reservations for 3, table set for 2. Ordered calamari for appetizer it was cold, greasy with the breading falling off. Then we found a nice chunk of grey cardboard in the food. The rest of the dinner was less than spectacular. The porterhouse was chewy. Asparagus overcooked. The truffle fries limp and cold. The filet was cooked perfectly, so they hot the right. We ate part of our meal, since the appetizer was an appetite suppressant and left. The waiter gave us his business card, why I don't know.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service
    JazzyJeffJax
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went for a celebration with 9 in our party. They set up a private room since we also had 2 toddlers. What at great idea. The toddlers had space to move around without running around the restaurant. The food and wine were excellent. The service was spot on. The only issue we had was one of our guests' filet was raw and was supposed to be medium. Other than that fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best
    anniversary
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is the best restaurant that I have been to in the United States. The only other place I've been to with better service is located in the Bahamas. I do not think that anything could ever come close to that service that we received there while on vacation. the food ever hadand they made us feel special the entire time to me my wife with them for anniversary. Now, is expensive, however it was worth every penny. My wife and I we're very pleased with the whole experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    JayJay
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food is wonderful, the service excellent, and the ambiance is elegant, but not "stuffy." I consider this to be, by far, the best restaurant in Jacksonville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Fails
    HodgesVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is one of the VERY few chain restaurants I will go to--and we are never disappointed! We had the special bone in filet (with added on lobster tails) and the special wine pairing/tasting and it was perfect. We always enjoy what we order, get great service (Josh at the bar) and have a great time--which is especially important when "investment dining"!! I love this place because it is consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better
    PickyEatersVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was our second visit to Capital Grille in the last 10 days. Glad we gave it a second change. Service was outstanding (as it should be) and the food was very good. Capital Grille is back on our list of favorites. We all got a glass of champagne as a special treat since it was our daughter's birthday. She also got a very tasty complimentary dessert. As I said, glad we gave it a second chance. The Grille used to be one of our favorites but we had stopped going due to poor service on busy nights. Unacceptable in restaurants of this category
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Generous Pour Returns
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Once again The Capital Grille is offering their Generous Pour. A great way to enjoy a variety of wines at a reasonable cost. Our server was very knowledgable offering good insight to the selection. The addition of the tenderloin to the lunch plates menu is very tasty. For a real treat don't miss the Flourless Chocolate Cake, not too sweet and oh so chocolatey!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Hyatt
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    One of my favorite spots for business lunches at the Town Center. Consistently delicious food coupled with fast and knowledgeable service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice birthday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Took my wife there for a birthday luncheon. As usual, food, service and atmosphere were very nice. Menu was a bit confusing as to what was included in the special plates. Of course, cost was $$$$ but was worth the cost for the elegant service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We took my mother for her birthday and the staff was fabulous. She was given a card, the table was decorated, the manager even came by to say happy birthday. The dessert plate they gave her impressed her the most when it had happy birthday written in chaocolate. Dale, our waiter, was awesome and so was Matthew, the manager. We will definately go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Allicia
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything was amazing. Be prepared to pay but it's well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This was our first visit to the Capital Grille. We went for our 30th anniversary . Everything was perfect! Such a pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wife's Birthday
    mattgabe
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Very enjoyable evening. Thank you for the complementary lemon Vodka, appetizer and dessert! All were delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations Fulfilled
    Mangia
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Capital Grille is a great place to do some fine dining. The food is usually great with the exception of this particular night. This was especially surprising being my husband is a serious "pepper" fan but it was definitely overkill with the pepper gravy on his Delmonico. He actually had to scrap it off to even begin to taste his Delmonico. However, I must count this as a fluke because they have been the closest to perfection in all my past dining experiences! The lobster mac is the best I have ever had and the seafood tower is a sight to be seen as well as enjoyed! We also had a great waiter who was attentive and professional. So, if it fits your budget or you saved up for a special occasion you won't be let down. Bon appetite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    Likes2Chill
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was good, but I expected a little better for the price. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capital time
    OrangeMan
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Clearly a very good dining experience. The steaks were prepared well and flavorful. The sides were a little bland, like potatoes oscar. The desert menu has very few offerings and the coffee was mediocre at best.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    dinnerfor2
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant especially for a special occasion. We went for our anniversary and had great food and a wonderful dining experience. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in Jacksonville
    JayJay
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I brought 5 friends for dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. I know I can always depend on the Grille to provide me with a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HappyDiner1
    HappyDiner1
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    FABULOUS food and service. Good wine selections. Naomi was a superior waitress; She knows her wines and the food. She is ALWAYS kind, pleasant, and punctual. She is a delight! She is one of the MAIN reasons we dine at Capital Grille.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet