The Capital Grille - Milwaukee
The Capital Grille - Milwaukee

The Capital Grille - Milwaukee

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: (414) 223-0600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Hans Cys
  • 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, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet parking available at lunch and dinner.
A word from The Capital Grille - Milwaukee
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Capital Grille - Milwaukee reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (57)romantic (43)notable wine list (43)fit for foodies (29)good for groups (18)great for lunch (12)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wonderfully tasteful. Huge portions. Fine dining.
    Cslotkin
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    This is a classic restaurant. The food is well prepared. Portions are enormous. We opted for fish rather than steak and we were very pleased with the taste and presentation. The French onion soup was absolutely delicious and authentic. It was a pot of soup, not just a bowl. The brussel sprout side dish was wonderful and we shared it and had enough left to take home. Dessert was large enough for two to share. Service is professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet lunch place
    CPAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    While a chain the quality is excellent. Close to the Wisconsin center so if you are there for a conference you can run across the street for a great lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE.
    ShannonVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    What else can I say-this place is AMAZING! The food, wine and cocktails are fabulous and the staff are just fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SHUT UP THIS PLACE IS SO GOOD!
    ShannonVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    LOVE IT HERE!! Great food, wine, service, managers, even the coat check person is a delight!! Can't say enough about Capital Grille-it is truly an amazing experience. Shout out to the staff both front of the house and back-so talented!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but overpriced.
    Notheatermenu
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I made reservations for the Capital Grille in Miwaukee because when I looked online it showed they had a theater menu and I was going to be going to see the Lion King so I figured a nice dinner would make for a great evening. When we asked for the menu they said they no longer do the theater menu but it showed online still that there was. We never got a chance to tell a manager but it was unfortunate when we saw that there weren't any specials for theater menu.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oh Ma Ga, this restautant is AMAZING!
    ShannonVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Everything from attentive valets, hosts and managers, to the impeccable service (namely Kimberlee who is a family favorite), and the INCREDIBLE food and wine makes this place simply top drawer! Love visiting Capital Grille-it is always an experience to remember. I want to marry it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently outstanding
    EddieVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This has been my wife's and my favorite restaurant in Milwaukee for years because the food and service are consistently outstanding. The staff are professional, courteous and engaging. It is always a great night out. The location is convenient to downtown venues for entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent waiter
    Karen
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Scott our waiter sent us a handwritten thank you card. How awesome!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awsome food!!!!
    motowillie
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Wifes birthday. drinks, wine good service was excellent, attended to all our needs. Brought my sweetie a couple of birthday greets. Dinner was one of the best meals we have ever had. Beautiful evening. Thanks
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome restaurant
    Dinky
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food, great service! I had the steak & lobster & it was phenomenal! I would definitely recommend The Capital Grille to anybody!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bunnygal
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    From start to end the experience and food was delightful. Parmesan truffle fries are to die for.
    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.
  • The Best
    MsGlo
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I invited my son to join me for dinner at The Capital Grille. He always hear me raving about it....decided it was time to take him. He is still on cloud nine from the experience - food, service, wait staff, atmosphere and valet paarking. He commented by say, Goodbye Famous Dave! One of his best experiences at a fine dining establishment. Now he truly knows why I call The Captial Grille my favorite restaurant. Thanks to the entire staff at TCG in MKE!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent meal!
    JennyPennyVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    My husband and I dined at Capital Grille for the first time in many years, and the first time in Milwaukee. Our server was Angel and he was superb! The food was outstanding and the Kona rub and shallot butter on my steak was really unique. We are happy to have found a true, quality steakhouse near our new home.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    From the minute we were seated, the service was top notch. The food was excellent. It was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Capital grille
    Beaser26
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The waitress was perfect blend of friendly and superb service. The food for both of us was outstanding. I had the filet and it was the best I've had in a very long time. It was a great dining experience. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful dinner
    manhattanchick
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Can't say enough about Capital Grille! Wonderful wait staff and delicious food. Had bottle of wine made just for them and it went perfectly with the great steaks. Would return in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    JvSs
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We went here for dinner Sunday night it was great. I had to switch my reservation a few times because I was stuck in the salon. But it was easy to switch and I enjoyed every single bite of food was delicious. And our server Marcelo was awesome very informative
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    bpake
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a late evening dinner with my son after a Brewers game. Restaurant nearly empty at 945pm on a Saturday. Food was delicious and prepared and service was outstanding- had a nice discussion with our waiter about the wine list with a good recommendation. Never hurried although we were about the last ones there. Valet parker waited around for us to leave even though he was obviously ready to go long before we were.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • StumpsVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Everything about this was amazing!!! I was cold so the gave me a shawl. It was just top notch. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • C. Xiong
    Xiong
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Service was wonderful. Foods were great. I would highly recommend this place although it is on the high side, it is great for special occassion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had an outstanding meal with excellent service and wine suggestion by the server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Out with the wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Some people were loud but what can you do service was great food really good dessert and drinks A1.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My husband and I once again had a wonderful time at the Capital Grille. The service is outstanding. They treated us like a king and queen for our anniversary. The food was also very tasty. They made our 38th anniversary a very memorable one. We will be returning to the Capital Grille.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great celebration 30th anniversary
    Jetski
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. Best choice for special occasion. The restaurant had surprised us with a rose, glitter and a card at our table. Peter took great care of us. Thank you. We had the steak which was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Skip it
    dmillage
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Does not warrant the price tag. Side dishes are boring, the caramelized shallot "butter" was really a sauce that overwhelmed my steak. The crab and lobster cakes were delicious, but served with something that tasted like a runny tartar sauce. We will find somewhere else the next time we are in Mikwaukee.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The right place for a special event
    NortonVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We enjoyed our evening starting in the bar for drinks before dinner and ended it by sharing all the desert they had to offer. We had great service and the food was fantastic, maybe a little to much as we were very full when we left. A great place to celebrate a special event or to celebrate the latest promotion in the office.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    pickyeater
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience at Capital Grille the other night. The waiter was extremely helpful with selecting our meals which ended up being great. The bartender who originally helped us was very attentive and walked us through the "Generous Pour" promotion, allowing us to sample the wines and then decide if we wanted more or something else.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    lovedit
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was an excellent place. The service was amazing - Sara did a great job. She did everything and more to make our anniversary dinner something special. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was wonderful. This is certainly a place that I will recommend to others. I will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For Special Occasions
    Like2EatOut
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Capital Grille is wonderful for special occasions. Compared to other steak houses with similar price lists the atmosphere is quiet and romantic. Also, the portions are very generous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 709 reviews are from the The Capital Grille - Milwaukee reviews archive.
  • Birthday Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I took a good friend to Capital Grille for her birthday. We were greeted warmly from the time we pulled up to the complimentary valet parking, to the front desk staff. Kimberlee was our server and took terrific care of us. We shared the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella appetizer...delicious! Our filets were prepared perfectly and were tender and flavorful. The sides were sautéed mushrooms which complimented our steaks so well and the potatoes au gratin. I did not mention to the staff that it was a birthday celebration, but Kimberlee noticed the card and small gift. We were delightfully surprised with an amazing cheesecake and flour less chocolate cake dessert delivered to our table with a Happy Birthday message. Simply as good as it gets!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best !
    Monkey22
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Have never been let down in any shape ! Have been to a lot of the "comps" but none have yet to hold a candle to capital grill. Make sure you go out during their generous pour ......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BendyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Very good steaks and accompaniments with very nice wine and service. Relaxed pace made it a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wrong night
    Kristin
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We have been to Capitol Grille multiple times and enjoy it thoroughly. However Sunday was rough. There were several shows that evening, so the restaurant was packed for early service, and they clearly overbooked. The wait times for a server and food was much too long. We made it out on time for our show, however many were still waiting for dinner when we left.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Was my friend's 1st time. She was very impressed. Our server was very attentive even with having another large table. Superb acknowLedgment of birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Classy dining with exceptional food. My boyfriend enjoyed his steak. Service was top notch, attentive and yet gave us space to enjoy our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic as always!
    HNWB
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I've dined at the Capital Grille in Milwaukee several times and am never disappointed. The steak is always cooked perfectly as ordered and the lobster mac and cheese is a much for a side! The house pinapple infused vodka martini is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant, high end w/ huge wine list
    whadyusay
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food was carefully prepared using superior ingredients. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Our waiter was a little inexperienced, but his co-workers made up for that. I was very pleased that the restaurant was quiet enough and the acoustics were good enough that my three guests and I could enjoy our conversation. The menu is ala carte. We ordered mushrooms, asparagus and salads as well as a variety of steaks and seafood. Everything was amazing and delicious except the Ceasar salad was too heavy on parmesan slices. We all ordered desserts. All the portions were very large. I get the sense that the Capital Grille is geared toward 'Mad Men' type business men (in a positive sense, if that is possible.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday meal
    bkmad
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Enjoyed a nice evening with my wife celebrating my birthday. Had a wonderful experience due to great tasting food and a friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in town
    Hsayaovong
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The price is a little high but you do get what you pay for, best steak that I've had in ages. If you love drinking whine, they have a very large selection to choose from. Would love to go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a lovely dinner and we appreciated the restaurant's accommodating our request for a quieter area so that we could talk. Scott our server was +++++. We will be back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic