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The Capital Grille - Milwaukee
The Capital Grille - Milwaukee

The Capital Grille - Milwaukee Details

  • 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: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyed a nice evening with my wife celebrating my birthday. Had a wonderful experience due to great tasting food and a friendly staff."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "As expected, it was an excellent meal with great service. The steak was well seasoned and cooked perfectly. The server was personable and attentive. Yes it is expensive but it is definitely worth it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Downtown Dining was a great way to try Capital Grille. The food was outstanding. DD made it affordable, but regular prices are out of my usual dining budget. But this experience allowed me to see that my regular spots are very close in quality to Capital Grille at a more reasonable charge."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We went for a date night and ordered the dry aged sirloin steak and Filet Mignon. Our steaks were cooked to perfection! We enjoyed the side of mash potatoes, and green beans. The wait staff was very attentive, and were sure to clear plates and refill the water glasses promptly. Overall, great place for special occasion as it is on the pricey side but like I said worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "If you are looking for great food with exceptional service and an unbelievable wine list this is the place for you! Absolutely a wonderful dining experience! We will visit again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Looked forward to dining at The Capitol Grille for a long time. Attended Downtown Dining for lunch. My salmon was somewhat dry and my husband has the dried beef which he felt was "pretty good". The clam chowder was delicious and the deserts were outstanding. I felt the three courses were rushed, however realize they want to get as many "in and out" as possible. We were not on a "lunch hour" so time was not a factor for us. The decor of the restaurant is great and the service was superb."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Loved Capital Grille! We had been wanting to try this restaurant and thought Downtown Dining Week was the opportune time. Great variety of bread and rolls that came with salad, which was also excellent - the field greens vs the Caesar. Three of us had the filet and my husband had the salmon, all perfectly prepared and delicious. And can't forget to mention the amazing mashed potatoes which was one of our sides, our friend asked for a second dish! Service and our server was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's birthday here a few days ago. The restaurant surprised us with some nice birthday touches and you couldn't beat the delicious food. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We were overwhelmed with the wonderful experience we had at our new favorite dining spot. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great night!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Capital Grille and it was a most enlightening experience. The staff was well trained and very professional. The steaks were scrumptious and very tender.We would be glad to come and celebrate special occasions here. It was a very enjoyable evening from the beginning to end."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I have dined here several times and I always enjoy it. The quality of food is consistently very good. This time, my steak was a bit under cooked. I ordered it medium and it was definitely medium rare, but overall a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We ate during Downtown Dining Week, and we were served one of the best steak dinners I've had in ages. My filet was prepared perfectly, the mashed potatoes and beans were so flavorful. My Caesar salad had just the right amount of dressing and delicious cheese. The meal was topped off with a small, perfect flour less chocolate cake dessert. Our server Sophia was gracious, informative, and never rushed us, even though the restaurant was filled, with diners waiting. We had amazing wine. It was one of the best dining experiences I've had in ages. So, so good. Thanks to the chefs, the front desk staff, bartenders, and Sophia. Well be back!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed our experience for dinner. The five of us get together several times a year, and this was our most special evening."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Cheryl was a great server! Food was great. Got the downtown dining deal. Terrific experience"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "As it was downtown dining week, we'd booked ahead of time. They were very busy so there was some delay in getting our table. In addition, the first time they tried to seat us, the previous guests had not left. We ended up with a much nicer table. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. Food, especially the filot mignon, was excellent. Great wine selection as well. Overall, this is a gem of a restaurant."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Went for Milwaukee's Downtown Dining Week and it was an amazing choice! Started with the Caesar Salad which was delicious. The rolls and bread choices were also very good. I ordered the bone-in aged sirloin and I almost ate the entire thing it was so good. No salt, pepper, A1 sauce, ketchup, anything needed to be added to what they had prepared. I concluded with the cheesecake for dessert which was the perfect size. Loved that it had the caramelized sugar on top as well. Also enjoyed the Chalone 2012 Pinot Noir which was one of the best Pinot Noirs that I have ever tasted!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Never a disappointment returning. The service is always attentive not overbearing and the food is done perfect to order."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Capital Grille staff treated us so well for our first wedding anniversary. They decorated the table with confetti and a rose, along with a handwritten note signed by the staff. They provided a free champagne toast and a printed picture of the two of us to take home. We will definitely be back for future special occasions!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Ambiance was refined but cozy, food was delicious, service was great. 8oz filet with Kona crust is one of the best steaks I've had!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food and service are both extremely professional....well-prepared, nicely presented, friendly, efficient, knowledgable, and delicious. #1 choice when wanting to impress at a steak house!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had heard so many good things about this restaurant we had very high expectations. Upon arriving, the restaurant was impressive looking. Service was excellent. The disappointment came when our entrée arrived, dry-aged beef hash, and it was luke warm at best. Had to send it back to get it heated up. Although our waiter was more than apologetic, we expected better."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "All 4 in our party said the Filet was done to perfection, two medium and two medium. A good assortment of breads in basket, The vegetable done crisp tender and the potatoes were wonderful as usual. Lobster bisque is fabulous, their Cesar salad nice and crisp, Grilled shrimps were great. The service was great and timely from the front door valet to the back of the house."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We decided to give this restaurant a try during Downtown Dining Week. Besides comnplimentary valet parking, the restaurant is beautiful. The food was absolutley divine - even the mashed potatoes and green beans, both absolute perfection. Service was outstanding. We were made to feel very special. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This place came highly recommended by friends and family and it lived up to it's reputation. Fantastic cut of meat"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We brought my husband's parents here for the first time this weekend. They absolutely loved the food and the atmosphere. Troy our waiter was amazing. Very helpful in selections and suggestions. Thanks!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Where quality is concerned, I can always count on Capital Grille to provide a wonderful dining experience. Food, service and ambiance never disappoint and I leave one happy satisfied customer!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It's the Kona crusted sirloin is the best steak I have ever eaten, period. There are plenty of places I can go in the area for similar menu items at similar prices of similar quality, but the Kona crusted sirloin is unique to capital Grille and in my opinion what sets them apart from the competition down the street."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Service and environment was great. The food was a little above average. I should have ordered a steak instead of seafood at a primarily a steak restaurant."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "From the moment we pulled up to the curb, we were treated as keynote guests at The Capital Grill. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and personable, (Sara) helping us choose the correct wine and dessert pairings for a romantic night out. Even the restroom experience was pleasing! My only complaint, there was inconsistency in a filet prepared "medium", and the flavor and juice levels were lacking in one of the two. Plan to return in the future, and will continue to recommend. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Service was slow due to the restaurant being packed. The food was amazing. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Top 3 for best steaks in the city. Depending on the day, it may be the best. Always have a great meal and the downtown dining menu is great."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We went for Fine Dining Week with a modified menu (price was great.) Five out of six of us went for lunch and got the dry aged sirloin hash. It sounded different, and we assumed it would have a lot of potato with it. It had tons of meat and the presentation was beautiful, but was very greasy and had little flavor and few potatoes. The salmon was excellent, salads so so. The desserts were great too -- a flourless chocolate and a cheesecake with a creme brulee crunchy top with different berries on the side. It was very good to the point where I would have enjoyed a larger piece! I'm sure the extended menu would be even better"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "It's not on the menu but you have to try the lobster bisque! It's so worth it!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Excellent food and service!! Brian was our waiter and was fantastic! We celebrated a Marquette University graduation. Capital Grille thought of everything to make this event extra special!! Confetti on the table, a congratulatory note from Capital Grille staff to the graduate, a wonderful complimentary dessert and a photo of our table given to the graduate in a frame. We will be back. It was a wonderful experience. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My first dining experience at The Capital Grille, but certainly not the last. Our dinner was a celebration for my daughter's high school graduation, held nearby in downtown Milwaukee. Our party of 10 arrived a bit earlier than our reservation time, but they had our table ready and seated us without delay. The table was nicely set with graduation decor, and our server (Peter) greeted us immediately. He thoroughly explained the menu, and the special items being prepared by the chef that evening. This restaurant features a wonderful wine list and a very appealing menu. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal, with the service was outstanding. They even provided a special graduation dessert for my daughter. It was a memorable evening!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Capital Grille is special place to celebrate family occasions or treat out of town company. We enjoyed our evening and the food and service were very good, but the ambience is very close quarters and a higher noise level than other top restaurants."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Quite simply, everything was outstanding. However, of particular note, was the service. Specifically, our server, Peter, walked five blocks to deliver the pictures he had taken and printed when we had left prior to them being printed. Capital Grille has definitely raised the bar in Milwaukee."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food and service is always outstanding. Best in Milwaukee! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014