The Capital Grille - Milwaukee
The Capital Grille - Milwaukee

The Capital Grille - Milwaukee

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 4142230600x
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Capital Grille - Milwaukee reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)notable wine list (69)romantic (64)fit for foodies (47)good for groups (40)great for lunch (27)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (8)late-night find (8)neighborhood gem (8)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    Norton
    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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Excellent
    Tryit
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Royal Service
    Pma0728
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Capital Grille 6/2014
    Amj1
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but worth every penny
    ApeDog
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    2bycme
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best overall experience
    Nancy
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Dining Time
    Snarf
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five loved Capital Grille evening!
    JoyceM
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner, great deal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Great Service
    Outtoeat
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Cheryl was a great server! Food was great. Got the downtown dining deal. Terrific experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rojo
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Food!
    kmacmilw
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Tina
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Great
    jl2z
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Never a disappointment returning. The service is always attentive not overbearing and the food is done perfect to order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thnx for being in Downtown Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    KatieLou
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5 stars across the board!
    Ktsocki
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Meal
    Michl
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SusieVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date nate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This place came highly recommended by friends and family and it lived up to it's reputation. Fantastic cut of meat
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.