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The Capital Grille - Minneapolis
The Capital Grille - Minneapolis

The Capital Grille - Minneapolis Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com
  • Phone: (612) 692-9000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 2:30pm; 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: Crystal Morris
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Capital Grille will cater parties of 20 to 100 guests with outstanding food & service.
  • Special Events & Promotions: For group dining or other special events, please contact our Sales and Marketing Manager today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking begins each evening at 5 p.m.

    Public lots available:
    Lasalle Plaza
    30 South 9th Street
    Next to YMCA and in our building


    Park & Shop Parking Ramp
    24 8th St. South

    Lasalle Court Parking Ramp
    811 Lasalle Avenue

A word from The Capital Grille - Minneapolis
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 the heart of the Hennepin Theatre District.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The food and service is always great! Capital Grille is one of my favorites!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great restaurant for a date night with outstanding food and service!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience from beginning to end. Upon entering we were greeted as welcome guests. Our table for two was in the corner, excellent location. Our server, Jeff Iblings, was attentive, knowledgeable and helpful-couldn't ask for better-a real pro. Ah, the food-the best french onion soup I've ever had. The steaks tender, made just as we ordered and superb in taste. The sides we tasty and plentiful and the desserts-divine. We look forward to another visit."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Luinch, dinner you can never go wrong with Cap Grille!! Amazing food every time, service extrodinaire, and ambience!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "It was our anniversary, and the staff and food was superb. Superior service - Teresa was great, and Allen stopped by to recommend an Italian red wine, that was great and very reasonably priced. Dessert was on the house! We will return, when next in Minneapolis, and plan to try the one in Charlotte as well."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Awesome time when my girlfriend and I celebrated dating 3 years. Out server Nicole was awesome and they went above and behind when all I let them know was that we're celebrating out 3 year when I booked the reservation. We had complimentary champagne, appetizer and an awesome desert on the house. I'm a goofy guy and fancy places like that aren't my thing usually but it was. Great experiment and well worth the $$$."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal and a great setting. The Delmonico steak and the Lobster Mac-n-cheese are amazing!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Celebrated our 25th Anniversary and could not ask for a better night out. We appreciated all the complimentary extras such as rose at the table, glass of champagne, truffles, bruschetta cream cheese sample, and mini espressos with rock sugar swizzle sticks. Food was excellent and we brought home leftovers. The prosciutto wrapped mozzarella is not to be missed! Filet mignon very tender; almost don't need a knife. Server was gracious and attentive. Can't go wrong here; definitely a great special occasion spot!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Have gone here before the theater a couple of times with a group. Food consistently good, you can hear each other talk. No rush but if you need to get somewhere you will. The wait staff know their stuff. Dave the waiter is our favorite."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The Grille is our favorite for a pre-show supper. We like the "wine room" because it's quiet and cozy. Our meals at the Grille have never disappointed. We love to start things off with the tempura battered lobster tails and spicy ancho sauce. Salads are fresh and creative - this time we tried the seared peaches over greens and topped with caramelized nuts. Fabulous! The entrees we chose were beautifully presented and flavorful. We skipped dessert and went straight to cappuccino."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday before heading to the Orpheum for a show. They really made it a special occasion. They gave us our picture and a celebratory desert. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. We will return!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. I requested a seat by a window. That happened, and more. We were greeted when we arrived and congratulated. A complimentary glass of champagne and desert was offered. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu, very accommodating, and obviously enjoyed her job. THE FOOD WAS TO DIE FOR!!! We can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "From the rose petals on the table and the complimentary champagne and dessert tray the entire anniversary experience was quite special. Specials of the night and chef recommendations were excellent. Definitely going back special occasion or not."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Shared a caesar salad and clam chowder..both delicious. Then I had lobster/crab cakes as an entree and my hubby had an awesome steak and we shared the mashed potatoes...so glutenously delicious!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My parents and I thoroughly enjoy fine dining and are always trying new places. A staple for us over the years has been Manny's. Its become the standard we compare everything else too, and when in doubt, lets go to Manny's! We decided to try Capital Grille for Father's day as none of us had ever been there, and it was absolutely wonderful! Food quality and service was comparable to our beloved Manny's, but the overall atmosphere far exceeded Manny's. It was cozier and a bit quieter, but still fun energy level. We all loved our experience at Capital Grille and can't wait to return! (My father's birthday is coming up and I know where we're headed!)"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The ambiance was great and the service spot on. The meal was one of the best I've had in ages. The valet parking was very handy since it was raining like crazy. I would definitely recommend it and can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We normal go to this restauant for special occassions as is service and food are always excellant"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "If you are lucky enough to be able to get reservations at the Capital Grille in Minneapolis, and luckier still to win the lottery and have Tony be in charge of your table, you will have the most amazing night of your life! The food is absolutely without comparison, the ambiance is superb, and there are not enough superlatives to define Tony. With amazing confidence and warmth, he welcomes you to the restaurant and makes you feel you have been friends forever! Excellent suggestions follow: you should take his advice! He is Spot On!! WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We booked a table for 17 people. They did a great job following up with us a few days prior, the day prior and that day. Sure enough, when my group got there, our table was NOT available. We had to uncomfortably wait in the bar area for 1 hour. The food was not at par with the Capital Grille usual quality. VERY DISAPPOINTED."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "There is something on the menu for everyone. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. You cannot make a bad choice off the menu, but make sure to hear the daily specials before you make your mind."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Booked a reservation for a friend's bday and we received exceptional hospitality. This was my second time at Capital Grille and I was again amazed at the level of excellence. There was bday glitter on the table, many bday wishes and after a phenominal lunch, a lovely bday dessert was presented with a candle. Capital Grille went above and beyond my expectations for a good experience and my friend was delighted, fed well and amazed at the service itself. I found the food to be fresh and delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. It wasn't on my radar when I moved here but it is a gem."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The second you arrive at the Capital Grill you notice this is a special place from the courteous Valet's that greet you on arrival to the hostesses and servers. Our server was excellent...not overbearing but there when you needed something. I was impressed with the single rose for our anniversary to the complimentary dessert. The cocktails were perfect and was the sea bass that we had for our entrée. Yes, it's pricey but it feels good to be pampered every once in a while. Great job overall and easy to understand how the Capital Grill has survived all these years when others have failed. Thank you for a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food. Wonderful ambience. Staff are knowledgeable, attentive without smothering, and very friendly."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I was disappointed with the food, service and general atmosphere. Given the Captial Grille's reputation I had hoped for an excellent meal with above excellent service. I mean if you are going to pay $60 for a steak and more for the trimmings that is not an unreasonable expectation. To start, the bread seved was not warm and several pieces were clearly left over from the lunch service and were stale. I order the special bone-in filet and asked for it at medium "plus" - I got medium rare and the part nearest the bone was almost most completely rare. The truffle fires were I think also leftover from lunch; greasy, no flavor and a few sprinkles of cheese and parsley - a decidedly poor presentation. Overall a poor experience"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Service was spot on. Food was prompt as we were going to the theater. Valets were very pleasant. Manager checked on us. Awesome evening!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Everything about our visit was perfect. The food was excellent, but what really makes this restaurant stand out is the high level of service."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I have been spoiled by Capital Grille in the past, I love the service when they put a small amount of the Calamari on everyone's plate, I love when they comp an appetizer, round of drinks or maybe even a dessert. CG usually goes above and beyond to help make everyone feel special, they even recognized the fact that I am a frequent guest at the Milwaukee CG. None the less, it was busy and nothing was comped, still a Great meal but would have been nice to get that little extra something."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining in the "wine room" at the Grill. Our server was very attentive but not overbearing. The meal was very tasty. The chef usually has something special to offer. This time it was lightly tempura battered lobster tails as a starter. I could have made my entire main course of those little gems. The nicely "peppered" ancho dipping sauce was outstanding."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "As always, the Capital Grill had excellent food and service. Great for before an Orpheum or State Theater show with its convenient location."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Sit at the bar and enjoy a delicious app with your Stoli Doli ... the best in town! Enjoy the company of a great bartender. Afterwards, settle into a cozy booth for a delicious steak and a great bottle of wine. Sandy is a great server and provided a wonderful experience. Very knowledgeable with just the right amount of conversation. We were celebrating our anniversary and she made sure we had a few extra touches to make our night special."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We went to Capital Grille to celebrate our son's graduation from college. The food, staff, and service was outstanding. We had a group of twelve ranging in age from 8 to 80. Our waitress was amazing and so helpful with all her suggestions. We will most definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The wait staff was excellent. Dave paced himself well with our table, recommended an excellent beer as a substitution when one of us asked for blue moon, which they do not carry. The steaks were perfectly done and while the price could shock you at first the flavor and size is well worth it. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The entire dining experience at Capital Grille is always excellent! Our server, Shannon, was as good as they come."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My filet was bland and chard on the outside. Prices were astronomical, which would have been fine if the food had any flavor. When I pay those kind of prices I expect something I can't/wouldn't cook at home."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The appetizer we chose was the calamari, and it was good. My wife selected the scallops, and they were good. We also shared the lobster mac and cheese, which was excellent. I selected the porchini rubbed delmonico, ordered medium-rare, and I was very disappointed. I ordered it on the recommendation of a friend that said it was the best and most tender steak he's ever had. The medium-rare steak I ordered came out between medium and medium well, and was so tough it was hard to cut with a steak knife (or at least harder than it should be). Our server, Lauren, was very good. With three drinks the total came to about $165, I'd rather spend that somewhere else next time."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The dining room uncomfortably cooled to a frosty 64 degrees (approx.). Steak was under-seasoned, any flavor from the porcini-rub was undectectable and the porcini-alfredo/gravy didn't add any flavor, just cream. The table service was not impressive; empties sat un-bussed, the waiter was tough to locate, etc... One positive note -- the steak tartare was really fantastic. Too many good steak joints in MSP to bother going back for dinner, but I would go back to sit at the bar for a martini and that steak tartare..."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The Capital Grille is a favorite of ours, with very nice ambience, good food and service. My husband especially appreciated the waiter lifting the water glasses off the table to fill them."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Service was great, food was very good, ambiance was great. Only note was that the strip steak was a bit tougher than most strips that you get in a fine dining restaurant. Although I'm normally a strip fan, I'd go with the filet in the future here. Overall, exactly what you'd expect from a fine dining steakhouse. Expensive, but with every penny. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant. The staff was very attentive and accomodating to our young grandchildren. The food was excellent and all orders were filled exactly as asked. We have been to the restaurant many times and this was in keeping with the fine food and service we have experienced over the years. An excellent dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We celebrated Mother's Day brunch at Capital and had a very lovely time. The staff/service was great and we loved the atmosphere and food (the lobster crab cake and creamed spinach were my favorites!). The little box of truffles for the ladies was a nice touch to an already wonderful meal presentation. I look forward to our next visit back to The Capital Grille."
    Dined on 5/11/2014