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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
  • "Lauren and Hung are friendly, fun, attentive wait staff. Love the lavosh and lobster bisque. Hugh chunks of lobster in bisque, calamari crisp, risotto creamy good, scallops seared to perfection, desserts taste as good as they look. Our group comes every year for our joint birthday lunch celebration because we like the food (some keep ordering the same thing every year) and wait staff, and enjoy the special attention we receive. Relaxing, great food, filling."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We orginally had dinner reservation around 7 for a Saturday night quiet dinner with friends. But we decided to go to the Twins baseball game. After the game we were really hunger so we made late reservations (10:30). So we drove downtown and went to the Capital Grille. We were not suprised because we had been told about the great food and service, the Grille was spot on. We were one of the few remaining diners at the restuarant, but the service did not miss a beat, and the food was fresh and delicious. The Capital Grille exceeded expectations. The price of the meal was as expected for the great service and food."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I would consider ourselves foodies and love trying new foods and new restaurants. But when we feel like a great steak with the awesome classic "potato and vegetable" side, we always come here. There's just something about the Capital Grille that makes you feel so comfortable, yet feels like a fancy/special night out. We always request our favorite server, Teresa, when making reservations and she is always a gem to see and talk to. Capital Grille is just the perfect place for a special night out when you feel like your classic meat and potatoes and it's charming staff (especially Teresa). Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "No complaints from our party of 10. All food was fantastic, including lobster mac, shrimp appetizer, lobster bisque soup, scallops, all steaks were amazing (I had a filet special with blue cheese). It's a great place for a group to share many family style dishes. The service was great."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We went for our 38th anniversary. The staff were great, especially our server, Jeff, who took great care of us and made our celebration even better. The dry aged steak (32 day dry aged bone in fillet) was they best steak I have ever had. Every item we had was prepared very well and was delicious."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "It is a wonderful restaurant to celebrate an anniversary. Excellent food and service."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Service was great, and food was unbelievable, had a fantastic time. Would recommend for a great night out with the wife, or a fun business lunch."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday at Capital Grille, absolutely everything was perfect. Decorations on the table, great suggestions on what to order and unbelievable food. We could not have been happier!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "From arrival to departure, The Capital Grille exceeded our expectations. Our service was flawless and the food was exceptional. Out of my four days in MN, the dinner at The Capital Grille was the highlight of the entire trip."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner. We started out with the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella. Then we split the tenderloin steak and butter poached lobster tail dinner with asparagus and mashed potatoes. Everything was perfectly cooked and very flavorful. They start you off with a wonderful bread basket and pat of fresh butter with salt sprinkled on it. We also split a half bottle of Pinot. What really made The Captial Grille stand apart was the OUTSTANDING service of our waitress. She was knowledgeable and incredibly attentive without hovering. I will ask for her again next time I book my reservations. I highly recommend this restaurant for your next special occasion!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Everything about the meal was outstanding. The martinis, the apps, the steaks, the sides, and the wine. The lobster Mac n cheese side was amazing. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The meals are pricey, but worth it."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The Generous Pour was exactly that, don't skip it -- lovely wines and more than a "tasting". We were greeted with complimentary champagne and were also treated to a gorgeous dessert. Dinner was perfect. We've been before and have been impressed, but not this impressed. Thank you Capital Grille!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was very, very good. However, we enjoyed our Filets at another top-rated steak restaurant in Mpls. better. We also like the atmosphere (quieter and romantic). In addition, our waiter was patient and we didn't feel rushed in any way at our top pick restaurant. It was extremely busy and loud in the isle by our booth at Capital - people running back and forth during our entire dinner. I am certain that we will stick with our fav steak restaurant for now - giving Capital Grille a 2nd or 3rd place for us."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We dined at the Capital Grille before attending the McCartney concert. We had made reservations as soon as we got the concert tickets. It made a memorable evening even more special."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I made the reservation weeks in advance. We arrived on time and were told that our table wasn't ready. We waited 30 minutes in a crowded, loud bar area during this time. No offer of drinks, no waitress to even order drinks. I eventually went to the servers station at the bar to order drinks for our group. 10 minutes later we got our drinks - one was incorrect. We finally got to our table. Our usual waitress was there and she was excellent. If it had not been for her, it would have been a poor, 1 star, rating for Capital Grille. We ordered, only to find out that they were completely out of lobsters. The menu is limited enough; when you run out of a main dish, there's a problem. There was no apology, no comment, nothing. Not worth the $$$$."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at Capital Grille. The restaurant was full and energetic, the server was professional and friendly, and the food was delicious! The Chilean Sea Bass was outstanding, and the lobster Mac 'N' Cheese was so good!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I was there with a small group for a busienss dinner. Been there before and had stake. This time we decided for alternatives - salad, pasta, ice cream etc. Appetizers and foodt stellar. Seen much much better. So, if you don't plan to have steak, go to a different place. Ambiance is very nice though, elegant and stately. Great service."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Another great experience at Capital Grille. The food was amazing with the standout being the filet...was the most flavorful filet I've ever tasted! Only miss with the food was the fried breaded lobster, which was great but seemed very overpriced for the serving size. The annual Generous Wine Pour was happening during our visit which is a great deal for wine lovers. I liked 4 of the 7 wines and loved 2 of them. The beauty of this event is you can sample all 7 wines and have unlimited refills of the ones you really like, all for $25...great deal."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have been to Capital Grille many times and return because of the food and the service. I think they have the best customer service of any restaurant in the Twin Cities and I come back more often because of Sandy's great personal attention we get every time we com."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Excellent service and food. Very attentive to details!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We went to The Capital Grill during Restaurant Week - 3 course dinner for $30. After upgrades, drinks, a dessert to go, and tip, we spent $175 for two of us. The porcini rub with balsamic reduction is fabulous! Well worth every penny!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a sirloin, soup and salad. The sirloin was tasty and soup and salad was fine."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "What a wonderful dining experience. The Capital Burger was amazing and their homemade grapefruit soda was very refreshing.I would definitely recommend this place for lunch, dinner, or for drinks. I could see that the had quite a substantial wine selection."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Never being to Capital Grille and hearing so many good things, my expectations were high. I think going during Restaurant Week was the issue as I feel the servers were over whelmed and not "serving" the guests as they may have. Our server Tom was poor, having very little personality, and not connecting with us at all. I stated that I was gluten and dairy free and felt confident that I would be served well until my salad came with cheese. The filet that I ordered was a "10' delicious, however the asparagus was pretty much raw. A restaurant of this caliber should have dished out way better service than we received - especially since it was Restaurant week!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Capital Grill is a classic. Great for a lunch or dinner that requires a deal to get done or just catching up with a good buddy."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "They sprinkled the tale with birthday confetti and wrote me a nice card. I felt special going for my birthday lunch with my co-workers. The food and service was excellent. We had never had lunch there before. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Best service ever! The pace of the meal courses were just right so no rush or waiting too long."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "After having dinner here I'll be back a lot more. Everything was great!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Every time I get the opportunity to visit this place I always leave happy. Thank you for the great service, food and environment..."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Not as good as previous Restaurant Week experiences. Portions seemed smaller, dessert was definitely tiny compared to past visits."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "A classy steakhouse that is not trying to push the envelope in culinary experimentation - just the ideal place for my husband. Steaks are always cooked to one's preferred doneness. Expensive and high quality. Caesar salad is generous and prepared properly - no stale croutons. Clam chowder also a good starter choice. Only complaint is the 7 tasting wine offer cannot be shared. Why not? We're not expecting 14 glasses - just the 7 we can both sip and enjoy."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Best steak and service in town. Always our go-to place for special occasions or whenever we want a good steak. Their Generous Pour wine tasting was great."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week and had an amazing time! Our server did a great job at suggesting a wine that I ended up loving. The food was fabulous and the mashed potato was to die for! All in all, it was a great vibe. Definitely going back"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Went to celebrate my anniversary with my boss. It was a great place to feel special. Our server was extremely pleasant and helpful. My meal was delicious, but my salmon was a tad over cooked. But all in all - an excellent meal."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Ambiance and food were spectacular. Went for restaurant week and had steak, a field greens salad and chocolate cake for dessert. Was delicious and service was outstanding. My first visit but can't wait to return. Thanks Capital Grille for a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great value for Restaurant Week - two 14oz dry aged sirloin steaks, grilled asparagus with lemon, Sam's potatoes, and two desserts satisfied. The generous pour wine deal offers a sampling of up to 7 great wines at a steal for $25."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This was by far the best steak I've ever had. Restaurant week was a great opportunity to try this amazing restaurant. Capital Grille did not dissapoint."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My parents were visiting. We had the restaurant week menu with the generous pour wine tasting. The food, service and wine were outstanding. We will definitely return for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Its amazing that this is a Darden Restaurant when they also own Red Lobster and Olive Garden (gag). The first time I went to Capital Grille I was concerned that it might just be an overpriced chain. Wow was I wrong. The food is outstanding and service is always great. If you have a special occasion you cant go wrong with Capital Grille"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant adds up to customer satisfaction."
    Dined on 7/21/2014