The Capital Grille - Minneapolis
The Capital Grille - Minneapolis

The Capital Grille - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 6126929000x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Capital Grille - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
288 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (236)notable wine list (167)romantic (156)fit for foodies (135)good for groups (73)great for lunch (37)hot spot (33)vibrant bar scene (25)neighborhood gem (22)late-night find (12)great for brunch (5)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Giulia
    Giulia
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were very disappointed with the food at The Capital Grille. We remembered the food being superb, and this time, the food quality was below expectations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flawless
    1funchick
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everytime our family eats dinner here, it's perfect. The wine list is wonderful and the food is over the top delicious. It is a pricey restaurant, for a family of 5 with wine and cocktails..you're looking at $600+. However, if you're willing to spend some money, you will not be disappointed. The delmonico steak is so tasty, that you will dream about it :) The atmosphere is warm and cozy and a perfect spot for a special occasion. Thankyou Capital Grille, for being an outstanding find that we will continue to return to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service and food
    JOEROB35
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a group of 5 and everyone ordered something different - the service and food was excellent-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Occasion Dining
    dswal
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service at Capital Grille is very good and attentive... Food is great, too. Celebrating a birthday, they brought out a sample of flourless chocolate cake and creme brule cheesecake on a Happy Birthday plate, that was a nice touch! A note, my husband ordered a dry-aged bone-in Filet, $76, that really wasn't worth the money, the regular filet is just as good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theater rush, but...
    CurtVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent food and wonderful wine list as always. Delmonico ribeye remains my favorite. Sides were excellent. Brussel sprout special side is fantastic. We were there on a Saturday evening theater rush which might explain our server, although pleasant, being out of sorts. Perhaps understaffed, although it didn't appear so, we lost touch with him several times during the evening. He then charged us for a more expensive wine, which we caught, but then had to wait again for the revised bill. I still ended up with the wrong bill tally sheet, but the correct charge amount on my credit card slip. All in all, still a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Steve
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food and attentive service. Enjoy a couple drinks at the bar before dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The quality of the steak has digressed. The waiter was not attentive. The amount of side dishes to share were not generous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • work lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The menu options are diverse, and I look forward to coming back again. 3 out of 4 of the group had the crab/lobster burger. There were large chunks of lobster and it was very good. This was a work lunch, and the only complaint was the end of the meal service, no follow-up for dessert or bringing the check timely as this was a work lunch and it had been mentioned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steaks!!
    jlarson
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner of steaks, twice baked potatoes and great wine!! We were celebrating my birthday so they treated us to a surprise birthday dessert....that was also yummy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Classic Steakhouse
    ChristinaVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    High end steakhouse. Expensive, but worth it. Steak was perfectly prepared, sides and salads were what we expected. Nothing avant garde or really unique, but it is most definitely a solid, high end steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • capital grille
    jimmy
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Had another fine meal at Capital Grille. I had the lamb and my wife Had a chicken dish as she avoids red meat. The service was exemplary as usual. Only disappointment was being seated in a small private room instead of the main dining room. No issues, but I prefer being seated in the primary dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    TimmyD
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My wife and I wanted to dine somewhere nice in honor of our 25th wedding anniversary. We had heard many good things about The Capital Grille but this was our first experience there. First of all, the service was excellent. We were about 10 minutes late for our reservation time, but this did not seem to throw them off in the least and there was no waiting to be shown to our table. Everyone, from the greeting at the door to the table busing staff, was very attentive and personable. Our waiter was not only professional but very helpful and friendly, the perfect combination for first-time diners. Food was splendid, and perhaps not a great value but this was not the intent for the evening. Would we go again? Yes!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to its reviews
    laughaholic07
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My boyfriend works crazy hours, only getting a 3-day weekend once a month. When he does have a free weekend, we try to make the most of it by indulging in the best restaurants. This was our first time at Capital Grille and it did not disappoint. The best steaks that we have ever had. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helped us through our menu options. We will definitely be back and will ask for the same server. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fancy night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Capital Grille
    Beth
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We very much enjoyed our dinner at The Capital Grille. All the people we came in contact with were very professional. Our server was attentive, helpful and pleasant. He made the night especially nice with an amazing birthday treat!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal and Service
    Luv2goout
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were celebrating my birthday by going out to eat and to a play. The service was great. Lynn was awesome and was right there if we needed her and her choice for my main dish was spot on AMAZING!!! The people that sat next to us were crabby and kind of ruined the romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for our anniversary!
    Wilbur
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here recently. Although we were 20 minutes late for our reservation on a busy night, they held our table, which I'd specifically requested as a booth for two. The table linen was adorned with rose petals, and they served us a glass of complimentary celebratory champagne. Our waiter, Jeff, was incredibly patient and helpful with descriptions, with a lovely wine selection and with everything we needed. The food was, as you would expect here, sensational. My wife and I both had steak of course - she some tenderloin with lobster tales, me a Kona-rubbed sirloin on the bone. Everything was spectacular, from the doneness of the steak to the original brussels sprouts salad, to the beets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tom14VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Awesome evening, great stop before the play. they were very accomadating on time issues to get us out in time to make our play.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-show delight
    Showstoppers
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We really enjoy The Grille and are never disappointed. As usual, we sat in the wine room which is so cozy. The special salad with brussels sprouts was a real treat and too tasty to share. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The wines we chose were a great complement to the meal. The dessert plate with a small chiffon topped cheesecake and small chocolate ganache cake paired with fruit created a smashing finale. Our server was pleasantly attentive and made sure we arrived at the show on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • husbands Birthday
    serena
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We had .a great time like always, beautiful food, sweet lobster and killer steak
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local fav
    rookiefoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Go each year for anniversary or new years. Enjoy the succulent food. Little bummed this year that they didn't ask if we were celebrating a special occassion as we were (milestone anniversary) and there were 5 birthday celebrations around us. Still one of our favs and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Anniversary!
    11yrs
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We went to Capital Grille for our anniversary. I didn't book it as an anniversary dinner, but when we got there they asked if we were celebrating anything special...when we said our anniversary they really stepped it up! Pretty soon we had rose petals on the table, a complimentary glass of champagne and at the end of a wonderful dinner they also brought us an amazing dessert with "Happy Anniversary" written on it in chocolate! The service was impeccible and the food was amazing....2 thumbs way up!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OUTSTANDING!!!
    Lola
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We were both celebrating birthdays and the staff at The Capital Grille could not have made us feel more special! The service was incredible, the food was scrumptious and we had a wonderful evening! We hope to celebrate all future birthdays at The Capital Grille!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    Footballpour
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Porcini rub was awesome on the beef! Drinks were slow to start, but dessert was comped without asking!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    traveler
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great Restaurant, the service and the server's knowledge was outstanding
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • will return
    boob2k
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fabulous evening, wonderful food and Sandy our waitress made it feel as though we were at home with a personal chef who definitely knows how to cook a steak to perfection and we did not have to do any work or clean up. Truly romantic
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Capitol Grille dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I arranged a dinner for three out of town business visitors. The food was very good and they were happy. The pricing is a bit on the high side. I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    KathPerk11
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Every time I eat at the Capital Grille I'm impressed and amazed. Each meal seems better than the last, and everyone that I've been with is beyond impressed as well. Their staff is so knowledgeable and friendly and the food is out of this world! Unique, yet approachable. And if you don't see something, just ask! They're likely to have it or be able to find it for you. Amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food wasn't worth the price
    MNMom
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The service was very good. We had a mixed experience with the food on our visit. The steaks were absolutely outstanding. We had the filet and the tenderloin on the bone and both were excellent. I did not care for the wine reduction with the filet - and I like red wine. The French onion soup was bland and the caesar salads got panned. Flavorless dressing, the anchovies were not the smoked variety and were more like raw. The side of french beans and heirloom tomatoes also were not tasty. The desserts were fine. The cheesecake was a lighter, fluffier style, not a New York style (just FYI). Overall, for the price of the food, I would have expected perfection in flavors. Steak made it, but the rest did not.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Reliable Go-to
    MexicanFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I don't go to the Grille often, but when I do, I can always expect a wonderful experience. We went to celebrate a birthday. We told them, and we found tasteful birthday confetti waiting on the table, received a complementary bottle of bubbly for a celebratory toast, and a birthday dessert. Service here is impeccable. Servers are knowledgeable on on the menu and make very reliable recommendation for wine pairings. They have a reputation for being expensive, but are no more so than any quality steakhouse in town, and their service rivals most.
    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.
  • Disapointed
    1703johnsonVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Steaks were a little overcooked and service was a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1 of favorite MPLS restraurants
    JimWVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have visited many times - food and service is one of the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent First Time
    MrFancyPants
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went there for our 2nd wedding anniversary. Everything was superb: the service, the food, and the overall experience. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We split appetizer( lobster in tempura with Siracha sauce ), salad, and 16 oz bone in filet ( blue cheese on top ), had 2 half bottles of wine ( one white and one red- perfect for the two of us ). We were absolutely full.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Celebration!
    TrishVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    First time at the Capital Grill and we were definately be back. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. What a pleasant surprise the champange, rose petals and fabulous desserts were . Thanks for making our night so special
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scrumptious
    MugsyVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was our first time here. We had the sliced filet. I am not a big meat eater but this was fantastic. It melted in our mouths. Service was outstanding. We were running a little late to get to the orpheum and our waitress calmly ensured that we got our meal without making us feel rushed. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steaks/hungry
    hungry
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our son and his wife gave us a gift card for Capital Grill to have a really good steak. My husband had the porterhouse which was very good. I had the fillet which was slightly overdone and no better or not as good as the fillet at other nice restaurants. We had the truffle fries which were very disappointing. The restaurant is very nice but also very noisy. We enjoyed our meal there, but it was too expensive not to have been more memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Top Shelf
    Bobg
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Everything was terrific. There is no better place for steak.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversay!!
    suriVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I can't stop talking about the wonderful evening I had at this restaurant!! Food was Outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Capital Grill is our favorite dining option before a show or concert in Minneapolis. It is centrally located near all the performance and music venues. It is by far the best place to eat in the 3 block radius. The service is always great. The lobster specials: Lobster appetizer and the lobster soup were exceptional. Thank you. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Laura
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great place for a special dinner before attending a show at the State or Orpheum Theaters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.