The Capital Grille - Paramus
The Capital Grille - Paramus

The Capital Grille - Paramus

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: (201) 845-7040
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Luis Estacio
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from The Capital Grille - Paramus
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 at Garden State Plaza.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Capital Grille - Paramus reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (77)notable wine list (61)good for groups (54)fit for foodies (48)romantic (32)vibrant bar scene (25)great for lunch (23)hot spot (17)kid-friendly (9)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Ms Modell
    discerningVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We went for a big birthday lunch. You made the birthday girl feel special: confetti on the table, glass of champagne and birthday dessert. Fabulous. The waiter was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clark
    Clark
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Very classic yet eclectic atmosphere, well done. Steak was great and my second time here so I can say very consistent quality which you don't find everywhere. Some steakhouses have lousy steaks, this was a great steak, these guys obviously know what they are doing, and it shows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    TinkerbellVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Casual fine dining?? Absolutely!! Without having to go through a tunnel, over a bridge or having to be concerned with finding & paying a fortune for parking. AMAZING!!! The food and service are excellent, the dessert selection is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • don't mean to be snobby but,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    this location thinks too highly of itself. located in the garden state plaza mall, this place tries too hard to be high end. despite having a reservation on a not-crowded-at-all early sunday evening, still had been kept waiting in the front area without a suitable explanation by the young hostess before being led to our table for two. standard menu prices suitable for manhattan but not for the suburbs... ordered the delmonico and the meat quality was fatty and not worth the $48 charged. finally, was it truly necessary for the waitress to present her "business card" along with our check? a bit pretentious in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall amazing food
    Angelica
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Came across The Capital Grille on open table so decided to check it out with my boyfriend it was both our first time and definitely will not be out last. The food was amazing, everyone was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    LindaTVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As always, the food and service were great! My request for table location was satisfied. Our server was attentive, but not overbearing. There were a few changes to the menu, such as removal of the chopped salad, but the food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A solid choice
    lovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great spot a lot of business people! Had a great time will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Restuarant
    yankeefan1360
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went here for our 26th anniversary. I must say they really made it special. Fast and courteous service. Along with a two free deserts to celebrate our special day. We arrived a half hour early for our reservation and the staff still had the table set with rose petals and heart shaped confetti, along with a card! Food was terrific and cooked to perfection. Overall an excellent time for both of us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superbly presented classics
    SciProf
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food, décor and service were all up to the usual high standards of this chain. The beef was perfectly cooked exactly as described and ordered. The staff were prompt and friendly. The atmosphere at lunch was warm and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Capital Grille, Paramus, NJ~
    KleeVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    With a "clublike" feel to it, and a place to relax and unwind~The Capital Grille is one of my favorite places to dine. I had my "usual" standby of grilled salmon over caesar salad and it was done to a turn. For special ocassions (and if noted in your reservation, I like Open Table!) a fuss is made, but not an overwhelming and humiliating experience with singing, etc. Upon arriving at your table, there will be light decorations on it honoring your "special ocassion" and you will be a guarenteed MEMORABLE experience. The service and staff and menu will keep you returning time after time. There is complimentary parking also, which is great, as the Grille is located in one of the biggest malls in the North Jersey area. A "WILL RETURN"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Sunday Night
    sparklebeeVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We love this restaurant and visited last Sunday as we wanted steak. Very quiet, but food and service was still outstanding. We had the Delmonico, cooked medium (hot pink center) just the way we liked with the twice baked potato and asparagus. A nice dining experience---like always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aways a winner!
    Buddy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had a great time in one of the private rooms. Food always top notch. Service by Chris as always OUTSTANDING! Hard to improve on such a fine experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great exprience
    NJJoan
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch to celebrate our anniversary. The food was excellent - we had steaks, fries and green beans, and their onion soup and dessert - all were great. Couldn't have asked for better. The service was A+ from the 'quiet' table we requested through Open Table to the staff. It's a large restaurant so there was no hurry to finish and leave but I would suggest reservations even at lunch as the place is very popular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    choewtVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This place offers pretty standard steakhouse fare, but done perfectly. Even with a jaded NYC palate, I was impressed tonight with the quality of the seafood platter (super-fresh oysters, not-overcooked lobster and shrimp), the flavor and succulence of my wife's filet (cooked perfectly), the preparation of my 2# lobster (again, cooked JUST ENOUGH and no more), and the delectable coconut cream pie. Perhaps even more impressive was their service. We had a delay between appetizers and entree, and the manager came immediately by to express his concern and take care of our party. Quite impressive. Every restaurant stumbles from time to time, but how it recovers can indicate greatness as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went for anniversary dinner and it was a great experience. Our table was decorated with heard confetti and a handwritten note welcoming us on our special day. Food was plentiful and excellent. Good, attentive service. Complimentary dessert as well. Special touches that don't take a lot of effort, but are remembered. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little pricey but good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Overall a very good meal and they were very accommodating to my six year old who had to join due to our babysitter cancelling last minute. The service was excellent and the food was as always outstanding but a little expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love the Capital Grille!!
    NJFoody
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everything was perfect! I love this place! Food, service, ambiance, the works--very classy and very tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Robert
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food and service was top notch. Jesse our server was fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable and we put our trust in him to pair our wine with each course. He nailed it. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yelp
    Bud1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The restaurant was excellent however, when filtering via Yelp, only $$ were associated with the restaurant.....$$$$ would be more appropriate
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a Disappointment!
    Simplythebest
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Justin as usual was fabulous and very attentive! The food was spectacular as usual and the ambiance is always perfect for a client / vendor lunch meeting! Thank you so very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steady Eddie
    JerseyJay
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Capital Grille never disappoints, great service, great food, great atmosphere. Some will complain its pricey but I never feel like its a ripoff or that I didn't get my money's worth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good basic steak joint
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Food is up to standards and always a safe bet as you know this chain enforces the quality
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great again
    angelo
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    another stellar experience*************************************************************
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid Steak
    sparklebeeVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    If you want great steak, prepared correctly, you can't do much better than this in New Jersey. Great service, valet parking, and just everything you could want for a positive dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dining
    MrKCMark
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    First-class dining experience. Excellent, attentive service. Extensive wine list with knowledgeable server. Definitely an expensive night out (especially with wine) but well worth it for a special occasion, or to treat oneself to a special night with a loved one. Best filet mignon I have ever had. The restaurant is bustling, but not so that it was a distraction. Unlike NYC restaurants, there was plenty of personal space. There was a good sense of privacy even though there were many full tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service plus
    Ellie83
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Cesar always waits our table. He is considerate and attentive. He checks on us without being a bother. Our special occasions seem even better when we celebrate here. Always ready to recommend something delicious to put the meal over the top. Love that we are never rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dougie53
    dougie53VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As always just a really GREAT meal and GREAT service, this place is the BEST!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Excellent food and service. We celebrated our 10th Anniversary and John was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantically Chic
    TrueReview
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The ambiance was romantic and the architecture is modern with a twist of old. The food was tasty and the protions were large. It was worth the money.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    MerryVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was great and service even better. Understood the needs of a five year old as well as the three adults with him.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Conversation not lost
    bccpt
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Although there is music and conversation at the Capitol Grille people can hear one another at the table. The conversation isn't lost in over amplified music and raucous diners.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The generous pour for 25.00 to try all the featured wines was the highlite to me. Food is solid but at the end of the day I can feed my family for 2 weeks on what a meal costs there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent chain restaurant
    Kuidaore
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We ate lobster, oysters and halibut of superb quality in this chain resto in a shopping mall in Paramus. The halibut was exceptional-- I'd not eaten a fresher halibut since a friend shared his freshly caught fish. If you're catching a plane at LaGuardia or even JFK, and need a dressy place nearby to entertain friends/family, this place is great. Super-waiter Jesse made the experience even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Samo
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great food friendly courteous staff convenient location good selection on the menus staff very helpful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a celebration!
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A group of 7 went to the restaurant for a birthday celebration and had a great time. The food and service were impeccable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Capitol experience!
    HungryhVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    2 birthdays + 7 dinners = 1 fantastic evening. David and his crew provided a great meal and everything was perfect including the private dinig room!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was excellent and service was even better. Was very impressed with their Lobster Bisque and thought my steak was cooked to perfection. The waiter was extremely attentive and accommodating. I look forward to eating there again and will certainly ask for the same waiter.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy to love
    ServiceIsKeyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I've dined at Capital Grilles for years and I have never once been disappointed. From the knowledgeable staff, to the amazing service and the incredible menu... It is always a great experience. Our server on this day was pretty awesome and the food was as usual on point. You will be glad that you made the choice to fine here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and ok on food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The service was excellent. The waiter knew exactly how to split the food due to the big party we have and everyone in the party wanted to share food. The only bad review is the lobster mac and cheese. That dish was really salty that it so hard to eat it. However, the waitress saw it and remove it from our bill. So, the service is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Made a reservation for 8 people for a birthdau celebration.Not only were we seated immediately but put in our own private room. Our server was very welcoming and very attentive to our dining needs. The wine list was impressive and the food was perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.