The Capital Grille - Paramus
The Capital Grille - Paramus

The Capital Grille - Paramus

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 2018457040x
  • 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
90 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (57)notable wine list (49)fit for foodies (34)romantic (32)good for groups (30)great for lunch (22)vibrant bar scene (18)neighborhood gem (13)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dougie53
    dougie53
    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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    ServiceIsKey
    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.
  • bad steaks
    PapaBear
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Not the same as the Capital Grilles in the city. Different owners? Weird tomato sauce like "au jour" came with the steaks that made them taste horrible. Filet mignon was ok but the sirloin had a worse half than the first few bites. Server did us a favor on the tab but that's not worth the effort and unfortunate expectations that weren't met.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not expected excellence at the mall
    Robynslp95VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As a huge fan of the River Palm, I rarely like other steak houses . This was an exception. Located at the biggest mall in NJ, this is a welcome escape from burgers and mediocre chains . An execellent endless pour program allowed us to try 7 very good wines for 25 ! Adequate kids menu ( though they need plastic cups), fresh seafood, perfectly cooked steak and impeccable service . Thanks to the management for understanding when my son had a fit at the table . Totally unusual for him but oh so embarrassing . I would love to return ( if welcomed lol.)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    ChefTVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The Capital Grille is always a great experience. I haven't been to this location before, but the service and food was outstanding! Truly a great restaurant and the best steak around!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prepare for a great experience
    Lobsterpros
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Took my husband and two "tween" kids for my husband's birthday. We reserved on Open Table and were shown to our table on time. Our server (Jesse) was attentive and pleasant. The kids shared two petite filet mignons and two lobster tails. They were thrilled and cleaned their plates. My husband had a 3 lb lobster and was in heaven. I tried a halibut special over steamed spinach and devoured it all (I rarely do). We skipped dessert as the menu was not exciting to us but we were stuffed anyway. Great place for dates and business meetings .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    Lizzie71VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My husband & I brought our 3 kids here for my husband and son's 21st birthday. It was a Sunday 6pm reservation and they weren't too busy. We ordered calamari, porterhouse steak, delmonico steak, sea bass, truffle fries....all the dishes were amazing. Service was excellent, we were treated like royalty. They included personalized birthday cards and at the end of our dinner, they came out with 2 complimentary desserts. We will be coming back very soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Romantic setting dim lights and outstanding customer service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had higher expectations
    Kathy0112
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was very good, but for the prices, I was expecting something different. We were seated in a booth near the bar area. I would have preferred a table, but had never been there before so did not know what to request. I felt that our server was not overly thrilled with serving us. It was much louder than I had imagined and not the atmosphere I was looking for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out of this world
    bobbie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    the food was wonderful and the service was to match
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner! very slightly upset
    d1nnerrev1ew
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    the food was amazing, as was expected. the service was great too. i asked for a wine recommendation and my server very promptly offered one that was mid-range as far as the price goes, as opposed to an expensive glass. i was slightly disappointed though when we asked to take home one of our appetizers, they said OK, but then they forgot when we brought the rest of our food home. just a bit disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was great from start to finish. Great menu. Filet mignon was best I've ever had. Very nice atmosphere. Would definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had dinner
    14fan
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Good service and attentive wait staff. Food was prepared well and very tasty timing of food delivery right on target
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Kimm714
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Took my teenagers there for my birthday dinner. My 2 picky eaters ate everything on their plates! They continue to rave about it and now are asking when we can go back. By the way, my food was delicious too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Quiet Weekend Night
    GMendez1VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    we are almost never disappointed with the CG.....we had a couple of occasions where I felt it was not up to snuff....but we always go back....good food...good service....especially like the hostess and we specifically request a couple of the waiters....so we will always go back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GrammyVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    To be perfectly honest, I was quite disappointed . The ambiance was good, the service wonderful, but my shopped shrimp salad was rather mediocre , and I expected more. It was rather ordinary d this is a pricy place, so I guess I expected it to be more special, food wise. Do t think I'll go again anytime soon. Sorry. The good news is that our server was fantastic.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MuzzyVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Always a great experience, the best quality food & service you can get.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I dare you to beat this expeirience
    spankyhanky
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A birthday celebration to remember (my own). A discrepancy in reservation time (I thought 6:00, they had 7:00) was whisked away as if it didn't exist. The impeccable service (from hostess to waitress to servers to bussers) was exceeded only by the fantastic food. The preparation and presentation was perfect and flavor was best ever. My elderly parents are renowned for "sending it back". But, search though they did, nothing was short of perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We always have a great experience at Capital Grille. The food is exceptional as is their service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebrating Anniversary
    Disappointment
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We showed up and were seated promptly. When we were sat at our table, the table was decorated with rose petals, heart confetti, and a card that read Happy Anniversary. Nice touch. Both my husband and i had the bone-on filet, which was excellent. the server was attentive and professional. The sides were just o.k. The creamed corn tasted like plain creamed corn with some chopped bacon tossed into it. The potatoes au gratin were overcooked. Then lastly the parmesan truffle fries were over seasoned with truffle oil. Otherwise the drinks and wine were delicious. The steak was very tender and well seasoned, which made the whole meal salvageable for me. The just need to step up their sides to compliment their excellent steaks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAGSVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Very expensive. Food was spicy with no indication from menu or servers that such was the case.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Fathers Day Dinner!
    BandBinLA
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We dined here on Sunday, June 15th for Fathers Day. I had the filet mignon, 10oz. And my husband had the porticinni rubbed steak(not sure if I spelled that correctly). Both of our dishes were very, very good. Our 9 yr old son had a burger which he said on a scale from 1 to 10 was an 11! Service was excellent. A great Fathers Day . We will dine here again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday celebration
    ABH13VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Capital Grille in Paramus is a favorite of mine. I booked thru Open Table and included a note and request to the restaurant. I was surprised by the special birthday decorations, card and dessert arranged by the restaurant. More than I asked for. Wonderful surprise and quiet fuss for us to enjoy. As always the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Service
    Birthday
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Every time we come to the Capital Grille-it gets better and better. We arrive for a special birthday celebration and were taken to the requested "private room". We were a party of 9 people. It made the experience so much nicer. We were able to shut the door and hear each other speak. The restaurant is usually a bit noisy, but don't let that deter you. The food and service are second to none. My favorite is the Lobster Mac N Cheese. Yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rnowes
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We love going to the Capital Grille. The food and service are always excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cap Grille~ Like a private club!
    KleeVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I have been dining at Capital Grille for a couple of years now and at various locations on the east coast. From the moment you leave your car (complimentary valet) and all throughout your visit you will be treated like a special customer. The attentive service and attention to detail during your meal is always present. For special occasions the Grille will help you celebrate by decorating your table with confetti and an appropriate card will be left on the table. They will even add in a special "dessert" to guarantee that your event will be memorable, so make sure to call ahead and reserve and let them know of your occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent
    PabloVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Best steaks in the area. Professional service. Comfortable seating. Never disappointed
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate