The Capital Grille - Philadelphia
The Capital Grille - Philadelphia

The Capital Grille - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 2155459588x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday – Thursday: 3:30pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 3:30pm – 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Froehler
  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Private dining and special events contact: Amanda Giddings, Sales Manager at 215.545.9588

Getting there

  • Cross Street: At the corner of Broad & Chestnut
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $18 Valet Parking available for Dinner starting at 5:00 pm
A word from The Capital Grille - Philadelphia
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 team has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located on the Avenue of the Arts at the corner of Broad & Chestnut Streets.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
The Capital Grille - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
221 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (157)notable wine list (105)fit for foodies (80)romantic (78)good for groups (65)great for lunch (50)vibrant bar scene (34)neighborhood gem (27)hot spot (27)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The service was really good and the food was amazing. Not too big of a portion. Just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capital Grille, Philadelphia
    Laxmom2
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I've been here twice - both experiences have been great. The food is pricey but it is excellent. Lobster Bisque and Lobster Tail were out of this world. Salmon was delicious too. The three other people with me loved their steak, lobster, and mashed potatoes. And the service was super. No complaints. Would go back in a heartbeat for a special occasion. Too pricey, though, for a regular visit unless you are wealthy or being reimbursed by a company card.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kabala
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Capital Grille always a gem for food, service and overall a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    SEAMLESS SERVICE BY ROB. FOOD ALWAYS AMAZING AND NOTHING SUFFERED JUST BECAUSE IT WAS RESTAURANT WEEK
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant week value
    Moi1VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I hesitated to go here restaurant week, thinking that I should be trying non-chain restos (and I have been, lots!), but at my friend's request, we went, and it was the best value, service and attention to detail for restaurant week that I have seen. The portion sizes were appreciably larger than other participating steak places, sides were included with no extra charge and there were even special drink prices for a cocktail and wine. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the waiter was there to make sure that we were accommodated in any way. A great meal on a bustling Sunday night (early) in a hectic restaurant week!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    very nice only one thing i thought it was restaurant week they said not on sat so i was force to pay high price
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoy
    MsLady
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I always enjoy my dinners at Capital Grille. The experience begins with the Valet parking and continues. Service is always consistent. This is my go to spot for great service and a great meal . Drew Gordon was awesome, very attentive to my party needs he was very pleasant and his smile made my night. I returned from the ladies room and he was so kind to quickly pull my chair out for me. Little touches like that is what makes me enjoy this place
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Treat
    MickeyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The menu was one of the more generous for Restaurant Week. I enjoyed a perfectly cooked 8 oz. Filet Mignon, Caesar Salad and flourless chocolate cake with rasberries. Excellent service and reasonable wines available.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous meal, fabulous service
    winkie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We took advantage of Philadelphia's restaurant week and had an amazing experience at $35 a person. Our waiter, Matthew, was so attentive with a warm sense of humor yet professional. He had refills for our drinks ready before we finished the last drop. His recommendations were right on. It is a high end place,so for us, this was a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Has never been less than memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have dined at the Grille in several locations. Every one is Great with never a less than stellar experience. While many fine dining restaurants purchase top quality products, the Capital Grille has a better presentation of the food and the attention by the staff can not be equaled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The pleasantree of the hostess and waiter were excellent. Our waitee had so much energy I wanted to ask him to short down a bit but I could see how busy he was with his other customers. Great job, Bob.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our dining experience was wonderful. The food was good, our server was top notch and very pleasant; and Amanda was very accommodating and generous. I look forward to my next visit to The Capital Grille!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday to me!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was a wonderful treat from my family and I enjoyed every bite. Although it was a little pricey...I am very glad that we get restaurant week in Philadelphia. We all agreed that we will definitely go back. I ordered the aged kona crusted steak with mashed potatoes and green beans. That steak just melted in my mouth. Plus we also had the lobster mac and cheese...It's been a long time since I've had lobster that tender. Everything was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply wonderful
    ecthompson
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The experience at Capital Grille is basically universal throughout the chain. You get great food and great service. The experience is expensive but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was good, the service was great. Wine list fantastic. It was a very enjoyable evening for my husband and myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome to say the least!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was amazing, the service was impeccable. We tried it during Restaurant Week, and we will be back no matter when! I was so pleased! Our server , John Kelly, was amazingly attentive, he knew exactly what we wanted and would enjoy and he was just fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    ajd1211
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our server, Heather was excellent. Her service was flawless and the food was perfect. She has a great sense of humor as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cannon
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Everything was very precisely executed and the food was excellent. The food is so good you want to keep ordering the same thing every time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dear Capital Grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    What a wonderful and refreshing experience for a small group of ladies. Our first compliment is to Mr. “Bob”. He was kind, courteous and professional as this was our first visit to “CAPITAL GRILLE”. Mr. Bob was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave wonderful suggestions to enhance our experience. Our ultimate compliment goes to the chef as the meal was prepared and plated to PERFECTION, add atmosphere and soft music and you get something awesome. We can not wait to visit again in the next coming weeks. Thank you again. Dashing Ladies
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was outstanding
    Patty
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a perfect steak and great service even during Restaurant Week! Never felt rushed and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Perfect location for special event in Philadelphia. Food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RosinaVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This place never appealed to me from the outside. I'm not familiar with the brand but I decided to give it a shot during restaurant week and was amazingly surprised. The interior is lovely, and although I dined alone the staff gave me so much attention I felt like an invited guest, and, of course the food was excellent. They offered a nice , reduced priced wine selection especially for restaurant week and I found that to be a lovely touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome.
    Cannon
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I was slightly disappointed @ a previous visit b/c they were not offering the lobster/crab burger. Still the dessert was amazing enough to carry the meal. 2nd time around they had the lobster/crab burger and everything else was just as good as I remembered from the first time. A perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    Ineedactioninmyfood
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I tried it out for restaurant week and LOVED IT. Inside was gorgeus, and the food was great. Some places scimp on what they give but not here. I had the clam chowder and it was lovely but the highlight for me was the lobster crab burger. So fresh and no filler... I will have to come back to try the rest of the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    Robin
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food was perfect and service was fantastic!!! WOULD GO BACK AGAIN!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovestoeatout
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food I had during Restaurant Week was not up to the level of previous visits. The salad was watery, the bread was not crisp, the steak was tender but not particularly flavorful and the creme brulee has a soggy top instead of a crispy top. The waiter forgot to bring my upcharge lobster and didn't understand the problem with the creme brulee. Even at Restaurant Week prices, it was not a good value.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week - 9/7/14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent dining experience! We enjoyed the meal, server and drinks. The best steak I have ever eaten. A good time was had by my party of three.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Best Dining Experiences
    Liscione
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We took advantage of restaurant week in Philadelphia while attending the theater. We didn't know much about Capital Grille. What a wonderful surprise. Everyone ordered the sirloin steak which was deliciously crusted. The steaks were prepared to everyone's preference. The side dishes were equally delicious. This was one of our favorite dining experiences and will definitely return run the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great!
    Miizlovefood
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The food was great, service was excellent, & I would recommend this location & return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made it a perfect setting!
    Cpahng
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service was really excellent throughout the night. The food was cooked really well and brought out with good timing. Everything was really great and then they helped my fiancée pull off a perfect proposal so it was even better! They also accommodated our friends waiting on the other side at the bar for over an hour as they were waiting. Thank you so much capital grille!
    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.
  • Wonderful food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went with friends for dinner before seeing Book of Mormon at the Forrest. Great good and excellent service from so many staff members. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capital Grille Philly
    VP60
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Overall great experience. Food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Again and again!
    errsmr
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Most consistently outstanding dining experience. Has yet to be outperformed with any consistency by any other steakhouse..even other Capital Grille's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Never a bad meal here. Our service was top notch--courteous, knowledgeable and unrushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite
    jtcarboni
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second visit to the capital grill and it was as wonderful as the first! Our server Rosemary was wonderful. The food was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Broad Street Special
    EFRA
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful meal. Excellent filet and lamb chops. Only thing I would avoid is grilled asparagus. Very stringy and not very tasty. Otherwise was a winner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very romantic, delicious food, great service! We'll definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like butter!!!
    Dalestorm18
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Had a fabulous dinner. The waiter was funny, personable and very professional. From the bread to the salads to the entree to the sides everything was fresh and delicious. My filet cut like butter and literally melted in my mouth. The crabmeat was fresh and cooked just right. My only negative comment is it was really pricey. 2 diners, 2 filets, 1 salad, 2 sides was almost $170 so even with a $100 gift card, I still owed $100. Include some vegetables instead of making them sides. But, I would still come back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The whole package
    righthind
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Loved our recent early dinner at the Capital on a lazy August Sunday. The food was extraordinary - and the service was really the perfect mix of friendly and familar but proficient and professional. I hated to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable
    Opus125
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food and service. Told our waiter Tom that we had to be at theatre for a 6:30 show time and he paced the meal perfectly. My wife requested a change in a dish and it was gladly changed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.