The Capital Grille - Philadelphia
The Capital Grille - Philadelphia

The Capital Grille - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: (215) 545-9588
  • 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
324 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (226)notable wine list (141)fit for foodies (129)romantic (117)good for groups (110)great for lunch (60)hot spot (57)vibrant bar scene (53)neighborhood gem (35)great for brunch (8)late-night find (8)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great as always
    jdmmem
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    No matter what city I land if there is a Capital Grille nearby I have dinner there. Philly is a great city and is well represented by the Capital Grille on South Broad. We flew into Philly to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary and our first nights dinner was with the Capital Grille team who made it special with a rose and free desert. Bob was our server and went over the top to make our night and enjoyable one -thanks for making it special. Last week we went to the Capital Grille in downtown Miami and in three weeks we will be at the one in Sarasota Florida. Love them all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Others Around
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Have been here many times and it is better than the other steak places near by like DF or B&S or others. You feel like a person/customer here vs. another individual to shuffle in or out. We wanted to wait 20 minutes to enjoy a drink and chat...that was not a problem. Bob A handled our table and he was excellent. Food arrived hot and cooked to perfection. I got seafood while my dining partner got steak. I think steak is their focus but the black cod was excellent. Already planning a return trip in January.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Server was perfect. No one rushed us. Wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capital Grille-Wonderful overall experience
    Glad2help
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We went to the Capital Grille to celebrate my mother's birthday, my wife's birthday, my son getting his driver's license, and our anniversary. When we were shown to our table, there were 2 roses on the table; one for my mother and one for my wife. There was also a birthday card for each and an anniversary card. Our waiter, Bob Droszcz was extremely professional but with a great sense of humor. His knowledge of the menu, specials, wine list was beyond compare. We all had steak, some filets and I had the Delmonico 22 oz steak. All were cooked to perfection. We were given an appetizer of petit lobster cake. For dessert we each had a small cheesecake with crème brule topping and a petit chocolate cake. Everything was so perfect and we look forward to going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot spot
    BYOBees
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The Capital Grille exceeded my expectations, this trip. The food was outstanding and service was amazing. A banner night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Anniversary Dinner ever
    phlx1212
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    our service and food was outstanding we can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb as all ways
    oldgreywolf
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I have been to the Capital grille in 4 cities the food is great consistently and the service is always impeccable. My only regret is that the don't have one in my home town RALEIGH NC. That is a hint
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for couples
    anonymous
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I went for my one year anniversary and it was perfect. They set a rose on the table and it set the mood perfectly! Food was perfectly cooked and they even gave us free dessert for the special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meai at Capital Grille
    Ross
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I've been to Capital Grille before but this time it was exceptional. The sirloin was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Pre-Theater dinner
    DinnerthenSpeakersSeries
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Dinner was delicious, service was outstanding and the menu perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Thanks everyone for the great dinner and the wonderful birthday touches. Keep up the great work & we'll see you again soon!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just fantastic as usual
    jack
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our server was great and attentive please make sure he knows he is special.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great great time!!
    marthad
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    As always, Tohm our waiter was amazing. We come here everytime especially to see him and the MP. The service, food, and hospitality goes above and beyond. We'll be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Usual!
    DrLee
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food and service. Steak au pouvier was cooked to my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Foodjunkie
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I've been here numerous times and have yet to be disappointed. Lobster mac and cheese is to die for, as is the grilled asparagus and Lettuce Wedge. My steak is always perfect and tailored to my specific needs. This place is my favorite by far!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected
    sammyVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Capital Grill did a pleasure. Well trained staff, attractive surroundings, food prepared properly and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad quality meat-very high prices
    raidocVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    A total disappointment. The 21 day aged sirloin steaks were totally flavorless and gristly. At $44 each not good! The au gratin potatoes were all gratin and very little potatoes. The Chilean sea bass was bland and dry. The service however was good....but what the point of going if the food is bad!!!? These chains should be avoided as they clearly minimize quality to maximise profits.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for pre-show
    PattyC
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Although at the top of the cost scale, Capital Grill does deliver an excellent steak and attentive service. The wine we had was just ok at $50, but the au gratin potatoes were fabulous. Nicely paced meal and close to the Academy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service is Amazing
    Tedk49
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The Capitol Grille has an excellent menu but the restaurant excels at service. We were there for our second anniversary and as a surprise they prepared a special dessert for us complements of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    TomH
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We eat here often when we go into town and see a show. It is consistently good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the smell gave it away!
    Divine
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The minute we walked into the Capital Grille we noticed that unmistakable well prepared steak aroma. Boy, we were not disappointed! The atmosphere, service, and food were all exceptional. There were 8 people in our party and no one was disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pattymae
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It was a preshow dinner and if was a very nice experience. Waitress was very nice and efficient and the food was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Waiter did everything possible to get us to the theatre on time
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    TSRestonVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Good place for lunch. Central location. Food is always good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very satisfied
    johnny47
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My wife and I visited The Capital Grille prior to a performance at the Academy of Music. Our server, Colin, extremely professional and attentive. We both ordered the prix fixe dinner special (steak filet), which was delicious. The breads and desserts were also very good. We loved the ambiance of the dining room, which made this a special occasion. The only "complaint" is that the prix fixe specials are not shown on the menu or mentioned by the servers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat-centric
    DIYgirl
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Swanky restaurant with outstanding service and good wine list. Our servers were the highlight of the evening, very friendly and helpful for our large group. Meal choices choices are mostly meat only (order sides separately). Traditional food with minimal seasonings, prepared well but not exciting for foodies.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent, high quality
    ellenmd1VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We took a dear friend for a milestone birthday, because we knew we would all get the highest quality meal, and we did! Seafood Plateau and various steaks were all perfectly prepared and delicious!!! If you want to be certain of a perfect meal, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Miko22
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was not my first visit to The Capital Grille. TI took my niece to celebrate her 21st birthday and everything was excellent. We never had to wait a long period of time for our food, drinks or our server to make sure that we were satisfied with the service.
    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 LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great food and service . Staff was very accommodating!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Veggies
    Veggiegirl25
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We are vegan and there were plenty of choices for us... And deelish!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disapointing
    wishitweremoreVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    CP is a steak house. If you order your steak medium you should not get a very well done piece of rubber
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was Amazing
    goodfoodie1VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I had the lobster salad and truffle fries. It was very good. I can hardly wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Day
    bobpVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Eaten here a ton of times always enjoyed except today. Fire alarms rang for 30 minutes and they blamed college kids pulling alarm upstairs. Burger was way under cooked. Next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent experience!
    ashmin
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went for a birthday celebration and they did a wonderful job of making it feel like a special occasion. In addition, they were gracious when they found they had run out of a drink we originally ordered. Both the porterhouse and sirloin were cooked perfectly. The sides, particularly the asparagus and the beets, were delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Capital Grille is Great
    n2dsouthVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We enjoyed our evening at the Capital Grille Philadelphia. The service was top notch and the food was cooked to perfection. It is a great place for a special occasion or for a great night out. I would recommend Capital Grille to anyone visiting Philadelphia. The valet parking was an added bonus.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • greeenviolet
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Late seating even though we had reservations. Hostess not very accommodating or helpful. I've been to the capital grille multiple times before, and enjoyed it, but this one was not up to par.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always a good meal
    Dinewithc4
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    they have a great pre theatre menu and always enjoyable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasteless meat
    Donnie805
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Three of us went for a late night dinner at the CG, and we each ordered steaks! We ordered them medium well, but all 3 were closer to medium rare with blood at the bone! The biggest problem was a lack of taste. They were nice steaks, but they just lacked that certain flavor you look for in a steak! Our shrimp cocktail and oyster appetizers were good, and the au gratin potatoes were great, but if you're looking for a good steak I'd recommend Del Friscos or other quality steak house!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dori
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Lunch delicious, lovely ambience and great service. Celebrating our anniversary and surprised to receive a complimentary rose, card, and tasty dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    FineDining
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Fine dining as usual. I love the ambiance of this fine place. The food never lets me down.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate