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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Capital Grille - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
291 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (210)notable wine list (140)fit for foodies (112)romantic (102)good for groups (95)great for lunch (68)vibrant bar scene (50)hot spot (47)neighborhood gem (35)great for brunch (10)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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
  • 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
  • Always excellent
    Toddybody
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We go to the Capital Grille in Philadelphia to celebrate special occasions, birthdays and anniversaries. From the time you walk through the door until the time you leave, you are welcomed and treated as if you were the only one the wait staff had to deal with that evening. This visit was the fourth for such an occasion. Our servers were most attentive but not intrusive. I had asked for a quiet table and we were seated in the Wine Room, a six table room partitioned from a large private party room. I had indicated that this was an anniversary celebration and their was a rose on the table together with a card wishing us well. My wife enjoyed the Chilean Sea Bass and I had my usual, Four Double cut LambChops. Both were excellent,
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sandybVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    very enjoyable lunch. The food is always wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recognition
    Tweets1091
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I booked with open table and put it was our anniversary in comments. The staff welcomed us with saying happy anniversary when we checked in..Got to the table and received a rose and card. We thought that was very nice. THTen Colin our waiter wished us happy anniversary at the end he comped us a dessert with a candle. We felt very special and enjoyed our experience. Thank you Mindy
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    Sergio
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our waiter Tom was great. He made the whole experience pleasant. Great personality
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luveating
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Server was excellent, attentive. Kept us moving to make show time. Food was delicious & good selection for prefixe theatre offering. Prompt seating with reservation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service outstanding
    FoodiesVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I had a last minute decision to take a very influential customer to Dinner and Capital Grille delivered on all aspects! Our service was top notch and the food was amazing, without being over the top on the preperation. I owuld reccomend if you have anyone who loves to be given special attention.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good choice!
    FoodGuruVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    You can never go wrong choosing the Capital Grille for any occasion. I have been a patron for years. It's worth signing up for the distribution list to learn about the specials. This time I went for the Wagyu burger with wine pairing. Absolutely DELICIOUS!!! I chose the coffee crusted burger expertly paired with a wonderful red wine. The service was friendly, timely, and professional. It will continue to be one of my favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Coco
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Celebrated a birthday and their little extras made the celebration even more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our server, Eric, was fabulous. He really helped make our dining experience very special.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SO SAD
    truth
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My experience at the Capital Grill was quite disappointing. I am guessing that it was this way because of restaurant week although that should not be an excuse. The service was rushed and no one check on our group. The orders where delivered wrong and the food quality was very inconsistent. Our group was not given enough sides and when we asked for more the food runner violently placed the two extra sides down which may I mention were not the correct sides still and if someone would have come to check in on us we would have been able to let them know but as stated earlier that did not happen. Overall Extremely Disappointed. I have been there before not during restaurant week and have had a great experience with food and all.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    Jack
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great steaks and great staff makes an evening out a pleasure. You have to go to the Capital Grille in Philly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Gman
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our server, Monique Bee , made our night fantastic!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, but too busy
    yumyum
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food here was almost perfect. We enjoyed the Restaurant week promotion and got a great meal for a good price. The only problem was that the steaks were not cooked to order. As a group we ordered 6 steaks and none were correct. The wait staff was attentive and it was an enjoyable setting. Louder than we had hoped for, but it was a busy Friday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience!
    Nightonthetown
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My friends and I had an excellent night out at the Capital Grille! We went because of reviews and we were not disappointed! The food was delicious and presented beautifully! The service was impeccable! It was a much needed night out and will be a definite repeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    romanticboyfriend
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went to the Capital Grille for date night for my girlfriend's birthday. I let them know when I made the reservation that it was going to be birthday dinner, and they had a birthday card waiting on the table, and all of the servers knew what was going on. There was such great attention to detail, and the servers knew what they were doing, and what was being served. It was a fantastic night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • centercitygalVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had an excellent dinner at Capital Grille. Our steaks were done exactly as ordered, and the appetizers, sides and desserts were all very good. It was up to the usual high standard!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of the Best
    outandabout
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Capital Grill is a jewel of a restaurant. Wonderful Ambiance, Wonderful Service and Food Glorious Food. Don't miss a chance to go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My waiter Bob was very nice about it when I showed him the hair in my potatoes. Bob was very gracious about taking the potatoes away and offering to bring me more . I don't know for sure if they were the same potatoes or not, but I appreciated Bob offering to get me another bowl of potatoes. This is not a complaint, but more of a compliment about your wait service. This was just one of the unfortunate things that can happen in food service. Bob was an excellent waiter. Please do not publish this comment. I could not put this comment under private note to restaurant, too many characters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Sandra
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Dined here for restaurant week with a group of 8 ladies. From the moment we arrived service was great. Roz recommended a great cocktail while we waited for our table, and she gave high energy, prompt service. Dinner was efficient but not rushed. Add ons to the restaurant week menu were offered but not pushed. Kona rubbed sirloin and lobster tail was delicious. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Creme Brulee of my life
    PhillyHub
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Went here for restaurant week and had a great experience. Despite the lunch rush, we were seated right away even though we were late and added an extra guest (so rude, I know.) The food was amazing, the creme brulee I could not stop eating. The lobster crab burger was so good...and house made chips? exceeded expectations. While the waiter was super accommodating, he told us he would have us out before 1 p.m. and yet, the service was really slow. Despite giving him 45 minutes advance notice, we still weren't out the door by then. We were late coming back for a meeting, which was not ideal. Otherwise, awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Service
    JaclynDolan
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I came here for restaurant week/my boyfriend's birthday and we had amazing dinner. The restaurant week menu was absolutely delicious and they offered addition items and pairings that weren't originally listed. We both had the herb crusted tenderloin and it was so favorable and cooked perfect. The mashed potatoes were so creamy and smooth. While the food was absolutely wonderful, the service was the best part. Out waitress was attentive, but not overbearing. Also, they added a nice touch for his birthday during dessert. Overall, I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Good As It Gets
    BobR
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We went for a special occasion - our anniversary. The food was outstanding. We started with clam chowder, which was delicious. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The service was even better. Patrick treated us as if we were honored guests and anticipated everything perfectly. We could not have had a more enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NAELUVS2EAT
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent ambiance, I've always wanted to eat here just never got a chance to do so. Plus I live near the King of Prussia location.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    hisangel
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Fantastic place for a quiet lunch with your significant other. The atmosphere was fantastic and the crab and lobster burger was fabulous! Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • standby
    STeatout
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Pleasant waiter. A bit rushed with the check. Nothing exceptional about the food but decent for lunch. Only real negative the table next to us had ordered something that smelled terrible. We moved to another table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure!
    Smert1022
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I am never dissapointed with my dining experience at the capital Grill!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We have been to the Capital Grille on many occasions and always find it to be excellent.On this occasion,there were 6 in our party and I think all would agree the meal was perfect from beginning to end.5 of us had the filet and all ranked it among the best they had ever had.i person elected the salmon and was equally satisfied.Also,the Caesar Salad and lobster bisque were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent from start to finish
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I was hosting a business dinner so excellent food and service were needed and delivered. From appetizers through dessert we were all delighted with our selections. Service was outstanding despite the restaurant being just about full. The wait staff was friendly and professional and efficient while remaining unobtrusive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    NYCLADY
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I pick this place because I had heard that the food was really good. I was not disappointed service from start to finish was on a scale of 1-10 an 11 the wine list, the menu all high if I had one negative thing to say it would be that the steak could've been a little bit hotter so as to last to the last bite it's a good size steak cooked perfectly I am not a slow eater and I was by myself so I wasn't talking and eating I was just enjoying the food other than that perfect. I will definitely be back and I'll bring my husband next time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak ever
    Funtober
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Without a doubt the best steak I have ever had. Went during restaurant week so this was our first time there. Still it was not cheap. But it was delicious. Ruth and Morton's should take a lesson from capital Grille.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was my first time and the food was amazing and the staff were great...I will be back👍👍👍
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.