The Capital Grille - Phoenix
The Capital Grille - Phoenix

The Capital Grille - Phoenix

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: (602) 952-8900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 4:00pm, Friday 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday 4:00pm – 11:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm Lounge Open Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Anderson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Available for Corporate breakfast meetings and Saturday and Sunday Exclusives prior to open, please contact Torri McFarland at 602-952-8900.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Capital Grille - Phoenix
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Capital Grille - Phoenix reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (62)notable wine list (39)fit for foodies (38)romantic (36)good for groups (18)great for lunch (12)neighborhood gem (10)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Been better before
    steakloverVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Sat down at 5:30 and finished after 8pm. Too long and the result of poor planning by our waiter Rubin who delayed our entree order and then a pending queue of orders put us behind. Asked if we could order minutes after sitting down which was not met with welcome arms. GM provided complimentary glasses if wine, but the damage was done and my client had to scramble out the door due to the 2.5 plus hour dinner which should have been done by 1.5 hours max. Lastly, hostess put four guys in a squashed foursome which made it hard to talk and caused cabin fever at 2 hour mark. Taking a break for now or I'll stick to the bar which always seems to deliver attentive top notch service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Stars..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We went for my husbands birthday. I had made reservations ahead through Open Table and mentioned that we would be celebrating his birthday. When we got there, they had the table decorated with really cute Happy Birthday confetties. At the end of our meal we were surprised with a little dessert for him and even one for me that was gluten free on with a beautiful plate presentation that had Happy Birthday written out in chocolate. An even more added surprise was they then brought us champagne AND took our picture and gave us a copy. They didn't sing Happy Birthday which I loved because it would have made my husband uncomfortable. We had a two hour lunch. They didn't hurry us. The waiter was very attentive. It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasions made Special
    Sockette
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Wow, they make you feel special, our reservation stated it was our anniversary. We were greeted with a Happy Anniversary by the hostess, our table had an anniversary card on it, their were little hearts on the table and then to finish off our evening they had a special dessert for us with "happy anniversary" in cocoa on it. Our steaks were perfects, and a great wine list. Our server was amazing, always there but never there. We had a marvelous time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shoregirlVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The food was outstanding and the service was perfect! Looking forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was lacking
    GoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    For a slow Sunday night, I was disappointed in the slow service and general lack of attention. Multiple times my water glass was left empty and I had to flag someone down. My menu was taken with the wine list and no one came by for quite a while, in order for me to ask for another one. I was not told about the specials either. The food was good, but slow. And the piece of cake it got was so tiny, that it could hardly be shared (and no I'm not a big eater, it was just tiny).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Restaurant
    KayTVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    When we travel we look for a Capital Grill because we know we will have good service and good food. The Phoenix Capital Grill is no exception. Must try are the gorgonzola filet mignon with red wine reduction and the grilled lamb chops, perfection. When you visit ask to be seated in Robbie McDonald's station, you will be pleased with the service. It was nice to meet Don Goodwin, Manager, knowing there is a manager on site who cares what is happening is always a plus. We hope to visit again the next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, great meal
    SLK1
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Never disappoints. Our waiter was excellent and the food quality and taste very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    bigdogdano
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I'm a pretty experienced and seasoned steak house affecionado and the Capital Grille ranks up there in the top 10, easily. My #1 is the Metropolitan Grill in Seattle, that's "my" standard of excellence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 7HappyDiners
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The lighting is too dark, especially when seated at the table without any light overhead. Also the wine list was plentiful but the size of the font was difficult to read.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yossieVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    A outstanding restaurant for any occasion. We went for our anniversary and enjoyed special service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday celebration done right
    jspieg
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I booked a romantic dinner date with my husband for his birthday. From the moment we walked in, employees from bartenders, wait staff, bus boys, and managers were wishing my husband a wonderful day. They even decorated our table and made a wonderful custom birthday desert. All for simply mentioning what we were celebrating when booking through Open Table. The food was superb and the service was phenomenal. It was a home run birthday celebration for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Capital Grill Phoenix
    Rochelle
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    As ever, Capital Grill checks all the boxes. It's wonderful for romance, business, or just a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent quality!
    mich260
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Been eating at Capital Grill for years, and I'm never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service
    Diner1776VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The steaks our party ordered were excellent -- tender, very flavorful, and cooked exactly as ordered. My salmon was also outstanding. The restaurant is usually busy on week nights and not as busy on weekends. When we arrived at 5:30 on a week night, the restaurant was empty and service was very attentive. However, by 6:30 PM the restaurant was completely full and service had slowed almost to a hold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant restaurant
    Steak5
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Nice and cosy place . Excellent food and service. It would be great for special occasions
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but a little over the top...
    JLeo
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was actually quite good but the prices still seemed a bit exorbitant for a chain restaurant. A little on the stuffy side so not for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely unforgettable
    alohaguy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at Capital Grille and it was in a word; exceptional. Our table was sprinkled with hearts and we were presented with a card from the restaurant congratulating us. Our server, Rebecca, was VERY attentive. She was personable and professional. The Maitre'D also stopped by to check on us and to give his congratulations. Just what you would expect from what I would categorize a very upscale restaurant. My filet was perfect, the sides were perfect. We were sent home with leftovers boxed and bagged, with a note from the chef to say that they appreciated the fact that we enjoyed our meal so much that we wanted to take the rest home. A very memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    ErinBroVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We eat at Capital Grille often, and it never disappoints. We were traveling last week and found one in Phoenix. Since it was Saturday night, we asked to sit in the bar so that we could watch the football games. The service in the bar was still excellent, and the food as always was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Done Right
    thebabydocVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I had criticized the service last time so it's only fair to give credit where it is due. Not wanting to dress up, we had dinner at the bar and had an outstanding meal. Our waiter was awesome, checked on us frequently (enough) and was not the least bit pushy or condescending as we have sometimes experienced. Food came fast and perfect. This kind of food and service is why we return here so often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jane
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    very ENJOYABLE TIME A GREAT SPOT FOR A NICE DINNER
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An eloquent experience
    Willi
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service is better than the incredible, delicious food. They give you personal attention while working as a team together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • May be best steakhouse in Phoenix
    AZFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Did a “classic’ salad, steak, potato meal. And it was as good as it gets. Salads were cold, crisp and perfectly dressed. We both had the filet, served a precisely proper medium-rare. The cut was flawless and tender; the flavor outstanding. My companion and I both agreed that this was one of the best steaks we’ve had in the Phoenix area, easily giving Durant’s, Donovan’s, Shula’s, etc. a run for the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the Price
    JenK
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I have been to The Capital Grille in other cities and had a great experience, and Phoenix is no exception. The service was outstanding, the food terrific, and the atmosphere is upscale and has a "special occasion" feel. My business colleagues loved it. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. Worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, poor food.
    LordofEntropyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was excellent here, great friendly staff. However, the food was extremely disappointing. I'm more than happy to pay 50 dollars for a steak, but I expect it to be done correctly. I get my filet rare, the first one was medium at best, only slightly pink and hot in the center. The second one that came out was more like a blue rare, it was COLD, not cool in the center, cold like touching your ice water. We barely ate any of the food. When paying nearly 300 dollars for two people I have the expectation that things are going to be done right, I'm not picky, but it needs to be done right when you're paying those prices. They ended up comping my steak and as mentioned the staff was great, not sure what was going on in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • simply outstanding
    mjk1950VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This restaurant sets the gold standard in every aspect. It is one of the best!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AnnnVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was fantastic. Best celebration of a special occasion ever.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great date night
    twood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We've been there before and have never been disappointed. It is one of our favorite date night places. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is perfect.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter blew the experience
    thebabydocVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is one of our "go to" places in Phoenix (where we live). We go about every 4-5 weeks and it is a favorite spot for special occasions. This time was my wife's birthday. We always bring our young daughter, who LOVES TCG. The food is ALWAYS 5/5 stars. Service is generally excellent with the waitstaff ranging from EXTREMELY attentive and sincere to (infrequently) off-putting and pushy (as if we were not ordering enough food or alcohol for them to be bothered with us.) This time was an extreme version of the latter, and it is a shame because it detracted from the otherwise excellent dining experience. As part of the "snob" treatment, our waiter solicited wine refills at least 3 times before our entrees came out almost 40 minutes late.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BradgVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Always the best service and food. Always confident I can take clients and enjoy the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks to a Friend
    FoodFan20
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    After asking a friend for a recommendation for a very special occasion, I immediately set my reservation. The following day, I called the restaurant to "take it up a notch". They allowed me to select the entire dinner menu right down to the beverage that they did not carry on their list. The evening in a word: OUTSTANDING. And Our waiter was a fabulous host throughout the night. He was engaging yet did not come around too often. His presentation of the food was spot on. He presented the alternative drink in a fun way. And he left me with his business card for my next trip to The Grille. As Arnold Swartzenegger said in Terminator, "I'll be back!"
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Find!
    TedR
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Arrived to find our table with a wedding anniversary setting! Service was great - prompt, efficient and engaging. The manager stopped by to chat and was truly interested in our dining experience. The flight of wines was very delicious and fun. The steaks were prepared perfectly and the most tender, juicy that I have eaten in a long time. The lobster mac n cheese and cheesecake were especially notable also!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent place for special events
    jltAZ
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The staff goes beyond expectations to make you feel welcome and really takes care of your wants and desires. The place is pricy, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love this place!
    Foodmonkey
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food is always amazing and the staff is fantastic! The lunch menu is reasonable and I love having business meetings here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a special celebration for lunch. Seven people. The waitress had the Chef prepare special desserts to celebrate the occasion without us knowing. GREAT customer service. Oh, and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Seeker
    rudy2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food very good. Went because of dry aged steak offering. Had porterhouse. Was tender but lacked flavor. That said, appetizers (blue point oysters and lobster-crab cakes were very satisfying. Service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Although pricey, this is a great place to go for celebrations and special occasions. The food is marvelous, as is the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my 60th with wine tasting, GREAT!!
    persnickety
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a blast!! Thank you for making veggie dishes for my two vegetarian friends!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 481 reviews are from the The Capital Grille - Phoenix reviews archive.
  • Great for celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We celebrated my son's birthday and the staff went above and beyond to ensure the table was decorated and they brought him a special dessert plate after we ate. Overall, it was a terrific experience and as always, the food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capital Grille
    RobReview
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Always a fine dining experience no matter what town or City you're lucky enough to find one in. Always excellent food and vast wine selection. Great for groups, friends or romantic interludes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They take good care of you
    TXNinAZVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    First time here since moving to Arizona. First time for lunch. Nicole took excellent care of us. The food was spot on. Great lunch value. Can't wait to get back to Phoenix to dine again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.