The Capital Grille - Pittsburgh
The Capital Grille - Pittsburgh

The Capital Grille - Pittsburgh

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 4123389100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday -Friday: 11:00am – 3:45pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Travis Hall
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wood Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet.
A word from The Capital Grille - Pittsburgh
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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Capital Grille - Pittsburgh reviews from OpenTable diners
178 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (135)notable wine list (102)romantic (78)fit for foodies (51)good for groups (39)great for lunch (32)vibrant bar scene (21)hot spot (14)neighborhood gem (11)great for brunch (6)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Travel
    friendsVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Always enjoy the Grille wherever we travel... A family favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We celebrated our 20th anniversary here. The food was great, service good and the atmosphere was perfect. I recommend The Capital Grille.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We discovered Capital Grille several years ago, in Florida, and were ecstatic to find one in Pittsburgh. We go for just about every special occasion, 2-3X/year, and it is ALWAYS the same fantastic food and wine selection, phenomenal service and superb ambience. It is so nice to see an outstanding restaurant like this maintaining the same standards time after time. Evidently, the word is out, because it is always crowded, though, remarkably not difficult to get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than expected
    Fred
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had a positive food experience. However, the service was a let down. Our waitress had at least 4 tables, one being in an adjacent room, and she was very stretched. As a result wine glasses empty and follow up was minimal. When we ordered a bottle of wine she asked to chill for a few minutes. In reality she had to take orders at two other tables. Wine was great, but timing was poor. We expected more for the prices we paid for the food and multiple bottles of wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a nice steak dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Made reservations for dinner the night before a Steelers game. Had to wait a little for our table but Seth at the bar kept us busy with a killer martini. The service was great, Rebecca was our server and extremely attentive. Our steaks were really good, perfectly cooked and seasoned. My only disappointment was that they don't have a porterhouse for two, which is our go-to steak meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dont try so hard.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Some of the dishes are over complicated and feel like they are trying to reinvent the wheel. Just let a steak be a steak. Also its unnecessarily pricey. Every entree is about $45 yet most are not worth $30. The appetizers are also way overpriced for their content.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant!
    RellenVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The four of us had steaks, perfectly prepared and delicious, along with appetizers or salads and an assortment of sides. Each food item was beautifully presented and mouthwatering. Our server, Kenneth, was attentive and made certain our dining experience was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    tatergirlVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food and service was very good. Our entrees - steak / sesame encrusted ahi steak were very good. Good wine list and nice choices available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steaks
    Deemack
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food and the steaks melted in my mouth. Service was friendly and fast. I would recommend the capital grill to anyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded Expectations
    RAK74
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is certainly one of the Very Best overall restaurant dining & celebration experiences that we have ever had. Was able to secure 'The Boardroom' for a private, family celebration of eight including 3 generations. Champagne was chilled upon arrival, grandchildren were able to choose from a nice menu & delivered fast & hot. Exceptional wine list. All 6 adults ordered something different with no one being disappointed. While know for their steaks, the seafood (sushi-cut tuna & sea bass) were also outstanding. The side of Lobster Mac it for & Cheese was a big hit for all. Finally, the service staff went out of their way to honor my wife with a personal 'Happy Birthday' dessert selection. We'll definitely be back! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    JohnZ
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I came to the Capital Grille for my birthday and I was delighted by the dry-aged steak, and the wine selection. Excellent place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Once again, the food preparation was uneven. Steak was overlooked. We had asked for medium rare plus and got fully medium and dry. Small steak for price. Ruth Chris is more consistent and a better experience. We had to ask the waiter at first if he was too busy to handle our table. He then became attentive and very nice. Not impressed with the kitchen at this Capital One.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We always enjoy coming to the capital grill due to the outstanding food and great service. When we visited on Friday, August 22, we were disappointed in the service. As soon as we asked the waiter for menus from restaurant week, he then acted like he didn't want to serve us. Mind you it was extended an extra week and the reason why we didn't come during the first week was due to work and vacation. We felt rushed and the service lacked. Not friendly at all. Was disappointed and can only hope the service is better next time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missing the mark
    KKfromPA
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I was not blown away by our meal at The Capital Grille. What was once crafted to be a "dining experience" now just seems like slow service. The menu is not especially creative, and the interior is starting to look dated. I'm 42 years old and I felt like this is a place my parents would really appreciate for its basic offering and classic appearance... Until they got the check. $40+ for an average chunk of sea bass in tomato broth with no sides? I'll pay handsomely for wonderful food... This was good food (not great or excellent or memorable food) at top shelf prices. There are so many more interesting places to eat in Pittsburgh. I'm not sure why one would choose THIS place when you can find so much better just steps away. Sorry, CG.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The sommelier is great. Restaurant week extended and the generous pour event at the same time: What a DEAL!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HudsonVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Poor service and execution of food Not even close to other Cap Grills I've been to....would not return
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant Week dinner!
    ericab
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I always enjoy participating in restaurant week and were excited to see that Capital Grille was participating. The menu selections didn't disappoint and we opted to upgrade our selections for $10. Everything was fantastic and the server was very good. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and serivice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Initial impressions are classy, we had the private room in the back which was outstanding; food, service, wine were all great
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Foodporn
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Down to the food, waiter, and service was phenomenal. Everytime I come here I have a wonderful time, great service and amazing food. The wine list was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pinners
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Fabulous! We will definitely go again. Service and food were wonderful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BURG!!!
    Sunbum17
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I typically eat here for lunch and the food is outstanding! It is very cozy and romantic for an evening meal as well. It is a little expensive, but well worth the extra that you pay. The food is always presented so nicely. The staff is very attentive and professional. If you pass on a glass of wine from the extensive selection, then you must try a glass of their grapefruit soda!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    MRWVU1
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Dined for the first time at The Capital Grille for an anniversary celebration. The staff was great in wishing us a happy anniversary from the hostess to the food service staff. The table was sprinkled with a little heart confetti and we were provided a complimentary glass of champagne. The staff also gave us a hand written card and voucher for a complimentary appetizer for a future visit. Very unexpected and a nice touch to make the night more special. Because it's restaurant week in Pittsburgh, a special menu was available, and was too good of a deal to pass up. We were both happy with our meals and the service throughout the meal was top notch. We will definitely return for a meal from the standard menu, which also looked great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional!
    JEJjr
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a large bone-in sirloin and a citrus salmon. Both were prepared perfectly and tasted wonderful. Topped the evening off with a delicious flour less chocolate cake with raspberries. Service was great. Thoroughly enjoyed our special evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic meal!
    Dineswithfriends
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Celebrated a friend's birthday during restaurant week and the meal and wait staff were fantastic! And really appreciated being given top notch service during restaurant week. Will definitely recommend for this year's holiday party.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our meal was outstanding. I had the porcini rubbed filet. For those who might not dine here frequently, they will prepare a steak with whatever kind of rub you want from other steaks on their menu. You just have to ask! Their prosciutto mozzerella appetizer is to die for! Horatio is the best waiter and takes very good care of us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, 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.
  • Wonderful lunch
    Happyft13
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Ate lunch from the pittsburgh restaurant week specials, but the choices were great. Loved my sirloin and tasted the grilled salmon. Excellent! Will go back another time to enjoy their food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This is the place for great steaks downtown. Service is great. Love "The Generous Pour" event.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    BigErn245
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I visited The Capital Grille in Pittsburgh for her birthday. Absolutely amazing! This is one of the best steakhouses that I have ever eaten at. I travel extensively for work and eaten at many top restaurants. We ordered calamari, lobster bisque, 24 oz porterhouse, 22 oz ribeye, and banana cream pie. Everything was outstanding. The dry aged USDA prime beef was of the highest quality. My wife and I both got the steaks Kona style (rubbed in coffee) with shallot butter. Wow! Capital Grille also had a wine event going for $25 you could get unlimited glasses of their 8 featured wines paired with each course. It is well worth the money I think we each had 7-8 glasses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stace
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    From the time we sat down our waiter was very attentive and personable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • high expectation bc it's pricey
    Dine4me
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I was fully prepared for the price of the menu as we had a gift card. However our meals were OK. My husband liked his lamb chops and I had steak and lobster that tasted like steak and lobster...no extra flavor to set it above any other steak or lobster. My husband loves cheese potatoes but theirs were too salty for him to even eat. The server graciously removed them from our bill which we didn't expect. Had soup, salad and dessert...everything was average with a high price tag.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JohnV
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    You expect the best and CG always delivers!! My personal favorite both in Pittsburgh and SW Florida.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD and SERVICE!
    DeBorahVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    There is no way that you can make a reservation at the Capital Grille and not request Margie – SHE IS as PHENOMENAL as the FOOD‼ From the minute she greets you at your table – her professionalism and warmth is second to none! Now, on with the food – also, fabulous-O! From the warm spinach salad to the salmon and scallops (sides wonderful, also) – and finishing up with cheesecake and flourless chocolate cake – YUMMY! (Oh by the way, you must visit Mike and Renee at the bar before dinner – another two of the Capital Grille’s best!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oustanding!
    YOLO
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    What a fabulous day...our 28th wedding anniversary was on the Saturday we visited and were just tickled to death by the special attention given to us! So many special touches...champagne, photo... The Capital Grille made our special day even more special then we could've imagined - I highly recommend it for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Exceptional
    CarolroseVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    From the moment you walk in the door, you are well taken care of. My husband us a carnivore-meat and potatoes kind of guy; I'm a fish and salad girl. We both always enjoy the food and exemplary service. Great wine list, too. It's one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    Dangrr
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Unfortunately, the street workers decided to start jackhammering the street outside late Friday night. Still, it did not affect the dinner at all. The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly, hospitable, and truly enjoy their work. Every ounce of food they give you is excellent. The various breads they bring out at the start are all very good. The french onion soup was very tasty and more than plentiful if ordering the crock size. For dinner, I had the filet mignon. It was cooked a perfect rare and the truffle fries side was delectable. To finish, they brought out an extremely tasty creme brulee. Overall, its a great restaurant that is worth the price in every way. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yanny
    Yaanny
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    A very nice place for a special dinner. The meal was great. The drinks were good, and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    excellent service, fabulous food, great wine - overall A+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dani5577VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I can't say enough good things about the Capital Grille. Everything was perfect. I had the Kona rub porterhouse, and my husband had the Delmonico. Both were cooked perfectly and delicious. We also had the crab bisque, lobster mac and cheese and creamed corn. Our waiter, Bruce, was wonderful. He could not have been more attentive. He gave great recommendations and was extremely knowledgable about the wine list. We go there every year for our anniversary and will continue to return. It's very pricey but a great place for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but not Great
    JonathanVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food is always good but never great. Too pricey. The "Generous Pour" is pretty average. The wines are not very special.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SpecialDining
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Capital Grille dining was excellent. Waiter was exceptional and very attentive. Explained all the food options and gave suggestions for dietary restrictions. We had Salmon and Steak which were great! The sharing side dish worked very well as dud the Salad options. Definitely plan to go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.