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
184 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (129)notable wine list (97)romantic (76)fit for foodies (53)good for groups (39)great for lunch (31)vibrant bar scene (21)hot spot (17)neighborhood gem (8)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Capital Grille virgins no more!
    Love2dine
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Our dining experience was lovely at The Capital Grille. The food was yummy, the cocktail delish and the coffee perfect. Regretfully, we did not have room left for dessert, but we are sure that it would have delivered! The only negative, if even a negative, is the price could be a little easier on the wallet. All that said, The Capital Grille is another "go to" place for those "Special Occasions"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • #1 Restaurant!
    Foodies
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    As always, all of the staff at Capital Grille went above and beyond to make our anniversary celebration fantastic! As always our waiter Bruce F. went above and beyond to ensure that we had a spectacular experience. We tried the new twice-baked potatoes...out of this world in taste and presentation. Time and time again CG is the place to go for foodies and will always be our FAVORITE restaurant in Pittsburgh! This is why we will keep coming back!
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5* in Pittsburgh, But...
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I love Capital Grille, and the service & atmosphere at the Pittsburgh location is top notch. Rating it compared to other Pittsburgh steak locations, this is top of the line. But if you've been to other Cap Grille's, especially DC, this is a step below on food. I've been there a few times and some of the standard CG menu items just aren't as good. The prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella is too heavy on cheese, the calamari doesn't have that light, crispy feel, and the salads are usually heavy handed on one component. It's like there a deft touch missing from the preparation. I've had slightly disappointment ribeye cuts, and the last lobster we had was chewy and inedible. Avoid lobster, period. Still strongly recommend for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing and wonderful
    tornado524
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    from the minute you walk in you are treated like a special guest... food was amazing....staff wonderful..food pricey but well worth it. It was our anniversary and they sprinkled heart confetti on table and gave us a glass of champagne....along with dessert at the end........definately would go back................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go For The Steak Not The Sides
    FormerlyFaithful
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our dinner featured some excellent steaks. I appreciated the fact that one of our favorites wines was on the wine list. Also the bread was nice and warm and very diverse. However, a salad billed as "Field Greens" was almost all romaine and the green beans with heirloom tomatoes were raw, flooded with garlic, and had ordinary grape tomatoes on them. Also, salads were ordered without cheese and yet some crept into one of them. When sides are priced à la carte I expect them to be as high quality as the steaks. Alas, not last Saturday night.
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  • just okay
    stanleypie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    the service was very good, even though we asked for pepper a few times--never did get it---the filets were very good--the lobster bisque was great, but the petite lobster was a little overcooked and the crab cake was just okay--got a shell, as well as the scallops--a bit tough----the dessert was good except for the cheesecake, it was sour. probably won't go back--not worth $400.00 plus an $80 tip
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food & Service
    burghchick
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The service is always incredible. We sit in the lounge for a more casual feel. Can't find a better filet in the city. Cooked perfectly every time! The wine selection is top notch as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    IluvwineVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is one of my favorite steakhouse now. This was first visit for our anniversary. They took very good care of us. Noise level was low which was nice, however it was Sunday so not sure what noise level would be at other times such as Saturday. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    Janet
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A lovely place -- great food, excellent service! Our waitperson was exceptional--attentive, cordial, humorous, and engaging. I will most certainly visit again--soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Steak
    SharoncVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Have been to many steak restaurants. First time here, and the food was very good. Not exceptional though and at these prices it should be.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as in the past
    CAP3
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    For the past 6 years we have been coming to the Capital Grille for my daughter's birthday. This year we were put in a back room next to a very loud party. Since we are all watching our diets, we did not order drinks or appetizers and the waitstaff seemed less attentive since we were only having entree's and ice teas. No glitter on the table for the celebration and no group picture of the table. Food was average--the mashed potatoes were runny and the halibut was flavorless. Needless to say my daughter wants to go somewhere else next year for her celebration.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for special occasion
    Visitor
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Small retirement lunch celebration. Service was great. Food was great. Walked in carrying a gift bag and the hostess put us in a private room (at no extra charge). Definitely do it again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food is good but consistently under cooked despite special requests
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RGMJR
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    everything was great. Could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great
    topratedVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Capital Grill is exceptional in food and service at every location we have visited. Awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect night to purpose
    Silver
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Was an awesome experience. Food was amazing and service was spectacular. Our matradee Greg was attentive. He snapped a picture of us and brought it out to us along with a complimentary dessert. They truly made our night extra special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was my boyfriend's birthday and I loved that they had the little birthday confetti on the table. My fish was EXCELLENT and so was his food. I felt like they made OUR special occasion THEIR special occassion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Excellent
    RoseVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Took my friend to Capital Grille for her birthday lunch. We were seated at a table with sprinkles of confetti, welcomed with a glass of champagne, had a fabulous lunch, and a complimentary dessert trio -- very classy, great food, and top notch service. This is one of only a few restaurants that I consider consistently excellent all the way around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECTION!
    BigNightOut
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The Capital Grille was simply perfect - as always. The service was wonderful. The food was wonderful. The room is perfect. What a great find for lunch - delightful and reasonably priced. Thanks to the entire staff for making our anniversary perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.