The Capital Grille - Providence
The Capital Grille - Providence

The Capital Grille - Providence

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 4015215600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Haist
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Memorial Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complementary parking after 5:00pm.
A word from The Capital Grille - Providence
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. Located in the heart of downtown Providence. Live entertainment available on Friday evenings from 7-11pm.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Capital Grille - Providence reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (125)romantic (87)notable wine list (81)fit for foodies (66)good for groups (64)great for outdoor dining (42)vibrant bar scene (41)great for lunch (37)neighborhood gem (31)hot spot (29)late-night find (22)scenic view (21)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (6)Show More
  • not so good servive
    franks
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food was very good as usual. The service was bad. We were asked if we would like additional sides. We said yes and they never came. They just collected our dishes. We were not asked if they could validate our parking ticket until we asked them. They supposedly validated it but had to pay $11 to get out. There was no validation. Even getting water was slow.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    MEKDAT
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Outstanding meal, service and ambiance! Both the Kona steak and the salmon were excellence, and we always love to dine outside if we can get a seat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant surprise
    Debhitch
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We hit restaurant week without knowing ! What a super deal. Everything was perfect from food to service to dining outside in July!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our dining experience was decent, however, the service was truly terrible. It took our waiter over 10 minutes to greet us and over 30 to place our order. This continued throughout our meal. He did not apologize, nor would he even make eye contact with us as he passed. When spending so much money, you hope to be treated special, and this was the opposite.
    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.
  • Outstanding Evening!
    Ginia
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I made reservations and requested a particular server who happened to be working outside this evening. It was a beautiful night and to our surprise there was live entertainment outside as well!! We had a fabulous dinner and participated in the "Generous Pour" which was a real treat! We danced to the tunes of Frank Sinatra and truly had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First disappointing visit
    loal
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have been to this restaurant many times and have given it very good reviews prior to this. 1. We were not seated where we requested although there were tables in that station that remained available throughout our meal. 2. Approximately 10 minute wait to be greeted by our server who then said he would be with us in a few minutes. 3. A different server brought our our steaks while my wife had 1/2 of her chowder still in the bowl and asked her, while she was literally taking a spoonful, "Do you want to hold onto that for a while?" He then waited for my wife to move her bowl so he could set down the steaks. 4. Salad with steak was soggy and seemed to have been dressed for a long while.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Took advantage of Providence Restaurant Week to try some place a little out of our price range. We were not disappointed! The food and service were terrific! The noise level was pretty loud, so it was not as easy to carry on quiet conversation. Overall, excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bbacksoon
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food and service was excellent! I would recommend it to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love restaurant week
    pvdcook
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    It was restaurant week. The menu even restricted had enough choices for every taste. The service was outstanding and the sirloin steak owas tender and juicy cooked to perfection. For once the green beans were crunchy but cooked, and the mashed potatoes were like velvet. Because we started with a delicious Cesar salad , we could not handle the dessert which we took home in a nice box and a small brown bag. I had the dessert two days later and the chocolate espresso cake tasted as fresh as the day it was made. In conclusion a very positive experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Perfect Night!!!
    CheetahMomma
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Everything was Fabulous from the moment we walked in the door, our table looked beautiful with rose petals all over, to the yummy drinks, the food was absolutely delicious and the dessert was to die for and a big shout out to our server Nicole Egan for making our first of many visits to The Capitol Grille a very memorable one, everyone was friendly, asked how the food was, even struck up conversations about other things, it was very relaxed and comfortable evening. I felt very fancy but yet down to earth, my husband and I will definitely be back to dine!!! Thank you 😊
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    lunchgirl
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The Staff here are wonderful. Polite, friendly and very helpful. We were there for lunch and it was served at a very leisurely pace. The food was excellent. The restaurant is very elegant inside. It is a great special occasion restaurant. The acoustics are not ideal and at times I could hear a hum of conversations in the background. However to put this in perspective it is very typical of restaurants in general.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Although our visit was during restaurant week, the food and service were superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Maslp
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The food was outstanding and the wait staff was attentive. Excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bandj
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Good restaurant week choices. Excellent service. Perhaps slightly too quick
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best in RI
    jar321VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Enjoyed a great meal and perfect service while dining with my wife, sister, and brother-in-law. Perfect place for many different occasions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Anniversary
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food and service was wonderful. The restaurant went out of their way to make our anniversary feel special. We received champagne, appetizer, and dessert free of charge along with our table decorated with rose petals. I definitely plan on going here for future special occasions. I expected the food and service to be excellent and they did not disappoint. The restaurant exceeded my expectations with the little attention to details.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful time.
    Arlene
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were a little skeptical about visiting a restaurant which is part of a chain. We had negative experiences at other restaurants such as Flemings, who are part of a chain. But The Capital Grille was the complete opposite. The staff was wonderful, the food was delicious, and the environment was clean and comfortable. My wife and i would recommend this restaurant to anyone, and we definitely would become repeat customers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • satisfied/ disapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The ambince was verygood we had window seating, our server Joshua B. was outstanding it was my wifes birthday and he treated her great even gave her a birthday desert. I had the portherhouse and my wife had the filet migon both med meaning hot pink center which i felt was not cooked to a guality of a high level steakhouse, the beef looked like it was cooked at a low temp/ broiler outside of our beef had little color and 3/4 of our beef was med well. I would have expected our beef to be cooked at 1100' to give it a good seared.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fantastic!
    sjwbigcas
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We love the service, the extra little perks (free: lobster appetizer!!!!) and the food is always perfect!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    Pdan
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Took my son out for his 21st birthday. The wait staff went well above and beyond what I had expected! On top of that the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary celebration
    LuePayette
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Went there for our anniversary. Very professional but friendly at the same time. The appetizers and meal were outstanding and our waiter Joel was excellent. Would love to try this experience again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding
    ajmarcantonio
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I live in CT and was in RI to visit and came here for dinner let me tell you that was one of the beat meals I have had in a long time. Will definitely come back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined Saturday 6/14
    Gabby
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We celebrated my birthday and Fathers day as we always do. Food is always fantastic as well as the service. Out Waiter was excellent. Our food was perfect until my hisbands steak arrived at the tabler. He ordered the Steak Special Medium and it was cooked well done. The steak was taken back and cooked another one, but my meal was already there. We ordered AuGratin Potato and we where served Mashed. We shared my steak. The right order of Potatoes came to us 3/4 of the way throught the meal. Husband steak was brought to the table still not cooked properly now it was to rear. This has to be one of our favorite resturants in RI and we where disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • heavy666
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Upon entering we were asked what was the occasion for our visit. We explained that we are celebrating our birthdays. The wait staff decorated our table with birthday confetti and everyone that interacted with us wished us a happy birthday. When finished with our exquisite meal, the waiter and manager came over quietly with a happy birthday plate holding two delicious pieces of pastry and wished us a Happy Birthday. What a nice surprise! Between the food, wait staff, and finishing touches, our experience was very satisfactory. I would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If It's Steak You Want...
    ZimmyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    There's no place else to go for the best. Very expensive, but you know that going in. The food, the preparation, the service is top shelf. Aside from food related elements, I particularly like the layout of the restaurants. Every table provides comfort, privacy, and even intimacy in a busy space. I hate the restaurants that seat you on top of one another. If you're into a splurge...Cap Grille is tough to beat...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    Topaz2503
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. The waiter was awesome! The food is above average. The bread basket is so... good. The steaks are outstanding! They gave us free desserts with champagne to celebrate our special day. There were rose petals on the table when we arrived. We go to Providence quite often as we love to eat at Federal Hill. The Capitol Grill is expensive but it's worth every penny. We will return without a doubt. An outstanding establishment in the heart of Providence. This place does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    BucaBuddy
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Unless you are familiar with Providence, it can be hard to find as it is below ground and between buildings. However, this makes for a very nice place to meet. The service was outstanding with refreshed drinks being presented before the last sip was even taken and the food was excellent. Highly recommend for any occasion but mine was only for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 102 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 788 reviews are from the The Capital Grille - Providence reviews archive.
  • Spectacular!
    Yummy1
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Celebrated another birthday with friends and everything was perfection . Great place to have a SPECTULAR dinner . Waitstaff are very professional and helpful. Can't say enough about it. Will be coming back for sure!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tim our waiter deserves 10 stars
    jvgiii
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and my wifes' s birthday. Tim gave us amazing unrushed service and the food was absolutely to die for. Tim even gave us a complimentary desert in recognition of our anniversary. Oh, the hostess also spread rose petals all over our table to recognize our special events. It was a night we will always remember! All positive, too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • girlslunchgabfest
    girlslunchgabfest
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Outstanding anniversary dinner, food, service, atmosphere all perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pricey but good
    Lromberg
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    food was excellent but extremely expensive...but perfect steak
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great graduation dinner
    paulie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Took a group of 8 to celebrate my daugher's college graduation. The dinner could not have possibly been nicer. Ken, our waiter, was outstanding. The steaks, as always, were delicious. We will absolutely be back for my son's graduation dinner in about 51 weeks!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1 year anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was amazing. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. They allowed me to drop of flowers to put on the table as well as serving our wedding cake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Junglejayne60
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food, great service. I have never been disappointed! Staff are very accommodating!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    luv2dine15
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Wonderful! We celebrated my son's 19th birthday and mother's day! They made it special. Decorated the table with 2 cards and rose petals. They gave a beautiful dessert plate with 2 diff cakes and choc happy bday on plate.also 2 champagne glasses. Wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably Great
    Alwayslooking
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I haven't had the opportunity to dine here in awhile and it was nice to see them still playing at the top of their game
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 50th Birthday celebration
    Yummy1
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    It was my husbands 50th birthday and he had never been to the capitol grille before. I've been a few times with friendsand I just love the food and the atmosphere. It was a surprise and he was pleasantly surprised when we arrived. My 3 young children also came along and were excited to dress up and absolutely loved the steak, they also got a lobster dish. Our waiter was phenomenal and also brought a birthday surprise that was very unexpected . All in all it was a fabulous experience! We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Night Out for a Special Night
    Bill
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The salads and steaks are terrific. The staff goes out of their day to make regular guests and new diners feel very welcome. This is my favor Capital Grille on the East Coast!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Five Star food, not on service
    julie1225
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Excellent food, mediocre service for the price. Took a full 15 mins after everyone put their forks down to get attention. This was particularly awkward since it was a birthday. a dinner for 4 at over $500 (no drinks) I'd expect better service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChrisVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Would like more of a variety of salads and soup - a healthy menu should also be available.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate