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
160 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (117)romantic (78)notable wine list (76)good for groups (61)fit for foodies (56)vibrant bar scene (40)great for outdoor dining (37)great for lunch (36)neighborhood gem (29)hot spot (26)scenic view (21)late-night find (19)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 97 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 784 reviews are from the The Capital Grille - Providence reviews archive.
  • 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
  • FOOD NOT THAT GREAT..
    Rob1764VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Tonight, my experience was between average to below average. The calamari (pan fried according to the menu) was deep fried with lots of oil. To the point, that we did not finish it. I ordered the sirloin and lobster tail entree. Even though, I asked for medium rare, the steak came medium to medium well. The flavor was ok, nothing spectacular. The lobster tails were AMAZING.. We got a sample of the cheesecake and flourless chocolate cake since we were celebrating a special occasion and the former was very nicely done. The latter was a bit dense and heavy for my taste. The waiter was top notch. Very good service, attentive and polite. Service is Five Stars Food quality is about Three Stars
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    djrfoodVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We recently had a great dining experience. Our waiter, Dan, was fabulous. Food and wine were great. They did a wonderful job for our special occasion.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husband's 50th Birthday
    cheryl
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Consistently good. Had appetizers elsewhere, and came here for the great steak dinner my husband wanted while celebrating his 50th birthday. Our steaks were cooked just as we requested. Mine with the au poivre sauce was especially tasty and not something I would think to make at home. The truffle fries are great, and their au gratin potatoes very delicious, but their cream spinach was not as good as I remembered. The service as always was right on queue. Great night.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Easter
    ReviewVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have tried numerous restaurants for Easter Brunch & this year, The Capital Grille, was excellent! The food,as always, was superb and the service great and we will be back next year for Easter.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Professional & Polished
    Liddy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Impeccable service. Elegant setting. Food expertly prepared. More traditional than contemporary preparations.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    rond
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The steak was average, at best. Served broiled "au jus" it was more reminiscent of a roast beef presentation. Where's the "Grille" ! Additionally, for a 22oz Delmonico, it was quite thin, not suited for medium rare preparation. Lastly, the presentation 'rubs" which can be added to any steak is confusing. I asked myself why this is necessary; a good charcoal broiled steak needs nothing. Having had a steak prepared each way, the "rub gives it taste. The ordinary preparation is quite bland. Frankly, I scan make a comparable steak at home. Have been to a large number of high end steak houses, this ranks close to the bottom.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night Out
    luvaniteout
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The service at Capital Grille is above and beyond! The food was excellent. It was the perfect night to celebrate our anniversary!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent Capital Grille
    NJDadVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The Capital Grille formula working well in Providence. Good people make all the difference. Great steak tartar app and great steaks and sides as always.
    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.