The Capital Grille - Providence
The Capital Grille - Providence

The Capital Grille - Providence

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: (401) 521-5600
  • 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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The Capital Grille - Providence reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (97)notable wine list (76)romantic (66)fit for foodies (64)good for groups (50)vibrant bar scene (35)hot spot (28)neighborhood gem (27)great for outdoor dining (21)great for lunch (17)late-night find (16)scenic view (16)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • As always, The Capital Grille-Provi
    misseyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2009
    As always, The Capital Grille-Providence is exceptional dining. The food is wonderful and the wait staff is VERY pleasant and attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service. Replaced an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2009
    Great service. Replaced an overcooked steak without any hassle. Excellent drinks. The Stoli Doley is a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What can I say other than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/23/2009
    What can I say other than "WOW". This this the place to go if you desire a perfect dinner. The service was impecable, the food outstanding and the price comparable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great Mother's Day Dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    A great Mother's Day Dinner. Staff was extremely friendly and they went out of their to accommodate my three children. My wife and kids had a great meal and a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Probably the best restaurant
    KBBrown
    Dined on 4/25/2009
    Probably the best restaurant in Providence. Located near the downtown waterfront. Very upscale looking restaurant. The waiters are very good at what they do. The food is very well done. Good presentation. An impressive restaurant to entertain business guests. Great lobster bisque. It actually has lobster in it. I have taken my wife there twice. Excellent meal both times. She was very impressed with Capital Grille.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WAY OVERPRICED WASN'T WORTH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    WAY OVERPRICED WASN'T WORTH IT.WAIT SERVICE AND BUS SERVICE WAS POOR. DIRTY DISHES WERE LEFT ON TABLE WERE LEFT ON TABLE FOR A LONG TIME. THE LARGER PARTIES GOT A LOT MORE ATTENTION.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is our favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    This is our favorite restaurant for a reason. The food is superb and the service is unmatched. We highly recommend Capital Grille as the best steakhouse!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was GREAT! The service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    It was GREAT! The service was excellent. The food was outstanding. I would recommend the Capitol Grille to anyone... Special occasion or not!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the usual upscale, attractive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/26/2009
    the usual upscale, attractive decor and ambience - polished wood and brass accents. the steak was great and service very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and his construction
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/20/2009
    My husband and his construction crew have visited your restaurant for the last two years while visiting the JLC convention, we live in the Dutchess County area of New York (1 1/2 hrs north of NYC.) He said that they are not probably the business cliental that usually come into the restaurant, but he said that food is great, the ambiance is wonderful and the service is unbelievable. He says the wait staff is also friendly and cordial. The next time we travel thru your area, he would like to bring me to enjoy a great meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an amazing meal, the
    aemirfaVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2009
    We had an amazing meal, the service was outstanding, and the location was convenient. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wanted to celebrate an important or romantic occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Providence location is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2009
    The Providence location is the best resturant in the chain. The food and service are always first rate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent steakhouse. Expensive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/27/2009
    excellent steakhouse. Expensive. Dinner for two with two glasses of wine with tip was $170.00.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Menu choices excellent. Extensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/21/2009
    Menu choices excellent. Extensive wine list. Nightly specials sounded tempting. Food was deliscious-generous portions, cooked as specified. Service was very friendly and attentive. Reception staff somewhat overwhelmed - large party of former Providence College jocks loudly reliving their "glory days". Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. Overall very good, but not the place for a quiet and romantic Staurday night date.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was poor and slow--asked
    RIFoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    Service was poor and slow--asked immediately for our drink order (a good thing), then we asked for two minutes to decide, and didn't see the waiter for another 20 minutes. Then took another 15 minutes for the waiter to get the wine from the wine "closet" which was 15 feet away from our table. Brought a 2006 wine, sent it back (supposed to be a 2004) and then had to wait another 10 mintues. When he returned, asked for our dinner order. Received appetizers in 10 minutes and entree came before appetizers were cleared. Table was terrible as well--right near the kitchen. Usually the service is very good, but we got service "with an attitude."
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have eaten at Capital Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/6/2009
    I have eaten at Capital Grill in Boston and Atlanta, and always had excellent meals. I was really lokking forward to Saturday night in Providence. While the service was very good, the food was below par. The salads, Caesar and Wedge were mediocre. The Ceasar was all ribs of romaine and the Wedge was drenched in dressing, and garnished only with bacon, and tomato slices on the side. I ate only half as there was so much dressing it became unappealing. The steaks were quite disappointing. I have had the Kona crusted sirloin and this time it was not only not flavorful but seemed to be a poorer quality beef than I have had at Capital Grills in the past. If this had been my first experience at a Capital Grill, I would not be inclined to return.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The restaurant and bar were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/24/2009
    The restaurant and bar were packed which was really nice to see in today's economy; the staff was outstanding, we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always special when going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/24/2009
    Always special when going to the Capital Grille in Providence. They are attentive, catering to your every culinary wish; pleasnt, service with a smile; and always ready to help celebrate the moment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very nice dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2009
    A very nice dining experience but needs some tweeking. With a reservation, you should not have to wait almost 15 mins. to be seated esp. when there are abundant empty tables. The hostess should take your coat to the coat room and bring you the ticket, She should not state " There is a complmentary coat closet around the corner" Since I was weraing a fur, I was not too happy to see that it was unattended when I walked by to use the Ladies' Room. These issues were not commensurate with the great food, excellent service and checking in occasionally by our waiter and mgr.to see if we had needs.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/13/2009
    The service was excellent. I found the food to be good but definately overpriced. The steak au poivre was delicious but I found the lobster bisque to be mediocre. We dined there during the recent cold snap and were seated in the window, and subsequently froze the entire meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Husband and I have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/3/2009
    My Husband and I have been there before. We loved it and waited until the 4 girls were old enough to enjoy the treat to such a wonderful restaurant. They range from 17 to 23, and they loved their meals and felt very special being there. The staff was right on their game, new when to approach the table and when it wa not necessary. The experience was all that we expected from The Capital Grille. Thank you, Gail James
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner was phenomenal. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    Dinner was phenomenal. Service was excellent. Seating was a little tight due to the Holiday, but overall it was the perfect choice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Six of us were there from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    Six of us were there from CT and MA for New Years Eve for the second year in a row! Service and food was exceptional...especially enjoyed the cold shellfish platter, the lobster mac and cheese and the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella. Not at all rushed and our table was ready when we arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall we had a wonderful
    VeronicaVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    Overall we had a wonderful dining experience. The original table we were to be seated at was wedged between a booth and another table and if we had sat there we would have had the waiter's backs/butts in our faces all evening. We were moved to a nicer table although it did have a view of the entrance to the kitchen. Food and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I have been going
    ChristmasEveDan
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    My wife and I have been going to Capitol Grille for at least 12 years now and have never had a anything other than a wonderful experience whether it be for a party of 17, 6 or just the two of us. This is our "go to" place for birthdays, anniversaries, retirement dinners, and any other reason we can think of going out to dinner in a nice settting with great, no, spectacularly prepared food!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We always have excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/27/2008
    We always have excellent service and food. On this visit my husbands steak was undercooked, ordered medrare came out rare and mine was ordered medrare and came out medium. We didn't complain about it because they still were delicious. The service was great. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A staple in the Providence
    mlfpvd
    Dined on 12/23/2008
    A staple in the Providence dining scene. Great for business meetings or special events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 12/20/2008
    I have been to this restaurant and a number of its chains in other cities many times and have never been disappointed! Each has had great steaks, ambiance, and service. Try the Stoli-Dolis.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Restaurant except:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/13/2008
    Excellent Restaurant except: VERY noisy and difficult to have conversation across the table. Even so we were all very pleased with our experience and felt it was good value for the dollars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great choice for a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 11/29/2008
    A great choice for a special occasion-steaks are cooked perfectly, great menu with lots of other choices if you don't feel like big meat- expensive but worth the splurge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My friend and I dined there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/26/2008
    My friend and I dined there for his birthday dinner on Wednesday, November 26th. I was impressed the minute we walked in. The host staff graciously took our coats and seated us promptly in one of the best tables in the restaurant (at least we thought so). Being someone who has been in the restaurant/service industry for the last 14 years, I certainly pay attention to service standards. Ronny, our server, gave the best service I have ever received in my life! He was friendly and attentive while also being very down to earth. We chatted with him about various things throughout the night...he truly made our experience memorable. The food was perfect...temperature, taste, presentation! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There was a VIP function going
    SalMemphisVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2008
    There was a VIP function going on which made the evening a little noisy but the food was great, the wine was super and everyone felt it was a special evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location in Providence. Stea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/22/2008
    Great location in Providence. Steaks are great! Fantastic wine list!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The dining experiences that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/22/2008
    The dining experiences that I have had over the years have been memorable.The service and attention to detail makes the difference in making The Capital Grille my first choice for steakhouse dining in the Providence metro area.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding food, great service,
    GeffVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    outstanding food, great service, magical wine list
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Capital Grille is always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 10/27/2008
    The Capital Grille is always my choice of restaurant chain to entertain clients or to conduct a meeting followed by diner. I have never had a client be disappointed. For me, no matter what Capital Grille I am eating or entertaining, I can easily recommend dinner choices or drinks as the menu is the same from area to area. Great Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    The food was excellent as usual. The service was top notch. The only complaint was the noise level. It was difficult to hold a conversation over the noise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I celebrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/7/2008
    My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary here. We felt they made an extra effort to make our dinner special. The rose pedals on the table was a really nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Capital Grille knows how to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/5/2008
    Capital Grille knows how to do the "little things." When I made the reservation I told them it was our anniversary, when the hostess sat us we found rose petals on the table, the server took a complimentary picture of us (that was then given to us at the end of dinner, and we received a complimentary dessert. I had no idea all this was coming our way when I let them know it was a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2008
    The food was excellent as always. We plan to go back again on our next trip to Providence.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet