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
178 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)notable wine list (90)romantic (86)fit for foodies (74)good for groups (66)vibrant bar scene (42)great for outdoor dining (38)great for lunch (34)hot spot (32)neighborhood gem (30)scenic view (22)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • Capped off our 40th!
    sader1970
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Made my reservation via Open Table and noted it was to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Sometimes a restaurant will give you a little more attention. Capital Grille outdid themselves from the multiple congratulations from the hosts and manager and our waiter, Ken and complimentary glasses of champagne and dessert. Food, as always, was superb with my fillet mignon and the wife's salmon special. My white wine was great and the spouse's Apple martini best she has had in some time. Did I mention the special booth with roses petals?! Capital has the reputation as best in Providence and well deserved. Costs a bit but worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our waiter, Ken, made this a memorable evening! The food, service and his attention were all outstanding. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mark the waiter
    Hutch
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Superlative friendly service from all pro waiter. Very helpful with menu and great historic knowledge of Capital Grill
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    radman
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    best dining experience I have had for quite some time. Tiana was our server and was perfect. Friendly, courteous, competent with just the right amount of attention- all this while being fairly new. The manager stopped by a couple times and we told him that Tiana was a keeper. It was a nice touch for him to make sure everything was OK. Food was excellent just as you would expect from a high end steakhouse. Creme Brulee was a tie with 21 Club in NYC for the best I've ever had. Overall a delightful, but not cheap, experience. Great place fo that special occasion. We eill be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    BelizVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We always choose The Capital Grille for special occasions. We are never disappointed. One change that need tweaking however, is the new electronic wine list. When we were seated, we asked the hostess for the wine list, expecting the paper one. However, we were told that it was now on a tablet, but it was never brought to us. When our waiter came and asked us if we wanted a drink, we had to ask again for the tablet and then he had to go and get it. The hostesses need to know that if someone asks for the wine list, to bring one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    attended to celebrate wedding anniversary. The staff could not have been more friendly. Really enjoyable evenings and extra service was wonderful. Many thanks to all staff who made our celebrations so memorable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Capitol - Experience
    Sunshine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food; excellent service. Bar tenders ok; specialty drink list not tailored to the season.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visited Rhode Island and left Happy
    ckessler0208
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I am not one to enjoy a extremely quiet evening at dinner, so from the very beginning I felt comfortable with the noise level. It wasn't too loud nor was it so quiet you have to lean into your spouse to talk because you feel as if the table next to you is listening. The pace at which the food came out was superb. Kevin was our server in the Providence, RI location and he was a delight and was very thorough with the menu descriptions and was open to all questions. My husband's steak was perfect, but mine was MW when I had asked for Med. The manager came around to ask how everything was, he kindly and immediately took my steak and returned with a new Med. cooked steak in 5 minutes. Great service, great food, great staff, great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • How to Begin a Great Weekend!
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Friday evenings at the Lounge in the Capital Grille create a special feeling. Phenomenal onion soup adapted to our tastes, tasty salads, and the fantastic Wagyu burger along with the best waitstaff and top-notch entertainment in the lounge are all the components one needs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Evening
    johnvk78
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Everything was fantastic. Food was fantastic, service was great. We had a spectacular date night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 23rd Anniversary
    pawcoyote
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Capital Grille took care of us from the time I made my reservation. They had our table ready in a very nice area with rose petals on the table. They had my wife's favorite drink brought to the table for her (from my request when making the reservation). Our waiter Tom did a great job so did the table help. All were very friendly and always asking if everything was the way we wanted it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our dining experience was great. Service and food fantastic
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak
    Rob1764VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I had the steak au poivre and it was very good. My spinach salad with warm bacon dressing was to die for...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Capital Grille
    KBL1954VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food and service were outstanding as usual. Not much else to say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    LovesGoodFood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our fifth anniversary here. I made reservations through Open Table as usual. The table was covered in rose petals, all servers knew it was our anniversary, everything was phenominal. Food was out of this world. I had the filet with poached butter lobster tails and so did my wife. That dish is so delicious words do not suit it. The coconut creme pie was for dessert, I highly recommend it!!! Overall, 5 star visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    NONE
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Need we say more? Expensive, yes. Worth it? We think so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second great evening in one week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We so enjoyed dinner at The Capital Grille, Providence - that we returned on our last evening in the city. Again - it was delightful. It was a Saturday night - energy and noise was multiplied - and it was hard to talk with my husband across the small table. We gave up trying to talk for the most part and saw other couples doing same. The restaurant was so busy there were some challenges - we felt a bit rushed by staff - clearly anxious to keep tables turning - and two people offered us fresh cracked pepper - the second started to grind without waiting for the answer - we both dove to save the meat. Then the manager stopped by - and offered to send for our waiter to bring fresh cracked pepper... So I'd recommend a weeknight visit, not Sat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beyond Amazing!!
    annie2402
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everything about our visit was perfection..Our waiter, Mark, made sure everything was beyond our expectations!! Food was outstanding!! Steak tartare, Delmonico for me...couldn't have been any better..steak cooked perfectly!! Lobster bisque (loaded with lobster!!) and porterhouse for my husband also the best!! When they asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, we said not tonight but a big anniversary in a couple of weeks..we assumed just conversation ..Nope!! We were surprised with a beautiful dessert platter with Happy Anniversary stenciled in chocolate!! Beautiful and so appreciated!! But, to top it off, we were given champagne glasses to take home to use on our actual anniversary!! Can't say enough how perfect the night was!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of this world!
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This place is out of this world fantastic! I wish I could give it 10 stars. I have always heard wonderful things about the Capital Grille so was looking forward to trying it. We eat out quite a bit and it is one place I have not eaten at before. Exceeded expectations. It was my husband's birthday so I asked if we could have a romantic table. Well, not only did we get that, everyone wished him happy birthday, there were little sparkly foil leaves on the table when we arrived, we received a free glass of champagne and dessert. Our server, Josh, was awesome! Very attentive, friendly, and just made the night that much more special. The food was terrific. A big thumbs up. Many thanks for a very special evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a GREAT Capital Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We arrived in Providence tired and ready for dinner - - we opted for the capital grill because it is reliable - and it was close to our hotel. And days later we are still talking about our evening there. Everything was great and our waiter helped us unwind from our travels. We were able to relax and enjoy a memorable evening together. everyone - from the hostess to other waiters we passed as we left - smiled and acknowledged us kindly. We left feeling so much better than when we arrived - with a really great meal to boot! Thanks for being the highlight of our trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luvgofo
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    well prepared food, extensive wine list, my only complaint was a food being served barely lukewarm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Bostonirish
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great service and made our special occasion memorable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding service
    LizB
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Outstanding service by our waiter Mark and bartender Tim. Expensive, but you know that if you know anything about The Capitol Grill. But, you also know the good, service and dining experience is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Pegknits
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went for a special anniversary. The entire staff seemed to take the time to offer congratulations. Rose petals on our reserved table. We were seated near a large party of approx. 20, made the noise level very high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    BelizVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We go to Capital Grille for many special occasions. We are never disappointed. Service, food, wine. All good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JimmyVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Menu is considerably over-priced. Food is reasonably good although the steak tartar appetizer was far too piquant and the serving was far too large for an appetizer - and of course the price was commensurately high. The serving was bulked up with excessive egg, capers, onions. Entree prices were very high relative to the quality of the items and were again larger than necessary serving sizes. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    TomG
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food and warm friendly service- will not disappoint for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Royal Treatment
    taste2tell
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My son's choice for his 23rd Birthday. It was wonderful. We all enjoyed the evening, food, service and experience. We expect nothing less from Capital Grille, we were treated like we where family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service & Food
    PatrickP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My wife and I had dinner on our wedding anniversary. We could not have been treated better or made to feel more special. Service was outstanding and the food matched it. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Annie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Amazing meal and impeccable service! Group work dinner- perfect location and delicious food! Our server Ken was the BEST!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Waterfire nights!
    SaltNPeppa
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was top notch..however out of asparagus at 7pm?? 2 dinners 2 sides no alcohol $180 Great time..not rushed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Buffy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Never disappointed. I have always a great meal and great service no matter the size of the party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over-Priced
    MassGuy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went on a Sunday night - very few people there. The restaurant is elegant and understated. Service - while not immediate - was very good overall - lacking small details such as not removing used sweetener packets until the end of the meal. Biggest disappointment was the food - not that it was bad, but it does not merit the extraordinarily high prices charged. Our bill, including tip, was $190.00. This was with one appetizer and one dessert, which we split, one glass of wine, two entrees and two sides. The heirloom tomato and mozzarella appetizer was OK, the tomatoes were good, but the mozzarella was at best pedestrian. Our entrees (sliced filet and lamb chops) were ordered medium but came medium-well. Dessert was OK.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Disappoints
    Tscott03
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Brought some people who had never been before, they were blown away. The food from beginning to end was perfect. Kona crusted bone in sirloin is the best steak I've had anywhere. The Capital Grill finds away to exceed my expectations every time.
    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.
  • Best Birthday Dinner Ever
    Southcoast
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My sixteen year old daughter wanted a "fancy dinner", and chose Capitol Grille. The ambience, table setting, food and service were exceptional and without flaw. This is a dinner she will never forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Although we had to be an HOUR late for our reservation -- they held our table by the window with a nice view, as I had requested!! That was really nice of them. We were also given a champagne toast for the birthday dinner and a plate with desserts at the end of the meal that had happy birthday written in chocolate on the plate!! Nice. Food was good - service was done well - great night!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as always
    CentralMAfoodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife I had dinner here for her birthday and we had a fantastic meal. I am rarely let down by the Capital Grille. The one surprise (and it is was positive) was that we decided to try "the Generous Pour" wine selection they are offering this summer. It was actually a really good deal, which is not something I usually walk away from the Capital Grille saying. $25 per person to try several wines and then have glasses of those you like the most was a great way to sample some wines. I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service
    Justbeinghonest
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food and service was fantastic . Atmosphere is loud
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Date
    foodyhuntah
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I meet a woman it was a our first date and i normal would pick a nice resturant but this was top five nice in all of new england. she was sophisticated and intelligent. so that being said the crowd there is very upscale and please dress nice not jeans and a nice shirt nice but slacks wingtips and collard shirt nice. a must have is the wine tasting. but i ordered a champaign bottle much better then by the glass. truffle fries aren't as good as a years ago when i went there but that would be my only complaint and if you have to complain about the prices. you really should go or have gone to another place. this place is it when you won't to splurge.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Night!
    fortheloveoffood
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    What a treat! I took my boyfriend here for a birthday surprise, and the two of us shared a leisurely dining experience with the most pleasant server. From start to finish, everything was divine. The blue crab cocktail melted in your mouth, as did the kona-crusted steaks and butter-poached lobster tails. Seating outside is especially nice, and even though there are people walking by and close enough to talk with, it doesn't feel intrusive. We were there on a full-lighting WaterFire night, and the restaurant is within a minute walk from one end of the display. I wanted this to be a special night, and The Capital Grille raised the bar! Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.