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The Capital Grille - Seattle
The Capital Grille - Seattle

The Capital Grille - Seattle Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com
  • Phone: (206) 382-0900
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Roy Hyman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet available after 5:00 p.m.
A word from The Capital Grille - Seattle
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 Cobb Building at 4th & University. Join us for happy hour Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "EVERY visit (at least 30) to the Seattle Capital Grille has been excellent and every meal Luscious! From the hostess to the servers to the bussers to management, I have never been more impressed while dining for lunch with coworkers or dinner with friends. I can't say enough of the attention to detail this establishment consistently demonstrates, e.g., greeting me by name upon arrival; inquiring about time constraints; decorating the table for birthday reservations; ensuring all our meals are prepared as requested; and the attentiveness after we receive our meals. I've been patronizing it since they opened. It is my FAVORITE restaurant in downtown Seattle for lunch and special occasions in the evening. I can't wait for my next visit! KUDOS!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I think all the foods that I ordered are cooked perfectly. I was with my parents and they also agreed with me."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The salmon was perfectly cooked and the vegetarian accommodation was imaginative and flavorful. Not an every day choice, but a place to celebrate and mark occasions."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I casually mentioned it was our 34th anniversary when we were seated. Soon our table was sprinkled with red sequined hearts and two glasses of champagne arrived. A nice note was hand written with congratulations. It was unexpected and made our evening start on a good note. Our server, Andy was very attentive and informative. There was a special wine event called Generous Pour and it was flights of wine for tasting, but instead of just being sips, your glass was filled. We sampled 5 wines, White, Red and Dessert. The cost was $25/per person. We ordered steaks and sides of green beans and tomatoes and shared a spinach salad. We spent 2 1/2 hours over dinner and it was a perfect anniversary."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I had booked while out of town and told the restaurant that we were celebrating a birthday. When we checked in with the Maitre d' he apologized for a five minute wait. 90 seconds later, we were escorted to a booth that had been decorated with birthday confetti and a hand-written note from the staff. Our server, Matthew, insisted we have a drink to toast the birthday, and served us complimentary glasses of champagne (which very clearly did not come from a $4 bottle that you often find elsewhere or on New Year's Eve). The staff overall was brilliant. Our reservation was at 8pm and the whole dining experience took about three hours. We were the last table in the restaurant and the staff still pleasant. Even the valet waited."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The Capitol Grill really went out of their way for my husbands birthday! The table was festive - champagne and even complimentary deserts! As usual - the food was delicious and the servant incredible! We will definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great food; exceptional service! Expensive, but more than worth it!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "After a concert at the Benaroya Hall it was a short walk to this wonderful restaurant. A very traditional atmosphere with a little bit of a "mountain lodge" tossed in. The service was perfect - actually more than perfect. Our waiter was friendly, courteous, very informative and helpful with suggestions. My better half and I decided to share a steak dinner. Our waiter offered to have the kitchen cook it to our individual tastes. My partner chose rare and I chose medium. It was served on separate plates and cooked to perfection for both of us. What a treat and a joy to find this first class service. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food always good although salads mediocre. Wine special going on which was fun. Steak good. Service very awkward and inconsistent. Like the Orange County location better."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our meal was delicious.. our service was excellent.. and the staff was great! What more could you ask for? Capital Grille is a favorite of ours and always provides us with a great experience. AND.. they are a block from the theater so it works wonderfully for before theater dining."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Again We had a great experience at Capital Grill. The food and wine were fabulous and the service was top notch. There is free Valet and the valet guy is polite and on the ball. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife travels for business and The Capital Grille is often the restaurant of choice. Since coming to Seattle, The Capital Grille has become one of our favorite steak restaurants. The location and valet parking are convenient. The staff, service and food are always, always excellent!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The wait staff was very attentive and provided incredible service, especially given that the food was terrible! Steaks that were cremated on the outside and under-cooked on the inside. Also, "Porterhouse" seemed more like a T-bone. Lobster mac & Cheese - Lobster was over cooked and flavor was a little off. . . . Asparagus, over cooked and fiberous. Prosciutto wrapped mozzarella was OK. To their credit, wait staff did bring my concerns to the manager's attention and after discussion, they did comp us on the food. May consider for lunch some day to give them another chance."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A capital grille, seattle will not disappoint . Steaks and wine list are perfect."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was good and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend the bone in filet. Great wine selection as well. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. My wife and I save it for special occasions. Love the steaks and the red wine selection. Service is carried out with professionalism. We'll keep coming back."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food is good. Drinks are great. A nice place to go."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This restaurant was conveniently located a short one block walk from the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. The food was presented and prepared well, and our waiter was on his toes! This is an expensive restaurant, but you certainly get what you pay for here, quality everything. If you are celebrating a special occasion while in Seattle, this is a perfect choice!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I was not really expecting such an outstanding quality in the meat that I had there. Incredible meat, great service and a very good evening. May be slightly over-priced but it's not something yoiu'll remember when the dinner ends. Great place."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have been here several times now, and the food was the best it has ever been! Steak was cooked to perfection!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Although we are vegetarians, we took our son here for his birthday. They were very solicitous. The menu was vast. The veggie sides were OK. They even brought a free dessert. But was it expensive! With tip, the bill topped $300. If I'm going to spend this kind of money on a steakhouse, I'd go to Canlis and get a view!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food selection was excellent, but the Wine selection really stood out. Above all, however, was the extremely high level of service. I was happy to bring a group of 6 there for their first time."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I was treated like royalty and the waiter serving us was excellent! The food at The Capital Grille was perfectly cooked, well presented, and made from fresh ingredients. I couldn't have hoped for a better experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We took our family there for a graduation celebration. The card and decorations (subtle) at the table were a nice touch. Food was excellent and atmosphere was wonderful. Our waiter, Matthew, made the evening truly special. He recommended items on the menu based on people's tastes and provided just the right amount of attention. We never felt rushed but when we needed something he seemed to be right there."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I took my husband here to surprise him with a new watch and the staff was absolutely amazing! Humberto was our waiter and he was very attentive and accommodating! From the champagne toast at the beginning, to the special cocktails, to the PERFECTLY cooked steaks, and the grand reveal of the watch; it was an A+ experience. Some would say it is expensive, but you get what you pay for, and this was worth every penny!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "So I had my birthday lunch at the Capital Grille and Michael served us. Michael made my birthday very special, he gave me and my boyfriend a apple cider toss since I'm not legal yet. And then at the end of our meal, he gave me a birthday cake. The service is outstanding and the staff is very hospitable."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The service is impeccable and the food is excellent."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Have had the opportunity to go to numerous Capital Grille locations- Denver, Las Vegas, Atlanta, etc. Have consistently seen that Seattle is good- but not the best of the group. Had a table of 6, and most folks said their food was good, so this is nitpicky. But my steak was overdone- they put sauce and butter on it even though asked to skip. So to cook off the sauce and butter they hit it again- and it was suddenly overdone and replated. Ugh. The coconut cream pie- worse than at other locations. The creamed corn? Average. I know that this can be done better, and my team still enjoyed lunch- but expect more. Will we go back? Likely- but next time I am going to have my steak redone and see if it can be done perfectly..."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Had dinner on a Saturday night. Highly recommend the copper river salmon, lobster mac and cheese and porcini rubbed delmonico steak. Best steak I have ever had. I will be going back for it as well as the excellent service I received. Luis is a great server and made my night special. He toasted my gf and I with champagne as he told us the specials and his recommendations. Each course was brought out in good time and we always had our water and drink glasses filled. All the staff was welcoming, friendly and relaxed. We didn't feel rushed at all. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Truly an amazing meal, with drinks and the calamari, as an appetizer...the BEST! My husband and I have been together for 17 years, it was the most expensive bill for two people ($325). Prepare to spend!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I do not have any negative comments to write down. I love this restaurant. Its not my 1st time visit & it will not be my last. My son who accompanied me for dinner then to the ballet was blown away of the grille & its atmosphere. My steak just melted in my mouth. The staff was so gracious."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was insanely good. I had the truffle fries with the porcini rubbed delmonico with 15 year aged balasmic and it was just bite after bite of heaven. I'm mainly writing a review for this place though because of our phenomenal waiter Chris Nelson. He took the experience from great to excellent just by being there and being so attentive and personable. Because of him, it was an unparalleled dining experience. You can have good food at many places but not encounter being treated so well ever. A+ for him."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The service was excellent and in that regard completely met our needs. The food was very expensive and the steaks weren't that great. Had the bone-in filet medium rare. The fillet was not uniform thickness and so the preparation was medium well to medium rare. Too much fight for a filet mignon in my opinion. Probably should have sent it back. The lobster mac and cheese as well as the truffle fries were quite tasty!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Everything about this establishment is excellent. Hostess was polite and efficient. Severs were attentive and polite. Food especially steaks were outstanding. Interesting local themed decor. Even a small mistake with desert was handled well. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We booked a table for 9 people and they gave up a private room with no minimum charge. Our server was attentive and friendly and gave us a lot of explanation before we ordered. Would definitely return again."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Decided to take advantage of a $50 certificate we had, knowing we'd be spending 5 times that. My experience with steakhouses is that you over pay and everything you taste is just so-so - not this time. The service was exactly what was expected, fantastic. The food was better than we expected. We savored every bite of the crab/lobster cakes appetizer we shared. The Copper River Salmon I ordered was a much larger portion than I anticipated and it was indeed, properly prepared-delicious. The asparagus with it was divine. My husband said his Delmonico with aged balsamic was over the top. The cocktails were refreshing, the wine fantastic. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Wonderful experience for my wife's birthday. They made it a special night."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The first impression is the warm greeting as you enter the restaurant. The food is always up to the standard we have come to expect at the Capital Grille. The prawns served on a tray of ice were chilled perfectly and delicious. We had the N. Y. strip steak. Manager Steve Smith came by and checked to see if it was prepared as we had ordered. Great service. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was delicious and in our opinion its the best steakhouse we have ever been to. Everyone there treats you like you are special to them which is refreshing compared to more "hurried" restaurants."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Took my partner out for her birthday it was the first time we had ever been here and we left so satisfied and knew we would be coming back. Excellent service and food."
    Dined on 5/29/2014