The Capital Grille - Seattle
The Capital Grille - Seattle

The Capital Grille - Seattle

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 2063820900x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Capital Grille - Seattle reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (116)notable wine list (79)romantic (75)fit for foodies (65)good for groups (42)neighborhood gem (33)great for lunch (31)hot spot (27)vibrant bar scene (21)late-night find (8)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Another Great Dinner
    JoeSVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great place for dinner before the play. Always a great menu, great drinks, great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is like your private club.
    Joel
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    From beginning to the end you are treated as if it is your private club.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SAMI
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great service from Louis! Our meal was excellent! Would definitely recommend for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Snobby
    JKTP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Ther was an air of snobbery that was experienced. Pleasantries offered were not genuine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Qwkslvrcat
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The service was excellent. The food looked fabulous what everyone was having. I was a little disappointed with the grilled chicken caesar salad. The salad was excellent but the chicken, although cooked well and moist was bland. It came on the side, which was fine but could have benefitted from some of the salad dressing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    FGagoVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I am a fan of Capital Grille, food, service and ambiance were excellent
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected Excellence
    RoadWarrior99
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Selected this venue primarily because of the proximity to the hotel and the menu. Reception was genuinely welcoming and service was exceptional including being readily available without being interfering. Food selection and quality was great and surprise desert recognizing our special occasion which had not been preannounced was definitely service that surprises. This is definitely a do again venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The prociutto wrapped mozzarella was truly yum. Did not love my steak but I think I ordered the wrong kind. I would go medium rare over medium next time. Hubby's steak was excellently charred.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food and Atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had dinner at The Capital Grille to celebrate anniversary and three birthdays - enjoyed our experience from the moment we walked in the front door! Hostess greeted us with a huge smile, our server was professional and had a fun sense of humor and the food and drink was amazing! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing steaks
    Charlie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I brought my dad here for his 70th birthday and we had a great dinner. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the coconut cream pie was amazing! Thank you:)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5-Star Service at Capital Grille
    TracyCFBVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We are long time regulars at the Capital Grille in Charlotte, NC, where we used to live. Bartenders remembered us, year after year (we did New Year's Eve for a few years running.) We took our 15 year old daughter for her birthday (her choice) and the Capital Grille Seattle could not have made her feel more special. Starting with the champagne/sparkling apple cider toast on the house and a personalized birthday card to thank her for celebrating her special day here, and ending with a dessert plate featuring two beautiful desserts lit by a single candle on a plate with Happy Birthday spelled out in dusted chocolate. As always the food was stellar, perfectly cooked steaks, great sides and great wine. A perfect evening for all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The staff are well trained professionals, the food was off the charts from start to finish and the price was in line with the service and quality.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • World Class
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is a very special dining experience. Four of us had different salads, entres and desserts. The food is perfect, perfectly served and the waitstaff impeccable. I wish we had dined there both nights we were in Seattle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible Service
    Loveluxefood
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The service was top notch. The hosts were very welcoming. Our server, Omar, was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. The food was really good. We came here to celebrate my mother's birthday and they made her feel really special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SeattleVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Love, love, love The Capital Grille! The food is consistently good, and service is always attentive and friendly. I always choose The Capital Grille to celebrate birthdays - they go out of their way to make it special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration
    Deepdale41
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Capital Grille once again excelled at outstanding service, food and ambiance. For our group of 8, we got a private room which afforded us the pleasant opportunity to chit-chat to our hearts content while thoroughly enjoying the great food and stellar service in a serene setting. Everything was perfect as we've come to expect with this franchise and this particular restaurant. Our experience was topped off with a delectable birthday dessert replete with candle and the letters "Happy Birthday" scrolled in chocolate. Needless to say, me wife was quite happy. Thanks Capital Grille and special thanks to your experienced and professional staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome food and excellent service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my first time trying Capital Grille and I was very impressed. The filet was tender and mouth watering and was cooked just right. We split a wedge salad, au gratin potatoes, green beans and creamed corn. Everything was delicious. I especially love the au gratin potatoes. Our server, Andy, was very attentive and made some excellent suggestions. All in all a great dining experience. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have been here several times. Interestingly enough, have always had the same server(Chris, who is terrific). The food is always good. I don't hesitate to take out of town guests (even from foreign countries) there. They are always pleased. I would happily go back to the Capital Grille again and again. I would really like a tour of the kitchen and where they dry age the meat. My uncle was a butcher so I have quite an interest in their process.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anticipates Your Needs
    FrogdogVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had just arrived in Seattle and got checked into our hotel across the street. We thought we'd grab a quick bite at the Capital Grille and head to bed. Our waitress, I believe her name was Andrea, told us about "The Generous Pour" and advised us on the appetizers that would best suit our tastes. Our "quick bite" turned out to be a gastronomical experience that we could never have anticipated. The staff at this restaurant created a fabulous experience through their high level of service and the quality of their food and drink. I look forward to dining here again on my next trip to Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    bwillVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We always enjoy our lunches at Capital Grille, but lunch on the 12th was outstanding! We were celebrating my friend's birthday and everything, from start with confetti and a birthday card on the table to finish with tasty desserts, champagne, and a birthday photo, was wonderful. Big thanks to Matthew C. for his fantastic service and charm!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Capital Grille
    Jdil4
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Have been here several times. Always good and worth the drive from Everett. Special fun that night with our very special friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Steve the general manager is very kind and visits the table and greets you at the front ...very nice , Also Omar is one of the best SERVERS in the business ...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extra touch: Nutritional items
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My husband requires a low-sodium diet to manage his Meniere's Disease; we were pleased to discover that The Capital Grille provides nutritional information in the back of their wine list. This is a rare thing to discover in a restaurant, and it took away all the questions about which items to order. We had the Delmonico w/shrimp topper, grilled asparagus, roasted mushrooms, and both the cheesecake (with outstanding creme brulee topping) and coconut cream pie (which yes, rivals the Tom Douglas!). We'll return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    this was our first visit to the Capital Grille and we have been looking forward to the experience because of all of the reviews. We were sat at our table and it took way too long to even be addressed. After we ordered the food took way too long and the waitress would rarely check in with our table. As for the steak... it was sub par. nice crust on the steak but for the reviews for how "perfect" it should have been it fell way short. the sauce was ok... it was all just ok. and for a $200 dinner it needs to be "Perfect". after waiting 20 mins to get the check, after we told our waiter that we had plans that we had to get to quickly, we paid and my credit card was charged $50 more than what the bill was presented to us for.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great experience but it is an expensive restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Class
    andymacnoon
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner with excellent service in a place with class and a great bar. The valet parking was much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food
    Kram50
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is one of the better establishments for a great steak and family style dining. I've eaten at many steak places and Capital Grill is at the top of my list. Wait staff awesome and they made us feel right at home. I will recommend it to everyone and will return every chance it get. KRam
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great job at Cap Grill Seattle
    BayouCowboy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    In the notes page of the Open Tae App, I mentioned it was our anniversary. The staff was great at making it a special evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than last time!
    johnnyo
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was fine- only complaint is that the 16 oz bone in filet was a bit thin on the edge, and this resulted in it being cooked to medium when the steak was ordered medium rare +. I think the chef needs to understand if the cut of meat doesn't support the way it was ordered, then reach into the container and grab a different steak! Sides were good, dessert was fine. Service was almost solid- only miss was checking in on drinks and keeping them flowing- soda, water, and beers. We will be back, because we live in Seattle- but we'd prefer to go to the Grille in Atlanta Buckhead!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calais08
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    JALL
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I think all the foods that I ordered are cooked perfectly. I was with my parents and they also agreed with me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic style
    SeaBits
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a Great Anniversary Dinner
    Cinhart
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING Service, Patient Staff
    ShiftDriftDream
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful surprise
    LTEO
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional!
    steve
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food; exceptional service! Expensive, but more than worth it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Fabulous
    scoutVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spotty service
    smiths22VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific dinner and service!
    Susan001VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A++++
    Moe12
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.