The Capital Grille - Stamford
The Capital Grille - Stamford

The Capital Grille - Stamford

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 2039670000x
  • 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 Schmalle
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, 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 today.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet available after 5:00 p.m
A word from The Capital Grille - Stamford
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Capital Grille - Stamford reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (66)notable wine list (56)fit for foodies (43)good for groups (36)romantic (35)great for lunch (24)neighborhood gem (12)vibrant bar scene (10)great for outdoor dining (9)hot spot (9)great for brunch (6)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Monica
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The waiter messed up our order. We ordered 3 steaks 2 medium rare and one medium. My husband got the medium rare that he hate! He had to give it to me after tasting it. It's not the forst time that this happened!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Staff, Food and Service
    FLOATVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This visit was for my wife 70th birthday and the staff, the food and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food and service were very good We went for lunch when the prices are one half of those st dinner. Quality is the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic lunch spot!
    thrutherabbithole
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The Capital Grille is an unexpected find for lunch. A group of us were shopping and wandered over for lunch. Yum! The lobster rolls were delicious, as was the steak salad. There are many reasonably priced choices, and the service was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week Deal
    Ali123
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food and service were great, as always. The restaurant week deal was great - our meal would have been WAY pricier if not for that. Definitely a good place to go for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    farmerjohn
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    As always. Chase, our waiter, was outstanding as was the cuisine. Just awesome.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We went to Capital Grille for restaurant week. The menu never fails. Steak was cooked to perfection and the blue cheese stuffed olives in my martini were just delicious. Our waiter was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had a particularly great meal at Stamford Capital Grill. The Generous Pour wine special was a particular treat. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stamford [Ct.] Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food and cooked precisely as requested. I brought along two female guests [ both foodies] and both were very favorably impressed. Outstanding service by the waiter and outstanding personal follow up by the manager "Cy"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious steak!
    meeshell1018
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We always go during restaurant week. They have the best deal! The food is always delicious and the wait staff is great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great dining experience.
    restaurantreviewer
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It was restaurant week and our anniversary. We were treated like special guests. There were rose petals on the table along with a card for our anniversary. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Capital grille never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capital Grille Great Steakhouse
    Sanibelle
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Capital Grille in downtown Stamford has put Morton's out of business. Everything is well prepared here and the service is very good. It is a nice place to enjoy a special meal or to meet a client for lunch. It is conveniently located adjacent to the Stamford Town Center and parking is readily available in the mall parking lot or use their valet service if you can't walk two feet. Their prime aged steaks always arrive as order and the sides are excellent as well. The only dish that was not prepared well was the crème brule that was soft on top, probably due to the crowds eating there for Stamford's August Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still the best steak in town
    tymelyronVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always a pleasure to eat here, especially during Restaurant Week this week, so make a quick reservation. Choice of appetizer, steaks, sides and dessert, with the usual quality and quantity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jezekVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food and service. Incredible offer during restaurant week... Horrible being seated in the side room.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    Vickon1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great place, no doubt. The service was great for those who ordered a la carte. We chose from the Restaurant Week menu and had to chase our server for attention. Once I mentioned this menu, we were not offered bread or additional appetizers, etc., which I initially was actually planned on ordering in addition to the fixed menu. Food was good, but not excellent: my salad (a little weird chef's solution) was extremely vinegary and the dressing did not really suit the greens - boston lettuce (both hearts and green portion thereof), julienned carrots - too hard for this type of salad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale steakhouse
    Primed2eat
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    While a chain that looks typical steakhouse, they nit only have mastered the perfect steak, but also perfect service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good but expensive
    2014dependable
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very good overall on food and service. Your waiters and waitresses are extremely professional. However, based upon my overall restaurant experience I would not rate you exceptional which is the 5th star. However, the most exceptional waitress I ever encountered is Bianca at your Stamford restaurant. She is definitely five star! I would visit your restaurant more often if it was less expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for all or no occasion
    HarViVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food here never disappoints and alway top notch with professional service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The Capital Grille is often overlooked for a quick lunch alternative but as is the case with all customer service requests, just inform your server of your time constraint and they will oblige! You can have a delicious and quick meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    Foodlover4ever
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went to The Capital Grille Friday night and had a pleasant experience. I had reservations and was seated immediately. Server was wonderful and knowledgable. Food was delicious! Definitely will be returning to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular favorite
    MDEH
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    When you live anywhere in the lower Fairfield CT area and feel like a great steak and wine there is no better place!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Assume we just had a bad waitress
    CrampedVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was excellent, I imagine their other servers are excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capital Grille Excellence
    DanBoot
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I've always had consistently good dining and service at Capital Grilles all around the country. The Stamford location, my "home town" Capital Grill, is hands down the best though! Our sever, Alana, was outstanding. She was always nearby when we needed her, she was very well versed on the food offering as well as the wine tasting promotion and made dessert suggestions that were heavenly!. We ordered dinner specials of a baked, stuffed two pound lobster and a bone in filet and we shared them. A great surf & turf combination that was prepared to perfection. We'll be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mid summer dinner
    Jblackle
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Finally found a time that enabled the family to get together for dinner. The vote was for Cap Grill. Excellent meal with 3 of six choosing the steak and lobster special, one ribeye, one strip and one filet. Truffle fries, sautéed spinach. A couple of apps/salads (lobster bisque, Caesar, beet,Oysters). Red wine options range from reasonable to not so much. We went with a couple of bottles of fairly reasonable (Freemark). Our server (Jermaine) made sure the "flow to the table" was leisurely but not slow. Food was uniformly excellent with the entrees cooked as requested and served nice and hot. Had a good evening all around and dinner was the center piece.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hadlstep
    Steve
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were celebrating our son's 18th birthday. He is a steak lover and The Capital Grille did not disappoint! Excellent service and delicious food....highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    pattyface
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We recently celebrated wedding anniversaries with friends. Food and service was excellent, as always. Table was decorated with heart confetti and we were surprised with beautiful, special "Happy Anniverasry" desserts. Just fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • alfresco dining
    Patrick1959
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We were lucky to get a table outside, inside you needed a jacket and a pullover, like in the most US restaurants it's always to cold
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Top Choice for a Business Lunch
    Morning
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This is an excellent location for a business lunch. Besides a variety of price points on the menu and reliable food, the Stamford location is ideal for a business lunch. The Stamford Capital Grill is much quieter than 42nd Street near Grand Central. To me, this makes it a better location for conversation and a successful lunch and meeting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    ncrnVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Another wonderful meal at the Capital Grille. Great steaks, wonderful cocktails, excellent wine list, attentive service. Noisy but fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Been coming for many years and I must say that I have seen a decline in service- not what it use to be. $100/person demands exceptional service- perhaps a management change is in order
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • decent not great
    ericsteinfeldtVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    considering all the steak places in the city this one falls short. Bit of a disappointment, even as a chain it's below its peers in all respects.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy
    Disneyagain
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It's always nice to be recognized as a returned diner. Capital Grille, does just that. Wonderful food as always, BUT how do they run out of baked potatoes? There's a Stop and Shop right up the road. Send someone there!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for team dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    had a team dinner and service was great. I have attended other locations and this definitely moves to the top of the list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual
    Johnny
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    New managing partner Dave is doing a great job! The staff is always on point ,service is friendly & curtious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Excellent service. It was my husband's birthday and they decorated the table with confetti, gave him a birthday card, and a special dessert. The food was delicious, especially the creamed corn!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JCSGLMVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Have always loved the Capital Grille but the rib eye steak and filet were the worst I ever had and given the prices will not go back for long time. Sad to think they are compromising quality ........
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 73 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 596 reviews are from the The Capital Grille - Stamford reviews archive.
  • Food is consistently good
    Peggy
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Being the only really steak house in stamford, you know what to expect and it meets expectations. Service is always professional and efficient
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWARDING FOOD
    STAMFORDLAWYER
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    EXCELLENT FOOD WITH GREAT SERVICE.... WIN!!! WIN!!! THE CAPITAL GRILL IS A PLACE YOU CAN GO TO ON ALL TYPES OF EVENTS,OCCASIONS OR JUST TO HAVE A GEAT MEAL
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you can afford it...
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This is the best place in town for a great steak and some outstanding side dishes including the lobster mac n cheese.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better Business Dining
    LizzieMT
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I ate here with 3 colleagues on my second visit to this Capital Grille location. Nick, our server, was professional, personable, and efficient. The fresh oysters up front were delicious with the house-made mingonette. Our steaks, including one tuna steak, were done to perfection. The Parmesan truffle fries are not to be missed. All of us expected to be unable to finish the good sized servings, but to a person nearly licked our plates clean. For my money, Capital Grille sits atop the chain steakhouse mountain and their Stamford location does not disappoint. I will be traveling frequently to Stamford on business and definitely plan to dine here again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.