The Capital Grille - Stamford
The Capital Grille - Stamford

The Capital Grille - Stamford

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: (203) 967-0000
  • 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Capital Grille - Stamford reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (94)notable wine list (76)fit for foodies (53)good for groups (46)romantic (44)great for lunch (28)vibrant bar scene (18)neighborhood gem (17)hot spot (17)great for outdoor dining (9)great for brunch (6)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/27/2014
    Service was very attentive, without hovering, and helpful in navigating through the holiday menu. And the Kir Royale was perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad attitude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    The food and the service were good but prices are quite steep. At the end of the meal I left an 18% tip amonting to $150 and the waiter (Federico), apparently thought this was not enough and changed his attitude to a very negative and unfriendly one. Just for this, I would never go back. Also, the valet treated us like he was doing us a favor and made us cross the Street to get our car instead of him bringing it to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time there, will definitely be back.
    SteakhouseGal
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We had a pretty terrific dinner at Capital Grille, I am usually not one for a chain restaurant, but from the moment we walked in, the place had great energy, service was excellent and friendly, and the steak and lamb chops were perfectly seasoned, and cooked as we each had asked. We always compare each steak dinner to Peter Lugars. And I have to say, that this was excellent in it's own way. The creamed spinach was actually the first time ever that I tasted the spinach and it didn't feel like a gloppy mess. The menu had great options for all and it was really a great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overpriced and mediocre
    tendervittles
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The fish at $43 for an entree is wickedly overpriced. You dont even get any vegies with that, that needs to be ordered as a separate dish. Fish dishes aRe mediocre at best. The blue cheese dressing on the wedge is also fairly standard. Flourless chocolate cake to die for. Guess its good for steak but we dont eat steak. Still prices are very high and not good value. Service was very good though. Typical for a steak chain restaurant i guess. We went there with a $150 gift certificate which covered 2 entrees, 2 apps, 1 wine and a dessert.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Night Out
    GK12650
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was solid but unspectacular. Expecting a little more for the price. The vegetables were the best - Brussels sprouts with pancetta and beats with goat cheese were both superb. Steaks were well prepared, but not particularly memorable. Service was the shining star - everyone was very attentive. If you want a nice, reliable night out with great service you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost perfect
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We always love this fabulous restaurant, because it is quiet enough to enjoy a conversation and the food is wonderful. This time however we had a waitress who was a bit over the top with concerned service and an overly eager demeanor. It was probably the result of her training (the service here is always a bit more than is necessary), but this was more so than usual. That isn't to say that she wasn't doing her job. She was, but with too much of a flourish. We would not hesitate to return. It's a special place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    just excellent food, service and atmosphere. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzxxxxxxxxi do not want to write more
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and terrific service
    BenBVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My wife and I took my visiting sister to The Capital Grille for dinner on Friday night. We had been to the one in Chicago, but never the one in Stamford, and we were very pleased with our meal. My sister and I had the porterhouse and my wife had the filet. The steaks were all properly cooked and delicious. My wife loved her mixed green salad as was the sliced tomato and mozzarella appetizer. We each had dessert - creme brûlée, ice cream sampler and sorbet - and we each loved our dish. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful, and our waiter took care of the valet parking for me. All in all, a delightful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak...Great Restaurant.
    Jeffer
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    A great place for a Great Steak. I had the Bone-in Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin and it was everything a steak should be.....Great! We started with A shrimp cocktail (shrimp were big and wonderful) and the Calamari with hot cherry peppers (crunchy and not too hot). It turned out to be a sensational evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful reunion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I met three friends there friday night for about five hours and it was a wonderful reunion. I had submitted advanced notes which the hostess and the servers wer well aware of. The food, atmosphere, and service could not have been better. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best
    Dinr
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Always producing top quality meals and treating guests like they are the most important people in the room! A combination that goes perfectly together!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Fails
    JanskiVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    As always it was a wonderful dining experience from the wait staff to the chef ....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Steakhouse in Stamford
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a family birthday there and the service and steak were excellent. A very good traditional steak restaurant with big but well-prepared portions, cooked to order (just as you ask). Steak au poivre was tender and juicy with a good sauce. Mashed potatoes were fine but grilled asparagus were average. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to entertain
    MikeZVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    While I am a regular at Capital Grille, although primarily in Charlitte, NC, I was entertaining clients from Germany. Germans live a good steak and as expected the Capital Grille did not disappoint. Great meal and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great meal!
    Jc123
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have dined here several times and the food and service has been excellent! We brought our child and they were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic dining experience !
    Bonbon62VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I frequent fine restaurants and in the last few years even the 5 star restaurants have lacked service and the food had been ok! Surprisingly CG wowed us on the professionalism of the staff from the receptionist to the manager to one of the chefs to our amazing server!! Very knowledgable and eager to make sure we had the best dining experience!! Recommended highly! Our steaks were perfectly prepared and great selection of fine wines! Looking forward to another perfect dining evening at Capital Grill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently fabulous
    Marianeileen
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    For me, in some ways even more important than the wonderful food is the incredible quality of the service. You sometimes see guests at this elegant restaurant in extremely casual dress (I never can figure out why) but my observation is that the guy at the next table dressed in a sweatshirt was treated with the same friendly and attentive care that we were. Thing is our special occasion restaurant: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. If you let them know in advance, you will be greeted with a note signed by the staff waiting for you at your table. They put red rose petals on the table for our wedding anniversary! We have also been taken to business lunches there, where everything is just as superlative as the dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair
    FangVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The host did not check us in with opentable hence had to prove I was there to receive credit. The server was a robot. Completley scripted service. Continually called everyone at the table 'dear' - so patronizing and offensive! Creamed spinach and potatoes au gratin had no flavor. Boring. Manager made 'obligatory stop' at table to see if everything was 'all right' as if he cared. Hostesses too busy chatting with each other to say goodnight when we left. Restaurant has no soul or personality. Feels contrived. Frankly sorry I did not choose a local, independent restaurant. I'm over chains for all the reasons above.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    biscottibabyVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I have been at Capital Grille several times, both in the city and now in CT. It is awesome. Great service and great food and good prices. I highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not for the price
    Ferrajina
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food is very good and seafood is very fresh. However, for the price paid you would expect everything to be perfect right? $225.00 before tip for 2 with no bottle of wine should be an EXCELLENT experience. My steak was undercooked (still delicious though). Also, When I got my check there were 2 dubious drinks on it that we did not order???. I called the waitress out and she only responded with “hmmm how did those get on there”, she then removed them. I will defiantly go back but just wanted to note that if you pay top dollar you would expect it to be top level food, service and attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    MauiWowie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I cannot put my review in because it always says "exceeds the limit". So, I will send it to you in a separate e-mail and you can print it for your members. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night at the Capital Grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had an amazing meal at the Capital grille and great service. We came in on a Thursday night and the restaurant was about half full. Our waiter was fabulous and took time to help us choose a bottle of wine and explain the specials and the best dishes to get. I started with the wedge salad which was awesome, followed by the filet mignon and we had creamed corn and the grilled asparagus on the side. The grilled asparagus were nothing to write home about but the creamed corn was out of this world. We were super full but decided to share a dessert. Our waiter recommedned the cheesecake which may have been the best cheesecake I have ever eaten. It had the creme brulee sugar coating on top of it and was delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HKMD
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    very good food, great and fast service, very attentive, nice environment, overall very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Gem!
    MMouse3
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had always wanted to try the Capital Grill, and this year's restaurant week menu looked so good that we finally went. Everything was delicious. The Caesar salad was freshly made and had just enough garlic and other ingredients. The steaks were excellent and cooked perfectly as per our wishes. Side dishes were just what we needed to accompany our steaks. The flourless chocolate cake and sorbet were perfect endings to our meal. Our only complaint was the noise level which is much too loud when the restaurant is full. We definitely recommend this restaurant and will go back on a quiet night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Steak and Ambiance!
    Goodfoodfan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had an excellent dinner on Sunday evening - we all had the bone-in 18 oz. sirloin with kona coffee dry rub. Really good service and wine list. Excellent place to celebrate a special event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The resturant week menu was a great value. I had the clam chowder which was very flavorful , the filet mignon which was perfectly cooked and tender and the creme brûlée which was excellent. The Capital Grille was a pleasant dining experience. I am looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Special
    svills
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I don't come to The Capital Grille very often so when I do it's extra special. The food & service is always exceptional!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CTFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Another great night at the Capital Grille with two other couples! Food was great, busy so good atmosphere and our waiter was excellent. Will definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic lunch spot!
    thrutherabbitholeVIP
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    farmerjohnVIP
    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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    Rich310
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic