The Capital Grille - Cincinnati

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Steakhouse
You are cordially invited to be wined, dined, and dazzled at The Capital Grille. Enjoy nationally renowned steaks — dry aged and hand-cut on premises by the restaurant's own butchers — the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated by The Capital Grille's Sommelier, featuring more than 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in the comfortable, sophisticated dining room, or host a flawless event in a private dining room appointed with a full complement of state-of-the-art media technology. A memorable evening or afternoon of fine dining awaits at The Capital Grille. Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere.
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Friday, February 14, 2020

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner. Great ambiance, perfectly prepared meal and attentive wait staff. Couldn’t ask for more.

KT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Booked a 9pm res on open table but their hours on Sunday only went to 9. They honored the reservation for us, gave incredible service and didn't rush us through the meal. Food was also cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for our daughter

KM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not our best dinner here. Extremely busy from beginning to end. Frustrating to ask for bread, repeated requests for side items such as lemons, water and cocktail refills, etc. We love Capital Grill, so we will be back as this was our first true lackluster experience, hopefully the last!

TJ
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server, James, was extremely congenial, entertaining, knowledgeable and professional. He immediately made us feel comfortable with his easygoing manner as he expertly highlighted items on the wine and entree menus. James is a true asset to The Capital Grille. We wish all servers could be like James.

2
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very over-priced. There are no small to medium steak portions (smallest is 10 ounces). Service was very good. Expensive steak comes with no side or salad. Jeff Ruby gives you a salad!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a birthday dinner at The Capital Grille. Service was exceptional noise level was normal and food was fantastic. Highly recommended and Valerie was great!

EP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there (even though I've had lots of colleagues speak of how wonderful it it). We went there to celebrate our anniversary and had a lovely time. Our server, Valerie, was awesome and made our dinner extra special...she was lovely. The cocktails and food were wonderful and tasty. My husband and I both had steaks and they were fabulous! We don't eat at places like this regularly since it's clearly pricey (and we're practical when it comes to $$) but we definitely enjoyed ourselves and will certainly go back for special occasions.

C
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight we were celebrating my boyfriends birthday. But before we arrived we went back to our Alma mater Xavier University to walk around while there my boyfriend proposed. I said yes and we headed off to dinner at the Capital Grill. From the moment we arrived the experience was quite notable. Everyone was extremely friendly and nice. I was handed a rose to congratulate me on the engagement. The wait staff was impeccable the food fabulous. Everything was on point and this made the evening more memorable. We will most definitely be back for other birthdays and now to celebrate the day we got engaged. Thanks Capital Grille for making this a memorable dining experience.

a
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had steaks, french onion soup, mashed potatoes, and lobster mac & choose. Everything was amazing and cooked perfectly. The restaurant is spacious enough that you can relax and hear each other talk, even when its crowded. Our service is probably the best I have ever had, in any restaurant EVER! Amty was our server and she was beyond terrific. Very attentive, explained the specials well and answered menu questions perfectly, super courteous and at the end of dinner even brought the two ladies at our table a single red rose. What?! I've never had that happen. Capital Grille hands down beats any restaurant in Cincy, including Ruby's restaurants, for quality of food, ambiance, and service. Great job!

K
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing - sadly after we checked in a later member of our party was told no one was there (though hostess updated my rsvp to 5) and sat her in a separate section than we were in - she was separated from us for 30 min until I saw a missed text. Very unusual for all my experiences to date. She was offered a free cocktail but it was on the bill. We had a good size bill and regulars - so we understand but others may not

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melanie was amazing! She knew the menu and details about specific dishes. Her descriptions made us want to order one of everything!

s
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my daughter-in-law. Outstanding service by Cameron and the staff made it a delightful evening. Stacey, at the bar made some fantastic drinks. She may be some type of a walnut flavored sour that was outstanding. Probably should be on the menu.

j
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner Saturday night. The steaks were terrific and our server made our dinner even better with good service and good recommendations.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers are excellent! My guest are all impressed and happy about it!

MW
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff is awesome. Thanks Valerie for a great evening. Your service is impeccable.

j
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate there for our 30th anniversary. Our waiter James was excellent, knowledgeable and attentive. All of the food was excellent, especially those James recommended. I’ll definitely be going back.

z
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was outstanding as always - excellent meal

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service, and ambiance!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, Great Food, Great way to bring in the new year!

MS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service has always been impeccable - and food incredible

r
Cincinnati
62 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The New Year's special included a bone-in filet and lobster tails. The steak melted in my mouth and had great flavor. The lobster tail was sweet and tender. Darius provided great service on a very busy occasion.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and good service

NL
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to Capital Grille years ago in McLean, VA, I thought this would be nice for our golden wedding anniversary (29 years on Dec 29)... and it was far better than just nice. The meal was exquisite and our anniversary was honored with a champagne toast and wonderful hour chocolate torte a la mode!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam our server was fantastic. The food was delicious and the staff made us feel very special with the warm wishes!

l
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 9 and our service was fantastic, and the food was delicious, Hats off to our server Barry and the rest of the staff.

J
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

HAD A GIRLS NIGHT OUT. WAITRESS SAM WAS EXCELLENT. STEAK WAS “OH MY” GOOD. ENJOYED OURSELVES AS ONLY WOMEN CAN DO. GREAT NIGHT OUT, THANKS

H
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, nice setting. This has become a celebratory spot for us. We will return often.

TM
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Annual family dinner at Christmas. Exceptional service from William H. Overall experience from food quality to seating location lesser than 2018’s Christmas time visit. Still very good but did not reach the bar set previously.

a
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service.

a
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capitol Grille is always a favorite. Good atmosphere, professional service and excellent food

RB
Cincinnati
60 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We ordered the tenderloin sliders. The menu didn’t indicate they would come with a Boursin mushroom sauce which was heavily applied to the very small portion of meat. We had to request replacement. The meat was not only smaller than expected but very dry, even though ordered medium rare. The mushroom soup and truffle fries were excellent.

ML
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and atmosphere - a very special holiday occasion! Our server, William, was especially attentive and engaging -.we.will definitely return during our next visit to Cincinnati.

MA
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Food and service where awesome.
Fanatic way to celebrate our anniversary.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Dinner. Howie was amazing as usual

AE
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Vegetables were not good . Had to remind waiter for dinner wine. Just a couple things that expected to be better at The Capital.

OT
Cincinnati
93 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family was in town, so we wanted a special place and Capital Grille is that. The ambience is beautiful and elegantly understated. The food is always well presented and our server Traci was attentive as was the rest of the wait staff. The only disappointment was when one of our dishes came out to the table, it was wrong, but the man bringing out the wrong dish argued it was the right one. Thankfully Traci and the manager Heather had better table-manners and promptly took care of the situation. They were gracious in their resolution as befitting a nice restaurant.

h
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place for special occasions. We've tried other restaurants like Ruth Chris, Jack Ruby and the Precinct but for an overall dining experience, Capital Grille is the place for us. The food is superior in all these establishments. What sets CG apart is the service and commitment to making the occasion special. It starts with the receptionist wishing us a Happy Anniversary when taking us to our table. The extra decorations at the table and the roses for my wife at the end the complementary desert helps make this dinner special. The only thing that wasn't quite perfect was the serving temperature of the very delicious lobster bisque. It was just above tepid. Every thing else was great. We will go back for our next special event which will be our Son's graduation from college in May.

N
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable

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