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About Capitol ChopHouse

Located 1 block from the capitol square in downtown Madison we are a classic steakhouse that supports local farmers and fresh seasonal ingredients whenever possible. We offer intimate private dining space for your special event, seasonal wine, beer, and cocktail dinners, and free parking right off the square. We carry Midwest beef, fresh seafood, WI craft beer on draft, and a thoughtful and focused wine selection.

9 East Wilson
Madison, WI 53703
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:30am, Saturday, Sunday 7am-12pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday, Sunday 12pm-2pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
South Pinckney Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(608) 255-0165

Website:
http://www.capitolchophouse.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary underground and valet parking available for Restaurant Guests in the attached Hilton Madison Hotel's parking ramp.

Executive Chef:
Sean Pharr

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Capitol ChopHouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

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Quiet

70% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Business Meals (7)
Special Occasion (7)
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Quiet Conversation (7)
Romantic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Cozy (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The steaks were done perfectly. The service was exceptional. The sides were big enough for two and prepared superbly. Wine paired well with the meal. 5 stars.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

We were excited to get our food on our Valentines date but when it came, it didn’t look like what we ordered. We got Brussels instead of broccoli. I questioned the waitress who brought the food out. I ordered a NY strip bone in and what I got was a ribeye. I said it didn’t look right and she tried to tell me the ribeye was what a bone in NY strip looked like. My husband also got the wrong meal. She took the food back but said to keep the Brussels. Then she came back and said we got someone else’s order and took the Brussels away. Guess we didn’t get to keep them? The restaurant never acknowledged the problem. Our bill was $160 and I feel as if we deserved at least a management acknowledgement of the big food snafu.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Me and my boyfriend went on a date in Chophouse and everything was so amazing. The waiter was nice and friendly. The meals were so tasty and the environment was really great. I would definitely recommend it to my friends for dates!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Authentic, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Probably one of the best steaks I've ate in the Madison area

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food, great service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Overall mediocre food and high costs. No coat check or hook. Mixed drinks were subpar.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was a great place for breakfast

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Decent, but underwhelmed. We selected the brunch with made-to-order omelets. The bacon, sausage, and fruit were fine. The potatoes were terrible - bland and dry. The omelets were very tasty, but were the smallest "3 egg omelets" we've ever seen. Juice and coffee with brunch was great. I've been here before for dinner and that was delicious, but the brunch is very limited and ordinary, just OK, unfortunately, certainly not a destination. Service was fine. Décor was very outdated. Meh.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 25, 2018

A fight at the bar was the highlight. The staff handled it gracefully.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I am a foodie normally do not order Steaks out.... the Steak , French onion soup and Brussel sprouts were all simply specular! I have live in the Madison area 50+ years, best steak out ever!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was just okay nothing exciting old steakhouse with expensive items. I ordered the most expensive bone in Ribeye it was decent. Much better places in Madison to eat at. We ate here because it was one of the only places with availability on a busy Saturday night

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Best dinner experience we’ve had since we moved to the Madison area over three years ago. It met every expectation we had and more. Just wished we had known the valet service was free so we didn’t have to search for street parking. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Had a birthday lunch with a friend. We each had the chop salad and soup of the day. Both items were delicious. The service was impeccable. Will definitely return to this restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service and food were very good. Thanksgiving fare is tough to grade because nothing tastes like 'Mom's.'

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Not a big lunch selection - but great service and delicious food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The place was totally empty. Waited 10 minutes for a server to acknowledge us. Food was bland, over-cooked, and the salad was drenched in dressing. We left without finishing our meal.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Menu isn't overwhelmingly large...which I find appealing. Although the steaks and scallop entrees we had were great, the stars were the sides. Broccoli, mushrooms, brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes were excellent. Our service that night was also top notch. Pricey, of course, but it's on par with most steak houses.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I were out at UW - Madison for Parents Weekend and took our son there for a special night...it was a great experience...Clay, our server, couldn't have been nicer or more knowledgeable about both the food and drink menu...We will definitely return!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service was wonderful and the food was good but nothing particularly memorable.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Dinner for two on a Friday evening. Our waiter Logan was informative and helpful with suggesting and explaining menu items. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Steaks were perfectly prepared and super tender. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Prime Rib was way too salty to enjoy. Terrible. New York steak was good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was very good - typical steakhouse fare. The ambiance was poor - very dated, austere and lackluster. The service was fine, but not overly welcoming when we arrived. I almost felt like we were an inconvenience If you are staying at the Hilton, then I would recommend the restaurant, because of the location and the food was tasty. However, with all of the great restaurants in Madison - I would chose another.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our waiter was beyond lovely, the food was great,will definitely be back

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Pricey for level of cooking skills. Not up to par comparing to steak house such as Morton's, etc.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Consistently the best dining experience in Madison.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Not your typical steak house although they try to be. The food was good, but overpriced for the quality of the food and ambiance that is there. It's a great place to meet for business if you're staying at the Hilton. Very convenient.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We are out of town guests and have been told that the chophouse is a place to go. So we went and it was just a sad experience. Our server was trying too hard. The ambiance reminds me of early 1990. The onion soup was plain and no flavor. I had the filet which was great but my partner had the strip and it was over seasoned. The mashed potatoes were just overly salty...wouldn't recommend to anyone...oh the manager came by but we had already finished...overall not good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Reasonably good food, good service but a very poor setting. Looks like the resteraunt took over some old place and spent no money updating ut. Very much hurts the experience and because of the setting, I would not recommend it.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Not quite up to par with other chop house restaurants we’ve been to.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The Capital Chop House is the best Steak House in Madison by far

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a lovely night--service spot-on, best steaks we ever had (and we eat in very fine steak houses in Chicago!). We loved it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had a wonderful 9th anniversary dinner. Server Logan spoiled us. We split the ribeye and shared the mushrooms and asparagus. Our starter of a cheese plate was having an early dessert. And, our dessert of espresso ice cream and chocolate port was a perfect finale to our evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We had not been to the chophouse in years--having children drove us to other dining options. But this being Restaurant Week (RW), we decided to try our old haunt. The tenderloin used to be to DIE for and I was in the mood for some steak. We arrived early for our 5:15 dinner time and practically had the place to ourselves. The work staff were very friendly, and with no one else to serve, were going out of their way to make our experience great. ( We like eating early then having the rest of the summer night to go to any number of Madison's outdoor terraces). Our RW choices were limited, but that is normal for what all places do. I chose the scampi, skirt steak and peach cobbler. Our waitperson, Rene, suggested adding crab legs to our fair and that was a perfect addition to our foods.
Lastly, our host suggested we have a special drink to go with our desserts. Once again, it was a great choice (see pict)
We both left saying to ourselves, "Why did we wait so long to come back?" and "When our we coming back and who can we bring with us?"

Thank you chop house for a wonderful start to the evening

Tags: Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We went during Restaurant Week. It was nice to have attentive service that was not rushed. The two people in our group who ordered the pork entrée for lunch were a bit disappointed. They didn't think it was very good and was not exactly what they were expecting, given the description. All else was fantastic, including the other fish entrée. Antonio offered fantastic, friendly and professional service.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Outstanding dining experience. Our waiter, and staff were exceptional including hostess, bartender and chef. We had a special celebration, and they all contributed to a very memorable evening. Highly recommend The Capitol Chophouse to anyone!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Superb salads, steaks were flavorful and perfectly cooked. Decent beer menu, terrific wine selections. Limited outdoor seating but pleasant atmosphere. Service was top notch. Would return anytime, and plan to soon. Only downside: limited vegetarian choices. But duh. It's a chophouse!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Excellent meal! Our filets were prepared perfectly. Order a half-size Chopped Salad before your entree and you will not be disappointed! We also tried the grilled asparagus, but prepared with the garlic and chili oil typically used with the broccoli. Again it was excellent! The homemade lavendar blueberry ice cream was a great way to end our meal. Logan, our server, was extremely attentive and knowledgeable.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Had a business meeting. Atmosphere was very open, not much privacy. Service was excellent. Menu was limited for lunch but had a nice variety of options.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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