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Capitol ChopHouse

4.2
739 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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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
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Phone number
(608) 255-0165
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sean Pharr
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Pinckney Street
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Parking details
Complimentary underground and valet parking available for Restaurant Guests in the attached Hilton Madison Hotel's parking ramp.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 739 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
3.7
value
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ThomasL 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great place to go and enjoy a romantic evening with a loved one! Highly recommended for the atmosphere, food and wine!

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Kurtis (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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HelenW (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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MatthewH (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It was a great place for breakfast

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vipgoosegander (Minneapolis)
3.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  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!

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Shark (Minneapolis)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  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!

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CWilli (Milwaukee)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

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

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vipAlh64 (Chicago)
1.0  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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vipChazDawg (Milwaukee)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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!!!

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