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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.
Madison, WI 53703
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
South Pinckney Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary underground and valet parking available for Restaurant Guests in the attached Hilton Madison Hotel's parking ramp.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Capitol ChopHouse Ratings and Reviews
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.
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 Décor was very outdated.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.
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
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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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