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The Capital Grille - Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL

The Capital Grille - Old Orchard Center

4.8
4.8
249 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

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What 249 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Good for business meals

  • North Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • North Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • North Suburbs

    Steakhouse

249 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the Bartenders were friendly and nice, I sat at the bar. At first I was getting great service and then it trickled away( sometimes that happens). The drinks were fantastic and so was the food. I would go back.

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  2. RobertR

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sally is a wonderful and bright server. She'll remember your preference if you have visited before and is always aware of your needs

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambiance, excellent service, incredible food

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Estuvimos aquí por nuestro aniversario, le doy 5 estrellas empezando por la comida, las bebidas son excelentes y el servicio también, Art fue muy amable y el Gerente también

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our serve was not sober, he dropped an entire bottle of wine and it shattered at our table after almost spilling the previous glass of wine he delivered. He forgot our salad and desert. We waited forever and there was no one there. The manager did nothing to be supportive. I’ve spent over 2k here since they opened last year and have never had an all encompassing positive experience. It’s always something. The red wine is kept on the bar and served hot. The iPad wine list is gross. This location is always a miss with service and is not worth the prices. I like CG, I live near the downtown location and used to frequent the one in DC but they need to up their caliber of service staff or lower the prices. This was such a bad experience.

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  6. Randy

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic dining experience. Erica was our server and was phenomenal. Not only is she knowledgeable about menu and drink options, she is very personable. As always, the food is great.

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  7. Elvie

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my son's 30th birthday. The food and service were outstanding. The restaurant treated us to a number of special things to help us celebrate. We had a wonderful time! Thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to Capital Grille several times and it is always solid. Last night was for a birthday celebration and the food and service were great.

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  9. MaryC

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I love to go to the Capital Grille. The restaurant is beautiful! The food is delicious, the service is professional, courteous and respectful.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a top-drawer dining experience in every conceivable way. Just a delight from every aspect.

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  11. Food4fun

    Chicago

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful new place for lunch! Terrific food, excellent service. The lobster salad is excellent.

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  12. Mary28

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    the food was very good. We were there for Restaurant week and had the 3 course meal. The creamed spinach was much better here than the Rosemont location which we were at on Wednesday. We sat in the bar area and the service is terrific!! I think the Old Orchard location is a great restaurant for dinner in the bar or restaurant.

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  13. Zowie

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Capital Grille is one of our favorite restaurant spots. The service is always top notch, friendly, attentive, and polite. We love that the servers will bring us sauces for all different steaks even though only one sauce is typically served with each steak. The crab meat cocktail is always good. The bread basket is the best. We always look forward to our evening when we know we are going to Capital Grille.

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  14. Prof

    Chicago

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always attentive service and great food. We started with a warming cup of clam chowder with wonderful rolls, dark bread, onion bread and a flatbread. We ordered a Washington State red wine bottle to complement our 15 oz. Filet mignons cooked to perfect medium well. Of course, the creamed spinach in bechamel sauce and red potatoes mashed with the skins on were a great complement. We finished with burnt sugar topped Capital Grille cheesecake with a vanilla cookie crust. Yum! Of course we took home half of the food!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Really survived the hospitality. Food was good, but some of the sides chosen could have been a little tastier. Overall still recommend.

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  16. RichB

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere! Who doesn't love this place.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. Great food. Top notch

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our afternoon was delightful. The meal was delicious and the service “perfect”! Our waiter, Art, is the best!!!!!! We will return soon.

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  19. Jojo

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Capital Grille was an extraordinary dining experience. Our food was exceptional and our service was absolutely perfect. Nick, our server, was so attentive and fun. He made us feel like we were the only people in the dining room. He was so great at explaining all of the menu items to make sure we’d be pleased with our selections. Our dinner was simply amazing, from the seafood tower to our filets. We also loved the lobster mac and cheese, Nueske bacon appetizer and scalloped potatoes. What an outstanding restaurant!

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  20. DJHalo

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Cobb salad with steak, great cocktails and deserts. The seared tuna was delicious too!

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  21. SFDF

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place to go for fabulous food, great atmosphere and a reasonable noise level so you can carry on a conversation at your table.

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  22. Annie

    Chicago

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a perfect night! The food was outstanding and the service was superb! This was our third time at Capital Grille in Old 6. It’s become one of our favorite places!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was returning with my friend and our husbands after a subpar experience we had last time we were there to celebrate our 60th bdays! My friend and I each had been given a $100 gift card by management to come back and try it again. Well, we did just that and sadly it was yet another subpar dining experience!! One would have thought that management would have made certain that this experience would be a positive one but that was not the case! Our server was pleasant enough but certainly not polished!! Let’s just say that when a customer has to ask for a refill on water (several times), no refill on soft drink and other small snafus at a fine dining restaurant there is an issue!! Thankfully, we had $200 in gift cards to help pay the $414 bill! We will not be returning to Capital Grille!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service. I highly recommend.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Alex was outstanding and so helpful throughout every course!

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  26. JohnR

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Art our server was excellent. The food was well prepared and hot when served. Very enjoyable evening.

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  27. gdeloss

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Art was extraordinary. Food was perfect and on time. Great experience.

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  28. SonjaE

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, the experience was amazing. It was my daughter‘s birthday yesterday and both of the managers came over very friendly decorated the table, gave her a birthday card and she ate thoroughly enjoyed her meal. My meal was pretty good a little cold. My sides was good, but I felt ill that evening.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Checked out Capital Grille with the fam during Chicago Restaurant Week, and it was a blast! We dove into their special menu, and everyone found something they loved. The wine selection was on point, making our meal even more awesome. The family-friendly vibe mixed with the Restaurant Week excitement made it a top-notch outing. Capital Grille nailed it for our family night out!

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  30. Prof

    Chicago

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third Capital Grille, having visited the ones in Seattle and Washington, DC. Service was attentive and I rushed. We started with an excellent New England Clam Chowder to warm up in 20 degree weather. It was full of clams and well seasoned. The filet mignonette was seasoned and a perfectly cooked medium well, hot pink interior. The mashed potatoes included the red skins and light peppering, but the creamed spinach was the star. My dinner companion never eats it, but had a second helping. The spinach was in larger pieces, seasoned in a light cream sauce. I have eaten creamed spinach in Germany and at German style restaurants worldwide. This was the best! We planned to share the cheesecake, but it included fresh berries, vanilla wafer crust, burnt sugar top and fantastic cheesecake. We will return to try the Chilean sea bass.

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  31. GLDdiner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really liked the atmosphere and vibe of the bar. However, I was very surprised there is no "bar menu" offering a high-end burger, etc.

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  32. MIchaelT

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were served dinner rolls that were hard as bricks. A first for this venue, which I have dined at no less than four times previously and rated the highest for food. It was to celebrate a retirement and our server graciously brought us four glasses of sparking wine — which we had to politely decline since no one at the table drinks alcohol. He made a nice recovery by offering sprite for a toast, which we took him up on. May I suggest that BEFORE offering complimentary alcoholic drinks, one inquires about preferences. Also, FRE makes a very nice non-alcoholic sparking wine. Thanks.

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  33. SMGH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone gave exceptional service, were professional and kind

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Alex was great and the food was outstanding

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  35. RobertR

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant. Everyone, especially the manager Kyle, is charming and cheerful and efficient. The food is great.

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  36. Toni

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food. The service was amazing. Very friendly and Accommodating staff.

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  37. Maven5

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was my first experience at the Skokie location of Capital Grille. Many years ago, I ate at the Rosemont location. We came here to celebrate my sister's birthday. The restaurant called me the day before to verify the birthday. When we arrived and checked in the table assigned to was decorated with birthday sprinkles and a note to my sister which was a nice touch. However, after that the service and food went downhill. We ordered cocktails and it took an ordinarily long time to come. The manager came over to apologize then brought the wrong drinks. When the correct drink order was delivered the manager offered to comp us on the cocktails. My sister and I shared a beet salad and the restaurant offered to split it in the kitchen. I thought that was great. The portion was perfect for two. However, it was mostly a greens salad with a few small beets and a small amount of goat cheese. My brother-in-law who happens to be a chef, ordered a cup of New England Clam chowder. He had to send it back because either there was blue cheese in it or something moldy in the soup. The soup was removed from our bill. My sister and I ordered an Aged Bone in Strip steak that the restaurant offered to slice in the kitchen. It came out right, medium rare. However for an aged steak it wasn't as tender as I thought it should. My brother-in-law ordered chicken with risotto, and he liked that dish. We ordered one dessert and were also brought the Birthday dessert. Our server Sally was great; however, the kitchen and bar need some help. The managers came over many times to check on us. The decor of the restaurant had not changed from the previous owner Mc Cormick and Schmick's. Would I return, maybe?

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent! Lobster was a litttle dry but clam chowder soup on point.

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  39. JRC1

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and Hannah’s service was even better!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was exceptional and made our NYE experience one we won’t soon forget. Thank you so much!

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The Capital Grille - Old Orchard Center is rated 4.8 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for The Capital Grille - Old Orchard Center

4999 Old Orchard Center, Space G8, Skokie, IL 60077

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Skokie
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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