The Capital Grille - Raleigh

4.7
1098 reviews
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Steakhouse
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you'll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their "Achievement of Excellence Award." Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Every Sunday, join us at our table for something truly special. Our in-house Butcher & Baker are preparing an exclusive three-course menu and it would be our pleasure to host your gathering.
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed. I come each year for my birthday and am treated like a queen!

OT
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wife birthday

ES
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Has definitely gone downhill..... service was extremely slow, food was not prepared well nor hot when arrived to our table. Was not worth the money and we will not visit again. We will stick with Ruth Chris.

GR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The excellent dinner was complimented by the endless pour wine selection. The only regret is that the endless pour is not available all year round.

N
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Some of the best steak I’ve had.

MD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband's and my 33rd wedding anniversary and my birthday there. The music was outstanding, along with our host, food, drinks and overall atmosphere. This was our 2nd time there and we will definitely continue be a customer. We received (2) desserts, a rose and champagne for our occasion. Honestly, everyone is so personable that I still would have had an awesome without any of it. Please go because you won't be disappointed!

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went during restaurant week and had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing and beautiful atmosphere. I would definitely recommend.

KW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

I am a foodie. I love good food, but I could have made better at home. The steak had no char and had the taste of being cooked in a full cup of butter. The Mash had no flavor and the spinach was lacking heavy cream. The best thing were the old fashion's .

CP
Raleigh
102 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My second time dining at CG. We were promptly seated, and taken care of. Our server was friendly, and extremely helpful. If I could think of one complaint, it would be the refills on our waters were a bit slow. However, the food was so delicious, and presented well. The calamari was so good! Wine list was amazing, and our waitress helped us select the perfect bottle. The complimentary valet parking is a big plus, as finding a parking spot can be difficult on peak weekend dining hours. A great special occasion restaurant. I can't wait to return!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! The food and service were excellent.

V
Raleigh
90 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week specials priced so good they were hard to ignore! Lollipop-pop lamb chops extra
Special

M
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I enjoyed my experience, although the pace was slower than I appreciated. I chose The Capital Grill to celebrate my best friend’s birthday, therefore, I expected the wait staff to be more attentive. For example, we had to ask other waiters to request our waitress to come back to our table. I’m hoping for better service in the future.

b
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful restaurant with terrific food and service!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, atmosphere & service

r
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service as usual!! So glad they always participate in Restaurant Week!! Many have found them because of it including us!

D
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We never miss Restaurant Week at the Capital Grill. We’ve been to Capital Grill locations around the country: Raleigh is great. Our server David is the best we’ve ever had - and they only hire the best. The food and the service are just as good during Restaurant Week as every other week. Always a wonderful experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable and delicious! We even had a table side visit from the Managing Partner and Executive Chef. It was a great business reunion. Thanks so much and I will be back!

PF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried Capital Grille tonight for my wifes birthday, as we have been searching for a new steakhouse to frequent, as many local fine steakhouses have recently declined in service and quality. We were so pleasantly surprised. Our server was Angel and she was delightful. She definitely went the extra mile to make our birthday celebration an amazing experience. Everything about this restaurant was perfectly timed and executed, as one would expect from a fine dining experience. The food, beverages, service and atmosphere made it our new favorite restaurant. We will definitely return soon. See you on our next date night!

M
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful celebration at The Capital Grille. From the moment we arrived, we felt special and were greeted with a smile and were seated promptly. The service was exceptional and the entrees were what we have come accustomed to from The Capital Grille. We highly recommend it!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Great drinks, awesome service. We will go back for sure!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to celebrate our anniversary! Everything was delivered as ordered and delicious. Katie was an excellent waitress and gave terrific service!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris was an excellent server. We weren’t just clients but friends. Thanks.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, as always. Cameron Penrose was our server. I requested him from my previous visit. The service and food was perfect.

MD
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I have never had a bad meal at a Capital Grille. They are consistent across the country as far as quality food, service, etc., if a bit pricey for non-prime beef. I discussed with the Raleigh restaurant in advance that it was my mom's birthday. I was told I didn't need to worry about a cake, etc. as they would "decorate" the table and provide her with a special "birthday dessert plate." Though there was a card on the table for her, the server never acknowledged her special day and even when we asked (with him there at the table) if she wanted a "birthday dessert" he seemed oblivious to the cues. The promised birthday dessert wasn't delivered.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Douglas was great! Everything was so good and we are glad we went during the generouaboiyr event

D
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the epitome of nothing but class!!!!

MY
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Oh - I miss the Capital Grille of days gone by when the service was impeccable. For this price point I expect it to be top notch, the best that Raleigh has to offer. Alas, 'tis not so. From the hostess who was certainly professional enough, but looked like she was running errands , to the bathroom that didn't have hand tissues on the counter for the entire time we were there. Our waiter was a team and in fairness, his "partner" was much better. Our main waiter spoke so quickly (and I'm a city girl from Boston so I know speaking quickly) that we couldn't keep up (and we had two guests in their 80s at the table...wake up and know your audience!) One martini came out the wrong way and was sent back. Then my entree came out with the wrong seafood and was sent back (and we were told the buttons were right next to one another hence the mistake. I've served before - PROOF read). Another entree, steak, ordered medium was quite rare but we kept it. Our after dinner coffee drinks came out over ice and were sent back. See the theme here? I wish this was isolated, but in the 8-10 times we've been here during the past year there is always a problem, without exception. I think it's time to find a new favorite steak house.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible wait staff.

S
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Avita, supporting staff and the manager were excellent! I cannot wait until birthday time.

FL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best upscale restaurants in the area. Great food and service with valet parking.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine. Steaks are wonderful! They really know how to Pittsburgh the steak! Our favorite restaurant!

TP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent and we were very pleased just as we have been during past visits. Even though it’s a bit pricey, we always take time to dine at Capital Grille when we are in the area and other areas too where there is a Capital Grille. Always a pleasure!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was spectacular and the food was impeccable. Best dining experience we’ve ever had!

D
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best dining experience my wife and I have had in years! Valet parking, warm greeting, enthusiastic professional waiter and staff....and the meal was incredible! Wine selection was great!
If you’re looking for a special night out, this is the place!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday and they had the table decorated and brought dessert with a candle. Very nice.

KB
Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the restaurant and the food was awesome! My husband loved his lamb chops. He stated they were the best he'd ever had! I loved my dish as well.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Latest visit to Capital Grill was one of our worst. Started in the bar, our service and food were great but when we were seated at our table in the restaurant it went downhill. Our service was very slow, had to ask multiple times for things. Our food was unappetizing. Three of us ordered our steaks “Pittsburgh”. They came out Pittsburnt!! One in the party ordered the Generous Pour they are offering now and he had to ask the waiter to bring him the tastings. The pours were not worth the price, better off getting a glass of wine.

JL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We were celebrating our son-in-law’s b’day and although the food was very good, the service was lacking. We were seated promptly, a drink order was taken but it took at least 10+ minutes to get our drinks and no one asked my husband if he wanted a drink, although he was just looking at the wine menu. His drink, a beer, was delivered 10 minutes after ours, easily 20 minutes after we had been seated. He ordered a bottle of wine for the table, and rather than bring it in advance of the meal, it was delivered at the same time the entrees were. A coffee order was taken, but no mention of dessert. My son-in-law’s complimentary dessert was brought to the table, again, no mention of dessert for anyone else. “Would you like to see the dessert menu?” was asked well after he had eaten his dessert and we had been sitting for easily 10+ minutes. We were not asked if we’d like more coffee. Although the waiter was very pleasant, he either had more tables than he could handle or there was a glitch in communication somewhere with regards to other service help as to delivery of either drinks and/or dessert. All in all, a slightly disappointing evening. we have been to other Capital Grill restaurants around the country and believed we would have the same exemplary experience, especially after paying out almost $500 for a meal, including gratuity. Again, disappointing for what was to be a celebration and great dining evening with our family.

f
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very accommodating around gluten sensitivity. They made celebrating a friend’s birthday special w a champagne toast, card and delicious dessert. The service was exceptional.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server Dakota was phenomenal! The staff is always so welcoming and accommodating here. Looking forward to my next dining experience.

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