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About The Capital Grille - Austin

You are cordially invited to be wined, dined, and dazzled at The Capital Grille. Enjoy nationally renowned steaks — dry aged and hand-cut on premises by the restaurant's own butchers — the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated by The Capital Grille's Sommelier, featuring more than 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in the comfortable, sophisticated dining room, or host a flawless event in a private dining room appointed with a full complement of state-of-the-art media technology. A memorable evening or afternoon of fine dining awaits at The Capital Grille.

Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere.

117 Fourth Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Congress Avenue and Colorado

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 322-2005

Website:
http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/

Entertainment:
For a schedule of upcoming entertainment, please call us at 512-322-2005. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Parking Details:
$10 valet fee

Executive Chef:
Ken Larsen

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

Private Dining

The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 30 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.

The Capital Grille - Austin Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.7

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4.7

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4.2

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92% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (6)
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Andrew was our waiter, and he was marvelous! Anniversary dinner. Sparkles on table, a card waiting at the table, and a mounted picture at the end. very nice event. Food was good. Service great. The only complaint I had was that I ordered the steak a little under medium. It was actually a little over medium. But still quite good.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Server was polite and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed date night with my wife and we will be back for sure!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Staff was amazing

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The wait staff was excellent. They were professional, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was prepared perfectly and they added their own twist to classic cocktails, which were also very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Service was courteous but very slow.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Very nice building in downtown area, classic interior, good wine list, not the best but good. Food was very good as was the service. Kyle our server was very attentive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Disappointed. Service was good up until we finished our meal. Sat there for 15 minutes before server came back. Food was mediocre. Not worth it. Literally eat out every night downtown and of all the steakhouses this our least favorite. Will not be coming back. There are too many great restaurants to settle.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve bar service was not up to par
As it have been spot on in the past
Maybe Rick wanted to celebrate elsewhere
Other than work that night

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I wanted to have a nice meal with my family two adults and two teens. There were no entrees under $50, I thought that was a bit over the top especially since everything was ala carte. The service was slow and we had to ask several times for a few items. Hard to choke down 20% tip on $400 when the service was very slow

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Capital Grille is consistently a great place to go for a great dinner. Good atmosphere, expertly prepared food and attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very overpriced. Merely a very good place. Narrow selection of entrees.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very slow service. We waited at the bar for our reservation to be ready. The bar service was slow and there weren’t many people in the bar area. I had to remind the hostess that we were waiting to be called. We were seated at a very small table. The lamp and salt and pepper shakers had to be removed to make room for our our plates. Waiter seemed unhappy, did not engage with us, did not refill waters.... We waited a little over an hour to get our food. The restaurant was not busy and I can see why. Will not return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! Our waitress Jackie was friendly and accommodating! The food was amazing! We will be back without question!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was very good. We had told our friends about the grille and we were excited to take them there. The food was good but the service was terrible. Ordering a glass of wine took forever. My last glass came out after I was finished with my meal. The other drinks were just as untimely. My beet salad never came and my friend was given a drink to make up for not having what she had ordered only to find the unordered drink on the bill. I was really disappointed.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We always have a great experience...food was great and so was the service.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food, service, etc., as always. Such a reliable spot.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As always, our experience for my birthday celebration was exceptional. From the hostess to the servers and even a visit from the manager, we were treated so special. We choose The Capital Grille for our special occassions because of the wonderful food and great service and they always exceed our expectations.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went on Thanksgiving and the place was hopping. Unfortunately that meant the servers were running around like crazy, and our table was next to the kitchen door! Quiet conversation was impossible. The ambiance was nice and the food was delicious -- but it was not all that pleasant because of the noise and the hustle bustle of the kitchen.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great time

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Incredible food and service, so worth the drive. Everyone in our party thought the steak dishes were incredible. The calamari appetizer was one of the best I’ve tasted. The only downside was our wait to be seated with a reservation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was amazing, including the lobster bisque which was off menu. They have a great wine list and great desserts

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Five us us ate at Capital Grill on Thanksgiving Day. Our waiter was very nice, but the service was mediocre. The portions were large, but not much flavor. It is a beautiful place, but not worth the cost. Parking is normally difficult in that part of downtown, but on Thanksgiving there was plenty. However, the valet parking was cheaper than the parking lot across the street. I was very disappointed with the Thanksgiving Turkey meal. My daughter had steak. She said it wasn't that tasty.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had an excellent experience! The general manager, Jasmine, was incredibly friendly and very accommodating. The food was amazing as well. We will definitely be back (again and again)!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Ford was great

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Preparing high end steak is an art form for steakhouses like the Capital Grille, Vince Young's etc. There must be a least 6-8 of them within walking distance of each other in downtown Austin.

We had never been to the Capital Grille before. It is a very nice, clubby sort of environment with soft lighting and lots of wood, the noise level was low to moderate and we could speak easily with each other. An easy setting for lingering over dinner.

We had three different types of salads which were very good, but not inspiring. The steak service however, was a disaster. One dish was cooked to the wrong temperature; one dish which was delivered was not what was ordered; the third steak was ok but tough - my wife said the quality of this steak was no better than that which we can get at Costco. The only standout were the scallops, they were large, meaty and perfectly broiled.

I won't rank this as the best steakhouse in Austin and you can even get better steaks at a standard restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food is on the next level. The Soy Glazed Brussels Sprouts are the best thing on earth. Scallops were great, filet was great.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The ribeye steak was one of the best I have ever had. The sides were great and service was exceptional !!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Outstanding
Took my son for his birthday and they treated him like a king
Food was fantastic
Expensive but a wonderful experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Special birthday dessert was a nice surprise! Very accommodating with our baby. Wish the restrooms had a changing table!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent for Birthdays. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a restaurant that didn’t more for a birthday. We had a great at time.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had one of our best steak dinners ever. The service was outstanding and the food was fabulous.

The wine and burger feature in the bar is also a great combo that I have had in the past.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Capital Grille did not disappoint.I made the reservation for 5 for my son's birthday. We asked if we could sit at the bar for a before dinner drink and there was no problem! My Kettle One Martini was spot on! When we arrived at the table, there was a special touch, they had sprinkled Happy Birthday confetti on the tablets well as a personal note. I ordered the filet and honestly it was one of the best steaks I have ever had. I am pretty picky, so hats off! I asked for medium rare and it was cooked to perfection. The service was great. Kyle was attentive but not overly intrusive. The wine selection was great as well. I would highly recommend Capital Grille.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was nice for a date. Waited about 30 minutes after our reservation time for a table. Servers were excellent. Food was good, but not worth the price. Steak was great quality, but overcooked. Calamari was great, just wish there was a dipping sauce to go along with. Loud dining room, but dark and romantic.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

After asking to move to a quieter table, all was pretty good. Steak was a little overdone but okay. Salmon was very good and service was good. Dessert was excellent!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

I took my son to the restaurant for his birthday. Our table was decorated with confetti and there was a card from the restaurant. All very festive but understated and classic. The food and service was first class as expected from a restaurant with the reputation of Capital Grille. Well worth the price and the event I had hoped for to celebrate his birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was excellent as usual! Everyone was very satisfied with their orders. Staff is very friendly and service is prompt such that we finished our meal just in time for a comedy show.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food drinks and service. Priced appropriately for what is offered but not for faint of wallet.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a wonderful evening in celebration of our anniversary. They had a special table ready and decorated and the service and atmosphere is wonderful! We really enjoyed ourselves and felt at home and well cared for! Great experience and great steaks! Thank you Capital Grill!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great steaks & a drink I had not had previously - In Fashion - great, smooth bourbon. Excellent service, impressed my clients & their wives!!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great steaks. Service was a little slow and we had to wait 20 min for the waiter to come refill tea and get the check. Usually this place is impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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