The Capital Grille - Austin

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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D
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food needed more flavor. Overall not a bad experience.

PD
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a milestone birthday with my best friend. Everything from the cocktails to the dessert was perfect. Great service too.

A
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Simply, start to finish, amazing- from the cocktails to the birthday celebration for my 18 year old daughter- outstanding !!!

KS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family ranks Capital Grill as one of the top restaurants in the city year end and year out.

SA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We visited on New year's eve and our dinner and service was good but not the best as we anticipated. We understand that being a holiday the food and service cannot be the best, but we would definitely will give it a try again on a not so busy night.

MA
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited recently for NYE. We got seated promptly and the service was excellent.
Our server was Corbin and he provided friendly and exceptional service.
My friends were craving something that was not on the menu and he made it happen.
Overall great experience

KK
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve! Busy but still spectacular! Food and service were impressive. Made some wonderful memories!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We arrived 5 min earlier and had a reservation but still had to wait for another 30 min. The reception and hostesses were not in sync, unfriendly and performed poorly to comfort us, especially, with our little baby. The food and our waiter were outstanding as usual. We come here often but I will reconsider it for the future based on that disappointing experience at the beginning.

m
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great New Year’s Eve dinner. We had a wonderful corner round table for 6 in a separate room. Wine choices were excellent

DS
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had NYE dinner at 7:00. Service was definitely lacking for a restaurant of this caliber. Our waitress seemed a little out of it. Food was good, not great.

LM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 8 dined at The Capital Grille on New Years Eve and had a great time! Our table was ready for us right away and they even had it decorated with New Years confetti. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was excellent. The Brussels sprouts and lobster Mac and cheese are must-trys!

OT
East Texas
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great food. It was a busy New Year’s Eve and everything was still awesome.

E
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! A truly special experience!

VS
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dinner. Enjoyed the dining room.

KH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server was Excellent! Great place to have a Christmas Eve dinner.

OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, lovely atmosphere. My favorite restaurant!

OT
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aldo was a great server. We had amazing and delicious meal. Even our young daughters loved it!

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family of seven enjoyed a Christmas meal on Christmas Eve day. We went early to avoid the crowds and had a fabulous time. Known for its excellent service as well as its outstanding food, this outing was exactly as we had hoped. Our waiter, Trevor, attended to every detail and special request with grace and solicitude. The food was cooked exactly as ordered and delicious. The ambiance was what one would expect from an upscale restaurant and we left satisfied and happy. Superb in every way

GG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was above average but not excellent.

G
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

First time to not get excellent service at Capital Grill. Our table was ready with rose pedals to celebrate our anniversary. The manager introduced himself and our drink order was taken. Then we sat for over 30 minutes and had to call the manager over to place our food order. It was disappointing and put a damper on our evening. The manager apologized and gave us a $50 gift card. While this was a nice offering, I don’t think we will consider Capital Grill for celebrations.

OT
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MJ was the single best server I’ve ever had!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Birthday
College Admission

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was very bad and the food was below average for a very expensive meal

AP
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic!

DF
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exquisite! We even heard some exciting news at the beginning of our dinner and were treated with a round of champagne. This made the evening even more special! We also have food allergies and the server and kitchen were very accommodating and knowledgeable. We will definitely go again!

c
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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RD
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to have a special birthday dinner!

L
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding, 10/10 would recommend- However it does get very annoying when a very annoying woman laughs outrageously loud at a nearby table... and you can't hear the person across the table from you.

WB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!! Best ever.

SW
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Capital Grille has gone down in my opinion since the last time I ate there. The service was slow even though the restaurant was not busy, the steaks were too charred and bitter, and the cost is very expensive. I will be looking for an alternative steak restaurant in the future.

SA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was absolutely wonderful. When they found out it was my birthday and I was traveling by myself, they gave me a party I never expected. Thank you for making it so special.

s
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing

WD
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ron was fantastic and made our night very special. We wish we hadn’t spend as much as we did, we had leftovers but everything was delicious.

JE
San Antonio
39 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to the Capital Grille. Was in Austin for business, and we made a reservation for dinner. Easy walking distance from the JW Marriott.

We arrived early and had a drink in the bar.

Dinner was superb, as always. Justin, our server, took excellent care of us. Steaks were cooked perfectly and the mushrooms were wonderful!

C
Sacramento
323 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Elegant dining in downtown location. The Grille has a clubby feel, which lends some formality to the atmosphere. The service was outstanding...professional, timely, and pleasant. We went on Thanksgiving and the turkey was moist and flavorful. The dressing and cranberry sauce were well done as well. The flourless chocolate cake was delicious, but was surprised that pumpkin pie was not on the menu. The meal was quite expensive with the turkey entree being over $40, which seemed overpriced.

VR
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner on Thanksgiving evening! We were visiting Austin from out of town, so we needed a reservation and Capital Grille came highly recommended. They did have a traditional Thanksgiving menu, but my family of 5 chose items from the classic menu - ahi tuna, salmon, filet mignon, etc. Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was great - elegant but with a good vibe. We would definitely return!

E
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As we're an older couple who found ourselves "home alone" this year, we went for Thanksgiving dinner. Arrived maybe 10 minutes before our reservation, but we were seated immediately. They were rather busy and the noise level was a little loud because of so many kiddos, but it started to mellow out within maybe a half hour and was very nice afterward. Our server was a young man named Michael Y. and he was extremely polite, attentive, and professional. In addition to the pre-set Thanksgiving dinner, we ordered the lobster & crab cakes for an appetizer-- they were excellent. We chose our own wine instead of the one recommended with the dinner and it was an excellent Riesling. (Will be buying that for our own wine rack at home.) Dinner was delicious and plentiful. There was enough turkey on each plate for 2-3 meals (yes, we brought it home). The breads, green beans, potatoes, & cranberry chutney were all very tasty-- but neither of us particularly cared for the stuffing. (Sorry, but my family has always said I make the best stuffing/dressing they have ever eaten, so we may be snobs in that category. ) We shouldn't have, but we had desserts too. The creme brulee and coconut pie were both very good, as was the after dinner coffee.
We live in Hays County and hate driving into town, but will make exceptions for a few places. We will add Capital Grille to the exception list for special occasions. Kudos to the entire staff for an excellent dining experience.

KW
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

S
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even on a very busy day, service and food were wonderful.

TH
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very nice Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey & dressing were good, and of course the steak was, too.

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