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Sun, 2/25
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10:30 PM
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The Capital Grille - Austin

4.6
541 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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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

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Phone number
(512) 322-2005
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ken Larsen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Congress Avenue and Colorado
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Parking details
$10 valet fee
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Entertainment
For a schedule of upcoming entertainment, please call us at 512-322-2005. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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.

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What 541 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Monterrey)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Se tardaron 40 minutos en darnos la mesa después de la hora de reserva y la comida tardo mucho
Lo que si está delicioso

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joel (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

This was our first visit to The Capital Grille. I must say, it was very close to a perfect dining experience. Beautiful restaurant, warm staff, great service by James Morgan, excellent food. Can't think of a thing they did that wasn't just right. I'm proud to award them my coveted Five Star Award. ;-)

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vipMSMJ (Austin)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was amazing but service was HORRIBLE! Our table was unanimous that our waiter was the worst we have ever had in a fine dining. We had a group of 14 & had our own room & the waiter wouldn’t even come inside so nobody on the inside on the room could order drinks. He brought the bread AFTER our appetizers & only when we asked a bus boy. He messed up our sides so only half the people got the sides they ordered. He was not nice or accommodating. The spacing of the courses was way off & the time between course was much too long. Luckily the food was good but when spending that much $ on a meal you should be treated better by the waiter.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Table wasn't ready on time. Slow service. Steaks weren't worth the price

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tlord 
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We've chosen Capital Grille a few times for special-occasion dates, very happy each time. Both times--a birthday and Valentine's day-- we felt that through sheer luck we had the best table in the place. (Different tables, each great in its own way.) We had to wait 15 or so minutes later than our reservation time on Valentine's day, but that was time for a nice walk around the block and perfectly fine.

Service on both occasions was friendly and polite, though if we could cut through the cocktail-and-wine pushing faster, I'd appreciate it. Some people like wine or whiskey with their steak, I know, but we're really there for the food itself, and that could be a shorter conversation. Straight to the dinner menu, please! I admit that it's easier to politely ignore an iPad wine list than a waiter's spiel, though, so I'll take it.

The food is delicious and straightforwardly presented. I don't much miss the ritual of seeing the uncooked steaks that some restaurants offer, fun as that is. Even without a tableside inspection, our steaks were excellent, and my wife and I had to fight a little over the asparagus and the creamed spinach. Both times, the medium rare really was medium rare. I'm not enough of a steak eater to say more about the finer points.

The bread basket served with dinner is a highlight, too. Not *quite* worth the price of admission by itself, but before Valentine's we were still talking about the bread from our previous visit most of a year before.

Could there be more vegetable choices to accompany? Sure -- but the classics are there and great, and the lobster mac and cheese is a nice fun one, too. (Haven't tried their desserts, though.)

If they could nix the gigantic V.I. Lenin-style painting of Ann Richards, dinner would have been one shade more enjoyable. (No accounting for taste.) But we'll put up with that to enjoy the food and pleasant atmosphere, and look forward to the next visit.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

So lovely!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful. The steak and lobster was the best I’ve eaten!

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wow. Some of the best food I've ever had. Pretty pricey but definitely worth the experience. Would recommend again.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great dinner and nice service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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vipcrystalfox (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Enjoyed Valentine's day lunch with my love. Decided to have lunch instead of dinner to avoid crowds..it was delightful and relaxing. Capital grille is our fab steakhouse and seafood restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Absolutely outstanding! Our new top favorite! The food, the service, the atmosphere! All of it! Cannot wait to return!

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JKDenver (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I have visited other locations before, but the Autin location was particularly outstanding. Excellent and friendly service along with superb food. I would highly recommend this restaurant which demonstrates you get what you pay for.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

They made a Special Valentine day for us. Initially between the lounge and the host were a bit uncoordinated, then it took a while to get our food, maybe they were giving us our time since we said we were not in a rush. My steak was well, instead of medium, but 12 mins later they brought me a medium one. Took a lot of time, but we were enjoying the moment. Steak was good and juicy.

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Gtownbrad (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The food and service was excellent for business meal

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vipNorzee (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Visited my student in Austin and went here for an 830 reservation. Seated right on time although no tables were ready when we arrived early. Was greeted quickly by the waiter who explained the specials well and had us set up with drinks quickly. The filets that 3 of the party ordered were excellent as was the kona steak. My son and daughter thought the clam chowder was really good, and thought the lobster Mac and cheese was the best of any they have ever had, and they have sampled many. My daughter said that the capital grille moved up to be one of her two choices the birthday dinner. It had been 5 years since we had been to one as a family so pretty high praise. Service was prompt and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic experience yet again this is why we keep going back to Capital Grill. I highly recommend this restaurant some of the best steak and service will have.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Atmosphere was amazing

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JJHayden (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Staff was great and treated us well

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

I have tried almost every steak house in Austin, and I was pleasantly surprised by our experience at Capital Grille. Our waiter Kyle was attentive, informative and personable. Our steaks were delicious and cooked exactly as we requested. I loved the Kale salad. Peanut dressing is divine. This is a great, white table cloth experience. It isn’t too loud, as so many restaurants are these days. We had a lovely, intimate dining experience. I will be back!

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