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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We invite you to make our dining room yours on Thanksgiving Day. Alongside our full menu, we'll be offering our Executive Chef's take on Thanksgiving favorites.

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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4.7

service

4.7

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4.7

value

4.3

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
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Fit for Foodies (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Authentic (6)
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Casual (4)
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Hot Spot (4)
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Healthy (3)
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined 3 days ago

Ford was great

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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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 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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 (Austin)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was great as was the service. Dinner was very enjoyable.

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vip
 (Mississippi)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The steak was so tender you could cut it with a fork. The whole meal was awesome

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was good. Food was good, not sure it was worth what we paid. Oddly quiet in there, even the bar, almost felt uncomfortable.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 29, 2017

As with other capital grills, a great dining experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Birthday party

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great dining and ambience. Celebrated our anniversary and had an amazing time from the greeters to the servers... especially Sammy so attentive, knowledgeable, caring and honest. Will visit again!! Oh an the food!! The food so delicious.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always great service and the food is outstanding. Made our anniversary celebration that much better

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Seriously Best steak I've ever had; service was a bit off though

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Capital Grille always goes above and beyond for those little occasions in life you want to celebrate, with the simple touches that take you from good to great service. Thanks again for a wonderful experience!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Just simply too expensive in comparison to alternate restaurants

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

It was a great place for a quite business meeting and having a reservation meant no wait.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We dined on oysters for an appetizer and shared a New York strip and a side of sprouts. The service and ambiance are great and it is nice dining in an establishment that you can hear each talk. We have eaten here previously and the food I would describe as good but not great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service, from the valet to the wait staff is impeccable. Food, choices to taste are outstanding; kudos to the chef for an amazing meal. Thoroughly enjoyed our time dining at Capital Grille.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Phenomenal in every way! Complimentary champagne just because our fabulous waiter, Ron, paid attention to the fact that we were celebrating an important event! The tenderloin topped with lobster was perfect to share. The lobster mac and cheese was YUMMY as were the brussel sprouts! Bread and more bread was excellent, great varied assortment, and the desserts were over the top. We ordered the light and airy coconut crime pie. Ron surprised us yet again with a complimentary "congratulations" dessert platter too! It had the chocolate torte and brûlée cheesecake. The cheesecake was decidedly our favorite! One long stem red rose and this restaurant made our top five (and we eat out 2-3 times a week).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service and ambiance was amazing but the food didn't live up to the hype, especially for the price. While the steak was good it wasn't $50 good and that was a tad disappointing. But the other aspects of the dining experience were amazing. Recommend especially if the food is just a touch better.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This is not our first visit to the Capital Grille nor will it be our last. We discovered this gem last year and it has become our go-to place for fine dinning. Since our fist visit, our server was and will always Ron Bruscia. He is a professional who does an exceptional job in looking after the needs of his patrons with a velvet touch.

This was an anniversary dinner and the extra effort and attention that went to our experience was fantastic. Thank you Ron and The Capital Grille.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent service, no interruptions
Food unbelievable excellent

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This place is a classic, reliable steakhouse. The service was impeccable and our food was delicious. We enjoyed a wine tasting with our meal and our server was so informative and helpful. I recommend the lobster mac and cheese with any meal. I have never had a bad experience or a bad meal here!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent dinner from start to finish. Gene provided outstanding service.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very good! Highly recommend the filet and the tuna tar tar

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was a wonderful meal and a very nice evening. Service was very good and ambiance was just right for our special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Was there with my 2 kids, which loved everything about the food and location. Highly recommended

Tags: Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 19, 2017

One word- Perfect. Truly, everything about the experience was perfect. The food, the service...all of it was spot on. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We go to this restaurant when we have a special occasion. The service is very good and the steaks are always cooked the way we want. The lobster Mac and Cheese is an awesome side. For being a "chain" restaurant, it does not feel like one at all.

Tags: Authentic, Paleo Friendly
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