The Capital Grille - Baltimore

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2756 reviews
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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day to enjoy an exceptional prix-fixe brunch from 10:00am – 2:00pm, $49 adults, $15 children. Our Executive Chef's take on classic brunch dishes such as Lobster Frittata and more.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Went for a birthday dinner date. Was treated well. Well attentive until the food arrived. Took awhile to get anyone’s attention for the check. Besides that, it was a great dinner. Excellent food and one of the better steak houses in the area.

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f
Anchorage
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and fabulous food!

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AJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lawrence was amazing, as always and the food was awesome! They never disappoint!

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d
Baltimore
211 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early Easter dinner there and enjoyed everything. I had strip steak Oscar which was excellent. W finished with an apple dessert which was also good - I like the apples to be cooked soft, which they were. Our waitress, Elissa, was very efficient and attentive.

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TP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought a party of 6 college students with me. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome! The food was excellent- even on a busy Easter Sunday! Lazarus was amazing! Thank you again!

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SR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Top notch decor, food and service

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D
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Greet place to celebrate a special occasion. The double chocolate cake is really the most outrageous chocolate lava cake I have ever had. Worth a trip back just for that ! I also learned you can order a half portion of the calamari and sides. Great if you want to try several things from the menu.

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L
Baltimore
74 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Lane was outstanding and made the evening even more enjoyable.

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g
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chef Martin did an excellent job and customized our tuna steaks to avoid the heavy sesame seeds on the menu and instead to substitute a delicious and less caloric sauce. We had great service and the food was wonderful, even if not cheap. Very nice time.

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UP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. I only get here a few times a year but The Capitol Grill never disappoints. Excellent service from Paul and top notch food from the tuna appetizer to the wine and cocktails and of course the steaks.

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c
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous service and beef beyond belief! I can't recommend this place more!

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E
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

food was very good. came specifically because we were in the mood for beef. Dinners included the filet and the bone-in ribeye. Appetizer and salad shared. service was extremely good.

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TJ
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Layne Dobry did an amazing job! She was very friendly and nice. Extremely attentive to our needs. The food was awesome and delicious as always.

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t
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had to wait when we arrived at 5:15 for a 5:30 reservation. Our waiter Oscar was A+. The food was great and they give us a photo and dessert for my birthday. The chef brought the dessert out. We were not rushed and had a very pleasant evening.

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g
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was disappointed that the server did not listen to what I requested when I ordered the tuna steak----I asked that it be done medium, that is moist but not raw and not with a red middle. Apparently the server did not check the plates before a busperson presented the dishes, and my tuna was raw and deep red, so I sent it back. It came back a second time similarly raw, so I sent it back a third time----a simple act of listening and checking the item would have made a big difference, Likewise, we hardly saw our server during much of the meal hour, as she was busy with other customers. It was not the quality of service and attentiveness one expects from the Capital Grille.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the chance to take my wife here for our second anniversary, and Capital Grill made us feel really special.

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DM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as well as service

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little loud but great service!

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j
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating our mother’s birthday. The round table in a private room was perfect for our group of 8. We will most certainly be back.

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m
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the Capital Grille and we will definitely be back. Outstanding service (Josh) and the food was absolute perfection.

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LE
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Disappointed as Lobster Mac and cheese served Luke warm and dry. Filet migon tasted like it was reheated and Luke warm for both my husband and mine. Service just ok waited a long time for it. Won’t return with so many better options for the price.

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with excellent service. Salad came out with dressing on instead of on the side and the waiter caught it before I could say a word.

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My first time at The Capital Grille and it was absolutely fantastic! Our server Layne was very knowledgable about the menu and drink list, she was very helpful and friendly when we had questions about the menu or what she recommended. The dry aged porterhouse was as tender and flavorful as I could've hoped for, and the scallops were perfectly cooked and beautifully seasoned. The ambience was less up-scale than I anticipated as most of the guests around us were in polos or other more casual attire and I was expecting a dressier crowd for the time we went. But the night was perfectly capped off when Layne obliged to take a photo of my date and I and even took a photo with one of the restaurants cameras and gave us a framed copy. When we come back, we are definitely requesting Layne again. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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W
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful, service was exquisite. I ordered the filet and it was perfectly seasoned and melt in your mouth tender!

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

Wonderful as usual

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was birthday and it was a wonderful experience

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KB
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a date night to The Capital Grille. From the valet service to dessert, we had a remarkable evening. Our waiter's name was Laz. He did a remarkable job telling us about the specials and new drinks that were available. I had a Caesar Salad, steak, mashed potatoes and asparagus. My wife had the salmon. Everything was expertly prepared. The fantastic service provided by Laz and team made the night even better. Laz surprised us and bought us dessert. Definitely fine dining at its best.

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W
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down THE best restaurant in town. Everything on the menu is delicious, the whole team at Baltimore are friendly, accommodating and happy to go out of their way to make sure you have a pleasant evening. We go with our children and the chef makes the most delicious chicken tenders off menu for them. The delicious ice cream is made in house and the steaks are awesome. Ask for Carlos - he is the jewel of The Capital Grille Baltimore and looks after us so well every time we visit.

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VR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic steaks. Group had ribeye, bone in filet. One had delicious sea bass. The waiter, Joshua was great, and very helpful and knowledgeable when we were looking for a particular wine.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

From the minute we hit the door, the staff was courteous and professional catering to our every need. Our table was in the very back of the restaurant, not ideal but it worked ok. The food was great. My husband ordered something not on the menu and the wait staff were quick to make it happen with a smile. It was a delightful afternoon and we are sure to return.

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BS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, as always. Rack of lamb and 10oz filet done exactly right.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I’ve heard of Capitol Grille for many years and was excited to try it I reserved via Open Table and chose the 14 oz Bone in Filet and Mushrooms in butter and a French Onion Soup as a starter.

I got there at 5:20 and the restaurant was just warming up for business. Hostess sat me at a nice private table. Restaurant had the smell of an older restaurant, not in a fresh or old leather way, in a carpets need to be replaced and walls painted sort of way.

Soup was pretty good, nothing that was above what I’m used to getting at a good steak house. Served piping hot, cheese melted to perfection and croutons had an amazing amount of crunch that did set it apart but I’m going low carb so I didn’t enjoy much of the croutons.

Unfortunately the filet was flavorless. I had ordered medium rare + and it looked beautiful. The horse radish accompanying per my request was also without flavor, no bite or sting. The steak was served hot, no complaints there.

I had ordered a side of butter and that don’t help much. Lots of pepper and I was really hungry so I ate it quickly and didn’t want to wait for a replacement or complain as I’d been up for about 20 hours and was looking forward to getting back to the hotel.

The mushrooms were over cooked and wilted and lukewarm.

Not a great experience for $100.

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KB
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good, not great

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JE
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Wife and I ate at the Capital Grill for the first time. It was our anniversary. We went based on the reviews. I think we caught the Grill on an off night. Our server, Joshua was excellent and apologetic for the numerous kitchen errors. My steak was excellent - no complaints about that. The appetizer was also excellent and the champagne on the house was a nice touch. Unfortunately, our order was late and my wife had to send the sea bass back (1st plate) due to undercook and then got scallops (2nd plate) that was also undercooked and sent back. She ended up with another order of appetizers. I’m not upset as the manager and the waiter were both very apologetic and ensured that we had a nice experience outside of the kitchen issues. I don’t think our experience is indicative of the restaurant. Chalking it up to an off night.

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MO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Ambiance was great! Overall, food was not. While the wedge and the fried calamari appetizers were very good, the entrees and sides left a lot to be desired. The tuna entree was tasteless. The presentation was equally as boring. The sliced filet entree was not tender. Although the flavoring of the sauce tried to cover it. The brussel sprout side dish was ruined by too much sauce. Unfortunately, we didn’t have an opportunity to discuss these issues with our server as she never returned to our table. For the cost of the meal, we would have expected much better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday. There service was impeccable!! Thank you for a great evening.

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BB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our party of 5 got a nice private table. We had very attentive service. The food was fine but not inspiring, not quite worth the price of the meal. The restaurant seems to have the ambiance of an upscale eatery but not quite the food quality to match the atmosphere.

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LT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been to Capital Grille in several years, but we were not disappointed. The entire meal was perfect--food, service, ambiance... The most consistent and luxurious meal experiences. Incredibly expensive but there's nothing else like it.

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JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, and everyone cares.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always very great but also very expensive. Usually it’s pretty quiet but there was a party going on which was very loud. The waitstaff were clearly not happy about these guests

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