About The Capital Grille - Baltimore

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.

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500 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00 pm.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(443) 703-4064

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

Parking Details:
Valet parking for dinner only, beginning at 5:00pm. Sunday valet parking begins at 4:00pm.

Monday - Friday (lunch): we offer a $2 discount from Lockwood garage; total cost is based on parking garage rates and length of time in the lot.

Executive Chef:
Matthew B. Jaffe

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Private Dining

The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 50 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 - Baltimore Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

service

4.8

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4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (40)
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Romantic (32)
Notable Wine List (27)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Cozy (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Scenic View (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Fun (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Waterfront (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 8, 2012

Very overrated and very expensive. Steaks were over seasoned and salty. Salmon was fine, but somewhat fishy for $32.00. Went for my daughter's 27th birthday. 3 adults and one child. Over $400.00

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2012

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2012

Really enjoyed our first time! Kevin was really great!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2012

The Capital Grille nails their standards in all locations and Baltimore is no different. Waiters remember their guests and lend the restaurant a very local steakhouse feel. Whether your party is two or twenty, all guests are attended to in a prompt and professional manner. We went during the Generous Pour event and it had to have been one of the best deals in Baltimore. They serve the best filets and the greatest cheesecake I have ever tasted!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2012

Capitol Grille is a food lovers dream come true. The Kona steak is outstanding... in flavor, tenderness, and, appealing to all the senses. We enjoyed the many of the side dishes over the years, and, they each satisfy everyone's tastebuds.
From beginning to end, we were not disappointed. Our love for the Capital Grille, was, once again, reinforced as our favorite restaurant.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2012

The steak was chewy. Over all, in my opinion, you are paying to dine at the "Capital Grille", not for any special quality or presntation of the food.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2012

Thank you for participating in Restaurant Week and offering more choices on the menu than ever before. The food was excellent, the ambiance was great, but one of the things that always stands out is our server, Mark. He is always so impressive, and made our evening that much more special. The entire staff - from Mark all the way to the valet guys, were extremely courteous and attentive. Get yourself to The Capital Grille as soon as possible and enjoy excellence.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2012

We very much enjoyed our evening at the Capital Grill in Baltimore. It is one of the upscale restaurants in the city, but has a hometown feeling when you walk in. This atmosphere is delivered by the very friendly and attentive staff, which was even more impressive considering it was restaurant week when we were there. We would certainly recommend it and can not wait to return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2012

Very nice place to eat. Food was delicious, staff was attentive and the selection couldn't be beat. The only negative feedback is odd decor of the taxidermies on the wall. It did not suit the ambiance of the restaurant and I don't care to look at deceased animals while I dine.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2012

I've been to other Capital Grille locations for both lunch and dinner and this one was clean and well maintained and provided the same clubby atmosphere of the others. Aside from keeping us waiting for 10 minutes when we arrived early for our 5:30pm reservation, the service was attentive and we were treated very well. The food was very good and a great value for restaurant week. Ordinarily, the food is a bit pricey and seems to cater to those on generous expense accounts or be more suitable for special occasions.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 3, 2012

We were really looking forward to going to Capital Grille because we heard they had the best steaks in town. But, our food was not hot, the waiter was not too on top of our drinks, and we just will not go back. Specifically, we ordered alcohol when the waiter first came to the table and didn't get it until after our appetizer was gone and our entrees were there.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 3, 2012

Capital Grille had good food and great atmosphere and outstanding service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 3, 2012

Food was excellent. if you are thinking about trying out the dry aged steak, I would recommend pink to red. You can really taste the difference.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 3, 2012

BEST RESTAURANT IN BALTIMORE! OLLIE IS BEST WAITER

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 3, 2012

As always, great food and service. Sirloin steak was perfect and salads are inventive with great dressings. Espresso cake is outstanding.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 3, 2012

What a great luncheon I had celebrating the Birthday's of our administrative assistants! The Capital Grille never disappoints.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 2, 2012

Went there for our anniversay. Had an outstanding meal. Service, by Lawrence aka "Frog" was over the top good. Went during Generous Pour event. Great way to taste some very good wines at a reasonable cost.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 2, 2012

Food was well prepared and well presented .Our waiter was attentive without being obtrusive. We will return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 2, 2012

Wonderful dining experience. Always a nice place to celebrate special occassions. Waitress was very attentive and offered great suggestions about the menu. Can't wait to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2012

I had an excellent dinning experience at The Capital Grill. I will definitely return

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 2, 2012

The Capital Grille Baltimore is an excellent restaurant. It is truly upscale and a crowd pleaser. This restaurant is perfect for dates and special occasions. I always enjoy my dining there. Looking forward to my next dining experience there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 1, 2012

Decided to go for restaurant week. The service was great! Our server's name was Paul. He was attentive, but not bothersome.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 1, 2012

WOW! we could not have asked for a better restaurant to enjoy a birthday luncheon for staff. I brought a group of seven and Paul (our server) ensured that we had the best time in a relaxed, comforatble and iviting setting. We were seated in a private room at the front of the restaurant which was perfect for us and allowed great conversation for all. Paul gave us a very warm welcome with engaging converstion - he is GREAT! - and then our food was served. This was the first time dining here for many of my staff and they were all impressed by the beautiful presentation of each dish which also proved to be absolutely delicious, perfectly prepared!
The birthday girl was then thrilled with the dessert selection - Fantastic end to the meal!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 1, 2012

The dry aged sirloin is great and the clam chowder is good too. And the staff is very friendly and helpful.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 31, 2012

Kevin was an excellent server, we had him last year.The salad was fresh and the salmon was also excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 31, 2012

Excellence from start to finish. Good presentation of perfectly prepared food, delivered by professional and nice wait staff ( Ms. Meyer).
I prefered it to the neighbor, Fogo de Chao.

While we were there, Gilbert Sandler, the Senior Bard of Baltimore, came in with head of the Pratt, Carla Heyden.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2012

6 of us went for Restaurant Week & had a very good time! Food was great, service was impeccable! Would definitely go again & recommend to others...

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2012

excellent, never disappointing. went to sullivans one time and although the wedge salad is far better at sullivans, the steak,by far, is supreme to no oneat capitol grill. will forgo the salad for a great piece of steak.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2012

My husband said I should pick the wine since it was my birthday - he was talking to me but the waiter was at the table. The waiter brought dessert - and mine had a candle in it. That was so nice of him!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2012

The only issue we had was with the temperature of our steaks. I asked for medium well -a little pink in the center. My first steak was well done and then my second steak was medium. I just took my steak home to finish myself. Two other guests in my party had the same issue.The appetizers and dessert were both very good. I was celebrating my birthday with my family, and we all ordered off the restaurant week menu (that included dessert), but I was very surprised when the waiter delivered two little cheese cakes with candles in them for my birthday. Then he took a picture of the group and asked to hold my camera. He came back with the group picture - printed and in a frame. The resturant is beautiful & the service was wonderful.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2012

Good experience- timely service- food on point

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 28, 2012

One of very favorite restaurants in Baltimore.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 27, 2012

Our meals were amazing! Also the generous pour is a very special event that I suggest everyone tries to be a part of!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 27, 2012

Two other couples joined us for a Restaurant Week Special meal. We were seated promptly and only waited a few minutes in the bar which gave us time to get a drink. The waiter was very charming and answered our few questions with expert knowledge. Four of us ordered the "two tournedos" (small portions of filet mignon) while the other two tried the sirloin steak, which was a huge portion. We also ordered two sides of mashed potatoes and string beans since only the tournedos were served with a small amount of potatoes. The chocolate cake for dessert was divine.

I ordered my filets medium and my only complaint would be that one of them was cooked fine on one side but hardly at all on the other.

All in all a great dinner.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 27, 2012

We had a great dinner at Capitol Grille. Great service and great food!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 27, 2012

Not as good as we remembered. The creme broulee had no hard crust (essential) and the steaks weren't as wonderful as we remembered when we decided we had to go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 21, 2012

Great as always. Attention to detail is unmatched.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 18, 2012

It's expensive, but the food is excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2012

Great experience! Awesome waiter (Paul). Food and wine was perfect!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 14, 2012

We, Wife and I, every other month dinned at a nearby famous steak house till three years ago... That's when we discovered the attentive and the often missed "professional" servers at Capital Grill. We fell in love with Capital Grill during our second visit where we were lucky enough to have the same server, for the server remembered us! Addressed us by our name plus he remembered the food and drinks we partake from the previous visit. What a rare treat these days, for many places consider themselves high end restaurant, often fails not of food but due to the server that are not properly trained.
Food is good, which is expected at places like these. But Capital Grill excelled in its service!
For that, we now dine there every other month.

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