The Capital Grille - Charlotte

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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 our Sommelier, featuring over 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in the 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. Located in the heart of the Uptown Financial District. Every Sunday, join us at our table for something truly special. Our in-house Butcher & Baker are preparing an exclusive three-course menu and it would be our pleasure to host your gathering.
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GH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was not one of our best times here. We have been there over (20) times and I don't know if it was because it was Sunday, however our waiter seemed unhappy and unfriendly which is not what we have had in the past.

Anyway.....we will be back, just not as soon as we have in the past and may try some other steak houses in uptown.

Thanks

Greg Haake

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m Celiac and the staff was very educated and accommodating!! Food was amazing! I will definitely be back!

t
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capital Grille never disappoints. The calamari is the best around.

c
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night at the Capital Grille. We were there as a family of six. Great service and food.

C
Charlotte
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only the Capital Grille could take something as ordinary as a "hamburger" and turn it into something elegant! Wagyu and Wine is a taste treat worth repeating over and over again, which is exactly what we plan to do!

OT
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have dinner here before a show at Belk theater across the street. They never disappoint. The food is always delicious and the service is always perfect. I love this place and love that it's a tradition to dine here with my family before shows.

KB
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always on point and delicious! Steaks cooked perfectly, lump crab meat sweet and tender. Cheesecake made with ricotta and cream cheese, creamy and delicious! Our waiter Dave Crosby is out to please!

C
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was fantastic! We live this capital grille!!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We love Capital Grill!! Service seemed a little slow ....we did have a larger group so maybe that was the issue.

OT
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I had been once before and had a memorable experience, yet this time despite excellent service I was disappointed. They’ve eliminated my favorite, the Delmonico, and more importantly the quality of the food was average at best. Three steaks at the table came out with the wrong doneness, and the portions and quality of the sides ordered were well under our expectations. Lastly the overpriced wine list is a bit much for what is offered. Needless to say, there are several better prime steakhouse choices downtown.

TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Been to many Capital Grilles. This was the best.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great and the food came out fast and they did a great job making my girlfriend happy!
Thank you

s
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing! I wish I remembered her name. She was on point from the start with suggestions and good conversation. Our food however was just meh. Value for price - not good. My husbands ribeye was great flavor but overly fatty even for a ribeye, knowing it should be marbled throughout. He could only eat about 50% of the entire thing. This leaves me with my entrée. Twice I had to send it back. First time there was a hard line of fat or silver skin straight through the center of my veal which made it impossible to chew. Second time it came out, it was raw (not rare) all the way through the center. I prefer a medium rare but this was like ahi. Looked like the refire was rushed. The manager was pleasant and attentive and took my meal off our check. He did the right thing. I took my food home with me thinking I would eat it for another meal but was just very turned off. My dogs had a fantastic veal breakfast this morning though! I wish our food had been good because everything else was fantastic and we were treated really well.

DH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I chose the Capital Grille for dinner with my wife while we were in the Charlotte area, based on my previous experiences with the restaurant. The service from David Crosby and the staff was impeccable. It was a little loud at times during the night, but not a problem.

My wife had the Shrimp Cocktail appetizer, Field Greens/ Butter Leaf Lettuce & Heirloom Tomato Salad, and the Seared Citrus Glazed Salmon w/almonds and brown butter entree. She enjoyed both, though the green beans served with the entree were raw - beyond al-dente.

I had the Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail appetizer, Carmelized French Onion Soup and the Porchini Rubbed Bone-in Ribeye with aged balsamic reduction. I enjoyed all three, and the Lump Crab was exceptionally good.

For sides we also ordered half orders of Au Gratin Potatoes and Creamed Spinach. In hind sight, these were probably not necessary, and were "just ok" as well.

Over all, a very good dinner experience as I had expected. The "Stolli Dolli" is worth a try as well.

N
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have to ready to spend but hard to beat in charlotte

JO
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ANGELA DID A GREAT JOB SHE IS AN EXCELLENT WAITRESS

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We may have gone a little overboard with the ordering, our bill ended up being up $300. But we had Martinis, a bottle of wine, apps, soups, steaks, deserts and Irish coffees. Service & food we’re both excellent. We’ve gone to celebrity chefs restaurants and paid a couple hundred more & the dinner at the Capital Grille was just as good

BO
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, as usual. Our server, Sean was outstanding and took care of everything we needed!

s
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at the Capital Grille! The food is so delicious and the service is top notch!! This occasion was my hubby's birthday and they brought out a birthday dessert tray complete with lit candle!! So special...We will definitely visit again.

RO
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the service and food was excellent that is the reason I am a returning customer.

I
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Craig did a great job!
I love the veal chop and my son loved the Waguy Beef Steak.

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

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and were made to feel very special by server Derek who delivered roses and metallic hearts to our table. Our steaks were cooked perfectly to order and we enjoyed a wine flight.

AW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eric was our server. He was awesome! He was very attentive and thoughtful to how he brought out the food, and that was much appreciated!

TR
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waitress Corrie was amazing. She was very friendly and attentive. The food was great as usual. Corrie went above and beyond to make sure that we were taken care of. This was our best visit in regards to the service.

c
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner! The device and the staff are outstanding there. The food is always perfect. We love David, our server, and the entire staff.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience. Came here to celebrate my husbands birthday and we had a blast. Exquisite food with great wine and superb service! The hostess ( I don’t remember her name) and David were both awesome. First time in Charlotte and will definitely return to Capital Grille when we return in the future.

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

k
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this as a special occassion place. Food and service were outstanding.

MB
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

I have been to this Capital Grille many times and usually have outstanding experiences but this trip was just a little off. We arrived in the middle of a downpour and the valets made no attempts to use their umbrellas to help us exit the car and open our own umbrellas. The hostess provided us with napkins to help us dry off which was a nice touch. We were seated promptly and greeted by our server but he was very slow to come back to get drink orders and the drinks took way longer than usual to arrive. I assume the rain had the bar packed with people waiting for the storm to pass before they left. Once we placed our food order, we had another long wait before the food arrived. Everyone liked what they got and my veal tomahawk steak was excellent, but the slow service marred an otherwise good experience.

f
Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience.

MZ
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capital Grille is always great!

G
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capital Grille is where we go when in Charlotte. Food and service are always excellent.

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Looking forward to going back and sitting outside.

L
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

For the cost, I would expect better quality of food. When I asked the waitress if the chicken was hormone free, she said most likely not. I still went ahead and ordered the chicken hoping for the best. Both the chicken and the rack of lamb that my husband ordered were far below expectation. Again, for what you’re paying, you’d expect the best quality of food. We will not be returning to this restaurant as we cannot compromise good quality of food over an overrated facade.

E
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience as always. We were trying to get to a play at a specific time, and we told our server. We had everything completed with 10 min to spare! Couldn't ask for more. Thanks again for a perfect night out in Charlotte!

A
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service were fabulous!

RR
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great Birthday celebration at Capital Grill. The food and ambiance was excellent as usual.

A
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love it here. The food the service the WINE list is amazing. Go and ask for Ryan! Great for birthday dinners, anniversaries, or date night.

DT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service and a wonderful meal. It was a pretty beginning to our evening in Charlotte!

AT
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great time when at Capital Grille! My husband and I have brought many friends and family in, but we love coming for date night. We always sit with David Crosby because he is absolutely amazing!! He always makes us feel special and takes great care of us. We won’t visit without him! He always offers great recommendations and let’s us know about what’s new or different each time.

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