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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food. The steak was perfect.

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was excellent as usual. john, our server was superb. great birthday celebration.

J
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I hosted five family members for dinner before enjoying the First Ward Holiday Home Tour.
All of the food was excellent and our server Denise was exceptionally cordial and responsive.

MS
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch with a friend.

Our server, Pierce, was attentive and took great care of us.

KM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The special of filet on the bone with South African lobsters was amazing.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had to wait less than 5 minutes for our table (with reservation). Peter and his “co-server” were awesome, very knowledgeable and professional. They didn’t push us to order. We were able to take our time talking and going through the menu. The steaks were perfect. The prosciutto mozzarella and tomatoes were A+. The cauliflower au gratin, green beans and lobster mac & cheese were spot on. All the food was at the perfect temperature. There is seriously nothing I could complain about. We will definitely be back.

G
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal with great service - we had to go to a play and they got us in and out within an hour - they always do a great job

KV
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I used to go to the Capital Grille once a week. We also have gone several Thanksgivings. Twice they were out of the coconut cream pie and this year they ran out of all of their desserts. The steaks were not cooked properly. The waiter did not tell us about the turkey or side specials. We had to ask about them. Unfortunately, this longtime fan will no longer be returning to the Charlotte location.

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Meal. I made reservations and let the chef cook. The cranberry pear chutney was exceptional!

D
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A wonderful place to go, not sure I would go again for Thanksgiving dinner, I was good but not outstanding. The Turkey was really good, the stuffing had no flavor. Over all the service was good and had a nice time, but next year I think I would try someplace else.

5
Charleston
230 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal, outstanding service! Will be back!

CW
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All good!!! Sean does a great job of taking care of all of us all the time.

JP
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, fantastic food and service.

D
Charlotte
149 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don’t get here enough. You need a location in South Charlotte

SS
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Capital Grille for our anniversary. The hostess and servers all wished us a happy anniversary. There was a card on the table upon arrival and a complimentary dessert to complete our dinner! We appreciated the experience and service.

MC
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Went for a friend’s birthday. Found the service to be a little slow. One of my friends had to send her steak back because it wasn’t the right temperature and our au gratin potatoes were undercooked. Usually I love Capital Grille but this was an off night.

T
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service we expect we will go back again.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from David.

CN
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I visited for my 21st birthday, and we were very pleased with our experience! Our server Alex was kind, patient and knowledgeable. It was our first time dining with you and we had a few questions about the menu, which he was happy to answer. We had the filet mignon and lobster mac, and it was phenomenal. Also, the location is incredible and we loved the complimentary valet. We will definitely return in the future! Keep it up!

JS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We used to go here a lot; but this past experience was horrific - We both ordered steaks medium... my wife's filet was fine, but my NYS au poivre was rare (at best). When I showed the inattentive server; his response was "yep, that is definitely not Medium" without making no offer to take it back or comp it. Lots of other fine steak places in CLT so time to branch out....

OT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down...the best dining in Charlotte!

c
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at The Capital Grille. The staff is amazing. David took great care of us. Bravo to all the staff.

LD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Celebrating a friends birthday and had to make a show across the street; waitress was fast and courteous.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tracey was amazing:)

SG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our servers were excellent!
However our food was not up to it's usual standard. It was not bad, it just wasn't excellent as it usually is.
I ordered per our waiter's suggestion the filet with bone in. It was not nearly as tasty to me as the filet that I normally order. The prices are very exorbitant, but most well known steak houses are.

When I showed my ticket for my car, I was told that I would need to go OUTSIDE (which was FRIGIDLY cold and windy) to wait for my car. I could see my car across the street, but it took about 10 minutes to get it, as there were others in line ahead of me. After an evening at an expensive restaurant, this was really a turnoff.

I will go back to CP, as it has been a favorite for a long time...just not our best experience.

SW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The Capital Grille is typically one of my favorite places to eat. I took my daughter and two of her friends there for dinner. When we were seated, there was a party of 8 across the room from us who were extremely loud. We were told we could not be moved. As I see my daughter about once every couple of months while she's finishing college, it was rather annoying to not be able to hear her talk when she was only a few feet away.

Our food was delivered and our waiter checked to see how it was cooked - about 10 seconds after it landed on the table and well before we had even cut into it. He said he'd check back, but never did - he did manage to bring even more drinks to the loud drunk people, however. After waiting about 5 minutes to tell him my steak was a bit overcooked (even my daughter said she could see it was overdone), I shook my head and ate it. It was good, but not what I expect. We ordered Sam's Mashed Potatoes, one of our favorite things anywhere. Sadly, they were runny and not up to par.

Appetizers were good. Dessert was good. Just a few missteps which are not what we'd expect from The Capital Grille.

WP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steaks were sub par and frankly, surprisingly disappointing. Tough, thin but tasty.

MG
Charlotte
95 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Ask for David Crosby to be your server. He does a great job! We had the Bone in Filet and twin lobster tails.

m
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon’s service was outstanding as usual. Our steak was perfectly med rare with a crusty exterior and warm red center.

B
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always well prepared food. Gracious service.

MZ
Charlotte
44 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and excellent service.

KC
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! I am a food snob. My husband is not. This met the requirements of both our palates. Derek, our server, was friendly but not annoying. Food was excellent!

P
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were there on Elton John concert night so they were very busy and it was loud. BUT our server was very attentive and our meal was fantastic!

VV
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the scallops, truffle fries, and filet mignon--all were delicious! Definitely didn't disappoint.

c
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated us like royalty. The service and food was impeccable.

MJ
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We are so disappointed! We come to Capital Grille 2-3 times a year, and always look forward to a melt in your mouth steak (Kona bone-in ribeye or kona bone in filet). We always order the au gratin potatoes too. Unfortunately, this visit, the steaks were so tough and chewy and not melt in your mouth. The au gratin potatoes were undercooked & hard. We are so sad and disappointed after spending $290 there. Is there a new chef? Please look into these issues!

FG
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had not dined here in a few years and remembered it being a wonderful dining experience. This visit—-meh. Overall , the food was okay. I ordered the lamb chops and they were served slightly warm and were pretty tasteless; not tender at all. However, the Brussels sprouts were good and my husband enjoyed his salmon. Service was good, not excellent. The other menu items were average. I have had better at many of the other dining establishments in the area and for far less money.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always. Our server, Ryan was outstanding and very helpful with food and wine recommendations. We’ll definitely ask for him next time we make reservations.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here every year for our anniversary. Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, and impeccable service! Can’t wait to go back!

IR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall my girlfriend and I had a great experience. We were celebrating 5 years together and the server did a fabulous job in serving our wine bottle, the food, making dinning suggestions while also giving us exceptional service. On top of it, he gave us a dessert on the house giving this experience a cherry on top.