The Capital Grille - Chestnut Hill

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2920 reviews
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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. Located on Route 9, east of the Atrium Mall.

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KM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and food are always outstanding, but the service is incomparable, which is why it is my "go to" for birthdays and special occasions. Thank you for another wonderful evening!

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SP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. The server was phenomenal! There was really no wait, and the atmosphere is pleasant.

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

First off night at I’ve had at capital grille. Our orders were not cooked to order. Must have been too busy.

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R
New England
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The experience overall was ok. Our server Skyler was very nice, and very helpful. The table space we had was just WAY TOO tight. My elbows were almost touching the person next to me. It felt like they tried to squeeze too many tables for Valentines day. We were also cautious to not talk too loud so we wouldn't disturb those next to us.. it felt like neither of us had any talking privacy. But in the end, the food was good and drinks were good too.. which means we'll probably give it another try. Just wish it wasn't so crammed.

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B
New England
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch at the Capital Grille in Chestnut Hill on Friday afternoon the day after Valentine’s Day because it’s quieter and slower paced than dinner. The food and the service are excellent at any time of day but it’s more relaxed at lunchtime. The Capital Grille is our special occasion top choice and didn’t disappoint.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Poor service, mediocre, over priced steak.

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k
New England
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's valentines day and the capital grille is packed BUT we are seated right on time. The order is promptly taken by Sean and the gourmet journey begins. Absolutely perfect from the appetizer to the swordfish to dessert of berries and cream...and every berry is perfect. Jeff the gm has his eye on perfection and it works..with a country club atmosphere..this place is THE best.

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R
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious.. our waiter Skyler was superb! So knowledgeable and recommended my dish which was absolutely delicious! Wonderful Valentines Day celebration! I highly recommend for a special occasion!

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SD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and customer service.
Will be back again!

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Damon was an unbelievable server. I am in the industry and he is top notch. He spoke through wines with my partner and I, and just made the whole experience comfortable and worth the bill. Thank you Damon!

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EH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was a birthday/valentine celebration on a snowy evening. The ambiance was superb. Our bottle of Malbec wine was very affordable and a perfect compliment to our shrimp cocktail and bone in NY strip steak. The wait staff were attentive and the dinners were delicious. The complimentary dessert was an unexpected birthday surprise. We never tire of good food served in an upscale restaurant on white tablecloths.

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T
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience for a birthday celebration. Waiter was very attentive. Love how they acknowledged birthday occasion with decor and cake.

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KL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service! Great dessert for our anniversary. Thank you

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s
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food - absolutely delicious seafood, steak and side dishes. The sautéed spinach, mushrooms & onions, lobster Mac & cheese were terrific.

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Washington DC
141 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have just relocated to the area from DC and are delighted to learn that our new Capital Grill is as lovely and delicious as our former go to location in Chevy Chase DC.
We will be back soon and hope to make it our new favorite.

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G
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliable and tasty. Nice steaks, great service, high price.

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OR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You absolutely can't go wrong with dinner at the Capital Grille. Excellent service, perfectly cooked food and a nice atmosphere.

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G
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Steaks we disappointing in size and quality; overrated and overpriced.

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d
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great birthday luncheon.. mom, dad, and daughter

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FL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of the reliable mainstays in Chestnut Hill. Starting from the friendly and helpful receptionist via the circumspect, upbeat and helpful server to the always tasty food and exquisite drinks to the supportive accommodation of a 4-year old, lively child, this was the right venue for a birthday dinner en famille - as it was earlier for business luncheons and elegant dinners. The server made a special effort to decorate the table in its wood-paneled surroundings for the birthday without having been asked to do so. So everyone was happy, and we'll return soon for sure.

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LL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always amazing food and service! They never disappoint you!

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KE
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited The Capital Grille as a table of nine for dinner after my daughter's dance show at Boston College. I needed to adjust the reservation time back by 1/2 hour due to the show length and had no problem doing so by phone. The staff went out of it's way to make my dancer daughter feel special with a few decorations on the table, a special menu for her and a dessert with chocolate "CONGRATULATIONS" on the plate for her. We all enjoyed our meals, especially the bone in kona NY strip. We had one person with a nut allergy and the servers were attentive to this. It was a great dinner all around!

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MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miranda was AMAZING! Great reception for our anniversary. We had a great time!!

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M
New England
38 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. Great restaurant.

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c
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Denise, was attentive and knowledgeable.

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B
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and the food was delicious.

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GB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Evening of fine dining with close friends and had an absolutely terrible evening
We were sat with two large tables that were very very loud and once the two large tables were seated our waiter was busy taking care of those two tables I neglected us
To spend almost $200 for an absolutely awful evening is very upsetting
When we complain the hostess did apologize but under the circumstances I think Emile should’ve been comped
It will be a long time before I return to Capital Grill in chest not hill
I have nothing but bad memories


I could barely hear myself speak let alone anyone else and I came home with a terrible sore throat this is not what I signed up for

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U
New England
51 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The wedge salad was the worst I've ever gotten. It was swimming in the dressing making it inedible. I mentioned it to the server who agreed and took it back to the kitchen to have more lettuce tossed in. It came back exactly the same. My friend did not ask for hers to be sent back because she didn't want to make a big deal. The server was absolutely lovely but should have noticed that the salad was unacceptable and taken both back. We didn't eat. Food quality poor.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday ! Ate there many times my favorite location

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AB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

My wife loves Capital Grille..we have been to locations all over the country - usually Providence or Boston one near Fenway but for her 60th birthday I made the reservation at this location and was so dissappointed when they led us to our table to celebrate her birthday - in the bar area! Absolutely NOT what I expected....I just assumed when I indicated that it was a special birthday that they would "pull out all the stops". The food was delicious as always but for the price we paid, I was certainly not expecting to have 2 televisions blaring sports events and a noisy bar crowd around us.

She got a card that contained a free calamari appetizer at this location ONLY so that went into the trash. We will not be back. Our waitress was EXCELLENT - she went over and above so I hope she transfers to Providence or downtown Boston so we can have her again.

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t
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced somewhat stuffy and pretentious, like oh yeah we’re the great steak house. Sauces mediocre, meat very good, tuna tartar a c-wine great lust, perfect for the “someone else is paying for it crowd”

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s
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server Miranda was excellent. If not for her I do not think (in fact I know) we would not have enjoyed ourselves as much. I would recommend you ask for her as she really added to our experience with such great service and personality. She knew the menu well, she was incredibly attentive and you could tell she loved her work.

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LS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

90th birthday

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Timothy was a great waiter and the food was great!

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L
New England
91 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary and they couldn’t have been more wonderful.
Rose petals on the table..wonderful service and food.
It could not have been a more wonderful experience..if u have a special occasion..just reserve a table..u will not regret it.

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k
New England
66 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service..and did I mention the food..SIX stars and after a fantastic experience..I feel I should say thank you not them..a country club in the city!!






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F
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend here for lunch for her birthday. It is an incredible value and the food is wonderful. The steak was so tender you could practically cut it with your fork. They always decorate the table with small birthday sparkly cutouts and include a special dessert that is plenty to share with "Happy Birthday" written on the plate. The Capital Grill is my go to restaurant for special occasions and is also a great place for groups.

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AG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We went to The Capital Grille on Sunday for my birthday. I have been to the locations in Back Bay, Burlington and Chestnut Hill, and this was by far my worst experience at the restaurant. You go for a special occasion because the service is usually impeccable and the steak is delicious. I can't say that or either of those aspects of the restaurant. The service was just okay. We kept having to wait a little bit too long for water and drinks. Once the food was served, it took too long to check on whether we needed anything else. I would have asked for pepper.

The food was okay, but the main issue was the steaks. My husband and I shared the porcini rubbed rib steak, which is my favorite. The steak was so fatty that there was barely any meat. We split it 1/3-2/3, and I only had a few bites of actual meat. Our daughter shared the filet with our friend, and they said their steak was fatty as well.

They love truffle fries. They were fine, but not crisp enough. The asparagus was okay, and the pear Gorgonzola salad was delicious. I think my husband was happy with his lobster bisque.

They brought out a nice platter with a small chocolate espresso cake and a creme brulee cheesecake for my birthday. However, that was before they asked if anyone wanted coffee and dessert, and I had to stop the waiter to ask for decaf. It didn't even seem to occur to him to ask.

I had bought gift certificates for clients this year, so I had a gift card to spend. He told me my gift card was "accepted." Why wouldn't it be?

All in all, I would not go back to Chestnut Hill. It did not feel like the elegant birthday experience I was looking for. You go to a steakhouse for the quality of the meat, and it just wan't good. From now on, it's Burlington or Back Bay for me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, we were disappointed in the service. We think maybe we just didn’t get the most attentive waiter, because when we looked around, we saw that there were other servers who seemed to be spending more time with their customers, smiling, talking with them, etc. Our waiter seemed to be in a hurry. Even when he was taking our order, he kept looking around the restaurant, and as soon as we gave our order, he left, in a hurry. When he brought our bill, he almost tossed it onto the table as he rushed off. It was not what we expected. Our steaks were delicious and cooked to order, which was nice. The spinach and mushroom sides were just ok, nothing spectacular. It was our first time at the Capital Grille. I’d like to return to see if we have better luck with the service, but it’s an expensive restaurant...

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