The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown

4.9
3586 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
OUR DINING ROOM IS OPEN. ONLINE ORDERING FOR TAKEOUT IS ALSO AVAILABLE. Please visit thecapitalgrille.com or call (312) 337-9400 to place your order.

Enjoy nationally renowned steaks—dry aged and hand-cut on premises by our in-house butchers—the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated and featuring over 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in our comfortable, sophisticated dining room.
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vipKato
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most consistent restaurants around. They really know how to recognize special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious but they shorted us on our sides we had.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal

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DavidA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Our reservation was for 8.30, and they didn't seat us until 9.10. That's bad, and there was not even an apology for the wait. Then it got worse. We were sat for 10 mins before we got bread and water, then ignored for a further 15 mins, when our waiter finally acknowledged us, introduced himself, and brought the wine list. After another 20 mins a different waiter noticed that we hadn't been served and came and asked if our waiter was getting our drinks. No, he wasn't, so the new waiter took our wine and food order. A further 10 mins and our original waiter brings the wine. During this time there was no water refills, it was like no one knew we were there, but our waiter was serving people around us, so he must have known. Another 20 mins and the first course arrived. So that was 40 mins to get seated and a further 1hr 15 to be served our first course, a wait of almost 2hrs for food. Not acceptable, and no apology or any acknowledgment for the wait. Once the first course arrived, the other courses we reasonably prompt, but I suspect that was a function of the kitchen rather than the wait staff. The food was excellent however.

Now I know even the best places occasionally have problems, maybe they were understaffed or over booked, but the lack of apology or any acknowledgment for the tardy service was unforgivable.

I have eaten here in the past and the service has always been excellent, this was a disaster.

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vipJasonA
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid. More text to pass the submission criteria.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I dined here during restaurant week in Chicago to celebrate my mom’s birthday. The service was phenomenal and the food was amazing! I had the lamb chops with mashed potatoes and OMG, so good. The give you a full rack of the lamb chops so I was able to enjoy some at the restaurant and take some home too!! Will definitely love to go again ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was amazing the server was very attentive and kind.

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vipGray
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful lunch with a friend I gave not seen in over a year! My steak was perfect and I wish I could find salad greens that fresh when I went to the store. The chocolate expresso cake was dense and very chocolatey. Perfect. Ralph was our waiter and was very attentive as was Mario. Great team work.

I had been in for dinner the night before and my friends had left their phone. Kim successfully had it set aside for me to pick up and double checked that I had it when I left.

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peggyj
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for restaurant week and ordered from the menu instead. Great calamari and loved the lobster crab cakes!

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JanJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing clubby atmosphere with soft jazz music and white tablecloths. Had lunch here for Restaurant Week and they had a really nice 3-course menu. I had the Tenderloin Steak Salad and the steak was cooked perfectly and the green salad was very fresh.

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vipGray
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Restaurant Week luncheon choices were plentiful and generous. We decided to up charge to the dry aged steaks for $10 and still felt we came out way ahead in quality and price. Cooked to perfection as always and complimented by creamy creamed spinach.....mwah!

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vipMela526
Chicago
381 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Probably would have given it an outstanding had I ordered a steak. I, however, do not eat steak so can only go by what my husband said. He said it was very good and cooked perfectly to order. I can tell you the salmon was great as were the mashed potatoes which we shared. Went for Chicago Restaurant Week so menu is pre fix but it was wonderful really. Best one of all the Chicago steakhouses which is why we chose it. Not sorry we did!!! Will surely go back to order off the regular menu. had many nice options.

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MarL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service excellent. Chef Patrick went out of his way to make our anniversary dinner very special. We will absolutely return and would highly recommend Capital Grille to anyone who wants a fabulous dinner to remember.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Our waiter was awesome and the staff was very attentive. Food was delicious. We were there for restaurant week and the bone in NY strip was fantastic. All my friends left full and happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was amazing!

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Greg
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent meal and super friendly service.

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vipNancy
Chicago
297 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The complimentary bread basket has a nice variety of breads to choose from. We started out with the wedge salad/blue cheese/bacon/tomatoes. It was crispy & good. For our entrees one ordered the dry aged bone in NY strip steak & one had the filet mignon. Both were cooked to perfection & flavorful. For sides we shared the delicious mashed potatoes & creamed spinach. Dessert was the flourless chocolate cake that was fantastic. The cocktail selection is very good. We had Rebecca as our server & she was awesome. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diego is the best!!

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DavidA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Went as part of restaurant week so exceptional value. Food excellent as always, though my wife's fillet was slightly overcooked compared to her request, but still excellent. Service is always outstanding here, friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Another nice thing the wine list, though there are plenty of options in the $100+ range there is a good selection in the $40-60 range - we had and excellent Spanish Tempranillo at $48. There are also decent Ports available at a reasonable price for after-dinner.

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CrystalN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fine dining experience. Great food. Top notch service. Go now.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Steak and Service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate my coming graduation and they surprise us with a desert plate wring congratulations on it! The experience there is more than perfect.

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vipTheresaH
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dad’s 80th bday. Added details at table nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

came here for my anniversary. food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Diego was terrific and made our experience great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. They added a card and gave us extra dessert for our birthday celebration, very thoughtful. Food was amazing, the clan chowder soup is great!

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NRSmith
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious!..Rebecca our table hostess was Great! She was very attentive, went above and beyond to ensure our dining experience was enjoyable.

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vipGray
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capital Grille is a welcoming establishment.....it is hard to remember it is not a family owned local restaurant in Chicago. The attention to detail is vigilant regarding observing reservations, greeting clients by name, remembering clients preferences, execution of the grilling and beautifully plating of lamb chops and steaks . Anna Quirk is a very qualified manager who compliments Kim’s style perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I come for Restaurant week every year. Capitale Grill is our favorite restaurant to go for amazing dinner at a great price. The food especially steaks are consistent and have great ambiance and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday occasion... it was great overall

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peggyj
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress Rebecca B was very attentive and helpful. She pointed out the best value on the menu. I have only had dinner at the restaurant, this was my first lunch and I will be back. Best lobster crab cakes ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here

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vipTomS
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bone-In Filet was awesome. Cooked perfectly. Loved the martini's too. Thanks Kelly for a great night!

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vipGTF20
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we enjoyed our favorite downtown restaurant. As always, we were warmly greeted by Kim. Our servers were excellent and received great help from Mario. Of course, the food was outstanding!

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KaylaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, like always. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

But time Ever!! The food was great!! I can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spouse Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful My Favorite Steak House

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The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 337-9400.

The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown is rated 4.9 stars by 3586 OpenTable diners.

The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thecapitalgrille.com/gift-cards?cmpid=br:tcg_ag:ie_ch:other_ca:TCGQ4OTSUPPORT_dt:20200318_in:GiftC.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.