The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown

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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 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 one block east of Michigan Avenue at the corner of Ontario. Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful night celebrating my birthday and our anniversary. Our server made our night feel extra special.

CG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Execelent food

MD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best places in Chicago we have eaten. Definitely matches the reviews we read.

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

Food and service was excellent!

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ralph Lotspeich served us tonight. The staff was fantastic and attentive but didn’t hover like I dislike. The food was presented in a typical classic steakhouse fashion and was very tasty. I had the wedge salad and a bone in dry added NY strip under the chefs choice. It came with an onion type sauce that was good but overall I am not a sauce person. I’d recommend getting the sauce on the side to try it, though. A bit or two is good but I prefer the steak to speak for itself. The steak was wonderful despite the sauce. I’d definitely come back next time I’m in town.

SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, if a little quiet. Wife and I both started with Caesar salad, which was good. I ordered the bone in ribeye, my wife the fillet. Unfortunately my wife received a ribeye. After the mistake was pointed out, the staff apologised and said they would cook her the correct order, but left my steak on the table. So my wife asked me to start eating without her. This was disappointing, but they said we wouldn’t be charged for her steak, which I thought was fair enough. Both steaks were very good, we shared some truffle fries and finished with an apple tart and ice cream. When we received the final bill, we hadn’t been charged for the starters or desserts, which was a nice surprise!! The problem is, 2 nights previous we had eaten at Gibsons Steakhouse, where everything from ambience, service and FOOD was just better. So Overall, B+... with the discounts.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Our waiter did not provide the same service that she gave to her other clients. When we mentioned things she did for other and not us she was upset

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

I frequent Capital Grill on special occasions. This was my first time in Chicago. Our waiter was phenomenal. Ask for John David and you won't be disappointed. He was attentive and personable. I'll be back!!!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with my 2 daughters who came into town.

m
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

John Paul and David did a great job! I would recommend them.

P
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner & had a phenomenal experience with outstanding service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They could not have done enough for us, we were celebrating our anniversary and they went out of their way to make our night special.

LU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary service and good.

JC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the pleasure of sitting with Diego, who gave us exceptional service. I would highly recommend requesting him whenever possible! He’s incredibly knowledgeable, prompt and extremely friendly. Love the vibe at CG and can’t wait to come back again soon!

MW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We participated in the Generous Pour promotion; party of six with two couples participating. The women were ignored by our server. It has been many years that we had been the recipients of such blatantly sexist behavior.

RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On our first visit to Chicago , our hotel manager Kathy and several other people recommended this restaurant. They didn’t steer us wrong . All the staff was wonderful . Our servers Connie and Carlos couldn’t have been nicer or more Accommodating. The owners even stopped by our table to ask how everything was. They sent over complimentary dessert and Champagnes!
The food was marvelous. Cooked to perfection. Definitely a revisit on our next trip.

R
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the lobstet n mac and filets so much that I never order anything else! The service at Capital is always top of the line! Never disappointed and genuinely satisfied.

K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant setting, excellent dinner, great service. A new favorite!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and fantastic service. Highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner served by Valerie. We hope to get back soon. .

B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time to Capital Grille. My first try is in Boston branch, I had a great experience there, so I book this time again for my girlfriend’s birthday.
The quality stands the same level even though I haven’t been here for a while and it’s a different branch.
Highly recommend to order chef’s suggestion on the menu. Though many people claim a fine steak should be simply tasted with salt & pepper, the seasoning on these steaks of chef’s suggestions do enhance the taste to a higher level.

LE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todd Behrend the manager is absolutely fantastic. He made sure everything was above and beyond expectations! The wait staff is amazing, and the food was outstanding!

RR
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had a great experience as did the two friends who accompanied us. The hostess, Kim, greeted us warmly. Our usual server, Diego, was not working, but David was both friendly and knowledgeable. He was especially helpful with the wine selections for the Generous Pour event. He was assisted ably by Rudy and Mario. The food, paired with the wine, was outstanding.

SL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, wine was great thru their Leidens of the land promotion, wonderful service. The Con is the salad selection, nothing like the spinach or Brüssel sports salad, only a poor beat salad.

CL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were looking for a quiet intimate dinner. We couldn't have asked for anything better. We ate in the wine room and were treated wonderfully! Everyone was professional & very attentive to every detail. Thank You!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the better meals (if not the best) I’ve had in Chicago. Service was excellent.

TO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Attended generous pour event - server poured wine all over the table multiple times. Once on one of our guests. Seemed very rushed and borderline bothered to be servicing our table of 4. Wine should be poured thoughtfully. Not even close.

KV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lily and Edgar were fabulous! They set the tone for a lovely and fun evening. The service was impeccable and the food delicious! We are repeat customers and Friday evening did not disappoint! Thank you!

CS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. It was our 21st Anniversary. Everyone was so accommodating. I did not mention my Anniversary until our arrival and the hostess had excused herself and prepared our table with heart confetti and a handwritten note. I thought that was so thoughtful. The complimentary champagne and dessert made our day even more special. Thank you to your entire staff (Valet, Host and Hostess, Waiter..etc). I will DEFINITELY recommend your establishment. Thank You Again.

G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Angela was really very professional and you can tell she likes her job.

R
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Capital Grille Chicago presents a warm and welcoming ambiance. The Servers and Management positively respond to any customer concerns or needs which makes me a repeat customer. I recommend tourists, business people and locals all go to Capital Grille for lovely dining experience.

AM
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capital Grille never fails me. Always exceptional in every way. Never have any hesitation in this being our go to for work functions, family milestones, dinner with friends and colleagues. Fantastic!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They accommodate request for a booth. Scott, our waiter was friendly, professional, attentive and helpful. When our grandson did not like his “ lobster/Mac” which was too cheesy, and Scott came forward and substituted without and prompting. Great!!

OH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful night at Capital Grill (CG) Saturday night. We were celebrating our three year anniversary and want to celebrate it well. I’ve been to Capital Grill on several occasions in the past and I’ve always left very satisfied with my overall visit. We had dinner reservations at 8:30pm. CG was running a little late, so we had a drink at the bar. We were seated within 15 mins of arriving. The bartender helped us by taking our drinks to the table, great attention to service. Blair was our server for the evening and she did an amazing. Blair was very attentive, asked all the right questions and was never away from our sight just incase we needed anything. Again, it was a delightful evening and I can’t wait to visit again.

DD
Chicago
110 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Kelly is a great server! We love this restaurant and really enjoy the Generous Pour!!!

t
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak we’ve ever had in Chicago. We loved our food more than even Gibson’s which used to be our favorite. Steaks were juicy, flavorful and prepared just right. Our service was also top notch. My family and I would highly recommend the Capital Grill.

DC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our food and service were terrific. For the cost of the meal, perhaps a stricter dress code would not be inappropriate. I feel it takes away from the experience. We will be happy to return on our next visit to Chicago.

DA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was great, but the food was mediocre at best. My lamb was fatty & tough and they brought the wrong dish for my wife. For their high prices, we expect more.

t
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Daughter Birthday

s
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Valerie was the best, we felt welcomed and special from the time we walked into the restaurant until the end of our meal. Superb service will definitely refer and return

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