The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown

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3021 reviews
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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.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, everything.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food! Thank you for a great dining experience!

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

Amazing service, Great food, was really amazing on how they took great care of us cause we we're there for a birthday.

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

They treated us so great

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Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I met for dinner tonight and we had a delicious meal served by Valarie. The CG staff always makes me/us comfortable. Our food was prepared to perfection. She had the crab cakes which she loves. She took one for next day lunch. I had the sliced filet with onions and fig essence. Delicious! I did not have any left for lunch. CG STILL cares for their guests in a manner that you know they appreciate you choosing to dine with them.

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J
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a quiet lunch...good lunch selections and excellent service

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DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & Customer Service Was EXCELLENT ! No one had any complaints definitely recommend anyone

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MN
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rich was an excellent server. Food was done perfectly. Overall excellent experience.

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BB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at The Capital Grill Chicago! Paul, our waiter, was 1st class and we’ll be requesting his service next time in town. Keep up the great work!

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l
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!

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JA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Our dinner was exceptional. The roasted rack of lamb was to die for and the cheese cake was perfect! Will be back soon!

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Responded to our request in a super elegant way. All aspects of service from hosts to servers were exceptional. We continue to show up because of the Capital Grille’s high ratings.

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration. Excellent food and service. Never felt rushed. Also low noise level, easy to converse. Great night, thanks!

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RD
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was delicious!!!!

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PP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To be fair, my partner & I are neighborhood regulars but we had a not-so-positive experience during Restaurant week and the management were gracious enough to reach out with a gift card (not necessary but lovely gesture). Dinner made up happily for what had happened before. The staff are so attentive and the food remains high quality and consistently. Most importantly the staff strive to ensure that you are satisfied - something sadly lacking nowadays but clearly in force at the Capital Grille! The food is always consistently prepared and quite simply just delicious!

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GC
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for lunch in Streeterville! The service and hospitality provided by Edgar is bar none!! Why go anywhere else? The host staff is always smiling and friendly when we come in and feeling welcomed and having someone thank me for dining with them is appreciated. Thank you for a great meal!

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love eating in Capital Grill as true pleasure. All is just amazing.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food was exceptional. A real treat.
Although I booked weeks in advance for a very special business dinner our table was not in an ideal location.
My chair was in the path of all the waiters and patrons - i was jostled and my my chair was kicked about a dozen times through dinner.
The bill was almost $200 per person before tip and only half of my group consumed alcohol.

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a leisurely midweek lunch to escape from work. The food and atmosphere was excellent. Our server Lily was fabulous!

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PH
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

i sent my daughter and her friends for there friends 18th birthday they enjoyed despite one of the girls getting sick

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding and the food was incredible. Highly recommend the porcini rubbed ribeye.

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WJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was cooked to perfection I order the Tomhawk steak my wife order the Lamb. The lobster macaroni was very creme the spinach was delicious.

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Istanbul
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary food and place!!! Loved the steak and smash potato!!

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food was amazing. Would highly recommend and definitely return

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J
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our table was made available to us promptly. Cher was our waitress and she was excellent. Cher is a great asset to this restaurant. She made great suggestions and was able to accommodate all our requests. This was a business dinner and I can’t emphasize enough how important attention to details are when your patrons conduct business over dinner. When the meal goes over seamlessly, were left free to focus on the task at hand. She came over to check in on us at the right times. Never interrupted.
Cher if you read this: Keep doing what you do. People like me appreciate your hard work. You helped make me look good by being great at your job.

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WI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I like the room, it can keep us to be more privacy.

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SB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service was great. Not real busy the night we were there, so it was fairly quiet.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a warm loving environment staff on point and the food was great,I was celebrating my Birthday

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just visiting Chicago

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The service and food weren't as good this trip as they were a year ago. Drinks and salads were premade in bulk. Server rarely checked on us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father / Adult Daughter dinner

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DC
Chicago
351 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always look forward to dining at Capital Grille. They never disappoint. The service by Paul was excellent. Very friendly and professional. We started with the Wedge Salad. Delicious. Then we both had the sliced Filet Mignon with wild mushrooms, sautéed onions and the incredible Fig gravy. Green beans and those marvelous mashed potatoes for sides. Outstanding. I can’t wait to go back.

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RR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, our luncheon was outstanding. Our server, Diego, was friendly and helpful, as was his assistant, Mario. Our meals were delicious!

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A
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience highlighted by the Diego’s kindness and excellent service. Must go!

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CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Locale molto carino ed Accogliente con personale disponibile e cortese. Vasta scelta di vini, piuttosto buoni anche se il calice è davvero costoso. Ho mangiato un ottimo filet mignon. Lo consiglio davvero! Personalmente... ci tornerò!

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m
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is constantly excellent at every Capital Grill. Large -- sometimes too large- portions but no one is going away hungry. The veal chop I had Sunday night was one of the best I have ever experienced anywhere.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience!! Beautiful room, friendly and knowledgeable service, and delicious food. To help us celebrate an important anniversary, they went above and beyond the call of duty: they gave us a welcoming note, decorated our table with little hearts, and brought us the most delicious anniversary dessert!

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TL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I bought a gift card from your restaurant because of the wonderful experience.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at the Capital Grille was phenomenal! I was referred to the restaurant from a cousin of mine. I took my wife here for Valentine’s Day. Our waiter was very attentive and very friendly. It was a very pleasant environment. My wife and I ordered steaks, She ordered the in bone ribeye and I ordered the porterhouse steak. Both steaks were cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that’s looking to have a fine dining. And I will return in the near future to try other options on the menu.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s

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