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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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GJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We had to continually ask for service. From ordering ,to getting our food and paying our check.

SM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and dining room.

DI
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent excellence! I've been dining at this Capital Grille for more than a decade and they consistently exceed my expectations by reinventing the menu, while keeping the highest standards on service and dishes.

SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always and excellent service! We went for my husband's birthday and were comped dessert and a glass each of champagne, which was really nice.

LE
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! I just wasn’t impressed with the porterhouse steak and my boyfriend’s steak either.. Everything else was amazing!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Capital Grille was a fantastic spot to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. I made the reservations and selected the birthday prompt as my special occasion, and we were greeted to a hand written letter wishing her a happy birthday and decorated table. The entire experience was awesome, and I cannot recommendation this place enough!

OT
Tampa
62 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service.

DH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edgar at bar was excellent personality and service! Ambiance was great as was the food.

V
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good but not great. The highlight of the meal was the surf and turf lobster tails + tenderloin that my wife ordered. I had the dry aged peppercorn NY strip which seemed more like a $30-40 steak than a $50 one. I had a $70 steak at Prime and Provisions which makes the Capital Grille one taste like Outback or Longhorn. Not bad but not great. My Woodford blend manhattan tasted watered down. The roasted brussel sprouts were absurdly sweet and tart. The creme brulee and cappuccino were pretty good. The service was very good. It was NYE and we enjoyed the ambiance. Dinner was $200, not terrible. Bottom line: We probably won't be back.

OT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Dani was extremely helpful with our reservation and made our New Year's Eve celebration a success. Rich our server was very attentive and we enjoyed his recommendations and hospitality

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our anniversary and my daughter had called ahead to cover our meal. They supposedly ran her card and was to let us know our meal was covered. This never happened

OT
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was cooked perfectly. Service was also great. Great night out when visiting Chicago and close to hotels on the mile.

S
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion the Capital Grill in Chicago still remains number ONE.
Great steaks,cocktails and wine list.

D
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Diego was awesome.. What a nice gentleman. He made us feel very welcome,

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Second visit to this restaurant but first in this city. Was more impressed with the location in Denver than Chicago.

LL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a while since we had the chance to dine at a restaurant that understands service and hospitality. Capital Grille earns its reputation and does not rest on its laurels. Our server, Diego, anticipated our every need. He was easy-going, friendly and kind, accommodating to me as a vegan and happy to suggest a special dish. My husband had the lobster salad w/avocado. A perfect lunch. The food was fresh and tasty. yum!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Service, food, and atmosphere were superb.

JY
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Service impeccable. Quality of food outstanding. Excellant dirty martini.

PT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

G
Chicago
102 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul’s meticulous care made our birthday outing on Christmas Eve day so relaxing and such fun. The steak salad was upsized and rare, to perfection. My dining companion thoroughly enjoyed the chowder and lobster salad. We savored a birthday surprise dessert complete with confetti on our table. It was a wonderful meal.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rich made the experience great he was very helpful, kind, and took great care of us throughout the dinner. Thanks we'll be back soon!!!

MM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

While the steaks were good, everything else was mediocre or worse. The lobster bisque was way too thick & tasteless. The tuna was ok but that rice was worse than making minute rice at home.

JW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waiter seemed overwhelmed and didn’t give great service.

C
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when we go! Always delicious food and tip top service; from our greeting at the host stand to the service provided by Valerie and Mario.

Thanks for another great experience!

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Valerie was so wonderful and the food and entire evening was fabulous!

AG
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wagyu NY Strip was beyond amazing. 10/10 recommend

MK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date celebrated her birthday tonight and the staff made it special from the greeting card and sparkles on the table when we first arrived to the Birthday dessert platter and glass of sparkling wine at the end of the evening! Thank you!

DJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good all around experience. Server was awesome

S
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

xxxxxxxxxxGreat food, drinks, and service! xxxxxxx

KP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I appreciate the service we received while dining at The Capital Grille! We were celebrating our 5th year anniversary and were greeted by the staff with a smile and an excited “Happy Anniversary!” Our table had cute heart confetti and a card from The Capital Grille congratulating us for making it 5 years. Our waiter, Paul, was patient and very tentative! He was wonderful. Thank you for great food and great memories!

KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved it. Fantastic food

TP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out with sister.

RR
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 8 people celebrating two birthdays and everyone had a fantastic time. We were warmly greeted by Kim at the reception desk. Our favorite server, Diego, took excellent care of our guests and ourselves, helping us pick the perfect wine and meals. He had help from Rudy and Mario who are always friendly and attentive. Once again, a great experience!

AC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

ES
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Capital Grille is an excellent restaurant and more often than provides excellent food. I love their shallot butter, lobster mac and cheese, and crab & lobster cakes.

The service is often consistently better than the food. Excellent staff, and very accommodating. Would recommend for nearly any occasion

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I am disappointed with food prep. After 2 tries the tuna was still sub parr. Another person in pur party

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I first found the Capital Grille in Baltimore, and fell in love with the service, food, and ambiance. While the food was exceptional in Chicago, the service was not quite the same. I could tell the difference, because unlike my server in Baltimore(Lazarus), this server had no stars on their jacket. Although the staff was professional, it seemed as if my guest and I were not welcomed there. At any rate, the food was exceptional and I will come again!

G
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typically exceptional food, ambiance, and service. Lily is the cream of the crop as a server...and here, that is saying something.

JU
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place was a great experience and I would recommend it to everyone