The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown

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2899 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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What 2899 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! I’m been a number of these across the country and this was my first time at this location. Amazing server named Paul and the food as always did not disappoint. I give this Capital Grill my highest possible recommendation.

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

You better ask what they believe is medium, medium plus and medium well done. It matters!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server, atmosphere and food

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p
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience and excellent service but just super expensive for good food but not worth that amount of money.

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

Professional attentive staff! The food was great and the whole group was satisfied!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host made us feel like regulars, as did our waiter Rich. The place is beautiful, busy but they don’t crowd you in like many restaurants in Chicago. The service, timing and food were all 10/10!

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BG
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lina was our waitress and was super. She was very friendly, polite, efficient, and knowledgeable about the menu and wine offerings.
The food was very good. We were in for the weekend and will definitely be back.

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KC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thid place was absolutely amazing me and my date had a very good time great good solid service and atmosphere was off dazzling I def recommend to anyone looking to have nice night out

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J
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from everybody!! Food was delicious and cooked to perfection! Always enjoy my time at that restaurant

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated promptly, quick detailed service, food was excellent, no complaints at all.

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PL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Always good

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SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always. Diego did an outstanding job with service. We were happy that our other favorite server, Scott, stopped by to say “hello.”

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ES
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. There were minor things about the food that I personally would change but nothing bad and nothing to keep me from coming back.

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OT
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food! Vibrant restaurant and very active bar.

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BS
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and Jake served us at the bar which worked out awesome. Will soon return.

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S
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been coming to Capital Grille every New Years for about 10 years. However, this year we had to wait nearly an hour to be seated because they had massively overbooked. They kept insisting it wasn’t their fault but it was. MANY tables had nearly as long a wait . We had an 11:00 performance to make and wound up having to eat dinner in about an hour I am not sure we will be back again next year.

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DV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We waited a while but it was worth it for the amazing table and delicious food. Bar service and hostess were great, but waiter was very dismissive of us. We were a younger couple and it seemed like he did not really think tending to us was worth his time. He took our wine glasses without offering a drink menu, from which we did order, and brought us the bill when we had planned on ordering more. I think our experience was unique and if we had a different waiter we would definitely revisit.

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EL
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always tricky to go to a restaurant on New Years Eve, but Capital Grill was spot on. We did need to wait a bit for our table, but that was understandable given the holiday and families that were lingering at their tables longer than planned. We shared the fried calamari which is spicy and comes as a large portion for sharing. My husband had the oysters - blue point - very large. I had a wedge with just the right amount of bacon and dressing - having some blue cheese chunks would add to the item. This went great with my dry martini. We both opted for steak and lobsters - as always, cooked to perfection. Sides of wild mushrooms (no garlic) and green beans finished off the plate. Strawberries and cream for dessert. Derrick was spot on attentive - which is saying alot because the restaurant was packed all night. We love Capital Grill in general and really love the Chicago location. You can have all of the other "pop-up" steak places that have come and gone in the city - this CG is consistently outstanding and not over priced.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a great time

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DN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good service and food at all of the various locations we have dined at. We were there for NYE with our 3 year old daughter and our waiter made the evening.

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RC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter made our dining experience superb

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KC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Met friends for our Anniversary dinner. Food was incredible but waitress was not too attentive.

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SW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My Server Heather Was Amazing and So Funny. My Girlfriend and I Had an Amazing Time and The Food Was Amazing.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dad daughter Dinner

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a
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding. Great for meat lovers. Amazing wine list and great ambiance

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Capital Grille and again they provide a truly great dining experience. Thank you!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Waitress was very rude.

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LB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner celebration

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday! Great!!!

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u
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. I will be back.

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C
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite steak houses in Chicago. The staff is top-notch, the food outstanding and the room beautiful. It’s expensive and worth every penny! Our waiter Paul was incredible!

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Charlotte
44 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch. High quality food with a fabulous wait staff!

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AW
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Capitol Grille was an outstanding experience for our meal. The food was five star but what really put this dining experience in a class of its own was our server Diego who went above and beyond to make this one of the most wonderful and memorable experiences. We will definitely come back next time we are in Chicago.

Thank You Capitol Grille.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a holiday dinner out. Excellent service by Paul. Food and recommendations were excellent!

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KD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Had visited the CG in Charlotte and was beyond wowed! Was hoping for the same experience in Chicago. Walked out un-impressed. Food, cocktails and service were just average and mostly for the price. Disappointing for a downtown date night and surprising considering how much competition in the big city.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Very surprised that the service was below average. Our waiter seems a bit overwhelmed. Failed to bring the correct bowl of soup or steak knives. Very disappointed in the service.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and fancy place for dinner with friends

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DJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Entire staff was great and food was fantastic

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NS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an expensive dinner there but it was wonderful! Salads, steaks, wine, and dessert! Staff was excellent!!!

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