The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown

4.8
3840 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Under the downtown Chicago vaccine mandate, all guests 5 years of age and older who wish to dine indoors will need to present either:
1) Proof that they are fully vaccinated; or
2) Proof of a medical or religious exemption, plus a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within the past 72 hours.

OUR DINING ROOM IS OPEN. ONLINE ORDERING FOR TAKEOUT IS ALSO AVAILABLE.

Enjoy nationally renowned steaks—dry aged and hand-cut by our in-house butchers—the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site everyday. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, featuring over 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in our comfortable, sophisticated dining room.

Polite Notice – For the comfort of all guests and to better deliver on our promise of a refined atmosphere, proper dress is required. Thank you for not wearing: Gym attire, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or images, exposed undergarments.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate our anniversary there every year. Thank you for being do wonderful to us.

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SherylM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Thank you Rebecca!

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vipLisaE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great for a birthday memory. Still a bit high priced. So he say for a special occasion.

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vipTomS
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined at the Capital Grille location many times and Marie again provided excellent service and the food was totally on point. We were there to celebrate my birthday last night and the staff made it a very special evening.

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Dawn
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to all of the people we met and who took such good care of us. My husband had a doctors appointment at Northwestern Memorial; people were so kind and caring. It really means more than I can express.

I will be seeing you soon.

Be well.

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John
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance
Food was excellent
Service was great
Terrific experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have asked for better food or better service for NYE!!! Staff is amazing!

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JohnS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was excellent. From Kansas City apparently, and cooked perfectly. Seasoning was perfect as well. Sides well done, and service was impeccable. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at Capital Grille. The food is delicious especially the lamb chops. The staff is very welcoming & always make great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was excellent-very attentive, polite, and professional. The tables were very close together and my dinner did not feel intimate. I felt like people on both sides of us could hear our conversation as we could hear theirs. It was also extremely hot in the restaurant which made eating my expensive New Year’s Eve meal uncomfortable. Best lobster bisque anywhere. My filet was cooked perfectly, but I wish drawn butter was served with the lobster as the lobster cooled down quickly. Nice meal and can’t wait to return wearing shorts, lol!

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vipMarkchicago
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal with exceptional service. Great value compared to other steakhouses in Chicago

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and level of noise made for a perfect evening. The uniforms can stand for an upgrade.

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ElChino69
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great. The steak was cooked to perfection and the sides were of good portion

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henrikm
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Ralph is an excellent waiter. He made our 31st December lunch.

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RobinB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Year end celebration was exceptional. Myron our waiter was very attentive. His superb advice and selection for our table wine was on the money. Would love to see him on our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about the service, ambiance and the food. The drinks were tasty as well. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My co worker birthday

JH
JoshH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This places continues to find ways to impress with over-the-top customer service. While the steaks are perfectly prepared, and the sea bass had the perfect sear-crust on it, the top-flight service is the real reason we keep coming back for our celebratory meals. That, and maybe the lobster bisque.

JM
JohnMc
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, very good waiters, and a menu that delivers simple but delicious food. What’s not to like? We make a point of coming to the Capital Grille on St Clair every time we come into Chicago.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and fantastic food. Thank You. Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch spot, fantastic service.

JC
JimC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 40th anniversary celebration at the Capital Grille was an absolute delight! Everything from the food, to the service, to the ambiance was exceptional. This is our favorite place to dine in Chicago, hands down—it will not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent when we dine here . The Staff was attentive and accommodating.

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vipMichaelT
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and wonderful food!

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vipmarciaw
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious, service was perfect, loved everything about the evening

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambience

LT
LThomas
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance and service on Christmas Eve. Timely seating. Noise level comfortable. Calamari, bacon, salad and Mac and cheese were all delicious. The porcini crusted ribeye was succulent and exceptional. Wine and cocktails also good. Myron, our server was excellent. Family really enjoyed our dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Christmas Eve dinner

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DDiBiase
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a good time and a good meal at the Capital Grille. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diego was an awesome server and made our experience!

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Djohnson
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Waiter was great until he started to clear my plate when two other people were still eating. I asked him not to.
Lobster tail and steak specials were awesome.
The New York strip was buried in peppercorn porcini sauce. Extremely disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Service was great. I loved the open feel of the restaurant. Didn’t feel cramped like some other restaurants. Would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

As a regular diner, I was very surprised that there was absolutely no recognition of a birthday request which was submitted (as always with reservation). My birthday guest said they were fine without a desert or acknowledgement..I was embarrassed! Otherwise delicious food as usual.

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Weathergirl
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our dinner and drinks were exceptional. So was our server. Sadly our experience was overshadowed by the location of our table. They set up our table in the middle of an archway leading to other tables so we were constantly distracted by all the foot traffic going back and for around us and into the kitchen. It didn’t meet our expectations fir fine dinning establishment.

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vipDanS
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food,as usual, outstanding!!!

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Vredun
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurants for food and service

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vipEricisking
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always ask to sit in Pauls area. He is fantastic and is great at pairing wines with fantastic food. Capital Grille is our go to spot.

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 3840 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.