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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PW
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and ambiance, outstanding service

m
Columbus
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating becoming a Grandpa and left the hospital to
Enjoy a Great Restaurant and wasn’t disappointed. Fabulous service, wonderful food, great atmosphere. A special Thanks to the manager and service staff in putting together a special package of goodies for the Mother and Father

G
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walk through the lobby and approach the desk you are welcomed home to experience a wonderful meal. Valerie anticipates every request and remembers details on personal likes and dislikes. The bone in ribeye is to die for it is so flavorful. Love, love , love coming to the Capital Grille

SA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Best steak I have had in a year. Period.

Have nothing else to say. Yadda yadda yadda

JW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Edgar was my server I tried Waygu & Wine, he was so nice and attentive. The waygu burger was AMAZING every little bit. I will be back before the 17th of November to have another!

TP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ANGIE IS THE BEST SERVER WE HAVE EVER HAD IN ALL THE RESTAURANTS WE HAVE DINED AT IN OUR LIFETIME!!!! It was our 17th Wedding Anniversary and she went all out and was very SINCERE & PERSONABLE!!!! We will dine there AGAIN and SPECIFICALLY ask to be seated in HER SECTION!!!! Hopefully management RECOGNIZES HER VALUE she brings to YOUR LOCATION!!!

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

the server wasn't nice to us. the atmosphere was good for romantic date night. Food and drinks were as good as before. just a little disappointed at the serve.

DD
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Always great food and service. Our waiter, Paul, was very accommodating. And there servers here are always excellent.

NP
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment, outstanding personal service and food is first class. It may be a chain-steakhouse but still a favorite for me.

JJ
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They were very good about saving a quiet table for us as I had requested

L
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. We had a reservation and were immediately seated when we walked in. Our server Paul was wonderful, knew the menu and offered wonderful advice. Would eat here again.

PW
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid on all levels. Pricey as most steak places. Had a nice vibe. Will definitely return but more likely 1-2 year vs 1-2 month.

K
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, attentive service. Absolutely delicious food and wine. We were celebrating our Anniversary and The Capitol Grille made it extra special for us with many comps from the moment we entered.

VO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place for dinner arround magnificen mile area

N
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent at usual. We ended our business trip on a high note.

s
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch - wonderful menu - Always a treat
Great wine Faust cabernet, Hartford Court Chardonnay

SS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service and food

RR
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was fantastic! Food was amazing! We loved it.

MW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous time celebrating a birthday. Our service rep, Connie was amazing.

L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We notified them in advance that it was our 30th Anniversary, and everyone that we came into contact with at Capital Grille that evening helped make our celebration special. The table was decorated (including a handwritten note of congratulations), there was a complimentary glass of champagne, a picture taken of the two of us, a visit by the manager, and dessert.
Ralph, our waiter was top-notch. He was charming, and professional. He helped make our evening special.
The meal was perfect, too. Fresh food, prepared just right!!

s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great Service! Very friendly!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was very attentive even keeping this Cleveland Browns fan update on the MNF score while in Chicago.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great quality food, very nice meat. quite pricey but well worth the investment. Service was good as well, and very tasty wine's as well. Good location to celebrate a special occasion. It was quite light compared to the ambiance of other places, steakhouses, but nothing annoying. Noise level was also good. Overlla great experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

TR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diego was a great waiter.
Food was excellent .
Environment was fine for conversation and being with my friends.

s
Chicago
189 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant to go to.
The ambiance is amazing!
Food, service is Great!
Thank you to the management and staff

M
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant interior needs updating . Food always excellent.

CG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Execelent food

MD
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
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 on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent!

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
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
13 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!

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