The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown

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Steakhouse
COMPLIMENTARY DELIVERY NOW AVAILABLE - Our dining room is temporarily closed, but we are pleased to offer a new takeout menu including family-style dinners and Butcher Shoppe, a selection of uncooked steaks available for curbside pick-up and complimentary delivery. Please call (312) 337-9400 to place your order.

Join us for Easter at home featuring our exclusive Whole Rack of Bone-In Filet. Visit TheCapitalGrille.com for our special Easter takeout menu.


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 over 350 labels from around the world. Located one block east of Michigan Ave. at the corner of Ontario.




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EASTER DINNER TAKEOUT MENU

Join us for Easter at home featuring our exclusive Whole Rack of Bone-In Filet. Visit TheCapitalGrille.com for our special Easter takeout menu.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 4, 2020

Ends: April 13, 2020

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-8:00PM

Dining Room Closed, Offering Takeout

For takeout and family style offerings, call 312-337-9400

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 20, 2020

Ends: April 18, 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-8:00PM

Dining Room Closed, Offering Takeout

For takeout and family style offerings, call 312-337-9400

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 19, 2020

Ends: April 18, 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00PM-8:00PM

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vipSteve
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capital Grille is consistent.
The cocktails are well made.
The ingredients are high quality.
The portions are generous.
...I'm disappointed the roast chicken is gone.
It was the best in the city...

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vipDinner
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for the St Pattys Day festivities, (03/2020-Coronavirus)and unfortunately everything was cancelled. So we bounced around eating and drinking. We stumbled upon Capital Grill and it was great!!! Rich was awesome and pointed us in directions we probably wouldn’t have visited. Rich and the hostess-sorry I didn’t get her name-☹️-we’re the best. If your ever in town definitely visit this restaurant!!! Rich .... thank you for our surprise dessert, it made up for all we missed. Thank you so much!

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vipmaureent
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, staff are all so helpful and friendly
We will definitely return!!

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Reggie
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service from beginning to end. When we arrived we were greeted by the host who had our table ready. Our Server, Paul was very attentive and was very knowledgeable of the food specials and our drink orders. Paul even pointed out that one of our food orders were not prepared correctly and had it redone.

Because it was my birthday, Sales Manager, Melissa Tompkins provide our table with complimentary appetizers and glasses of champagne. Overall, we had a great experience and we will be back in the future. Kukos to Paul and Melissa for making my birthday special.

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vipEigram
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ordered the special of the evening which was a $28 add-on of a lobster tail. Our delicious dinners arrived - but no lobster tail. Our server John David Macon quickly corrected the kitchen's error. We appreciated his speedy handling of the missing lobster tail.

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vipJosecito1
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y buena comida

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vipYvonneH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ralph was an excellent server!

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vipRR70
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was excellent and the service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ralph was fantastic! We were celebrating a birthday and he made it special. And food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff was attentive and kind. Our waiter was excellent, being our first time there he went through menu with us and took time to answer any questions.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service is what left the biggest impression on us! Food was great (main course) but side items and desert left something to be desired.

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so sweet of them to have the chef prepare a special birthday treat. The confetti on the table. I would do this again in a heartbeat

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and it felt like home

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vipJohn
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a steak house, look no further. This restaurant was chosen based on the rating on OpenTable, and we were not disappointed.

While our reservations were for 8:00pm and we got there at 7:40pm (coat check room a plus), we were seated at 8:20pm, BUT the delay was to accommodate my request for a "quiet" area of the restaurant. We were seated in the Wine Room - a small 8 table room off the main dining room that was well worth the wait.

Our server, Diego, was one of the best and most attentive servers I have ever had. Warm, welcoming, and very accommodating to our request for a slow and relaxing dinner.

We started with a bottle of Hess "Allomi" which was a nice surprise to see on the wine list. We started with a wonderful shrimp cocktail (5 pieces) served on a large bed of ice with a cheese cloth wrapped lemon (nice touch) and cocktail sauce. The Clam Chowder was nicely done (sand included, but understandable with the amount of clams in the soup). The Mushroom Bisque soup was very flavorful, creamy, and smooth.

The entree was a special that was an 8 oz Filet with a 6-8 oz South African Lobster Tail - we decided to split the entree and include an extra Lobster Tail which was just the right amount of "surf and turf" for us. We also ordered a small order of green beans - which were "ok". We thought a bit too under done (crunchy). The chef included an order of mashed potatoes on the house. The meal was great and each course was order and brought at our request - no rushing by Diego or the restaurant.

For dessert, we ordered the Key Lime Pie (with pistachios on top) that came with Chantilly cream and a red sauce garnish and the Coconut Cream Pie that came overflowed with Chantilly Cream that buried the Coconut Cream Pie so much so that the cream was used in the Kona Coffee that was also ordered with dessert.

Overall, if you could pick one restaurant in Chicago for a special dinner, you cannot go wrong with an evening at the Capital Grille!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My steak wasn't cook well. Ask for rare plus and came Medium. Couldn't eat at the same time with my wife

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blair was exceptional. She made us feel very welcomed for my birthday. Thank you Blair!

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Omarie
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The Maine Lobster Salad was exquisitely delicious and the presentation was outstanding. I had very attentive service
from Rich at table 34.

However, there was a problem with my credit card not being returned after I paid
the check. This oversight might have been caused in using both a gift card and credit card. Nevertheless, upon returning to the
restaurant to retrieve my card, neither the hostess or my server offered any apology.
In fact, the hostess was especially insensitive
and uncaring.

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JohnV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always have a good experience at The Capital Grille. The service was excellent as usual. Our party of nine all ordered steaks , which some were slightly over-charred in my opinion. Deserts were excellent and the bar serves an excellent Manhattan.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Cozy ambiance

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Adrienne
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was great. Server, Rich, was very attentive. Liked all the food, but the best was the Brussel sprouts.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary, and this was by far the best experience.

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vipMarykayB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server John David was outstanding. The food was just ok, not great cuisine for the price. Seems it is not as good as used to be for steaks. Ambiance was great as always.

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ReginaH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had the best waiter I’ve EVER HAD his name was David and he was awesome! I was disappointed that they did not have crab legs so I got a lobster and it was great! The only negative thing I have to say is...When my husband and I were walking in the restaurant I was on snap chat recording us walking in and the young hostess ask me was I recording and I said yes i WAS but I’m not now and asked her why she said I was going to ask you to delete it bc there is no recording in the restaurant and I’m thinking like wtf as we sat down I noticed a lot of customers had the phone out and was recording or taking pictures, even the waiters were taking pictures of couples I just didn’t understand why the teenage waitress singled me out.! I bill was $200 and I just didn’t appreciate spending all that money to be mistreated

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. steaks were perfect !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to a Capital Grille before but this location wasn’t any different from my last wonderful experience. Valentine’s Day date for my fiancée it was her first time she loved it. Waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful with recommending an adult beverage.

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HappyKRP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Capital Grill at least a fifteen times. It never once has left me wondering about the quality of service or food. On a slow night, a busy night or for lunch, the food is always outstanding and the service is top shelf. Each year I go for my anniversary because it's old faithful; the server takes a picture (with the capital grill camera) and gives us a picture that we frame every year, there is confetti or rose petals on the table, they give us a glass of campaign, an outstanding dessert, and a handwritten note welcoming us back and wishing us a happy anniversary. When you add the outstanding food and fantastic service, there's no place we'd trust celebrating our special day to than Capital Grill. We do have a secret on how we save. We generally bring our own wine priced around $100 or so dollars. They charge us a corking fee, but they usually offer the wine we bring on the menu's too. They sell them for 300+. Since we already have wine, no need to get it from them and WE SAVE by bringing our own! Our last time there was Valentines Day. Busy for sure, but kudo's to them the food and service were stellar as usual.

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vipAlJones
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Valentines Day and All Star weekend had the restaurant very busy, but we still had a good Valentines Day dinner.

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Oldbonz
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Poor, slow service and food was very bland.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and front desk personal were perfect! Our waiter was out of this world!! He made our experience absolutely perfect. We will be coming back I promise you that. Thank you Grille for everything!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service. Good was good but definitely not worth the price. Calamari however was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and reasonably priced. Enjoyed ourselves.

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vipUncleBob
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were outstanding

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YummyYummyinmyTummy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week!! One of the best deals! Food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ralph, was excellent and all the food was just as great! We came for restaurant week and had the lobster bisque to start which was full of delicious lobster meat. Then we both ordered the 14oz NY strip and mashed potatoes which were great as well. We had a Pinot Noir with dinner too. Overall, great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Ralph was a very attentive server. Everything was great except my steak was way overcooked; very well done when I ordered medium. I was too hungry and too happy with Ralph to bother him. I ate a little and wrapped it for my friend to take.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a very nice meal from the Restaurant Week menu.

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vipStreetervilleFoodie
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We had rude service from a waitress. We mentioned to a supervisor who came to her defense. We've been there around a dozed times but will probable never come back.

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StacyT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were at Capital Grille for my friends birthday and the food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They rolled out the red carpet for a birthday celebration that I havent seen to that level before. From the table having confetti, a happy birthday note, a special desert, a photo printed out, and a champagne toast, they well exceeded my expectations for a celebration. The service was outstanding. The food was incredible. I highly recommend this location and will definitely be back soon!