The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown

4.7
3042 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. 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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us Easter Sunday for an exceptional prix-fixe brunch from 10:00am – 2:00pm, $49 adults, $15 children. Enjoy our Executive Chef's take on classic brunch dishes such as Lobster Frittata and more.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was as good as could be.

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MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we had dined st The Cspitol Grille Chicago-Downtown. The restaurant was beautiful with its high ceilings, large windows and wood finishes. The Wedge Salad was great. We had the Sea Bass and Scallops with the Lobster Mac-Cheese as a side. The service was great. We definitely will fine there again when we stay on The Magnificent Mile!

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

I love TCG. For some reason, the food was just ok this time. Service was extraordinary as were the drinks, but the food was not at the level that I'm used to. I'll still be back, because this isn't the norm for them.

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DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had wonderful time there great service and great food . It was very beautiful ambience we will be returning.

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i
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding!!!
Porcini crusted ribeye with reduction of 10yr balsamic was as if Jesus came down and touched my nipples!!!

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Everyone loved their appetizers, steaks, and desserts. The service was excellent. Derrick was so knowledgeable and helpful. He provided excellent advice and assistance throughout the meal. We will certainly return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience for a first time. Food was very good and the service was great! Will come back again

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

Very good!

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C
Singapore
49 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, Ralph was fantastic, attentive but not overbearing and very knowledgeable about the food the restaurant and Chicago. The food is some of the best I have had globally started with sharing Tuna tartare and then both had the steak and lobster tails with a side of the sprouts which are to die for, flavors and quality were unbelievable

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E
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always my first consideration for a business celebration - Joe’s Seafood a close second.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Didn’t care for table next to the register and wine cellar.

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DC
Chicago
357 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another excellent dining experience at Capital Grille. Service provided by Jordan. The lobster bisque was incredible. Not one piece of lobster but several nice bites of lobster. I had the Sliced Filet Mignon with onions, mushrooms and that wonderful fig sauce. I also had the mash potatoes for my entree. My husband had the tenderloin sandwich with truffle Fries. We were pleasantly full to the point I had to pass on my favorite dessert.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special thank you to Adam Miller for making

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GR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Bone in ribeye with balsamic was amazing! Lobster mac was excellent as always as well! Would recommend this place to anyone

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MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had a nice card and confetti on the table to celebrate our anniversary. Then took a picture of our family and printed it for us. We got complementary champagne and dessert and the evening was perfect.

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W
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my husbands favorite restaurant. But haven't been here in awhile. Since my Wedding Anniversary. However, another excellent meal and service from Capital Grille. From beginning to end, am a home cook and for me not to have even a small compliant or irritation is rare when it comes to restaurants.
Portions are ample, served hot(a pet peeve of mine), seasoned excellently, and executed well. My husband had Ribeye sandwich..TENDER even after warming up the left overs at home. I gave my leftover chicken sandwich to my daughter which she raved about. The Cheesecake with the Creme Brulee topping and made with Ricotta Cheese making it light and smooth (GOOD JOB)., thick graham cracker crust !!! can you tell I really enjoyed the dessert!!!

Capital Grille if you don't stop, you're gonna become my favorite restaurant. :)

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Food was perfect

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary lunch with my husband! We celebrated 14 years and they made us feel extremely special!!!

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CP
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kitchen and service staff did a wonderful job. Our primary server Ralph was terrific. The Parmesan -crusted bone-in filet was magnificent.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar and had a great time!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with the food and service. We highly recommend the restaurant and would return again.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, everything.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food! Thank you for a great dining experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, Great food, was really amazing on how they took great care of us cause we we're there for a birthday.

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1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They treated us so great

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Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I met for dinner tonight and we had a delicious meal served by Valarie. The CG staff always makes me/us comfortable. Our food was prepared to perfection. She had the crab cakes which she loves. She took one for next day lunch. I had the sliced filet with onions and fig essence. Delicious! I did not have any left for lunch. CG STILL cares for their guests in a manner that you know they appreciate you choosing to dine with them.

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J
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a quiet lunch...good lunch selections and excellent service

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & Customer Service Was EXCELLENT ! No one had any complaints definitely recommend anyone

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MN
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rich was an excellent server. Food was done perfectly. Overall excellent experience.

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BB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at The Capital Grill Chicago! Paul, our waiter, was 1st class and we’ll be requesting his service next time in town. Keep up the great work!

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l
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!

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JA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Our dinner was exceptional. The roasted rack of lamb was to die for and the cheese cake was perfect! Will be back soon!

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Responded to our request in a super elegant way. All aspects of service from hosts to servers were exceptional. We continue to show up because of the Capital Grille’s high ratings.

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration. Excellent food and service. Never felt rushed. Also low noise level, easy to converse. Great night, thanks!

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RD
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was delicious!!!!

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PP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To be fair, my partner & I are neighborhood regulars but we had a not-so-positive experience during Restaurant week and the management were gracious enough to reach out with a gift card (not necessary but lovely gesture). Dinner made up happily for what had happened before. The staff are so attentive and the food remains high quality and consistently. Most importantly the staff strive to ensure that you are satisfied - something sadly lacking nowadays but clearly in force at the Capital Grille! The food is always consistently prepared and quite simply just delicious!

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GC
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for lunch in Streeterville! The service and hospitality provided by Edgar is bar none!! Why go anywhere else? The host staff is always smiling and friendly when we come in and feeling welcomed and having someone thank me for dining with them is appreciated. Thank you for a great meal!

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love eating in Capital Grill as true pleasure. All is just amazing.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food was exceptional. A real treat.
Although I booked weeks in advance for a very special business dinner our table was not in an ideal location.
My chair was in the path of all the waiters and patrons - i was jostled and my my chair was kicked about a dozen times through dinner.
The bill was almost $200 per person before tip and only half of my group consumed alcohol.

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a leisurely midweek lunch to escape from work. The food and atmosphere was excellent. Our server Lily was fabulous!

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