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About The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown

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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633 North Saint Clair
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:45pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Ontario

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 337-9400

Website:
http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available.

Executive Chef:
Patrick Fernando

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Private Dining

The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 30 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.

The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Special Occasion (58)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
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Business Meals (41)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Romantic (32)
Good for Groups (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Cozy (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Fun (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Authentic (11)
People Watching (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
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Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Casual (3)
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Quick Bite (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I celebrated my birthday here on a Sunday evening. I’ve been to a number of steak houses but Capital Grill now holds a special place in my heart for my bday celebrations. From the warm reception at the host stand all the way to complimentary surprises from the chef, the staff treated me and my boyfriend like royalty. Our server Diego was especially attentive and genuinely mirrored my excitement for my special occasion.

If you let your host know you’re celebrating a special occasion they will hook you up with a wonderful table overlooking the entire dining room, a bday card and (tasteful) confetti waiting for you at your table AND even a professional grade photo to commemorate your evening.

The ambiance isn’t trendy or crowded. However the food and service are top notch and I look forward to our next dinner!

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

My favorite restaurant!

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service was great. However, even with a reservation and they put us in a small back room with 4-5 other tables. There was no atmosphere and everyone could hear each other's conversations. We should have asked for another table when we were seated, but did not.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was exceptional, twin lobster tails cooked perfectly and a steak with extra char and spot on rareness. While the restaurant was full, noise level allowed for a very comfortable level of conversation. Reservations made ahead and seating was immediate upon arrival. A very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was excellent!! The staff were very attentive and our food was prepared just like we ordered it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing service, even better steak!

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food great service staff knowledgeable of menu items and very friendly

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always good, never disappoints!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service staff at Capital Grille was fantastic. Food was fantastic.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New year eve’s

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

BIRTHDAY WITH WIFE.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall, the experience was fine. We decided to have New Year’s Eve dinner here and the only reservation was 445pm, which I expected.

However, the restaurant remained relatively empty until about 545pm to 6pm so maybe a lot of cancellations? Who knows.

We were seated next to the kitchen which was loud and took away from the ambiance and romance of the restaurant, which again, was relatively nice.

We decided on the French Onion soup which was great and the dry aged NY strip with peppercorn. All I can say is WOW did they put a lot of peppercorn on that steak and totally wrecked it.

We asked for the steak to be prepared “medium” and it came out bloody. If I’m spending $50+ on a steak it needs to perfect and this was far from it.

We could’ve simply returned it and I’m sure they would have accommodated us but we didn’t feel like sending the food back.

In any event, the lobster Mac and Cheese was amazing but I will be selecting a different establishment for my next steak craving

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Staff were very curteous and obliging. We were late and because I called they held our table. Staff ran about like busy bees providing water and bread refills constantly.
Food was appetizing and perfectly presented on plates. Needed no extra salt. Reservation process was easy with great directions to restaurant. Got a reminder call the morning before our reservation. Highly recommend the lamb chops, you will feel full.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We celebrated my wife’s Birthday at Capital Grill, everything was perfect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service was very good. Portions were not as big as I would have thought given the price. I plan to return to this restaurant.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was amazing! And the service great! I felt so special for my birthday! This is going to be my new favorite place!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great as always! Service is superb and food is outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fiancé and I had a unforgettable dining experience at the Capital Grille while celebrating our engagement . Excellent service !! We were treated to a couple glasses of presecco for our special occasion . I cannot remember having better service anywhere . The food was fantastic ! Shrimp cocktail,Lobster bisque, lobster Mac and cheese, and bone in ribeye were just unbelievable. This is a must do on your Chicago bucket list !!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service better food and the bar area is great try the balsamic ribeye WOW!!

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Asked for medium steak. It was medium well.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Favorite steak restaurant! Their steaks are amazing but their seafood tower is incredible. Service fantastic! We come here for pretty much all our special occasions, this was Christmas Eve with family and wonderful friends! Everything fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was fabulous!!!! Our server Aaron was EXCELLENT!!!! Everyone really pays attention to detail.....
We will definitely come back!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Capitol grille is Always a great time for our family get together. Our food is always great and we have never had anything but great service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

frequent all of the capital grill restaurants. the downtown location is on of the best.
The food is always excellent. The service is outstanding. Thank you to the staff and the management.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always a nice experience. Felt like we might have had the B crew tonight as the service was good, just not over the top. Still a wonderful night.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service not as good as usual. We come here frequently, love this restaurant

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a wonderful meal, and they made our anniversary very, very special. We enjoyed specialty cocktails, lingered over dinner and were then treated to a special complementary dessert. Our waitress went out of her way to make the evening memorable, and she really did do that. You expect outstanding food at one of the top restaurant chains in the country, and they did not disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

This was a great restaurant. But a little too pricey for me.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great atmosphere and food!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I made a reservation here for my husband's birthday and they made it very special! Confetti on the table with a hand written card and complementary champagne and dessert. Service was wonderful, would definetly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food as fabulous as usual. Filet Oscar and lobster were cooked perfectly. Server was snippy and not friendly. First time since I’ve been going there to have sub par service.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a very unpleasant experience. Checked in, waited for 30 min ( which is fine, they are busy). Asked about our table - manager rolled his eye ( literally) and told us that we have only been there for 5 min. Food was good, onion soup is exceptional. When check came it had a change for bohemian salad , which we never ordered. The funniest thing - there is no such item on the menu!!! It's totally a bogus charge which you easily overlook after few drinks. Unbelievable, I am sure it was on purpose- waiter was not even surprised.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The ambiance, atmosphere, food, and service were exquisite! Connie was our server and she only enhanced the eating experience with her kindness and friendliness! This particular Capital Grille provides such a unique, welcoming experience compared to other locations I’ve been to throughout the country. My friend and I will definitely return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Good place for steak ; food was great; on that day it was noisy specially the table next to us. Service was ok

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The service was excellent and embraced our celebration with enthusiasm. The table looked so festive!!! Would recommend for a special birthday/anniversary/good-bye lunch. Also, I have hosted business dinners there and the service was impeccable. The food is always delicious and presented to perfection. However, I miss the liver entrée! The hostesses are always pleasant and greet us warmly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 12, 2017

This was the 16th steakhouse we have visited in Chicago on our self-proclaimed steakventure. And it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The atmosphere was nice, the service great, and food was delicious. It was the first 5 stars my husband has given a steak. We both had the bone-in ribeye. They were cooked perfectly and seasoned well, every bite was enjoyable. Our cocktails, wine, and scotch all good. Salads were great and the lobster mac and cheese, rich and delicious. The smaller touches of little birthday decorations, card, champagne toast, and complimentary dessert were all just cherries on top of a wonderful evening. Thank you!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Atmosphere was lovely. Waiter 's folksy, jiving demeanor seemed out of place when he first came to our table. He must have seen the shock on our faces, because he toned it down after that.

I ordered sliced filet mignon medium rare, and it came to the table completely raw in the middle and cooked around the edges. So it had to go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We enjoyed an all-girls-family-getaway-birthday-weekend and celebrated our last night at The Capital Grille. We dined on filet mignon and lamb chops. It was delish.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was great as expected, services was great as well.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very nice upscale, great atmosphere but pricey, Overall great experience and food was good.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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