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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

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (62)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
Special Occasion (61)
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Business Meals (45)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Romantic (37)
Good for Groups (28)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Notable Wine List (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Cozy (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Fun (13)
Authentic (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Casual (8)
People Watching (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 20 hours ago

Consistently great cuisine...I get the exact same thing every time I go... lamb chops, lobster mac, creamed spinach... and I'm always satisfied!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary here! The food was delicious and the lobster bisque soup lived up to its reputation. They acknowledge our celebration with a card and heart on our table. All members of staff who interacted with us congratulated us. Made our day even more special. Recommended for romance with your love.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great dining experience! Definitely going back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Dinner was good

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The Tomahawk Lamb was perfectly cooked.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

ME GUSTO MUCHO, UNA EXPERIENCIA INCREÍBLE, FELICIDADES

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband's birthday was over the weekend. We're so happy we chose Capital Grille. We always have a good meal there. Starting with a Stoli Doley in the bar (delicious pineapple soaked vodka martini) we then moved to our table. What a nice surprise to see confetti & a card from the staff! A complimentary champagne toast while we made our menu choices. Great service from Rich, our waiter for our spicy calamari, shrimp cocktail, steaks, mashed, creamed spinach. Every bite was delicious! Then a surprise dessert with candle! So many nice touches to make for a special night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great steak restaurant. Nice mix between traditional and modern interior. Bar has great crafted cocktails.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I came here for my birthday. The food was incredible, which is what you’d expect from a Capital Grille. But what most stood out was the absolutely friendly, warm, and excellent service - from Julia behind the bar to Diego our waiter. They were both so personable and friendly and made our evening that much more enjoyable. And the Capital Grille even made a nice little celebration out of my birthday with some table decorations and special note and desert from the chef. They didn’t draw obnoxious attention to it, either - it was just the right amount. People make all the difference in a business, and birthday or not, it was easy to see that the people who took care of us genuinely know what it means to provide excellent and welcoming service. Top notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our waiter Rich was wonderful! He was very engaging and attentive and the food was as always very good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The maitre d was awful. When we walked i they said the wait was 1.5 to 2 hours. Checked on open table and there were tables every 15 minutes all night. Made the reservation and asked why this could have happened... they said “oh “open table” puts you in the overflow room... it’s not as nice...” they were wrong the founders room or whatever they called it, was romantic, warm and quiet.

Aaron, our server was great.

I will not go back and do not recommend because of the front staff. Go to Chicago Cut instead. Better value and better steaks.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The was a return trip to THE GRILL.
We selected from the National Restaurant Week menu.

The seat adjacent to the bar provide a wonderful view to east, west, south, and east. It was look being in the four corners.

The staff leaning on the wall making the picture frame crooked and using the wall to check on table was light entertainment .
The wedge salad ,tomatoes , with bacon, and top with chunky blue cheese dressing was very good. We as that the keep the bacon and place ranch dressing on Roc on the side. We both required additional dressing .

The main course was salmon seared and finished in oven at very high temperature. The mash potatoes were the equal last weeks meal . The string beans were tasty.

The crème brûlée with various berries was to small for serving and you needed another course, you wanted more.

Shalom

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Good choice for restaurant week. Good steaks and good service

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I loved celebrating my birthday at The Capital Grill. The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding (Diego is amazing!!!). They made me feel so special from beginning to end.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I went to Capital Grille for my birthday. Upon arrival they had put special touches on the table and a handwritten note wishing me a happy birthday. Aaron, our server was wonderful. They went beyond expectations, we'll be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Just great. Terrific deal for restaurant week in chicago

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great service, pleasant, great ambiance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

This was my first time dining @ the restaurant and it was AMAZING! The food was GREAT as well as our server Derrick he was very informative.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

As always Capital Grille delivers. We dine here every year for my boyfriends birthday. The food is always excellent, the service is awesome and I leave satisfied.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Restaurant week

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

One steak was was undercooked and not medium as requested and greatly explained in detailed. It was taken back and appeared to be just warmed up in a microwave losing all of its flavor. We were assured that this was due to a hear lamp to keep food warm. The waitress was trying to help us and sent the manager over who was arrogant and let us know it was our fault. He literally ruined our evening with his pastering... our waitress couldn't have been nicer but we will not return due to the attitude of the manager.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Dining regulars came this time for Restaurant Week. We had a 6:30 reservation and were seated at 6:55. Because of the delay, we were given a plate of inedibly spicy calamari!

Once ordered, our respective meat dishes were both too rare and had to be sent back. From there we were rushed through our meal. As we were finishing eating, the dining room had emptied considerably so releasing our table should not have been a consideration. Even our water refills (we did order wine and cocktail too) had to be begged for.....
And, our waitress was trying to sell the two entrees carrying an extra charge; we had not asked for suggestions!

I live in the neighborhood, but with so many other dinner options, I will be hard-pressed to go back to Capital Grille.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great place to go to for any celebration imaginable, meeting friends for dinner or just to relax and enjoy the great food! The ambiance is wonderful, service is top notch!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our 5year anniversary. When we arrived there was heart confetti spread on the table and there was a card that said Happy Anniversary. I thought that was a nice touch. Our waiter was very patient and attentive. They placed a basket of different bread assortment and I swear it was the best bread I ever tasted lol. We both had steak which was seasoned well and green beans which I feel should’ve had a different seasoning but overall great experience and we would patronize them again

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Melisa was an outstanding waitress. I cannot even express how great she had made my dinner for my date and I. Extraordinary customer service! Have to go visit again because of her

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My boyfriend and I come here every year for our anniversary and they always make it extra special. We requested our usual waiter, Diego, but had a new waiter, Wade, who was just as amazing as Diego! We had the restaurant week menu and both ordered the steak with shrimp on top. The shrimp was very dry, so we were disappointed we spent the extra money for that dish, but the steak, mashed potatoes, chowder and salad were all very delicious. We also got an anniversary dessert tray with cake and creme brulee, which was amazing. Overall the night was made thanks you the Capital Grille, and we will definitely be back next year!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed Restaurant Week again, great job! Our server Rich was excellent in attention to our dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I only have had very positive experiences at The Capital Grille. I love the atmosphere. The food is always prepared to perfection. We could not have asked for better service even though it was an extremely busy “restaurant week” Saturday evening it never disappoints!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at Capital Grille on a Saturday during Restaurant Week. The menu choices were outstanding; the value was amazing at $33; and the meal was the best we have had at this very fine restaurant. The staff did a great job despite the packed house.

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

Had a wonderful time. Everything was delicious, especially the crab cake.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good experience. The staff could have been a bit more attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I always love capital grille. Great food and great service. The only negative this time was that we were seated in this odd table by the bar where one chair stuck out by the bar and there was a lot of foot traffic going back and forth. For the price of the food there, one would think the seating would be better with that. The table would have been more appropriate for a group of 2-3 so that no one had to sit sticking out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

First time visitors that happened to also be during Restaurant Week dinner. Went with my husband and 10 year old daughter. Cannot say enough about the great price for such a superb dinner, wonderful atmosphere, friendly service. We will definitely be returning for the phenomenal steaks! Even my daughter talked about the delicious meal.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Restaurant week best value. My filet was heavenly. Great service

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Enjoyed myself, this is one of my favorite but went for restaurant week this time. Great menu selection and service was superb as usual.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Restaurant week

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious food and great service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I took my mom out for Chicago Restaurant Week.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food and services!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Restaurant Week specials made a typically serene dining experience bustling and a bit haphazard. Our table was in the furthermost dining alcove, which was overcrowded to the point of chairs being passed precariously over our heads (literally) as a table for 10 was being set up to the back of the already full room.
Service slipped from the expected high standards, mostly due to the volume of diners and a large private party.
But the filet mignon and mashed potatoes redeemed all of the snafus and delays we incurred. Give this girl creme brûlée for dessert, and she’ll leave anywhere happy.
We’ll be back, one crazy experience won’t keep us away.

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