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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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4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (65)
Good for a Date (60)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
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Business Meals (49)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Romantic (37)
Good for Groups (30)
Notable Wine List (29)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Cozy (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Fun (12)
Authentic (11)
People Watching (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Casual (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our server Heather was great. She took good care about of all our needs without being pushy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Came for my dads birthday and the simple decor and card at the table was so nice :) we loved the champagne and dessert to compliment our AMAZING dinner we had. The sliced filet and roasted chicken were particularly delicious. Valerie, our server, was also so sweet and really enhanced our experience. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was my first time and it was great!! My girlfriend and I came here to celebrate our anniversary and the whole occasion was special from the beginning. We were about 20 mins tardy for our reservation but everyone was accommodating. In fact, as we were being seated, they wished us a happy anniversary! Once seated, we found little cut-outs of hearts and a card from management! Our waitress Lara was awesome (always checking on us and even offered to take a pic of us) & the food was great! At the end, we received complementary desserts (a delicious cheesecake and a sort of chocolate cake). The plate that came with the desserts had “happy anniversary” etched into it with chocolate...highlighting once again the awesomeness of this place. 5/5 Stars for sure.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We love it. New favorite go to spot for lunch

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My girlfriend and I decided to enjoy her special day at this place and the whole experience would not have been way better if it was not for Eric. He made us really comfortable and since it was our first time there, we really needed all the help we could get. From the great suggestions on the best dish to try to the informative conversation about which places to visit in Chicago, the whole dinner time was just the best. We are definitely going back to the Capital Grille, all thanks to Eric and the pleasant atmosphere that’s at the place. We also got 2 birthday cake pieces which were luscious, not to forget a birthday card. Tonight was unforgettable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was nice except the table I requested we were not given and it was not occupied.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our waiter Diego was outstanding! Food was great and overall a was wonderful experience!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I was very disapointed in the service at this Capital Grille. The server was extremely Slow and his appearance looked like he had just rolled out of bed. I ordered a Dt. Coke and was a brought a bottle and ice which is fine but the bottle was so flat it was terrrible. When our steaks arrived we had to wait 10 minutes just to get our steak knives. My Filet was awesome which is why I gave 3 stars but my wife ordered the bone in Filet and it was horrible. The meat was extremely Fatty and nothing like a filet should look or taste. After our meal was done we had to wait 15 minutes just to get our plates cleared away. If you are in Chicago go find another steak restaurant to go eat at this one is just not worth the visit. I will say that the Capital Grille in Indianapois is superb with the best service I have ever had so I guess we just had a bad experience at this particular location.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a very disappointing experience which started with being seated in the bar. We were celebrating my 50th birthday and we were with our young children. Being seated in the bar with young children while celebrating my 50th birthday was unacceptable. When asked to be moved, we were treated rudely. My children have eaten at some of the finest restaurants in the world and have exceptional manners so there was no need to push us off into a noisy bar table. When we were finally seated at another table 20 minutes later, our food was just okay. My Brussels sprout salad was so salty I couldn’t eat it and our waiter never inquired as to why my salad was virtually untouched. My husband’s steak was disappointing. The one positive note was our waiter brought a nice birthday treat at the conclusion of our meal.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A wonderful experience from check in to the coatroom. Everyone treated us like VIPs. Our meals were great and cooked exactly to temperature. We loved the attention to our requests and superb cocktails. The coconut pie is a must try and very shareable. All in all a great find and certainly worth a return visit.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I recently ate at the Capital Grille during our romantic weekend away. Having identified that we were on a 'date night', the hostess placed us in a cozy room of only 5 tables near the window. The ambiance was lovely. Diego, our server, was amazing! We were spoiled with unordered tastes from the bar and kitchen while Diego recommended cocktails, a great wine, and delicious selections from the menu. For my dinner, he arranged a blend of the two daily specials since I could not decide. Having travelled the world and experienced many restaurants, I would recommend this Capital Grille to anyone -- the food was excellent, and Diego was knowledgable, friendly and attentive -- one of the best waiters ever!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Nice venue. Food was good, but expensive. Staff very attentive, would probably visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Overall I enjoyed the restaurant and had a great experience. As far as the menu goes, I felt there was not a particularly decent amount to choose from. My date got a steak and it was delicious, I got chicken and it was tasty, but the carrots were extremely hard and difficult to even cut. The dessert we got, cheesecake, was the best tasting cheesecake I have ever had! I would go back just for the cheesecake.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This place is "customer friendly"!!!! They really care whether or not you are taken care of.
We've eaten all over the world and we bring our French family and friends here, and they love this place. If a restaurant can please the French, then it is topnotch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

With so many steak houses in Chicago, there are better choices.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had the tuna and it was fantastic! Others had the filet. You can't go wrong. We also loved the lobster mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans with tomatoes, and the asparagus.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food, nice wine list, terrific service...all in a classy setting.
What more can you want?

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent attention and very nice dinner. The food was exactly as we requested and the experience was memorable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Special way to spend Thanksgiving when away from home

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Capital Grille doesn't disappoint - great food, phenomenal service (especially by Diego Ojeda - what a classy waiter; brings back memories of when wait staff had etiquette, tact and an air of poise).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I went out with my daughter during school break. We have a wonderful dinner at the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 20, 2017

very good lunch. lobster roll was small, but very fresh. steaķ salad was big and done perfectly. lobster salad was too much to eat. my favorite thing was a bruleed cheesecake that was a birthday surprise.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I lived in NY and frequented Capital Grille. Gave my family gift certificates for this restaurant for the holidays and now they love it as much as I do. You can count on a good mean in a warm, welcoming environment.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Healthy, Romantic, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As usual, The Capital Grille serves up great food with outstanding service. We have been to this location many times and we are never disappointed. The bone-in filet was cooked perfectly to my request, the lobster mac n' cheese is always a decadent delight, and the experience was memorable.

After a long day of walking around in the cold rain, stopping in before dinner for a drink was just the elixir I needed to shake off a chill. The bartender was funny and personable, and the wine list provided ample selection. The wait staff was their normal, attentive selves, living up to The Capital Grille standards. They somehow know how to be attentive to the diner's needs without being intrusive or bothersome; they are there when you need them and somehow they disappear when you are in the midst of a vigorous conversation at the table. This is where The Capital Grille wait-staff really stands out; they actually pay attention to the customers and "read" the table.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great service and food was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food, great service, and wonderful wine. What more needs to be said.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great service and nice atmosphere. Food was very good and although a little pricey was still worth the trip! Would definitely come back again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Paul was the best. Always a great meal. Wine selection is great.

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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best steak ever. Fab service. Our waiter Diego was great. Worth every dime. A real treat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was, as usual, excellent, the server also was amenable. I was quite disappointed when I asked for a booth for three. They said noting was available except the booth they led me to near the very back and large enough for 6 people. I stayed I was unhappy and after a while, surprise! There happened to find 2 booths available for my party of three. I have eaten here before and have never been stuck in an overly large and somewhat hidden area. I am considering spending more time at Ruths Chris. I hope your other guests get tested a lot better my party of 3.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

As usual, food was delicious. Our favorite server, Diego, is always pleasant and helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great atmosphere, the food was excellent! The server was very attentive, and ambiance was perfect !

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our waiter appeared overwhelmed and even frantic for the most part. The food is always good. Perhaps it was just a rough day for the waiter, we have always had exceptional service in the past. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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