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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We invite you to make our dining room yours on Thanksgiving Day. Alongside our full menu, we'll be offering our Executive Chef's take on Thanksgiving favorites.

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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Good for a Date (65)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
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Business Meals (51)
Romantic (45)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Notable Wine List (34)
Good for Groups (32)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Worth the Drive (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Cozy (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
Fun (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (8)
Healthy (7)
Casual (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Scenic View (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

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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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and i frequently travel to Houston and enjoy dining at The Capital Grille at Town & Country. I took a recent trip to Chicago with 3 other business associates and wanted to treat them to a five star dinner so I chose The Capital Grille in Chicago. As is the case in Houston, the service, ambiance, and food was beyond stellar. I encouraged the guys to order the bone in filet and it was truly the best steak ever! They all agreed that was by far the best steak they have ever had. Being a creature of habit its good to know that an organization like yours can provide the same quality of food, service, and ambiance from one restaurant to the next.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was so good we are coming back two days later

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and great spot for a celebration.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Kona Cruster Bone In Dry Aged NY Stip. mmmmm. Outstanding. As was everything else, but that’s a show stopper.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Terrible service
Terrible food ...I will never eat there again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love Capital Grille...the food...the ambiance and the staff!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding food and service, but it’s prices are very high.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Diego was the BEST! A great experience with great food and drink. Can’t wait to go back...

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful we had a server name Paul what was excellent

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was fantastic
We were celebrating a birthday and got looked after so well. The service, food and atmosphere were great. We had a great wine recommendation and our server was excellent. We made some great memories. Thanks you!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had steaks, mozzarella and tomato salad and au gratin potatoes. It may have been one of the best meals I have ever had! We were seated in a small dining area that was very quiet and intimate. Our waiter, Rich, was absolutely the best! We had cheesecake and flourless chocolate expresso cake for dessert, which was out of this world delicious. Will definitely be back and recommend to others.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I live downtown.. I have never had a less than perfect experience at this restaurant ( roughly 15 visits over last 4 years) . The steaks are exactly as ordered . Seafood is excellent . The lobster bisque has a huge amount of tender lobster in it . Desserts are amazing . Coconut cream pie is fantastic . But homemade ice cream or sorbet or key lime pie very good as well. When you just want a “sure thing “ this is the place to go .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We noted on our reservation that it was for a special occasion. We were given a private dining room and introduced to the chef. The service was exemplary. Several diners had the bone-in filet which was exceptional. The food, staff and atmosphere combined to make a memorable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food...steaks done as ordered...old school, gracious ambience...very personable, attentive service...would highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food and helpful staff. Couldn't be good enough to accommodate our requests. Food superb. Heartily recommend it.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

In town for a convention and decided we needed a "steak night"
Very pleased with all aspects of our dining experience: food, service, ambience.

Started with Onion soup. Very good...toast held a nice crunch throughout. Just the right amount of cheese. Also had a Shrimp Cocktail...very large and succulent shrimp.

I had the Porterhouse, medium...it was done perfectly. My friends ordered Filets...medium well. One of them felt it was a little dry, the other was fine. They brought another steak, all good.

Sides were good. Au Gratin Potatoes. Mashed potatoes. Beans.

No room for dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our server Diego is fantastic!
Best steak in Chicago
Great drinks and wine list

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Absolutely superb!! Service, meal, ambience...

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing service as always at Capital Grill! I had a delicious steak that was the special of the day and my wife had the filet and lobster Mac which is amazing every time.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

AMAZING restaurant!!! The food and service was excellent, and not to to mention the incredible attention to detail. We will defenitely be back again and again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is a great restaurant. The food is always great. Service outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food and service are great you know what you are going to get a great dining experience

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lara and her crew DEFINITELY took care of us!!! After an evening out with the girls, we stopped here for dinner and they were patient and took VERY good care of us!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding service from the minute we walked in. Food was amazing. They made a very special night unbelievable.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our server was fantastic and very helpful in getting off-menu items for our boys (3 and 10) who enjoyed beautiful little 4oz filet mignon (for $13), plain beans, and mashed potatoes. They did a very nice dessert for the 10-year-olds birthday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Steak was excellent-- we always order the porchini crusted rib eye with aged balsamic. It's the best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our first visit to Chicago and found the Capital Grill on line! What a stroke of luck! Excellent food. Outstanding service! It made our stay in beautiful Chicago extra special!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was good, entree was so small I was in shock. Not my normal experience. Shrimp overcooked.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We are frequent guest of the capital Grille in Scottsdale and the service is exemplary the food is fantastic and the attention is first rate Chicago capital Grille left us wanting in many areas and was very disappointing

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Absolutely an outstanding evening and our waiter was exceptional. I am sorry that I cannot recall his name but he was attentive, offered great recommendations, had a wonderful and engaging manner. One of the best evenings ever

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The decor is nice and well maintained. An authentic Chicago Steak house.
The meal was served promptly and to our requested specifications. The beef was excellent and one in our party had the grilled salmon which was also excellent. Desserts are classic, fresh and tasty. Prices are about what you would expect for a downtown Steak House.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We celebrated our 50th anniversary at the Capital Grille and it was a fantastic experience. We had a group of nine and were seated in our own private (and quiet) dining room. When we arrived, we were greeted by the maître d' who was extremely cordial. Both the server and the food were second to none. It was expensive but worth every penny.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The amazing service here almost outshines the food. We truly appreciated the extra attention and efforts made to help us celebrate our anniversary! Above and beyond all expectations every time we come. Thank you!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I visited the Capital Grille last Saturday. One of the things that really impressed me was the level of service. We arrived early. We were greeted by the hostess with a smile and an offer to sit at the bar before dinner. The bar was crowed and I expected it to be difficult to get the attention of the bartender. But it wasn't. Within seconds he acknowledged my attempt to order a drink and it was quickly brought to me. The food was also excellent. My dish was moist and tender just the way I like it. And our server was courteous, knowledgeable and respectful. This was a great dining experience for me.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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