The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

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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 in the South Coast Plaza. 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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Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary and we had Lindsay as our server. She was extraordinarily fantastic! The steaks were excellent but we did not enjoy the potatoes an gratin. It seems to be hit or miss on dishes so order items that are familiar to you. The restaurant did an awesome job of celebrating our anniversary anniversary with a card, a rose & decorations to our table. This is a wonderful place for celebrating a special occasion!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary at the Capital Grille and had an incredible experience. Our server Matthew and his support staff were fantastic. The food was outstanding and well worth the price. What truly made the night a 5 star experience was the ambiance and setting of the table. We requested a table with a window view and whatever anniversary traditions they had. What we received far exceeded our expectations. The sunset was clearly visible through the window and the table was set with a rose, a congratulatory card from the restaurant and nice little hearts. We concluded our night with the complementary dessert that said “Happy Anniversary!” in chocolate writing on the plate. Matthew took a photo of us and the cake with the restaurant’s camera and came back with a printed copy of the photo inside a Capital Grille card.

We got exactly what we came for: a night we won’t forget.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Our server made it even more special. Her recommendations were spot on.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, as always, was delicious across the board. And our table was decorated with a birthday theme before we arrived.

LM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st timers.....and we love it! Definitely will be coming back!!

j
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! The best place to take someone special for birthday celebration.
Excellent menu, service, staff!
Can’t beat the location!

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good.

OC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. David was attentive, smart, engaging and best of all, not imposing but anticipated our needs without overly inserting himself. Top notch meal and restaurant. We were very impressed.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday meal. Table had confetti and a handwritten card! Service was impeccable.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time!! Everyone was awesome! Food was on time and amazing! Our steaks were cooked perfectly!

JN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing dinner. Steak was out of this world.

OT
Orange County
59 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five star service and food A little pricey but worth it! I recommend the Kona steak and creamy mash potatoes Capital Grill is an outstanding dining experience! I guarantee you’ll like it! I’ll

LR
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary and when we were seated their was a lovely card from the restaurant, a rose on the table and heart shaped confetti. The service by our waiter was impeccable. We shared a New York strip with wonderful spices seared on it. We also shared the lobster bisque (wasn’t on menu but not to be missed), and the au gratin potatoes. Finally the restaurant provided us with an anniversary dessert double chocolate cake with ice cream. Just the dessert I was hoping for. they then took a picture of us and gave it to us at the end of the meal. All in all a spectacular dinner highly recommended for a special occasion.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fined for the Generous Pour and AMAZING Food! Staff was high level, extra ordinary professional. Our waitress was very knowledgeable on wines, food pairings and just on point with everything! Outstanding evening always, at South Coast Plaza location!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our 2 year anniversary at the capital Grille and I have nothing but praise for the establishment and its employees. Our server Chris was very attentive and helped us with questions with the wine and food. He gave us his recommendations and was patient with us as we decided on what to order. We had a wonderful time here at the Capital Grille and would love to come back for another occasion. This place come highly recommended by me.

R
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Generous Pour during a late lunch. Our waiter, Jarvis, did a great job.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived a bit early. The hostess invited us to sit in the bar area which we did. We stopped drinking about a year ago but the bartender offered us cold water which we accepted. We were seated close to our reservation time but right in front of the kitchen which was very busy and loud. Not acceptable to me and the hostess told us we could go back out and wait for 20-30 minutes. Unacceptable she asked if I wanted to speak with the manager I asked her to do it for me. The manager came out and asked if we wanted to just sit and wait at this table while another opened up. That was ok. He also treated us to a shrimp cocktail which was quite nice of him. Almost as soon as that arrived st table opened and we were moved. It was s delightful evening and Scott was a great server. The sea bass was elegant and delicious. The asparagus was perfectly cooked and the spinach while cooked well was too salty. We didn’t complain about it. Scott treated us to a Milton chocolate cake and ice cream and we celebrated our wedding anniversary in our favorite restaurant.

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, food, and company.

JF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, excellent food and service. Business casual dress code (not enforced). Overall a very pleasant evening

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful food excellent drinks fire and strong

NF
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service every time we visit.

DD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Ambiance was perfect for a business lunch.

c
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service. Pricey, but worth the cost for a celebration! Don't miss the creamy mashed potatoes.

OT
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have done reviews twice. Please refer to them. I haven't the time or patience to repeat myself.

ST
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

overall the experience is always worth our visit .

R
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent with excellent service and food quality. All steaks cooked perfectly and all sides and appetizers fabulous.
Beyond expectations.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love this place you can’t really ever go wrong food is always amazing and service is always on point my only complaint was they sat us near a group of guys that were drinking a lot and they kept cussing every other word was something crazy and I had my family with little ones that could hear everything

JK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary and they made a chocolate lava cake for us to share. Decorated out table, very thoughtful.

NH
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always has been a pleasant time to have dining in Capital Grill, excellent foods and services! Especially services are so impressive compared to the finest dining restaurant. Excellent choices for any party of dining.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eugene made our experience one to remember with his service and intention! He brought to life our celebration and we are grateful for his kindness and the delicious lunch we shared.

LD
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved dining here. The staff are so good at what they do. All friendly and smiling and seemingly appreciative of your patronage. It was my birthday and the table was decorated with some birthday confetti, and there was a nice note thanking us for joining them on my birthday. It was a very nice personal touch. The food was wonderful. I would particularly recommend the bone in filet, fabulous! We had some creamed spinach and my only complaint was too much nutmeg for my taste, but others my love it. The green beans and tomatoes were very crisp and difficult to cut but flavorful.

a
Orange County
72 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful lunch! Service and food exceptional as always...portions just right for lunch and easy to hold a conversation with friends...highly recommend for lunch and or dinner!

BH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was delicious, service was excellent. Have dined here many times and will always be a repeat customer.

j
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I Like the restaurant the food was in time no rush the server always asking if we Like the food...

AN
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. We come here at least four times a year!

KH
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always count on The Capital Grille for delicious food, great service and a wonderful dining experience.

AW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar instead of the dining room this visit, Glen was great, personable and knowledgable. We were also pleased to know that a Capital Grille will be opening in Downtown L.A./L.A. Live
We drive from Azusa/San Gabriel valley to Costa Mesa to eat at CG so downtown will be much closer.

L
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed our 34th wedding anniversary Friday, August 9th and it was an outstanding experience. The attention to the smallest detail was appreciated including the fresh rose on the table. Our server was excellent and knew his wine. Our entrees were excellent including my perfectly done ribeye. You can be sure we will recommend The Capital Grille to our friends. It is now our favorite restaurant. Thank you.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike, our waiter was superb. Food, as always was exceptional. One of our favorite restaurants.

CK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding! Our waitress was extremely attentive and accommodating. I was impressed, also, that the ladies room was clean and well maintained. That is important to me!

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