The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

4.7
2485 reviews
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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day to enjoy an exceptional prix-fixe brunch from 10:00am – 2:00pm, $49 adults, $15 children. Our Executive Chef's take on classic brunch dishes such as Lobster Frittata and more.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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MR
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall our experience was great. Our steaks came out medium rare rather than medium. The service is great. A server at another table was a little too loud and talked way too much. I don’t need to know your life’s history.
The restaurant turns their lights down way too low. Ambiance is one thing, but I’d like to see my family’s faces.
The lobster Mac was outstanding. The asparagus was a little too woody so it was sent back. We enjoyed the tuna tartare and calamari. The wine was excellent and referred to us by our server.
We’ll be back.

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OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down my favorite Steakhouse in Orange County. If you want amazing steaks and genuine service, this is the place to go. Be sure to ask for Tommie, this guy is a server extraordinaire...the best!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Easter Prix Fixe. Many selections to cover everyone. The wait and support staff were excellent. We will definitely be back.

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C
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch food service was great, even with so many people,

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OC
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter... Lindsay was impeccable.:. Lobster frittata divine, great drinks, one of my favorite places.

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S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server David is awesome!! Food was delicious.

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Orange County
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tim Barber was our server. He made this evening memorable. Exceptional service. Dinner was on point!

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B
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary dinner was made very special!
Our table was decorated with heart confetti and a sweet card. Our server Joe was just the best.
Our food was delicious and dessert a special treat!
Thank you for a lovely evening. 💕

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b
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was exceptional. All else was good, just not fantastic.

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SD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

When we was there the bathrooms were out of service.......doesn't make for an enjoyable evening.

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BJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed dining there. The food was very food and service was excellent.

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F
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. The steak was flavorful and cooked perfectly. Delicious creamy mashed potatoes and a decadent chocolate dessert. Our server Tracy took very good care of us. Love the booths.

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DP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tommie was great. Allowed us to dine properly and had great suggestions.

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s
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ally our server gave us great service. We ordered our drinks right away and she explained everything on the menu we asked about. The food was delicious and the desserts were incredible.

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r
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal with wonderful service from Ibere and staff. This was a family gathering for those of us who live in different states. Ibere could not have been more helpful, pleasant and engaged. Thanks for making our get-together great.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was the best our server Eugene went above and beyond with his attention to our dinner his recommendations were also great we will be back soon

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GG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st class service and delicious food...staff truly makes you feel welcome and appreciated

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

2nd time terrible service.need a new manager NOT RUN LIKE BOSTON!!!

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A
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, ambiance and food !

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L
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our group gathered to celebrate my son-in-law receiving his doctorate. Capital Grille understood how special that day was to us and everything was perfect. The table was decorated, they had a card for him and even a champagne toast. The wait staff was top notch especially Eugene Kim.

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RT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet Table in back. Wonderful service and food. Delightful to be able to hear and enjoy a truly memorable meal.

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M
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love celebrating my birthday here every year. They treat you so special with a card, confetti on the table and a special dessert.

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JA
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was excellent! Best that I have ever had!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing, service wasn’t the best.

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L
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and impeccable service. Highly recommend for a special occasion. It could not have been more perfect.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th Birthday party was fantastic!!!!

Our waiter Scott Carpenter was amazing and took great care of us. Very friendly and interacted well with the kids.

Best bone-in Ribeye of my life! Flavor was unbelievable.

Coming back for Easter with the family.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday/get together

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HH
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved the board room for a birthday celebration for a friend turning 85. We are all 73+. Wonderful to be able to hear one another speak and speak in loud enough for each other without disturbing guest at other tables

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

The noise from other tables was too loud

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

Great experience.. Michael was an awesome waiter.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to dinner for my husband’s birthday. The food was amazing. Our waiter was awesome. We had a wonderful experience.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food and the service are always outstanding. I took my my girlfriend to dinner for her birthday and it felt like VIP treatment. They called ahead of time to confirm the reservation from Open Table and the occasion. We were immediately seated on our table had a white rose with a hand written birthday card. The amazing dinner was followed by a very special dessert. This will always be my #1 spot!

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KM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I ordered the soup which I didn’t care for. The waiter asked me if I would like something else instead. When we got the bill I was billed for the soup and the item I decided to replace it with. He did give me free green beans.

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r
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service! Look forward to the next one!

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BR
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carin our server is always on point and goes out of her way to anticipate our needs before us asking for anything. Food and staff is always A+ as is their management team. Impressive and the reason we return again and again.

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FP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Thank You dinner

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

Food and service always superb

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

Amazing food and exceptional service!!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. It was fun. Service was wonderful

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Rude hostess
Cooked steaks to wrong temp 2 times!
Not like Boston!
Will never go there again in OC!

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