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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 2726 People Are Saying
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c
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were five in our party and everyone had an excellent meal. Our server David was superb.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and
the service was exceptionally good. Our hats off to Tommie, our waiter.

OC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, superb food and superb service. I have to keep writing to get 50 characters.

D
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I have ever had in my life! I had a birthday card and confetti on my table and they made me feel so special. Thank you so much, Capital Grille! We will be back for Christmas dinner!

L
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The waitress was great...gave us lots of time to order and never hovered. The ambience is nice if you like the ‘traditional steakhouse, wood paneling, look.’ Which I do. My issue was with the food; the crab cocktail was way too cold when served...could not taste the flavor of the crab. The rib eye, rubbed with coffee powder and served with balsamic vinegar dressing had WAY too much rub and balsamic! Could not even taste the steak! I had the kitchen ‘wash off’ the steak and return it to me. Honestly, for the price, I would have thought they would have prepared a brand new piece of meat for me. But, they did literally wash it off and return it to me. My husband had the fillet and he really enjoyed it. The coconut cream pie for dessert was also very tasty. I would go again, but try a different steak this time

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner... Food was amazing!

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today was our wedding anniversary and what an exceptional way to spend it. The food, service, and ambiance are outstanding. We had a nice private booth tucked away. They left a sweet note with a rose and heart confetti on our table. Everything was perfect. Thank you Capital Grill Team. A+++

KO
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration! Food was great and the service led by our server Joe Geppi was even better. We will definitely go back.

JC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Danielle, was wonderful. This restaurant really makes a guest feel extra special on their birthday.

p
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and service was impeccable.

BC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The layout is more private than I remember from some years ago, and it wasn't so steak oriented. I will definitely go back.

Y
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. I was celebrating my anniversary and the little added touches (Rose, dessert) made me feel very special. Thank you for making our evening so wonderful! Keep up the good work! You guys got it! Well done!

PZ
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and often take girlfriends here for birthday lunch celebrations because they do such a great job. In the past a single rose was on the table along with some birthday themed confetti and card, plus we were given a dessert and two glasses of sparkling wine at no charge. This time we missed the rose and the sparkling wine? :( Still was a lovely lunch and ambiance/service/etc. are wonderful!

JY
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak you can get, and worth every penny.
Try out the “lobster mac and cheese”. It’s awesome.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in the spillover room on a Saturday night — way lame vs the main dining room. :(

DM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time coming it didn’t disappoint!!!

I
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Weve gone here for lunch a few times but this is our frequent spot for steaks. Service and food are usually very good but it was pretty poor this time around. We had an early dinner scheduled at 4:15p with some out of time guests (to account for the time difference). The entrees were good per usual but the sides were extremely salty. The garlic spinach and asparagus were beyond salty. To add, they came out when we were nearly finished with our steaks. We had 6 missing sides. Overall, food was good but service was lacking. Hopefully it will be better next go around.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server. Great food. Service is always top notch.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at The Capital Grille could not have been better. From walking in to being guided to our special
Table with confetti, a card and a rose followed by two glasses of champagne, we felt so special.
Everyone was so nice and went out of their way to wish us a Happy Anniversary and really go that extra mile.
Pedro was our waiter who was perfect! He was knowledgeable about the menu and suggestions and checked on us appropriately.
For dessert we had a special anniversary chocolate lava cake. Everything was so perfect. Hands down this is the best customer service I have experienced in a long time.
It really makes me want to go back again and again. I highly recommend this restaurant. Truly worth every penny!

C
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

C
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always perfect!! Love love love The Capital Grille... If it is for everyday dining or a special holiday you can always get a perfect meal..

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Service on point and good food!

LM
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good! Service was excellent!

OT
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My steak was perfectly prepared - the first time!!! Entrees are pricey but the portions are reasonable and the quality is exceptional.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! I was probably the one creating the most noise. Anthony was a wonderful server!

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom, our server was very attentive! Food is always good here!

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Server Goldie was great. Food excellent. Hard to hear.

R
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was outstanding. Our table was decorated with romantic confetti and there was a card congratulating us on our special day. The wait staff and hosts greeted us with a Happy Anniversary. Our server, Thomas, was warm, welcoming and very knowledgeable on the food and drinks. At the end of the meal they gave us a lovely chocolate cake on the house. We will definitely head back for future special dates.

E
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten at the capital grille in Washington DC. This one didn’t disappoint. The food was incredible. I highly recommend.

BF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Was seated at booth right next to kitchen. A bit hectic and the attention from our waiter was not as good as normal

JS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best birthday dinner ever with two of my very best friends. I will dine with you again!

NS
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

You need some vegetarian options that don’t include pasta or a bland tofu.

A
Los Angeles
95 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I celebrated with a friend for lunch at the Capital Grille and we both enjoyed our food very much but more important we had outstanding service from Antony. We will return. Loved the Lobster Salad!! Delicious.

UH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess, waiter and other wait staff congratulated us on our anniversary. They gave us a card, rose, and confetti on our table. Nice touch! Our service was outstanding and so was the food. We will definitely be back!

DM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, adequate flavor delicious food. I would definitely come back.

DH
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

T
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday. Everything was perfect! Our appetizers were delicious (lobster crap cakes and French onion soup)! I had the waygu strip steak which was so tender and delicious, and she had the scallops which were cooked and presented so well. Our server Tracy was absolutely the best! Love this location and the ambiance was so beautiful and very serene. Look forward to the next visit!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

OT
Orange County
107 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good, more traditional steak house. Very attentive service but a bit on the slower side, maybe because the restaurant was very busy. The food is very good though portions are quite large. It can be loud, in particular around the bar area.

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