The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

4.8
2635 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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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
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

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
70 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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...

BA
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
3 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!

SN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

JL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great, fast service. they are always very accommodating. Food is amazing.

GA
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was superb!
Food was delicious!
Super expensive!

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

It was amazing as usual!!! Delicious food great atmosphere great service and yummy drinks!

M
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch and very good.

LE
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary celebration that was lovely. Food was delicious. Could have cleared dishes more timely and offered refills without having to ask.

BF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get excellent service at Capital Grill. This was our first time at this location and the staff didn’t disappoint. Once again a fantastic evening of great food and excellent wine

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

The food, service, all excellent. Our server Ally could have not have possibly been better. We were seated promptly and the generous pour wines were to our liking. Will return!

LE
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out waiter was amazing, very attentive and very organized and knowledgeable! Martinis were ice cold and served quickly! Bread basket so yummy! My filet melted in my mouth and the scalloped potatoes were potato heaven!!!

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

I’ve had the pleasure of dining at multiple Capital Grill locations (Atlanta & Perimeter Mall). In my opinion South Coast is the location. I enjoy the crab& lobster cake entree with a side of lobster macaroni and cheese. My husband LOVED his Salmon and whipped potatoes. This has become our favorite Friday night place to dine after a long work week.

JA
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

As usual...excellent!

CR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 47th Anniversary and was well worth the money in all ways!

j
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and Knowledgeable great service and would recommend

AS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eugene, our waiter made our night. He helped make an anniversary celebration special.

PH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great as usually. Can’t remember our waiters name but very good and friendly.

GG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding!!! The service, the atmosphere and the food was excellent!!

z
Orange County
90 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration and the Generous Pour. We all had steak for dinner, mine was a Kona rub (amazing), my husband had filet mignon with lobster ( flavorful and tender beef with sweet Australian lobster) sliced filet cipollini onions & wild mushrooms was flavorful and cooked to perfection. Joe took good care of us and was attentive. A great experience. We will be back

s
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great celebratory restaurant! They are also having a special event - A Generous Pour. A wonderful way to try 7 different wines and they are generous with the pours!! Always great steaks and sides.

DF
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service and food. Great place to celebrate an life event or to have a romantic dinner.

OT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though this is at a big shopping mall, it is a top notch experience. The swanky decor, nice booths and wonderful service make it seem intimate and special. We all enjoyed our salads, steaks and sides. The wine list needs improvement but we still found one we like for a reasonable price. We will always return for special occasions.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Our waiter catered to my birthday, offered an off-the-menu speciality dish that my lady and I truly loved, as well as a great drink recommendation and birthday desert!
Loved it, glad we chose there to celebrate, and we will for sure be back.

AH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PHENOMENAL!! It exceeded our expectations by far! We went for our wedding anniversary and the little details were so heartwarming. They put little heart confetti on our table with a card signed from the restaurant and a rose. They passed the note on to our waitress and when she came to our table she started by telling us “Happy Anniversary”. Caren, our waitress, was amazing! She was very friendly and helpful in helping us make our selections. After our dinner, they brought out complimentary champagne and dessert. I highly recommend this place to anyone. We aren’t from here, but if we’re ever back in the area for our wedding anniversary, we definitely know where we’ll be eating and what waitress we’ll be requesting.

P
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was superb.

DJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere but noisy. Expensive. Great service but slow.

LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and lovely ambiance. Possibly the best steaks we've ever had! Service was impeccable as well. Highly recommend.

OT
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but worth every penny!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very special

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