The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

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Steakhouse
OUR DINING ROOM IS OPEN. CURBSIDE PICKUP ALSO AVAILABLE — We are pleased to open our doors, but delighted to still offer takeout. Please call (714) 432-1140 to place your takeout order or make your reservation.

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 our Sommelier, featuring over 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in the comfortable, sophisticated dining room. 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. Located in the South Coast Plaza.

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OUR DINING ROOM IS OPEN. CURBSIDE PICKUP ALSO AVAILABLE.

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May 27, 2020-Jun 21, 2020·Daily 11:00AM-11:00PM

We are pleased to have opened our doors, but delighted to still offer takeout. Please call (714) 432-1140 to place your takeout order or make your reservation.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best steak in town and the service is fantastic!!! Lovely place to celebrate anything special

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Gaetano
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was OC Restaurant Week, so the value was very good. Overall service was good. The only negative we have is the size of the side dishes. They were much smaller than served at other restaurants. The steaks were very good and plentiful. Will return

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Lovetoeat
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My husband and I love capital grill but our experience on Saturday, 3/14/20, wasn’t as good as prior experiences. My filet mignon and mash potatoes were salty. We ordered the creme brûlée cheesecake for dessert but were told it was out once desserts arrived and were given the chocolate desserts instead. We didn’t even touch the deserts because it wasn’t what we had in mind.

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steaklover69
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service! Keep up the good job.

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AndreaD
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a very nice restaurant, high class, comfortable, excellent service, great ambiance,

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PinkWasabi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambience and services are amazing! I tried restaurant week pre-fixed course lunch menus. It was delicious.

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vip3girls
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are many fine restaurants in Orange County. Would you have Tim Barber as your server it makes it a dining experience. This is why we come to the Capital Grille.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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Dextrose
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best stake meal i had. Service was excellent.
OC week deal was every worth it.

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vipBobF
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the Hostess to the food to the service was a 10!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent, efficient service, steaks fired as ordered. Came for restaurant week lunch, so good value as well.

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JackH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bernadette McNichols, our server, and other help staff were very efficient and pleasant.

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vipNotJuliaChild
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cap Grille is one of the most consistent and dependable restaurants: consistently good food and dependable good service. They never seem to fail to deliver.

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vipArtist
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Table was decorated and included a card and rose, food was outstanding and was a time to remember.

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GeneF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the tomahawk pork chop, possibly the best pork chop I have ever eaten. Wonderful food and ambiance. Professional staff.

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vipzeezee
Orange County
98 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped after the theater. We were early and before our reservation time but we were seated right away. Tim greeted us right away and as usual we had excellent service. Tim made some suggestions and we ordered our meal. Everything was delicious & cooked well. Kona crusted filet and filet Oscar. So good.

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vipkiwig1rl
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited The Capital Grille for O.C. Restaurant Week. The menu choices were very good and we chose to upgrade our menu options. Everything was excellent. The Rib-eye steak was cooked to perfection and the wine pairing and dessert was all fantastic. The service is exceptional and I look forward to another visit.

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NancyT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday Lunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect, the food, the service! Tiffany was great! Thank you

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vipREMMRC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything thing was excellent.

Wonderful place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Jonathon was outstanding, very attentive. The food was amazing, one of the best seabass dishes I've had. My husband's steak was cooked perfectly too. Overall a really nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, with such a wide selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

There were 5 couples. One couple sent their food back. Not until we walked out of the restaurant did people start saying how disappointed they were. About 3 out of 5 were unsatisfied

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, as expected. What takes this place to levels above other restaurants is the Customer Service, from the hosts, bartenders, to wait staff, the busboys, everyone! Their attention to detail, knowledge of food, never feeling rushed, and atmosphere makes me want to choose this place for all our special occassions. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! I have never had a bad meal... Ever. You basically can’t go wrong with anything you order but the lobster bisque was available this evening which was a special treat... it’s phenomenal! Jill is amazing... we will definitely go back just to visit!!!

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Coco
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my family’s place to celebrate special occasions and sometimes just because it sounds wonderful. I’ve never been disappointed and our latest lunch was no exception. I ordered filet mignon and my Aunt ordered the sea bass. Both meals were cooked to perfection. Also highly recommend are the Stoli Doli. These martinis are pineapple infused and sweet and refreshing. Service as always was top notch. For a special occasion or “just because” do yourself a favor and choose Capital Grille

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vipTC009
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Haven’t been there in years, so great to be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Cairin was amazing and very attentive to our needs and 3 year old.

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vipLoriS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service, and ambiance.
We had a great birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The hostess was welcoming and we were seated right away. When we sat down, the busser came by and quickly offered water. The waiter offered beverages and brought the wines immediately; however, his service and attention declined once his friend was sat down next to us. We were ready and placed our menus on the side but we were ignored while his friend and his date were able to place their order. Their appetizers and entrees came out before ours. We were more impressed by the busser, Mario, and how attentive and quickly he was moving.

Overall the food was well executed, stand out was the ahí tartar which was very tasty. Steaks were cooked to the requested temperature and the birthday desserts were nicely presented.

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Michie
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always. Thank you 😊

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vipYummy
Orange County
142 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb all the way around; service, food, setting. Thank you!

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vipOye123
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance, food, and service. Ample parking. Everything about the Capital Grill is excellent. Our server Antony Bouchez was very attentive to our needs and knowledgeable about the menu items.

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vipJoeK
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

As much as I wanted CG to be awesome it was everything but.
The only thing we had that I would say was actually good was the calamari. The lamb chops were mediocre but there was a lot of them. The Kona rubbed steak was tough and was not delicious. The shrimp appetizer was tasteless. I’m just glad I brought my own wine otherwise the bill would have tipped over $1k. Take my advice. Go to Morton’s or Fleming’s or any other steakhouse unless you’re just dead set on paying way too much for a mediocre meal.
I will say our waiter did a fine job, otherwise it would have been 1 star.
It’s just not good. Quite frankly I don’t know how this place stays in business. Definitely not from repeat customers.
Be warned!

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Madman
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, very competent server! Excellent booth and ambiance! Love the classic steakhouse decor!

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vipPeteZ
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been even remotely disappointed in any aspect when dining here. Service, atmosphere, food are all without equal. Quality is clearly their #1 motto. By far my favorite restaurant in OC.

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vipThomasK
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Great Food!!!! Would totally rec!!!

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Vito46383
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome at this chain

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vipIsaace
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A class act

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NdelemaniS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food Ive ever eaten. The ambiance, decor, and people made it a night

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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 432-1140.

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa is rated 4.8 stars by 2890 OpenTable diners.

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thecapitalgrille.com/gift-cards?cmpid=br:tcg_ag:ie_ch:other_ca:TCGQ4OTSUPPORT_dt:20200318_in:GiftC.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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