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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

4.8
4.8
3764 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse

Enjoy nationally renowned steaks—dry aged and hand-cut on premises by our in-house butchers—the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated and featuring over 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in our comfortable, sophisticated dining room.

Polite Notice - To better deliver on our promise of a refined atmosphere, proper dress is required. Thank you for not wearing: athletic shorts, uncovered sports bras or other bra-style tops, excessively revealing clothing or exposed undergarments, or any clothing with offensive language or images. Men’s shirts must have sleeves. Athletic leggings, joggers or sweatpants are welcome in our lounge area.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 432-1140

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for 75 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.

  • Private party contact

    the Sales Manager: (714) 432-1140

  • Neighborhood

    Costa Mesa

  • Cross street

    Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405

  • Parking details

    Self-parking available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,764 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was absolutely amazing. Our waiter Gizelle was so gracious and attentive and met our every need with calm efficiency. We loved our time here and the food was everything we hoped for.

  2. JL

    JoeLovesFood

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was spot on and Derrick spoiled us with great service.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    My experience at capital grill was definitely less than what I expected. I ordered the rack of Lamb. It definitely was a disappointment. The lamb was very much over charred. Left a horrible taste on my mouth I couldn’t recently finish the rest of my dinner. I can say I was very much satisfied with lobster & crab cakes. Also, the clam chowder was satisfying. My main course just through me off.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great customer service! Food came out in a timely manner! Everything was great!

  5. MM

    MasatoM

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice restaurant, food was great and so was our server.

  6. NA

    NatalieA

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my mother here, for the first time, to celebrate Mother's Day. Victor was our server and he was wonderfully attentive. He displayed an excellent knowledge of the menu. We enjoyed oysters, tuna tartare, a caesar salad (the only "meh" item of our dinner), scallops, filet, and after dinner drinks. Throughout our 2 hours in the restaurant, Victor repeatedly went the extra mile to satisfy our needs and requests. We couldn't be happier with the entire evening.

  7. L

    Lynn

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We come here for the steaks and the calamari. I had the porcini rubbed ribeye, a perfect balance of sweetness and smoky flavor, taste and aroma. Loved it. Our celebrant tried the Kona crusted NY strip while my husband had his usual fillet mignon. Both were sincerely delighted with their choices. As it was a special occasion, they gave us their complimentary petite desserts of cheesecake and chocolate mousse cake with a personalized “congratulations” message. This was a nice surprise and a much appreciated gesture. All this made perfect by Eugene who never missed a beat, synchronizing flow of each plate from appetizer to dessert. Salute to you, Eugene! Truly another great dining experience at Capital Grille! Thank you, until next time!

  8. L

    Love2eat

    Orange County

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Only complaint I had but it was resolved, I ordered the au gratin potatoes in advance because the waitress told us it took 20 minutes to prepare, so we ordered them the minute she told us that. When our dinners came, I flagged down our now waiter/ shift change, I told him, where are our au gratins? He went to the kitchen to check on them, he then returned to our table only to say, there on there way, and will be complimentary on our bill. In other words, someone dropped the ball. They eventually came, absolutely delicious and would recommend them every time. And yes, they did not show up on our bill😎👍🏻

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful- great staff - great food options - everyone happy

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Feels like having dinner somewhere in Europe ! Great food ! Elegant classy ambiance! Great place for Family , business, Date night 30 plus ! Definitely recommend it !

  12. MS

    MelS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The service was spot on, starting with the greater all the way to the server and crew. Cocktails were great, but for one time the food was the standout of the evening.

  13. T

    Tamrale

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In celebration of our wedding anniversary, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The ambiance was nice, the wait staff was knowledgeable and very friendly, the food was superb. Well done. We will be back.

  14. AB

    AliB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was exceptional. They handed my mother a rose for her birthday upon check in while we waited to be seated. And once we got seated there was a special display on the table with another rose! All the waiters said happy birthday to her! The food was amazing. The beer was by bottle only so it was slightly warm but thats probably the only complaint i have. Everything we ordered was great! From the apps to the desserts. Glad we chose this restaurant for the special occasion.

  15. TM

    ThomasM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and Food and drinks, couldn’t have been better but you pay for it, but as they say, you get what you pay for. Excellent experience

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Out server Rob was perfect. Very knowledgeable, helpful and attentive with a great personality. Food was fantastic. What a great celebration.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal experience. The food was fantastic, drinks perfect and the service impeccable. Derrick made our night that much better. Our daughter had a great birthday. Thanks to everyone at CG.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and ambience. Our server was so attentive and knowledgeable about the menu as well as the specials. Amazing

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place. Never disappoints me

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Filet salad is phenomenal. Definitely try the lobster bisque, and Tom was great at serving! 10/10

  21. YB

    YenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and services are outstanding! We will come back.

  22. JB

    JakeBo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really wish I remember the waiter's name because he was awesome. Amazing food, amazing service. I was very impressed by the waiter knowing my name before I had even introduced myself. I will 100% be going back.

  23. C

    Coach

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Delicious!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Capital Grille is always an absolute pleasure!

  25. TP

    TrishaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I wanted somewhere special to celebrate a friends birthday and they didn’t disappoint. There was confetti on the table and a birthday card from the staff. The dessert they brought out was a beautiful presentation with two different desserts to try. The evening didn’t disappoint. We didn’t ask to be seated in one of the smaller rooms, but I’m so glad we were. There was a distinct difference in the noise volume from the main restaurant. If you are planning a special occasion I would request the smaller rooms.

  26. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We all had a very enjoyable experience at Capital Grill. First time in. Our server Andre was excellent and recommended great options.

  27. R

    Rachel

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing graduation celebration, both special and comfortable. The staff’s attention to detail and sharing our joy made the celebration seamless. And of course the food was delicious!

  28. BW

    BlakeW

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all around. Bitter about their having discontinued their apple tart dessert with the wonderful crust. Bring it back!

  29. s

    suzannel

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious lunch while celebrating a special birthday. The staff was amazing as was the dining experience.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always!!

  31. TA

    TerryA

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Meat , steak was over cooked Ceasar salad lacked enough dressing

  32. K

    Kibbs

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our anniversary here and what an amazing time. Our waitress, Jamie knew the menu in and out and was so informative. Highly recommend the stoli doli cocktail as well as the calamari. My husband loved in fashion cocktail, I thought it was way too strong, the type of drink that burns all the way down but to each is own.

  33. t

    travelguy09

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner. This place has always been top notch. Great experience. Food was amazing and so was Andre our server. Excellent job!

  34. F

    Frank

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Over the top service and great food!

  35. RF

    RonaldF

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service from Autumn. Food and atmosphere are always superb. The Capital Grille is my favorite for business entertainment and personal travel dining nationwide.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Nice ambience. Waiter was very rude and pretentious. Not welcoming at all.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Seating took 30 minutes after my reservation time. I was with elderly parents so this additional long wait was very disappointing.

  38. b

    barryn

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Overbooking reservations in Mumm’Day never works out well for anyone. Reconsider for next year.

  39. DP

    DanaPointGuy

    Los Angeles

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food! We always enjoy or family experiences at The Capital Grille! We celebrated Mother's Day with a party of 10, and we still received excellent service! Food was prepared well and the portions were plentiful.

  40. KS

    KimS

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day dinner. The place was crazy packed and the staff was working hard. The food was exceptional as always. The chefs and wait staff did an amazing job under high demand and stress. This place never disappoints me.

FAQs

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 3764 OpenTable diners.

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 80 times today
Google Map for The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

3333 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405

  • Neighborhood

    Costa Mesa

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self-parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (714) 432-1140

  • Private party facilities

    The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for 75 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.

  • Private party contact

    the Sales Manager: (714) 432-1140

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