The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

4.8
3020 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
OUR DINING ROOM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. TAKEOUT IS AVAILABLE MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. Please visit thecapitalgrille.com or call (714) 432-1140 to place your order.

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.

This holiday season we have an easy gift solution everyone loves – For the restaurant enthusiast, The Capital Grille gift card or for the home chef, The Capital Butcher gift card. Purchase $500 or more in gift cards and receive our exclusive knife set and an additional card worth 10% of your purchase.
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vipDanielK
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Service wonderful. Staff taking appropriate COVID precautions. Tables spaced out. Felt safe

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and we had excellent suggestions from our waiter.

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vipJordo
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wine by the glass is very overpriced, service was excellent, food delicious!

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tanyad
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Our experience was mediocre to say the least. Upon arrival our party of 4 was asked to wait “behind the door” located near the hostess desk. We laughed it off since clearly we couldn’t stand behind the door but the area where we were expected to wait was in the flow of passing servers/traffic. We left and waited downstairs.
The service was pretty great. Someone was always coming by to check on us. 3 of the 4 meals were bland.
Seared tuna wasn’t seared with any seasons, my husbands lamb chops were over cooked and flavorless, and the salmon was dry. Even the asparagus was boring. Tiffany, our server was very kind and attentive but seemed inexperienced. She was not knowledgeable on which meals had gluten and never asked what vodka I’d prefer in my martini. She did return to the table to ask if it was a Gin or Vodka martini but that was it. As we left, we visited the restrooms where two of the stalls were out of toilet paper, and one toilet was unflushed. This was my husband and I’s first time and sadly it’ll be our last.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the beat experience for our anniversary dinner. The food was incredible and the service was top notch!

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vipTravelMafia
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I went for my birthday. The ambiance was fantastic. The food was pretty good. The creamed spinach was salty, but the Brussels sprouts and steak were excellent. Overall it was a positive experience, but my drink and water glass were empty quite a bit and at one point the waiter forgot my drink reorder all together and I had to reorder for a second time. For the price I would kind of expect better.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Dinner 👌🏼

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MichelleF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capital Grille never disappoints. The service was excellent as was the food. Steaks were cooked as requested. We ordered 3 sides for 4 people and had plenty to go around as well as left overs. We let them know we were celebrating a birthday and they brought a complimentary dessert of a small cheesecake and dark chocolate (flourless?) cake. Both were amazing. I typically don't like cheesecake, but this was something special. Next time I will probably order it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT STEAK HOUSE ....little pricey for everyday dining ( would love to eat there daily )

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SteveC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and prepared perfect, wine recommendation was great and the service super-great! We go there at least twice a year, birthday and anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I find the special touches provided by The Capital Grill for birthday celebrations and special events to be exceptional making it my go to for special celebrations and fine dining. I consider The Capital Grill to be the finest dining in Orange County, Ca and right up there as one of the best in the USA.

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vipMartiL
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Capitol grill always has great service and good food. This evening was no different, except for the ambience. Despite the small number of diners in the restaurant it was quite loud. I don’t know if it’s a design flaw with all the arched ceiling cutouts (boomeranging conversations about), or just a lot of boisterous talkers but it was really loud. Oh well. Maybe a little music would’ve quieted them down...?! Consistently good food though.

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yummyfortummy
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience...staff were wonderful and my husbands bday dinner so special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is perfect at The Capitol Grill! I switch between the fish place across the street and this one depending on if I want fish or meat! This is my top 1 favorite restaurant! Love!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great like always. Best steakhouse and best service. Thank you Capital Grille

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vip1ClassChic
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service! Great wait staff and delicious food. From the initial greeting to departure one experiences a delightful meal.

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FoodLovers
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impromptu reservation here for my daughter’s 25th birthday. Our steaks were perfection. The lobster mac-n-cheese, decadent but worth it. Our waiter Jay was so attentive and kind. My daughter is hearing impaired. It was so nice to have great music playing subtly in the background so that we could actually have a conversation. The sweet champagne and chocolate and cheesecake birthday desserts were an extra touch we didn’t expect but was so welcomed. THANKS! I’ll be back very soon.

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Renee
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday, we got a private room which was amazing
This is one of our favorite steak place and the fish is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Felt rushed. Not enough time to enjoy appetizer before salad came. Not enough time to enjoy salad before entree served. Seated in far back corner of restaurant when the place was virtually empty at time of seating. Nice birthday dessert

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vipzeezee
Orange County
99 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated.right away and our wait person Antony greeted us and was attentive from the beginning. We started with a cocktail, Doli Stoli yum! We both ordered from the Chefs Recommended menu, filet with lobster tail. It was cooked to perfection, both the filet and the lobster. Very enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim was AMAZING!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Magnificent.
And Tom our server was an exceptional host.

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vipHeatherN
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!!

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vipJFred
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a party of five celebrating a birthday. Everything was as good as we hoped.

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TonyaS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Capital Grill and it was wonderful. A bit pricy but the service was superb

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vip3girls
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim Barber is the best !

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vipBryanK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and wonderful food selections. A definite place to visit if you are at South Coast Plaza.

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vipMitley
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal all around. Came here for the Porcini rubbed ribeye and it did not fail to impress again. Has to be one of my favorite steaks of all time. Service was very good, friendly but yet professional. Lobster Mac and Cheese was wonderful . The only average item we had I would say was the calamari. Wasn’t bad- but not exceptional like everything else. Finished with the Brûlée Cheese cake, which I would say was exceptional . If you like Creme Brûlée and cheese cake- then you hit the jackpot- literally the best of both worlds.

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vipYummy
Orange County
145 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal; setting, service, menu, food. Thank you.

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StevenN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife and son. The service, dinner and food were excellent. I always look forward to dinning at the Capital Grille. I have never been disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Steak came out cold

Wedge salad did not have the advertised bacon

Both items went back after i had to get up and flag down the waiter

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was amazing.

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vipCbrown
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service from start to finish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Orange County, always so consistent.

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vipJoeZ
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Tiffany was phenomenal. Thoroughly enjoyed our night out without the kids. Drink selection and steaks were on point!

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RussG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated Social distant seating. Our easier was outstanding!

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vipMarianneM
Hawaii
39 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine there! Jarvis our waiter was a delight, so much fun. Our food was excellent as always. Pretty hard to beat, wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who wants great food!

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vipAnthonyD
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular! Started out with your graces hostesses and Tiffany our server did an outstanding job and Matt came by and check up on us well. Overall, a great lunch. Thank you so much for having us.

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viplegal1
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and exceptional service in a world class setting. Perfect for any and all social occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat dining at our favorite restaurant! Mark the bartender and all the staff go above and beyond! We usually go two to three times a week. And today we found out it was their 10th anniversary!! Happy anniversary cap grill!

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 3020 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.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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