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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PZ
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

TK
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

V
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome at this chain

I
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A class act

NS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AA
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great as usual except there was a family in the next table with a very active child. One of my guests is sensitive to noisy kids. He generally removes his hearing aids but that translates into him saying “WHAT” a lot.

z
Orange County
95 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We are regulars at this restaurant and we've always had a good experience bit not this evening. We came in for a late Valentine's dinner. We checked in and we walked across the length of the restaurant to the back even though were there really early (4:50pm) and there were quite a lot of tables open. We were seated next to a party of 11 celebrating a birthday. It was the 2 of us and them and they were loud. This wasn't the restaurants fault but I am curious as to why we were sat in that particular spot. We ordered the Tomahawk, wedge salad and saute mushrooms for our side. The steak was cooked perfectly, the salad was delicious. The mushrooms were not hot and gritty. Our wait person David was great and attentive. We didn't stay for dessert because there was this one person with a whiney type voice (in that large party) and she spoke the loudest and the most; anyway we felt we had to get out of there. We were thankful when we stepped outside and away from the drone of that voice.

CD
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food but our waiter was the slowest service I’ve ever encountered at this restaurant. He was nice though. Must have been new.

RF
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiffany our server was fantastic. You can’t go wrong with the Capital Grille.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Well, it started off amazing and everything was on point. Then, somewhere after being served the mains our stellar server went quiet and disappeared for copius lengths of times. It was kind of a tough way to end a good night. Hope you have better nights SC

KV
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Same every time every location. Experience is wonderful food is great!

b
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine dinner was wonderful

JJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience!! And of course......Andre was fantastic as always!!

S
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day the day after to avoid prix -fix menus, and it was perfect! The food, the ambiance the service was impeccable. Highly recommended!

BL
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The usual great service and food you can rely on consistently. Server (Tiffany) was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day and Anniversary

DS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing experience, service and food. Even found a new wine, Quilt (Caymus), at a reasonable price. And, the best Creme' Brulee complimented the dinner.

BM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food!!

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service. I cannot wait to come back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous service and great food all capital Grille personnel on all levels are very friendly

FA
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great time at the Capital Grilled. Wonderful staff, so attentive and great eats!! Thank you for making my 25th work anniversary so special!!

L
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration! Great lunch specials!

k
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always. Food is consistent and good. Love the lobster offerings including the bisque. A bit noisy today, but mainly due to a large table of people laughing loudly. Glad they had fun, but it was hard to hear our own conversation.

C
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always good here whether the food, cocktails, service

K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Though the Porterhouse steak was a little bit salty and rested too long (not hot), overall food was good.

S
Orange County
86 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They really know how to make their customers feel special and like it's an important celebration every time. A great place for a party or gathering. Loved the Porcini mushroom soup. The desserts are delicious and not just pretty, bring your appetite - the steaks are huge. Enjoy.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as always

M
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the second time we have had dinner here with friends. Overall this is a wonderful restaurant for any occasion . The food is very good and consistently prepared.

C
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael and Olivia made us feel welcome and comfortable.
We enjoyed our meal with appetizers arriving in a timely manner.
Everyone enjoyed their meal with plenty of leftovers coming home.
Lobster macaroni, Lobster bisque and creamed spinach were all delicious sides.

B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service from Iribe, he's the best of the best!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected, it is why I go

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go to celebrate special occasions!

l
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful

V
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite lunch place

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

RB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capital grille is a perennial favorite. A little on the pricey side with a bottle of wine, apps and 2 entrees over $300 with tip but ok for special occasions

B
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect we had a great time

3
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim Barber makes this the best dining experience

ST
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lindsay Williams waited on us and she gave us truly excellent service. She made excellent recommendations and was extremely personable.

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