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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

4.8
4.8
3890 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for its expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. See you soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 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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4.8
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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here. They sat us at a good location with a view of the outside, and decorated our table with some lovely touches for our special night. They even wrote us a happy anniversary note.The food was amazing & the service was great as well. The lobster Mac and cheese is a must have! & their oven roasted chicken was delicious too. 10/10 recommend. Definitely will be returning.
  2. CH

    CHRISD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food great service !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. O

    Outstanding

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Chad, was phenomenal! Excellent host and very accommodating.
  4. L

    Laae7433

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is AMAZING!! 10/10 I will definitely come back. Everything was spectacular!
  5. DI

    DisappointedInHawaii

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, staff, food and location. Exceeded my expectations
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Loud and very crowded. Food and service were good
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the lobster bisque, best around as well their tenderloin. Flourless coffe/chocolate cake😋
  8. Y

    Yummy

    Orange County

    155 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    155 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bar experience before dinner was fabulous, thank you Erika. Dinner was good; service and food always good.
  9. AC

    1ACC

    Palm Springs

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    An embarrassing disappointment. Came back because of a previously wonderful experience and left feeling like we didn’t matter in opposition of a six top with swarm service. If management is reading this, read full review on Yelp. Such a bummer for us.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had a aged NY steak for lunch. It came out as burned for medium well done Was kinda disappointing in taste too. Otherwise nice quiet dining room
  11. s

    stevem

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is not the first time we have had Rose as our server -- she is great and we will request her in future reservations.
  12. SR

    SueR

    Orange County

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Veal chop tomahawk…disgusting Price… ridiculous Server … talks way to much
  13. D

    David

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Sylvia, was very friendly, helpful and professional. Drinks and food were great and the entire experience was very enjoyable.
  14. RK

    RobertK

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent dinner. Was the wife's birthday and the restaurant made the best of it.
  15. B

    Brianna

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Capital Grille was amazing! I made reservations to celebrate my boyfriend’s 21st birthday. Our server was outstanding, Bryan made us feel so welcomed, we loved his vibe. He continued to make everyone he serviced laugh, as for us as well! My boyfriend and I kept mentioning how great he was! He made many amazing recommendations to us, and surprised my boyfriend with champagne at the end of our dessert. Not only was our server fantastic, compliments to the chef… the Wagyu steak was amazing, so buttery, and juicy. The lobster Mac & Cheese was phenomenal! Thank you Capital Grille for having us, we will be dining again soon!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. 10 out of 10. Highly recommend!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was incredible and food was even better! We told the hostess we were celebrating our anniversary and they decorated the table and even hand wrote a card for my wife and I. Definitely will be coming back !
  18. a

    allano

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I had a bone in filet. I ordered medium well and I got it basically uncooked. No even rare. Management should have better quality control of there staff and procedures.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  20. PS

    PamelaS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my friend of 30 years for a birthday celebration. The experience, service, food and drink was amazing. My friend was reminiscing about her childhood in NY and how much this restaurant reminded her of family dinners. We are going to bring her parents there so they can enjoy this gem. I am so grateful to have found the wonderful Capital Grille. I am sure I will be back many more times.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second year anniversary . Great service by our waiter. Great tasting food!
  22. SD

    SoccerDude

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. My salmon was a tad bit overcooked but that's the only thing I could see for improvement. The bone-in filet was amazing and lobster bisque was amazing. Great date-night ambiance.
  23. F

    Foodie2

    Orange County

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Sent drink back, sent fillet back twice them they butterflied it! That ruined it. Waitress was absent. Not a good representative of the restaurant.
  24. K

    Karen

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. The atmosphere is great, the food delicious, and the service is always outstanding! Perfect for lunch when you’re shopping with friends, and dinner when meeting old friends or even date night. Very relaxing, and you never feel rushed. I especially like going here during the holidays with the decorations and cozy feel of the dining room, it’s wonderful!
  25. P

    Patricia

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for a birthday celebration. We love the service, ambiance, delicious food and cocktails.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and was given a booth as requested which was great.
  27. l

    liv2dine

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. Our server Tom was excellent very attentive. Food was great. Heather one of the Managers stopped by to say hi and make sure all was Great ! Nice touch . They have a great team here you can tell they enjoy their jobs.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jeovani was so sweet and awesome! The best service and recommendations. We had the best experience!☺️
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered things we wouldn’t normally order at restaurants. I had the amazing Veal (I never order it). He had the lamb! We shared the amazing cream of spinach! We shared a good Rose, lots of bottled water and for dessert we shared an expresso martini! Everything was great. The hostesses were super friendly,(I will be tipping them next time!!!’…)…our waiter was great too. He definitely helped me with the food on the menu. Trust Tim!This is our 4th time back at Capital Grill in the last 2 months!!! Can’t wait to go there with friends too!!!
  30. MB

    MatthewB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    The server didn’t ask us how our food was :(. Which was disappointing. We came here again because the chicken dish was phenomenal last time. However this time the chicken was over cooked and not so well.
  31. k

    katrinal

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! The server was amazing as well. Will most definitely return.
  32. G

    Georgie

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous. We shared the steak sandwich and lobster salad. Our server had the food split for us and placed it on separate plates. The food and service were exceptional.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best experiences ever! The attention to detail was amazing. It was our anniversary and we sat down to the perfect table with heart confetti and a personalized note! Our waiter Pedro was great. The manager Michael was so attentive and all around wonderful! Been to all the other steakhouses in the area, Fleming, Mastro’s etc. Nothing compares to Capital Grille.
  34. SM

    SMLYg

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was fantastic this time, especially the taste and cooking of our steaks and our waiter was great! Thanks for a memorable birthday dinner! Can’t wait to come back for more!
  35. KG

    KevinG

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cocktails were outstanding. Pineapple infused Vodka called Stoli Doli is a must have. Seafood apps are excellent and steaks are always on point. All topped off with white glove personal service!
  36. OL

    OuttoLunch

    Orange County

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not have been any better. This place never disappoints.
  37. PA

    PamA

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent. The restaurant was full, so the noise level was high. Service was exceptional.
  38. g

    gabriels

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great bone-in filet..amongst the best I've ever eaten
  39. T

    Taxman

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food and service was great, sitting next to the kitchen made have a conversation a tad bit challenging. Will request a different table next time.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great anniversary

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 3890 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today
Google Map for The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

3333 Bristol St, 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–10:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • 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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