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About The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

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.

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3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm


Cross Street:
Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(714) 432-1140

Website:
http://thecapitalgrille.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet

Executive Chef:
Chris Hutten

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private dining event space can accommodate up to 60 guests.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We invite you to make our dining room yours on Thanksgiving Day. Alongside our full menu, we'll be offering our Executive Chef's take on Thanksgiving favorites.

Private Dining

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.

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (46)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
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Good for Birthdays (40)
Business Meals (39)
Notable Wine List (36)
Romantic (30)
Great for Lunch (26)
Good for Groups (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
People Watching (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful and perfect!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

we had try all the restaurants around the area, but while we are tired from shopping it was last min. decision to give Capital Grill a try
it was nice and food is delicious! will go back again

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great

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·Dined 3 days ago

Gross per usual, service is always good.

I think this place is super disgusting and used to be way better. I only go when family requests it for special occasions. I prefer Broadway in LAGUNA BEACH

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to The Capital Grille for our anniversary and pre-show meal. Everything about our dining experience was excellent! The staff went over the top to ensure we had a memorable and exceptional night. They surprised us with some special treats at the end of our meal (I won’t go into detail to not ruin the surprise for anyone else going there for an anniversary). All recommendations for food and drinks completely surpassed our expectations. I can’t wait to go back again soon!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

I usually order the filet mignon. It is always tender, delicious & cooked perfectly. Service is excellent from the moment you walk in until you leave. Our server, Mansour, is professional, classy and friendly. Great food and excellent service makes this one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

The Caviar service was excellent.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

As always exceptional service, amazing food exactly why I return time and time again! Great Job

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Thank you to Capital Grille for making my husband’s birthday so wonderful and special.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was extremely slow and our waiter was very inattentive. He would walk away and be gone and we would be going " where did he go?" I've never experienced such poor service at a Capital Grill. It was disappointing to say the least

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was great. The food was okay, my steak was over cooked. The plating for the appetizer was sloppy.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was excellent , Scott (our waiter) was perfect -knowledgable, helpful, available, magically " there" when needed!

Ambience also excellent - very sophisticated but warm and friendly. Not too quiet - but quiet enough for conversation.

Will definitely be back !!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Sadly, the Capital Grille used to be a favorite. While the classic menu, setting and service remain very good, someone recently made some unfortunate choices in music that drove us away -- and we will not be back. It used to be classic, relaxing, Sinatra/Buble-type music. Now it's the worst, cheesy disco music turned up real loud.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Capital Grille is a very special Restaurant, great for any occasion.
Business or Pleasure!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Carin ws our server and she was so helpful and attentive to our needs. She offered suggestions and helped us out with questions and determing the size of the meals so we didn't order too much food. The food was perfect and the ambiance nice and relaxing and they never made us feel rushed even though they were packed. We ordered desert and it was also fantastic. Would highly recommend this to friends!!! Great experience

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I really love the atmosphere and the service was outstanding. Our meat selection was cooked to perfection and very good but the sides, the scalloped potatoes - way too salty; asparagus - left the hard stringy bottoms on the stalks. When I mentioned the potatoes, they did take them off the bill. Super pricey. The servers are super friendly and knowledgeable. Great place but only for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 26, 2017

As always, the Plates option is the best value. I got the roast chicken with butternut squash soup to start. The chicken was a moderately sized breast with a tasty brown sauce served on a bed of mushroom risotto. Both were excellent. The squash soup with a garnish of apple was also very good. The service was excellent.
I will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We have been going there a few times. The service is the best part of the experience. Always.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary with friends on Sunday evening. The table was nicely set with confetti hearts and a single rose. Our waitress, Vileen, was very accommodating and always available when we needed her. The food was good but I don't think I would order the Ribeye again - at $58, I felt it was a bit overpriced. We ordered two sides, Au gratin potatoes and the asparagus. I would not order the asparagus again, nothing special. The desserts were very good, especially the anniversary surprise of chocolate lava cake with ice cream.
If you're looking for a very nice restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, I would certainly put the Capital Grille on your list.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very satisfied with the choice of restaurant, the service was outstanding and the food was very good. Ambiance gave our meal an added value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a fantastic meal over the weekend at Capital Grille. The steaks were made to perfection.
Highly recommend the mashed potatoes. You won’t be disappointed dining here for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I've been dining at The Capital Grille for years. The food is fantastic and the service is exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing all around service and food, I plan to come here for all my anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Train the service people not to interrupt ongoing conversation.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My wife and I went for our first wedding anniversary and the staff took such great care of us. From having a special note written on the table when we arrived to complimentary champagne to toast our night to the chef bringing us out a taster of a salmon dish that was incredible. Andre our server was amazing in his suggestions, his personality, and he really made sure that our meal for our first anniversary was something we’d remember. I cannot give enough praise to Capital Grille for how amazing it was.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 17, 2017

A delicious birthday dinner with champagne and their birthday desert plate. Our waiter, Miguel, balanced being attentive and leaving us alone perfectly. Each course was better than the last.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Date and then theater show. Came back after show for a night cap as well.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Andre our server was absolutely one of the best waiters we have had in a long time.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food and server were amazing. Only two observations that could have been improved:
Our table was right near the kitchen so it was rather loud. The bus boy was a bit abrupt and never did bring back my steak to go. I only realized when we left that he never gave it back to us... bummer considering more than half of my $55 steak was left over. We had a great server though she was friendly, attentive and let us enjoy our meal without pressure.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Please seat me in a place that has a lot of ambiance do not stick me in the back rooms thanks

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything was awesome!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Top shelf restaurant...efficient but not busy, comfortably spaced tables, a wonderful place to spend an evening.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Now I understand why the Capital Grille is such a popular restaurant. My lunch was delicious--a very tasty salad of greens followed by grilled salmon on a bed of green beans. Yum. And the price was right--$20.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful old school steakhouse experience. Everything was first class, the food, the service and the ambiance. Starters included oysters, beef tartare, shrimp cocktail, wedge salad and lobster bisque. I had dry aged Kona rubbed bone-in NY, my wife had the Maine lobster. My son and his fiance had the Prime filter and Mom had the tenderloin medallions with poached lobster. Dinner ended with cheesecake and espresso. Everything was top notch with no complaints whatsoever.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

My favorite restaurant in the Southern California area. Hands-down the best steak you’ll ever eat, great service and plenty of options for those who don’t eat red meat.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everything was wonderful

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I'm a local and have been to almost every steak house in central Orange County and Newport Beach. Having lived in Chicago, I know a good steak house. There are quite a few good steak houses in OC, and a few are excellent.
Having said that, Capital Grille is, overall, the best steak restaurant in Orange County. It's got the best ambiance, the servers are honestly interested in you, the steak and all their food is great, a nice cocktail selection, and a very fine wine list.
The place is not ostentatious, so if you want that head to Newport Coast. You can people watch here, but the seating is more set up for you to enjoy your date and the company you came with. It offers intimate seating (gracious booths) all over, as well as more open tables. The bar scene is more casual, good people watching, if thats your thing.


Capital Grille is great. You could relocate the restaurant to Chicago and it would rank in the top group. This is my go-to place for steak, hands down.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 27, 2017

They treated us like royalty! The food was wonderful. The service was impeccable. Everything was almost 100% perfect
If they had sat us away from the kitchen it would have been a perfect night.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We came here for my birthday celebration. The hand-written birthday note from the restaurant team was an extra bonus. We both ordered the cobb salad with the tenderloin. Mine came exactly as ordered - rare plus, and my friend ordered hers medium well, and it was to her liking.

The cobb salad was very tasty with all the fresh ingredients, and the steak was very tender and flavorful. I will order this dish again. The dessert of a small cheesecake, fresh berries, and chocolate with whipped cream was delicious and a free treat!

The service was excellent as always, a very classy restaurant! Thank you Capital Grill for a nice birthday lunch with an old- time dear friend .

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Salmon is always delicious and the ingredients are all so fresh.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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