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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

4.7
1991 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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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


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Phone number
(714) 432-1140
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Hutten
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet
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Special events & promotions
Private dining event space can accommodate up to 60 guests.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us on Mother's Day for an exceptional prix-fixe brunch and endless mimosas. Enjoy our Executive Chef's take on classic brunch dishes such as our Pan-Seared Salmon with Citrus Crab Salad.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1991 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 11 hours ago

Great food and great service. A few more crying babies than the usual noise level.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I'm from L.A. and my friend is from La Jolla. We meet at this South Coast Plaza restaurant and they let us sit as long as want. The service is impeccable, the food very good and it's very comfortable. Whenever we're celebrating a birthday, there's a rose on the table, it's decorated and there's a card. The waiter takes an instant pic to take with us. Plus an excellent complimentary dessert. Can't ask for more, except having a branch closer to home.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great service and great food.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was impeccable and food was fantastic! Ambiance was superb!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and Service... What more needs be said.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This place is great. We have dined here before and enjoyed it but this time they went above and beyond. We were shopping and decided to go here for a late lunch. My wife and daughters birthdays just passed as they are a week apart from each other. I included that information when setting up my reservation. Mind you, I set the reservation approximately 20 minutes before arriving. Once we arrived they had decorated our table and had a brought roses for both my wife and daughter. That attention to detail is displayed throughout the experience. Our wait staff were fantastic (thank you Matt) and the food was amazing. The tuna tartar is wonderful and the filet was cooked to perfection. Great job to all and we look forward to coming back. It is an elegant setting so please do not let the fact that it is attached to South Coast Plaza deter you form trying it. Once inside you are completely disconnected from the outside area and would have no knowledge of the location. The wine list is great with ample "by the glass" options. Give it a try, I'm sure it wont disappoint.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Scott was excellent waiter
Service here is always above par

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent and the staff was amazing (starting from the reservation staff, the chef, the server and the assistant servers), they exceeded my expectations... will definitely be coming back... hopefully soon!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our first time here. The service was simply outstanding! The drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts were very, very good. Not inexpensive, but a very enjoyable meal.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Capital Grille once again outdoes itself!

It is definitely the BEST place in the OC to take someone for a special occasion! I took a girlfriend for her birthday and they always decorate the table, leave a note and a long stemmed rose. The service is impeccable! Everyone from the hostesses to the waiter to the manager comes by and says Happy Birthday using her name and checks to see how everything is.

We shared a fabulous meal of tenderloin and lobster tails that was the best we've every had! They provide a wonderful special Birthday dessert, also!

They always also make note if you are going to Segerstrom to a show and make sure you get out in time.

I can't recommend it enough! And thanks to Tim, our waiter!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great place been many times and always enjoy our time

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our new favorite restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Birthday dinner was amazing

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A++ menu and even higher marks for the service. Food is excellent and worth the higher price but the wine list, although vast, was a tad too marked up. I am looking forward to my next visit.

Thank you Capital Grille

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary at Capital Grille. Everyone from reception to server to management said Happy Anniversary. Our server. Mansour, was excellent! He was attentive but not hovering. We shared the kale salad. My husband is not huge fan of kale but enjoyed this salad. Entrees were the New York steak and the filet mignon. Both were cooked perfectly. We also ordered the grilled asparagus which were delicious. Food is always consistent and service is always excellent. This was a good way to celebrate our anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing food & service! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We went for a birthday and had a great experience. The service was impressive, with free champagne and desert for the birthday. The food was great as well; the ribeye was exceptional. We will definitely be returning

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always great food and service at Capital Grille! Love their special touches when you take something there for their birthday!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Perfect service for a business lunch

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

From the greeting to the front desk to the calling for the elevator to leave, we couldn’t have had a better experience.

The table was a beautiful birthday setting with a card, a rose and glitter. Well done.

Our server, Tracie Williams, was exceptional, so accommodating. She made our dining experience phenomenal. (Great wine recommendation!)

The food. The food. Amazing! Everyone was overwhelmed with whole meal beginning with the bread to the desserts.

What an absolutely beautiful ambiance!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

excellent service, great food. Consistently great

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Amazing experience!!! Thank you for making it so special.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing service and food!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything was amazing..

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I definitely would return to try more dishes. The lobster mac&cheese was great and the wedge salad was refreshing. Service was well-timed and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Birthday celebration for a friend

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The staff and managers are top notch. Excellent service!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always a great spot to dine, the experience is appreciated and fills that niche for white table cloth dining.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Capital grill never lets you down! Love everything about it

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Server was first class

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Thanks to Capital Grill and Carin for a perfect dinner for our wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect !!

Thanks

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Fabulous dinner. Complimentary appetizer and dessert tastings. Tom was a great waiter

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The meat was awesome / filet mignon

The salad and French onion soup great also
The cream spinach terrible they did not charge me for it

The martini ok not the bestv

Over all a good place for dinner
The service nice fast and respectable

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We enjoyed our 29th wedding anniversary here. This fine establishment never disappoints. From the table decoration, superb service, great staff, and excellent meal. Our waiter, Carin, was the best, and helped us have a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Capital Grille went above board when catering to my wife and I for an anniversary lunch. The food was splendid, service (from Karin/Carin) was wonderful, and we couldn't have been more pleased to have dined there for our special occasion.

I even received a follow-up call a few days later thanking us for choosing their establishment. First-class all the way around!

Will definitely be a returning customer.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great cuisine, phenomenal service! In my view, the Capital Grill ranks as one of the best restaurants in Orange County.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Awesome food and great dining experience. Would recommend to friends

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Thomas, waiter, did great job. Wine list is outstanding, The food was not good. Two ordered salmon medium rare, was cooked well done. Sent back & it was only cooked on one side, basically raw, didn't send back for second time, but should have. Another person ordered swordfish & was very thin & not very good. Realize this is basically a steakhouse, but other steakhouses have good fish too.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The swordfish was spectacular! Highly recommend and the coffee was on point! Great meal prior to a great show at Segerstrom.

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