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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.

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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Good for a Date (42)
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Good for Birthdays (41)
Business Meals (41)
Romantic (30)
Notable Wine List (26)
Good for Groups (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Bar Seating (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Cozy (13)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Fun (5)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
People Watching (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

25th Anniversary, Table was beautiful, they gave us champagne and a wonderful dessert, our dinners were delicious. We had a great time and they made it very special.

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Food outstanding place clean no Clorox smells price a bit high but worth it problem we have been pegged to sit at a particular table all the way in the back when we have said not once not twice but several times and it is stated o our open table suggestions we prefer to sit where there’s ambiance - I hope this issue has been resolved

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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value3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Went here for a birthday celebration. The food and service were excellent. The special touches they do for someone’s birthday, are a nice surprise.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was excellent! Had the filet and the porterhouse ! Both were perfectly done . The lobster bisque was excellent as well. The deserts we enjoyed were the coconut pie and chocolate cake both were great! I will say the wine Captin recommended a good wine and the waiter was above average and made the dinner more enjoyable! He was an outstanding at what he did!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Capitol grill never disappoints!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Valerie went above and beyond to make sure our evening was a memorable one. Amazing food and service, the Capital Grille never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Took my family for NYE dinner, and the meals were excellent. My parents shared a tomahawk steak and they both loved it. Highly recommended !!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Simply Awesome!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

So disappointed. Shrimp and lobster were overcooked. Steak under cooked (it was still moo-ing) x 2 then overcooked. Chicken was tough and burnt. Coconut cream pie tasted like lemon.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Friendship celebrating

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My husband said it was the best steak he ever had! We had a wonderful overall dining experience! ❤️

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious dinner. We celebrated our December-January birthdays in the Board Room yearly. Ideal so that our young grandchildren do not disturb other diners

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Burratta salad and Lobster roll were delicious.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner was great. Suggest earlier reservations because the later ones have to wait and then it gets really crowded and loud in the bar. Overall great experience and our server Chris was exceptional!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Andre Gonzales is consistently the best server you have. Give the man a raise!

Happy Holidays!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great evening out... expensive no doubt, but everything you would expect for fine dining - excellent cocktails, fantastic wine, great steaks & sides, finish w/ dessert & expresso martini - Fu-git-abowd-it!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Capital Grille is a shining star in a sea of local restaurants. It is a wonderful dining choice anytime you want to eat really wonderful thoughtfully prepared food. Anytime you want to feel like you are the only ones dining in the restaurant, they care for your needs and never blink an eye at a request. I will recommend again and again.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great dining experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything was excellent. The staff was accommodating and helpful with suestions and requests.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service very very slow...took almost 2 1/2 hours to finish meal. Lobster crab. Burger was very average ..real salty and crab was mushy. Very expensive for a very average meal and server was fine but food service miserable.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Very nice and elegant restaurant.

1 person found this review helpful.
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

our server, Jill was fantastic! The food was exceptional and we had a lovely time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Could possible have bee the best dining experience that I have ever experienced. I cannot wait to go back.. If I could afford it, I would be a regular. From the hostess to being seated our , waiter and our chef.. Every thing was amazing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was impecable . Wine list was extensive, with a great variety. Food was delicious. My
clients truly enjoyed our luncheon

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We went on a Thursday evening, the restaurant was very busy and we were surprised how loud it was. We were both very happy with our meals and the service we received.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Jake and his assistant Grant took very good care of us, and couldn't have been more attentive.
Our lobster salad was just crammed with lobster meat, and we loved the double chocolate cake for dessert. Although I wish there had been a Christmas tree, there were some elegant and tasteful decorations before one entered the dining room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 11, 2017

5 stars! It was great. Delicious rib-eye steak!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food and awesome service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Celebration for Birthday was great

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We went there for our 20th anniversary. When we arrived at our table, there were little red hearts spread out on the table and an anniversary card. A really nice touch. My fillet just melted in my mouth. Our waiter was very attentive. We'll go there again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Jill is amazing! My boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday and were blown away!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I took a large group (15) to dinner. They put us in a private room and they were able to adjust the music level which was great.

Service was great with Jack leading the way with two others helping.

Food is what I’ve come to expect from Capitol Grille and was consistent. Unfortunately they overlooked (medium well to well done) my steak twice. The third time was Ok but I think the chef erred on the other side and the steak was cool in the center (almost rare).

In any case, they comped the steak and the rest of the evening was a hit.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our waiter Scott was great
We enjoyed to foods and the service was aswom.
Obrey too !!😉

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great All American Fine Dining. I had only been for lunch and that was fantastic. Of course going for dinner is very upscale dining with the typical Seafood and Steak options. Everything was very well done and Perfect. Our waiter was on top of things and let us take our time with our meal. A Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Lamb Chops, Bone in Rib Eye, Bone in Filet, Joseph Phelps Cab. Amazing meal, excellent service, perfect birthday celebration. Best experience there to date. No less than 10+ meals. Highly recommend to top of class environment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

So fabulous!!! One of our favorites. Fantastic place to spend our Anniversary. Mindy was phenomenal!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love this place. Excellent cuisine and service. We took our son here for his birthday. The table was set festively with a sprinkling of party confetti, and Son was presented with a delightful plate of small desserts with a candle. There was even a handwritten notecard on the table expressing birthday wishes from the staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Came here for an anniversary with my girlfriend and am absolutely satisfied with the restaurant. From the moment you walk in, the unique dim lighting creates a romantic ambiance. The waiters are very professional and charismatic. The food is absolutely delicious! My girlfriend and I has a filet mignon and beef tenderloin and were in awe by the taste and tenderness of the meat. Delicious and just completely satisfying. The table we were sat in was neatly decorated with a happy anniversary note and a beautiful rose. If that’s not enough to set the bar, the restaurant gave us a delicious complementary chocolate with ice cream cake to celebrate the occasion. Best restaurant I have ever been to.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Aloha, Excellent food and great service from Mindy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love Capital Grille have been here several times for family get together and dare night. The food is outstanding and the service is above and beyond in my opinion. I can’t say enough about this place.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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