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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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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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
Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our first Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant. Service from our waiter Andre was very good and comfort was excellent at our table by the window. It was very busy and quite loud inside, not ideal for intimate conversation, but not a factor for our family. The steaks were very tasty, however my husband's had a good portion of inedible gristle in it, which the waiter noticed was uneaten, and removed it from the bill without question. The pumpkin cheesecake, which is a seasonal offering was absolutely the best we've ever had, and the turkey dinner with brioche stuffing was delish. I hope to visit again on a non-holiday.
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!
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.
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 !!!!
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.
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
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