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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

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for a Date (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (39)
Business Meals (36)
Notable Wine List (29)
Romantic (28)
Great for Lunch (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Cozy (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
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Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a party of 20 and the service as well as everything we ordered was excellent. By far the best restraurant in Orange County!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a dinner reservation for Black Friday. Although the restaurant was busy, the service we received and the food were excellent! Capital Grille never disappoints. I would definitely recommend dining at this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent turkey dinner. Noise level was high to to the large attendance for Thanksgiving dinner.
My dad really enjoyed himself.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very good food, excellent service, a bit on the noisy side, and very pricey!

Tags: Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Love the food except for my 6-year old, she didn’t like their Mac n Cheese, “ too salty.” Otherwise, every dish we had was satisfying.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Beautiful and perfect!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was great

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server Tracey Williams was excellent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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