The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

4.8
3063 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
OUR DINING ROOM IS OPEN. ONLINE ORDERING FOR TAKEOUT IS ALSO AVAILABLE. Please visit thecapitalgrille.com or call (714) 432-1140 to make your reservation or place your order.

Enjoy nationally renowned steaks—dry aged and hand-cut on premises by our in-house butchers—the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated and featuring over 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in our comfortable, sophisticated dining room.
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vipOye123
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Fish was cooked perfectly and nicely presented

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vipRickG
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Steak not prepared as requested

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Easter brunch holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and foremost, after the year of quarantine that we've had and businesses slowly reopening, my wife was celebrating a birthday and since last year we didn't go anywhere, we decided to go out to dinner.

Normally I'm in charge of finding the RIGHT place to go to and after weeks of reading reviews and seeing hundreds of photos, The Capital Grille really stood out for me. This was a new place for us and steak was highly recommended which is exactly what we were looking for. Between the amazing service from our waiter, Michael Muñoz, who went above and beyond to ensure that our dining experience was more than just dinner to the magnificent steaks that were cooked to perfection. Hats off to the bartender for the delicious In Fashion and Blackberry Bourbon Sidecar cocktails that we enjoyed.

Now for the main course! I ordered a Porcini-Rubbed Bone-In Ribeye (cooked medium) and let me clear when I say that this is by far the BEST Ribeye I've ever had. The 15-year age balsamic was the key! Now the birthday girl (my wife) ordered Sliced Filet Mignon that was prepared medium well and she was head over heels in love with the way it looked, smelled and most importantly, the TASTE! The cipollini onions, wild mushrooms and the amazing fig essence was a steak that simply couldn't be compared to others. We accompanied these masterful steaks with some fluffy Sam's Mashed Potatoes along with Grilled Asparagus. SABROSO!!

Michael, our host for the evening, ended the evening with a complimentary birthday dessert that blew our minds away. From the smooth to mouthwatering The Capital Grille Cheesecake (brûlée style with fresh berries) that my wife devoured to the rich and very delicious Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake.

OpenTable doesn't give us the opportunity to give a 10 star review but that's how both of us walked away from this place. We'll definitely be planning a future date night!!

Thank you for taking care of us and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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JamesCharles
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!! Every aspect of our dining experience was more than I could ever thank anyone for. Chef Brandon came out to our table and explained a few of the dishes to us, Matt happened to swing by and he was so kind and hospitable, Tim took great care of us. We cannot wait to dine again on our next trip :)

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CharlesV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter very helpful. Food was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great services and fantastic food!

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vipTunes
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capital grill was great!!

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vipDerekG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in Orange County. Staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming. This is my go to for business meetings, or dinner with friends, family.

Thank you for always going above and beyond,

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!!! Our server, Michael was outstanding!!!!

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vipDaisyk72
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric your professional bartender gave us incredible service. Huge compliment to Capital Grille!

Already booked again Sunday.

Thank you Eric!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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CarrieE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capital Grille is our go-to for special occasions - never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great experience.

JA
vipJANE
Orange County
109 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and fabulous service!!

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PegK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waitress Lindsey was amazing & her menu recommendations were also great.

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vipBajaQueen
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been vaccinated we were looking forward to a luncheon birthday celebration. We had not eaten out in over a year until last week,eating at one of our old time favorites, what a disappointment that was. With that experience still fresh in our minds we were anxious about what our second dining experience would be like. Thank goodness our fears were almost immediately allayed. We were celebrating a birthday, so upon our arrival and being seated at our decorated table we were offered celebratory champagne, what a way to start a lunch. Our waiter, Derrick, then began to reel off a long list of specials, too numerous to mention, all sounding delicious but too many to remember(a separate menu with prices would be helpful, my only complaint) We ordered our favorites, starting with the onion soup, OMG. We split a burger and enjoyed the fries and everything was just as we remembered if not better. Fully sated, while awaiting our check we were pleasantly surprised with a birthday dessert platter. Kudos to Derrick and the Capital Grille for a most enjoyable experience and we can’t wait to go back and eat the rest of our favorites and try some of those delicious specials

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster Mac and cheese must have.

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vipCamille
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a ME DAY ..and everything was absolutely perfect! The service ambiance atmosphere was superb! My waiter Eugene Kim was courteous exceptional and was confident in his suggestions. Some waiters will just say they’re both my favorite or everything is good.,, not Eugene I’m so glad that he suggested the Brussel Sprouts...one word DELICIOUS! Everything was awesome! I’ll definitely be back! Thank you for making my ME DAY a success. The manager was attentive to all patrons while she was hands on with the service of food and drinks! Thank you Capital Grille

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I’m allergic to almond and I specifically stated to the waiter. They put almonds on my food and I had a very bad allergic reaction.

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vipJude
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was a very different experience from what we k ow capital grill to be. Service was extremely slow. It took almost and hour and a half to get our entree from when the salad was served. Took a long time to get the bill. Food was nothing more than mediocre. The crab app did not seem like high quality crab and the filet was dry. Would definitely go back because we know capital is better than this. Maybe they are still trying to get into the groove of things since recent re-opening.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Amazing staff amazing food and just an all around amazing night.

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vipRolandB
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely wonderful !!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Liz and Michael were excellent, my steak was overcooked twice but they took care of it in an instant, I believe this was only the 2nd or 3rd night back open after a long break so I can imagine it was crazy in the kitchen that night, not to worry at all I will be back for sure!!! Thanks again!

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StacyH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my sisters birthday here recently just as they reopened the dining room with a family of 7 and had a wonderful experience.
The sea bass, lobster tail and filets were all cooked masterfully! The crusted Mac and cheese was delicious, as well as the lobster bisque and clam chowder!
The service was amazing!

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MaryS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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victoriab
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was our server and he was amazing! Best experience 😍

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vipReview
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome

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vipSheriandBill
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back at the bar! We love the vibe and the service is always outstanding. Tried a few new things this time - fried calamari and lobster bisque. Outstanding as was the rest of the meal. Don't miss the Stoli Doli as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were really good considering the limitations associated with the CCP virus. Wonderful steaks and the blueberry sorbet was a pleasure.

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vipLandShark
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a treat to eat at The Capital Grille. Still the best lunch steak deal going for their dry aged, bone-in NY strip. Add a butter poached lobster tail for maximum lunchtime decadence.

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Ninas
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was exceptional! Food was amazing as usual!

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Goartangel
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with a cup of French onion soup and lobster bisque. Then we had the lobster salad and steak with Parmesan truffle fries. I would order everything again. Great food and service.

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vipSheriandBill
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best lunch! Calamari to start, followed by the Lobster salad. Absolutely d'lish and I would order the same thing next time I go. Service was outstanding! Of course, we had the Stoli Dolis, which are enough of a reason to go there! The table was decorated with confetti for my friend's birthday and they brought several desserts to celebrate. Yum! Can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in town to celebrate a birthday!

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vipFoodsnob
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great management, steaks are amazing here. Ordered a NY Strip and it was over-aged, but the manager knew exactly the problem and took care of it immediately and brought us new Filets that were not as aged, they were fantastic! Very professional staff, lunch is a great deal. Lobster salad is delish!

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vipJasonreviewsoc
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super A+ my new place to go

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved this for my uncle and new aunt’s wedding night. Because of the pandemic we couldn’t be there so we wanted to get them dinner on their wedding night. The hostess who took the information to make all the arrangements was amazing and so helpful.

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AlanD
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite steak places. The Kona Steak is my favorite

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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 432-1140.

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa is rated 4.8 stars by 3063 OpenTable diners.

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thecapitalgrille.com/gift-cards?cmpid=br:tcg_ag:ie_ch:other_ca:TCGQ4OTSUPPORT_dt:20200318_in:GiftC.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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