The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

4.7
2475 reviews
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Steakhouse
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. Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere.
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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us Easter Sunday for an exceptional prix-fixe brunch from 10:00am – 2:00pm, $49 adults, $15 children. Enjoy our Executive Chef's take on classic brunch dishes such as Lobster Frittata and more.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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BJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed dining there. The food was very food and service was excellent.

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F
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. The steak was flavorful and cooked perfectly. Delicious creamy mashed potatoes and a decadent chocolate dessert. Our server Tracy took very good care of us. Love the booths.

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DP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tommie was great. Allowed us to dine properly and had great suggestions.

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s
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ally our server gave us great service. We ordered our drinks right away and she explained everything on the menu we asked about. The food was delicious and the desserts were incredible.

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r
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal with wonderful service from Ibere and staff. This was a family gathering for those of us who live in different states. Ibere could not have been more helpful, pleasant and engaged. Thanks for making our get-together great.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was the best our server Eugene went above and beyond with his attention to our dinner his recommendations were also great we will be back soon

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GG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st class service and delicious food...staff truly makes you feel welcome and appreciated

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

2nd time terrible service.need a new manager NOT RUN LIKE BOSTON!!!

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A
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, ambiance and food !

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L
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our group gathered to celebrate my son-in-law receiving his doctorate. Capital Grille understood how special that day was to us and everything was perfect. The table was decorated, they had a card for him and even a champagne toast. The wait staff was top notch especially Eugene Kim.

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RT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet Table in back. Wonderful service and food. Delightful to be able to hear and enjoy a truly memorable meal.

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M
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love celebrating my birthday here every year. They treat you so special with a card, confetti on the table and a special dessert.

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JA
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was excellent! Best that I have ever had!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing, service wasn’t the best.

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L
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and impeccable service. Highly recommend for a special occasion. It could not have been more perfect.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th Birthday party was fantastic!!!!

Our waiter Scott Carpenter was amazing and took great care of us. Very friendly and interacted well with the kids.

Best bone-in Ribeye of my life! Flavor was unbelievable.

Coming back for Easter with the family.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday/get together

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HH
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved the board room for a birthday celebration for a friend turning 85. We are all 73+. Wonderful to be able to hear one another speak and speak in loud enough for each other without disturbing guest at other tables

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

The noise from other tables was too loud

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.. Michael was an awesome waiter.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to dinner for my husband’s birthday. The food was amazing. Our waiter was awesome. We had a wonderful experience.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food and the service are always outstanding. I took my my girlfriend to dinner for her birthday and it felt like VIP treatment. They called ahead of time to confirm the reservation from Open Table and the occasion. We were immediately seated on our table had a white rose with a hand written birthday card. The amazing dinner was followed by a very special dessert. This will always be my #1 spot!

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KM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I ordered the soup which I didn’t care for. The waiter asked me if I would like something else instead. When we got the bill I was billed for the soup and the item I decided to replace it with. He did give me free green beans.

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r
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service! Look forward to the next one!

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BR
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carin our server is always on point and goes out of her way to anticipate our needs before us asking for anything. Food and staff is always A+ as is their management team. Impressive and the reason we return again and again.

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FP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Thank You dinner

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always superb

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and exceptional service!!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. It was fun. Service was wonderful

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Rude hostess
Cooked steaks to wrong temp 2 times!
Not like Boston!
Will never go there again in OC!

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MF
Orlando
56 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional cuisine, service and ambiance. There were four people in our party, and everyone walked out quite pleased.

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tracey, our server, was amazing! And Jorge, the server assistant, was so attentive! It was all around an amazing experience, and the food was so so good. Our steaks were so tender and full of flavor. We look forward to enjoying a meal there again!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. One of our party was in a wheelchair and we were easily and graciously accommodated. After our meal, one of us left a bag at the table and our server went above and beyond, running quite a way to catch us and give us the bag.

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J
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exceptional meal experience with superb service, delicious food/drinks and splendid ambiance! We hope to be back soon!

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RB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food!! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking to be treated with excellent service and go home with a happy belly!

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DC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing intimate dining experience! Highly recommend it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Attention to detail exceptional, Made my daughters birthday very special!

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OT
Los Angeles
333 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Steaks are always cooked perfectly and service is exceptional. Our server was Mike who was so very professional and courteous. I highly recommend Capital Grille for excellent steaks and outstanding service.

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E
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very very very good... by far the best of the chain steak houses. Worth going back many times.

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S
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great dinner and great service! We love restaurant week!

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