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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa, CA

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

4.8
4.8
4548 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 70 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (714) 432-1140
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    the Sales Manager: (714) 432-1140
  • Neighborhood
    Costa Mesa
  • Cross street
    Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405
  • Parking details
    Self-parking available
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 4,548 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Steakhouse

  • North Orange County

    Good for business meals

  • North Orange County

    Great for fine wines

  • North Orange County

    Good for special occasions

  • North Orange County

    Steakhouse

  • North Orange County

    Most Booked

4,548 Reviews
  1. JenniferH

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is just a lovely restaurant with amazing food and impeccable service. Tiffany our server was incredible- so nice and professional. Our favorite restaurant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the first time we’ve been disappointed with our food. First let’s start with the positive; the ribeye sandwich was excellent. The not so good; clam chowder came out lukewarm and lacked seasoning (we’ve had it before and this didn’t measure up). The lobster salad was overdressed and needs something besides arugula as the lettuce, however the lobster was and is always perfectly done.

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  3. Eileenie

    Orange County

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    there were 7 of us. We all had different items and also shared. Everything was fabulous and plentiful. The food here has been a "10" every time we have eaten here. The service was fantastic and no one tried to hurry us. All the food items were delicious. THANK YOU! We love our wine and find the wine by the glass list a little bare. Wine by the glass needs a little help so we all had "hard" liquor drinks. But we will still rate this restaurant a 10!

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  4. annaM

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite dining experience but this time missed the mark French onion soup was so salty and ribeye steak sandwich was so fatty we both had small piles of fat the we had to cut off so we could eat the sandwich. Been dining at capital grille for years and always enjoyed the food. this time though it was not what we have come to expect.

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  5. MelC

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was beyond great and the food is amazing.

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  6. Nutmegger

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful late lunch this afternoon capital Grill never disappoints Our waiter Rob is the best

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome amazing experience! I love the staff, my family loves you guys, and the food is spectacular! Thanks for always treating us so well and much love and special shout out to our server Michael! Great food great people greats times at your establishment! My wife and I had our engagement date there, our wedding date there and our family continues to go to your restaurant enjoying all that you have to offer. We love you all very much and can’t wait to come back again. Much appreciated and sincerest regards, Breanna and Nikko Lilomaiava

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mike and Tommy are the best servers at Capital Grill. If you plan to dine here, please request them as your server. The food is Amazing!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made a reservation to celebrate our proposal with Capital Grille and they did not fall short. Our server, Andre, provided exceptional service and care. He was attentive, kind, and shared a genuine interest in us and our big day. He gave us just enough privacy to enjoy an intimate moment and yet didn’t skip a beat. The food was delicious as always. We shared a bone in ribeye and a few apps and sides. The dessert was absolutely phenomenal and Andres recommended the coconut cream pie to us which stole the show. One of the managers, Kaya, came over to greet us and congratulated us. Overall, we always have a five star experience at this particular Capital Grille and will continue to celebrate our favorite moments here.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a “date night” with my wife. Went to The Capital Grill and had a wonderful night! We were seated promptly at our reservation time and had wonderful wait staff. We ordered cocktails, had their signature pineapple martini and it was delicious. Had Lobster bisque to start, then we both had steaks with Scallop potatoes and creamed corn for the sides. Everything was very good and perfectly prepared. When the server found out we were on our date night, she brought over a rose and laid it on table. When our dinner was over, she brought out 2 glasses of champagne and a dessert tasting plate. What a thoughtful gesture! We will be coming back for our future date nights! Can’t say enough about what a wonderful evening we had!

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  11. Foodie2

    Orange County

    62 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Super disappointed! Brought my friend there for his first time. Sat in bar, server was excellent!! Burger was grisly and bleeding after I ordered cooked all the way through. The lobster/crab burger was tasteless and fell apart because bun over took the patty. If they would have used the hamburger bun with it, it would have been better. He said he wouldn’t come back even though the service was great.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I celebrated my birthday with my family and had a great time!!

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  13. Nice

    Orange County

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bar area and tables where traffic patterns are continuous and noisy, May detract from the overall experience. We asked for a booth in the back of the restaurant and were waited on by a five starred Waitress who greatly made our dining exceptional. The Menu is varied and all choices were excellent. Wine list added to our evening.

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  14. LevM

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just one of the best dining spots in Orange County!

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  15. LynetteR

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for lunch with friends. Great food, service & ambience. Not rushed.

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  16. ReneeB

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing food!! best steak in orange county without a doudt

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  17. LoriK

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant didn’t plan for the busy night and kitchen was behind. We waited an hour to be served dinner. Most of the dinner was tastey but the Lobster Mac & Cheese was dry and it was hard to locate the lobster in the dish. $26 for a bowl of Mac is not a good value. Our server Kendra was personable and kind and she apologized for the long wait.

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  18. KateyZ

    Orange County

    108 reviews

    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, food & service is extraordinary. My favorite restaurant.

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  19. Kwilliams

    Orange County

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great restaurant. There is always consistency in terms of a high quality of food and service.

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  20. SamanthaP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was ok but not for what it cost. I would not go back even tho the service was great. Much better places to eat way better tasting food. Everything was way too rich and heavily seasoned.

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  21. Debbie

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating our son’s birthday. Capital Grille never disappoints. Great service, great food. Cheesecake is still my favorite.

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  22. AlanO

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated birthdays and had great sevice and the food was delicious as usual.

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  23. Date

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best part of our meal was the food and our server, Carin. She was friendly, informative, and very kind.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant has delicious food and great service!

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  25. Fox51

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The noise level was a bit high Friday so pretty busy. The sides lobster Mac n cheese only had a couple bite size pieces of lobster the asparagus was a bit overdone. Our steaks cooked perfect for our liking Wife had a filet medium rare. I had a new york. Bread, drinks, and dessert are what you would expect in a nice steakhouse. Service was great seated in accordance to our reservation our waiter was attentive and very informative on drinks and menus. Plenty of parking they also have valet service. We’ll be back for the steak try different sides.

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  26. RobertP

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I go to the Capital Grill once a year. The food is excellent, and the service is always fantastic. My only complaint is that it's getting pretty expensive to eat here. Oh well, I'll take out a bank loan before we go next year.

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  27. Jackie

    Orange County

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jasmine made our lunch extra enjoyable. She is very sweet, and keeps checking with you to make sure your food is great, and drinks are full. Thank you Jasmine

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing first Valentine’s Day experience. I went looking for a survey to fill out immediately!! Food was perfect. Very relaxed and romantic ambience. Everything was amazing, service, food, seating. Thank you for such an amazing night. Will definitely be coming back.

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  29. WendyR

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day, very crowded but handled with kindness and efficiency. From the front desk, waiters, entire staff were calm and friendly. Food was delicious as always and drinks flowing.

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  30. GoodUbu

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. Food was Soso. Paid $200 for a Japanese A5 Wagyu. Asked for medium rare and it came medium plus. Completely ruined the centerpiece of a nice Valentine’s Day dinner. The server André was amazing.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greece

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Valentine's Day and it was phenomenal! Our waiter Andrea was great and well knowledge about everything. Food was delicious.

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  32. YannaF

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant! We went for Valentines Day and they made our night extra special

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  33. MichaelD

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and spectacular service. It was a wonderful dining experience.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and awesome set up for our anniversary! Food was on point and was served on a timely manner. I will be going back again!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! I don’t have one complaint about this place, I will definitely be coming again

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing and recommended some specials to us that night which turned out great since i really enjoyed it. Hostess were also great and even handed roses to me which i thought was a nice touch to our evening :)

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  37. jesicar

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me gustó cómo adornaron mi mesa fue un lindo detalle

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, I am beyond thrilled with our valentines celebration at The Capital Grill. First off our main server named Sylvia was absolutely fantastic and so was her right hand support from George who assisted her. Sylvia went above and beyond to give us a luxurious experience; she not only knew the menu and specials like a memorized script, she was so helpful and honestly made our experience all the more worth it!! The atmosphere was stunning, as they really put in thoughtful details for valentines and our anniversary details as well. The food was delicious: The shrimp cocktail is our favorite, the steaks were amazing and cooked just to our liking, the sides were also delish (the Mac & cheese was our fave), and dessert was incredible (cheese cake was out of this world). The elegant ambiance and leveled-up service is worth experiencing!! Thank you Sylvia and George for an exceptional experience, we can’t wait to come back and dine with you again in the future!! We will be raving about this dinner to all our loved ones (it was seriously that great of an experience)!!

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  39. JasonM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, ambience and service were all amazing but it was a bit pricey.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve celebrated my birthday here and was very surprised and pleased to see that the servers have gone out of their way to make it extra special for my celebration there.

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FAQs

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 4548 OpenTable diners.

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 70 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405
  • Neighborhood
    Costa Mesa
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Self-parking available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (714) 432-1140
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    the Sales Manager: (714) 432-1140
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