The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa
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.
Polite Notice – For the comfort of all guests and to better deliver on our promise of a refined atmosphere, proper dress is required. Thank you for not wearing: Gym attire, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or images, exposed undergarments.
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Ribeye Steak Sandwich*
with Caramelized Onions and Havarti; Served with your choice of Parmesan Truffle Fries or Field Greens Salad
Maine Lobster Salad
with Citrus Vinaigrette
Lobster Mac 'N' Cheese
Brought our mom here for a belated Mother’s Day dinner and let me tell you it was nothing short of amazing!! Our server was fabulous, so informative and polite. The food was exceptional! Everything delicious, highly recommend! I’ll definitely be back.
Table in the bar area, but Tom (waiter/Somm) made us feel like we were inside the main dining room. Outstanding service.
Service and food outstanding. Derrick; our waiter, and Liz; the manager, are top notch. Just moved to the area and have been to capital grille elsewhere for years and they k ie how to treat their guests. Thank you for making us feel comfortable and valued.
The food is always very good here, my spouse said his chicken and mashed potato entree was just okay, and he said his clam chowder was a little too salty for his liking.
I had the parmesan crusted salmon and a caesar salad which both were very good.
The service here is next level excellent. Always enjoy coming here.
We came here for my friend's 30th birthday an Capital Grille truly made it a special outing. Starting with confetti on our table and ending with a complementary birthday dessert for my friend! She had such a great time. Rose, who was helping us for the day, was so nice and accommodating. She even got the kitchen to special make me onion bread, since it was not yet available upon our initial arrival. My friend loved her lamb chops! Which is so hard to perfect. And I loved my bone in rib eye. I can always count on Capital Grille for a perfect 5 star experience!! :) Thank you everyone!
Our server Ally was the absolute best!
Great food and service. We've been here multiple times and have never had a bad experience.
A perfect place for any occasion , great food and service
Great Mother’s Day dinner.
Very good Mother's day dinner. Porcini Rib Eye, Salmon, Chilean Sea Bass were all great, Server was very good and Manager Scott Perry was very helpful. Overall great place to eat. We go often but fantastic that now can sit inside and relax enjoy the food
All the food was excellent. The climate was extremely cold. Not sure why considering we haven't had a hot day in over a week. Service was great.
Best Steakhouse and best service in the OC!
The food was great only problem we had I asked for my steak well done had to send it back 2 times but the 3rd time we were good. The manager came right over and took care of us. Very good customer service. We will be back
My birthday was amazing !
I’ve been here many times and it’s always been great. For some reason this time it wasn’t. I think the balcony location by the bar is just a bad overall. I will never sit there again. Killed the whole experience.
Service was great until the salads...then it was like we didn’t exist. Felt just like a chain. You’ll have a better experience at Water Grill across the street which is still a chain but has never let us down.
Always a great experience! We’ve been eating at Capital Grille for years, mainly at the at the Las Vegas location and now frequently at the Costa Mesa location. Service is always impeccable. Establishment is beautiful. Food is on-point. The level of quality is consistent at all times.
Overall a nice experience. Wait staff very attentive. Seated promptly. was really noce to experience fine service. Attentive but not pushy, all smiles, quick to see us even when the kitchen seems a little "in the weeds". All steaks were great, sides well done, appetizers served en masse and delicious and all were gracious in dealing with my 90 year old mom and 6 and 11 year old.
Service was great along with great wine selection!
Great time experience
Amazing service! Great food
Great venue for a business lunch. Service was excellent and Rose our server had us never wanting for anything. She and the team executed brilliantly!
Capital Grille is definitely a high end restaurant to enjoy your time and a fabulous meal there. The service is stellar and the food delicious. We have never had a bad experience here. They take the extra steps for special celebrations and really make you feel top notch.
Our Server Michael was outstanding. Got to know each of us in the first few minutes, and was serving our drinks, and food with recommendations he knew we would like. Checked on us - but not too much to seem overwhelming. Timing was amazing. His "helper" David always made sure the dishes were cleared and glasses full of water. From the Maitre Di and welcome to the moment we left - didn't feel rushed or pushed out at all.
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our server was Ally she was AMAZING!!!! Celebrating Mothers day and she treated my Mom like a Queen and paid attention to her diabetic needs.
Always happy when we go to Capital Grill but this service was TOP NOTCH!!
Birthday lunch for my Husband. They made it special. Nice touch was a card and some fun confetti on the table. Great menu. Food always good! Prices fair.
Nice Family Outing.
A+ service and food is absolutely top notch. Our server Rob was a true professional. Can’t wait to go back.
Capital Grille was great. Everything was delicious. They went above and beyond to make our 27th anniversary special. We highly recommend Capital Grille!
We had an amazing time, yet again.
Michael was our waiter, made some great recommendations, and made our evening there very memorable. The steaks were perfect, the entire evening was perfect!
Amazing everytime!!!! Everything was perfect.......
Top 10 Burgers in the world! Love eating at the high tops in the bar!
Beef a bit overcooked
Food and service was exceptional! Highly recommend!!!
Fabulous service, great food and a lovely atmosphere
They all made us feel very welcome and important
Very awesome dining experience and gorgeous hostesses. Great service and great food. Tommie was awesome. Highly recommend this spot.
Absolutely fabulous! Wonderful food and service. We'll be back soon!
Outstanding! Wonderful hostess and extremely compassionate hostess. My cousin had walking and health challenges and every single staff member showed her the utmost respect and consideration in assistance. Thank you Rose for your wonderful service!!!
We finally returned to this Capital Grill after the covid outage, and found the restaurant going strong, like they never skipped a beat. We were quite surprised at how busy it was, but it was a Friday evening, and we were seated indoors. We are happy to report that this CG continues to serve up some great food and drink, that is prepared to order: Starters: A glass of Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc to toast our wedding anniversary. Then we moved on to FRESH shrimp and crab cocktails paired with a glass of Galerie SauvBlanc - Napa (part of the Spire Collection); Main course: a 40oz Prime Tomahawk, and a 2 petit filet covered with 2 S African lobster tails (shelled of course), with sides of grilled asparagus ala limon, and the au Gratin potatoes, steaks prepared perfectly at medium rare+. Paired this with a beautifully elegant soft silky Super Tuscan, 2016 Gaja Ca' Marcanda "Promis" (thought it was apropos for our wedding anniversary! LOL), a blend of Merlot, Syrah, and Sangiovese, formidable enough for the steaks, yet silky and soft enough for the lobster feature. Dessert: CG was gracious to provide us an anniversary platter of cheesecake and flourless chocolate torts. Finished with a glass of Remy XO cognac. Another well executed dinner and service (Thank you Ally!). An anniversary dinner that did not disappoint. Thank you CG for another fine dining experience for our anniversary.
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 3136 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.