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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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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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
Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
Have been here several times and, in the last year, patronage seems to have been down, so getting in has not been a problem. Friday 2/15/18, was packed, service was good and thankfully noise (no music) was minimal. My pet peeve is going to nice restaurants and you can’t carry on a conversation. Get the foie gras, best appetizer not on the menu and, in fact, we plan to go back soon just for that reason. My date had blue cheese steak and I had the steak & lobster tails (yes 2 tails) and good food for the price. We passed on dessert only because it was standard fare, nothing different; chocolate cake, flourless chocolate, ice creams, cheesecake. If Capital Grille would update their dessert menu, it’d be a triple threat, fois gras appetizer, steak & lobster and splendid desserts. We also had the wedge salad and thick cut truffle fries.
We were celebrating my birthday & my Dad's 80th birthday. Patrick was our server & he was superb! Top notch service! Went above & beyond superior customer service & went out of his way to make our evening special. Will definitely request him on our next visit.
We had a 10:30 reservation for Valentines Which was also our 6 year anniversary. We arrived @ 10:10 & had drinks at the bar & we were seated at 10:40. my companion and I were having a nice conversation enjoying our drinks and starters when the waiter ask to take our order. We told him to give us a few minutes and he advised us the kitchen would be closing. We were shocked. We ordered the food and the lobster came out ice cold in butter that was gelled back together because obviously it wasn't prepared fresh. We also ordered the lamb it was cooked to perfection . But We basically was rushed out the door on Valentines Day. :-(
They only disappointment is they took Chilean Sea Bass off the menu. I went there for Chilean Sea Bass. Nor sure I'll go back unless it's put back on the menu. I'm sure my comment won't even get a second thought but that's typical. No one ever looks at these things.
Valentines dinner. Although busy, we had an early reservation allowing us to be seated at a great table. Our server, Chris was incredible! Food prepared perfectly (try the bone in filet). Ended with a great coffee and delicious double chocolate cake for desert. The entire staff went out of their way to ensure we had a great experience. We did. Our first time here but not our last!
Very expensive, very small portions - the $12 soup cup was smallest I’ve ever seen same with $20 sides. the food not great . Place looks outdated and was almost completely empty
I was extremely disappointed booking this place-this was a business dinner , at $120 a head my clients looked hungry walking out. The $70 wine tasted worst then some $5 bottles.
Service was patchy , they stoped filling water cups, unless you paid for bottled water.
Everything was lovely. Our server, Chris, was very attentive. The ambiance felt like New York or Chicago fine dining. My only criticism: The rolls being served with our drinks were a little too hard, as though they had been microwaved rather than warmed in an oven.
If you haven't yet been wowed by the class of a restaurant, most restaurants will pale in comparison from this point forward, and if you think you've experienced the best, you probably haven't been here yet. This one will be worth whatever you pay. Extreme luxurious food options perfectly made, posh comfortable atmosphere, extreme perfection in service, dress, personality such that you wonder if they know something about your posh empire you don't actually have. If you have a special occasion, and they know you're coming with that special guest, Capital Grille has a touch I've never seen before as your table is already prepared in a way you wish you had done yourself. Highly recommended.
We had dinner at the Costa Mesa Capitol Grille. Our server Michael was wonderful. Very friendly, knew the menu and catered to all our needs. Our steaks were so tasty. Two diners ordered the filet and felt it was the best filet we have had in any restaurant. Very good dining experience. We call can't wait to go back.
The waiter was not helpful to select drink options nor offered recommendations. I did not like the technology aspect of the service as it seemed the waiter tuned out and left us to figure out the device. We said we had 3 people (one person had not arrived yet). I ordered 1 appetizer which only provided 2 bites. The waiter should have been courteous enough to include 3 bites to accommodate the small group or at least told us there was only enough for 2 and recommended we order more. He then proceeded to recommend the highest priced vodka. Lastly, I was not too hungry after having a late lunch so I ordered only the crab bisque. The bisque was flavorless, needed salt and had so little seafood I was disappointed to say the least.
Food outstanding place clean no Clorox smells price a bit high but worth it problem we have been pegged to sit at a particular table all the way in the back when we have said not once not twice but several times and it is stated o our open table suggestions we prefer to sit where there’s ambiance - I hope this issue has been resolved
The food was excellent! Had the filet and the porterhouse ! Both were perfectly done . The lobster bisque was excellent as well. The deserts we enjoyed were the coconut pie and chocolate cake both were great! I will say the wine Captin recommended a good wine and the waiter was above average and made the dinner more enjoyable! He was an outstanding at what he did!
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