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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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3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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


Cross Street:
Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 432-1140

Website:
http://thecapitalgrille.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet

Executive Chef:
Chris Hutten

Additional:
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.

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
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Cozy (17)
Bar Seating (17)
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Fit for Foodies (15)
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Authentic (10)
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 (Orange County)·Dined a day ago

The food was amazing. Friendly service. Great experience

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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food always and service.

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·Dined 4 days ago

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. :-(

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Place was amazing, from the moment you walk in. Until you finish your meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Valentine's dinner...

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

I love everything about Capital Grill. Always Excellent!

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

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·Dined 6 days ago

It was good, just need new menu items

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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious lobster salad

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our waiter was outstanding. Made our evening most enjoyable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Andrei was very nice and the service was excellent.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always excellent. Usually get a dry aged steak, but opted for a sliced fillet dish. Haven't had a bad, or than great, meal here yet.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Only our 2nd time here. Food is AMAZING, especially the bone-in filet.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lunch date with my bride.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food is outstanding served in a beautiful restaurant with 5-star service. Can’t be best.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was amazing! From the food to the staff!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

EXCELENTE LA CARNE Y EL SERVICIO.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent as always. A bit pricy,
and that may affect future dining decisions

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent service.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

They did a great job decorating the table and adding a hand written note for my son's birthday. They also brought him his own dessert plate.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Celebrating our new marine!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 16, 2018

25th Anniversary, Table was beautiful, they gave us champagne and a wonderful dessert, our dinners were delicious. We had a great time and they made it very special.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The restaurant was crowded - due to this, we had to wait 45 minutes or so for our meal - The manager noted this and came to out table twice before comping our meal - would recommend restaurant to everyone - thanks

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went here for a birthday celebration. The food and service were excellent. The special touches they do for someone’s birthday, are a nice surprise.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Capitol grill never disappoints!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Valerie went above and beyond to make sure our evening was a memorable one. Amazing food and service, the Capital Grille never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Took my family for NYE dinner, and the meals were excellent. My parents shared a tomahawk steak and they both loved it. Highly recommended !!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Simply Awesome!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

So disappointed. Shrimp and lobster were overcooked. Steak under cooked (it was still moo-ing) x 2 then overcooked. Chicken was tough and burnt. Coconut cream pie tasted like lemon.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Friendship celebrating

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