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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

1900 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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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

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Phone number
(714) 432-1140
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Hutten
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Cross street
Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405
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Complimentary Valet
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Special events & promotions
Private dining event space can accommodate up to 60 guests.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 1900 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was my twin’s 18th birthday. Everything was perfect - the table had confetti and a rose and cards for each of them - super sweet! The food was amazing - as it always is - and our waitress was excellent. Definitely recommend!

vipDakotah (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and meal. Each of the four of us ordered a different item. All were described as excellent with a nice presentation. We will return for dinner as well.

vipRandy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always good food with excellent service (ask for Bonnie).

Tlcrrla (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We came for a special birthday. After a hiccup at the front desk, the general manager saved the day and gave us the table that was requested. They had a long stem rose on the table and a happy birthday card. Very classy touch. Our server, Bonnie, was so great. Attentive without being fussy or pushy. She gave us great ideas on what to try.
The executive chef came out to introduce himself and gave us an amuse bouche with smoked salmon. Lovely one bite surprise.

The lobster bisque was not as flavorful as I would like but okay. My New York strip was cooked to perfection. We added asparagus and au gratin potatoes to share. Both were delicious. Bonnie brought out a fabulous dessert tray with an assortment of small items to try. Flourless chocolate cake, cheese cake topped creme brulee style and a dollop of whipped cream. Top notch.

I love coming here for the consistency of good food and service. The front desk staff needs to be elevated on how to properly handle guests when they are super busy.

We will come again and try some new things and hopefully we can have Bonnie be our server again. Thank you, Capital Grille, for making a memorable birthday dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing. Friendly service. Great experience

vipFoodie949 (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 6 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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 7 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.

vipHamFam (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent food always and service.

VicteriG (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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. :-(

Dennis (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

vipPEO3 (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentine's dinner...

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I love everything about Capital Grill. Always Excellent!

DenverMike (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

It was good, just need new menu items