The Capital Grille - Houston

4.8
1656 reviews
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Steakhouse
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. One of only a few restaurants in Houston to receive the DiRona (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) Award. Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere.
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day to enjoy an exceptional prix-fixe brunch from 10:00am – 2:00pm, $49 adults, $15 children. Our Executive Chef's take on classic brunch dishes such as Lobster Frittata and more.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Naples
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every aspect

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CB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Karl was the best. It was our anniversary and they made it the best time from decorating the table to champagne and cake. Thanks again.

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DE
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. What's not to like?

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CR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was somewhat disappointing, our waiter deserted us when a party of 8 came in.
I had to wait for about 10 minutes to get the check.

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b
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening catching up with an old friend. Was thankful we never felt pressured to hurry up.

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c
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous service and food,

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LS
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE AMBIANCE WAS SOOTHING, THE SERVICE AND SERVER WERE PHENOMENAL AND THE ENTREE'S WERE PREPARED PERFECTLY. WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED OUR DINING EXPERIENCE.

THANK YOU

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so grateful for the staff and overall service and food quality at Capital Grill. Tonight our experience was superb and unequivocally, one of the best meal sharing times I’ve had in recent memory (the last two years) Thank you for taking me seriously and for insuring our experiences with you were very very fine this evening. Honestly, your table staff made all the difference for us this evening. Thank you.

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Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with my daughter who is here from college.
Excellent evening, great food and service.
Overall perfect.
Thanks.

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TB
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a really good experience. My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner there! Good Steak, and the Scallops were amazing!!!

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BC
Denver
54 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the wonderful waiter, Karl appetizer and meal; The whole dinner was wonderful. All of our steaks were cooked and served perfectly. All sides were delicious.

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S
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miguel was outstanding. The filet and sauted spinach with garlic was spectacular!

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GJ
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Although the dinning room is nice; it is very dated. There are huge pics of old, Texas men and landscapes everywhere. We have on our profile to be seated in the middle of the room and were placed in the very, back corner (it was not busy at all). The food was good but not great. Drinks were made well and our server was nice. I advised them to rip out some of the booths and add a jazz trio, take down the old pics and replace with some silver/grey tones wallpaper add mirrors and lighten up the dated menu.

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Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from start to finish was on point! It's the little things that are said and done that really make this restaurant stand out from others! All around great night thank you , especially Mrs Jean!

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R
London
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I was happy to see that after my previous visit where the steak was of a very low quality, this time the steak was where I expected it to be. Service was ok, not polished. But friendly enough.

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TS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The sliced filet was tender and the flavor delicious. Service is friendly and professional. Perfect Sunday dinner!

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PS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic job helping us celebrate our anniversary. Will return for future anniversaries, as well as other times!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I celebrated Valentine’s Day on Saturday night instead of Thursday to avoid the crowds. Capital grille is Awesome! They set up the table with rose petals and some valentines glitter even though it wasn’t the day of! The kona grilled strip and balsamic glazed ribeye were amazing. The staff was very attentive and used our last name when addressing us. (Impressed). We were both in the moment.

Thank you capital grille. We’ll definitely be back!

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n
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

While service was fine and the food good it is overpriced leaving one a bit under whelmed on the value. Great I suppose if one is on expense account and not concerned on what you get for the money

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VG
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! It was a family date night and everyone was treated just right. Thank you!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quiet and elegant Valentines dinner.

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MA
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Susan was amazing!!!! Great food and amazing service

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J
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Jay is amazing, dress code was not enforced for customer who came in with sagging pants and backwards hat. Please enforce dress code!!

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LH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food! We were a party of 6 on Valentine's Day and had to wait 30 minutes for our table. The manager brought us champagne and an appetizer on the house. Appreciated how he went above and beyond even though they were very busy.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around. Just a bit noisier than last time I was there. Also it took about 10 minutes past my reservation to get a table. Server was great and entertaining.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The hostess was extremely snotty and rude. The worst thing about going to a restaurant and the very first person you deal with is rude. It sets the tone for the entire night. When she asked me my name because she could not hear it the first time I began to spell it for her and she cut me off and said I got it in a very rude tone. They were seating several people that just walked in without a reservation while our reservation time had already passed. Finally my husband asked them nicely if we were up soon and she said your next and when he turned around she gave him a very dirty look. She didn’t know I was watching. It was valentines and we were the only table in the entire restaurant that didn’t get rose petals. We didn’t get bread. Had to finally ask for it. I asked for club soda after spilling butter on my shirt but they never brought it. Food was delicious just very disappointed in the way we were treated. Especially spending over 200.

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had an excellent experience...made Valentines very special.

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AH
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We booked for Valentine's Day at the last minute (I was surprised they had space). But when we got there, we were seated in an area that was crammed with other tables, that usually is not dining space. We sat on top of our neighbors...I wouldn't do that again. Prices were HIGH but food was good.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great over all experience!

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M
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had a wonderful time. Service was great and food was outstanding!

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It’s usually pretty good. However it ranks kinda in the less than category.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time will return

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband Birthday , Celebrating it at Capital Grille! He loves the food and the service!

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S
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Paige was amazing! Very attentive, knowledgeable and personable. The food was outstanding. From the steaks, snapper, lobster mac and cheese and Brussel sprouts....ALL WAS FANTASTIC. We went for our 31st anniversary and they made it extra special. Can’t wait to go back!

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DS
Cleveland
54 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Capital Grille by far. They are all amazing and we go often, but love coming to Houston

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GP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Susan, was amazing. She was very engaging and was knowledgeable about the food and the wine. The food at Capital Grille is always worth it. But Susan made a memorable impression.

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R
London
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Normally, the Capital Grill is my goto place for a steak, I have been many times before. The service was very good, however the food (steak) this time was a big let down. I had the bone in ribeye, as always but the quality this time was way of Grace A, I barely got a 1/3rd of meat out of the steak and it was stringy, additionally not up to the usual high standard. My colleagues had a bone in filet, and said it was average. He too is a big Capital Grill fan, but unfortunately it has slipped down big time. I think we will have to find another mainstay for steak, shame but I feel the quality has dropped too far.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris was excellent and the man who kept refilling our water.

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D
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our food was excellent. The restaurant was packed so the service suffered a little. The 4 of us were at a booth that would easily hold 6 or more so the two people on each end were going to be about 6-8 feet away from each other. We had to add a chair so we were not so far from each other. The person using the chair was bumped by people walking by all night. When we asked for a table we were told it would be at least a 30 minute wait for another table. We had made our reservation about 4 weeks before and wondered who many walk-ins or very recent reservations had been given a real table for 4.

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DD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was incredible! The service was phenomenal, ambiance was great, and just a overall wonderful experience!

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