About The Capital Grille - Houston

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.

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5365 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Available for private dining events only. Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Lounge: Open daily

Cross Street:
Yorktown

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(713) 623-4600

Website:
http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet parking. Self parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Ricardo Vargas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Private Dining

The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 42 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 - Houston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Cozy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service, excellent wine list and excellent steaks as always at this restaurant in the Galleria/Tanglewood area of Houston. Never feel rushed here, and the wine list has some hidden gems that are hard to find elsewhere. Sommelier and server were both excellent.
I love a good steak and have lived in Houston for over 30 years, and this is the best place in town for steak in my opinion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Highly recommend the Capital Grille, food and service never disappoint. We had the smoked salmon for an appetizer and it was INCREDIBLE!! My husband ordered the 16 ounce Canadian lobster and I enjoyed the swordfish. Both were amazing!! Even though it was New Years Eve, we didn’t feel like we were being rushed. Best meal we’ve had dining out in a long time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our waiter Jay was PHENOMENAL! He was knowledgeable about every menu item and very attentive amd observant. You could tell he enjoyed his job.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great 3rd anniversary dinner! We loved how they greeted us with a happy anniversary when we first walked in. Loved how the table had a personalized card with a rose and hearts spread out on the table. Was really surprised by oir anniversary desert and champagne. We truly felt the love. Our waiter Miguel Sanchez was awesome and we will ask for his service when we return.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Monterrey)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excelente y sobre todo excelente trato de miguel y Jorge nuestros meseros

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Best steak and service in town!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went to celebrate a good friends birthday. Our waiter Tony was AMAZING, however the food not so good. We had to send the birthday boys steak back due to it being extremely undercooked. In addition, the roasted chicken was so dry even the manager mentioned it. Considering the meal was the main reason we chose this location and to not be satisfied was disappointing.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Very good dining and very good food.

Thank you so much for that wonderful evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always a satisfying dining experience. Great food, drink, ambience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Good! Great service. Nice place to have a steak

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Took clients and they enjoyed. Good waiter and ambiance. Will return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Took the restaurant 50 minutes to seat me so I had to eat at the bar. However, compensation was made economically through the bill. I guess I am satisfied!
Regards.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great meal as usual. Steak was great and the service was outstanding. We will be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always excellent. Celebration of the birth of our grandson!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

All perfect

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was the second year I spent my Thanksgiving at this restaurant. I was served by the same waitress Jessica, she was always very friendly and polite. The food was AMAZING, just like last year, the best moist turkey ever! Love this place!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always excellent and Miguel is a fabulous server!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving dinner 2017. Food was great but the service was lacking. Waiter was not interested in giving us much service or attention when we did not order wine or cocktails. The reason we did not order wine or cocktails was that I just had heart surgery & was released from the hospital the day before Thanksgiving. No alcohol recommended as I was on new prescriptions. So, my family had a great deal to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, but the waiter didn't feel that we were worth the trouble. It was very disappointing as it was a very special occasion for my family. Wish the waiter had felt that way also!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We’ve only been to the Capital Grille in Denver. We stopped going there a few years ago because of a decline in food quality and service. We thought to give the Houston Galleria location a try for Thanksgiving and thought the Denver location was probably a fluke given the Capital Grille’s widespread success and high prices. But my husband and I both ordered steaks cooked medium. My filet was medium well and dry. My husband’s porterhouse was medium rare, at the most, to the point where he wouldn’t eat part of it. The fries, asparagus, and salad were all very mediocre. They were fine and we ate them, but it was a waste of ~$40. Additionally, the noise was rowdy, they sat us right next to the bathroom at a table where I couldn’t fit my purse next to me without squishing it, and the waiter was distant and not concerned with making the experience enjoyable. That said, it was Thanksgiving and I appreciate that I people were willing to work so I didn’t have to cook. We tipped over 25%. However, we’re not trying any Capital Grille again. There’s better options at this high of a price point.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Miguel and Ana were wonderful! The manager was also super kind and considerate. Capital grille has the best customer service and the food is always great.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Exelent food and service

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food & service were great. We were seated right away & food service was quick. Highly recommended!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (México)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Definitivamente, el mejor restaurante de carnes del mundo, su corte "Delmonico" es sensacional, tengo casi 20 años yendo por ese corte. Por cierto, le han cambiado el nombre a "Bone In Rib Eye"???
Su ubicación y ambiente son inmejorables!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I've been to locations in Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth, and Capital Grille has always delivered a high level of service and ambience. This was not my experience at the Houston Galleria location. The atmosphere was very different from other locations and the service, although very well mannered, started to disappear towards the latter part of my evening. My drink was completely empty for quite some time twice and at one point I had to get up myself to pour my date more water. Also, the booth seating was uncomfortable. I did tip 30% out of sympathy and would not recommend this location to friends. It's difficult to understand why this restaurant is a part of the Capital Grille family. This was my first and last trip to the Galleria location.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Annual birthday meal never disappoints.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good food and excellent wine list. The service is excellent and the ambiance is attractive.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very nice ambiance to get together, food is perfect , friendly place

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food and service were impeccable. The waiter even took a nice picture which was printed out for all of us as a memento. Dessert was on the house with a nice "Happy Birthday" on the plate (it was my wife's birthday). The garlic shrimp appetizer are delicious. Steaks were great. Does not disappoint for a place of this caliber.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Although very expensive, the food and service were exemplary.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The Wagu and wine is awesome. The service is always excellent. Ask for Jessica. She is great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is the 2nd time I've been to the Capital Grill with the first being at Town and Country. The service was so bad then I was given $200 in Gift Certificates.

The food was better this 2nd time at the Galleria Capital Grill, but the service was torturously slow. This was a Sunday night. Restaurant about 20% full. My party was 3 people. We went strait to the main dish, no appetizers. And it took 2 hours and 20 minutes for just the main dish and desert.

Manager nowhere to be seen until we were done and it was too late to do anything about the poor pace of service. I'd complain and ask for more Gift Certificates, but I will never go back to either Capital Grill again, even if it's free.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We made our reservations with out thinking about the October birthday next week. Capitol Grille called the day before to confirm our reservations and asked about any special occasion and I snapped to the birthday coming up. We were a party of 4 and they sat us in a cozy booth.
We shared the butternut squash soup, lobster & crab cakes and the shaved brussel sprout salad.
The soup was velvety in texture with just a hint of curry. Fantastic! The lobster and crab cakes had large chunks of lobster and came two per order. Good thing we had ordered two orders because they were a hit with all of us. Mildly seasoned with the tartar sauce on the side they
were very good. The brussel sprout salad was so good. Loaded with pecans and smoked bacon chucks and a small dollop of goat cheese the vinaigrette made this salad outstanding. The boys had the porcini rubbed bone-in rib eye. The flavor of the rub was fantastic with just a tad of cayenne and balsamic. I had the 10 oz. filet au poivre and it was fantastic, perfectly cooked with the pepper corns and a touch of cognac cream sauce. The other dish was pan-seared scallops with wild mushroom risotto. No complaints here , the scallops were huge and the risotto spot on. The staff gave the birthday boy a nice card and served us champagne for a toast. Fabulous evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

As usual, the Capital Grille was a wonderful dining experience. The food was exceptional and the service was outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive; ensuring we always had what we needed. We were celebrating the purchase of a first home for one of the diners and they made the experience remeberable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

As always, the staff, service & food were outstanding! They have the Best Creme Brûlée in Houston!!
Thanks for making my Mom's Birthday so special!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I was celebrating my birthday with my family. Our waiter was very personable and made that experience that much better. Great meal and ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing atmosphere to celebrate a few things during a date night. Happy to go back anytime!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

we enjoyed dining during Houston Restaurant week. the food was excellent however, their wine list was way overpriced.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I had a great birthday dinner celebrating at The Capital Grille restaurant. A Wonderful Dining Experience.

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