About The Capital Grille - Milwaukee

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.

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.


310 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(414) 223-0600

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

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet parking available at lunch and dinner.

Executive Chef:
Hans Cys

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, 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 32 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 - Milwaukee Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Special Occasion (19)
See All
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Romantic (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Cozy (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sort by
S
1353 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Everything was wonderful.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Had an superb dinner here for my birthday! The food was outstanding and the service was top-notch! Only wish is that the place was not so dark. I know most steak places go for that dark, woodsy look, but I still don't like it! And finally, while the experience was excellent, it was expensive. When all was said and done (including tip), bill was just a shade under $200 for two people.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall very good. Expensive, but you get what you pay for.

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 7 days ago

Typically great experience. Top service and very good food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 7 days ago

Our server was the bartender, I believe because she wasn’t wearing the traditional tan coat. So we believe the lunch was under staffed. She was very pleasant and nice. We ordered the filet mignon 8oz medium rare and it was over cooked. Our server did spot it right away and had it remade. It seemed though that another table may have received the remade filet. Due to the time it took to receive the second filet. The rest our our food was already cold and the second filet we received was under cooked and charred on the outside. The chef was serving our food and they were very apologetic about the first steak bring cooked incorrectly but with the second steak coming as it was we gave up and said it was fine. My steak was the 14 oz NY strip and it was cooked perfect. My lobster tail shell was burnt and the tail did not lay straight on my plate. One side was slightly chewier than the other. Our appetizer of the calamari was delicious and we loved it. Was disappointed with the steak and this is our second visit. We most likely will try another restaurant next year and for our up coming anniversary. Service is wonderful just disappointed with the steaks.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

There are other Capital Grilles it the area but I have always had an excellent service and meal here. I make the extra drive to come back here.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Perfect birthday lunch! I’ll definitely be back. Outstanding service, food and ambiance.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The bone in filet melted in your mouth. I also have allergies to gluten and dairy and they were able to modify most dishes. Fantastic experience.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food. Great service. Bone in filet was fantastic.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Took family here for nephew's birthday. All staff members were courteous. Very prompt seating, food out in timely fashion. Meal was great and we all enjoyed our time together. Would come back again and again.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have enjoyed this restaurant several times and this visit for our 50th anniversary was no exception. Our waiter Troy expertly answered all questions, served and inquired about our food. Everything was delicious - shtimp, crab, steaks, augratin potatoes and dessert!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Another great get together w/g-friends and to celebrate a birthday! From the awesome dessert to the personalized b-day card and confetti on the table made it very personal. Good place to celebrate!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been here before and have had great experiences but this time was not even close to good. Two items that we ordered came out at room temperature, one was lobster. We had them sent back and the staff was very apologetic. What seemed odd was that it was not like the food was sitting at a warmer and didn't get picked up, it was not cooked properly to begin with. It came out very fast after we ordered.
I wouldn't recommend this place since there are many other really nice steak places around and this was certainly not worth the cost. At this cost I would expect a much better experience.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service and food was excellent. Our server (Sara) was incredibly accommodating, above and beyond what is usually expected. When I said I couldn’t decide between French Onion Soup and a Caesar’s Salad she quickly said that she would ask the chef to do 1/2 portions of each! Everything was great, we’ll be back again!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We can always depend on Capital Grille to serve delicious food and have great service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great service and food keep us returning. A treat when you're there for a special occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent steakhouse. Steaks are very good and well prepared. Crab cocktail is very good. Extensive wine list. Very good service. Has valet parking. Good for before or after Bucks games.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Chef was not pleased with how his first order of king crab legs were (too many knuckles he said) so he brought an additional two king crab legs. Waiter cracked open and removed meat from shells on first order that was a little s difficult to crack open. My friends girlfriends lamb chops were amazing. Good service and wine list. They carry “The Prisoner” by the glass and bottle !!
Third visit to Capital Gill MKE and would return.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful new years eve dinner. Food and service were outstanding as always.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Year's Eve, dinner for 7. We were early for our reservation, however they kept us waiting past our reservation time even though the table they say us at was open. Not much room in the bar to mingle. Once seated, the pace of the dinner was good, our waiter was attentive but nothing beyond the norm. Food was ok, but the fillets were very bland but very tender. Tna and chicken we're good, and I was told the mushroom soup was out of this world fantastic. All in all, acceptable but won't go back as nothing special. Valet was an added bonus in the bitter cold, and the guys were great, all upbeat, friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Hubby and I had an amazing dinner on New Year's Eve. Troy was our server and was outstanding. We always have such a nice time at the Capital Grille.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated New Years Eve dinner, it was great as all the times we go to Capital Grille. Sophia is amazing as always.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everyone made our anniversary so special-sparkles, flowers, card, dessert!!! Excellent service and amazing food! Definitely the perfect place for a celebration!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Absolutely outstanding from the moment we walked in the door. Sofia was one of the best servers I have ever had. She was very pleasant, mindful of our needs and overall excellent. Food was exquisite as was the wine. Would highly recommend for any occasion. Plus they let us keep our car in valet while we went to a show so we did not have to struggle to park downtown on a busy evening. A+ on everything!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good experience as always. Service is great and the food exceptional.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent steak and awesome Brussels sprouts.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always good food and Anne H provided excellent service!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our 4th visit to Capital Grill for Christmas Eve with family. Each time it was excellent, festive and the service and food top notch. A real treat for everyong

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went for dinner Christmas eve, as usual everything was great. Sophia is the best.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Outstanding service as always from Suzie. Lindsay and her staff do a great job

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Capitol Grill is consistently outstanding. Both the service and food were great. The wine list is very extensive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was our anniversary. There was a rose, a card & a simple but nice decoration on our table when we were seated. We were also given a dessert to share & champagne at the end of our meal. The food & service were wonderful!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our server, Aaron, was the best. He knew everything. And while any place that has amazing food is top-notch in my book (you have to try the lobster mac n' cheese), amazing servers make your experience that much better. Aaron brought our night out to a new level!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always a special dinner when we are there. Very helpful staff.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had a great meal! Service was outstanding, food delicious and overall atmosphere was very nice. It's a great local restaurant and lives up to its reputation.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food is always perfect, our server Peter was a good mix of exceptional service and interactive attitude. Loved him. The place is a little weird with all the animal heads and pictures of people, yet I like the dark old school fine dining vibe.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, great service. Not much else to say

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent food and service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great steakhouse. Steaks are done perfectly and very good meats. Very good wine list including higher end wines by the glass. Service is very good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service and very good food. We were dining before the Ballet and our waiter was incredibly accommodating of our tine while never making us feel rushed. My only complaint was the dining room was incredibly dark. A bit more light would add to the ambiance.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.