The Capital Grille - Milwaukee

4.7
1615 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. A memorable evening or afternoon of fine dining awaits at The Capital Grille.

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KK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was OK not outstanding but no major issues. Very $$ for what we obtained. Service was the slowest I have ever seen. 30 minutes at the table with only a drink order with nothing arriving...
Not at all crowded.

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MD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for the weekend. It was walking distance from our hotel. And found it on restaurants on line. It was an excellent choice for us.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Polite service and incredible food. This was my first time trying swordfish, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed! We also ordered the filet and it was perfectly tender.

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JP
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My hubby and I went there for a Valentine’s Day dinner. We had great quality food and great service. What more can you ask for?

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AR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We go to the Capital Grille every year to celebrate Valentine's Day. It has been a tradition we intend to continue as every year it is amazing without fail! The food, atmosphere, service; everything is wonderful! We only wish we could afford to go more often.

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p
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good food. Oysters were very small and bit dry. Lamb was very good. NY Strip was done correctly but would have hoped for a better rub. Tuna Tartare was good. Wine was limited for a 'fancy' restaurant. Would still go back. Good service.

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B
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The selection for vegetarian/vegan is very limited. I had a salad that was just ok, so I rely on their sides selections which are always very tasty!

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Very expensive over priced the food was not cooked how I wanted it again very expensive

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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KC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The flavor of the food is awesome...well seasoned!!

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JJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUPERB! I don't know any other way to put it, maybe "phenomenal" would work too!

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k
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great filet, chicken was great as well. Desserts were amazing
Fun valentines dinner

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j
Milwaukee
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a very special place to celebrate a birthday

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NO
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine day and Birthday dinner. All great - food, service, ambience. Received our requested Booth. Sold out yet very quiet and we could easily hear each other. Quality met the cost. Excellent attention and recommendations from waiter. Brought free dessert because of birthday plus extra free chocolate covered strawberries as part of the Valentine dinner. Recommend for a special, romantic dinner.

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BC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may sound strange but they have the BEST cheeseburger I've ever tasted.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never had a bad meal here, and service is top notch.

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KM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was amazing. We dine frequently at steakhouses and this might be my new favorite. The server, Jason, was super attentive. Even when I was picky about wine he was patient and understanding. The lobster bisque was delicious, and the filet and lobster tails I had were SO amazing and worth going back for! It’s really pricey but great for a special night out or when you want to treat yourself!

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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from front of house to table service to the kitchen. Everyone's entree and all side dishes were absolutely delicious! It's a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

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JB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday dinner and enjoyed everything about it.

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p
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal and good service

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m
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

not always the best steak but seems to have improved relative to other good options in milwaukee.

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H
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful! We went for a birthday celebration and requested a quiet corner. We were in a room with about 4 other tables and it was very quiet. The table was decorated with birthday confetti and a nice card from the staff. The food was outstanding, and the waiter made some very good recommendations. Our birthday girl was also treated to a complementary birthday dessert with two excellent choices on the plate.

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MW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SIMPLY LIFE CHANGING. JUST INCREDIBLE. TOTALLY WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY.

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MF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was really good, best crab cakes and lobster mac ever!! Drinks were delicious and we probably could have eaten an entire cheese cake... Would definitely recommend

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Started off a bit strange as they tried to seat us at a table in front of an emergency exit door near the servers station. We asked to be reseated and we were placed in a nice booth near the entrance. From that point on everything was fantastic. Will be back and will specially ask for a booth next time.

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TB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the Capitol Grille was great! The ambiance is clubby and the wait staff are very accommodating. We both ordered steaks and they arrived perfectly prepared. The sides we ordered - mashed potatoes and green beans were delicious. We capped off the meal with coffee and ice cream. The homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream was large enough to share and a a nice balance of chocolate chips and mint. The overall experience was great but the price makes this a special occasion place!

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CT
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. We celebrated two birthdays and everything was just perfect. Drinks were awesome. Dinner was excellent as everyone enjoyed their steaks. This is the reason why we come back again and again.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Aaron, was amazing! I’ve been wanting to dine here for quite some time and it was definitely worth the wait! I had the swordfish and burata salad, both of which were excellent. I can’t wait to go back again!

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Milwaukee institution that never fails to impress every time I visit. The care that they have for the customer is bar none. From the moment of sitting down when the hostess replaced our white napkins with dark ones becuase we were wearing dark suits. To waiter spontaneously doing a wine taste test and constantly checking on how we were doing. One of my favorite places to take people when we do not know where to go for the evening because we never leave disappointed.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time, excellent food -excellent service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Probably my new favorite steakhouse. No need to go out of town

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service for a business lunch - couldn't have been better!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was top notch. We had a great experience.

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

Service was impeccable and food couldn't have been better.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around dining experience. Brian was our waiter and was as good as they come. Knowledgeable, courteous and on top of his game. Fantastic!

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FG
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best calamari in town and the steaks are unbeatable. The service tops off the whole experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

New years eve dinner. Clearly the kitchen was somewhat overwhelmed. French onion soup delivered luke-warm. Eventually sent back to be reheated (which is precisely what occurred, taking nearly 20-mins). Steak (2-pieces) was cooked inconsistently, due to significant thickness differential between the pieces. Lobster tail overcooked. Overall, mediocre food quality, poorly executed at this price point.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey, but excellent food and service

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HS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good - especially considering it was New Years Eve. Great cocktails. Steak was slightly over-cooked but still very good. Server, Angel, was excellent!

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F
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve Dinner

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