About The Capital Grille - Minneapolis

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 heart of the Hennepin Theatre District.

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801 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Cross Street:
8th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(612) 692-9000

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

Catering:
The Capital Grille will cater parties of 20 to 100 guests with outstanding food & service.

Parking Details:
Valet parking for $10 begins each evening at 5 p.m.

Public lots available:
Lasalle Plaza
30 South 9th Street
Next to YMCA and in our building


Park & Shop Parking Ramp
24 8th St. South

Lasalle Court Parking Ramp
811 Lasalle Avenue

Executive Chef:
Adam Bartos

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

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

Private Dining

The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 50 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 - Minneapolis Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

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4.2

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (75)
Good for a Date (64)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
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Romantic (50)
Business Meals (48)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Pre/post Theatre (45)
Notable Wine List (33)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Good for Groups (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Worth the Drive (22)
Great for Lunch (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Authentic (11)
Fun (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
People Watching (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Dined with friends for a holiday lunch at the C. G. Service, food and ambiance was as we expected: SUPERB! What more positive can be said about the Capital Grille? It is a Minneapolis "mainstay" and 'always right' for any special occasion. That is why we chose it!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a quality experience. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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·Dined 5 days ago

excellent food with an exceptional atmosphere with menu options for everyone

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was outstanding! we when were really surprised when our server Becky brought champagne to the table gratis to celebrate our occasion. And also a special dessert to celebrate our business invention and venture. The food was delicious, and the service was spectacular. We will be back for our next step of the venture and celebration!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent - always raising the bar! Wonderful customer service from the valet staff, hosts, servers, etc. Fabulous meal - enough leftovers for a whole other meal! A must go to for those special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service. Very professional and welcoming. The food is excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We are always greeted and seated well. The new entrance is a bit cramped and awkward. Beautiful rich wood and an upscale atmosphere. Food is always great but very expensive. Service is usually spectacular but this time was very much lacking. Our server apologized since she realized her performance was not great. She explained she had been taking care of a group that contained a celebrity. It kind of implied that took precedence over us . Usually so happy about our visit, but this time felt underwhelmed. We were celebrating my sons birthday, so kind of a disappointment.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Steak was good, sides were bland and overall, was't very impressed. Was actually charged $85 for a glass of wine, which is outrageous knowing I bought the same glass of wine at Ruth Chris for $30 in Baltimore, MD. Will NEVER go back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was great! Service is world classs! We were slightly early before they opened and they let us in. They asked if we were seeing the show and made sure we had plenty of time to enjoy our food and still be on time for the show.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very fun night-food was perfectly prepared and delicious plus we had a great table-

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great thanksgiving day

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving was amazing

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We appreciated the excellent service we received at Capital Grille. Our waiter, Todd, made suggestions that were quite helpful and resulted in a delightful dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent as usual. Our server was a little off tonight but that is the rare exception.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

47th Anniversary dinner with my wife. We were really looking forward to great dinner. Really crowded and could not get a drink before dinner. Place was packed and very noisy. Got seated on time and had a nice table. Ordered tomato salad. One slice was fine. The other slice was hard as a rock. Ordered steak filet medium to split with my wife. Received two pieces of meat. One was fine and done as ordered. The other piece was tiny and burned to a crisp. Waiter disappeared after taking the our initial order and did not check back on how was dinner, so I could send back the bad steak or take a drink order. Waiter finally showed up and hour later with the check. I let him know about the horrible experience. He did remove the steak from the bill but could not make up for a ruined evening.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My in-laws 1st time and they loved it! It was a busy night and the wife found out they just ran out of scallops but she grabbed a ribeye. Always, top notch!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome meal... wonderful service... not so easy on the wallet, but worth it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

2nd time at Capital Grille. First was in Indianapolis great to see that the amazing food was consistent at both locations. Wish you had one in San Francisco.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The Capital Grille is always a great dining experience for us. We go a couple of times a year for date nights and for anniversary dinners.

The food is always delicious and we have never had a bad plate of anything. You must try the Au Gratin potatoes.

The waitstaff are some of the best in the industry. Knowledgeable, courteous and patient, they add the extra touch a nice meal requires. We’ve had John several times now and make requests to have him if he’s available.

If you’ve never been, you will need to make a reservation, preferably a day or more in advance depending on your desired day and time.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My husband received a gift card from his company and we decided to take my mother for a nice dinner. The restaurant was extremely busy, but we had a reservation and were seated right away.

The server was wonderful to make appetizer recommendations and the shrimp is absolutely amazing! The shrimp was served in a broth with giant bread crumbs-or I should say cubes of bread.

We ordered the kona streak with bone in and they cut it off the bone (nice touch) and the filet! Bithe were delicious!

We had a bottle of super Tuscan wine and side of mushrooms.

Ended the meal with cheesecake and berries..it was fired for a carmelized crust.

All of our meal and service were out of this world!!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We impulsively reserved this table just to have a place to eat before the show -- what a great surprise. We were looked after so well, and the food was (of course) very good. Was it *incredible* with astonishing plating and intricate ingredients? No! It's the Capital Grille. It's just straight ahead chop-house, but done very well. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent all the way atiunf

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our favorite steakhouse in town. Consistently great food and drink. Excellent service. And, quiet enough to hold a conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 15, 2017

As always the Capital Grill is a perfect restaurant. I had lunch there this time and was so pleased with the food and service. I had a lobster and crab cake sandwich on Brioche bun. A perfect 10.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Perfect evening. Great seating. Outstanding service. Excellent food. Patz n Hall chardonnay was great.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Our food was Amazing and service was on point. I love this place

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The six of us had dinner las t night for our fortieth anniversary. The service was stellar. However, a couple of things kept the experience below what we have come to expect from this restaurant which saddens me. First, no more complimentary valet parking, which is an annoyance more than a big deal but when you spend $800 on dinner for six that exta 10 bucks per car (we came in three cars) plus tip, was....... a very average amuse bouche. I tried a new appetizer advertised as garlic shrimp on crostini which was very flavorful shrimp on soggy bread chunks, not what I expected and definitely knife and fork which I don’t usually associate with appetizer course and not easily shared. Our main courses were then delivered before I had finished my appetizer and while everyone else was putting their last mouthful of soup or salad in their mouth, not optimal. The salads were a success but my husband said the usually delicious French onion soup was far too salty. I had the steak au poivre, usually I have a filet and am more than delighted. The strip was overcooked, with no pink to be seen in the steak ordered medium. My husbands porcini rubbed steak, one of his favorites was much more grisly and fatty than he was used to, not Well marbled but un trimmed. My son had the same steak with the same problem. My daughter and daughter in law had the tuna and halibut which they said were delicious though the tuna was a bit overcooked. The sides were delicious but while three usually are plenty for six we felt we should have ordered four, that portions were smaller than in the past, though prices certainly were not smaller. We each had a cocktail and shared a bottle of moderately priced wine, my son in law had two craft beers. My husband and I had a complimentary dessert, delicious, but again, less generous than in the past, while our children shared two other desserts which they enjoyed, though the famous Capital Grille cheesecake is about half the size it used to be. I am sad

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and fantastic service. The Capital Grille will not disappoint.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Was a bit disappointed with tonight's dining experience. We were out celebrating a special occasion... our son's graduation. First was we were seated and as usual there were white napkins on the table but I was wearing black pants and have always been offered or automatically given a black napkin when seated. I consider that the sign of an upscale restaurant. I have ALWAYS been given a black napkin when dining here... well not tonight. After obviously not touching my napkin I actually had to ask for a black napkin when our waiter finally appeared. He seemed a bit put off with my request. He also never took my white napkin away. It was a busy night and our waiter was busy with another table that was obviously more of a money maker, but the other waitstaff picked up the slack with filling water and delivering food. Other staff delivered our food to the table. We had already been eating awhile after our meal was served before our waiter finally appeared to ask how everything was. Tonight just wasn't the attentive service we've received in the past. We did receive a complimentary dessert because of our special celebration, which was nice, but in the past we were also offered a glass of champagne or similar. Also when we arrived, there was graduation confetti on the table yet when our waiter finally arrived he said happy birthday, so he was obviously not tuned into our table. So with that, the napkin, etc., I just didn't feel like the service and evening was up to par. We still had a delicious dinner and nice time... it was just a bit disappointing they weren't on their game tonight. We may try another place for dinner next time.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Very enjoyable anniversary dinner. However, prices seem very high without the benefit of an expense account.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Nice food. Quick service that helped us get to a show on time. The server asked whether we were seeing a show and made sure we got out in time. Also, ask if you can get the burger from the bar menu!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Appetizer and Main course Bland. Dessert was Fantastic! Not the best experience overall.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The team went all out for my girlfriend's birthday. They greeted her at the host stand with a Happy Birthday. Decorated our table. Gave us each a glass of champagne. And free dessert! Top notch and made my girlfriend's birthday extra special. Thank you!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of my 2 favorite steaks in the Cities. Service is always great. It was my wife's birthday and several employees acknowledged her birthday. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Cold room to start Excellent food except the medallions that we’re seared was tough Don’t seat medallions Otherwise the oyster appetizer the brusselsprout salad and the scallops were excellent As was the service

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Beautiful, classic restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. Close to theaters on Hennepin. Great food. Great service. Great drinks. You can actually have a conversation here...noise level is very low.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Never disappointed with the Minneapolis Capitalnl Grille. The service and dining experience is at the perfect pace, and the food is excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The group had bone-in beef tenderloins oscar, bone-in lamb ribs oscar and lobster tail. All were prepared perfectly and were melt in your mouth delicious. As was lobster bisque and clam chowder. Fine dining at its best.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent food and service. Thank you for the wonderful anniversary surprises. The lobster was a treat too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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