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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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (46)
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Good for Anniversaries (38)
Romantic (34)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Notable Wine List (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Fun (14)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (8)
People Watching (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Casual (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined a day ago

This is my 5th time at this restaurant and I enjoy myself every time

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Lynn was extremely efficient and friendly! Food superb. A busy night, however we were seated timely and never felt rushed. Great evening!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant week menu. Service was awesome, food was on point. A bit disappointed to be only party seated in the bar at 3:15pm vs the dining room when we had reservations so my mum lost out on a small amount of the CG experience. But overall a great time.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

My fiance and I visited the Capital Grille for my first time. Came away so impressed! Wonderful bartender and great service from our waiter as well. Will be making the Capital Grille part of our normal rotation!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Sitting in the bar for dinner is the best place to enjoy the spectacular food and flawless service. The bar has a lively, metro atmosphere compared to the stodgier dining room. Our waiter was attentive and friendly without being intrusive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

it was amazing like always, hands down my favorite restaurant in Minneapolis.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

The experience was great. We told them we were there for a late Valentine's Day dinner. They brought a rose to the table to celebrate. We did have to ask what the specials were and for a wine list, they weren't offered. The food was great.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I were celebrating Valentine's Day and we had an excellent time. As usual, the food and service was excellent. This is definitely one of the top restaurants in the Twin Cities.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent as usual. Extra fun on Valentine's Day. Food was exceptional on a busy night.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

The service and food at Capital Grille are exceptional! We were greeted warmly by all staff and everyone was very attentive and obliging. We are looking forward to a return visit!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great time. Jeff was great server and worth the visit every time

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We went there to celebrate our anniversary. They ask if you are celebrating so they are prepared to treat you extra special. From the greeting at the door to the rose petals on the table to the best wishes as we left, they made it a wonderful experience. We have eaten there quite a few times before and the food has always been fantastic. The portions tend to be large but they happily furnish containers for your leftovers which make a wonderful lunch in a day or two. Even if it's not a special occasion, one is always treated like a special guest. It's worth the drive into downtown Minneapolis to have a special meal and experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Capital Grille is one of the best restaurants in MSP. The staff are excellent, from the front desk to wait staff and parking. Always a pleasant dinner experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food and service were exceptional. Location was perfect

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Overall, we had a very nice dining experience. Our steaks were top notch, and grilled to perfection. Our side dish was excellent. The service was outstanding. It's definitely a very nice, upscale restaurant. The wine list is very extensive, and ranged from expensive, to very expensive. This of course adds significantly to the final tab. So when it's all said and done, tip included, it's a very expensive meal. So the question is: was it worth it, and would I go back? I might, for a special occasion. So do I recommend the Capital Grille? Sure, if money is no object, it's a very good choice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Although the overall noise level was much higher than normal, it was not a problem for us. After all, it was Saturday evening before the Super Bowl!! Glad we had a reservation. Outstanding food and service!! What a fun evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Anniversary Dinner

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Had a great steak a few days before the Super Bowl. Service was excellent and the food and drink was first class.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food, atmosphere and service!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The quality of the food and the service are extremely high. Medium rare is an art form for the kitchen. Simply fabulous.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always fantastic!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Chris does a great job.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Once again, Cap Grill provides a great venue for my birthday. The porcini rubbed ribeye is still one of the best steaks on the planet - and the creamed spinach is grade A fantastic!

Hats off to our server Becky - she was awesome and made the whole experience so much more enjoyable!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good steak cooked to perfection really good asparagus is well! Price point is a bit high for what you’re getting here and they were out of Malbec which is disappointing because it does pair so well with what I wanted to eat so for a high-end restaurant I feel like that shouldn’t happen. Nice location for a date, Special occasion. Be sure to make a reservation on a busy night

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We always have a great time at the Capital Grill. We usually go 2-3 times a year for birthdays and/or anniversary....Corina our waitress was top notch. Super friendly and attentive and good with food suggestions.
We will be back of course!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent service

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Absolutely a fantastic evening! Tony our server went above and beyond, making the dining experience wonderful. Food is always phenomenal.

Keep up the great work, see you again soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Absolutely in the top 5 restaurants in the Twin Cities. Fantastic food, impeccable service. Simply first class.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I’d never been to the Capital Grill before, but it was a really fantastic experience. Wait staff was friendly, helpful, and genuine. Very knowledgeable about menu and drink options. Great menu with a really nice variety of specials. I can’t say enough about the food though, I have never had finer steak in my life, the soups we sampled were excellent, and the desserts were mind-blowingly good. A few days later we are still talking about how amazing the meal was. We will definitely be back - hopefully soon!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2018

While the food was good, I was expected to be more "wowed " than I was, especially given the price point. The ambience was great, the service, excellent. Jeff was our waiter and he was first-class.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Overall a great meal with great steak and seafood options

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

It was our first time dining in this week with my children and husband. It was for my 38th birthday. The food was great and the service provided by the waiter was wonderful! However, the two hostess at the front were not that friendly. And before they seated us down, I noticed the hostess removed a bowl of candy before she sat us down. I was a bit confused if it was because we weren't worthy of the candy bowl. That would be my only complaint. And when we left the hostess did not thank us for coming or acknowledge us leaving. At least say thank you or wish us a nice day. It's about the best customer service especially at an upscale place. If you want people to come back then give the best and friendly customer service to customers. The table also had confetti for the special occasion and the waiter brought a happy birthday plate for me which was very much appreciated! Thanks to the waiter, we had a positive experience! Thank you!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Celebrating after a Viking win. Nice way to celebrate.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Casey our waiter was amazing. Knew his wines and also very good at menu suggestions. We had an amazing dining experience. Would highly recommend!!!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Everything was fabulous. Mike took care of us and was the consummate host

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our evening was fabulous. First we were given a table that faced a wall so I asked the hostess if we could change. She accommodated is with another table, better but not great. As I was waiting for my friend to arrive, she came over and said a booth had opened up and did I want that? Of course I did so that part worked out well. Service was outstanding as Tony was our waiter and he is one of the best if not the best server at the restaurant! The food was delicious- steak done perfectly as always. Capital Grille is my favorite steakhouse for food, service, atmosphere , and friendliness of all the staff. I give it 5 stars😊

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I was rather underwhelmed by this visit to the Capital Grille. It has always been our "go to" restaurant for any special occasion meal, but this visit fell far short of previous ones in the areas of ambience and service.

It began when we pulled up for valet parking. Capital Grille no longer offers free valet parking. Granted, "free" is a liberal term because I habitually tip valet workers very well, so it was disappointing to see the 'valet parking - $10' sign out front. Once we went in, the host staff was unimpressive as well. We waited almost 10 minutes to get to our table. There was no coat check and the people running the desk seemed disinterested in our presence. Once we got to our table, it would prove to be difficult to enjoy our meal, as the table directly across from us was a group of 20-something professional guys who were loud, obnoxious and half-drunk, making any conversation between my wife and I nearly impossible, without shouting. The server also never introduced himself by name (something that has always been done in the past), or maybe he did and we just didn't hear him above all the noise. He was moderately attentive to our needs and was a very nice guy, but it still wasn't on the level we have experienced in the past (perhaps it was because he was focused on the loud group across from us). Upon leaving, we once again had issues with the disinterested front desk staff and the valet brought our car up so that it was in the middle of the street (since all the spots at the curb were full) which was a little dangerous for both my wife and I considering the restaurant's location in downtown Minneapolis.

Ultimately it wasn't an awful experience. The meal was, as always, very good, but the level of service just wasn't there and that's part of what I pay for when I visit the Capital Grille in any city. It's one of the main reasons I go there to dine, and it just wasn't there on this Friday night.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It's our favorite restaurant in Mpls!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

My school board members and I make it a point to have a meal here every year while at the MSBA wintter conference. The atmosphere is excellent. Good food and outstanding service.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great meal, as usual. Thank you Todd. We'll be back. Filets were extraordinary.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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