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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine's Day with us February 10-14. Reserve your table and enjoy gracious service, expert wine pairings and house-made desserts. We have a little something special in store for our Valentine's guests as well, join us for a signature experience.

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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4.8

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4.7

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4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (71)
Good for a Date (60)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
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Romantic (45)
Pre/post Theatre (41)
Business Meals (41)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Notable Wine List (35)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Groups (21)
Worth the Drive (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Cozy (15)
Fun (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Authentic (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

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 17, 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 17, 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 15, 2018

Celebrating after a Viking win. Nice way to celebrate.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 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 13, 2018

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

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 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 13, 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 11, 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 10, 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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 (London)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had another fabulous meal at the Capital Grille! We have been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Everything on the menu is delicious, the wine list is out of this world and the staff is incredible. We came here the night we got engaged 12 years ago and have been coming here for special occasions as a family. Love it here!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was the best I have had in a long time. They had an extensive wine list and the décor was very clean but old school....a lot of pictures of old men. There were some very rude and noisy drunks there for a while, but everything else went smooth. I would eat here again.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The ambiance was fantastic and our waiter, Jeff was spot on with his efforts to make our evening a memorable one. It was my wife's 75 birthday that we wanted to celebrate at Capital Grille. We have celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at the Capital Grille in the past. We enjoy having our celebrations at a fantastic restaurant. We get to meet the staff which makes it a celebration even more memorable since the staff at Capital Grille as extended family. We will be back later on this year.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was taken back when a customer walked by our table in white tennis and light blue jeans. Going to Capital Grille is always special occasion for us and one that we dress up for. Wish they would impose a dress code..especially for NEW YEARS EVE....great food and ambiance..shocked at the attire of some folks.....

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

A great experience as always food was fantastic service was exceptional

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a 7:00pm reservation and didn’t get seated until 7:40pm. They were very apologetic and had appetizers for us just moments after sitting down to make up for our wait. Our server Jeremiah provider excellent service throughout the whole meal. All of our food was outstanding, and steaks cooked perfectly. Great place to spend an evening celebrating with family.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Capital Grille is out go to for special occasions. We were celebrating our Anniversary. Our waiter, Tom, took extremely good care of us and made the night special and memorable!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had an excellent experience they made our anniversary very special. Jim and Kennis are exceptional with seating and making us feel warm and welcomed. Todd our server was great and knowledgeable on the menu. Cannot say enough pleasantries for these gentlemen. Highly recommended and thank you again!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Capital Grille is one of those places in Minneapolis that you save for a special occasion, and save a lot if you plan to each get an appetizer, main course and a drink or two... The service is always top-notch and surroundings are welcoming, not stuffy. They worked hard to make sure my wife’s dietary needs were taken care of and the porcini and balsamic ribeye were truly something to write about—perfectly cooked and so much flavor you just need to take small bites and enjoy every one.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful meal and service made our 47th anniversary special.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our annual Christmas Eve dinner. Everything was the way we wanted.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve early dinner. Spectacular afternoon, elegant and casual.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Really disappointed in Capital Grill. They couldn't get the steak done as ordered, it came out almost well done when it was ordered as medium. They did give us a new one, but that took 15 minutes so one diner sat there while others ate. For a $65 steak, I'd think they would take care to get it right, but apparently not. The server didn't even bother to check in after the food was brought to the table, so I had to track him down to resolve the steak issue. Not impressed and won't be back.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Capitol Grille is an excellent restaurant for quality of food and service. I experienced cold air coming down the aisle from the front door every time it opened and was uncomfortable enough to put my coat over my legs. I asked the waiter if there was something he could do about it and he did. He found us another table away from the draft. The swordfish with crab meat was wonderful and my husband's steak was so tender it melted in my mouth. Wonderful atmosphere and worth the $$$$ for our special occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Fargo)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our waiter Chris was very attentive & helpful. Was a very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The waiter and food was amazing. However when we arrived we were told we had a time limit on our reservation since it was a busy night. We were told this as the hostess was drinking a Red Bull and telling us they had been there all day. My husband and I were out for a nice holiday meal followed by a show. We ordered our food and dessert. As we were talking and finishing our wine the hostess appeared and starred at us and proceeded to point. Noticing the time we were past our time as he told us. We left the restaurant upset as his attitude ruined the ambiance of the dinner for us. I expect to be able to enjoy my food and drinks and not be rushed when I am spending that amount of money.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 21, 2017

After Phantom

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Enjoyed the experience, good quality steaks. However the steak tartare would have been much better if it didn't have the onions or capers. We ate all of the tartare except the onions and capers. Our server, Michael, provided a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Host staff was very rude. The food was fantastic but I don't think I will return because of their poor service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Amazing staff! Felt like a VIP from the valet to our server! Awesome venue to feel special!

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This has been a famiky favorite for years and was disappointed in the service and food quality for the first time.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

As alway this restaurant is wonderful in so many ways. Comfortable and beautiful atmosphere, excellent service with knowledgable servers and the food is consistently wonderful. I have always enjoyed bringing people to lunches or dinners and never been disappointed. This is someplace that I can count on (and they accommodate my table requests) to bring business colleagues, friends, family and out of town visitors.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent food. Low noise so you can talk. Great for special occasions

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great place

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