The Capital Grille - Philadelphia

4.8
4201 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
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 on the Avenue of the Arts at the corner of Broad & Chestnut Streets.

Join us for Wagyu & Wine in the lounge, now through November 18, to experience a pairing 633 years in the making.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday – Thursday: 3:30pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 3:30pm – 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(215) 545-9588
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gosue (Joey) Medellin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
At the corner of Broad & Chestnut
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Parking details
$21 Valet Parking available for Dinner starting at 5:00 pm
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Special events & promotions
Private dining and special events contact: Amanda Giddings, Sales Manager at 215.545.9588
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 100 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We invite you to make our dining room yours on Thanksgiving Day. Alongside our full dinner menu, we'll be offering our Executive Chef's take on Thanksgiving favorites.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 4201 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. You can't go wrong at the Capital Grille.

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F
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment, great service! Waiter Christopher rocks! Food was over-the-top great. Even made a special request for me, lobster chunks! It wasn’t on the menu they made it for me anyhow!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

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SB
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the service was excellent. Was a great dinner to finish off our travels the night before heading home.

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CB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Gone there for special dinners for years. This time the ribeye was much too fatty and two of the three sides were mediocre at best. At $140 per person they should do much better.

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OT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Provided complimentary champagne and desert for birthday celebration. Food and service outstanding- steak and lobster perfect

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joffery was great! Food was great, as always!

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D
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Perfect for dinner before a show in any of the Broad Street venues.

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Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was outstanding. the food was so good we purchased a gift card for a birthday party we were going to the next day.

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DH
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Capital Grill location. Great location next to Hotels, Shopping, Historic Sites and convention center.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing - from the waiter, to being welcomed at our table with flowers to celebrate, to the birthday treat for my husband at the end! And the meal was fabulous! Definitely a night to remember!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was amazing! But it took a very very long time to come out. The place was packed so that’s probably why. Server was pretty good, the hostess and bartender not as good— they accidentally made my dirty martini with pineapple vodka but made up for it. As for the hostess, we were a little early for our reservation and without even looking at me she told me to come back at the reservation time. We did, but then wAited another 20 minutes before we were seated. Again, food was super good!

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KS
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time. The food was great and the service was terrific. I will be back!

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EB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Capital Grille in Philadelphia is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is outstanding and the service is impeccable. It was our 34th wedding anniversary.. They gave us complimentary champagne and dessert.. It was a perfect spot to celebrate.

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K
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good steakhouse of course. Service was exceptional especially keeping water glasses filled. The veggie sides (sauteed spinach, brussels sprouts w bacon and mashed potatoes) were fantatic! I had a a chef's special porcini encrusted rib eye which was just all right. The waiter said it was a 22 oz steak like their standard ribeye. However, there was no way that steak was over 16 oz. Ribeyes are my favorite cut, and I've had many in my 60 years. In fact, several weeks ago I had a 20 oz plus ribeye at Keens Steakhouse in NYC, and that steak would blow this steak I had off the map. Others in our party did have very nice looking NY strips, filets, and cold water lobster tails. All said these dishes were as good as they looked, and cooked to perfection as ordered. Breads were excellent.

Our waiter Bob did a great job!

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JR
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It must get boring to read one great review after another for this restaurant. The place is the best, my favorite and go-to restaurant when I am in the area. Instead of my usual steak, I tried the rack of lamb. I was not disappointed. Just go. You won't regret it.

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my son and his friend for a break from college food. Between, service, atmosphere and amazing recommendations from Eric, it became quite a dining experience.

My sons friend said “I felt like a Make a Wiish kid”.

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PC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server John was spot on with his recommendations. I’ve dined at many high end steak restaurants and capital grille is delicious. Steak cooked to a perfect medium rare and the gluten free options were great.
Thank you for a delicious dining experience.

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PG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy CG. New to this location but not the chain. Was rather disappointed as we were placed in the back which was ice cold compared to other rooms. Made for a very uncomfortable meal. Don't have this problem at my normal location.

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KA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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H
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Maybe a bit spoiled by the Capital Grille in Friendship Heights in DC where we spent every anniversary as well as countless wonderful evenings with friends, our experience in Philadelphia was a disappointment. I was clear in the reservation that this was our anniversary and we have spent last 7 with Capital Grille and usually there is some mark of the occasion. Further the service, while efficient was also super impersonal and we felt "processed" and "moved along". Food was reliably good but overall experience was quite a disappointment from DC Capital Grille who knew us by name, gave us our usual table and special desert and drink to celebrate with us.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the best place for date night/birthday occasion. My boyfriend loved spending his birthday dinner here, everyone was so welcoming, the food was amazing and the table decorations/desert/birthday card was a really special touch. He enjoyed everything about the experience. Definitely coming back for future date nights/occasions.

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TP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best waiter ever. Bob made our night unforgettable.

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DD
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dined at Capital Grille for a birthday dinner. This is the best for a special occasion. We were seated in a booth (a quiet table was requested) and a birthday card was on the table. Service was excellent. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Prices of specials were given when explained. We received a complimentary dessert. Capital Grille is expensive but also a very special restaurant for a celebration.

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LZ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff; excellent food; good ambiance- we had a great time at The Capital Grille.

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AM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my son for his 17th birthday and didn’t disappoint ! Had an excellent meal and service

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JR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place to dine. We enjoyed the greatest waitress. Had my wife’s filet not been over cooked causing it to be dry, this dining experience would have been rated outstanding. With that being said, it was a great anniversary evening. A 95% for the Capital Grill in Philadelphia!!

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PJ
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. On a special diet and they were very accommodating. Server was personable and so fun.

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B
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service at The Capital Grille at the Center City location is exceptional! Most people think all Capital Grilles are created equal. That is not the case. The chef at the avenger City location does not bathe the steaks in salt like many other locations do so they really taste much better. Admittedly the food is a bit pricey, but worth every penny vs some of the other options downtown.

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B
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Fine dining has lost its luster. Especially when guests are permitted to wear tee shirts and hats.

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DF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were there for our anniversary, the service was great, our waiter (Eric) was very personable very attentive. Our appetizers were very good the wine was good but our entree’s were not exactly cooked the way we ordered it but Eric noticed it and talked to the manager and the manager said the steaks were on them for not being properly cooked. My wife and I are looking forward to eating there again

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JC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement dinner

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b
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with extremely pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Food was excellent. This was a business dinner and our out of town guest was greatly impressed.

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Too loud, crowded for my taste. I felt like I was in a cafeteria. Had to ask people to repeat themselves- hard to hear over all of the noise. My seat was next to the aisle so I was bumped into by every 2nd or 3rd person passing by. They didn't inquire about the birthday and assumed it was for only my guest. Awkward to tell them it was actually mine too when 1 birthday desert came out. My kids were upset- they felt I was overlooked. My guest is elderly and has been hospitalized 2x in past month. This may be the last time I can take her out so I told her we were celebrating her birthday which is in 2 weeks, along with mine. Food was delicious and server was great - but for fine dining, I need to stick to the Green Room or Ruth Chris.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food very pricey

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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

15th Anniversary- Geoffrey our server was amazing. We were given champagne and dessert. It was delish!

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MI
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At $39, the pre-theater menu is a terrific bargain as the food is excellent and the restaurant is first rate.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and we had a great night celebrating our 3 year anniversary. Very gay couple friendly! :)

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MC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grandson’s favorite restaurant. This is our special evening out!

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite ever. Every item on the menu is fabulous!

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