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About The Capital Grille - Philadelphia

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.

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1338 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Steakhouse, Seafood

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.


Cross Street:
At the corner of Broad & Chestnut

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(215) 545-9588

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

Parking Details:
$21 Valet Parking available for Dinner starting at 5:00 pm

Executive Chef:
Gosue (Joey) Medellin

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Private dining and special events contact: Amanda Giddings, Sales Manager at 215.545.9588

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.

The Capital Grille - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (106)
Good for Anniversaries (79)
Good for a Date (72)
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Business Meals (68)
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Notable Wine List (40)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Good for Groups (34)
Worth the Drive (32)
Great for Lunch (28)
Cozy (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Authentic (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Hot Spot (14)
People Watching (14)
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Healthy (5)
Disabled Access (4)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

One of my favorites for lunch. Special "plate" menu great food at great price.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was fantastic. They made my girlfriend’s birthday feel very special. However, the steaks that were ordered medium rare were brought to us medium well. That was the only bad part of the night. Service was fantastic, though.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and good service. Atmosphere very pleasant. Good place to have dinner and conversation with a date or with someone special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

When: Early December Saturday Night @715
Waiter: Gustavo (HIGHLY RECOMMEND)
What: Lobster Bisque, Tenderloin Poached Lobster, Lobster Mac

THE GOOD: WOW Where to start!!! First, on my reservation, I told them it was my gf's bday. As soon as I told them my name, they immediately turned to my gf and said "Happy Birthday Harley!" When I get to the table, there is a beautiful pink rose with a note saying happy bday from capital grille! Before we left they brought us over their signature birthday creme brulee and chocolate cake with Happy Birthday written in chocolate! I couldn't have been happier!

Second, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Asking for Gustavo if available because he was extremely educated on the wine/drink menu, along with the food menu itself! He was able to causally, and professionally explain the drink menu without making an amatuer drinker feel pressured.... stupid.... awkward, nothing! We have never been in this fancy or expensive of a restaurant before so even though I wanted to eat just about everything on the menu... Gustavo made me feel confident that I was going to enjoy what I had ordered! All in all, the servers and our Waiter Gustavo were EXCELLENT!!!

Lastly, The food was AMAZING. Best Food I Have Ever Eaten In My Life!!! That fact alone is reason to go- period! As an appetizer, we both got lobster bisque.... AMAZING!!!! I wish I could have had a bucket to take home! Then they brought out our entrees. We both got the Tenderloin Poached Lobster ordered as rare as legally allowed. Even though the inside of 1 of my tenderloins was a bit cold, I couldn't have been happier with the quality of the steaks that just melted in your mouth! Eating this poached lobster made me feel like I had never truly had lobster before.... AMAZING!!! AND THE LOBSTER MAC!!!

THE BAD: Seating was pretty tight so we could clearly hear every word of each couple next to us. One was fighting which was kinda awkward and the on the other side sat 4 guests one of which was very loud.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Service was spectacular. The waiters were there to address every need , courteous and friendly. The atmosphere was very soothing and quiet for a nice relaxing date with my wife. The food was delicious and follow that with a special birthday surprise for my wife after our meal. Capital Grille made my wife's birthday very special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Meat very mediocre for price point. Side of stringbeans inedible, like a steam table in a college cafeteria.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I have been to several Capitol Grill restaurants in the US but the one in Philadelphia is the best! Same menus but the food and staff always impress at this location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We dined there Sunday evening. Four people, three were very satisfied. I was very disappointed. I had Halibut which was very dry and not much taste. I tole the waitress, but nothing was done. We will return, but disappointing.Aileen thompson

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Celebrating new job!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Server was very good. Ambience was nice. Food was delicious except for the sauteed spinach. It was too soggy and oily and had a smokey flavor that seemed like the oil had been cooked at too high a temperature.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very nice ambiance nd great food. Steak is very good and a great wine list.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The service was great! Not much room in the dining area I was in though, every person that walked behind my chair bumped into it. Customers and employees. Tight fit. Overall, lovely experience though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Really good, our waitress, Mary was very pleasant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great Wait Staff - responsive to our needs for drinks , bread baskets, clearing used dishes and issues with what was served. We were celebrating two retirements and a birthday . Restaurant responded by providing dessert samplers that were delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Steak was amazing also our sever was awesome, she payed attention and was there for anything we needed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great overall experience. It did get a bit loud in the room we were in past the coat check but overall a great dinner and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was amazing. Super crowded with lots of families. Pricey but worth the splurge. Our server was super nice while very busy.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Sign of a good restaurant is when there is a bump in the road during service and the restaurant responds by making it better - very classy - good work, good food, and good service

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food and service

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I was disappointed with my meal, the other people in the party enjoyed their meal. So for me it wasn't good, I was totally disappointed and won't return. This was the first time at Capital Grille for me, and heard so many great thing about the food very disappointed, too bad!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Enjoyed celebrating my sister and brother-in-law's 50th anniversary. Your staff was wonderful and made this a memorable dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

$53.00 Porterhouse steak ordered medium well came out burnt. Replacement steak was cook rare.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our most recent visit, Nov. 2017, was a rare hiccup for a normally stellar restaurant. We have eaten at Capital Grille in Philadelphia many times, and have brought guests. But this time, we were disappointed in the entrees. I always order steak, but this time I ordered salmon, and it came to the table raw inside. I sent it back, and it came back to the table burnt. To be fair, the server offered to replace the entrée, but I refused. My husband ordered the filet mignon medium well, and what he got was a well done steak with inedible burnt edges.

The appetizers were good. Service and ambience were superb. Entrees this time, not so much.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Waiter was awesome and had a lot of knowledge of gluten free options for my girlfriend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Capital Grill delivers every time !!!!! City seemed exceptionally busy and we expected to wait for our reservation time,,,,,,nope,,,,,,,,when we arrived our table was ready,,,,,,,that says a lot!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Loved everything , got the special filet on a bone, good but not great, kinda small portion.
For $66 I expected a bit more
Loved everything else, next time I will get the ribeye

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A great night out with family.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Even though the staff spelled my husband's
Name wrong, the experience was awesome. Our waiter was delightful! Thank you for helping make my husband's birthday special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food. All that you would expect from a high end steak house.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This was my first time going to this establishment. I had a gift card. I had heard so much about this place. We were totally disappointed with the food and service. The food was not good at all. The service/waiter was not that attentive at all. The cocktail was the best part of the meal. I will not be going back there no recommending it to anyone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Capital Grille always consistent food and wine, great service this visit.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great for our 1st Anniversary. Had a rose and small decorations on the table when we arrived. Gave a small complimentary appetizer and desert. Was a really nice evening for our special day!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great service, nice variety on the menu, and an energetic, vibrant city atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had dinner at capitol grill last evening. I ordered on of the specials "sea bass in some mushroom sauce". When I cut into the fish I saw that it was raw. I told the server to send it back. I waited and the manager came out and apologized. He asked if I wanted something while I wait. I agreed on a Caesar salad. When they brought my cooked sea bass out, it was the same piece over cooked in the same sauce the undercooked sat in. I could not eat it. They took it off the bill. Is that usual and customary for fine restaurants?

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server Jessica was knowledge to our gluten free needs and very attentive , but not over bearing during the entire meal. When we return we will most assuredly ask for her to be our server again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I had dinner at the Capital Grill to celebrate our anniversary. We had a wonderful dinning experience. The food was fabulous and the wait staff was very attentive. We would definitely make the Grill a stop when we are visiting Philadelphia.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great vodka Martini with olives, of course, oh what a wedge salad with just the right amount of cheese & bacon. The NY Strip steak was prepare perfectly.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food is consistently perfect. Delicious. The ambiance is so very retro that it feels as though you are taken back in time. A true classic. Love going there for dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I don't think I will return to this location.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server, Robert Ballard, was excellent as always. The entire dining experience was very good, with one exception.
I ordered my 10oz filet well done and it arrived medium rare. Because I like to change preparations on occasion I did not send it back, however, I was slightly disappointed because I preferred well done. Overall, excellent as always experience and well worth the value.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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