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About The Capital Grille - Pittsburgh

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.

Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere.

301 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday -Friday: 11:00am – 3:45pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Wood Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(412) 338-9100

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

Parking Details:
Valet Parking $8

Executive Chef:
Donato Collucio

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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

Private Dining

The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 35 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 - Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
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Business Meals (35)
Romantic (33)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Worth the Drive (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Casual (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
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Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Quite possibly the best steak I’ve ever had. Service was prompt and friendly. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

Capital Grill is always a consistent experience. Knowledgeable staff on both food& wine.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Although we were seated in a booth in a quiet area as requested the piped in music was so inappropriate and loud that we would not come back again unless this is corrected. There should be some consideration for older persons dining at Capitol Grill. We expect the ambiance to be quiet in such an expensive restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our meal was excellent, steak was done to perfection and the wait staff was very attentive. Our
Waitress Tiffany was superb at making our evening very special. A bit pricy but worth every penny!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing food and service as always!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary. The entire staff was aware of our special occasion. They sprinkled little hearts across our table which was, I'm sure, the giveaway. As part of the occasion, we received a raspberry chocolate mocha brownie for two and a single red rose. It was special.

My husband and I do not usually go for high end cuisine, so cannot judge as food experts. My husband had the porterhouse. I had the steak and lobster. Both were exceptional to us.

All in all, the evening was memorable and well worth the price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Having dined many times over the years at Capitol Grille, this last visit was very disappointing. The service was spotty; the waiter was busy and we waited long periods between ordering, eating and leaving. The busgirl cleared two plates and then disappeared , leaving us with dirty plates for over ten minutes until we called the waiter. While two steaks, salmon and halibut entrees were good, my salad had mozzarella that was dry, chewy and tasteless and had very little balsamic to moisten the bad cheese. I believe the cheese to be old. In addition, the potato au gratin side dish was tasteless with little cheese and not very good at all. Lastly, we were seated in one of the booths off the lobby so it was extremely cold each time the front door was opened. Should be some way to divert cold blasts into the restaurant in winter. Overall, it was a disappointing meal with a bad salad and sides and poor service . I don't believe we will return to Capitol Grille because of its inconsistencies.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Eaten at this chain all over the country and it’s always excellent. Never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very romantic dinner. Service was spot-on and the food was fantastic!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for thanksgiving and it was absolutely delicious! The turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes were so good! My husband had steak and it was delicious also! Highly recommend eating there!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Was not seated until 40 min past our reserved time . It appeared that the restaurant was significantly overbooked. The bar and lobby was wall to wall people. However once seated our server was excellent, we never felt rushed and were able to enjoy our meal.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent Thanksgiving meal even full capacity. Great service and turkey breast and gravey excellent

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was wonderful and service was superb. It was thanksgiving day and was very surprised to see how crowded it was. It was lovely!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner. The portions were very generous and the turkey exceptionally tasty. Among the steakhouses in downtown Pittsburgh, we rank Capital Grille as one of the top two for food quality, attentive service, wine list, and ambiance ... it’s a modest “miss” for us because the noise level is a bit too high for our preference (one person’s “lively & robust scene” is another person’s cacophony ... ie, not really a big “minus” just our personal preference).

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went to Cap Grille for Thanksgiving dinner and it was awesome. In addition to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner option, they also offer the dinner menu which was nice. My wife ordered a fillet but requested the traditional Thanksgiving sides and she was accommodated. Great service as usual. Have been here for dinner numerous times as well and the experience is always very good.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Capital Grille earns its high-quality reputation in every aspect; ambiance, service, accommodations, food, beverages, and dessert! We celebrated Thanksgiving there as a family of six from 16 years young through 84 years old and every one of us was more than satisfied. Thank you CG!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Turkey was good . Seafood appetizers were good . Soup , lobster and potatoes au gratin not good . I Like the restaurant but they don't have consistency in food . For the price would expect service and food to be better .

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were traveling and met with family for Thanksgiving lunch before we split up and went opposite directions. The best decision we could have possibly made. The meal was great. They had an awesome traditional Thanksgiving meal just like if we’d been at home for a family Thanksgiving gathering. The Staff was super attentive and very friendly. We’ll not miss a trip to Capital Grille in the future when we visit Pittsburgh.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Delicious meal, enjoyable, attentive wait staff and great ambience. Our waiter was a delight! He was professional with a great sense of humor. He helped us with our wine selection - the use of the tablet to review the wines was a good idea.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Another great night at the Capital Grill. The staff is always amazing. We always feel we are treated like we are the most important guests in the place! My wife and I started in the bar where we had great drinks and friendly, professional service. This was a Tuesday night before Thanksgiving. I thought it might be dead, but no, there was plenty of activity so we didn't feel as if we were the only ones there. I had a bone in filet, which was one of the evening specials. It was and inch and a half thick, cooked perfectly rare, and it was wonderful. I could only manage half out it. My wife loved her scallops paired with a mushroom risotto. She started with the lobster bisque which was as good as she has ever tasted. Great place! Don't expect a cheap night out though, it is expensive, similar to Morton's, or Eddie Merlot on price.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food, great service. This was our 47th wedding anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the free desert.

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

Best Lobster Bisque I ever tasted. Ambiance was perfect. Friendly staff

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing ribeye

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Forgot to do anything about our special occasion.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Awesome atmosphere as usual each year, I would only recommend more flavors in light beverages

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Lunch was great as usual. We love the food and the fun factor!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I got the chicken plate and the chicken was so dry and the sauce it was in was not a good taste. My other friend got that as well but her chicken was way under cooked. The plates menu needs refreshed with different options as it has basically stayed the same for a long time.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fire n ice was the bomb!!!! 💣💣💣💣
Steak was pretty good too!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First visit and it was spectacular. Kelley, our server, helped with some suggestions on the menu that made us want to return as soon as possible. We look forward to dining with you again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our SERVICE by the wait staff was terrific! JADE was the young lady's name and she was special! The food is amazing and would recommend it to anyone for a special occasion. We made it a point to talk to the manager on how the evening was!

Thank you for a special evening!

Scott Levander

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This was my second time eating here within the last 5 days. Extremely disappointed they ran out of the delicious bread. caesar salad was fabulous but the salmon was tasteless. Sadly I had two disappointing expensive meals in a row.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were an out of town party of four looking for a great steak house to fill in while Ruth Chriss was closed for renovation. Unfortunately The Capital Grille didn't fill the shoes, particularly for the price of the shoes. Food was fine, not bad, but nothing left us feeling like "wow, I really enjoyed that." We also had a full two hour wait for our entrees. Even with drinks and a starter salad course, that long wait in the middle eventually became distracting and had us all wondering what went wrong in the kitchen.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Valet was horrible. The attendants were rude as was the hostesses. After that the service was fabulous!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The barman was great. The waitress, however, was barely engaging and almost gave the impression that we should feel priveleged to have her serve us. Hard to find when we needed her too. All other staff were very helpful and appreciative. Food and wine ,as always at CG's , was fantastic.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent food. Great service. J was are waiter. He killed it

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Outstanding, the food and service is spectacular. The porcini rub with aged balsamic steak is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Authentic steakhouse cuisine, with an assortment of wonderfully fresh seafood features. The chef does a great job of adding seasonal features to the menu, such as butternut squash bisque, that is outstanding.

The service here is top-notch; attentive, but not intrusive. The atmosphere is upscale, yet has a casual vibe, making for an enjoyable dining experience. Menu prices are on the high-end; but similar to other marquee steak houses. My only issue is that with the high prices, the restaurant does not offer complimentary parking in the garage. That's a misstep, in my opinion.

For food and service, you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent dinner. Best scallops ever. Top notch service even on a very busy evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Marvelous— once again! The BEST STEAKHOUSE in Pittsburgh! Always a favorite, and we can’t wait to visit again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing but the service comes second to none. Our waiter Horacio was hands down the best! I ordered the porterhouse 24oz steak and it was cooked to perfection! I can’t wait to try the capital grille in Philadelphia

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