About The Capital Grille - Seattle

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. Located in the Cobb Building at 4th & University. Join us for happy hour Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

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1301 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm


Cross Street:
University

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(206) 382-0900

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

Parking Details:
$10 Valet Available.

Executive Chef:
Josh Westcott

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 the Sales Manager today.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

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

Private Dining

The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 24 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 - Seattle Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Business Meals (31)
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Romantic (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was beyond excellent. The lobster bisque was world class. The steak was disappointing. I’ve had better at other steakhouses. Atmosphere was nice.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Reservation was for 7:45pm- was not sat until 8pm- food did not arrive until 9pm- no apps were ordered so just food took forever to arrive

Tags: Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food and service were both quite exceptional. Lots of fun!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Taking nephew for birthday dinner

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came for the Waygu and Wine for $25 which is an unbelievable deal. Service exc, food, and wine were all excellent. Finished off the meal with a Stoli Doli also highly recommend.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our meals at the Seattle Captial Grille are always excellent as is the service. They have been one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle ever since my wife took me there years ago for my birthday meal! I like that they are centrally located within walking distance of many nice downtown hotels and bars!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic service with a theater menu that was wonderful. Great place to go before the symphony!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent restaurant for steak and seafood. Our waiter was great, very personable and knowledgeable. Very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always excellent food, outstanding service.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food and service.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for my husbands birthday and I have to say it was a great experience. When they called to confirm the reservation, they asked if we were celebrating anything. I️ told them my husbands birthday.
They asked how his name was spelled. When we arrived for our reservation we received top notch service. Valet parking. Coat check. The whole nine.
Our table was adorned with cute confetti and a birthday card for him. The food was amazing and our server Rod was very attentive.
The birthday dessert was more than we had anticipated. It was beautiful and rich and the plate was so pretty.
We will definitely come back for our next special occasion.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our first time. Our waiter, T, was great : service, recommendations, and friendliness. We had the best oysters we’ve ever had, fantastic soy glazed brussel sprouts, and lamb chops cooked just right. It was a special evening enhanced by a wonderful dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Gem of a place that has become a Seattle establishment. Still maintains charm of a pleasant ambiance and avoids the unnecessary hype

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food was excellent. Portion perfect for lunch. Rod Weisenbach's personal service throughout our meal enhanced the experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and service

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent steak and appetizers, the menu was a tad bare but the options on it are all well worth trying. Good service and a nice atmosphere, I would definitely recommend the Capital Grille for special occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went for a birthday/graduation celebration for my wife who is a steak lover. She absolutely loved the tenderloin with mashed potatoes, which was one of many gluten free choices that were available. I am not a huge steak fan so was pleasantly surprised with the other choices. Was recommended the Lobster Bisque as a starter and the Scallops and Mushroom Risotto as a main course, they were both exceptional. Topped off the meal with Cheesecake with Berries, the unique take with a carmalized sugar top like creme brûlée was great. Our server Jon Fiely was very knowledgeable and patient walking us through the Gluten Free options and had excellent suggestions as well. I highly recommend the Capital Grill and Jon to any and all interested in a great meal in downtown Seattle. *

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We often use this restaurant when attending evening events downtown. The restaurant is professionally run and the evening food of very good quality. The service is efficient without being intrusive to conversation.
The only negatives are price particularly having to pay $16 to $20 for a glass of wine.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We eat out in the city at least once a week and I usually love this restaurant but the lack of attention we received on Tuesday night and a Brussels sprout salad saturated in dressing makes me think I will dine elsewhere, especially since they are on the higher end on prices.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great as usual

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Had the lobster tail special and it was amazing. Baked potato did shrink a bit since my last visit but the bread basket is always a winner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service is horrible and they ignore us all the time. I can understand Saturday night is busy but they saw us and choose to ignore which disturb our mood of date.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have been here three times and have always loved it. Brian’s service was great.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This place is great. Our friends weren't able to join us until 7pm. We let the waitstaff know that we all had 8pm tickets at the 5th Ave Theatre and they were able to make sure we were out with enough time to get to the show. The food was great and the service was awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service from Omar. Food was wonderful. Thank you for making my husband's birthday
dinner so special.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

It was very good, just the reception needs to do a little bit better job

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Thought this would be an amazing cap off to our Seattle trip.....and NO...it was so...what is the word....boring. The worst was the service. Our server...name begins with T (out of respect for his privacy) ....paid little attention to us. He walked by us several times without even a glance to pour our wine or ask how we were doing. The few food items we had...the calamari...the lobster crab cakes were delicious. In another setting we would be WOWed by this, but here it was just ok. I hate to give hard working people reviews less than great but I am doing this here. I only saw one hard working person and it wasn't the one we had.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always happy about our food. Love that steaks come with a side. Service always excellent. Brought a very job car bottle of wine and it was perfect date night! Thx!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Omar, our server, was amazing! The cheesecake was delicious. Great evening.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I was hosting a a Board Retreat for a national organization or people from all over the country. Everyone found something they enjoyed on the menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent. They make a special occasion extra special!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Good as usual. You can always count on a good meal

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Cool place but nothing more than average as far as the steaks go. It appears they do not grill their steaks? It looks like they either pan sear and finish it in the oven, or broil it. They were good, but not grilled as the name implies. The asparagus was woody towards the bottom of the spear. The caprise was excellent. Service was average. Not bad but not excellent. We had one call cocktail each, one bottle of wine ($105.00), a steak (at the lower price range), and a side of asparagus. The bill was $350.00. A bit over priced for what you get.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent, high quality steaks - which is what we came for! Best crusted ribeye ever. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Steak was awesome just a bit pricey. Could offer more choices for the sides that comes with the steak.
Love the decor and ambience!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was a very average dining experience for the price. Our bill exceeded $350 for 2, including a bottle of medium priced wine. The food was ok, although nothing exceptional. The biggest problem is that we were seated at the very back by the kitchen and service area. It was noisy and ruined the atmosphere of what was supposed to be a nice birthday dinner. The service was very average also,except the bartender where we had a drink before being seated. He was great. Should have just eaten at the bar...

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

From the moment you walk in the door the service is exceptional. The food is always perfectly prepared and the wait staff is some of the best in town. First class service, always!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Staff very accommodating and attentive. My meal was so good , I have been back each day to try a different item on menu but each day including Wedge salad 🥗 which is so good 😊 !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent service and food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

20 minutes after we were told our table would be ready in 5 minutes, we were sat. One hour before we had our first drink. Three hours and several hundred dollars later - we had experienced cold food, an indifferent server and questionable food quality. This used to be a dependable chain restaurant - never again!

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