The Capital Grille - Tampa

4.8
1781 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
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 International Plaza.

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
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm -11:00pm

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Phone number
(813) 830-9433
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Lee
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Boy Scout
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking offered at Bay Street entrance. Self parking available in mall parking lot.
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Special events & promotions
For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 45 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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What 1781 People Are Saying
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CB
Tampa
1 review
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our evening was wonderful with the exception that it was absolutely freezing. Our server brought stoles for the ladies which didn’t help much.

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CR
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. It was expensive but we felt we got what we paid for. Atmosphere was business casual and not pretentious, we felt we could unwind and not feel uptight. I certainly intend to return for special occasions.

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TG
St. Louis
29 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner at Capital Grille. From the Lobster crab cakes to the Swordfish and Porterhouse steak, dinner was a great experience.

Fredrick did an excellent job orchestrating a wonderful evening.

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Chicago
1 review
3.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

The ladies beside of me were having a loud obnoxious conversation. That is the only reason I gave less than stellar results. While I know this is not the establishment’s fault, the manager came over and seemed to know one of the ladies, but she should have really listened to the loud conversation and had them quiet down.

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GW
Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Capitol Grille is a go to restaurant for special occasions and business for me. The service has always been nothing less than exemplary. Food always come hot perfectly seasoned and exactly as promised

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m
1 review
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

They always have great service and amazing food! Kons crusted steak is one of the best steaks in Tampa Bay!

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M
Las Vegas
4 reviews
5.0Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect!!!!

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LB
Tampa
8 reviews
5.0Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for lunch without breaking the bank.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J.R. was awesome! The entire experience was fantastic as usual! This was from the time we walked in the door, until we left. It was my birthday and I was accompanied by my 11 and 12-year-old. They had the table set nicely with a birthday card and confetti. The food was great, and our server was extremely attentive, knowledgeable, and entertaining. This is one of my favorite Capital Grilles. The food and service is always on point. The staff is consistently exceptional!

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OT
Tampa
16 reviews
5.0Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a truely amazing meal. They did a nice job and wait staff was awesome.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual

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BS
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jim our waiter was great

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OT
Tampa
54 reviews
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience and the staff, especially Dana, is amazing.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
4.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The waiter could have been more attentive. May have had too many tables seemed to be rushed. He was pleasant. Not our usual experience as in the past.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 1

It was much too loud in the restaurant. We couldn't hear the server and had to ask her to repeat herself several times. The food was good, but other restaurants have superior food at much better prices.

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JD
Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my girlfriend’s birthday. Eugene was wonderful. We had a great meal and wonderful wine!!

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1 review
5.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beverly was incredible! Her attention to detail and service was impeccable. Thank you, Capital Grille for a remarkable night.

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C
Tampa
14 reviews
5.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was very good the last few times we where here.

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C
Tampa
4 reviews
1.0Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Have been there many times before and usually very nice and good service. We were there for our anniversary and had an issue at the start with our server. We consistently had to find other servers to help us.

Additionally, and Open Table should remedy this; I received an email later that our stay was not eligible for dining points.... I have never received this before. We sat and ate in the dining room and spent close to $200.

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c
Tampa
26 reviews
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was excellent! The generous pour event is a great way to taste wine.

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Orlando
1 review
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and husband date night

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ML
Orange County
18 reviews
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked our anniversary dinner through OpenTable and expected an enjoyable experience but what was delivered was far beyond. Unbeknownst to me, Capital Grille had set the table with a single rose and a card with anniversary wishes. We were also delighted with a complimentary glass of champagne. With this special treatment we also knew the meal would be extraordinary.
Fresh, local ingredients, unique combinations and warm, unrushed personal service made the time stand still. Totally impressed with the wine list, the quality of the food and our server we managed to save room for dessert. I asked for the menu and our server informed us that there was a special dessert coming just for us. A molten chocolate cake with the words Happy Anniversary spelled out in chocolate. It was the perfect ending to a truly exceptional dining experience. This is a restaurant that delivers an experience, not just a meal.
Don’t look further - make a reservation, now.

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JP
Atlanta
4 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capital Grill has a great reputation and Tampa location did not disappoint. Our server Emmanuel was excellent. A true professional. Don’t go if you are on a budget but it is worth very dollar.

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n
Orlando
7 reviews
5.0Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great attention to detail!

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RL
South Dakota
1 review
5.0Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shannon our server went above and beyond to make my wife and I’s wedding anniversary special.

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VS
1 review
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was outstanding and made the dining experience special

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Jacksonville
1 review
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious all the way around! Will be back !

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Orlando
1 review
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food

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m
Tampa
17 reviews
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Capital Grill! Excellent food and service, always a good experience!

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KG
Tampa
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food is excellent as well as the service!

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DE
Tampa
5 reviews
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generous Pour

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RA
Tampa
6 reviews
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the lamb chops. Phenomenal! The “generous pour” wines were excellent and a bargain. Our waiter, Eugene Varney, was terrific.

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JE
Tampa
4 reviews
5.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our 10 year anniversary here=. The staff was great and the food amazing. You absolutely have to upgrade to the generous pour if you like wine!

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CL
Tampa
4 reviews
2.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This was our anniversary dinner. Our waitress, Dana, was very friendly and very sweet BUT:
1. Asked for my entree not too spicy (vegetarian pasta dish) but it was very spicy. I thought she would ask if everything was okay but never did so I just didn't eat it.
2. Waited 30 minutes for a "special dessert" assumed it was for our anniversary. However, I was looking forward to ordering something from the menu. Never had the opportunity. ;0(
3. Asked for hot tea with my dessert. No sweeteners until I specifically asked. At that point we were running late because the dessert took so long.
4. The got the bill. The pasta w veggies was $19. Should have asked her toi take it back but just wanted to leave. We have been to CG before and have had very good experiences. This one not so much....

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DN
Las Vegas
1 review
5.0Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, but expensive. Attentive service with a large wine selection.

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MB
1 review
5.0Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate birthday #60 thanks to a generous gift card from a client. We had the roasted swordfish with lump crab gratin and bone-in filet. Shared side was lobster Mac and cheese. Everything was absolutely perfect and delicious. The generous pour wine flight was superb.

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FL
New York Area
7 reviews
5.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service from an exceptional server! Food was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Quiet conversation made the night pleasant.

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Denver
7 reviews
2.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Second time two visits in a row food was average for the price.

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PW
Tampa
26 reviews
2.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Service for four was extremely slow. The waitress was very argumentative and stressed. Food is always good.

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w
Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful!!! Best meal, evening, experience and staff!!!

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