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The Capital Grille

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16489 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-1578 (Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.)
480-348-1700
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Over rated snooty place

This establishment is probably for those who want to be seen as high rollers. The food was comparable to other places that charge half as much. Our first waiter seemed totally full of himself as he explained the dry-aged process (big deal). Then he disappeared for at least a half hour before... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Lawrence62
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Washington state
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Washington state
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This establishment is probably for those who want to be seen as high rollers. The food was comparable to other places that charge half as much. Our first waiter seemed totally full of himself as he explained the dry-aged process (big deal). Then he disappeared for at least a half hour before taking our order. He never did come to... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The 4.5 overall star rating (of 5) is well-deserved. We spent the evening at Capital Grille with friends for our anniversary, following an afternoon in Old Scottsdale, so we needed to change clothes (Capital Grille is Nice Casual....we were much more casual). Without batting an eye, the receptionist showed us to their (good sized) restrooms to facilitate our change. When... More 

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Lexington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The Capital Grille never disappoints! Excellent food, atmosphere and service. It's pricey but worth it.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

I ate at Capital Grille for the first time on my trip to Scottsdale in February of 2015. It reminded me a lot of other nice high end steak places. Our waiter was fantastic, as he was very knowledgeable and helped us make our choices. I had the filet and the plain mashed potatoes. I liked the steak but wished... More 

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Helena, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I had an amazing scallop dish with risotto and spring peas. Scallops were seared perfectly and the risotto had a wonderful flavor profile. Most of the rest of the group had the seabass and it as fantastic as well. Service awesome!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times and always have a good dinner but somehow I tend to forget about it. The atmosphere is a bit dark and it draws a more mature croud however the steaks are great. The sides are pretty standard and the wine list is sufficient for all price ranges.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great restaurant, with indoor and lots of outdoor seating. Great atmosphere inside, not too loud. Outdoor seating is more pleasant than one would expect given the restaurant is located in a strip mall, close to several large office buildings. Nice gas heaters outside make it comfortable even in a chilly evening. Service was superb, with very professional, seasoned waitpeople. Great... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Visited for the first time. For the price charged, a LA carte, I expected an outstanding meal. But, it could have been much better. I had the filet mignon. It was very good, which for $42.00, it should have been excellent. The cream corn, at $9.00, was also very good. My waiter was somewhat attentive, but no more so than... More 

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Naples, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Dined recently for lunch with friends. They changed the menu and it was outstanding. Several of us had the lobster salad served on top of arugula, avocado, and grape tomatoes it was delicious. Not a huge portion by any means but enough for lunch. The service is impeccable and never rushed. The manager always came over to not only make... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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124 reviews 124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We first visited The Capital Grille in Milwaukee, WI and thought it was a wonderful steak place, especially for a chain (which we didn't realize when we visited!). My husband and I try and visit local restaurants or local chains when we travel, so this is a restaurant that we normally would not have tried. Well, we loved it enough... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16489 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-1578
    (Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: 480-348-1700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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