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Capital Grille

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3333 Bristol St, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873 (Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405)
714-432-1140
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
GREAT BAR SCENE FOR FRIENDS WITH PHENOM APPS!

Friday night Gilrls night out and dis is sa place to be. BLUE CHEESE STUFFED OLIVES in my cocktail. YES PLEASE!!! Crab cake sliders...YUM! Shrimp! NUm Nums. Felt very elegant and rich. loved

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Opcal
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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359 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friday night Gilrls night out and dis is sa place to be. BLUE CHEESE STUFFED OLIVES in my cocktail. YES PLEASE!!! Crab cake sliders...YUM! Shrimp! NUm Nums. Felt very elegant and rich. loved

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Thank Opcal
Fountain Valley, California
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to have lunch if you're in the area. They have great lunch menus starting at $18, food is delicious. Aged steaks, salmon and the truffle fries are my favorites. Dinner is much higher in price but the food here is always delicious. Their crème brûlée and cheese cake are the best I ever tasted. Service... More 

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paris
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite expensive but a good restaurant in a mall for beautiful people in one of the most expensive shopping area in California . Need to be in the main ballroom to get chic of the place

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Rolling Hills Estates, California, United States
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and food were first rate. The steaks are dry aged. The seafood was excellent. Gotta try the lobster mac and cheese - so rich and good! The green beans were a bit undercooked - the only disappointment of the evening. It was my sister's birthday and we were greeted with complimentary champagne and balloon sprinkles on the table... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, great food and wonderful service.price are a little high but is to be expected when eating out in California. I really enjoyed eating at this restaurant!

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Thank Mary R
Orange, California
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134 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Okay this has all the hallmarks of chain dining at first glance. Do not be fooled. Excellent meats, Kobe and/or their equivalent cuts, service not just with a smile but with the elegance expected at the price, and deserts to die(t) for. Well worth every dime. This is what a steakhouse outta be.

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Thank beagle47
Newport Beach, California
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

I wish I had gotten the Chilean sea bass again but tried holiday special of king crab legs instead. For $55, I found the portion quite modest (see photo). The lobster bisque with sherry added table side was my favorite. Brought own bottle of wine this time to keep price reasonable but still ran $300 all in and that's with... More 

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Thank Karen J
Mexico City, Mexico
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I visited Capital Grill for dinner with my family after a tedous shopping day, and it was superb. The ambiance calid, the service excellent, with one of the best wine selection, speacilly California´s famous Chardonays. We had salmon and beef for dinner in a fantastic evening.

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Thank Javier M
Idyllwild, California, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We had reservations at the Capital Grille on Sunday for 3:00 pm. We had tickets for "The Nutcracker" at 6:30. We knew that the dining room was closed, so we intended to eat in the bar/lounge. We were late for our reservation because of traffic. We arrived at 3:20. At that time we realized that all the tables for four... More 

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Thank James B
Goleta, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Very traditional steakhouse with good food, good service and warm reception. We come here annually on Black Friday after visiting and shopping at South Coast Plaza. Perfect location in the mall and they comp valet parking. The food is always good. Steaks, salads, burgers, lobster roll and other items are high quality and well prepared. Like most steakhouses, it has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3333 Bristol St, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873
    (Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 714-432-1140

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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