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The Capital Grille

#15 of 8,465 Restaurants in Chicago
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633 N Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL 60611 (Ontario)
312-337-9400
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of...
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located one block east of Michigan Avenue at the corner of Ontario.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 290
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Exceptional food ans service.

Make a reservation or wait at the bar. I sampled their pineapple infused vodka. Yum! The line is out the door waiting to come in. You will not regret your experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
scb930
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Canfield, Ohio
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Canfield, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Make a reservation or wait at the bar. I sampled their pineapple infused vodka. Yum! The line is out the door waiting to come in. You will not regret your experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went for dinner on my birthday and this restaurant was incredible. The food was universally phenomenal and the service was some of the best we've ever experienced. Best meal I've had in my life hands down and can't wait to come back to Chicago just so we can go back!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I eat at this place in 1997 and had a great dinning experience, this year I was once again in Chicago and decided to repeat. I'm really glad that I did it, the food was great, the service and recommendations fantastics, and the ambiance of the place incredible. A great steak place if you are in Chicago and want to... More 

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Chicago
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Good steaks, good service, nice traditional decor. Found the wine list shockingly limited in high end quality wines by the glass. However, this restaurant does not deliver on the seafood. Both my husband and I had a surf and turf option. I order tenderloin with lobster tail. My husband ordered the special combo of the night (NY strip) with shrimp.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This past Friday I traveled to Chicago for an overnight trip with my sons. It was primarily a business trip, so we only had time for one great meal. Several months ago my wife and I visited Chicago and had a wonderful dinner at the Capital Grille. So, in spite of the fact that there is an almost unlimited supply... More 

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Ulm
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118 reviews 118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Centrally located in Chicago, you'll find the typical steakhouse of the Capital Grille chain. Same menu as everywhere, good service. No surprises. Steaks are good, but quite expensive as is the rest of the menu.

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My husband and I were seated in the Wine Room for a romantic and intimate dinner. It was quiet and just the kind of dinner we were wanting for a romantic night out. Our waiter was knowledgeable with the wine pairings. We both agreed that we've never had a steak as good as the ones we had here. We were... More 

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Traverse City
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I enjoy a dark wood panelling, steakhouse atmosphere and that's what you get at the Capital Grille. We split a brussel sprout salad(at our server's suggestion). It was excellent! The steak was the disappointing part of the evening. I ordered a porterhouse. It was cooked correctly but lacked flavor. For the price, they should have better cuts. Overall it was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This place had a good steak which is tough to compete in a city like Chicago. Great side to go with the steaks and also good desserts would recommend this place to anyone visiting Chicago

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Freeport, Illinois
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211 reviews 211 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Okay so maybe we should have had steak, but I had scallops and they were mushy in the middle. The salad, bread, service was top notch, but I was disappointed in the food. Large servings and the food was certainly good, but not exceptional like we had hoped. Wine was a little expensive but again this is Chicago.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 633 N Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL 60611
    (Ontario)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-337-9400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located one block east of Michigan Avenue at the corner of Ontario.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?