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The Capital Grille

#14 of 7,851 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Streeterville
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633 N Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL 60611 (Ontario)
312-337-9400
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5:00 pm - 11:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 28
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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
Excellent, recommend highly even in Chicago where there is a lot of choice

This restaurant is excellent, everything they offer on the menu is delicious and there is so much to choose from. Our server Valerie Delfin was absolutely perfect, she was helpful and attentive without being overbearing. She was there whenever we needed her, would highly recommend Valerie and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is excellent, everything they offer on the menu is delicious and there is so much to choose from. Our server Valerie Delfin was absolutely perfect, she was helpful and attentive without being overbearing. She was there whenever we needed her, would highly recommend Valerie and this restaurant for business or pleasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Enjoyed my dinner here - restaurant is classily done out with extensive wine list on iPad. Steak was perfectly cooked and reasonable value though obviously not cheap. Waiter was very attentive and noting my interest in wine, brought over a couple of tasting glasses of Californian reds which was a nice touch.

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Platte City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My son had just proposed to his girlfriend at Cloud Gate so the Capital Grille was the perfect place to go. They helped us celebrate the occasion and made the newly-engaged couple feel as though they were the most important customers they had that night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

The best and one of the famous in Chicago!!! Very nice, not very large, the service is fast and acurate. The most famous is the grill, the best on the city, and for me the best Salmón and beef, y hay you can see maturing inside the special cameras,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

On a Tuesday night, the place was packed. Guess it is like that every night. And for good reason. The steaks were perfect. Scallops were outstanding. Side dishes were also excellent. Ala carte but portions were generous. Appetizers were fine. Not an overnight place..but certainly worth the price (a bit pricey) but well worth it. Elegant interior.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Yum yum yum!!! This is one of the best steaks I've had in a long time. I visited the restaurant last month for my birthday and it was amazing. I had the filet with creamed spinach and it melted in my mouth. The service was also fantastic even though they were really busy. Our server was very knowledgeable about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Best steak house in Chicago. The food is great, the service impeccable. I love the dark wood and pictures of prominent Chicagoans. One of my favorite restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

When ever you have to make sure that your dinner experience is 5 ***** you must visit The Capital Grille. I can't afford to visit everyday and as frequent as I would like however, it is worth the visit for special birthdays, anniversaries, or special engagements. Always, consistent in service, food, and expectations. Not really nothing else to say. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Always consistent awesome food! I don't know if I go to this place because the food or the Stolli Dollies. Great evening with friends, you are never going to get a bad meal here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The stuffed animal heads, giant framed faces from Chicago's past, and brass fixtures create an ambiance of a classic fine dining establishment. The hostess Ms. O'Malley greats you with warmth and a friendly style. Drinks started with a homemade grapefruit soda and led to the Grapefruit Buck! The crab/lobster cakes were perfect. Joe had the Kona Bone in New York... More 

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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>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: 312-337-9400

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.