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The Capital Grille

201 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 (First Ward)
(704) 348-1400
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Ranked #24 of 1,916 restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: First Ward
Cross street: 5th Street
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 meeting, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our team has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located in the heart of the Uptown Financial District just blocks from the Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte Convention Center, and Time Warner Cable Arena.
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Used Trip Advisor to find this good restaurant and book an available table. Mark our waiter was great. Sat outside and enjoyed the city going by. Steak tartar app was enough for three or four folks!! Lobster Mac and cheese likewise and was delicious. We both had chef's suggestions and were not disappointed. No chance we had room for desert!!... More

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Lake Wyle, SC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Well located in Uptown Charlotte for pre-show dinner. Delicious food but make a reservation. Busy place $$$$ prices. Attentive service

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

5 of us ate here and everything was terrific. 4/5 had the fillet and all said it was excellent. I had the salmon (I'm not a beef person). I had hesitated in ordering it because I'm from Portland, OR and we tend to be 'salmon snobs" since salmon is served in restaurants all the time there. But I am glad... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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172 reviews 172 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

GREAT place but bring your credit card. Love the staff, food is excellent usually, ambiance is there, but the pricing is definitely out of sight. Still I will continue to go there for before Theater libations.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I'm not sure why these places are popular. Perhaps people are happy to pay for mediocre food if it's served by an army of attentive, friendly folks in a luxury atmosphere? I didn't expect much from a place owned by the corporation also running Red Lobster and Olive Garden and there were no surprises. If yours truly, a bicycle mechanic... More

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Sag Harbor, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

nice menu.. fresh food, nice wine selection.. really good lobster/crab cakes.. no filler..all seafood!!

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Abingdon, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Order steak and do not forget the lobster mac n cheese. Shrimp cocktail was skimpy. The host gave away our table when we were 17 min late due to construction on the street, but we were offered a table in the lounge area which worked out better since our 1 yr old twins were as lively as the bar crowd!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Upscale grill with quality nosh and efficient service. Lovely old school decor inside, which you wouldn't guess from the exterior.

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SC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Printed on the menu "Seared Tenderloin with Butter Poached Lobster Tails The ultimate steak and seafood experience." I had the so called ultimate steak and seafood experience. The seared tenderloin steak was small and had an intense livery taste. The poached lobster tails were the size of two small scallops. I left on my plate half of the steak, first... More

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charlotte
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Definitely an A-plus experience at the The Capital Grill. Food is to die for and the service is impeccable. Highly recommend the dining experience and the ambiance. One of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte.

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