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The Capital Grille

1338-46 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4525 (City Center East)
+1 215-545-9588
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Ranked #79 of 3,730 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Middle Eastern, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: At the corner of Broad & Chestnut
Description: The Avenue of the Arts is the perfect avenue to dry aged steaks, too. Philadelphia Magazine declared The Capital Grille “a carnivore’s dream.” Top off your fabulous meal with dreamy Chocolate Espresso Cake or Crème Brulée. Then stroll it off on your way to Kimmel Center or the theatre.
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Toms River, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After reading many reviews on TripAdvisor, my husband and I had to try this restaurant. I'm so happy that we did! Atmosphere ~ Loved the ambiance of this restaurant. The combination of dark wood tones, soft lighting, neutral decor and classic accessories made this establishment feel warm and cozy. I noticed several small dining rooms throughout the restaurant that would... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a nice lunch, but everything felt "dated." I guess if you are a businessMAN, looking for a steak and martini, this place would be perfect. It was a very nice lunch, but not my choice (and fortunately someone else was paying so I shouldn't complain, lol...)

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I love steak- and I love this steakhouse. The pricetag is high, but worth every penny for such an incredible experience. The whole thing is very well-paced. The lobster bisque special was great, I love the Caesar salad, and they let me get a petite filet mignon since I can never finish a regular one. Don't miss out on the... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Last Capital Grille I was in was in Chicago. Tried the one in Philadelphia. both are great, server well educated on offering, served fast hot and no pressure to hurry. Sea Bass is my favorite. A bit pricey but worth it.

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Abilene, TX
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199 reviews 199 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I hold the Capital Grille to a higher standard. This was an average CG (meaning still a great restaurant). My companion's steak was way undercooked. Mine was cooked properly, and I'm impressed I didn't have to explain "Pittsburgh style" - a little too much marble even for a ribeye. Calamari was average. Service was superb. Of course I would eat... More

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Philly
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Rob is the most attentive and jovial table host it's been my pleasure to meet.from the food the wine and the service it was great evening .

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a high-end chain restaurant. We had been to other Capital Grille locations and had a great meal so we decided to go to the Philadelphia location. We went for an early dinner before going to the theatre. Even though it was early the place was crowded. Everything about our dining experience was outstanding. The wait staff was very... More

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Franklin Park, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The food was wonderful. Service was great and we had a wonderful time. Good music, and lovely location. right in the city. it is especially beautiful at night.

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Aberdeenshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Even although we were about 2 hours late due to problems on the highway with heavy rain they still kept our table and welcomed us warmly. Lovely seafood platter was shared between us followed by steaks all round. My filet mignon and lobster tails were delicious. There was no room left for dessert unfortunately.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It was my wife and I anniversary. The service was excellent from valet parking to our waitress (Monique). Monique was exceptional! She made sure we were taken care of, without being overbearing. My husband and I both got the surf and turf. It was beyond delicious. Pricy... But worth every dime! We'll definitely be back!

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