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The Capital Grille

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1338-46 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4525 (At the corner of Broad & Chestnut)
+1 215-545-9588
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Avenue of the Arts is the perfect avenue to dry aged steaks, too...
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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  • 202
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Stoli Doli Delicious!

Had dinner here our first night in Philly. I had the tuna and my husband had a big steak and shrimp cocktail. No complaints from either of us. Everything was prepared perfectly. Our server Eric took great care of us and gave us a great dessert recommendation. Thanks Eric!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Lori H
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here our first night in Philly. I had the tuna and my husband had a big steak and shrimp cocktail. No complaints from either of us. Everything was prepared perfectly. Our server Eric took great care of us and gave us a great dessert recommendation. Thanks Eric!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Took clients for a celebration of a special event. I had called ahead and alerted them to the event. We were greeted with a champagne toast almost immediately upon sitting. The menu is not vast but there is something for everyone. I was a bit disappointed in the wine list...it wasn't great. I had the tomato, mozzarella salad and it... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visited this place on thanksgiving. The service was terrible. The food was nothing special, but the prices were outrageous. The desserts looked like something from a warehouse club. Would never go back.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

my partner decided he wanted salmon after work so i suggested capital grille..no one waiting for seating but us...and the hostess made us wait about 5 minutes before ushering us waaaay into the back of the restaurant, though we passed many empty tables...it felt like we were in the bowels of a ship so we stopped her before seating us... More 

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Highland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went to dinner on Easter Sunday and we all had great meals. The food was prepared perfectly as ordered and delivered promptly. The service and ambiance were great. Our server was cordial and very personable. This place is very high end, so if you go there, make sure you are willing to pay premium prices.

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119 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

When you enter you feel as if you have arrived....in a republican old boys club. Lovely and hushed. The service is top notch...except for when the server reached across my body. The drinks and wine list on an iPad! A la carte...so be prepared $$$$. My porterhouse was not the best I ever had and the temperature was too close... More 

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

we chose to go out to eat on Thanksgiving. restaurant too loud ,cold and food was disappointing way overpriced for food .turkey was not even fresh carved

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Pennsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My husband and I had a great dinner at Capital Grill again!! We like to try different steakhouses but can't seem to move on passed Capital Grill. The atmosphere is quiet and cozy, hostesses are friendly, bartender was nice and knowledgeable, (we discussed chardonnay wines), Eric was our wonderful waiter. My husband and I both got the filet and lobster.... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful experience at The Capital Grille. We were celebrating an anniversary. We had an 8 pm reservation. We got to the restaurant around 7:30, checked in with the hostess and grabbed a seat at the bar. A little before 8 pm our table was ready and we have a wonderful waiter and a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Surf and Turf was incredibly cooked to PERFECTION!! JARED was simply a 5 STAR DELIGHT. His personality and attentiveness was a CUT ABOVE. We spent $300+ on the meal, drinks, and dessert. Expensive but definitely well worth it. Manny was also awesome adding to our fine dining experience. Hostess and coat check girl had great attitudes as well. But... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1338-46 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4525
    (At the corner of Broad & Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-545-9588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?