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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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4:00 pm - 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, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 121
    Very good
  • 40
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  • 14
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  • 12
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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
Guilty Pleasure With Grest Service

Good service from making the phone reservation till the last forkful of flourless chocolate cake . Great happy hour.Good drink and wine selection and the food is a delightful escape from all those restrictions we talk ourselves into. To think this place use to be a bank

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Good service from making the phone reservation till the last forkful of flourless chocolate cake . Great happy hour.Good drink and wine selection and the food is a delightful escape from all those restrictions we talk ourselves into. To think this place use to be a bank

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great steak house with plenty of other options. The service is beyond impeccable. It is on the expensive side, but you get plenty for the money. We were dressed slightly casual, although I think it is more upscale than that. We really enjoyed our meals and cannot wait to return.

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very dark and quiet restaurant for a fine dinner out. Server was average. Food was above average quality with large portions and ala carte pricing. Watch the cocktail prices and bring your wallet for the check.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went last year for restaurant week! So good we wanted to go back! We started off well with apps but my steak that the menu lists it as 14oz bone in ribeye is the kona which we had last year. Well apparently you need to specify a rub if you want it which our waiter did not explain. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Disappointed. Had halibut that was cooked a little too long. Others in the party had steak which tasted great. Stick with steak. Service was OK.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We are celebrating our anniversary this weekend and had a wonderful experience. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and everything was delicious and cooked exactly to our preferences. Christopher, our server, was very attentive and helpful and also presented us with a special dessert for our anniversary, which was a thoughtful touch. This was our first time at the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Some of the best steaks in Philly (not cheesesteaks... ) - Lobster Mac & Cheese was amazing.. Seafood Starter for the table was amazing... staff and service was amazing. Absolutely zero complaints - do yourself a favor and eat here

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Pricey but worth every US cent! Customer service was exceptional; by far the best I have ever experienced. Food was delicious and the restaurant ambience exquisite. I had blue cheese salad to start, steak au poivre and Pinot Noir. Before the ordered food arrived there was a warm freshly baked bread basket with creamy butter and amuse bouche. Simply perfect!

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Phila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. You should make a reservation. It is dressy. Service is professional and excellent. You can often see city hall cronies having lunch. Just hope the taxpayers aren't paying for it. The menu is pricey but there is a good lunch deal and a pre theatre dinner deal.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great meals. Everything was delicious. Top of the line establishment. Jessica B was our server. She is the best. All the staff are very welcoming and helpful. Your satisfaction is their priority.

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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, Barbecue, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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