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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 #85 of 3,741 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
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
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I took my family of 5 to The Capital Grille on a late Sunday afternoon during Restaurant Week. Despite the fact that the restaurant was crowded, we were seated promptly at our pre-arranged time. The dining room was clean and comfortable, and the noise level was fine, even though there was a large group at the bar area emitting periodic... More

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Visited Capital Grille last night to take a colleague of my husband to dinner. It was restaurant week, but we did not partake in this menu, ordering from the regular menu. Their "stoli doli" drink is always a great start. This pineapple martini is so good that a few will sneak up on you! I started off with the field... More

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129 reviews 129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Traffic on a Friday night in Philly. Bah Humbug. We had a 6 :00 reservation and were sitting in traffic so I called and the person let me know they would hold the table for 15 minutes and make any accommodations necessary if we were later. We were received beautifully by the hostesses and our server, Matthew was amazing as... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I had the aged steak that was great. The hors d'oeuvres were OK. The asparagus was excellent. The potatoes were ok. The desert looked yummy. But, I was glad I did not have to pick up the check.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of our very favorites was made even better with the best server we ever had in Patrick! Super wine pairing and perfect bone in filets. BBS!

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Selby, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very busy place to eat, but the reason is very obvious. Excellent food and service,though the attention of the staff can be a little overpowering at times (the expected tip). Always the place to eat when in Philly, but not cheap.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Excellent food and service. Seafood was wonderful. The mixed drinks were just as amazing and so was the wine selection. Would highly recommend and go back.

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Highland Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have made a tradition of celebrating my wife's birthday at the Capital Grille in center city Philadelphia. This was the third time we have had an outstanding dinner there. The atmosphere is "rich man's club," the noise level (very important to me), more than tolerable, the professional yet not too familiar approach of the staff people who welcome you... More

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Mackinac Island, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went to this restaurant with the intention of having an out of this world steak dinner. I ordered the 10oz filet mignon with a wedge salad. It was cooked correctly to medium rare, however I was not impressed. It was not bad, but it was no better than an outback steak house. Service was a little overwhelming but good.... More

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Clinton, New Jersey, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food was great but could have done without the over done chatty service. Nice city club atmosphere.

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