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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 #94 of 3,733 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
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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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82% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was our 4th visit to this location. It is consistently good food and very good service. Get there soon and try the generous pour offering on wine. For only $25.00 you get to choose from 7 very good wines and it is unlimited. Probably the best value on the entire menu.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Ralph was the bar tender that served me lunch today. I did not my usual CG fare of steak and seafood, but something "lighter": burger, fries, onion soup and a jameson and ginger ale. The food was impeccable, the burger cooked EXACTLY medium rare, the service was fantastic. Ralph is great to talk to and makes excellent drink. If I... More

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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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