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The Capital Grille

St. Johns Towne Center, 5197 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32246
904-997-9233
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Ranked #19 of 1,741 restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $70
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: J. Turner Butler Blvd.
Description: You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located in St. Johns Town Center.
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English first
Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is by far one of our favorite restaurants in Jacksonville. We usually try to seek out non-chain dining experiences, but this particular CG has won us over. This is definitely a STEAK house. While seafood options are on the menu, the Mitchell's Seafood restaurant next door can scratch that itch for most diners. The staff at CG-Jax is extremely... More

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FL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have been to the Capital Grille several times but took my sister who had never been there before for a nice lunch. It was late - almost 2:30 so we sat at a table in the bar area. The server was very pleasant and gave us the intro to the menu and their "Plates" specials. We all ordered drinks... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Made a last minute reservation as we had been wanting to try this place and had the opportunity. Our server asked if we had every been there before, and we said no. He took the time to explain how the restaurant and menu worked and all the options we could chose from, so many great choices! We went early on... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

From the moment we entered, we were greeted and treated like family. We were really made to feel that our presence was appreciated. The wait staff was attentative yet not intrusive. Extremely knowledgable. Needless to say the food was absolutely awesome! Living with a trained chef make it difficult for me to dine in restaurants that meet my expectations. Capital... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We went for my birthday and the food was fantastic like always. But, after spending almost $300 for dinner we noticed we were charged for an appetizer...we were promised it was going to be free but we didnt realize until we left. We have called multiple times and they keep saying they will send us angift certificate but after a... More

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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Perhaps it was the time of day we visited, but in all of the times I've eaten here, I've never had such mediocre service. We arrived around 4:00 for a late lunch/early dinner and it appeared they were in the middle of a shift change. Inexplicably, we were seated in the bar area, but we thought it was again, due... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I travel a lot and rely on reviews when choosing restaurants and hotels. Our dining experience was an absolute perfect 10 from the moment we walked in. Staff was terrific as well as the food. We will definitely visit again when in town.

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Hilliard, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were seated quickly and never felt ignored or neglected. Shawn expertly took our orders, suggested the special and answered questions we had about the menu. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and tasted great. The atmosphere is upscale but not stuffy.

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Saint Johns, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

yes it is expensive. Sorry but if your food or service is less than top notch simply say so and it will be addressed immediately. If you want a treat ask for a specific waiter b/c once they know you it even gets better. If you have provided a poor review then maybe you simply sat there and never told... More

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florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We used to be Ruth's Chris loyalist. Now we only frequent Capital Grille. From the bread basket to the side dishes, to the steak- Capital Grille just does it better. The caramelized onion bread is so soft and delicious. The calamari is crispy and a little bit tangy with the added peppers. Their delmonico steak is always so tender and... More

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