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Capital Grille-Seattle

#142 of 3,525 Restaurants in Seattle
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1301 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (University)
206-382-0900
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Whether you're seeking a relaxed setting for lunch, a gracious atmosphere...
Whether you're seeking a relaxed setting for lunch, a gracious atmosphere for dinner, or a festive and elegant venue for your most special occasions, The Capital Grille will provide a dining experience you won't soon forget. Local, seasonal ingredients, the freshest seafood Seattle has to offer, and hand cut dry aged steaks masterfully prepared, all served in the sophisticated environment of the historic Cobb Building.Join us, won't you?
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 126
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Don Melchor on the wine list!

that alone does it for us, but tasty mains and attentive intelligent service was a plus! Caesar salad is better at Nando's but steak was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
AgC2012
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London
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

that alone does it for us, but tasty mains and attentive intelligent service was a plus! Caesar salad is better at Nando's but steak was very good.

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CT
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were tired and hungry after our cross country flight from NY to Seattle. The Capital Grill was within walking distance of our hotel and we slipped in early with no reservation. We were promptly seated in a lovely booth and given menus to peruse. Lots of tempting dishes and all costly( just so you know). I had the shaved... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's unusual to have a "perfect" experience, but this place offered a combo of attentive but not overly-intrusive service and great food served exactly as ordered. I'm looking forward to returning!

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Seattle
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had lunch here after viewing the gingerbread houses at the Sheraton. We were a mixed group....young children, young adults, and seniors. There was something good on the menu for everyone. Other than the Manhattan clam chowder (skimpy.. mostly broth) all the food was excellent. The restaurant was busy, the server was a little spaced out, and the food didn't arrive... More 

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North Vancouver, BC
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229 reviews 229 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Enjoyed dinner at Capital GRille before heading to the Fifth Avenue Theatre. Wonderful night out overall. Food was delicious, nicely presented and our waiter friendly, attentive but not too involved. Several of our party (ladies) had only appetizers and salads, since the servings are generous (they match the prices.) Not sure we would go back simply becasue of the cost... More 

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Sailorsal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Once in a lifetime because that's all I could afford! Dinner for 3 came to $300 (drinks, salad, entree, dessert, wine, coffee.) The atmosphere is very hunt club elegant, service was very good, food was good (lobster tail was fabulous, scallops were awesome, salmon was served with a sauce that was way too sweet) and don't bother with the chocolate... More 

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Corvallis
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The food was pretty good, but for the portion size severely overpriced! $43 for risotto (3 tbsps) and 6 scallops was crazy! The service was nice and they let us bring a birthday cake in for my hubby. The server was lovely and the restaurant was very nice. I won't return as the prices are simply to high for me... More 

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West Richland, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I was in Seattle on business and chose Capitol grill. It was fabulous but to be enjoyed best, go with your spouse, business partners or friends. It was loud and lively. I'll go back with loved ones, for sure.

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Kirkland, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a great steak place but last night we had scallops and Chilean sea bass. The scallps were cooked perfectly on a bed of luscios rizzoto. My wife had the Chilean Sea bass that she would not stop raving about. The drinks were great, a great wine list and our waiter, Aram, was spot on perfect. Capped off with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

While I wouldn't say that the Capital Grille is particularly innovative in terms of cuisine, I would say that this is familiar food done extremely well. The filet mignon and the crab and lobster burger are both fantastic. Great whipped mashed potatoes and great green beans. The grapefruit soda and the mint lemonade are fun for children and adults. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1301 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
    (University)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-382-0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Whether you're seeking a relaxed setting for lunch, a gracious atmosphere for dinner, or a festive and elegant venue for your most special occasions, The Capital Grille will provide a dining experience you won't soon forget. Local, seasonal ingredients, the freshest seafood Seattle has to offer, and hand cut dry aged steaks masterfully prepared, all served in the sophisticated environment of the historic Cobb Building.Join us, won't you?
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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