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“Outstanding Venue From Service to Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Capital Grille

Capital Grille
801 Hennepin Ave, LaSalle Plaza, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1818 (Downtown)
612-692-9000
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Ranked #4 of 1,579 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 8th Street
Description: Rich mahogany, sumptuous leather and cool marble set the stage for incomparable dining in the Hennepin Theatre District. Just blocks from the Target Center, you’ll finddry aged beef that’s always right on the mark. No wonder Zagat Survey wrote, “awesome steaks served by the pros are the order of the day.”
White Bear Lake, Minnesota, United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Outstanding Venue From Service to Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Without a doubt the best restaurant around. All the staff are so gracious and accommodating and the food is out of this world. My favorites are the lobster mac and cheese and the Filet Oscar. But close runner ups are the amazing au gratins and the homemade desserts. It's expensive here but so worth it. And all of the side dishes are more than enough to share.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Billings, MT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Didn't live up to reivews”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

My husband and I decided to have a special dinner to celebrate him passing the bar exam and graduating law school. We read such great things about this place we decided to splurge and try it out. The waiter was nice and the food was great. The disappointing thing was that our special occasion was never mentioned once....and that was one of the main reasons we went there.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Steak's ever ....... if your willing to pay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This restaurant offers some of the best steak you will ever find in Minnesota if steak is not your thing they offer seafood and chicken as well. It is and excellent place for a special night out, it is in downtown so you could go to a show or club after because there are many in close proximity. They also have a large selection of wine as well as a full bar. This is the best place for steaks I've been to in Minnesota.
P.S If your a big traveler and love steaks check out Shula's Steakhouse in the Alexander hotel in Miami Beach if your there.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, MN
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
“There are better Expense-Account steakhouses for your money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Comparing Apples to Apples, Capital Grille simply isn't up to the level of other similarly-priced, similarly-styled steakhouses in the Twin Cities. This is what is often called an "expense account" steakhouse: the kind of place business deals are done over dinner or important clients are entertained --all on a company dime. That's not a pejorative in my mind, there are often some exceptional choices in this field. A number of these, like Capital Grille, are national chains. In the Twin Cities, the best in this class is the locally-owned Manny's. Among national chains, I think Ruth's Chris and Morton's are better in terms of quality of food and drink. I've now been to several different Capital Grille locations (including this one) and I simply am not impressed.

With that said: if you're looking for an expensive steak that's above average in a nice, wood-paneled room with servers who do seem to try and care, this will fulfill that need. However if you feel like being discerning, you can find better. This isn't to blame the staff at the Minneapolis location, they are simply working at a fancy chain restaurant and can't make the changes that would be required to step it up to the top in class.

Visited July 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Just What I Expected & More”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Just got back from New Year's Eve Dinner. Excellent! Place was hopping. Drink in the bar and then a great meal. Kudos to our server Todd. Excellent job! What can I say? Steaks perfect, wine list is great.

There is a reason why they are rated #1 in Minneapolis and they have earned again tonight for us.

Thanks!

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