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Capital Grille

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3333 Bristol St, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873 (Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as I arrived and got settled in my hotel I and my wife took a walk to Capital Grill for lunch. I felt confident that the food would be very good as usual. They did not disappoint us at all. Very delicious that schedule I really enjoyed the steak sandwich for lunch. I would hold heartedly recommend this... More 

Thank Santan2020
Santa Ana, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a belated birthday dinner last week. I love this restaurant because the atmosphere is elegant without being pretentious, and the food is delicious. It is a bit pricey (like Morton's or Ruth's Chris), but it is a wonderful place for a special occasion. The staff is very friendly and attentive. They also validate if you use valet parking,... More 

Thank CaliforniaGirl03
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant and the menu was really good but most importantly for me the gluten free options were impressive. Service was brilliant as was the food. Had a beautiful glass of sav blanc to wash it down. I would return next time I'm in the area.

Thank DEire
Brea, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, ambiance, and food. They also offered a wine tasting of 7 wines for $28. Generous pours of mostly great wines.

Thank Rudolph S
Fullerton, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived before the restaurant began serving lunch with no reservation and a bottle of wine. We were given a reservation at opening time and were invited to wait at their bar area. We decided to go for a walk instead and the hostess offered to hold out bottle. When we returned, our table and bottle were... More 

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Anaheim, California
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156 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a special event, pre-theater meal or business meeting. Food and service are exceptional. Located at South Coast Plaza, and freeway close. Valet parking.

Thank twinsaround
Laguna Hills, California
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The furnishings in this restaurant are gorgeous. Rich, dark colors, yet well-lit interior. The service is first class. The waiters bring everyone's food at the same time, so there is no awkward pause as you are waiting for your tablemates to also be served. One in my party, ordered a porterhouse medium rare and it came out more medium well.... More 

Thank Haig M
Rottach-Egern, Germany
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Capital Grill is a boutique chain within the Darden family of restaurants, often with a Seasons52 next door. Staff is well managed and service usually timely. Best service is non-peak times as kitchen can slow down when house is near full. Decent beer selection. Wines tend to be over priced Similar to Smith and Wollensky in style and decor. Ample... More 

Thank RMJ11
Los Angeles, California
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155 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Expensive and okay. It did not knock my socks off. The lobster Mac and cheese was okay but not enough lobster. The salmon was good but did not wow me. My friends steak was good prepared correctly. Can't say astounding things. If it's a 200 dollar meal for two people then it should be phenomenal.

Thank Jon S
Costa Mesa, California
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This place is so good! The coffee rubbed steak is to die for! You will spend a pretty penny but its a nice treat!

Thank Monby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3333 Bristol St, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873
    (Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 714-432-1140

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?