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The Capital Grille

#26 of 7,506 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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633 N Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL 60611-3234 (Ontario)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dinner was fantastic! As most can expect at an upscale restaurant, it is pricey, but it was worth it. Service was great, food was wonderful and I would come here again if I was in town. If you are looking for a nice dinner out, stop here!

Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I prefer to say excellent value as yes it is upscale but it delivers in every aspect. The atmosphere is very classy and very relaxing. Spacious and a little old world. The service is exceptional and the food outstanding. We did not want to spend too much so we opted for mains only, a shared desert and a lovely bottle... More 

Thank Joanne P
Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a shame to read reviews complaining about the cost. You get what you pay for! This restaurant ticks all the boxes - great steaks, great atmosphere, great service. There are plenty of other places where an adequate steak meal can be obtained fairly cheaply, but this restaurant has pizzazz and romance in spades. Reserve a table. You won't regret... More 

Thank Tim M
Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently enjoyed a wonderful dinner on a recent Saturday evening. We were out and about and getting hungry but did not have reservations anywhere. We first tried Michael Jordan’s on Michigan Avenue, but they had a least a 45 minute wait. We knew Capital Grille was very near our hotel. We went in and were seated... More 

Thank myred86
Saint Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate alone very comfortably. The waiter Jesse made helpful suggestions in wine and returned to tell me, based on what I ordered, I might want to consider one of the specials. I had the caprese salad, which was two large slices and an assortment of cherry tomatoes, with a swath of balsamic reduction and some basil leaves. Very good... More 

Thank Christine M
Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine dining, fantastic food service and wine. Love this place. Pricy but you get what you pay for, and it is worth every penny!

Thank aimeer209
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, The Capital Grille has it all! Great food, superb service, upscale atmosphere. We have been to quite a few restaurants in the City that are of this scale but The Capital Grille has it's own unique feel. I would describe it as feeling as though I just stepped off my yacht to have... More 

Thank DivineDiner77
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Chicago for one evening, the service and attention in the bar area was top notch. Bartenders were will informed and provide excellent recommendations and service.

Thank jeffwessels
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My lunch guest was not as enraptured as I, but I certainly was. While modern and newer, it speaks of old world establishment, a lunch club atmosphere. The food was well prepared. Traditional enough, but with some curve balls in the pairings. A fruit base or dressing here and there. It was a very nice combination of 'something new', but... More 

Thank Peter E
Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I love coming here. Good wine selection and the steak here is wonderful :) Nice, friendly staff. Menu prices are worth the meal. I would list this place in my top ten places for a good steak. Good for families, celebrations, anniversaries, dates, or just about anything!

Thank Allison D

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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
$60 - $80
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 633 N Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL 60611-3234
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: 312-337-9400
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 one block east of Michigan Avenue at the corner of Ontario.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Coldwater, MI - On Lake George
10 months ago
Champaign, Illinois

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.