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“Loved the experience at Capital Grille”
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The Capital Grille
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Ranked #17 of 9,494 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Streeterville
Cross street: Ontario
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 one block east of Michigan Avenue at the corner of Ontario.
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Loved the experience at Capital Grille”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

After having a disappointing experience at another high end restaurant the night before, we were 100% delighted with the great meal, great service and ambience of the Capital Grille. Our waiter was most attentive and personable, and went out of his way to make ever aspect of our dining experience a delight.
We had two different steaks, and both were wonderful. I highly recommend the filet mignon. Ask for it "cowboy style," you won't be disappointed. The unique cheese-stuffed "tater tots" were yummy!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Sharm W
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“beatiful but pricey”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

A great place for a special treat or celebration. Outstanding service and nicely appointed atmosphere. Steak reigns at the Grill and they do it right every time. Pricey but worth it for that special occasion.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Robert281
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Dix Hills, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent as usual”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

You can always rely on outstanding food and service at the Capital Grille and the Chicago location is no exception.

Visited August 2013
Thank Thomas Michael M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Amazing food and service!!! A+ A+ A+”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a group of 13. I spoke with a young lady 2 times the week of our reservation to confirm that we were coming. They placed us in a private room which we did not request but was “amazing" and a great surprise. We ask if we could change the music and they provided us with a Bluetooth radio to play our own music. The services was over the top, our server "Jim" not good with names sorry if I got it wrong took care of 13 intoxicated guys on a bachelor party, he never broke stride, was very informed with everything on the menu, not once did anyone of us have to ask for something he was Jonny on the spot. He brought out calamari appetizers on the house. The female that assisted him provided us a list of different bars/clubs we should attend. All of us are well traveled and I would put the Kona rubbed steak in my top 3 or 4 steaks I have ever had, the lobster mac and cheese was great as well. I can say the waiters and waitresses, and the restaurant took GREAT care of us. We will return on our next trip!! Thanks

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank limo4fun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Consistant food”
Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

I've been here a few times and food is always very good. If you find a server you like I'd suggest requesting he or she because that can really make the difference. Lobster mac n cheese is a must. Do wish large restaurants like Capitol Grill would take Chilean Sea Bass off the menu and go with more sustainable options.

  • Visited August 2013
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