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“Good steak!”
Review of The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille
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Ranked #6 of 9,802 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Our waiter was very nice and made recommendations to us for ordering. My wife and I both had steak, one sirloin and one filet. They were both perfectly. The au gratin potatoes were great, as well, but they are definitely big enough for 3 to share.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Food was typical Capital Grille fare - nothing special. Bill was almost $400 including tip for 3 people ($89 bottle of wine). Delmonico steak was fabulous.

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

This was once our favorite restaurant. We made it a point to dine here every trip to Chicago. However, our last experience was just average at best.
We requested a table in a specific area, yet we were seated in the bar. It seemed that they just overlooked our request. So, when we asked to be seated elsewhere, they simply said oh the other people hadn't finished in the area where we had requested to sit, so it would be a few minutes wait. No problem for us to wait a few minutes, to be seated where we requested.
Both the Prawns and the French onion soup were excellent. They still have the best French onion soup of anywhere we've been, including their other locations. The wedge salad was very weak on the garnish. It had minimal bacon, four cherry tomatoes cut in half, and no purple onion. It appeared that whoever was making the salad was interrupted and never finished completing it. Then, it was delivered to us without a knife. We waited a while before we were able to flag down the very friendly and efficient bus girl. The porcini rubbed bone in rib-eye was unevenly cooked and unevenly seasoned. We ordered medium rare, but part of it was closer to medium well. Nothing like it has been in the past. We didn't complain about our steak or the salad, because the waitress was unseen to us for several minutes after they arrived. So they were nearly finished by the time she returned to check on us.
Our waitress wasn't familiar with the wines so she asked if we would like to speak with the sommelier. He made a recommendation, but never came back to see if we even enjoyed the wine. Odd, right?
The great food, great service, and attention to detail was what we liked so much about this Capital Grille, but during our last visit they missed the mark in all three of these areas.
These along with a few other minor details have left us with a less than favorable impression. We will be looking for a new favorite restaurant.

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Thank AbidinginHim
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Was in Chicago celebrating our Anniversary and chose this restaurant based on reviews/menu/location. It was everything we hoped it would be and more. We were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" upon arrival and quickly seated. There was a card signed by all of the staff waiting for us on the table. Our server greeted us with a "Happy Anniversary" and then provided us with wonderful, attentive service for our entire meal. The steak was amazingly huge and delicious as well as the salad and sides. We were given a complimentary dessert that had "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate. It was delicious as well! Wonderful meal, great service, perfect location and they went the extra mile to make it a memorable Anniversary dinner for us!

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Thank Traci H
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Had dinner with family member on a Friday. Food is very good, service was outstanding but prices are very high. Avoid if you are on a budget!

Thank William E
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