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“Over Sell Server”
Review of Capital Grille

Capital Grille
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Ranked #2 of 2,351 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
Cross street: Illinois
Description: You are cordially invited to join us to experience 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 meeting, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our team has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located adjacent to The Conrad Hotel.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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622 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Over Sell Server”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Overall one of the finest places to eat anywhere. This visit our waiter was a little over the top pushing the lobster bisc and expensive wine. Then forgot to bring more bread when we asked. Not too much of a big deal since no one is going here to save a buck. Prices are moderately high but we'll worth every penny.

Our steaks and tuna were cooked to perfection and to die for delicious. The 15 year balsamic vinegar is out of this world.

I think we overstayed our welcome as our waiter kept changing up the intensity of the light over our table outside to let us know to push off.

I prefer the ambiance of inside or the bar to outside. Feel service was much better inside in past with no feeling of being rushed.

The worst here is better than most places best. Give it a try.

  • Visited September 2013
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fun state
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“This wasn't the best Capital Grille I have ever been to.”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I have been to much better ones. This one the food was not up to Capital Grille standards. Potatoes au gratin was actually watery and kind of gross. The Chicken dish I had was not oven baked that same day maybe the day or two before and then pan fried. Not good at all. The lobster mac was good. The salads were overwhelmingly drenched in dressing and sent back. For dessert we ordered creme brulee and again tasted like it was torched earlier in the day. Basically not impressed by this location. We will not be returning.

  • Visited September 2013
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West Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The food, service, and overall experience were outstanding. I was there as a guest of a business partner. The business partner is a wine connoisseur, so ordered a couple of very nice wines for the table. They were delicious, and I'm not a big wine drinker. The food was outstanding. I had a Kona coffee-rubbed ribeye that was quite possibly one of the best steaks I've ever had. The sides and appetizers were excellent as well. While the food was something to write home about, the service was probably what set the experience apart. Our server, Michael, who is probably in his 50's was phenomenal, our party thoroughly enjoyed the evening, at least as much because of him as the food. If you want an outstanding meal and a great dining experience, the Capital Grille will provide it.

Visited March 2013
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Carmel, Indiana
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Never disappoints....”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've had two fabulous dinners and many lunches at the Capital Grille, and they have always been outstanding. Although a bit pricey, it's definitely worth it. The food is superb, the service is always excellent, and the wine list is amazing. The entrees are very large, and the delicious sides are meant to be shared. Don't miss the lobster mac & cheese - it's to die for. This is my favorite restaurant!

  • Visited August 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“A very nice business dinner”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Excellent Service and the Steak was amazing. I would return to this restaurant. Low volume, so a great place for business discussions. Filet and South African Lobster was incredible.
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Visited August 2013
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