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“Great meal with friends”
Review of The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille
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Ranked #7 of 2,229 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Wood Street
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.
Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went to the Capital Grille for Restaurant Week 2014 in Pittsburgh, and had an exquisite evening. The selections were outstanding at a very reasonable price. All 3 courses were well prepared and delicious. The steaks were cook exactly to order. The service was excellent (always there when needed, but not hovering). We had a perfect table off the main room where we could enjoy a delightful evening talking with friends, and not have to talk over the music or other tables. Great food, great service, and a great time.

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Thank Keith B
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Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

I went to The Capital Grille with some friends for Pittsburgh restuarant week. Heres the lowdown...The salad was bland and uneventful. The salmon was delicious and the dessert which was the flourless chocolate expresso cake was also uneventful. Our server was inconsistent throughout the night and checked on us only once after our dinner was served. The restuarant also was making cheesecake which my party ordered, so he offered another dessert instead and said that he would bring the cheesecake to go but he never did. He also offered a complimentary glass of bad red wine to compensate for the cheesecake which was bad. Some compensation :). Bottom line if this was one of their lower tier resturants such as olive garden or red lobster I would not be writing this review. But this is supposed to be the Darden groups top notch restuarant. The service and high prices arent worth a trip back.

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We visited for restaurant week and were very pleased. The menu was somewhat limited, but this was understandable as it was a special discounted offering only for restaurant week. Everything we received was perfectly prepared and the service was outstanding.

The place does feel like it has a bit of an elitist atmosphere. Which I suppose is understandable considering the high price tag typically and the clientele that frequent this type of restaurant. We enjoyed it, but I could see how it might not be a relaxing atmosphere to some.

The service was excellent, with the servers always being around but not lingering or bothersome. Our glasses were never empty and the next course was delivered immediately after finishing the previous one.

Overall we were very pleased and would return for a special occasion in the future.

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Thank Brandon S
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Have been meaning to eat here but never quite made it till now. Decided to make reservations for our anniversary. Restaurant called on day of reservation to confirm. Mentioned to them this was an anniversary dinner. When we arrived we were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary," and our table was lightly sprinkled with tiny red tinfoil hearts; a nice touch.

Our waiter was extremely professional and personable. He made excellent suggestions and was quietly very attentive throughout the visit.

The food was heavenly, and prepared to perfection. The portions were huge. Dessert was complimentary and just happened to be a duo of items to our exact taste; also well made.

Overall dining experience was top notch.

Highly recommended.

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Thank Sohailsk
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Great food,service and atmosphere. You should definitely try the Capital Grille. Was there for our nephews birthday. Everyone had a great meal and a fun time. It is a bit pricey but the service make up for that

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Thank Dave A
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