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“Steakhouse options are many in Houston, Capital Grill is always dependable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille
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Ranked #21 of 8,114 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Yorktown
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. One of only a few restaurants in Houston to receive the DiRona (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) Award.
Houston, TX
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19 reviews
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“Steakhouse options are many in Houston, Capital Grill is always dependable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

If you are looking for a steakhouse in Houston, your options are many. However, you can't go wrong with Capital Grille. The steaks are cooked and seasoned to perfection and they have a pretty good wine list. Lastly, you must try the lobster macaroni and cheese, it is delicious.

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Sets the standard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

My husband and I had dinner with another couple here on a Friday night - and everything was perfect! This steakhouse really sets the standard in Houston in terms of food, service, atmosphere - everything!

The hostesses were incredibly friendly and accommodating when we got there. We accidentally made our reservation for the wrong night, and they were more than happy to help us still get a table on time. We enjoyed a cocktail at the bar while we waited on our table, and couldn't help but notice the number of "regulars" in the bar area. Just goes to show - where there is good service, there are dedicated patrons. The bartender was quick and pleasant, even under what looked like a pretty busy evening.

The restaurant is broken out into different rooms, which gives it that real steakhouse feel. The lights were dim, and the music soft, a great environment to really have a lovely dinner and enjoy the company of good friends. Once seated we were immediately greeted by our server, who was friendly and knowledgeable - she truly was one of the best servers I have ever had in Houston. She gave wonderful recommendations and was a very bright highlight of our experience.

We ordered the calamari and raw oysters for appetizers, and the calamari was excellent. Delicately fried with light breading, and two dipping sauces. The oysters were large and briny, just perfect. For salads the other couple with us split the chopped salad, which they both said was delicious. Definitely a salad for two people - the portion size was huge! For entrees three out of the four of us had the special filet and shrimp with fried green tomatoes (I think they were also stuffed with some sort of cheese), and also a raw shellfish platter. All entrees were delightful, and the steaks were cooked to perfection. As a side we had the mushrooms, which were not too greasy or watery, an often sad tale at steakhouses. For dessert we split the creme brulee and the daily sorbet, which was green apple. The sorbet was tart and the texture was more ice cream-like than sorbet - delicious! The creme brulee was the standout, though - definitely recommend saving some room for it at the end of your meal!!

Overall this restaurant was excellent. It is great to celebrate a special occassion here (we saw lots of couples celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, etc.). We will definitely be back!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. They had the table decorated with rose petals and a card signed by the staff. Everyone wished us a happy anniversary from the greeter to the bartender to the wait staff. The food was fabulous! We each had steak which was perfectly prepared and the potatoes au grautin were amazing! We have been to every top steak house in Houston and this was by far the best. They truly made our evening special.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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HOU
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“For Houston Restaurant Week”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Every year, an average of four girls go out once a week for HRW to try a new restaurant, and last week we went to the Capital Grille. One person got the lamb, and said it was delicious. It looked delicious, even though I don't like lamb. There was a lot of lamb on her plate! My husband loves lamb, but his biggest complaint any time he gets it is that they don't give him enough, but he would have been happy with this portion! Two of us got filets, and neither of us were impressed. It tasted kind of dry. The mashed potatoes were good. I ordered mushrooms and scalloped potatoes off the regular menu, and they were average. The service was great. I would probably go back again, but it wouldn't be first on my list. The desserts were all just okay.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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172 reviews
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“Superb dinner and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Family dinner on a Sunday night just happened to coincide with the wonderful program supporting the Houston Food Bank. Superb fixed price specials at $ 45 includes your choice from 4 salads / appetizers, 5 or 6 entrees, 2 sides and 4 desserts. They also had a wonderful wine tasting offer. The steaks were fabulous. One of the best in the city! Service was impeccable thanks to Sean Knight who we highly recommend. He was extremely attentive to our special needs that evening and we even received a thank you card from him within a few days. We live close to the Galleria but it is worth the drive no matter where you live. Fine dining at its best.

Visited August 2013
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Thank William D
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