The Capital Grille

★★★★★
Stunning cuisine and a luxurious Gold Coast setting make this hotel restaurant worthy of destination dining.
  • 633 N St Clair St

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Cross street: E Ontario Street

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  • 312-337-9400

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I cannot imagine having a bad time at The Capital Grille. These folks know service like nowhere else. My guest wanted caffeine-free diet coke, and someone went off into the pouring rain to get it for her. The food is the best, down to the rolls. Find heaven in a nice glass of wine--I think they have about 500 vintages from which to choose--a wonderful filet, and cap it off with the coconut cream pie. Ask for Brandee, she is the best.

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★★★★★

I cannot imagine having a bad time at The Capital Grille. These folks know service like nowhere else. My guest wanted caffeine-free diet coke, and someone went off into the pouring rain to get it for her. The food is the best, down to the rolls. Find heaven in a nice glass of wine--I think they have about 500 vintages from which to choose--a wonderful filet, and cap it off with the coconut cream pie. Ask for Brandee, she is the best.

Pros: service, Food, Ambience

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If your looking for an excellent dining expereince that offers a unique mix of Italian with Californian cuisine this is the spot. Dim lighting and very formal setting makes this a good place for a romantic dinner or small group setting. Not great for large groups of people. Portions are a bit small, but expected. Don't miss trying out the cheese sampler at the end this is a fanstic chance to try a variety of cheeses with complimenting condiments & wines- highly reccomended!!

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★★★★☆

If your looking for an excellent dining expereince that offers a unique mix of Italian with Californian cuisine this is the spot. Dim lighting and very formal setting makes this a good place for a romantic dinner or small group setting. Not great for large groups of people. Portions are a bit small, but expected. Don't miss trying out the cheese sampler at the end this is a fanstic chance to try a variety of cheeses with complimenting condiments & wines- highly reccomended!!

Pros: Unique Menu, Selection Cheeses, Romantic Lighting

Cons: , Small Portions

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The wait staff is the most professioanlly trained staff you will encounter. Elegant atmosphere, great service, the best steak in town. Every trip is a wonderful experience.
Start off with a wedge salad with bacon bits, enjoy one of the fine red wines and have a tender filet. End your meal with a glass of port wine. This is one
unforgettable adventure.

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★★★★★

The wait staff is the most professioanlly trained staff you will encounter. Elegant atmosphere, great service, the best steak in town. Every trip is a wonderful experience.
Start off with a wedge salad with bacon bits, enjoy one of the fine red wines and have a tender filet. End your meal with a glass of port wine. This is one
unforgettable adventure.

Pros: service, food, atmosphere

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I could eat the fish at The Capital Grille all day long, every day. The lobster bisque is a must, as well as the lobster and crab cakes. Yum!

2
★★★★★

I could eat the fish at The Capital Grille all day long, every day. The lobster bisque is a must, as well as the lobster and crab cakes. Yum!

Pros: food, the room, Service

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Last week I had the pleasure of dining at The Capital Grille. Derek, our waiter, recommended a red wine that included a grape that usually gets made into champagne. Oh, so so good! Then he recommended a cajun delmonico steak, with vidalia onions and a horseradish cream sauce. It melted in my mouth. The best steak I have ever had! Derek was a wonderful waiter, and I cannot wait to return!

2
★★★★★

Last week I had the pleasure of dining at The Capital Grille. Derek, our waiter, recommended a red wine that included a grape that usually gets made into champagne. Oh, so so good! Then he recommended a cajun delmonico steak, with vidalia onions and a horseradish cream sauce. It melted in my mouth. The best steak I have ever had! Derek was a wonderful waiter, and I cannot wait to return!

Pros: food, service, room

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Since The Capital Grille has opened its doors, I have truly enjoyed a glass of wine or two at the bar. Recently, there is a new bartender named Colin who has done nothing but add to my wonderful experience. He told me the management requires all staff to take a sommelier exam, and it shows. He is extremely intelligent on wine, and a terrific listener, only adding to my experience at this fine establishment.

2
★★★★★

Since The Capital Grille has opened its doors, I have truly enjoyed a glass of wine or two at the bar. Recently, there is a new bartender named Colin who has done nothing but add to my wonderful experience. He told me the management requires all staff to take a sommelier exam, and it shows. He is extremely intelligent on wine, and a terrific listener, only adding to my experience at this fine establishment.

Pros: service, ambience, food

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There is almost an aura of magic surrounding The Capital Grille. Last Saturday, I thought I might try one of their competitors. Big mistake. The waiter complained about his busboy in front of us. This would NEVER happen at The Capital Grille. The servers are entirely too professional. I am your loyal customer, and will never stray agian!

2
★★★★★

There is almost an aura of magic surrounding The Capital Grille. Last Saturday, I thought I might try one of their competitors. Big mistake. The waiter complained about his busboy in front of us. This would NEVER happen at The Capital Grille. The servers are entirely too professional. I am your loyal customer, and will never stray agian!

Pros: Sevice, Food, Atmosphere

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Not only does this place serve the best steak, but, compared with other steak houses, it serves it up at a remarkable value versus other Chicago steak houses.

2
★★★★★

Not only does this place serve the best steak, but, compared with other steak houses, it serves it up at a remarkable value versus other Chicago steak houses.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

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When I go here, I feel like it is my place. When I walk in the door, this wonderful British lady calls me by name, and somehow I am just elevated out of my humdrum day.

2
★★★★★

When I go here, I feel like it is my place. When I walk in the door, this wonderful British lady calls me by name, and somehow I am just elevated out of my humdrum day.

Pros: service, Food, Atmosphere

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If you haven't gone to The Capital Grille, go. Have a Stoli Doli at the bar with Leon the fantastic bartender, then sit down for a wonderful time with amazing food. The servers are really terrific. Really a terrific gem on the other side of Michigan Avenue.

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★★★★★

If you haven't gone to The Capital Grille, go. Have a Stoli Doli at the bar with Leon the fantastic bartender, then sit down for a wonderful time with amazing food. The servers are really terrific. Really a terrific gem on the other side of Michigan Avenue.

Pros: Food, Service, Seating

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My company does all of our business dinners at The Capital Grille. Everywhere else is so much more like a banquet hall, even private clubs. Our contact is Samaiya Beaumont. She is extremey detail-oriented and charming, and I know we will always look good in front of our clients.

2
★★★★★

My company does all of our business dinners at The Capital Grille. Everywhere else is so much more like a banquet hall, even private clubs. Our contact is Samaiya Beaumont. She is extremey detail-oriented and charming, and I know we will always look good in front of our clients.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience

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I have always enjoyed this restaurant, but, it has just really upgraded with the new executive chef and sous chef. The specials are simply to die for!

2
★★★★★

I have always enjoyed this restaurant, but, it has just really upgraded with the new executive chef and sous chef. The specials are simply to die for!

Pros: Food, Service, Room

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I had a really bad day at work, and really did'nt feel like attending dinner afterwards. Upon arrival to The Capital Grille, everything changed. I felt taken care of from when I walked in the door. Our server, Vanya, was spectacular. Knowledgeable, friendly, and accomodating. Have the lobster and crab cakes. Go and ask for Vanya!

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★★★★★

I had a really bad day at work, and really did'nt feel like attending dinner afterwards. Upon arrival to The Capital Grille, everything changed. I felt taken care of from when I walked in the door. Our server, Vanya, was spectacular. Knowledgeable, friendly, and accomodating. Have the lobster and crab cakes. Go and ask for Vanya!

Pros: Service, Food, Dining Room

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I have been to The Capital Grille for one business group of about thirty, and one time for a wedding reception with about forty-five. It was such a refreshing change from a hotel, or other banquet-type facility! Food, service, and the atmosphere was top-notch.

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★★★★★

I have been to The Capital Grille for one business group of about thirty, and one time for a wedding reception with about forty-five. It was such a refreshing change from a hotel, or other banquet-type facility! Food, service, and the atmosphere was top-notch.

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

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I had been to The Capital Grille in Chicago the most, and also in Boston and Charlotte. Always a great time. Someone asked me to lunch recently, and suggested The Capital Grille. Before, I had always thought of it as a high-end steakhouse, with prices too prohibitive for lunch. It was no more expensive than any other place for lunch, and so much better!

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★★★★★

I had been to The Capital Grille in Chicago the most, and also in Boston and Charlotte. Always a great time. Someone asked me to lunch recently, and suggested The Capital Grille. Before, I had always thought of it as a high-end steakhouse, with prices too prohibitive for lunch. It was no more expensive than any other place for lunch, and so much better!

Pros: Service, Food, Am

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After several wonderful nights at the Capital Grille of Miami I looked forward dining at the Capital Grille of Chicago. I was very impressed with the beautiful dining room. And that was it! We were served the wrong vintage wine. Both steaks at our table were overcooked. No visit from management. Loud open kitchen.

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★★☆☆☆

After several wonderful nights at the Capital Grille of Miami I looked forward dining at the Capital Grille of Chicago. I was very impressed with the beautiful dining room. And that was it! We were served the wrong vintage wine. Both steaks at our table were overcooked. No visit from management. Loud open kitchen.

Pros: Wine List, Dining Room, Valet

Cons: , Food, Noise

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Hostess station: Extremely pleasant and acommodating. Bartender: Absolutely delightful. Waitress: the pits. We had to practically lasso our unfriendly waitress on numerous occasions to have her visit our table (we suspect because we were a table of women, as she frequented the male-dominated tables that surrounded us). The steak was good, but the appetizers were extremely lacking. Tarter sauce with fine lump crab meat, or the undercooked lobster/crab fritters with the bland corn salsa? Yuck.

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★★★☆☆

Hostess station: Extremely pleasant and acommodating. Bartender: Absolutely delightful. Waitress: the pits. We had to practically lasso our unfriendly waitress on numerous occasions to have her visit our table (we suspect because we were a table of women, as she frequented the male-dominated tables that surrounded us). The steak was good, but the appetizers were extremely lacking. Tarter sauce with fine lump crab meat, or the undercooked lobster/crab fritters with the bland corn salsa? Yuck.

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Complaining about a wait time when you show up at a 5 star restaurant with no reservation?

I have dined capital grille in connecticut and illinois and they are by far the best steak I have ever encountered. They have a flavor that is out of this world. The creme brulee is a must have for any sweet tooth. The vegatables were cooked to perfection (try the asparagus) and don't even get me started on the lobster. Everything I tasted was phenomenal and I plan on dining their again and again.

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★★★★★

Complaining about a wait time when you show up at a 5 star restaurant with no reservation?

I have dined capital grille in connecticut and illinois and they are by far the best steak I have ever encountered. They have a flavor that is out of this world. The creme brulee is a must have for any sweet tooth. The vegatables were cooked to perfection (try the asparagus) and don't even get me started on the lobster. Everything I tasted was phenomenal and I plan on dining their again and again.

Pros: location, menu, ambience

Cons: , in the party room

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To say our waiter was inattentive would be an understatement. My steak was sitting so long before having been served it was cool and gray when it arrived. A disappointing experience to say the least. Not worth the trip with so many other great steak restaurants in the city.

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★★☆☆☆

To say our waiter was inattentive would be an understatement. My steak was sitting so long before having been served it was cool and gray when it arrived. A disappointing experience to say the least. Not worth the trip with so many other great steak restaurants in the city.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: , food

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Hardly the best steakhouse in Chicago. The food is above average not exceptional. Several place where food is much better.

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★★★★☆

Hardly the best steakhouse in Chicago. The food is above average not exceptional. Several place where food is much better.

Pros: Nice ambience, Well prepared, Convenient location

Cons: , smoky, not great food

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The Capital Grille, is, hands down, the best steakhouse in Chicago. It has the most elegant dining room, it provides a terrific value for power lunches, and extrordinary ambience for romantic and business dinners. There is a terrific private room for large parties, too!The the steak is dry-aged, unlike Morton's, and the seafood cannot be topped. The service is the best I have ever had anywhere. The staff is the most professional and knowledgeable I have ever seen. This is Chicago's new quintessential restaurant.

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★★★★★

The Capital Grille, is, hands down, the best steakhouse in Chicago. It has the most elegant dining room, it provides a terrific value for power lunches, and extrordinary ambience for romantic and business dinners. There is a terrific private room for large parties, too!The the steak is dry-aged, unlike Morton's, and the seafood cannot be topped. The service is the best I have ever had anywhere. The staff is the most professional and knowledgeable I have ever seen. This is Chicago's new quintessential restaurant.

Pros: Service, Ambience, Food

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Don't miss this restaurant. Go for the pre-fixe, and see the chef's real talents. A gem.

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★★★★★

Don't miss this restaurant. Go for the pre-fixe, and see the chef's real talents. A gem.

Pros: food, service

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Was in Chicago for the week and the group I was with made reservations for 14 there ... the steak I order was positively the best steak I have ever had in my life, if I am ever back in the Chicago area I will be sure to eat there again!

2
★★★★★

Was in Chicago for the week and the group I was with made reservations for 14 there ... the steak I order was positively the best steak I have ever had in my life, if I am ever back in the Chicago area I will be sure to eat there again!

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My wife and I visited Caliterra in June 2003 and tried the five-course prix fixe. We were astounded by the food. Every dish that arrived was delicious and flawlessly presented. My only regret is not getting the chef's name. He/she has a real future.

Our waiter, Christian, also made the evening enjoyable. He was friendly and knowledgeable without being overbearing. Best waiter we've had in years.

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★★★★★

My wife and I visited Caliterra in June 2003 and tried the five-course prix fixe. We were astounded by the food. Every dish that arrived was delicious and flawlessly presented. My only regret is not getting the chef's name. He/she has a real future.

Our waiter, Christian, also made the evening enjoyable. He was friendly and knowledgeable without being overbearing. Best waiter we've had in years.

Pros: Great food!, Excellent service, Good value

Cons: Smoke from bar

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This was truly one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The desserts are to DIE for - especially the creme brulee and sorbet trio. I had the goat cheese ravioli, which was great - the tuna starter was delicious, the service was impeccable. I am holding my wedding at the Wyndham next year and I couldn't be more excited about our reception! Compliments to the chef and staff for a truly spectacular evening.

2
★★★★★

This was truly one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The desserts are to DIE for - especially the creme brulee and sorbet trio. I had the goat cheese ravioli, which was great - the tuna starter was delicious, the service was impeccable. I am holding my wedding at the Wyndham next year and I couldn't be more excited about our reception! Compliments to the chef and staff for a truly spectacular evening.

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Noisy classic Chicago steakhouse. Very busy bar area with very pretty people to ogle. Food is very good. Service was stellar..ask for Tish!! Decor was very pleasing. Did not have a reservation, but I would recommend it.

2
★★★★☆

Noisy classic Chicago steakhouse. Very busy bar area with very pretty people to ogle. Food is very good. Service was stellar..ask for Tish!! Decor was very pleasing. Did not have a reservation, but I would recommend it.

Pros: Service, Decor, Location

Cons: Noisy, Cigar Smokers

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I had macaroni and cheese for lunch and it turned out to be one of the best meals I've ever had!!

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★★★★★

I had macaroni and cheese for lunch and it turned out to be one of the best meals I've ever had!!

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The food was great and the service was wonderful. The ambiance was also very nice. The website can show you how beautiful the restaurant is.

2
★★★★★

The food was great and the service was wonderful. The ambiance was also very nice. The website can show you how beautiful the restaurant is.

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Food is a bit expensive but worth every penny try the lobster maccoroni

5
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Food is a bit expensive but worth every penny try the lobster maccoroni

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Good Flavor, Service, and Cuts. The server was friendly towards my toddler. We liked that he acknowledged and interacted with him.

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Good Flavor, Service, and Cuts. The server was friendly towards my toddler. We liked that he acknowledged and interacted with him.

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They have excellent steak, very much delicious. Thanks to them. It was great food. The service was also great. Keep up the good work. 2 thumbs up!

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They have excellent steak, very much delicious. Thanks to them. It was great food. The service was also great. Keep up the good work. 2 thumbs up!

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One of those places that, if it weren't in a hotel in a great part of town, probably wouldn't make it....

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One of those places that, if it weren't in a hotel in a great part of town, probably wouldn't make it....

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This place is defintiely top shelf so if you don't want to feel a little weird make sure you're dressed...

5
★★★★★

This place is defintiely top shelf so if you don't want to feel a little weird make sure you're dressed...

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I usually only come here for drinks, but the menu is not to be understated. Everything on it is amazing. The servers are professional and the bartenders are very friendly. They have a great sense of humor without undermining the elegance

5
★★★★★

I usually only come here for drinks, but the menu is not to be understated. Everything on it is amazing. The servers are professional and the bartenders are very friendly. They have a great sense of humor without undermining the elegance

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The Capital Grille has the best filet mignon I've ever tasted. That being said, I was a little disappointed with everything else. The mashed potatoes were dry and a bit mealy. My house salad was a plate of uninspired greens that was doused

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★★★★★

The Capital Grille has the best filet mignon I've ever tasted. That being said, I was a little disappointed with everything else. The mashed potatoes were dry and a bit mealy. My house salad was a plate of uninspired greens that was doused

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Great food, great atmosphere, great waitstaff!We went to the Capital Grille for a special dinner and they made it even better. Everything was perfect...from our table to our dinners to our dessert. The white chocolate mousse is to die

5
★★★★★

Great food, great atmosphere, great waitstaff!We went to the Capital Grille for a special dinner and they made it even better. Everything was perfect...from our table to our dinners to our dessert. The white chocolate mousse is to die

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The Capital Grille is nationally acclaimed for dry-aged steak, fresh seafood, & extensive, award-winning wine list, presented with professional, attentive service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. -- seafood, steakhouse, steak, lobster restaurant, wine, wine bar, salmon, fine dining restaurant -- We Wine. We Dine.

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