The Capital Grille

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1338 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA

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Ate there once with friends...food was delicious. We all had steaks which were excellent and they have wonderful stoil-dolis (Vodka infused with Pineapple). Ambiance is lovely as well.

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Ate there once with friends...food was delicious. We all had steaks which were excellent and they have wonderful stoil-dolis (Vodka infused with Pineapple). Ambiance is lovely as well.

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I ate at capital grill 2 times recently..food and drinks were great, server staff very professional...a different story at the bar... you must be aware of your bar tab at all times.. First visit, we met my accountant and his wife at the bar for an after dinner drink, they bought us a drink and paid their tab and left. We stayed and had one more cocktail and asked for our tab..bartender gave us a tab with my accountants drinks and the one he bought for us, plus the one we ordered after they left...bartender said my accountant did not pay his tab, that was why they put it on ours..we watched him pay..second visit..we had 2 cocktails at the bar, put $100.bill on bar got $46.00 back, when asked female bartender how much drinks were, she replied she must have charged us for another guests tab by mistake..both times they corrected the mistake, but I don't feel it's the guests job to monitor bar staff.

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I ate at capital grill 2 times recently..food and drinks were great, server staff very professional...a different story at the bar... you must be aware of your bar tab at all times.. First visit, we met my accountant and his wife at the bar for an after dinner drink, they bought us a drink and paid their tab and left. We stayed and had one more cocktail and asked for our tab..bartender gave us a tab with my accountants drinks and the one he bought for us, plus the one we ordered after they left...bartender said my accountant did not pay his tab, that was why they put it on ours..we watched him pay..second visit..we had 2 cocktails at the bar, put $100.bill on bar got $46.00 back, when asked female bartender how much drinks were, she replied she must have charged us for another guests tab by mistake..both times they corrected the mistake, but I don't feel it's the guests job to monitor bar staff.

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They have an extensive menu of dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. They have a large wine list and their Doley Stoli Martini is out of this world. It is expensive but worth it if you are a steak lover, located right in the theater district downtown.

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They have an extensive menu of dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. They have a large wine list and their Doley Stoli Martini is out of this world. It is expensive but worth it if you are a steak lover, located right in the theater district downtown.

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The food is awesome and the portions are huge.
I absolutely love this restaurant everybody inside are so nice.
I order grilled chicken and they give me a whole little chicken.

4
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The food is awesome and the portions are huge.
I absolutely love this restaurant everybody inside are so nice.
I order grilled chicken and they give me a whole little chicken.

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I went for lunch and must tell you the portions are very large, the drinks are awesome, If you go, I recommend the stoli doli's as your choice of drink! I also had the appetizer of fresh mozzarella with tomato's and balsmic vinger - it's the best I have ever tasted, a place to try..the prices are alittle on the high side, so I suggest you make this a place to visit for something special.

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I went for lunch and must tell you the portions are very large, the drinks are awesome, If you go, I recommend the stoli doli's as your choice of drink! I also had the appetizer of fresh mozzarella with tomato's and balsmic vinger - it's the best I have ever tasted, a place to try..the prices are alittle on the high side, so I suggest you make this a place to visit for something special.

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The food was over the top delicious! The waitstaff was excellent and very proactive to your needs -- even before a need was expressed. The only thing that was not good to me was the lobster mac 'n cheese. It was too rich, but everyone else in our party loved it.

Great atmosphere -- a good time had by all.

Con -- our party size grew and they could not /would not accomodate the additional people. I don't blame Capital Grille because we had the set reservations, which they timely honored, but some of our party didn't arrive until a 1/2 hour later, after we were seated.

Be prepared to pay a nice price for the food -- but that's typical of a steakhouse. Worth every penny.

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The food was over the top delicious! The waitstaff was excellent and very proactive to your needs -- even before a need was expressed. The only thing that was not good to me was the lobster mac 'n cheese. It was too rich, but everyone else in our party loved it.

Great atmosphere -- a good time had by all.

Con -- our party size grew and they could not /would not accomodate the additional people. I don't blame Capital Grille because we had the set reservations, which they timely honored, but some of our party didn't arrive until a 1/2 hour later, after we were seated.

Be prepared to pay a nice price for the food -- but that's typical of a steakhouse. Worth every penny.

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Great food and many choices. The prices are reasonable and the service is quick. Whether you eat in or order out, this is a great choice. Workers are pleasant and friendly

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Great food and many choices. The prices are reasonable and the service is quick. Whether you eat in or order out, this is a great choice. Workers are pleasant and friendly

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We have gone here for lunch during the business day and find that there is no shortage of business diners. Never too long a wait, great aged steaks and wine.

4
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We have gone here for lunch during the business day and find that there is no shortage of business diners. Never too long a wait, great aged steaks and wine.

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This is my bosses favorite restaurant. I have been lucky to go with her for lunch several times. It is great. I usually have a steak and it is always delicious and cooked perfectly.

4
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This is my bosses favorite restaurant. I have been lucky to go with her for lunch several times. It is great. I usually have a steak and it is always delicious and cooked perfectly.

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Great place to go after work to relax and have some diner, or a drink. This place is a great place to at least try. Since its located on Chestnut its right in the middle of everything.

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Great place to go after work to relax and have some diner, or a drink. This place is a great place to at least try. Since its located on Chestnut its right in the middle of everything.

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Went to this restaurant for my anniversary. Had a wonderful meal and staff could not have been better!

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Went to this restaurant for my anniversary. Had a wonderful meal and staff could not have been better!

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overpriced

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overpriced

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good food & not 2 $$$$

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good food & not 2 $$$$

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Good but not great. Service was ok, and food could have been better

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Good but not great. Service was ok, and food could have been better

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Great steak, but the service was kinda slow.......\r
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Our waiter wouldn't even refill our water in a timely manner.

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Great steak, but the service was kinda slow.......\r
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Our waiter wouldn't even refill our water in a timely manner.

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I went here for my Birthday and had a great time. Steak was amazing but a bit expensive. I would go again.

4
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I went here for my Birthday and had a great time. Steak was amazing but a bit expensive. I would go again.

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Visited for my 2yr anniversary. Food was great but pricey. Great place to eat for a special occasion..

4
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Visited for my 2yr anniversary. Food was great but pricey. Great place to eat for a special occasion..

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I'm not big on ordering steaks out but this place even does great with their other menu items. Great seafood and sides, and knowledgeable bartenders. They didnt have the wine I normally drink but the bartender made a recommendation of something similar and I ended up liking that better!

4
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I'm not big on ordering steaks out but this place even does great with their other menu items. Great seafood and sides, and knowledgeable bartenders. They didnt have the wine I normally drink but the bartender made a recommendation of something similar and I ended up liking that better!

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In my opinion there is no better steakhouse in the city and I have had frequented the top ones. Capital Grille has always delivered top notch service and the best steak that I ever consumed.\r
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Top of the line!

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In my opinion there is no better steakhouse in the city and I have had frequented the top ones. Capital Grille has always delivered top notch service and the best steak that I ever consumed.\r
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Top of the line!

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This is our ""go-to"" place when we want to celebrate an event or just eat a fabulous meal. The food is exceptionally well prepared and delicious. The service is perfect. Great atmosphere, too. We absolutely love Capital Grille.

5
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This is our ""go-to"" place when we want to celebrate an event or just eat a fabulous meal. The food is exceptionally well prepared and delicious. The service is perfect. Great atmosphere, too. We absolutely love Capital Grille.

Pros: Consistently good quality food; exceptional service

Cons: nothing

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Best bar,food,service . Super luscious steaks

5
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Best bar,food,service . Super luscious steaks

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The food is dependable, and despite the fact that the prices are high, we go back again and again because you pretty much always know what you're going to get, and it is an upscale yet warm atmosphere.

4
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The food is dependable, and despite the fact that the prices are high, we go back again and again because you pretty much always know what you're going to get, and it is an upscale yet warm atmosphere.

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The food is consistent, the steaks are really good. There is a lot of energy here, which helps make it a very fun place to dine!

5
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The food is consistent, the steaks are really good. There is a lot of energy here, which helps make it a very fun place to dine!

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fantastic steaks and seafood. Everytime we go here I am thrilled with the food,the service, and of course the crowd makes this place hop!

5
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fantastic steaks and seafood. Everytime we go here I am thrilled with the food,the service, and of course the crowd makes this place hop!

Pros: great steak and lobster

Cons: parking

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we went there last week. it was my mom's birthday.

this place serves the best steak in philadelphia. the service was truly great, considerate and caring! the chef also gave out a complimentary Crme brle with a candle on it. my mom loves it!

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we went there last week. it was my mom's birthday.

this place serves the best steak in philadelphia. the service was truly great, considerate and caring! the chef also gave out a complimentary Crme brle with a candle on it. my mom loves it!

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its great always go 4lunch \r

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its great always go 4lunch \r

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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After a marvelous day spa experience at Heaven Spa we all went in town for a dinner. This was just great.\r
The place is quite crowded and a bit noisy ,but the food is great. I had a fabulous steak and my friends had lobster and shrimps.\r
The prices are far from cheap,but well worth the trip.\r
What a day-Heaven Spa and a incredible steak-it can't get much better than this!

5
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After a marvelous day spa experience at Heaven Spa we all went in town for a dinner. This was just great.\r
The place is quite crowded and a bit noisy ,but the food is great. I had a fabulous steak and my friends had lobster and shrimps.\r
The prices are far from cheap,but well worth the trip.\r
What a day-Heaven Spa and a incredible steak-it can't get much better than this!

Pros: great food

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My husband and I just went there before our wedding and had a great meal. The meat and lobsters are really great as is the service.\r
I would really suggest reservationbs as they are very busy!

5
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My husband and I just went there before our wedding and had a great meal. The meat and lobsters are really great as is the service.\r
I would really suggest reservationbs as they are very busy!

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I went here on the recommendation of a friend who claims it's better than Morton's. No way. I ordered a Porterhouse steak and a side of asparagus. The asparagus was just fine. The steak on the other hand was not a great cut of meat with too much sinew to be a prime cut. This was not in the same league as Morton's or McCormick and Schmicks. Also, I chose to eat in the bar as I was by myself and wanted to catch a game while I ate. The bartender was reasonably attentive, but slow. In short, The Capital Grille is good, but it's not in the major league and is not a great value because of it.

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I went here on the recommendation of a friend who claims it's better than Morton's. No way. I ordered a Porterhouse steak and a side of asparagus. The asparagus was just fine. The steak on the other hand was not a great cut of meat with too much sinew to be a prime cut. This was not in the same league as Morton's or McCormick and Schmicks. Also, I chose to eat in the bar as I was by myself and wanted to catch a game while I ate. The bartender was reasonably attentive, but slow. In short, The Capital Grille is good, but it's not in the major league and is not a great value because of it.

Pros: Good place for a drink after work with friends.

Cons: Cuts of meat are not up to the price.

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My fiance and I went to the Capital Grille last night for my birthday dinner. It was my first time there but definitely won't be my last. The service is impeccable. We were seated within 1 minute of walking into the restaurant. Our server, Andriana, was warm, engaging and helpful with recommendations. She made a four-star chain restaurant feel like you were in her home and she was the ultimate hostess. My fiance ordered the Kansas City bone-in sirloin, grilled to perfection and seething with flavor. I ordered the pan seared tenderloin and buttered lobster, which I can only describe as two filet ""boats"" with lobster ""oars"", in a river of smooth, buttery, whipped potatoes. Just divine. Portions were enormous and we definitely could have done without the 2 appetizer and 2 side dishes. But the highlight of the evening was the gratuitous lemon tart (that served as my birthday cake) and the two glasses of ""celebation"" champagne. Best birthday EVER.

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My fiance and I went to the Capital Grille last night for my birthday dinner. It was my first time there but definitely won't be my last. The service is impeccable. We were seated within 1 minute of walking into the restaurant. Our server, Andriana, was warm, engaging and helpful with recommendations. She made a four-star chain restaurant feel like you were in her home and she was the ultimate hostess. My fiance ordered the Kansas City bone-in sirloin, grilled to perfection and seething with flavor. I ordered the pan seared tenderloin and buttered lobster, which I can only describe as two filet ""boats"" with lobster ""oars"", in a river of smooth, buttery, whipped potatoes. Just divine. Portions were enormous and we definitely could have done without the 2 appetizer and 2 side dishes. But the highlight of the evening was the gratuitous lemon tart (that served as my birthday cake) and the two glasses of ""celebation"" champagne. Best birthday EVER.

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The Capital Grille has consistently proved to me that it is a great place for fine dining. The service is absolutely phenomenal. The food and drinks are at the highest standards. I would highly recommend going there if you are looking to have a special evening or just looking for a nice place to eat. It's definitely worth it!

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The Capital Grille has consistently proved to me that it is a great place for fine dining. The service is absolutely phenomenal. The food and drinks are at the highest standards. I would highly recommend going there if you are looking to have a special evening or just looking for a nice place to eat. It's definitely worth it!

Pros: Great service, food and drinks!

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Dined here with a large group for my birthday. Service was excellent (prompt, informative and attentive). Wine list is extensive. We had the calamari and kobe carpaccio as starters. The calamari as mentioned in other reviews is spicy and excellent. As a dish the calamari is in a league of it's own and a must have at this restaurant. One of the diners did not eat beef. The staff gladly prepared a fish dish to her liking. The aged steaks are great. I had the kona crusted sirloin which was perfectly prepared in terms of the doneness requested. The steak au poivre was also very good. Truffle parmesan fries and creamed spinach were enjoyed as sides by all. They bought out a free dessert for my birthday (flour less chocolate cake). Reservations were made on open table and my friend had mentioned my birthday. They did not need any other prompts. Other desserts like creme brulee and fruit with fresh cream were all well received. This restaurant is consistent for couples and large groups. This wasn't my first time here and I cant wait to return.

5
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Dined here with a large group for my birthday. Service was excellent (prompt, informative and attentive). Wine list is extensive. We had the calamari and kobe carpaccio as starters. The calamari as mentioned in other reviews is spicy and excellent. As a dish the calamari is in a league of it's own and a must have at this restaurant. One of the diners did not eat beef. The staff gladly prepared a fish dish to her liking. The aged steaks are great. I had the kona crusted sirloin which was perfectly prepared in terms of the doneness requested. The steak au poivre was also very good. Truffle parmesan fries and creamed spinach were enjoyed as sides by all. They bought out a free dessert for my birthday (flour less chocolate cake). Reservations were made on open table and my friend had mentioned my birthday. They did not need any other prompts. Other desserts like creme brulee and fruit with fresh cream were all well received. This restaurant is consistent for couples and large groups. This wasn't my first time here and I cant wait to return.

Pros: Service, food, wine list

Cons: If you are into beer, you have to settle for mediocrity

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The Kona Encrusted Sirloin is the best steak you will ever have. The only negative is that any steak you have after this one will be inferior. The atmosphere is noisy and not geared toward a romantic, quiet evening. \r
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We were a bit rushed by the waiter when we were there which was disconcerting. The waiter told us to put in our dinner order right away when we ordered appetizers. Our entrees came out 5 minutes after we got our salads and appetizers. We complained and he told us he would put them under the ""warmers"" if we liked. We opted against that plan and just kept them. \r
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Drinks are expensive ($8 for a cocktail) but this is Philly. Bottom line, go there and try the steak.

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The Kona Encrusted Sirloin is the best steak you will ever have. The only negative is that any steak you have after this one will be inferior. The atmosphere is noisy and not geared toward a romantic, quiet evening. \r
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We were a bit rushed by the waiter when we were there which was disconcerting. The waiter told us to put in our dinner order right away when we ordered appetizers. Our entrees came out 5 minutes after we got our salads and appetizers. We complained and he told us he would put them under the ""warmers"" if we liked. We opted against that plan and just kept them. \r
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Drinks are expensive ($8 for a cocktail) but this is Philly. Bottom line, go there and try the steak.

Pros: Great steak.

Cons: Loud.

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My husband and I were very happy with the service and food at the Capital Grille. After being told by many of our friends that it's the best steak in town, we decided to give it a try. It really is great steak. The calamari was also fantastic - they put hot peppers in it so it is very flavorful. The wine list is exceptional - so many to choose from that you're bound to find something you like. The service was also great.

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My husband and I were very happy with the service and food at the Capital Grille. After being told by many of our friends that it's the best steak in town, we decided to give it a try. It really is great steak. The calamari was also fantastic - they put hot peppers in it so it is very flavorful. The wine list is exceptional - so many to choose from that you're bound to find something you like. The service was also great.

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We took our two young girls to the Capital Grille on Sunday before High School Musical. Our kids are huge high school musical fans and the 6 year old loves steak so we were trying to make it a special night, and it was. We were not sure if it was the kind of restaurant to take the kids to but they loved it. Everyone made it a very good experience for them, and treated them like little princesses. From giving them each a full coloring book and crayons to entertain them to making a special dish of chicken fingers and fries for the 4 year old. They both had a great time. My husband and I loved the calamari, tender with a little bit of zing from the peppers. I had the lobster crab cakes for dinner, loved them as well. My husband and daughters steaks were cooked to perfection (she likes hers medium rare!!). All in all I would definitely take the whole family back again. We loved it.

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We took our two young girls to the Capital Grille on Sunday before High School Musical. Our kids are huge high school musical fans and the 6 year old loves steak so we were trying to make it a special night, and it was. We were not sure if it was the kind of restaurant to take the kids to but they loved it. Everyone made it a very good experience for them, and treated them like little princesses. From giving them each a full coloring book and crayons to entertain them to making a special dish of chicken fingers and fries for the 4 year old. They both had a great time. My husband and I loved the calamari, tender with a little bit of zing from the peppers. I had the lobster crab cakes for dinner, loved them as well. My husband and daughters steaks were cooked to perfection (she likes hers medium rare!!). All in all I would definitely take the whole family back again. We loved it.

Pros: Service, Location, Food

Cons: Noisy

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I HAD RESERVATIONS FOR A PARTY OF 3 ON SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2007 @ 9:15PM. WE ARRIVED ABOUT A HALF HOUR EARLY TO ENJOY A DRINK AT THE BAR BEFORE DINNER. AT 9:30PM I CHECKED ON MY RESERVATION WITH THE HOSTESS AND WAS TOLD THEY WERE ""VERY BUSY"" AND THAT THE WAIT WAS GOING TO BE ABOUT 10 MORE MINUTES. AT 9:50PM I CHECKED AGAIN WITH THE HOSTESS AND, IN A VERY COCKY TONE, WAS TOLD ""A TABLE IS BEING SET NOW"". AT 10:15PM, AN HOUR AFTER OUR RESERVATION, WE LEFT. AS WE SAT AT THE BAR FOR A WHOLE HOUR WAITING TO BE SEATED WE WERE NOT OFFERED SO MUCH AS A COMPLIMENTARY DRINK OR ANYTHING! WE SAW COUPLES COME IN THE FRONT DOOR AND PROCEED RIGHT TO THEIR TABLE. WE SAW MANY, MANY PEOPLE COME IN AFTER US IN PARTIES OF ALL SIZES AND GET SEATED BEFORE US. I USED TO BE A REGULAR AT CAPITAL GRILLE, BUT SOMETHING THERE HAS CHANGED. THEY NOW CATER TO TOURISTS AND FRIENDS AND DO NOT HONOR RESERVATIONS IF YOU DON?T HAVE AN ?IN? THERE. THEY ARE RUDE AND HAVE NO CLASS. THE CROWD IN THE BAR AREA LOOKS LOW CLASS. I AM NOW HEARING STORIES FROM OTHER PEOPLE WITH SIMILAR EXPERIENCES AND UP TO 2 HOUR WAIT TIMES WITH A RESERVATION! IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A NICE NIGHT OUT, SAVE YOURSELF THE AGGRAVATION AND ATTITUDE AND GO TO BARCLAY PRIME WHERE THE FOOD & DECOR ARE BETTER AND THE STAFF AND PATRONS ARE HIGH CLASS. THERE ARE TOO MANY EXCELLENT RESTAURANTS IN PHILLY TO WASTE TIME AT CAPITAL GRILLE. I WILL NEVER GO BACK!

1
★☆☆☆☆

I HAD RESERVATIONS FOR A PARTY OF 3 ON SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2007 @ 9:15PM. WE ARRIVED ABOUT A HALF HOUR EARLY TO ENJOY A DRINK AT THE BAR BEFORE DINNER. AT 9:30PM I CHECKED ON MY RESERVATION WITH THE HOSTESS AND WAS TOLD THEY WERE ""VERY BUSY"" AND THAT THE WAIT WAS GOING TO BE ABOUT 10 MORE MINUTES. AT 9:50PM I CHECKED AGAIN WITH THE HOSTESS AND, IN A VERY COCKY TONE, WAS TOLD ""A TABLE IS BEING SET NOW"". AT 10:15PM, AN HOUR AFTER OUR RESERVATION, WE LEFT. AS WE SAT AT THE BAR FOR A WHOLE HOUR WAITING TO BE SEATED WE WERE NOT OFFERED SO MUCH AS A COMPLIMENTARY DRINK OR ANYTHING! WE SAW COUPLES COME IN THE FRONT DOOR AND PROCEED RIGHT TO THEIR TABLE. WE SAW MANY, MANY PEOPLE COME IN AFTER US IN PARTIES OF ALL SIZES AND GET SEATED BEFORE US. I USED TO BE A REGULAR AT CAPITAL GRILLE, BUT SOMETHING THERE HAS CHANGED. THEY NOW CATER TO TOURISTS AND FRIENDS AND DO NOT HONOR RESERVATIONS IF YOU DON?T HAVE AN ?IN? THERE. THEY ARE RUDE AND HAVE NO CLASS. THE CROWD IN THE BAR AREA LOOKS LOW CLASS. I AM NOW HEARING STORIES FROM OTHER PEOPLE WITH SIMILAR EXPERIENCES AND UP TO 2 HOUR WAIT TIMES WITH A RESERVATION! IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A NICE NIGHT OUT, SAVE YOURSELF THE AGGRAVATION AND ATTITUDE AND GO TO BARCLAY PRIME WHERE THE FOOD & DECOR ARE BETTER AND THE STAFF AND PATRONS ARE HIGH CLASS. THERE ARE TOO MANY EXCELLENT RESTAURANTS IN PHILLY TO WASTE TIME AT CAPITAL GRILLE. I WILL NEVER GO BACK!

Pros: Good Steaks and that's it.

Cons: Horrendous Service, Does Not Honor Reservations, Employees Have Nasty Attitudes, Bar Area Too Loud, Patrons Too Casually Dressed

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I recently had lunch at the Capital Grille in Philadelphia, and enjoyed the best calamari I have ever had. It was prepared perfectly and the addition of the hot peppers was an excellent suprise. The drink selection was equally as good, as was the service. They even brought me a balck napkin to place on my lap as I was wearing black pants, while my lunch partner received a white napkin to go with her white pants suit. What a great idea, and an attention to detail that you would not find at other restaurants. My filet mignon melted in my mouth, and the side items were as delicious as everything else. I really enjoyed my lunch and will return time and again.

5
★★★★★

I recently had lunch at the Capital Grille in Philadelphia, and enjoyed the best calamari I have ever had. It was prepared perfectly and the addition of the hot peppers was an excellent suprise. The drink selection was equally as good, as was the service. They even brought me a balck napkin to place on my lap as I was wearing black pants, while my lunch partner received a white napkin to go with her white pants suit. What a great idea, and an attention to detail that you would not find at other restaurants. My filet mignon melted in my mouth, and the side items were as delicious as everything else. I really enjoyed my lunch and will return time and again.

Pros: great calamari, steak that melts in your mouth, wonderful service

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I am starting to become very familiar to the staff at Capital Grill because I am in there so often. If I am going out for dinner and want a guaranteed good meal, I end up here. I have been coming here for a few years and have tried almost everything on there menu. Great steak (obviously) but have a lot of other options. Not much more I can say except it has a great reputation for a reason. Do not be surprised if you have to wait a little while but I assure you, it is well worth it.

4
★★★★☆

I am starting to become very familiar to the staff at Capital Grill because I am in there so often. If I am going out for dinner and want a guaranteed good meal, I end up here. I have been coming here for a few years and have tried almost everything on there menu. Great steak (obviously) but have a lot of other options. Not much more I can say except it has a great reputation for a reason. Do not be surprised if you have to wait a little while but I assure you, it is well worth it.

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An amazingly high priced steakhouse...where all the filget mignons have to be sent back. I experienced a long wait for a table and service (despite having a reservation). And then, everyone in the party who order the filet mignon was forced to send it back with complaints of overcooking and rubbery texture. Several tables near us also sent back their steaks! This place is seriously overated.

2
★★☆☆☆

An amazingly high priced steakhouse...where all the filget mignons have to be sent back. I experienced a long wait for a table and service (despite having a reservation). And then, everyone in the party who order the filet mignon was forced to send it back with complaints of overcooking and rubbery texture. Several tables near us also sent back their steaks! This place is seriously overated.

Cons: service, bad filet mignon

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This is a gem of a restaurant. I go here often and the food (especially steak and lobster) is always great. I love their desserts also.

5
★★★★★

This is a gem of a restaurant. I go here often and the food (especially steak and lobster) is always great. I love their desserts also.

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I haven't been here in years. My now husband and I went there for the first time for Valentine's dinner this year, we went a couple days after just to not get caught up in the hassle of the whole V-day hype. We were surprised to see it so crowded for an early Wednesday night! The wait staff was very prompt and friendly. We were seated immediately upon arrive and offered an array of wine. Husband was in love with the Caesar salad- the greens were fresh and the dressing was evenly coated. My lobster bisque- was a thick blend of generous lobster meat and cream, the hint of sherry was the perfect amount, not to over power the soup, it was amazing. Our steaks were cooked to perfection! He had the poivre steak- medium rare and my filet - a cool rare. Even though the ambience great, we found that it was too noisy to be very romantic. The truffle mashed potatoes were to die for- although probably a heart attack waiting to happen.\r
They brought us a complimentary dessert, because they knew we were celebrating our special night- which was very thoughtful. I will definately come back again- but perhaps which some friends rather then a romantic outting.\r
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Since that first visit- I've been back for happies and it's always a great crowd of people, although go early enough and there will surely be a ton of power suits hovering around the bar.\r
Filet Oscar- you can never go wrong with a filet, but the oscar was a huge heaping pile of lump crab meat- it makes me salivate just thinking about it!\r
Parmesan Truffle French Fries- were amazing, again it could be the truffle oil adorn on the thick and crispy cut of potatoes, but this is another must order!\r
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All in all, the several times I've visited Capital Grille, the foods have been spot on and the service was always wonderful! \r

4
★★★★☆

I haven't been here in years. My now husband and I went there for the first time for Valentine's dinner this year, we went a couple days after just to not get caught up in the hassle of the whole V-day hype. We were surprised to see it so crowded for an early Wednesday night! The wait staff was very prompt and friendly. We were seated immediately upon arrive and offered an array of wine. Husband was in love with the Caesar salad- the greens were fresh and the dressing was evenly coated. My lobster bisque- was a thick blend of generous lobster meat and cream, the hint of sherry was the perfect amount, not to over power the soup, it was amazing. Our steaks were cooked to perfection! He had the poivre steak- medium rare and my filet - a cool rare. Even though the ambience great, we found that it was too noisy to be very romantic. The truffle mashed potatoes were to die for- although probably a heart attack waiting to happen.\r
They brought us a complimentary dessert, because they knew we were celebrating our special night- which was very thoughtful. I will definately come back again- but perhaps which some friends rather then a romantic outting.\r
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Since that first visit- I've been back for happies and it's always a great crowd of people, although go early enough and there will surely be a ton of power suits hovering around the bar.\r
Filet Oscar- you can never go wrong with a filet, but the oscar was a huge heaping pile of lump crab meat- it makes me salivate just thinking about it!\r
Parmesan Truffle French Fries- were amazing, again it could be the truffle oil adorn on the thick and crispy cut of potatoes, but this is another must order!\r
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All in all, the several times I've visited Capital Grille, the foods have been spot on and the service was always wonderful! \r

Pros: great steak, wine, service

Cons: noisy, very crowded, limited parking

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Dry aged meat is SO much better than the wet aged at the big name steak house chains. I'll take dry aged choice over wet aged prime any day. That brought me in. As a single diner, I'm used to being ignored. That was not the case. Very attentive service. The service made my meal exceptional. Thanks. The only downside was the cost of giving a 50% tip to properly show my gratitude at the quality of the service.

5
★★★★★

Dry aged meat is SO much better than the wet aged at the big name steak house chains. I'll take dry aged choice over wet aged prime any day. That brought me in. As a single diner, I'm used to being ignored. That was not the case. Very attentive service. The service made my meal exceptional. Thanks. The only downside was the cost of giving a 50% tip to properly show my gratitude at the quality of the service.

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Arrived 10 minutes before my reservation and was offered cocktail while waiting. Was seated several minutes early (was alone, maybe aiding in seating me). Asked server for wine suggestion; after asking about my tastes, suggested I try a White Zinfandel...agreeing, he brought me bit of the wine to sample. Tasted it and, assuring him I liked it, he filled my glass. Was brought a New York Times as I waited for my meal. Shrimp cocktail: great appetizer. Filet mignon(s): perfectly prepared...delicious! No ""flabby"" sauces as reported in some reviews. Mashed potatoes: light and fluffy, with skins included. Took half order on suggestion of server; it was plenty. Sauted mushrooms: likewise fantastic. Skipped desert as I was stuffed. Restaurant staff aided in hailing a cab. $75 check was high but well worth it for such an outstanding dining experience. I felt absoluted pampered, comforted, and catered to.

5
★★★★★

Arrived 10 minutes before my reservation and was offered cocktail while waiting. Was seated several minutes early (was alone, maybe aiding in seating me). Asked server for wine suggestion; after asking about my tastes, suggested I try a White Zinfandel...agreeing, he brought me bit of the wine to sample. Tasted it and, assuring him I liked it, he filled my glass. Was brought a New York Times as I waited for my meal. Shrimp cocktail: great appetizer. Filet mignon(s): perfectly prepared...delicious! No ""flabby"" sauces as reported in some reviews. Mashed potatoes: light and fluffy, with skins included. Took half order on suggestion of server; it was plenty. Sauted mushrooms: likewise fantastic. Skipped desert as I was stuffed. Restaurant staff aided in hailing a cab. $75 check was high but well worth it for such an outstanding dining experience. I felt absoluted pampered, comforted, and catered to.

Pros: food, wine, service

Cons: price

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I went with a group of couples, 6 people in total, and the total bill was $300 including alcohol. It was a great evening. While waiting for our table we had a cocktail and the large bar in the front. We were taken to our table within 15 minutes. Our waiter was extremely attentive and had good suggestion to make our dining experience pleasurable. Most of us had filet topped with crab. It was delicious. The ambience was relaxed, yet upscale. If you have the money to spend, and want a great experience and great food this is the place to go.

5
★★★★★

I went with a group of couples, 6 people in total, and the total bill was $300 including alcohol. It was a great evening. While waiting for our table we had a cocktail and the large bar in the front. We were taken to our table within 15 minutes. Our waiter was extremely attentive and had good suggestion to make our dining experience pleasurable. Most of us had filet topped with crab. It was delicious. The ambience was relaxed, yet upscale. If you have the money to spend, and want a great experience and great food this is the place to go.

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it was probably my fault, but i had no idea how expensive this restaurant was. the service was pretty slow, but it was the sunday before valentine's day, so i don't know what it's like otherwise. the entrees do not come with any sides, which i thought was ridiculous for the prices they offered. the atmosphere was nice, and i had a really strong pineapple and vodka drink (i don't know what it is called). but really, that restaurant is way too expensive for its own good.

1
★☆☆☆☆

it was probably my fault, but i had no idea how expensive this restaurant was. the service was pretty slow, but it was the sunday before valentine's day, so i don't know what it's like otherwise. the entrees do not come with any sides, which i thought was ridiculous for the prices they offered. the atmosphere was nice, and i had a really strong pineapple and vodka drink (i don't know what it is called). but really, that restaurant is way too expensive for its own good.

Pros: food, drinks

Cons: expensive, expensive, expensive

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We had a horrible experience at the Capitol Grille this past Saturday evening. From lousy service to fair food, we'll never return. No waiter to take our order (a group of 8 of us) until 30 min.after being seated (despite multiple requests), Went downhill from there. Go to Barclay Prime or Morton's for the same $$,better food and much better ambiance and service!

1
★☆☆☆☆

We had a horrible experience at the Capitol Grille this past Saturday evening. From lousy service to fair food, we'll never return. No waiter to take our order (a group of 8 of us) until 30 min.after being seated (despite multiple requests), Went downhill from there. Go to Barclay Prime or Morton's for the same $$,better food and much better ambiance and service!

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Having worked as a server in 2 of the cities best known steakhouses, I can honestly say that Capital Grille has it hands down over all the other steakhouses!! My boyfriend and I eat there often if we're in the mood for a steak and a martini, it's off to Capital Grille! And ask for Rob!

5
★★★★★

Having worked as a server in 2 of the cities best known steakhouses, I can honestly say that Capital Grille has it hands down over all the other steakhouses!! My boyfriend and I eat there often if we're in the mood for a steak and a martini, it's off to Capital Grille! And ask for Rob!

Pros: upscale crowd, steaks, size of drinks

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The atmosphere, the staff, the food everything was fantastic. A shared cold plate appetizer contained oysters, an abundant number of giant shrimp and a split lobster tail, with claws. The Porterhouse steaks were delicious and served as ordered rare. Single orders of side dishes, whipped potatoes and creamed spinach, were more than enough for two people and again were outstanding. Its definitely not inexpensive with the above, a bottle of wine and 2 coffees the bill came to around $170 before tip. But as The Simpsons Mr. Burns would say Excellent !

5
★★★★★

The atmosphere, the staff, the food everything was fantastic. A shared cold plate appetizer contained oysters, an abundant number of giant shrimp and a split lobster tail, with claws. The Porterhouse steaks were delicious and served as ordered rare. Single orders of side dishes, whipped potatoes and creamed spinach, were more than enough for two people and again were outstanding. Its definitely not inexpensive with the above, a bottle of wine and 2 coffees the bill came to around $170 before tip. But as The Simpsons Mr. Burns would say Excellent !

Pros: Warm feeling, Mixed crowd

Cons: Very Expensive

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I ate dinne at the Capital Grille last week and this number 1 position in Phialdelphia is warranted. The beef (I had a porterhouse) was fantastic. Aged, melt in your mouth and done to perfection. The service was average and the price was pretty high. If the service were better, I would increase my ratings across the board.

4
★★★★☆

I ate dinne at the Capital Grille last week and this number 1 position in Phialdelphia is warranted. The beef (I had a porterhouse) was fantastic. Aged, melt in your mouth and done to perfection. The service was average and the price was pretty high. If the service were better, I would increase my ratings across the board.

Pros: Food, Wine selection, Parking close by

Message from The Capital Grille

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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Philadelphia seafood, steakhouse, steak, lobster restaurant, wine bar, salmon, american restaurant, fine dining restaurant

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A well located choice for pre- or post-theater dining, The Capital Grille is one of the best of the chain gang, an upmarket eatery that delivers every step of the way. The vibe is comfortable and the crowd well heeled, service is…

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