The Capital Grille - Ft. Lauderdale

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2586 reviews
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Steakhouse
You are cordially invited to be wined, dined, and dazzled at The Capital Grille. Enjoy nationally renowned steaks — dry aged and hand-cut on premises by the restaurant's own butchers — the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated by The Capital Grille's Sommelier, featuring more than 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in the comfortable, sophisticated dining room, or host a flawless event in a private dining room appointed with a full complement of state-of-the-art media technology. A memorable evening or afternoon of fine dining awaits at The Capital Grille.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 2586 People Are Saying
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RR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. The food is always excellent as well as the service.

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OT
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect from food to service

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s
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was superb, the food was way above expectations, having been to the Capital on Brickell 2 mo ago.
That was fair. I forgot our server, but she was so fantastic, ext experienced. A true asset.
Very enjoyable evening

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D
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Capital Grille is my Husband's favorite place! I asked for a "quiet table"...we got it. It was my brother's first time there and he was very impressed, enjoyed everything about it! The service is right, hot food is hot, cold is cold, done to order, and what one can't finish, it is boxed perfectly for another meal to enjoy.

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L
Miami
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We eat at Capital Grill often. I made a simple request for no salt or sauce on my side dish of asparagus. It arrived tasting very salty so the server graciously offered to bring another one. However, it arrived way after we were finished with our main courses. It was the male restaurant manager who brought it to our table. When we declined to accept it because it had taken soooooo long to receive, he didn't apologize at all or even seem to care. Very poor response coming from management there on this visit.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service by Jerry was excellent! Food was delicious ! Would highly recommend !

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DC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening the staff was friendly and attentive. The food was divine.

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M
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for a belated anniversary dinner and were very happy with everything from service to food. We made a reservation through OpenTable and clicked on Anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised to see hearts on the table with an anniversary stamped card. Very good touch. We have been here before for a birthday dinner and Capital Grille doesn't disappoint. Food and service was great. My husband was a bit disappointed our server didn't ask if he wanted a refill on his drink though. But we would still come back 100%.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Just so-so. There are better high-line options nearby in Ft Laud.

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c
Miami
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and the food outstanding.

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JH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the highest level of service and perfectly cooked meals

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F
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for an anniversary dinner, and our waiter went way out of his way to provide amazing service. Between the perfect meal we had, the wonderful ambiance, and the outstanding service, we had a very very special celebration.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went for my anniversary it was absolutely perfect they go above and beyond to prepare a beautiful table and throw in some surprises! The service was more than you could ask for and great ambiance.

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JT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We go there very often Ecuador of the good food and nice ambiance but the last two times the food has come out wrong, steak over cooked, lunch burger bread burned and burger meat very small.
We are disappointed on what’s going on with the quality of their food, and the service also not the greatest, servers seem to take a long time to come back and check on their table after serving the food to see how everything is or to offer another cocktail

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We didn’t like the location of our table in a smaller room w virtually no one else around . They said to change tables would be a long wait and we did t care to wait

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DB
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We loved our dinner at Capital Grille. But i did note to our server and to the front desk that they had seated the two of us in a tiny side room along with another couple and a four top table with two VERY LOUD couples.
i suggested to the front desk that perhaps that tiny room should only be set for couples as with two couples at that four top, they felt the need to keep a constant chatter going to the level that my husband and i could barely hear each other speaking which definitely lessened our enjoyment of the evening. we saw one couple be seated in the room and with that loud table, the husband of that couple asked to be moved. i wished we had...
Otherwise the food was delicious and our server, Jean was very kind and attentive.

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JD
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always consisently good- the service top notch. The servers unlike in many places in South Florida are seasoned, experienced and well trained. Highly recommend for date night, business dinner or anyone looking for a great meal with excellent service!

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EM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Very disappointed in NY Strip. Not tender at all. To the restaurant’s credit they did try to correct it with another steak but it still was still not good, certainly not what we had two months before. Very tough. Also the bone in filet mignon was also not as good as past regular filet mignon. So, if this had been my first visit, I would not return. But previous visits, food has been excellent so I’ll just chalk this up to being a very bad night.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live Susan and Raul!!

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J
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aside from the table by the door to the outside terrace which was a bit disturbing, all was as usual.

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PO
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful evening as usual. A gracious and hospitable staff.

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R
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience, from the time you walk in the door until the end of the meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all around and dinner was lovely. It was a bit heavy on the salt would be my only very minor suggestion

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D
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took two friends to Capital Grille for a birthday lunch. We could not have been any happier. The food (lobster rolls x3) were absolutely delicious! Chris, our server was super attentive and took care of every detail. There was a personalized birthday note on the table, roses for each of us and complimentary delicious desserts for both girls. I am loving Capital Grille and I am so picky so that says a lot!

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Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice they sprinkled confetti on the table for our anniversary, and provided free champagne and dessert.

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UT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were great but our choice to sit outside led to the uncontrollable i.e., cigarette smokers and traffic noise. We certainly plan to come back to the restaurant, but we’ll have to be more strategic about where we sit.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service but the place outside wasn’t very clean, for this reason, lots of birds.

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IK
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beautiful and perfect celebratory dinner like always.

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DA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been to The Capital Grille many times in Miami but this was the first time in Fort Lauderdale. It did not disappoint. The service and the food was excellent.

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FS
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I am a regular at this restaurant and usually the food and service is good. However, on this evening, the waiter was approaching rude (very abrupt) and my food was not good. Shrimp cocktail was dry and Filet Mignon was dry. I had to ask for bread plates, water, etc

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JA
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Marcio, was great and attentive, but not overwhelming.

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F
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starter the new year off at Capital! We had the burger which was cooked perfect and all the dressings were perfectly cooked and paired well with the burger. The truffle fries were cooked perfectly with soft shavings of parmesan cheese, delicious!

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MD
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious. I had the filet mignon and mash. It was so delicious. Cooked to perfection. Cheesecake for dessert Amazing. Service was great.

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CB
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is a great place but never order the rib eye if you do order medium to just link as it is fatty and it can not be medium rare the veal chop wa not good and way to fatty and the waiter was wonderful and she took it off the bill it was also New Year’s Eve and it’s jard to really judge anything but my filet and lobster was excellent we sonlove rhw ambiance and the staff and the food is usually excellent and the bar is super

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve... could not of asked for a better meal or service!! We had 12 people made the celebration fantastic!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Outstanding food

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l
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening was wonderful. It all began with Danielle who was wonderful and then our server Aundrea took that wonderful treatment to the next level for the duration of the evening. They truly made our evening there wonderful and to usher in the New Year made it even more special. We have been going to the Ft. Lauderdale Galleria restaurant for many years and we will continue for many more. Thanks for a WONDERFUL start to the New Year .

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Un almuerzo el 31 de diciembre. La comida terrible y los precios los habían subido desde la hora de almuerzo a unos niveles inaceptables teniendo en cuenta la mala calidad de la comida

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J
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I love the Capital Grille and go there frequently especially for special occasions. This was my sister’s birthday. The main problem was the service. Typically it’s outstanding. The server we had didn’t know about some of the options offered and didn’t understand what one member of our party wanted despite the fact that it was made abundantly clear. Capital Grille is excellent when it comes to accommodating special requests. This evening that wasn’t the case. The service was also morbidly slow. Our servers attention seemed to be focused on her big parties and we got left in the dust so to speak. Restitution was made promptly with effusive apologies from management. Wine service with the coravin offering top picks by the glass was outstanding, as expected.
Another annoying problem was people bringing babies and very young children. This occurred after 9:00 in the evening so the results were as expected. Crying babies and restless toddlers. Management said they could do nothing about it. I have dined in many high end restaurants around the world. Many have dress and age limit policies. At the very least a time limit policy could be instituted for those too stupid to know that young children shouldn’t be up at all hours of the night. It spoils the evening for the adults in the restaurant. Corporate in the Darden group needs to look into this. This isn’t the Olive Garden!!
I have an occasion coming up soon where I’ve been requested to reserve the Capital Grille. I’m going to do this because the food is so good and the person I’m meeting with has no Capital Grille near where he lives. I hope things will be back to normal then.

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P
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. That says it all.

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