The Capital Grille - Seattle

4.7
2441 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. Located in the Cobb Building at 4th & University. Join us for happy hour Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

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

We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and they made it real special.

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KS
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Our 8 year old daughter had the kids Filet and she loved it. Lobster Mac and Brussels were the sides we got. All meat was cooked excellently and the service was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting meat from another planet!!!

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CH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for a wonderful lunch. We had a mix-up with our meal time, but the staff was very courteous in allowing us to communicate and waited patiently to take our orders.

They also did a special note and offered little extras to help us celebrate a special occasion. A very nice experience!

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GH
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took some business acclimated for dinner and we had a very enjoyable meal with excellent service!

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A
San Francisco
217 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Average everything from this chain restaurant. I started with the beet salad: standard, nothing special about it. Beets were sliced thin which made them challenging to eat. I then had the lamb chops (8 bones), healthy serving. Asked for medium rare and one set of bones were cooked as ordered; the second set of bones were cooked medium to medium well. Mild lamb flavor and underseasoned. My companion had a steak; cooked as ordered (medium), but OK in texture and taste. Service wasn't great - missing flatware; missed a dessert order; given the incorrect tea (ordered English breakfast, given Darjeeling); given the wrong check at the end of the meal. We were seated in a room with only 4 tables, which I liked. Kudos to the maitre d, however. She was welcoming, smiling, friendly. Otherwise, it wasn't a memorable meal or experience. It's a chain, though. Keep your expectations in check.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steaks we’ve ever had! Fantastic special touches for the birthday we were celebrating. Thank you!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

The food service was excellent but 1 guest of mine arrived and was told we weren’t there by the host. We were in the “boardroom” and this he didn’t see us. He repeatedly asked for the name of the reservation and was told there was no such name.

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SM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The meat is very good, but comes with a price tag. The tuna as a starter could not match the main course. The fish was good quality but the dressing was very simple.

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GC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and the service was very professional a pond helpful.

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TK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tasty burger.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The Capital Grille was outstanding and the food was delicious. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the lobster Mac n’ Cheese was awesome. This place would be 5 Stars except for two things. 1) The decor is a bit weird with deer heads on the wall and a statue of lady justice by the entrance. 2) The cocktails need a bit of work and were way too strong. As a Navy sailor, I know my way around a bar, and this one needs a bit of help. Otherwise the evening was perfect with exceptional food. BTW, the bus boys are hilarious. They were talking crap is Spanish thinking no one could understand them.

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C
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Business lunch, food and service were excellent, will definitely return in the future.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant. I always enjoy!!

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JH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While we were seated a little late and one member of our party was served a cut of steak that was not to their liking, the staff at Capital Grille exceeded all expectations. We were serviced in an expeditious manner once sat (in order to make a showtime) and the Manager noticed my friend's facial expressions when trying his steak. She approached and offered to bring a different steak out, which she did in just a few minutes. The food was exceptional and the service really stood out above and beyond what I've experienced in most restaurants.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous evening! Food was excellent and so was the service!!!!

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TL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The first question asked was are we going to a play. Since we were they made sure everything was on schedule so we would not miss our play. Excellent staff very courteous.

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Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Capital Grille prior to a Symphony event. Our server did a great job timing each course so we finished on time without rushing. The steak was cooked perfectly. Mine was ribeye rubbed with porcini mushrooms which enhanced the flavor even more. With a short walk to Benaroya Hall after the meal, it was perfect pairing.

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MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ask for Rod, best guy, super attentive and genuine conversation.

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SB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was outstanding and so was our service. I would absolutely recommend eating here and hope to go back again.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a little dark for my taste, a little more light would’ve been nice but everything else was amazing!

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MT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and excellent food. Thanks

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Bummed our waiter never told us about the specials. We over heard the waiter at another table welcome guests and go over some history, menu highlights and wished he was our waiter. We had already ordered and felt like we were just not getting the service other tables were. Our steaks were delicious but we can get that anywhere, we go out to eat for the experiences, especially since my husband came to meet me In Seattle while I was here on business.

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NS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was perfect. Food was amazing. I would diner there again.

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MK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steak and service! Excellent cheese cake and cocktails. Will be returning for more!

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

We always love this restaurant and in fact held our wedding dinner at the Minneapolis location. This time was not as good of an experience. They forgot about us while we waited and took several tables in ahead of us that arrived after us. manager did follow up well though. And then, marked us as a no show on open table after spending $350. Kind of a bummer.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Pretty disappointed because I told the restaurant it was my boyfriend’s birthday, they asked for this name and said they would do something special. They took us to a room in the back of the restaurant and I see several birthday cards in tables for OTHER parties but nothing on ours. The table next to us also received some sort of dessert for a birthday celebration but we didn’t receive anything. I mentioned it afterwards because I know my boyfriend felt awkward and the waiter asked why didn’t I let him know although I let the staff know when I called. Additionally how would you recommend that I signal to you that it’s his birthday without him knowing??? I guess he will never know what he missed but I was pretty annoyed that they missed that. Overall he enjoyed his dinner.

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NA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. Sound and light were perfect for a romantic dinner. The only thing that went wrong was forgetting to give us the appetizers leftovers but that is not a big deal.

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BJ
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for Valentine’s Day
We had a wonderful dinner, the filet outstanding, crab Oscar on top.

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but excellent place. Food and service are just great. Something special :)

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

Valentines dinner. Excellent service food was delicious fabulous service

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SJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambience, great service! Comfortable seating, quiet enough for conversation.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Arrived for a 7:15 Reservation we weren’t seated until 7:40 when asking when our table would be ready the blonde hostess copped a fairly severe and poor attitude. Perhaps this is because I am not the regular clientele being a young man and a person of color however if I spend 300+ dollars on a meal for me and my CFO I tend to expect a more prompt and reasonable level of service. The waiter himself was excellent and very informative and friendly and professional.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. Friendly staff. Great selection of wine. Expensive, but worth every penny.

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MA
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Matthew, was very attentive to timeline (we had an 8 PM performance to attend at the 5th Avenue Theater). Each course Matthew served us was timely and exquisite in preparation/presentation. The Kona-rubbed NY Strip was delectable, the beef tenderloins with lobster tails were expertly prepared, and the veal was so tender as to cut with a fork. The truffles fries were the perfect balance of salt and truffle, crispy and hot. The atmosphere whispered of an earlier era with all the charm and refinement often lacking in other establishments today.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Two of our steaks were undercooked compared to what we ordered, but we will definitely be back. The service was too notch, as were the drinks.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jon Filey (our server) is hands down THE BEST. With a great team, wonderful food, we found kindness and generosity abound.

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E
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I chose this place for its atmosphere on our 20th Wedding Anniversary. The wait staff was phenomenal, the food was good and the price was the only downside. I have had the same level of food at cheaper places. It was good just not worth the price. Our waitress was great, thanks.

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DJ
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always chose Capital Grille for special occasions. The service is THE BEST

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MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Steaks badly prepared, no service/attention - generally just a bad and very, very expensive experience - so no more visits to the Capital grille in Seattle for us!

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