The Capital Grille - Seattle

4.7
2512 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. Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere.
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Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made reservations on Open Table for Father’s Day for our family of 5. Modified the reservation (or so I thought) to include our good friends and their 2 kids. Not sure where the ball got dropped but when I asked my husband to confirm our reservations the day of he was told they did not have the new party of 9 and could not accommodate our extended party. So, our friends made other arrangements elsewhere. Both families are regulars at Cap Grille so was a little surprised they couldn’t accommodate. I have a feeling the ball was dropped on the Open table end.Dinner as always was yummy and our server Carlos was very good. The price is always a killer but we still keep going back. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Seattle
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Per usual, a great meal at The Capital Grille this past weekend. The steak was perfect, the wine selection was wonderful and the asparagus was delightful. One issue that I would not like to repeat. We had early reservations, but were seated in possibly the worst location in the restaurant. Something akin to a cloak closet.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our sons graduation celebration.
It is our favorite restaurant in Seattle!
Food is of the highest quality!
Service is perfection.

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CM
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a big milestone - really great time.

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BN
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent!!!!!! service food ambiance atmosphere... evrrything

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

Delicious food and great service!

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Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was extremely delicious and service was awesome. It seems to have gotten even better than the last time I was there which was over 7 years ago. Will definitely come back again.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food quality of the Capital Grill has gone done considerably in the last couple of months. I don’t know if there has been a change in kitchen staff or management, but it is no longer the enjoyable high-end experience it once was. Was deserved stale bread with hard butter, and my medium rare steak was so raw you could practically hear it moo. I used to recommend this place, but it is difficult to do after several consistently poor experiences.

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S
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Seattle Capital Grille is always fantastic as is the excellent service that our waiter Matthew, always provides.

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AW
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to the Capital Grille for years for birthdays or just because - I have never had a bad meal or experience, I highly recommend it.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christoper was an ultimate professional, extremely helpful.

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Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Steak was over cooked and not seasoned enough. Butter and horseradish were cold/frozen

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L
Los Angeles
156 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at the Capital Grille on numerous occasions and each and every time the food and service has been excellent. The bone-in Wagu New York, Veal Chop and Sea bass were awesome along with the side dishes of mushrooms and asparagus. Our waiter was Rod who has served us on multiple occasions and is a fantastic server. It was our grandson's 4th birthday and they gave him both a flowerless chocolate cake and cheesecake dessert with Happy Birthday written on the plate. After eating the flowerless chocolate cake his only comment was "WOW" so how telling was that.

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c
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good, with the exception of the noise level. Difficult to hear each other. Chris did a good job.

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Capital Grill is a very nice restaurant with great ambiance as well as great service. However, for the particular food we ordered (with the exception of the Crab/Lobster Cake appetizer), it was sub par for this level of eatery. I had the rack of lamb. It was nice but not mouth watering as you'd expect from an upscale restaurant. It was also not evenly cooked and really didn't have great flavor. My wife's dish was even more disappointing. She had the Sea Bass and it was pretty tasteless, no nice crusty outside and somewhat oily.

In closing, we were visiting Seattle and were looking for an excellent dining experience but unfortunately it was less than stellar so we were disappointed.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service! They made my birthday night so special!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Nice restaurant. I was anticipating the food was going to be worth the price, I was slightly disappointed. Will not be returning.

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Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Over priced! The service was great and restaurant was nice, and I would not mind paying high end for a great steak and wine dinner, but the food was just OK.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. I will differently be going back to eat there again. The cheesecake was so delicious.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in Seattle for a couple of nights and had dinner at The Capital Grille. Food and service were both amazing.

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San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful anniversary meal at The Capital Grille. Our waiter, Rod, was exceptional and all staff were gracious and helpful. A card, table scatter, champagne, and dessert were all provided as part of our celebration. Food and wine were excellent. I have a severe food allergy and they couldn’t have been more accommodating. Expensive but well worth it.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After having been here before myself, I took my parents here to celebrate an 80th birthday. My parents have traveled the world and so while they appreciate an excellent meal -as we had- they were really impressed with our server (I believe Rod) and the experience all the support staff provided us. From the birthday wishes waiting for us on the table to the manager checking in with us to our server’s humor, it was obvious everyone there enjoyed what they do and genuinely wanted us to enjoy our meal. And that we did...immensely..
I don’t mean to skip over the food. It was truly delicious and so well prepared. We had filet mignon and copper river salmon and I don’t think we’ve had better.
If you are someone who enjoys eating for the experience as much as the food, The Capitol Grille strikes the right balance of excellent food and genuinely customer-focused service. (And no I don’t work for them. I’m just a super satisfied diner who appreciates great service and a good steak).

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Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husbands birthday and they went above and beyond to acknowledge it !

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter John was outstanding and had climbed Mt Rainer and my brother and husband had just come back from doing that. He was very kind to us!!

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SE
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Steak was poorly cooked-some of my steak was rare and some was well done-didn't know what to expect from one bite to the next. Service was great until we were told they could not accept our credit card because it did not have a chip in it. We have never experienced this before and they were unwilling to make it work before we had to switch cards with another bank we have that does have a chip. I am unsure as to what they would have done if we did not have another card with a chip.

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e
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the food here so much!

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BH
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

No smaller portions of steak only giant meat options. The management does address problems although your dinner out is still a loss

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Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We had a great waiter, but the food left a lot to be desired.

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a
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely amazing. the service was great and the food was even better! my family and i will definitely be back soon.

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GD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Carlos was outstanding!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

food is always exceptional and the service is appropriate.

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SS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 2

The menu and food was excellent. All four of us enjoyed our choices. Our waitress was quite good but failed to offer us coffee - we had to ask for it - and failed to give the two mothers in our group a flower as we left which we noticed all the other women were given!
I did like the fact that the staff seated all the families with children in one area and all the adults groups in another so it was less noisy! i didn't like the way the people waiting to be seated spead all over the area between the door and the bar and at times were hovering around our table. Perhaps the staff can find a better place for people to wait.

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LC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

11 of us celebrated mom’s 80th Birthday on Saturday! They decorated the table, attended to every need, provided a special dessert plate for mom, and our server John was fantastic!

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

Great service, food and ambiance.

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SM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Looking for a good, broiled lobster. Excited when waitress said she had a nice 2lb lobster. I asked broiled?, she said yes. Came covered with lettuce, steamed, barely warm, cut in soggy pieces. Worst lobster in my 60 years. Sea Bass more like fish soup swimming in sauce. Cold coffee and beware of the so called Coconut Cream pie. So disappointed.

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P
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Be prepared to drop a lot of dough. Server was excellent, service was outstanding, steak, however, was overcooked which is very disappoionting for such an expensive restaurant.

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MA
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great celebrate birthday

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife celebrated our 9th year anniversary here, the service was second to none, we felt like we were surrounded by old friends and family.

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AL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You are always by everyone when you enter. When we arrived at our table, it was decorated for my wife’s birthday. There was also a nice card from the staff awaither her as well. Our server Jon was as great as ever. Great suggestions and very knowledgeable of the menu. Everyone was made to feel welcomed. Even had a nice manager visit to check on us and wish my wife a happy birthday. This is my favorite spot and they never disappoint. We will certainly be coming back.

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j
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. All around worth experiencing when you go to Seattle. They have the best service I have seen. Able to take special requests and deliver results that will be above and beyond your expectations. Well done Capital Grille. I am a huge promoter of your establishment. 5 starts.

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