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The Capital Grille

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(48 Reviews)

900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115

(617) 262-8900

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General Info
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (617) 845-9400

Fax: (617) 262-9449

Services/Products
Restaurants
Payment method
master card, visa, all major credit cards, travelers checks
Price Range
$$$$
Location
J B Hynes Memorial Auditorium
Neighborhoods
Back Bay, Prudential - St. Botolph
AKA

Darden Restaurants

Categories
Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Seafood Restaurants, Steak Houses, American Restaurants, Bars, Fine Dining Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Garage, Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Fine Dining, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar & Grills

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: American Restaurant, American, American Food

Pets Allowed: No

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Cyme Jet

09/17/2011

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Fantastic, excellent, perfect

Fantastic staff ! The best.

Crackling fresh oysters, and the best caesar salad.

Best Steak au Poivre avaible. Unbelievably good.Filet Mignon melts in your mouth. Everything, prepared excellently.

One of the best dining experiences you'll have. There are other good steakhouses, but the Capital Grille delivers on every count, from service, to food, and decor.I was so impressed I wrote to the executive offices, and recieved an e-mail back within 24 hours thanking me for my compliments and business.

Again...great service. Thank you. Wonderful experience and highly reccomended.

beatrix

05/19/2010

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cougars a la bar

The Capital Grille bar has been a known Cougar-hangout since I was a tike. Always older women with their compacts pushing skin back and fixing eyeliner. It isn't always a nice cougar hangout for the upscale hip cougars. It is far more bland. The rumor has actually always been tat some of these ladies are escorts waiting to meet men or with otherwise. Rumors I say!
In contrast, the food there is top notch for the city and the restaurant is just a great place to have dinner and cool to kickback at your table, as long as you aren't at the bar. This bar is very popular among a certain species so who am I to say no

ItsAmberDuh

02/26/2009

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GROSS & EXPENSIVE! NOT WORTH THE TRIP!

I had the worst meal of my life at the Capital Grille. First, let me say that the menu consists of Steak, Steak, Steak, and more Steak. There is very little seafood, 1 chicken dish, and 1 lamb dish. No pasta, whatsoever. I ordered the grilled swordfish, and it was terrible. My husband (who eats everything) even said it was disgusting and didn't want it. I couldn't even get my dog to try it when I brought it home. The appetizers are OK (we had the smoked salmon platter, though the salmon was more raw than smoked, but whatever.) We had reservations for valentines day, and they sat us at the smallest table you can imagine (about the size of a small end-table) and we were crammed into a room well past the fire code. The wine list was extensive, but they charged $54 for a bottle of wine that I have since picked up at the liquor store for $12 -- not on sale. Since I had to rate it one star at the least, I'm going to say that one star is for the $8 onion rings. Both my husband and my dinners were overcooked. (he asked for medium, he got blackened. I had to use a knife to cut swordfish. Our server was neglectful, and the man serving the next table over ended up waiting on us most of the night. Basically, if you're near any other restaurant, I'd recommend you go there instead of the capital grille.

MEETMEATMYRESTAURANT

07/05/2008

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LOOKING FOR THE BEST SEVERES WITH THE BEST FOOD YOU CAN STARTED HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CAPITAL GRILLE

I BEEN AROUND THE WORLD ABOUT TWO TIME IN MY LIFE AND THE ONE THING I LOVE IS SERVES THAT?S RIGHT IT COME FIST YOU CAN GET A GOOD MEAL ANY WHERE ABOUT WENDY?S MOMMA BACK YARD YET THE SERVES WITH GOOD FOOD IT THE WAY TO GO FOR ME
WHEN I TALK ABOUT A PLACE I GO TO DIN AT IT HAS TO BE AT THE TOP OF IT GAME
IF I BEEN HERE BEFORE , SAY MY NAME SO I FEEL LIKE YOU ARE HAPPY TO HAVE ME BACK, KEEP NOTES OF SOME OF THE THINGS I LIKE SO WHEN I CALL FOR A TABLE YOU ASK IF ILL BE HAVING ANY OF THESE ITEMS THAT NIGHT BUT MOST IMPORTIN IS HOW WILL MY GUESS FEEL


CAPITAL GRILLE IS ALL THAT AND THE FOOD IS OUT OF THIS WORLD I KNOW WHEN I WALK IN TO 1 IF IN ATL , LAS, OR BOS THERE BE NOTHING NEW I NEED TO KNOW OTHER THEN THE WAITER WHO I JUST MET YET MAKE ME FEEL LIKE WE HAVE BEEN KNOWING THIS FOR A LIFE TIME


IN ADDITION, TO ANY THING THAT ANY 1 WOULD SAY, ?THERE NO VALID!? YOU MAY JUST NEED TO STAY AT HOME WITH THE FAMILY. DUE TO YOU ARE LIKE EVERY 1 ELSE. YOU WANT TO BE WHERE EVERY BODY KNOWS MY NAME TOO, JUST LIKE ME!
PS THE PINEAPPLE


SMILE
MC

annieward

07/25/2007

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Best Meal In Boston

The Capital Grille has a great reputation around the country for a reason. The service was great. The place was full of life, and the food... All members of my party were extremely satisfied. My filet, the potatoes au gratin, the asparagus - all perfect. Quite honestly the best meal I have had in Boston. It's pricey but worth it.

atpenergy

07/19/2007

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no value for your $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

nice atmosphere and good food but NO VALUE FOR YOUR $$$$$$$$$.

this operation is geared for the expense account or high end customers with bucks to burn.

restaurant professionls do not eat at this operation and this should tell you something because of pricing.

regards , chef and restaurant owner, usa, retired

meatfenway

07/10/2007

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Exquisite steak and the BEST Calamari!!. the service is okay.

I usually don't like chain restaurants, but The Capital Grille has managed to remain on the list of frequent places to go for me. I have tried it in different cities, but The one in Newbury Street (Boston) has just been the BEST!! The FIlet is the best I have ever had and I have been there four times and have the best of the experiences. The Calamari is jst SPECTACULAR (watch out if you don;t like spicy food, because then you will in trouble with the Calamari). I really like the quality of the meat at this place and will keep coming back, eventhough it is a chain restaurant. Don't waste your time ordering desserts, they are not good (nationwide). For some reason the chain must have problems getting the right patry chef. .

cliffo1234

06/28/2007

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Perfect steaks and wonderfull service

I have been to many grills and this one is the best. The service was impeccable and the overall quality of the meals was outstanding. I started with the steak tartar and would recommend it to anyone. The menu had a very nice selection although I tend to pick up if there are any vegetarian meals at expensive restaurants, didn't see any here. Well I guess that would be another reason for them being famous for their steaks; not to mention cuisine to die for. I would highly recommend The Capital Grill to anyone who can afford it. If you?re like me and can?t really afford it, then it is worth saving up for.

24 7_dining

01/02/2007

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Great dinner

The food was great - we both ordered steak although the portions are larger than I would have liked. Great dessert (we skipped starters). Our waiter was very attentive and remember our wine (we ordered by the glass) when asked for a second glass. It was a birthday treat and I sneakily asked the waiter for something special with the dessert - he didn't bat an eyelid and said he'dl arrange for something. Cool !!!

croll

12/18/2006

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Great steakhouse

Having been profoundly disappointed with Smith & Wolenskies and with a mediocre experience at the Palm, I was beginning to think Boston didn't have decent steakhouses. I was delighted to have the Capital Grille prove me wrong. The steaks were incredible (I had the Steak au Poivre and he had the Kona rubbed Strip Steak) as was the appetizer, the side of mushrooms and the dessert. The wine list is extensive and, as you can expect from a high-end steakhouse, on the pricy side. The ""cheap"" bottles run for $30, with most bottles starting around $40 and moving rapidly up. We were seated promptly and had a great server -- he was straight forward, friendly, personable and knew when to leave us alone so we could enjoy our meal. Yes, it's a bit noisy but not oppressively so -- my partner and I were able to have a conversation without raising our voices. I wouldn't call this a romantic date spot, but it's a great place to come for a fabulous steak or other generous (and perfectly prepared) piece of meat.

liucipher

11/08/2006

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talk about overrated

I can't believe this place is this well-reviewed. I ate their on the firm's tab recently for a recruiting event. Service was good, but ambience was terrible. Granted, we were seated in front of the kitchen, but it was just NOISY in this place. Like I couldn't hear the specials it was so loud. Second off, the food was above-average, but they were charging some fairly hefty prices (luckily I wasn't paying).

I got the filet mignon for dinner which was way too salty - and I like my foods salty! It was also a touch overdone despite ordering it medium rare - I'm happy I got the larger portion because at least the inside was still juicy (my friend who got the smaller size said his was somewhat tough all the way through). I also got the lobster mac and cheese which was essentially inedible - WAY too salty which was extremely disappointing.

I did get the shrimp cocktail and raw oysters which were very enjoyable (but I rarely have disliked either of those dishes anywhere).

Service was prompt and polite, though tough to overcome the noisy ambience and disappointing food given the price.

lisalogan

11/01/2006

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I was embarrassed!

I was terribly embarrassed to have arranged a corporate lunch here. Two members of the group were vegetarians, and there is literally nothing vegetarian on the menu. I've never had that happen before, and was very surprised to have encountered that in a higher-priced national chain. We paid for our beverages, I apologized profusely to the affected parties, and we all left. Very disappointing.

jrtaylo5

08/20/2006

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great steak house, best in boston!!!!

It is what it is. capital grille is high class and caters to the heavy hitters! i don't mind that the prices are high because its well worth it! they took great care of me and i love the food, ambience, and service! A++++

evinza

07/05/2006

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Not exactly what it's cracked up to be

The Captial Grille is good, for sure. But it doesn't really live up to the hype. I've been there a handful of times, and I have always had a good steak and good side dishes, but it doesn't ever feel like it's worth the exorbitant prices. It's just a steak. There is nothing creative about the dishes, and since everything is a la carte, the bill creeps up even higher. It is what it is. I personally prefer something more when I am shelling out that kind of money. Also, like someone else mentioned, the place tends to cater to rowdy, high-rolling businessmen with big expense accounts. And although the service is anything but poor, others may feel like they've been a bit left out of the game.

seagreenfrank

05/08/2006

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Overall
Great Porterhouse

Great steaks and even better service. Very good clam chowder and very large sides

jbznkr

12/27/2005

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Christmas Eve

Best steak I have had in a very long time. House salad, French onion soup, mashed potatoes and asparagus were terrific. Very, very pricey for a steak house, and EVERYTHING is extra. Key lime pie had something missing. Atmosphere was noisy. Not romantic. Dress requirement is too casual. Very disappointed that the waiter forgot our anniversary after two reminders, although he was very attentive, when we could find him. Food A+, Price C-, Service B-, Atmosphere B. Will I go back? Maybe, maybe not!!!

mikejones617

12/22/2005

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Can you say LOUD!

I went here for my gf's bday and I must say this was the absolute Loudest restaurant I have ever been too. There were these two tables of about 10 screaming the entire night. You would think at a restaurant where the avg meal is 35 dollars people would have the sense to not act like a bunch of frat boys, obv had no idea what the word class means. The food was pretty good (the sliced filet very good) and after we ordered a 300 dollar bottle of cristal the service got remarkably better.
Despite the good steak and service the loudness will keep me away for a long time, def. not a romantic spot AT ALL!!

fantastiki

11/12/2005

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Wonderful Experience

I took my boyfriend for his birthday, and it was a great experience! The atmosphere is great, lots of old, original paintings, and dark, rich colors. Our server was very attentive without being intrusive, and the service overall was about making the diner feel comfortable and attended to. The lobster and crab cakes were an excellent appetizer, and the steak was superb. Our server brought us a slice of chocolate and espresso cake with a candle in it, which was also outstanding. It was an unforgettable experience.

uuf361

07/12/2005

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Awesome - the Best Steak in town!

I have been to the Capital Grille a few times when I visit Boston for work and it never disappoints. Always busy so book but the ambience is fantastic and the food is awesome, the steaks are always well prepared and the sides compliment them well. It's not cheap but worth the money.....wine list is excellent and not over-priced like some and the deserts finish off a great meal.

andym337

06/10/2005

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This is a terrific restaurant.

The food and service were terrific - -first rate! My wife and I will go back as soon as possible.

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