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The Capital Grille

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(42 Reviews)

201 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 348-1400

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Today: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tomorrow: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
30
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IN BUSINESS
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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 meeting, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our team has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located in the heart of the Uptown Financial District just blocks from the Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte Convention Center, and Time Warner Cable Arena.
Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
mastercard, amex, discover, visa, check, diners club, travelers checks
Price Range
$$$
Location
Fifth Third Ctr
Neighborhoods
First Ward, Uptown, Fourth Ward
AKA

Darden Restaurants, Inc

Capital Grille Of Charlotte

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

Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar & Grills

Wi-Fi: Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Parking: Lot, Valet, Private

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Above Average

Pets Allowed: No

Good For Groups: Yes

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Renee S.

03/26/2016

Overall

This was by far THE BEST steakhouse experience we have had in Charlotte. The lobster Mac n cheese is the stuff of dreams. Attentive and warm service staff that was on top of their game... I was cold and was given a shawl in addition to the thermostat adjustment. I haven't eaten my dessert yet because I'm so full but it's in the to-go bag right now and I have no doubt it will be as excellent as everything else was.

CarlosA987

05/24/2012

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The restaurant is fantastic. Love the

The restaurant is fantastic. Love the steaks here. Our server has been Andy the last 2 times we have gone there. The staff is highly trained.

jweaver2

01/24/2011

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Wonderful dining

My husband and I celebrated my birthday a couple weeks ago, and I chose Capital Grille based on co-workers' recommendations, and it didn't disappoint. Everything was great! We will definitely be back.

glamgal79

04/06/2010

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LOVED IT

amazing!!! not only is the food fantastic but the service was even better! was taken there for my bday a month ago and they are so detailed and really go all out for special occasions! cant wait to go back!!

Clt Foodie

04/24/2009

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Whent here on a whim... Very Spurpirsed

I'm not a fan of $50 and up steak joints.... My experience is that many of these restaurants are resting on their laurels. They are purely in the game to take your money and not deliver in the expectations they've created. Capital Grille Delivers!!!! I enjoyed the Delmonico and the Lobster Mac n Cheese (very airy, yet still creamy) Deserts where also surprisingly good. I would Recommend Capital Grille over other restaurants in it's class.

heather8028

04/06/2009

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Over Rated Can you give 1/2 stars

We arrived at the charlotte location at about 720 pm.
Sat promply I ordered a bottle of wine because the wines by the glass were a complete joke. Had calimari as a app. very good. then came the soup ( french onion)
the cheese was hot but the broth maybe if your lucky 120 degrees. (Bacteria galore) Then out came the entrees Porterhouse and Rare tuna. Steak was med rare had to let it set on plate for about 5 mins to barerly cooked up to med first bite YUK! have ther heard of salt and pepper? ( even a dry aged steak still need some care)
tuna was good but cancel the ginger rice it was not good and the three dippin sauces ???? a joke wasabi oil ok wasabi and grapeseed oil I get it but stick with the basics wasabi and ginger. the white soy was a plus and the rice wine vinegar or whatever that was cancel it.
the sides sam mash?????? overcooked and no salt.(hint when finished boiling make asap do not let stand in water.) mushrooms where a good coice . so if you like calimari and mushrooms go if not please pass on this one.

mh3c

02/24/2009

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If you think this is good, you should get out more

I travel for business quite a bit. I have been to great steak joints in Texas (Bob's), Chicago (Gibson's), Portland (Ringside), Seattle (Metropolitan Grill) and Vegas (Boa and Craft Steak). I have been to Capital Grille in Boston twice and once in Charlotte. This place is terrible. Food is dry or drenched in a sauce. I want a great steak, charbroiled, not burnt, and no sauce. Capital Grille has failed all three times.

chesneygirl

01/30/2009

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Your night to be pampered

We visited Capital Grille tonight for the very first time, it was ""restaurant week"" in Charlotte so we wanted to take advantage of the three course special for $30 each. We got there early because we wanted to sit at the bar for a bit. The hostess told us our table would be ready a bit before our reservation time, but to sit at the bar, enjoy, and let her know when we were ready to be seated. We sat at the bar and I asked for a Stoli Doli, which came HIGHLY requested on this very board - well y'all were right on! Delicious (albeit a bit pricey - $12 each). I downed two of them (haha, be careful, they WILL catch up to you, not right away though, I was definitely not feeling too hot during my heavy but heavenly meal). They are strong, but excellent. Anyway, while we were at the bar, I believe it was the manager or head maitree'de came over and said ""hope we didnt butcher your last name too badly when you walked in, your table is ready whenever you are."" I said to my fiancee, how did he know who we were??? (my last name is kind of hard to pronounce). I was VERY impressed by that personal touch. Then, the main hostess checked my coat and led us to our table, saying ""I hope this table is ok, we know you all wanted a private table"" (I had requested a quiet, more private table in my reservation on Open Table). Again, VERY impressed by the personal touch. Anyway, the service was great, our waitress and her assistant were fantastic. I got a filet and my fiancee got sirloin, both were cooked to perfection and melted like butter on the knives. The mashed potatoes were out of this world creamy... I ordered a glass of wine with dinner (wound up having too much alcohol tonight but that's ok, it was all great), it was excellent, their selection is phenomenal and broad. Dessert was AWESOME - I got creme brulee and my fiancee got flourless espresso chocolate cake. The creme brulee was AMAZING!!!!!! OVERALL EXPERIENCE WAS AMAZING, I'D GO BACK IN A HEARTBEAT! DON'T MISS THIS PLACE!

thebottlelife

12/22/2008

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Good food, Good Drinks

Went to Capital Grille this weekend for a relaxing dinner. Sat in the bar/lounge area in the front of the place, bartenders were friendly and very attentive. Ordered a filet, cooked perfect to medium rare, seasoned well. Drink selection ranged from their infamous Stoli Doli (sp?) to Stoli Elit. The Stoli Doli's were kinda fruity and didnt seem that strong, although probably more of a chick drink, but I was told I had to try one. The Stoli Elit drinks were pretty darn stiff and definitely worth the $18 each.

If you come here, plan on dropping some loot.

jester23

09/16/2008

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Not bad but could be better

Overall I liked this facility and thought the food was pretty good. For the money I would like to see better food but it is a nice addition to the area.

Try them out!

gritz27

08/08/2008

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1 of my top 3 in town

Family dining which is great. Wonderful mash potatoes. Espensive but great for speical occasions or to make great impressions. Valet service is recommended.

mhend64

08/05/2008

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Great Place!!

Not much else I can say other than one of the best places to eat in Charlotte! The prices are on the pricey side, but they make up for it in the portion sizes served. Well worth the extra money spent! A great place for either a couple or a larger group.
Very friendly staff. Impeccable service!

Ddlarner

06/12/2008

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Exceptional Service...All the Details

After researching many restaurant choices to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we chose Capital Grille. It was without a doubt the correct choice. The great staff addressed us by name, congratulated us on our anniversary, and timed their visits to our table perfectly while taking care of our every need. The table was dressed with heart and Happy Anniversary confetti and roses. The server took our picture and later presented it to us. Nice touch! They even threw in a wonderful chocolate hazelnut cake and told us to take the vase and roses with us. The manager visited us a couple times making sure everything was excellent and thanking us for choosing them to celebrate this once in a lifetime event. Oh, the food! Outstanding!!! We started with a delicious shrimp coctail with very large, meaty shrimp. The best I've had. I ordered the huge porterhouse steak which was cooked exactly as expected. The filet side of the steak was very tender, juicy and tasty. The sirloin side exploded with even more flavor. My wife ordered a filet with lobster in a perfect sauce. I could tell she enjoyed it from the sighs, rolling eyes and continuous smile. We topped all of this off with a great bottle of Pinot Noir. Some people have commented about the high prices. I feel the entire experience had great value. It was worth every penny. Exceptional service, outstanding food and beverage in clean and beautiful surroundings. What more could you ask for?

hjkl123

03/14/2008

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Overall
Amazing!

This place is amazing. We had a wonderful time! The service and food was perfect. We had a larger group and everything went really smooth.

imacustomer

01/13/2008

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Overall
Pretty good food but I have had better

wine list was extensive and the food was pretty good, not fabulous, but the atmosphere and service were supurb!

dancing27

12/24/2007

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The Capital Grille

Food just decent and service laughable. Watch your wallet and check your bill! We were overcharged for quite a few things.

colinsilveira

12/06/2007

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Stuff and Overrated

The food is typical of a chain restaurant, over expensive, average quality, nonchalant service, bad wine selection.
We spent too much on our entrees which were cheesy, buttery and very unhealthy. The wine was poor and the service was good.

salmith

11/14/2007

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Amazing!!!

I had an important dinner at The Capital Grille the other evening. Everything was amazing! The staff was very helpful and the food was even better. Our clients were so impressed with this restaurant. They said it was the best service and food that they had in a long time. We really enjoyed ourselves. I will be back.

timcn

11/14/2007

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Overall
Great for Large Events

I had a large party event at The Capital Grille and it was wonderful. We had a really nice table in one of their private rooms. The atmosphere was perfect. The moment we walked in the door we were greeted with warm smiles. Once at the table we were greeted by two very knowledgable servers. They helped us pick the perfect wine and appetizers for the group. They also recommended some great dinner entrees. Everything was perfect. Everyone in the group enjoyed their time at The Capital Grille. We will have ALL of our events there from now on!!

feliciac

11/05/2007

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Extremely disappointed with large party celebration dinner

I had been told by everyone in the area that it was a must to have a 60th birthday celebration for my mother. 15 of us booked a table and were excited to enjoy the experience of this wonderful restaurant. I ordered a bottle of champaign that cost approximately $250.00 and instead of bring out out the bottle I chose, the wait staff came out with trays of glasses filled. It made me question what was being served. I then ordered a large bottle of sparkling water for myself that cost $10.00, which was absolutely normal for the water I ordered., but then next thing I know the wait staff came out with 7 bottles and poured them into everyone's water glasses. People in the party told them they didn't want any water so they left the 7 bottles opened on the table and walked away. $70.00 for water is a bit expensive. The 3 lb lobster I ordered was amazing but I did have to ask for lemon and butter. Something that has always been served with any lobster I have ever ordered. For those of you that have ate here can only imagine what the cost of dinner for 15 people came to. When I told the staff this was a celebration for my mother's 60th birthday, they brought out the dessert menus so we could order individual desserts. I couldn't believe they wouldn't have brought out some tiny piece of cake for my mom's birthday. Due to this experience, which truly is a shame, I will not be returning.

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