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The Capital Grille

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(37 Reviews)

4740 Jefferson St, Kansas City, MO 64112

(816) 531-8345

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Today: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tomorrow: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3
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General Info
In the heart of Country Club Plaza and the mind of the true steak aficionado. The “city of fountains” is overflowing with luck as it is also the city of our dry aged, hand cut beef. Come see why one Ingram’s critic wrote, “I was speechless.” Two new private dining rooms now give you a grand choice of five in which to be speechless yourself.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Fax: (816) 531-8348

Payment method
visa, master card, all major credit cards, amex, diners club, discover, check, travelers checks
Price Range
$$$
Location
Country Club Plaza
Neighborhoods
Midtown, West Plaza
AKA

Darden Restaurants

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

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

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

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: American Restaurant, American, American Food

Pets Allowed: No

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Dennis R.

12/13/2015

Overall

Great food. With a good variety of choices. Wine isn't overly priced and good selection. But waiter we had was super defanitely would recommend. Only knock is the wait to get in. And host was on her phone. Not helping. Actually seemed bothered. Got past that. It's great.

mrswatt

05/02/2013

Overall

Had the best time at the Capital Grille!!! Food was fantastic! Stephan, our server, was the best!



Think this is one of the best Capitol Grilles in the nation!



Only negative thing I could say about this restaurant is that it is a bit loud, but still could hold a conversation across the table.

kattydelux

07/12/2012

Overall
A great place to share an int...

A great place to share an intimate dinner, or a night out with the girls. I am a vegetarian, and though this place is known for steak, they were very accomidating for me!

dturnbau

12/17/2011

Overall
Best signature drink in the USA ...

The Grille's Stoli Doli is the rockenest drink ever - and Angela, Sandra, and Noah are the rockenest bartenders ever. Loven this place.

pybowers

03/10/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Best Key Lime Pie

In the world. I mean, as far and wide as I have looked anyway. Go here!

AJMolina

08/24/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Great Spot to Dine in

My wife and I love dinning at The Capital Grille for its calm atmosphere. I just want to thank our server on our last visit for the exceptional service - and the steak was to die for!

KC Steak Lover

12/08/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Divine Food & Exceptional Service

The Capital Grille on the Country Club Plaza is one of the finer restaurants in Kansas City, and this shows in the high quality foods and top-notch service they provide. I've eaten steaks from the east coast, southwest, British Columbia and everywhere in between; you'll be hard presssed to find a better steak anywhere. Don't put too much stock in the reviews by people from D.C.; its clear they know nothing of quality meat. Of course the midwest is ""cattle country"" so its no surprise that the best quality steaks are available in KC. The lobster mac is an amazing accompaniment that you must try on your next visit.

ccdean

01/23/2009

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Overall
OK But .....

Capital Grille is good but for the price, the atmosphere and the food, it really is a 3 star place. In Washington, DC, I've encountered 'attitude' on a pretty regular basis. Their food for the price is really not up to par - reduce the price a notch or two and then, yes, it's good. The setting is very nice but taking the combo of all, it's a lot of hype in my opinion in their Washington, DC locations. Other places here are much better - it's that simple and true.

eigmgmt

10/01/2007

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Overall
Significant disappointment.

Awful. I'm visiting from Washington DC where I have often eaten (happily) at the Capital Grille. This one was a pale imitation.

Here's the good news: we had no trouble finding a table at 7pm. Also, it so happens that I like second-hand smoke (seriously), so I rather enjoyed being near the guys smoking cigars in the bar area.

The bad news: The restaurant is dark and with the A/C running full blast in October it was freezing. Our waitress made a valiant effort to be professional but she was consistently slow or inadvertently inattentive. Ten minutes to get a glass of wine. Ten minutes to get the check. Our dinner -- considering the premium price -- was disgraceful. Steaks were huge but tasteless, and my guest's request for medium rare was met with a piece of uncooked meat. The potatoes au gratin were undercooked and chewy, the au gratin sauce was thin and tasteless, and the chef covered them with something resembling shake-and-bake crumbs. The glass of wine I ordered was served with perhaps two (small) fingers of wine in a huge glass -- my only thought was to send the waitress back to put more in the glass. All that and a tab over $125 (for two people, with one glass of wine apiece, no desserts). Sorry, but whoever is running the kitchen needs some refresher training.

My advice: go to Plaza III.

rjtree

03/28/2007

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Overall
Excellent Food, service and atmosphere!

A savory place to relax and enjoy a wonderful dinner. There is Kansas City History on the walls, which makes for interesting viewing and conversation. This is a fantastic place to dine with friends or clients when you want to enjoy conversation between courses and have a wonderful meal.

joannejohn

02/06/2007

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Overall
Overall disapppointment

My family and I ate here the night after eating at the M & S Grille and the disappointment was palpable. With the exception of a very good steak, the side dishes were ho-hum, the salad was mediocre and the service was slightly ridiculous. We had more than one server and one did not know what the other was doing - therefore; very poor service overall. We asked to be seated in non-smoking and it always fascinates me when non-smoking is as close to the bar with no wall as you can possibly get. For my family this totally destroys the ambience of the restaurant and the flavor of the food. In comparison to the night before where our appetizer was fabulous, the steaks and seafood were without question some of the best, the salads were crisp and flavorful, the onion soup was to die for, the Cosmos were superb, the free dessert (not requested) was plate scraping wonderful and the service was outstanding - well, there is no comparison. My son had just turned 21 and our server at M & S was astute enough to note that and awarded us with this fabulous dessert to finish off our meal. It is little things like that in addition to the amazing food that gets people coming back - not for the snobbishness of saying we had eaten at The Capital Grille. We spent the weekend on the Plaza and of course I would not compare this to The California Pizza Kitchen or P.F. Chang's, but I feel it is a fair comparison to use the M & S Grille where the food is similar. I would not, nor would my two adult children or my brother ever recommend your establishment to anyone.

boystomen

10/09/2006

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Overall
Great ambiance for a special occasion

We visited in Sept. 2006 to celebrate our 5th anniversary. I made a reservation and requested the back room. I was really glad we did this because on a busy Friday night, we wouldn't have been able to hear each other talk elsewhere in the restaurant.

The food was okay, but not worth the prices. We ordered an appetizer but our otherwise attentive waiter forgot to bring it out.

They did bring me a single, long-stem, red rose to commemorate our special occasion, which I thought was a nice touch.

I really recommend splurging to get a Stoli, which is their pineapple-infused Martini that they shake right at the table for you.

thebiz

07/14/2006

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Overall
BEST SERVICE IN TOWN!

The Capital Grille is out of this world! The food is off the charts, the service is outstanding. Hands down....THE BEST for LARGE GROUPS!!! Shannon and Liz book the private rooms with smooth style. My wife and I had our rehearsal dinner at The Capital Grille and it was a night to remember! The tables were decorated beautifully and without instruction from us..they just did it...very nice touch.

hansumtoad

07/08/2006

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Overall
It Doesn't Get Much Better...

Go back a couple of times and they know you by name. From the doorman to the busboys the staff is simply gracious. Absolutely outstanding food. Atmosphere is somewhat noisy but not distractingly so.
Whatever the tab may be, it was well worth the evening.
If you're on the Plaza, try the lunch menu sitting at the bar. You will not be disappointed.

cwest1234

07/07/2006

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Overall
Best Steak and service in Kansas City!

Dining at The Capital Grille is like being a KING for the evening. The Staff always seem to know who you are and what you want. I have wondered if they read minds?! The Sunday Jazz is a relaxing elegant close to the week. My Wife enjoys the Stoli Doli and I the Delmonico. The cheesecake is the absolute BEST in town! The Hostess will even seat your party with black napkins to keep lint off of your dark clothing! I often use The Capital Grille as an example to my Sales Staff, if my Staff can elevate to The Capital Grille's level of customer service....the sky is the limit!

macarpenter

06/21/2006

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Overall
Great service, food and wine

The service was superb! The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. They make the event fun. Food and wine were also great. I love this place.

penndutch

01/10/2006

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Overall
Special Date

Our table was not level and rocked back and forth the entire experience. I'm a steak
guy and my ""Delmonico Steak"" was over cooked and full of gristle. The service was
attentive. They offered to replace the steak and ultimately removed it from the tab, but the fine dining experience was over and I was still hungry. Attention to detail in fine dining is a must. This restaurant has a excellent reputation, but they need to monitor the details that can ruin the experience.
stability and food quality in more detail.

alberdak

10/04/2005

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Overall
Exceptional

The best steak I've ever had, and the service is second to none.

phaney

06/15/2005

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Overall
energy

My first visit to the Capital will be followed by several more! Such a positive energy throughout the place. Two men behind the bar attacked drink orders with sheer athleticism(Dick Vermeil could use these guys on defense). I know they were only doing their jobs but what a show! I've NEVER had a waiter more excited about his job than Tim was. My husband wants him to be our waiter at home. I thought a steak with coffee grounds rubbed on it seemed odd but he made it sound so good I had to try. It was phenomenal. Best service ever.

meganomalley

06/10/2005

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Overall
David the Single Stoli Doli Maker......

WOW! David and Ernesto are not only easy on the eyes, they know how to pour a perfrct martini! Ladies.....if you have not had a Stoli Doli shaken hard by one of these hunks you need to get down to The Capital Grille TONIGHT! The food is wonderful and gets better and better with each bite! Watch out ladies, David is single and I'm going after it!