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The Capital Grille

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(59 Reviews)

1338 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 545-9588

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Today: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
28
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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General Info
The Avenue of the Arts is the perfect avenue to dry aged steaks, too. Philadelphia Magazine declared The Capital Grille “a carnivore’s dream.” Top off your fabulous meal with dreamy Chocolate Espresso Cake or Crème Brulée. Then stroll it off on your way to Kimmel Center or the theatre.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (215) 545-2643

Phone: (215) 545-9589

Fax: (215) 545-2643

Fax: (215) 545-9589

TollFree: (866) 518-9113

Payment method
master card, visa, travelers checks, all major credit cards, amex, discover
Location
Avenue Of The Arts Bldg
Neighborhoods
Center City, Avenue of the Arts South
AKA

Darden Restaurants

Capital Grille - Philadelphia

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

Parking: Valet

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

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

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: American Restaurant, American, American Food

Pets Allowed: No

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james horne

05/25/2012

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Good but not great. Service was ok, and

Good but not great. Service was ok, and food could have been better

RobertD998

01/04/2012

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Overall
Great food and mediocre service.

Great steak, but the service was kinda slow.......

Our waiter wouldn't even refill our water in a timely manner.

SueJo1

11/15/2011

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Overall
Great steaks but pricey

I went here for my Birthday and had a great time. Steak was amazing but a bit expensive. I would go again.

KRule

10/18/2011

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Overall
Good Food, but pricey

Visited for my 2yr anniversary. Food was great but pricey. Great place to eat for a special occasion..

kellyrj

12/22/2010

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Overall
Great for non-steak eaters too

I'm not big on ordering steaks out but this place even does great with their other menu items. Great seafood and sides, and knowledgeable bartenders. They didnt have the wine I normally drink but the bartender made a recommendation of something similar and I ended up liking that better!

100955

11/03/2010

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Overall
Best Steak in the City

In my opinion there is no better steakhouse in the city and I have had frequented the top ones. Capital Grille has always delivered top notch service and the best steak that I ever consumed.

Top of the line!

Philly Native

03/02/2010

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One of Philly's best restaurants

This is our ""go-to"" place when we want to celebrate an event or just eat a fabulous meal. The food is exceptionally well prepared and delicious. The service is perfect. Great atmosphere, too. We absolutely love Capital Grille.

fontina

11/24/2009

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Overall
great steaks

The food is dependable, and despite the fact that the prices are high, we go back again and again because you pretty much always know what you're going to get, and it is an upscale yet warm atmosphere.

j04

11/10/2009

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Great steak house.

The food is consistent, the steaks are really good. There is a lot of energy here, which helps make it a very fun place to dine!

gine454

10/16/2009

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Still the best Steak and Lobster in town!

fantastic steaks and seafood. Everytime we go here I am thrilled with the food,the service, and of course the crowd makes this place hop!

Zaheer

07/08/2009

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Overall
great place

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yvonnehw

04/17/2009

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Overall
great food and service

we went there last week. it was my mom's birthday.

this place serves the best steak in philadelphia. the service was truly great, considerate and caring! the chef also gave out a complimentary Crème brûlée with a candle on it. my mom loves it!

LLaceyUSA

11/15/2008

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Overall
wow!

After a marvelous day spa experience at Heaven Spa we all went in town for a dinner. This was just great.
The place is quite crowded and a bit noisy ,but the food is great. I had a fabulous steak and my friends had lobster and shrimps.
The prices are far from cheap,but well worth the trip.
What a day-Heaven Spa and a incredible steak-it can't get much better than this!

SUNSHINE445

11/03/2008

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GREAT FOOD AND WONDERFUL SERVICE

My husband and I just went there before our wedding and had a great meal. The meat and lobsters are really great as is the service.
I would really suggest reservationbs as they are very busy!

cougaboutown

10/01/2008

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Good, but not great

I went here on the recommendation of a friend who claims it's better than Morton's. No way. I ordered a Porterhouse steak and a side of asparagus. The asparagus was just fine. The steak on the other hand was not a great cut of meat with too much sinew to be a prime cut. This was not in the same league as Morton's or McCormick and Schmicks. Also, I chose to eat in the bar as I was by myself and wanted to catch a game while I ate. The bartender was reasonably attentive, but slow. In short, The Capital Grille is good, but it's not in the major league and is not a great value because of it.

camngo

08/08/2008

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Romantic Birthday, Great Service

My fiance and I went to the Capital Grille last night for my birthday dinner. It was my first time there but definitely won't be my last. The service is impeccable. We were seated within 1 minute of walking into the restaurant. Our server, Andriana, was warm, engaging and helpful with recommendations. She made a four-star chain restaurant feel like you were in her home and she was the ultimate hostess. My fiance ordered the Kansas City bone-in sirloin, grilled to perfection and seething with flavor. I ordered the pan seared tenderloin and buttered lobster, which I can only describe as two filet ""boats"" with lobster ""oars"", in a river of smooth, buttery, whipped potatoes. Just divine. Portions were enormous and we definitely could have done without the 2 appetizer and 2 side dishes. But the highlight of the evening was the gratuitous lemon tart (that served as my birthday cake) and the two glasses of ""celebation"" champagne. Best birthday EVER.

norak82

05/27/2008

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Meets Expectations Each and Every Time!

The Capital Grille has consistently proved to me that it is a great place for fine dining. The service is absolutely phenomenal. The food and drinks are at the highest standards. I would highly recommend going there if you are looking to have a special evening or just looking for a nice place to eat. It's definitely worth it!

remy4378

04/20/2008

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My choice for a traditional steak house

Dined here with a large group for my birthday. Service was excellent (prompt, informative and attentive). Wine list is extensive. We had the calamari and kobe carpaccio as starters. The calamari as mentioned in other reviews is spicy and excellent. As a dish the calamari is in a league of it's own and a must have at this restaurant. One of the diners did not eat beef. The staff gladly prepared a fish dish to her liking. The aged steaks are great. I had the kona crusted sirloin which was perfectly prepared in terms of the doneness requested. The steak au poivre was also very good. Truffle parmesan fries and creamed spinach were enjoyed as sides by all. They bought out a free dessert for my birthday (flour less chocolate cake). Reservations were made on open table and my friend had mentioned my birthday. They did not need any other prompts. Other desserts like creme brulee and fruit with fresh cream were all well received. This restaurant is consistent for couples and large groups. This wasn't my first time here and I cant wait to return.

wayhey21

04/09/2008

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Overall
Best steak I've ever had!

The Kona Encrusted Sirloin is the best steak you will ever have. The only negative is that any steak you have after this one will be inferior. The atmosphere is noisy and not geared toward a romantic, quiet evening.

We were a bit rushed by the waiter when we were there which was disconcerting. The waiter told us to put in our dinner order right away when we ordered appetizers. Our entrees came out 5 minutes after we got our salads and appetizers. We complained and he told us he would put them under the ""warmers"" if we liked. We opted against that plan and just kept them.

Drinks are expensive ($8 for a cocktail) but this is Philly. Bottom line, go there and try the steak.

camardo1

12/04/2007

Overall
A Great night

The Capital Grille was tremendous. It was given as a gift by our daughter and son-in-law and they couldn't have made it any better than it was. In fact I don't remember who's team was there but they sat in the enclosed room. Everything was just as I like it. In fact I knew the girl that seats us. I told her we'll be back again. Price was a little high but not that high.

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