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“Average” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Capital Grille

Capital Grille
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Ranked #1 of 506 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405
Orange, CA
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

In a word this restuarant and dinig experience can be called average. Nothing was poor yet nothing stood out. We were expected more after reviewing ther website and that they were linked to OC Performing Arts Center as a recommended local restuarant.
The waiter was freindly and polite as was the hostess. The food itself was good but not great. I orderd scallops and have had better at pretty much whole in the wall sea food restuarants. My wife order some kind of so called specially prepared steak but found it just ok and a little tough. All and all it the food was good however although clearly over priced.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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California
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“One of the Best Restaurants in OC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

The steaks and seafood were excellent. We celebrated a birthday there and were impressed with the complimentary champagne toast and dessert. The classy touch was that the server didn't ask if we wanted to order dessert since he knew the birthday dessert was coming. All restaurants should follow suit. Atmosphere was very nice.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fantastic steaks and service...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

I ate at the Capital Grille with a group of work colleagues. We were given a private room to ourselves which set the bar for the service to follow...it was simply flawless, with the waiters tending to your every need without being overly intrusive. And then came the food...

...wow! Quite possibly the best steak I've ever had in a restaurant, and the seafood was excellent too. It was also reasonably priced, though part of this may have been due to it being a lunch rather than a dinner sitting.

I'd gladly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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san diego, ca
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53 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

We had dinner at the Capital Grill and we ordered the 22 ounce steak and split it (it was still huge!). I had the lobster bisque and some kind of chocolate dessert which was really good. We ordered a bottle of Prisoner. We also had the lobster mac and cheese as a side. We were so full! The food was excellent and our server so helpful. Definitely going back!

Visited November 2011
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tustin
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Private Club Treatment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

As the name suggests, Capital Grille specializes in steaks and from looking at the tables around us, that was the favorite. My husband and I, however, prefer seafood and we can say it was as good as the steaks. I had Ahi tuna thick and rare and my husband had salmon with citrus glaze. Both entrees were great.
Equally good was the attentive service from not only our waiter but the rest of the staff from the maitre d' to the bus boys. They used our name when addressing us right from the start.
The decor is warm, "clubby" and despite the size it was actually intimate.
We would recommend this restaurant for fine dining or a celebration.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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