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The Capital Grille

3333 Bristol St, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873
+1 714-432-1140
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
3333 Bristol St, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our 46th anniversary at Capital Grille. We found the food very good, except the filet mignon was burned on the outside and was not as tender as I have had at other places. For $49 for a piece of meat alone, I expected...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had great experience at the capital grill in jacksonville, FL. Since I moved to CA, I visited the Costa Mesa location a couple of times. Food is great as well. Wonderful selection of wine and spirits. For a national chain, Capital Grill maintains...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've dined at all the major steakhouses in OC (Mastro's, the Ranch, etc). The Capital Grille is the best, in my opinion. The house special is the bone-in filet. You will not be disappointed. Kid friendly. The service is usually spot-on. The calamari is great...More

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Capital Grille is a Capital Grille no matter where you go. This restaurant has the usual fine dining experience and of course the food is delicious but is is very expensive for nothing more than a steakhouse. Many people there on expense accounts who ordered...More

Thank Alan A
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

I came here for a business lunch and we had a great time. Great menu with fresh selections and our services was fantastic. I wish parking was a little easier in the area but there is always valet.

Thank ChrisMartini1642
Reviewed April 16, 2018

I have to say that out of all the previous steakhouses that I've dined at, this has to be the best ever. The moment I walked in there and saw the décor, I knew that this is going to be a first class experience. The...More

Thank John C
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Great location corner of the SC Plaza mall Plenty of parking space, Cozy decor, Love the ambiance Staffs are attentive & friendly Extensive of wine & cocktail selections, pricey & small portion Crab cake & calamari - Excellent appetizer Salad, Green bean & Mash potatoes...More

Thank KNT5
Reviewed March 24, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was great. We went for lunch and as it was close to my birthday they brought us out dessert and sang happy birthday. Surprisingly was not crowded. The atmosphere is very elegant and I was surprised to find...More

Thank davidforrest2018
Reviewed March 19, 2018

The Capital Grille is a great place for a celebration. We visit it regularly, but it is always one of our favorite places to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant decorates your table for the event and provides a delicious dessert plate (four different desserts) or...More

Reviewed February 20, 2018

We have dined at the Capital Grille twice before (once at this location, once in Vegas), and both times the experience was absolutely wonderful. Unfortunately, this visit was very different. We have three concrete complaints: (1) The steaks were overcooked. My wife and I both...More

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John C
April 17, 2018|
Response from B&Binnlover | Reviewed this property |
Yes, go. I hope you have a fine experience.
December 6, 2015|
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Response from DorisV660 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There is no dress code, specially if you are there for lunch. But people are dressed nicer for dinner and the restaurant has very nice and upscale decor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3333 Bristol St, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873
    (Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-432-1140
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