The Capital Grille - Ft. Lauderdale

4.8
2848 reviews
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Steakhouse
You are cordially invited to be wined, dined, and dazzled at The Capital Grille. Enjoy nationally renowned steaks — dry aged and hand-cut on premises by the restaurant's own butchers — the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated by The Capital Grille's Sommelier, featuring more than 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in the comfortable, sophisticated dining room, or host a flawless event in a private dining room appointed with a full complement of state-of-the-art media technology. A memorable evening or afternoon of fine dining awaits at The Capital Grille. Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere.
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KA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & food.

L
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the a Generous Pour & it was generous, food is always excellent.

w
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for a luncheon with friends! Excellent menu and the service is superb!

JE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant needs to provide food that is equal to the service and amenities.

I made reservations for a party of eight to celebrate a birthday. The service was very good. Our waiter was Josh. the restaurant was maybe 60-70 percent filled on an early Sunday evening.
It was our first time there, but we often dine out. We found that the filets were cooked not as ordered- one overcooked, one undercooked, both were ordered medium. I ordered the salmon. It was a smaller portion than expected. Some of the guests didn't order an entree because of the pricing. My son in law ordered the Ahi Tuna and he thought J Alexanders same dish was much better. I agreed. In general J Alexanders is a better value and the food is much better. Gigi's as well, JWB also.
On the upside, the birthday amenities were more than expected- the roses were a nice gesture. The deserts were quite good. The atmosphere is nice. They just need to up the food itself to the same level.

BT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - Great service - Stan was an excellent server, very attentive and pleasant attitude. Everything was to our liking. Will definitely be returning soon. AWESOME! Thank you.

l
Miami
575 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

wow, busier than ever and no miami spice, food is always amazing and delicious !

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was great and our waiter did a excellent job serving us. We really appreciate you making us feel special and the food was excellent

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ricardo was an amazing server! Always a perfect experience!

LK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my wife's birthday at the Fort Lauderdale location. Excellent food and service.

LD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the dining experience at the Capital Grille in Fort Lauderdale was nothing less than exceptional! Our server Susan was on point, very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu which was helpful. I can't wait to make my next reservation to visit again in a couple of weeks.

j
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Everyone's steak cooked wrong. Sides were cold. Server had to many tables and or not enough help

MB
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never Disappoints.
Always Consistent.
Excellent Service.

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D
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great as always.

GD
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, the service was perfect. The food delicious, we decided against steaks for lunch, which is their premium product, but the food was still very good. The bonus of the Generous Pour promotion allowed us to sample many delicious wines with our lunch. It was a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

NG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service and the food was fantastic. would definitely go back.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and even better food.

IK
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

We are celebratory occasion regulars for Capital grille, because of the extra touches they do. Table decor, complimentary desserts, red roses when you exit, card to thank you for celebrating with them. We received NONE of that. Our server was wonderful but perhaps noone notified him of the reason we were there (I did note it on my open table booking). This was incredibly dissapointing-this is one of the reasons we go there to celebrate special milestones. Additionally, my friend noted explicitly her allergy to nuts-and there was one in her salad afterall. The creamed corn had zero smoke flavor and no giant chunks of bacon like we are used to. The green beans did not even have the edges cut off. Someone in the kitchen was lazy! We will return but we are not happy with our experience.

MN
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Worst service we've ever received at this restaurant. Water glasses weren't filled. Wine glasses remained empty during 'Generous Pour', until we asked a nearby server to get our server but poured the wine herself. We were in the small side room and our server (Jean Charles) was either overworked, or his attention to what appeared to be his only table in the room was directed to tables in the large dining room.

I ordered the sliced filet mignon medium well and was clear that I wanted pink color, and could go medium if necessary. My filet was well done on the outside and both ends with just a hint of color in the middle. I knew from the dry and powdery first bite that the steak was overcooked. This was my partner’s birthday so I wasn't going to send it back and force him to eat alone.

We've seen this restaurant decline over the years with this being our worst experience yet. Unfortunately, Capital Grille is no longer our go-to restaurant for special occasions.

TH
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Birthday Lunch.
Our server Charles made the experience outstanding!

CS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best birthday celebration i ever had. And the food was awesome

AR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Classic great place to have dinner. Good food and great ambience. This location was a little noisie since there was a group pf people celebrating an event. Other than that, it's one of my favorite places to hang out.

MG
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This has been my favorite special occasion place, but no more. Had a less than satisfactory experience. One of my guests became ill and a staff member made a very inappropriate comment along the lines of, “I hope he doesn’t have anything else to drink.” Next time I’ll go elsewhere.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

very good food. excellent service. would recommend

AE
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is an excellent restaurant for food, the menu selections are ample and the taste and temperature even better. Service depends on the service staff member you get; we've had excellent to good service. This time being the latter. Parking is easy and valet is validated by the restaurant. Can be noisy but worth it.

E
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exemplary service with delicious food. What more can anyone ask for? From the moment I walked in I felt welcomed, and that continued throughout the meal. The attention to detail is extraordinary. The service is among the best I've seen. The food (steak) was delicious. My compliments to the culinary team for their excellence, and to the service staff who clearly have the best training program around. The valet was super simple and complimentary.

GT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing experience, will come back.

MF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Capital Grille never fails!
With a little heads-up, our table was decorated for my daughters' birthday; including, confetti and a card!
Our server, Ricardo Berlingo, was very attentive and made for a great night.
What can I say about the food other than it was perfect!
The lobster bisque was full of lobster chunks, the skillet shrimp appetizer was a hit, the sides were outstanding, and the steaks were absolutely perfectly cooked and seasoned.
Ricardo closed the night with a birthday treat for each of my daughters...and wow!
All in all, there should never be a doubt about having a meal at the Capital Grille!

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Capital Grille. Consistently excellent food and service.

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed with the wines on your wine special.
The service was disconnnected. Too many people, no one knew what the other was doing
Parking valets were not helpful.
Was not good compared to my first time there 4 months ago

L
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We visited the Capital Grille on Father's Day and on July 13th.  We were frequent diners at this location for many years, but it slowly has fallen down the list.  On Father's Day, I ordered a filet - medium and it came out rare. I sent it back and it was still rare.  My son ordered a filet MW and it was burnt. I gave him the ends of mine.  I assumed this was because it was Father's Day and busy.  I brought my inlaws for their 50th Anniversary as well as my son's birthday on July 13th. The service was ok, not very attentive. We had empty drinks for awhile. We ordered four filets Medium Well hoping they would come out slight pink and they were all overly well done.  Being that my inlaws were with us, I didn't want to complain. This was their first time there and they specifically discussed with the waiter they wanted their steaks pink.  They were charred on the outside as well. I had to request a sauce in order to eat my filet. Overall the experience has not been the best and kind of embarrassing. This was out favorite steakhouse. We live out west and this definitely was not worth the time.  Not sure what is going on.  Thank you.

OT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting, service, and meal!

AR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to the Capital Grille earlier for a birthday lunch with my sis. We had a great time! The atmosphere and ambiance was amazing! Definitely would recommend business or dressy casual wear so you don’t stand out too much. My sis and I ordered the dry aged sirloin frites and the lobster and crab cake sandwich. Our plates did not disappoint! The steak was cooked exactly as ordered (medium) and did not require any sauces. The sandwich was also good with tartar sauce (without it was just “alright). Our server, Bernard, was very attentive, accommodating and answered all of our questions. Would definitely recommend him in the future. Overall, had an excellent time there and would definitely go again.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time , love the food , service was great , generous pour was a lot of fun , always excellent filet , coconut desert was yummy

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I’ve ever experienced

TT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My birthday dinner was lovely, as included champagne and a special dessert as well as a fun table. All 4 of us were happy with our selections, including steak, salmon and raw oysters. Service was good, although at times snippy.

KH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent dining experience. Delicious food with great flavors and beautiful presentation. The Service was beyond Superior. Maria was knowledgeable, timely any extremely service orientated. She is a true asset.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, people write bad reviews all the time. Few are those who really take the time to express how well they were. CHARLES went above and beyond for us. He genuinely cared and we had a great conversation over dinner, I almost felt like inviting him to eat with us. Kudos to him and the whole staff for making our experience a unique one. I was also surprised at the attention to detail given the occasion. Thank you all!

FR
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow no word to describe how amazing time we had my wife and I celebrating our 11yrs anniversary. Thanks for Maria our waitress she made night incredible with her quality service and knowledge about the dinner , wine ect...... First time here and we love it !!!

c
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table service was really great. Gave us the larger table.

Great food.

VB
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Everything was wonderful!

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