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Capital Grille

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3333 Bristol St, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873 (Anton & Bristol off Interstate 405)
+1 714-432-1140
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Costa Mesa, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually only go here once a year during the holidays. It's a little upscale for my budget but I thoroughly enjoy it every time. Really good wine, top notch service, and great atmosphere. Try the lobster mac and cheese!

Thank teamsabo
Costa Mesa, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a birthday party. Everyone in our family loved it. The steaks were so good that my little daughter is still asking us to bring her back. I wish they have a less expensive smaller portion as we could not finish most of the steaks we ordered.

Laguna Beach, California
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636 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us went there for a business dinner. Scott was our server and made some nice wine suggestions. Ribeye was fantastic. Located in South Coast Plaza but can enter from the outside

Thank atlagunabeach
Kettering, United Kingdom
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399 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a filet steak here and it was excellent. The wines on offer were also very good. The atmosphere is semi formal but still relaxed. It was my birthday and they supplied a special mini dessert.

Thank Henchelson
Powell, Ohio
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business dinner here. Service was great (Carin) and so was the meal. Really nice wines. My colleagues has ribeye steaks and they thought they were fantastic. I had the sea bass and it was wonderful.

Thank Tantewitz
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176 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service, service, service! Our waiter Patrick was outstanding. We followed his recommendations and had the salmon which was outstanding! It is located attached to South Coast Plaza but has its own entrance. We dined upstairs and it was very memorable. Highly recommend trying The Capital Grille!

Thank diannespain
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a business trip to LA, a client took me to the Capital Grille as I was dying for a hearty, healthy meal. Capital offered that extensively, with a huge menu that showcased incredibly great food. Staff were very knowledgable and helpful throughout.

Thank AndreCato
Los Angeles
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Dinner and lunch are both fantastic. Service doesn't get much better. It's also great for kids. Get the Stoli Doli drink.

Thank paydawg717
Santa Rosa, California
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287 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you've seen one high priced steakhouse, you've seen them all. Nothing really to complain about, but nothing to get excited about either. Service was good, not too friendly. The ambiance is ... dark. The food was good, but not amazing. The food and wine are overpriced.

Thank Scott95401
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157 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

What a place !!!! I think this could be one of my favorites !!!! Loved it !!!! I had a Crab and Lobster Burger that was out of this world.... Delicious !!!! The service was really very good. The place is couzy and has excellent music. Their Bar is the best !!!! Have to go back soon !!!!

Thank Cecilia L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?