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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
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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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Los Angeles
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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279 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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150 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Santa Monica
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Capital Grille for many years in the Boston Area and in West Hollywood, California. The latter location which is near home closed recently. We traveled about 50 miles to the Capital Grille in Costa Mesa at South Coast Plaza for my birthday lunch. It was fabulous. The food was as expected first class. The salads... More 

Thank Philly1314
Sacramento, California, United States
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Service is excellent - food is fantastic - surroundings are elegant. Highly recommend. Easy parking and contiguous to great shopping.

Thank Michael H
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73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

After spending a few hours shopping in South Coast Plaza we went for a beautiful meal at Capital Grille which is on the outside of the centre. This is an upmarket trendy restaurant. The staff were very welcoming as we had no reservation. The dining had a great buzz about it every single table was full at 7pm. Tamas our... More 

Thank Winelovin
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I keep returning and will be back again! The Capital Grille exceeds expectations. They excel at everything that makes a fine dining experience -- bar, drinks, wine selection, food, service, and comfort. I appreciate the fact that you can easy conversation because it's not loud in the dining room. Bravo!

Thank SoCalIrish
Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome restaurant with great ambiance and great food! Our server was amazing and so helpful! It was for our anniversary and they comped our dessert, always a plus when you feel taken care of

Thank jessogo
Buena Park, California
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a steak house and the steaks are good quality, however they lack flavor. Mine was really under cooked, but I thought I would eat it anyway and that was a mistake. The bloody portion was stringy. The steak tartar was good and the shrimp cocktail was super. They have a full bar with excellent drinks.

Thank 137rick
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The Capital Grille located in South Coast Plaza exceeded my expectations. Our server went above and beyond as I was with my daughter for an early dinner. She was attentive to our needs as I was attending to my daughter. I ordered the pan-seared scallops with wild mushroom risotto and it was to die for. i ordered chicken tenders and... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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?