The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

4.8
3374 reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
OUR DINING ROOM IS OPEN. ONLINE ORDERING FOR TAKEOUT IS ALSO AVAILABLE.

Enjoy nationally renowned steaks—dry aged and hand-cut on premises by our in-house butchers—the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated and featuring over 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in our comfortable, sophisticated dining room.

Polite Notice – For the comfort of all guests and to better deliver on our promise of a refined atmosphere, proper dress is required. Thank you for not wearing: Gym attire, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or images, exposed undergarments.


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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Services are good, peoples are so nice and the food is delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience with the restaurant going above and beyond with the request I had asked for. Food was great, service was excellent from not just my server but the entire staff we encountered there. Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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vipKeffco
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed the Capital Grill experience in many locales and now the Newport Beach restaurant joins the list. Welcomed to our table with confetti and a rose, we were greeted by highly professional Michael, ten year veteran waiter with the group. He had complete knowledge of the menu as well as the specials, allowed us time to just enjoy our drinks and as we ordered food he assured it was delivered quickly. We enjoyed the calamari to start, perfectly fried with just the right amount of peppers. Then filet for one and sea bass the other (that’s right perfect fish in a known steak house, first time for that too.). Love the show with the martinis arriving in miniature shakers and poured at the table. Atmosphere overall perfect clubhouse feeling.

SF
vipStephenF
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

4 people were in our group. We all ordered steak and 2 of us had lobster with the steak. 3 of the steaks were to be medium rare and they were medium well. The other steak was to be medium well and it was medium rare. The lobster was over done too. The sides, salads and desserts were very good.
The waitress had to be tracked down twice. She rarely stopped to check on us.
The manager reduced the bill and gave us a gift card.

HJ
HeulerJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place that the food, wine and service are always top notch. If that is what you are looking for, and you don't mind paying a price for that, Capital Grill is your place.

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vipMac1
Orange County
123 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance and service was excellent as always. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
196 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant wonderful steak well prepared and served done to perfection. Elegant interior very comfortable interior we will return

AK
vipAdamK
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational experience from start to conclusion. Food was perfectly made & presented. Service was exceptionally friendly & attentive. Always enjoy my experience at the Capital Grille.

RP
RhondaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant. We were celebrating our Anniversary and everything was great.
Tim was very nice and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Dinner was fine the filet mignon had a weird taste to it

FN
FoodieNat
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, never lets your glass get half empty, bussers are better than some waiters. My husband and mine’s favorite spot, hands down!

DS
vipDarinSchnelle
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

17th Anniversary to my beautiful wife Natalie Martin

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy Capital Grille because it is reliably excellent food and service.

RR
RoyR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were a party of 3, 1 steak:excellent, 1 salmon: excellent, 1 asstd crab, shrimp: excellent. We dined in the bar area, and Tom, the bartender did very well for us, tableside. Plus his wonderful personality added to superb service, for both wine and food. A major glitch at the front desk gave away our reserved booth by mistake, so we were relegated to an awfully located table. It was like Grand Central Station, right in a heavy traffic area. Cold & drafty, too.There should be no table placed there. We took it anyway, despite my misgivings. An "F" to the reception lady, and "A" to everyone else. We'll return, but I will be more watchful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited with my two year old grandson. We both love the Capital Grille.

Our request for a table away from traffic was honored so we had the opportunity to settle in without distraction. Caleb, our server, was a pleasure and the food is always great.

A great outing, thanks Capital Grille.

TB
ThomasB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Derrick is #1

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here!! Ask for the items not in the menu, excellent service always

PE
vipPEO3
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice dinner at the bar.....tied the sliced Filet for the first time....delicious and a good value. brussels sprouts are the best!

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Bobobo
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My companion and I ordered the Filet Mignon and Ribeye, both steaks are incredible, we both ordered medium, and they came out just liked what we wanted. Both steaks were able to capture the juiciness inside. We also have some appetizers, sides, and desserts, hits and misses here and there, but their steaks are still the focal points.

Our waiter is attentive, he truly did a great job, and the rest of service crews are great as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. It was my first time
Dining at this establishment and my experience was outstanding.atmosphere and outstanding service a solid 5 star rating. The food is out of this world good.

ES
ESIW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The meal was great and our server was amazing but the front of the house is a mess.

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vipwillie1227
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my friend’s birthday. The food was outstanding! He wanted a good steak dinner for his birthday but this was great! Bone-in filet minion! Ally was a tremendous wait staff member and I will be requesting her for future dining experiences.

KM
vipKMiller
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Server was fabulous (Jaime) as well as server support Fransisco who noted debris in water glass and replaced! Well done to both. The reality is that her service and top notch quality of the food made a very poor ambiance worth actually staying for. We felt like we were in the middle of Grand Central Station. Too many tables forced into a small space and size of table for four people is ridiculously small. Was seated next to servers stand and was constantly being bumped by patrons and staff. Not a very enjoyable atmosphere considering the price point of CG. We are long time fans of CG and this was the worst experience in all the years.

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Reggie
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went there for a special celebratory evening. Amazing service, cocktails and the meat and seafood were exceptional. Definitely we will return.

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vipfhbradley3
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very professional waiter; really knew his stuff. Steaks were scrumptious; not a lot of fish choices for non red meat eaters.

MH
vipMikeH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the ambiance was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

SD
vipSharonD
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was dry and took to long to come out.

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vipFoodie2
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ribeye sandwich was so fatty couldn’t eat it.

LR
vipLarryR
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To begin the service was impeccable couldn’t have asked for a better server. Thanks Scott. We shared a New York steak that they split for us it was so tender and cooked perfectly. The au gratin potatoes were delicious and we had leftovers. They gave us a beautiful dessert. I highly recommend it for any special occasion.

MS
MaryS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our early arrival throughout the evening , everything was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Can’t say enough great things about this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Lobster salad worth the $29
Excellent tenderloin sliders worth the price
Excellent tenderloin salad worth the price

Onion soup was OK, not excellent and not worth $12 a cup.

Clam chowder was very good, but again $12

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yummyfortummy
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was our server and his service and recommendations were on point…

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vipfoodwinelover
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service - Thank you for making our night special

PS
vipPeterS
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came in for a Thursday night dinner. Just two of us. Service was impeccable. Salads, soup and sides were delicious. My only issue is that I ordered a Kona NY Steak and it was very tough. It happens. Overall a good experience and I recommend TCG to anyone who likes fine dining.

KM
KarinM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night. Our server was excellent and our food was perfect!

SC
SCLadies
Sacramento
62 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The medium rare steak I ordered came out well done. My server wasn’t available so I asked another server to assist me. My sides were cold by the time the replacement was delivered. He made some comment about the kitchen bringing my steak up to temperature for me. Actually no, I wanted it cooked less! No check back to ask about anything. Mediocre at best compared to other locations.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re there about 2 or 2 times a week!!!

FAQs

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 432-1140.

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa is rated 4.8 stars by 3374 OpenTable diners.

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thecapitalgrille.com/gift-cards?cmpid=br:tcg_ag:ie_ch:other_ca:TCGQ4OTSUPPORT_dt:20200318_in:GiftC.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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