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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
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Sacramento, California, United States
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
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 

Thank anncruz0210
Costa Mesa, California
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219 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Always impressed with the quality of food, the quality of service and friendliness of all staff. I return over and over to this restaurant and I am always happy with my choice.

Thank Monica S
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118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and lovely service, the sea food was so fresh and delicious, the lobster was cooked well and the salmon steak was juicy, greens and potatoes are equally delicious and fresh. Staff were super cool and amazing. An elderly lady had paid her bill on the opposite table and by mistake she left her credit card inside the folder.... More 

Thank Talal H
Glendora, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Sitting at the Bar was new for us, but a nice experience, we wanted to watch the ball game, it was not a noisy scene and the service was acceptable.

Thank jinksy33
Cypress, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My friends and I were at Segerstrom across the street so decided to try Capital Grille after the play. The first thing they asked us was if we were going to the theatre, even though we weren't it was nice that they would accommodate those customers in more of a rush. The restaurant is a little more pricey than we're... More 

Thank LadyDiButterfli

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, 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?