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Capitol Chophouse

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9 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3421 (South Pinckney Street)
+1 608-255-0165
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We began our evening with drinks in the Olive Lounge to watch the Preakness. The service was friendly and attentive. We had dinner following the race, and we were very pleased. Logan was our server. He was friendly and knew the menu which helped us make our selections. My wife had Prime Rib (a Friday and Saturday only item) which... More 

Thank Ron H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got finished with breakfast. Food was really good. What really made it a great experience was Rickey, our server. He was really attentive, great with the kids and a good guy to talk with. Highly recommend him as your server. We are going back and asking for him next time.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Christina T, Operations Supervisor at Capitol Chophouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We will pass your compliments to Rickey and hope to see you again soon! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful place, very clean and roomy. We had a very large group, and so it was very hard on the servers. I would go there with four or less people. The pulled pork sandwich was very good. Good for a quiet conversation.

Thank jdouglas1
Christina T, Operations Supervisor at Capitol Chophouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! The pulled pork sandwich is a new menu item, we're glad to see it receiving such feedback already! More 

McFarland, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Absolutely Terrible. I had high expectations for a restaurant of this price point. Wow, was I disappointed. I have had better food and service at McDonald's. We had drinks in the bar first, and the bartender made a mistake on one of the drinks in our party, nicely came by to apologize, and ignored our empty glasses. 10 minutes later... More 

Thank VillyBean
Christina T, Operations Supervisor at Capitol Chophouse, responded to this review

I am so very sorry this was your experience. We never intend to disappoint our guests in any way. We are reviewing your comments with the team. I can see you are quite upset so I am hoping you will please contact me so we can try and make this right for you. Thank you, Skip Harless, General Manager More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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241 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

There's not much to quibble about here. Made a reservation online that was handled and honored with ease. Atmosphere on a Saturday night was busy but not crazy and the noise level was relatively low - not difficult to carry-on a conversation. Service was outstanding - not too pretentious but kept track of time and food items. When needed the... More 

Thank Loki_and_Odin
Christina T, Operations Supervisor at Capitol Chophouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We will pass your comments on to our team! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The service was impeccable from beginning to end. The food was excellent! The portions a very generous. The staff is great at assisting you with choices.

Thank Sara B
Christina T, Operations Supervisor at Capitol Chophouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review Sara B! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We ate here for breakfast as we were staying at the Hilton. The breakfast was delicious and we very much enjoyed it. Not sure if it's worth the price had we not been staying at the hotel.

Thank Casey O
Christina T, Operations Supervisor at Capitol Chophouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Casey O! We recently began serving breakfast at the ChopHouse and are happy to hear you enjoyed it! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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106 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The place was super-loud and over-crowded--no one offered to assist while I stood at the entrance, so I went to the end of the bar where servers would pick up orders and flagged for a drink. After all this commotion, I decided to take my white wine back up to my hotel room.

Thank ECP-Writes
Christina T, Operations Supervisor at Capitol Chophouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! I apologize that you were not acknowledged in a timely manner and because of this you were unable to experience the excellent food and service that we strive for. If you would like to give us another try next time you are in Madison, we would love to change your mind! Please contact me when... More 

Auburn Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to Chophouse restaurants before and this is certainly the best that I've been to. I sat at the bar, where Amanda took care of me. After figuring out what kind of beer that I like and realizing that they didn't have it at the bar she went out of her way to find me some. The food, which... More 

Thank Justin B
Christina T, Manager at Capitol Chophouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review Justin! I've entered your comments about Amanda into our Blue Energy Star employee incentive program! More 

Boechout, Belgium
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Had nice 10oz filet - excellent taste. We are not used to this quality meat in Europe. Added mushroom as side dish and drank it with a nice Pinot noir.

Thank LUC T
Christina T, Operations Supervisor at Capitol Chophouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Luc! I will make sure our culinary team receives your accolades! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$55
American, Steakhouse
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3421
    (South Pinckney Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-255-0165
Capitol ChopHouse is a destination spot not just for hotel guests, but locals as well. Executive Chef Sean Pharr’s style, menu and leadership raises the bar for hotel restaurants and steakhouses alike. The only place in Madison to find Prime Steaks!

Enjoy the professional atmosphere and service for business lunches or dinners. Imbibe from a unique wine selection, our servers will recommend an excellent pairing for you!

Our three private dining rooms can accommodate up to 40 people for your special occasion or important business dinner. Inquire with an event planner to create a customized experience your guests won’t forget!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?