Houston >Food & Dining > The Capital Grille
5365 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7705629.739416 -95.469488
Dinner = Monday - Thursday 5pm � 10pm; Friday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm; Sunday 5pm - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Great Uptown, Westside
Everything Was Great – I have to admit it.
I really like their wedge. I think I could go and have their clam chowder and wedge and leave a happy person without ever touching steak.
That's not to say the steak isn't just spectacular and filling, it's flat out wonderful and worth every penny if you want a special night.
Now that I've written this, I think I will go back and get
just the soup and wedge. Yum!
Above and Beyond!!! – I was completely blown away by the food and service at The Capital Grille last night!!! When my husband I walked in my first thought was maybe we should not have come on such a busy night. We were warmly greeted and promptly checked in. We had to wait a few minutes for our table which was fine because we got to enjoy a cocktail at the bar. Once we were seated the server was friendly and professional. This was our first visit so we had many questions and as busy as they were he took the time to explain the menu in detail and answer all of our questions. He suggested we start with the Pan Fried Calamari the signature dish. It was a delightful surprise. The peppers and garlic butter it was tossed in enhanced the flavor of the calamari without over powering it. We split a Wedge salad and I had a lobster and my husband had the filet. The server insisted we have the lobster mac & Cheese (too die for) and we also had the mushrooms. We split a slice of cheese cake and the end. All of the food was amazing served hot and fresh! But what sealed the deal was the way they went above and beyond on such a busy night. The manager checked on us twice and I was given a beautiful long stem red rose, they took a picture of us printed it and put it in a cute paper frame and they gave us a little valentines bag with cookies! I had the cookies for breakfast this morning and they were just as wonderful as the meal last night! We can not wait to go back! The Capital Grille was a wonderful experience!!
Fine Dining Enthusiast – For anyone who enjoys fining dining with superb personal service, a beautiful restaurant, outstanding wine selection, and delectable cuisine, then The Capital Grille should be the place for you!
My husband and I dined at The Capital Grille last night as a Valentine's celebration and what an incredible choice. The impressive service started with the valets and never ended. The staff was personable, warm, and showed such enthusiasm for catering to our needs. They truly seem to love what they do which gives the entire restaurant such personality. The food was impeccable! My husband's kona crusted sirloin held immense flavor. I greatly enjoyed the Oscar topped filet which is by far the best I have ever enjoyed in the city. The lobster mac and cheese is to die for! We finished the evening with an outstanding coconut cream pie.
Our experience at The Captial Grille was beyond our expectations. To make our Valentine's Day celebration even more memorable, our photo was taken and presented to us for a keepsake as well as a beautiful long stem red rose, and a elegantly arranged bag of cookies to take home . What restaurant does this!!!!!
My husband and I can not wait to return again and again. Thank you Capital Grille for a wonderful, memorable, dining experience.
Great Meal and Service! – Just had our first visit to Capital Grille a few nights ago and it was all the things we hope for in a fine dining experience. Excellent steaks, amazing king crab, and some unusual but very tasty side dishes in an elegant but not pretentious atmosphere. Our server Jessica was top notch and made us feel comfortable with the extensive wine list and menu. It was our first visit but certainly won't be our last.
Magnificent Valentines – A while ago I wrote to Steve Joest, Managing Partner at Capitol Grille, that it would be nice to have equally attractive nonalcoholic beverages (EANABs) available When we arrived Seth Dehotels, our server, presented us with a delightful chilled sparkling apple juice, sent by Steve. The night unfolded as a sophisticated Valentines Dinner like we have never had before. Steve sent an appetizer that I do not think is on the menu, of crabcakes (the best I have had), prosciutto encrusted cheese and Alaskan crab. It was a wonderful surprise, and magnificently prepared and presented. We then had our dinner of a tasty Caeser salad with whole anchovies, lobster bisque that was creamy and delightful with large chunks of lobster. Out main course was a porterhouse done to perfection and a filet mignon with lobster that was astounding. Sides were lobster mac-and-cheese, asparagus and truffle fries. All were at the appropriate temperatures and wonderful flavor. Yes, we intentionally overordered so we would have lunch tomorrow (Valentine's Day) as a romantinc reminderof our dinner. We intended to skip dessert, but Seth explained the blackberry sorbet was freshly made, so we went for it. it was an incredible experience. As we were preparing to leave, Seth presented a satchel of cookies for Valerie, and very nice touch. The service by Seth was impeccable, the dinner exquisite, and the experience could not have been better for a very romantic Valentine's Dinner. Capitol Grille is our favorite restaurant, and we appreciate the special effort Steve Joest made to ensure a perfect experience. Thank you Steve and thank you, Seth, and all the others that made this such a wonderful evening.
Great food, mediocre service – I made reservations to eat at Capital Grille for the first time last night in honor of my son's 17th birthday as well to be able to take advantage of the extension of Houston Restaurant Week. The reservationist asked if we were celebrating a special occasion- which I informed her we were. Long story short, there were high and low points to our first visit with them:
1) The ambiance is very elegant and the decor classic. 2) The kona crusted sirloin was cooked to perfection and very tasty, Sam's mashed potatoes were creamy and well seasoned and the creamed spinach was surprisingly very good.
1) Our waiter, Terry was not at all personable. He didn't feel the need to introduce himself to us, and was so nonchalant that until he returned to take our order, we thought he was only there to deliver the bread and fill the water glasses. Once we saw that he was indeed our server, I asked him for his name. We found ourselves envious of the excellent service that surrounding tables were receiving from their servers.
2) The clam chowder tasted exactly like the canned Campbell's version
3)The creme brulee was average at best. It was a bit too thick for our tastes. The version at Perry's Steakhouse is much better!
4) Our special occasion was never acknowledged. Not that I expected the servers to gather and present a rendition of "Happy Birthday", however, it still would have been nice for them to acknowledge the celebration in some way.
All in all, we were pleased with the food, especially for the price.
Excellent service and good food – The service is absolutely excellent. The waiter goes above and beyond to anticipate what you want. Oysters from NE were fresh and good. Aged steak was good but not outstanding - not to the quality I would expect from the place which specializes in aged steaks. Overall I enjoyed the experience and will probably go back again for a nice pleasant atmosphere and nice food.
Wonderful Birthday Celebration – Capitol Grill near the Galleria, truly made my birthday celebration a memorable celebration.Our waiter was attentive but did not rush us. The special details such as the rose, the photo developed and given to us during dinner was a nice touch but....
The steaks were excellent, juicy and cooked to perfection. The lobster mac n cheese was to die for. My husbands lobster bisque was creamy and filled with lobster pieces and the caesar salad was yummy. If that wasn't enough the creme brulee served with a candle for my dessert was delicious. We were so delighted with our experience and definitely will return soon. I waited way too long to come in for dinner this time.
Disappointing – We hadn't been to The Capital Grille for years, and went for a birthday celebration with guests from out of town. My elderly mother and I are not big eaters, and I know the portions are substantial. I think it was when we split our appetizer that our waiter lost interest in our table. The rest of the evening went downhill from there. When we ordered a bottle of wine for two of us, he misunderstood and served two half glasses. It was unbelievable, and actually embarrassing. I think the sharing of an appetizer gave him the impression that we would not be big spenders. There were too many really offensive mistakes to write about.
One of the best – My husband and I went to dinner here a couple nights ago for the second time and it was just as memorable as the first. They definitely know how to treat their customers special. I had decided to make a reservation for our dinner that night being that this place gets pretty busy even on a weekday. When we were seated, we were delighted to see that they had dressed up our table with pink rose petals. It really set the mood for our night. Everything we put in our mouth was so amazing. The Lobster and Crab Cakes were mouthwatering. I ordered the Veal Chop Milanese and it was so delish. It was a flattened veal chop, breaded in panko bread crumbs and fried to a golden brown. They accompanied it with arugula and grape tomatoes, which complemented the crusted meat well. We ended the wonderful dinner with the Creme Brulee. It was the best Creme Brulee I have ever tasted! It was rich and creamy but not overly sweetened.
I recommend The Capital Grille to anyone who wants top notch customer service and a quality dining experience.
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