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The Capital Grille

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120 West 51st St., New York City, NY 10020
212-246-0154
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Within the hallowed walls of the Time-Life Building, and surrounded by...
Within the hallowed walls of the Time-Life Building, and surrounded by some of the city’s most heralded attractions from Broadway to Radio City Music Hall, the imminent arrival of The Capital Grille is creating quite a stir of its own. Especially anticipated are our legendary dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood offerings, and a widely heralded collection of over 7,000 bottles of wine. All presented with unparalleled service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance that serves as a respite to the frenetic pace of the streets outside.
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    Very good
  • 62
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  • 18
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great Experience , from the cocktail through to the flavoursome food

Recently mended by receptionist at our hotel to this restaurant, had to wait for a table, but had cocktails, listening to a live jazz band, followed by attentive waiters throw ghost our delicious meal. Steak was melt in the mouth, and fish was well cooked.certainly recommend mend, but not cheap,

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Recently mended by receptionist at our hotel to this restaurant, had to wait for a table, but had cocktails, listening to a live jazz band, followed by attentive waiters throw ghost our delicious meal. Steak was melt in the mouth, and fish was well cooked.certainly recommend mend, but not cheap,

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Food was great, i ordered a steak and added lobster tail to my meal. The food was really great. luved the cream of spinach.

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Bucks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I just thought this was an average clubby steak house. The food certainly did not stand out. Quantity seemed to have taken over from quality. Service was OK and the desserts hit the spot. The rest I thought was over-priced, not exciting, a little bit dull. For the price I expect more.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Not booked just walked in and the service and food we received was just fantastic. I could not believe just how good the steaks and especially the Kona steak was, sea bass good. The waiters were nothing short of brilliant and very knowledgeable yet they chatted to us and made the whole night good.

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had to revisit this lovely restaurant for its wonderful ambience, service and great food! Come here to celebrate a special occasion or just to enjoy a yummy dinner as everything is made to perfection. Since the last time that we visited, we'd heard others raving about their rib lamb chops offered on the theatre menu that we just had to... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Grab a high top table in the bar area and enjoy some good choices for lunch. Solid food and accommodating wait staff make this a great midtown option. Bar area is slightly below ground level so excellent people watching with large window opening onto the street.

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went here during restaurant week. The meal was excellent. If it were not restaurant week, I would say it was very pricey, but still I would likely go because the food was delicious and the service was terrific. Rikki was very accommodating. The best part was the "generous pour", which is a special that the Capital Grille is running. For... More 

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Palo Alto, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stopped in near closing time. They were fine with that. We weren't rushed. Guided by waiter to take advantage of a solid promotion they had running for the 'endless wine pour'. Attentive and helpful. Nice place.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Came here with some coworkers for restaurant week (lunch). We made a reservation for 1pm. We arrived on time and they sat us immediately. We were provided with regular menus and restaurant week menus. There was so slight confusion as the hostess provided us with "restaurant week dinner menus" the situation was rectified. We ordered our food, which took sometime... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband booked this as a surprise and I was not disappointed. It was a beautiful restaurant with great waiters who made it special for us. The food was amazing, very tasty and set out beautifully. We received champagne and a cake for my special occasion, which was gratefully received. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 West 51st St., New York City, NY 10020
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-246-0154

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

Within the hallowed walls of the Time-Life Building, and surrounded by some of the city’s most heralded attractions from Broadway to Radio City Music Hall, the imminent arrival of The Capital Grille is creating quite a stir of its own. Especially anticipated are our legendary dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood offerings, and a widely heralded collection of over 7,000 bottles of wine. All presented with unparalleled service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance that serves as a respite to the frenetic pace of the streets outside.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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