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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Within the hallowed walls of the Time-Life Building, and surrounded by some...
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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  • 71
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  • 18
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  • 16
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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
Never disappointing

I am usually leary of a prefix menu at a corporate event, but the choices what I would order myself anyway. Highlights were the fried calamari, steak tartare, filet mignon and coconut cream pie. Definitely save room for dessert.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jeffrey L
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Babylon, New York, United States
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Babylon, New York, United States
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am usually leary of a prefix menu at a corporate event, but the choices what I would order myself anyway. Highlights were the fried calamari, steak tartare, filet mignon and coconut cream pie. Definitely save room for dessert.

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Thank Jeffrey L
Lynbrook, New York
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128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had dinner with my wife in this place, we arrived with no reservation and we were lucky to had a table. The service was amazing and the food exquisite. The lobster and crab cakes for appetizer was delicious and the cuts served as we ordered.

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Thank marcelonyc
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our son to The Capital Grille in NYC on 51st Street for his birthday last night. We arrived a little early so we sat at the bar for 1/2 hour and had some martini's which were made perfectly and the bartender was very personable. We had let the restaurant know when we made the reservations that we were... More 

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Thank JWK41
New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated my husband's birthday at Capital Grille this weekend and it was also restaurant week in NYC. You definitely need a reservation. We had to wait approx. 20 min for our table and it was well worth it. They provided a complimentary glass of champagne while we waited so we didn't mind. Our table was covered with birthday confetti... More 

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Thank swimmers
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was really good, came here for my birthday and got an amazing birthday cake. Always has excellent service.

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Thank Matthew H
Toronto, Canada
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160 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and great food. Capital Grill knows how to cook all cuts even a bone-in 16 oz filet mignon. The sliced filet mignon was also amazing. The mashed potatoes are a must have..they must be 60% butter and 40% potato! The wine list is on a tablet, with a great selection, and some excellent Malbecs at a good price.

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Thank guru4travel
Massapequa, New York
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at various Capital Grill locations and never been disappointed. This experience was different only in that we had the "Restaurant Week" specials that made our visit a little less expensive. The bargain price had no impact on our dining experience. Everything was excellent!

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Thank Bill S
nyc
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great hospitality and great portions of steak for restaurant week. I would come again and again. Desserts creme brulee was perfect!

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Thank NYbikerGAL
Boca Raton, Florida
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439 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner for business. Had 7:30 reservations and did not get seated till 8:05 but the manager compted us by coffee drink after dinner. We ordered off the $38 menu. Chowders were very good as was the wedge salad. Large bread basket was also served. The 14 oz bone in NY strip was cooked very well and very... More 

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Thank Nailcutter
Brooklyn, New York
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband brought me here for my birthday and I must say I was a little skeptical being that I don't eat red meat and I figured this was a steak kind of place, but I was surprised by the seafood selection. The appetizers where amazing we got the lobster crab cakes, did I mention how delicious they were!!!! 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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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