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The Capital Grille, Time-Life Building

120 West 51st St., New York City, NY 10020
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Ranked #144 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $80
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
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.
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Capital grille is a pretty large restaurant, but it doesn't feel that way. We had a booth near de winecabinet. Our waiter was really nice and friendly (Ed Sullivan, easy name to remember). The food was good. We had a bottle of champagne. I noticed after a while that my glass was broken. I asked for a new glass.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited the Capital Grille for a birthday meal and wasn't disappointed! The service we received from the beginning from our waitress Elyssa was fantastic. We received a complimentary glass of fizz to begin the evening which was followed by lobster and crab cakes. I opted for the gigantic porterhouse and my partner the filet, both of which were cooked... More 

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New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went with group from work, shared apitizers. Wrapped mozzarella we delicious, very good shrimp cocktail and calamari. Then all our steaks were very good. sides were good to share and tasty. Nice atmosphere good for a business dinner. Convenient midtown location.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I and my wife had dinner here the last night in New York. The service and food was excellent and it’s something that everyone has to try. We would like to thank the manager that was so sweet to our daughter.

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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had a 5pm dinner just before a 7pm theater so we took the pre-theater menu. Had New England clam chowder, a 14 ounce dry aged New York strip steak and the classic Crème Brûlée. What can I say? All of this for a pre-theater price of $39. I also added lobster bisque soup. Our server was very attentive and had... More 

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I dined at the Capital Grill to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we arrived, our server, Carlos, greeted us with a glass of "bubbly" ! Our table was even decorated with confetti! Carlos was extremely thorough and attentive. Our dinner was delicious! Our steak was grilled to perfection. The lobster Mac and cheese was the best! You... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

During our 5 day trip to NYC we dined at The Capital Grille located in the Time Life Building. We had a 9:00pm reservation on Friday evening and were greeted immediately by the friendly hostess. The wait time was minimal and our booth/table was available. Overall the salad, steaks, side and dessert was ok. My husband thought his steak was... More 

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Aylesbury UK
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent Christmas 2014 in New York, my first time not my wife's and the Capital Grille just topped off an amazing trip, if I could take the staff and recipes back to the UK and open the same I would from the first class customer service from our waiter to what must be the best steak I have ever... More 

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Alvin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

OK so we have 2 Capital Grilles in Houston, however have only gone to the NYC Time-Life Building location. Our first visit was in November 2012 right before our wedding. Since we were celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary in NYC we found it suiting to return this past visit at the end of December (We actually ate there 2 nights... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Always enjoy having dinner at this establishment. The staff is always exceptional. My Husband and I have eaten here multiple times and have yet to find fault in anything from the food to the staff are the best. Eating at the bar is the best and quickest way to get a bite if you haven't made an advanced reservation.

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Additional Information about The Capital Grille, Time-Life Building

Address: 120 West 51st St., New York City, NY 10020
Phone Number: 212-246-0154
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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