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The Capital Grille, Time-Life Building

120 West 51st St., New York City, NY 10020
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Ranked #169 of 11,649 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $80
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - 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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86% Recommend
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Palisades Park, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

went for a family dinner and loved the time and the food I had there. I had medium Filet Mignon and I loved it. the sides that we got were mashed potato, grilled asparagus, lobster mac and cheese, and cremed spinach. they all were great. I personally loved the asparagus the most. For the dessert, creme brulee and the sorbet... More

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Noord, Aruba
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Ate here 4 times during the week we we're in NYC once for dinner and the other times for lunch and again everything, I mean EVERYTHING from the staff, the service, the food, the attention to detials, drinks, food & prices were all SUPERB! You have to be a hater to say anything bad about Capital Grille because there isn't... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to The Capital Grille to celebrate a special anniversary. He called ahead to let them know. They surprised us by taking our picture and presenting it to us in a frame before we left. They also gave us a dessert to share. We were very pleased with our tender, juicy, as ordered steaks. As a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This place is a legend, and it lived up to its reputation. The salad, steak and sides were all perfect. The waiter asked what brought us to town, and we let him know it was our anniversary, and he brought over 2 glasses of champagne, and a beautiful desert plate that read, "happy anniversary." They would have gotten a 5... More

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Restaurant week dinner - all the meals were perfect, Jimmy the waiter was outstanding, and we chose the "generous pour" wine deal - wine paired throughout the courses - truly an exceptional meal and will be returning !

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best service I've had, delicious food and big portions. Aged steak and their signature cheese cake is worth every penny and more. Service was very kind to give us free birthday cakes without us even asking.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had the opportunity to attend a business diner and it was a good experience. Midtown isn't really my kind if scene for restaurants but if you want quality food, friendly service and comfortable atmosphere, the this is your place. If your a steak lover, you can't go wrong with the filet mignon, a side of buttery masked potatoes and... More

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Crystal River, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were here during restaurant week. Most of us had the special menu and it was very good. One of us is vegetarian. I know this is a steak house, but the vegetarian selection was extremely disappointing. Some more creativity to put at least one good vegetarian meal on the menu would be nice.

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Medford, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I love the ambience in this restaurant!! Terrific wait staff. My husband and I enjoyed our appetizers and salads. My fish dinner was just ok, tender but a bit flavorless. My husband did enjoy his steak but said he has had better. We will probably try it again for dinner but definitely will at least stop in for a drink... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I stopped in for dinner at the bar and was not disappointed. The steak was top notch and the service was fantastic. The bartender was friendly and attentive. Overall a great experience.

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