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The Capital Grille, Time-Life Building

120 West 51st St., New York City, NY 10020
212-246-0154
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Ranked #164 of 11,595 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $80
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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Cumberland, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We dined here before going to a 7:30 play so ordered from the Prix Fixe menu. The number of choices for each course was quite extensive. There also was an option to add a lobster tail to any selection. Our meals were excellent and steaks prepared as requested. Our waiter knew our time commitment so served courses appropriately. He was... More

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We ate as part of a function event so there was a set menu. All of the dishes were well presented and very tasty. My steak was excellent, cooked perfectly to my liking with a lovely sauce. Service was reasonable. My only criticism is that the whole restaurant is very poorly lit. Dim isn't an over exaggeration. Why? Would recommend.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I cant say that this is the best steak Ive ever had but it is up there. A quality cut of meat cooked to perfection. Pricey but a good steak always is.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I went to Capital Grill based on the recommendation of the tour guide we got for our NY tour. We didn't have any reservation but were able to get a table after 30 minutes of waiting. I read the reviews here saying that the pre-theatre menu is not shown, and it still isn't. however, instead of getting that, my wife... More

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Orchard Lake, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pretty consistent if you've been to other Capital Grilles. Guaranteed to enjoy a fine meal and guaranteed to pay for it. You get what you pay for.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We went here for my wife's birthday. When Ed Sullivan our waiter found out, he did all the special things. He put glitter on the table, took our picture which he gave to us that night, gave her a card, and treated us to a special little dessert. The food was excellent. The service outstanding. The atmosphere was perfect. A... More

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Opelousas, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I ate at the capital grille before a broadway show and were in and out in less than 1 hour. We were seated immediately with no wait. Service and meal were excellent!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I ate at the bar and the bartender, Gabe, was great. Very personable and provided great service. He made it easy to have a meal alone.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Ended up eating here late one night, staff really friendly and got us a table pretty much straight away. Good atmosphere, nice dining space. Ordered Calamari to start which was fab. Fillet steak was fantastic. Sizeable portions! Wine list is extensive too!

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Perfect spot for a pre-show snack and cocktail! The bar area is comfortable and nice not to have to squeeze into the bar to get a drink as they offer small tables facing the street to sit and watch the world go by! Calamari was good but if you like it with marinara - let them know when you order... More

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