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The Capital Grille, Time-Life Building

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 401
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  • 152
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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 perfect birthday meal

We came here for my birthday and had the most amazing meal. The restaurant has a really nice atmosphere, with dim lighting and great art on the walls - the Groucho Marx portrait is excellent. The service was fantastic and we started off with some delicious cocktails - the Stoli Doli was my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
CrashMan47
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Watford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Watford, United Kingdom
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272 reviews 272 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We came here for my birthday and had the most amazing meal. The restaurant has a really nice atmosphere, with dim lighting and great art on the walls - the Groucho Marx portrait is excellent. The service was fantastic and we started off with some delicious cocktails - the Stoli Doli was my favourite. The steaks were to die for,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I hosted an event at the Capital Grille on 51st St.--thirty people for a pre-theatre dinner in a private room. We were on a tight schedule with a four-course menu, and some guests arrived a bit late which made it even tighter. I was very impressed with the competence of the kitchen and wait staff, who got us through all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at the Capital Grille. The restaurant's layout is ver spacious (loved the banquette seating!), and the staff was incredibly attentive and friendly. We both had the filet mignon which was exceptional: well seasoned, tender and juicy. Capital Grille is heartily recommended!! We will definitely come again!

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Was recommended this restaurant by nearby hotel staff. Wanted a steak but in the mood for something a little different, so I ordered the "Porcini Rubbed Delmonico with 15-Year Aged Balsamic." This was one of the best flavored steak dishes I've ever had.

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Nyc
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was Sunday Easter and we didn't make reservations but were seated right away. The food was very good and the ambiance; very relaxing atmosphere. My husband ordered the porterhouse which was delicious and I ordered the calamaris, which they were good but extremely spicy, even though I like spicy foods. The wine recommended was good but the beer was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Two steaks both ordered with a little bit of pink, finally came out rare and bloody. Sent back for a little more heat and they came back cremated. Meanwhile, the sides were cold and while we were promised hot sides, they never came. To be fair, the on duty manager comped dinner, so it only cost me a tip to... More 

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Lisbon, New Hampshire
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We ate an early dinner so as to catch a 7 o'clock show. Were promptly seated for our reservation and Waiter Robert P was very prompt for the entire meal. I had the halibut special which was cooked just as I had requested and my wife had the Delmonico again cooked perfect and we shared the lobster mac and cheese.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very nice place The service is excellent and the food is very good. It was a fairly quiet place, which made for easy discussion over dinner. The tables aren't packed in too close to each other, so you didn't hear much around you from other tables.

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New York City, New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Hostess was friendly, professional - server was excellent (Danielle ?) - food was great - and all for a good value with the pre-theatre menu - very comfortable atmosphere with plenty of booths, space -

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nyc
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best Aged steak anywhere in NYC - great value. Great location and comfort. Very nice staff and food tastes delicious.

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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