My fiancee and I went to The Capital Grille Saturday 8/31/2013 for a nice dinner out, and the experience was fantastic. We've been to several of the nicer steakhouses in Dallas, and Capital Grille rates close to the top. Based on my experiences, not quite at the same level as Papas Bros., but a notch above Del Frisco's.
We did have to wait a bit after our reservation time to be seated, but it wasn't long. I had forgotten that this was restaurant week, so I completely understand the slight delay in seating.
Overall, our meal was fantastic. We started out with the waygu carpaccio, topped with wasabi arugula and Parmesan slivers. Excellent flavor, and beautifully served. My only complaint was that the beef seemed to stick to the plate a little too much, mostly on one side of the plate. Not sure why, but to get most of it off, we had to scrape with our forks.
For our salads I had the heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad topped with 15 year old balsamic. I tasted fantastic, excellent quality, very fresh, ingredients. Just as with the appetizer, it was plated beautifully. My fiancee had the spinach salad with warm bacon dressing and seemed to enjoy it.
For the main course, I had the 14oz dry aged sirloin and she had the 10oz fillet. Both were cooked to perfection and absolutely consistent. The dry aging really brought out the flavor of the meat, and I can say it was one of the better steaks I've had. For sides we had the mashed potatoes and asparagus. Both were prepared to the same quality as the rest of the meal.
And, finally, for dessert we split the creme brulee. It was very well made, and tasted just as it should.
As far as drinks, I took advantage of their "Generous Pour" wine special. I'm not usually a wine drinker, but I thought it was an excellent value and a good selection was provided.
Our waiter, Gene, was top notch. He was very attentive without being too much so, and kept our drinks full.
We will definitely be returning, and I would absolutely request Gene on our next visit.
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