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“Typical high-quality Capital Grille food; Sub-par service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Capital Grille - New York City Chrysler Center

The Capital Grille - New York City Chrysler Center
155 East 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017
(212) 953-2000
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Ranked #216 of 11,595 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $21 - $80
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Between Lexington & Third Avenues
Transit: Grand Central Terminal: 4, 5, 6, 7 & S subways. Metro-North Railroad. Buses: M1, M2, M3, M4, M42, M98, M101, M 102, M104.
Description: You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. * If you are making a reservation from outside of the U.S., please email newyorktimelife@tcgdine.com
Dallas, Texas
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“Typical high-quality Capital Grille food; Sub-par service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

my wife and I went to the Capital Grille at the Chrysler Building for a nice evening. We have been to the location in Dallas and thoroughly enjoyed our meal there, so decided to try the one in New York.

the food was just as exceptional as we remembered. The service , however, left a little to be desired. At the Dallas locations our server made us feel as though we were the only ones in the restaurant. Here, even though we were 1 of just a few tables left in the restaurant, it felt like the server had forgotten about us. The busboys/assistant servers were much more helpful and attentive than our main server.

All in all, the food outweighs everything. I highly recommend the Capital Grille if you're looking for a nice dining experience in the New York area.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Sushi Grade Tuna...I think not”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I went for a business lunch and all 3 of us ordered the 'sushi-grade' tuna....it was anything but. Each of us received an enormous portion of yellow fin tuna, not ahi, and it was very hard to slice, even with a steak knife. The tuna was so fatty and almost inedible. The tuna came with 3 sauces and there certainly wasn't enough for the size of the tuna steak. The service was good and the ambience was nice - but the food was awful. I ordered this same meal 3 weeks ago at the location in Philadelphia and it was a great meal..shame on the Chrysler bldg location.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“great food, not so great service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

They have a quite interesting menu. Food was really good. I was told that especially the meat is fantastic. I thought it was a bit overpriced since portions were not that big.
Service could be much better. Not attentive at all.
Nice atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bethany
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great steaks!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Loved their steak!And I had a small cup of lobster bisque that was amazing.The fact that you have the calories now in the menu cuts the appetite a little, but these were well spent calories.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A Great Restaurant Week Choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I had an incredible meal at The Capital Grille during the current restaurant week in NYC. The appetizer choices were great. The steak was cooked as requested and tasted great. The dessert was amazing as well. I would definitely return!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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