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“Pittsburg done right .... In Texas!!!!!”
Review of The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille
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Ranked #19 of 8,288 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Yorktown
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. One of only a few restaurants in Houston to receive the DiRona (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) Award.
Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pittsburg done right .... In Texas!!!!!”
Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

On a date night with husband. Background: We are huge steak fans and try every top steakhouse we can when traveling. We are open to local styles etc... Like to try new things. Recently had a terrible experience with a Pittsburg style filet at another establishment. We had never had it and could not believe how retched they were. Our Experience at CG: So we were discussing this style and experience with our waiter, Rene. He's amazing btw. He suggested we try it here. We were skeptical but willing. He asked Chef to prepare two 4 oz filets... One Pittsburg and the other traditional house. OMG. There are no words to describe this perfectly done medium rare filet done Pittsburg style. IF you are curious and love complex flavors in your steak, then order it. The side by side comparison was a nice touch. Thank you Capital Grill. This is why we keep coming back to "our place".

2 Thank Christine N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Top quality”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

In Houston for a business trip and stayed next door at the Double Trees Hilton. Decided to come here for a casual dinner meal and was not disappointed! The quality of the steak is very good (as was the buttered lobster tails which accompanied it!). Service provided by the attentive staff was also top notch.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Jarrad C
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Had a wonderfull dinner there - great meat and a very nice selection of wine. The waiters were very helpful when we wanted to change the table and during the whole dinner.

Visited February 2014
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“high level of service and quality!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

the service was extremely good, polite and professional.
food quality and wine selection was exceptional. i will definitely go back!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Savvas T
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Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A steak house”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Capital Grille is an upmarket steak house. You expect a good steak and you get one. The restaurant is a bit pretentious but no need to over dress.
The volume of food is astounding. It is what I expect in America. Interestingly, the waiter will ask you if you want to add shrimp, lobster or crab on top of a monster steak.
Choice of salad and sides a bit restrictive for such an upmarket place.
Good food if you want a steak; however, lots of steak houses in Houston and I bet you can get a steak just as good for less money.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Paul B
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