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“A Classic Steakhouse”
Review of The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille
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Ranked #89 of 13,763 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
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.
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A Classic Steakhouse”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a classic steakhouse with a typical steak house menu. The food, appetizers, salads, main courses and sides were mostly well prepared. Why not 5 stars? At least one dish had to be returned because it was not cooked as requested and an order of fish was a bit overcooked. For a restaurant with prices as they charge this should not occur. Although not a bad choice, New York has such a great selection of similar restaurants that you may have a better experience elsewhere.

  • Visited July 2014
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Silver Springs, Florida
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Disappointing dinner”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have dined at other Capital Grille locations (Florida) and decided to try this location for a steak dinner. We went in with a certain level of expectation but came away disappointed. The cut of the steaks was good but the flavor was sub-par. I don't know if the seasoning was off, or what but the flavor of the meat just wasn't what we were expecting. I wish we'd gone to a different steakhouse like Ruth's Chris or similar restaurant.

Visited June 2014
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Cumberland, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Dining Experience”
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 vey attentive to us during the whole time we were there.

  • Visited June 2014
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Excellent steak but can't they afford to have proper lighting? ”
Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

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
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pretty amazing”
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.

  • Visited March 2014
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