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The Capital Grille

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  • Steakhouses
  • 155 E 42nd St, New York NY10017 40.751278 -73.974734
  • (Btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave)
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  • (212) 953-2000
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User Ratings (Based on 44 reviews)

Food 4.2 Value 3.5
Service 4.3 Atmosphere 4.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 953-2000
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, Dc
Mon: 11:30am-3pm+5pm-10pm Tue-Thu: 11:30am-3pm+5pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Sun: 5pm-10pm
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Business Dining, Fine Dining, Gift Certificates, Online Reservations, Private Parties, Reservations Rec., Special Occasion, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine Served

User Reviews

  • The Capital Grille

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/23/2008

    You're paying for decor, not food

    The decor was well thought out and appeared genuine, not fake. The meat did not match the ambience. It tasted horrible. I should have asked them to take it back. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. Dessert was fine as was the Cappucino. The host had a be-grateful-I-let-you-through-the-door-attitude, not like it was a bad night but just to act superior to you because of what your hairstyle or what kind of shoes you have. Don't go here if you want good meat.

  • The Capital Grille

    Posted by CD on 11/24/2007

    Perfect in all aspects

    I cannot wait to go back. The wine menu was excellent but expensive. They do have an extensive variety that I have not seen very often. The food, one porterhouse and one ribeye were absolutely great. The sides, cream corn , lobster mac and cheese, potatos, were all very good but i would not have the mac and cheese again. It was a tad bland for me. The corn was great though. I had a spinach salad which was spectacular and my father had he chowder. They were both excellent. I had the cheese cake dessert. No, it was not better than Juniors but this will be the first time I can honestly say that it was on par with Juniors. The best part of the evening was out waiter Chad. he was excellent. I also liked the decor of the restaurant and it was quiet enough to enough my father's birthday dinner. I would never hesitate to come back and will do so soon. It was one of the best dinning experiences I have had in NYC in a long time.

  • The Capital Grille

    Posted by nogood on 09/18/2007

    Not a NYC steak house

    I read the reviews and decided to go. I work in the area and thought this might be convenient and a good find. I was wrong. I work in advertising and entertain clients often and have been to all the fine and reputable steaks houses; Sparks, Maloney & Porcelli, Ben Bensons, Wolfgangs, Smith & Wollensky, etc. When you enter it has the feel of wall street with all the dark wood trimmings. (So far so good). The staff is very polite but don't have the persona and flair you would find at the steak houses listed above. The calamari and the crab cakes were very good. For the main course I ordered a surf and turf. When the steak arrived it was as small and thin as a pork chop. The lobster which I was told would be a pound was the size of (1) jumbo shrimp at Maloney & Porcelli. It was a joke! My friends tuna was ordered rare and was delivered well-done. We didn't bother to complain since we figured out that this was a wash. Desserts were of large portions and were good. The double cappuccino was served in a coffee cup without a lemon rind. The waiters were all very nice but not very seasoned. This place does not offer value. Your better off going to any of the places listed above for the authentic New York steak house experience. This place is a glorified outbacks. My only favorite part of this lunch was the infused absolute vodka martini. The Capital Grille is a second tier steak house. Take advantage of eating at a true authentic steak house like Peter Lugers, Jacks, or any of the above. Happy dining!

  • The Capital Grille

    Posted by Carnivore Connesiur on 09/17/2007

    What a steak joint should be

    Had an excellent dinner there on Saturday night, certainly not a typical steakhouse. Went there for a birthday dinner and were not disappointed, excellent steaks. The service was beyond attentive (3 different people tended to us within 5 minutes of sitting). Again, the steaks were excellent, had the porterhouse which was cooked perfectly, mashed potatoes were also very good. They did not push the pricey wines and made our experience perfect, highly recommend, I have been to them all.

  • The Capital Grille

    Posted by Couchboy on 08/25/2007

    One of my favorite places

    I just love the Capital Grille. My first experience was in the Fort Lauderdale restaurant. The New York Grille is just great. The have a very good menu and the food has always been very good. I had the 2 lb lobster on my last trip and the coffee crusted steak the time before. The food is always cooked to perfection. The prices are a little steep but I believe they are worth it for what you get. Still haven't tried the lobster mac & cheese yet but maybe next time.

  • The Capital Grille

    Posted by diner on 08/03/2007

    Pan fried?

    I've been to tha CG a few times now. The food is always really good. The calamari app was always my favorite, but it seems like things have changed a little? It used to be pan fried, like the menu states. Now, it just seems like its fried. Like regualr old fried calamari out of a bar. So, its not quite as special. Not a huge deal, but it was always the hit of the party--now its just eh. Steak great of course. Has lobster bisque special...also GREAT. Service was fabulous. Only 2 or 3 wines under 40$.

  • The Capital Grille

    Posted by NYCresident on 08/02/2007


    When I walked in with my Father, I figured it was just another one of those NYC steak places with satisfactory service and unworthy prices. I rarely write reviews and felt compelled to put another tick on The Capital Grille. You will enjoy your meal- the waiter, the water glass filler, as well as the chef will be sure of it! The meal is sure to satisfy even the most fine palate. Forget the easy hotspots- the places that come to mind first, and go here- it has truly blown us away. Even the Hostesses inquired about our meal and invited us back! I can't say enough about The Capiral Grille -fresh seafood, tender meat, knowledgeable staff, attentive service, and truly an easy-yet special experience.

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