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Capital Grille

stevel Jul 16, 2007 01:03 PM

Going in a few weeks. Haven't seen many opinions


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    jeffaggy RE: stevel Jul 16, 2007 01:31 PM

    Its great, one of my top 3 favorite steakhouses in NY or any of their locations. Get the Porterhouse and the spicy calamari appetizer, you'll be set.

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      Lucia RE: stevel Jul 16, 2007 01:42 PM

      Pretty ordinary. I'd go to one of the homegrown steakhouses in town instead.

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        DKH RE: stevel Jul 16, 2007 03:30 PM

        While I have not been to this particular outpost of Capital Grille chain , I have been to the one on Newbury Street in Boston. If your experience is similar to mine, this will not bode well for you. I started with the garden salad with the Parmesan peppercorn dressing, a mistake as it barely rises above the level of a good diner. Being a follower of steak tartar, I found their version of the classic marred by the inclusion of hard boiled egg; which was not only unwelcome but also sulfurous and overcooked. Finally, we come to the raison d’etre of the place, the steak. I had the 24oz porterhouse, and while it was cooked to the correct temperature, medium rare; it lacked the appropriate sear. Worse though, was the quality of the meat, it lacked a good beefy flavor and instead had an oddly sweet soy sauce like taste. As for side dishes, we had gratin potatoes, which were good, but unremarkable. In a city with so many good steakhouses, it would be a shame to waste a meal at this unremarkable chain resaurant, especially with new and interesting local offerings opening hourly, as it seems. If you are looking for a more classic steakhouse vibe I would go with Keens. If you are more adventurous Craftsteak, a fantastic room . If you or members of your party are committed to capital grille, good luck.

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