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Prime Rib or Capital Grille? (Baltimore)

albinoni Aug 14, 2007 07:45 AM

We are planning an overnight to Baltimore at the end of August, and want to go out for a great steakhouse experience. Can't decide between The Prime Rib or Capital Grille. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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    Hue RE: albinoni Aug 14, 2007 08:24 AM

    Prime Rib...no contest

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      elegantelliot RE: Hue Aug 14, 2007 08:37 AM


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        Elyssa RE: elegantelliot Aug 14, 2007 08:53 AM

        Third!! Try the key lime pie for dessert!!!

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          tartuffe RE: Elyssa Aug 14, 2007 09:06 AM

          Not only is it no contest, Capitol Grille is not even second--Oregonn Grille is.

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      KOK RE: albinoni Aug 14, 2007 09:07 AM

      Fourth! Get the crabcake as an appetizer.


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        annehoward RE: albinoni Aug 14, 2007 09:10 AM

        Fifthed. Prime Rib is so incredibly old school and delicious.

        1. ko1 RE: albinoni Aug 14, 2007 04:45 PM

          Another vote for PR.It's a much more unique experience than the Capital Grille with a good fairly priced wine list.

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            Whitemarshjohn RE: albinoni Aug 14, 2007 08:28 PM

            The Prime Rib is definitely on my list of "high end" places that I want to check out. I went there about 13 years ago and it was outstanding. Some say it is the best restaurant in Baltimore. I've heard good things about the Capital Grille too, but it doesn't get the high praise that the Prime Rib gets.

            1. pattiat600block RE: albinoni Aug 16, 2007 08:39 AM

              Even though Prime Rib wins hands down, I'll point out that Prime Rib is also much more traditional. The decor is ornate and old-fashioned, gentlemen should be wearing jackets. Capital Grille is a little more modern and relaxed; both have great food. Prime Rib is definitely an experience though, if you know what to expect, and I've rarely had better service.

              1. monkeyrotica RE: albinoni Aug 16, 2007 09:28 AM

                Sixthed. And bring your own jacket. The loaners at the restaurant haven't been laundered since the McKinley administration.

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                  albinoni RE: albinoni Aug 20, 2007 08:19 AM

                  Thanks to everyone for your responses. I've made reservations for Prime Rib. Now the decision is whether to get the strip or the prime rib, both of which sound wonderful.

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                    Elyssa RE: albinoni Aug 20, 2007 08:26 AM

                    Get the prime rib. It's spectacular and of course their signature dish. If I remember correctly their creamed spinach was super tasty as well. (Actually they had wonderful sides all around anyway.) Enjoy!!!!

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                      Hue RE: albinoni Aug 20, 2007 10:16 AM

                      Your first trip...don't forget the Greenbrier(sic) potato skins

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                        elegantelliot RE: Hue Aug 20, 2007 10:18 AM

                        i think its greenberg potato skins

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                          Hue RE: elegantelliot Aug 20, 2007 10:20 AM

                          I stand (or sit) corrected
                          As Gen Patton said "tanks"

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                            elegantelliot RE: Hue Aug 20, 2007 10:23 AM

                            no matter how you spell it, it wa a solid suggestion!

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