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What to get at the Capital Grille- Baltimore

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ryzaroo Oct 19, 2007 08:48 AM

I will be attending a work dinner at the Capital Grille in Baltimore tonight. I plan on ordering steak but would love recommendations for which one on the menu to order or what sides to get/stay away from. I know it's a chain but I am not certain if there is anything different about the Baltimore one??

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    atraxia Oct 22, 2007 02:49 PM

    also a little late.....
    i agree w/ rawdog - i love love loooooooooove Hot Cherry Pepper Calamari appetizer.
    and i'm a fan of the mashed potatoes.

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      mr.entertainment Oct 20, 2007 10:58 AM

      Looks like I'm a day late, but hopefully you tried their Lobster Mac-N-Cheese as a side.

      1. Bill on Capitol Hill Oct 19, 2007 02:12 PM

        The Capital Grille chain uses dry aging for most of its steaks, which makes it somewhat distinctive. So, better to order something other than the non-dry-aged filet.

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          wild bill Oct 19, 2007 10:37 AM

          the last time i was there they had a kansas city strip as a special, with a very light molasses coating. it was just big beef flavor with a hint of sweetness. i'm ordering it again the next time i go. at the same meal they had a special side of creamed corn with bacon that was awesome.

          as a heads up, make sure they don't seat you in the kitchen area, i had one unfortunate meal in there and that was enough. the food was good, the surrounding diners were questionable at best. the only thing i wasn't thrilled about were truffle fries, they didn't taste like truffle or parm cheese. they sound great on the menu, but they didn't do it for me.

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            tubman Oct 19, 2007 10:01 AM

            Haven't been to this one, but assuming there's nothing different, the onion soup is first-rate.

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              rawdog Oct 19, 2007 09:17 AM

              Neither of these recommendations are unique to the Baltimore branch, but the Hot Cherry Pepper Calamari appetizer is up there with my favorite preparations anywhere. As for the steaks, I now stick with the Delmonico, having found it to be the most flavorful. I'm getting hungry typing this - enjoy the dinner....

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