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Mar 25, 2010 08:52 PM

The Capital Grille is opening in The Beverly Center - moved from the Los Angeles board

The space that used to be The Hard Rock, and maybe even also Todai, is now under construction, and will soon be THE CAPITAL GRILLE.
I know that it's a chain, but, from people I know, it's supposed to be a really great restaurant, with really good food.
It doesn't look cheap, judging from the menus on the internet I looked at,
and it seems a bit similar to Arnie Morton's, which is around the block and across the street,,,,,,,,

Anyone have any thoughts on this??

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  1. Any reports yet? Drove by this weekend and patio looked pretty cool.

    1. Anyone gone yet? I received a $50 off coupon from LA Magazine, and was wondering if it's worth a trip or not. Thanks!

      6 Replies
      1. re: WestsideLisa

        Been there. Capital Grille Beverly Center been open for about 3-4 months now, I believe. Looks nice on the inside, but the food is meh. Their signature Maui steak is nothing to write home about. Nothing memorable about the entire experience.

        I guess we're spoiled in that part of town. In a neighborhood rife with high-end, high-quality steakhouses (Mastro's, Wolfgang's, CUT, Ruth's Chris, Arnie Morton's, etc. are all within 5-10 minutes), I'd rank Capital Grille above Sizzler. Not worth reviewing, IMHO, but try it yourself, if you have the coupon.

        The Capital Grille
        8614 Beverly Blvd Suite 157, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        1. re: J.L.

          Same chain that owns Olive Garden and a few others of that catagory! Why would anyone expect top food at a facility of that chain? Of course, maybe the chefs have been trained at their "school" in Italy!!

          1. re: marti

            Doesn't sound promising! Thanks for saving me a trip!

            1. re: marti

              That's like saying Del Frisco's is owned by the same company that owns Lonestar Streakhouse. Neither, other than ownership, have anything in common, Del Frisco's uses USDA Prime dry aged. CG serves dry aged USDA Choice, Lonestar, who knows.

              1. re: cstr

                Have been to many Cap Grilles and Morton's. I would definitely rank Morton's a notch or two above Cap Grille. CG serves dry aged USDA Choice for some cuts, wet aged choice for other cuts. While Del Frisco's serves USDA Prime, it is wet aged, as is Morton's.

                1. re: steakman55

                  I like Morton's steaks and the Grand Mariner Soufflé, I find the resto a bit to open and noisy.