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The Capital Grille

gavspen Sep 21, 2012 02:08 PM

Who's been there? Any good? I just got a gift certificate in the mail.

I can find a few mentions but no comment on the food, really.


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    cstr Sep 22, 2012 08:24 AM

    It's good, you may want to search other boards such as BOS for comments on the Grille. They use USDA Choice dry aged beef, pretty good selection of entree's, great sides that can be shared. Their wine list is credible and I find the service to be good.

    1. steakman55 Sep 22, 2012 06:30 PM

      Crabcakes there are outstanding, and have chunks of lobster in them. Try the NY strip, with au gratin potatoes.

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        Vidute Sep 22, 2012 06:46 PM

        And the creme brulee.

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        Big Bad Voodoo Lou Sep 23, 2012 09:42 AM

        I didn't eat a steak the one time I was there, but the fried calamari was excellent (and very spicy), and the coconut cream pie was one of the Top Five Desserts I've ever had.

        1. ipsedixit Sep 23, 2012 12:43 PM

          It's your typical corporate expense account restaurant.

          I wouldn't eat there unless I can deduct it, or someone else is paying for it.

          But otherwise, it's pretty good.

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            gavspen Sep 23, 2012 07:17 PM

            Ok, so what the heck, then? $50 worth of free food? How bad can it be? Kind of a dumb question on my part, I guess.

            Thanks all.

            1. re: gavspen
              monkeyrotica Oct 5, 2012 05:35 AM

              They do an excellent dry aged porterhouse. Of the major chain steakhouses I've tried (Ruth's Chris, The Palm, Morton's), Capitol Grill's had the most flavor.

            2. re: ipsedixit
              treb Oct 5, 2012 01:35 PM

              When I go to CG, I'm pre-disposed that it's not a cheap night out, if I wanted Sizzler I'd choose that instead but, I know CG will be tasty.

              1. re: ipsedixit
                Clams047 Oct 5, 2012 02:23 PM

                Thus their name is "Capital Grill" vs. "Capitol Grill".

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                lewinters Oct 5, 2012 02:00 PM

                Lamb chops w/cherries, YUM

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                  River19 Oct 16, 2012 05:38 PM

                  Among the "chain" steak houses (Ruth, Flemings, etc.) they are tops in my experience. Was there again for a business dinner last week; oustanding meal. Apps, sides and mains were all spot on. Service was excellent as well.

                  I would even spend my company's money at Ruth Chris.

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