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Capital Grille on 51st. Any good?

gavspen Sep 22, 2012 06:41 AM

Anyone eaten there? I just got a $50 coupon in the mail.

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


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  1. Phil Ogelos RE: gavspen Sep 22, 2012 09:17 AM

    I know the CG on 42nd, but expect it & the one on 52nd are the same.
    Meaning a place targeted at the expense -account MadMan: meat & potatoes, red wine, leather and polished brass decor -a lot of bonhomie. The place is not bad, but not outstandingly good.
    If someone's sent you $50, though, I wouldn't reject it out of hand, but rather go and test it for yourself. (I mean are you really going to turn down a (nearly) free meal?)

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    1. re: Phil Ogelos
      UES Mayor RE: Phil Ogelos Sep 22, 2012 12:19 PM

      Your descrition very accurate-typical steakhouse-I had wondeful service when I went there recently w large family group.

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      City Kid RE: gavspen Sep 23, 2012 05:52 AM

      We have gotten and used the same deal and just got another. Attractive place, very good food, and excellent service. It's not the sort of place I would otherwise seek out; it seems a bit generic stakehouse-y, even though it is upscale the decor is almost mall-like or like a stage set. I guess that's the chain formula aspect. That said, it was an enjoyable experience and one I am happy to repeat given the certificate. FWIW: Zagat's gives it high marks: food 24, decor 23, service 24 and 92% liked it for that location.

      1. princeofpork3 RE: gavspen Sep 23, 2012 05:38 PM

        For 50 bucks sit at the bar, get a burger and a couple cocktails and walk out happy.

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          gavspen RE: princeofpork3 Sep 23, 2012 07:14 PM

          Yes, I suppose you're all correct. Kind of a no brainer, eh? $50 worth of free food? How bad can it be?

          Thanks all.

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            RCC RE: gavspen Sep 24, 2012 03:50 PM

            "... Kind of a no brainer, eh? $50 worth of free food? How bad can it be?"

            Now,that's the spirit. I've same deal and will take full advantage of the freebie.

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              gavspen RE: RCC Sep 24, 2012 08:11 PM

              You got the same deal?...So I'll see you at the bar then, you, me and City Kid ;-)

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          foodwhisperer RE: gavspen Sep 24, 2012 05:14 PM

          The steak is Ok there. The drinks are as good as anywhere. You can't go wrong with a shrimp cocktail.

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            bronwen RE: gavspen Sep 25, 2012 10:17 AM

            How do you get a coupon?

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            1. re: bronwen
              gavspen RE: bronwen Sep 25, 2012 03:25 PM

              It just came in the mail, unsolicited. Pay with an AMEX card, get $50 off.

            2. LeahBaila RE: gavspen Sep 25, 2012 10:53 AM

              I've gotten that same coupon. From AMEX? I went a few years ago and, while I don't remember much else about the meal, the "au gratin potatoes" are worthy of changing lives. I still think about them...

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                nohofoods RE: LeahBaila Sep 25, 2012 03:03 PM

                I got the same coupon, AMEX. I'm planning on using it at the one downtown on Broadway.

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