You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally ... More
The Capital Grille
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you'll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their "Achievement of Excellence Award." Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our team has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work witha capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located on the Avenue of the Arts at the corner of Broad & Chestnut Streets.
My husband and I went there for the first time on our wedding anniversary and it was a wonderful experience. They had a card and a rose on the table for the event and even offered us a cheesecake for desert on the house!!! The staff was very courteous, loved the decor and the food was delicious. Pricey of course but I'd say it was worth it. The portions were OK as well - had enough to bring back home (lol). We recommend it :-)
The steaks were, as noted, amazing. As a lighter eater, it was limiting however - only one cut less than 14 oz. We were entertaining clients, one a non-drinker, so we didn't order bottles of wine. This obviously annoyed the waitress and we got snotty service (and eye-rolls) through the entire dinner. Other staff were delightful, however.
After eating at the Capital Grille I find it hard to order a steak anywhere else. The service is excellent and the food is great. I highly recommend the Capital Grille to anyone who enjoys fine dining.
It was like going back to the 50's but without any sense of retro cool to it. Dark, very unattractive decor; overpriced even next to a Ruth's Chris; limited menu (you'd better want meat); older, grouchy looking patrons; and hardworking but unhappy staff. They also seem to encourage cigar smoking, which is just stupid in this day and age. People don't want to smell that! I almost invited my sister and her husband - that would have been a big mistake. They're vegetarian, and there was nothing on the menu they would be able to eat, except a baked potato (hold the bacon), and lettuce & tomato salad. This just isn't a place for younger people (I'm 28)- your grandparents, however, might find it impressive.
My husband and I visit The Capital Grille as often as we can afford (at least every other month). We are always impressed with both the food and the service. As a culinary school graduate I feel that I am more critical than the average diner, and The Capital Grille always impresses me with their food preparation and preparation. Sure, some self-important jerks seem to frequent this place, but I can't hold that against the restaurant itself. Don't listen to all the negative reviews - do yourself a favor and give it a try. You won't be disappointed.