The dining experience at The Capital Grille is like no other. From the time my party was greeted at the door until the flutes filled with champagne were passed, I knew it was going to be a memorable experience. Some of my family came to visit me in NYC and I decided to give this place a try for dinner before we ventured off to see ‘The Color Purple’.
Luckily it was three of us and we all wanted to have different entrees. Well, lucky for me so I could do taste tests of the other options. My aunt went with the lamb chops which was a great choice; cooked to perfection and the restaurant gives a nice portion. I went with the filet mignon of course, being a huge steak lover. The filet practically melted in my mouth; the cut, seasoning and taste could not of been more perfect. My cousin went with the restaurant’s special that they were offering at the time. I cannot recall the type of fish but it was seared and topped with a homemade salsa consisting of peppers, fresh cilantro and avocado. All three were absolutely amazing. As for the sides, sautéed spinach and mashed potatoes were our picks for the evening. These both complimented everyone’s dish well. I love restaurants with shareable sides. This makes it easier for small groups and gives everyone a chance to try different things.
After having an appetizer, bread, salad and a full entree, dessert for me was out of the question. To my surprise, our waiter had been paying very close attention and overheard I was soon to be married. After our entrees were cleared from the table, he brought out champagne filled flutes and a cute little dessert. Not only had the service been impeccable for our dinner reservation, but for the waiter to make it that much more memorable and special meant a lot to me. We all left very pleased with an unforgettable NYC dining experience. I cannot say enough about The Capital Grille in terms of the many things I was happy about. Great choice for dinner with an amazing ambiance and superb staff. I will definitely be back!