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The Capital Grille

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120 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10020-1300
+1 212-246-0154
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This so one of the best pre-theatre dinners in midtown Manhattan. The price-fixe is $39, and the portions are full size. Choices consist of a three course menu, and the variety is excellent. We started with a basket of wonderful breads. We had the Ceasar Saladin and clam chowder for appetizers. Both were delicious. For entrees we had the lamb... More 

Thank circe64
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Capital Grille located in NYC's Chrysler building is beautiful. Most of the seating areas reflect the leather-seated, dark wood steakhouses of days gone by. There isn't a bad seat in the place. I always choose the seating area with the angular glass ceiling. It's an unusual setting with an expansive feel and one can look straight up to see... More 

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Ewing, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge a job well done. I had the pleasure of having dinner at this location on March 4th. I was in NYC for the weekend with family for my cousins 35th birthday and to my horror our Saturday night reservations were cancelled. We called around and were able to get a reservation for... More 

1 Thank Tina M
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Group of 10 people, all agreed that everything was outstanding. great wine selection with a very generous pour. The Sommelier was very friendly and knowledgeable. right away, bread was served, it was really nice basket of mixed grissini and warm breads. Appetizers were served in a nice presentation. steaks were top of the line, very little fat on my rib-eye.... More 

1 Thank BigUnit79
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful dining experience beginning with the wonderful server, Mike, at the bar who prepared a beautiful Stoli martini with infused pineapple vodka. Our server, Michael and his assistant Mohammed were both excellent and our water glass was always filled, our bread basket was full and the service was wonderful. We both loved the lamp chops and mashed potatoes... More 

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Fairport, New York
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to this restaurant (after seeing a show). They do offer a theatre menu (if you know to ask for it). The choices for your entree include salmon, steaks or lamb. Everything was delicious (salad, entree, side, dessert). We had an excellent server as well! I would definitely go back to this restaurant next time I am in... More 

1 Thank LynneM755
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived on a Thursday night around 7:00 in the evening without a reservation. Although there was only one of me, I figured no way would I get in. The greeter offer me a seat in the bar but we both realized it was so packed there was no way I would get a seat. She quickly checked out the... More 

1 Thank Wdmcn
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked into the Capital Grill on a Thursday night around 7:00 PM workout a reservation. The greeter offered me a spot at the bar but we both looked in and it was packed. No seat there. She then took a quick look around the dining area and found me a nice table. Although there was only one of me,... More 

Thank David M
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I needed a place to have a snack between my interview at the UN and before a speaking competition @ NY Toastmasters. So happy they are open all day. Lovely decor, wonderful staff, and fab food. I had the fresh oysters on the 1/2 shell. Some of the best I've ever had, and I'm a real connoisseur! Fresh greens with... More 

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Southport, CT
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come to this restaurant more often than any other for a dependably great evening meal, especially before a Carnegie Hall concert or Broadway performance. The pre-theater meal at $39 (for salad, entree, side, and dessert) is unbelievably fine -- the steak alone usually costs more. All you have to do is to request the pre-theater menu and order before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10020-1300
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-246-0154
Within the hallowed walls of the Time-Life Building, and surrounded by some of the city’s most heralded attractions from Broadway to Radio City Music Hall, the imminent arrival of The Capital Grille is creating quite a stir of its own. Especially anticipated are our legendary dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood offerings, and a widely heralded collection of over 7,000 bottles of wine. All presented with unparalleled service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance that serves as a respite to the frenetic pace of the streets outside.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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