Looking for sophisticated dining? You better head to The Capital Grille. Everybody loves to dine here at The Capital Grille. This is your American restaurant chain of upscale steakhouses that is owned by Darden Restaurants. Aside from The Capital Grill, this company also manages Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, and Yard House. The Capital Grille has locations across 25 states, including the District of Columbia and Mexico City.
From the moment one steps into The Capital Grille, they are going to be treated to comfortable elegance. Many of the restaurant branches feature mahogany panelling and Art Deco chandeliers that offer a warm, stately setting for their nationally-renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and highly-acclaimed wines that are truly world-class. The service is as gracious as it is attentive, they always look forward to impressing their guests.
The Capital Grille Menu
|Appetizers & Soups|
|New England Clam Chowder||$10.00|
|Caramelized French Onion Soup||$10.00|
|Shrimp Cocktail (5 Pc.)||$18.00|
|Pan-Fried Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers||$18.00|
|Wedge with Bleu Cheese & Smoked Bacon||$12.00|
|Maine Lobster Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette||$26.00|
|Caesar Salad with Chicken Breast||$18.00|
|Seared Salmon with Avocado, Mango, & Tomato Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette||$20.00|
|The Capital Grille “Cobb” Salad with Sliced Tenderloin & Mustard Dressing||$21.00|
|Seared Tuna Salad||$29.00|
|Served with Parmesan Truffle Fries or Chips|
|Lobster & Crab Burger with House Tartar Sauce||$25.00|
|Ribeye Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Havarti||$25.00|
|Maine Lobster Roll||$26.00|
|The Grille’s Signature Cheeseburger||$18.00|
|To Start Chose One: Clam Chowder, Field Greens Salad, or White Cheddar Potato and Leek Soup.
Your Choice of:
|Seared Citrus Glazed Salmon with Marcona Almonds and Brown Butter.
Mini Tenderloin Sandwiches (2 Pc.) with Parmesan Truffle Fries.
Grilled Chicken with Asparagus, Baby Carrots and Cipollini Onions.
Grilled Jumbo Shrimp and Vegetable Couscous.
|Served with Sam’s Mashed Potatoes, Parmesan Truffle Fries or French Green Beans|
|Bone-In Dry Aged NY Strip (14 oz.)||$29.00|
|Filet Mignon (8 oz.)||$31.00|
|Sushi-Grade Sesame Seared Tuna with Gingered Rice||$32.00|
|Sliced Filet Mignon with Cipollini Onions & Wild Mushrooms||$34.00|
|Housemade Grapefruit Soda||$3.75|
|Fresh Squeezed Mint Lemonade||$3.75|
|Fresh Brewed Ice Tea||$3.75|
|Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail||$20.00|
|Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella||$17.00|
|Lobster & Crab Cakes||$21.00|
|Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell (6 Pc.)||$19.00|
|Cast Iron Garlic Shrimp (5 Pc.)||$19.00|
|Shrimp Cocktail (5 Pc.) (Dinner)||$18.00|
|Tuna Tartare (Dinner)||$19.00|
|Pan-Fried Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers (Dinner)||$18.00|
|Cold Shellfish Platter||$55.00|
|Soups & Salads|
|White Cheddar Potato and Leek Soup Cup||$9.00|
|New England Clam Chowder (Dinner)||$10.00|
|Caramelized French Onion Soup (Dinner)||$12.00|
|Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad||$13.00|
|Field Greens, Butter Leaf Lettuce, Heirloom Tomatoes||$11.00|
|Wedge with Bleu Cheese & Smoked Bacon (Dinner)||$12.00|
|Seared Tenderloin with Butter Poached Lobster Tails||$54.00|
|Bone-In Kona Crusted Dry Aged NY Strip with Shallot Butter||$52.00|
|Sliced Filet Mignon with Cipollini Onions & Wild Mushrooms (Dinner)||$50.00|
|Porcini Rubbed Bone-In Ribeye with 15-Year Aged Balsamic||$56.00|
|Gorgonzola & Truffle Crusted Dry Aged NY Strip||$51.00|
|Veal Tomahawk Chop||$58.00|
|Dry Aged NY Strip (14 oz.)||$48.00|
|Dry Aged Porterhouse Steak (24 oz.)||$52.00|
|Dry Aged NY Strip Au Poivre with Courvoisier Cream (14 oz.)||$50.00|
|Filet Mignon (10 oz.)||$46.00|
|Bone-In Ribeye (22 oz.)||$54.00|
|Double Cut Lamb Rib Chops (4 Pc.)||$46.00|
|Roasted Swordfish (Dinner)||$46.00|
|Jumbo Sea Scallops with Asparagus and Parsnip Purée||$44.00|
|Fresh Maine Lobster (Market Price)||$0.00|
|Sushi-Grade Sesame Seared Tuna with Gingered Rice (Dinner)||$44.00|
|Seared Citrus Glazed Salmon with Marcona Almonds and Brown Butter||$37.00|
|Lobster Mac ‘N’ Cheese||$18.00|
|Parmesan Truffle Fries||$11.00|
|Au Gratin Potatoes||$11.00|
|Roasted Wild Mushrooms||$12.00|
|French Beans with Heirloom Tomatoes||$11.00|
|Sam’s Mashed Potatoes||$10.00|
|Soy Glazed Brussels Sprout with Bacon||$12.00|
|Fresh Creamed Spinach||$11.00|
|Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Mosto||$11.00|
|The French 75||$13.00|
|Mojito De Uvas||$13.00|
|Grapefruit Fire & Ice||$14.00|
|Blackberry Bourbon Sidecar||$14.00|
|Wine by the Glass|
|Faustino I Rioja, Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2005||$27.00|
|Faust, Liberation , Proprietary Red, Napa Valley, 2015||$38.00|
|Chateau Musar, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bekka Valley, Lebanon, 2004||$34.00|
|Orin Swift “8 Years In The Desert,” CA, Red, 2016||$68.00|
|Chateau Montelena Estate, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005||$73.00|
|Riondo, Spumante, Prosecco, Veneto, N.V.||$9.00|
|Campo Viejo, Reserva, Brut Rosé, Cava, NV||$13.00|
|Moët & Chandon, Brut Impérial, N.V.||$22.00|
|Rustic Canyon, California, Chardonnay 2016||$11.00|
|Hartford Court, Russian River, Chardonnay, 2016||$15.00|
|Patz & Hall, Sonoma, Chardonnay, 2015||$18.00|
|Sartori, Venezie, Pinot Grigio, 2016||$10.00|
|Santa Margherita, Valdadige, Pinot Grigio, 2016||$17.00|
|SA Prum, Mosel, Riesling 2016||$11.00|
|La Cana, Albarino, Rias Baixas 2016||$12.00|
|Peter Yealands, NZ, Sauvignon Blanc, 2016||$13.00|
|Galerie “Naissance,” Napa, Sauvignon Blanc 2015||$17.00|
|D’Esclans, Whispering Angel, Provence, Rosé, 2016||$14.00|
|Edna Valley, Central Coast, Pinot Noir, 2015||$12.00|
|Meiomi, CA, Pinot Noir, 2015||$15.00|
|Gran Moraine, Willamette, OR, Pinot Noir, 2014||$19.00|
|Copain, Tous Ensemble, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir, 2015||$17.00|
|Concannon, Founders, Paso Robles, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015||$11.00|
|Substance, Columbia Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015||$13.00|
|Fisher, UNITY, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015||$20.00|
|Orin Swift Palermo, Napa, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015||$27.00|
|Route Stock Cellars, Napa, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014||$16.00|
|UpperCut, Napa, Merlot, 2013||$10.00|
|Duckhorn, Napa, Merlot, 2014||$19.00|
|The Prisoner, Napa, Red Blend, 2016||$24.00|
|Cocktail Plates to Share|
|Seared Dry Aged Sirloin||$18.00|
|Tuna Tartare (Bar Menu)||$19.00|
|Cast Iron Garlic Shrimp (5 Pc.) (Bar Menu)||$19.00|
|Lobster and Crab Cakes (5 Pc.) (Bar Menu)||$21.00|
|Lollipop Lamb Chops (4 Pc.)||$18.00|
|Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella (Bar Menu)||$17.00|
|Steak Tartare (Bar Menu)||$17.00|
|Mini Tenderloin Sliders (3 Pc.)||$18.0|
|Classic Creme Brulee||$9.00|
|Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake||$10.00|
|Coconut Creme Pie||$11.00|
|Warm Berries Crostata||$11.00|
|Chef’s Seasonal Fruit Sorbet||$10.00|
|Warm Double Chocolate Cake||$11.00|
|Strawberries and Cream||$10.00|
|Handcrafted Ice Cream||$9.00|
|The Capital Grille Cheesecake||$11.00|
Cup of White Cheddar Potato and Leek Soup, Cup of Clam Chowder, Caesar or Field Greens Salad.
Shrimp & Grits, The Grille’s Lobster Frittata, Bone-In Dry Aged NY Strip with Fried Egg, Filet Mignon, or Pan Seared Salmon.
Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake, Classic Creme Brulee, or Strawberries and Cream.
|Soup Cup or Salad, Entree, Dessert & Drink||$49.00|
Fresh Fruit, Field Greens, or Caesar Salad.
Chicken Fingers, Mac ‘N’ Cheese, Miniature Cheeseburgers, French Toast, or Scrambled Egg with Cheese.
|Salad, Entree & Dessert||$15.00|
The Capital Grille General Store Timings
|Sunday||11:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Monday||11:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Tuesday||11:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:30 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Friday||11:30 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:30 AM – 11:00 PM|
The Capital Grille History
The Capital Grille is relatively younger compared with other restaurants. It was started in 1990 by Edward P. “Ned” Grace III who launched the original restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island. It has been said in its history that the location was quite a surprise because of the contrast of the posh, upscale space with the rundown surroundings of the area. Plus, the economy during that time was in a slight recession. However, the vision of Edward Grace III has proven to be worthwhile endeavour.
Thereafter, the chain expanded to various locations in Boston and Washington, D.C. by 1996, then four more locations in 1997. Today, it has branches across 25 states and counting, from Arizona to Washington.
Edward Grace III eventually sold the chain to LongHorn Steaks, Inc. which was then part of RARE Hospitality International, Inc. Then, Darden Restaurants acquired The Capital Grille in 2007, as part of the acquisition of RARE Hospitality International. Currently, The Capital Grille operates under Darden Restaurants’ Specialty Restaurant Group division.
Despite these successes, the restaurant also went through setbacks, including, like many other restaurants, racial discrimination and wage violation lawsuits that employees filed in 2012, including employee protests to the Pittsburgh location opening on Thanksgiving without holiday pay in 2013.
There are various awards and accolades that the restaurant has acquired. It has been chosen as The 2012 Traveler’s Choice Award by TripAdvisor, America’s Most Popular High-End Restaurant by Urbanspoon in 2011 and 2012, Wine Spectator’s Best of Award Excellence in 2010 and 2012, and Open Table’s Best American Cuisine Top 50 List, among many others.
The Capital Grille Interesting Facts
Aside from the food it serves, what else are the most interesting facts about The Capital Grille? Continue reading.
The staff at Capital Grille artfully prepares their food out of exceptional ingredients. It is their sole desire that everything that arrives at the dinner table at the restaurant is a delight to its guests. Having said this, they only use the finest, freshest ingredients, masterfully-prepared in recipes designed to engage your various senses.
Their steaks are, well, extraordinary. Long before the steaks meet the grill, they are said to be meticulously dry-aged on premises for up to 24 days to achieve the flavor and texture that are incomparable. Then, each is hand-carved by their butchers to precise standards. Through this intensive process, they are able to bring to the table to most delicious steaks that everyone will love.
How about the ambience? Everybody seems to love to discuss the ambience of the restaurants they visit, because this contributes to the whole experience. Their locations display unique details they are proud of. There are locations with historic architecture and exceptional finishing touches, allowing them to share a gallery of their most noteworthy features.
The Capital Grille offers The Capital Butcher, where you get to decide how you want your steaks to be cooked. This is your online local source for dry-aged and exceptional steaks.
Care for a drink? The Capital Grille offers over 350 world-class wines for their guests to delight with.
If you want to step up that sophistication, as The Capital Grille is sophisticated right from square one, no worries. They offer private dining for those who want a more intimate setting. Order now.