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The Capital Grille

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120 West 51st St., New York City, NY 10020
+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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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was taken here for a business lunch and the look and atmosphere is of an expensive restaurant so I was surprised to see burgers on the menu. Due to the current ridiculous (over)cooking rules in the UK, I was desperate to have a proper burger in its home of New York. Luckily, my hosts understood and even followed suit... More 

Thank Mallika N
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348 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Obviously, you expect to pay top dollar at a top steakhouse but you also expect the best in return. We got that at CG. Service from start to finish was excellent. The food was well prepared and the steak tender and perfectly cooked. Had high expectations from visits to other CG locations, and despite that they met them. Aside from... More 

Thank Thomas K
Saratoga Springs, New York
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Capital Grille has been on my bucket list of NYC restaurants to try for some time, and we finally had dinner there Sunday night. Not too busy, we arrived early & sat at the bar & waited for #1 son. Other reviews have mentioned this, but I concur that the bar service is excellent, wouldn't mind eating there next time.... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this restaurant. Timing was to our advantage because it was not early but not too late and we were seated quickly. The food was excellent and our servers wine suggestion was spot on. The atmosphere was good and the actual seating was cozy. Most importantly , the steak was awesome... really. Don't walk by , walk in.

Thank Adam A
Helsingborg, Sweden
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We popped in and had a table in the bar, it was great! Good (huge) meat and great drinks. Special thanks to Mike, You are right - we never managed to find a better cheescake in Manhattan than Yours. ;) We will be back!

Thank Berlinettas
Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food in a very nice setting. The New York stip was my favorite but the tuna was not far behind.

Thank gp121
Preston, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Capital Grille serve fantastic steaks. It's a bit on the expensive side, but worth the money. We found it was cheaper to buy a bottle of wine rather than by the glass. Would recommend you reserve a table or go early before it gets busy

Thank Lynda C
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 3rd visit to the Capital grille, though my 1st in this particular location. As per usual, decor and layout is familiar and very tasteful. Servers were knowledgeable, patient and engaging. We were sat in a booth (as requested) with a view of the kitchen and fairly close to the main entrance/reception area. As per usual, the food... More 

Thank Graham R
Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a lover of good and international cuisine, New York has completely disillusioned me and Capital Grill was by far the worst restaurant in 4 days big apple! Service desert America I can only say!! We had reserved a table for 7 people, 5 arrived on time. The extremely unfriendly lady at the front desk gave us very arrogant to... More 

Thank M_goes_out
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stepped into this restaurant because it was close to an event we were preparing to attend. We did not have reservations. Decided to sit in the bar area so we could see out the windows and the people passing by. Gabriel was our server. He was friendly, funny, polite, efficient, and helpful. My friend had steak (excellent) I had... 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
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 West 51st St., New York City, NY 10020
  • 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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