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“Classic American Food for special occasions”
Review of The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille
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Ranked #25 of 1,310 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$80
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Reviewed 16 December 2011

We at lunch at Scottsdale location. It is close to the office and we organized a party for a person who is leaving. I had avoided this location in the past because of poor service but was pleasantly surprised that it was now at the same level as the Biltmore location.

I am biased towards the Capital Grille chain since the atmosphere reminds me of Embassy Clubs from my childhood. This is a restaurant where the experience is as important as the food. There are nice touches, such as black napkins for black pants but they were polite towards a contractor who showed up wearing a t-shirt and jeans (still a white napkin).

The restaurant has a great lunch menu, the favorites on our visit were the Plate, where you get to pick your own appetizer, entree and side, the cheeseburger or the chicken Caesar salad. Most of the people were happy with the food (you can't please everyone)

Of course, it is a little expensive which is why it got four dots. They deliver value for the money although not everyone wants to pay for it. I am giving this location five dots for great food, nice atmosphere and excellent service and five dots over all.

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Thank bssc
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

The Capital Grille is someplace that my boyfriend had never been, so we decided to go one night while we were on vacation. The ambiance was perfect, low lighting, beautiful dark woods and comfortable large booths. Our server was wonderful, made excellent suggestions and held very friendly conversation. The food, was great as well. We had the calamari appetizer, a blend of sweet and spicy (although we would have preferred it with more sauce) and filet mignon for the two of us as entrees. We also decided upon mashed potatoes and creamed spinach as side dishes. The fiets were cooked perfect and trimmed in a way I've never quite seen. The potatoes were smooth, creamy and had the perfect blend of seasoning. The spinach was also well cooked, not overdone, and very tasty. All and all we would go back, however, we do feel that it is a bit overpriced in consideration of the serving you recieve.

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Thank Patricia K
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

We love this place for lunch. A couple of months ago a new menu had staff off balance. They recovered. We just had another wonderful lunch experience the other day. Entrees a little expensive but you get great quality for the price. Our friends like it too: we tease them by calling from the restaurant since we are there and they aren't. We think this is the best lunch in Scottsdale. Nice bar, too. Dinners great though we like lunches so much it has to be two years since a dinner.

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Thank jamesccasterline
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

every restaurant they have is first class attentive staff excellent food

Thank robert t
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

This place has never disappointed. I have to visit whenever I'm in Scottsdale, mainly because of the amazing lobster mac 'n cheese which is, quite simply, the best thing I have ever eaten. But the rest of the food is great too. We shared a lobster bisque appetizer and the cedar plank salmon entree - the portions are huge, so that, with the mac n'cheese, is quite enough for us and left us far too full for dessert. The service was as it always is - reassuringly smooth and competent, but without being the slightest bit stuffy. The wine list is very impressive, but we're so attached to the sleek and elegent bar that we always have cocktails there to start with and so never get as far as sampling much of the wine. I can't recommend this place highly enough. It's pure class.

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Thank UKLizzie
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