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“Amazingly consistently good over the years”
Review of Capital Grille

Capital Grille
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Ranked #3 of 466 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$60 - US$80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: When seeking an exceptional dining experience, Stamfordites need look no further than their own backyard. At The Capital Grille in Stamford Town Center, dry aged steaks and 20 year-old Scotch fortify Fortune 500 power brokers and power shoppers alike, while refreshing cocktails and irresistible appetizers delight patrons of the Palace Theatre and Rich Forum. Clearly, distinctive dining is not reserved for that larger city down the road. As a charming young lady once said, there's no place like home.
Greenwich, ct
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295 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Amazingly consistently good over the years”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

If you are looking for surprises, this is not the place. The menu changes slightly from time to time, because I guess the majority of patrons go to Capital Grille knowing beforehand what they want.
And they are not disappointed. The only inconsistency I could find, over the years, is the service: this last time the waiter was not exactly up to the expectations (yawning while explaining the menu it's not acceptable).
Apart from that, this is the restaurant for meat lovers.

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pricey but delish”
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for one small plate..yenderloin kebabs very good three drinks and three desserts...80 bucks later seemed atad over priced however no complaints about service or quality of food..so for a high end meal drink and dessert..I said pick this one

  • Visited September 2013
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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“Best ever”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We ate on a Thursday night as a family of 10. The service was excellent, even catering for smaller children who could not manage a steak. Best ever chicken tenders, even better than KFC - the kids told us!
For the adults, the usual array of different cuts of meat, but the Dolminico rib eye (spelling?) was by far the best cut of meat that we had ever tried. The steaks are a little over cooked compared to western standards, so beware and order precisely. The potato gratin is to die for, and compliments most steak dishes better than even fries!
We will return.

Visited August 2013
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“Capitol Grill consistently does it right”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Was recently back at Capital Grill for dinner, typically get there for special occasion dinnerssince they ARE pricey. The restaurant's clubby atmosphere and low noise level (away from the bar) is very comfortable, with booths or tables to choose from. Service is pleasant and efficient. The menu is extensive, with very tasty and well-aged steaks dominating the menu, but a great selection of fish and seafood too. The showcase appetizer is a triple-decker platter of fresh seafood--shrimp and lobster and crab claws, oysters on the half shell, a bit of octopus....seafood lovers dig in (and for the huge price they charge for this appetizer, they deliver on both freshness and size).

Steaks are typically cooked perfectly--have never had to send one back--and are typically lean and tasty.

Desserts are ok, a cut above what you might expect from a meat restaurant. The wine list is huge and extensive, with glasses starting at $9 and going up to $20 or more.

Capital Grill is an enjoyable spot for business lunches, special occasion dinners-- they not only serve the celebrant with a special dessert, they decorate the table if you give them advance notice, and take/present a photo of the celebration to you before you leave, a very nice touch.

  • Visited July 2013
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Dundalk, Canada
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“best steak ever”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

The food was amazing, all the courses. The service was exceptional. It made for a wonderful evening. We took advantage of the "Generous Pour" wine tasting, the wines were fantastic, 3 whites and 4 reds. The staff went out of their way to ensure everyone had a great time. The Capital Grille in Stamford was one of the nicest restaurants we have ever eaten in. The porterhouse steak was perfect and so was the filet mignon. Our daughter really enjoyed the salmon on grilled watermelon.

  • Visited July 2013
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