The Capital Grille - NY – Time Life Building
The Capital Grille - NY – Time Life Building

The Capital Grille - NY – Time Life Building

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.capitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 2122460154x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Peter Menard
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events: For group dining or other special events, please contact our Sales and Marketing Manager today. Can accommodate up to 35 guests per private dining room.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Two garages available for parking.
A word from The Capital Grille - NY – Time Life Building
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.

* If you are making a reservation from outside of the U.S., please email newyorktimelife@tcgdine.com
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The Capital Grille - NY – Time Life Building reviews from OpenTable diners
338 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (201)notable wine list (145)romantic (116)good for groups (112)fit for foodies (109)great for lunch (77)vibrant bar scene (53)neighborhood gem (41)hot spot (30)late-night find (22)great for brunch (20)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Capital Grille Disappointment
    TShih
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    First time dining at Capital Grille and came in for restaurant week. Three courses are served, and I ordered the clam chowder, filet mignon, and flourless cake. Our waiter had an attitude problem and clearly tried to ignore our table. When the steaks came out, the servers completely forgot the table ordering of the steaks and everyone ended up being served steaks that were not the correct temperature. Next, the time in between courses was ridiculous (about 1 hour). We had to literally ask for everything (water, bread, etc.).
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DoubledVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Simply perfection in terms of both food and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant week find
    casdiner
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant even if it weren't restaurant week as when perusing the menu itself, prices were in line with the quality of the food and the portions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best steak house in town
    wenonly1VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Really enjoyed the dinner with our friends. The wine list is great as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere and Food
    NYwildcritterVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    the Aged Steak was perfect, juicy and little crispy on the outside. accomodating to large crowds and were seated immediately.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top 3 best steaks!
    platespottingVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I had the steak salad for restaurant week and it was absolutely divine. The meat (ordered medium rare) came out perfectly and cut like butter.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Reggie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    First- must try the truffle fries- they're amazing. Went for restaurant week. Steak was a 14oz bone in sirloin. Cooked exactly the way I wanted. Service was excellent, very vibrant atmosphere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A luscious experience!!
    mginamgVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    From the salad to the dessert, we enjoyed a great meal during NYC's Restaurant Week. We'll certainly return!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner; great service
    joan
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We went during restaurant week and ordered a variety of dishes. The waiter was knowledgeable about their wines. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. I had steak and it was excellent. We had a mishap with red wine at our table and the staff very graciously helped out in every way possible. Great night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot.
    Decatur
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great menu, food, wonderful service. Nice atmosphere but a bit dark for me. Had to use my Flashlight app to read the menu. Still a great spot. Really enjoyed visiting for Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Food, Terrific Service
    MontclairVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We dined here for restaurant week and it was pretty good. The steak was terrific; the salmon so-so. What made the evening I think was that our waiter was terrific and, given that this locale is by the Times Square area, it was a pleasant, adult option, especially in terms of chain restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    DinaVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We have been here several times and have never been disappointed. If there is anything that we have not been pleased with there has never been a problem with adjusting our meal. Our server Tracy is the best. It is nice to have someone who knows your tastes and is so friendly and so top notch serving us. We have already made a subsequent reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Anniversary
    taylorsuyehiro
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My significant other and I celebrated our anniversary here. The server was amazing and really defined our whole experience. He was incredibly knowledgable about the wine menu and was enthusiastic and polite. We sampled 7 different wines that went perfectly with our food. The truffle fries were amazing and crisp. I had the filet mignon, medium rare. It was flavorful and filling, and my boyfriend had the sirloin. We both agreed it was one of the best meals we'd had! I would definitely come back for another special occasion as it is pricey, but definitely worth it! I wish I had been able to try more of the food, but I was so full already off of the dishes and drinks we ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place near Time Square!
    JayZ
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Centrally located, this Capital Grill is great! The food is perfect as usual and the wine flight was a nice touch. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yancey
    YanceyVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    One of the Capital Grille's greatest virtues is its consistency at whatever location. Attentive service, very good food, extensive wine list
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Filet Mignon is wonderful
    MsMargaret
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I got the sliced Filet Mignon--rare. It was very moist, tender and the flavor perfect!!! I love rare steak and they didn't overcook it. We had the lobster/crab cake appetizer--also wonderful. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • STEAK A CLAIM
    chefmecheVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    It was a pleasant experience all over. The steaks are all humungous and we had to wrap up what was left and take it home. They were appropriately cooked. The low point was the completely flavorless sorbet.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Fine Time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I brought 3 clients to the restaurant and had a fantastic time, with ideal ambiance, excellent food, and impeccable service. Will definitely come back. All 3 clients raved about the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good!
    TTrefiglio
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Maybe the best for steak! Recomended! Great atendant and estruture too
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awe Struck!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Went here for our daughters 17th Birthday on our first night in New York!! It was AMAZING!! Service was excellent and went beyond and above all expectations!! Food was wonderfully presented and very very tasty!! Would definitely go back again ....... and again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a small corporate celebration and as usual Capital Grille stepped up to the occasion. I would like to single out the Time Life loccation as it is so completely opposite from the Chrysler Building location. Yes, the food quality is the same, but the service is subdued, but attentive, instead of rushed, the management is pleasant and welcoming, not hassled, the reservations are organized with tables seemingly always ready, as opposed to literally forcing parties to the bar area. It's like too different restaurants - and while the Chrysler location is far morre convenient for most of us, the last half dozen times, we did not even consider it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinner
    174ltorres
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great for a special dinner. Well done steak a bit over done but great taste. Service was excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal!
    eertaladies
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Celebrated our 48th Anniversary and were treated soooo well. The staff was gracious and knowledgeable and couldn't have been more professional. Our dinner was wonderful - the meat tender and done just right. They have a great price fix menu. A bargain at $40 per person. A definite place to put on your list for a steakhouse treat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner4Us
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our party of 4 was seated in a booth, quite comfortably. Our waiter was fabulous. We were not rushed at all. The food was second to none. Chilean sea bass was and steaks done to perfection. Dessert finale!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, surly waitress.
    CJDS
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Probably one of the best meals I've ever had despite the rude, inattentive waitress with a poor attitude.....complete turn off to ever going back to this location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • surprisingly relaxed
    hungrynurse
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I arrived on time,my friend was late. They were very nice and flexible about being seated pass out reservation time. Dinner was phenomenal! We had the shrimp cocktail and lobster crab cakes. The shrimps were huge and fresh best shrimp cocktail I ever had. My lambchops were the best I ever had too! With the cherry chutney, I couldn't get enough of it. People say capital grille it pricey,but I really believe you get what you pay for here. I think everything is reasonably priced here. I want to bring my mom and then my coworkers here now!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same
    clofreVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I went to this Capital Grille because it was closer to me but I have to say it it was not the same as the other Capital Grille's. The meat was over cooked and the Filet Mignon my partner asked for had fat. We also couln't eat the outside part of the meat because it tasted burned. I really hope it was just this time but sadly it didn't leave a good impression.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Caprese salad/smoked salmon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Mozzarella was unacceptable - tasteless, tough, dry - just awful. Smoked Salmon very salty, and much too fragnant (fishy)
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  • Predictably great
    Traveller
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We always add one dinner at capital grill everytime we are in new york The pre theatre menu is a great choice and we have never been disappointed by the food or the service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up to standards of other CGs!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Excellent all around. Gabe's service at the was terrific!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Consistent on al evaluation items but a subtle difference among sites. We keep returning for items we really like and very courteous service.e
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our waiter Edgar was outstanding. He made our anniversary dinner very special. I have told family and friends to go to the Capital Grill and ask to be seated in Edgar's area. The food and atmosphere were great too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre theater special
    BillyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The best special at a fine restaurant in NYC. Appetizer, entrée and dessert for $39. The steak entrée was so big, all in our party needed a "doggy bag". Service was excellent. Recommend this pre theater special to all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The service was outstanding from when we arrived and were seated to the meals. Great location for business.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL!!!!
    Love2dineNYC
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our waiter was great. I do not remember his name but it was the same as someone famous. Food was wonderful and atmosphere was as well. Thank you
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome customer service
    AlanKVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food and service was awesome, and always recommend this place!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Capital Grille was awesome
    CapitalGrillers
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Excellent service, great wine list, perfect for pre Broadway show!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    BigDeb
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Quiet atmosphere. Good for the area and convenient to midtown.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    Invinoveritas
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We loved the post theater dinner very much. Thank you
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Exceptional Service!
    RonShalVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary choosing to have dinner at The Capital Grill. We were not disappointed, in fact the evening was everything we could have desired - great food and exceptional service. Another enjoyable experience.....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.