The Capital Grille - NY – Chrysler Center
The Capital Grille - NY – Chrysler Center
  • Address:
    155 E 42nd Street
    Located in the Trylon Towers of The Chrysler Center
    New York, NY 10017
    Neighborhood:
    Midtown East
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: $50 and over

The Capital Grille - NY – Chrysler Center

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 2129532000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Juan Arboleda
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Lexington & Third Avenues
  • Public Transit: Grand Central Terminal: 4, 5, 6, 7 & S subways. Metro-North Railroad. Buses: M1, M2, M3, M4, M42, M98, M101, M 102, M104.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available daily for $10.00 after 3:30pm at the ICON Parking Garage on 40th Street between Second and Third Avenues (one closest to Second Avenue). For additional information call The Capital Grille at 212-953-2000.
A word from The Capital Grille - NY – Chrysler Center
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. Located in the Chrysler Center.

* If you are making a reservation from outside of the U.S., please email newyorkcity@tcgdine.com
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The Capital Grille - NY – Chrysler Center reviews from OpenTable diners
354 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (194)notable wine list (134)good for groups (128)fit for foodies (114)great for lunch (107)romantic (92)hot spot (60)neighborhood gem (58)vibrant bar scene (55)scenic view (31)late-night find (20)great for brunch (16)kid-friendly (12)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Excellent!
    03142014VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent! Melissa was most knowledgble about the selections of wine - we really enjoyed the wine tasting special promotion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very thing was great from service to food. Would be great for large parties too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter made the meal
    Ehhh
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was really nothing to rave about. Christian was our server and he was a pleasure. Really the entire staff seemed very pleasant. The temps of the steaks were off. 1 of my party had to send it back. The food was cold when it reached the table. Thank God for NYC Restaraunt week because the experience wasn't costly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent meat
    IamAfoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were here for restaurant week. The portions were good (14oz sirloin!), but unfortunately my meat was really chewy. My coworker's meat was fine, so I guess I got a bad cut of meat. Clam chowder was just ok, but the flourless chocolate espresso cake was really good, so at least I was happy to end my meal with that. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant week menu
    Liketoeat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We've been pigging out all week at Restaurant week. I must say that the menu here has been the best of the lot. Great choices and reasonably sized potions. Beautifully prepared. Delicious food. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a misstep
    MPaulJCVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    What I like most about Capital Grille is the consistency: crisp, professional, white-glove service with top quality food. Certain clients need the Capital touch. This location is the best that I've been to. The managers respect their regular clientele and know how to make them feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Me and My Kids
    Joyce
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I took my two adult children for Restaurant Week dinner. The food was great, Rachel was very nice and we had a really nice time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT TIME IN THERE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Really great there. Nice taste and romantic restaurant ever seen. But little noisy in front side. I want to go there again next time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We went last night to celebrate my grandmothers 87th birthday and could not be more pleased with the entire experience at Capital Grille. I have already recommended it to friends if they have a special occasion. Every part of the meal was delicious and the service was spectacular. All of the little things too, from confetti on the table to champagne toast to the card - it all made the night unforgettable. THANK YOU!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ShauVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Had fhe restaurant week menu, food was ok but will not go back and spend more money there. I thought the food was bland. Filet mignon was cooked exactly as requested, nice size portion for salmon. Great breads and chocolate cake, reaasonably priced wines, would have liked a refill on my coffee. Got very noisy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quennie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    food was superb, nice ambience, great service, people are friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    Fios
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The service was impeccable! Once your order is placed it seems as if the entire staff works together to bring the best experience in perfect harmony. The food prep, wine, and dessert will leave your palate satisfied.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    jusjayson
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My girlfriend and I came here for restaurant week. My filet mignon was perfectly cooked. We were treated well and the service was outstanding. My only complaint was the annoying, barely audible music which droned the low tones of a walking bass the entire dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Dinner
    StanVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great food and wine. Unfortunately, so noisy could not comfortably carry on a conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolute delight
    chow
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I came here for Restaurant Week with my girlfriend and we were both glad to have a table reserved; the place looked packed on a Tuesday night. But despite the crowd, we were able to enjoy our dinner in a lovely, quieter room towards the back. Our waiter was gracious, attentive, and really made us feel special among the crowd of other diners. I understand Restaurant Week's menu choices are really limited, but there wasn't much variation in the available entrees. Nonetheless, the food was delicious! It makes me want to return and try all the other items on their regular menu. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites!
    FoodieFeedback
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Never disappointed when I eat at The Capital Grille...one of my very favorite things about NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just so so
    WarrenVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Service was very good, but food was not. Steak was overcooked, and sides were nothing special as were fish and chicken for others in party. Ambiance was very pleasant, but overall prices were too high for only a fair meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steakhouse
    EricVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My wife and I recently had an excellent meal at the Capital Grille. My steak was delicious,perfectly prepared, but my wife is not a meat lover so she had salmon which was equally good. The cheesecake I had for dessert was one of the best I've had, not too heavy, not too light. The noise around the bar can be a little intense, but we were lucky to be seated in the back room, which was quiet. We were impressed by the friendliness of the staff. Sometimes a restraurant of this kind can be stuffy but this was not the case at the Capital Grille.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dee-Lish!
    Gaddi
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The Filet mignon was so delicious and melted in my mouth. I don't eat steak that often but I would if it were cooked that way for me all the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    Josee
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Noisy, food ok but i had better steak in manhattan
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best steak I've ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Was here for NYC Restaurant Week with my fiancee. Was brilliant. Steak was the best I've ever had and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Birthday Celebration
    MZaccVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    made the reservation, advising the Capital Grille that it was to celebrate my daughters birthday. Our table had birthday confetti and, our waiter Scott brought champagne to our table! the food choices were excellent and Scott made sure that with the appetizers we had enough to service the table. we chose main courses of halibut, filet mignon and salmon and each was mouthwatering and cooked to perfection. the sides of mashed potatoes disappeared quickly and had to be replenished. smooth and creamy, just right! the flourless chocolate cake is still my favorite with a denseness that is just right and the cheese cake so creamy no creme fraise is needed! much appreciation to Scott, he made our day a special one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good experience
    tonino147d
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Tasty food, one "medium-rare" steak came RAW so it was returned. It took the hostess 20 mins to sit us on a table even though we had a reservation and we showed up on time. Apart from these negative things, the whole experience was very good. Service was good, very clean restaurant and in a great location.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lollyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Marvelous food excellent service. I have been here many times and I am never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent at best
    Audrey
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I went to this restaurant for restaurant week. When we got there, they brought us all the way to the back to a completely different, closed off room- I suppose where they stick all the restaurant weekers. I found that to be extremely biased, as if we weren't good enough (or we didn't have enough money to be seated with the rest). The service was alright, but I could just feel their eyes on us, as if to say "you do not belong here". The appetizer was sad; For the main, I got the filet mignon which was nice, but I have had better. For dessert, I got the flourless espresso chocolate cake, and that was pretty damn awesome. We were given the check while we were eating our dessert, like they wanted us out of there ASAP. I'll never go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food never disappoints at Capital Grille...outstanding and delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steakhouse
    SophieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went for restaurant week recently and had a fabulous dinner. The most food for your dollar with a 14oz steak. Would recommend for any time as I have always had a great experience at the location on 42 street
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fran
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great steak and filet for restaurant week; tender and cooked to perfection! Fabulous wine special , generous pours. the waiter and bar tender were extra attentive. They didn't rush us even though it was restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Everything was absolutely amazing! From service, to the food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    BestMealEverVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Capital Grille had some of the best service I have ever experienced. I went here for restaurant week and ordered the Clam Chowder soup to start. Our waiter later told me that it was sold out but brought out some lobster bisque which was fantastic. I will definitely be recommending this place to a friend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    CaptZaff
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    While the reception desk seemed a bit preoccupied (I was ignored until I walked directly up to someone), they were punctual and had a table ready at exactly my reservation time. My girlfriend and I went for restaurant week, and the menu was amazing, the portions filling (the citrus salmon was perfect), and the $25 per person wine tasting was surprisingly effective (and delicious). Very quiet, with roomy booths the buffered the surrounding sounds, and the decor and ambience were beautiful and relaxing, and seating spacious and comfy. The complimentary bread bowl was full, clam chowder transformative, and our waiter good-humored, well versed on the menu, and accommodating. Recommended if you have money to spend (or restaurant week to enjoy)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week - Great!
    dknyc
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went for restaurant week and had a great meal. Was a great deal and great service. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    Jolets
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Whenever I'm having a serious craving for really good steak, The Capital Grille is my go-to. I haven't been to other locations in the city as I'm partial to this one, but whether it's a girl's night out, night with the family, or date night, the Capital Grille is consistently exceptional. They really do get it right with the service, food, knowledge of the staff, wine, and ambiance. Even when we went during restaurant week, ordering from the restaurant week menu, I saw no difference in service or food quality. I have been a customer for years and will continue to be, it is one of my favorite go-to steak restaurants in the city.
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  • Wonderful Experince
    diningonGoodFriday
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went for restaurant weekend, and we were treated royally. The steak was amazing, and the service couldn't have been better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch and Seafood
    PJYANKVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I've been to this location a few times and ate steak each time. No complaints at all. This time I tried the lobster/crab burger. It was extremely ordinary and even more disappointing at the price ($22). Stick with the steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The ambiance, food, and the staff excellent. The best yet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sb504
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We were celebrating out of town guests and it was a perfectly memorable night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    queens86
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had an excellent dining experience for restaurant week. Our server Heidi was very attentive and helpful, we will be returning soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    First time here during "restaurant week"... Small but nice selection of choices.... Mainly a steak place... Salmon was quite good... Lots of windows and unusual architecture ... Mostly business people here... Lots of "energy"... Would return...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect for Restaurant Week
    Ally4
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is my 2nd restaurant week visit to Capital Grille & I must say it is the perfect choice for this special deal. The portions are quite large and the entrees included the filet mignon for dinner. Their bread basket is also worth the visit in itself. I opted for the caesar salad for my appetizer, which was very good. I had the filet mignon for my entree, which was cooked perfectly. The mashed potatoes and green beans side dishes came with our entrees to share and both were very tasty. The flourless chocolate espresso cake was also really good! On the normal basis, I'd reserve this restaurant for special occasions because it is quite pricey, but I will continue to return each year for restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate