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
353 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (193)notable wine list (133)good for groups (127)fit for foodies (113)great for lunch (106)romantic (91)hot spot (59)neighborhood gem (57)vibrant bar scene (54)scenic view (31)late-night find (19)great for brunch (16)kid-friendly (12)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • always a great experience
    WFT1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Took our friends for thier 29 year wedding anniversary. Staff/service were top rate.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were fortunate to get a reservation for 5 people on short notice Friday evening. I noted in the box on OpenTable that it was to be a birthday dinner. When we arrived at the restaurant a few minutes later the table had been sprinkled with confetti and a birthday card awaited. Dinner and service was great and without asking a birthday dessert with candles arrived. I've hosted and attended work events here before and have always been impressed with their easy going arrangements and service. Very nice and fairly priced wine list. Excellent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our waiter was very attentive and made the dining experience wonderful. The food was perfect. Cooked right and seasoned right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • A little disappointed
    Br0nxVill3Baby
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I'm going to keep this short and sweet. Chilean Sea Bass - cold, peice of metal in my slice of chocolate hazelnut cake, great service. I wouldn't go back.
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  • Very, very good...
    tankengine
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Been to The Capital Grille at the 42nd Street at least five times now and I am never disappointed with the quality of the steaks, the presentation of the various dishes, and the very attentive wait staff who really aim to please and never drop the ball. If I could afford it, I would dine there once a week and twice on Sundays as the saying goes...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harry3
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Wonderful dining experience .... courteous, attentive staff ... service was excellent and I think that was the best meal I had in a few years.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect birthday lunch
    AudreyVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Lunch was great. Restaurant did everything for a birthday celebration with free bubbly decorated table and dessert. Also happy there for all occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always my favorite for a special occasion! Best waitstaff in the city!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Capital Grille
    firemanfrank
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We treated a friend of ours to Lunch here and I have to say the meal was really great, the noise level in the quite good (you could have a reasonable conversation). I would definitely recommend the restaurant
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Anniversary
    MeeeVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 4th Anniversary of Our First Date. We come back every year (live in Florida), to have dinner at the same time, same date and same booth. The Capital Grille always accommodates our requests! Now a tradition for us. Thanks again and see you next year. (We also frequent the Capital Grille in Tampa and lower Manhattan.) -Cliff
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bypass the wines, go for spirits
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Excessive markup on wines by glass -- you will pay 20 percent more for a single glass at the bar than you would for an entire bottle retail, which is excessive even by restaurant standards -- and poor selection. Too many low-tier wines (e.g. Indaba) at mid-tier prices. Getting top-shelf spirits is a better value. The bartenders know all of the old school standards as well as current mixologist snob favorites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointing.
    Mickey
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Food was not prepared well, had to be sent back twice. Potatoes came out cold. It was Monday, Labor Day, perhaps the chef was off that day. I do not plan to return.
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  • special occasion to be recommended
    Mikeyny64
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Lobster crabcakes were just delicious, meat was cooked perfectly as ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Dinner!
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was my sister's birthday, which I had noted during making my Open Table reservation. They had decorated the table with confetti and the waiter wished her a happy birthday! A moment later he came over with flutes of champagne for each of us to toast the birthday girl. The dinner itself was outstanding for all four of us...not one complaint! The waiter was attentive without hovering. After dinner he brought a complimentary birthday dessert for all of us to share. Service was outstanding and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    BiancaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We have dined at Capital Grille in many cities but this particular restaurant is our favorite. The staff is extremely friendly and the restaurant is beautiful. The food is outstanding. I had the sirloin steak and the seasoning was just right. My husband had the Halibut and it was very good. The portion sizes are just right. Always consistent and just a really pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lvsmallrestaurants
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Another nice lunch meeting at your restaurant...Food was great...had a new waiter so there was a little confusion with training going on in the back room..Not a big deal.....Warren
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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  • MonaVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Loved the service. Amazing food. We were very pleased with our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak
    Food77VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Have been to Capital Grille locations in other US cities. They are very consistent in their delivery. Nothing I cant say about the NYC location that I cant say about Detroit, Chicago, etc. Great appetizers (shrimp cocktail). The lobster mac n cheese and cream corn were out of this world! I had the Kona steak (medium), it was very flavourful and the coffee infused crust was just to die for. The servers were all very attentive and made excellent suggestions for wine etc. Again, an all around great meal at a great pricepoint!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were a party of seven, and enjoyed our dining experience. The entres were excellent, back up from above average at the same place previously. The degree of cooking for the steaks was precise, and the sauces ( Kona sauce and the wine sauce) were excellent. My only issue with the event was the table itself. It was a large table, could probably do up to 10 and was placed at the beginning of the glass portion of the building. As such, it appeared to be added on, and was partly in the aisle. This inconvienced the waitstaff, as well as made it mildly uncomfortable for the people sitting on the side sticking out into the aisle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happycamper
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Always a solid choice with good food, quick service and a positive attitude. the staff from matre d on down treat their customers well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of best in NYC...
    lvsmallrestaurants
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Had yet another lunch meeting at Capital Grille, Best Caesar salad with chicken, prepared like I've never had it before..As usual my guest and I had a great meal, perfect service...a NYC restaurant where you can actually carry on a conversation...I'll be Back....Warren Weideman
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Supreme
    BklynSuga
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    2nd time dining here and I'm in love with the staff from the greeter to the wait staff. Food just seems to get better and better. Introduced 3 new ppl to this resturant and they also fell in love. lobster Mac n cheese is orgasmic!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Lady69
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had reunion dinner with my friend, we have not been seeing each other since 1984. We had a coulp of drinks before we start order, our waiter Tony is a very good guy, he takes care of us very good, and be patients. The aged steak is excellent , which I recommend to my friend, and I loved salmon with green bean. Just wish the food can be presented better on plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Hidden Entrance
    TabascoDiva
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A fantastic deal with the Restaurant Week Menu. The salad was delicious. My steak was perfect:juicy not over or undercooked. my desert was a chocolate mousse, however my best friend Cheesecake was superb. The only hitch: on the reservation I requested wheelchair accessibility. When we arrived, we discovered there were stairs. We sat outside for almost 1/2 hour before someone from the staff by pure luck came out. He directed us to a side entrance where supplies come in. I was not happy by such a shabby welcome. We stayed, we were hungry and it was late to change our transportation arrangements. Inside the staff was amicable especially Dan the bartender , surprised us with a glass of wine on the house for the entrance mishap.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Taste
    JonesReviews
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was amazing! My wife and I went during Restaurant Week and it was a first time for us both. The chef's work on the filet mignon was top notch! It's taste to find a place where you can get a perfectly cooked medium-well steak. The knife cut through is like butter and the seasoning was on point! My wife and I also loved the mashed potatoes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence comes at a price
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've tried most of the "famous" beef joints in NYC and like Capital Grille the best. There meat is excellent and perfectly cooked. Although not there for the "sides" - the mashed potatoes are excellent as are the veggies. I found the spinach salad a little sweet whereas I like more acid to cut thru the bacon and hard boiled eggs but the crab meat/shrimp appetizer was excellent. But great steak doesn't come cheap - as my bill proved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could use some improvement
    JohnLee
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've been to Capital Grille at the Chrysler Building for a few years and the past experience has been outstanding. I was there last Wednesday and I have to say that the standard has come down a bit. Our waiter dropped some food on our table cloth and he picked it up and serve on my plate. I believe the table cloth was clean, but still that was not the right thing to do. Our meat was over-cooked/burnt, not the way we ordered as medium. I just would like the management read this and make some improvement to bring the restaurant back to the high level.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just one comment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Over all we loved everything. Just a constructive commend: We wanted to enjoy the restaurant week value. Because we were in a special diet we did not eat bread, not even the tiny bread stick and the dessert. My friend ask for more vegetable instead which we were turned down. I could understand no substitution policy but some times some common sense is necessary.
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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  • AMAZING!
    Kpattiez
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went here for restaurant week and was very pleased by the ambiance and especially the service. Our waiter was VERY attentive and provided excellent menu recommendations and wine pairings. I would absolutely go back to this location in the future! My only negative comment, would be that we had to wait 10 minutes to get seated even though I had made a reservation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    alsbasket
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a large group of 14 people for Summer Restaurant Week and it was amazing. The staff were very nice and everybody had a great time. I order the steak medium rare and it came out perfect. Great restaurant, just have to check it out for yourself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WastingfoodisasinVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Tasted the same as at another restaurant in Wall Street. Too crowded, so service was not right. Ordered the Generous Pour, 7 kinds napa valley wine flight, but got to enjoy only 4 kinds. Sigh.
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  • good dining
    Dfdines
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The Capitol Grille is reliable for their excellent steaks and burgers. I was pleased with the delicious citrus-glazed salmon which met the quality level of the meat. Even though the restaurant was extremely busy, the tables are set far enough apart to be comfortable and not overwhelmed with others' conversations. The service is polite and attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HEIHEIVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Good food but we felt rushed by the waiters. They removed our bread basket without checking with us. They also interrupted our conversations for the purpose of presenting the check on the center of the table while we actually did not even ask for the check yet.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining esperience
    Danthek54
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I went with my girlfriend during NYC restaurant week. We chose this restaurant due to its menu and reputation and we must say that it exceeded our expectations. Hunter, our waiter was courteous, knowledgeable, and very professional. The food was prepared to perfection. And the 7 wine flight was the icing on the cake. I was very happy with our meal and i would recommend this establishment to anyone.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so so
    Grill
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    2days ago , i gone to the restaurant for dine. i ate restaurant week menu ( serloin steak, meshed potato, choco-cake) All i experienced are perfect but steak. I think meat is overdried too much. Iam a bit disappointed.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great, but..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I went there for the restaurant week. it was on Sunday night for dinner. Everything was perfect except for the attitude of a waitress. I might be oversensitive but I felt that she became a little ignoring us after she find out we were going to order restaurant-week menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mahbill
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    everything was delicious; service was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dramatic setting, delicious steak, efficient and caring service.
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  • Disappointed
    Moni
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I invited 2 guests to celebrate their anniv and have eaten at your restaurant in the Wall Street area several times and have ALWAYS enjoyed exceptional meals. This was the first time that we ate at this location, we ordered three medium steaks but two of the sirloins that were served were far from medium and quite dry. When we pointed this out to our server, he told us that even though the outside portion of both steaks were well done, the insides were "pink" indicating that the steaks were cooked "medium" as ordered. We will return to The Capital Grille, but not at this location, since it was not consistent with the food served at the Wall Street area location.
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  • showgalVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We always enjoy our experience at the Capital Grille. Staff is very helpful and pleasant. Food is great. Restaurant Week selections were very generous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate