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 21, 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
  • steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I love my steak and capital grill is a great place for a premium steak. Great service and wine list is also a plus.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    if you are going to see a broadway show, the capital grille on 51 street is a good place to dining before the show, the food is excellent. make sure you ask for theatre manu, because the price is about half of the regular.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always very enjoyable!
    Cas9VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This restaurant rarely disappoints, which is why we keep coming back. The service was exceptional as was the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    PabloVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Capital Grille is always good. Excellent steaks, great sides, good service. A favorite steakhouse. Only but is that it is totally predictable. How about changing the menu once a decade? How about Home fries. How about seasonal salads. CG seems stuck.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    kyledrink
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Overall, it was a great experience. Also, great location in proximity to Time Square. We walked to Broadway in less than 10 minutes.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 40th birthday
    40thGNO
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    When we made the reservation we noted that it was a 40th birthday party dinner. From the moment we arrived they made the evening special. There were sparkles on the table and a birthday card! The food was fabulous and well paced. The server was friendly but not obtrusive. At the end of dinner we were brought the most delicious cheesecake with a candle. A great way to start an evening out!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fantastic Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We took advantage of the wonderful pre-theater menu at the Capital Grille. The food was perfectly prepared and our server, Ed Sullivan ( brought back memories ) was as outstanding as the food. The restaurant's wine list has offerings to satisfy all preferences. The capital Grille and staff provided us with a memorable evening during our visit to New York City
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • More to do
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If the managers are going to walk around and talk with different groups and tables, I suggest they do it with ALL of the tables. Those not visited might take offense in being neglected.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Waitress
    Laura
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been to this restaurant before, and although the food is very good and the location is perfect for a pre-theatre dinner, the service this time was terrible. Our waitress was surly and not at all friendly or helpful. When I asked if there was a price fixed menu, she looked annoyed and took about 10 minutes to bring it to us. When our friend ordered his 2nd martini, and she was shaking the drink by our table, she lost control of the shaker, the top hit my water glass, and ice water was spilled all over the table and our friend. We tried to make light of this accident, but the waitress never even apologized for her mistake. Her bad attitude ruined our very expensive dinner. I will go somewhere else next time I go to the theatre.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great everything!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I love this restaurant! Is always consistently excellent! I get the price fix pre-theater menu which is a great bargain! We had a wonderful waiter named Ed who is so accommodating to special needs. Perfect lamb chops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing considering the price
    Sebastian
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It seemed ridiculous to be in New York and not eat steak one night. So choosing a 4* recommendation ought to have been a safe choice. Unfortunately this restaurant doesn't seem to know how to do a pepper steak cooked blue. Both surfaces were thickly coated in an oddly unspicy ground pepper mix. Unfortunately this combined with an insufficiently hot pan meant the surfaces failed to caramelise and the meat tasted of almost nothing. Rest of meal ok and wine list good. But steak is supposed to be the place's raison d'etre!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Experience
    HuntGar
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I know the Capital Grille is a very nice place and it was my wife and I's first visit to a Capital Grille. We have always dined at Ruth's Chris. We decided to try Capital Grille. The service was not at all what we expected. Our waitress never came back to ask about our food, which was way undercooked, took a long time to be served, and the restaurant was empty. Our waitress walked DIRECTLY past us 5 times without looking or saying anything. My wife and I just sort of laughed it off, made the most of it, ate about a quarter of the dinner, a Filet and a Rib eye, and left. I was very disappointed in the service and the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable dining
    Cas9VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Capitol Grille rarely disappoints. This time was mostly on par with our other visits. The food was delicious as always. Our server this time was a bit abrupt, which is atypical. Usually stellar service complements excellent food. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy this restaurant if you are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar meal - even better service
    RichVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed our latest visit to the Time Life location that we prefer to the one in Paramus, NJ. My Kona steak was cooked to perfection. And we both enjoyed the Generous Pour event, hosted by our server Hannah, who was absolutely wonderful. We had several conversations with her during the evening, to the point where she confessed that I looked just like her boyfriend's dad (and she had the picture to prove it). This Capital Grille location never fails to shine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Birthday
    BOB87
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. Our waitress was excellent. My husband enjoyed his 87th birthday with all the special birthday touches that they provide. We had the Pre theater dinner. It was an excellent value with very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Lunch Done Right
    lalaVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Service and portions were just right. Lamb cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Full Service Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had dinner at the bar and Mike the bartender was amazing. He is a treasure and a true professional!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leland
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went for the pre/fixed menu for the theatre and it was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    caroleecarolie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I went for restaurant week and everything was great. The steaks we ordered were cooked to perfection and all sides, salads, and desserts were wonderful. The service was great, out to help you in any way with a big smile. The manager even stopped by every table to see if all was ok. The perfect pour deal was a little sub par...I found all the wines they offered in the tasting a little too sweet. However the waiter was very knowledgeable and was prompt in bringing over the next wine I requested. Great experience, would recommend 100%
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I usually ignore "restaurant week" menus because they tend to contain the least interesting dishes. But the $38 menu at Capital Grille is a great deal. We each had the caesar salad to start, then I had the 8 oz filet mignon and my companion ordered the NY steak. The steaks were delicious and cooked perfectly. The $38 menu included dessert. We combined this deal with the "generous pour" and for an additional $25 each we were able to sample 3 white wines and at least 4 reds. A great meal at a great price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food quality was off
    Crafty2121
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Usually, a fabulous meal and great service. Although our requests were met. We had a great, attentive waiter. However, the food quality was off. Thought it was just me since I have dietary restrictions, but both of my family members felt the same way. On the positive side, had a great table, desserts were delicious and service was great! The Paramus, NJ location has far superior food quality in our opinion. But NYC is still a nice place to experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Anniversary
    jojo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Made reservations for 3 per opentable to Capital Grille and mentioned it was our anniversary. We were greeted very friendly even though we were an 1/2 hour early, said our table would be ready shortly. When we got to the table there was confetti and a card wishing us a Happy Anniversary. At the end of the meal they brought out a special dessert and 3 glasses of champagne. Service was impeccable food delicious, an outstanding experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WastingfoodisasinVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was the fifth time to dine at Capital Grille during NYC RW 2014 Summer and to enjoyed the Generous Pour, 7 variety flights of California wine. Ambience was as good as one near Wall Street. Service was the best among three in manhattan.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Capital Grille
    DannieT
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I always enjoy going to capital grille. Lunchtime was no different as it was my first time. Too much to eat at once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical Steakhouse
    EdNYC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Space looks like a typical steakhouse, dark wood paneling with added fake deer heads to the décor. My low rating has to do with the poor service. Not only was it slow, but they managed to mix up all the steaks and their degree of cooking. Took us a while to figure and sort it out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very pleasant evening
    OutToDine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The service is truly excellent. They did everything they could to make this a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good restaurant week meal but...
    IenjoyeatingoutVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I lunched at Capital Grill with 3 friends taking advantage of a nice Restaurant Week menu. The restaurant is very nicely decorated, and the food was very good, as expected (I have eaten here a couple of times before). We were however very disappointed with our waitress. While not rude, she was very curt and seemed unhappy to be serving a restaurant week table. Her demeanor perked up a bit about the time we asked for the check. This is different than my past experiences dining here. I will return but will ask for a different table if I am seated in her section.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gabe the bartender is amazing!
    alibaby7
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Had a reservation for 6 in the restaurant, and was persuaded by Gabe to stay in the bar area and have our dinner there. It was amazing food, as usual, and superb service! Such a nice man, and wonderful bartender. Will definitely be coming back soon!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded Expectations
    Madison
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We enjoyed a restaurant week dinner, and the "generous pour" wine pairing with friends - The hostess was efficient and friendly, our waiter (Jimmy) was excellent, all of the meals were perfect . . . We will be back -
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT!!
    Bella4VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was cooked to perfection!! The steak and lobster tail were delicious -- melted in your mouth!! Service was great!! Would highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre theatre dinner
    Foodie47
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our group had a delightful experience the other night. Pre-theatre menu, as well as the restaurant week menu, had excellent value. I had the kona sirloin and it was a delicious piece of meat:cooked exactly as requested and buttery soft. The menu choices were substantial and two in our party couldn't finish their steaks, not the usual problem with a pre-theater menu. Service was perfect and we are not easily pleased. Looking forward to our return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Consistent Gem
    ConsistentVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Always great whether it is lunch, dinner, restaurant week or at the bar bites. Waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and very professional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great food, great wine. Will be sure to come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good service.
    Daina
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    웨이터도 친절하였고 전체적인 분위기가 너무좋았어요. 그리고 그릴도 맛있지만 식전빵이 정말맛있어요. 그리고 디저트도 대박추천합니다.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    GcarlVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Came for dinner with friends during Restaurant Week, and had a great experience. Some restaurants do not exactly put their best foot forward for these special dining experiences (smaller portions, less than great service, etx.) Not Capital Grill. The food was very good and the portions were the same as the regular menu. The service was outstanding; our waitperson was congenial and very attentive, making sure we were having a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SERVICE, AMBIENCE AND FOOD!
    FAITH
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was a delightful evening. The service was impeccable. Our waiter graciously offered to split our selections, to allow us to sample the Restaurant Week menu! The juicy medium rare and rare steaks were perfectly cooked and well seasoned. The mashed buttery potatoes were extremely good, and the string beans were fresh and crunchy. The chowder was loaded with a variety of seafood, but was a bit watery and lacked spice. After such a sumptous main course, we may have been too stuffed to truly enjoy the cheese cake, which was a bit too sweet, or the chocolate cake, which was a tad dry. The lighting and banque seating at the Capital Grill is sultry and sophisticated! A new all around favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing time
    alishaVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Loved our server he will be the reason i return back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    Emanuelle
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I don't need to say anything more. If you would recommend this restaurant to your friends and family, they will appreciate you so much. It's really wonderful place to use for the special occasion, you will be proud of choosing this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible food and service
    Mediocritybeware
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The entire meal was mediocre and disappointing. I ordered a cocktail which clearly contained a sparse pour of vodka. The Caesar salad was littered with brown romaine lettuce. The filet was delicious - should you expect anything less from such a prestigious steakhouse?! Oddly, no freshly ground pepper was offered during the meal. The cheesecake had a distinct fuel taste and looked as though someone had attempted to caramelize it like a creme brûlée. I have frequented the Boston location but will now think twice after this meal at their NYC location.
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  • Fantastic American restaurant
    UESfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous pre-theatre dinner at Capital Grille. The restaurant is spacious with high ceilings and beautiful décor. The tables were spaced far enough apart so that noise didn't carry over from our neighbors. The wait-staff was friendly, professional and extremely helpful. We loved each of our selections. The Caesar salad and field green salads were light and refreshing. The steak was superb and the flourless chocolate espresso cake and crème brulee were exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate