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The Capital Grille - NY – Time Life Building
The Capital Grille - NY – Time Life Building
  • Address:
    120 West 51st Street, Time Life Bldg.
    New York, NY 10020
    Neighborhood:
    Midtown West
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: $50 and over

The Capital Grille - NY – Time Life Building Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.capitalgrille.com
  • Phone: (212) 246-0154
  • 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: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Already a big fan of Capital Grille; this location went right to the bottom of my list. Our waiter was fantastic and food was what is to be expected. Front of the house is the problem; even when calling me to confirm the reservation, the woman was quite curt; we had to wait for our table, although not that long, it was past our reservation time and no apologies offered. No smiles. Not courteous at all. And called me by my last name first, 2 times, quite loudly though we were standing right in front of her the entire time with no one else waiting, this all in front of 4 of our clients. If you're going to cater to biz professionals; please make sure to train your staff on how to be the same."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I had a wonderful experience and enjoyed excellent food."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I've been to all 3 capital grille locations and service each time was phenomenal. Very friendly and knowledgeable!!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Celebrated Family weekend. The food and service was superb! The staff went above and beyond to ensure our dinner was perfect. We sat at a round table, which was perfect for our party of 9 to chat and enjoy one another. Top notch restaurant. Looking forward to coming back soon."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Steak was as good as expected. My kid thought the truffle fries and lobster mac n cheese were good. I loved the coconut cream pie."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed the place. Quiet, relaxed, nice atmosphere. Service was good, friendly and not snobbish like some other high end restaurants in NY. They have boots and tables and there is space in between so you don't have to get friendly with nobody else but your party. Food was very good. My filet mignon was one of the best I had. The only warning would be the price: we had 2 soups (cup), one filet, one salmon, on side which we shared, 2 beers, 2 cafés, and one desert we shared, and we got a check of 165$ before the tip. This is very steep in my book. Will we go again? I said no but my wife said yes, so we probably will."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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.)."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Simply perfection in terms of both food and service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the dinner with our friends. The wine list is great as well"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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"
    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!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Maybe the best for steak! Recomended! Great atendant and estruture too"
    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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great for a special dinner. Well done steak a bit over done but great taste. Service was excellent"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Mozzarella was unacceptable - tasteless, tough, dry - just awful. Smoked Salmon very salty, and much too fragnant (fishy)"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Excellent all around. Gabe's service at the was terrific!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Consistent on al evaluation items but a subtle difference among sites. We keep returning for items we really like and very courteous service.e"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The service was outstanding from when we arrived and were seated to the meals. Great location for business."
    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"
    Dined on 6/26/2014