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: (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: 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
346 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (204)notable wine list (153)fit for foodies (132)good for groups (127)romantic (112)great for lunch (87)vibrant bar scene (57)neighborhood gem (51)hot spot (39)late-night find (24)great for brunch (18)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (12)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Good food good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We were taking clients to lunch and the restaurant gave us a nice room upstairs that sat 5 comfortably and we can hear each other talk. The food was good especially the Lobster Mac and Cheese. Good job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up to its reputation
    Mario
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My first time there. I had heard a lot of good things and we were not disappointed. Great steak, very good food in general. Expensive, but it's NY and you eat well...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    AlanKVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    All the food was fresh and very tasty as always! John was extremely helpful and appreciate it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite places to dine.
    Love2dineNYC
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    One our favorite places to dine when staying at the Hilton.The service is great and the food is great as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Steak
    onTheRoad
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Ordered the 10oz rare+ with a good char and received exactly that. We also ordered the brussel sprouts with bacon the they were exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular service.
    Diner1VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Stated simply, the Capital Grille knows how to make patrons feel like they are family. No easy feat in a tough town like New York! The service will blow you away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in New York
    GaryCoVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The crab lobster cakes in a corn relish, the spinach and bacon salad, the creamed spinach, the Chilean sea bass in tomato bisque and the Salmon in mushrooms, tomato and citrus were all fantastic. A superb dining experience. The waiter, Ed Sullivan and his new trainee were extremely knowledgeable, very helpful and non obtrusive. Great service. 5 stars all the way!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    AlmegVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Have eaten at many different Cap Grilles and have never been disappointed. The food they serve is consistently good whether you are in Boston ,NYC, Scottsdale, etc. The management teams do a great job w/ server and kitchen teams to meet high expectations. We highly recommend the Kona crusted or porcini rub steaks. But we have never gone wrong here or elsewhere in this "chain".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely poor service
    Andreas
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Took years to take order, wrong wine offered, no main course order taken, meat slightly overlooked! And to end a perfect sample of lousy service, by the time we left coat check was closed! We tried to get someone to help..no luck, finally we went into the check room and got our coats ourselfs!! Not recommended!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great dinning out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was exceptional... would definatley go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Restaurant Experience Ever!
    pploVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I've been to others Capital Grille locations in NY and Miami and have had very good experience, but the one @ Time Life building was a nightmare!!! The food was not good and the service was a true disappoint!!! Never coming back to that location!!! Not even for free!!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    skier433
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First time at Capital Grille. Ordered off regular menu but they do offer a pre-theatre menu. We both had filet with a gorgonzola sauce in a cabernet reduction. Cooked to perfection. Ended our night with a wonderful cheesecake/berries. Service was excellent. We were lucky enough to be in a small room off of the main dining room. Nice and quiet. Will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Capital Grille always delivers
    kerhuts
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We dine frequently at Capital Grille in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill. Their food is always outstanding and consistent. No matter the location, their Professional Wait Staff is always the best and Lauren was no exception. She went above and beyond for my birthday and pre-theatre dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noodleman
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Our server, Lauren, was efficient, knowledgeable, friendly with a great sense of humor. The food was perfectly prepared - we had steak and sides of parmesan fries and asparagus, all of which I would highly recommend, the wine selection was more than adequate and the desert, while the options were limited, was tasty and fresh. We had asked for a quiet table so we could review our plans for a very important meeting we had the next day and they accommodated us very nicely. They did not rush us or disturb us in any way. My guest was in from London and he has already suggested we return there next time he is in NY!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    AlanKVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    As always the food was awesome...everything. I highly recommend working with Ed Sullivan, as he is very attentive and genuine. The staff here in general are always extremely polite and friendly, and it is appreciated!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightfully Delicious
    JacquesMumphrey27
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We dined here as part of a special weekend in New York, and it was indeed quite special. The restaurant is ideally located if one has plans to attend a Broadway show, which we did. The hostess and coat check woman were very welcoming and helpful. Our server was prompt and knowledgeable about the menu, and had no trouble answering our questions. The restaurant was a little busy for 6:00 in the evening, but I think that simply speaks to their superior food. Everyone at our table had steak and each of them was tender and cooked to order. The mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus were equally delicious and delightful. The complimentary bread was soft and tasty. I feel as though I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    NYCGOMOVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Lovely restaurant for a date night. Ambiance was perfect as was service which complimented the food, wine, and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    Julia811
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Wine was exquisite and steak cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch!!
    AlanKVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    As usual upon entering the restaurant, Jonay Love met me with a smile as usual, very professional. After being seated, Melissa the store Manager, is frankly awesome!! She is very genuine and friendly. I appreciate her very much. I worked with Ed Dullivan, who was on his game! He was extremely nice, efficient and made great recommendation! Alan
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Oiled Machine
    BobDVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The Cap Grill runs like a well oiled machine. Always consistent. Excellent Service, great wine list. Exciting bar scene. Super staff, always helpful and they put the customer first. Bravo to Melissa and the team. Great place for business or social.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Work Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at The Capital Grille - the food & ambiance were perfect for our team dinner...and the service is always good too. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    All Capital Grilles where we have dined have has been good, and we would recommend each. But for the Time Life Building one was the best. Maybe since we reserved table a bit later on Sunday eve, it was quite good for a good conversation. The waiter was very knowledgable, cordial. And, complements to the chef.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance/service...but food..
    Visitor
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great staff and ambiance...Ordered the pepper steak and grilled brussel sprouts. The vegetable were great-astounded when the steak encrusted with 1/2 an inch of uncooked hard black peppercorns. My experience with "pepper steak' sees a gentle dusting of black pepper with soft green peppers taking the lead role in generating the flavour. Little sauce/no green peppercorns- left crunching through bitter black peppercorns encrusting steak like barnacles. The steak was a generous portion cooked exactly to the level I asked...bu tasteless! like eating warm styrofoam. Disappointing-heard great things about the CGl. W give it another try as the staff are good and a lovely dining room but this one was a swing and a miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We will be back again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My family and I really enjoy going to this restaurant. We always get great service, and the food is excellent! This restaurant is one of our favorite places to eat in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak house and more!
    Bentley901
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Second trip here with family members, first time it was a Dad and Daughter dinner. Food and service is fantastic. Introduced my daughter to a special they had, Steak Oscar. Filet mignon with crabmeat, bernaise sauce and asparagus. Have not had anyone make this right in 25 years. Capital Grill hit the mark. Just return with the rest of the family and can't say enough. We will return again and enjoyed everything from the minute we walked in the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Meal
    Denise22
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have wanted to go to the Capital Grille for years - Finally got there last Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. In my reservation request, I noted that it was my wedding anniversary. The restaurant had a special table for us, complete with heart-shaped confetti and a card. If you go to the restaurant between 4 and 7, ask for the special pre-theater menu, it's $39 for a salad, entree and dessert! A wonderful, unadvertised value! The wine list was superb, and was presented on an ipad - which make it very easy to find an outstanding bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing birthday dinner
    rheasueVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have dined at this restaurant at least 20 times. So I chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner. I was disappointed with both the food and our server,Julian P. I ordered my sirloin medium without the kobe rub. IT came out medium rare with the kobe rub. Even the vegetables came out wrong. Julian told me to eat the steamed spinach while I waited for my steak to be cooked correctly. When it finally arrived, it still had the kobe rub which tasted like coffee grinds. I left the steak over. My husband ordered flourless cake for dessert. He was given my birthday plate with a small piece of chocolate cake. No manager ever came to check on us. We usually buy $1500 worth of gift cards but now plan to bring our business elsewhere.
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  • Excellent
    OurFavorite
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It was our first trip to NYC and we chose this restaurant because of their menu choices. We were also celebrating my daughters 17th birthday. They decorated the table, had a card for her and she received a wonderful dessert after dinner. The waitress was new and amazing! She was very helpful with our dinner choices and had many recommendations for things in the area. They have a theater menu that is reasonably priced and has great choices! Amazing restaurant. We will eat here again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Alexander
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    If you are close to Rock Center do yourself a favor and stop in The Capital Grille in the Time Life Building for lunch or dinner. I ordered the porterhouse steak and it was simply amazing. Perfectly delivered and the service was excellent. The place rivals the best steakhouses in Manhattan- you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food but reservation not good
    lauraVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Although we had a reservation, we had to wait 25 minutes for a lunchtime table as the restaurant was overbooked. The food was great, but we had to rush through our meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food good service
    jkkyVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I highly recommend this restaurant. The food is wonderful and the staff is accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic & reliable
    SRadjyVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Capital Grille is one of those places where everything is reliably tasty. The brussel sprout salad had bacon bits in it which I didn't expect but made all the difference, and the salmon was great with the sides of mashed potatoes and grilled mushrooms. They have a nifty ipad app for wines and cocktails, too! Given the quality and classic style, I would say this is a perfect spot for business lunch/dinners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foody1
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    A very good steak restaurant in a town that has a lot of excellent steak houses. Atmosphere, service and diversity of menu help keep Capital Grill in the mix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than "Capital" experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went to Cap Grille Midtown at 6:45 pm for the pre-theater menu. Understandably, it was very busy. But that doesn't excuse the poor service and inattention to detail that plagued our meal from the very beginning. Example of minor problem: the waiter asked if my boyfriend wanted olives in his cosmo (??); major problems: my mother never got the drink she ordered, despite asking for it twice and then it still showed up on the bill; 4 of our steaks were well done, when we asked for med and med-rare; sides came out 15 mins after steaks. Overall, the staff just seemed uninterested. We had several drinks but passed on more b/c we just couldn't track down the waiter. Very disappointing, as this dinner was to celebrate my birthday.
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  • Great experience
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Love the pre theater menu. Delicious lamb chops! Excellent server, Samantha, enhanced the dining experience. Many interesting cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I ordered from the bar lunch menu.
    angie
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I had the crab and lobster burger and the parmagean and truffle fries. The fries were horrible and the burger wad just ok. I've had better. I was really disappointed but my martini was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal and waitstaff - as usual
    ScOuT
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    CG continues to be one of my favorite midtown restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Cas9VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This restaurant has a wonderful kitchen. Everything is delicious! However, the most notable thing about this restaurant is that it remains one of the rare establishments that hasn't forgotten the mean of good service. Don't miss being pampered here while enjoying delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Lobster Mac and Cheese dish was absolutely the blast and one of the dishes that customers keep coming back to the same place. French onion soup stand out among the other soups. Our Steak on the bone was amazing, delicious, cooked appropriately to the temperature requested, portions were little too much so there were no more room for desert. One of my friends ordered Back Bass special of the day, but it was overcooked and little over salted. It was nice experience to choose my wine not from the wine list, but scroll through iPad icons, nice move. Service was warm and attentive. I'm looking forward to come back and recommend this restaurant to my friends.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    Lowrider10
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Good, convenient spot for lunch that is decently priced. My business clients were cold though and the temp never adjusted. Waiter knew his stuff and was professional but could have not interrupted me mid-sentence. Overall good experience at a place I go a few times a month.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.