The Capital Grille - NY – Time Life Building

4.7
3496 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
You are cordially invited to be wined, dined, and dazzled at The Capital Grille. Enjoy nationally renowned steaks — dry aged and hand-cut on premises by the restaurant's own butchers — the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated by The Capital Grille's Sommelier, featuring more than 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in the comfortable, sophisticated dining room, or host a flawless event in a private dining room appointed with a full complement of state-of-the-art media technology.

Join us for Wagyu & Wine in the lounge, now through November 18, to experience a pairing 633 years in the making.

* If you are making a reservation from outside of the U.S., please email newyorktimelife@tcgdine.com
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 246-0154
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Menard
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Two garages available for parking.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 36 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event. Our event planning staff has the experience and materials to work with.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We invite you to make our dining room yours on Thanksgiving Day. Alongside our full dinner menu, we'll be offering our Executive Chef's take on Thanksgiving favorites.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 3496 People Are Saying
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BM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was fine - for the price there are much better options. Service was acceptable, nothing memorable about it. I’m disappointed we spent the money we did here opposed to going somewhere else where I think we would have had a much better experience. We were celebrating our ten year anniversary here and they did acknowledge that, especially with a comped dessert (was probably the best part of the meal, which says something about the rest of the meal).

My biggest complaint would be the lack of food options for our younger children. My 8 yr old son was excited to have steak, but when I asked for steak tips or similar from the kids menu the waiter’s response was like I had asked for a rare flower or exotic Amazonian bird! Isn’t this a steakhouse? He offered a petit filet instead, which we took begrudgingly knowing how expensive an option that would be, for a ‘children’s menu item’. They brought out the filet already cut into strips, and it was fine (not good, just fine). In hindsight I’m realizing that they probably served us somebody else’s rejected steak and charged me the full price on it. Pretty smart on their behalf but it stinks to leave feeling like you’ve been deceived.

It’s too bad, could be great, but chooses to be average instead.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and great atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was excellent

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A
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular. Service stellar. Asked for a private room and it was fabulous. Greatly appreciated. Over all a first rate experience.

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and we received such a nice note congratulating us upon our arrival. Our server was wonderful.

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite NYC restaurant. Food was all excellent and the quantity was VERY GENEROUS. Definitely a pricey restaurant but you get a lot for the money. I had, the best and goat cheese salad, filet and lobster tails with soy glazed Brussels sports. Absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time to this restaurant, and the service and quality of the meal were excellent. Not good, but EXCELLENT. It was a surprise birthday luncheon for my husband, and he enjoyed himself so much that he fell asleep in the cab on the way back home! He left nothing on the plate. I've been there for dinner with friends and so thoroughly enjoyed my meal that I was looking for any excuse to return. My husband is talking about returning for dinner as well. Absolutely the best!!!

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p
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

When we come into NYC for a few days of R & R, the first night we always go for dinner at The Capital Grille, on west 51st street. We enjoy the food and the ambiance. I just wish they would add a bit of change to the pre theater dinner at $39, which is very well priced.

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JM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. It was my daughter’s 13th birthday and staff made her feel special. Food was fantastic. Service was professional. Highly recommend.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service AGELA W was very attentive and professional. Food was very good. I'll definitely come back. Steak was cooked to perfection appetizers and sides are amazing ,full of taste .

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RJ
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here a few times and this time we brought 2 people that have never been here before and they loved it...

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L
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was good, but the server who was training someone rushed us along and stopped by the table too many times that it was annoying after a while.

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S
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an excellent meal when we come here. The prixfix dinner is a great deal. Our meals were so good & the service was too. They always get us out in time for our show at the theatre.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porterhouse steak - T bone and rib eye (txuleta) incredible!

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KN
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing as always! The food was cooked to perfection.

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AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks were amazing and service superb. Highly recommend.

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SS
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent pre-theater meal at The Capital Grille. The service was top notch and the food was excellent. The pre-theater mean was a great deal. I'll be going back next time in NYC.

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t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were a large group - business dinner. Everything was wonderful. Everyone was able to eat the way they liked, and everything was delicious!

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came in for the lunchtime wagyu burger and glass of wine special. Food and wine were great!

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OC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Well situated close to the Time Square.
Most important: excellent and very well cooked meat.

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LH
Los Angeles
167 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Billy was most attentive and cordial. Capital Grill is always consistent with the best steaks ever.

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KA
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service provided by our server Nick, a perfect experience in overall

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i
Western NC
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!! When we go to Capitol Grill we always 1/2 everything. Salad, steak and sides. They are always great about it. Fabulous meal.
Men’s room was deplorable!!

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SO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SECOND TIME THERE AND LOVE IT. THE WAITERS ARE ALWAYS SO NICE AND PROFESSIONAL

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NE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite!! The best of everything in NYC! Fabulous steaks, great professional service!
If you want to be treated like an honored guest, look no further, this is the place!

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t
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have had in a long time! Service was excellent. Ambiance was awesome. Can’t go wrong.

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OD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this Capital Grille location. I eat here often and always provide a 5 star rating. I've hosted larger parties in the past. Management is gracious and willing to accommodate the needs of individuals. The staff, service and quality of food, is always consistent.

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GM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE ARE FREQUENT VISTORS TO A CAPTIAL GRILLE ANY WHERE IN THE U.S. THIS ONE IS OUR FAVORITE AND WE GO TO IT EVERYTIME WE ARE IN THE CITY. THIS TIME WE WERE IN THE BIG APPLE TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY. THERE WAS SIX OF US AND EVERYONE’S FOOD WAS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. THE PORCINI RUBBED BONE IN RIBEYE MEDIUM RARE PLUS WAS TO DIE FOR. THREE OF US ENJOYED THAT. FITZ WILLIAMS FROM HOUSTON WAS OUR SERVER AND JUST A DELIGHTFUL YOUNG MAN WHO DID AN EXCELLENT JOB. THEY ALSO DECORATED THE TABLE WITH CONFETTI AND PROVIDED A CARD THAT WAS HAND WRITTN. A REAL NICE TOUCH.

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ES
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner at Capital Grille. We arrived early and mom wanted a drink at the bar. We ended up having dinner at the bar because of the amazing bartender, Gabe. He not only provided great service but also great company and conversation. All of the food is excellent and they have a great theatre menu. Would definitely recommend. Thanks Gabe!

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C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capital Grill never fails to deliver, and this time was no different. Excellent service, food and wine list. Steaks cooked to perfect temperature.

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DD
Philadelphia
177 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks lobster and tuna made our special dinner with good friends even more memorable coconut cream pie is worth every calorie as is the cheesecake. Exceptional service too

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EA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food as always
Looking forward to our next trip to nyc so we have dinner chez vous

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MV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in the door the experience was 5 star. Our server Stephanie was friendly and informative, the specialty martini was soooo good. Have not enjoyed a meal to this extent in a long time. If you believe in “you get what you pay for” Capital Grille is the place to dine.

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ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful service and delicious food! The ambiance was perfect for our special night! We look forward to returning in the near future and recommending this Restaurant to our friends and family.

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SO
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal here on the last night of our first ever trip to nyc, we’ll we back to nyc and The Capital Grille 😉

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our best NYC meals! I recommend the sliced filet; cheesecake with fruit is delicious too.

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U
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Loud after work gathering spot not good for a quite dinner. Food overpriced, swordfish at $48 should have been served hot not warm going to cool. Waitress seemed to forget us. Not a great experience.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Mediocre overpriced food, and bad baked potato - how do you do a bad baked potato? By serving day-old baked potatoes.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere are outstanding!! I love it and have dinner at Capital Grille whenever I am near one!!!!

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DF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We come here everytime we see a show in NYC. Our server Bryan was awesome and he made everything perfect. I would have given the food my normal 5 stars but the steak was not perfect this time but still pretty darn good. Love going here and we are always treated well even if we eat off the Theatre Menu. See you again soon.

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