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About The Capital Grille - NY – Time Life Building

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.

Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere.

* If you are making a reservation from outside of the U.S., please email newyorktimelife@tcgdine.com

120 West 51st Street, Time Life Bldg.
New York, NY 10020
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 246-0154

Website:
http://www.capitalgrille.com/

Parking Details:
Two garages available for parking.

Executive Chef:
Peter Menard

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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.

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.

The Capital Grille - NY – Time Life Building Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Pre/post Theatre (62)
Good for a Date (60)
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Business Meals (57)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Romantic (45)
Notable Wine List (39)
Good for Groups (36)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Cozy (29)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Authentic (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Casual (13)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Seasonal (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
People Watching (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Service was outstanding. Steak was cooked perfectly / flavorful and tender.

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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Rib-eye is better than the porterhouse , but the porterhouse at Gallagher’s is still the best !!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was wonderful. George took great care of us, visiting without being intrusive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Our 2nd time to Capital Grill; first time in Garden City, Long Island. I give that location a slightly higher review than the 51st St. NYC location. Seated in one of the quiet rooms rather than the main salon on Valentine's evening, it was quiet & we could hear ourselves talk. I prefer the main dining area to feel connected but is good to know you offer quiet dining areas. Our sirloin steaks were cooked as requested & we enjoyed the truffle fries. The spinach w/garlic & oil was a bit too oily & hardly had a garlic taste. The same dish in Garden City was scrumptious with large chunks of garlic in it & less oil. Waitress was just attentive enough. All in all a good dining experience & city location a plus.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

We booked a reservation for Valentine's Day via Open Table and were seated fairly quickly. Our table was upstairs in a small alcove where we were seated at a four top that could only seat 2 - very awkwardly located. Service was friendly but a bit slow. My tea sat empty for a good portion of the meal. The waiter clearing my salad noticed that I hadn't eaten it and inquired about whether or not I enjoyed it (I didn't, because of a bad piece of citrus) and kindly removed it from our bill. My husband enjoyed his salad and steak. The au gratin potatoes were tasty. I ordered the tenderloin and lobster tails - cooked to order and nicely flavored. Overall it was an okay meal, but the experience didn't match the bill. $$$$

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful restaurant !
Wonderful waitress Angela Wingrove!
Always a pleasure to dine there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was just lovely. The front desk staff and the wait staff were wonderful. Food was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance. I enjoyed my waiter as he was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner during restaurant week! Cesar salad, clam chowder, filet mignon all excellent! Very nice wine by the glass selection. Will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Had the best salmon i’ve ever had here! Highly recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food and service. The greeter seated as right away even though we were early for our reservation. The waiter was very attentive and we didn't need to wave him if we needed something. I definitely recommend this place for a date or any occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I picked this restaurant for two reasons, the proximity to the theater that we were seeing a show after dinner and for their participation in NYC's restaurant week. I am so incredibly happy that I did! The food was amazing, the ambiance sublime and the waitstaff was superb. Our hostess was so accommodating when we asked if we could be seated in another area as the original table was next to a huge party and we were a little bit cramped. Our server was wonderful and immediately asked if we had time constraints and had us out before our specified time and yet we didn't feel the least bit rushed. The restaurant week menu had amazing choices and it was not a problem that I ordered from it but my husband ordered off the regular menu (I've experienced other places where that would have not been allowed). The food was incredible! My filet mignon was cooked to perfection and was so tender I could have sliced it with a butter knife. The mashed potato side was out of this world! My husband had a filet mignon also and although I ordered mine medium and he ordered his well done, they both came out exactly as we had requested. I'm looking forward to returning and trying some of the other entrees that were on the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant. It never fails and serves exceptional food and service. We recommend it to everyone. A gem in mid-town.

Tags: Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Spicy, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great experience with our waitress Bonnie. We came during restaurant week and we're also celebrating an anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised by the complimentary champagne toast and cheesecake dessert at the end! The food was delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I liked that the Time-Life location had a bar/lounge area for more informal dining. However, I found the noise level and the service annoying.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I have dined at this Capital Grille location for the past 3 years. Whether it is for restaurant week or celebrating a major milestone like getting a new job or after we got married, we always had a very enjoyable dining experience and service. That was until this past Thursday February 8th. We had a waiter by the name of Edward S. Edward's service was sub par to say the least. My wife and I both decided to order from the Restaurant week menu. Whether there was a correlation or not, Edward's service was terrible the entire time. After taking our initial drink and meal order he NEVER came back to check up on us. The only thing he asked us was if we wanted coffee/tea and this was AFTER we had already finished our dessert. It then took another 15 minutes for him to bring us our check and process our payment. We are very dissatisfied with our trip to Capital Grille this time and Edward S.'s service was way below the standard we are used to from Capital Grille.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent service and food was great! Thanks. I will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We went before the theater and were lucky enough to go during restaurant week. We had a great experience and the food and drinks were delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Beautiful, comfortable, rustic even lodge-like dining, lunch or dinner. Great service, great atmosphere, good food, attentive staff from start to finish!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food and service very disappointing. This is not on the same level as the classic New York steakhouses.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

The Kona steak was by far the best steak I have ever had.

Our waitress was very kind and knew her menu and made great recommendations.

It was my wife birthday and she went out of her way to make her feel special

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great restaurant week lunch service. Excellent food. Great service.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Went during restaurant week. Value was good. Service excellent. Without the discounted 3 course, I would have sent my steak back. Not much flavor and a little overdone. Not what Im used to at Capital Grill.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

The fillet mignon was perfect, washed down with an excellent and affordable Malbec.
This is NY restaurant week, so it was a bargain, relatively speaking.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Although there is construction outside, the interior is a lovely oasis beautifully decorated with an energetic atmosphere. The Restaurant Week lunch was better than expected,...excellent soups i.e. New England clam chowder and lobster bisque ($5 extra) for which the efficient waiter offered sherry as an extra making this soup exceptional. Dry aged sirloin and citrus glazed salmon entrees were scrumptious and generously portioned. Will definitely be back during non-restaurant weeks!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were seated in a back room that felt like a back room, food was as expected, service wad fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server was very attentive. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly to our specifications. The room was crowded but not loud. All in all, a wonderful evening. Expensive but worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great! Server was not that informative about the drinks or menu and didn’t bring out our bread till we asked for I️t but the food was great so that compensated.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week. Amazing deal and experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I came here with a group for restaurant week. We had the salads, caesar salad and wedge, tenderloin, bone-in strip, and creme brulee with the mashed potatoes and green beans. Everything was delicious. Definitely recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We went during Restaurant week after reading many reviews confirming the Capital Grill treats Restaurant Week people well. This is very true. The RW menu was presented with the regular menu and our wait person recommended items on the $42 three course RW menu. The food was great as was the outstanding service. They told us they have a $39 pre-theater menu 7 nights a week before 7 pm which is a bargain.

We will go back many times as we enjoyed our dinner. Even the wine list is reasonably priced for NYC.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Nice. Food was great. Service was also all expected. Very nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Steak was not cooked as described and requested. Very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and service, and good for friends to catch up after work hours.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Perfection! The service is impeccable (right down to being offered a black napkin since I was wearing black pants!) and friendly. The food was cooked to perfection. We happened to be there during restaurant week and our favorites (NY Strip and filet mignon) were on the restaurant week menu, so we had an amazing dinner for $42/person.

The steaks were cooked to perfection. The mashed potatoes are probably the best I've ever had. Salads were crisp and not drenched in dressing. Excellent selection of wines, as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We went for restaurant week! The food and the drinks were all amazing!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Atmosphere and service excellent. I had 8oz filet which was good but I’ve had better. My wife had NY strip which was perfect. Also Sam’s mashed potatoes were fantastic!

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 1, 2018

It was a very special dinner on our annual NYC trip. Wonderful food. Quiet restaurant. Great service. Really nice leisurely, special lunch.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great time and menu for restaurant week!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Came for restaurant week dinner before seeing a show, and we were not disappointed! The food was superb and the service was impeccable. The drinks were really great too! Will definitely be making my way back here for dinner in the future!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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