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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

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (64)
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Good for a Date (49)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Romantic (39)
Notable Wine List (37)
Good for Groups (28)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Great for Lunch (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Cozy (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Comfort Food (14)
Authentic (12)
Fun (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Seasonal (10)
Casual (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
People Watching (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined a day ago

It was great! The only negative was my husband did not like his entree . He ordered the roasted chicken.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The service was very attentive and he was aware we wanted to be out to catch a show. The food was prepared just the way it was ordered. The price fix menu for pre theater was amazing!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

26 Wedding Anniversary. The staff treated us like royalty. The table was in a private (against the wall) area of the main dining room so we felt like we had a private room. The table was sprinkled with little multi-colored hearts and there was an anniversary card waiting for us from the staff. The steaks were perfectly done to order and they presented us with a individual cheesecake to share. It was perfect.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Steak was cooked perfectly, the au gratin potatoes were delicious and the asparagus was excellent!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

As always this place makes you feel welcome. I was able to run in people that work there that I haven't seen for a while. Gabe, Jeremy, Michael the bartendars ROCK! Melissa Trumbell is so genuine and is a class act. This place rocks!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Service was EXCELLENT and food was so good!! Would definitely recommend

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Muy seca la carne. Mal servicio

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our server Ronnie was excellent and made our meal memorable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Cheshire)·Dined on January 1, 2018

What a great place to have our New Year’s Eve meal. Our server Tim was great & was very attentive and informative

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Muy buen trato

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Absolutely brilliant meal, we travelled from London for my girlfriend's birthday and left a note with the restaurant. On arrival they wished her happy birthday, the table was decorated and they had left a birthday card.
We had fantastic suggestions from our waitress Angela on what to eat and she was spot on (the porterhouse) and even got a free birthday dessert.
Thanks to for a fantastic and tasty meal.
We will definitely be going back next time we're in New York

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our holiday city trip. Steve &I travel to the city to see a show, holiday tree and Macy windows. This is an annual trip for us.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and service!!!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful experience! The service was outstanding, the food was prepared expeditiously and cooked to perfection!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I can not say enough about this place! Everything was excellent. I just indicated that we were celebrating a birthday on my open table reservation and they went above and beyond to make my son’s birthday experience a memorable one. Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions.

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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This restaurant even though quite large gives off the feel of a more intimate dining experience, the staff are very friendly, polite and helpful.
Because of traffic congestion we were late for our booking, not a problem, we were going to Radio City straight after and needed our food quicker than we would have liked, not a problem.
The food was beautiful, we had lobster and crab cakes to share, there was lovely pieces of lobster and crab meat in each cake.
We both had steaks, my husband had the Filet Mignon, cooked to perfection, I had the NY Strip, what a beautifully cooked piece of steak and so very tasty. We had sides of mashed potato, so velvety and asparagus.
Next time we are NYC we will be going again but will spend more time enjoying the whole ambience and experience.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent steakhouse. Much more like a traditional NYC STEAKHOUSE than a chain. We all had steak, and they were perfect. Cocktails were well made, the service was excellent. Prices were high, but no higher than any good steakhouse in NYC.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 27, 2017

While the food is excellent, the service is slow and I have found the staff unattentive. They are also very slow to seat you upon arrival, waiting 15-20 minutes in an empty restaurant to set a table with a reservation.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The best steak ever, excelent service, beautiful decor

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It is an enjoyable experience to have! The location is great. The food is tasty! And the space is spacious!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Todo perfecto!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

A pergect place for Christmas eve dinner.
Quiet place, outstanding Crew. Dinner was perfect, as I recommend the “Dry au Poivre”.

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 (London)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Celebrated Christmas Eve here. Very nice restaurant. The food was delicious. On the expensive side with a fillet steak costing $50 and sides extra but good for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent as usual. Delicious food--steak cooked to perfection. The bread (oh my!) and excellent wines.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was good but service was somewhat lacking this time around.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Overall great night. Service was great and food was wonderful. Not inexpensive, but worth it if you can.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always good service and food. That is why we always eat here when we come into the city.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

I enjoy the sirloin steak with roasted asparagus. The cook the steak perfect it was soft and tasty.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I’ve been visiting for lunch every few weeks but today’s experience was not enjoyable.
Something changes, first time the calamari was chewy and the rib eye steak sandwich was tough ( only ate half the sandwich)
We mentioned this to the waiter and asked if they changed chefs since the quality has definitely changed.
Also the fries was not hot as well.

Please look into this.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Disappointed that the steak ordered as very well done came back pink. It was very clear that the waiter took the right order but apparently did not check before bringing the steak out. This delayed the other 2 people from eating their meals which were prepared correctly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very good food. We enjoyed this restraunt a lot and will definitely be back again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Was great as usual

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Bone-in filet- ‘nuff said

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The meal and ambience were great however we had multiple servers and it was a bit confusing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We visit fairly often; this time for son's birthday. First time we indicated a birthday (although we've been there for it every year for past few years). They were gracious and provided extras for the occasion. There was one small flaw this time. My wife's (medium) steak was slightly under cooked and my three (medium) lamb chops were each done to a different degree - one rather medium rare, one medium and the other towards medium well. However, the food was still very tasty and we did not make an issue of this. I believe, based on overall experience with restaurant, they would have remedied this on request.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We had an excellent experience while visiting The Capital Grille in NYC. Everything from beginning to end was perfect! Our server Sarah was very helpful and friendly, and our apps/meals were delicious. Best filet I've ever had!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

This restaurant has consistently excellent food and service. You can count on it being a wonderful experience every time.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We made a reservation for 7:45. We arrived early at 7:30. Our table wasn't ready, so we went into the bar area to have a drink. Then at 7:45 they called us over. We were seated in an awful area. It was next to the kitchen and the wait staff's area for their use. We asked for another table. They gave us a booth. I think they should do away with the original table given as it was a horrible spot for anyone.
After we were seated, the waitress "Bonnie" was delightful. She checked in with us several times during our dinner. Great waitress!
It was a dinner for my daughter and myself. We chose to each have a blue cheese wedge salad. It was delicious and quite filling. Then we shared a tenderloin steak (filet mignon) and two lobster tails. The lobster tails were a bit over done but still tasty. The tenderloin was cooked perfectly. We ordered a side of asparagus, and that too was perfectly cooked. We were both so full that we actually left a small piece of filet and some asparagus. These meals are quite large. For two woman visiting New York, I would highly recommend sharing a dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

As always the food is never a disappointment. However, we were disappointed in both having to wait a 1/2 hour after our reservation time to be seated and the less than mediocre waiter service

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