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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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (50)
Notable Wine List (42)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Romantic (38)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Good for Groups (31)
Bar Seating (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Authentic (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Cozy (10)
Fun (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Seasonal (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Live Sports (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
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·Dined 17 hours ago

Thanksgiving dinner was great here. Hostesses , waitstaff and busboys were outstanding. Coat check woman was less than kind. Food was good, although one apple dessert dish was baked with an apple sticker and it was inside the pie. It happens, I guess.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Service very good

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Great time thanks!

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·Dined 5 days ago

The decor was tacky and the food was extremely hit and miss with only 3 decent dishes one of which was cheesecake which is almost impossible to mess up so does that really count? 90% of the Dinner was packaged to give to the children because it was unpleasant . The pros are decent service and exit candy that’s literally it. The” DRY AGED NY STRIP AU POIVRE WITH COURVOISIER CREAM” is actually good though it you have the misfortune of dining here choose that and by all that is holy don’t order the mess that is the steak tartare. Ultimately do not recommend

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 (Aberdeen)·Dined 5 days ago

Coming come from Scotland we were on the lookout for a great meal and the Capital Grille certainly delivered. Food was extremely good although a little pricey. Service was exceptional. A special mention to our server George Ramirez our server who was attentive, had very good understanding of the menu and delivered outstanding service. Would return.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Usually a great experience but not this time.
We ordered off the pre-theater menu which is a great value. But that was it - I ordered my filet mignon medium and it was medium rare in the middle. I would have sent it back but our waitress completely disappeared after serving us the main meal. I had to get up 3 times and ask for water which we waited for 25 minutes!!!!! My friend ordered her filet medium well and it was too well and dry. The server knew we had a show and never bothered to come back. We asked for our check and desert and. couldn’t even eat or enjoy it because we had to get to our show. What a waste.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

We celebrated my birthday. Food was delicious &
Love the theatre menu. Our waitress Angela Wingrove was amazing!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent as always with special kudos to our waiter quickly corrected a minor issue with with our dessert. The Daily Grille has an fine reputation in our home town of Washington DC and our second dining experience at the New York facility has left us quite pleased.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is consistently good. Wine recommendation was perfect. Wait staff are knowledgeable and pleasant. We had to make a curtain and were able to eat in an unrushed environment. Highly recommend Capital Grille.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Immaculate service, delicious and tender rib eye (ordered the perocorino and Gorgonzola with black truffle), lobster Mac to die and the best apple crostada with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. Everything worth the price and calories! Took special care and thoughtfulness of our special date!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I always find goid service, good food, and good wine. It is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great dining experience.. exceptional service.. 5 Star!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was amazing and consistent with previous visits. The Soy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon was our vegetable side of choice and was superb. Steak was cooked to perfection and fork cut tender. Our waiter Terrelle was very helpful, accommodating and in touch with us throughout our dining experience. Overall a 5 star dinner experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Steak cooked to perfection. Great for a late dinner with someone special.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great meal waitress really very nice and always helpful. will be back

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Made a very last minute reservation and needed to eat quickly to attend a show. I was seated at one of my favorite booths and paired me with Jose, who ably took care of my order. He served my three courses in timely, but never rushed, fashion and I left full and happy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Two couples met for pre-theater dinner. Wait staff responsive to our time schedule,
made good suggestions. All ordered from pre-theater menu---which was a great value option:
appetizer, main , dessert. Filet was grilled to perfection, salad was fresh with tangy dressing, chocolate for dessert. GREAT!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We were seated in a quiet corner where my friends and I could talk. Our waiter, Bill Sheridan, was friendly and attentive. Drinks were served quickly along with the food. We all had steaks which were fabulous.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Angela was very friendly and knowledgable. The table was setup with birthday confetti and a greeting card as I have mentioned in the reservation that it was my brother’s birthday. She was very thorough and made sure that we got everything we need. She even asked if we do have time constraint as we dined during lunch time. We were given a taste of stoli doli drink which we will definitely come back for. Our experience with Angela and the bus boy was fabulous! I hope she’ll be our server the next time we dine.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food here never disappoints. I had a burger, fries, lobster mac and cheese, and the warm chocolate cake. All were delicious.

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 (Yucatán)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excelente restaurant nunca me decepciona la carne es genial y la atencion siempre es de primera.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Capital is amongst our favorite to dine with! Food is always outstanding! Service is attentive and ambiance is appealing! Business class crowds attract a particular clientele and leave you feeling comfortable in your surroundings. Wether it’s a typical weekend dining out experience or a special occasion they’re perfect for all!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A good, solid steak house. Noisy and vibrant but fun. Staff are pleasant and engaging. Oysters excellent. The food is very good but portions are enormous, far too big for the average person. I'm neither slim nor cheap nor against any restaurant's right to make things as they please. I would make a case that the servers should tell people about the portion sizes so they can adjust their orders accordingly. And remember that a martini up can hardly ever be too cold.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was attentive and friendly. We felt very welcome and had a terrific evening!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My companion wanted to come back specifically to have the lobster bisque. She thought it was the best she'd had in a long time and I agreed. Our server, Tim, was very helpful and patient with both of us, but especially when helping me choose a steak. Normally, I am a ribeye person, but Tim mentioned that the bone-in filet mignon special was exceptionally good. I took a really long time deciding, but eventually circled back to the bone-in filet. I was shocked at how good one piece of meat could be. It was life changing and costly, but I will never forget it. Meals like this keep me coming back. Thanks very much to Tim for his patience and great good humor.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great place for a pre-theatre meal, but be aware that you have to ask for the special pre-theatre menu. It's a three course meal for $39 and will save you a lot over normal prices. Fortunately for us, the entrees we wanted (salmon and lamb chops) were among the offerings on this menu, so it was perfect. We ate upstairs and appreciated the lower noise level of this location. Our reservation was at 6 pm and we finished in time to walk around the corner for The Book of Mormon. Food was up to the Capital Grille's usual high standards. Bonnie was a very attentive and helpful server. Two big thumbs up for the whole experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My filet mignon was delicious, cooked perfectly. My husband said the NY strip steak was amazing. The tuna tartare appetizer was delicious. We ordered the brussel sprouts as a side and they were awesome. Love the ambience and the service was friendly and very attentive. We'll definitely be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner. Relaxing, enjoyable, and delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our pre-theater meal was absolutely delicious. We are still talking about it days later. I told them ahead of time it was a special occasion birthday and they had the table decorated festively and brought cheesecake with candles at the end of the meal. So glad we chose Capital Grille for this big birthday celebration !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always great. The pre theater dinner can't be beat. Delicious, plentiful , and for Manhattan a bargain. Good choices, good food, good atmosphere. A great combination.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent environment. Wait staff very attentive. Food was very good. Very enjoyable experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our waiter George was great! Very attentive, presented menu well, next time I will ask for him.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent. Food delicious and friendly and efficient staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our food was poorly done and tasteless. I had the scallops main dish. The scallops were just ok, perhaps a bit overcooked and dry. The risotto was dry and tasteless. The potatoes au gratin were a disaster - dry, tasteless, and with heaps of bacon bits (too much) over them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

So so....
Meat was not thaaat good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great steaks and ambience for business.
A little buy and noisy. Chicken doesn't light a candle to the steak.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Horrible noise, felt like I was in a sports bar, with group next to me literally screaming at each other. I like a good time, but this is supposed to be a fine dining restaurant, not a frat house. Someone who appeared to be a manager was on the floor, but did nothing about it. Service was virtually nonexistent during my meal. When the waiter did finally come by and ask how everything was I told her how disruptive the groups was...she just looked at me and walked away. OK, I guess that’s New York. I’m from Seattle. The Capital Grill there is a first class restaurant. Food was average. All in all, a disappointment.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always a lovely time at Capital Grille, even though we were a tad bit too loud laughing (sorry), we were having fun and our waiter, Anthony was fabulous! They always have professional staff here (at least based on my experiences). Can never go wrong with this restaurant. Ambience is splendid. Plenty options for all dietary preferences. And great for almost any occasion for adults! Definitely one of my favorites!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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