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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

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Pre/post Theatre (52)
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Business Meals (48)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
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Good for Birthdays (37)
Romantic (37)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Good for Groups (27)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Cozy (15)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Casual (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food and service very good but prices seem to have gone up quite a bit since my last visit there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I dropped in for a late dinner. For such a snowy night, the place was packed and I was seated in a good location for solo dining. My server, Tim Flaherty, helped me decide what to order. I started with the always great crabmeat cocktail and a glass of sancerre, followed by a Gorgonzola-topped strip steak, which was incredibly juicy and flavorful, accompanied with sautéed spinach. I had a glass of tempranillo to complete the course. I finished with a double shot cappuccino and enjoyed it all. Another great meal at my favorite mid-town restaurant. Many thanks to Tim and the rest of the team for taking care of me.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, People Watching, Seasonal, Fun, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Poor service from the check in, table selection and server. I don’t recommend going there.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Had a reservation @8:45 pm when we got there they said they were running a little bit behind. So we waitied around for another 30 mins and we still haven’t been seated. We couldn’t wait anymore so we left to eat at the restaurant up the street

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 (Bristol)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful evening here on our first night in New York. The staff were amazing ( Angela in particular,) and the food was delicious. A fantastic night, to start the trip of a lifetime off. Definitely would recommend for a special occassion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

The Capital Grille was absolutely delicious! Our ribeye and filet mignon were cooked to perfection! Our waitress Princess was very knowledgeable of everything on the menu and guided us through a great dining experience to complete our night! We will be back next time we're in town!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We checked in and waiting by the bar but it was too crowded. We ended at the Wine Bar across the street. When we got back we where seated promptly. Our waiter Terrell was great, super friendly but not annoying. He suggested a great wine to go with our meal. The food was awesome. Will definetly go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our delicious steaks that were cooked to perfection! Everything we ordered was fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

The service we had was excellent and our waitress was magnificent

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quick Bite
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place for lunch. Waiter was excellent. Steak just right, medium rare!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Savannah)·Dined 5 days ago

Angela our server was amazing. I highly recommend her anytime

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely amazing food! Worth the price in every way! Romantic ambiance = check, Ray food

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

Steak overcooked. Waiting for about 30 mins even with the reservation. Waiter was not attentive.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Capital Grille is always a good choice in the major cities; chose this one for a place to eat before seeing a play on Broadway (at the Gershwin Theater). Location was great, service was fast and good. Food was good, accompanied by a good house wine. The kitchen is open and the constant traffic in and out was a little distracting. We couldn't get over the noise though...didn't remember the Pittsburgh Grille being so noisy.

Overall a good evening. Definitely recommend the restaurant, especially if the dinner is part of theater night. Might ask for a more secluded table next time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent! Ambiance lovely. Service was good - our only concern was we ordered an appetizer which never came.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

form the time we arrived to the time we left we were greeted with a smile, everyone very friendly. we were brought to the table, the wait staff was wonderful. We enjoyed very much our meal from the appetizers to the main meal. Not the first time here and we will be back if when in New York City. we came down to see the Rockets Christmas Show. Family tradition.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing menu with huge range of options. Could eat here for a month without eating the same thing.
Service was excellent. Prompt, attentive, friendly.
Food quality was 10/10 as was presentation.
Highly recommend this gem.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Evening out before a play. Tim was an excellent waiter; he was attentive and knowledgeable. He also provided us good recommendations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Outrageous delicious Our server was Princess. Great job great service. Best porterhouse and mashed potatoes ever.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

As expected, our waiter made our birthday celebration another memorable evening making sure that we got the little extras thrown in like the birthday card, sprinkles and birthday cake and candle which were all complementary. Not to mention, how much we enjoyed our delicious dinner that we always look forward to at Capital Grille.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Overall excellent. The steaks were great. The choices and quality of salads and sides were also great. And all reasonably priced.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food. service was slow and somwtimws non existent. seemed a problemwith too few employees.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Capitol Grill never disappoints. Steaks are excellent and perfectly cooked. The salmon was also very good. The wine selection is fantastic as well. Love the dining room and the bar area. Service is always very good. We make sure to dine at Capitol Grill on every visit to NYC.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service. Both men’s and women’s restrooms trashy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous meal as always at Capital. Ribeye and Filet were cooked perfectly. Salad were excellent. Would not order the au gratin potatoes again, garlic was over powering. We sat at the bar and received great service from Fabiola. Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was great as well as the service

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

If you are a larger party, make sure you do not get the round table right past the hostess stand on the left. The outer seats are in the middle of the walkway and staff and patrons cannot get around the chairs/people easily.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place for a good cocktail, steak or fish.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always good service & food. You can't go wrong especially for theatre goers.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Pleasant dinner close to everything in midtown Manhattan. A block from radio city and just a few blocks from most of the theater district.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing service, food selection, ambiance and variety! Everything was spectacular!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

One of the finest steaks. Great crab cakes. Lobster Mac was so so. Would definitely go again.

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

We always enjoy the Capital Grille. The pre-theater special is a terrific value for a terrific steak. Same steak later is significantly more expensive. Wine list is very big and includes all price points.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Capital Grille being known for their steaks lived up to their reputation! We ate here for a pre theater dinner that was fantastic. Service was excellent as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had Angela as our order person she was WONDERFUL what an asset to your staff look forward to our next dinner with you and will be asking for Angela.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Groups, People Watching
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This place is always a sure thing. I have never been disappointed in the last ten plus years. I’ve likely had very item off this menu over the years and walk in each location knowing that this place has a great manager and a great staff that knows how to handle its business. Will be back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have been to many Capital Grills around the US. We went for Thanksgiving and the food was horrible, everything was served cold and tasteless. Also, the service was terrible, we felt rushed and not attended to. Paying the amount of money at this restaurant we expect excellent service and food, we were very disappointed.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

sadly we did not get our table at our confirmed reservation time. overbooked holiday, most likely. our server was stressed to the max. many little negatives, but the food was as expected - very good taste and value.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was outstanding.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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