As soon as you step into The Capital Grille, the experience is one of comfortable elegance. African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers offer a warm, stately setting for the nationally renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines. With service as gracious as it is attentive, we look forward to impressing you.
Menu Philosophy – Exceptional Ingredients, Artfully Prepared. It is our sole desire that everything, so we mean everything, that arrives at your table at The Capital Grille delights you. To that particular end, we only use the finest, freshest ingredients, masterfully prepared in recipes designed to engage your senses.
What Makes Our Steaks Extraordinary – Long before our steaks satisfy the Capital Grill, these are meticulously dry aged on premises for over 18 days to attain incomparable flavor and texture. Then, each is hand-carved by our in-house butchers to exacting standards. An intensive process, but we’re confident you’ll agree it is actually definitely worthwhile.
While every Capital Grille restaurant is carefully designed to create an environment of refined sophistication, a lot of our locations display unique specifics of which our company is particularly proud. From historic architecture to exceptional finishing touches, allow us to express a gallery of our most noteworthy features.
Washington DC – A stately building deserving of our nation’s capital, having a stunning view down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol Building itself.
Downtown Chicago – A remarkably grand entrance, located just one block from Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile shopping district.
Las Vegas – Modern angles and floor-to-ceiling glass give this excellent location a spectacular take a look at the famous Vegas Strip.
NYC Chrysler – The Trylon Towers, designed by the late, renowned contemporary architect Philip Johnson, are a dramatic accessory for the Chrysler Building, and the place to find The Capital Grille. The gleaming, seven-story glass and steel pyramid is unlike anything in Manhattan, and probably the most unique dining settings anywhere.
Scottsdale – The building’s design was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, and guests dining on the outdoor patio enjoy a take a look at a magnificent spire (created by Wright himself), dedicated to the famous architect.
NYC Wall Street – Within the historic Equitable Building, that which was after a mighty bank vault is now the highly coveted Calloway Room – an excellent setting for any private meeting or celebration.
The initial Capital Grille was founded by Ned Grace, in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1990. The opening was curious for a number of reasons: the upscale steakhouse contrasted with all the then-rundown downtown part of Providence, and the opening occurred amidst a continuous recession. Grace envisioned the restaurant being popular with business and political elite, and turned out to be accurate. Seven years after opening, the initial location pulled in over $4 million in annual sales.
Under the leadership of Grace’s Bugaboo Creek Steak House Inc. (the name of Grace’s other chain), the chain expanded to several major markets. By 1996, The Capital Grille had locations in Washington, D.C. and Boston. In 1997, aided by way of a $20 million credit dhocys from two banks, it expanded with four more locations. Bugaboo Creek Steak House Inc. went public in 1994, and later changed its name to RARE Hospitality International, Inc. According to The Washington Business Journal, the chain was acquired by Darden Restaurants being a “part of a $1.19 billion acquisition of RARE Hospitality in 2007.