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The Capital Grille

155 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5608
+1 212-953-2000
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
155 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We’d booked online and then when I printed off all the bits to take with us for our weekend break, realised that we had booked for the Time Life building restaurant... Panic... this was for our wedding anniversary and we were staying half a block...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here for my Birthday. The staff were excellent from the start. We had a drink at the bar and then we were shown to our table which had been decorated for my birthday and I had a card from the restaurant. (Lovely touch)...More

Thank Faye83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has great food and service and is a short walk to Grand Central Terminal. Very good for business lunches, however the prices are high and there is not a "lunch special." The coconut cream pie is out of this world and a must...More

Thank MitchellW102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here and I just wanted say what a great service team you have in Mark and Matt, I always loath going out for a work dinner with 15+ people and the restaurant gives us 1 server to handle everything . It was obvious...More

Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Capital Grille after seeing a Broadway show and even though it was 11:00pm and they close at midnight during the week, we received excellent service. We were seated immediately and greeted by name by our server, Steve. The meal was delicious...More

Thank JYS109
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service, delicious & generous portions! Very personable, friendly & attentive staff! Our waiter, John Silva was wonderful, as was Alex Hayes, the Manager! We had our 2nd Anniversary Dinner here as well! We'll definitely be back next year!

Thank Neal C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with some business colleagues and although this is a big steak place and I am a vegetarian, I found some light choices. The potato soup was delicious and perfect for a blustery day. I also had a nice salad which was fresh and...More

Thank 7Linda67
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Capital Grille never disappoints. They had a card and table ready and waiting for my husband. The Stoli Doli was on point as well. They were able to cook one steak at two different temperatures, medium rare for me and well for him! Never hurts...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

My husband loves coming to this restaurant because it is an outstanding place to eat. The service is impeccable. The attentiveness to detail is exquisite. The food is top notch the drinks are incredible. There’s isn’t anything that you can’t order on the menu that...More

Thank Alynn28
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Following our last visit, which did not hit, the high notes of previous visits, we recently returned to The Capital and we were again delighted with the food and service. The restaurant manager, Alex, made a special effort to welcome us back and really looked...More

Thank M B
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and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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11 July 2017|
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Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
I went into the restaurant bar to hide from the rain I was dressed in t shirt shorts and trainers. I was asked if if wanted to eat so I thought why not. When led into the restaurant I felt distinctly underdressed! Nobody... More
12 November 2016|
Response from fussyflora | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know if the Capitol Grill is open on thanksgiving - you could check their website which may state opening times or just call and ask. Their are menus displayed on their website. Hope this helps you.
29 September 2016|
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Response from The-Elimor10 | Reviewed this property |
I meant the price for each person
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5608
    (Between Lexington & Third Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: Grand Central Terminal: 4, 5, 6, 7 & S subways. Metro-North Railroad. Buses: M1, M2, M3, M4, M42, M98, M101, M 102, M104.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-953-2000
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.

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