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“The Capital does grilled meat and seafood like no other”

The Capital by Water Library
Ranked #6,936 of 11,164 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$45
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Sathorn
Description: The first grill and bar in the Water Library portfolio, The Capital by Water Library is a quaint steakhouse-cum-seafood restaurant. It offers quality meat selection from around the world, daily delivered seafood, and an eclectic range of wines, martinis, and craft beers. Expect classic meat cuts as well as lesser-known beef from Italy, Germany and France - all grilled on a special mix of Japanese Binchotan white charcoal and U.S. Hickory wood for that perfect temperature and flavor. The Capital by Water Library is undoubtedly an ideal choice for fish and meat aficionados, set in the 1930s financial-institution themed decors with opulent glossy monochrome marble flooring and striking circular vault doors.
Reviewed 15 July 2015

On our last night hanging out in Bangkok with friends, we made plans to try out The Capital as recommended by one of our friends who only had the greatest things to say about the food and service in this restaurant. It was a Saturday night and the building where the restaurant's located was almost deserted. Except for a few, we had the place almost to ourselves - which was more than a welcome change as we've already spent much time moving through an ocean of people out in the streets, the malls, etc in the last 7 days that we were in Bangkok. Anyway, here are my thoughts about The Capital:

1. Classy interior
2. Amazing service - We got our orders (there were six of us at the table that night) all at the same time. Restaurant staff were very attentive and no faux pas at all with our orders
3. AMAZING Food! I was the only one who didn't order steak, only because I don't eat beef, but I got the Tasmanian Salmon which was great and the cut was pretty sizeable, I couldn't even finish the whole portion. The sides were divine as well! My favourites were the spinach and rosti. My husband and friends all swear by the steak they ordered.
4. Good selection of wine/cocktails and the price quite reasonable
5. Mouth-watering desserts - Apple tart and banoffee cake are both certified knockouts

All in all, wonderful dining experience at The Capital. Highly recommended!

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Oliver K, General Manager at The Capital by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2015

Dear mrsvickyaltaie,

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Your comment means a lot to us and will encourage our team to always keep the service up to standard, even when the restaurant may be half empty. I will make sure to forward your kind words about the food to Chef Sebastian.

Thank you again and we hope to see you back soon.

Best regards,

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Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Water library's new branch/brand offers affordable luxury. I went for dinner with friends here 3 months ago and have been back twice. The food is great, possibly the best in this area for its price. The bonus is owners are exceptionally kind. They offered to throw a fundraising party for our project Socialgiver after hearing about it. I would recommend this restaurant for a business lunch/dinner or for with a group of friends.

2  Thank Boom W
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Oliver K, General Manager at The Capital by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2015

Dear Khun Boom,

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are honored to be a part of Social Giver and give back to the society. I will pass your feedback to our chefs and member of staff. I'm sure they will be thrilled to hear.

Hope to see you at The Capital by Water Library again soon!

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Reviewed 13 June 2015

Thinking of burger and was near The Capital so we popped by. Wagyu burger here is excellent: juicy, flavourful, and tender. Very nice burger indeed.

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Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Finally tried something other than my usual Japanese grass fed striploin. Had the German 230g grass fed tenderloin, and it was excellent. Had a few obligatory gimlets as well.

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Reviewed 22 May 2015

A number of new steak houses have been added to the culinary scene in Bangkok. The Capital on Sathorn being the latest addition. What a pleasant surprise, Great menu, fabulous cocktails and the most friendly staff you wish for. We had the 750 gram porterhouse with Dutch Oysters to start recommended by chef Sebastian, it was a treat! The Calvados cocktail prepared by Mirko and a fine Red Wine from Napa valley made us stay beyond the normal closing hour! For price point, probably the best choice in town! Congrats!

4  Thank 1gazza2
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Oliver K, General Manager at The Capital by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2015

Dear 1gazza2,

Thank you so much for an amazing review. Our team is thrilled to hear that you had such a good experience at The Capital by Water Library. We look forward to see you again very soon!

Cheers.

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