As soon as you step into The Capital Grille, the experience is one of comfortable elegance. African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers give 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 really is our sole desire that everything, so we mean everything, that arrives at the table at The Capital Grille delights you. To that end, we use only the finest, freshest ingredients, masterfully prepared in recipes designed to engage all of your senses.
The Thing That Makes Our Steaks Extraordinary – Long before our steaks fulfill the Capital Grill Menu, they 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 most definitely worth the cost.
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 mention a gallery of our own most noteworthy features.
Washington DC – A stately building worth our nation’s capital, using a stunning view down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol Building itself.
Downtown Chicago – An exceptionally 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 unique location a spectacular look at the famous Las Vegas Strip.
NYC Chrysler – The Trylon Towers, developed by the late, renowned contemporary architect Philip Johnson, certainly are a dramatic addition to the Chrysler Building, and house to The Capital Grille. The gleaming, seven-story glass and steel pyramid is unlike anything in Manhattan, and just about 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 view of an impressive spire (developed by Wright himself), dedicated to the famous architect.
NYC Wall Street – In the historic Equitable Building, what was after a mighty bank vault has become the highly coveted Calloway Room – an excellent setting to get a private meeting or celebration.
The original 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 an ongoing recession. Grace envisioned the restaurant being favored by business and political elite, and proved to be accurate. Seven years after opening, the first location pulled in over $4 million in annual sales.
Underneath 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 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 on changed its name to RARE Hospitality International, Inc. Based on the Washington Business Journal, the chain was acquired by Darden Restaurants as a “a part of a $1.19 billion acquisition of RARE Hospitality in 2007.