In a previous post I described a truely disappointing meal at the Capital Grille and a dialogue ensued with their very aware and service oriented management. I promised to return to give the restaurant another chance, and they certainly improved the complete evening!
First off – the waiter and the barman were great. They had great humor, knew when to leave us alone, and were kind enough to give us tips that were reflective of their own tastes and not just what was popular or expensive.
We shared a nice half-bottle of wine, had a fine set of appetizers and each enjoyed two great pieces of steak. The winner of the entire meal though was the French Onion Soup (btw you can get it in a CUP size and not just the huge bowl).
There was no annoying “wait” (you know…when you arrive on time for a reservation and they ask you to “wait” at the bar and then magically have a table for you once your a drink down), and the room was quite nice.
I would advise wearing a jacket – despite some of the slobs that were allowed to dine in jeans and polos, it is a nice restaurant and you should dress to the occassion.
Bottom line: Enjoy the restaurant, and have a cup of Onion Soup-> awesome.