Capital Grille, Stamford CT

Capital Grille is a high end steak house with locations across America. Anyone who knows me or has read through this site, knows my favorite steakhouse is Primehouse in NYC so its taken me quite a while to finally make my way over to Capital Grille. When I wanted the steak house experience, I would just go to Primehouse. A special birthday for my brother in law prompted this most recent trip to Capital Grille and I’m happy to say that although it wasn’t my Primehouse, it was fantastic!

Capital Grille in Stamford offers the standard luxuries of valet service and coat check. The bar was what you expect from a steakhouse; Dark walls, leather chairs, excellent service and overpriced cocktails! The staff was all quite friendly and when we arrived at the table, the had a birthday card waiting for the guest of honor and confetti on the table for the special occasion. None of which I knew about when I phoned ahead to request a piece of birthday cake be brought to the table. I thought it was a lovely touch and I appreciated the extra efforts they went to to make the dinner special.

Dinner was fantastic. I don’t even know where to start.There were 6 of us and almost everyone got something different so I was able to see a wide variety of the menu. Amongst the items I tried, my two favorite items were the Wagyu Beef Carpaccio appetizer and the side of creamed spinach, which was quite possibly the best I have ever had. I ordered the simple Filet Mignon to see how well they could cook a basic piece of meat and they nailed a perfect medium rare.

I was a little disappointed that the dry aged beef is only aged for 14 days. It is aged in house, but 14 days is not impressive for a steak house of that calibur. Once you’ve had a 65 day aged porterhouse, 14 days just seems laughable. They can do better, and should, for the what they charge for it.

Capital Grille participates in restaurant week and it makes it a very affordable way to check out an otherwise pricy evening. We did not realize it was restaurant week when we made the reservations and of the 6 of us who dined here this evening, I was the only one who opted for the restaurant week menu and I have absolutely no regrets. It was a no brainer for me. The cost per person was $30.11 and I will absolutely be going back next year to take part in this incredible deal again. (The filet alone would have been $40 off the al la carte menu so this was an incredible deal.)

Capital Grille Restaurant Week Menu

  • Field greens, spring vegetables with shallot Champagne vinaigrette
  • Caesar salad
  • Clam chowder
  • Filet mignon 8 oz
  • Morel mushroom crusted tournedos with red wine sauce
  • 14 oz bone-in Kona crusted dry aged sirloin with shallot butter
  • Seared citrus glazed salmon
  • Sam’s mashed potatoes
  • Fresh creamed spinach
  • Classic Crème brulée
  • Flourless chocolate espresso cake
  • Handcrafted ice cream (Choice of Vanilla and Chocolate)
  • Chef’s seasonal fruit sorbet

I very much enjoyed our experience at Capital Grille, Stamford from start to finish and will be happy to go back.

http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/Locations/Stamford/main.asp