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The Capital Grille Restaurant Review: Clubby, masculine Capital Grille is adorned with portraits of historically significant Atlanta businesspeople, Napoleon crossing the Alps, a copy of a George Washington portrait, and other traditionally styled paintings gracing the stylish dining room. From the comfortable banquettes, patrons view the tops of Buckhead's business buildings. Warm dark woods, black leather, and moderate lighting create warmth. Music is pulsating, but table conversation is still easily maintained. Dry-aged beef is the focus, with traditional presentations, such as peppercorn and Cognac sauce. Portions are huge---14 to 22 ounces at dinner and eight to ten ounces at lunch---so you'll have something to take home, no doubt. Half a roasted chicken is the meal deal. There's also seafood, including a tempting fresh grilled salmon on spätzle with mustard sauce. Side dishes are ample for three to four persons, with the roasted mushrooms and the creamed spinach being best bets. The wine list ranges widely, with significant strength in Meritage red and Bordeaux, but lovers of Rhône wines and Italian reds won't go unfulfilled. Nifty half-bottle options favor the solo diner, while large bottles beg for group celebrations.