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The Capital Grille

201 N. Tryon St. (5th St.) Send to Phone
704-348-1400 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Charlotte's wheeler-dealer power players congregate at this uptown chain steakhouse that has a country club atmosphere.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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The Capital Grille, Charlotte, NC

The Capital Grille Restaurant Review

: Meeting for meat, post-work cocktails and business lunches and dinners, Charlotte's power brokers find themselves very much at home at this upscale chain that has a member’s only, private club atmosphere. Lots of wood paneling, white tablecloths, glass and crystal help craft the right feel. Begin with the popular pan-fried calamari with hot cherry peppers; steak tartare with truffled deviled egg is an inventive take on a classic. Seafood also gets its due among the starters beyond the calamari, with shrimp and oysters playing starring roles. Meat lovers go for the often massive dry-aged steaks; however, there’s something for everyone, including the double-cut lamb chops, lobster, swordfish with lemon-shallot relish, tuna and citrus-glazed salmon. Sides are equally appealing: spinach; truffle fries; lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and more. Among desserts we suggest the coconut cream pie. The 400-plus-bottle wine list impresses with its breadth and depth of varietals and geography, but prices can be staggering. On the lighter side, a bar menu offers some tempting tidbits. Service is professional.


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