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The Capital Grille

633 N. St. Clair St. (Ontario St.) Send to Phone
312-337-9400 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Manly steak chain made inroads in Chicago thanks to its marbled, upper-cut Prime steaks.
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The Capital Grille Restaurant Review

: Portraits of important Chicagoans grace the wood-trimmed walls of this masculine, classic steakhouse where dry-aged Prime beef takes center stage. Meals can begin with chilled caviar or flash-fried calamari with hot cherry peppers and garlicky butter, but we’re partial to the filler-light lobster and crab cakes with --- the clincher --- sweet corn relish on the side. Among entrées, a hands-down winner is the coffee-crusted sirloin with sweet and savory, caramelized shallot butter. Grilled swordfish jardinière is an equally satisfying alternative, blanketed in lemon-butter sauce. Then there’s the cedar-planked salmon with tomato relish, which walks the line between smoky and fresh. Sides are generous; the over-the-top, panko-dusted lobster mac ‘n’ cheese is not to be missed. The notable wine list is extensive with more than 400 bottles to choose from, and the desserts --- think chocolate hazelnut cake --- are steakhouse-indulgent. Also located at 5340 N. River Rd., Rosemont, 847-671-8125; and 87 Yorktown Ctr., Lombard, 630-627-9800.

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