I had the unfortunate experience of going to The Capital Grille on Sat July 14th 2007. Everything started out well enough, save for the fact you could not hear a conversation at your table if your life depended on it. But, once salads were served things took a real turn for the worst. Just after salads arrived, a member of our party started getting dripped on by the air conditioning unit. This was brought to the attention of the waiter and moments later another waiter appeared with a mop handle with a kitchen apron tied to it. The waiter used this ingenious tool to wipe the vent. Ten minutes later the drips returned, not the waiter, the water. Fourty five minutes had passed and dinners were nowhere to be seen. Once dinner arrived, two steaks were promply returned to the kitchen. One steak was cooked but cold, the other not cooked to order. The steaks were returned to the table by two men in suits, who must have been some level of management, I'm guessing at that. Their apologies were as lifeless and as uninspired as the decor of the establishment. I will give those two kudos for being the most pretentious in the room though. If this is someones idea of fine dining, they need their head examined. To pay that kind of money, for that kind of service and treatment is a sin. The owners and management and chefs should be wearing bags on their heads in shame. Appetizers and drinks were okay, the dinner was nothing special and there were better steaks to be found at Arby's. ""The Capital ill"", as I have come to call it, is over the top on hype and lacking in real substance,brains, and integrity.
Pros: Bartenders know how to pour a drink.
Cons: They can't cook a steak to save their life. Parking in non exsistant on weekends.