An impromptu meetup to celebrate a girlfriends wedding anniversary presented another opportunity for me to visit The Capital Grille located at Citycentre. This fine dining restaurant, known for its dry-aged hand-carved steaks is the perfect setting for any kind of celebration.
I arrived a little early so waited for my girlfriends in the spacious and extremely well-stocked bar. The televisions built into the bar offered a distraction for me and the very attentive barman was a precursor to the wonderful service you get at The Capital Grille. The bar opens to a covered patio area that looked quite tempting but a table had already been booked in the main dining room for our group. While this is a fine dining establishment I did notice a lady enjoying a drink and snacks on the patio dressed in gym clothes so I guess the dress code can still be fairly relaxed.
The attention to detail is wonderful at this restaurant. One of my girlfriends had made the reservation for lunch and had told the restaurant that we would be celebrating something special. Arriving at our table, we noticed the pretty decorations that had been sprinkled over the table cloth. A lovely extra touch that made us all feel special.
Our friendly server brought over an iPad to show us the large selection of cocktails on offer. Too many great sounding options and I do love a good cocktail. I can’t recollect what we ordered, but I do remember that one sip told me that it was delicious and plenty full of alcohol!
It was difficult to decide what to eat after looking at so many great options on the menu. We ordered the fried lobster while we continued to chat and discuss our possible selections. I’m not sure this dish is even on the menu but one of my girlfriends eats at The Capital Grille quite regularly so seems to have an inside track. The lobster came with two dips; a butter based and a creamy sauce. This is a great sharing dish with huge chunks of lobster in a crispy but light and certainly not greasy batter.
We finally decided to share a couple of the salads as we wanted to keep our meal quite light. The seared salmon salad came with a chunky mixture of avocado, mango, and tomatoes that had been tossed in a champagne vinaigrette (USD 18). The Capital Grille Cobb Salad came with sliced tenderloin with a mustard dressing (USD 20). Portions were not large but both dishes tasted so fresh and full of flavor.
We decided to conclude our meal with a cappuccino but as a beautiful finishing touch our server brought over a congratulatory dessert plate to complete our celebrations.
I would recommend this restaurant if you enjoy receiving first class service that makes you feel pampered and special. Prices reflect the ‘fine-dining’ tag that this restaurant receives as our very light meal for 3 was over $200. And if the idea of fine dining is a little daunting, then you might enjoy reading these pointers from the folks at Listverse.
Address: 840 W Sam Houston Parkway N, suite 100, Houston
Phone: 713 463 5051
Hours: Mon-Fri – Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 5pm-10pm, Lounge hours 11am-10pm
Sun Dinner 4pm-9pm, Lounge 4pm-9pm
Sat Dinner 5pm-11pm, Lounge 5pm-11pm
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