Thursday, March 15, 2007
Capital Grille - A Capital C for Class
This restaurant really exemplifies what it means to be a classy, upscale chain. I have been here many times and every time I go I am more than pleased. If you see my list below it is actually my #1 top upscale chain which really is a huge honor.
I need to thank my cousin for introducing me to this place. I think if it was not for him I would have been intimidated to even walk inside. The place oozes power especially the one in Washington D.C. My family went there for his 21st birthday and his graduation - good choice. I heard the one in Boston is a big hangout for the Yankees when they are in town. I probably should have went and tried to meet Jeter but really who am I fooling, he would have ignored me and I would have been crushed. I bet Melky would be really nice to me though. I have also been to the one in NY. I feel that one does not get the crowd it deserves. I should probably support it more and take clients there or something, perhaps. A great memory I have of the NY one is walking past with my friends after a Yankee - Red Sox game and saying oh that is my favorite restaurant let's go. Well we did and we all feasted on steaks, lobster and shrimp. Kind of made those Yankee Stadium hot dogs not so delicious anymore. Oh and we got free dessert because we were all wearing matching Yankees shirts and the manager thought it was funny. That was really cool. We also got to try on a Red Sox World Series ring (gross) because some lame Sox trainer was there or something and I guess you get a ring for being a trainer, who knew?
OK so let me now tell you what my favorite things at this restaurant are. First, I love their Stoli Doli martini. It is essentially a pineapple martini - very strong and very good! I also really love the bread they serve before the meal, especially the raisin bread (mommy loves it too). Of the steaks they serve I think my favorites are the Filet Mignon and Kona Crusted Sirloin with Caramelized Shallot Butter -hmmm delicious. For dessert you must get the Creme Brulee. The first and best Creme Brulee I ever tried was here. It is heaven on earth! My cousin ordered it on his birthday- wowzers! I later found out that he ordered it because Julia Roberts ate it in My Best Friends Wedding - makes me love it even more now!
All in all, if you are looking for a great dinner this is definitely a place to go.