In no way am I complaining that it's over-priced, believe me it's definitely worth every penny! (but if it was a bit more economical I'd become a regular!)
The experience I'm writing about was my first visit, and let me just say: I'm hooked!
I was introduced to this place by a family friend.
To start, we ordered the Lobster Bisque (which I've dreamed about ever since. Yes, it is that good.) My friend started with the Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil, and Balsamic Vinegar salad. Wow! For the entrees, I had the Lamb rib chops and my friend, the Delmonico steak. We ordered two side dishes to share, the Lobster Mac 'n Cheese and the Mashed Potatoes. The word "amazing" doesn't cover it.
We ate, and ate, and ate and neither one of us was able to finish their entree nor sides. We were so full, we didn't even think about dessert (and that's a first!).
Their wine list features over 300 wines from all over the world. Talk about variety...a wine connoisseur's dream.
The service was as as wonderful as the food. The servers there are truly professionals.
I am counting down the days until I can return. Hopefully it'll be soon.
Poor service; average food. I live in Michigan & dine frequently at the local Capital Grille. I've received nothing but excellent service/food. Purchased a gift certificate for my father living in south Florida for the Sunrise location. Based on our discussion following his experience, I'm embarassed that I purchased him the gift certificate. The service was substandard! The bread was hard/cold. The salads were soggy. Individual wines were ordered. Unfortunately, the glasses were less than a quarter full. The filet was good,as was the salmon. Still, far from what I would expect for a two-person, $180.00 bill. Not sure if this is due to the seasonal travelers/diners in south Florida. Sounds like the philosophy is a bit different at this Capital Grille, compared to the one in my neighborhood here in Michigan. Couldn't help but notice that I don't see a positive review of this place since 2007. I think somebody forgot that they are in the service industry. Good luck attracting repeat customers!
Award-winning steaks and first class service make for a four-star dining experience..
Richness and warmth radiate from the plush leather seating and mahogany trim. Whether patrons prefer the filet mignon or a 24-ounce porterhouse, the dry-aged beef is guaranteed to please and is the cornerstone of a menu that also features hand-cut chops and fresh seafood. With hundreds of selections, the wine list is also impressive.
Biggest disapppointment, our special weekend was ruined. First thing we noticed as we walk in is the lack of walking space between tables. It was a mission to get to our designated table. The people behind us had to move up so we could sit down. It was claustrophobic, noisy, no privacy, my wife and I could not speak because the conversation in the table next to us was too close to ignore. We started with their signature ''calamari'' which was served less than 60 sec. after we ordered it. The menu describes the calamari as "pan fried and sauteed in garlic butter.'' Our calamari was heavily breaded & extremely soggy. We could not eat it. We told the waiter & he said, "I'm sorry you didn't like it," and took it away. We dine out very often & know exactly what a pan-fried-sauteed-food is supposed to look & taste like. We also ordered a French Onion Soup which came just as fast. The top cheese was burned and the soup itself was lukewarm with an ok taste. For dinner my wife had the Chef's suggestion of Pork Chops. It was one big chop, but since it was breaded, she didn't realize that half was ''fat'' until she took a bite. I had a NY Strip which was very good, but plate presentation is nothing like on Capital's website. The steak was simply thrown in the plate with not even a piece of parsley for color. A side of steamed broccoli came separately & it looked like everything but, steamed broccoli. Small pieces of overcooked broccoli were mixed together in what looked like 1lb of seaweed. We had a $53 bottle of Pouilly Fuisse which we served ourselves twice. Nothing about this place made us feel special, there was absolutely no attention to detail, we felt practically invisible & our waiter was very rushed, he would only come to our table when we called him. If you want to spend big bucks on a great steak meal (our total bill was $180) and really have a memorable experience, go somewhere else. We feel so bad that we can't undo that awful experience which for us was supposed to be such a special weekend.
Over the top service meets excellent, straight-forward cuisine. I went to the Capital Grille with some friends for dinner, and was blown away by the attention to detail. Our server used my friend's name throughout the entire meal; I felt like we were part of some kind of "in-crowd". You have to try the calamari; our server suggested it as their signature appetizer, and while they have a full list of interesting cocktails, as well as a more than adequate wine list, ask for the Captain's Wine List if you're in the mood to drink something a little more off of the beaten path. The service makes you feel very special; it's no wonder the place was packed even now in the middle of summer. Someone already wrote this, but the best way to dine is to just sit back and let your server tell you what you should be eating. During the summer, the the wait for reservations and the wait to sit is not nearly as long as it is during the rest of the year, but make reservations anyhow, if anything just to be addressed by name during your experience!
best steaks and specials in florida. we frequent the capital grille twice a week, the steaks are aged perfectly and the specials that the chef prepares are truly amazing, we go there especially for their specials, kudos to the chef, the capital grille is very lucky to have a chef like that. the servive we get at the capital grille is perfect , no other restaurant in south florida is even comparable in this category. you must try the stoli doli , what a great drink, also try the chefs tuna tar tar and kobe short ribs and seared scallop appetizer, it melts in your mouth , i have never had anything like it. go there for a special occasion and they treat you ike family.. keep it up capital grille.
great attention to detail; great service.
My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary there just recently. From the time we called to the moment we left, we felt like very special guests. My wife was showered with attention from rose petals in table, anniversary card, a rose for her, a special dessert for us ---it was a very wonderful experience.
We do not dine out a lot to expensive restaurants but we do go out ----and we have never experience such treatment.
Such attention to detail ---little details are very much appreciated in today's world.
Great food, great servers. Great restaurant! We hosted a dinner for a guest of ours from Spain and he and us loved it! Great food --My husband and I dined out very frequently and we go to The Capital Grille Fort Lauderdale quite frequently -----
I spent a wonderful dinner with my friends; great food, great ambience, hot spot, this is my first time message but I had to vote due to the wonderful dining experi ence. I loved the Conundrum, the steak, the lobster and macaroni. The servers are extremely friendly ------My friend celebrating her birthday had their signature martini ---loved it!!!!!
Will go back every day..........!!!!!
My favorite place to chill and have a good time.. I love the service, I love the food. There is nothing I don't like!!! This restaurant has a level of service that I've never seen before. I've dined all over the country but this place is amazing!
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