Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown - Chicago
The upscale steak chain is nationally acclaimed for its dry-aged steak selections, fresh seafood and extensive, award-winning wine list. While it's a major chain operation, each location feels different, offering guests somewhat of a customized experience.
The Streeterville steakhouse feels a bit clubby, featuring over-sized leather chairs and a dark wood interior in the front bar as well as spacious dining room. The majority of diners range from traveling business types to those celebrating an anniversary milestone. Those requiring more private seating may request one of the private dining rooms, which are well equipped with multi-media gadgets, exclusive wine lists and separate waitstaff.
Menu starters set the tone for a decadent evening with such selections as steak tartare with truffle Deviled egg; lobster and crab cakes; and the "grand plateau" of jumbo lump crab, North Atlantic lobster, oysters on the half shell and shrimp cocktail.
While you’ll find an ample number of steak entrees, the “chef’s suggestions” portion of the menu makes ordering less complicated. Choose from such favorites as the bone-in Kona crusted dry aged sirloin or porcini-rubbed Delmonico with 15 year-aged balsamic. Those looking for more conservative cuts will also find a dry-aged Porterhouse and double cut lamb rib chops on the menu.