Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Restaurant Week: Capital Grille

For Restaurant Week we went to Capital Grille. This was kind of a spur of the moment thing because we had initially wanted to go to Olives but things got complicated and we had to cancel our reservation at the last moment. Capital Grille is a great restaurant with amazing service. You feel important there and the waiters do a great job at connecting with you.

We got to the restaurant a little early so we sat at the bar for some drinks. They set up baskets of potato chips along the bar. We ate the whole basket full. The chips were large and crunchy.
I had a pineapple martini. I loved it! It actually tasted like pineapples.
Alex ordered the Uva Mojito. This was a good drink too. It tasted like a very sweet grape.
This may sound silly, but I love to see what restaurant's serve in their bread basket. It's like a preview of the meal. Capital Grille's bread basket is quite tasty and it has a variety of breads and crackers.
It cracks me up that although Alex hates both seafood and greens, he'd rather eat seafood than a salad. So we both ordered the clam chowder. The chowder was great and I thought it was perfect for Alex. It was very creamy, loaded with potatoes, and you couldn't really taste the clams in it.
I ordered the filet mignon and it was delicious! The steak was extremely tender and the juices were divine. I loved that the steak was crispy on the outside.
Alex ordered the strip steak. The steak was topped with some kind of garlic/onion butter. Alex liked the steak because it was well cooked and tender, but he was in the mood for something not as tough. It's amazing how the different cuts of steaks have different tastes and textures.
They brought out two sides. One was a mashed potato and the other was a creamed spinach. I didn't think I'd ever say this, but I actually liked the spinach. It didn't taste like spinach I have had before. It was smooth and creamy. It almost tasted like spinach in a light cheesy, garlic sauce.
The potatoes were classic. I love mashed potatoes that have bits of skin in it.
I chose the espresso chocolate cake and it was amazing. Pure chocolate bliss.
Alex chose the caramel gelato. The gelato was light and sweet. This dessert was simple and a perfect end to a heavy meal.
Capital Grille is located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. You can easily spend $150 on a dinner for two so it's nice to be able to get a high quality meal for only $33 per person.


Eliana said...

Restaurant "week" happens often in NYC. And I love trying out places I would have otherwise not gone to because of overpriced food.

Alexandria said...

I just want to say how proud I am of you for having the spinach!

Elyse said...

Wow, everything looks great! Those potato chips look especially fantastic. And, I could totally go for a pineapple martini right now.

Stephanie said...

I am proud of myself for having spinach! The martini was to die for...amazing!

Eliana I am so jealous of all the NY deals.