The Capital Grille – Buckhead

GRADE: A-

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Food – The food here was absolutely incredible. The Pan Fried Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers was extremely tasty. I loved how they perfectly incorporated the spicy peppers in without making them a focal point of the dish. I also had the Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil with 12-year Aged Balsamic. The mozzarella was made in house, fresh every day and this was the best mozzarella I ever had. Finally I had the Seared Tenderloin with Butter Poached Lobster Tail. The beef was aged in house and was excellent. I felt like it could of used a little more seasoning but I completely understand letting such an immaculate cut of beef speak for itself. The chefs did a great job cooking to my exact specifications. Our table ordered a few sides too. Two were excellent, one I would steer away from. The Sam’s mashed potatoes we ordered seemed rather plain. Not very tasty. Not bad but not what I expect when dining at The Capital Grille. I think there are other excellent choices on the menu. Food gets an A

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Ambiance – Those who know me or read my blog will know that I desire more of a modern ambiance to the restaurants I visit. I usually avoid those with classical feels which is exactly what The Capital Grille has.  However, the ambiance here fit perfectly with the experience. I did not mind it at all and will be back simply for the ambiance. In addition to the decorations and materials used here, being on the 8th floor, having a glass elevator ride up, and being able to look over Buckhead while you dine made it perfect. Ambiance gets an A

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Service – My server was Courtney Epperson. I will ask for him when I return and suggest you do the same. I had some difficult people at my table. These people were not used to dining at higher priced restaurants and needed quite a few things described to them and recommended to them. Courtney was right on top of every question we had. He was very professional and exceeded every expectation I had. Service gets an A+

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Price/Quality – I had two glasses of wine, a salad, an entrée and two sides on my bill. My bill was $115. The average entrée here cost $40-$50. It was definitely worth the price and I will return again as soon as the opportunity presents itself. The fact that almost everything is done in house including the aging of their steaks means that they take great pride in the quality of their food and it can be seen. Price/Quality gets a B+

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Uniqueness – The steak I had here was in the top 3 steaks I have ever had. It was definitely an ideal fine dining restaurant. While I feel that many other fine dining restaurants exist, few match the ambiance here, especially matched with the quality of food. The items on the menu can be found at many other restaurants. There is nothing inventive of their menu choices, it is just that they provide those items at a much higher quality than many other restaurants you can visit. Uniqueness gets a B-

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