THE CAPITAL GRILLE
This week I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive event held by my friend Milla of Happily Eating. A select group of bloggers were invited to The Capital Grille in Dunwoody to a tasting of their Bar menu and cocktails.
I’m always excited to try a new restaurant and The Capital Grille did not disappoint; the food was amazing and the staff was extremely attentive. Located just outside of the Perimeter in Dunwoody, The Capital Grille is definitely worth venturing outside of the city. We started out with a few appetizers and drinks; the chef not only delivered on taste and variety but he came out to meet with our group and gave us a description of what was in front of us. We started off with the cast iron garlic (jumbo) shrimp, seared dry aged sirloin with sweet chili vinaigrette and wasabi oil, pan fried calamari with hot peppers and mini tenderloin sandwiches with mushroom duxelle and herbed cheese. Each appetizer was very good but my favorite of all were the mini tenderloin sandwiches; it was so unassuming but when you bite into it there’s a burst of flavor that’s completely unexpected. We sampled the house signature martini the Stoli Doli which was simply Stolichnaya vodka infused with pineapple and it was light and refreshing.
The Capital Grille has a wide selection of steaks to choose from – NY strip, fillet mignon, porterhouse, rib eye; for the non steak lovers there’s the Chilean sea bass in a mushroom soy broth, seared citrus glazed salmon and sushi-grade sesame seared tuna. I knew right away that I was going to have the Porcini rubbed bone-in rib eye with 15 year aged balsamic because that was my favorite cut of steak; it’s meaty, fatty and was full of flavor. This steak has a $51 price tag and the size definitely matched the price.
As if the steak wasn’t good enough, we were served some of the best lobster macaroni and cheese, parmesan truffle fries and soy glazed Brussels sprouts with bacon. The lobster macaroni and cheese is easily the best I’ve had at a restaurant, not only were the flavors well balanced but there were giant pieces of lobster throughout the dish. Now about those Brussels sprouts – there were absolutely amazing, the soy glaze was a bit sweet without overpowering the natural flavor of the Brussels sprouts. To end the night we had a trio of desserts, and just like the rest of the meal were outstanding. Thank you to Milla and The Capital Grille for a wonderful evening. If you’re in the Atlanta make sure to stop in at one of their two locations – Dunwoody and Buckhead.
94 Perimeter Center West
Dunwoody, GA 30346
*My meal was complimentary but all opinions are mine.