by Steven Doyle
It doesn’t seem like Christmas without a visit to The Capital Grille. They are decked out for the holidays with their own brand of extra fantastic service, over-the-top plates of beef served just about any way you could imagine, and the requisite seafood displayed in a way that will make you gasp with delight and fulfilled expectations.
Our recent visit was as expected. In the bar were several parties unwrapping and laughing, in the atrium families waiting for tables and throughout the dining room happy guests were in full-on celebration mode. It is Christmas, indeed.
We started our journey as we always do with a visit to any steakhouse, the Capital Grille seafood plateau. There are several sizes, and you order based on number of people in your party wishing to partake. The plateau is loaded with enormous cold shrimp, shanks of lobster and plenty of blue point oysters. The freshness makes this dish super exciting. Or perhaps it is my love for seafood.
There are other choices available when it comes to pre-steak seafood. Try the Lobster and Crab Cakes for an extra special play on the dish. Also enjoy a cup of their signature porcini mushroom bisque.
Dallas is known for excellent beef, and you will not wish to miss out on one of the beautifully aged steaks. The steak choice tonight that delighted was their porcini rubbed bone-in ribeye which has this amazing crust and is given a treatment of a 15-year balsamic for an added kick. This steak screamed happy holidays.
Also enjoy a classic surf and turf, as we ordered the special bone-in filet served up with a beautiful lobster tail.
Finish your meal with a bit of sweetness in Capital’s famous Coconut Cream Pie which resembles a tart and served with a large tuile for added love. The table devoured this after complaining they could not eat another bite.
For diners feeling extra generous this year (or those splurging on themselves), The Capital Grille is offering a limited edition $1,000 gift card made entirely of stainless steel.
With $1,000, The Capital Grille can provide diners with (separately): 6 date meals, 12 individual dinner meals, 9 Grand Plateaus, 20 Double Cut Lamb Rib Chops (4 each, 100 total), 18 Sliced Filet Mignons, 22 seared Halibuts, 100 Classic Crème Brulées, etc. The gift that keeps giving.
Those who purchase the $500+ gift card will receive an additional 10% added to the gift card’s value as well as a set of custom steak knives. Those who purchase the $1,000 gift card also receive the custom steak knives.
You can win a $150 gift card to give or keep for your very own by making comments below. Winner will be chosen at random December 22, 2017.