>> Monday, June 15, 2009
I received a coupon from American Express for an incredible deal at the Capital Grille: Your choice of any two entrees and a bottle of 2005 Stonestreet Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon for only $100. Considering that most entrees at the Capital Grille cost about $35-$40 and that wine sells for $65 pre-restaurant mark up (the Boston Capital Grille was selling the 2004 bottle for $150 on the menu) - it was an excellent value.
Bryan ordered the Delmonico bone-in ribeye medium rare (22 oz) and I ordered one of the daily specials (9 oz seared sashimi-grade bluefin tuna with wasabi mayo over a bed of seaweed salad). We shared creamed spinach and the lobster mac-n-cheese. We also started with a tomato/basil/mozarella salad.
The food was excellent. The steak was cooked perfectly and had very good flavor. Accordingly to Bryan, it much better than his steak at Moo, although when pressed he still thought Grill 23 was the best. I received a very high quality piece of tuna that was perfectly seared. Absolutely delicious.
The lobster mac-n-cheese was definitely the highlight of the sides. A perfectly baked crispy top, large chunks of lobster inside, and a great strong cheese flavor that gives substance to the entire dish. For only $15, it's one of the best values here.
Creamed spinach and the salad were solid, although not very unique.
Over all, especially for the price we paid, it was definitely a very enjoyable meal.
Oh . . and the wine is really good! I would highly recommend it.
P.S. I left my memory card at home and therefore could not take any pictures. Sorry!