The Capital Grille
1338 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Center City Philadelphia’s Restaurant Week 2014 is upon us!! A lot of the restaurants that participated last year have returned!!
My first stop was at The Capital Grille. I made reservations via Open Table. (MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS!! It’s just easier!) Once again as my earlier posts about dining out: NEVER make reservations for when a restaurant is just opening. When you have a child that needs to picked up from school at 3pm, sometimes that’s your only option, though.
I arrived ten minutes earlier than my reservation time and walked around like an idiot trying to enter the restaurant. I called and was told, “We haven’t unlocked the doors yet.” (Reservation time for me will now be 12 Noon).
My waitress was excellent!! Ask for her when you visit the Philly location. Monique was beyond exceptional. I like cocktails and she helped me pick a drink: The Bohemian. It was nice and light, yet still packed a punch. It also went wonderfully well with my meal.
I chose to try the Restaurant Week Lunch Menu:
First Course: Caesar Salad
Second Course: Citrus Glazed Salmon and Sam’s Mashed Potatoes
Third Course: Classic Crème Brûlée
My meal was delicious!! The salmon was seasoned just right and was juicy!! It fell apart on my fork just the way I like. I was absolutely disgusted by how delicious it was :) The mashed potatoes were everything!! The Crème Brûlée was just like I imagined it. Very tasty!
The Capital Grille’s ambience was an extra bonus. The employees were nice and they paid attention to me, even if they were not my server. It has a romantic feel to it, so you can just imagine how enjoyable a dinner date is.
Monique checked on me throughout my meal and didn’t make me feel like I was being rushed for a larger group. She was a BIG help to me (it was my FIRST time dining there). She (and the food) is a reason that I would return (alone or with a date)
Check The Capital Grille out (during Restaurant Week 2014 or any other time) for an enjoyable dining experience.