The Capital Grille: Where Meat-Eaters Meet
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Can you say Parmesan truffle fries? We certainly can after having tasted some of The Capital Grille’s absolutely delectable dishes. We dropped by recently to speak with Chef Jason Miller about his menu – and don’t worry, we made sure not to talk with our mouths full.
Miller, who was born and raised right here in New York City, has been executive chef of Capital Grille since its Financial District opening back in 2009. His 16 years of culinary experience as executive chef at David Burke Townhouse, Smith & Wollensky and Primehouse – excuse us for name-dropping! – are evidence that he knows how to satisfy the most discerning customers. In other words, he knows what his fellow New Yorkers like to eat.
According to Miller, Capital Grille is never not busy. With 440 seats and three floors (the largest restaurant in the neighborhood), it can accommodate the business crowd, local residents and tourists – all at the same time. “Everyone that comes in here is treated like a VIP,” said Miller. “Capital Grille vows to give customers an exceptionally distinct experience. We go above and beyond by aging and butchering our meats in-house, using only high-quality ingredients, creating our own homemade mozzarella and providing the best customer service.”
Of course, as executive chef Miller is in a position to add his own creative dishes to the menu. Regulars praise the filet mignon, the grilled swordfish with lemon-shallot relish and the sautéed spinach. “We don’t have that one dish everyone comes in for,” said Miller. “We have like ten.”
Over the past several years, the Financial District, or FiDi as it’s now known, has become a modern, upscale residential enclave and Miller believes very strongly that Capital Grille – housed in the historic Equitable Building – has helped contribute to this success. “As the area became incrementally busier, Capital Grille extended business hours from five days a week to Monday through Saturday. Local residents are moving down to Wall Street because they now have restaurants and commodities at their service every day of the week,” he said.
So I guess what we’re trying to say is: whether you’re a CEO on Wall Street or a barista at the local coffee shop, to experience Capital Grille is a MUST. Your taste buds will thank you.
The Capital Grille
New York, NY 10271