- The Capital Grill “Plates” lunch menu is fantastic: App, main, and side for $18 – and you’re in and out in 45 minutes.
- Each round has a clear winner, but the runner-ups were also impressive.
- The mini tenderloin sandos haunt my dreams.
Capital Grill gets the Uptown Charlotte lunch crowd. The business-ey types want it quick and delicious, and The Capital Grille “Plates” menus is just that. It changes seasonally, and The Food Babies were graciously invited in to try the newly-updated Winter spread.
Capital Grille is a stately, sophisticated, classic prime steakhouse. I have amazing memories of celebrating there when my husband and I closed on our first condo uptown. I’ve also enjoyed birthday dinners there, and more than a few happy hours at the bar. Allow me to show you the sexy ambiance:
|Roasted red pepper soup with butternut squash relish, vidalia onions and poblano peppers|
The salad was ALL about the dressing - it literally jumped in the mouth. Sherry informed us that this salad is fabulous with a scoop of lobster salad.
|Field greens salad with champagne shallot dressing|
The clam chowder was a classic, very respectable version – we both have a preference for lighter first courses, but I could see portly banker dudes making sweet love to it.
|Wagyu burger with fried egg and caramelized onions on brioche|
|Veggies (tri-color carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, squash), truffle fries, and french green beans.|
As if this were not enough food to satiate a Japanese hot dog eating contestant...we were surprised with an assortment of ah-mazing deserts. New years resolutions be damned, we indulged in all of them and were not disappointed. The fourless chocolate cake with raspberry and whipped cream was just insane, and the coconut cake was surprisingly perfect.
I can't think of a better way to spend $18 and 45 minutes - seriously. Take your clients here, take your parents here, take yourself here for the egg burger after a Thursday night "happy hour" that lasted until midnight. The Capital Grill just got it right with this one. If only I could stop fantasizing about those tenderloin sandwiches all day....