The Capital Grille

Nov 8, 2004 11:53 PM

Meat quality: 10-oz, Grade-A sirloin

Type of fries: French, shoestring

Bun size: large

Drink: various beverages

Order method: servers

Wait time for meal: 20 minutes

Price: $19.50 approx.

Atmosphere: ultra sophisticated

Rating/comment: 4½ wimpys




Three stories and two escalators up from ground level emerges The Capital Grille in big letters, a 60-degree wedge shot from Wynn resort. The Grille originated in Providence, R.I., and has grown to more than 20 locales in the USA. The Vegas venue, less than a month old, is the ultimate in lavish. There are multiple servants, a menu the size of a billboard and a daily offering of either the R-J or New York Times. The burger is grilled in cheese and Vidalia onions and is excellent. Beverages are served in mini-bottles, a nice touch. The fries are enormous in number, but tasty. However, the fries ($4.50) had to be ordered separately. The free potato chips don’t work. Would you serve chips at the Waldorf? You pay big for atmosphere here.