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Capital Grille – Scottsdale

Visited 5/24/12.

We were greeted promptly upon arrival and seated almost immediately, we were about 5 minutes early for our reservation.

Most of us chose the french onion soup to start. The broth was very beefy, the cheese and crouton were very good but the soup was a bit short on onion and definitely would have been better served hot instead of warm. J said that the Caesar salad was very good and had a lot of cheese.

Entrees chosen were Filet Mignon and Kona crusted dry aged top sirloin. The meat here is superb and they cook it exactly the way you order it. The sirloin was bone-in, very strongly beefy,  with a pleasant crust and a wonderful sauce with carmelized shallots. The filet was buttery textured with superb delicate meat flavor that you expect in a filet. A lagnaippe of mashed potatoes did not really appeal to me, the soft soupy texture would make me call them a potato pudding.

Desserts were creme brulee and flourless chocolate espresso cake. The brulee was light and creamy with a perfect crust. The cake was intense! If you do not like espresso, avoid it. I thought it was terrific. It was far less dense than flourless cake usually is, very creamy, intensely espresso with some powerful chocolate.

The iced tea was acceptable but the coffee was too weak for me.

I really enjoyed my meal and would willingly return again.

http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/Locations/Scottsdale/Main.asp

 

Revisited on 20 May, 2016

Our recent visit found everything to be enjoyable once again. It is mostly quiet, an occasional large table makes it a bit louder, as you think of old traditional steak houses. The steaks were cooked perfectly and very strongly beefy. My dining companion really like the very soft mashed potatoes which are still not my thing but we both enjoyed the green beans. The flourless chocolate espresso cake is still extreme flavored and rich. The cake was intense! If you do not like espresso, avoid it. I thought it was terrific. It was far less dense than flourless cake usually is, very creamy, intensely espresso with some powerful chocolate.

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