The Squirt: Fantastic & friendly NY Steakhouse, that will make it a night to remember
Must Eat: French Onion Soup
(Hello TwoSquirts fans! This is Ren! Roy usually takes care of the writing duties for our reviews, while I do photos/editing/posting of the reviews to the website. But since this review was for Roy’s Birthday, I thought I would surprise him again, and take care of writing this review, so Enjoy!)
For Roy’s Birthday this year, I surprised him (& Ria) with tickets to “Mamma Mia!” We made a day out if it in NYC, and decided on The Capital Grille for the celebratory Birthday dinner. We had always wanted to go there, and boy, were we glad we did! They really made it a special and scrumptious Birthday for Roy!
When we arrived, we had an inkling of how special they were going to make the evening, when the hostess asked which one of us was Roy, and wished him a Happy Birthday! I had mentioned in the reservation on Open Table, and they not only noticed, but it seemed everyone there knew it was Roy’s Birthday and made sure to give him their well wishes! Nice!
We were then escorted to our table, and on the crisp white tablecloth, there was shiny Birthday confetti and a Birthday card from The Capital Grille! Wow! Now we knew for sure this was going to be an extra special dinner! But the treats didn’t stop there! Our server, Sonny, came over and introduced himself, and not only wished Roy a Happy Birthday, but also brought over a complimentary champagne toast for all three of us!
Sonny was a delight, and was so knowledgeable on the entire menu, and really helped us to make our selections. He also did some nice finishing touches to make Roy’s Birthday even MORE special – but more on that later. You all want to hear about the food, I’m sure!
We made our wine selection for the evening, a delicious Conundrum Meritage, and Sonny brought over a delicious assortment of breads – including a super yummy crispy flat bread that was just what we needed to hold us over for our appetizers! Since it was VERY cold out that day, and we had been walking around NYC, enjoying all the Christmas decorations, all three of us decided to warm up with some French Onion Soup. This soup was soooooo yummy, I actually am finding it hard to find the words to describe it! Each one was a huge crock, that had delicious gooey cheese draped over it, melted down the sides, and toasty brown on top! Deeeeeelish for sure! (And it really did the trick for warming us up!)
Following our warming up theme, Roy & I both ordered the Dry Aged Steak Au Poivre with Courvoisier Cream Sauce! The sirloin was so flavorful and tender, and the peppercorns in the Au Poivre really did their job heating up our mouths! It was my first time having a Courvoisier Cream Sauce, and boy, it did not disappoint! Ria opted for one of the chef’s suggestions, and had the Seared Tenderloin with Butter Poached Lobster. We had a taste of that too, and we can certainly vouch for it’s yumminess. Oh yes! We also had a side of Creamed Spinach, which is one of our favorites. Let me tell you, the menu says it will have you “dreaming of seconds” – try thirds and fourths! Lol
Next, it was time for Sonny to add more to the specialness of the evening. He brought over a digital camera and took our picture and then proceeded to come back, moments later, with a printed photo in a nice paper frame to commemorate the special evening! Again – Wow! And then, as if The Capital Grille hadn’t already done so much to ensure a special evening, they brought over the yummiest Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake for Roy’s Birthday – again, on the house!! It was full of dense, chocolaty goodness, a perfect wrap up to our meal!
The Capital Grille, really went above & beyond, to make it a very special Birthday dinner for Roy. In addition to the food being excellent, the service was one of the friendliest we have experienced to date in an expensive restaurant! To top off the evening, after dinner, we walked down the street to see “Mamma Mia!” for Roy’s birthday surprise! Its a great show (especially from the third row!) and since it’s so close, you could make an evening out of both, like we did! You will definitely have a great time at The Capital Grille!
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