Being a top steakhouse in Boston
is a difficult thing but when you are The Capital Grille, quality, consistency and excellence comes easy. Upon arriving at the Newbury Street location after shopping along the city's toniest street, we knew we were in for a special evening. It is here you will find Boston's most high profile clientele, including politicians, sports players and even celebrities.
Our server greeted us quickly and advised us about the special Master Wine Tasting event, which took place through September 5. For $25 per person, you can sample wines from around the world ranging from chardonnay to cabernet sauvignon.
We started off with the cold shellfish platter, a perfect portion for two of fresh seafood that included a one-pound baby lobster, Gulf Coast jumbo shrimp and freshly shucked oysters. The platter came complete with a generous amount of spicy cocktail sauce, lemon wedges and even a bottle of Tabasco sauce. Other appetizers included the tempting lobster and crab cakes, smoked salmon and pan fried calamari with hot cherry peppers.
The menu here is served a la carte style with gigantic cuts of beef and sides large enough to share. Moving right along, we decided to share the tasty fresh mozzarella salad layered between sliced heirloom tomatoes, topped with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The kitchen staff perfectly portioned the plates into two separate dishes making it an easy share. The French onion soup and lobster bisque both sounded incredible but we had to save room for what we came here for — the aged steaks.
The mouthwatering porterhouse arrived cooked to a tender and juicy perfection. The signature, 24-ounce dry aged steak offered the flavors and cuts of both a sirloin and filet. The Delmonico was just as flavorful — a 22-ounce enormous bone-in ribeye with just the right amount of marbling to give it some extra flavor.
Our server advised us side dishes here are meant to be shared so we chose the au gratin potatoes. This creamy dish of heaven was loaded with sliced potatoes and smothered with a combination of cheeses. The next decadent side was a mushroom lover's dream come true — an addicting combination of portabella, oyster, shiitake, and cremini mushrooms roasted with extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, thyme and garlic butter.
Unfortunately, we did not save room for dessert but look forward to returning again soon to sample the flourless chocolate espresso cake. Whether you come here to celebrate a special occasion or simply just a night on the town, The Capital Grille will not disappoint. For reservations or more information, call (617) 262-8900 or to visit the restaurant online at www.thecapitalgrille.com