Capital Grille Adds 7th Restaurant to its Chain

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BY JORGE SIDRON

Reed Travel Features

CHICAGO -- The Capital Grille is hoping seven will be a lucky number.

The Rhode Island-based steakhouse chain has picked the Windy City to launch its seventh restaurant in the U.S.

The high-end chain is known for New York-style dry-aged steaks and also offers double-cut lamb chops, veal chops and seafood.

Chuck Logue serves as general manager at the Capital Grille in Chicago.

"We know that Chicagoans have numerous choices when it comes to dining, and we are ready to meet that challenge by offering great food, an ebullient staff and an excellent atmosphere," said Logue.

In addition to its no-nonsense menu of red meat and seafood, the Capital Grille features 300 wines from France, Italy and California.

The restaurant offers frequent diners personal wine lockers for lease annually.

Diners who like a cigar with their steak will appreciate the smoke-friendly environment, in which guests can smoke their own cigars or those from the Grille's selection. A nonsmoking section also is available.

The Capital Grille can be found in Providence, R.I.; Boston and Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Detroit, and Miami, with new locations in Houston, Texas, and San Francisco due later this year.

The steakhouse chain is best known for its branch two blocks from the White House.

Like its Washington counterpart, the Chicago restaurant caters to the "working" lunch or dinner by offering corporate house accounts for volume business.

There is a private Wine Room that seats 24 and a semiprivate dining area for special occasions.

Tableside portable phones are available for guests.

Valet parking is complimentary after 5 p.m.

Lunch and dinner are served Monday through Friday, dinner only on weekends.

The restaurant is located at 633 North St. Clair Street in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood.

For reservations, call the restaurant at (312) 337-9400.

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