Seattle Restaurant Week – 2

Sorry I know it’s been a while, but here’s another Seattle Restaurant Week post that I haven’t gotten a chance to blog about yet. I went to Capital Grille, located in downtown with some people from my pharmacy school for some nice fine dining. Same pricing goes for the meal deals! (refer to previos post)

Atmosphere: Right upon entering, the lights were pretty dim and it was a little dark throughout the restaurant – makes it nice for a romantic dinner. An interesting observation, they have taxidermy animals hanging for decor. Not sure if that’s a little weird to display or not.. One thing I also noticed was that the menus were huge!

Pricing: $28 for appetizer, entree, and dessert

Service: Really great service! The servers were really kind and kept checking in on us with our food. This restaurant is very classy and everyone seemed well-trained in their manner of serving food.

Food:
IMG_6849Their giant menu!

IMG_6856Typical mashed potatoes that we shared. We mostly ordered steaks and that didn’t come with any sides, which I thought was a little odd. I guess it’s a good way to get your money. I would say it was pretty buttery and the mashed potatoes were pretty thick as opposed to airy and fluffy.

IMG_6855Lobster mac and cheese! I thoroughly enjoyed this side dish. Nice crumbly bread topping with the soft interior. Probably the most upscale mac and cheese I have ever tried.

IMG_6859Kona crusted dry-aged sirloin steak (bone in) with shallot butter sauce. It was a lot of meat, probably more than I could handle. It was much thicker and tougher than I thought (I usually order a medium rare). Unfortunately, it wasn’t as rare I would have liked.

IMG_6870Creme brulee for dessert! My go-to for restaurant weeks. The portion was quite larger than your typical. I liked that it was nice and flat, which means more room for the burnt sugar top! Strawberries were also a nice added touch.

Overall: Not pictured was their appetizer. I got a salad with vinaigrette. Nothing special about the salad. I just thought it was pretty average and a filler in their menu. Another option was clam chowder, and that didn’t look too shabby. I would say this elegant restaurant is what I expected it to be. Nothing really blew me away except for the lobster mac and cheese. Would I pay $16 bucks to try it again? I’m not quite sure (mashed potatoes were also $16). I’m glad I got a chance to try this restaurant though!

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