Trist 1st Post! – Capital Grille – Tysons Corner


I wasn’t familiar with Capital Grille so my initial thought was that it will be a semi-casual restaurant and oh boy was I wrong. I arrived at the Capital Grille at Tyson’s Corner and pulled up in the front where the complimentary valet awaits. That itself already made me feel like a VIP. I entered the gold-plated rotating doors and a few steps in, I was warmly greeted by the hostess. I immediately noticed the very presidential-esque interiors of the room with wooden walls decorated by lavish furniture, oil paintings, and moose bust. The floor was carpeted as well. The customers of this fine -dining restaurant were dressed business-casual and everyone seemed to be in the upper-class. Definitely do not come in blue jeans and a shirt or you will be truly feel left out.

The hostess immediately seated me to a table that has been readily prepared with plates, utensils and glasses. Very sophisticated. They even asked me if I wanted a white or black table cloth! The main waiter then came over and brought me the menu and professionally introduced himself. He also made suggestion as to what he thinks is good. He then asked what I would want to drink and left me a few minutes to decide on the entree.

I chose their New Spring Plates menu where you are to choose an appetizer, a main entree and a side. There are 3 options for each to choose from. I opted for the clam chowder for my appetizer, the Sirloin Sandwiches with truffle fries on the side.

The clam chowder was served hot along with a packet oyster crackers. The soup itself was filling and had a lot of clam chunks on it that I truly appreciated.

Clam Showder

Sirloin Sandwiches

The sirloin sandwiches came a few minutes after they served me my clam chowder. The truffle fries that came with it has a nice crunchy outside with a savory earthy flavor. I had my tenderloin cooked to medium rare and it was tenderly juicy and dressed amply with white caramelized onions and mushroom sauce. They were made just right as to not overwhelm my taste buds.

Flour-less Chocolate Espresso Cake

I’m a dessert-chocolate gal, so this was my big fave! I chose the Flour-less Chocolate Espresso Cake. It was nicely served in a plate decorated by raspberries and whip cream that i didnt bother to eat as I went straight for the slice of cake. The flavor was exquisite and the chocolate had a dark taste to it but still manage to remain sweet. Definitely a good choice for a dessert to end a superb experience at the Capital Grille.

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