I have only been to the Capital Grille in the Detroit area, which is located in the Somerset Collection-North in Troy, Michigan. When we are traveling we prefer to dine at establishments that are not available in our area. This is not because the quality is not to our liking, but we like to try local restaurants that have local color and flavor. I am sure that every chain restaurant strives to give the same quality and ambience at each location, which is admirable.
We have some friends that are from out of town, who like to always have lunch or dinner at the Capital Grille. Who are we to say no, to their selection. The steaks are always well aged and tender, grilled to one’s specifications. The salads are fresh, which is something that some restaurants do not understand, and is beyond my comprehension. Since my knowledge is rather parochial, I would presume that they all offer a similar menu and wine list, and I can find no fault with either listing.
They carry enough different choices of wines to make each location listed by the Wine Enthusiast’s list of restaurants each year. That in itself makes it worth a trip, as I use their guide for all of my dining choices when we are on holidays. On one of our trips we enjoyed a Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon with an Alexander Valley designation. It was a great wine to pair with our filets. The wine list was crafted to accommodate their fine array of entrees.