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The Capitol Grill - America's Steakhouse

By Pete Allman

Pete AllmanThe Capitol Grill

The Capitol Grill has been referred to as America's steakhouse by many steak lovers. From coast to coast it has what many call "class personified."

This reporter met Steve Palermo, the managing partner and Dave Sacco, the executive chef partner, who believe the customer is always right. "We spare no expense in serving the finest grade steaks and seafood's, providing the patron an exceptional dining journey." states Chef Sacco.

The Porterhouse and Sirloin steaks are dry aged for 14-21 days. Capitol Grill, in Las Vegas has an edge over its other locations in that's it's architecturally unique. Situated on the third floor of The Fashion Show Mall, overlooking the Las Vegas strip, (3200 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109) it's quite the view. Private dining areas, are located in various areas of the restaurant, complimented with a rich mahogany bar in the cocktail area. The eloquent setting, enhanced with piped in jazz and an extraordinary view, makes for a more cozy dining experience.

Chilean Sea BassMichelle Underwood the manager provided my mystery quest with quite the surprise. Starting with a selection of breads, the whole raisin pumpernickel was excellent with selection of Labash, seeded rolls and sourdough. Maria Russo, our waiter then brought us Lobster bisque, with a side of Sherry. That was also delicious, especially with the Sherrie, as I enjoy Lobster bisque served this way.

At this time frame of our culinary journey I ordered a glass of Pinot Noir, Mark West. With an intimate conversation, it was now time for one of Capitol Grills famous salads, the Chopped salad. It consists of field greens, California heirloom tomatoes, corn, radishes, garbanzo beans, chick peas, artichoke hearts, and asparagus, with fresh herbs. An excellent salad indeed. I must admit, that Americans often eat larger amounts of foods then do Europeans. I am one of those individuals that practically falls in love with good cuisine. Since my guest is a Vegan, Chef Sacco prepared a wonderful pasta dish with fresh vegetables, roasted tomato, asparagus and mushrooms in an Alfredo sauce.

Sams Mashed PotatoesI was served Chilean sea bass with crusted Parmesan, atop spinach and roasted tomato in garlic cheb butter. The main entrees were complemented with Sam's mashed potatoes, which are red bliss potatoes made with cream. The potatoes add such a rich taste with the Chilean sea bass, that it's filling and relaxing. Ah, there's one more matter that we all love and that's desert. Strawberries Capitol Grill is the winner when it comes to a flavorful desert. Served with a Port and Grand Mariner sauce, with a scoop of homemade ice cream, is just the way to say good night and sleep the night away.

For those who would like to relax in a different way, try Capitol Grill's selection of teas and specialty coffees. The Capitol Grill Signature blend of coffee's is from the highest mountain region of Central and South America. All beans are Arabic a hard beans. European Prep Guatemalan, Brazilian Santos and Costa Rico Tarrazo. With that description, just imagine the tantalizing taste in ending your dining journey. Celebrity Scene News awards Four stars to Capitol Grill for ambiance, excellent cuisine and superb service.

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Pete Allman
2595 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
578 Washington Boulevard #679, Marina Del Ray, CA 90292