At Dunwoody’s classic steakhouse, The Capital Grille, the dimly lit dining room looks like it could be the scene of a business meeting, or a secret rendezvous, clad in masculine wood paneling. Decadent dishes and creative cocktails were the order of business at a recent food blogger dinner hosted by Milla of Happily Eating. Each of us was greeted with a taste of the restaurant’s signature martini, the Stoli Doli, a delicious concoction made with Stolichnaya Vodka infused with fresh pineapple.
A selection of mouthwatering appetizers arrived, along with complimentary cocktails. I ordered a refreshing Grapefruit Buck. Cameras clicked away as our swift servers delivered dish after dish. Crispy pan-fried calamari was tossed with hot cherry peppers and a spicy sweet sauce.
Succulent jumbo shrimp in a light garlic broth were presented in a cast-iron skillet with olive oil crostini. Mini lobster and crab burgers were gobbled up before I could snag one! But everyone enjoyed a slice of seared dry-aged sirloin, a tasty teaser for those who ordered steak.
Satisfied with my bites of sirloin, I chose the mahi mahi entree. I rarely order fish but was thrilled with my selection. Flaky yet substantial, the thick filet rested on earthy oyster mushrooms in a fragrant soy broth. A variety of sides were served family style including bacon Brussels sprouts, truffle parmesan fries, and rich lobster mac.
A lovely platter of desserts was presented to our group; classic creme brulee, flourless chocolate cake, and New York style cheesecake with fresh berries. Every morsel disappeared. The staff treated us like royalty throughout our visit.
Although The Capital Grille is a national chain, the stellar service, well-executed menu, and upscale ambiance, make it an excellent choice for business meetings…or monkey business.
94 Perimeter Center West 770-730-8447