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A preview of new restaurants

The new Capital Grille is a bigger, more expansive restaurant and features large windows that open in the nice weather. The new Capital Grille is a bigger, more expansive restaurant and features large windows that open in the nice weather. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
By Devra First
Globe Staff / September 9, 2011

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THE CAPITAL GRILLE

900 Boylston St., Boston

617-262-8900

After 20 years in its Newbury Street location, the Capital Grille has moved on. At the end of August, the steakhouse relocated to the Hynes Convention Center. Why move? A little more breathing room never hurts. The new restaurant clocks in at 10,000 square feet, nearly double the size of the old, and seats more than 300. It also has a patio and five private rooms.

An even better reason is the proximity to a daily stream of hungry conventioneers. In the new space, the Capital Grille introduces lunch, an attraction for those who like to do business over dry-aged steaks.

Executive chef David Cox’s lunch menu includes the likes of sliced filet mignon with onions and mushrooms, cedar-planked salmon with tomato-fennel relish, a cheeseburger, Maine lobster salad, and a lobster and crab burger. The dinner menu offers lobster and crab cakes, wedge salads, filets and porterhouses, seafood, and more, along with a wine list of some 5,000 bottles.

The new Capital Grille is a lot like the old Capital Grille, only bigger and with more bells and whistles. The steakhouse formula works, and it will fit in well at the Hynes.

Devra First can be reached at dfirst @globe.com.


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