Downtown Baltimore: The Capital Grille

There is definitely not a shortage of steakhouses right around the harbor. Recently, The Capital Grille, one of the steakhouses in the harbor rolled out their new bar menu. The menu has all the standard delicious Capital Grille offerings, some traditional bar menu offerings, and is accompanied by a classic cocktail list. I was invited to visit their location in Downtown Baltimore last week and sample the menu. Spoiler alert, my friend and I absolutely loved everything.

The Capital Grille via Tripadvisor.com
The Capital Grille via Tripadvisor.com

My friend opted to start with a drink from the cocktail menu and ordered the Blackberry Bourbon Sidecar. This drink was made with bourbon, blackberries, Cointreau, lemon juice, and fresh thyme. I’m not much of a bourbon drinker so this drink didn’t really appeal to me, but my friend described it as fresh and sweet; a perfect accompaniment for a great meal.

Blackberry Bourbon Sidecar
Blackberry Bourbon Sidecar

My friend and I started with an order of the Lollipop Lamb Chops. To really let the meat shine, they were drizzled simply with herbed olive oil and aged balsamic. As a balsamic junkie, I absolutely loved these. It was an awesome plate to share.

Lollipop Lamb Chops
Lollipop Lamb Chops

My friend and I also opted to start with the Mini Tenderloin Sliders. These were cooked to a perfect medium rare (which is a reoccurring theme) and then sitting on herbed cheese and minced mushrooms, onions, and shallots. These are all of my favorite things and the sliders were awesome!

Mini Tenderloin Sliders
Mini Tenderloin Sliders

Because I apparently didn’t have enough of the mushroom flavor, my friend and I split a side of the Roasted Wild Mushrooms. These were well seasoned and had a super strong earthy flavor.

Roasted Wild Mushrooms
Roasted Wild Mushrooms

The other side my friend and I shared was the Parmesan Truffle Fries. These were easily some of the best fries I’ve ever had. They were thin and crispy, while still retaining their potato flavor and then appropriately drizzled with truffle oil and grated cheese – yum!

Parmesan Truffle Fries
Parmesan Truffle Fries

But for our entree, my friend and I shared the Dry Aged Porterhouse Steak, which is not to be missed. This is my favorite cut of meat because you get to have both the flavorful tenderloin and the tender filet mignon. This is the ultimate cut of meat and The Capital Grille executes it perfectly.

Dry Aged Porterhouse Steak
Dry Aged Porterhouse Steak

We ended the meal with the Capital Grille Cheesecake. This cheesecake was super light and fluffy, and also incredibly creamy sitting on a graham cracker crust and then brûlée on top. I honestly don’t know how I’ve lived my life thus far without brûlée-ing a cheesecake, it was life changing.

Capital Grille Cheesecake
Capital Grille Cheesecake

If you’re near the harbor in Downtown Baltimore and want to be blown away at a steakhouse, check out The Capital Grille. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Additionally, the staff was absolutely wonderful. You bet the next time I’m at The Capital Grille I’ll request Brittany as my waitress.

The Capital Grille is located at 500 E Pratt Stdowntown Baltimore.

Know of any other restaurants downtown that I need to try? Let me know in the comments below!

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For more great food nearby, consider Blue Hill Tavern, Langermann’s, and Luna Del Sea.

Want to drink and have reliable transportation? Consider Lyft or Uber! (Follow the link for a discount on your first ride.)

Looking for a place to eat? Check out Rachel’s Baltimore Restaurant List.

While this meal was paid for by the Capital Grille, all views stated here are my own.

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