Yelp Orlando Elites Ring in 2012 So Fancy

Orlando yelpers kicked off the New Year in a fancy way. We went classy and wined and dined on classically prepared fare and libations in an atmosphere that is luxurious and relaxed… The Capital Grille.

“Rich Mohogany… It's not just a thing or object. It's a feeling. It's a way of life. And at the Capital Grille Yelp event I felt just that, Rich Mohogany.” –Mike S


The weather outside was the perfect backdrop for an afternoon on the patio at The Capital Grille. A Nationally acclaimed menu of dry aged steaks and fresh seafood, prepared to order with high quality, locally sourced, artisanal ingredients is what had us chatting all afternoon. Also housing over 350 wines, hand crafted cocktails paired with unparalleled professional service easily set this fancy restaurant above the average. Our hosts, servers and bartenders had character and excitement for the brand and history behind this specific location.

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“The red wine was clutched as a best friend in my hand from  the first touch of the lips. The perfection of  what I admire in wines.” –Mark C

We wet our pallets with their signature Stoli Doli which is Stolichnaya vodka infused with fresh pineapple, another signature drink, Bohemian, made of Absolut Peach, champagne, fresh berries and Berry cordial. We also had fresh Grapefruit Soda, Red Wine, White Wine and Beer.

“The bar was constantly full of drinks, my personal favorite was the Bohemian (The champagne/peach vodka/berry cordial mixture with a raspberry on top). I think I had about 5 of them *hiccup*.” –Brooke W 

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It was very hard not to fill up on all the liquid love but when you knew this amazing food was coming, we prepared. A range of Tenderloin Sandwiches with Wild Mushrooms and Boursin Cheese, Lobster Rolls, Parmesan Truffle Fries, Sweet Pepper Soup and Jumbo Chilled Shrimp with dipping sauces hit the scene and it was silent for just a bit as everyone entertained their tastebuds. In the mood for a little of this, a little of that, and a bit of the other? They aim to please and we can verify that their new Plates menu is awesome. It allows you to customize your lunch, with a choice of soup, sandwich, and side for $18. Score. 

The Capital Grille brought their A-game, not just in terms of food but also top-notch service. I went in expecting to rave about the lobstah roll – which was, I will say, quite tasty but I left unable to shut up about the delicious tenderloin sliders.” –Alyx K

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“The flavor of the soup was out of this world!  So fresh and it had quite a punch.  The Parmesan fries received applause… literally.” –Susan R

“It was evident they (the staff) love what they do and that makes all the difference to me.” –Scott H

The awesome, talented Jim White was mixin' and minglin' around to grab some fab photos so check them out here. If you want to catch more of the event buzz, hop over to the event listing to read all about the excitement from your fellow yelpers. 

Until next time,

Colleen B.

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