High-end chain The Capital Grille has set an opening date for their new downtown Austin location: April 25. The restaurant is taking over the old Spaghetti Warehouse space, and will serve fancy standards like lobster mac n' cheese and dry-aged steaks. They'll also be open for lunch with "gourmet" burgers.
The project has been in the works since September of 2012. The Market, a bar, also recently set up shop on the west side of the building. The full press release is below.
The Capital Grille Opens Location in Austin, TX
Award-‐Winning Fine-‐Dining Restaurant Welcomes Guests for Lunch and Dinner on April 25, 2014
Austin, TX. – April 8, 2014 – The Capital Grille, known nationally for its dry aged, hand-‐carved steaks and extensive, award-‐winning wine list, will open in Austin, Texas, on April 25. Located on West Fourth Street, The Capital Grille, which prides itself on professional, attentive service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance, will be open seven days a week. The restaurant will be in the former Spaghetti Warehouse building, which was built in 1902 and served as a grocery warehouse and a brothel during prohibition.
"Downtown's thriving business and retail community is an ideal location to introduce The Capital Grille to Austin," said John Mirabal, Managing Partner, The Capital Grille Austin. "We embrace the opportunity to provide guests with our unique dining experience and eagerly await the restaurant's opening."
The restaurant features a diverse dinner menu offering perennial favorites including:
• Bone-‐In Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin with Shallot Butter
• Porcini Rubbed Delmonico with 15-‐Year Aged Balsamic
• Lobster Mac 'N' Cheese
• Seared Citrus Glazed Salmon
• Pan-‐Fried Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers
Additionally, The Capital Grille offers a well-‐rounded lunch menu featuring a selection of gourmet burgers, including The Grille's Signature Cheeseburger and Kona Crusted Wagyu Burger with Shallot Mayo. All of the gourmet burgers are served with Parmesan Truffle Fries. "Plates" is also an option on the lunch menu, which allows guests a choice of soup or salad and an entrée for $18. "Plates" and the selection of gourmet burgers offer guests a fine-‐dining experience that fits within their busy schedules.
The Capital Grille features more than 350 wines selected by Master Sommelier George Miliotes (@TheWineExpert), one of only 214 Master Sommeliers worldwide. Wines featured include those under $30 and prized vintages from small, limited-‐production vineyards from around the world. For those with an especially discerning taste in wine, The Capital Grille offers a private wine locker membership. Wine enthusiasts have the option to lease a wine locker, personalized with an inscribed nameplate. The Capital Grille is pleased to acquire desired bottles for guests, ensuring that they will always have their favorite vintages available.
The Capital Grille Austin will have a seating capacity of 284 guests in the main dining room and three private dining rooms. The restaurant will also feature a generous lounge area that opens up to a covered outdoor patio to provide comfort from the elements. Guests will also be able to enjoy live music entertainment Wednesday through Saturday evenings in the lounge. Executive Chef Brent Jaeger is delighted to create a customized menu for special events.
The restaurant will also feature oil paintings of celebrated Austinites who have had a profound impact on the city. These individuals include Farrah Fawcett, actress; Lyndon B. Johnson, former President; Barbara Jordan, politician; Ann Richards, politician; Darrell Royal, football player and coach; Stephen F. Austin, American empresario; Willie Wells, baseball player and Lena Guerrero, politician.
The Capital Grille will be open seven days a week, serving lunch Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and dinner Monday through Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and
Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended, but not required. Call (512) 322-‐2005 or visit www.TheCapitalGrille.com to make a reservation.
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