CHERRY HILL NJ--This is a well-kept secret. Most people think that Capital Grille is expensive, and for dinner it can get pricey, but lunch is a real deal. First, there’s free valet parking. Just drive up to the stand. Lunch prices are in effect until 4PM. You will find it far less crowded that just about any other dining establishment at the Mall. Capital Grille is located just to the left of the Nordstrom’s entrance to the Mall.
The food is excellent and the servers are attentive. They typically have lunch specials, so for two for lunch, it might only cost $10-$20 extra over what you’d spend for lunch at places like Seasons 52 or Brio, which are also very nice. I think the modest difference in price is well worth it.
The dining room is walnut and woody-elegant with comfortable booths. If you go after 2 PM, you’ll just about have the place to yourself. It’s quiet and very suitable for conversation. They have some very nice private function rooms, but if you go right around lunchtime and they’re occupied, you should request sitting away from them.
Even if you go at lunchtime during the week, and we have probably about ten times, it never seems to be crowded. Capital Grille has an open kitchen. Their desserts are good, but I’d avoid the coconut custard item. It tastes very good, but there is more fluff to it that substance.
There is also a dining area in the very nice bar at the left just as you enter. I like the intimacy here better that the Capital Grille in Philadelphia. It’s a very nice place to good for a special occasion – and also anytime you just want a good lunch in a beautiful atmosphere.