The Capital Grille recently launched its $18 Winter Plates Menu on January 9th, debuting three new selections:  Wagyu Cheeseburger with Fried Egg and Crisp Onions, Roasted Pepper Soup and Roasted Root Vegetables.  As always, guests of The Capital Grille can customize their lunch, choosing from nine “plates” offerings – three soups or salads, three sandwiches and three sides – all for $18.

 According to Executive Chef Ray Comiskey, the Wagyu Cheeseburger with Fried Egg and Crisp Onions features premium Japanese Wagyu beef blended with the right amount of seasoning, and is the kind of fresh twist on an American classic The Capital Grille is known for.

Root vegetables are at the peak of their flavor in the winter, which makes the Roasted Root Vegetables a hearty addition to any lunch entrée selections.  And speaking of cold weather, guests can warm up deliciously with a generous bowl of either Roasted Pepper Soup or Clam Chowder, which combines New England’s finest, freshly shucked clams and tender potatoes.

For guests with a limited amount of time at lunch, The Capital Grille ensures they can enjoy the personalized service and mouth-watering cuisine that characterize a Capital Grille dining experience and still be on their way in about 45 minutes.

I was invited on behalf of the Capital Grille to try the new plates menu and was quite impressed. The lunch selection I chose were as follows:

Roasted Pepper Soup – Warm and delicious. The perfect starter for a cold January day.

Mini Tenderloin – The house made buttery brioche bun and tender filet absolutely melt in your mouth.

Roasted Root Vegetables – The roasting process caramelizes this mix of purple carrot, sweet potatoes and parsnips making them sweet and tender.

Diners truly can have an amazing meal in a timely matter. Everything was served quickly and there were many business lunches going on. If you have a client that you need to impress but do not want to break the bank, I highly suggest taking them to lunch at the Capital Grille for one of these new “plates.”

Dessert is not included as part if the “plates” special but worth the indulgence if you like your sweets. All Capital Grille desserts are made in house including the sorbets and ice creams.

At the suggestion of our server Britt, she recommended the Coconut Cream Pie. She also suggested the Tenderloin sandwiches, which were spot on so I figured she knew what she was talking about.

Britt did not lead us wrong! The filling is creamy, the texture of the crust is like nothing I have ever had and the whip cream slightly sweet. A thin sugar crisp type cookie tops it off and adds a nice crunch.

Britt took wonderful care of us, even giving her crumb scraper to my friend after she commented on how she had been wanting one. Be sure and ask for her when you go. She will not lead you wrong and you will have an amazing meal with top notch service! Enjoy!

The Capital Grille is located at 4740 Jefferson Street in the heart of the Country Club Plaza.  Reservations can be made by calling 816-531-8345 or by visiting  In addition to its main dining room, The Capital Grille also features private dining rooms for up to 65 guests, as well as a Chef’s Table accommodating up to 10 guests, with a frontline view of the open kitchen.  Chef is pleased to create special menus for private dining events.

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