Las Vegas Tribune
steak lovers. From coast to coast, it has what many call “class
This reporter met Steve Palermo, the managing partner, and Dave Sacco,
the executive chef partner, who believe the customer is always right.
“We spare no expense in serving the finest grade steaks and seafoods,
providing the patron an exceptional dining journey,’’ states Chef
The Porterhouse and Sirloin steaks are dry-aged for 14-21 days.
Capitol Grill in Las Vegas has an edge over its other locations in
that’s it’s architecturally unique. Situated on the third floor of The
Fashion Show Mall, overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, it’s quite the
view. Private dining areas are located in various areas of the
restaurant, complimented with a rich mahogany bar in the cocktail
area. The eloquent setting, enhanced with piped-in jazz and an
extraordinary view, makes for a more cozy dining experience.
the manager, provided my mystery quest with quite
the surprise. Starting with a selection of breads, the whole raisin
pumpernickel was excellent with selection of Labash, seeded rolls and
sourdough. Maria Russo, our waiter, then brought us Lobster bisque,
with a side of Sherry. That was also delicious, especially with the
Sherry, as I enjoy Lobster bisque served this way. At this time frame
of our culinary journey I ordered a glass of Pinot Noir, Mark West.
With an intimate conversation, it was now time for one of Capitol
Grill’s famous salads, the Chopped salad. It consists of field greens,
California heirloom tomatoes, corn, radishes, garbanzo beans, chick
peas, artichoke hearts, and asparagus, with fresh herbs. An excellent
salad indeed. I must admit that Americans often eat larger amounts of
foods than do Europeans. I am one of those individuals who practically
falls in love with good cuisine. Since my guest is a Vegan, Chef Sacco
prepared a wonderful pasta dish with fresh vegetables, roasted tomato,
asparagus and mushrooms in an Alfredo sauce.
I was served Chilean sea bass with crusted Parmesan, atop spinach and
roasted tomato in garlic herb butter. The main entrees were
complemented with Sam’s mashed potatoes, which are red bliss potatoes
made with cream. The potatoes add such a rich taste with the Chilean
sea bass, that it’s filling and relaxing.
Ah, there’s one more matter that we all love and that’s dessert.
Strawberries Capitol Grill is the winner when it comes to a flavorful
dessert. Served with a Port and Grand Mariner sauce, with a scoop of
homemade ice cream, is just the way to say good night and sleep
the night away.
For those who would like to relax in a different way, try Capitol
Grill’s selection of teas and specialty coffees. The Capitol Grill
Signature blend of coffee is from the highest mountain region of
Central and South America. All beans are Arabica hard beans: European
Prep Guatemalan, Brazilian Santos and Costa Rico Tarrazo. With that
description, just imagine the tantalizing taste in ending your dining
Celebrity Scene News awards Four stars to Capitol Grill for ambiance,
excellent cuisine and superb service. See Celebrityscene.com.