The Capital Grille’s Summer “Plates” lunch menu has been updated to reflect fall flavors. The new Fall “Plates” menu, which debuted in September, features customizable combinations of soup or salad, a sandwich and a side for $18. The menu features three soups/salads, three sandwiches, and three sides. I stopped last week and sampled the fall fare. Here’s what’s on the menu:

The Fall “Plates” Lunch Menu

Soup or Salad:

Porcini Bisque – Tried this one. So delicious, I could drink it out of a coffee mug! Creamy, without the heaviness of usual bisques. Topped with a little chive oil, it’s great for cold weather.

Clam Chowder (didn’t try this one)

Field Greens – It looks pretty plain,¬† but dressed with a champagne vinaigrette, it’s fresh and delightful.


Mini Tenderloin (2) Nicely cooked pieces of meat, paired with a horseradish sauce, sandwiched with mini brioche-type buns. They’re almost too cute to eat… but I ate them anyway and liked it.

Lobster Roll An oldie but goodie from the Summer “Plates” menu, chock full of lobster and lots of creamy mayo.

“Knife and Fork” BLT – This guy is a bit messy to eat, but packs it all in. Lacy cheese crisps top thick slices of bacon, tomato, and lettuce. The bread is oiled and grilled, and slathered with some sort of dressing that adds a lot of flavor.


Seasonal Vegetable – I had haricot verts with cherry tomatoes.

Truffle fries – These are to die for. GET THEM.

Roasted Butternut Squash – Topped with a cranberry chutney, they remind me of Thanksgiving.

And of course, for dessert, I always have to get the Creme Brulee Cheesecake…

The Capital Grille
201 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Reservations can be made by calling 704-348-1400