I am special-occasion dining on consecutive days for DC's fiftieth birthday. He is a lover of the Capital Grille and of Clio and I have, dutifully, reserved at each. We love Clio, so no problem there (though I do prefer L'Espalier).
I went to Capital Grille yesterday to audition the new site. I've never been a great fan of the restaurant or the steakhouse genre. I had a dry-aged sirloin and while it was good, it was still "meh" for a momentous occasion. Also, it was $18 less at lunch which, though I'm perfectly willing to splash out on food, really galls me.
I was thinking of trying a new place and Bogie's at JM Curley's is intriguing to me. Is their steak at the same level as Capital Grille? At least the setting is not so cavernous and sterile. I've also considered Del Frisco but was not a fan in Dallas.
I know the occasion is about the celebrant. Is there a way for us both to be happy (other than the 14 courses we'll be having the next night!)?
Thanks for your thoughts.