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Anniversary dinner

July 13th, 2019 at 10:01 am

Yesterday was our 27th anniversary. A couple of weeks ago, my wife had asked if we could go to The Capital Grille to celebrate. She had never been there and I've mentioned it a few times, so I made a reservation.

For those unfamiliar with the place, it is a high end chain steakhouse. Top notch food and service all around. And they really do a nice job with special occasions.

When we arrived and were taken to our table, there was a single long stem red rose on the table and a pre-printed card wishing us a happy anniversary and thanking us for choosing to celebrate it there.

Our server was fantastic, wished us a happy anniversary as soon as he came over, and reviewed all of the menu details. He happily took a photo of us after we got our drinks and then again later when dessert came.

Our meals were excellent. Every single item we ordered was cooked to perfection from my wife's steak, my scallops, all of the sides, and dessert.

Speaking of dessert, my wife ordered from the Restaurant Week menu which included dessert, but our server also came over with a special celebration plate. Happy Anniversary was painted on the plate in chocolate and there were 2 mini desserts to either side of that along with berries and fresh whipped cream.

At one point, the manager also came by to check on us and wish us a happy anniversary.

The topic of dining out, and the associated cost, comes up from time to time on the forums and many say they can't even imagine spending $100 or more on a meal but I have to say, if you've never had a meal like that, you don't know what you're missing. With tax and tip, our dinner came to about $210 and it was worth every penny. Sure there are lots of places we could have gone for less but they wouldn't be nearly the same. It's certainly not something we would do regularly but for a special occasion, you can't beat it.

7 Responses to “Anniversary dinner”

  1. Sue Says:

    Congratulations to you & your wife on your 27th Anniversary. I'm glad you treated yourself and your wife to such a nice meal on the special occasion. Well done!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I agree! I hate eating out or delivery that's unplanned because it's not special and feels like a waste of money. But planned eating out for a celebration is a wonderful experience that's worth spending more on from time to time.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Congrats on your anniversary!

    it sounds like your wonderful meal and experience was worth every penny. That's what makes it fun to eat out and enjoy yourselves! Glad it worked out so well!

  4. Lucky Robin Says:

    Happy Anniversary! I think in a place like that you are paying for the experience as well as the food. I don't even think we have a place that fancy near where I live. We'd have to go to Seattle. We don't even have a steak house in town anymore.

  5. Jenn Says:

    I agree as well. that's the reason to be frugal - so you can spend on the things that matter. That wasn't just a meal - it was a shared experience. Happy anniversary!

  6. Bluebird Says:

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  7. Amber Says:

    Aw happy 27 years of love 💕

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