Everything at the new Capital Grille at South Coast Plaza follows the expensive-steakhouse rulebook. Bedroom-sized, temperature-controlled, glass-encased wine lockers. Hanging eerily in the hallways are paintings of long-dead aristocratic types, appropriate for hunting lodges, Gothic mansions and places like this. Life-sized portraits of John Wayne, Gene Autry, C.J. Segerstrom and Walt Disney stare down at eaters, all as red-blooded as the seared meats you are... More >>>
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