I went to Capo with a friend and met her first at the bar for a cocktail. I was impressed by their cocktail list. The drink I had was a bit too sweet but delicious none the less, would stick to my classic cocktails if I went back. We then took a seat and ordered, to start, the tuna tartar and the aged ham and melon plate, both were great but it took a while to get a glass of wine. After that we shared a light pasta that was done impeccably well. We could have stopped there but we came for the steak..... ugh THE STEAK!! Cooked in the apple wood and charcoal ovens visible at the end of the restaurant (giving the vibe a cozy, real italian feel) made my tenderloin steak one of the best steaks I have ever had, hands down! I would stick to the thicker cuts of meat, as my friend got the strip steak which was still tasty but just could not compare!! My steak was charred on the outside and perfectly medium rare on the inside- sealing in all the juices and flavors - which were drawn out even more by the sea salt served with it. we got two sides, sauteed greens, and the potatoes. Both huge portions served family style. for two people would recommenced getting one side but its hard not to get a potatoes and vegetable with steak. all in all i think that the quality of food for the price and location is great, there is a wide variety of options so you can go crazy or just try a few things and keep it a reasonable (fancy) dinner. have recommended it to friends and while most were wowed with the food have said similar things about the service being a little slow and not 100% on top of their game.
Shanghai needs more places like this. Informal, vibrant with a fast and well-disciplined (Phillipino?) waiting staff. However the real winner is the food, although as stated below, some of the colder dishes let it down a little, the hot plates are pretty much all winners. Have been here 4 times already, and I would be interested to know what atjsurfsh's experience was like, as on one of our visits we did get scolded by the waiter for not waiting outside when we were following one of the waiters to our table. This kept the score on service down, but everyone else seemed to be working hard and efficiently to get things out promptly. The black ink squid is truly delicious, stuffed with pork, which they seem to do very well, as all pork-based dishes we ordered were exquisite. Have been back, will be back again.
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