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Capital Prime


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Scallops Rockefeller
Day Boat Scallops in the half-shell, baked with a blend of creamed spinach, bacon and breadcrumbs, topped with a Parmesan crust, finished with fines herbes
Oysters on the Half Shell
Six oysters on the half shell complemented with cocktail and mignonette sauce and fresh lemon. Variety based upon market availability
Stuffed Poblano
Stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, aged cheddar, caramelized onions, roasted garlic and panko crumbs, finished with a drizzle of ranchero sauce
New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels
Cider-braised, tossed with radicchio cabbage, shallots, garlic and butter, served with crustinis
Ahi Tuna Tartar
Sashimi-grade tuna tossed with ponzu and sesame seeds atop a miso-avocado guacamole, roasted tomato and ginger oil, served with crispy wontons
Crab Cakes
Two jumbo lump crab cakes, accompanied with roasted red pepper coulis and mustard aioli
Capital Shrimp
Crispy Shrimp tossed in our housemade zesty remoulade
Portabella Mushrooms and Sliced Tenderloin
Marinated and grilled, served with our ZIP sauce
Flash-fried calamari with roasted tomato beurre blanc sauce
Hibachi Style Marinated Skewers
Two tenderloin skewers marinated in soy-miso and served with an Ishiyaki hot stone for you to cook at the table! Accompanied with peppers, enoki mushrooms, wakame and toasted bread
The Prime
Our signature salad featuring roasted golden and red baby beets, oven-roasted Brussels sprouts, pickled red onions, pistachios and goat cheese, tossed with bibb and red leaf lettuce, finished with housemade cornbread croutons and red wine vinaigrette dressing
Upgrade to a 6oz Center Cut Filet $28.0
Steak Tenderloin Salad
Sautéed beef tips, wild mushrooms, onions, roasted red pepper and red skin potatoes atop of baby spinach and arugula, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette, finished with crumbled bleu cheese
Salmon Salad
Grilled Atlantic salmon atop field greens, tossed with roasted red pepper vinaigrette, herb couscous, shaved asparagus and roasted red peppers
Tuna and Napa Salad
Sesame-crusted seared Ahi tuna, shaved Napa slaw, crispy rice noodles, toasted almonds and enoki mushrooms, tossed in sesame-lime vinaigrette
Michigan Kale Salad
Fresh Michigan baby kale, Michigan dried cherries, bleu cheese, apples and crispy bacon, tossed in citrus vinaigrette, finished with candied pecans (vegetarian option available)
Martha's Vineyard Salad
Red leaf lettuce, pine nuts, red onion and bleu cheese, tossed with raspberry-maple vinaigrette
Grilled Shrimp and Brussels Sprout Salad
Grilled shrimp atop oven-roasted Brussels sprouts, tossed with baby spinach, toasted almonds, apples and dried Michigan cherries, finished with raspberry-maple vinaigrette
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Grilled organic chicken atop crispy romaine, tossed in our traditional Caesar dressing with housemade croutons, finished with shaved Parmesan cheese (anchovies upon request)
With Entree $5.0
Classic French Onion Soup
With aged Swiss cheese
With Entree $7.0
Seafood Chowder
Array of fresh fish and crustaceans in a spicy tomato broth served with crostini
With Entree $7.0
Roasted Cauliflower and Crab Bisque
Roasted cauliflower blended together with spices, cream and crab stock, topped with a crab garnish
With Entree $5.0
House-Smoked Chili
Ribeye, New York and filet all house-smoked, ground and slow-cooked with tomatoes, beans and spices
With Entree $5.0
Soup du Jour
Chef's daily creation
Sides may be purchased a la carte or substituted for entree sides for an additional $2.50, truffle fries $4
Truffle Frites
Shoestring fries, tossed with toasted garlic, Parmesan cheese, fines herbes, finished with truffle oil
Baked Idaho Potato
Salt and pepper rubbed, served with a side of herb butter and sour cream
Red Skin Potatoes
Roasted and tossed with herb garlic butter
Marinated Grilled Asparagus
Marinated in balsamic vinegar and grilled, drizzled with balsamic reduction and Parmesan cheese
Grilled Hollandaise Asparagus
Drizzled with hollandaise and toasted panko crumbs
Creamed Spinach
Sautéed spinach combined with heavy cream, Parmesan cheese and a hint of nutmeg
Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts
Hard-seared and tossed with butter and red pepper flakes
Prime is the highest USDA designation. Less than 2% of all beef earns this distinction. Prime cuts based with beef fat and finished with herbs and sea salt, and include choice of our ZIP sauce, compound butter or Hollandaise sauce, roasted garlic and rosemary whipped potatoes and marinated grilled asparagus. Add any soup, Michigan Kale, Martha's Vineyard, Caesar or house salad for an additional charge with any entrée
Prime Porterhouse
Best of both worlds, with 24oz of center cut beef split between the tender New York Strip and the succulent, buttery texture of the Filet Mignon
Prime Bone-In Filet Mignon
13oz center cut USDA Certified Prime bone-in beef tenderloin
Prime Dry-Aged New York Strip
14oz center cut USDA Certified Prime dry-aged for sixty days
Prime Bone-In Ribeye
18oz center cut USDA Certified Prime bonein ribeye steak, Capital Prime's version of the traditional cowboy cut
Prime Sous-Vide and Dry-Aged Ribeye with Shrimp
14oz Dry-aged Ribeye, vacuum-sealed and slow cooked, pan-seared and served with 5 sautéed Cajun-herbed shrimp
Proudly serving the finest hand-selected and hand-cut steaks including USDA Prime and Certified Angus Beef. Aged a minimum of 21 days; all steaks are prepared with house seasoning and broiled at 1800 degrees. Cuts include your choice of our ZIP sauce or compound butter, seasonal vegetables and roasted garlic and rosemary whipped potatoes. Add any soup, Michigan Kale, Martha's Vineyard, Caesar or house salad for an additional charge with any entrée. All steaks are gluten free without ZIP sauce
New York Strip
12oz New York strip, tender yet firm, high in flavor
14oz ribeye steak, high marbling content and flavor
Flank Steak
8oz butcher cut, tender and rich in flavor
Filet Oscar
Two 3oz tenderloin medallions, accompanied with Alaskan king crab and jumbo asparagus, finished with housemade Hollandaise sauce
6oz $34.0
8oz $38.0
Filet Mignon
Beef tenderloin with succulent flavor and buttery texture
Marinated Lamb Porterhouse
Two 5oz grilled bone-in lamb porterhouses over honey mustard and Parmesan-roasted new potatoes, spicy glazed carrots, finished with cranberry-harissa jam
Bourbon-Brown Sugar Pork Chops
Dueling pork chops glazed with bourbon and brown sugar over a roasted beet and yukon purée and sautéed Swiss chard with blistered grapes and caramelized apples
Bleu Cheese Crust
Sautéed Wild Mushrooms
Caramelized Onions
Hollandaise Sauce
Au Poivre
Accompanied with entree
3oz Crab Cake
5oz Lobster Tail
Grilled Shrimp (5 Each)
10oz Alaskan King Crab Legs
Add any soup, Michigan Kale, Martha's Vineyard, Caesar or house salad for an additional charge with any entree
Cedar Plank Salmon
Fresh Nova Scotia salmon grilled on a cedar plank, served with seasonal vegetables and turmeric basmati rice, finished with tarragon citrus butter
Cajun-Lime Marinated Arctic Char
Arctic char marinated in Cajun and lime, served over roasted cauliflower purée and roasted root vegetables, topped with cajun butter sauce
George's Bank "Day Boat" Scallops
Pan-seared jumbo sea scallops atop creamy herbed polenta, wilted arugula, finished with bacon jam and blackberry reduction
Herb-Crusted Sea Bass
Pan-roasted sea bass crusted with fresh tarragon and parsley, over lyonnaise potatoes and grilled marinated fennel, drizzled with chili oil
Asian Sea Bass
Pan-seared Chilean sea bass with a sweet ponzu glaze, served over turmeric basmati rice, marinated bok choy, wakame salad and roasted red bell peppers
Great Lakes Walleye
Pan-sauteed Parmesan-panko crusted walleye, accompanied with roasted red skin potatoes, napa and radicchio coleslaw and housemade tartar sauce
Seared Ahi Tuna
Sesame crusted, sashimi-grade ahi tuna accompanied with turmeric basmati rice, marinated bok choy, pickled ginger and wasabi, finished with orange ginger coulis
Coriander-Cayenne Rubbed Swordfish
Coriander-cayenne rubbed swordfish filet, grilled and served over turmeric rice pilaf and a shaved asparagus-arugula salad, topped with citrus butter
Saffron and Seafood Risotto
Sautéed tomatoes, arugula and sweet peas tossed with creamy Arborio rice, simmered with a clam and saffron broth, topped with colossal shrimp, scallops and mussels, garnished with crispy shallots and basil oil
Gluten-free pasta available upon request. Add any soup, Michigan Kale, Martha's Vineyard, Caesar or house salad for an additional charge with any entree
Oven-Roasted Half Chicken
Bone-in chicken, breast and thigh, oven-roasted and served over creamy rosemary mashed potatoes, shaved Brussels sprouts and caramelized onion, topped with a honey mustard chicken jus
Clam and Shrimp Linguine
Sauteed shrimp and little neck clams tossed with arugula and linguine in a sherry cream sauce
Lamb and Gnocchi Stew
Slow-braised in its own natural jus and mixed with pearl onion, roasted carrots, and english peas atop of herb gnocchi, served with a red wine and lamb reduction, topped with crispy shallots and shaved scallions
Joe Mama's Pile of Perch
Fresh lake perch pan-sauteed and piled high, topped with a lemon caper beurre blanc, served with seasonal vegetables and roasted garlic whipped potatoes
Frutti di Mare
Shrimp, scallops, mussels, calamari and clams tossed with linguine in a spicy tomato broth
Chicken Carbonara
Grilled organic chicken breast over cavatappi pasta, in a creamy sauce with sweet peas, diced prosciutto, shaved Parmesan cheese and black pepper
Veal Marsala
Breaded and sauteed veal cutlets with shallots, shitake, crimini and oyster mushrooms, finished with a dry Marsala wine reduction, served with seasonal vegetables and roasted garlic whipped potatoes
Roasted Vegetable Ravioli
Ravioli stuffed with roasted squash, zucchini, bell peppers, asparagus, Swiss chard and a blend of Romano and Fontina cheese, tossed with sautéed mushrooms, Swiss chard and rosemary cream, topped with toasted pine nuts and crumbled chèvre cheese
are you looking for a fine dining experience like no other? STOP BY OUR STEAKHOUSE AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IN LANSING, MI Whether it's a special occasion or you just want to have a nice meal, visit Capital Prime. For the last five years, we've prided ourselves on our service and our food. Our steak is cut, carved and cooked with care. Plus, we have an extensive menu with seafood and vegetarian options. Visit us to discover why we've been awarded best steakhouse in Lansing, MI.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Steakhouse
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to visiting Capitol Prime for a date night with our overnight stay in Lansing. I agree with previous reviews that stated the atmosphere was not warm or “similar to an airport bar.” We visited in winter and it looked like they...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kariejeanne
JosephK2849, General Manager at Capital Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

To whom it may concern I do apologize about the experience you had and am sorry you feel this way! I am the GM and the one who you spoke with. I do hope you do give us another chance as I know this experience...More

Reviewed 4 January 2019

My wife and I met for lunch at Capital Prime. They serve lunch during the holidays from Thanksgiving until the first of the year. Excellent food. Even better service. I had the Chicken Carbonara. Peppery and delicious. Huge portion with exquisite sauce. My wife had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DesignGuy
JosephK2849, General Manager at Capital Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Thank you so much for sharing and we are so greatful of your kind words! We look forward to serving you again real soon!

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Had dinner there last evening to celebrate my birthday and it was a wonderful meal and experience! One of the hostesses opened the door and welcomed us. We had two of their appetizers, which were delicious - Capital shrimp, especially! My husband's ribeye and my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Janeykl
JosephK2849, General Manager at Capital Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you so very much for your kind words! We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to serve you on your special day and we can’t wait to serve you again in the near future!

Reviewed 13 November 2018

I have dined in many steak houses around the world and to be honest, when I saw this restaurant within walking distance of the hotel that I was staying in, I was excited! On the outside, this restaurant is a very sleek and modern looking...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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JosephK2849, General Manager at Capital Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

I am sorry to hear you feel this way! We strive to be competitive in the market and I will definitely take your feedback into consideration and do some research. We appreciate the opportunity we had to serve you and once again I have to...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

Spent another evening at Capital Prime. Similar experience. The hostess does not greet you. The serving staff seem to not like to work in the service sector. No passion. No style. Just no care. For was only okay. Just not worth it.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ken V
JosephK2849, General Manager at Capital Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you for your comments and feedback! You must be a loyal guest to have offered these concerns of your bad experience. I personally will take ownership on the matter and offer you my deepest apologies! I will also make the corrections needed so that...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

annoyed because food was overcooked it was like the chef didnt care about the quality of food I hear the prime rib is goodMore

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank jc88888888
JosephK2849, General Manager at Capital Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you for your feedback! I will check into this matter immediately and find the resolve so that this will not occur again. We pride ourselves on the product & services that we offer. I assure you this was a one off and would like...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Everything was very good and the service was great , calamari was perfect not chewy nice flavor, steak done right and flavorful. One thing the side veggie -Carrots looked great but were not done they were 1/4 done a few were done.As I did not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Howland B
JosephK2849, General Manager at Capital Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you so much for generous words! Sorry we could not satisfy you completely and I will let the culinary department know of their shortcomings. We look forward to serving you again in the near future! Regards

Reviewed 12 October 2018

We were here for a special event to honor my dad. The manager was amazing in accommodating and communicating with us before we came. The menu selection was great and the server was attentive. The restaurant layout is beautiful, there are 2 bar areas and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank karen6886
JosephK2849, General Manager at Capital Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you so much for sharing! We appreciate your loyalties and continued patronage! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Came here with a friend for a lovely dinner, I had the scallops and she had the filet. Both entrees were perfect, we had great wine pairings, and excellent service. Why we can’t wait to come back.

Date of visit: September 2018
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JosephK2849, General Manager at Capital Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks so very much for sharing! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you again real soon!

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I have eaten in countries all over the world and I can honestly say this is, overall, the best restaurant I have ever been to. The scallops were other-worldly. My husband and I are not rich people and I had MSU gear on; the service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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JosephK2849, General Manager at Capital Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you so very much for this amazing review! We strive for excellence constantly and these words mean a tremedous amount. I will most definitely be sharing this with the entire team as proof and testament that we are achieving our goals!

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Response from Laura F | Reviewed this property |
You can most certainly wear jeans. Just make sure it’s a nice pair with a nice shirt! My husband and I have both worn jeans with nice sweaters and tops. Plenty of people wear jeans there. The ones that are in suits and... More
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