The Capital Grille introduced a bar menu in all 40 of its restaurants this week. The chain joins a growing list of upscale steakhouses, including Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, that have turned their bar areas into a culinary profit center as customers sought value in the recession. “We wanted to make the bar and lounge area more of destination in itself,” said Mike Bernstein, director of media and communications for parent company Darden ...

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