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Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville
Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville

Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.capitolgrillenashville.com
  • Phone: (615) 345-7116
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily 6:30am - 10:30am Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Daily 5:30pm - 10:00pm Brunch: Sundays 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Oak Bar: 11:00am - 11:00pm Sunday - Thursday and 11:00am - 12:00am Friday and Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Tyler Brown
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Limited set menu offerings for social & business events. Please call Kimberly Gawthorpe at 615-345-7109.
  • Private Party Facilities: Capitol Grille - The Hermitage Hotel - Nashville offers 5 private dining spaces seating from 12 to 250 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Matthew Mangold (615) 345-7116

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary for Capitol Grille diners. Hotel parking also available. TPAC parking additional $13.
A word from Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville
Located in the century old Hermitage Hotel, the commitment to preservation continues in the Capitol Grille and Oak Bar. Relaxed, low key, and known as the place for Nashvillians “in the know”, the Capitol Grille is inspired by cultural sustainability. That is, preserving the past while using techniques of the present. Our commitment to using local food extends beyond just sourcing local. The ingredients are grown at the farm at Glen Leven, located just 5 miles from the Capitol Grille by Executive Chef and Farmer Tyler Brown. Brown creates a menu that shifts with the seasons, is inspired by what is the freshest and best available, and pays homage to historic Southern cuisine. The Capitol Grille actively supports and is involved with Share Our Strength, an organization whose mission is to end childhood hunger by 2015, the Chef’s Move to Schools program, as well as the Southern Foodways Alliance.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was bland and tasteless; poorly presented. I ordered a side of Buttered Puréed Potatoes(commonly referred to as Mashed Potatoes), which were the highlight of the meal. We were comped for one entree. Also, service was slow, so we paid and left quickly, even though they charged us full price for 3 Happy Hour drinks!!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "The Hermitage is a must see while visiting Nashville, as well as dining in Capitol Grille. The dishes are unique combinations of ingredients and flavors that will amaze your palate. The service is impeccable and staff are friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We had a fabulous night at The Oak Bar for our anniversary earlier this month - absolutely excellent service, cocktails and food, so we thought we'd try the Capitol Grill for my birthday. I was disappointed. The service was okay/good, but not excellent as it had been in the bar. Cocktails were great but the food was definitely disappointing. Our sides were very salty to the point where it was really the only flavor we tasted. The soup I got was also very salty & rich. Our steaks were good, but not remarkable. Dessert was great. We will definitely go back to the Oak Bar again but probably won't spend the money on the Capitol Grille again. For what we got, it wasn't worth it. There are too many other good choices in Nashville these days!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "great steak, good beer list, excellent waitress, cool hotel, would recommend"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I was in Nashville for a conference, and ended up here for a dinner. The food was quite good - the heirloom tomato salad was fresh and tasty. I had the rib steak, which was slightly undercooked for my taste, but not enough for me to return it. The beurre blanc on top of it was a nice touch. Of particular note was the side of foraged mushrooms - clearly, the ingredients were super fresh. A nice, light side for the steak."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Capitol Grille was recommended to me by a friend who had recently visited Nashville. He particularly mentioned the quality of the steaks. We were not disappointed! Each course was delicious, service was superb and the cocktail/wine/spirits lists were almost endless! We chose a mid price Malbec & it was delicious. A great, classy choice for a special evening out."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My party made reservations for weekday lunch. Seating request was cheerfully honored. The rest was in slow motion. Food was served more than 45 minutes after ordering; lunch took almost an hour and a half. Chicken dish was good but club sandwiches (not presented as a club) were cold and the toast was burned in places. Wrong checks were charged together and it took another 10 minutes to get the attention of the waiter to rectify. Certainly not the quality I would have expected from the Capitol Grille."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is a place you absolutely must try, whether a Nashville native or visitor. The food is wonderful and the history and scenery of the Hermitage Hotel is unbeatable. I suggest having a drink at the Oak Bar first!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We celebrated a lovely anniversary and the Capital Grille was a big reason for the success of the evening. We enjoyed a very nice evening of dining. Quiet and not hurried, the lfood and service were excellent, along with the special acknowledgement of our anniversary, made it a enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Took one of my best friends to lunch for her birthday; and as usual, everything was wonderful. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was perfect, and the service was second to none. The Capital Grill is one of my favorite places to have a nice, enjoyable, relaxing meal anytime."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere at this place. Our server was very attentive and the food excellent. Chef Tyler sources many of the items from his own farm and the flavor shows. The beet salad and sweet onion soup were outstanding. The entrees perfectly prepared. The only hitch were the mini muffins served with dinner.....a little ordinary and flavorless, but oh so minor a criticism. Would go back again"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We love, love this restaurant. The food is always exceptional, the staff courteous, kind and they go out of their way to make your dining experience as memorable as The Hermitage is beautiful."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The restaurant is in the Hermitage Hotel which has a beautiful lobby; be sure to see that as well. The food was pricey but fabulous and the ambiance was great. Our server was attentive and very nice, but did not interrupt us. Definitely try the onion bisque-it is amazing! If you go, check out the men's room - it has a plaque by the door explaining the history!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was ok, but the place was louder than anticipated. Service was great and attentive, and they have a very extensive bourbon list. The sweet onion bisque was great. I would not really recommend the place for a date, it was simply too loud for that. But for a group of friends it would be a great place"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant in the historic hermitage hotel. I was dining alone while on a business trip but the waitstaff were very solicitous and checked back with me repeatedly, despite a large group (35 people, multiple large tables) being seated right before me. Don't miss the sweet onion soup ... Amazing. My pork dish was perfectly cooked and tender and they also have exquisite desserts. I'll be back ..."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The server was amazing. The entire experience was terrific. I was born in Nashville, and hit a lot of restaurants on a weekly basis and was blown away Saturday night."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Really loved the service at Capitol Grille. Yes, the food was delicious and locally sourced; I had a fish entree that was the day's special. My only comment was that the entree could have been hotter when it arrived at the table. The waitstaff is knowledgable and attentive. We were dining with another couple, celebrating their wedding anniversary. The staff was very gracious to them-rose petals on the table and a token dessert. Lovely spot..."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was delicious, well prepared and well presented - trout was fresh and excellent, I had sable fish that was also delicious, Caesar salad also very good (great anchovies). The cheese platter was wonderful, three cheeses, breads/crackers, and accompaniments, however one of the cheeses was too ammoniated for me - they reduced the cost of the plate accordingly. Service on the other had was not very good. Our waiter, obviously new was reading the specials from a note pad, he forgot about our wine (a white, kept on ice, but not at our table so we couldn't pour, not that we should have to) and we had to remind him to refill our glasses; after opening the wine he put the cork on my bread-butter plate. We will definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "From the great locally-grown/raised menu items to the excellent service, a notable place to dine for any occasion, or just for great food and personal service."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here for the first time while staying at the Hermitage Hotel. Food is remarkable with outstanding service. Expect to pay for what you are getting. It's worth every penny."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Take the Caesar Salad off of the menu or make it better. It is a popular menu item at many restaurants, and most do it badly. Yours is not on par with your other quality items."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Dined with friends this past week. Freshest garden salad with grilled peaches and dark cherries followed by the sea scallops that were cooked simply as they should be - perfection! Friends enjoyed the pork dish and the sable fish. We would have had dessert but had concert tickets and did not have time. Will definitely be back next time we visit Nashville."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Every item was perfectly prepared from the martinis to the desserts. Our server was excellent and helpful with information on things to do and see in Nashville. Very nice experience. We also ate brunch on Sunday and that was superb as well."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "It's a beautiful (and historic) room with excellent food mostly farm-to-table. The only complaint I had was the presence of a wandering video crew complete with sound boom that was interviewing diners last Saturday night. They asked if we would be willing to participate, and they were quite polite about my decision to demur, but their presence and grubby appearance detracted from the experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Not only do we appreciate their fresh, sustainable, delicious food--we also appreciate the chef accommodating our food allergies. Thank you for the wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Definitely a foodie place where the servers know where your food was sourced (usually in Tennessee or thereabouts) and how it was raised. Halibut appetizer was outstanding as was the vegetable succotash. Basement setting is so-so on charm but the hotel is beautiful. I"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The attention we received from Kasie our server was outstanding. However the steak was not prepared as well as it could of been. My wife likes her steak well done. When the steak arrived it was pink in he center. After a second attempt the meat was burnt on the top and tough to chew. The steak should of been butterflied or perhaps cooked with less direct heat. The macaroni and cheese and cream potatoes were excellent. The carrots were too sweet for our preference. Overall it was a good experience."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our server was a true professional, very knowledgeable & attentive. He went above & beyond to give my family a wonderful experience. It was our daughter's 21st birthday and he brought the 3 of us a glass of complimentary champagne. He gave the cake we brought in to the pastry chef & asked her to enhance it. Wow, the pastry chef did an amazing job with special icing & real flowers. After the waiter brought the cake out to show us & allowed us to take pictures with candles on it, he took it back for cutting. He returned with an unbelievable presentation. We were overjoyed. The food was excellent & the atmosphere was sophisticated but comfortable. It was a wonderful evening. One more thing, the valet parking...very nice and prompt."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I look forward to taking out of town guests to the Capitol Grille when the opportunity permits. The food is reliably good. The murals plus the elegant decor give the room an inviting and warm appearance. During the General Assembly session, it is the best place to pop in for lunch and when downtown for a performance in the adjacent Performing Arts Center, wonderful for a nice supper in the dining room or the Oak Bar."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The server pushed the onion soup that was extremely delicious but so rich that it ruined the rest of the meal. The simply prepared scallops were cooked to perfection but so rich after the soup. Next time I'm going to order the burger. I saw it looked fantastic, would normally order a burger in a fancy restaurant like this but it might be the call."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Delicious. Outstanding friendly service. Breath-taking building / room. We had a perfect birthday celebration."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The Capitol Grill is always popular for business lunches. The service staff is professional and the food options are varied. Reservations are a breeze with Open Table. A real downtown gem."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed our food and our waiter was friendly without being intrusive, and attentive. At 10 a.m. it was not crowded, thus not noisy, which is good for people who do not hear well in crowds. Don't miss the award winning retro men's room (women can check it out too when it's determined to be empty!)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed the dinner. It was our anniversary so they had pink rose petals on the table. We arrived on time and we were able to enjoy a drink at the bar first before seating.The hotel's architecture is so exquisite that you must view as many areas as possible! The food was fantastic! I had scallops and they were the best I have ever had even when visiting the beach. The onion soup is amazing and my husband had the salmon which he said was very good. The button mushrooms were very good also. The asparagus was the only dish that was not great. The dessert of blueberry cream cheese ice cream was served on a plate with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. It was just beautiful and a very nice dining experience with excellent service!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The Capitol Grille has the most standing service, delicious food and presentation. From the minute we arrived we felt so special and blessed to have made our reservation at the Capital Grille to celebrate our 50th Anniversary."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here while on vacation and completely swept her off her feet. Such a great spot for a romantic, sit down dinner. Ask for Jeff if you're not the type of couple who doesn't typically go fancy dinners, he's funny and easy going ;)"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had seafood and beef and several appetizers. The quality of the ingredients were at the highest level as was the preperation. We also enjoyed excellent service."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "You don't just eat at the Captiol Grille, you experience it. There is a lot of "farm to table" buzz these days, but I honestly appreciate local, fresh food not frozen or trucked hundreds of miles to get to me. This means the menu varies seasonally, even day-to-day, but this is the beauty of a place like this. Every meal is a treasure waiting to be discovered. While not "kid-friendly" per se, they do have a nice kids' menu with staples like mac and cheese and chicken fingers, but the upscale version of them. Although, as much as a mac and cheese aficionado as my daughter is, she took one bite of my lamb and finished my dinner instead! They know how to make your table feel special, the service is always as amazing as the meal."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Always love capital grill and have been there many times for special occasions. Service was awesome! Food was sooo good! The only bad thing our table was next to a column and was too close to the table for 4 next to us. Felt like we were eating with them."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The Capitol Grille is the best restaurant in Nashville, without a doubt. The food and service are impeccable. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014