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

Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.capitolgrillenashville.com/
  • Phone: 6153457116x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily 6:30am - 10:30am Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Daily 5:00pm - 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 6153457116x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (88)romantic (72)fit for foodies (69)notable wine list (45)good for groups (25)great for brunch (19)great for lunch (18)vibrant bar scene (17)neighborhood gem (12)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • It's the Hermitage
    Nashvillejim
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    It's the dinning experience you come to expect at the Hermitage. The wine list was excellent. The menu was a wonderful mix of sophistication and southern (truffles over grits). Our server was attentive without being overbearing. I let them know we were having our 25th anniversary when I made the reservation and we were greeted with congratulations at the desk and rose petals on our table top. The experience was topped of with a beautiful and delishous dessert. It was a very memorial evening and much more than just a meal out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not much on the menu
    Wendy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We have been to the Capital Grille before, late in the evening, and enjoyed the bar. The history and architecture of the building are breathtaking. This time we went for Sunday brunch and I have to say that the service and ambiance were wonderful. However, I found the menu to be lacking. There just wasn't much to choose from, and nothing was extra special. There were 8 in our group, so there were several different entrees ordered. The winners were the club and the steak and eggs. I don't think we will do the Sunday brunch again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good! Just not great.
    Zpet123
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Perfect location for enjoying a date night at TPAC or downtown. Food was good, just hoped for great food at this price point. The menu was innovative & offered some interesting thoughts (coffee-infused vinaigrette, squid with kimchee), but the end product still tasted very...safe. So if you're looking for a reliable meal, this is great but if you're looking for a foodie experience, it's not quite there. Lovely, lovely service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We enjoy a great restaurant, and this one had all the right touches...intelligent host that knew we needed a place off to ourselves, a great waiter, really delightful food. Can't say enough good things about it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was very disappointed.
    SkyQueen74
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This restaurant is obviously a local favorite. Several groups were dining here. However, the noise was 4+...so much so, that I had to yell to my fiancé at our 2 person table. I tried to click on 4 bars for noise, but this site would not take over 3; a glitch, I guess. The food was so-so and quite expensive. However, the service was exceptionally good; and the decor perfect and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fine downtown Nashville dining
    RussVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    First--this restaurant is not part of the "Capital Grill" group. It is a standalone restaurant in the Hermitage Hotel. But that is not a downside. We found the décor of the hotel to be lovely. The service staff was pleasant and efficient. The menu selections were interesting, ranging from fish to game as were the sides. The wine by the glass list was very good. All in all, a fine dining experience for anyone finding themselves in downtown Nashville.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great food--all of the farm to table items allows me to feel good about what I am eating as well as simply enjoying taste. There is great service and great atmosphere. Feel as though I have been pampered when I leave. So nice not to have to worry about parking or anything for that matter. Chef Brown has it ALL together and makes this architectural treasure that is the Hermitage come to life with perfect fare for Nashville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • StBuster
    SBuster
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tt t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than met expectations
    WinnipegBelle
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We thought this was part of the Capital Grille chain when we booked. Obviously, it is not. It is old-time down South updated decor with a flair and absolutely delightful The menu is Southern with a modern flair and was incredibly delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and gracious. It was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Per-opera Dinner
    Oklahoma
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Table was ready and service was excellent. Our waiter inquired about our curtin time so he could time our service properly. We were not rushed but he was attentive. The food was beautifully prensented and excellent. Portions were not grossly huge, which was a wonderful change from many other places, but were still generous. The wine list was very interesting with lots of choices. It was a lovely dinner experience and we will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistancy reigns at The Grill
    SpyrosVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    One can always count on pretty good food at a Capitol Grill. In Nashville we were staying at the Hermitage Hotel which houses The Grill, so we stopped in our first night. The onion bisque was fantastic (came back and had it again for lunch), the farm salad was fresh and delicious, and our entrees (trout and quail) were equally impressive. Service was a bit slow but not horrible. Good choice of wines, too. Plus, the men's room is a landmark! Seriously!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great business lunch
    Rong4u
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Had a very good business meeting, great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Our group of four had an outstanding evening at the Capitol Grille. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. This was our first time dinning at the restaurant. I don't know why we have not dined here before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above Expectations
    robertE
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Dined at the Capitol Grille Sunday, Oct 5. Made the reservation a week earlier and mentioned that it was our anniversary. Did not expect to be taken to a romantic table with rose petals on the table cloth. Dinner was fantastic. I had the roast quail and my lovely wife had the hangar steak. Both were superb. The wine and whiskey lists are extensive and will fulfill anyones wishes. The service was wonderful despite a very large group that came in shortly after us. Our waiter was impeccable and saw to our every need. This was our first visit to Nashville and the Hermitage Hotel. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not cheap, bit well worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Everything it is cracked up to be. Expensive, but highly recommend. Check out the men's bathroom (even the ladies), it's a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Southern meets Farm to Table
    jcunnin
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Capitol Grille. They source virtually everything locally, and the quality of these ingredients is apparent in the food. Preparations are not overly complex, and showcase the freshness of the food. The wine list is impressive. Surroundings are traditional and the hotel itself is a gem (go up the stairs and see that lobby!). Service was very good and friendly/professional. Those little yeast rolls floated out of the bread basket! Our party of four (celebrating our son's engagement) ordered the scallops (succulent), a small filet mignon, the swordfish (earned a Facebook post by my son) and the lamb, which was so nicely seasoned. Desserts were southern style, and therefore quite sweet. A lovely experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patron
    Neveragain
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had the brisket and it was horrible. The meat was fatty and uneatable. After complaining I was not offered another choice. Parenthetically, I never complain about a dish but in this case I am making an exception. It was too pricey as well. Related to item #2, one of the choices should be "I would not recommend this restaurant"
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nashville Classic
    HappyHalVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Spent a long weekend in Nashville with friends, and are glad we put the Capitol Grill at the iconic 103 year old Hermitage Hotel on our "must" list. It was a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duh!
    MamaMia
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Elegant! Historic! Food Unbelievable! A must repeat. Soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning
    Foodish
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This restaurant has one of the most stunning dinning rooms I've ever dined in. A real southern gem, the men's room is quite amazing (never thought I would say that about a reataurant) The authentic ambiance is what sets this place apart (it's over 100 years old), it is really like stepping back in time. The food was also excellent, I had the calamari and lamb, I would recommend both, the calamari was servered with broccoli for a surprisingly great marriage of the two. The ambiance and service were what really shined. Our waitress was very nice and went out of her way to make us feel at home and share with us some local spots with an impeccable attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    travel2eat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Capitol Grille at Hermitage Hotel is awesome. The food is great and service is great. Chef is obviously talented. Only issue was the fact that we had reservations for over 3 months and they called 2 nights before to see if we were going to still use them...guess they were overbooked. Also, got a very small table. But for the dining experience, it can't be beat. The acoustics are not the best in the dining room, so if there are inebriated guests or just loud talkers, the sound carries and can be disruptive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable
    CoyoteC
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The Capitol Grill is a very classy and yet comfortable restaurant with great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very Enjoyable evening. The food was excellent. Having vegetables right out of their garden was a bonus. Also, the outstanding meat they raise on their farm was delicious. I also enjoyed the scallops very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding as always
    alohapiper
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    this is one of our favorite places in downtown nashville!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • snapVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had heard wonderful things about Capitol Grille, and while the food was good, the meal was somewhat disappointing. The servers were enthusiastic about certain dishes, which we ordered, but found both the steak and scallops to be nothing special,and the heirloom tomato salad to be a bit overdressed. Food came a little too quickly even though the room was not filled, and we had hoped to dine leisurely. While I enjoy patronizing restaurants that use locally-sourced food, I am not sure that fact automatically makes food better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Supertooth
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    You get what you'd expect from this high end restaurant. Food is not fancy, but well prepared and presented with very good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale Steakhouse
    GumpsterVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our recent first visit to the Capitol Grille exceeded our expectations. Honestly, I booked an early reservation before a show at TPAC primarily due to location, but also based on things I heard about their locally sourced ingredients. I did not realize those ingredients included their own raised livestock for steaks and farm sourced vegetables! That is something the better known Capital Grille can't touch! Dining room is formal but not stuffy, lined with pictures of historic Nashville. The steaks were amazing and perfectly prepared. The wine list was well curated and maybe a little on the high end, not overpriced though (just a very nice selection). Service was spot on. Overall, highly recommend for the next steak dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WonderfulEvening!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Impeccable service!! Food was superb! Expensive but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    Foodlover
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed dinner and the entire evening. Food was excellent all around and presently beautifully. Noise level a little to loud but did not interfere with normal conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice night out in Nashville
    5ofus
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    In the basement of the Hermitage Hotel, this restaurant is wonderful for special occaisions in Nashville. The hotel is originally from the American gilded age and is beuatifully restored. The menu was filled with interesting choices, and we felt comfortable while enjoying truly excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Downtown Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great downtown spot in a classic setting. Wonderful farm-to-table menu, where the chefs hand-select produce each morning. Lunch menu prices are incredibly reasonable considering how good this place is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    wiperman
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Limited food choices, overpriced, noisy, and not nearly as good as it used to be. The only thing that saves it is being part of the Hermitage Hotel.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was okay
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The restaurant is at the bottom floor of a hotel (which is beautiful by the way). The staff were friendly, and the food was good. I think I naturally have high expectations for these kind of places. We ordered the squid to start, and it was like a calamari that we would order at any family restaurant. The cod was well-cooked and good. The pork was okay, too, but again, not mind-blowing by any means. I've been to other restaurants where the food it's so good I have to stop and savor the flavors. That wasn't the experience I had here. Also, the atmosphere was a little too uptight for my tastes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special but expensive dining
    GirlsNightOut
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Don't miss the beautiful hotel lobby upstairs then head downstairs to the whiskey bar. Best Moscow mule I've had w their house-made Ginger Beer. $4 appetizers were fabulous. Didn't know deviled eggs could be so delicious. Tour & photo session! of the men's room had us all laughing. The matre d came to us, greeted us by name, and personally guided us to the Capitol Grille Dining Room. Atmosphere & service were excellent so almost didn't mind paying $300 for 4 dinners that were 7/10- almost! Exceptions: the iron skillet mac & cheese & the gorgeously presented complementary birthday dessert. Definitely be back for Happy Hour & appetizers in the Oak Room! Might be back to CG on someone else's tab.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Customer Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I opted to try something new and found that I didn't like it. I didn't even have to find my waiter, the manager noticed I wasn't eating the food and came to check on the issue. They promptly removed the meal, he offered to rush a different menu item out and removed the item from our ticket. We had a show so I wasn't able to try another item, but the service was amazing. It was our anniversary and they brought us complimentary champagne and a little dessert. While the ambiance and service was amazing, the type of courses available at this restaurant were a little to high end for my palate so it's not a place I will likely eat at again unless I'm in the mood for one of their a la carte items, which are your typical steaks and burgers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NashvilleHermitage trip
    SherryJ
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The restaurant was one of the primary reasons for selecting the hotel. It was all I hoped it would be. Quiet, un-rushed, and a knowledgeable staff. While I understand taste is individual, it is important that the staff knows the food. I almost selected a dinner that after speaking with the waiter, know I would not have enjoyed. Our stay was during the week so the hotel and restaurant wasn't busy. For me, this made our dinner very personal. NOTE: I look forward to a springtime visit to see what's on the menu! LOVED the staff in the Oak Bar! Though it wasn't very busy during our visit...I'd venture to guess that Deb could remember everyone's name whoever sat at her bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not The Chain
    FroggyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great dinner in a beautiful setting. I had the scallops and they were perfect. Seared and served in an iron dish with a delicious, very light sauce.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dinner choice
    SteakNseafood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The wife and I we're out for our Anniversary and wanted to try this place we both had salads and both we're different from anything we had have before and both we're very simple but good. My wife got the fillet and I got the scallops both we're REALLY good! We would recommend this place. The only thing that was mediocre here was the ice cream sand which dessert. But who needs dessert when u have a great dinner!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad First Impression - Great Food
    SurfandVeg
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and we were invited to go to the bar and have a drink. We waited there for 20 minutes with no one coming to get us. I went back to check on our reservation and was told they assumed we would come back after we got our drink. This made no sense. We were then directed to a large table for 6 people (there was only two of us) when there was a table for two next to it. We told the person seating us we did not want such a large table. She reluctantly sat us at the table for two. That was a bad first impression. The remainder of the meal was lovely. The waiter and other wait staff were excellent and attentive and the meal was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grossly Over-rated
    Charles
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    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!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet