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
Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (85)romantic (73)fit for foodies (59)notable wine list (40)great for brunch (22)great for lunch (17)good for groups (14)vibrant bar scene (13)neighborhood gem (8)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Stunning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Exquisite
    NJtaste
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little disappointed
    LouLouT
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DonB
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    great steak, good beer list, excellent waitress, cool hotel, would recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    MtlfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Class!
    NickyHiggs
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • See below
    Jewel
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    LaurenP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening
    Luvtotrynu
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch with friends
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gracious dining
    DamayVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner-Friends
    DinnerFriends
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience
    travelsalot
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little loud
    FuzzyDuck
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely Delicious
    safetylawyerVIP
    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 ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Service!
    civoryrnc
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MandBVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, everything was great!
    MichaelinNashvilleVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    DukeFan100
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ET TU BRUTUS?
    parforthecourse
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.