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The Capital Grille - Hartford
The Capital Grille - Hartford
  • Address:
    44 Front Street
    For GPS use 99 Columbus Blvd
    Hartford, CT 06103
    Neighborhood:
    Hartford / West Hartford
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: $50 and over

The Capital Grille - Hartford Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com
  • Phone: (860) 244-0075
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Sebastiao Pignaton
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Main and South Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Capital Grille - Hartford
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 3,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you"ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their "Achievement of Excellence Award." Whether you"re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with - a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "6 of us went for Taste of Hartford and while the food was very good, the noise level was so loud conversation was next to impossible. We had to shout at each other just to be heard at the same table."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I was very excited to see that Capital Grille participated in restaurant week; otherwise I may not have tried it."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Capital Grille maintains an excellent standard across the restaurants that carry their name. This one is Hartford Downtown was exceptional. A new property, it feels fresh and vibrant and the bar out front is great too if you have to you have to wait to be seated. Always great for business meetings."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This restaurant provided delicious food and high caliber service from all of their staff, our server Alex was very knowledgeable on both the menu and the wine list. Lovely atmosphere and both the beverage manager and owner stopped by to ensure a good experience in their restaurant."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "There was so much buzz about it that I had to try it. The food was average - if going by price, sub-par. Caesar salad - i've had much better. The filet was quite tender...but at these prices, i've also had better. My companion's aged sirloin was full of gristle. The mashed potatoes a bit on the gluey side. The best part of the meal was the cheesecake. Outstanding. i've had the opportunity to sample the lobster mac 'n cheese at an event. For that particular item, it's worth the trip. The beef - not so much. The atmosphere lovely, the servicemoutstanding. But the place felt pretentious."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Service was wonderful our waiter treated us like family ,the food was pretty good too."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend here Saturday, both of our firsts at a Capital Grille and it did not disappoint. Food was excellent, service was superb and the atmosphere is exactly what I had hoped for. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I can't say enough about the food and service here. Each dish was better than the last and the $25 wine special they have going is a great deal! Service- Alex was our server for the evening and he couldn't have been better. He was friendly, fun and incredibly knowledgeable about the menu. He offered many suggestions for improving our meal and was by far the best server I've had in a long time. The managing partner, Joseph was friendly and welcoming. He was consistently ensuring we were well taken care of."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is my second time dining there and I was as impressed the second time as the first. Excellent place if you want to feel special. The service is above expectation. The food is above excellent. We were a party of 6 and everyone one of us were very pleased with our meals. We took advantage of the Taste of Hartford offer and we thought our portions and selection would be smaller than regular menu, but we were very pleased with the quality and the portions. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "tried it for taste of hartford. service was excellent. staff were very attentive without being overbearing. food was good too especially the mashed potatoes and dessert. will go again to try other items on the menu"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Capital Grille in Hartford was a lovely and reliably excellent dining experience especially for a quality and well prepared steak. The service was wonderful from start to finish. I would go back in an instant"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is an excellent addition to downtown Hartford. Wonderful ambiance, excellence service, amazing food."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The service at Capital Grille was impeccable. Our waiter and other staff were alway there anticipating what our needs might be. The food was vary good. Most importantly, it was brought out hot."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We recently celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary at the Hartford Capital Grille. It is a fantastic spot for a special occasions. There's valet or close garage parking. The bar area is comfy with great service. We had the crab and lobster cake appetizer, wedge salad, filet mignons, augratin potatoes, garlic spinach and creme brule. Our server Marissa was fabulous and recommended a fantastic Tikal Malbec wine. We are looking forward to returning. Its pricey but a good value for the overall quality of the experience"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Six of us went for the Taste Of Hartford lunch special and was worth every penny. The place is gorgeous and the food was also. We all agreed we will come back again--Excellent!!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was excellent, service superb, and ambiance outstanding."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I work around the corner from Capital Grille and we do a lot of work functions there and are extremely happy with the establishment. The restaurant is a little pricey for the average "joe" but it's a nice place to treat yourself if you aren't able to do pricey restaurants often."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We have been to the Generou Pour at Capital Grille before, but liked more wines this time. The food was terrific as was our server (Ian). His recommendations were spot on..............the Carpaccio was the best we4 had every had.............and the steaks were cooked perfectly and the pace of dinner was great."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "As it was my fiance's birthday, I called ahead to notify the restaurant. They had a special table waiting, beautifully decorated for a birthday celebration along with a card. In addition, once dessert was served, the waitress, Marisa Belgrave, took a picture with the restaurant's camera and printed it out for us. Perhaps this is normal for Capital Grille and if so, what incredible customer service, but it just made the evening more special for us. As always, the food was superior and service beyond compare. Thank you everyone for a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Capital grill always gives great service and the steaks are excellent. It is pricey but makes am aoccassion special."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We found the food and service to be very good. I would definitely recommend the Capitol Grill Hartford for dinner."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The service is very attentive. The staff wants to make certain that your dining experience is favorable. It is a place that is great for business entertaining and special occasions. Expect to pay high prices for your dining experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food and the service are excellent at Hartford's Capital Grille. Our server was able to make recommendations and answer questions and the food was just as she described. The Tenderloin Cobb Salad was exceptional and the burger menu makes for difficult choices. This is a really great addition to the Hartford restaurant scene. Will try the outdoor dining next time. The bar, which was empty at lunchtime, looks like it would be a great place for after work cocktails. The interior of the restu"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I have been to The Capital Grille around 5 times now and will always come back. The food and service remain consistent which is a must for a restaurant these days to stay in business. Dinner is a relaxing atmosphere, nice music in the background and our server is always asking if we are ok. Try the Lobster Mac and Cheese. It is excellent as well as the creamed corn as your side dishes. We always go for the specials. Desserts are delicious too. Try the cheesecake. It looks like Crème Brulee but tastes even better. Good company, good wine and good food. I've heard lunch is fantastic too. I hope to try that soon."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Highly recommend this establishment for a fine dining experience. Have been to several similar restaurants in the Hartford downtown area and the Capital Grille stands head and shoulders against the competition. The differentiating factor was the level of customer focus that each member of the team displayed regardless if it was the hostess, the bar team, or the wait staff. Friendly, courteous, and seemed to be genuinely happy providing such a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "First visit to the Hartford location...I've been to three others in NYC and Chicago and Denver. This facility is on par with expectations. The decor was classy, the service was excellent and the food was very well prepared and displayed nicely. Ordered two drinks from the bar and both were excellent. Portions were more than adequate. Will revisit this restaurant regularly."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Consistant. Good food prepared as ordered. Good wine list."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to many Capital Grill's before and even this particular one. I must say there are better restaurants around for the money, as others have said. It does have numerous fine wines and ambience is quite nice, however, food is just not " up to par" especially, for the price. We shared 2 entree's, , one was a special, stuffed sole, which was a bit dry and tiny portion, although 2 separate pieces, yet, nothing special and the other entree we ordered was steak.. again, not great, given all the options with other great restaurants around downtown and areas like West Hartford center for similiar food options and much less money. Been to the RI Capital many times and always found food much better."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Although the 14oz bone in filet was way to much bone, it was perfectly cooked. A wonderful experience as usual."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "It was a great time. It was my girlfriends Birthday and the service was great. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "For the money, there are better options. Server was friendly and helpful, but food was just OK. Steaks were very salty, even after we were told that the restaurant puts nothing on the meat, since it is prime. The sophisticated diners among us were not impressed."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I booked Capital Grill because my husband's graduation ceremony was taking place at the convention center across the street. When I arrived, I mentioned to the hostess what we were celebrating. She asked us to hold on one minute while she made sure our table was ready. I was pleasantly surprised to find that our table was sprinkled with confetti when she led us to it moments later. Erin Fitzpatrick, our server, was excellent. She was knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. Dinner was scrumptious and ended with a picture of our family tucked in a congratulatory card accompanied by a serving of cheesecake -- wow!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "everything was outstanding. cannot think of one negative"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This establishment offers some of the best dishes anywhere. However, the service was slow on Monday night (May 19). We arrived at 6:30 and were out by 9:30. As an example, the dessert took 30 minutes to arrive. Please note that the restaurant was not busy at all that night. Beside the slow service on that night Capital Grill is an outstanding place to dine hands down. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We have been to other Capital Grills and this one left us bored. Food was just OK, bartender couldn't make me a sangria??? Beer selection seemed that of a sports bar, not a upscale restaurant. Daughters calimari came w/o any dipping sauce. My halibut was just so so. We all came out wishing we had just gone to Max Fish!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Food was awesome as always. Service was a little slow, but we weren't in a rush so we didn't mind."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "While certainly on the higher end for Mother's Day Brunch prices, the menu was also well above the standard fare you'd find at most other places. No buffet here and every dish from the 3-course brunch menu was made to order. The number of selections for each course was very impressive and allowed for a broad range of tastes. The shrimp cocktail starter came with four of the largest shrimp I've seen. I think they were actually larger than the poached lobster tail that came on the lobster benedict. The large desserts were literally the icing on the cake. Even the children's menu boasted a wide variety of options, which was great. You could tell the brunch concept was a little new to the place and staff, but they rolled with it."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was great. However, the wait, for a fixed menu, was unacceptable. We were there for 2:15 with a fixed menu. Too long. The people at the next table left before their entrees were served. They were not prepared to handle a brunch. Too bad. Great food soured by a very bad experience based on the service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been to Capital Grille's in many cities and were pleased when the one in Hartford opened. We have had several meals since it's opening but the last one was particularly good. The proccini mushroom steak was fabulous along with the creamed corn. We had oysters and shrimp to start and heirloom tomato's as well. We had a bottle of Burly Cabernet that was outstanding. But what made the evening really special was the service team lead by Martha. She is a real pro and made it a memorable evening for us. Ask for her when making reservations, you will be happy you did."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food is exceptional. Always a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 5/3/2014