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Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville, Nashville, TN

Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville

4.5
4.5
2287 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Since 1910, the refined dining and drinking dens of The Hermitage have served as gathering spots for power brokers, travelers, locals, foodies, and families, known for seasonally fueled interpretations of Southern flavors and unmatched standards of service.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 345-7116

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We are delighted to offer a variety of catering experiences and custom menus. <br />Please e-mail: events@thehermitagehotel.com or call: 615-345-7107

  • Private party facilities

    The iconic Hermitage Hotel offers three private dining spaces, seating from 5 to 45 guests (subject to city and state mandates in effect for capacities.)

  • Private party contact

    Suzanne Bradford: (615) 345-7113

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Union

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking for Capitol Grille diners. Hotel parking also available. TPAC parking additional $16.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea at The Hermitage Hotel

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm. Inclusive of a glass of champagne and a commemorative keepsake menu. $75 per person / $35 per child (10 and under) plus tax and 18% gratuity. Complementary valet parking. Cancelation / No-Show Policy: Due to the demand for this unique experience, we request that you cancel your Afternoon Tea reservation at least 24 hours in advance (24 hours are 2pm CST the day prior to the reservation). No-show fees will be charged at $75 per person to the credit card used to secure the booking.

Menu

7am-11am Mon-Fri

Energizing & Fresh

  • Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal$12.00

    Bananas, Cinnamon, Raisins

    • Seasonal Fruit$19.00

      Whole Milk or Coconut Yogurt, Bee Pollen, Salted Oats & Seeds, Honey

      • Toasted Bagel$22.00

        Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Capers, Tomatoes

        • Organic Market Fruit Plate & BerrBowl$18.00

          • Avocado Toast with Sunflower Seeds$17.00

            Lime & Chili Flakes

            • Add Poached Eggs$22.00
            • Add Salmon$25.00

          House Specialties

          • Organic Cage Free Eggs$18.00

            Eggs Any Style, Breakfast Potatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes & Choice of Toast

            • Buttermilk Pancakes$16.00

              Mixed Berries, Bananas, Maple Syrup

              • Selection of House Baked Breads & Pastries$7.00

                Croissant or Pain Au Chocolate

                • American Breakfast$32.00

                  Two Eggs Cooked Any Style; Bacon, Ham or Sausage; Crunchy Organic Potatoes; Wheat, Sourdough, Rye, 7 Grain, Pumpernickel Bread or English Muffin; Coffee or Tea

                  • Continental Breakfast$27.00

                    Assorted House Baked Pastries, Orange Juice, Coffee or Tea

                    Featured Items

                    • Omelets$17.00

                      Whole Egg or Egg White. Choice of Smoked Salmon, Tomato, Spinach, Onion, Peppers, Mushrooms, Goat Cheese. Served with Crunchy Potatoes & Choice of Toast

                      • Eggs Benedict

                        Served with Crunchy Organic Potatoes. Choice of:

                        • Benton's Ham or Spinach$19.00
                        • Smoked Salmon$21.00

                      Daily Selection of House Baked Muffins & Toast

                      • Wheat Bread$5.00

                        • Sourdough Bread$5.00

                          • Rye Bread$5.00

                            • White English Muffin$5.00

                              Last updated: February 2, 2022

                              What 2,287 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                              4.5
                              4.5 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.4Food
                              • 4.5Service
                              • 4.7Ambience
                              • 4.2Value

                              NoiseModerate

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                              • Nashville

                                Great for Brunch

                              • Nashville

                                Great for Brunch

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                              1. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Birmingham

                                9 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                Excellent experience, but next time will definitely request the Veranda. Was placed in the lobby and it was enjoyable until a loud tour group pulled in.

                              2. JM

                                JanM

                                Nashville

                                22 reviews

                                vip
                                3.0

                                22 reviews

                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                overall3food2service5ambience4

                                Prefer the old menu they use to have. I would recommend a friend look at the menu before going to the restaurant. We liked the Capitol Grille much more than the new restaurant.

                              3. C

                                Chaz

                                Nashville

                                1 review

                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall1food1service3ambience2

                                The only good thing about the afternoon tea at the Hermitage Hotel was the server. He was nice and very attentive. The food was absolutely Horrible! The scones were hard and dry. The sandwiches were made on hard white sandwich bread. The quiche was cold! The decor… all of the plates on the food tower were different. One had blue flowers, one had a gray and brown design and the other had a silver rim. The experience is overpriced and underwhelming. I would NOT recommend the afternoon tea to anyone!

                              4. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Such a beautiful experience. Our waiter, Tommy, was outstanding!

                              5. L

                                Lori

                                Nashville

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Our server Christian was so incredible! Tania came by and checked and was delightful! Great food, wonderful drinks, incredible venue, and fabulous staff! What more could you want??

                              6. JJ

                                JanJ

                                Nashville

                                7 reviews

                                3.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined on March 20, 2022

                                overall3food2service5ambience4

                                The service was very good-welcoming hostess and our server was very attentive. The setting was nice and the pot of tea and tea selections were interesting (in a good way). However, sadly, the food was mediocre at best. The scone wasn't served warm, nor the mini quiche. They weren’t ice cold but both definitely had a chill- both bland. The tea sandwiches were edible but not in range of being wonderful. The bread wasn’t soft, almost as if air had gotten to them. The desserts I can’treally recall, nothing stood out. We enjoyed the atmosphere but wouldn't have to have this tea service again. I couldn't recommend it to anyone. I've had some excellent afternoon teas over the years, the Ritz Atlanta still tops my list. Every new city I visit, I always check if there's an afternoon tea. There's an architecture room in Savanah that I visited a few years ago that was wonderful (Gryphon). Anyway, the Hermitage tea, while a good concept, needs improvement. Did I complain to the server? No, because what could be done at that point? I really debated on whether to leave a less than great review. But, after speaking with another friend who had gone to the tea in January and had a similar experience, I decided to proceed. One change I'd make is to offer a creative, non-alcoholic drink option in addition to the alcoholic drinks that are part of the tea experience. My comments are only in relation to the afternoon tea. I haven't been to the Capitol Grille since before Covid, but it used to be really great, so I'd still recommend to a friend at least trying it.

                              7. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Toronto

                                2 reviews

                                4.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 20, 2022

                                overall4food3service3ambience4

                                We did the Sunday afternoon tea, it was nice but we were seated right in front of check-in/desk so it was a little distracting. It also felt a little too public to really enjoy everything. The veranda is where I guess they typically serve the tea, but it was closed for a private event. When we received our courtesy call prior to the tea, he did say we wouldn’t be seated in the veranda however I didn’t realize we’d be in the front foyer at the desk. He also asked about allergies which was nice even though we didn’t require that. The food was just ok, the quiche and tart crust was hard as a rock. The valet parking was super fast, easy in/out, friendly and comp’d with the tea. Overall, I’d probably not do it again here, we’ve had much better experiences with afternoon tea elsewhere. Side note: they do offer a non-alcoholic starting beverage if they champagne isn’t your cup of tea.

                              8. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Wilmington

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Afternoon tea was an absolute delight! The service was amazing. Highly recommend!

                              9. KB

                                KristinB

                                Nashville

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                The server was a little slow with the bill, and never brought back my credit card. I forgot about it too, and it still hasn't been located.

                              10. RE

                                RaymondE

                                Nashville

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We enjoyed "Spillin Tea with Draper James" so very much. We were celebrating our pandemic-delayed 25th anniversary. If you are looking for a quiet, elegant afternoon, this is it. We can't wait to return with friends!

                              11. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Boise

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                My son has an egg allergy and three separate people came to double check our order and which order specifically was his. This was greatly appreciated and made us feel very safe. Thank you!

                              12. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Nashville

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                I spoke to someone 3 times before I arrived about allergies and when I arrived nothing had been done as they said. I had to have the waiter go and check with the chef and the allergy items were still on our plate. Was not worth the $75 per person, food was mediocre.

                              13. ME

                                MiaE

                                Chicago

                                8 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                It’s a southern tradition that is amazing g

                              14. JC

                                JamesC

                                New Orleans

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 6, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Everything was perfect. I love the Hermitage Hotel.

                              15. CG

                                ChristinaG

                                Orlando

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                It was wonderful!! I felt like royalty. My mother and guests all had a lovely time with memories to be cherished!

                              16. G

                                Gigi37215

                                Nashville

                                15 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                15 reviews

                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                Took my 17 year old daughter for fancy High Tea. The new furnishings are lovely and the service was attentive.

                              17. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Toronto

                                2 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on February 14, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Incredible as always

                              18. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Nashville

                                2 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on February 13, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Galantines Weekend Brunch

                              19. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Denver

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on February 13, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                High Tea in the lobby

                              20. VR

                                ValerieR

                                Nashville

                                53 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                53 reviews

                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                Went here for their Galentines tea. The location/ambiance was fantastic. The room is full of windows, lots of plants and background piano music. The only thing they could have used is some festive valentine hearts somewhere to commemorate the holiday! Food was excellent. Loved everything they prepared. First time in a long time since I had such good “tea” food. The tea drink, on the other hand, was not as good as it could have been. The tea was very strong, too strong for me. I had to use lots of sugar and milk to soften the taste. It was almost coffee-like. This was for the black teas. Other teas might be lighter? Overall, I liked coming here for afternoon tea. I’m a newcomer to Nashville and have had it a few places now and this one is my favorite so far. The food and the ambiance is superb.

                              21. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Nashville

                                6 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Mother daughter day out.

                              22. c

                                cherylj

                                Nashville

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Loved everything about the heritage. Tea was so good.

                              23. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Nashville

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 23, 2022

                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                A lovely afternoon with my daughter!

                              24. RS

                                RobertS

                                Baltimore

                                5 reviews

                                3.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on January 22, 2022

                                overall3food3service3ambience5

                                It is a lovely venue. The menu is limited and overpriced. If you want to impress people it is wonderful. If you want a wide selection and quantity, you might want to make another choice.

                              25. G

                                Gemgirl

                                1 review

                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 21, 2022

                                overall1food1service1ambience4

                                As a lover of high tea, I was looking forward to this experience, particularly since they had touted a partnership with Draper James. Unfortunately, the experience disappointed. Despite the elegant surroundings of the hotel lobby, the service was bizarrely third-rate. From the host, who was disorganized, not welcoming or gracious and smelled of B.O., to the waiter, though polite, fumbled through the service as if he had never poured a pot of tea before, and disappeared for very long periods of time, it was a sub-par experience. The sandwiches were dry and hard, as if they had been made much earlier in the day and not wrapped in Saran Wrap. The toppings were sparse too, as if they had run out of chicken salad and cream cheese, etc. Needless to say, $75 was a steep price to pay. Would it had been worth it if it were cheaper? No, it would have been best to skip this experience entirely.

                              26. JK

                                JeffreyK

                                London

                                4 reviews

                                1.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on January 16, 2022

                                overall1food1service5ambience5

                                The Hotel was beautiful. The service was outstanding. The tea was weak. The bread was stale. The portions were small. The price was high. I was so excited to learn that The Hermitage Hotel was offering Afternoon Tea as we need something like this in Nashville and at such a lovely hotel. Our server, Christian, graciously greeted us and throughout the tea service he was extraordinary! He should be commended for his high quality of service and attention to detail. Sadly, that was the only part of our experience that was outstanding. I was shocked to see how small the sandwiches, pastries and scones were and that they were not fresh. I understand that tea sandwiches are not normal sized but these were bland, very small and on stale bread. I’m sure they made them in advance because I asked for more and they arrived in the same state as the first set. Also, I was charged an extra $15.00 for these small, stale sandwiches. It seems to me that in a hotel that claims to be one of the finest in the South that all offerings should be of the highest quality especially considering the price. A point was made about the cute napkins and the celebrity attached to this afternoon tea and I agree that the napkins we’re pretty but I doubt that the celebrity would be pleased with the afternoon tea that was served on that Sunday. It was disappointing to say the least. Having traveled quite a lot, I have had the privilege to have had afternoon tea at some of the finest hotels in the world and afternoon tea at the Hermitage Hotel doesn’t even come close to the standards of these other hotels. I would absolutely not recommend this to anyone. Should you find yourself in London in the UK, visit the Langham Hotel or ANY of the other fine hotels in London and you will enjoy one of the best afternoon tea experiences to be had. The Hermitage Hotel should be embarrassed by what they are trying to pass off as afternoon tea and at such a high price!

                              27. KK

                                KKWate

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 14, 2022

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                It was very hot in there, but other than that is was great.

                              28. MS

                                MichaelS

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 8, 2022

                                overall4food5service3ambience2

                                Loud lobby. Service charge automatically added. Kinda felt being pushed out after an hour This was for tea

                              29. JM

                                JanM

                                Nashville

                                22 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                22 reviews

                                Dined on January 8, 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                Menu very limited We loved the onion bisque and this has been taken off the menu. We think the brunch menu needs to have the selections like the old menu which was delicious and many selections.

                              30. LL

                                LeighLeigh

                                Exclusive

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 2, 2022

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                We thought the scones would have been slightly warm or not so cold. Great experience! Lovely music. Servers were very nice! Took a group photo for us. Sandwiches were very good! Perhaps provide a little overview about the process when first seating or upon greeting guests. Have already recommended the experience! There was an issue (delay) with our tea service, but the server promptly made up for it.

                              31. a

                                alexb

                                Denver

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on December 25, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Nutcracker High Tea on Christmas Day was excellent! Great ambiance, decor, service and food

                              32. JB

                                JohnB

                                Nashville

                                8 reviews

                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on December 24, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Christmas Eve family gathering.

                              33. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Phoenix

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on December 18, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This was the best high tea I’ve ever been to! So impressed and the service was incredible.

                              34. CC

                                CarinC

                                London

                                6 reviews

                                1.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on December 18, 2021

                                overall1food1service1ambience2

                                The restaurant was closed and out of business. You need to update Open Table.

                              35. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                vip
                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on December 15, 2021

                                overall1food1service5ambience2

                                Not the Capital Grill anymore. Menu was very small and wine list over the top. We did not stay to eat.

                              36. JC

                                JuliaC

                                New Orleans

                                12 reviews

                                5.0

                                12 reviews

                                Dined on December 12, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We treated our daughter and granddaughter to the Nutcracker High Tea,” and it was lovely.

                              37. SG

                                SharonG

                                1 review

                                2.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on November 20, 2021

                                overall2food3service4ambience5

                                Ordered brunch of brisket and eggs. The brisket mostly fat and very little incuded.

                              38. C

                                Clare5288

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on November 7, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I had a lovely "high tea" on Sunday afternoon. If was all very good. I have one comment: a $400.00 high tea (for 3) should have a nicer napkin. Our napkins were "cute" but unlined so that you could see the "raw" side of the napkin. It did not match the high quality of the Hermitage Hotel linens, food, service, etc.

                              39. BP

                                BillP

                                Nashville

                                14 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                14 reviews

                                Dined on October 24, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Always great food, but excited for the reopening soon.

                              40. MH

                                MelissaH

                                Nashville

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 22, 2021

                                overall3food3service2ambience4

                                Glad the Hermitage Hotel has a new high tea experience. Glad to sit on the veranda. We went the first day of the new experience. The server's were quite busy, but I would have preferred more of their attention and for them to be more knowledgeable about food questions. This should be quite popular for tourists and hopefully for locals as well. Since one of my hobbies is having high tea at famous historic hotels, my standards are probably high based upon great teas in New York, London, Paris, etc. The tea at the Hermitage was nice, but certainly does not compare to tea at the Ritz in London!

                              Safety precautions

                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                              • Protective equipment

                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                              • Screening

                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                              FAQs

                              Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 345-7116.

                              Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville is rated 4.5 stars by 2287 OpenTable diners.

                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                              Google Map for Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville

                              231 Sixth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37219

                              Additional information

                              • Cross street

                                Union

                              • Neighborhood

                                Downtown

                              • Hours of operation

                                Bar Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                Contemporary American, American, Steak

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Elegant

                              • Dress code

                                Smart Casual

                              • Parking details

                                Complimentary valet parking for Capitol Grille diners. Hotel parking also available. TPAC parking additional $16.

                              • Payment options

                                AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Additional

                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                              • Phone number

                                (615) 345-7116

                              • Catering

                                We are delighted to offer a variety of catering experiences and custom menus. <br />Please e-mail: events@thehermitagehotel.com or call: 615-345-7107

                              • Private party facilities

                                The iconic Hermitage Hotel offers three private dining spaces, seating from 5 to 45 guests (subject to city and state mandates in effect for capacities.)

                              • Private party contact

                                Suzanne Bradford: (615) 345-7113

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