Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville

4.5
1831 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
Capitol Grille has been nationally recognized as one of the city’s best dining experiences. Since 1910, Capitol Grille has been authentically Nashville with creative interpretations of traditional Southern fare. Executive Chef Derek Brooks infuses fresh, local flavor to each dish from our garden at historic Glen Leven Farm, the restaurant’s primary source of fresh vegetables and produce.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily 6:30am - 11:00am 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
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Phone number
(615) 345-7116
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Derek Brooks
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Union
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking for Capitol Grille diners. Hotel parking also available. TPAC parking additional $13.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Capitol Grille at the iconic Hermitage Hotel offers three private dining spaces, seating from 5 to 45 guests.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Our waiter seemed to have more than he could keep up with, so we waited quite a bit for his attention. The oysters Rockefeller were delicious, salad and steak was very good, the coconut cake was lovely and huge but could have been more flavorful. It needed frosting between the layers. We enjoyed the atmosphere, but it was almost two hours for dinner. We loved the hotel and would eat here again.

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AW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for an anniversary. Couldn’t have had a better experience.

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ME
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent location for a business lunch.

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VA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must when in Nashville! Best service and Southern cuisine in the city! Love!

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EB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My breakfast was good. The staff was very nice & attentive.

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great and the restaurant was beautiful!

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PL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Our experience was good with the exception that our steaks which we ordered medium well were served rare and we couldn’t eat them. We could have sent them back but they were busy and I wasn’t comfortable requesting it.

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C
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The coconut cake was dry. Drinks way overpriced! I’m going back to the Palm.

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JM
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed another amazing meal at the Capitol Grille. The food & service are top notch and the ambiance in the restaurant is incredible. Great way to celebrate a birthday before catching a play at TPAC. Thank you for the wonderful evening.

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PB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Great food and service! Our waiter, Thomas, was attentive without hovering, accommodating with our alternative choices and helpful with selecting the perfect meal!

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s
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Steak a bit overdone (expected perfection for the price).

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BC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall was great, just very shocked at the prices. Food was fantastic, just didn't expect it to be a so overpriced.

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LC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was fantastic and the service was top notch. We had the atlantic salmon, crab cake, brussel sprouts, mashed red potatoes, and mussels. Jeffrey, our server, was attentive and kind. We can't wait to go back.

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RN
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my Beautiful date to Capitol Grille before seeing Phantom of the Opera. Very nice elegant restaurant, the food is absolutely great! The staff was very nice and accommodating. Perfect night! Very Romantic!

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. This is a gem!

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MS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great historic hotel and dining room . Classic fine dining. The have an interesting Corvin option, but the Chardonnay was not great. We told them and they refunded half the cost.

Thomas was a great server. Very nice group of people. Not stuffy.

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T
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since I was a child and I am 68 years old , The Hermitage Hotel and Capital Grill have and will always be one of my very favorite spots in all Nashville. You never disappoint me on service , hospitality,and quality of food and amenities should you decide to spend the night at the hotel !! Truly a 5 star place !!!

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HT
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an absolute GEM
Loved the service and the food

Free Valet service with breakfast is offered if you drive there.

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OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

The food and service from our server was wonderful! Getting to our table was a bit trickier. We arrived at 5:35 for an early dinner with no reservation, but the restaurant was fairly empty. We asked for a table for two, but the hostess and maitre’d informed us (without consulting the computer) they had no availability until 7:15. Imagine our surprise when we went outside and checked open table for nearby availability to see they had tables for 2 at Capitol Grille at 5:45, 6:00, 6:15, and so on. We clicked the 5:45 reservation and went back inside. The hostess and maitre’d both made stumbling excuses that they’d had many no shows, then avoided interacting with us for the next hour and a half even though we sat very close to their station. We were dressed appropriately for the setting and the restaurant was never too busy, so I can’t imagine why they didn’t want to seat us to begin with. We enjoyed our meal but won’t be returning to experience such rude treatment again. There are many other places we can spend such money that will happily have our business.

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GA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great customer service and attentive folks. Food today was Blue-Plate special (Meatloaf) it was very good - Hearty portions for lunch.

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FW
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Capitol Grille is in a famous landmark hotel with a first class dining room. While its a bit pricey it is excellent for special occasions. In addition, we have season tickets to the Nashville Ballet and Nashville Opera. It is perfect for an early diner before the show and a block away. Excellent Valet parking is no charge if you eat dinner there before. The Maitre D' checks in on you often to make sure everything is to your satisfaction.

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LW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall wonderful! But, there was a party of 8 with 5-children who were very badly behaved and nothing was said or done to quiet them. We were half way through our meal and ultimately skipped dessert because of the other table.

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CH
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant thrives on its classic ambiance, and the decor of the space puts one in a good mood for quality food. The menu is sufficiently diverse to offer variety, and to my regret, I opted for the fish of the day; should have known a locavore choice would have been better because the Halibut was overcooked and dry. The chicken confit was my wife's choice, and it was a better selection, albeit spicy. Drinks were an excellent pour, and the wine list was impressive, even if a notch above price points with which I am accustomed. This is a place for a solid menu and good food, but it did not knock my socks off.

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LF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our meal was delicious, but the noise level was deafening. There was a large group and also several tables had unusually loud people. It was fairly difficult for the four of us to carry on a conversation.

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F
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Cocktails took forever because the Oak Bar was busy, and were only so/so.

Food was flavorful, but the Shrimp was over cooked, and the steak was rare.

Executive chef was wandering the dining room instead of supervising the kitchen. Came to our table, wasn’t really interested in hearing about our experience.

At least it’s consistent.

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MC
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food and entire experience was average except the prices. I would not rate it negatively nor positively. I would not retrun when I visit Nashville again with so many other options.

Limited menu. The apple cobbler desert came and was smoothered with oatmeal fresh out of the box—not baked not cooked but just right out of the box—ODD

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L
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We only had one hour to dine before a theater performance. Our waiter was very helpful with our meal selection and making sure we finished up in time. Food was amazing and cocktails really good and different.

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K
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

We had an early date 5:45. We got there at 5:30 and were seated. We were one of about 5 couples. Our server brought water and didn’t return for 20 minutes. His name I believe was Rosnee. We placed our order which was salad, onion soup, 5oz fillet and 2 sides. Each entree with a glass of wine. Our server didn’t show again for over 30 minutes. We caught him as we walked past and asked for our drinks. When he brought them he poured at most 4oz each. We ordered a basic table wine and were charged $17.00 each for a sip! It was another 20 minutes before our food arrived! My wife had asked for horseradish. It was not present and she asked for it again. The was a brown butter sauce with the broccoli Side and he told her that was her horseradish. I told him that wasn’t horseradish. He told me it was full of horseradish. I told him It was not what she requested. He huffed off and came back several minutes after we had begun eating with the same
Brown sauce and the horseradish and claimed they were both similar!
We love good food and pay for great service. We have always enjoyed the Oak Bar and Capital Grill at the Hermitage Hotel. I’m not sure we will return after this experience!

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RM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Rolls dry, $38 steak half-dollar size and over-cooked, Caesar salad tasteless. Waiter did not ask how our steaks were (probably knew they were over-cooked). Could hear each other across the table as others were talking so loud! Overall a very overpriced, disappointing experience.

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IB
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Capital Grille has been my go to restaurant for many years. It is the best in Nashville!

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r
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the old restaurant vibe. Elegant and historic. Worth visiting to see the landmark hotel and restaurant. Servings are big.

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O
London
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything it said it was and we hoped to see. Magnificent building, excellent service (from Anthony and others), wonderful 'Southern food with a twist'. Our last evening at the end of a great road trip to Nashville and we could not have enjoyed it more. Thank you!

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j
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-theater dinner. It was fabulous. The scallops were perfect according to my wife. The short ribs were tender and tasty. Plenty of time to relax ans enjoy ourselves.

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OF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Capitol Grille! It is an elegant dining experience where you can actually talk with your dinner guests and hear each other!

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Thoroughly enjoyed it: atmosphere, food, service. All were superb.

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J
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was incredible

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TF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for steak. Had previously visited other Capital Grills and went based on past experiences. Ordered Butcher’s cut NY strip and was disappointed with the cut and trim of the steak. The meat was cooked to order and flavorful, but there was a lot of collagen throughout the steak and over an inch of fat on the edges. I guess some people like the fat for flavor, but an inch thick? I felt it should of been trimmed neater. Nice decor, excellent appetizers, sides, and drinks. I would recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have dined here previously and always had wonderful experiences. We’ve been to most of the fine dining establishments in Nashville, and Capitol Grille has always been my wife’s favorite restaurant. This particular visit was very underwhelming unfortunately. The service was great as always, but the steaks specifically were not great.

We each had a 10 ounce filet ordered medium. My wife’s had a perfect sear/crust. Mine was overdone: charred black all over and crunchy. Both steaks were cooked a perfect medium throughout half of the filet. The other half of mine was medium rare which really is fine with me. But about 1/3 or 1/4 or my wife’s was rare. When I say half, I do not mean the center of the steak. I mean that if you sliced the steak in half across the top, the two halves were cooked differently. I’m not even sure how this is possible frankly. It was very strange. Both of our steaks were this way though. Perhaps uneven heat on a broiler?

We also had the deviled eggs, sweet onion bisque, charred broccolini, mashed potatoes, and a bottle of wine. Everything else was wonderful. But the steaks were prepared in a manner that made them perhaps worse than your average ~$18 national chain restaurant steak. We both agreed that we would not pay $300 for the same meal again which is unfortunate given our past experience here.

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PW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our special place. We have eaten here three times, and it's always top-notch in terms of both food quality and level of service.

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NW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service all around, will for sure be back again come back again.

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