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Join us Easter Sunday for an exceptional prix-fixe brunch. Enjoy our Executive Chef’s take on classic brunch dishes such as Shrimp and Grits and more.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Amazing dining experience. Strip steak and bone-in filet were out of this world!
I have been to capital Grill many times and in many cities, typically I have always been please. We took our son for his 17th birthday and while my son and his friend enjoyed themselves, my wife and I were disappointed with the service as well as the food.
This restaurant has plenty of superlative reviews. I'm afraid, for me, I had a chain reaction. This is part of a chain, albeit an upscale one. While our food was well prepared, one would expect that at this price point. This service was personable, but a bit distracted. I don't mind pouring my own wine; just don't put the wine cooler out of reach. Two plus hours is fine for a leisurely meal-but not when the main course takes, unexpectedly, an hour to appear, that's not satisfactory. They will stand or fall on their steaks. We had salmon-which was very good, but a bit bland. There is too much competition with local restaurants where the owner is on premises or with a very trusted lieutenant. I prefer a little more character and individuality in a restaurant, so for me, not a top choice. We left with no acknowledgment/thank you for our visit. That's not obligatory, but if they didn't care, why should we?
Always have a great meal ... one of my favorites!!
Excellent service and food. Their very attentive to your every need.
We celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday at Capital Grille. Every moment of our experience was wonderful. We have never felt so catered to. This restaurant is far and above any dining experience I have had in Connecticut.
We were seated at a table that had a light sprinkle of birthday confetti on it along with a birthday card from the restaurant.
The staff is extremely professional and attentive. They seem to have a good eye for when to approach the table to see to our needs, careful not to interrupt while the conversation was in progress. The staff really goes above and beyond what is expected. They treated us like VIP’s the entire evening.
The food is phenomenal! We had a four course meal and I don’t think I could pick a favorite food item because each was so wonderfully prepared, from the presentation to the flavors, it is a foodie’s paradise! Their menu selections are very thoughtfully created and the seasonings are subtle and really enhance the food.
Expect to be wowed when you dine at Capital Grille. From the complimentary valet parking to the impeccable customer service and delicious culinary delights, you will enjoy your experience here.
Chose to come to Capital Grille after a movie. The food was great and we enjoyed the atmosphere.
A delicious dinner in a vibrant, upscale setting. Attentive service. Lots of diners and energy in the room but still quiet for a dinner for two because the tables are not placed too close together. We did not wait at all- seated promptly at a lovely table. Beautifully decorated.
I have eaten there before and not been happy...but this last dinning experience has changed my mind. Service was good (waiter needs to learn how to serve a bit better for this type of restaurant) and food was great. I have to add I am critical of dining out as i dine out in NJ, NY and Philly ....I was very impressed!
Robert and the food were simple the best!! We enjoyed a double birthday celebration very much!!
Have been to many Capital Grille's across the country. The Hartford location very well run and our overall experience was delightful. The server was prompt, knowledgeable but not all over us. Our steaks came out hot and cooked to perfection.
It's been one of our favorite places in Connecticut. The food is consistently excellent and the service is exceptional. We appreciate great service and don't mind the pace being slower as we come here to dine vs. eat. However, we weren't as thrilled with the experience this evening. We had to send back our tuna tartar appetizer and even the replacement was sub par. It was taken off the bill; however, having 2 bad dishes isn't typical of this restaurant. We have always been made to feel special and much of this has to do with the service. Marisa was incredible and since she's left, it's not quite been the same warm experience. We will continue to frequent this restaurant and hope the magic returns.
Shea was a great waiter as usual and Capital grille never fails to please! Thank you for continuing the be a place that still pays attention to details!
Was seated promptly by our reservation time, and the food was adequately prepared.
A busy evening for the restaurant. A minor glitch in one of the orders at our table of 4 which was taken seriously and remedied quickly and appropriately. Although not the most expensive of restaurants, expensive enough that a high level of both product and service is expected. For this evening, those expectations were met. It was a very enjoyable experience.
Great staff. They make you feel special.
They made our anniversary extra special with a decorated table, complimentary champagne and dessert, anniversary card, and a printed picture of us. Great service by Colby.
We enjoyed our pre Valentine’s Day dinner date tremendously ! Our meals were excellent and our server provided exceptional service ! We’ll be back !
Waiter was very nice; was seated right on time. Did not feel rushed through dinner. Food was fine; not over the top. Still thinking about overall value though. I’ve had nicer meals for less. I’ll go back again, but wouldn’t rush
Excellent dining option in downtown Hartford directly across the street from the Convention Center. Delicious food, excellent service. Numerous wine choices. Will definitely dine there again.
Service is always good. The food is excellent. I appreciated that a person in our party mentioned that his steak was overcooked. In a matter of minutes a new steak cooked exactly the way he wanted came out. Impressive, great customer satisfaction, I highly recommend. We enjoyed our evening. Thank you.
All around, this was an exceptional experience! Our table was decorated with roses and a card from Capital Grille wishing us a Happy Anniversary. On top of that, our waiter, Alex Talbot took a photo of us and gave us a copy in a paper frame at the end of the night. This was an awesome and unexpected touch! Additionally, we were served a delicious dessert on the house! Our waiter, Alex was absolutely fantastic! The restaurant was especially busy due to Restaurant Week but we never felt rushed and we received above and beyond service. We love Capital Grille :)
Meal was fabulous; service was great......and the restaurant was hopping! Everybody loves Capital Grille :)
Time and again I'm overjoyed with the cook on the steaks. Big ups to the waiter for suggesting the Kona-crusted special. Absolutely delicious.
We have been to Capital Grille a few times and always have a wonderful experience. On this occasion, we went there for the taste of Hartford. It was an excellent deal.
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We went for Taste of Hartford but ended up ordering off the regular menu.
We had a great time ! Fast service - food was delicious ! Very friendly staff !
The food wasn’t great since a bunch of our steaks were over cooked. They did comp my friends meal which was nice since it was very over cooked. The servers were very friendly but would disappeared for a while and not be found. It took a long time to get our food and it just wasn’t up to their standard I believe. We had a 9:15 pm reservation so by the the we got our menus and drinks ordered, many other diners left and we thought we would get our food quicker but it still took over 45 minutes to get the appetizers. The deal is good for restaurant week and a taste of Hartford but I would not go back if it were not the special.
Awesome dining experience
Ned went above and beyond. He was amazing. Will definitely come back for him. He has a great sense of humor and sarcasm. Best server in a while! I work for the max group and truthfully believe the server makes the experience. The generation I grew up in goes out for laughs and a good time. The server makes a difference. A little over priced, but the service and atmosphere makes the dollar worth the value to come back.
Food and service were great. I ordered the French onion soup, and was offered a smaller size, because the crock is very large. I wasn’t expecting it to cost only $2 less. I don’t think that was very fair to have a smaller option available, not list the price, and the size of the cup versus the size of the crock to be so big.
Went here with my wife and family. We had an outstanding meal and the service was top notch!
Lovely birthday dinner at Capital Grille. Taste of hartford kept price $30. Extra free dessert Sean was a great server
Went for Taste of Hartford. Everything was delicious, service was excellent and the valet parking very convenient. Great value for great food.
This experience was great! I really like Ned and Lizbeth. My favorite visits were when they served us. They are both personable and have great personalities for the job! Honest and make good recommendations when asked about the menu. I’m glad we went back during Taste of Hartford week to keep trying more things than we ever could just going 1-2 times a year for special occasions. Great job! We had to wait longer than we expected because we requested to be in Lizbeth’s section, but it was worth it, even though Ned took care of us. No complaints!
While we had to wait about 15 minutes for our table, once seated, the evening was perfect - the service excellent, and the food delicious! It was the perfect place to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary.
I average 5 to 6 visits per year to Capital Grill, but this by far my worst experience. I went on a Tuesday during Restaurant week. It was very crowded possibly due to the Restaurant week promotion. I took a chance and accepted the table next to the kitchen and the bathroom hall. If you are ever offered this table, DON’T DO IT!! A ridiculous amount of traffic and you will hear the staff yelling “corner” the entire time. Service was Extremely Slow; it took forever in between servings. I ordered the tenderloin medium well and my companion ordered well done. We could not tell the difference. I have not given up on Capital Grille completely, but never again during Restaurant week. Instead I will take the opportunity to try something new.
Meals and service were exceptional, as always.
Other restaurants during Taste of Hartford/Restaurant Week do not include the pre-fixed menu when you are seated. We usually have to ask the server for them, and their reply is usually "let me see if I can find one....". Capital Grille has them displayed proudly, along with their regular menus, and the server is always happy to assist. Other restaurants should take lessons from Capital Grille :)