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About The Capital Grille - Hartford

You are cordially invited to be wined, dined, and dazzled at The Capital Grille. Enjoy nationally renowned steaks — dry aged and hand-cut on premises by the restaurant's own butchers — the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated by The Capital Grille's Sommelier, featuring more than 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in the comfortable, sophisticated dining room, or host a flawless event in a private dining room appointed with a full complement of state-of-the-art media technology. A memorable evening or afternoon of fine dining awaits at The Capital Grille.

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44 Front Street
For GPS use 99 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Between Main and South Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(860) 244-0075

Website:
http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking after 5pm

Executive Chef:
Nick Gianfredi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We invite you to make our dining room yours on Thanksgiving Day. Alongside our full menu, we'll be offering our Executive Chef's take on Thanksgiving favorites.

Private Dining

The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 30 guests. From making formal business proposals to … making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.

The Capital Grille - Hartford Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for a Date (38)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
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Romantic (31)
Business Meals (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Worth the Drive (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Authentic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 hours ago

Thanksgiving was never as good as it was here. Sincerely the best turkey I have ever had and pumpkin cheesecake to die for.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Steaks were perfectly cooked and very tender. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed a delicious meal with a wonderful waitress. Took my parents to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary and they loved every moment.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently delivers. Service is beyond expectation. Meals are always cooked to perfection. It's more than dinner. It's an experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious and beautifully presented meals for all four of us, incredible service and the added bonus of free valet parking! I would highly recommend this particular Capital Grille realizing they are not equal, I think this is the best one. The only thing I’d like to see different would be the ambiance of the restaurant.. I prefer a cozier feel and a little more light, but that’s not likely to keep us away. Thanks for a wonderful evening with great food and wine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Underwhelm at the taste and flavor of the steaks. Over priced based on taste & Flavor compared to other high end steak houses.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great restaurant. Outstanding shrimp and grits!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Waa there w/my spouse. And another couple for an anniversary dinner. Our reservation was for 8 however it was very busy and we weren't able to be seated at the time of our reservation (30min wait). We had drinks at the bar which was not a problem at all and the manager stopped by to apologize for the wait. We were surprised w/2 complimentary desserts whether bc of the wait or bc they knew we were celebrating I'm not sure. Dinner was wonderful, everything cooked to perfection. Waiter was attentive considering how bust it was. Would definitely visit again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and even better service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Thank you to the staff for making my 11 year old feel like an adult. We had a great night out together. 😊

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The Brussel sprout salad was the best salad I ever had! The flavors in every bite - just heavenly. Alex was our waiter he was exceptional. The steaks - porterhouse and strip steak - both cooked perfectly, tasty and delicious. We enjoyed our meal and evening immensely.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was good but extremely over priced! Everything is extra!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fabulous.... a private room . We took a bunch of college soccer players there for a good meal. Service , food and wine terrific . We will be back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We were there for our 25th anniversary and Capital Grille did not disappoint! They had rose petals on the table and we were given a complimentary drink, appetizer and a lovely dessert with champagne and to top it off, our waiter took our picture and printed it out- all complimentary! Shea our waiter was great, knowledgeable and friendly and the food was delicious. We had a lovely evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

One of the best meals of my life. Expensive but worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great variety. Not rushed. Ordered a bone in filet. It was the best steak I have had in a long time. Ordered it without any add ons. The quality of the meat stood on its own. My guests were very happy.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I took my wife to Capital Grille for her birthday. The table was set special for her with a card and glitter paper confetti. Our waitress was great, with suggestions and patience giving us time to celebrate. They surprised us with a special “on the house desert” and champagne.
The meal was exceptional and the evening special.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This was our first time coming here for lunch. The menu is a bit limited, but the food is still good. I prefer the expanded choices on the dinner menu. I will certainly return in the future.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Ned was amazing, food was great . Lobster macncheese is a must have

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My bosses birthday. Was good. Didn’t have everything Capital Grill typical has seafood wise and other tables seemed to have specials we weren’t offered.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Probably the best steak place in the greater Hartford area. All four of our meals (steaks, salmon, appetizers) were very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Dining at Capitol Grill is always a pleasure. I can count on the food and service to be excellent. This is our go to celebration restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This restaurant has consistently perfect food no matter the location. We shared the large ribeye and a couple of sides that were all perfectly cooked. The restaurant always pays attention to a special occasion and creates a lovely atmosphere. Our table was decorated for our anniversary and there was a hand-written card waiting for us when we arrived. Capital Grille is a MUST for a great dining experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We are frequent visitors to the Capital Grille and we especially like the service and the steaks. However, this was the worst experience I have ever had. First of all the service was extremely slow. It was not a problem with the waitress from what I could tell, but the bar and the kitchen were excessively slow. We waited so long for our appetizers that the five us ate more bread than usual. The wait for dinner was even longer. Two of us ordered steaks cooked medium rare and they were practically raw and had to be sent back. On top of that, I could not use the valet parking because they were so backed up, I could not stay on the street for fear of being hit so we parked in the garage. I mentioned this when I came in and told them I parked in the garage, but they responded, "I'm sorry and we don't validate." The parking was only $5 and they could have done something to reimburse us. It is sad that we had such a lousy experience in Hartford. We won't be back anytime soon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Once again, The Capitol Grill does not disappoint. Food is cooked to perfection. Good portions for fine dining. Excellent service. It was my birthday and I felt special from the moment I came in the door. Our table had happy birthday confetti on it and a hand-written card from the staff. From appetizers to the surprise dessert, we had a delightful meal. Such a treat to dine here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Went to celebrate my son's Birthday. As usual, excellent in every way.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Exceptional as usual.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I have been to this location numerous times. Every time I come here the food and service is consistently excellent. This is a great place for many different types of occasions. This is a go to place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

My $56 steak was the fattiest steak I have ever had, I was so disappointed by this

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was phenomenal and Alex was by far one of the best waiters I have ever had the privilege of being served by.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We went to Capital Grille to celebrate our anniversary. We told the restaurant beforehand using OpenTable. They were outstanding. They had a card waiting for us, and gave us a free mini drinks before and after dinner, along with a free dessert sampler. Our waitress, Brittany, was extremely good. She took the time to get to know us, gave us good suggestions, and really made our day special. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had a great night celebrating our daughters 18th birthday. Great food, excellent service and a special birthday desert. Really had a fun night!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was very slow, but the wine pours were very generous!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We (two couples) decided to grab a bite before a concert. Great food, attentive wait staff and a quick turnaround made it perfect. Located in a nice area in Hartford- I could see going back to try the other restaurants on the block. Overall great experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Overall the meal was not bad and I should have known better since I've been her a couple of times before. The wine markup at this restaurant is so ridiculous that it's really beyond belief. Some bottles here are higher than the best manhattan restaurants.

We dine out often in high end restaurants and spend a significant amount on wine. Its really no fun when you see a $150 bottle of wine that you can buy for $45-50.

Will not be returning.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Went for 10 year anniversary. Ambiance was great. Our server Brittney went above and beyond for us. A bit pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Celebrated my husband's birthday and we were treated like royalty! Brittany was so attentive to us and made sure our experience was tremendous. The food was fabulous from the apps to dessert. This is our favorite restaurant in the Hartford area to celebrate.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always a great dining experience - extensive wine list, great atmosphere, fabulous service and of course great food!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great restaurant. Complimentary valet parking is ideal for the location. It's reasonable priced for an upscale restaurant and the food and service is superb. I celebrated my wedding anniversary and received the upmost service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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