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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

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

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Good for a Date (48)
Business Meals (47)
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Good for Anniversaries (40)
Romantic (37)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Notable Wine List (27)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Good for Groups (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Bar Seating (15)
Cozy (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Authentic (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great staff. They make you feel special.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We enjoyed our pre Valentine’s Day dinner date tremendously ! Our meals were excellent and our server provided exceptional service ! We’ll be back !

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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 :)

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Meal was fabulous; service was great......and the restaurant was hopping! Everybody loves Capital Grille :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Also, try to Stoli Doli- it it amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We went for Taste of Hartford but ended up ordering off the regular menu.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a great time ! Fast service - food was delicious ! Very friendly staff !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome dining experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Went here with my wife and family. We had an outstanding meal and the service was top notch!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Went for Taste of Hartford. Everything was delicious, service was excellent and the valet parking very convenient. Great value for great food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Lovely birthday dinner at Capital Grille. Taste of hartford kept price $30. Extra free dessert Sean was a great server

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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 :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The kona crusted steak was honestly one of the best steaks I have had. Our server Shay was so awesome. Very friendly while still professional. He was really good.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything about this dinner was wonderful - the valet parking, coat check, servers, food, and the wine list. I would highly recommend it!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Never had a bad meal here but this meal had a little extra something special. Everything was delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was excellent.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed it thoroughly

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent...Our server Shea was wonderful...

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Capital Grille is THE place to go for dinner in downtown Hartford. The outstanding food is consistent, as well as their exceptional service. Never fails :)

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We met friends prior to going to the theater. The food, service, atmosphere are all top notch. About as good a steak as can be, sides/desserts/bread basket/drinks all excellent. We were pleasantly surprised with the taste of Hartford menu at $30 a person for a nice filet, potatoes, vegetable, soup/salad and dessert. Amazing meal at the regular price but quite a bargain this time. We've been many times and this was as good a dining experience as any regardless of the discounted menu in this instance. Great place, well run!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We enjoyed starting our anniversary weekend at the Capital Grille. The staff made us feel special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was good, however a full try of water glasses was knocked over onto my wife, not the servers fault( a patron walked into her). The manager did take care of us. Next time we'll sit in the dining room.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Kudos to the staff at Capital Grill for outstanding service once again on a extremely busy Friday evening with the Taste of Hartford going on. Our waiter Alex was amazing! Every table was full when we walked in at 7pm and every table filled when we left at 10pm. The wait staff is fully equipped to handle the pressure of a packed house all evening without missing a beat!!!! The outstanding service keeps us coming back!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This restaurant continues to wow me. The food and service are always first rate. If anything is a problem they correct it immediately. And the fact you can have a consistent server every time you dine there is fantastic. This is my favorite place to dine now.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Not our typical amazing experience. Waited over 30 minutes for cocktails and over 45 minutes for our appetizers. Dinner came well after an hour. Server shared it was restaurant week. And truth be told - there wasn't an open table to be found. However the NY strip steak my brother received was super fatty and had a bone! Not what he typically receivs when he orders a steak. I just assumed restaurant week menu meant sub-standard food. You get what you pay for. And so we will keep that in mind as it wasn't a great experience his time. 😥 Quite disappointed.

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great experience always a pleasure coming here

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Capital Grille never disappoints --- service is always top notch and the food is in a class all its own.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I made my reservation for 2 and my reservation couldn’t be found yet I received your confirmation for the reservation. They put us in the bar area for about 10 to 15 minutes until my husband came out and complained about not being seated in the dining room. To be ignored for that length of time is embarrassing. We dine at your restaurant often and this is the first time anything like this has happened to us. Not a happy customer. Once seated everything was fine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We decided to have our "date night" at The Capital Grille and were not disappointed. We were greeted by the host staff and Managing Partner; David upon our arrival. Our server was Shea and he attended to every need we had, we truly felt special dining at The Capital Grille. We started off with an amazing glass of Cabernet that was recommended by David and followed this with Lobster Bisque and Clam Chowder. For our entrees we had the filet and Kona crusted bone-in NY Strip, both were grilled to perfection! We closed out our dining experience with Creme Brulee and hot tea. Even the tea presentation was magnificent! Well done!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our four taste of Hartford dinners were all excellent and fairly priced. Our server, Kassia, could not have been better. All in all, a great evening.

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