Capitol Bar and Grill

4.2
131 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
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With a concept created by acclaimed Australian restaurateur Robert Marchetti, Creative Food Director of QT Hotels you will have your fill of fine wine and food offerings that are perfect for a power lunch or dinner. An Italian themed concept with Signature antipasto table mix of refreshed Italian favourites teamed with prime cut steaks on the wood fired grill.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:00am
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(02) 6247 1488
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Robert Marchetti
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Parking Details
Limited on site. Plenty adjacent to the front & rear of hotel.
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Available
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Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Christmas work lunch

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Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a large group, with quite a few different dietary requirements. Capital Bar and Grill meet all of these requirements, and did not try to push us onto a set menu, which many places do. The staff were incredibly attentive and absolutely delightful

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Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been here quite a few times for work dinners as well as private dinners and the service, food, drink and atmosphere has always been excellent.

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Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

My Family and I dined here on Sunday 30th September for dinner. The food was outstanding, we had the Crab Cakes, Pork Belly and the QT Rib Eye which was perfectly cooked and well accompanied with the Pea's please..

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Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great.The wine list was very good and the prices very competitive. The atmosphere lively but still very chilled. The most exceptional aspect of the evening was the service. The staff were amazing. Young people who were friendly, helpful and focussed on their customers.

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Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

A couple of very minor service and product hiccups, however the standard of food and service ability of staff negated anything wrong with the night. We had a great time, thank you again to the team, see you soon!

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Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

The terrible music - too loud and completely wrong for the venue - sadly makes dining here no where near as good as it could be.

Great steaks and good service wasted. Turn it down and change the selection !! You’d goer so many more repeat customers

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Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic!

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Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the second time I have been here to eat while in Canberra, easily on par with Sydney Restaurants. Will be back again next time, great food, great wine list.

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Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Great steak. Would like more vegetarian options for my vegetarian guest. Great menu for meat and seafood lovers. Thoroughly enjoyed evening and a great asset to the hotel

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Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great night, terrific waiter who was full of fun and kept us entertained while we enjoyed excellent food. Thank you, we will return.

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Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fabulous, crab cakes for entree and pork belly for main course. Everything was delicious! Our waitress was friendly and offered great advice and conversation. Couldn’t ask for any more!

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Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, serice and fit out were bang on. This restaurant is sexy.

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Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Service great. Foid disappointing

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Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I've been to this restaurant many times before but last night's service and food quality was very poor. On 2 occasions I had to leave the table to find a waiter for service and our steaks were cold and overcooked.

If this was my first time there I would never go back

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Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

We had the 1 kg t-bone to share which was excellent.
New sauces were not so great but as they were on the side was easy to overlook.
Service was also excellent.
The big problem is the terrible music. We went at 6:30 pm and although the place was only half full it was hard to enjoy a conversation as the heavy bass from the poor and over-loud music selection was distracting at best and quite irritating at worst. Very sad as with a better music choice this would be an excellent higher-end meal. Please fix the music!

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Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a large group and everyone enjoyed the breakfast. Would have liked to see more fruit on offer but otherwise perfect

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Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was just OK
Service was great

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Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The mains were great, the "sweet potato" fries were just regular potato fries, we had bottled mineral water pushed onto us and the wait staff knew nothing of the pre theatre special that I booked for!

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Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere but the meals were over priced for what you get. A Cesar salad consist of a bowl of lettuce that's it for $19.00. I would not recommend for a work function which is what we attended for to have a meal.

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Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I absolutely would not recommend this restaurant. It is overpriced and the food was underwhelming. My food was cold. We spent almost $100 (between two) for a main and a drink and we both left hungry. $10 for a bottle of water and $10 for a bowl of lettuce (literally- nothing else at all in the salad). Overall - expensive and unexciting.

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Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food. Our drinks were forgotten but good overall experience

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Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food was brilliant, the noise levels are very high with music & is probaly a younger sets choice. Service was good as there were not many in the restaurant.

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Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

This is the third but also the final time my wife and I have eaten at the Capitol Bar & Grill. We have appreiciated the friendly service, but the recorded music is annoyingly loud, the ambience is more suited to a pub than a restaurant, the food is OK but a bit overpriced, and the cocktails from the bar aren't up to professional standards. A shame really, when the location lends itself to something better.

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Dined on 30 October 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great location, setting is nice and lighting great for a quiet dinner with conversation.

Wine list was pretty good, but staff got our bottle of wine wrong three times but nonetheless friendly staff.

Waited a while for order to be taken despite a quiet night but we didn’t really mind but could see others might.

Food was good, mains were great but entree was so and so, overall I would go back for the vibe and even just to have a few drinks.

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Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good quality, well served, but rather expensive. I had a nice starter, great steak, a beer and two glasses of wine for over $130,- (per person!)

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Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the evening from beginning to end. Cocktail bar was quiet and service excellent, lots of little corners for privacy or bar seating for those looking for something more entertaining.
Restaurant service was excellent faultless and perfect for a special occasion.
Food was of high quality taste presentation and value.
Would have liked to have seem more vegetarian choices to have as much to choose from add my partner. ..or at least more choice ☺
Will be back with friends next time!
Chrissy

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Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We were disappointed with the evening. The staff brought our main before the Entrée, when we advised them of the issue they put our meals under a heat lamp while we had the Entrée. When the main came we had no cutlery and they forgot to bring the side dish. We have been to this restaurant many times but our last visit was very disappointing

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Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Steak was great, dessert was disappointing

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Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

entree was fantastic ... my girlfriend pork belly was very average as was my new york strip ..my daughters veal was fantastic.. wine was good and service was good .. friendly staff but the food was pretty average

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Dined on 21 September 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A great dinner for two. Quality food, friendly service and trendy location. Will definitely be back.

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Dined on 19 September 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was awesome, staff were friendly and knew the menu well

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Dined on 7 September 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Kitchen just couldn't keep up. We waited 1.5 hours between entree and mains. When mains came out one of the steak mains and its side were cold and had to be sent back. The '6 hour slow cooked' short rib main was chewy. The staff discounted our bill however the whole experience was very average and not worth the money.

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Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely Father's Day lunch - food was fabulous!

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Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place for a date; delicious food, relaxed atmosphere, fabulous staff and location and notable wine list.

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Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As always, our favourite dinner destination didn't disappoint.
The kids LOVE the kids meals, we love the adult meals.

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Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

Waited half an hour to receive bottle of champagne. Lunch menu was limited. Prawn cocktail was horrible. Club sandwich was nice. Will not recommend or return

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Dined on 2 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good place for dinner. Good menu and wine list.

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Dined on 28 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food good service

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Dined on 7 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and customer service.
Slight inconsistency with seating. We were 10 minutes early and initially the wait staff weren't going to seat us but had seated the customers ahead of us. This was for a 6pm service time.
We were seated as another wait staff member advised to seat us.
Either you seat everyone or you don't. You don't pick who you seat or not.
Otherwise excellent night would highly recommend it and will go back again.

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