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7:00 PM

Capitol Bar and Grill

3.8
122 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
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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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
Limited on site. Plenty adjacent to the front & rear of hotel.
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Public Transit
Available
What 122 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Service great. Foid disappointing

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2.0Dined on 5 April 2018

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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3.0Dined on 19 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Food was just OK
Service was great

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3.0Dined on 9 December 2017

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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3.0Dined on 8 December 2017

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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2.0Dined on 2 December 2017

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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4.0Dined on 26 November 2017

Good food. Our drinks were forgotten but good overall experience

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4.0Dined on 15 November 2017

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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3.0Dined on 8 November 2017

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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3.0Dined on 30 October 2017

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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3.0Dined on 28 October 2017

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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5.0Dined on 7 October 2017

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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3.0Dined on 7 October 2017

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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4.0Dined on 7 October 2017

Steak was great, dessert was disappointing

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3.0Dined on 29 September 2017

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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4.0Dined on 21 September 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 19 September 2017

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

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3.0Dined on 7 September 2017

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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5.0Dined on 3 September 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2017

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

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1.0Dined on 26 August 2017

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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4.0Dined on 2 August 2017

Good place for dinner. Good menu and wine list.

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4.0Dined on 28 July 2017

Good food good service

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2017

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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4.0Dined on 6 July 2017

A great restaurant on the Canberra dining scene with delicious & well cooked meals. However experience was let down by the service. Waited 15 minutes after sitting down before anyone came & took drinks order & provide water. During the meal, water glasses were not refilled until it was drawn to the attention of a wait staff (quite a few staff went pass our table & took no notice). Granted it was a Friday night but we were at the 8.30 seating so it wasn't super hectic.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2017

This place is sexy.

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4.0Dined on 17 June 2017

Fresh produce, nice relaxing atmosphere. Cozy and comfortable seating style. Friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2017

Had an excellent dinner here. The food was superb and the service was top notch. A special shoutout to Jack Flynn. Remarkable knowledge of beverages and a delight to chat to

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3.0Dined on 31 May 2017

Food is pretty good but one of the slowest bar service ever had. Restaurant service good with the right person

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2017

Great choice of menu items. The service was friendly and efficient. We all enjoyed our food very much. The side dishes were interesting and delicious

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2017

We enjoyed everything about this venue. From drinks in the bar, with a well informed bar person, to the food, wine and service. Only small gripe would be that the dining area was a bit dark, had to use the torch on our phones to read the menu, but that might just be because we are in our fifties! We left well satisfied.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2017

Comprehensive menu, wonderful service and best list of deserts I have ever seen.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2017

Great customer service, cocktail bar for pre-dinner drinks before dinner. Trendy and up scale venue

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