The Capital Grille - Hartford

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Steakhouse
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. Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was awesome... food & drinks was amazing

JG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a holiday lunch for my team. Food was great, service was attentive and prompt and didn’t feel rushed. Very relaxing too!

KJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ron was excellent!

SD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steakhouse in Hartford!

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SR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant amazing service amazing food

r
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always consistant excellent food and service, very polite and right on top of things....

F
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service on a very busy NYE!

M
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

New Years Eve celebration, it was awesome, food was great, service outstanding, ambience can’t be beat. Prices are high, but you get what you pay for, I definitely recommend it.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service at the capital Grille in Hartford was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed our New Year’s Eve dinner

n
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Its one of our top choices when dining in CT. It’s more than a meal - it’s an experience. There’s a level of consistency to each visit from the quality of food and wine to the attentive service. Salmon, tuna tartare, crab cocktail - delicious oysters, best ever filet, the sides (creamed spinach and Sams mashed potatoes) — and for a special occasion, they go Above and beyond to let you know you’re valued.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valet and coat check were very good and prompt. Table was decorated for birthday with a nice card. Waitress was outstanding even taking pictures for us. Food was perfect a memorable night.

MR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas eve

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Capital grill has never failed us, except for this very special family meal Christmas Eve. We decided to book Hartford instead of Stamford this year. We were sat in the middle of the hallway for a table of 8, and the food was mixed up, food and sides came out cold, and 4 of the 7 steaks were not done as requested . For such an expensive meal on a such a night, it was an embarrassment for me inviting the rest of the family out for dinner. Was not worth the money at all. The waiter said the manager took a meal off our bill, but for all our food to be underwhelming, not cooked right and cold, it was a huge disappointment for such a big bill. Never again in Hartford, should have stuck with capital in Stamford.

SC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints!
We go to Capital Grille for our Christmas Eve dinner almost every year. We tried a couple other places and decided this is the one. Meals are perfect, desserts are yummy and the wine of course. From the moment the valet takes your car to being seated and service are all excellent.

A
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Went for a pre-Christmas lunch with my wife. The menu was limited but we found a few selections that sounded good. I ordered Steak Frite cooked medium. The steak was severely over cooked to well done. The residual heat while on the plate took it to that temp after leaving the kitchen. The only reason I didn’t send it back was because the char from the grill gave the overcooked meat a good flavor.
A let down from the delicious Thanksgiving meal we had in November.
We’ll be back, maybe not for lunch on Christmas Eve.

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Restaurant was a little chilly, Kept coat over my shoulders. Our waitress, Kasia was pleasant and helpful. Food was excellent.

MR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Holiday - Dept lunch

KZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My 12 year old daughter and I were in town for a show at The Bushnell and her birthday. We are so glad we chose The Capital Grille for dinner. Our meals were delicious and the service was wonderful. Sara was was amazing and very attentive to our requests. My daughter and I enjoyed Truffle Fries and Filets, which were beautifully done. Thank you for the keepsake photo and for making her birthday dinner special!

PR
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

As always I’ve enjoyed my time at Capital. This last visit everything was great with the exception of the waitress Sara. She was not friendly and seemed to be very temperamental, subtlety combative and passive aggressive. My guest and I arrived on 12/14/19 at 7:45pm and when we sat down Sara explained the courses. Through out the entire meal she purposely ignored me and only asked my guest how everything was which I thought was strange behavior.

With the amount of money I paid I would have hoped to be treated alittle better. In my opinion Sara does not need to be working there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was delicious when it (finally) came. Despite a reservation, we were left hanging in the entryway while our table was set. I had prearranged a price fix menu, including appetizers, but we waited at least 30 minutes for the appetizers (no reflection on Brianna came to update us twice that they should be coming soon - delay was definitely in the kitchen and not with her). Then, everyone’s filet came out but we were left sitting there with them in front of us but no sides for about 5-7 minutes. Have had great experiences eating here in the past, but this one was disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful dining experience!

AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt very special

OT
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What’s better than spending thanksgiving in a great restaurant. Fabulous food and impeccable service with
A warm and cozy feeling. This is a wonderful place.

A
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner did not disappoint! We are also coming for lunch on Christmas Eve, great way to spend the holidays!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Specifically asked for all leftovers and received less than half. I did not receive the remaining half of my filet, spinach and Brussels. Been here a lot and last night was worst experience due to staff.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

11/23/19
Anniversary, a nice note was left on the table with confetti. We were given 2 glasses of champagne and delicious dessert. The waiter took our pictures and gave it to us.

The potatoes and creamed spinach were cold.
Tasted good though.

Overall we enjoyed ourselves. Waiter was very nice.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to the Capital Grille in Hartford to celebrate my mom’s 60th Birthday and had an AMAZING experience. Jordan was our server and he was outstanding. Knowledgeable, funny and totally in tune with us and our celebration. He was a major part of our overall experience at this location

BF
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening.

f
New England
56 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience as usual! This was an extremely busy evening and we ended up waiting quite a while for our table. Managing partner David Contino had a wonderful table for our party of 5 and took care of the appetizers as a thank you gesture for our patience. You can not beat the customer service at CG!

c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were exceptional. The prices are steep but similar to any high end steakhouse.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome. My filet was delicious and the butternut squash soup was savory.

LE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expensive however good food and service

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and very reliable food. Steaks cooked perfectly and great wine options by the glass.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The ambiance was fantastic and my server from Colorado made it fantastic. I really loved the small touches for wife’s birthday dinner. Thank you!

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service with very good food

FF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a rocky beginning because it took over 35 minutes after our reservation time to get to our table. The management made up for it with a complimentary champagne toast and appetizer. We had an excellent waitress in Brianna. The food was great and the service was even better once we were seated.

JQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as usual!

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