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“Best meal in the area” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille
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Ranked #4 of 431 Restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best meal in the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I went out for our anniversary and chose Capital Grille as it had just opened recently in downtown Hartford. There is valet parking and when we got there the bar was full and vibrant. We were seated in a smaller more intimate dining room and our table was decorated with cut out hearts and an anniversary card from the restaurant staff. Our meals were just outstanding. I had rack of lamb and it was the best I have ever had. Vegetables are all a la carte. We had truffle fries, mushroooms and asparagas all top quality. We didn't want dessert but as we were given our check we were also given a box with a piece of chocolate truffle cake to take on. It was beyond delicious. We were well taken care of and the restaurant made this special occasion for us very special. It was a pricey bill but well worth it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Hartford, Connecticut
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Typical expensive steakhouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Nothing as far as food, service or atmosphere stood out but everything was good except spinach salad was bland, maybe they forgot to put dressing. Very pricey. Max downtown is still my prefered place for steak in Hartford and a little lighter on the wallet.

  • Visited October 2013
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Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don' t Miss Out ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

We recently dined at The Capital Grille in Hartford and we're excited by the new restaurant in the city of Hartford. Our meal was delicious and the service was superb. We all had different dinners and everyone was very pleased with their choice. The wine selection is outstanding and if you need help, they'll assist you. Open for lunch and dinner and a great choice anytime !

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Middletown, Connecticut
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112 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Truly exceptional!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Wow! This restaurant absolutely exceeded expectations and is a fantastic addition to the Hartford area! I made reservations after hearing it opened up a month ago and received a confirmation call to see if it was for any special occasion. I confirmed it was for my husbands birthday and was sat at the best table in the house with confetti and a kind handwritten card. Inside smells and looks fantastic. Staff was fabulous and really went out of their way to make the evening special. We even received a picture if our party in a card with another handwritten note. So very kind and thoughtful! Food was out if this work fantastic. Del monico was my fav followed closed by the Kona steak. Granted its pricey to dine here, it was worth it especially for a special occasion!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jrtfoodie
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Hartford, Connecticut
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We visited the Capital Grille before an event at the XL Center. They greeted us at the door and continued their great service and got us out in time for our show. The food was very good, albeit expensive, which was expected. My mozzarella and tomato salad could've had more basil, more interesting tomatoes and more balsamic reduction, but that is just me being picky. My lobster and crab cakes had little to no filler and contained big chunks of lobster and were paired with a corn salad and yummy remoulade sauce. My companion's steak was a perfect medium and the mashed potatoes were very creamy. The Capital Grille is a very nice place to enjoy a special dinner or have a business function.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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