Nestled in Nashville’s luxurious Hermitage Hotel, Capitol Grille is fine dining at its best. Built in 1910, the Hermitage Hotel and Capitol Grille are both designed in the beautiful Beaux-Arts style, with stained glass ceilings, marble columns, and arched entryways. The restaurant is spacious, yet intimate and is named for its close proximity to Nashville Capitol building. The gourmet cuisine and upscale atmosphere make Capitol Grille the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
Executive Chef, Derek Brooks, leads the helm at Capitol Grille and has designed a menu of elevated Southern classics, including watermelon and feta salad, 20oz juicy pork chop, and collard greens with slab bacon and onions. Capitol Grille is known for its exquisite preparation of beef. Simply prepared cuts such as a 12oz dry-rubbed ribeye, the 5oz petit fillet, and the beef carpaccio appetizer are all sourced through Hermitage Hotel’s own Double H Farm, a property in White Bluff, Tennessee that features the largest herd of Red Poll cattle in the state. Capitol Grille sources its fresh produce and herbs from an heirloom period garden just fifteen minutes from the hotel. The garden is protected by Tennessee’s Land Trust, an organization that is dedicated to conserving the state’s natural resources. Since partnering with the Tennessee Land Trust in 2008, the Hermitage Hotel has helped protect over 85,000 acres of land.
Capitol Grille is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dessert menu features a peach and rose tiramisu, several ports and dessert wines, and house-made ice cream that leaves nothing to be desired. After dining, guests are encouraged to visit the men’s restroom down the hall, which has been voted Best Restroom in America by several publications. The art-deco style restroom is complete with a vintage telephone and shoeshine station.
The Capitol Grille encourages reservations, especially in the summer months when the hotel is busy hosting guests in town for music festivals and conventions.
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