Capitol Grille (and some Kinky Boots) | Always Aubrey

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Capitol Grille (and some Kinky Boots)

Capitol Grille has been on my wishlist for a while, but the night I had my first meal there it was almost unintentional!  Lindsey and I were going to see Kinky Boots at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and we needed to grab dinner first.  I suggested we try the Oak Bar at the Hermitage Hotel less than a block from the theater, since they share a kitchen with the upscale restaurant.  Well, it turns out EVERYONE had the same idea, so the bar was jam-packed while the restaurant was wide open.  In addition, the show was starting 30 minutes earlier than usual, so we had just over an hour to eat.  What are two hungry girls to do?  Sit down to a fancy meal at the Capitol Grille, of course.
Hermitage Hotel in the background of our selfie, Capitol Grille Menu
Our server knew we had a timeline, but that doesn't mean he skimped on service!  Everything was so professional and formal.  We started the meal off with wine; there was a great selection, and my cabernet was delicious.
First off, I must compliment their bread basket.  I was famished, and they brought out a basket with three types of delicious, warm bread.  It was yummy!  The little rolls were my favorite, because they reminded me of the bread used for Chick-fil-a Chick-n-Minis.  (I'm so fancy... can't you taste this gold?)
I know my last restaurant review featured a burger, but I swear I don't just eat burgers all the time!!!  In this case, I felt a little guilty splurging on steak after splurging at Kayne Prime just a week earlier, so I decided I would sample the beef by choosing the more affordably-priced burger and fries.  I added a fried egg, because that's what I always do when given the option with my burger.  (I'm thinking of starting to order my burgers "à cheval" in the French style,  so it sounds fancier.)
The burger was delicious.  The meat quality was noticeably excellent, and it was prepared perfectly.  Very, very tasty!  I'd put it on par with the classic burgers at some of the better burger places in Nashville.   I'd like to come back for a fancy date night someday.
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P.S.  Kinky Boots was a great time!  We definitely laughed a lot.

P.P.S. Congrats to Anne for winning my Tea Box Express giveaway!!!

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4 comments:

  1. Those little rolls look amazingly delicious. I'm so hungry right now.

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  2. LOL don't read my blog when you're hungry! It will just make it worse.

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  3. We loved Kinky Boots...altough when it started, we were both kinda like "ugh oh, this is kind of dumb" but it hit its stride and was amazing.

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  4. I agree! I haven't laughed that much at a musical in a while. It's a new favorite. Plus, I kind of adore drag queens.

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