Back in the mid-1800s when Colorado was making the big leap from being a territory into lofty state status, Golden was designated as the state's first ... More
Old Capitol Grill
Back in the mid-1800s when Colorado was making the big leap from being a territory into lofty state status, Golden was designated as the state's first capitol. The original capitol building, constructed in 1861, now houses this restaurant. The dining gem contains enough historical heirlooms and information to almost qualify it for museum status. The menu has a definite southwestern lean and can be described as "one that has something for everybody." Ribs, steaks and sandwiches are the popular choices. Call for opening hours.
Being from Texas where eating is a past time, I like to think I know good food! LOL My husband and I love eating at the Old Capitol Grill in Golden. The atmosphere is great and the food is delicious. One of the best restaurants in all of Golden in my opinion.
I have to disagree with these nasty ratings! We just love the Old Capitol Grill!! The food is fantastic and the service is always wonderful!!! Its hard to find both good service and food in one place anywhere in this state! However, Capitol Grill managed to do both!
The menu provided for comfort food, nicely prepared, abundant portions, excellent service and a pleasing decor.
This was my first excursion to this fine establishment in some eight years. It retained all of the fine qualities that I recalled from the first visit.
I would recommend this place highly.
This was one of the most dissapointing experiences in dining I've ever had. In our party of 7 noone was satisfided. The food was tepid at best. Our steaks were overly cooked, the bread in our club was soggy, the grilled chicken was dry, the scalloped potatoes was nothing but mashed with cheese dumped on top, the ribs were tasteles and copious amounts of salt was required. Noone finish their meal and when the server came asking if we wanted boxes we all refused. Hint hint 80% percent of the meals still untouched and nobody wants to take it home. That should have said something. I will never patronized the place again and will make sure to pass the word around
Two years ago the place was nearly destroyed by fire and certain death would have been the best outcome. But like a bad dream there would be a reincarnation. Instead of a fresh approach that should have included a new and creative chef, an interesting atmosphere and the opportunity to be something different, the path of least resistance was chosen. Just like the first go around, the food at the Old Capital Grill tastes just like it’s name; antiquated and tasteless. I have tried many times to give this restaurant another chance by literally dragging myself thru the front door for at least eight years. I have tried a handful of items on the menu and everything has the same flavor - wet cardboard. Even a hamburger (which any restaurant can cook) can’t be served at this establishment without putting it on a crumbling and stale bun. The only thing you can count on is cold beer from the Coors brewery - just like every other establishment that is within minutes of the historic location. Thank God for The Golden City Brewery, The Briarwood and McDonalds.