Local Restaurant Opens Downtown

(Now closed) La Capitale Brasserie is now open at 512 State Street next to the Pita Pit. Dinner entrees range in price from $9 for a "hot dog" to $18 for a steak and fries. Looks promising. Great location.


Anonymous said...

I had dinner there last night. The food and service were both stellar. While it bills itself as French, I would say it has some French accents but it is more of just an upscale cafe.

I'd be happy to write a more in-depth review for you but I'd like to go back and try a few more menu items first.

Based on just the one visit, I was impressed - particularly for opening night, which can often be a bad night for first impressions.

Jill said...

We have been watching for this opening and hope to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

Some of the items on the menu made me cringe (the hot dog for one). But the prices seem reasonable and I will try it out. I miss Fleur de Sel and have been waiting for another french restaurant to open in Salem.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I had dinner there last night. Great wait staff, great dinner. We will be back.

Anonymous said...

I reviewed it here: http://shalomsalem.vox.com/library/post/la-capitale-brasserie.html

I would submit the whole thing to share here but the format is different.

Anonymous said...

Had lunch there last week and it was wonderful. Hubby had steak frites - the cut of steak was something I wasn't familiar with, but the taste I had was delicious. The waitstaff advised that the Chef was preparing it Medium Rare and of course that was fine with Hubby. The frites were shoe string sized with beautiful golden color and crunch. I opted for the Roasted Chicken also served with the frites. As another commenter mentioned we have missed Fleur du Sel and this chicken was a pretty close second. I missed the "jus" that I was hoping for - according to the dinner menu it is served with the jus at dinner but for some reason not at lunch. Service was good - professional and detached.

The menu is very limited - simple and focused. The drinks looked interesting and there were a few that will be sampled when we go back for a "date night".

The decor is well done: intimate table spacing so you know how your neighbors feel about their dishes as well - not the place for private conversations, but great if you want an impromptu review of the items you didn't order but were curious about. Warm gray colors and industrial elements manage to provide a cozy yet very modern vibe.