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About Permanently Closed - The Chapel Grill
This restaurant is permanently closed.
The Chapel Grill in Naples, Florida specializes in serving steaks and seafood. Housed in a renovated church, the restaurant offers an elegant atmosphere and features indoor and outdoor dining.
The Chapel Grill serves dinner nightly and offers a daily happy hour. The restaurant offers a wide assortment of appetizers, soups and salads, seafood and butcher block entrées for diners to choose from. The appetizer selection at the restaurant includes tuna tartare, jumbo lump crab trio, black n bleu risotto and chilled jumbo shrimp cocktail. Main fare at The Chapel Grill includes plank roasted salmon, red rock cod Florentine, braised short rib and Chapel rock chop.
Naples, FL 34102
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Tavern opens at 4 pm for happy hour and dining room opens at 5 pm .
We are open Tuesday thru Sunday and closed Mondays .
Indoor and outdoor seating.
Off season we are open Thursday thru Sunday (starting Monday May 11,2015),
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
8th St S
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Thursday through Sunday 5PM-8PM
Contact for more details (239)206-4310
We offer complementary valet parking. Additionally, there is street parking surrounding the restaurant as well as a parking garage one block away.
Private Party Facilities:
The Chapel Grill's Private Dining Program accommodates any private event from 10 to 300 people. Our private dining room alone can entertain up to 60 people. We will also offer full service catering for your off-site events. As Event Coordinators for the Chapel Grill we will help you choose the best menu for your special event. We have multiple tiers of menus to offer, all of which are customizable for your specific event. Whether you are looking for a full sit down menu or light passed hors d'oeurvers we can accommodate any taste and budget.
Private Party Contact:
Erka Spaho: (239) 273-0183
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Contact for more details (239)206-4310
We enjoyed our Mother's Day brunch. We were seated a few minutes after arriving for our 11:30 reservation. We were in the middle room which was quiet until the end of our meal when a large enthusiastic group was seated next to us--after that it was hard to have our own conversation. The buffet was nicely presented with waffles, eggs Benedict, custom omelets, appetizers, carved prime rib, salmon, sides, and several desserts. The trays were replenished often and the items were delicious. The prime rib was rare and tender. The eggs on the Benedict were perfect. Our server Kevin served our mimosas promptly and kept our plates cleared. A very pleasant relaxing brunch and we will go back. The ticket was a bit surprising at $100 for brunch for two, however.
I went to the Chapel Grill for their Mother's Day brunch. I was greatly disappointed with their buffet. The food was below satisfactory and not fresh. For the price of $30 per person for the buffet... I was surprised that the Belgian waffles weren't made to order. In fact they were soggy. The seafood and muscles were dried out. I brought a group of 7 and I was embarrassed that I choose to bring them here.
Nice environment and very nice experience for a first visit. The place was empty when we arrived for our 8 pm reservation on a Friday night but it is still off season. Location could be better. Food was good, service was ok but could have been better since the place was empty. I would try again during the prime season and see how it goes.
Chapel Grill was one of our favorite finds when it first opened here in Naples. The setting was unique, the wait staff friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was excellent.
Unfortunately, I think that the owners made the mistake of sitting too long upon their laurels, depending on the word of mouth generated from their initial offering to the market to carry them on rather than investing in their staff and menu.
I'm sure the fact that they close for the summer plays no small part in the restaurant's decline, as I can't imagine how they keep their best staff when they're only open for half the year.
We've given the Chapel Grill a good three tries after mediocre experiences at each. This last experience, though not a travesty by any stretch, was likely the last time we'll be going there.
The wait staff, while earnest, were not of the caliber that is required to compete against similarly priced restaurants in the area. The food was, in a similar fashion, good, but not great, and does not live up to the price point that the establishment has chosen.
Our last dinner there was uninspired, with typical offerings found in any number of other restaurants. My food was particularly salty, right down to the horseradish sauce that accompanied my prime rib.
Again, Chapel Grill is a "good" restaurant, but in the environment of Naples, and taken alongside literally hundreds of of other offerings, there is far better out there at a far better price point. I sincerely hope the owners take note of their declining clientele and make the changes they need to bring the place back to its initial glory.
We were looking for a special good quality restaurant and while we ate at the bar in the past and it was fun - dining in the main restaurant was outstanding. Server was knowledgeable, attentive and had an appropriate sense of humor. Can't remember our server's name (but then again I can't remember a lot of things!) I believe he was from Michigan. Anyways , he was a true professional. The food was really outstanding, we had peppercorn steak, a scallop dish and grilled cod. All were very well prepared and excellent quality. While we have been to several restaurants in Naples - the Chapel Grille is now right at the top of our list. Thank you and we'll see you real soon.
Wait staff and atmosphere were great. However, for $44, I expect brunch to offer more than the typical Sheraton/Marriott type buffet breakfast or include a drink. The menu stated prime rib and lamb carving stations, but there was no prime rib offered that day. The lamb was excellent, however. The restaurant came highly recommended, but I won't return for the brunch.
It is hard to believe that this restaurant remains in business. The food is really poor...not just the menu, but the preparation and presentation is sub standard. The ambiance and decor is spoiled by cramming tables together, even though very few tables were occupied. When you can get a last minute reservation for 6 during season in Naples, one should already know that the food must be bad, as the standard in Naples is very mediocre generally. It is a shame as the location and decor are quite good...just need a chef badly.
We will not return.
The meals we received was terrible We complain to the way that he did take the mules back as we left we spoke to the manager he barely stayed up to address our issues he was sitting down at the front door we will never return to this restaurant and I don't recommend it to anyone else either High season and nobody was there at quarter to 7 something is deadly wrong with this restaurant
Our whole experience was wonderful. I had promoted the Chapel Grill to my 4 visiting sisters, and not one of us was disappointed. We marveled over the Tuna Tartare appetizer, and the pork chop entrée, and the Chicken Forestierre entrée, and our speciality cocktails and a lovely bottle of wine from the "End of the Bin" list, which was quite a bargain. Our waiter was Kevin, and he was very helpful and knowledgeable and attentive. And, he was good-natured and funny in putting up with our chit-chat and our inability to make decisions!
Our first time at this restaurant and we weren't disappointed! The Coco Loco calamari was a delicious surprise with calamari, chorizo, and zucchini. The Mahi Mahi and Caramelized Scallops were very good. Of course my favorite part of the meal is dessert and I was in heaven with the Pineapple Banana bread pudding .. Perfect way to end a lovely evening. Shout out to our server Jen who was very pleasant and engaging!
They were slammed on the night we dined there and did a nice job when I asked for someone to take a drink order as they sent the bartender over to take our order :-). Food was very good and service from that point forward was good as well. They even pulled our car up to the valet by requesting our ticket as we were wrapping up the bill. Nice touch!!!
We had been here 2 years ago and really enjoyed everything. I understand they just recently reopened so I was excited to meet friends there for dinner. BIG mistake. The food was average, the ambiance was not warm and inviting but rather stark and bland. I will not be returning.
The food was superb and our waiter, Kevin, was attentive and had a great sense of humor. We'll be sure to ask for him when we go back. The only issue we had was that the restaurant was too warm when we arrived. We asked Kevin if the a/c temp could be lowered and within a short time, the temp was comfortable.
We went on Sunday the last night of the big art show a crossed the street which we failed to realize when we made the reservation and regretted when we turned the corner of of fifth and realized the streets were closed. We wiggled down the alley and made our way to the restaurant thinking we made a mistake only to be surprised the place was only about 20 percent full had a seat at the bar and had a drink then we went in and enjoyed the prime rib special a couple of glasses of wine and desert and our bill was only $102.00 we went home happy we finally tried the Chapel grill looking forward to our next trip back
Our party of six was delighted with our overall dining experience at The Chapel Grill in Naples, Florida! Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted and shown promptly to our table. Our waiter explained dinner options, including a sunset menu that included three courses at a great value! We all enjoyed our sunset meal in this lovely restaurant. We can't wait to go back! Valet parking is available.
While our overall experience was good, unfortunately our fish was over done and dry. Our waiter was very quick to offer a replacement and a manager came over to apologize. We understand that it's hard to hit the target on every meal and we won't judge this fine restaurant based on this one incident. All of the sides were excellent and we enjoyed a very good dessert. We were surprised that the inside architecture didn't follow the chapel shape of the building. While nicely done, it was a bit plain.
This place is very close to bustling 5th Ave - just about 2 short blocks away - and worth seeking out. Convenient parking. Very good menu selections and food. Pleasant service. Nice outdoor dining. Not nearly as busy as it should be considering food and service.
The Chapel Grill has been running a 15% off promotion, so they may have been extra busy. Service was very slow to begin with. We had to get our drinks at the bar after waiting 15 minutes for a waitress. Eventually she made it to our table, and did a good job. There were 7 of us, and everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. I would definitely return.
I was so looking forward to dining here but was very disappointed. The servers need more training. When an appetizer is served and is being shared you would expect each person would receive a small plate to eat from-- not here. My husband ordered prime rib -large cut. It looked great but had little flavor and was not tender! I ordered the sea scallops served with grits. The grits were so salty you couldn't eat it. Not a good experience and with so many great restaurants in the area we won't return.
We had a large group and were seated just inside the main door, which meant we were part of the coming and going of other diners. I would have preferred a different location. But the service was good and the food was above average. Like that there is valet parking. Thanks to the server for sharing the booklet with the history of the place.
Food: Pork chops over cooked. Some people at the table had cold, like I mean out of the refrigerator cold, mashed potatoes. Clam chowder was beyond salty. This was not even close to the standard of food we have experienced in Naples.
Service: Our server worked hard to over come a clear staff shortage. It took 20 minutes to take a drink order. Our table was set 30 minutes after we sat down. There was a mix up on our reservation - like we reserved but they didn't have a table. We sat in the bar. As another customer said who was in the same reservation boat as us....you can take a reservation, but it doesn't mean you have to honor it!
If you chose to go....good luck!
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