In 1864, this photo was taken of the Cook Hotel located on the corner of High and State Streets…the SE corner of it, in fact. The hotel changed owners a couple of times and was the Monroe Hotel before the Bligh’s purchased the building and land, razed it, and built Bligh’s Capital Theater.
Bligh’s Capital Theater became Warner Bros Capital Theater and most recently this corner of Salem has become a local gem…La Capitale Brasserie. Owner David Rosales, opened La Cap (locals nickname for this place), just over a year ago. Already it has a good reputation in town, and I personally agree with that reputation.
I think I have the only kid on the planet that hates french fries. My son has NEVER liked them. On a recent outing to La Cap, he couldn’t resist trying one, as we all raved about how good the pommes frites were.
Yep. My 10 year old finally likes french fries. Not sure if that is a good thing or not, but whether you are here for the pommes frites, the sandwiches, the tomato soup, or the warm chocolate cake…chances are you will enjoy your meal at this new local restaurant.
This is a great addition to the Salem restaurant scene, and for parents rest assured that their grilled cheese is kid tested and approved so feel free to head over there knowing you can get something for your kids, while you have a more adult meal.
Did I mention the lemonade is fresh squeezed?
If you are considering moving to Salem Oregon, this is one restaurant you will want to check out.
La Capitale Brasserie is located at 508 State Street in the old Bligh Capital Theater building. David even has the old sign up on the wall.
The old photos are from the Salem Public Libraries Historic Photos Collection.