Downtown Grill - Macon
Downtown Grill - Macon

Downtown Grill - Macon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.macondowntowngrill.com/
  • Phone: 4787425999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private upstairs dining room that will accommodate up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Richie Jones 4787425999

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mulberry and Cherry, 2ND AND 3RD
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Downtown Grill - Macon
The Downtown Grill - Macon is an English Steakhouse that specializes in prime cut Black Angus steaks, fresh pasta dishes, fish fillets and decadent desserts. This fine dining restaurant also features a well stocked bar that includes a vast array of scotches and bourbons. We also offer an extensive wine list by the glass or by the bottle and a large oak cigar humidor.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Downtown Grill - Macon reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (18)romantic (17)neighborhood gem (9)notable wine list (3)good for groups (3)late-night find (3)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Gina
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Very good food! I think more lighting would be helpful and maybe update the decor a little.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    BamaBarb
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Relaxed atmosphere with delicious food. Servers are well versed in menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Impressed...
    AngelaKF
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our first time dining at the Downtown Grill. It was a special occasion, my boyfriend's birthday, so we thought we would try it. We were not disappointed at all and will definitely return. The restaurant is very cozy and romantic. It's refreshing to have the adults only atmosphere. The food and service were amazing. We were both already thinking about what we might have next time, but there may be specials, so we can't rule those out. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    PatB
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is our go-to place for special events. We celebrated my wife's birthday here earlier this year, and did the same for my birthday tonight. Great place for a special dinner, and the food and service never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold
    ASR1020910
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I live in Macon and I have eaten at Downtown Grill since it first opened. It has always been a great restaurant to eat at. I turned 40 on August 29 and decided to eat here for my birthday and invite 9 other people. All of our food was served cold. I was very disappointed that this happened. I had asked my friends to celebrate with me and they agreed to. I feel really bad for my friends and family that had to pay high dollar (which they agreed to) for cold food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I would not Return. The service is poor. The food is very average. The meat was ill prepared. The serving sizes were not appropriate. Very disappointed. I will never return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner (couple)
    tb4u
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ahi Tuna appetizer excellent. Steaks to perfection. Blackened Scallops incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jandd
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Excellent dinner crab cake appetizer was out of this world. Wish the crab cakes were an entree. Had the blue cheese stuffed filet and it was excellent. Peach cobbler dessert was homemade andserved warm with ice cream
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food and service very good. Restrooms are in desperate need of updating/cleaning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding evening
    DateNight
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was date night for me and the hubby. Wonderful experience. Aaron was our waiter. He was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Downtown Grill is always good - nice varied menu; excellent steaks; interesting and tasty appetizers and the Creme Brulee was to die for. Great lamb chops!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Down Town Grill Good Value!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Down Town Grill has been a long time favorite in Macon, featuring a good bar, solid wine list, excellence grill menu, thoughtful service, and nice setting. Excellent cuts of beef featuring signature prep... all make for an enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    SpecialDine
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A nice quiet evening dinner with friends. Our waitress was on point and exceptionally took care of our every need. The food presentation, quantity and taste was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    nmauldin
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    My wife and I just came here for our second time, and the food was still excellent, as was the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 116 reviews are from the Downtown Grill - Macon reviews archive.
  • Excellent Buisness Dinner
    salmon52
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    After a long day of training for our jobs, two of the trainers had dinner at the Downtown Grill. It was absolutely wonderful: atmosphere, food, wine and service. I would highly recommend to others and definitely plan to enjoy this dining experience again. Thank you very much...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    Hvilledude
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Excellent server and great food. Server was very helpful and knowledgeable about the prep and taste of the foods. She convinced me to try Ostrich and it was awesome. Great dinner from the cheese plate appetizer to the creme brulee and coffee. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a perfect evening
    TReats
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is by far and away my favorite spot in Macon. The ambiance has an upscale pub feel and it is always quiet enough to hear each other speak but never a ghostly silence. The menu is solid with everything you could want and the wine & beer list is always changing! Priced reasonably and very seldom disappointing. They also have a private room in the back that is unbelievable and can't be beat for 10-16 ppl. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great early dinner
    RDBDDS
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Wonderful service and excellent meals. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place ever!
    kdo23
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I love Downtown Grill! The filet is always cooked perfectly. The side choices are great. The suggested wines are 98% if the time are just what I want. The servers are very knowledgeable and friendly. I also got a free dessert for my birthday!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect before play
    Beth
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    we very much enjoyed our meal at Downtown Grill. We had tickets to the theater and had plenty of time. The seared tuna appetizer was the best!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yankees moves south
    JabbatheHut
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Once you finally find this tucked away gem, it was a great experienece as our intro into the area. The food was outstanding, especially the appitizer specials. The bar slections of beers and wines was outstanding for a restraunt. We will be returning and recommending to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    Notimpressed
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Overall fair experience at best. Lounge area at front entry allows cigarette/cigar smoking and everyone must walk through the stench. Decor is outdated, floors were sticky and stained like they had not been cleaned in some time. Overall the place looked, felt and smelled dirty. Suspect that's why they keep the lighting so dim. Waiter was polite but slow. He rambled off a list of "specials" so long I could not keep them straight in my head. Printed "specials" menu would have helped. Food selection and quality was good. Have been here before but not in years. Based on this experience, doubtful that I would go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Downtown grill is a fabulous restaurant and I definitely will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixed feelings
    macondiner
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I was recommended to Downtown Grill by a friend because of its food. When I first arrived with my group, we had to walk down a narrow aisle through the bar which was filled with cigar smokers. There was no other way to get to the dining section. For me, an asthma sufferer, it would have been the last time I would even consider attending this restaurant. But I do have to say that the food is outstanding. Most of our group ordered the scallops and fetticini. The scallops were the best that I have ever tasted. If you can get past the cigar cloud that hangs in the bar, you will enjoy the ambience and food in the dining section. I would consider eating there again, but will have to wear a breathing mask!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Ambience
    MomofGroom
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Repeat customers...we love the building and the ambience, and always a good selection on menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The food was good as always but the service was not up to par. Hopefully this can be attributed to a new waitress as opposed to lack of management, training and oversight.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Incredible
    FavoriteRestaurant
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Absolutely my favorite restaurant. Don't waste your money on chains....Downtown Grill is far better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Grill Gem
    Hersmile5558
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    This wonderful gem is hidden in an alley off the main streets of downtown Macon. Service is always impeccable., food is out of this world delicious. Staff is awesome, attentive without being obtrusive. Excellent romantic spot, great mood setting. I always love to be taken here.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our dining experience was
    Dinewithme
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Our dining experience was great. My wife and I were celebrating our 29th Wedding Anniversery and I couldn't have picked a better restaurant. My steak was cooked the way I liked it and my wife was well pleased with her pasta dish....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    BirthdayDate
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    This location was giving to me be a friend. I took my wife here for a birthday dinner and we loved the experience. Outstanding and knowledgeable staff. Food was wonderfully tasting and the presentation of the food was phenominal,
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Food and atmosphere.
    EjCochranGa
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Spectacular Food and atmosphere. Little pricy but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gem
    RoyR
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    A must try!!! Great restaurant, food, ambience, staff!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service, but
    Gina
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Great food and service, but the prices have become way too high for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The waitress was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The waitress was wonderful , the bread was hot soft and great . We had a very good appetizer however the steaks were very dry hard hard to chew. There was a slug crawling in the seat where we sitting the waitress tried to pull it off the seat but couldn't (very gross). The waitress look for the manger and could not fine him or her, not good. we did not like that. Over all we spent over 100.00 but it was not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This close to perfect
    Food4Life
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Although there were problems with the food (out of ordered entree, substitute over cooked), the service given by Jason and Becca was excellent. We enjoyed having cigars in the bar afterward, as well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    RoyR
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Great food, atmosphere and service. A must eat for anyone. Romantic and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bkthday
    CHPAGE
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    I took my girlfriend and my brother and his wife here to eat. Our waitress was very good but our food was good once we found something that was not out on the menu. Came back three times to change order because of not having something. Even the fourth top they was out of A1 sauce. No discount for the wait or lengthy wait to get food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    daenet
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    This is one of the gems of Macon, fine dining at its best. They have an extensive special menu with many nice touches. The service is consistently excellent. For our most recent trip, we had a reservation for 9pm for out-of-town guests. The called to say the kitchen closes then but they'd hold it for us. We ended up being considerably later and they held the kitchen open and still provided great service, not rushing us at all. They definitely went above-and-beyond, and the food was amazing as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Diner
    tmmcentyre
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Our server neglected us a couple of times, i.e. tea refills, condiments. He blamed other orders coming out of the kitchen distracting him. We had to send our steak back to get it cooked properly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night out with friends
    Muffinheds
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    My husband and I met another couple there to take advantage of "Wine Wednesday" and the 1/2 price bottles of wine. The food was really tasty, our server was friendly and knowledgeable and we had a great time. It's a little pricey so it's not someplace we'll go every week or even month, but a great choice for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.