Downtown Grill - Macon
Downtown Grill - Macon

Downtown Grill - Macon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.macondowntowngrill.com/
  • Phone: (478) 742-5999
  • 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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Downtown Grill - Macon reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (18)romantic (17)neighborhood gem (15)notable wine list (8)good for groups (7)late-night find (6)fit for foodies (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Poor Poor food Quality
    Cyndie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We got the steaks and were over done by far. Told waiter and their reply was either box up or throw away never ever offered us something else to eat. I have never ever been to a restaurant where they don't offer something else.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs Some Tweaking To Make 4 or 5 * status.
    ChipInMacon
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The valet guy was courteous and on the spot. You had to walk thru a small smoke filled bar area to get to your dinner table. The server was very courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. The food was mediocre, especially for the price. We had not eaten there in over a year, we live closer to other "fine dining" restaurants and I wanted to try something different this weekend. We were disappointed with the smoke smell, the quality of the food for the money, the dated carpet & decor, the lighting level, and overall ambiance. The staff were very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent date night dinner!
    Turtlebug0
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My husband and I came here for a date night and were not disappointed! This is a british style little restaurant, you enter through their whiskey/cigar lounge and then walk back into the restaurant. We were seated in a nice little booth and our waiter was very attentive. We ordered cocktails to start (mangotini, yum!) and wine with dinner. We got fresh hot bread brought to our table and we ordered the fried artichoke hearts to start. These were fantastic! Even my hubby who isn't into vegetables devoured half the plate. I got the portabello salad as my entree and my husband got the menu ribeye and a caesar salad. All of it was tasty and cooked perfectly. The specials all sounded great but we passed and ordered from the menu. We did order a bourbon mousse cake for dessert to split that was divine- light and fluffy. We used a restaurant.com gift certificate and had no issues whatsoever using it. Lovely evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leave Happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great food, nice ambiance. Wish I would of had the pecan pie. Grits and sauteed spinach a must.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Difference a Month Makes...
    AngelaKF
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    After the food arrived, we were ignored for the most part. Here's the BIGGEST concern - we were told that because we were using a gift certificate that we would automatically be charged an 18% gratuity on the check. When the check arrived, the gratuity was handwritten in at the bottom, AND miscalculated based on the post-tax total. We had to bring it to the server's attention to get it corrected, then she acted annoyed with us, making us wonder if it was more of an integrity issue than just an error. For customers who generally tip 20% or more, dictating an 18% gratuity on the check is a SLAP IN THE FACE!! We will be letting everyone know about our experience, where we were previously referring people here for a great meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We here for my wedding Dinner
    Wedding
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    It was easy to book my reservation. No hassel.. Employees were courteous and best of all they put my group in a location for us to have a good time together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining Delight
    Divine2Dine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Wonderful dining experience...the food was delicious and the service was impeccable. The ambiance was a upscale yet casual and comfortable. I would recommend Downtown Grill to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 123 reviews are from the Downtown Grill - Macon reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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...
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic