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The Mahogany Grille at the Strater Hotel
The Mahogany Grille at the Strater Hotel

The Mahogany Grille at the Strater Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://mahoganygrille.com
  • Phone: (970) 247-4433
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:30pm (seated)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Chef Rob Blythe
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Mahogany Grille and the Strater Catering & Events Company is dedicated to the fine art of entertaining. Our team has years of experience in catering memorable events at the Strater Hotel, in private homes, and in other beautiful Southwest Colorado venues. We specialize in weddings, parties, and business meetings and conferences with the ability to host groups of up to 200 if you decide to have your event at the Strater Hotel.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Mahogany Grille and Strater Catering & Events is happy to make your event part of history. Enjoy our private dining area or reserve our main dining room. We want your experience to bring you remarkable memories for years to come.
  • Private Party Contact: Emil (970) 247-4433
  • Entertainment: While we do not have live entertainment in the Mahogany Grille specifically, we do offer nightly live music next door in The Office Spiritorium or you may want to enjoy our Dinner & A Show package which includes a special menu and tickets to a Henry Strater Theatre performance.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please call or email Emily Spencer, our Sales and Catering Manager, with any questions you may have about special events. It's our pleasure to work with you and we look forward to helping you creat your memorable event. 970.385.1887 or espencer@strater.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Street
  • Public Transit: There is a trolley that has frequent stops throughout the Durango downtown area. www.durangotransit.com or 970.259.5538
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is offered at one of three lots owned by the historic Strater Hotel or there is street parking.
A word from The Mahogany Grille at the Strater Hotel
Mahogany Grille specializes in the art of steak and seafood, and offers a vegan and vegetarian menu. Enjoy handcrafted cuisine while stepping back in time. Experience the ambiance of the Victorian Old West as we serve you an array of eclectic culinary specialties.

When preparing the Mahogany Grille menu, our award-winning staff gives special focus to farm-fresh recipes that represent new styles with old west flavors. We hand-cut our steaks in our butcher shop, carefully select our foods, and incorporate products by local growers when available creating a mosaic of tastes and textures.

We take pride in being well-versed in fine wine and spirits. Complimented with our aromatic food, our wines and spirits make quite a delicious impression.

*Note: Menus online may vary from restaurant menu due to supply of product. We appreciate your understanding.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Beautiful surroundings for wonderfully inventive dishes. The historic setting was stunning. While they had run out of my first choice my second was amazing. The wait staff was very attentive. There were six of us two preteens and one teenager. One of the preteens is extremely picking but she was able to find something on the kids menu. I had been worried about that as I must have missed the fact they had a kids menu on their website."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very average food. My husbands ribeye was not tender. Portions of entrees were flavorful, others were bland. Mashed potatoes texture seemed instant."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I went to Mahogany Grille for the first time with a friend. We had a wonderful window table. The service was perfect - very attentive. My friend and I are both gluten free and they offered GF bread at the table (nice touch). We both had blueberry/hazelnut salads which were delicious! I also had the tofu steak - very tasty but a small portion. I loved the ambiance and can see this being my special occasion spot in Durango."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "A very fine kitchen here and wonderful service. The chef turned his Bananas Foster into Pineapples Foster for our banana hater, the steaks and lamb were perfect as we're their gorgeous and innovative accompaniments."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Conner did a wonderful job with service. My husband loved the crab & shrimp relleno. I was very impressed with the scallops. Presentation was spectacular. My daughter enjoyed a burger & fries. Wine list was well done. We felt very taken care of and were impressed with the food. Really fresh ingredients. We will be back again for sure."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Last time we visited this restaurant in February, 2014, we were treated to an alcoholic and food tastings before we ordered dinner, which we found very appealing. Not this time. The bread basket with a wonderful calamari olive, garlic, and mayo dip was as per our last visit. This time had, Blueberry Hazelnut Summer Salad, Pork Belly Chicharrones, Strawberry Feta and Fennel Stuffed Avocado, and Buttermilk Brick Quail. All were adequate to very good (quail). Feta and fennel flavors were difficult to taste in the avocado and the flavor of the pork bellies was disappointing for thses appetizers. Service was not as attentive as it should have been."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food and service at this restaurant were excellent. The turn down came when we received the check and noticed a bowl of soup had been added that we did not order. Then, after that was reconfigured, we checked the drink prices and an extra amount had been added to one of the drinks. The waiter did take off the entire price of the drink, but by then we were dismayed at not being able to trust your bill. This was not a cheap dinner."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We took our out of town relatives to the MG for dinner and it was terrific. We were able to enjoy a leisurely dinner - no pressure to give up our table. The early evening menu was very nice. However the best dish was the elk. Everyone had a taste and loved it. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Attentive service...yummy food. A perfect place for celebrating my birthday."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "we went there on mothers day for dinner. the hostess never said welcome or happy mothers day. nothing. took 10 minutes for our waitress to come to our table. she was new and very inexperienced. again, no acknowledgement of the day, nothing. no welcome. still dont know her name. over the next 15-20 we had to ask another waiter or busser to get our waters, her wine, bread, drinks for the kids. when our food did come my wifes flatiron steak which was supposed to be medium, looked like a hockeypuck with runny cream of wheat around it which i guess was the mashed potatoes? sent it back. after another 15-20 of her new order not coming back, everyone was done with dinner and we just paid and left. she never ate on mothers day. horrible. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. Great service. My only thought needing some attention. Was the music was twerible. Something acoustic would be such an improvement over the loud rock! Mellow jazclez !"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Second visit and again not disappointed!!! Fried avocado with strawberry feta was excellent and great start for rest of meal! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Mahogany Grille had to have had some major kitchen issues because we had the worst service we've ever had there. Our appetizers were forever getting to our table & the size of them was extremely disappointing. We ordered 3 for a group of 6 adults. Not everyone even got a taste. Our food took forever getting to our table and while it tasted very good, it was not hot. Only warm in some instances. Our server was a very nice guy but we didn't see much of him, I'm wondering if he was helping out in the kitchen. This used to be our favorite restaurant but after this night I'm not sure that we will go back. Too bad because it is a beautiful place."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband, daughter and I went here the first night we were in Durango. It was very impressive and beautiful. They made us feel welcome and appreciated"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "In a town filled with great eateries this one stands out as the brightest gem on the street. So often regional foods are fun and tasty but here they brought them up to a sophisticated level that made them memorable"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We went with a group of neighbors and ordered from the early diner"s menu. Several in our group ordered ravioli which clearly was not house-made as it was still frozen in the middle, and also came with a very thick cream sauce. Had to send them back. Dessert was just ok. With so many great restaurants in Durango, they need to step up their game."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I have been to the Mahogany Grille several times and always had excellent experiences. This time was no exception. The menu has a good range of items, including offerings for more sophisticated palates and, importantly, for those who prefer more classic or simple meat, fish or vegetable items. On this occasion, the entree specials were all exceedinly tempting. The service was friendly and attentive without being rushed. The historic ambiance of the Strater carries over to the Mahogany Grill, and it is extremely pleasant to be there, whether for a special occasion or for a "regular" dinner. My only suggestion would be for a more robust and changing list of wines by the glass. I recommend the Grille enthousiastically and without hesitation."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The live music from the bar next door was great--just the right volume to enjoy, but still talk to your date. The special was excellent, even on a Wednesday. My husband and I had dinner there for our wedding anniversary and it was quite intimate and romantic. I felt that the server and hostess came to our table too often, but that is probably personal preference as I prefer to be left alone. If you appreciate an attentive staff,you will enjoy a dinner there."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and personable waitstaff. Went on a prom date and it was well worth the price. Highly recommend the Mahogany Grille for nice occasions and exceptional experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were here for a private party and the kitchen out did itself. We have always had nice food and service at the Mahogany Grill, but this was the best. We had several small tasting courses and each was esquistie."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere, great service, great food. Bit pricey, but worth it."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A very enjoyable dining experience. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, elegant but not stuffy. The menu offers something for everyone. The wine braised lamb was perfection. Great wine list, too. Take advantage of the cellar sales if offered. A very relaxing and delicious dining experience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had an early dinner on a Sunday night. The restaurant was pretty much empty but the bar that is separated by a door was rolling. It was quite noisy, so the noise level was high. Lots of yelling and loud laughing. Not a deal breaker, but definitely distracting. The salads were cold out of the fridge and nothing special, yin yang soup was delicious. Our entrees were good. I had the potato crusted chicken breast, which was good, but the chard was not my cup of tea and there was a ton of it. My husband had beef and he commented that it was good, but the mashed potatoes didn't taste like real potatoes. Overall a good experience, but noise and a couple mediocre menu items made it not completely perfect."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Mahogany Grille is a great restaurant in a town full of very good restaurants. The staff was very nice, beautiful room and great food. Overall, a very nice night out for my family."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went for a Valentine's Day dinner and it was great. The service was excellent and the food was perfect. Its a good place for a date night or simply a great meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My first time back her after 18 years. It retains its elegance and charm. I think the food is even better now. I was with a group of friends and professional colleagues. The feature I appreciated most was that we could have an intelligent, rapidly flowing conversation for two hours and we could all hear each other! This kind of conversation experience is impossible in most restaurants today."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "A charming place with delicious, locally-featured food."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We have been eating at this restaurant for a number of years and are always quite pleased with food and service. The Office Bar is a nice place to begin - or end - the evening. I would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Very disappointed. My steak well done. Ordered med. Tried appetizer, salad and dessert. All very mediocre. I will not return."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Outstanding service, delicious menu. Can't wait to go back to this special spot."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Doesn't take a special occasion to appreciate the up scale experience. Always great food and tremendous service. Perfect environment for a night out."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The resturant was packed and I understand it was New Years Eve but we had to ask for water and other drink refills several times including our wine. The dinner was well presented and tasty, portions were on the small side especially the bay scallops. Two in our party ordered the scallops, when they arrived there were only 3 medium sized scallops on each plate. The staff was nice enough just not attentive."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a wonderful meal here! My husband's lobster was undercooked (he called it "sushi"!)--but he asked them to just put it under the broiler for a minute, and he said it was WONDERFUL when it came back! He had the surf and turf, and said he thought the filet was rather small. I had the ribeye steak--OMG! SO good! And we had the bananas foster for dessert--SO good! My son said his chicken dish (only one on the menu) was great! The staff was wonderful, and the ambiance perfect!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We dined on a very busy evening. Everyone was efficient and pleasant. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. This is one of our favorite restaurants for a special occasion."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "First time dining at Mahogany Grill and we did enjoy it. It was Christmas Eve so it was quite busy but service was excellent and the food was tasty. The crab fondue could have more crab in it. Left a lot of cheese sauce after the bread and crab was eaten. Love the olive "butter" with the bread!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The menu options and food quality are wonderful. The overall rating would have been outstanding had we not been seated so close to the entrance (even though an online request was made to NOT be seated up front). Our dining experience was during the winter. Every time the door opens, a blast of cold air enters. This will not deter us from returning however."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The food was excellent and the the service was great, No one in our party of seven was disappointed,"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "We have several good restaurants in town, but this is our favorite for special events. They don't disappont. Food is excellent."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "For a festive holiday occasion, dinner before the ballet, we went to the Mahogany Grill. We arrived early and our table was ready. We were a party of 8; two couple with two children each. Dinner was delicious and the service was very good. While I did not order the fish special, the presentation was beautiful and enjoyed. My husband is a strict vegan and there were two vegan options as well as two vegetarian options. I have been to the Mahogany Grill before and been pleased both with the food and service. We will return."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Nice historic room in a historic hotel, fun bar. Food is good a la carte and fair if doing a buffet occasion. The lack of table clothes, lack of saucers under coffee cups, didn't bring spoons for stirring our coffee until we asked. I would recommend going on a non holiday evening and enjoying their regular menu."
    Dined on 11/28/2013