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About 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.

562 Mulberry Street Lane
Macon, GA 31201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Mulberry and Cherry, 2ND AND 3RD

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(478) 742-5999

Website:
http://www.macondowntowngrill.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking

Private Party Facilities:
Private upstairs dining room that will accommodate up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
Richie Jones: (478) 742-5999

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine

Downtown Grill - Macon Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great Beer (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 13 hours ago

We came in for a nice quick dinner before a show. That was apparently a mistake. The food was great. Our server was nowhere to be found and it took forever.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

I ordered the nightly special, which was "Elk" and my wife ordered the Maple Leaf Duck Breast. The food was tasty and served timely, however I was a little disappointed in the toughness of the meat. I have done a little research and found that it is typically tender, as in the rib-eye range - mine was more like a choice NY Strip. The duck breast was a little on the cold side as the "leaves" are cut fairly small resulting in a very quick cool down. The taste was acceptable.

As with most restaurants of this style, the ambiance and environment was excellent as was the service. I would recommend but I would say stay with the more popular menu items like the filet, rib-eye or seafood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Savannah)·Dined 6 days ago

Never been to the Downtown Grill but heard nothing but great things about it. Let me say we loved every minute we were there. Great atmosphere, food was amazing, and service was on point. Will definitely put this on our list of top places to eat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Didn’t like the cigarette smoke and smell from bar area. You have to walk through this area to dine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Was looking for an upscale restaurant in Macon to treat our Mercer College Student. The food was just ok. I had the shrimp and grits. Disappointing. Portions were small as well. Expected more from the food. The server was good and very helpful.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent service. Was not that impressed with the standard menu but the daily specials were very interesting and all of us chose from them. One order of mussels for three of us was plenty. The only course that was simply pedestrian was the salads. Very good wine list.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was not prepared well. I had veal and it was rubbery my friend had pork and it was overcooked. Very disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great romantic dinner with delicious food!
Service was wonderful!

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I love Downtown Grill. Drinks are superb and the meal spectacular. None of the entrees were disappointing from the salmon to the cowboy steaks. Service is the best around. Our server was attentive, patient, and had a great sense of humor.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The chef is simply the best chef south of Atlanta.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I visited this restaurant while in town to visit family at Christmas. The hostess, Anna, gave great directions over the phone and when we arrived she ushered us to our table as well as 3 other guests who arrived a bit later. She represented the restaurant well and gave a pleasant start to the evening.

Our waiter, Adam, was FANTASTIC. His recommendations were spot on to the point that we just asked that he make most of the choices for us...IE "Adam just bring me something good" or "just tell the bartender to mix me something unique". He provided gentle humor throughout the night and at other times when we were deep in conversation he would float unto and away from the table without us noticing he was there.

His recommendations were all delicious. The tuna and the mussel appetizers were devoured quickly. The filet with blue cheese and filet with shrimp scampi were slap ya mama good. And the orders of various chicken dishes were all great. The worst part of the meal is leaving the restaurant and realizing I may have to coordinate schedules to be sure I get the same waiter next time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I made a reservation for my teams holiday dinner. We waited an hour past the reservation time to be seated. They were out of baked potatoes and grit fritters. Our waiter did not introduce himself and the food was medicore. Very dissapointed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Restaurant smelled like old dirty ashtrays. Limited menu. Service was slow. Quality of food was overpriced. Scallops were very gritty.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great ambiance and food! Outstanding service and all around great evening!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had not been to Downtown Grill since the decor had been renovated. The new decor is very pleasing. The food was very good as was the service. The only reason that we don't go more is the fact that you have to navigate the cigar smoke in the front room to access the dining room.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food and server was great. Great resturant!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Took my wife for our anniversary date to Downtown Grill and was not disappointed. Cozy and romantic atmosphere with wonderful food. I had the aged ribeye, which was a special, and it was one of the best steaks I have ever eaten at a restaurant. My wife ordered the grilled chicken and it was melt in your mouth kind of good. I know as she let me try it. We both had grilled broccoli and the button mushrooms as our sides and were very pleased. The mushrooms were especially tasty. I am now looking to make reservations for a return trip so we can explore the menu and add this to our favorites.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great Beer, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Anniversary Dinner
Wife Ordered Snapper only to be told later they had run out. Very disappointing

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent as,always highly recommended

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The service was great. Our waiter had all of the specials memorized and was able to answer questions about every appetizer, entree, and dessert we had. The food from the menu was good but not necessarily up to its price. Had I let the waiter tell us the entree specials I have no doubt it would have been amazing. The tables are a little close if you’re trying to have a romantic evening because the parties around us were quite loud...I’d like more seclusion for special occasions. There were a few ceiling tiles damaged and light fixtures missing that need attention and take away from the overall ambience of the restaurant. Overall I thought it was a nice change from the chain restaurants and would recommend it to others. 4 our of 5 stars.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I always enjoy my night out and amazing service and delicious food at Downtown Grill!!! Great date location, business meeting spot or just everyday dining😁

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

In town for business. This place was recommended by a friend. Food was delicious. I ordered the blackened fresh catch of the day. Cocktails were delicious. Server was very knowledgeable and super friendly. The only negative was the seating was to tight for 5 individuals. Other than that is was a great meal.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Being new to middle Georgia, this will surely become one of my wife and I’s go-to places - without question. I was excited to see and enjoy some of the wonderful whiskey selection and we both enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great experience at Downtown Grill. Awesome atmosphere with great food and outstanding service. We highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions. We look forward to dining again soon.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was awesome as usual, the food was delicious and the service was great!!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We make it a plan to stop here every time we go through Macon, GA. Really good food at great prices

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food was delicious. We had the seared tuna app and it was awesome. The steak was cooked a perfect medium. The fish diablo was amazing. Our waiter was superb. The silk pie was the bomb. Our drinks were perfect. We wanted to enjoy a stogie but no one to help us the bartender was away for awhile so we left. Great ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food was great and so was the service. The feel is of old town upscale dining. Very Nice. The specials are always great and they can accommodate special request. Our second time here recently. The only drawback is that you have to enter and leave through the bar which is a smoking area. We usually take my mother with us and she is very sensitive to smoke. If there are several people smoking at the tables that you walk by, this can be a problem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

First impression was nose full of cigar smoke. Why the cigar bar is first thing you smell/see is crazy. You wait for table in smoked full room. Get past that section and rest is good. Food was good and so was service. Be a top notch place if they get rid if smoking area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Stopped here on our way to Atlanta. Great ambience, great food, would definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Overall the dining experience was good, but because of the smoking bar bar you had to walk threw we almost left before being seated because the harable cigarette oder , it took our breath. Fortunately the dining room was free of that oder so we stayed.
We probably will not go back because of this.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Made a special day even better. Loved celebrating our engagement and never felt rushed

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a night out and enjoyed our dinner very much; service was great, food was delicious! We had a steak and fish--both exquisite! We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Started poorly; had to walk through cigarette smoke in the bar to get to our table. Same thing to leave. Very annoying and disappointing. Steaks were great. But not great enough to walk through cigarette smoke to enjoy.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Never disappoints and always feel welcome. I enjoy bringing out of town business guests here. Richie always makes his way to make sure nothing less than fab is being served.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Service and food was excellent. This is the best steak house in middle Georgia.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

It is a great, intimate hole in the wall. Perfect date night spot. Excellent food and great drink selections.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The downtown grill is the best steak house in Macon. The menu is very balanced so if you are not into steak be sure to try the pasta all the food especially deserts are very good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Highly recommended for its steak but mine was a disappointment. Too tough and over cooked. My wife enjoyed her meal though so overall it was ok. Cool place and lively atmosphere

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Fantastic service. Food was great; although the salmon was slightly more cooked than I prefer, the sauce brought the dish back to one I will definitely be back for. Absolutely a restaurant I'll recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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