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.
Macon, GA 31201
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Mulberry and Cherry, 2ND AND 3RD
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everything was great about this place. Bar is energetic if you're in to that; dining area is quiet (which I enjoy). Service excellent. I highly recommend the blue cheese or the goat cheese stuffed filets. Mussels are a great appetizer. Price is up there, of course, but definitely worth it.
Went for daughters 21st birthday and 6 of her fellow Geico interns. Wine menu great. Our experience from drinks to dinner (too full to try dessert) was excellent. Everyone tried something different and preparation was amazing. Blake, our server, was phenomenal!!! Only critique, we did not get briefed on what was on cheese board (which was excellent) and bread 🍞 service tad slow (but absolutely fresh. Finding was bit challenging too but we will be back!
Our food and room were exceptional. The main problem we had was the service. There weren't enough wait staff our night. We waited over an hour for our drink order to be delivered. Our appetizers were a little after that. We arrived at 7 and weren't finished eating until 10. Luckily, we were all local people, and know the reputation of Downtown Grill. Our waitress was apologizing the whole night. I don't feel it was her fault. I will return as I hope this was just an unusual circumstance.
We haven't visited the downtown grill in quite some time. My only compliant is the food just could have been a lot warmer. My husband had one of the fish specials of the evening and we both had the mashed potatoes for one of our side dishes and they were only lukewarm.
This reason is why we haven't visited in a long time and it seems to still be an issue. Our service was outstanding.
We made reservations for a group of 14 after the State high school soccer championship. The game was delayed significantly due to weather. However the restaurant staff was still able to accommodate us. Mark was a great server with excellent knowledge and personality. Food was outstanding and timely despite the size of our group . I would definitely go back.
The service was horrendous. We had an 8:30pm reservation & were sat around that time. It took 15 minutes for a waitstaff person to greet us at our table & take a drink order. After another 20 min, we still hadn't received our wine, so my husband walked to the bar to fetch our drinks. So, we were sitting at our table for 35 min before we got our wine. At that time, we ordered a cheese plate for an appetizer. The cheese plate took another 30 minutes. So, we had been seated for over an hour and only been serve 1 round of drinks & an appetizer. It was the worst service I've experienced in quite a while. The food was mediocre. I will never go back.
We enjoyed our meal there on Monday night so much, that we ate there again the next night!
The service was leisurely, which suited us just fine. A very good wine list, and an extensive list of bourbons and whiskeys too.
The first night, two of us had the same dinner...the blue-cheese stuffed filet. It was incredibly tender, tasty, and cooked perfectly. The other two of us had the two 8-oz pork chops with a bourbon-mustard glaze. Those too, were cooked medium, so they were juicy and delicious.
The next night, I had the Elk Chop special, and they were fantastic. Cooked perfectly medium-rare.
This is the restaurant where Greg Allman asked Cher to marry him.
I do not think I have ever given this bad of a review, this restaurant needs to be closed. I have never been in such a dark, depressing, dirty restaurant that claims to be fine dining. Please if you have the option, go to dovetail or back burner or even a chain restaurant is better than this one. You enter from an alley which you think will be kind of interesting but you go through the bar which still allows smoking and it just is so stale you cannot breathe. The lighting is so dark one can not confuse it with romantic. The seating is horrendous, the walls are filthy, the carpet and the floors probably have not been cleaned in years.
The waitress while pleasant was AWOL most of the night, we had to on three occasions try to find her ourselves. The food is a rip off. Living in Louisiana their advertised blackening and Cajun does not score a one on a scale of 0 to 10. The presentation is messy and the sauces or just glop. My husband got the 28 day dry aged beef special, and I guess they think people are fools. With knowledge of dry aged beef, Im calling this restaurant out; it was not dry aged, not even close. Perhaps they had some back there and the cook just slapped a cheap piece of meat on the grill, and honestly I could see that happening in this place. It is the most poorly run to advertise as fine dining. I cannot emphasize enough, avoid.
A group of 9 showed up at 7pm. It is now 9:53pm. We still haven't received our check. We didn't get the bread until an hour and a half after we sat down. It took two hours from the time we ordered before we got our food. This was the most ridiculous experience I have ever had at a restaurant that was this "high end."
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