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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (17)
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Business Meals (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent as,always highly recommended

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·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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·Dined on October 22, 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 21, 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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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 16, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 5, 2017

It was hard to find, but well worth the search. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing. We were only in town for a night and we would highly recommend it. It was one of the best meals I've ever had. This place is a gem in the historic district of downtown Macon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was great! Another great experience at Downtown Grill!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great food and relaxing atmosphere. Would recommend for anyone that's looking for a nice place to sit down and enjoy day dinner and their company.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great Beer, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Impeccable service. Creative and savory menu options. We will definitely be back

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Zero parking and horridly irritating vehicle access. Blocked alleyways. No parking. Maddening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

OK, nothing special.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Excellent even. I will make this a regular stop.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend for a nice dinner experience any day of the week

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Seems like, well it is a limited written menu. But they have a great list of daily specials that make up for that. Very knowledgable waitstaff and the food was delicious. Great bartender who knows how to make very good cocktails.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Had a great meal I had the Elk which was delicious. Food was awesome service was even better

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on April 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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