Macon Bistro & Larder
We have recently opened The Magnolia Room at Macon to accommodate more diners during dinner time. The Magnolia Room at Macon is located down the hall from Macon in the Chevy Chase Arcade on the left hand side and affords guests a more intimate and spacious dining experience. Depending on volume during peak dining times, your reservation may be seated in The Magnolia Room, which affords the same great food with the same great service. If you would like to request to either sit in Magnolia or to not sit in Magnolia, please do so in your reservation notes when you make your reservation
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Happy Hour Menu
Beef Brisket Sandwich with Fries $10
Fried Calamari $8
Fried Green Tomatoes $7
Happy Hour Fried Chicken $3 a piece
Lobster Sliders $10
Featured Cocktail this week, Scarlett O'Hara $8.00
Southern Comfort Liqueur, lime and Cranberry Juice
Moscow Mule with Ketel One Vodka $10
Darker Stormy $10
Watermelon Margarita $10
All Draft Beers $6
All Bottle Wine 20% of the list price
PATIO AND BAR ONLY
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: July 1, 2019
Ends: July 2, 2118
Availability: Sun-Thu 4:00PM-7:00PM
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The food was great as always, and the service could not have been better. Thanks!
Had Sunday lunch with my family. The food was excellent as always!
Three of us ate in the Magnolia Room on Saturday night. We had a great dinner, with terrific service.
Great food and service as always! We've been coming here since the beginning.
Really love the ambience; the food so-so. Oh we'll be back because of location, but next time, we'll just sit at the bar and maybe have a biscuit or something for food, since there's not much choice in true apps. The menu needs work, honestly. If it's a brasserie? Then please add more appealing sides like fresh geens and better vegetable sides, and work on what it looks like on the plate. If southern? Shrimp and sausage dishes, fried chicken, creamy grits, corn anything are the wheelhouse. The chopped okra belongs in gumbo. (Whole makes much better presentation.) FInally, we were jammed into a two top and the seating people were... unwelcoming? We had such a great first impression a month or so ago at the bar, but the evening restaurant experience was sub par. A shame, because we're rooting for this neighborhood joint!
The chicken entrée was very overcooked. A big disappointment.
Delicious as always!
Very good experience
I live in the neighborhood and visit Macon on a regular basis. I like the restaurant because the food is consistently good and the ambience is pleasant especially if you’re dining with someone and don’t want to be in a space that is too loud to hear a conversation.
The menu is not expansive but I would rather have a list of a few menu items and know that what I’m eating is creative and well-prepared rather than a large menu of mediocre selections.
This last visit was with a friend of mine and I to have brunch. We both selected the chicken and waffle and were pleased with our choice. The chicken was boneless, well seasoned and tender and the waffle was fluffy and also tasty. I will now make it a point to visit Macon for brunch as well as dinner.
We had a nice brunch. Food and service were very good.
Terrible experience. Waiter could not have been less attentive, despite what appeared to be a surplus of staff. The food was absolutely laughable for what you expect. Not sure what was going on but it took about 45 minutes to order our entree.
Tired of the upcharges on cocktails that make a simple Manhattan $18.
I've eaten at Macon on several occasions, so was surprised by how disappointing the food was on this visit. The beet salad was flavorless, and the beats seemed like they may have been old. The lobster bisque had an unusual texture, in that it was very, very thick, almost like mashed potatoes. It also lacked flavor, other than the pieces of lobster themselves.
Great Sunday dinner. Delicious and hot meal and portion size just right. We didn’t leave stuffed, but left satisfied and happy. As it should be, and that’s how it has been the past several visits. They do it right!
Great food and service. Fine southern comfort food.
We enjoyed everything. The brick chicken was especially good, as were the fried green tomatoes. The service was also excellent.
Great food and recommended wines were good.
Enjoyed a excellent three course meal during restaurant week. Limited but very nice selection of choices. All courses were excellent as was service. Our first visit and look forward to coming again.
I like Macon a lot. It’s in my neighborhood, it’s charming and it’s quiet at lunchtime. The food is quite good; those Essie’s biscuits are sinful. But it’s unforgivable not to have ripe peaches in a salad in the summertime. Plus, there was a bare sprinkling of goat cheese. Otherwise, it was a nice, filling salad for only $12 with an excellent salad dressing. I’ve tried fish there and enjoyed it. I will definitely go back. The woman in charge offered a dessert because I mentioned that the peaches weren’t ripe, so they do care about their customers.
We gave it another chance after a long absence and it came through well, perhaps because outside dining took much of the noise away from dining room. Menu, food is good, but service has been erratic in the past.
Great food! Wonderful service!
We went to try a new place during restaurant week. We will go back because the food and the service was amazing!
Lovely find in the eclectic CT avenue corridor leading up to Chevy Chase Circle. Great service and the drinks and meals were very nicely prepared. Some unsolicited advice? Whatever you do, save room for the chocolate bread pudding dessert. It alone is worth the price of admission.
The food was uninspiring. In fact, a little weird, in an effort, in my opinion, to force it to appear Southern. For example the hamburger had a layer of collard greens, tough and bitter. The french fries were nice and brown, but flaccid, as if they had been fried hours before and had gone limp. The other entree we ordered was brisket, which had been treated as if it were barbecued ribs. Baked with a layer of barbecue sauce, it was tender but odd, and the accompaniment of red cabbage did not help. This was a Sunday night, 8 pm. so perhaps the chef had gone home. They advertise that they are open till 10 pm, so we thought 8 pm was not too late for the kitchen. By 9 pm they were clearing some of the tables of their set ups.
Was not happy with the speed of service that we got. Way under staffed or lost my order.
Great service and atmosphere. Excellent food also. Will return and highly recommend!
Wine list was incredibly overpriced. Food was okay, but service was really slow and a bit random. Will not return.
Great food. Noise level was a little high.
First time at this restaurant. Food and service very good. A bit pricy for a Friday night movie night but we will be back
First time visit to celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary. The setting was nice, perfect for conversation, and servers were very pleasant and welcoming. The cocktails, biscuits, deviled eggs, and gazpacho was very good. The entrees of steak and chicken were also very well prepared. I see why this is a neighborhood gem, would recommend this restaurant to others, and would like to visit again.
Had a wonderful evening at Macon Bistro. Food was wonderful and service was great. Our server, Lara, was fabulous. She made the evening really fun and memorable. Thank you!
What a great meal at Macon Bistro & Larder! The building was so charming and the space was conducive to conversation. The food was really excellent and the concept of this family-owned restaurant resonated with me and my daughter as we dined.
The cocktails were fun (I had the Scarlet O'Hara!) and delicious. We tried the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer--delicious but I would have liked the portion to be a bit larger.
We had the salmon, brussels sprouts (oh my!) and beet salad for our main courses. All were wonderful. Of particular note were the lardons in the sprouts. DEE-LISH
We topped off a perfect meal with espresso and were brought the most delectable homemade caramels as the perfect postlude.
I appreciated the offer of the Happy Hour and Regular menus as options. Very considerate.
I can't wait to go back!
Our waiter was terrific guiding us through the menu. Lunch perfect time to go as it was quiet and food was delicious.
Food was excellent from the appetizers (deviled eggs, crispy calamari and moist/light biscuits) to the main entrees (salmon moist and seared just right, tender bbq brisket, and creamy and flavorful risotto). Dessert was fabulous- sorbets refreshing, homemade chocolate chip cookies were yummy and the coconut cake was dense and flavorful. Staff was very friendly and attentive too.
Great place for brunch! Love the chicken and waffles
Got together with friends. Waiter was terrific with our early arrival and friends later. Very professional and attentive.
Enjoyed the neighborhood feel and casual atmosphere.
Thought wines, although good selection, were a bit pricey for a neighborhood place.
Good great. Ordered many different entres. Wish they had a few more starters. Began with hush puppies. Nice presentation but a bit bland.
Will go back. Want to try a few more offerings from the menu.
Food was very good and the waitress was accommodating and amusing
Macon is such a gift to the upper Northwest, Chevy Chase community. The food is terrific. Early on, Macon had a rather limited, fixed menu. But happily they have changed. Now the menu changes, has more variety and has seasonal offerings - we are thrilled. The staff are a delight - friendly, warm, knowledgeable, professional. We are fortunate to have Macon so close.
THE CHICKEN AND SALADS WERE EXCELLENT, BUT TOOK FAR TOO LONG TO ARRIVE AT OUR TABLE.