Macon Bistro & Larder

4.6
714 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Macon Bistro & Larder is a locally owned neighborhood restaurant serving re-invented bistro cuisine in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Tony Brown, inspired by his southern roots and his world travels, brings together the cooking styles of Macon, Georgia, and Macon, France, to create classically delicious dishes - all served with a side of southern hospitality.

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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Macon First Timers Welcome

Macon will be welcoming its first time diners with its signature house made ginger beer based cocktails and Macon spiced pecans. Let the host know when you walkin

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 5, 2019

Ends: March 6, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-9:30PM

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MM
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating an anniversary. The food was delicious and the server really attentive without being overbearing. Love the ambiance there

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s
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Okay but took forever to get dessert (coconut cake) which tasted thawed and wasn’t good. Omelet and salad were good.

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JG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The restaurant is fairly new. Today brunch/lunch crowd taxes the servers’ capacity, so service was a bit slow and episodic.

The food was excellent and the ambiance and decor were very pleasing, to put it mildly.

We’ll be back.

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RB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such nice service from Isabel

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ML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoy a great brunch in their out door seating. The weather was perfect, we enjoyed the food. I highly recommend the biscuits.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I found Macon Bistro and Larder on a google search. We read the reviews and chose to venture out for dinner. We were instantly greeted and seated. Our server offered the specials and took our beverage order. The apps were amazing to see and taste. Our meal came in a very reasonable spacing so that we were not rushed. The meal was delectable. Our server, lovely tattooed funny and nice made us feel at home. I'm sorry I can't remember here name. (Laura, Larry or sumthin like that). She and my wife ganged up on me and had fun at my expense. Great time!!! We had no room for dessert but did see others enjoying theirs. YOU SHOULD GO...

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HC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a quiet gathering with friends! Portions are generous. Parking in the area is easy.

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JH
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Lovely wine list, great server, great location. Food unfortunately was too salty, and too rich. Brussels sprouts were far too greasy, Macon burger is a classic but this take on it is just waaay too salty, so you lose the fun combo of flavors. Mac & cheese was uninspired and dry. With a few tweaks, this place could still be fabulous.

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I
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place to go in the neighborhood. Food is tasty (though not on the healthiest side) and good atmosphere

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S
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All dishes tasty, well prepared & presented but portions rather small for the price. House ginger ale cocktails were great. Mathew, my server, was the best feature of the restaurant, friendly, gracious & knowledgable.

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PA
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

May have just been an off night, but the dishes were hit or miss and the service was off. Our last visit was much more enjoyable, but experiences like this one make you question whether to give a place another chance in such a crowded market.

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CD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We though the tables were too close together and as a result the waitress kept knocking into my chair...she was trying to be careful but it was just too tight a space.
The food was delicious.

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P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun , great food.

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TH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Great Service
Went for a last min birthday meal and the staff was Great! Thanks to the bartender with our own wine!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great vibe and amazing food. Great little quaint brunch spot. Hidden gem

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was terribly terribly hot! Only later did we learn the condenser was broken on the air conditioning unit. We had to ask repeatedly for water. Although it was steaming hot in the restaurant our first cocktails were not served for over an hour. We were celebrating my sons college graduation and we had 6 out of town guests who had arrived that day. What a terrible introduction to Washington DC and what an awful dining experience. Will not return.

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JS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great across the board! Outdoor dining was very nice. Great selection of food and drinks.

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o
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lamb shank was terrific

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and friendly staff that made us feel like regulars even though it was our first visit.

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the attentive service & the elevated comfort food inspired by regional, seasonal produce.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Genuinely friendly waitstaff and food that is exactly what you'd want.

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OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easter Brunch. Outstanding food and service!

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LP
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere! Lovely bar and the service was fabulous!

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PP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and seasonal menu.

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was excellent!

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k
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Thoughtful service. It can be loud at night but lunch is quiet.

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JM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good and service very attentive and friendly

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YL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. Definitely recommend to a friend.

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TP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We moved to the neighborhood last year and thought Macon was a brand new restaurant, and when we walked in for dinner last weekend we were shocked to find out they have been open 5 years. The place still looks and feels brand new. It's very clean and modern with a bit of a southern vibe. We started at the bar and the bartender, David, was quick to get us menus and drinks as well as being easy to talk to about anything (a good quality in any bartender). We had an excellent cocktail hour before moving to our table for dinner. They seated us in the front window, which was lovely. Service was quick and attentive without being bothersome. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made fantastic recommendations. The meal was upscale southern and certainly fit the bill - delicious from start to finish. All the appetizers were particularly tasty - don't miss the crab hush puppies!

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MK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Macon is a lovely neighborhood gem. The brunch food was very tasty. We both had the eggs and grits. The biscuits were delightfully light with the honey butter. The space is cozy, but not cramped. The noise level does sometimes ramp up, but not intolerably. Recommend highly!

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SC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy place with friendly and knowledgeable stuff. Food is very tasty. Bacon is delicious. Coffee is good.

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

wonderful patio, attentive service, nice addition to the neighborhood. great desserts & drinks.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Attention to detail. Excellent wait staff. 6-8 visits over past year.

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P
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I was there for lunch. They had a veru limited menu. Service was
good. Very few customers, so my rating of quiet was not actually
accurate. Would not recommend for lunch.

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VW
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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g
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very tasty. Good food and good service. Great neighborhood place.

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P
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely spot to enjoy a friend without being rushed through dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent waitress who even knew some sign language for our deaf friend.

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ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's all good, no, great.
This is our go-to place for excellent, innovative food. Adore the lobster grits, cheese grits, shrimp grits, steak, fish, okra okra okra, biscuits biscuits biscuits. Coconut cake is a Southern thing. Reminds me of Grandma.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really nice sitting outdoors. Our waitress was super nice. And people near us had dogs with them which was an unexpected and fun add to the evening.

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