Macon Bistro & Larder

4.6
726 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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Specials

Happy Hour Menu

Snacks
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
$9 Rose
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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Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 726 People Are Saying
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BB
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was terrific guiding us through the menu. Lunch perfect time to go as it was quiet and food was delicious.

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GY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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VK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch! Love the chicken and waffles

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LS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and the waitress was accommodating and amusing

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OT
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great spot. The food was really good and the service was helpful and cheerful. Totally an instant favorites.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood family-run restaurant.
Staff very friendly and engaging with the kids. We went for brunch, food was excellent.

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I would definitely go back! My friend and I went for an early dinner on Saturday, and we were disappointed to not be able to get the 3-course $35 special that is advertised on the website. The website gives hours only, not days of the week, but the waiter said it is only M-F.

I thought the service was great and the waiter was very friendly and pleasant. I opted for a salad and dessert. Both were good- my only "complaint" for which I rated the food 4 instead of 5 is that I picked the peach salad since peaches are in season, but the peach was (IMO) grocery store quality- not a nice, fresh, ripe local peach. The dessert was yummy!

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LK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were having a couple of staffing problems the night we were there, but the great care and attention we were given made it a wonderful evening.

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FG
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place with limited menu. Everything tasty and fresh.

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M
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fifth visit for dinner, this time a father and son night. I love this place and my college age and graduated kids are always asking me to take them there. I think this restaurant is greatly under-appreciated and attended. It’s a neighborhood gem, the food is great, the staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and attentive and the experience overall is always fun. Tonight we shared the peach salad, the lobster and grits, and the blackened salmon. Everything was fabulous. It always is.

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MM
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
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 on June 14, 2019
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
15 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
11 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
122 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
6 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
4 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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