Macon Bistro & Larder

4.6
605 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, French American
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Hours of operation
MON-THUR
LUNCH: 11AM-2PM
DINNER: 5PM-10PM
FRIDAY
LUNCH: 11AM-2PM
DINNER: 5PM-11PM
SATURDAY
BRUNCH: 10AM-2PM
DINNER: 5PM-11PM
SUNDAY
BRUNCH: 10AM-2PM
DINNER: 5PM-10PM


MACON BISTRO AND LARDER OPENS AT 4PM MON-FRI FOR SNACKS AND DRINKS

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Phone number
(202) 248-7807
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Connecticut Avenue NW & Morrison Street NW
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Public transit
Red Line-Friendship Heights, Van Ness
Metro Bus-L2
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Special events & promotions
Our back space, Magnolia Room at Macon is now open! To book your events or inquiries on the space please contact Gokul Sampath
email to gokul@maconbistro.com
or call 202.248.7807
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

In April 2016, we opened The Magnolia Room at Macon to accommodate private parties and to expand our current restaurant. We have the ability to seat up to 50 people for a Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner event and we can accommodate anywhere from 70-80 standing for a cocktail or mix and mingle event.

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Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 605 People Are Saying
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EC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional - food and service. We love Lara!

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C
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to have our Sunday lunch at Macon.
They prepare their food perfectly; a few choices but never a mistake.
The service is wonderful: attentive and fast
A tela gem in our neighbor

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DC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped by at the last minute and ate in the secondary dining room. Dinner was delicious and included many freshly prepared items. Service was unobtrusive but attentive. Coctails were particularly good--with attention to all ingredients.

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service.

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D
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have enjoyed this restaurant for lunch on several occasions.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was looking for a new place to celebrate a friend’s birthday. This was a great choice - the food was delicious, the waitstaff was attentive yet not obstructive, the ambience was inviting. We had a great time

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S
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lana, our server, was phenomenal. The menu offered an array of interesting options. The dishes were exquisitely flavored, ok maybe a bit over flavored, but worth trying. The only really common dish was the Mac and Cheese. One bite of it was enough. Don’t miss the Brussels! We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Neighborhood place with good food, special dishes (love those biscuits). Wish Macon was open for lunch during the week!

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HO
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Macon is a great meal in a fun, casual venue. The cuisine is innovative and top-notch. I highly recommend it for a casual get-together with friends or low-keyed fun night out with your significant other.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food. Kitchen was slammed, so it took quite a while for our food. Seated with different parties right next to us so we couldn’t help but listen to their conversations as we ate. A nice night out, but not without minor drawbacks.

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Aberdeen
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, looks like there have been some changes in staff for better! Great atmosphere, always busy. Love everything about Macon!!! Go!!!!!

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l
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Again, can not say too many good things about this place. Those people from Bethesda might start coming here.

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KL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I have enjoyed brunch at this restaurant but the dinner menu was a bit limited and very pricey for what it was. The service was great and would have been a lovely evening to sit in the patio.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn’t eat there but can’t continue with rating the food. Everything else was great.

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DM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Love Ellen the bartender!

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M
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an out of town guest and wanted to go into DC for some interesting food choices, but with it being a rainy night we didn’t want to go too far! Macon proved to be the perfect choice. Great atmosphere, lovely staff, delicious food and yummy cocktails! We sat in The Magnolia Room which was quieter at first and still lovely. Service was outstanding!

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A
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Macon has just started opening for lunch. Their lunch menu is appropriately modest compared to the evening version. Food is delicious.

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Y
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our neighborhood favorites. [I hope it never gets too crowded!]
Very friendly staff and excellent service too!

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M
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant week deal including the $35 bottle of wine.

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DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Menu keeps changing with new choices. Fabulous service!

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BB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was fine and pleasant. However, the table was sticky - plates, glasses and silverware literally stuck; not sure why - maybe wiped only with water from previous occupants. Biscuits are speciality but first batch was woefully underdone - turned to dough when eaten. Second batch was brought promptly and was a little better. Greens were not fresh. Rest of Sunday brunch was just ok. Expected higher quality for the price.

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w
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with good friends, David our server was a pro. Food was exceptional an they have a terroir driven win list. The draft list a first rate. Pork loin, Rissotto and steak tartare we perfect

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l
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Don't want to say too many good things about this place. Those people from Bethesda might start coming here.

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JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my grandmother's 80th birthday and absolutely loved it, it was a large party so they sat us in the Magnolia room. Staff was incredibly gracious and accommodating. Food is incredible, definitely order the sides and apps if you're really hungry as portion sizes are a bit small. My family is from the South and everything got the seal of approval from us!

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EC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local favorite. The food is excellent and Lara is the BEST waitress. We will keep coming back.

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TC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I quite enjoyed the Arctic Char and Brussels sprouts, as well as our fun waiter.

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C
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went here for a late dinner. It took a little while for someone to wait on us. We had the biscuits (really good, loved the sweet butter) roast chicken (which was apparently sous vide, not roasted; tender but looked a little under cooked) and the filet (I'm told was very good.) Overall, I'd go back to try a few other dishes, but I wasn't as wowed as I expected.

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant needs to make clear that it is adding chillies to some of its food. The lobster appetizer had a lot of chillies, which the client had no way of knowing about. Some restaurants make it clear on the menu when there are chillies added to the food. The char was well done and nicely served. The spare ribs were overcooked. It is a good local restaurant, but the food is sometimes uneven.

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CC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is becoming one of my favorite places! I met Tony, the owner this week and we had a great "southern reunion" of sorts! I learned that he is from Macon, Georgia, just 40 minutes from where I grew up and still have relatives there. As a fellow southerner who also has a love for France, I now understand why he has things like delicious lobster and grits, collard greens, and mac and cheese along with French-inspired dishes and great champagne! The weather was perfect, so my friends and I sat outside and had wonderful food and conversation before going to the Avalon to see a great French movie. Une soirée parfaite!

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T
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend got the pork chops with brined cauliflower and he loved it. I got the artic char and it was amazing! We shared the biscuits and fried okra for appetizers and got a couple drinks. It was an enjoyable lunch and our sever was very entertaining.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Will definitely be back again many times. Please never stop making those divine Essie’s biscuits with honey butter.

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TL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great!

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AD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great server. Let us stay until they closed the place down. Will keep coming back.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and waitstaff are always spot on! One of my DC favorites.

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RW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Macon continues to be the best of the restaurants on Connecticut Ave in Chevy Chase DC.

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M
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my 22 year old son here for some Father’s Day quality time. We loved it. Service was terrific and fun. The menu is rich in choices. We had the tomato/fennel soup, the short rib, and sides of Brussel sprouts, collard greens and Mac’n Cheese. Everything was terrific. This is a neighborhood gem.

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SC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a neighborhood gem we come back to all the time. Very attentive service. You do need to be open to being near to other diners, however. It's a small urban restaurant and has that feel. But the food will outweigh any concerns you have about proximity to people. We ended up having a great conversation about travel with our nearby diners who are neighbors.

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OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous neighborhood spot! Great for drinks and bites with friends, especially if you can grab a table outside.

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JP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu is small and not a lot of choices that we liked. So we combined starters and sides with one main course.

Service was excellent. Drinks quite fine.

But the bill really mounts up. Too expensive for our taste with so few choices.

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MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was simple and delicious! Lovely atmosphere- like a Parisian cafe. They didn't rush us and we could have spent all day just sitting there drinking coffee and reading. Will definitely be coming back!

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