Macon Bistro & Larder

4.5
589 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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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 589 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Menu keeps changing with new choices. Fabulous service!

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Food was great!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Macon continues to be a local/neighborhood favorite. We are never disappointed in the food or the service. The cocktail are always delicious as well.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Amish chicken was slabs of extremely dry chicken. I had to order a side dish to make it even palatable.

Noise level very high.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

A fantastic neighborhood gem. Perfect for dinner before a movie at the Avalon.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Had a great time. Food was delicious as always.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We had a good experience overall at Macon. My companion is pescatarian and found the menu somewhat limited. A lot of bacon is used, even in several of the vegetable side dishes. Food was good, and staff were friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Everything was great. My partner and I celebrated his birthday and we had a great time at the Magnolia Room

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The food was wonderful! Everything was flavorful, and looked amazing.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Despite saying it was my husband’s 77th birthday restaurant paid no attention

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Generally excellent experience. Food and service were great. They also get having children in the restaurant; far from common for DC.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mothers Day Brunch, and the food and service was delightful. Brunch here is nothing fancy, but it is a step up from a typical neighborhood restaurant. We had great grits (Anson Mills--the best) and eggs and wonderful biscuits. Very reasonably priced. We love this place.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This restaurant didn’t have much to recommend itself. We were seated by the kitchen and the expediter was loud and argumentative with the wait staff. Service was friendly enough but very slow. The kitchen staff was cooking in a way that can best be described as above their skill sets. There were other issues, but we just tried to make the best of an evening with good friends.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

First time here - loved the ambiance and super friendly service. It was not crowded and took awhile to get our food, and then it actually wasn't hot - it was still warm, but not hot, which was weird since we waited so long and we were almost the only table being served at that point. We were there for brunch - great coffee, great Bloody Mary, great fried okra, yummy bacon (if cool), great steak and eggs, yummy biscuits...Liked the menu and loved the feel of the place. Will give it another shot because other than food temp, all was great. I would give it a try and we are also curious to go back for a dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I came with my "foodie" friend to celebrate her Birthday for Saturday Brunch. We chose to sit at the bar and were greeted by our bartender/server Gokul (sp?). He made our Birthday celebration memorable! Gokul and my friend immediately began to share knowledge and experiences of food and libations. As Brunch got busier, our attention turned to our food and beverages but Gokul still gave us excellent service. Our Brunch fare was excellent and was topped off by a delectable serving of cake and ice cream with a lighted candle!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My husband and I had great service here on a recent Saturday night. The menu had changed since a visit in March, and I expressed disappointment over a slight change on the Bistro Filet. Our waiter was really nice about it and offered to try to re-create the herbed butter as best he could. He brought that along with the seasonal relish it now comes with.
In general, we've always had a good experience at Macon, but this time the service went above and beyond and I wanted to say thanks!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great cocktails with house-made syrups & infused liquors. Definitely going back to try other concoctions. Loved the warm biscuits with honey butter & pepper jelly. Pork-belly confit was perfectly crisp outside & tender inside but a little too salty. Unfortunately the cauliflower soup was yet ready. Skate wing was a generous serving & I enjoyed it to the last bite. My gracious server was well informed & helpful for a thoroughly enjoyable dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

From the start through the end we absolutely loved everything. I made a last minute reservation and didn’t regret it. The brunch menu was simple with delicious choices. We will be back. Merçi beaucoup!

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