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
MACON BISTRO AND LARDER OPENS AT 4PM MON-FRI FOR SNACKS AND DRINKS
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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.View Private Dining Details
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Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Always exceptional - food and service. We love Lara!
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
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.
Delicious food, excellent service.
I have enjoyed this restaurant for lunch on several occasions.
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
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.
Neighborhood place with good food, special dishes (love those biscuits). Wish Macon was open for lunch during the week!
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.
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.
Great staff, looks like there have been some changes in staff for better! Great atmosphere, always busy. Love everything about Macon!!! Go!!!!!
Again, can not say too many good things about this place. Those people from Bethesda might start coming here.
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.
Didn’t eat there but can’t continue with rating the food. Everything else was great.
Great food. Love Ellen the bartender!
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!
Macon has just started opening for lunch. Their lunch menu is appropriately modest compared to the evening version. Food is delicious.
This is one of our neighborhood favorites. [I hope it never gets too crowded!]
Very friendly staff and excellent service too!
Great restaurant week deal including the $35 bottle of wine.
Menu keeps changing with new choices. Fabulous service!
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.
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
Don't want to say too many good things about this place. Those people from Bethesda might start coming here.
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!
A local favorite. The food is excellent and Lara is the BEST waitress. We will keep coming back.
I quite enjoyed the Arctic Char and Brussels sprouts, as well as our fun waiter.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We loved it! Will definitely be back again many times. Please never stop making those divine Essie’s biscuits with honey butter.
Food was great!
Delicious food, great server. Let us stay until they closed the place down. Will keep coming back.
Food and waitstaff are always spot on! One of my DC favorites.
Macon continues to be the best of the restaurants on Connecticut Ave in Chevy Chase DC.
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.
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.
Fabulous neighborhood spot! Great for drinks and bites with friends, especially if you can grab a table outside.
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.
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!