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Macon Bistro & Larder

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568 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
Dinner Sunday -Thursday: 5pm to 10pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday: 5pm to 11pm
Saturday Brunch: 10am to 2pm
Sunday Brunch: 10am to 2pm

Macon Bistro Bar Opens at 4pm Daily

The Magnolia Room Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 5 to 11pm
Fri and Sat: 5 to 12am
Afternoon Tea: 2pm to 4pm (one seating only at 2pm)
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(202) 248-7807
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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 Andra Johnson at ajohnson@maconbistro.com or 240.651.9709
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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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What 568 People Are Saying
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4.4
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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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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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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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was great but the service was incredibly slow. It took 30 minutes before anyone even came to take our drink order. I think they were very understaffed. That said, once we got our food it was great. We loved the goat cheese salad and fried chicken in particular.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good as usual

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Outstanding experience

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Simply sublime!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great brunch!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Didn’t love the lobster and grits. Grits were yummy, but the sauce and okra wasn’t for me. Loved the risotto, burger, hush puppies and mill & cookies.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The short ribs were so soft, that I sent my knife back to the cook with the waiter...I didn't need it! I could just tease it apart with my fork. Perfection.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This is one of my favorite places in upper NW. Trully a gem and transports me to the South and my beloved New Orleans - biscuits, okra, deviled eggs. If you want some comfort with a chic ambience - GO!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Our server Ivan was excellent. The food was mediocre with not of enough variety.
Bread should always be served when salads are ordered.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We have visited Macon, multiple times. The food is always good. It is not amazing, but reliable. I think it is a bit overpriced. It is a great addition to the neighborhood, with a relaxed, and energetic ambience.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Another great meal at this neighborhood gem. Beautiful kir royales, delicious biscuits, salad and brunch fare. We are so lucky to have Macon in walking distance!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food was great. Venison was on the menu-- always a hit with me. Our servers were attentive without hovering, and the service overall was very efficient. Another plus-- I ordered a glass of wine and the pour was very generous. I look forward to going back another time!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

This was my first time and it was wonderful. The cocktails were delicious and venison cooked perfectly. I could tell that the raviolis were handmade. We didn’t have dessert but the people next to us raves over the milk and cookies. It was crowded in tight quarters so be aware. Also we went on Sunday night and parking was challenging. Will take the metro and walk next time.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Was better before. They changed the menu and I miss the old one

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was awesome!
Our server was great!
We’re definitely coming back and also sharing with our friends how good it was.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was excellent! Newer kitchen group producing delicious dishes. Just experienced best meal we have had there. Great ambiance. Must go!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

The service was outstanding. Our waiter was very accommodating to our various food restrictions and was very kind and professional. Love this restaurant. I am only sorry that they removed the roasted mushroom that they used to have on their menu....maybe it was seasonal and they’ll have it back 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We discovered Macon by accident 3 years ago and have been regulars ever since. A fantastic fusion of French and American Southern cuisine. The cocktails are killer, the food never disappoints!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Nice menu, food was a bit too salty for us. Good wine list and ambiance

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

This time of year (it's been REALLY cold) - it's my go-to place for short ribs and anything they do with grits. I love this establishment and hope they stick around for a very long time.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The lobster starter was quite spicy with no warning on the menu description. I told my sister and she said my brother in law had the same experience on a previous visit. Hot sauce should be a choice not a surprise. I am not supposed to eat it as per docs orders! Otherwise delicious!

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