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Scott's Downtown, Gainesville, GA

Scott's Downtown

4.6
4.6
1077 Reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
The Dining Room is Open!

Please join us for dinner Tuesday-Saturday at Scott's Downtown and the Lounge at Scott's. Due to current supply chain issues product availability may be limited at times. Parking during construction is available at the main Parking Deck on Main Street and there is a golf cart shuttle that will bring you to the lounge door.

We offer great food prepared with attention to detail, an unparalleled wine list and the best wait staff North of Atlanta. We are located in downtown Gainesville in the historic Pilgrim Estes building. Our menu offers a wide range of choices from USDA Prime, hand cut steaks, the freshest seafood and local produce with seasonally inspired weekly specials.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (770) 536-1111
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran
  • Executive chef
    Scott Dixon Chef Owner
  • Catering
    The Loft at Scott's is our special event facility with seating up to 500. We also provide off premises catering. We offer a complete line of corporate and social catering including: Concert Baskets, Day on the Lake Picnics, Weddings, Bridal Luncheons, Rehearsal Dinners, Company parties, Holiday Gatherings. <br /><br />Call on Scott's Catering Department to put together a memorable event for you.
  • Private party facilities
    Scott's Downtown is the perfect place to host your next private event. The Restaurant offers two private dining rooms to accommodate up to 24 and The Loft at Scott's can accommodate larger groups up to 500! Business meeting space is available up to 24 with audio and visual equipment available.
  • Private party contact
    Kay Dixon: (770) 536-1111
  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Cross street
    Brenau Ave
  • Parking details
    Parking after five available in neighboring parking lots.
  • Entertainment
    Live music Saturday evenings. Vocalist, saxaphonist and guitarist are just a few of our entertainers scheduled weekly. Entertainment schedule available at www.scottsdowntown.com
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,077 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,077 Reviews
  1. BarbaraM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Scott’s is consistently EXCELLENT - in so many ways!

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  2. maxm

    Atlanta Metro

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit and we have already decided that we will return. We were seated in a cozy little alcove that made our evening very enjoyable. Service was excellent and the food was great.

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  3. LarryH

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attention to detail and the quality of the food is never disappointing. Owner / operator / Chef Scott Dixon takes customer experience to heart.

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  4. MelberZ

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been here in the past and had outstanding food and service. This visit, the service was disappointing and the food okay. Not sure if it was because Scott’s had several larger parties (mine was one) and was busy or if the restaurant was short-staffed. Will I go back? Maybe but it likely be around a holiday.

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  5. FreshE

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our night out. We recognize that they were short staffed but the team took care of us and made it an outstanding dinner. Good bless you folks. We'll be back.

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  6. GGail

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So happy to have dinner at Scott’s! As usual the service was excellent and thanks to the Chef for preparing our fish so perfectly!

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  7. RichardK

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best experience in a restaurant EVER! They made us feel special and the food was outstanding!

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  8. Sheila1982

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always an amazing experience at Scott’s! Our party was given a private room. The food and cocktails were delicious as always plus an incredible setting and service! We used the well lit parking garage right next door, so easy! We also love the Lounge for casual nights.

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  9. MintonO

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. We had the sea bass and filet medallions. The shredded brussel sprouts were great. There were three large holiday parties in adjacent rooms that made it a little noisy....but overall, a very fine meal. We'll do it again.

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  10. LindaR

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our anniversary and the food was just done to perfection. The calamari is excellent as well as the salmon and shrimp and grits. To full for dessert.

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  11. PatM

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great experience. The food was incredible and the service was quick. Our server Amanda was fantastic!! She didn’t bother us to much but was always there when we needed her. Her recommendations about the menu was spot on!

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  12. ToriW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sean our server was outstanding! Great recommendations and service. The food was amazing, will have to try the seafood next time.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great location for a date. She loves it!

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  14. MotoDad610

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal...wonderful place for date night.

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  15. Ssatlanta

    Atlanta Metro

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Scott’s to celebrate my birthday. It was a wonderful place to go for a special evening. The service and food were excellent. I had a baked avocado stuffed with crab and shrimp; fried lobster tails and a delicious lemon/raspberry/champagne cocktail. The dessert was a peanut butter chocolate pie. We will be going back as we throughly enjoyed everything. Parking in the new parking lot is easy and a short walk to the restaurant.

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  16. JanK

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of 3 included my brother visiting from Wisconsin on a busy "Jingle Mingle" night in downtown Gainesville. Staffing was adequate to meet the needs of clientele. the bartender/mixologist made excellent Old Fashioned drink. We had Calamari appetizer, warm bacon dressing on our salad and entree of Sea Bass. An additional appetizer included a wonderfully prepared baked avocado. I highly recommend Scott's Restaurant as "special occasion" dining.

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  17. DavidW

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive. This is one of our favorite places in Gainesville.

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  18. RockyD

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious and our waiter was outstanding. I also appreciated that the noise level was low and allowed us to hear easily.

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  19. EvanS

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    For the prices it was nowhere near worth it. Was hoping for a really nice dining experience with quality food but did not have that. Service was fine. Drinks not well made.

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  20. jenniferw

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Food is amazing.

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  21. NancyH

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a beautiful restaurant, great service, and amazing food. We will definitely be back!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. As always, Scott’s Downtown has never failed. The Prime Filet, with Imperial topping!!! Service was great!!! This is one of our favorite restaurants and it is a short drive from Braselton.

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  23. RichF

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delighted to find a true fine dining restaurant in this unexpected spot. The food was thoughtfully and skillfully prepared without any pretense. The restaurant is attractive and the service was casually pleasant and prompt. Definitely worth your time and money.

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  24. Kengr

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always highly recommend to gainesville people. And others

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  25. Elizabeth

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose Scott's for our 50th anniversary dinner and loved it! Our meals were excellent, and my husband said the oysters he had as an appetizer were very fresh and flavorful. Our server, Miranda, was wonderful! She was very attentive but not over bearing. The rest of the staff was friendly and efficient, as well. We enjoyed our evening and will definitely dine at Scott's again.

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  26. TDGainesville

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time. It wasn't very busy, maybe 10 people in the whole place. Our time was at 6:30 and we got our Steaks around 7:30 which would be ok but my husbands steak was cold. It had no heat besides the plate. My steak was luke warm. Had to send his steak back and when it came back my husband said it was worst than being cold. With all that being said we will try again bc was always try a place twice. But paying $60 for a cold steak pretty much sealed the deal.
    Scott's DowntownResponded on September 29, 2022
    TD, Thank you for your feedback, while I would have preferred it personally, I am glad that you shared. If you read any other reviews you know that I am known for my Steaks and your experience was definitely not my norm. I do hope that you give us another shot, and any other restaurant for that matter, as we are all struggling with finding and keeping quality staff. Please let me know the next time you are in the restaurant, if we are open I am most likely here. - Scott Dixon ~ Owner

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  27. DrewH

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were greeted by Jeanie as the Scott's hostess, who showed us to our seating. A very secluded small alcove that helped keep the noise level to a very enjoyable murmur. Emily was our wait person, very attentive, and the meal we enjoyed was superb. It was our 1st visit here, but most definitely not our last! While the bill was certainly the $$$ that Open showed, it was worth it!

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  28. suziec

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and atmosphere as always!

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  29. ChadC

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cannot say enough good things about Scott's. Gourmet top notch food. It is rare that I do not get the Chef's Special of the Day because it is always excellent. Had a pecan crusted swordfish this time which was awesome. The steaks rival the best steakhouses at a better price point. And the brussel sprouts are worth a visit on their own. Thanks Scott for gracing the Gainesville area with such a high class, high quality restaurant.

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  30. VinceG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular experience. The food was sublime. We started with the warm crab dip. Our entrees were three filets and one Chilean Sea Bass.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Can't wait to come back!
    Scott's DowntownResponded on September 29, 2022
    Thank you for your review!

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  32. JohnnyK

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! We celebrated our 20th anniversary here. The service was excellent. They seated us in a private table and were very attentive. The food was beyond words. We were overjoyed to be able to celebrate special evening at Scott's Downtown.

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  33. RobinC

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our experience here

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  34. Brownie51

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, and ambiance. One of our favorite place for dinner or drinks ans appetizers in the lounge. The new parking ramp next door is a huge plus as well.

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  35. NancyW

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are new to the area and have eaten here twice. Both times were excellent! Amber took care of us both times and she is Uh-Mazing!!

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  36. Rocco

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was my first experience here. Service was excellent from the front door to our eventual departure. Because of all the hard surfaces it became a bit noisy at times. Drinks were only average. The meals (let's face it, this is why we were there) were exceptional! Will we return? Absolutely. Will we recommend it to family and friends? Absolutely.

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  37. Laurie

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch in every way. Staff anticipated our needs, and presentation was spot on!

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  38. LindaB

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most comfortable and private little alcove with fabulous chairs. Delicious food. Friendly service. Higher end for Gainesville.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, fantastic ambiance, and wonderful food. Highly recommend.

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  40. KayC

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was outstanding and food delicious. Every attempt was made to assure us (party of 4) of a lovely evening. Food was so very good. From entrees (bourbon salmon, steak and chicken ) all scrumptious! Can’t wait to go again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Scott's Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 536-1111.

Scott's Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 1077 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Scott's Downtown

131 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Brenau Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking after five available in neighboring parking lots.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran
  • Executive chef
    Scott Dixon Chef Owner
  • Entertainment
    Live music Saturday evenings. Vocalist, saxaphonist and guitarist are just a few of our entertainers scheduled weekly. Entertainment schedule available at www.scottsdowntown.com
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (770) 536-1111
  • Catering
    The Loft at Scott's is our special event facility with seating up to 500. We also provide off premises catering. We offer a complete line of corporate and social catering including: Concert Baskets, Day on the Lake Picnics, Weddings, Bridal Luncheons, Rehearsal Dinners, Company parties, Holiday Gatherings. <br /><br />Call on Scott's Catering Department to put together a memorable event for you.
  • Private party facilities
    Scott's Downtown is the perfect place to host your next private event. The Restaurant offers two private dining rooms to accommodate up to 24 and The Loft at Scott's can accommodate larger groups up to 500! Business meeting space is available up to 24 with audio and visual equipment available.
  • Private party contact
    Kay Dixon: (770) 536-1111
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