Please join us for dinner Tuesday-Saturday at Scott's Downtown and the Lounge at Scott's. Due to social distancing and product availability we have a limited menu available as well as limited seating so reserve your table early.
We are still offering On Line Ordering during business hours. Place your order by calling 770-536-1111 or by click on the following link, https://orders.cake.net/11228387
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.
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Grilled Bourbon Salmon* **
Wild-caught salmon (when available) grilled to perfection, topped with our bourbon glaze with a choice of 2 side items
Prime Filet Mignon* ^
8 oz. Top Prime, barrel-cut tenderloin with a choice of 2 side items
Food was well-prepared. We had sea bass and shrimp/grits which are long running menu favorites. Very good as was the crab dip. The private dining booth for two is a cute feature, especially for private conversation. Service was friendly and efficient.
We ordered crab dip for and appetizer. It smelled fishy and tasted fishy. I ordered tomato bisque. Lots of pepper in it and it was real thin(not creamy at all). My wife ordered the grouper special and she ate about half of it as it was undercooked. I got the filet. It was Cooke medium as I asked but it was really dry on the outside. We then ordered lemon cake and took 25 minutes to get it. The only good food was the cake, Scott’s Caesar salad, the green beans and the cheese grits and spinach. We will not eat here again. This restaurant was highly recommended but didn’t live up to it.
It was a special anniversary for me and my wife. They sat us in a cubby hole with a crooked floor, bad paint and tiny. Then they put a party of 4 with a drunk and loud adolescent right outside of the cubby hole. Out of all the empty tables they put them there. The louder they got the more uncomfortable we felt.
I'm not special or important. I just didn't need Scott's to remind me of that.
We travel around due to my job, this restaurant is one of the best we have encountered. Our waitress Ashley Butler was beyond great and made the experience top notch. We will definitely be back and recommend to our friends.
Amazing gem in downtown Gainesville, Ga. our server, Ashley, was awesome and the food was very good
Great family dinner. Scott came and greeted everyone himself. Made sure our dinners were perfect. I would recommend this place to everyone!
Food was great and service was awesome.
My dad celebrated his birthday at Scott’s Downtown and had a lovely evening. The waitress gave them a private booth. The food was delicious and the waitress was very pleasant and efficient. Highly recommend.
We really enjoyed our time and the food was terrific. We love Scott’s!
Never had a bad experience here until tonight. Server was great, but clearly over-taxed. Food and drinks took forever and food was cold, and not the best I've had at Scott's. Will be trying other options, but I do hope they get their act together and this was an exception rather than the new rule.
I appreciate your feedback. The new Pandemic is work ethic and staff not coming to work. Every day for the last months 1-4 people won't show up for work. Last night was one of those nights. I was out as I was sick from my second vaccine shot. Hopefully you will understand, and your previous experiences will remind you of how we do things. Please be mindful from last night and in your future dining experiences that the people taking care of you are the ones that actually showed up for work.
We were late getting there. The staff was very understanding and took good care of our party of 4. The food was excellent as was the service. The chef/owner came around to check on us. We are from Tuscaloosa and usually stop over in Gainesville on our way to North Carolina. Will definitely return!
We enjoyed our brunch at Scott’s on Easter Sunday. It was a buffet that had a good assortment of breakfast and lunch food. Our waitress was a little slow getting to us at the beginning, but she was pleasant, and after she explained the brunch setup to us, she stopped by regularly to clear our used dishes. We did feel that juice should be included in the price of the brunch, instead of being an additional charge. Overall, though, we did enjoy our brunch at Scott’s and would go back again.
I was so happy to see the Easter Brunch back and as always the food was very good. This has always been one our favorite restaurants to come to.
Easter Brunch . . . delicious as always!
One of the best buffet brunches I have ever had. Great service, wonderful array of dishes and flavors
Excellent as always. Brought guests and they were impressed as well.
Always love going here for special occasions. Haven't been there in over a year! Just as good as ever. I had salmon and my husband had lamb. Both were cooked perfectly. Service was attentive but not intrusive.
What can I say other this was one of the best dinning experiences we have ever had. Service was perfect and the meal was unbelievable.
Took my wife here for her birthday based on several other recommendations. So glad I did. It was great! Our server, Casey, was fantastic and had a very charismatic personality. We both ordered a filet and our sides were risotto, grits, onion rings, and garlic mashed potatoes. Every bit of it was delicious. Steaks were perfectly cooked as well so shout out to the chef(s)! We will definitely be going back.
Service and food was good. Filets are always excellent.
Our evening at Scotts was a delightful get-away supper which we thoroughly enjoyed.
It was decent. Food was good, service was good. Was expecting a bit more quality for the price but would still recommend
We loved having dinner with our clients there. He is a new doctor coming to our health system and his lovely wife. It was their first time to Scott’s but doubt it will be the last.
Sarah was an amazing waiter. She was helpful, super friendly and attentive.
We celebrated our 26th anniversary at Scott's and were very pleased with the food and the service. Miranda is an excellent, professional server, very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. I loved the shrimp and grits, and my wife enjoyed her salmon with bourbon glaze. We shared a bottle of Sonoma-Cutrer Chard, always a treat for special occasions. My only complaint is the absence of America's top-selling spirit, Tito's Handmade Vodka. Full disclosure: I'm a mostly retired beverage rep with a portfolio that includes Tito's. However, Gainesville isn't my territory, so I have nothing to gain. Most people love Tito's, including us. I was also disappointed to see two "Gold" tequilas on the bar menu. These two have no place in a fine dining restaurant. They're "mixtos," made with 51% agave, and fine tequilas are 100% agave. The gold hue comes from caramel food coloring in an attempt to create the illusion of an oak-aged Reposado or Anejo tequila.
Other than the exceptions noted above with the bar, we were very happy with Scott's Downtown and will be back.
The Bourbon Salmon was wonderful!
Scott’s is always great. Fantastic service and food. For business and casual dining, we have always had a great time.
We loved our dinner at Scott’s Downtown. From the service to the atmosphere and FABULOUS food, everything was perfect! Generous portions and the steak was perfect. We can’t wait to come back and try out the rest of the menu.
Wonderful meal! Fabulous food and excellent service!
This was our first time at Scott's. We were highly impressed with the restaurant. The food was wonderful and our waiter Casey took great care of us. It's a place we will look forward to returning in the future.
All aspects of our time and dining at Scott's was excellent. We enjoyed the atmosphere, service was superior, and the food was five star. Scott, the owner of the restaurant, came by our table and that is very nice touch. We will be back!
Great service and great food. Always enjoy eating there.
Thanks John. We appreciate the 5 Stars!!!
Thank You Jim. We appreciate your feedback.
It was a nice evening and dinner. Staff was friendly. The only problem was the food service was sloooooow.... but then we found out there was a large party upstairs. So normally we knew it would not have been that slow.
Thanks for the feedback. We appreciated your patience.
Great experience! This is a quality restaurant and lounge/bar. We always eat at the bar or
in the lounge. It's fun!
We have had a different bartender every time we've gone. The gentleman we had the
first time was the best, but he moved on due to the distance from his home. The young
lady we had the other night was good!
The food is always spectacular!
Thanks Rick. Great to have the feedback.
Food was good and the service was excellent. Have always had a good experience at this restaurant.
Thank you Marv. We appreciate the feedback and great review!
Excellent as always! Our "go to" place for special events.
Thank You Scott. We enjoy helping you celebrate!
Limited menu for Valentine’s Day and they sold out of steak and were unable to make my wife’s selection gluten free.
You were unfortunately one of the last tables at the end of the night at the end of Valentine's weekend. It was definitely not my preference to run out. I certainly apologize for that. We ran out of 1 cut of steak, and offered a larger and higher grade cut as a replacement. It is true the 1 fish dish your wife selected was not able to be prepared gluten free, the 4 other dishes were. We always work to accommodate diet and allergy requirements but we are not able to do this on every dish.
Terrible overall experience. Felt like I wasted my money.
Visited for Valentines Day. Had a great meal with great service. We go back often, love this place!
Scott's Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 536-1111.
Scott's Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 939 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.