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The Mahogany Grille at the Strater Hotel

573 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Mahogany Grille specializes in the art of steak and seafood, and offers a vegan and vegetarian menu. Enjoy handcrafted cuisine while stepping back in time. Experience the ambiance of the Victorian Old West as we serve you an array of eclectic culinary specialties.

When preparing the Mahogany Grille menu, our award-winning staff gives special focus to farm-fresh recipes that represent new styles with old west flavors. We hand-cut our steaks in our butcher shop, carefully select our foods, and incorporate products by local growers when available creating a mosaic of tastes and textures.

We take pride in being well-versed in fine wine and spirits. Complimented with our aromatic food, our wines and spirits make quite a delicious impression.

*Note: Menus online may vary from restaurant menu due to supply of product. We appreciate your understanding.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(970) 247-4433
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Neal Drysdale
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Private party facilities
The Mahogany Grille and Strater Catering & Events is happy to make your event part of history. Enjoy our private dining area or reserve our main dining room. We want your experience to bring you remarkable memories for years to come.
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Private party contact
Emil: (970) 247-4433
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Mahogany Grille and the Strater Catering & Events Company is dedicated to the fine art of entertaining. Our team has years of experience in catering memorable events at the Strater Hotel, in private homes, and in other beautiful Southwest Colorado venues. We specialize in weddings, parties, and business meetings and conferences with the ability to host groups of up to 200 if you decide to have your event at the Strater Hotel.
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Cross street
7th Street
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Parking details
Parking is offered at one of three lots owned by the historic Strater Hotel or there is street parking.
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Public transit
There is a trolley that has frequent stops throughout the Durango downtown area. or 970.259.5538
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While we do not have live entertainment in the Mahogany Grille specifically, we do offer nightly live music next door in The Office Spiritorium or you may want to enjoy our Dinner & A Show package which includes a special menu and tickets to a Henry Strater Theatre performance.
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Special events & promotions
Please call or email Emily Spencer, our Sales and Catering Manager, with any questions you may have about special events. It's our pleasure to work with you and we look forward to helping you creat your memorable event. 970.385.1887 or
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 573 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Out of town with family...had a nice time and the food was good but the waiter didn’t really know much, he had to keep checking.

RabbitinMoon (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It WAS Valentine's day, but the service definitely left something to be desired. We waited 45 minutes for the bread & drinks. I had the winter squash cannoli & it was too 'one note' on the flavor. I got bored eating it. My husband had the Roasted & Char Grilled chicken, though , & he thought it was moist & tender & that the mashed potatoes were good. I was disappointed that the Bananas Foster was not being offered that night. The Pear Cocktail was delicious though!!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We made a reservation for Valentine's Day. Menu was weak and same as always. Waitress
was weak. I asked for water and she finally brought it. Cocktails were good but quite another
Did not offer bananas foster and used the cart for the beef special which was a ridiculasly long wait.
It's time to change it up!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our Chef, Safari prepared melt in your mouth Table side Chateau Briand!

Jangles (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We were a large group on a Friday and Snowdown. The service was disjointed and slow and my food was not hot. It was a major hassle getting the bill and the server got really cranky rather than helpful. 2 couples with us had a major problem sorting their bill and actually just settled rather than try To sort it a third time.

Mahogany is supposed to be fine dining but seems to not be able to manage fine food when busy. Expensive for the quality and presentation which were mediocre.

KEITH (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This is one of my favs in Durango and the service is friendly and helpful!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

All in all, the food was good & we had a nice time. I've eaten a lot of NY Strips in my life, & I was disappointed to find mine a little chewy. It was our first time there, & the restaurant had been recommended for its great steaks. I came resolved to have a good Ribeye or NY Strip. The Ribeye only came as a Southwest option, with a lot of SW toppings. Not for me. The NY Strip came as a steak oscar version. I've had veal oscar, & the steak oscar was good, but I just wanted a plain steak without the toppings. My wife found the duck quite good. Many restaurants will give you some bread, with butter, as part of the meal. At our meal we had to pay $5, I believe, for bread. I think a few slices of bread, with a little butter should have been part of the meal, no charge.

Adie (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Just walking into the Mahogany Grill is always a pleasure, the room is so beautiful.
Service is good and since we go at 5 pm the atmosphere is quiet and leisurely. Later
the pace and noise probably pick up some. My companion chose the chicken entree,
pronounced it properly done and delicious . I enjoyed a soup with black eyed peas to
celebrate the new year, before a rib-eye steak entree. The steak was soooo good, as
always, but what surprised and delighted me was the vegetable accompaniment: a
chili relleno in a thin, crispy batter, with pumpkin stuffing. The pepper was fresh, moist,
about medium hot (so not for everyone), and the squash was perfect with it. Must try
this at home! There is a very tempting dessert menu, an excellent selection of wines,
and very good coffee. We've been coming here for many years and have never been

EmDun (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to a New Years dinner last night, they were offering a special 3 course menu. The food was good (a bit too salty overall), but I felt like we were being rushed. I wasn't even done with my first course by the time the second course was set in front of me, which is not what I expect of a nice restaurant. The waiter asked if we liked the food, but was walking away before we response. I probably wouldn't go back again. I don't think the high price was equal to the overall dining experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Dinner reservations were at 9:30 and they were out of the oysters by that time. Little disappointing.

JackMorrison (Denver)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

What has happened to your kitchen? It was New Year's Eve. A set menu for $55.00. The appetizer was okay. A bite meager. The entrée was fair. Had the surf and turf. It was served cold. At best there was a teaspoon full of crab. The moose dessert was served in a soup cup. Poor presentation. Do not plan to return. Would not recommend to anyone. Very disappointing meal. Everyone at the table felt the same way. Your kitchen really needs to get its act together.

vipPatricia (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Fuimos con nuestros nietos. El menú de niños caro y muy malo. Yo pedí unos canelones que estuvieron esperando porque llegaron secos y duros. Mi esposo pidió una trucha y se les olvido y terminaron trayéndola cruda. No lo recomendamos

vipSeriousDiner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Best beef we have had in years. We have dined here a number of times over the years and the food, ambience and service have always been excellent.

sunshine (Denver)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We were really disappointed in breakfast, especially for the price. We ate here two days in a row because we were staying in the hotel and the second day was Christmas day and nothing else was open. The food was on par with a greasy spoon diner, which is OK sometimes, but not when you're expecting better. We cancelled our Christmas Eve dinner reservation because we were afraid we would be disappointed. Went to The Palace instead.

Lollypop (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner. Fixed menu. Mediocre food for the $65/person price. Prime Rib was bland....maybe needed some au jus. Too much food thrown on a small plate. Prawn appetizer had too much "pomegranate jelly", although the idea was good. Good wine selection and beautiful interior.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

I always enjoy eating here and we were just in the neighborhood and got a reservation just like that!

HungryBear (Adelaide / SA)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Country ham was unrecognizable, very dark, tough, dry...couldn't chew. Sides not good. Very disappointing for $50 per & Christmas Eve special occasion. For a pre-planned 3 course meal, 1 1/2 hrs. is too long to wait for meal. We won't return.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We have dined at mahagony grill before, so it was a no brainer for my husband to plan my 60th birthday dinner there (wonderful food, great service).

My birthday is on Christmas and since this was a big birthday and all I wanted was to be with my son and his family for my birthday dinner he made reservations at the mahagony grill.

The menu was preset so we had limited choices. We like prime rib so that’s what we all ordered. The four adults at our table all ordered prime rib...we had to ask for steak knives (prime rib shouldn’t need steak knives) and horse radish (we were offered it by our wait person during our order but we had to ask for it after the arrival of our food. we were told by the person delivering our food that it was cooked into the juice ...(( no way....)) and by the time we got it ....sour cream-ish mixture....our meat was cold).....
I knew my prime rib serving wasn’t good, but I hesitated to ruin the mood by complaining. When I finally asked my family if they were enjoying their prime rib they all expressed their disappointment in the meat.
My husband spoke with the manager and he told my husband no one else had complained... since our reservations were at 5:30 pm it’s no surprise the manager didn’t have a lot of input. He did comp us two of our meals but we still ended up with a $100+ bill for basically a salad and a desert.

We loved dining at the mahagony grill in the past..... we hope someone there will read this review and take it to heart. Your customers count on your kitchen knowing when something isn’t up to standard and fixing it before it ruins a special evening...

Yakitorri (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Had NY steak, sea bass, and chicken. Steak was tough and flavorless. Sea bass pairing vegetables were almost inedible. Chicken was good. Do not recommend.

DustinS (Denver)
2.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Hadn't been here in a while so we thought we would try it out again. The service was very slow and the restaurant was not very busy. Waiter not very attentive had to try and get his attention as he walked by. The salads were delicious and the steaks were pretty good. The bar was slow for alcoholic beverages as well. Dessert was unimaginative and plain. Won't go back. There are many other restaurants in Durango that have better food, service and prices.