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About The Mahogany Grille at the Strater Hotel
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.
Durango, CO 81301
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Parking is offered at one of three lots owned by the historic Strater Hotel or there is street parking.
There is a trolley that has frequent stops throughout the Durango downtown area. www.durangotransit.com or 970.259.5538
Chef Neal Drysdale
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.
Private Party Contact:
Emil: (970) 247-4433
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mahogany Grille at the Strater Hotel Ratings and Reviews
Ambiance was great However were very disappointed in our meals. Our steaks were rare when we ordered medium well. My husband sent his back and upon return it was still rare. Manager did remove it from our bill but it really spoiled the evening. Not a good place to order steak, very pricy! The service was average. We will probably return when visiting the area again in hopes of improvement.
We had dinner at Mahogany and first enjoyed the quiet elegant charm of the historic building. I ordered the trout with polenta and tomato and it was fabulous. My husband had a salad with grilled chicken and it was perfectly fresh and tasty. Both of us ate every bite but couldn't fit in a dessert. We liked everything about the meal and will love to go back.
We were late due to a train engine problem on the Silverton to Durango train and this wonderful restaurant was very accommodating and understanding. Excellent service. Wonderful, friendly service. Great food. Beautiful dining room and hotel. We had heard about the Banana's Foster served table side. Our favorite. They had a wedding party going on and were busy but our server provided this treat after getting permission from the manager. She went out of her way to make us happy and it was so good and appreciated. Thank you!
My husband and I visit Durango once a year over Labor Day weekend, and have always eaten at The Mahogany Grille, Unfortunately, we keep forgetting why we should by pass this restaurant. It's almost always a hit and miss. This time however will unfortunately be our last. We waited forever for our soup and salad ( at least 30 minutes). As we were sitting there we noticed a table sending back their steak because it was too raw. Upon receiving our dinner ( My husband had the trout which was the "hit" ) my dinner special which was two separate filets, and unfortunately both more raw than med/raw . I ate one which was cooked a little more than the other, but couldn't even cut through the raw one and didn't want to saw myself a piece. As we sat there another table who had shown up shortly after us, barely got their food, and the very unhappy woman sent her steak back as well... being too raw. Our waiter, and the manager were having quite the time, trying to make up for the raw loving cook. The hotel is wonderful and full of history, the decor is fabulous, and again, our waiter was okay, but the wait time, and then the hit and miss is just not worth our precious few while we are in Durango.
The service was amazing. Our waiter knew all there was to know about the features and was very professional. The entire staff was helpful and attended to all needs (we are a high maintenance group of people at restaurants..) Would recommend this restaurant to everyone!
Thanks for a great birthday evening Mahogany Grille.
Delicious tender &juicy filet with chutney was my good choice , lamb chop with quail was best hubs has ever had. Relatively new to Mahogany, chef Neil is one who uses fresh and Colorado local foods! Chloe ,server, was friendly helpful & quick with meal. This is a great place to go in Durango.
Friendly service, the waiter seemed to remember guests who had not visited for many months (it was our first time there). Drinks and food were great - unique pepper steak (not to be confused with steak au poivre!) was tender and perfectly cooked. Make sure you are seated in the main dining room - as I saw other parties seated in many areas (including hallways leading to the hotel lobby) that I would not have enjoyed!
Our dinner was a comedy of errors. I do not believe this establishment can handle the volume of the summer tourist season. The menu is way over priced for the level of service that is provided. You will experience better service at the walk up counter at Serious Texas BBQ.
To be fair, this was Saturday night and the town and Strater Hotel were full. But we were staying at the Strater, passing through for the night, and the desk clerk assured us that we would have no difficulty getting a table for two. Tried calling for a reservation from the hotel phone and got only a recording asking us to leave name and phone number "and we will get right back to you." An hour later, no response. Tried Yelp and was given the phone number (not the extension on the hotel phone) and got the same recording. Called the front desk and was told they would go to the restaurant (part of the hotel) and have them call us. Fifteen minutes pass and no call. Tried OpenTable and got an immediate reservation. Arrived and was seated immediately. Noise level so high normal conversation impossible. Waiter takes our drink and entree orders and says he will be right back with our drinks (2 proseccos). Half an hour passes, no drinks, no food. At 45 minutes, food is delivered by a different person. When told we hadn't received our drinks she comes with them in less than a minute with "I found them." By now the place is half empty and the noise level lowered accordingly. Food was passable (special fish of the day: seabass) but ordinary. (My wife's comment: It seemed like half the wait staff stood around chatting while the others ran around doing needed chores). Parting comment: restaurant needs new management but OpenTable is great.
The food was good,service was almost too informal,our waitress spent more time with a gentleman on his own... we felt we were rather ignored,apart from the guy topping up our water.... we were visiting from England,and this meal was supposed for to be a little bit special but overalll we didn't think it was ..
The setting is perfectly late 19th century including gorgeous old furniture and floor to ceiling decor (especially the ceiling!) The staff is excellent from greeting to seating; explanation of the menu items made you want several of them. We never had to ask for additional bread, wine, or accompaniments... the waiters asked first. Food was prepared as described and very delicious.
We have been here several times, and the food and service have always been excellent (with one exception but that was years ago). Two of us had the filet Oscar, one had the Pepper Steak Herbert, and one had the chicken. This was a Big 7-0 birthday for a friend and all four of us were very pleased with our dinners. Tory was our server and she was great.
We expected to have a really nice dinner, as prices at this restaurant are higher than most in the area, and the menu is very interesting. However, the chef was off (it was Sunday, Father's Day), and the kitchen crew apparently wasn't trained enough to provide food as described in the menu. We waited nearly 75 minutes for our meals to arrive. One diner's beef tenderloin was served lukewarm, returned to the kitchen and was replaced with a gristly piece, albeit hot. Another diner's "t-bone" steak was an unknown cut (no bone present) and served with the stems of wild mushrooms that still had their root-like bases attached. The stems were about 4 inches long and as thick as a man's thumb, very unappealing. A third diner's chicken was supposed to be served with champagne grapes and rose hips. Neither was in the sauce; instead red grapes cut in half were present. A huge pile of "golden" mashed potatoes lurked under the chicken, white as snow, barely warm, and odd-tasting (perhaps spoiled). The bartender couldn't make a decent Arnold Palmer to save his life, and so another member of our group asked for ice, tea, and lemonade to mix herself. All in all, totally disappointing. We will not return.
We had a great time at the Mahogony Grill. The restaurant decor is very attractive and we had nice booth seating. The service was excellent. The restaurant features local meats and fish. We ordered the trout entree and were very pleased with the choice. Generous portions and attractively presented. We definitely will return to this restaurant when Next we visit Durango.
This is one of our top three restaurants in Durango. We dined there several weeks ago with another couple and the food and service was wonderful. I even made note of our waiter and sent a note about him to the restaurant. We took guests there this time and it was like a different place. Lousy service and lousy (ok, so-so) food. I was embarrassed that I took guests there and very disspointed. I hate writing a bad review, especially when we have had so many great meals there. Things were way off from when we were there just a few weeks before.
We had a very good dinner with wonderful service. The restaurant has a new chef, and our waiter Walker did a masterful job of explaining the new menu and their new approach to food. We have always enjoyed dinning here, but it was great to see their new creative twist.
We went out for an early dinner for a special night, and it was nice and quiet. The seared scallops were very good, but it was interesting that they were served on a bed of fairly spicy posole. The lime/cilantro gremolata was a nice accent for the scallops, but the spicy posole seemed a bit strong to serve with something as subtle as scallops. We also had the blue-corn encrusted calamari. It was good, but the blue corn was a bit strong for the calamari. It was all good, and we enjoy a chef trying new things and being inventive, so we had a nice time exploring the menu!
Enjoyment of dinner was hampered by waitress with bad body odor. Phone message left for manager. Chicken schnitzel and potatoes were dry and flavorless. Otherwise the food was very good! Nicely done scallops, steak and special burger! Hoping management will correct server problem and look forward to our next visit!
Unfortunately our trip back to the Mahogany Grille after 10 years was was pretty blah. Hanna was friendly with a sense of humor, but the table attention seemed to suffer from a staff stretched thin. Two of four entrees were reported as very good. Steaks. The "Amber Jack" special advertised on the front marquee as tuna should have been a clue. This fish isn't tuna! It showed up at the table cold and under cooked. When it returned from a trip back to the kitchen, I couldn't even describe it as warm. The fingerling potatoes were the best item on the plate that featured locally sourced veggies. The "Chicken Schnitzel" showed up masquerading as a piece of chicken rolled in a coating that needed a hammer and chisel to cut! Our guest was too polite to send it back or inform Hanna. She just ate the mashed potatoes and enjoyed the friendship. Sorry to say that the much better fare is found in the adjoining saloon at the Starter's Diamond Belle. That's where we'll take our appetite and guests from now on!
Crowded for Sunday brunch , which signifies its appeal. Service was more than accommodating, particularly when we needed to move our table to allow more people (and ask for separate checks). Waitress was polite, pleasant and easy going. One of the few places that has a round table to allow for easier conversation when a group is dining.
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