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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.

699 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81301
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
7th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 247-4433

Website:
http://mahoganygrille.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
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 Details:
Parking is offered at one of three lots owned by the historic Strater Hotel or there is street parking.

Public Transit:
There is a trolley that has frequent stops throughout the Durango downtown area. www.durangotransit.com or 970.259.5538

Executive Chef:
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

Additional:
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 espencer@strater.com

The Mahogany Grille at the Strater Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for a Date (8)
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Romantic (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
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Cozy (5)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Fun (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 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
disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 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

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 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.

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 (Denver)·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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 25, 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.

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·Dined on December 25, 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...

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 9, 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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I thought the prices were too high since the last time we've eaten there. No bread was served with the meal, you had to pay extra. They used to do a fun, little secret drink when you came in. I miss that. Food is always great.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fantastic Thanksgiving buffet! Always great food, wines, service and atmosphere. And that level of excellence carried through for the Mahogany Grill’s Thanksgiving buffet. A wonderful range of foods, all freshly prepared and replenished in a timely manner. The Mahogany Grill is a special Durango experience not to be missed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there for the Thanksgiving buffet. It was delicious. There were many entrees to choose from and all were prepared to perfection. It was pricey at $39 per person plus drinks but for a special occasion it was worth it!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Obviously the new culinary team is doing very well and elevating the food to where the Strater should be. GO NEAL!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very nice evening, loved the Elk, ambiance was pleasant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food/service, always a pleasure to dine out at Mahogany Grill, one of our local favorites.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a lovely time at the Mahogany Grille. What a wonderful setting. The staff was attentive, and the food was palatable.
Thank you!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We have eaten at Mahogany several times and the food is always good. Unfortunately the service this time was well below par. Our server was very nice, but somewhat inexperienced and totally overwhelmed by having to take care of too many tables.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We are long time patrons of the Mohogany Grill but had a bad meal, food and overall bad experience about 2 years ago. We decided to try it one more time and it was amazing. We had the falet and it was very good.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

The food was exceptional, and the setting was appropriate for the area, (Old West). The only negative was the unnecessary delay in bringing out dessert because the dinner crowd had thinned out substantially by that time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Food mediocre at best. Way over priced. Vaudville show and restaurant doors left open so noise level obnoxious for fine dinning. Service was ok.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Organic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food and service were very good with the exception of the prime rib. It was locally sourced and was not of very good quality. Definitely would not recommend it. Otherwise it was a nice evening.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 25, 2017

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.

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was horrible. Only saw waiter twice, 15 minutes after seating was the first time. I had to wave him down for check

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Shrimp in pasta dish were overcooked, pasta appeared fresh but was under cooked. . Shouldn't be a $2.00 charge for sharing a salad. Tonic water was not good quality. Very nice decor. Special theater dinner should be available for all early diners.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 10, 2017

The Strater tenderloin is a must. It was prepared to perfection.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 4, 2017

A great place to eat. Very quiet. Great food.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Took our kids and some close friends for our 50th wedding anniversary, Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was very good as well.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Excellent for fine dining and breakfast. Trout on breakfast menu was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 20, 2017

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 ..

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