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Review of Downtown Grill

Downtown Grill
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Ranked #36 of 369 Restaurants in Macon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mulberry and Cherry, 2ND AND 3RD
Description: The downtown grill is an English Steakhouse that specializes in prime cut Black Angus steaks, fresh pasta dishes, fish fillets and decadent desserts. This fine dining restaurant also features a well stocked bar that includes a vast array of scotches and bourbons. We also offer an extensive wine list by the glass or by the bottle and a large oak cigar humidor.
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

We have always enjoyed Downtown Grill until last night. The service was terrible . Our waiter was rude and not well trained. Our drinks took 25 minutes to arrive and we had to ask for bread. When finally arriving with drinks he says, " here you go" and has me take the martini from him instead of placing it on the table. The same thing followed suit with when the food arrived. It was also handed instead of placed on the table and our steak was overcooked and mash potatoes dry. This is unexpected from such a reputable restaurant . Macon has too many wonderful dining choices to waste $200 on late, overcooked food from an unappreciative and undertrained server.

1  Thank Shanna H
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

One of the best meals we have ever had. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgable. The run down of the numerous specials can get a little confusing and may need to be repeated. The interior is dark and cozy with no windows in a very old downtown building. We love the dimly light atmosphere. The ahi tuna with wasabi sauce is our all time favorite dish at any restaurant. Highly recommend!!

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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Loved the food and atmosphere. Absolutely delicious! My only complaint is that they have like 15 specials which the server has to repeat to you, you cannot remember them all so they have to go through them all again several times.

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1  Thank s g
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We have dined at Downtown Grill in the past. We were downtown for a concert, and went to dinner ahead of time. We ordered two glasses of red wine; each were different brands. We tasted the wine, and neither was good. We asked the waiter to take the two glasses of wine back, and we ordered a $70 bottle of wine instead. The waiter said that his manager told him he still had to charge us for the two glasses of wine. Nothing annoys us more than bad wine, and then getting charged for the bad wine, even after we have ordered a very nice bottle, in addition to an entrée and appetizer. We finished our dinner, enjoyed our bottle of wine, and took the cost of the two glasses of wine off the total bill, and tipped according to that new total.

We live in Macon and eat out quite often. Downtown Grill is not one of our most visited restaurants. This was definitely a missed opportunity to earn our business another time.

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2  Thank Mandajay
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

After spending an entire day eating concession food in the Macon Centreplex during the state wrestling championship tournament, my husband and I were tired and just wanted a decent meal before heading back to our hotel. Google Maps suggested Downtown Grill because it was close to the Centreplex, and we expected a local burger joint. What we found was grilled trout, filet mignon ("Aloha style", topped with shrimp), cheese grit souffle, and freshly baked bread that was divine. Definitely an unexpected yet welcome surprise!

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