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About Scott's Downtown (fka Scott's on the Square)
Casual Fine Dining in a comfortable atmosphere is the best way to describe Gainesville's premier Downtown eatery. Great food prepared with attention to detail, an unparalleled wine list and the best wait staff North of Atlanta are some of the hallmarks of Scott's.
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. With a wine list of over 150 wines,many by the glass you will certainly be able to find a perfect match for your menu selection. Enjoy one of our five private dining rooms for two to celebrate that special occasion or one of our larger rooms for social and business events. We have dinner hours, live entertainment on Saturday night and lunch hours during the week. Our bar and lounge opens at 4:30 with Happy Hour from 5-7pm ! We are Atlanta & North Georgia's best kept secret!
Gainesville, GA 30501
Continental, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm -9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:30pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music Saturday evenings. Vocalist, saxaphonist and guitarist are just a few of our entertainers scheduled weekly. Entertainment schedule available at www.scottsdowntown.com
The Loft at Scott's is our special event facility with seating up to 500. We also provide off premises catering. We offer a complete line of corporate and social catering including: Concert Baskets, Day on the Lake Picnics, Weddings, Bridal Luncheons, Rehearsal Dinners, Company parties, Holiday Gatherings.
Call on Scott's Catering Department to put together a memorable event for you.
Parking after five available in neighboring parking lots.
Scott Dixon Chef De Cuisine - Peter Brandes Exec Sous
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer private meeting/event spaces as well as the option to rent the entire restaurant out. Minimum Food and Beverage charges apply to complete rental.
Scott's Downtown (fka Scott's on the Square) Ratings and Reviews
Obviously some folks like the place; menu was nice, but the sides sounded better than they tasted. Bacon Mac-n-cheese was thin and watery; rolls were straight out of a pack from Kroger (at least appeared and tasted that way). Seafood plates were just so-so.
We wanted to like Scott's, and Scott himself was very friendly, but we just couldn't recommend it to a friend. We might go back for an app and a glass of wine, but not for dinner. Sorry guys!
Tried Scott's for the first time for our wedding anniversary. We had a very private table in our own alcove with live harp music playing. They have a wonderful menu and great wine list. I had the mixed seafood grill and my wife had the sea bass. Our meals we're excellent! Their steak options looked marvelous! We got to meet Scott and enjoyed a complimentary chocolate moose anniversary tart. We'll be back!
I met a friend here with the hopes of having a nice meal while we had a chance to catch up --- Scott's did not disappoint! Our food was delicious, from our tuna appetizer to the sea bass entree I selected based on our server's recommendation. My friend's ribeye was awesome as well. Our server did a great job of checking in frequently without being overbearing or intrusive and was also helpful in going over the wine list with us. I'll definitely be back.
Excellent dinner! We were celebrating a birthday and it could not have been more perfect! The prime filet was so tender and perfectly cooked. The scallops were truly mouth-watering and my lamb was delicious! The sides were good with the smoked gouda grits and the risotto being standouts!
The food, service and music were superb. The decor is a bit confusing. Old mill style ceiling with exposed mechanicals and modern drywall walls. Cool wooden barrel with a reception area like a hair salon. It was like it couldn't decide what it wanted to be. Fortunately, the food makes a clear statement and that is excellent.
Reserved a table at Scotts for my wife's birthday on a Saturday night. Had never been there. It was very nice. The restaurant is beautiful inside (it is in an old downtown building with hardwood floors etc.). We were seated at a very nice table in the front. We started with a spinach dip appetizer which came with fried bowtie pasta for dipping (different and nice). My wife and I then both had the spicy tomato bisque which we both found excellent and true to its name, had a very nice spice to it. I had the seafood trio with brussel sprouts and parmesan risotto (very yummy). The sweet chili shrimp and crab cake on the trio were excellent. The Mahi Mahi on the trio was good but could have used a little more seasoning. My wife had a steak that was done nicely and my daughter a very nice chicken dish. A live singer provided a nice ambiance for dinner. Our server was very attentive.
I would definitely go back there again for a special occasion or just for a nice meal out in Gainesville.
Overall the experience was very nice for my wife and me for our anniversary. The sesame tuna appetizer was delicious as was the raspberry cheesecake and crane brûlée, the best part of the meal for us. The Cajun Ribeye was very tender and good but not as flavorful as I had expected. My wife had the Shrimp and Grits and though good was not as good as expected. Overall we liked the whole evening and will probably go again. Waiter was very good. Ambience was what made it special along with my beautiful wife!
We were in Gainesville overnight and were searching for a place to have a nice dinner. After reading reviews on TripAdviser, we decided to give Scott's a try. What a gem! We sat in a little private alcove, which was romantic and quiet enough for easy conversation. The menu was varied and original. From the tuna to the brussel sprouts to the grits to the prime filet - everything was exquisitely prepared. The wine list is extensive, and reasonably priced. We would absolutely go back if/when we are ever in Gainesville again.
Still being relatively new GA residents, Scott's Downtown was recommended as an excellent restaurant to try for our "birthday" dinner. Located about 40 miles from our home in Athens, now that we have eaten there once and know just how great it is, we would drive twice that distance to enjoy having dinner there.
The moment we walked in we were greeted in the most friendly manner and welcomed to Scott's. Our dining experience was truly exceptional, from the staff to the wine to the appetizers to the main course to the dessert. Our server was friendly, professional and remained very attentive throughout the entire time we were there, which was about two hours. Adding to the superbly prepared meal and fabulous overall experience, Scott, himself, came by to say hello and ask how everything was, which we found pleasurable and very meaningful.
Since we moved to Athens two years ago, my wife and I have continued to search for a restaurant that "wowed" us and we have now finally found "our" place....Scott's Downtown. We are already looking forward to going back again, but this next time, friends of ours have already said they are going with us.
This was our first visit. I ordered the Cajun ribeye and my wife order glazed chicken. Both dishes were over cooked. When we said something to the server, she just said "I'm sorry" and brought us our $160.00 check.
For a restaurant that claims their specialty is steak, they should know how to cook a medium steak. I will not go back as the price is not justified at all. I will continue to visit Luna's.
Although I've been here before and always enjoyed it, I must add that is continues to be a favorite. I was with a group of 10 and everyone agreed that all was excellent and this is the place to meet again. We had a private room where it was quiet and everyone could be heard as we conversed. A big PlUS! The service...excellent! The food was also excellent. I had a glazed salmon that was perfectly done with wonderful glaze, amazing Brussels sprouts that were shredded and roasted with bacon, and grits with Gouda cheese. I'm not a grit liking person but this side was to die for! Obviously, I will return!!!
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