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 the weekends and lunch hours during the week. Our new bar and lounge is now opened! 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
$30 and under
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 newest 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 Jeremy Wilkson
Private Party Facilities:
Scott's Downtown is the perfect place to host your next private event. The Restaurant offers two private dining rooms to accommodate up to 24 and The Loft at Scott's can accommodate larger groups up to 500! Business meeting space is available up to 24 with audio and visual equipment available.
Private Party Contact:
Kay Dixon: (888) 672-1780
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
We went there for a birthday dinner on a ...
We went there for a birthday dinner on a Saturday night. We never saw the live music. The food was good and the desserts. A bit pricey and our waitress was good but didn't check on us much after we received our food.
I booked through open table and made a c ...
I booked through open table and made a comment that it was for my wife's birthday and I would like a small cake. Scott's had the reservation and we were seated immediately.
We ordered a bottle of wine and the waiter came back some minutes later and stated they did not have any bottles left and suggested another bottle which was ok. He apologized.
I mentioned to the waiter twice that it was my wife's birthday.
The waiter explained the specials and my wife ordered the special. The waiter came back some time later and said she could not have the special they were out. This was 6:30 pm and he just explained the specials how they could be out that early in the evening is really poor or something else was going on. He apologized again.
We had our appetizer and when finished the waiter said he would bring bread. We received the next course and the main course both not delivered by our waiter nor did we see him much. I asked about the bread and he brought it after our main meal was delivered. he apologized again and apologized for not asking us about our meal. He asked if we wanted dessert and we both declined.
A couple things if there are comments to be made on open table I would expect that Scott's would read it and how can they be out of the special at 6:30 pm on a Saturday. The food was excellent however.
Great service. Well trained staff that p ...
Great service. Well trained staff that pays attention to detail. Food always top notch. Scott personally comes to the table to speak to us and check to see that everything was good. We go often and have used their venue and catering as well.
My husband and I ate there for the first ...
My husband and I ate there for the first to celebrate his birthday. We both loved the food and the atmosphere. Great bar too. They seated us in a cute little cubby hole table for two (which may have affected the service since we couldn't be seen). But we had a great time, the owner came over and greeted us, we will definitely make this a "regular".
I was recommended to try Scotts while at ...
I was recommended to try Scotts while at the One Marriage conference and was definitely not disappointed!!! The meal, service and atmosphere were exceptional!! It made for a great date night to cap off our special weekend! Service was fast and very well timed!! Food was outstanding and cooked perfectly!!! Definite 5 star experience!!!
My husband and I had a nice, leisurely m ...
My husband and I had a nice, leisurely meal-perfect after a long work week. The service was wonderful and the food even better. My husband appreciated the selection of single malt scotch whiskys. There was an extensive wine list. Not only were the entrees great, but the daily selection of sides was just as good. I appreciated the ambience; we were actually able to hold a conversation without raising our voices, unlike many restaurants these days.
We will definitely go back.
We went to celebrate our wedding anniver ...
We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and the food was delicious and service great. From previous experience eating there, I have discovered the best dessert on the dessert menu is the dessert of the day. This time was no different; it was excellent. We usually go for lunch when we eat there, and the food is always great
I would, and have recommended this place to anyone.
Our waiter Jeffery was very attentive. ...
Our waiter Jeffery was very attentive. We had the Mahi Mahi special of the day and the steak medallion entree. Both very good. The buttermilk mashed potatoe melted in your mouth. Parmesan risotto and the Brussel sprouts were both delicious.
The entire experience was amazing! The s ...
The entire experience was amazing! The staff was personable and the chef/owner, Scott, showed true ownership, mingled with his patrons, and actually gave everyone attention. The food was spot on! Fresh, tasty, and unique.
Appetizer, main course and dessert were ...
Appetizer, main course and dessert were all excellent. Just the right proportion. The beef /crab topping was tender and prepared the just the way it was order. The bourbon glazed salmon was delicious. Waiter was very good, except when we needed another drink, he wasn't around. We waited a few minutes before he returned. The restaurant was not crowded. But otherwise he was knowledgeable of the menu and served us well.
Our server Peter was superb. He was very ...
Our server Peter was superb. He was very knowledgeable of the extensive wine list and meal preparation. This was my first visit to this restaurant and I was thoroughly impressed with the menu and elegant atmosphere. I was pleased with my dinner option as so was my SO. We walked around the restaurant after dinner so I can have a better understanding of the layout because it was huge! This would be a perfect location to host a special event such as a wedding reception.
Wife and I had dinner and while the staf ...
Wife and I had dinner and while the staff and ambience was nice the food lacked. Some sides appeared to be instant and ready made. The dessert was almost non eatable. The staff was good and the restaurant is very nice inside. I suggest a change in the kitchen.
Had my wife's birthday dinner there. Pet ...
Had my wife's birthday dinner there. Peter was a wonderful server and took great care of us. The food was incredible. It was our second trip but not our last for sure. This must become a regular stop for us. Close to home. Reasonable. They should be slammed every night.
5 Stara for sure.
The food was amazing. Had the rack of l ...
The food was amazing. Had the rack of lamb and Seafood Grill (Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and Crab Cakes). Lamb was cooked to perfection. Also had tomato soup, which was excellent. The building itself is unusual - a very large open space, which carries noise easily. However, there are some small 2-person cubbies that give a sense of privacy, each with its own dimmer light control. Lovely!
Scott's was very accommodating to our gr ...
Scott's was very accommodating to our group! They gave us our own room and even helped us with a last minute add to our party. The decorations were festive and the staff were knowledgeable. My group and I had a fantastic time!
Third year in a row to have a year end l ...
Third year in a row to have a year end lunch with one of our best and most loyal customers. This restaurant is enjoyed by the locals as well as me, an out of towner. The setting is very nice and creative. From the time I entered the restaurant, where the hostess took my coat, until the time we left, they gave great attention to our party. Our server was very attentive and knowledgable, and she was helpful in explaining the specials of the day. Of course, the food was great (again) and most of us got different dishes and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our food. The desserts were amazing! Another nice touch is that the chef came out to ask us if we enjoyed the food; he has done this each time we have been there so it showed me he is genuinely concerned that the food is acceptable. I think this has turned into a year end tradition with my customers and me, and I highly recommend this place!
Took my team and their wives our for Chr ...
Took my team and their wives our for Christmas dinner. Our waiter (Pete) was excellent. He kept our drinks filled, prompt with requests, and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was top notch. Scott visited our table twice throughout the evening. I definitely will be back!
I have enjoyed going to Scott's restaura ...
I have enjoyed going to Scott's restaurant for sometime now. It is very eloquent and the ambience Light feature, they offer, for a couple to enjoy with their significant other only makes the dining experience even more charming.
The staff was very professional, great personality, the owner himself took time out to come to our table and introduce himself and Took the time to find out a little about us. They made both of us feel very special.
Now the best part, our food. It was absolutely delicious. The way Our dinner was prepared, was excellent. The choice of side items were great. our entrée was definitely top grade.
I would recommend Scotts restaurant downtown to anyone of my friends or family.
Thank you for such a great experience, and thanks for providing Gainesville such an eloquent and fine dining restaurant.
We love Scott's on the Square for our da ...
We love Scott's on the Square for our date-nights. Having the option to sit in a quite dining alcove is the perfect way for my husband and myself to enjoy some private time for ourselves. However, if we are feeling like mingling and people watching, the hostess is always will to seat our preference out by one of the beautiful windows looking onto the square, or amide the lively hustle and bustle of the dinning room. We both had the special of the evening, Lamb and Sea Bass, and could not have been pleased by the maître d' recommendation in wine. I am very pleased with our visit.
Good steaks, great sides, value wine lis ...
Good steaks, great sides, value wine list with a lot of by-the-glass choices. Calamari and Italian cake dessert were misses. Steak and lamb were competent. Grits, creamed spinach, Brussels sprouts and mushroom side excelled.
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