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!
Continental, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30 pm - 11:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:00 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: 8886721780
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
My wife and I always like to try new pla ...
My wife and I always like to try new places, especially local restaurants. This was our first time at Scott's, and we loved it! We told the hostess it was our first visit and she seated us in one of the alcoves, which was nice. Our server was really great and knowledgeable. The food was excellent!! Cleaned plates. Highly recommend!
I can't believe we waited so long to go ...
I can't believe we waited so long to go to Scott's. We had heard about this place but just never went but we wanted to go somewhere special to celebrate our anniversary. We were so glad we made a reservation. Everything we had was excellent from salad, to steak and seafood grill to dessert. It truly is a little gem in Gainesville that we will try again and again.
I really hate to rate the food at less t ...
I really hate to rate the food at less than a 5, but....the calamari tasted like they dropped a pound of salt on it. We (wife and myself) could NOT eat it. Other than that, the food was nothing short of incredible!! as was the service. Beware--- After you have the steak, you will
never be happy with anything less again.(Yep...that good)
A touch of elegance without astronomical ...
A touch of elegance without astronomical pricing. Very good food (and nice portions) and a pleasant atmosphere and wait staff. Parking can be interesting if things are busy (there's a free city deck 2 blocks away for a nice stroll over and back). Highly recommended!
My wife and I chose Scott's for our anni ...
My wife and I chose Scott's for our anniversary dinner. I really wish we had know about the private enclaves as a choice to reserve because we would have chose one for a more private setting. Our server was Jade and she was great. She was attentive, but not intrusive and had a wonderful knowledge of the menu. I would highly recommend Scott's to others. I'll definitely be back.
Went to Scott's for our anniversary as w ...
Went to Scott's for our anniversary as we were staying in Gainesville to attend my Granddaughters dance recital. My wife ordered the candied bacon for starters and was very good, while I had the shrimp cocktail that was very good as well. The sauces were fantastic. My wife ordered filet and I the prime steak....cooked and seasoned to perfection. We both had the Brussel sprouts which were very good while she had risotto and I had the mushrooms as sides...all delicious..we ended our meals with the Italian cake, one piece each, and one order of crème brulee to share for dessert. Ate more than we should have but it was for our anniversary and very delicious......
Great food & great service
We went to celebrate a work milestone with a group of 13. As always, the food was fantastic - great choices with great variety, beautifully prepared. The service was excellent, including a visit from Scott himself to make sure that everything had gone perfectly. Definitely the place to go for any kind of special occasion!
We dined here for our wedding anniversary. The food was great (the fried oysters were the best!), our waiter was attentive but not intrusive - just perfect. The little private rooms that they have for 2 people are perfect for a romantic dinner. We will surely go back!
We were seated in the front table in the comfy chairs and Jeffrey waited on us for the evening. The oysters appetizer was exceptional as well as the herbed goat cheese. The rack of lamb was properly seasoned and the wine pairings were fantastic. Chef Scott came by twice to check on our meal and service. I couldn't have asked for a better evening and will recommend Scott's to anyone.
Wonderful Cuisine and Accommodating Staff
Our travels took us to the Lake Lanier area and we chose Scott's based on a multitude of positive reviews on the web. We were looking for a great wine selection and quality steaks and Scott's definitely delivered on both counts. We made our reservations via Open Table and this proved to be highly helpful as we were delayed quite a bit due to bad traffic and had to move our reservation time back twice using the Open Table app. When we arrived, the hostess was very cordial and greeted us by name. Our server was a lovely young lady, both knowledgeable and helpful. We were seated in one of the private alcoves and enjoyed the special feel of the semi-private setting. Though the restaurant has a high-end feel, diners were comfortable in casual attire. We ordered steaks—premium ribeye for him and filet for me—an Oregon Pinot Noir. The steaks were perfectly prepared and perfectly delicious, as were the sides. It was a delightful meal and we would definitely recommend Scott's Downtown!
This review is for Easter brunch.
Service was slow, chicken was dry and very tough. Oysters were good, eggs Benedict were good. Good makings for lox and bagels, but no bagels, only crackers and biscuits. They charge you $30 plus for the brunch and then extra for coffee and tea. Just didn't feel right.
Ladies Lunch Bunch enjoyed lunch!
Although this neighborhood group of ladies enjoy trying different restaurants and not returning to the same ones, Scott's is an exception. Everytime we've been there whether we're 15 or less, we are able to carry on with conversation. Service is always good and, as always, all enjoyed the dishes they were served. Being lunch, I had a chicken salad croissant sandwich and lettuce wedge salad. Great choice. The salad was an iceberg wedge with bacon pieces, blue cheese crumbles, tomatoes and blue cheese dressing. Very fresh! Serving of delicious chicken salad was generous. Of course, we'll be back!
What a wonderful surprise!!
My husband and I were traveling between Gadsden, AL where we had just selected a Siberian Huskey puppy - my Valentines Day gift - to Clemson, SC. As we do on so many occasions, we checked our opentable app for restaurants nearby. Scott's Downtown in Gainesville, GA was our choice and we were not disappointed. Although we felt under-dressed, every one made us feel welcomed from the host to the owner. We started with the sesame tuna which was prepared perfectly. My husband had the sea bass and I had the crab cakes. They had a wonderful selection of side dishes. I am on a slightly restricted diet and did not have a problem finding something delicious. We finished with coffee and the bread pudding. Could not help myself, I had to have a taste. Lucky for me, my husband decided that it was too good to share. Jeffery, our waiter, was attentive and helpful with just the right amount of humor. I hope I did not spell his name wrong. We had a wonderful evening and talked all about it on our hour and a half trip home. Although we will not be stopping on our way back from picking up Riley, when we go back to select his companion Scott,'s will definitely be on the agenda. We may just make the trip just to go back for dinner and bring children and grandchildren with us.
We were VERY pleased with our experience. The only complaint is that we were first offered an undesirable table, then made to wait for a different table in a mostly empty restaurant. The reason given was that reservations had to be considered (we had a reservation), and by the time we finished our delicious meal, the restaurant was still more than half empty.
The food was exceptional, and our server was very friendly and personable. We would love to come back for a different special occasion.
Our server Haley was perfect, there when needed. Good knowledge of menu, very pleasant. Food was wonderful, we enjoyed the grouper and bourbon salmon. The sides complimented our entree. The ambiance was relaxing, live background music ...perfect. We can't wait to return
World class restaurant in a small city
Having been lucky enough enough to dine all over the globe my wife and I feel we are entitled to call something world-class. On our first visit to Scott's we both agreed that the food is as good as any we've eaten in Europe, Asia, and around North America...so we told him so. Didn't think upon moving so the small city of Gainesville, Georgia that we'd find this kind of experience. Have been back a number of times and never been disappointed.
The food and service were excellent. My ...
The food and service were excellent. My wife and I loved the Chipotle sugar glazed bacon appetizer and the baked avocado imperial appetizer. The shrimp and grits with andouille sausage was also fantastic. Service was attentive and helpful when answering questions about the menu. The night we were their they had live entertainment which was just the right sound level during and after dinner.
FANTASTIC PLACE ! YOU MUST GO !
Fantastic food...Service is always special...UNLIKE several restaurants in the area, Scotts is always fresh and served hot the way you want it. And unlike several restaurants in the area, Scott never has to pay patrons for reviews.
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