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, 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
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.
Food was amazing. A little pricey but ov ...
Food was amazing. A little pricey but overall great. However, we went to celebrate a birthday and the waiter told us as we sat down that dessert would be free to celebrate the birthday and when we got the check he said he couldn't take it off so it added $10 to our bill. Other than that everything was great!
We frequent Scott's and have always enjo ...
We frequent Scott's and have always enjoyed our experiences. This visit was disappointing. We both had the same reaction...way too salty overwhelming other flavors. Being a person who leans to liking salty vs sweet, I was a bit surprised at our dishes tonight. Hopefully this was a fluck.
This was our first time to Scott's Downt ...
This was our first time to Scott's Downtown, and we definitely look forward to going back! It was everything we expected and more. The best steaks we had ever eaten, and the desserts were very tasty, and just the right amount. The entire experience was a great part of a memorable evening.
Quality of the food was outstanding, ser ...
Quality of the food was outstanding, service was exceptional, and the seating arrangements with the alcove seating for two allowed for plenty of privacy to discuss business or to have a romantic evening. I would recommend Scott's to any of my friends or business associates.
Ambiance - fantastic Service - impeccabl ...
Ambiance - fantastic
Service - impeccable
Food - outstanding !! Everything we had was delicious. Food came out hot (unless, of course, it was a cold item). Drinks and wine were superb. The unique food combinations delighted our palate.
We look forward to returning soon.
Thank you Scott, Sarah and Hannah for a delightful evening to celebrate our 29th anniversary.
So glad that a friend told us about Scot ...
So glad that a friend told us about Scott's! The food is fantastic and the service and ambiance is very good as well. It's a little bit pricey, but we will definitely go back. Delicious steak and seafood, and yummy desserts. Scott's is now on my list of local favorites.
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!
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