Scott's Downtown

4.7
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820 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
Our Dining Room will open beginning May 19th, Tuesday for Dinner Service!

Please join us for dinner Tuesday-Saturday at Scott's Downtown and the Lounge at Scott's. Due to the global pandemic we have a limited menu available as well as limited seating so reserve your table early.

We are still offering On Line Ordering during business hours. Place your order by calling 770-536-1111 or by click on the following link, https://orders.cake.net/11228387

We offer great food prepared with attention to detail, an unparalleled wine list and the best wait staff North of Atlanta. 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.
What 820 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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RuthO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a delicious dinner at Scotts with cocktails (also made well). It was our first time there, and came away with nothing but very positive opinions of the place. Covid-19 restrictions were observed, and we never felt at any risk from the staff. I will definitely go back.

JB
vipJBfoodie
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great anniversary dinner! Food was amazing, service was amazing. Lovely little room for just us 2. Very reasonably priced for such an upscale experience!

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DarrinM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Scott's Downtown. Everything was delicious, the staff was friendly and professional, and Scott even checked on us to make sure we were enjoying dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was very good and the chef checked in on us. Our server may have been new to fine dining as you could tell they were friendly however we had issues. Plates were not removed when finished and empty drink glasses were left when another drink was brought. We also had a mess up on our order as well as the server offered a carafe for bottle of wine we purchased and poured about 1/8 of bottle in it and I poured rest in after pouring my own first glass on $80 bottle. Also we ordered a few deserts and server gave me 4 spoons and forks to pass out to rest of my table. These are not big deals to me in most settings however when we spend 400+ $ on a meal those are little things I believe are part of experience. I have nothing bad to say about it just not sure I would recommend it or how to convince my wife that we should go back - my steak was very good as was my wife’s as well as shrimp and lobster tale

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LisaB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxing dinner. Food was excellent as well as service. So glad they have reopen for dine in.

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DickOz
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great to have Scott’s Downtown open again for dining in. As we expected, the food and the service were excellent. Scott’s has always been an enjoyable dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food all around!!!

Great Napa wine selection too!

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WalterJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went their for our anniversary. The food and waitress were outstanding. My wife had the bourbon glazed salmon which she thoroughly enjoyed and I had the choice filet mignon cooked just right. The waitress was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We felt comfortable with the layout. No covid -19 worries.

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MichelleZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy our time at Scott's. It's a great experience from the time you sit down to when you walk out the door. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best time celebrating our anniversary! Can’t wait to get back soon!

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PeteD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dinner to make up for loss of graduation ceremony. Made my daughter’s evening. Thanks

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vipPKDIII
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was SO great getting back to normal! As usual, the food was exceptional, and the service by Casey outstanding!

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Johnny
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall, a good experience.
First time at this restaurant.
Service was extremely good which is unfortunately getting rarer today.
Food was also very good.
My only issues:
1) I thought prices were slightly high for the Gainesville area, but prices were not any more than you would expect from a restaurant in Atlanta or Avalon(Alpharetta).
2) We were not allowed to bring our own wine into the restaurant. Would have been happy to pay a corking fee, but apparently a city/county regulation prohibits this.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, I enjoyed everything and every minute of my experience at Scott's... the ambiance, service, food, wine and especially the personal greeting from Scott. It continues to be my favorite restaurant and I would highly recommend it!

JW
JohnW
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were exceptional.

Look forward to next time.

JK
JennK
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The stuffed avocado appetizer is amazing. My husband and I split the surf and turf special and were very pleased. It was plenty of food for both of us. The service was a little slow and the waiter seemed rushed the night we went. Overall it was a wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining at Scott’s Downtown and it will not be the last! Food was great and the noise level was quite!

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LisaG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely the best restaurant in Gainesville! Can’t wait to go again!

JP
JamesPhillips
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Good food at reasonable prices. The atmosphere and ambiance are low key and conservative but laid back.
Service was good and parking was easy and convenient.

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Dick
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service slow due to staffing. Food had been setting before being brought to table, not hot. Noise very loud because of large group in open dining area. A group this size should have been placed in a private area. That being said this experience was very unusual for this restaurant. Normally a great experience.

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ryanc
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Ribeye was amazing! and the bar staff did an amazing job!

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Basicaa
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. My guest said her salmon was excellent, as were her sides of mushrooms and asparagus. I ordered the half-and-half with a wedge salad and a ham slider. It came with homemade potato chips and was well prepared and very tasty. We would definitely go back. The prices were surprisingly reasonable. We would pay as much if not more at Panera for a half-and-half Order. I would definitely recommend Scott’s

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and so was the service. Overall great experience. We will definitely go back again soon.

JD
JDM123
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We have dined at Scott's many times prior to Valentine's Day for lunch and dinner. The service and food have always been exceptional however this night (2/14/20) it was below average. The menu was preset and the food seemed to have been prepared well in advance. Additionally, the mashed potatoes and spring rolls tasted as if they were taken out of a box and warmed up. The filet had no flavor/seasoning and the (boxed) mashed potatoes were by far the worst I have ever tasted. The staff, although very nice, was not very attentive and seemed to be scrambling to find where to deliver appetizers, meals, etc. Definitely NOT worth the $80 per person charge. I recommend going to Scott's just not when they have preset dinners.

JW
JorW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waiter. Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was our first time and we will be back for sure! The bar was packed and drinks took a while but the food and service were excellent!

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Tomatack
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Party of 10 for a large family event. Superb atmosphere, excellent service and great food. I will definitely return and highly recommend it for dinner. The surf and turf was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food and service were both wonderful. James was our server. The one point that makes the experience less than 100% is the fact that you don’t offer bread before the meal. An especially great bread with special dipping sauce, similar to Aqua Terra in Buford, would certainly set you apart. The special birthday plate was great.

JD
JDC1
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful birthday outing for my wife.

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PamelaS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Went for their NYE special menu. The food was great. Service was a little slow after more diners arrived but that is to be expected. A little pricey but all in all a great experience.

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RichardB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and the alcove was great. It was like our own little dining room.

TC
TheClyde
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Alcove are very nice for special date. Music was nice. Service a little slow.

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Jordie
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The male bartender in the Lounge is outstanding. He is knowledgeable, pleasant and efficient.
We had dinner in the main dining room. Our server also had large party in one of the private rooms which caused our service to be extremely slow. The food was excellent, as always.

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Barry2013
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I eat here twice a year on our birthdays, and the food and service are always excellent. I have recommended this restaurant to a lot of our friends, and when they have gone they always had a great experience.

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RobertP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Our private room and food were wonderful. We were disappointed in the service. Our waitress was very cordial, but we waited forever to get our food because our order went in to the kitchen behind a table of twenty eight people. Our plates and used cutlery were not totally removed from the table until after we left the room. There was an automatic twenty percent gratuity placed on the check because our reservation was for eight people. However one couple got sick at the last minute and did not come to Scott's. Because we were only six people I believe the gratuity policy should have been waved. In spite of these minor flaws, we will definitely try Scott's again for an outstanding meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Our waiter was a little offensive and sassy. He kept questioning all our food choices. He acted like it was an inconvenience to serve us when asking for steak sauce he made the comment (“well taste it first before I walk 1/2 a mile to get it”) he stood there and watched one of the girls in our group taste her steak before he would get her sauce. He was “shocked” that we didn’t want alcohol. We actually are not big drinkers and one of the girls in our party was pregnant so, that’s not something that should shock a waiter to not order alcohol with a meal. It’s not like we split any meals either, every person ordered and entree and we ordered an appetizer for the table so I’m not really sure where the attitude came from. We loved the atmosphere and ambiance but the server (Shawn) was awful.

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BobG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent as was the food. We have enjoyed eating at Scott's for several years.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and they had little alcoves for people on a date. It gave privacy and the ability to talk and enjoy one another. The building is an amazingly maintained old building from the early 1900’s. I highly recommend this experience.

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KyleM
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service and food. Great place for an anniversary!

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Scott's Downtown offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 536-1111.

Scott's Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 820 OpenTable diners.

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