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Scott's Downtown, Gainesville, GA

Scott's Downtown

4.8
4.8
1064 Reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
The Dining Room is Open!

Please join us for dinner Tuesday-Saturday at Scott's Downtown and the Lounge at Scott's. Due to current supply chain issues product availability may be limited at times. Parking during construction is available at the main Parking Deck on Main Street and there is a golf cart shuttle that will bring you to the lounge door.

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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (770) 536-1111

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive Chef

    Scott Dixon Chef Owner

  • Catering

    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. <br /><br />Call on Scott's Catering Department to put together a memorable event for you.

  • 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: (770) 536-1111

  • Neighbourhood

    Gainesville

  • Cross Street

    Brenau Ave

  • Parking Details

    Parking after five available in neighboring parking lots.

  • Entertainment

    Live music Saturday evenings. Vocalist, saxaphonist and guitarist are just a few of our entertainers scheduled weekly. Entertainment schedule available at www.scottsdowntown.com

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,064 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northeast Atlanta

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  • Northeast Atlanta

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  • Northeast Atlanta

    Best Value

  • Northeast Atlanta

    Group Bookings

  • Northeast Atlanta

    Notable Wine List

  • Northeast Atlanta

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  1. MD

    MotoDad610

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal...wonderful place for date night.
  2. S

    Ssatlanta

    Atlanta

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Scott’s to celebrate my birthday. It was a wonderful place to go for a special evening. The service and food were excellent. I had a baked avocado stuffed with crab and shrimp; fried lobster tails and a delicious lemon/raspberry/champagne cocktail. The dessert was a peanut butter chocolate pie. We will be going back as we throughly enjoyed everything. Parking in the new parking lot is easy and a short walk to the restaurant.
  3. JK

    JanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 3 included my brother visiting from Wisconsin on a busy "Jingle Mingle" night in downtown Gainesville. Staffing was adequate to meet the needs of clientele. the bartender/mixologist made excellent Old Fashioned drink. We had Calamari appetizer, warm bacon dressing on our salad and entree of Sea Bass. An additional appetizer included a wonderfully prepared baked avocado. I highly recommend Scott's Restaurant as "special occasion" dining.
  4. DW

    DavidW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive. This is one of our favorite places in Gainesville.
  5. RD

    RockyD

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was delicious and our waiter was outstanding. I also appreciated that the noise level was low and allowed us to hear easily.
  6. ES

    EvanS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    For the prices it was nowhere near worth it. Was hoping for a really nice dining experience with quality food but did not have that. Service was fine. Drinks not well made.
  7. j

    jenniferw

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Food is amazing.
  8. NH

    NancyH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a beautiful restaurant, great service, and amazing food. We will definitely be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. As always, Scott’s Downtown has never failed. The Prime Filet, with Imperial topping!!! Service was great!!! This is one of our favorite restaurants and it is a short drive from Braselton.
  10. RF

    RichF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delighted to find a true fine dining restaurant in this unexpected spot. The food was thoughtfully and skillfully prepared without any pretense. The restaurant is attractive and the service was casually pleasant and prompt. Definitely worth your time and money.
  11. K

    Kengr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always highly recommend to gainesville people. And others
  12. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose Scott's for our 50th anniversary dinner and loved it! Our meals were excellent, and my husband said the oysters he had as an appetizer were very fresh and flavorful. Our server, Miranda, was wonderful! She was very attentive but not over bearing. The rest of the staff was friendly and efficient, as well. We enjoyed our evening and will definitely dine at Scott's again.
  13. TD

    TDGainesville

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    It was our first time. It wasn't very busy, maybe 10 people in the whole place. Our time was at 6:30 and we got our Steaks around 7:30 which would be ok but my husbands steak was cold. It had no heat besides the plate. My steak was luke warm. Had to send his steak back and when it came back my husband said it was worst than being cold. With all that being said we will try again bc was always try a place twice. But paying $60 for a cold steak pretty much sealed the deal.

    Scott's DowntownResponded on September 29, 2022TD, Thank you for your feedback, while I would have preferred it personally, I am glad that you shared. If you read any other reviews you know that I am known for my Steaks and your experience was definitely not my norm. I do hope that you give us another shot, and any other restaurant for that matter, as we are all struggling with finding and keeping quality staff. Please let me know the next time you are in the restaurant, if we are open I am most likely here. - Scott Dixon ~ Owner

  14. DH

    DrewH

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were greeted by Jeanie as the Scott's hostess, who showed us to our seating. A very secluded small alcove that helped keep the noise level to a very enjoyable murmur. Emily was our wait person, very attentive, and the meal we enjoyed was superb. It was our 1st visit here, but most definitely not our last! While the bill was certainly the $$$ that Open showed, it was worth it!
  15. s

    suziec

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and atmosphere as always!
  16. CC

    ChadC

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot say enough good things about Scott's. Gourmet top notch food. It is rare that I do not get the Chef's Special of the Day because it is always excellent. Had a pecan crusted swordfish this time which was awesome. The steaks rival the best steakhouses at a better price point. And the brussel sprouts are worth a visit on their own. Thanks Scott for gracing the Gainesville area with such a high class, high quality restaurant.
  17. VG

    VinceG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular experience. The food was sublime. We started with the warm crab dip. Our entrees were three filets and one Chilean Sea Bass.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Can't wait to come back!

    Scott's DowntownResponded on September 29, 2022Thank you for your review!

  19. JK

    JohnnyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! We celebrated our 20th anniversary here. The service was excellent. They seated us in a private table and were very attentive. The food was beyond words. We were overjoyed to be able to celebrate special evening at Scott's Downtown.
  20. RC

    RobinC

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our experience here
  21. B

    Brownie51

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and ambiance. One of our favorite place for dinner or drinks ans appetizers in the lounge. The new parking ramp next door is a huge plus as well.
  22. NW

    NancyW

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are new to the area and have eaten here twice. Both times were excellent! Amber took care of us both times and she is Uh-Mazing!!
  23. R

    Rocco

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    This was my first experience here. Service was excellent from the front door to our eventual departure. Because of all the hard surfaces it became a bit noisy at times. Drinks were only average. The meals (let's face it, this is why we were there) were exceptional! Will we return? Absolutely. Will we recommend it to family and friends? Absolutely.
  24. L

    Laurie

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch in every way. Staff anticipated our needs, and presentation was spot on!
  25. LB

    LindaB

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most comfortable and private little alcove with fabulous chairs. Delicious food. Friendly service. Higher end for Gainesville.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, fantastic ambiance, and wonderful food. Highly recommend.
  27. KC

    KayC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding and food delicious. Every attempt was made to assure us (party of 4) of a lovely evening. Food was so very good. From entrees (bourbon salmon, steak and chicken ) all scrumptious! Can’t wait to go again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter visiting us.
  30. D

    Douglas

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely experience at Scott's. The food is creative and so good. Staff is always friendly and attentive. It's fine dining without the high brow stuffiness.
  31. DP

    DaleP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We were celebrating our 49th anniversary. My wife ordered a filet medium rare and it was served medium well. Our waitress immediately offered to have it redone saying it would be 5 minutes. I was done with my meal before she received her steak . Needless to say this was very disappointing. We had anticipated a wonderful dinner . To say we were disappointed is an understatement. We will never dine at Scott’s main restaurant again. We frequently go to Scott’s Bistro and have never had this happen.
  32. BT

    BryceT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was very friendly. I got the ribeye and my wife got the swordfish special. Everything tasted great. It is a little pricey but I think it’s perfect for a special occasion
  33. MC

    MrsCampbell

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a Cozy private little room for our date night. I had the chefs special of the day. It was fabulous! Highly recommend the desert sampler too!
  34. R

    Recoveryadvice

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about our experience including the private dining area we were seated in. Spring rolls were delicious as was the salad with pear, Brie and bacon. Our service was excellent and the hostess extraordinaire was fabulous.
  35. JT

    JakeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere and food! Recommend Scott’s for any event or nice meal out.
  36. DN

    DateNight

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steaks and nightly specials. Lively bar area with separate formal dining. Best 'date night' restaurant in Gainesville.
  37. C

    Carole

    Atlanta

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal thoroughly. Nice hostess and waitress. Delicious lobster tails, salads and sides. Nice ambiance.
  38. KH

    KeithH

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scott’s is our go to restaurant for a date night. The service is always excellent and food is always great!
  39. KM

    KathyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was delicious and the service was top notch. We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Scott’s.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casey, the server, wad exceptional! Steak, risotto, and creamed spinach… outstanding!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Scott's Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 1064 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Scott's Downtown

131 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Brenau Ave

  • Neighbourhood

    Gainesville

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking after five available in neighboring parking lots.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive Chef

    Scott Dixon Chef Owner

  • Entertainment

    Live music Saturday evenings. Vocalist, saxaphonist and guitarist are just a few of our entertainers scheduled weekly. Entertainment schedule available at www.scottsdowntown.com

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (770) 536-1111

  • Catering

    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. <br /><br />Call on Scott's Catering Department to put together a memorable event for you.

  • 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: (770) 536-1111

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