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The food was excellent and our waiter Casey was very knowledgeable with great suggestions.
Rogan Richeart via google.com - May 28, 2020
red fish special was good just a little to for me but very tasty otherwise ... read more
Lawrence Palkendo via google.com - May 28, 2020
Great food. Nice to be able to go out again and enjoy an excellent dinning experience. Thank you Scott and team!
Gordon Slifer via google.com - May 21, 2020
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(Alpharett ... read more
Johnny via opentable.com - Mar 11, 2020
Retirement ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Mar 7, 2020
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!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Mar 6, 2020
Date night
First time eating at Scott's Downtown and it will not be our last. The dining area was VERY quite for a Friday evening. Lounge was in the back of the building and you could not hear any noise from that area. Food was AWESOME!!! Steaks...More ... read more
rcline2016 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 5, 2020
Such a nice place, had no idea it existed. So many interesting places on the square.
Lynne Lucas via google.com - Mar 4, 2020
Food and service were exceptional. Look forward to next time.
JohnW via opentable.com - Mar 4, 2020
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.
JennK via opentable.com - Feb 29, 2020
Love their dinner menu.
Melissa Nash via google.com - Feb 29, 2020
First time dining at Scott’s Downtown and it will not be the last! Food was great and the noise level was quite!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 28, 2020
Absolutely the best restaurant in Gainesville! Can’t wait to go again!
LisaG via opentable.com - Feb 27, 2020
Wonderful food and friendly, attentive service. It's our favorite special occasion place with it's cozy alcove seating options ... read more
Rich Brown via google.com - Feb 26, 2020
The Ribeye was amazing! and the bar staff did an amazing job!
ryanc via opentable.com - Feb 19, 2020
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 surprisin ... read more
Basicaa via opentable.com - Feb 18, 2020
Good food and great service but can be a little on the higher side on there pricing ... read more
Loy Roper via google.com - Feb 17, 2020
Food was great and so was the service. Overall great experience. We will definitely go back again soon.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 16, 2020
Quite literally the best filet mignon I've ever had.
Thomas Tucker via google.com - Feb 15, 2020
Great food and great people ... read more
Bradley Raper via google.com - Feb 14, 2020
Great food and great service by Don.
GEORGE DEPIETROPOLO via google.com - Feb 14, 2020
Great waiter. Great food ... read more
JorW via opentable.com - Feb 14, 2020
AMAZING
We came here for our Valentine’s Day dinner and it was amazing! Starting off, we had a secluded setting arraignment that was intimate and romantic. We met our waitress Megan S. And she was so wonderful. Provided all the information regarding the menu, specials, and...More ... read more
chsquared2020 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 11, 2020
nice evening at Scott's
Service and atmosphere is great. Scott the owner came by our table to check to see if we were happy. Food was excellent. A little pricey but I think worth it. Steaks run about 40 $. Good seafood selections. You can also eat at the...More ... read more
flynatl via tripadvisor.com - Feb 11, 2020
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!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 8, 2020
Best fine dining in GA. You should definitely dine in the lounge area. They have a great atmosphere & an amazing selection of martinis!! One of the best I’ve ever seen!
Nimesh S via google.com - Jan 28, 2020
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!
Tomatack via opentable.com - Jan 25, 2020
Great place for dinner or to stop in for a cocktail.
Michael Sims via google.com - Jan 23, 2020
Fabulous lunch. Fabulous service. Fabulous space.
We have a large group of ladies who lunch twice a month. On any given lunch day, we can range from seven or so ladies to twenty ladies. Our last luncheon was at Scott’s and we were not disappointed! First, we were given a private...More ... read more
991maryal via tripadvisor.com - Jan 19, 2020
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.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jan 16, 2020
We just had such a great experience ...
We just had such a great experience. At every course as soon as we bit down we were just filled with ecstacy. Seriously my girlfriend and I were constantly ooohing and hmmmming. Casey gave us really good, well informed recommendations, and was so professional and yet friendly.

We got the Imperial avocado (AMAZING!), the pear
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Ross B. via yelp.com - Jan 11, 2020
Best restaurant in Gainesville!
Scott’s gets a solid 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟! My mouth’s pallet grew content with each course. Highly recommend the Imperial Avocado and clam chowder soup. Our server Casey was extremely attentive during our visit. She was friendly and attentive to all of our...More ... read more
625bettyg via tripadvisor.com - Jan 11, 2020
Wonderful birthday outing for my wife.
JDC1 via opentable.com - Jan 10, 2020
Beautiful Restaurant and foods to match...
Seth Trafford via google.com - Jan 5, 2020
Last evening we visited Scott's for the first time since moving to Gainesville. We went with two other couples who had eaten there prior. Scott's New Year's Eve menu offered a variety of food to suit everyone. Other than a slight mix up of food delivered to our table, it was a great meal. Our server and the Manager who was informed o ... read more
MSB via google.com - Jan 1, 2020
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.
PamelaS via opentable.com - Dec 31, 2019
Alcove are very nice for special date. Music was nice. Service a little slow.
TheClyde via opentable.com - Dec 22, 2019
The service was excellent and the alcove was great. It was like our own little dining room.
RichardB via opentable.com - Dec 22, 2019
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.
Jordie via opentable.com - Dec 21, 2019
The staff was great, service was perfect and the food was excellent. The steak was one of the best I've ever had. I only wish they had more dessert options.
john renter via google.com - Dec 14, 2019
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.
Barry2013 via opentable.com - Dec 13, 2019
Anniversary Dinner
My wife found this gem located about 18 miles from our home in Dahlonega and what a find it was. Was able to make reservations on short notice and once we arrived we were very pleased with the atmosphere of the restaurant. We were greeted...More ... read more
MotoMikeS via tripadvisor.com - Dec 13, 2019
My first visit to Scott's was for ...
My first visit to Scott's was for a work Christmas party. The atmosphere is lovely, it's a very formal restaurant. We had our food buffet style, and it was very good. The food was not very hot because it was a buffet, which is understandable. The only thing I did not like was the risotto, it tasted old, like the parmesan had gone bad ... read more
McKenna A. via yelp.com - Dec 12, 2019
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 ... read more
RobertP via opentable.com - Dec 11, 2019
Excellent Food and drink! I Highly recommend!
Raymond Dickey via google.com - Dec 7, 2019
Food and atmosphere were extraordinary. Location is classic. Service was very friendly and upscale but a bit slow for a business lunch with pre-ordered selections.
Mark Speer via google.com - Dec 5, 2019
Service was excellent as was the food. We have enjoyed eating at Scott's for several years.
BobG via opentable.com - Nov 29, 2019
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.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 28, 2019
Fantastic service and food. Great place for an anniversary!
KyleM via opentable.com - Nov 26, 2019
Fabulous food
I’ve been to Scott’s numerous times. A wedding anniversary; entertained clients. Food has always been amazing. Great service and ambiance. The specials are unique dishes such as the crabmeat/shrimp filled baked avocado half we tried during one visit. Highly recommend ... read more
Wanderer785590 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 24, 2019
Celebrating with our construction crew on completion of a milestone for our new house. Had a great time! The Scotts are awesome there.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 23, 2019
We drove 8 hours for an anniversary ...
We drove 8 hours for an anniversary trip and i wanted to really go all out for dinner. I chose this spot and it was one of the best places for a date that i have been to ever!!! The atmosphere is calm and rustic. There was open space and small tables that were secluded which made the experience more private. The people were super nic ... read more
Jaime S. via yelp.com - Nov 22, 2019
The people are nice very high-class and uppity but the food is delicious ... read more
Brandy Calhoun via google.com - Nov 18, 2019
The only reason I listed atmosphere as quiet was due to the fact we had the little room up front. Cozy, and private. We requested a "well lit" spot due to my fathers vision problems. It was perfect. We had a wonderful evening, everything was top tier. Service was excellent, and the food was better. Chef Scott stopped by and paid us a ... read more
Mpiloti via opentable.com - Nov 16, 2019
Food was great and our waitress Casey W was fantastic. She truly went above to make our dinner fantastic. Only complaint was the alcohol drinks were not very alcohol at all. Pricey and I would pass on a mixed drink again. There was an error on our part regarding the bill and the manger called us on our way home and fixed it.
Kosty via opentable.com - Nov 16, 2019
It was my wife’s birthday dinner. The food and service was excellent and we would highly recommend Scott’s downtown.
ChuckK via opentable.com - Nov 10, 2019
Perfect way to spend our Anniversary!
MaureenT via opentable.com - Nov 9, 2019
Food was excellent, and we really enjoyed being in one of the side alcoves with our out of town guests.
Chip via opentable.com - Nov 6, 2019
Our go to place when I celebrate anything with my family! We love it here ... read more
Hermann Pinnion via google.com - Nov 1, 2019
Great restaurant for out of town guest who only eats fish. But the steak and lamb was delicious too!!! Great service- and nice wine options.
BeverlyH via opentable.com - Nov 1, 2019
We usually have one dinner at Scott’s every time we come to race at Road Atlanta. It’s our special night. Have had a fantastic experience every time. They genuinely care about patrons, the food is phenomenal, and you always go away feeling really good about it.
EricC via opentable.com - Nov 1, 2019
Outstanding!!
Bill Michaelson via google.com - Oct 29, 2019
My wife and I recently went to Scott’s to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The staff was wonderful and accommodated a slightly unusual request I made to surprise my wife. They far exceeded my expectations in relation to the request. On top of that, the food was great, the staff was friendly and the evening was exceptional.
Scott Griffin via google.com - Oct 29, 2019
Our anniversary dinner was wonderful. The service was perfection. Our dinners were very good but some of the sides were not hot.
Jonnie via opentable.com - Oct 26, 2019
Parking was the only issue. Food was superb.
Barbra Jones via google.com - Oct 26, 2019
Scott's is a upscale joint that does that job well.
David Weaver via google.com - Oct 25, 2019
We ate in the bar, and the place was packed. Great atmosphere, the food and the service was excellent.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 23, 2019
Not bad
We decided to try this place out because we had met the owner/chef at Lake Lanier. The food was not too bad. For 5 people..drinks, appetizers and dinner was almost $500. But we were pleased, we had a great time and Megan our waitress is...More ... read more
Orchid974 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 19, 2019
Good quality and service were impeccable, as usual!
PKDIII via opentable.com - Oct 19, 2019
Pretty place...service good...food was good!
Richard Berg via google.com - Oct 19, 2019
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