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Well priced drinks. However wait staff seemed irritable and frustrated at times.
Jonathon Cain via google.com - Aug 10, 2020
Hand's down the best dining experience in Gainesville! Menu, food, service, ambiance are all consistently outstanding.
PKDIII via opentable.com - Aug 9, 2020
Wonderful service friendly staff Delicious food ... read more
Carol Kruskamp via google.com - Aug 8, 2020
Great experience for birthday celebration. Consistently excellent every time we have been. Highly recommended.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Aug 8, 2020
The drinks, food, ambiance, service EXQUISITE!!We will definitely return!
DONNAF via opentable.com - Aug 8, 2020
From the food to the service the whole experience was excellent. Our server realized that my friend and I needed some time to catch up. She was very patient with us. It was my friend's birthday and our server brought us a lovely dessert to help us celebrate!
HelenD via opentable.com - Aug 5, 2020
Sat in a quiet booth for 4; used electronic menus; excellent bar & cuisine!
RayV via opentable.com - Aug 1, 2020
By far the best restaurant in Gainesville Ga. Excellent service, magnificent food, superb ambiance, plus the owner visits the table to make sure everything is up to your expectations. Will be a regular.
Bonabob via opentable.com - Aug 1, 2020
Ate in the bar at the bar. Bartender (Stephanie) did a great job1Both wife and I had steaks (delicious!) and the sides were great with the exception of the Asparagus....just blah.Will definitely go back!
RickTurns via opentable.com - Jul 25, 2020
Amazing food & great service!!
Eric Vaughn via google.com - Jul 14, 2020
Good food and good service. Felt very comfortable with COVID protocols followed by the restaurant. Music level was perfect, not too loud making it easy to have a conversation and still enjoy the music selection.
AnaMaria via opentable.com - Jul 14, 2020
The best meal that we have had in months! The cream of asparagus soup and the Chilean sea bass were the highlights of the meal. I can’t wait to go back to Scott’s - thank you!
HelenH via opentable.com - Jul 10, 2020
Casey was awesome. Celebrated our son's 21st birthday. Always a favorite and will most certainly return!
JenniferS via opentable.com - Jul 7, 2020
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.
RuthO via opentable.com - Jul 4, 2020
Always a great meal.
Ron Parker via google.com - Jun 21, 2020
Great anniversary dinner! Food was amazing, service was amazing. Lovely little room for just us 2. Very reasonably priced for such an upscale experience!
JBfoodie via opentable.com - Jun 20, 2020
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.
DarrinM via opentable.com - Jun 19, 2020
Relaxing dinner. Food was excellent as well as service. So glad they have reopen for dine in.
LisaB via opentable.com - Jun 12, 2020
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.
DickOz via opentable.com - Jun 10, 2020
Great food all around!!! Great Napa wine selection too!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jun 10, 2020
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.
WalterJ via opentable.com - Jun 6, 2020
We would recommend Scott's as we thoroughly enjoyed the food, the staff and the atmosphere were excellent.
SharonY via opentable.com - Jun 6, 2020
Scott’s Downtown is a special place for my wife and I. We come here every year. I proposed to her in 2017 while Scott’s Downtown video taped and took pictures for us without my wife knowing! Why would I pick Scott’s Downtown for such a special occasion? Good question. Scott’s Downtown not only has wonderful ambience, but the food i ... read more
Coach Ron via google.com - Jun 5, 2020
Great food and atmosphere. Attentive staff and who knew you could get fancy French green beans with your blackened Mahi!
Michael Cooley via google.com - Jun 3, 2020
We had the best time celebrating our anniversary! Can’t wait to get back soon!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - May 29, 2020
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!
MichelleZ via opentable.com - May 29, 2020
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
Fabulous dinner to make up for loss of graduation ceremony. Made my daughter’s evening. Thanks ... read more
PeteD via opentable.com - May 28, 2020
It was SO great getting back to normal! As usual, the food was exceptional, and the service by Casey outstanding!
PKDIII via opentable.com - May 23, 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
Food and service were exceptional. Look forward to next time.
JohnW via opentable.com - Mar 4, 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
Love their dinner menu.
Melissa Nash via google.com - Feb 29, 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
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
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
The service was excellent and the alcove was great. It was like our own little dining room.
RichardB via opentable.com - Dec 22, 2019
Alcove are very nice for special date. Music was nice. Service a little slow.
TheClyde 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
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 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
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
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