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Scott's Downtown

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131 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501-3706 (West Academy Street)
770-536-1111
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Casual Fine Dining in a comfortable atmosphere is the best way to describe...
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!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice!

We enjoyed a nice evening of appetizers, salads and a bottle of wine. The food was great, especially the fried oysters with a garlic cream sauce and the lobster with asparagus bruschetta. We were not real thrilled with calamari but the addition of the fried lemon was awesome! I will try that at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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Gainesville, Georgia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Relaxing spot with great signature cocktails. The French Pear martini is a favorite. We shared fried oysters (awesome), the spinach artichoke dip (best anywhere) and the truffle fries. Also had lamb chops and risotto. It was all amazing.

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Cleveland, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner here. Great service and food. Finished up our bottle of wine in the lounge which is cozy and very nice. One of the best places that we have dined in a while. We are definitely going back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My wife and I had a very enjoyable dining experience here yesterday. I made reservations and let them know we were celebrating our anniversary. We were pleasantly delighted when they seated us in a very cozy 2 person table that offered us some privacy. Our appetizer was comprised of the tuna & crab tower. The tuna was sushi grade and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Last night I had the creamy spinach risotto and it was divine! The lounge menu is excellent and Jan the bartender is great at suggesting libations. She really knows her stuff! The wine list has something for everybody. Happy hour is fun filled with friendly faces. Give it a try if you haven't already.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Food was very good and the service was great. Private room was a bit crowded for our group of about 20 and also a bit noisy since there was no sound absorbency in the room. I would go back anytime.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to Scott's on our first date- we're going back for Valentine's Day. The love harp music and alcove dining makes Scott's the most romantic place ever! The food was delicious. I had the sea bass & my husband had a steak- the best! I can not wait to go back.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a great restaurant if you want be able to talk to your lunching companions. Most downtown Gainesville places are too loud to be able to be heard. Food is excellent, if a little fancier than my usual hamburger and therefore a bit more pricey than that hamburger as well. Great place to go on occasion!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We throughly enjoyed both our meals and the wait staff was excellent! I had the pappardel with lobster and it was one of the best dishes I have had in a long time! The atmosphere was casual. Would highly recommend!

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Nice, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice evening of appetizers, salads and a bottle of wine. The food was great, especially the fried oysters with a garlic cream sauce and the lobster with asparagus bruschetta. We were not real thrilled with calamari but the addition of the fried lemon was awesome! I will try that at home! The wait staff and atmosphere was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Asked for a dinner recommendation at our hotel and was provide with this restaurant. Casual fine dining at its best. A must try.

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Additional Information about Scott's Downtown

Address: 131 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501-3706
Phone Number: 770-536-1111
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $31 to $50

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501-3706
    (West Academy Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 770-536-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

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!
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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