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203 Jefferson Street, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403
+1 715-848-2900
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The City Grill is where you can get a good steak but don't need to dress...
The City Grill is where you can get a good steak but don't need to dress up to eat it. Housed in the beautiful downtown Wausau, it's a revolving door of locals seeking fine dining in a trendy atmosphere decorated in local art. The City Grill hosts live music once a week and is a great place to take a date, meet friends for appetizers or just watch the game with friends. And while the fillets and martinis taste top dollar, we promise they won't empty your pocketbook. In addition, City Grill offers banquet facilities, located on the 2nd floor of building. Our professional planners will help you choose the hall to accommodate your guests and will help you plan a personalized reception or meeting. Whether hosting 2 guests or 400, the City Grill & Jefferson Street Inn is the perfect venue for corporate events, board retreats, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, showers, gift openings and brunches. Our personalized service ensures that every detail is carried out according to your specific taste and style.
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food and atmosphere

it has a nice warm décor intimate setting, good food and drinks at a reasonable price just the right size for any occasions

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
770timothy
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Madison, Wisconsin
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English first
Wausau, wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We hosted the Champions of Business event at City Grill, using all the space on the second floor. 260 people with a very detailed list and strict timeline. The ambiance and details of the set-up were excellent. With music, singers, and multiple speakers, everything was executed perfectly with their staff. Menu was Hawaiian Sea Bass, Tenderloin, and a Butternut Ravioli... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I love the City Grill. The hostess Nikki is such a sweetheart and all the staff members have always been extremely nice to me. Their food portions are rather large so I almost always have leftovers. The butternut squash ravioli is delicious and their Friday fish fry special and their prime rib special on Saturday is something definitely worth checking... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stayed at the Jefferson Street in over Mothers Day. We made reservations for the Mothers Day Brunch at the City Grill. We typically are not buffet people, but having ate at the City Grill several times for dinner I was willing to give it a try. It was by far the best buffet I've ever been to. Food was... More 

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Ashley R, General Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Rory- I am delighted to hear our staff make you feel welcomed and you enjoyed our Mothers day brunch. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to your next visit. More 

Oconto, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

One of the best steaks I ever had in a restaurant. Service fast friendly and funny. Able to watch hockey on one TV and baseball on the other. Beer was very cold. Just what I needed to relax.

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Ashley R, General Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hope you visit again soon! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I had Huevos Rancherous and it was delicious. The staff were extremely friendly and we had fast service! I will definitely be back for Sunday breakfast.

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Ashley R, General Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed. We will be added some great new items to Sunday Breakfast menu within the next 30 days. Hope to see you back to try more! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Yogurt, hard boiled eggs, toast/bagels, fruit, coffee/tea served in a small room. Reasonably priced.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

it has a nice warm décor intimate setting, good food and drinks at a reasonable price just the right size for any occasions

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Ashley R, General Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Timothy, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. I appreciate your feedback. We are coming out with an updated beverage menu in March. Looking forward to hear your thoughts on the new drinks, also very reasonably priced. More 

wisconsin
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113 reviews 113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I really enjoy eating here when I am in town. It has a nice quiet atmosphere and really good food. Today I had the blackened walleye sandwich and sweet potato fries. It was delicious. That is why I keep coming back.

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Ashley R, General Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued business. The walleye sandwich is a new addition to our menu, so glad you enjoyed it! More 

Chicago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A 15 minute wait, as told by the hostess, turned into 50 minutes. The hostess lied and took a group ahead of us that complained more than we did. Food was good. Service was very poor. .. the saving grace was the bartender Ellen.. She was overworked all night long and did it with a smile.

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Ashley R, General Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Midrad- I apologize for your long wait to be seated on Sunday evening. Your correct, unfortunately, we were unable to keep up with volume of people we experienced that evening. I assure you this is not our standard level of service. I am delighted that Ellen took care of you! I hope you give us another opportunity to exceed your... More 

Summit Lake, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Have been going to this restaurant for many years. There has been a recent chanted in both the chef and decor for the worse. The quality of the good had declined and the setup of the dining area has been redone to less and open tables. We have stopped going because the food prep and quality has worsened but the... More 

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Ashley R, General Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Hello Sam, We haven't made any recent any changes in our chef or seating arrangement. If there is certain seating that you enjoy, we would certainly accommodate your preference. Please don't hesitate to make a table request that you prefer. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 Jefferson Street, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-848-2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

The City Grill is where you can get a good steak but don't need to dress up to eat it. Housed in the beautiful downtown Wausau, it's a revolving door of locals seeking fine dining in a trendy atmosphere decorated in local art. The City Grill hosts live music once a week and is a great place to take a date, meet friends for appetizers or just watch the game with friends. And while the fillets and martinis taste top dollar, we promise they won't empty your pocketbook. In addition, City Grill offers banquet facilities, located on the 2nd floor of building. Our professional planners will help you choose the hall to accommodate your guests and will help you plan a personalized reception or meeting. Whether hosting 2 guests or 400, the City Grill & Jefferson Street Inn is the perfect venue for corporate events, board retreats, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, showers, gift openings and brunches. Our personalized service ensures that every detail is carried out according to your specific taste and style.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?