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203 Jefferson Street, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403
+1 715-848-2900
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11:00 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Brunch, 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, Wine and Beer
Description: The City Grill is where you can get a good steak but don't need to dress up...
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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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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 menu!

the specials offer something for any taste along with a full menu. Specialty drink from the bar are amazing! For a appetizer try the crab cakes

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
mmd19691007
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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St. Paul, MN
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here as part of a group business dinner. I ordered the salmon and it was a bit dry. The gumbo soup was tasty and I had a bit of another person's dessert and it was OK. I would say the food is average. Service for our group was very good. The bar service, however, was quite slow.

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Thank LoonladyMN
Wausau, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the specials offer something for any taste along with a full menu. Specialty drink from the bar are amazing! For a appetizer try the crab cakes

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Thank mmd19691007
Highland Park, Illinois
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I ordered a meal delivered to my room while staying at the Jefferson Street in. The meal arrived quickly. The meal arrived hot and the beer was cold, all of which was nice. The person delivering it was friendly, polite and efficient. The order was completed correctly. I ordered a New York strip steak that was of average or fair... More 

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Thank AEBlumberg
Wausau, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I found this restaurant to be decorated exquisitely for Christmas. The food was great and the service terrific. I was especially impressed with a bartender by the name of Jenn. She was extremely attentive in spite of a very busy bar. I also enjoyed her sense of humor.

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Thank Charles J
Plover, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We ate here recently and the burger was awesome and the fries were great. The place is decked out for Christmas. It's really very pretty.

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Thank kate2003
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I thought the food was good. I will go back, but i thought it might have been a little over prized, but then again, you're in a hotel.

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1 Thank Loni A
FoodWineLady
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Last year I swore to never eat here again, but was in town on business so thought I'd try it again. The restaurant atmosphere is very nice, quiet, and the Christmas decor gives it a nice elegant feel. The servers are a bit more attentive. But the food is still lacking a bit. The rolls seem pre-fab, as does the... More 

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Thank FoodWineLady
Wausau, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Hostess at the front was rushed, didn't seem very happy & seemed irritated we had walked in at 5.30 without a reservation. Boring menu, same old, same old. My steak was ordered medium came out rare. Average service. Nothing to make me want to go back. If you want more upscale, innovative menu go to Michaels in Rib Mountain.

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

Hello Chris, thank you for your feedback. Sorry to see that you were disappointed with your visit. We worked hard to continually change our menu options, hopefully you find the next changes to be more exciting. Micheals is a great restaurant, another great dining choice. More 

Minocqua, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Average food. Average service. Average bar. Average atmosphere. NOT average prices. Not worth the trip down to Wausau. Won't be coming back. Go to Carmelo's by the ski hill

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

I'm sorry to hear you felt your experience with us was average. I hope you allow us another opportunity to wow you. Carmelo's is another great restaurant choice. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Went here for thanksgiving, half of the group worded the thanksgiving meal, the rest off the dinner menu, and the food was great! The hostess was super friendly and even checked on us throughout the night! Wait staff was great as well. Very nice atmosphere.

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

Hello, Thank you for choosing us to host your family on this years Thanksgiving. We appreciate your feedback and business. Happy Holidays! 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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