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City Grille

203 Jefferson St, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403
(715) 848-2900
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Ranked #22 of 133 Restaurants in Wausau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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 in 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 or just watch the game with friends. And while the fillets and martinis taste top dollar, we promise they won't empty your pocketbook.
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FoodWineLady
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I ate here while in town for business and was very disappointed. Very expensive for the area, and for the quality and quantity of food provided. The $9 caprese salad came with an extremely unripe flavorless whole peeled roma tomato (inedible), old and dry 'fresh' mozzarella cheese, and a greasy parmesan cheese round (inedible). The basalmic goo wasn't useful. The... More 

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Schofield, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place used to be our favorite until they hired a new chef. What a joke it is now! The menu is limited , high priced and not so good. The food is marginal at very best. The wait staff on the other hand could not be better. They should not have to apologize for a chef who has no... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My date and I ordered the 6oz. fillet. Her steak was clearly much larger than mine for some reason. Good steaks- not real flavorful but tender. Her fingerling potatoes and my risotto were unseasoned and blah. We each got about 8 green beans for the veggie and we were asked if we wanted soup or salad so we both ordered... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This still remains my preferred place for business dinners, and occasional weekend lunches with my family. Great food and service, excellent business setting....just feels right. If guests are staying overnight, the Jefferson Inn is right there, and it's among the best places to stay in Wausau. Pricing on the upper end, in the business setting probably around $50-75/person with appetizers... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great idea on the part of the Restaurant! Thursday evenings a special chefs menu is available! $45 for a couple! A bottle of house Wine- an appetizer- 2 entrees and dessert! The tempura broccoli was delicious! The entrees were a seafood choice- or a chicken choice or a red meat. All four of us liked our selection- generous portion and... More 

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

Thank you for the great review JT. So excited to hear your enjoying our date night! Another great upcoming opportunity for a night out is our upcoming Central Waters Beer Dinner in December. More 

Milton
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I shared a plate of cheddar chips with my friend and we loved them. From scratch chips with cheese, bacon and other toppings, Yummy. Great service and friendly staff.

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

Thank you for your great comments! We recently added the cheddar chips as a change up from our classic blue chips. So glad to hear you enjoy them. More 

Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I was staying in house at The Jefferson and the City Grille is downstairs attached to the lobby. The menu had a lot of variety and offered room service, which was a plus after a long day travelling! The portions were very generous and the food was delicious (I had a pasta dish and the house made potato chips with... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The City Grille is a great place to go for any occasion - date night, girls night out, after-work cocktails, late-night indulgence... They have an excellent menu consisting of higher-class fare but you MUST order the blue chips, trust me, you will not be disappointed! A mound of homemade potato chips smothered in a blue cheese sauce and topped with... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. We recently added Cheddar Chips to our menu, another great option. We will be featuring them at our Girls Are Meaner event next Friday. Hope to see you there. More 

NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

the ahi tuna was seared to perfection. The cherry and green apple vodka with club soda was delicious. Their lobster salad was incredible. My chicken piccata was amazing. Everything that touched my lips was worth devouring.

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Schofield, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We used to go here every Sunday evening. They changed the staff and menu and will not see us again! Food is not good at all and the things We enjoyed the most are gone.

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Additional Information about City Grille

Address: 203 Jefferson St, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403
Phone Number: (715) 848-2900
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 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
Cuisine: American

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