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203 Jefferson St, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403
(715) 848-2900
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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 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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    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 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
13 helpful votes 13 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 Grille, 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
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 Grille, 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 Grille, 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
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 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 Grille, 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 

FoodWineLady
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 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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Ashley R, General Manager at City Grille, responded to this review

I am disappointed that your experience was less then impressive. We strive to prepare the best dishes using the freshest ingredients which does come at a higher price point. The Caprese Salad with the poached tomato is one of our best sellers so I am surprised you were dis-satisfied. In regards to the sun dried tomato spread, we certainly have... More 

Schofield, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Ashley R, General Manager at City Grille, responded to this review

Smokey- I apologize you and your date left hungry. We bring in the freshest ingredients to make our items from scratch, including cutting our own steaks to ensure the highest quality available. I hope you give us another opportunity to showcase our other great menu items. I would suggest our Thursday Date Night special. We feature a special date night... More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 Jefferson St, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: (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 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.
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

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