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203 Jefferson St, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403
(715) 848-2900
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Ranked #26 of 135 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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English first
wisconsin
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Chicago
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 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 

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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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