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City Grill

203 Jefferson St, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403-5428
+1 715-848-2900
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
203 Jefferson St, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403-5428
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Came here on a Saturday afternoon. Started out at the bar for a couple of drinks and the bruschetta. This is the best bruschetta we've ever had. Finally made it to the dining room after hanging out at the bar. Logan, our server, greeted us...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rberndt
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Great menu ideas, but poor execution and slightly high price. At the price point I expect higher quality.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Timtanic
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We had lunch after hiking & were famished. The pizza was great as were the black bean burgers. Our server was a good sport, taking a lot of kidding from the men folk.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gerri B
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Recently had dinner at City Grill with five acquaintances. I ordered the scallops which were prepared perfectly. Salad was fresh and good blue cheese dressing. The Grill was very busy that evening, but no delay in serving our group. The waitress was pleasant and knowledgeable...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Hunter2268
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We were staying at the Jefferson Inn and needed a place to eat on the day we got there. Family was meeting us and it was easy to eat in the hotel. I didn't expect much since it was a hotel restaurant but we were...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Chris8329
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Very nice! Only problem is the parking....very problematic. Lunch visit with friends. Decor is very nice and service by Amanda excellent! Food was delicious.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GusGoose
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Servers were pleasant, but service was on the slow side, we waited almost 20 mins between soup/salad and entree courses. Food was OK if not great, as if it had been sitting under a warming light for awhile. Reuben bread was soggy, fries warm but...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Richard N
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Yes, my title is recommendation of the rib eye. It was so tender and tasty. I always get mine medium-well which is usually against the chef's recommendation, but it's how I like it done. So worth it!!! We ordered it over the phone and went...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 38kristys
Reviewed February 8, 2018

We were on a short visit to Wausau and stayed at the Jefferson Street Inn. After shopping we went to check out the City Grill. Happy Hour was on and the bartender, Rachael made a big impression. She was so friendly and fast that she...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Ken B
Kasey T, Public Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Thanks for the great review!! We will pass your kind words along to Rachael, we hope you come back soon!

Reviewed February 5, 2018

Got great service from waitress rose. I had the veal chop which was tasty and loaded with gorgonzola cheese. Vegetables were particularly good, especially the asparagus. Wife had the seabass which was prepared perfectly. We really enjoyed our time at this place. The bar atmosphere...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank CaribbeanDreamz
Kasey T, Public Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Thanks so much for the great review! We will pass it along to Rose! We hope you come back!

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Jo G
November 16, 2017|
Response from mkewest | Reviewed this property |
My best advice would be to call them at 715.848.2900
September 7, 2016|
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Response from Ashley R | Property representative |
Hi Terry, We are working on a separate gluten free menu. However, right now, we have gluten friendly items on our regular menu identified by (GF). There are also regular items that we can make gluten friendly per request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Jefferson St, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403-5428
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-848-2900
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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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