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City Grill

203 Jefferson St, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403-5428
+1 715-848-2900
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“risotto” (9 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
“sea bass” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
203 Jefferson St, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403-5428
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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

Thank Kristy S
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

Thank greenlaker2015
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

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!

Reviewed January 28, 2018

As local residents, my fiance and I have always make City Grill a place to treat ourselves. The atmosphere is wonderful, drinks are tasty, and the food is always very well prepared and exceeds expectation! Our last visit on Saturday, January 27th seemed to be...More

Thank sherfinsol
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I stopped for lunch. Got the blt, chicken sandwich and French onion soup. Food was delicious and also had nice atmosphere.

Thank Shena D
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

We usually go here for a glass of wine and appetizers although we’ve eaten here too and they have great food. And definitely an upscale atmosphere.

Thank Troy Celena S
Reviewed January 6, 2018

We had the best time tonight at City Grill for our mother’s 90th birthday. From the moment I made reservation for our party of 11, the hostess took extra time to make our table festive and our server was AWESOME!!! Thank you to our server...More

Thank mary g
Kasey T, Public Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Mary! Thanks so much for your lovely review!! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Mother's 90th birthday party. We really appreciate you celebrating at the City Grill!

Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Came into town to ski Granite Peak. Had dinner on Friday night here for my birthday. The hostess and our server were both super friendly and nice. As a family we had a fish fry meal, the tenderloin, scallops and the jambalaya. We loved the...More

Thank Nikki H
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed an elegant tasty meal. The restaurant was decorated with elegance for Christmas. Prompt service abd excellent food

Thank Sue S
Reviewed December 21, 2017

the service was over all ok. the food how ever took forever and it was such a small portion. almost need to order two servings. this is not a place i would return to or recommend to a friend. really had higher expectations when we...More

Thank tinabR967BD
Kasey T, Public Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Sorry to hear that the food took to long and that you were not impressed with the portion sizes! We change the menu often, so we hope you come back to try some other dishes!

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Questions & Answers
Jo G
November 16, 2017|
Response from mkewest | Reviewed this property |
My best advice would be to call them at 715.848.2900
Terry '
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
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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