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“Great Food - Slow Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Grand Dining Room

Grand Dining Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $60
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel Grand Dining Room continues to be the scene of social gatherings and gourmet experiences. Beautifully restored in the Victorian mode, the room is dominated by Ionic columns and gleaming white woodwork. Three handsome fireplaces, complete with intricately carved mantle pieces and marble surrounds, add warmth and cheer on a winter’s day. The lawns and the river can be seen through expansive windows, and the first blossoms of crepe myrtle and magnolia trees color the landscape in early spring. The glow of candlelight and piano music create an atmosphere of romance and anticipation of the gourmet meal to come. A cause celebre in Southern Georgia dining is the Grand Dining Room’s Sunday brunch, a culinary and visual delight. The last Sunday of most months boasts Sunday Dinner Dance with gourmet dining and ballroom dancing.
Broomfield, Colorado
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Food - Slow Service”
Reviewed August 10, 2010

We dined here one night during our stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel and even though they could not find our reservation for 10; they were more than obliging in seating our group. (It turned out the reservation was made for the wrong night.) The food was delicious; however, it took almost 2 hours to get our main course, my nine year old son was practically falling asleep when the food finally arrived.
The service was excellent; we had the same waiter from the previous night at Crane Cottage.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch - Good”
Reviewed May 31, 2010

Not sure about evening meals, but would definitely recommend the Sunday Bruch.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Fantastic brunch”
Reviewed April 9, 2010

Although we did not eat dinner in the Grand Dining Room, we loved being in the beautiful room for our other two meals served by professional and warm staff. Dinner is very formal, but lunch is casual.

I've seen hotels that want $25 for coffee, juice and croissant. For Sunday brunch here, you get a glass of champagne, a carving station, omelet station, piles of boiled shrimp and crab, homemade biscuits and pastries, cheeses and desserts, and a wide assortment of hot dishes--breakfast foods and entrees and fish. All for $25. Ensure you have a reservation for brunch and a good appetite.

At lunch we found the crab cakes and Cobb salad to be very satisfying, each around $13

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Marlton, New Jersey
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641 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
“Really Loved the Atmosphere Here”
Reviewed February 25, 2010

I had the breakfast brunch here on New Year's Day. It was a great value for only $9.50, I believe. The waiters were very attentive. I can't remember exactly what they offered, but I believe it was pancakes, eggs, bacon, yogurt as well as some other selections. I liked that it felt very elegant.

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Athens,GA
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8 reviews
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“A great meal everytime we've been”
Reviewed October 15, 2009

I have eaten several times in the Grand Dining room and have always had great service and food. We usually try to get Bruce's section, but all the staff has been great. The food has always been very good and not over cooked. The rack of lamb is a favorite and has never disappointed. To the naysayers, I guess they don't go to nice restaurants often, and when they do they must expect a cirque du soleil show to be included. If your a big fan of Outback Steakhouse, you will not like The Grand Dining room. It's not all salt, sugar, fat, and waiters singing un-enthusiastic birthday songs.

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