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Scott's Downtown

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131 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501-3607 (West Academy Street)
+1 770-536-1111
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Braselton, Georgia, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is the best place to eat in Gainesville. In fact it might be the best place to eat in all of North Georgia. The food is all excellent. Everything from the appetizers to all of the main menu items are very good. If you go to the bar they have a bar menu and those items are very... More 

Thank Roberto V
Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first outing to Scott's Downtown Gainesville was very memorable! The roomy dining area was private enough but using one of the alcoves for 2 was ultra quiet and very romantic. (Pay attention to your date and the reward will come!) Wonderful appetizers, steaks and sides including brussel sprouts, parmessean risotto and creamed spinach made the dinner one of the... More 

Thank SlickEagle
Atlanta, Georgia
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited here on a Saturday night around 7. It wasn't very busy (even in the main dining room). We sat at the bar and ordered a few appetizers. They were all good, however the stuffed avocado was phenomenal. I would return just for that! Our service was good and we enjoyed the atmosphere. We will return.

Thank Atlanta-Folks
Hayesville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

While visiting Gainesville, Ga. we arrived at this fine dining restaurant. After eatin BBQ, and country cooking it was nice to find a fine dining restaurant; we were pleasantly surprised. We use TripAdvisor to locate restaurants and most of the time they never fail us. The zesty tomato bisque and glazed chicken breast along with salad was very good. We... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

While looking for nearby restaurants while in Gainesville, we found reviews of Scott's on the Square and it was recommended by a few people in town. The restaurant is beautiful in a historic building with tall ceilings and plenty of space. We went for lunch and the reception staff and our waiter, Jeffry were friendly and service was excellent. We... More 

Thank NKen
Hoschton, Georgia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Scott's is always our 'go to' place to celebrate special occasions. We love the quiet, fine dining atmosphere and the food is outstanding. We have been for Easter brunch and dinner several times.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The 10 of us were in town and headed to Scott's on Saturday night. This is a tough crew, so having made the reservation, I was a little concerned. The food and the atmosphere were great. Although the service was a little slow in the beginning, the waiter picked up the pace and it was great.

Thank JJ-Westborough
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Pros: 1. Fantastic food! Steaks & Salmon are second to none! 2. Great location in quiet, subtle downtown Gainesville, GA. 3. Clean, refreshing atmosphere, great for large parties or small romantic dates 4. Great prices. For the quality of food and the overall experience, I expected to pay more, when compared to restaurants in Atlanta (40 miles South). Cons: NONE!... More 

Thank twillis600
Braselton, Georgia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We have been to Scott's many times and enjoyed. But tonight, although the harpist was the best and ambiance always good along with the "private cubby" that is always great, the entrees simply didn't measure up. I had the special 5 Crab Imperial Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp with Andouille sausage with a sundries tomato cream sauce and my spouse had the... More 

Thank Carole G
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

From the seating, ambiance, meal and pricing, Scott's on the square is 1st class !! We were two couples celebrating wedding anniversaries. Our table for four was fairly private, set up and apart from others. We did not ever feel rushed and were given time for lively conversation between our courses. We would definitely consider another "special" visit !

Thank cheribourchier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501-3607
    (West Academy Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 770-536-1111
Casual Fine Dining in a comfortable atmosphere is the best way to describe Gainesville's premier Downtown eatery. Great food prepared with attention to detail, an unparalleled wine list and the best wait staff North of Atlanta are some of the hallmarks of Scott's. We are located in downtown Gainesville in the historic Pilgrim Estes building. Our menu offers a wide range of choices from USDA Prime, hand cut steaks, the freshest seafood and local produce with seasonally inspired weekly specials. With a wine list of over 150 wines,many by the glass you will certainly be able to find a perfect match for your menu selection. Enjoy one of our five private dining rooms for two to celebrate that special occasion or one of our larger rooms for social and business events. We have dinner hours, live entertainment on the weekends and lunch hours during the week. Our new bar and lounge is now opened! We are Atlanta & North Georgia's best kept secret!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?