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City Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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203 Jefferson Street, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403
+1 715-848-2900
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you just want to relax for a cocktail or have a nice meal City Grill will deliver. Bartenders are always friendly and they can make a great vodka martini. The food isn't your classic mid-west meat and potato dishes. The food is creative and delicious. The only downside is at my most recent visit there was not a vegetarian... More 

Thank Jennifer K
Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rachel served cold drinks,with a smile and kept our glasses full,dinner was served hot fresh and very tasty.Just a great place for an evening out with friends....Try City Grill,you will love it

Thank Tim B
Iron Mountain, Michigan
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 3 people working when we arrived for breakfast. A young girl at the front desk, a bartender and a waitress and not one of them took any initiative to wait/serve us. It was not busy at all so I'm not really sure what was going on.....It was very awkward.

Thank Luv2Travel42339
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding reception catered by City Grille. We also visit the restaurant once a month on Thursdays for date night. That is 2 entrees, 1 appetizer, 1 bottle of wine and dessert for $45. The chef always has an amazing selection to choose from. The service is great..we really like it!

Thank Monica A
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bigger city feel to local restaurant only a long block from Grand Theater. Nice variety on light menu, which is available after an event at The Grand. Eye-appealing plate presentation.Hearty portions. Substantial wine list, variety of scotches and reasonably-price martinis. Interesting, artistic decor. Friendly staff.

Thank Julie B
Wausau, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A Monday night with a theatre event going on in downtown Wausau so it was busy. Arrived a few minutes early for a 6 pm reservation and the hostess, who as I've previously commented on, has not improved her 'people' skills had us sit at the bar bc the table was not ready. She was neither pleasant or welcoming. Once... More 

Thank Chris G
Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A bit unusual for us to go to a restaurant on Christmas; we wanted a special meal and City Grill came through with an excellent experience! As one of the few dining choices on Christmas in Wausau, service was a bit more leisurely than normal but still friendly, attentive and expert! One downside- the risotto while tasty, was served mushy.... More 

Thank coptrdrivr
Plover, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We like the environment at City Grill and eaten there a couple of times. We were there on this Christmas Eve without reservations and so ate in the bar area which was fine. My wife had the tenderloin filet with stuffed shrimp. Her steak was only warm and her filet was not very thick or large although it was tasty,... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We enjoy the friendly service and overall ambiance of City Grill, and visit regularly for both business and pleasure. A favorite treat are their hand muddled old-fashioned cocktails and house made bleu chips.

Thank Bolds_1
Granton, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Every time I use the Jefferson Street Inn and City Grill for my company, they do a great job. Jaime in events goes above and beyond.

Thank Granton5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Jefferson Street, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, WI 54403
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-848-2900
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?