Hilton Garden Inn Mercer University
People are often surprised to hear that some of the best meals that I have had were at hotels. This is why my husband and I decided to have dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn Mercer University. The atmosphere was nice, and is what you would expect from a newly renovated Hilton brand hotel. I expected the food to be good, but the meal we had was FAR beyond that. It was amazing. We both ordered the special, which were Turkey Meatloaf w/mashed Potatoes and English peas. It is rare to find a restaurant that serves turkey meatloaf, so this was a plus for me since I don’t eat beef or pork. The food was cooked to perfection, and had that home-made taste to it.
We were so impressed with the food, staff, and service, that we held a catered event in the ballroom several months later. For the catered event, the Hilton created the following menu for our guests:
- Mixed salad
- Herbed chicken
- Baked macaroni and cheese
- Sweet potato soufflé
- Steamed seasonal vegetables
- Assorted rolls
Again the food was amazing, and our guests ate EVERYTHING! No really, not one piece of food was spared. I am beginning to think that the catering department has rounded up all the grannies in Macon-Bibb County and hired them to cook the food. The sweet potato soufflé had the perfect amount of sweetness, and was served without marshmallows. Don’t stone me, but I hate marshmallows on sweet potato soufflé. The macaroni and cheese, was traditionally made and baked in a creamy cheese sauce.
The pricing was very reasonable for both regular dining, and catered events, and they also have a full-service bar for alcoholic beverages. This restaurant should definitely be added to your “must try” list.