Vintage Restaurant & Bar
Vintage Restaurant & Bar has been a well-kept secret when it comes to dining in Macon, Ga. Being located at the Marriott Macon Hotel might have contributed to the secret status, because most people don’t automatically associate hotels with quality dining experiences. Rest assured, Vintage is the exception and not the rule for hotel dining. When you first walk into Vintage you are welcomed by a modern architecture, warm colors and beautiful decor.
Vintage features a diverse menu with all kinds of options from fresh farm to table burgers to an all you can eat salad bar. I had their salad bar, which consisted of all fresh farm-to-table produce, homemade dressings and all sorts of toppings like chopped ham, chopped turkey, blue cheese crumbles, sun dried tomatoes and so much more. They will even grill you up some chicken, steak or salmon if you want that on your salad. Here’s the cool part: you grab a big metal bowl, put all your fixings in going down the bar and when you get to the end, one of the friendly staff members will take your creation add whatever dressing you like, I had to taste 3 dressings before I decided, because I loved all of them! The staff will top your salad with the dressing of your choice, toss it up for you, and plate it. Along with the salad bar, they had a chicken soup that smelled amazing; I just didn’t have enough hands to carry it all back to the table. So I settled on my salad and a little dish of pasta salad.
After that awesome salad, they had a small dessert that comes with the salad bar, mine was a Key Lime Shooter. OH heaven! It was the best balance of sweet and tart I’ve had in a long time, put in a little cup with pieces of graham cracker crust mixed in and a dollop of whip cream seals the deal. I already told the wait staff to expect to see my smiling face again, because the salad bar can’t be beat. I’m sure I’ll try other things on the menu, but it’s so hard to find a really good salad bar. Looks like I’ve finally found one. Go give Vintage a try. You won’t be sorry!
Macon Marriott City Center
240 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217