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How would you rate Georgia Brown's Restaurant?
Here is a secret: Georgia Brown's Sunday Jazz Brunch. For $40 a person, it may seem like a steep price but if you do it right it is worth every penny. The brunch consists of Acts. Act 1 is a buffet of your usual brunch items fruit, eggs, bacon and an omelette station. Repeat Act 1 as many times as you can all while listening to a live jazz band. For Act 2, select something like the Fried Cornmeal Crusted Catfish or Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken and get it to go. That's right, guess what you are having for dinner. For Act 3, eat some desserts, I really can't remember any particular dessert. Remember you can't take the buffet items home. Also, the Georgia Peach Martinis are stronger than they look.
I went to Georgia Brown's for dinner on a Friday night with 2 friends. Our server was really great...he was super friendly and entertaining (bob I think was his name). I expected more from the food for the price. We got fried catfish fingers and fried green tomatoes for our appetizer. The fried green tomatoes were tasteless and cut too thick. The catfish fingers were tasty, probably the tastiest thing I had all night.
For dinner I got brussels sprouts and crab cakes. The Brussels sprouts were good and the crab cakes average. Not sure if I will be returning here again.
This is an upscale restaurant with good food and decent prices, given the decor. I found it odd that our food was served so quickly after we ordered; they must not cook to order. Otherwise, no complaints!
My review may be a bit critical, only because I've been to a lot of restaurants. Nice atmosphere, love the food, but it was not add hot add you would expect a plate of food to be. My pork chop had no flavor other than the char from the grill. Brussels sprouts were firm not much seasoning and the sweet potatoes were just ok. Honestly, G'S has nothing on Maxie's in Milwaukee food wise.
GB's does a great brunch, and sitting on the patio is a must. The park view is really nice. I could eat the peach cobbler for the rest of my life.
The food left a lot to be desired. I had the cornmeal catfish with spinach and mac & cheese. The fish had no taste, the spinach was okay but needed some seasoning and the mac & cheese needed a lot of help. I was totally disappointed because I was really looking forward to having an excellent meal. I forfeited have lunch in order to have room to eat dessert which was the peach cobbler with Vanilla bean ice cream. Ice cream doesn’t require any preparing so it was good but the peach cobbler was whole another story. The crust tasted like wood and the peaches were not sweet. Let me just say if you want to throw away your money go to Georgia Brown but if you want to save you money don’t go to Georgia Brown. I would actually say that MacDonald’s would be a better option for a good meal and for me that’s saying a lot because I don’t eat MacDonald’s.
Georgia Brown's jazz brunch is a DC institution. Definitely on the pricey side (and a little dressy to boot), the meal is prix fixe including the buffet (including omelette bar), an entree, and a dessert buffet (including a chocolate fountain). I've never understood the entree, as many people will order at the end of their buffet and simply get it wrapped to go. But all of the food is delicious, my favorite being the french toast.
The jazz is entertaining as well. It is up tempo in the background without trying to be a night club or drown out dinner conversation. You don't have to shout to the people at your table, but also won't hear the kids at the table next to you.
The staff are friendly and attentive. As someone who is often "thirsty" at brunch, I've found the bottomless mimosas/screwdrivers are well attended to.
Fine southern Dining was just fine. I was really excited when my friend and I decided to come here for restaurant week. The first thing I noticed were the different smells that hit you when you walk through to be seated. Some good and some just took me a back. When we were seated, I could already tell that the conversation between my friend and I were going to have to shout to chat. It was rather noisy between the people and music. I also realized how busy it was, it seemed like a lot of workers running around every where.
We decided to share the Fried green tomatoes, deviled egg, fried chicken and Gumbo. For dessert we got the peach cobbler.
I was rather unimpressed with the deviled egg. The white part seemed dry and aged. The yolk looked dry and looked as if it was prepared several days prior and just waiting to be eaten. Taste wise, it was okay.
The fried green tomato was really good, it was a good texture, and the tomato fondue was good and the green Tomato Relish it came with worked well as a whole.
The gumbo was just okay. I was expecting more being a southern cuisine. It felt like it lacked real robust flavor, even the andouille sausage was okay, which is weird because i usually like it. My friend felt that she got bites of good and bites of okay. I just wanted bites of great...It was suppose to have Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Crab, Chicken and Duck Confit which made me feel like i got almost nothing of each protein.
The fried chicken was cooked well. I did not feel like it was dry. If you want it really crispy you better eat it fast though. The collard greens that came on the side were very unappetizing. There a small amount of smashed Redskin Potatoes, which i think was good, but not enough of it was on the plate for me to gauge how good.
The dessert was just okay. I love peaches and cobblers, but i thought i could make a better one at home. There was too much of the Cinnamon Whipped Cream.
Additionally, i felt rushed by the server as i know it was restaurant week and they are trying to seat as many people as possible. In addition, it was so loud that i had a hard time communicating with the waiter and vis versa.
I prob won't come back, but glad i checked it off my list.
Their $25 three course lunch is a good deal if you have the time. Service was good and friendly. Food came out fairly quickly. Cornbread and biscuits on the table while you wait - both fantastic. Disappointed with the fried green tomatoes as they tasted canned but my pea cakes were delish (but the rice they come with is meh - I would try and swap it for another side if you can). Ended up taking dessert home as it all works out to be a lot of food!
The two dishes my boyfriend and I got for dinner during the week were alright but nothing spectacular. I did get a really good Georgia peach martini which was perfect as an after work cocktail. We then got the shrimp and grits and the gumbo for dinner which sadly did not live up to the expectations we had and was very anticlimactic after sipping on such a good martini.
My husband and I went last night around 8:00. I would like to say thank you to our waiter Mario! He was awesome! First, the biscuit and cornbread with peach-butter was great!!!!! I could eat that all night!!! I had the SOUR & SPICE PORK CHOP and it was good. I had the pork chop medium well so it was not as juicy as I would have liked. My sides were brussels sprouts were good but they needed to be fried a little longer. The honey laces yams and pecans were awesome! I saw a comment about the desert (Peach Cobbler). I had a different version! It was great. Ice cream was on top of hot peach cobbler glazed with honey or caramel. It was great without the crunch though. It was what I call boujie (up-scale) cobbler. Even though it was good to me, everyone might not be able to enjoy the up scale version as apposed to the classic peach cobbler with the same ice cream though. I thought it was nice of the Chef to come out hear my critique about the cobbler. My husband had the Smoked Ribs and they were great! He had the collards, they were ok..not my taste. He liked them. The Ribs are new on the menu. They were getting ready to close and they treated us like they were just opening for the day. I give a 5 star for service and a 4 star for the food. I would go back around the same time of day. I don't like crowds. It was very intimate for my husband and I. Oh, the Cornmeal Crusted Catfish Fingers were great....the Cole Slaw was great! I could eat that all night.
This is our go-to DC resto for southern/low-country comfort food. Comfort starts with the complimentary cornbread "rolls" reminiscent of a cigar stogie. Then on to the gumbo (served meaty and hearty with okra, the proper way!) and fried green tomatoes. Dinner is complimented nicely with their own version of a sazerac and an old-fashioned. Reservations recommended especially closer to the weekend. Service can be hit-or-miss, although our last visit (Dec'14) was nicely enhanced by professional, friendly service with a great sense of humour.
I went in dressed in slacks (not jeans) with a top, and felt under dressed. The server was attentive asking if I'd ever been there before (I hadn't). He explained how the buffet worked, and invited me to help myself. I didn't care for the grits, I wish the shrimp would have been peeled. The breakfast potatoes looked disgusting. There were a couple of other non descript unlabled dishes that I was afraid to try. The roast beef and ham were very good as was the bacon. I had an omlette which was fine. All together, I didn't feel like I got that great of a value for $42. I don't know that I would come back.
This would be my second time at Georgia Browns. Our valentines day could not have been more tasty.
First the Inspiration:
We shared the Crab Cake App: The presentation was spot on very fresh and unique. The first bite I took was of the Hominy Choux. A fresh burst of flavor w/ celery, tomato, red pepper, green pepper and what I think was corn meal dumplings. The combination was amazing I felt like my palate was exploring threw a garden of brightness with the creole remoulade. Then came the crab cake. It melted in my mouth, hardly any filler if not any at all and the remoulade complimented the crab VERY well. Great flavors
I had the devil shrimp. THIS WAS AMAZING. The shrimp had a clearness as if it had just been pulled from the ocean. Spiced just right with the mouth watering crab on top, to die for. Then came the sautéed spinach with and Macaroni and cheese mixed together was like heaven with the lobster nage dripping from each bite giving a tangy semi spicy bite.
As always the peach cobbler. As I was reading other reviews many were stating that this was not sweet enough, I gather the idea for this dish was to pull together the natural sweetness of the peach and oatmeal crumble while the ice cream as an added sweeter to set the balance just right when combined together and for me it did just that. Great job.
Excellent food by Bryan Yealy. My two times of being here you have yet to displease and always impressed. I look forward to more flavors from Georgia Browns.
Went for dinner on a Saturday with a 5:45 reservation and had no problem. We'd never been to this downtown area before, so the fact there are two 15th streets threw us off at first. It's on the 15th/Vermont 15th street, LOL. Freaking DC.
Anyway, it's comparatively priced as far as DC goes (expensive) but worth it, a way to treat yourself once in awhile. Shrimp & Grits was delicious, the grits absolutely fantastic. Our server was helpful and attentive, and patient while we waited for the third person in our trio to arrive.
Only slip up was not getting 3 bread plates to eat our biscuits, so we shared the one. Otherwise, a perfect evening! Definitely will come back again.
Excellent service, portions are ample and the decor is very crisp. The food was tasty and with a decent wine list. No complaints and would recommend it.
The service was really very good but the food was only mediocre. I've heard such great things about Georgia Browns, and there certainly wasn't anything wrong with the food, it was just nothing special. Would return for drinks as the cocktails were good.
Got the country fried chicken, mashed potatoes and collard greens. (Super good!) Pretty pricey. Food 5 stars, price 2 stars.
I ate at this restaurant on New Year's Eve.... I have eaten at this restaurant over 5 times in the past and have enjoyed my meal every time. On this occasion the food was not good.... I had the pork chops and ordered them well....when I cut into the pork chops, it was red portions inside the pork chop.
I then ordered the peach cobbler...this had no taste and was not sweet, it also had a "bready" tasting topping on it that had no flavor. I have never had a peach cobbler that was not sweet and this bland....do not order this dessert.
My friend ordered the crab cakes and she stated that there were pieces of crab shells in her crab cake.
The table next to me, the guests had just left and a worker of the restaurant was resetting the table; the worker must have seen something dirty on the plate she was setting, and instead of getting a new clean plate, the worker scraped what was ever on the plate off with her finger, then placed the plate on the table.
Lets just say, I was not happy with my time at this restaurant and although I gave this restaurant rave reviews to my friends in the past, I will no longer give such reviews and will not be back to this restaurant.
I'm not a big fan of chicken, but Georgia Brown's makes me want to eat chicken, that's how delicious it is!!! I am such a big fan--- they just do fried chicken perfectly!
The food is absolutely delectable...I went to dinner to celebrate Best Friends' Day, and I had such a great time. My friend had the crab cakes and it tasted divine. The grape slaw had the right amount of acidity to balance out the creamy goodness of the gigantic crab cake! Yum yum yum!!! It was perfect with the Cherry Blossom Martini and the Riesling for Washington State :)
And as for dessert...ORDER THE COCONUT CREME CAKE! Every bite is ecstasy! See photo :)
*mouth waters* NOM!
Okay...seriously though, important tip: the food in Georgia Brown's is PERFECT but they give HUGE portions, so share it or get a doggie bag :)
As for the staff, everyone is just really friendly and sweet. Our server came back twice and was like, "you said you wanted this right? ha ha ha." The rapport was just so genuine and warm, we got sidetracked with little extra conversations.
Everything was just amazing during my visit there!!! There's scrumptious genuine Southern food and authentic Southern hospitality! I cannot wait to go back again!!!
Let me preface by saying that I don't know or have really experienced true Southern cooking, so my opinion is simply that.
That being said, I was pretty disappointed with the food that I ordered. Maybe the other dishes are fantastic, but I really had some high expectations for this place.
I had the fried green tomatoes which was okay. The pickles added a nice kick, but I really think the cream cheese filling was too much and took away the tanginess that I would have expected from an unripe tomato. I removed most of the cream cheese and the dish was instantly that much better.
I also had the buttermilk fried chicken, and I must say I was rather disappointed as it was really bland (this was the dish I was most looking forward to). I had to dip it in the gravy to get some flavor, but after a while, I really felt like I shouldn't have to just to get something out of the fried chicken. The chicken was cooked perfectly, but I think it was simply the breading that didn't have much flavor. I generally love collard greens, but found these to be overly salty. The redskin potatoes were pretty much the best thing on the dish - very flavorful and creamy, it didn't require the gravy one bit.
I only had one bite of the berry cobbler, but I can tell that I would have loved it for the crust. The crust is very doughy, almost like that in a chicken pot pie. I definitely prefer this over the flaky type.
The service was what I would expect from an upscale DC restaurant - hospitable and prompt.
When does it bring you joy to look at a two month old credit card slip? When you enjoyed the oysters and a citrus mojito at Georgia Brown's in mid-June and scribbled "yumm!" on the slip.
A fine stop during a humid evening in the Capitol.
I had to eat a good and filling lunch before boarding flight to Portland. I was skeptical due to my Indian tongue. ordered the lamb chops in their menu. Just requested to replace the mash potatoes with red rice.
it was amazing.
What can I say, good food and serivce aren't the only things that make a great restaurant experience. .management is key...we had the misfortune of having bleach get on our daughter's brand new Georgetown tshirt in the bathroom..we brought it to the attention of the management ...no apology. .just asked for cost of shrits...left us sitting at our table for over 20minutes. .even our server was at a loss to what was going on..when management did reappear she just laid the money on the table and walked away...she was cold and unsympathetic..
Great fried chicken livers, fried chicken and waffles! A nice local spot convenient to downtown and right on the bus/metro lines.
Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Friendly and professional staff
Pros: Live Jazz Band for Sunday Brunch, Waffles, and Variety of Brunch Food, Service
Cons: Price (Y'all Know You're Wrong for Having a $50 Brunch!)
One of my girlfriends and I had a catch-up brunch date here at Georgia Brown's on a rainy day. Luckily, I made reservations on OpenTable, so I had no issue finding an awesome seat--they got us a seat right up front near the jazz band. In hindsight, I probably wouldn't do that again because I had a hard time hearing my friend at times. However, they sang alllllll of my jams, so I definitely loved their presence! I love their Southern food, excellent service, and gorgeous decor. My server was on that water game! Like I would look up and that bad boy was filled #ohyes.
My biggest complaint comes from the fact that it's so expensive for brunch ($41.95 excluding drinks) and bottomless mimosas/bloody mary's is an additional $25 per person. Um, is this New York? I'm confused as to why the buffet was so expensive--it it had been a little cheaper, I would have considered getting my beloved bottomless mimosas. But alas, it wasn't so I stuck with one lol.
This is definitely a spot I would bring a treasured older relative or a spot for me and the boo, but not somewhere I would go just for the heck of it (unless someone is paying!).
Omg the Jazz Brunch...if you haven't you need to. Do not miss the Grits!
there fried chicken is amazing! highly recommend this place. great atmosphere and the staff is amazing.
Went with a big group and had a great dinner. This is a nice restaurant for a variety of southern food. Each table got a basket of cornbread and biscuits which were fresh and delicious. I ordered the fried chicken and it was well cooked.
Went at brunch for the live jazz and all you can eat buffet. Atmosphere was great but food was mediocre.
Absolutely amazing... calm atmosphere... southern charm.. awesome staff... everything on the menu is spectacular .... !!! Treat yourself to brunch it will change your life.. 😍😍
Absolutely delicious! The Lamb Chops were cooked perfectly. Great place for a nice dinner or romantic date.
Southern food perfected!! This place has the "high end" quality with home cooked feel. Place gets lot but with the chatting of family and friends which I always enjoy. Amazing service and life music at times. Definitely a place worth coming back to. Dont miss out... FYI the cornbread and biscuits are the best I have had.
Why this place has low stars I do not know. Perhaps it is because it was crowded with locals and serves the best southern inspired food around. I have never had more delicious applesauce, mouth-watering mashed sweet potatoes, or tender steak, cooked exactly as I had ordered. The service was excellent and we booked a table on OpenTable so we had no trouble with wait time. Would absolutely go back!
The steak was tender and they actually cooked rare, rare. Friendly, happy service, with delicious well balanced veggies and starch. Be careful of expensive bar menu - but even the deserts were just right.
Amazing! Staff is wonderful also
There words.. AH MAZ ING.... The chicken and waffles were the best I've ever had. The service was great and wasn't too busy. 5 stars!
Went on Sun for brunch and it was absolutely amazing. It is a bit pricey but well worth it. You also get an entree to take home. They had a jazz band playing as well. Definitely will go back
Food was Delicious! Customer service was great! Nelson and Angel were awesome. The Georgia Peach Martini is everything! Can't wait to go back.
What a beautiful restaurant! And the staff was so amazingly nice and thoughtful. My friend ordered a meal for her two young children and without being asked the meal was split beautifully on to two plates. The food was delicious and our large party had a great time.
very good food. The Waitress was cheerful and attentive. The food was good. Everyone at the table enjoy their selection.
Had Thanksgiving dinner with my family. $55 per person, didn't check the price in advance. Cranberry not sweet and yams were bland. Weren't told what sides the meal comes with. Ordered 3 fried turkey dinners. 2 came w/ stuffing, yams, potato, collard greens, the 3rd meal was a plate with just turkey. Ofc that had to be corrected. Lastly, 15 min after our plates were removed, we still hadn't received our already ordered deserts. Waiter took the order again, this time, 2 of us requested the deserts to go. Ofc we received them ALL in a to go bag, which is exactly what we did once we paid the bill.
If you love southern cuisine then this is a spot for you. The atmosphere is nice and chill, the staff super friendly, and the service was fast even with a packed house.
My husband and I went to Georgia Brown's mid week for our Anniversary. The decor was beautiful, the food was tasty and filling, the atmosphere was warm and friendly and the band was awesome. We will definitely dine there again soon. Our waitress, Melissa was great too!
Great food, live music, excellent time. I noticed you will want to make sure you don't get seated near the music... It gets loud
Good location service and food. The atmosphere is nice as well. The tea is great.
Great food. Had the crab cakes and flourless torte. Everything was very tasty.
Food seemed like it was prepared ahead of time. Was very disappointed.
Good southern food and live music.
Friendly waiter. Good food.
Always a treat to get elevated low country food in DC. It is amazing what can be charged for gumbo, but it is well worth it.
What a beautiful restaurant! And the staff was so amazingly nice and thoughtful. My friend ordered a meal for her two young children and without being asked the meal was split beautifully on to two plates. The food was delicious and our large party had a great time.
Really nice food and great service!
Stellar gluten free menu items. Thoughtful and conscientious staff. A variety of delectable southern cuisine from Louisianan/Creole to Georgian influences.
Very accommodating and friendly staff. The southern inspired food gets an A rating, especially the fried Catfish! There definitely are a few heavy items on the menu but also lighter fare such as soup and salads.
Good food, & the Cherry Sorbet is even better. Really nice atmosphere. Only thing I would change is the prices are a little high.
Bad service. I was seated for a good 15 minutes with about 10 different employees walking by constantly. Not a single person acknowledged I was there the entire time. Nobody came to ask if I wanted to order or if I wanted something to drink. I finally got tired of waiting, so I left without ordering.
Georgia Brown's claims to be an icon in downtown DC. If you love soul food, you may agree with them. My team at The Washington Post and I went here for a celebration and here's what we thought:
Food: I ordered the $30 lunch deal that came with a soup or salad, entree, and dessert. My soup was the bacon corn chowder and it was really good. For an entree, I ordered the fried pork and my colleague got the fried chicken. Both were just okay. The cheesecake for dessert wasn't impressive either. The winner was the soup AND the cornbread each table gets.
Atmosphere: It is a cool spot. The ceiling is uniquely designed.
Service: It was very attentive.
Georgia Brown's was a decent experience, but I won't be rushing to come back.
Went for happy hour. Nice and friendly staff. Service was quick. I like the cocktails but didn't care too much for the happy hour food menu, so I ordered from the regular menu. Tried the fried green tomatoes and hated them, but I was able to swap them out for the cajun shrimp and grits which were great! I also tried the bucket of fries, which were supposed to have some type of seasoning on them, but they tasted like plain fries to me.
Went with a group of 4. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food. Our server was great. The wait for our food once we ordered was pretty long admittedly, but not worth docking stars for.
Believe the hype. It is good. Well-seasoned, hot food. Staff was accommodating and gave me half orders of 2 entrees I couldn't decide between and then didn't know which bite to end with because both were so good.
Awesome food...sit at the bar, best seats! Abel's crew were quick to fill your glass and get anything I needed. Pictured is the Maryland She Crab Soup and Fried Green Tomatoes. Right off the Metro by White House.
Great service! Great food! Highly recommend Cajun shrimp! May be the best thing I've ever eaten.
Excellent service, wonderful food. We went as a large group for dinner and we had our own menu to select from and they even personalized it for our group. I really enjoyed my time there.
Georgia Brown's is a nice spot for Lowcountry cuisine right in DC. Reservations requested, but not required. Venue had a nice, quiet ambience, with wait staff having prompt attention to detail.
There are no salt and pepper shakers on the tables; however food is perfectly seasoned. Enjoyed the gumbo with my libation, which was served in a mason jar. If you ever have the chance, take a trip to DC and enjoy the food and service that Georgia Brown's has to offer!
Great Food! Great Service!!! I had Stuffed Shrimp with honey yams and mac&cheese; my husband had Seafood Pasta; we finished with Peach Cobbler and Jack Daniel Chocolate Ice Cream All was mmm mmm good BUT it was the service that was extraordinary! Our server was Diamond and she was just that - A Diamond! She knew the menu in full detail so well that I could taste the food before I put it in my mouth - She is a one of a kind jewel!!! We look forward to visiting DC again so we can eat at Georgia Brown's again.
Third visit in 10 years, one of our usual DC stops but things were clearly off tonight. Disinterested waitress, blueberry mojito that tasted exactly like cough syrup, and a "sticky chicken" special which was undoubtedly baked chicken and Kraft barbecue sauce. Everything was cooked to proper temperature but that's the nicest thing I can say about it. Host asked if everything was ok and I could only shrug. He said he'd talk to the kitchen about it. Talk to the chef also, please. Candy dish was full.
I've eaten here 4 times so far and I've never been disappointed! Everything on the menu is delicious! The service is great! The atmosphere has a lively, friendly feel! That great DC vibe and flair without eye raising prices! Please open a restaurant in Baltimore!
Beautiful restaurant. Great atmosphere. Excellent service & GREAT food. Make a reservation for their Jazz Brunch on Sunday. U won't be able to get seats without one. Prices are a little on the expensive side but it's definitely worth it. They aldo offer bottomless mimosas & Bloody Mary's here for $25 during brunch.
Best kept secret. The atmosphere is amazing. This is the perfect place for date night or an intimate cozy place to pamper yourself. The bartender, all the staff are welcoming and polite.
Good South Carolina-type southern soul food. Succotash was unbelievable; catfish was pretty tasty; had a bite of a friends stuffed shrimp... awesome! Service was exceptional. I'll definitely go back.
I went with family, the food was gorgeous and the service was even better. The cornbreads that they present you with before your meal were particularly good but the waitress noticed I liked them and as we left gave me a little box with about 4 corn breads in and a little plastic tub of cream; it was a small act but a genuinely kind one. All the other servers were equally polite and friendly
I just left Georgia Brown's in DC and I was very disappointed. I had heard so much about this restaurant and I was eager to visit and check it out for myself. My boyfriend, who is a chef, was also disappointed as well. We had the cowboy steak, which was pricey, but amazing! No complaints and worth the 39 dollars we paid. We started the meal off with the cream of crab soup. I took one bite of the soup and didn't finish it. The soup needed salt and tasted like something was definitely missing! It had no flavor! Definitely not with the 12 dollars for a little over a cup serving size .My most disappointing moment came with the 7 dollars side of Mac and cheese. Now being a southern style restaurant, there are certain standards that must be kept. The Mac and cheese had over cooked noodles to the point that the entire texture was a gummy paste! I would have rather eaten an entire box of Kraft Mac and cheese with the powdered mixture....that tastes much better than the Mac and cheese at Georgia Brown. Finally, the signature sweet potatoe cheese cake was not much to be desired as well. I'm not sure what was going on tonight, however, for the price of the food, I expected better tasting and quality food....oh, and the corn bread was very dry and so were the biscuits! Don't waste your time, money, or taste buds on this place. This place is waaaaayyyyy overpriced for the quality of food.
We had a private event here for the nonprofit I work for. Staff was great and easy to work with. Food was wonderful. Would definitely recommend for a private event. The only issue we had was the valet person kept disappearing. Not great when we promised guests valet.
Awesome and delicious experience from start to finish! As a native of St. Helena Island, SC, with strong roots of Gullah heritage and the Low-country, this restaurant is as close as it gets to real authentic southern, soul food! Service was wonderful and live band was icing on the cake! The cornbread and peach butter was incredible!
Excellent food, excellent service, and excellent ambiance. This is by far my favorite restaurant in DC and they NEVER disappoint. I will be back soon!! P.S. Bob is an awesome waiter. Check him out. What goes hand in hand with great service? A great personality/sense of humor and Bob's got it.
This was my first experience with Georgia Browns. I thought the food was good and the portion sizes were adequate at a reasonable price for its prime location. I would definitely visit again.
What a wonderful experience. This was my first time enjoying the brunch buffet at Georgia Brown's. I would give it a 5 but it didn't have crab legs or unlimited mimosas. But all of the food was outstanding. I would go again. And the waffles,💋 there are no words to describe how good they are. Hats off to the staff and to all of the chefs.
Whenever I can, I go to Georgia Brown’s. ALWAYS EXCELLENT. Superb, attentive service from staff who always make the experience a special one. BRING FRIENDS; it’s better when you’re enjoying it with others. I try to order a new entree every time, but I almost ALWAYS order the sangria.
The food was absolutely delicious! The flavors bounced off your mouth and were just absolutely fresh. Our server was very inattentive. She had too many tables and just could not do her job properly. Lastly to add to it, we spotted the manager for the check because we were just sitting there and asked him for the check. He never apologized or even asked how our experience was. We will not be returning.
Haven't been in DC since I was a child. I heard Georgia Brown had good food. The crab cakes were delicious not salty, enjoyed the collard greens, sweet potatoes and the Mac& Cheese was excellent. Now the fried chicken was dry hard and tasteless and for that I give 3 stars. Service was great
Great service, delicious food, excellent happy hour. Fried chicken and collards are legit. Live jazz on Wednesdays has got the place pumping. Highly recommend. Lunch is excellent for small and large parties, noise level supports conversation and working lunches.
Had my first valentine date last night and it was amazing, from the live jazz band when you walk in to the four course menu they had set up to choose from. We had reservations and only waited a few minutes to be seated. Atmosphere was very welcoming and diverse, the service was quick and the food..... OUTSTANDING. Would recommend to anyone. (the mac and cheese was great too!)
I took my partner here for dinner over All-Star weekend. The host set the precedent for staff with her cordial greeting. After being shown to our table. Our server was quick to come and introduce himself. Checking on us twice in the 10 between us placing our order. The food came out extremely quickly and was absolutely delectable. I ordered the stuffed shrimp and my partner got the crab cakes. Thank you for a great experience
The food and service was amazing. Our server was interesting, attentive, and kept us really well informed. We had a variety of dishes in our group and every one was delicious. The shrimp and grits got rave reviews, the crab cakes were perfect, and the appetizer selection had something for everyone.
If you are visiting DC or new to the area, you should stop by Georgia Brown's for dinner. Georgia Brown's serves should food/comfort food. The fried chicken is excellent, and so is the shrimp and grits. For dessert, I would recommend the sweet potato cheesecake. As far as pricing goes, the menu is moderately priced so you will not break the bank going here for dinner.
Every time i come to this establishment it’s amazing. The employees are very welcoming. Food is absolutely positively wonderful. Management is on board. It’s definitely all hands on deck at this restaurant. They will make you feel like part of the family. By far my top 5 restaurants to eat in the district. Kudos Georgia Brown team!
Slow start but excellent finish. We visited with out of town guests and hit a few snags in our meal delivery. The manager handled it masterfully, so did the host and our waitstaff. This is a perfect example of "failing forward". Every day in the restaurant business will not be perfect, but it's how you handle the situation that makes the difference. Will I go back-of course! That is an unequivocal hands down yes! The food, the ambience and the company you keep makes it a night to remember.
Great lunch. Shrimp and grits were unbelievable....bit of spice in the sausage and perfectly cooked grits. Ribeye with house made steak sauce....again unbelievable. Crab cakes were also delicious.....right ratio of crab to binder. Upscale atmosphere and excellent service. Will return when in town.
My first time having soul food in America. This place was a treat. Our friend, local to DC has been coming to Georgia Brown's for years and we had a fantastic meal there. Catfish, cornbread, grits amazing. our host was a fascinating guy and kept us well fed and entertained all night.
Georgia Brown’s rocks some fine Southern vittels. We were treated to quick, friendly service in an eclectic modern environment. The biscuits and cornbread with honey peach butter were a nice start to dinner. The she crab soup was creamy with loads of lump crab. Shrimp and grits were moist and creamy but a bit too much spicy sausage for my taste. The sea bass was perfectly prepared and delicious. A comment from all of us is the noise level at our table in the back was “uncomfortably loud” during our 7pm Thursday night meal. The Valet service was excellent and the best way to park if you drive yourself. I will definitely go back and enjoy the southern charm in this casual, comfortable establishment.
It was late at night (after 9:00 pm), the service was very slow. The She-crab soup was enjoyed by one member of our party. The gumbo was too spicy for another member of our party. I really enjoyed my brussel sprouts salad. We went to Georgia Brown's after a sunset parade at the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Took a group of embassy delegates there to try southern food. Was a so so experience. The website and the person I made reservations with both said valet parking opens at 5 PM. However when we arrived the hostesses said it didn't until 5:30. They could have cared less about what we were told and read. We had to ask them if we could speak to a manager. When the manager came he seemed annoyed and when we explained the situation and showed him the website, he just kept repeating that it wasn't open until 5:30 and didn't ease our worries and try to provide an interim solution while our car was parked out there and could possibly get a ticket, not to mention the fact that we made reservations for 5 pm because of that valet availability. The manager then just cut us short and walked away without resolving anything. I called him and he turned around and shook his head in annoyance. I again explained our worry about getting a ticket and that we had 5 pm reservations. He was even more annoyed and then I asked since we are being flexible if we could at least get drinks and take them out to our car until 5:30. He agreed and annoyingly said the drinks would be on the house. The food was wonderful although as a vegan I was shocked when the collards came out with ham hock in them and the waiter took my order of only veggie dishes without explaining that. It would be great if the menu listed vegetarian and vegan options (and had more than just one of them!) especially since it lists gluten free options. Our waiter was great and decor was too. Unfortunately I won't be going back anytime soon though.
Absolutely superb food! I lived in Charleston SC for many years and this 0lace would bet most of them so if your in the mood for some great low country dining look no further. Place is a little small, what staff could use a better uniforms but I'd go again on a heartbeat. Casual dining attire a most.
The biscuits and cornbread coupled with the honey, peach butter are a little slice of heaven. Hubby had the fried chicken. Chicken was a bit over cooked. This was our one and only complaint. I had the grilled chicken Cobb salad, excellent. Son had the stuffed shrimp with creamed spinach which he said was excellent. Parents both ordered the fried fish and collard greens. Both commented on the corn meal coating which had sesame seeds. They said it was wonderful and loved the addition of sesame seeds. The collards are fresh, not from a can, and Mom says the homeade flavored vinegar (although I can't remember what it was flavored with) is a must on the collards. We are from the deep South AND Louisiana where the food is fantastic and fried fish is a staple. We all recommend this place.
There are reasons enough to attempt to improve on a classic dish. What I've found is that Georgia Brown's has only touched upon the reason of being able to charge more for nothing any more special than the original dish it attempts to improve. I had the gumbo, and as a native of New Orleans, I was sorely disappointed. Mind you, there is no one set method to making such an iconic dish, but Georgia Brown's fails completely to encapsulate the flavors and uniqueness of the dish by all accounts. That's not okay for something that pricey to be so bland and forgetable. The seating was cramped even during a non-busy time of day, and the service was just okay. DC has too many great places for food to get caught up wasting time and money here. By far, it wasn't the worst place I've eaten, but you could be almost anywhere else and get better for less. I can't recommend this restaurant in good conscience to anyone I actually cared about...
The food was amazing and our server Stefany was even better. My issue was that they do not clean the fountain drink taps and I literally had small pieces of mold floating in my sprite. I saw it the first time and assumed that the cup was dirty so I sent it back. The second time I actually drank the soda and noticed a funny taste. I saw it again and told my server that the line was dirty. She gave me a third sprite from the bar and it was just fine. My biggest complaint was that I asked for pineapple juice for my baby. After pouring it into her soppy cup she drank it and pushed the cup away. I continued to offer it to her and she would drink begrudgingly, after tasting it, it seemed to be carbonated. I gave it to my husband to try and he said “it tastes like alcohol. “ Lo and behold, the juice was fermented!!! I can’t believe that they served my baby fermented juice. I spoke to the manager who graciously took it away and replaced it but a meal that would have definitely been five stars was diminished to three and I will never come back. For such a high caliber restaurant this was poor form and sloppy at best!
Nice atmosphere. Service was hit and miss. We ordered sides, which were plentiful (read: plan to share because its too much for one person). At $7/side, you have another reason to share/split. Went around 2pm and told most servers were on break and that it could be 40-45 minutes before we were served. Hmm...shouldn't they just close during that time? I'd go again but I'd be more intentional about timing it. Green beans were good. Mac and cheese was gritty. Potatoes okay. Succotash good.
I went there with about 12 people and none of us enjoyed our food. For the most part the customer service was good. At least five people had chicken with either greens or mac and cheese. The mac and cheese tasted like warm milk to me. The greens weren't as tender as I expected them to be. Overall, was very disappointed. I've been to a handful of soul food places and the best one has been Carolina Kitchen in my opinion. We "finished" our food fairly quickly but the waitress was nowhere in sight for a good last 30 minutes. We were ready to pay and it was getting late. I also would have appreciated a bigger portion size. I honestly think this place is definitely overrated. My mom had catfish I have salmon other people had chicken and some other dishes that I don't recall. I definitely will not recommend anyone to this place. being with such a large group of people that all have different taste buds and we all came to the conclusion that the food wasn't all that is a sign. Good atmosphere though. (None of the workers were black)
Brunch was perfect. No seasoning needed anywhere. Excellent options. Fun and attentive service. Music in the background but not too loud. This place has it figured out and I will be back soon.
This is one of my goto spots when I'm in D.C. Soul food at it finest will be served here. When the massive plate of perfected delicious delights arrive at the table, one can only rejoice for such a great dining experience. Also, make sure to get reservations for dinner.. It could be a long wait for a table! Enjoy!
Delicious Southern cuisine, nice food selection, and great music for the Sunday brunch. The ambiance is lively and hospitable. A little crowded, but make your reservation early because it's still worth it!
If you can't make it to New Orleans, try the authentic Southern food of this restaurant. Fried Green Tomatoes, Jambalaya and Gumbo are all one the menu. Even a jazz band playing on the Wednesday Night we are there. Looked fully booked, so advice and advance reservation.
Overrated and Overpriced are the first words that come to mind. The food was under- seasoned and nothing special. We came in from out of town and we were looking forward to a Southern Brunch. Georgia Brown was recommended. The buffet was your run of the meal buffet and the Fried Green tomatoes were were not Southern at all. Green tomatoes from the south have a cornmeal crust and the ones at Georgia tasted like greasy panko. Needless to say we weren't impressed with our experience in the restaurant and our take home entree was just as bad. My fried chicken was a small dried under-seasoned breast . I am a southern caterer in another state and I wouldn't recommend this restaurant too anyone. Do you homework and go elsewhere. I had to learn my lesson after spending a 150 dollars on brunch.
Wonderful wait staff. They were friendly and attentive. Our waitress knew her menu and what to recommend. Food was great and good size portions. If we lived her, I would definitely go back.
The Oysters were awesome. Probably the best I've ever had. Our waiter was very friendly and efficient. I ordered the Surf and Turf which was supposed to be a new york strip steak but it was more like a thin flank steak with 3 small shrimp on top of it. I also ordered it medium but it came out well done.
The hostess at this place was so rude. As soon as we walked in she said they were completely booked for 2 hours. So we sat at the bar, and had a drink, and I counted 6 open tables. When we were done our drinks I checked again and there were 8 open tables. So I questioned her again and she snapped saying they were booked. So I spoke to a manager and we were finally seated. The tables never filled up throughout our supper and in fact it became more empty. The food was not great and super salty. The wait staff was unimpressive and seemed lazy.
by far my favorite restaurant in DC. the word consistent comes to mind when I think of Georgia Brown's - consistently great service, consistently great atmosphere and consistently pleasing cuisine. I've been taking visitors to DC to GB's for years and they ALWAYS walk away pleased.
I recommend their fried chicken, deconstructed jambalaya, devil shrimp, and pork chops but honestly you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
I had the fried chicken and it was amazing. The only reason I'm giving 3 stars is I sat at a high top table and was told a bartender would be with me. I wanted ten minutes and I was not able to get their attention. It took me moving to a newly cleaned high top literally right next to the bar before he would even talk to me. After that it was a great experience. I would recomend sitting at a table or directly at the bar if you want to get any service.
Finest meal I have had in years. YEARS. Everything was perfect! All the flavors were perfect and you can tell it was expertly made from scratch. The shrimp and grits is OUTSTANDING. Truly authentic! I lived in Charleston for years, and this took me right back to the Carolina Low Country. Service was outstanding, every detail carefully thought out and planned. Absolutely worth the visit! I highly recommend! 10/10!
Beautiful restaurant, poor service, decent food. I felt like they sat us in the corner and forgot about us. 30 minutes of waiting and still no water to drink, even though 5 different waiters told us they would get us some water. It was not busy at all so I'm not sure why we had such a poor experience. The food is overpriced for it to be so under seasoned. I had the fried chicken which was cook perfectly but lacked flavor. The Mac and cheese was okay and the collard greens was decent. Corn bread was pretty dry. I am a very generous tipper but I left absolutely no tip last night. I wouldn't even know who to tip since we had 5 inconsistent waiters. The bus boy took better care of us than the waiters.
The food was not that great. It smelled bad in there, like someone cleaned with a sour mop. Needs a major overhaul - the ambiance was dull and inviting. It didn’t have a distinct feel and it’s supposed to be a high end southern restaurant. Two stars because the server was very sweet and attentive. But the food and drinks completely missed the mark. They need more soul when cooking. They tried to have a creative take on some dishes but I was underwhelmed.
Visited this spot while in DC. It lived up to its reputation as a wonderful restaurant with delicious meals. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the server was attentive and helpful. We were particularly impressed with the mac-n-cheese! We will definitely go back and highly recommend.
We live out of state. One of the best meals we’ve ever had. My wife had the fried catfish and I had the baked chicken. The ambiance and everything in between was fabulous. Highly recommend.
My friend and I had an enjoyable afternoon. The food was delicious!! A little close but able to move around. The jazz band was nice, but too loud for conversations. A change in tempo would've been appreciated.
Shrimp and grits is good even though I've had better. The lump crab cakes were good as well. The slaw that comes with the cakes is delicious and unique. Loved the peach honey butter with the biscuits...YUM! Service was awesome and all my food came out very hot! Restaurant is clean and pleasant atmosphere. No complaints.
The best southern food I've ever had...really! Everyone at our table just raved over their entrees and appetizers. Plus, we had wonderful service. Prices are a bit high, but so worth it!!! If you are in DC, don't miss this place!!
First time coming here. Amazing food. The deconstructed jambalaya $28 with the shrimp, jerk chicken, sausage, duck over rice. So great. Had a Kentucky lemonade that was lacking alcohol. Way overpriced at $13. Place was jam packed on a Saturday night. Will definitely come back.
Will, the bartender was great. He was mixing drinks like a madman! So fast and efficient. The place was packed. He was getting all the drinks for the restaurant and drinks for half the bar as well as being a server for half the bar. Very nice guy. The food was delicious but it was his hard work that impressed more than anything. We got lamb chops and scallops. Both were excellent.
Get in training if you want to taste all that’s on offer for the Sunday Jazz Brunch. I barely made a dent on the waffles, shrimp and grits, turkey, ham, potato salad, gumbo, brownies, fruit, and more, but left with a straining waistband - and a takeout in hand. Truly excellent quality - fresh ingredients exceptionally well prepared and cooked, and one of the coolest atmospheres in a daytime restaurant I can remember.
Not what we expected. The collard greens weren't good at all. But the drinks and service was awesome! I had the Australian Lamb Chops great choice! Nice ambiance though!
This place was amazing. My wife and I ate here and the food was fantastic and service extraordinary. Highly recommend dining here if you're in the DC area. The cowboy steak was delicious!!
Friendly staff and huge portions. Pretty reasonably priced for it's location. Our fried chicken was a bit dry. The complimentary corn bread and biscuits were great though!
Pork chop was so so but the jambalaya was delicious. We also liked the crab hush puppies. Good service too. One thing they could do to improve our experience is to serve the butter at room temp rather than practically frozen (hard to spread!).
Food delicious service was great music wonderful. My one critique was if the female lead singer looked and acted like she wanted to be there it would have added to an already wonderful experience. She sounded amazing however her visage didn't match her voice.
I went to the Sunday Jazz brunch. The food was excellent. The grits were so good. The band was great. Staff was so nice. I will definitely be returning for brunch.
Some of the most authentic and satisfying southern food in the DC area. Highly recommended. Great environment for families, groups or smaller gatherings such as meetings or a nice lunch. Not ultra pricey but certainly on the expensive side.
When I went I got the steak and eggs with grits on the side. I was extremely impressed and the steak came out perfectly at medium rare. Appetizers were amazing as well and I ordered the appetizer sampler because I couldn't choose one. I'm glad I did because everything from the fried cat fish to the bacon wrapped dates with blue cheese were incredible and really set a tone for what the meal would be like.
I rated 5 stars because the food, atmosphere and music was great! We were entertaining friends from Germany and they LOVED it. The only issue was the AC not working making it very uncomfortable. We endured it for as long as we could before leaving.
Oh my goodness! The food just topped off an amazing trip to DC. The food was absolutely worth every minute. The service was impeccable! The shrimp & grits were divine. The ribs, the catfish and the chicken wings were excellent! The sides complimented the meal. The desserts were out of this world! Bread pudding, sweet potato cheesecake the pecans added to the goodness and the peach cobbler. Again it was the topping to a wonderful girls trip!❤️❤️❤️🧁🧁🧁
Went during happy hour, but the bar was packed and couldn't get a seat. The hostess said you gotta get there at 5 or earlier. The food and drinks were expensive, but the meal portion was large. The service was great. Our food came out really quick. I ordered the fried chicken that's served with greens and mashed potatoes. I enjoyed the meal.
The food was amazing but the staff is not so amazing. As we went to brunch it was buffet only. The staff only needed to bring drinks and pick up plates. Our group of five tipped a respectable amount for buffet style but not 20 percent. A friend forgot a bag at the table and returned to the table after we departed the restaurant and when she passed the staff she overheard and saw the wait staff complaining about the tip and frustratingly slapping the bill. They did not have to deliver a single dish or take a single order. The service was not overwhelmingly amazing. So I’m excited to see they expect a full service tip on a buffet style meal. On this alone probably won’t go back.
Really enjoyed this restaurant, interesting menu with a range of local speciality dishes.
The service super friendly and efficient.
Everything very substantial, so work up an appetite. They brought out really tasty cornbread, delicious but we should have held off as we were stuffed by the time the food arrived.
Prices really reasonable, highly recommended.
My go-to place for comfort food in Washington DC. Never had a bad meal there. Centrally located and with valet parking, making it fairly easy to go to. I always go with the fried chicken and add a side of grits. They frequently have peach desserts or peach drinks, all of which are awesome.
Was there on Saturday 9/15/2019 for a birthday party. The fried chicken livers were bitter. The peach cobbler was not real peach cobbler, there was no crust. I had the buttermilk fried chicken was juicy but had no real flavor. The restaurant was hot. The cornbread was good. The greens weren't very tasty. The service was also not that good. Wouldn't recommend this restaurant. The food was just OK. I've had better soul food at restaurants that were much less expensive. Wouldn't recommend this restaurant.
After a visit to our White House, we decided to settle on Georgia Brown's. Not much to say about them accept that if you're in the area gone head stop and grab yourself a bite. The gumbo and ribs came through as hoped. Any time a location has bread pudding as an option, I'm bound to get it and fortunately I was well pleased with how Georgia Brown's does it. I'm sure we'll be back.
Oh my goodness!! I never thought I could find any new orleans food that was as good as places IN New Orleans. This restaurant is so incredible that it in now on my top five list of all the best places I have eaten all over the world. It also has options for gluten and dairy free!
I will return again when I'm in DC... southern style menu... cat fish, mac & cheese and fried chicken (the best). Also, they have other item, but for me cat fish and mac & cheese. Call earlier for reservations or it could be a wait for walk-ins. I would recommend to family and friends to visit when they are in the area.
The ambience, service and most of the food was excellent. The sampler appetizers, stuffed crabmeat shrimp with mac and cheese on top of sauteed spinach was delicious. The fried chicken breast with braised collard greens and small scoop of mashed potatoes were different. The mashed potatoes were tasteless and the braised collard greens were chewy. Also, it was too hot in there. Hence, the four stars.
Amazing Jazz and food. We got the $45 brunch Buffet that includes an entree to take home. A great place for visitors from out of town to grab Sunday brunch!
The food was above average, but I'm not sure I can justify the taste being worth the cost. Service was excellent. If I could, 3.5 stars would be more accurate, but better than 3 overall. Atmosphere is nice...lighting was good for a romantic setting. We might go back to try other dishes, but it's not definite.
This place was very nice.. great ambiance, food, and drinks.. a little pricey, but I enjoyed everything.. I had the Devil's Shrimp, mac n cheese, and spinach.. with a peach martini which was delish 👌🏿
Absolutely excellent. Rarely have I ever had a meal where I feel pretty should be given to the Man In Charge. Jim Foss is one of those men that deserves this praise.
Lovely brunch. Extensive food selections. Background band was great. Wonderful time. Beautiful memories. Ask to sit in Merrill's section
I went here for New Year's Eve and I was thoroughly impressed. Our service was attentive and excellent. Our waitress was very kind. The food, which for us was the Prix Fixe menu, was excellently prepared and tasted wonderful. The drinks were a great treat (we ordered some of the house mixed drinks) and worth it.
I think the best part of the night was the champagne that came on the house at the end of the dinner. What a wonderful surprise! I am really looking forward to my next visit.
Overrated, unseasoned, and over priced. I would not recommend this place for anything. However, I did enjoy the peach martini and cornbread. We spent over $200 and walked away with over 200 reasons NOT to come back or recommend it. Now the pictures do look great, yet the taste and flavor were nowhere to be found. We agreed that food from a cafeteria tastes better than here.
Great Service. Nice Atmosphere. Food was Awesome. Crabcakes, Red Rice, and Yams were great. Long Island Ice Tea was Strong and Lovely. Mini Cornbread was awesome
Excellent flavorful food! I had the She Crab Soup and a Ceasar Salad. Both were so tasty. The complimentary corn bread was very fresh, soft and delicious. Our waiter and waitresses were very friendly and professional. Overall wonderful experience!
I'm a huge fan of fried chicken, but it's really really hard to find here in DC. At least it's hard to find very good fried chicken here. But Georgia...read this and 1305 more