Augie's Front Burner
Augie's Front Burner

Augie's Front Burner

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.augiesfrontburner.com/
  • Phone: 2175446979
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Augie Mrozowski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Washington St
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Augie's Front Burner
Located in downtown Springfield, Augie’s Front Burner offers a unique dining experience for the adventurous in palate and spirit. Offering a distinctive blend of experiences engaging all senses, diners will be seduced by the sight, smell and taste of Augie’s culinary creations. Augie’s innovative dishes are all designed to attract the eye and offer appetizing flavor combinations.

Augie’s Front Burner is a locally owned, owner operated dining establishment that has served the Springfield area since 1997. Owner August Mrozowski is committed to offering all of his guests an exceptional, casual yet elegant, dining experience. A proud supporter of local businesses and local farmers, Augie’s Front Burner also offers catering for parties and special events.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Augie's Front Burner reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (15)neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (14)romantic (10)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (9)good for groups (5)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great Spot, Great Location
    Mcubed3010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Augies was a great spot for dinner. Nice menu, nice atmosphere, nice people. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much better than expected
    wineanddine
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I wasn't sure what to expect but we each ordered one of the specials. Both were excellent. The pasta I had included a couple of things (homemade pickles) I would not have thought of and it worked beautifully. The wine list was surprisingly affordable and had something in just about every price point. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding overall!
    Lizliz1209
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I liked the place so much that I are there everyday that I was in town. Definitely a place that I would recommend to someone going to stay in Springfield.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jerk chicken
    Scottb123
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Not what I expected. The flavor was great, however, I was expecting it to be spicy instead of sweet. Even though it wasn't as expected, it was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bettie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Lunch was excellent, the service was good. We will go back the next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, Great service
    Maggiemae
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My siblings and I met at Augie's for a late lunch/get together. The service was great, the table was not too close to others and the food was wonderful. We never felt rushed, in spite of being the last diners there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    well first of all the staff was phenomenal: Bethany, Dina, Kim, Ben, Matt, Stefan and Augie the man himself. They were gracious and accomodating. Additionally, the Food and service were simply outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyeatingVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The wait staff was excellent very attentive and friendly. I had the grilled cheese and sweet potato french fries. Both were excellent!! My husband had the burger which was excellent as well. The meat is local and they grind it in house!! We will go back next visit to Springfield!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Bunn Farm Steaks!
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great service and excellent steaks from a local farm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Meal
    Joeandnicktravel
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our meal was perfect! After reading numerous stellar reviews, I knew this was the spot. We were in Springfield for only one night. The food was incredibly fresh. My friend had the Caprese salad and the lobster bisque. I had steak special which we both shared. The meat was tender and perfectly cooked. It was also locally raised. We love that! We also split a Cab Sav that was a perfect accompaniment to the meal. Ross, our server was very attentive, but not overbearing: The perfect service! Overall, we highly recommend this place and will return on our next trip!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappilyFed
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great meal & celebration at Augie's on Friday the 1st!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good cuisine.
    hardyworld
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I have had several excellent meals here, but for some reason it didn't seem as good tonight. The service was slow and my red snapper was only fair (although my wife's goat cheese salad and salmon were both excellent). I was disappointed we didn't have the same wonderful experience we've had before, but I'm sure we'll be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    JimC
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was very good Service was very attentive I would recommend they add a couple of draft beers
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Finecuisine
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Everything was simply fabulous !!!!great atmosphere. Server was very informative n excellent
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Augie's on July 5th
    Susan
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food and service were really good; however, the murals on the wall were really odd. Not sure how they were to relate to the amibiance that Augies was trying to create.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 95 reviews are from the Augie's Front Burner reviews archive.
  • My favorite dinner spot
    Runner71
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Wonderful fresh food, very accommodating wait staff. Ross is sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Soarhi
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    the food is always prepared with excellence, the service is wonderful and the dining experience was perfect
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Imaginative, wide-ranging menu
    Desmt
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Reserve an early time for Augie's - you'll need it to thoroughly study their cornucopia of wines, cocktails, and dishes. The atmosphere is energetic but not clamorous; food quality top notch. It doesn't come cheap but is well worth the price. The only shortcoming is being closed on Sunday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Service was nice, but the food was a little dissappointing for the price
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group dinner
    dinerD
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our 6:45p reservation got us our table at 7:10p. Place was crowded and extremely noisy. There were five of us and conversation amongst us was impossible the entire time we were there. My beef ribs were tough and flavorless. Disappointment since previous meals there, for lunch, were very good. The shining star at dinner was our server. She was superb. Do not remember her name.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awful!
    Muffin34VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The waiter wouldn't explain anything, even when asked questions he gave answers that didn't make sense. Even when called out on incorrect information was when he would ask a second time and only then did the answer make sense. The food was cold and not appetizing at all. Even the dessert appeared to be leftovers re-plated as though that was a real dessert. Not at all a place I would ever go to had I not been given raving reviews of this place. Major disappointment and will never go back, ever.
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  • Good food
    annaVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We liked the food at Augies. Unfortunately, our waiter seemed to be preoccupied and did not detail the specials the first few times he talked with us, or we would have ordered different beverages. He also disappeared for long periods, during which none of the other wait staff bothered to check on us. As it was, the cocktails seemed be pedestrian, and I feel that the Martini was served in an iced tea glass with the special "tea" containing limoncello in the martini glass. The wine list had some interesting selections,. There was a great discrepancy with the volume of the pour for the white vs red wine. Why bother to have a nice by the glass selection and then stiff the white wine drinkers by using such a small serving glass.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoors at Augies
    SteveMcQ
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Enjoyed eating outdoors with nice view of Old State Capitol building. Fifth street is a little busy but entertaining as well
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Have been eating here for years. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raw burgers, twice now
    snowflakeVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I like coming to Augie's... I like the ambiance, it's a festive atmophere...but I have to say, they don't know how to cook a burger. If you say "medium" it comes raw...then you send it back, it's just warmer, but same red-ness...then you send it back again and they cook it until it's dry. I mean come on; some kind of joke? Waiter was nice enough, but the experience was so weird. This is the second time this has happened. Not getting the burger again...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our meals had mediocre ingredients,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Our meals had mediocre ingredients, inaccurately prepared. An adjacent diner his entree back and left the restaurant. Truly awful evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best In Springfield
    Traveler
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We have visited Springfield a couple of times. Augie's is always on the list. Lobster Bisque is great. Caesar Salad is garlicky and crisp. The potato encrusted cod was so fresh and perfectly cooked. Don't hesitate to dine at Augie's when you are in Springfield.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter, Matt, was very friendly,
    petervc
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Waiter, Matt, was very friendly, attentive and just plain fun. Food was excellent and well-presented. Only issues: a bit over-priced; single glass of wine way over-priced compared to most restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone in the family was happy!
    Naviart
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Yes, we all shared an appetizer (crab cakes). Each of us had a different entree. The food was excellent and served nicely. For the quality the price was right. We plan to return soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bday
    90bday
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Our dinner was nice. Crab cakes were cold. Entrees could have been warmer as well. Good variety. Casual and friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun on a Windy Night
    FrostyVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We had a great time at Augie's on 2/20! We had the Thursday night sampling menu, which was fabulous! Our waiter was fun and accommodating! The décor was eclectic. Very nice time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines day
    Mk3153
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We attended Saturday night 2/15 for valentines day. A special menu was provided for valentines day. We had soup and salad, bacon wrapped shrimp skewers, and both got the grass fed filet. Great food as always. The server didn't read us the specials before we ordered. Everything else was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good farm to table
    Carlinda
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went as a couple. Ordered the salmon for me and the roasted chicken for guest. Both were wonderful. The service was outstanding. Dessert was Lemon cake, very good but a little cold. We both had goat cheese salad which was tasty. They have a chaning and always interesting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real food prepared with care.
    Innchef
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    New to the area, I chose Augie's for my first Valentine's out with my wife of 24 years. I'm a chef who always works on Valentine's Day and every other holiday, so I wanted somewhere memorable. I searched online for the right place and found Augie's Front Burner. Great atmosphere, professional servers, nice wine list and food created to entice the eyes as well as the palate. Nice glass of Zinfandel to start. We split the Crab Cakes to start. Lump meat prevalent. 3 cakes with chef made sauce & garnish. Served hot, they were delicious. Next roasted Kale and 2 Beet Salad with deep fried Egg. Light, colorful, flavorful and a fresh twist for salad. She Salmon, I Asian duck,- again, flavorful, elegant. Couldn't have picked a better experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Teachersdiningclub
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    First time i was here was on a busy saturday night and service was poor, extremely slow, food pricey, dishes more artsy rather than tasty. So i was hesitant to go again. However, a group of friends and i braved the subzero temps and went on a thursday night for the $12.99 special. What we got was delicious! We had a choice of entrees. I had the sweet and sour chicken thighs served with rice and broccoli. Others in my group had the crispy red snapper or pork tenderloin. Everyone raved about their food. Portion size was decent, nothing huge, but we were also given fresh baked rolls and Caesar salads. To top off the three- course dinner, a chocolate caramel trifle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love their quality of service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Love their quality of service and creativity in meal selection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so good, we went there twice!
    JenniB
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    This place was so good, we went there twice in our 3 days in Springfield. The first time, we had the “Thrifty Thursdays” special, a three-course meal for $12.99. There is a salad, then a choice of entrees (we both had the stroganoff, with tender beef, fresh-cooked mushrooms, a dollop of crème fraîche, and a thin-sliced pickle), then a dessert (peach and blueberry parfait). It was all good-to-delicious, and very good value. We liked it so much we ate there again two evenings later. They welcomed us as repeat customers. Husband had the half duckling with oriental vegetables, and I had a soup-and-salad meal (served at the same time as Hubby's entree). For the quality, the price was very reasonable, and the service attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steakhouse in Town
    Beca
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Hard to pass up the steaks at Augies. The flatbread appetizer was outstanding as well. Augie has clearly found a job he loves and he shares that passion and creativity with his patrons. When the executives come to town for business, it's the place they want to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Everything was wonderful. We celebrated our 39th anniversay. The only prfoblem was a party of about 12 could not refrain from making a great deal of noise.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great place for leisurely dinner
    luvbp1
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    need to allow plenty of time for dining as service is a little slow, so not the best place to go if you have plans after dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.