Georgia Brown's
Georgia Brown's

Georgia Brown's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gbrowns.com/
  • Phone: 2023934499
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 4:30pm (last seating at 3:30pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Low Country, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Jim Foss
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer limited off-site catering. Please call the restaurant and speak with our special events coordinator for more details at 202.393.4499. If you prefer, please feel free to email your inquiry to abrown@capitalrestaurants.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Looking for that perfect place to host your special event...well here we are. We can accommodate large groups in the main dining room with a menu designed especially for your birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinner, corporate event or casual gathering. Whatever the occasion, we will help you create a memorable and personal event amid our beautiful setting.
  • Private Party Contact: Ayanna Brown 2023934499
  • Entertainment: We offer Live Jazz every Wednesday from 6:30pm until 10:30pm and Sunday's for our Jazz Brunch from 10:00am until 3:00pm. (The last seating for brunch is at 2:00pm)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between K and I Streets
  • Public Transit: We are conveniently located near the McPherson Square metro station on the orange and blue lines. Exit the metro at Vermont Avenue and walk one-half block North on 15th Street. Traveling on the red line stop at Farragut North. Walk two blocks east on K Street. Turn right at the corner of 15th and K. We are mid-way through the block on the right.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer Valet Parking Service nightly beginning at 5:00pm and Sunday"s for our Jazz Brunch beginning at 10:00am. There is a fee of $8 per car. In addition, there are several near by parking garages and limited on-street parking. Please make sure to read the signs and meters in reference to time restrictions and fees.
A word from Georgia Brown's
Come and experience our lively interpretation of South Carolina Low-Country cuisine. Enjoy good southern food, servers who bubble over with hospitality, and a dining room that is truly distinctive. With its honey-colored walls, golden woods and bronze sculptures that crawl across the ceiling, designer Adam Tihany has created an atmosphere to awaken your senses. What better place to enjoy low country cuisine than in this contemporary environment celebrating the south. Offering the flavor of the South - the Soul of Washington; where we will be sure to leave a light burning in the window for you, our guests.

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/gbrowns

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Georgia Brown's reviews from OpenTable diners
426 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (167)good for groups (154)fit for foodies (152)great for brunch (117)romantic (92)neighborhood gem (81)great for lunch (79)hot spot (64)great for outdoor dining (42)vibrant bar scene (33)late-night find (28)notable wine list (19)kid-friendly (17)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Unique menu
    Bostonfoods
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Me and my boyfriend dined here on our last night in Washington DC. We had experienced horrible food and mediocre service at all the other resteraunts we had been to during our stay until we came here. We are from Boston and were looking for a menu that was not something we could get at home, and this place was it! Everything was great from the drinks to dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality slipping?
    DCVisitor
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Was at Georgia Brown years ago, and remember loving it. This time around - still loved the style, atmosphere and food choices, but the buffet was not well-stocked and the food was cold. Overall quality seemed to be a bit off. That being said, I would go back again because, really, it is a unique place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good brunch selection, but not good
    MikeJ
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went to the Sunday brunch with the understanding that it would be among the best in town. We arrived right on time for our 10 a.m. reservation and had to wait 15 minutes for the restaurant to open for seating. (I guess it opens at 10). The spread was great, but they haven't mastered the different between cold foods and hot foods -- so cold foods were warm and hot foods seemed like they had been sitting out for a very long time. On the other hand, the jazz trio was great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little dissapointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I love Georgia Brown's!!! However, this time the food wasn't quite as good as normal. I'm not sure if it was because I had a 10:30pm reservation and they closed at 11pm, or what it was. I always have the fried chicken but, this time it wasn't cooked all the way done. The macaroni & cheese was delicious, just as the collard greens were. We also had the pecan pie, which was quite disappointing as well. Too many pecans and not enough filling. Our waitress was great!!! The staff is always friendly!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two Hungry Brits
    Britsontour
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Found this gem just around the corner from our hotel via trip advisor. Booked thru open table. Staff were brilliant and the food & beer was fabulous. Never had proper soother good before so can't comment on authenticity but we loved it. Would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthdayspot
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My 3rd visit was as good as the first. It's my family's birthday spot. great food great server!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4206
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Good location, well appointed restaurant with a friendly atmosphere - albeit crowded..........Excellent food - on par with the finer establishments in both Savannah and Charleston.....Specialty drinks are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    F8pamela
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This place has great food and beautiful ambiance. I have been here a few times and they have yet to disappoint. I would strongly recomend Georgia Browns to anyone looking to enjoy an evening with friends and loved ones.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    DowntownCS
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I only make it to Georgia Browns about once each year, and have been doing so for the past 15 years or so. It never changes and, in this case, that's a good thing. Food is a 10. Most recently, went with the she crab soup and the fried chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    AKA1994
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I ordered the salmon with cheese grits and it was good. The salmon could have been cooked a longer in the middle though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very happy
    Dinnerwithdaughter
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We dinned early (for us) at 5:45pm, and were the first ones to be seated for dinner. Despite that we got the worst table in the restaurant. I was seated in the walk way and asked by the hostess to move my chair closer to the table so others could walk through. I was a good sport about it, but annoyed at the table choice. Our waiter saved the night. He realized right away that this was not ideal location for a party of four and promptly offered us one of the other tables in his section. We happily moved and were very thankful. Our waiter was fantastic. Very knowledgable, friendly, and took great care of our party. The food was great, and I very much enjoyed the southern staples of sweet tea and fried green tomatoes. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    Icecream
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Not worth the price: Act one: Entirely too many options of low-quality food. Salmon was awful!!! Disappointing! Should revisit menu to reduce quantity and improve quality. Act two: Sparse!!! The best feature was the ambiance (live band).
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great southern cooking
    Bluepint
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We ate at Georgia Browns to celebrate my wife's birthday. Nice decor inside. Tables are close like you might find in New York City but it was not intrusive. Menu has a lot of variety. Food was excellent. Service was good. Nice wine list and good selection of beers. We were visiting from out of town but will eat here again when in DC again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This has been the second time I've come, and it's a great experience each time. The food is amazing and the service is wonderful! I would recommend this to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was great
    Returntodc
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Cuisine used to be impeccable- perhaps it was an off day, but the food wasn't as great as I recalled from the last time I visited DC.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    JohneboyVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Picked this place from the Open Table reviews, and the Low Country menu excited me. I was looking for something different than steaks or Italian. Sat at a bar table to watch baseball, so the bartender was the server. He was actually great - pretty attentive, considering he was handling the bar and the bar area tables. Started with a signature drink (peach martini - don't judge me). Kind of lame. Deviled eggs were mixed (bacon ones - good, crab ones - bland). I asked if the shrimp and grits were awesome, and he told me yes. Not so much. They came in a broth - never had them like that in Charleston. Beer selection limited. Overall, it was just OK. I left hungry and disappointed. I should have gone for Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Really enjoyed the evening of great food and great jazz. The fried chicken with succotash and mashed potatoes was delicious as was the steak with collards and mash. Not noisy at all as some reviews have said but it was definitely lively. Wish I lived in DC so I could come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Noisey and bland
    CH25VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Not spectacular food. I ordered fried chicken. It arrived lukewarm.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Ok
    Drtchris
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I had high expectations for this restaurant which may be why I was left feeling like the experience was just ok. Not great. The biscuits served on arrival were excellent, cornbread OK. Waiter was over-patronizing and poured our wine way too often, which is annoying (I know should have told him to stop!). Then was no where to be seen whencheck was required. Chided me for taking home leftovers. Food was good, but not memorable or outstanding. Fried catfish was good, accompanying rice was dry and overcooked. Devil shrimp also slightly overcooked and crab stuffing had too much breading for my taste (from MD!). The spinach was excellent. Wine list is very pricey, no reasonable choices under $50 which I hate, come on!! Won't go back.
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  • Attended 9/28
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    FOOD WAS AMAZING. GREAT MENU OF BUFFET ITEMS as well as ENTREE. Nice music. Relaxed atmosphere. Service was okay, but noticed server accommodated a large section of tables (may have just been overwhelmed). Overall great place and would like to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great DC Restaurant
    live2eat20245
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is an awesome restaurant! A great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fitting end to DC week
    OregonTraveler
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I was looking forward to the Jazz Brunch @ Georgia Brown's for our last day in DC and was not disappointed. However, you have to be prepared for a LOT of food. The three "acts" of buffet, entree and dessert can be overwhelming, so if you have a way to take the entree with you and have it for dinner, that would be recommended. We sat near the Jazz Trio and thoroughly enjoyed the music. As this was not an inexpensive venture, saving it for a special occasion might be the way to fit it into your budget. But the great and delicious food, the terrific service and the wonderful ambiance so close to the White House was just what I was looking for
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Food
    Greatness
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was amazing, service was speedy!Definitetly a great dining experience. Not the most intimate because of so many people but thats understandable the food is so good ofcourse everybody wants to eat there. A1 for sure!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst hostess in the world!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We arrived at 7:58 PM dinner reservations for 8 PM. One of the people in our party was sitting at the bar so we proceeded to say hello and get one drink at the bar. At 8:06 PM I checked in at the hostess table in which she replied "what timere is your reservation?" When I said 8 PM she said "I didn't see you at 8 PM (6 mins ago) and I don't have a table for you and I don't know what to tell you and maybe sometime tonight I'll have a table. I thought maybe she heard me incorrectly so I said "it's only 8:06pm and she replied "I don't know what to tell you." This lady really needs to be trained on how to speak to customers!!! I spoke to a very nice gentleman at the front desk in about 30 seconds later we had a table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Celebration
    foodieatheart
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Sweet Georgia Brown, I would like to start by saying that you made our dinning experience for our daughter 20th birthday very enjoyable. The service from the valet parking to the very end was great. The server and all the dishes was simply awesome and we had a great time. My wife and I look forward to having a date night there to try few of the other dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's Birthday
    tito86
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We visited on a Saturday evening at 6 p.m. It was busy but, the service was exceptional! The food was very good as well. I had the lamb chops and the side were lukewarm and that is my only complaint. Overall, one of the better places to dine in the area! Enjoy your visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for groups
    adamdwightg
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Came here on a Saturday afternoon -- Deeply appreciated that GB's will accept weekend reservations & not make you wait to call in the early evening ON Saturday to place one (many new places in DC do this, which is tough when people are coming in from out of town). Staff was nice, waiter was extremely helpful & patiently explained items on the menu for an adventurous person in our group who wanted more info. We got the deviled-egg sampler for our appetizer & felt that the texture of crab and egg do not really go together well. Shrimp and grits I had were tasty, as were any of the dishes we tried that included a broth, but be sure to ask, since the chefs re-imagine many traditional dishes, i.e. Jambalaya is actually served w/o broth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Too loud cannot hear conversation. Food is mediocre
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The best thing about the evening was the valet parking and biscuits/cornbread before dinner. She crab soup and crabcakes were subpar. Fried meatloaf was good. Noise level was a detractor from enjoyment. Service was ok, nothing special.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Georgia Brown's experience
    MsGeorgiaPeach
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is my third visit to Washington DC on business. During my first visit, individuals whom I met during my stay introduced me to Georgia Brown's as a must do activity when visiting DC. After that first dining experience, I have made it a point to make Georgia Brown's a staple when I visit DC. This time, I stayed overnight and introduced my husband to the wonderful ambience, service and food. Additionally impressive to him is that when we arrived at the restaurant, we had a waiting reservation which I made on-line prior to leaving New Jersey. I will always use OpenTable to reserve a place at Georgia Brown's. And I will always make a point to dine at Georgia Brown's when visiting DC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service and food
    WVcouple
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Short notice reservation. ABOVE excellent service. I was there to catch up with my brother who I had not seen for some time. We were absolutely in no hurry at all but the waitress constantly checked on us and made sure we knew we were being looked after. Often, after you get a meal the service dwindles or disappears but not this occasion. Our waitress kept up with us and made us feel extra special. On top of that, the food was amazingly good. Best chicken livers I have ever had. I went light and still took home half of my meal. Great music and even though the place was super busy, we had no trouble conversing and having a wonderful time. I can comfortably say that we will be repeat customers whenever we visit DC. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had a great time. Food is relatively unique for the Washington area. Was there on an evening with a jazz band and the place was hopping. Talking was a bit difficult--it is loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My waiter wasn't very attentive. I have hair in my drink as well as my food. Although both were delicious just the fact that there was hair in my food was a complete turnoff
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer Service
    bdaybine
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The waiter was friendly and courtesy and very professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch can't miss
    MikeR
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Travelled from Baltimore just to experience the brunch with my "foodie crew". We all were beyond impressed. Food was GREAT and band was a perfect complement... Well worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre/Expensive
    EnjoysAGoodExperience
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    -Service -- we were promptly greeted by the hostess and seated within five minutes of our time of reservation. Our server was NOT present/visible in for the vast majority of our time there. We got up to look for him twice, asked another server, and no one was able to locate him. We eventually saw him standing in a corner eating and drinking. - Food -- typical selection of breakfast items (sausage & bacon were cold), desserts, fruit, and a station for omelettes. - Band - the music began around 11:00, and the first set concluded around noon. The musicians were good, played some jazz standards, and sought to involve people on a minimal level. - Price -- the price per person is $40.95, expensive for an average dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Georgia Brown's desserts
    FoodTasting20024VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I went for dessert only. The dessert was not fresh and warm. I had the apple pie, I could tell that it had been sitting around for a well and was quickly heated up, but not heated up enough. My sister had the bread pudding and it was okay. My grandmother had the peach cobbler and it was the best dessert out of the three. The service and atmosphere were great! I would go again to try dinner, but I will pass on the desserts because I could tell they weren’t made fresh.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not At All What I Expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I expected this place to have excellent southern cuisine. I didn't find that to be the case. I ordered the Deviled Shrimp (essentially crab stuffed shrimp). It was in a spicy sauce (wasn't noted on the menu). It came with spinach and mac'n'cheese. However, it was plated with 3 shrimp on the outer perimeter of the plate and the spinach in the middle with the mac'n'cheese on top. The Mac'n'Cheese had diced onions and tomatoes in it. I don't eat tomatoes and this also was not noted on the menu. My husband had steak which he enjoyed. His 2 sides were collard greens (extremly bland) and candied yams (as described on the menu). However, the yams were more like a sweet potato cassserole. I've had better at Boston Market!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Georgia Browns DC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at Georgia Browns. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. We enjoyed the patio so the noise level was a little louder but still manageable. Southern style cooking. The Paella with dirty rice very flavorful and full of seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Meggie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Georgia Brown's has great food with terrific service. You couldn't ask for anything better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic