Upon arrival, my friend and
Upon arrival, my friend and I were seated immediately. Our server, Yelena, was friendly, knowledgeable about menu items, and anticipated our every need. We will definately plan a return visit.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always an excellent choice for a relaxed dinner with wonderful food. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The Pork chop was cooked perfectly (crisp coating, moist and tasty inside), seasoned well and the portion generous. The salmon is always excellent. A very enjoyable meal.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The room in the back for my
The room in the back for my group was wonderful. The Waitress was very attentive and friendly.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been wanting to try
We have been wanting to try this place out and we are glad that we did! It's a place where you can enjoy dinner and drinks with friends or a romantic dinner for 2! My husband and I really enjoyed our dinners and the server was excellent! She was very adivisible when it came down to helping us pick our entrees!
Great place! Only thing is that we thought it was a little pricey but it is worth it for the good food and quality service!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Andrew was a fantastic server.
Andrew was a fantastic server. He made the evening special by involving everyone, even my quiet grandmother, into the conversation. He was knowledgeable and offered suggestions or alternatives. We will certainly return just to enjoy having him as a server. The delicious food will be a plus!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was excellent
The service was excellent and the food was as delicious as it was before we were married six years ago.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Must in Augusta!
Bistro 491 is our favorite restaurant, hands down, in Augusta! We come here every year when we visit, and are never disappointed. The food, drinks, service, and ambience are consistently fabulous. We usually end up coming here 3 or the 4 nights we are in town!
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were in Agusta for the
We were in Agusta for the Master's Tournament and had heard about Bistro 491 from friends who had been there before. We are normally steak and potatoe type people, but thought since we had heard such great reviews we would give it a try. We had a party of six and a 5:30 reservation. The employees were very friendly, informative and just wonderful. The food was amazing! I would recommend it to anyone who is going to be in the Agusta area!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This visit was during the
This visit was during the Masters so nois was a factor anywhere. We increased our number from 6 to 9 and were accommodated within 15 minutes. Service was great. Bartender won't ou of his way to take care of us and his bar was packed, again due to the Masters. Very busy, great experience.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate there during the Master's
We ate there during the Master's tournament. It was very crowded but the staff did a great job at keeping our drinks full while we waited and sat us ahead of our reservation and the food was delicious.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time eating
This was our first time eating at the Bistro. We tried a little of everything....appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts, and differents wines. We were so pleased with everything! I usually find one thing I don't particulary like in the way of food, but I can honestly say.....everything was prepared perfectly, and so very tasty! Our service was wonderful, too, and that is especially nice.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun bistro experience
The Bistro 491 has a great bar crowd every night with a crowded, fun happy hour. The fun is great, I've dined many times, and always have been satisfied.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our "special" place!!!!
Have enjoyed The Bistro for years, special occasions, family gatherings etc. We dine here several times a year and always leave with a smile on our faces. The small plate offerings were fantastic and mentioned this to friends and now we'll be back next week!!!!
Thank you for being the BEST !
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Business meeting ran late
Business meeting ran late . Had to change reservation time more than once. Staff was very cooperative in accommodating these changes.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was wonderful!
Everything was wonderful! Our server was knowledgable about the menu when we had questions and had a great recommendation on wine. The food was cooked perfectly and the lemon tart is a delicious dessert! We will definitely be returning to try the rest of the menu! Great dining experience!
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary Visit #9
We have been coming for our anniversary supper for nine straight years! Always delicious.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
We've dined there several times and never had a bad meal. One of our favorites.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening out!
My wife and I were celebrating our 4th anniversary and chose to go to Bistro 491 on recommendations from friends. Laura was our waitress and she was outstanding. We ordered the scallops for appetizer, the filet and halibut for dinner, and had the bread pudding and a lemon tart for dessert. We would have ordered a bottle of wine but my wife is pregnant. Food was incredible, service was above and beyond, and it is an overall great place to eat. We will be going back for a date night again soon!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great job our waitress was
A great job our waitress was super. Good job all over!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed it immensely. Have been there before when it was super loud. At 6:00 p.m. was perfect on a Friday night.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Passed the test
I had two in-laws who are Chefs from San Francisco in town. Where the heck to take them to!! I thought about Frog Hollow but we couldn't get in and I found the bistro. They both really loved it. So, if it's good to a couple of San Fran High Dining Chefs, it's good enough for... anybody... :)
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband & I have gone several times & decided to take a friend this time & introduce her to the place. We have NEVER had a bad meal. The only issue was that our server seemed to try to rush our ordering. It was not very crowded this night, which is why we chose the middle of the week to have a nice, quiet, enjoyable evening to just hang out & talk. It took two courses to make her understand that we were in no hurry. Once she understood, the rest of the evening was great. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes great food & a quiet atmosphere.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
When you mix top notch service with innovative cuisine....you get a perfect combination!!
Jillian's extensive knowledge of each dish and "can do" attitude enabled us to order exactly what we wanted! This was one of the rare times in dining that we refused to leave a single morsel on the plate! We even shared a dessert.....some kind of specialty bread pudding and the chocolate on the dessert was simply amazing....not a drop left.
We will be back!!
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Being in small dining room
Being in small dining room helped with the noise level. Thanks. Food was great. Excellent wine recommendation .
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I highly recommend the crab
I highly recommend the crab cakes, the Caesar salad, pork shoulder and onion rings. The chicken and crème brulee were ok.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a little frustration with the service initially having to wait for our drink order for about 10 -15 minutes (especially given that they were not busy) but ultimately decided that the food quality outweighed any issues overall. One of the best meals my wife and I have had since moving to Augusta in 2009!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bistro 491 quaint, quiet, and clean
Upon entry, you're greeted with noticeable professionalism (as opposed to the usual chain-restaurant greetings). As you make your way to your table, you'll notice the interior decor is somewhat art-deco, which adds to the quiet adult-only atmosphere. The restaurant is small/medium in size (a plus in my opinion). This implies they focus on quality; not quantity. The patron has several appetizers and main dishes to choose. Drink selection is impressive. This restaurant offers not only great wine, and beer selection, but offers the best in Cognac (I had Hennessy VSOP), which you dont see in many restaurants.. The overall experience was very pleasant. Dinner tab ..... 120 (drinks, dessert, and tip included). The wife and I will be going back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely small restaurant with awesome food and a moderate price tag.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unusually quiet evening
I enjoy the food and the service at Bistro 491, but when it is crowded the noise interferes with the pleasure of the dining experience. Because few people were dining during our visit this time, I found the entire experience to be much more pleasurable -- the food tasted better, the service was more friendly and accommodating. A truly enjoyable experience with excellent food.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice business dinner. Limited
Nice business dinner. Limited menu but interesting choices.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restuarant
This a great romantic restaurant. Perfect for a date night. The ambience was very nice as well. The food was delicious. One of Augusta's best kept secrects/
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Evening
My wife & I decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal out where we knew the service would be as good as the food. Bistro 491 did not disappoint. My wife started with the Caesar salad which came with stalks of romaine coated in dressing topped with a parmesan crisp. I started with the charcrouterie plate, which really had more cheese that meat but was very enjoyable. We both had the pan seared halibut as an entrée. It was served with peas & asparagus risotto.
While we enjoyed the dish, the halibut was a bit dry and the risotto was a bit overcooked and also dry. We washed it all down with a reasonably priced pinot noir.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is a bit pricey but the
It is a bit pricey but the menu is definitely gourmet. Great for sea food lovers. Small portions with a twist. Loved the creamy mashed potatoes and the asparagus. The steak could have been more flavorful and tender for the price. The service was friendly and attentive. The desserts were creative and delicious.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Topping navy beans with salmon, interesting and very good. The pork shoulder was tender and moist. Very well presented and served.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Favorite in Augusta
This was our second visit to Bistro 491 and this time we brought along a couple who had not been there before. All of us enjoyed the meal very much. The menu is interesting, the food presentation was very good, and everything tasted great. Our visit was only marred by the presence of a group of 8 who seemed to be intent on outdoing each other in regard to how loud and obnoxious they could be. The owner/manager made a point of coming to each table to inquire if everything was satisfactory.
We will come back, though perhaps not on a weekend, as the large room gets very noisy when full.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid food, date night spot
We had to wait at the bar while our table was prepared, but service was quick and the food was excellent. So many excellent options that we wanted to come back to try the fish !
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for date night
This is a great restaurant for date night or special occasions. The dim lighting and relaxing ambiance with candles on the tables was great. We started with the calamari and the crab cakes. The calamari was seasoned well and crab cakes were phenomenal. For the entree we split one of the large plates - pork chops w mac and cheese and garlic spinach. The pork chops were cooked well, although the garlic spinach had a little too much garlic for my liking. All in all, it was good. Our favorite part of the entire meal was dessert. We ordered the bread pudding, and it was superb. I would definitely go back just for the bread pudding. Overall, Bistro 491 is definitely one of the better restaurants I've been to in Augusta.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good consistent food.
Although the head chef wasn't there that night, the food was still excellent and consistent as ever. Wine list is overpriced although had some good selections not found at other restaurants but was still a little lacking in selection by the glass.
Service was good but kind of rushed considering there were only 4 other tables filled beside ours.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food, excellent service
This is a great local restaurant to show off to out of town guests! My colleagues and I took a candidate interviewing with us for a job to dinner here and we all enjoyed with pride his compliments about the great dining experience. The noise level was perfect for comfortable, audible conversation - enough background noise so the place didn't echo and our conversation remained private while speaking at a normal volume.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSITIVE: Great food and atmosphere
POSITIVE: Great food and atmosphere. NEGATIVE: It was extremely cold! The front door was too close to the tables and consistently opened and the air conditioner was still on although the outdoor temp. Dropped well below 60 on the date we dined.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Night Out
Bistro 491 is a nice place for a special night out. Great food, friendly and efficient service. Favorite restaurant in Augusta.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was great. Already recommended this place to a friend. Definitely plan on returning in the near future.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been here about 6 times. The place is consistently solid and enjoyable. Would strongly recommend.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I and the 2 girls I was with
I and the 2 girls I was with commented on leaving how relaxing and enjoyable our meal was.....
The food was great too. Our waitress could not have been nicer.......It was a nice night our with friends
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM