great menu and food. what
great menu and food. what a wonderful little restaurant. front door not on street address listed so this needs to be clarified by open table. menu on open table is for dinner, different menu for lunch.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always wonderful to eat at
Always wonderful to eat at Taste in North Augusta's Hammonds Ferry area. Wonderful tapas. Good wine. Great atmosphere. Shrimp and sweet corn risotto is absolutely fantastic!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my third visit to Taste, second that week. They have never let me down. I did not order the Carolina Greens this time, but I did the previous two times. I never liked collard greens until I had theirs. The freshness and quality of their local and regional food makes other places taste like chain food. I will continue to go for the service, ambiance and most of all food. Be sure to go and make sure you have a reservation.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent staff and meals.
Excellent staff and meals. Also very patient with my difficult friends.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I found Taste
My wife and I found Taste accidentally, while looking for a good lunch spot. The lunch was tremendous, as was the service (Terrel (sp)) was outstanding. We met the owner and very much enjoyed his company. We liked it so much that we made dinner reservations to celebrate our third anniversary. As we expected, just about everything was good except the crowd noise and my pork roast was a tad on the tough side - not enough to complain, but it could have been more tender. Certainly we will return for both lunch and dinner. I would (and have) recommend it to anyone.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
They need to keep the online
They need to keep the online menu updated a little better, but otherwise fun and good food. Would definitely go back.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beautiful restaurant in a
Beautiful restaurant in a cool setting. Taste has an eclectic menu with a farm to table list along with great pizza and salads...
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Go ... You will not be disappointed
This has become one of our weekly stop, awesome food and service! They have a diverse wine, liquor and high end beer.
Very relaxing evening
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the entrees we had
One of the entrees we had was a knock off from Frog Hollow. We both agreed, Frog Hollow was better. With that said it is still a very good place to eat.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than Frog Hollow which is rated highly for Augusta. This restaurant is 5 minutes from Broad St. Great ambiance in a neighborhood setting.
Diverse, eclectic menu with lots of choices from both small and large plate selections. Friendly, prompt service. Much more quiet inside than our
Frog Hollow experience. Will definitely return.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A real gem
Had the pork shoulder with collard greens and mashed potatoes. Best I've ever had. Sat at the bar and was served by the barkeep. He was knowledgeable, personable, and most importantly responsive. Will be back again soon.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and interesting
Excellent food and interesting small restaurant. Will probably go back again and try dining outdoors. A bit on the pricey side bit not ridiculous.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious. The atmosphere was pleasant. We especially enjoyed the smoked pimento cheese appetizer and the shrimp and grits. Will definitely return!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our return trip to "Pleasantville". Our first trip, we sat outside on the patio, this time we were seated on the inside of the restaurant. The food IS amazing....no matter where you sit!! We have not ordered an entrée yet....we can't seem to get past the "small plates"!! We have ordered the cheese platter twice now....and no regrets!! We have had the shrimp and grits and the scallops....and any of the pork belly dishes are out of this world!! (The pizzas are tasty too!) The menu is always evolving....so it is hard to know what will be offered....but trust me....you won't be disappointed. Unfortunately....we have never had room for dessert....so, we can't comment on that!!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful food experience. Everything was wonderful. My only recommendation is that given the prices, American Express should be an option for payment.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The salads were sparse and not worth the price!! The asperagus and ham pizza was okay. Could not taste any ham. The margarita pizza was very good.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining at Taste
Love the menu - the food is delicious - very loud though - not good for a romantic dinner - would recommend outside dining instead.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Out First Visit to Taste
This was our first time @ Taste - but certainly won't be our last. Food was wonderful and our waitress was very attentive. We loved the ambiance and location of the restaurant. Good selection of entree's and appetizer's to choose from. Great evening! Thanks
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming and Delicious!
Amazing bill of fair! An awesome variety of gourmet dishes with a choice of smaller dishes allowing you to "Taste" more! Large entrees were still enough to satisfy a hearty appetite. An unexpected surprise for North Augusta. Quaint sidewalk dining. Can't wait to return!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Friday evenings at Taste!
We love to end up at Taste on Friday evenings for outside dining after riding our bikes on the Greenway - what a great way to end the work week! They have a great wine selection, and everything we've had to eat here is FANTASTIC. We really can't say enough good things about our server Morgan either - she's absolutely wonderful! We've been several times, but this is the first review. We've had several of the pizzas (ham/asparagus is especially good), both of the salads on the menu, the burger and a swordfish special this past Friday evening that was just delicious. The fried okra that came with the swordfish was the best thing on the plate, and I wish it had a permanent spot of its own on the menu :) We will definitely return again & again.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Rainy Night
We enjoy eating outside, but due to the weather dined inside with friends. The waitress was very attentative. She was knowledgable and did an excellent job. One of our friends and myself had the rositto with ham, corn and spices in a very rich cream sauce - delicious. My wife started with the artisian salad which was wonderful and followed it with a pizza -which she had been wanting to try and said it was the best pizza that she had ever eaten. I had the trumpet mushrooms as a starter and found them extremely tasty . Our other friend had the halibut which looked like salmon - he said it was good, but was surprised at the visual -always thought of halibut as a white fish and not a salmon colored fish. Overall and outstanding evening.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quaint with quality
Very quaint dining experience. Outside dining set up beautlfully. Very comfy! Quisine well-rounded.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great way to celebrate!
I have been to Taste several times and it remains one of my favorite restaurants. The food and service are both wonderful and the location is great.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful, friendly neighborhood atmosphere near the savannah river. I recommend the pizza. Perfect crust and toppings. Creative desserts and entrées. Delicious and uniquely flavored dishes. One of my favorite places to escape for a romantic evening with my wife. Creative bar staff. You feel like you are on vacationing in a colonial coastal town. Highly recommended. Take a walk on the river after dinner :)
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taste was recommended to us by the Owner's mother, and she was right! The menu was quite interesting. Some of the combinations sounded intriguing and definitely different. We were well pleased. From the tapas to the entrees everything was delicious. The portions are definitely plenty. We weren't sure about the tapas portions, so my wife ordered two for herself. Surprise! One would have been plenty. But we split the other. We went early Saturday and had a reservation; but there was really no need at that time. However the place was filling up as we left; so I would recommend a reservation. The Open Table reservation system worked perfectly. They had our table waiting. We will definitely be returning.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, attention to detail on presentation, and particularly the use of fresh available items to serve! Food was out of this world. Our new favorite place to dine.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the drive
Taste is on my list of favorites in the Augusta area. Nice setting with a great menu and good beer choices on tap.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent meal--the umami pizza & burger was flavorful & the cheese cake was super good. Our only issue was the acoustics, it was loud! Great soundtrack & hip venue. We shall return!!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome date spot
You can wear anything hear from shorts and a polo to slacks and tie. The wait staff and managment are super friendly and the wine list is large and unique. Food is always good and different. Highly recommended.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was nice, but seemed
Our server was nice, but seemed a little spotty at times. However, he did have several tables to wait on. Other than that we had an excellent meal and will return.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely eat here!
As a group of 6, we enjoyed our dinner! The small plates made it fun for sharing. Entrees that were ordered we great! The restaurant is very small, holding approximately 30 seated. Make reservations! The restaurant is tucked away in a neighborhood community, providing for a nice area to eat in [no traffic or horns].
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top 2 Favorite Places Around
Another great evening at Taste. Love the neighborhood. Makes me want to move there. A 9:30 dinner then an UNEXPECTED trip to the bar. Best Margarita EVER. New server (Andrew) but he was quite polished and did a super job.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
This is our 3rd visit to Taste . The food is wonderful . We especially enjoyed the small plates of pork belly , caramalized shrimp and VA scallops . Would recommend this place for its food and atmosphere . our friends really enjoyed their first visit tonight
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun for lunch or dinner
I've been to Taste twice in one week, and both times were very good. Our server, Andrew, was friendly and professional, and quite knowledgeable. He did a great job. The lunch menu was varied and unusual. The eggplant muffaletta was wonderful for lunch, and very filling. For dinner, we were seated quickly, and the service was good. The food was yummy and served efficiently. There was a little something on the menu for everyone.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
My new favorite restaurant!
Taste has incredible food and drinks! The service is great! Really is my new favorite restaurant in the area. Highly recommended!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Review of Taste
The ambiance is nice except for the hallway seating. Get a table by the window away from the door, or outside. The service was slow for getting drinks and ordering. After ordering, the meal was provided is sufficient time. The Artisan salad is very good and all of our meals were good: Sea bass, fish tacos, and jumbo scallops.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great date with my wife. Food was excellent, staff friendly and efficient. Great place to for a friendly gathering and dining!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Experience, Once Again!
Dining at Taste is always a great experience. The service is wonderful, and the food is always spectacular!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but expensive for what you get
Ate outdoors on a beautiful day. The salad and pizza was delicious but overpriced.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Notch Food and Drinks...
However, we waiting almost 10 minutes after we sat down to get our drink order.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
local, organic, delicious
This lovely restaurant is tucked away in the Hammond's Ferry area of N. Augusta, and it feels very much like a neighborhood hangout (a very upscale neighborhood, of course!). The well appointed interior, well stocked bar (wine!) and professional and attentive staff are all draws to this gem of a restaurant. But the most wonderful thing about Taste is the food itself. A seasonal menu brilliantly conceived by Executive Chef Dave McCluskey features locally grown and organic ingredients wherever possible. There is an extensive array of tapas, interesting pizzas and other lighter fare, which we sampled happily. However, the real artistry is in the entrees. Every element of each dish thoughtfully prepared and flawlessly executed. Loved it!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for relaxing
Nice little spot in North Augusta, highly recommend for a romantic dinner on the patio sidewalk. Food was outstanding and great drink selection
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste is Hip and Fun
Taste is hip and fun, and food is delish! Always have enjoyed the menu and new items to explore
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Great Experience @ Taste
As usual, we had a wonderful dinner, great drinks (thank you Paul!), and great atmosphere. Easy place to make new friends, excellent outdoor dining, great location.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste is located in a charming historic neighborhood. We shared the charcouterie plate which was loaded with interesting meats and pickled items. Loved the pickled pumpkin and watermelon pieces. Unfortunately, the kitchen was behind in serving our appetizer, so our main meal arrived only a few minutes later. Our server immediately recognized our dilemma and offered to take the food back to the kitchen to keep it warm. I ordered the small plates portion of the shrimp and corn risotto, which was delicious and just the right size. My husband ordered the pork shoulder, which was excellent, but enormous! We'll get another 2 meals out of it. The lavender & Earl Grey crème brulee was just right for sharing. Couldn't taste the Earl Grey though.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very wide and interesting selection on menu but expensive, not an everyday or frequent restaurant choice due to expense. Service was very good with friendly and knowledgeable wait staff.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM