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About Abel Brown

Abel Brown is a southern kitchen & oyster bar nestled in Surrey Center in Augusta, Ga. The name, much like our menu, is a nod to and celebration of our blended cultural roots. Authentic, yet refined, our ingredient-driven dishes are prepared and served with thought and respect. We pair clean and modern Southern cuisine with the charm & tradition reserved for high company

491 B Highland Ave
Augusta, GA 30909
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Wheeler

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(706) 738-6491

Website:
http://www.abelbrownaugusta.com/

Executive Chef:
Todd Schafer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Abel Brown Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (50)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
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Cozy (14)
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Notable Wine List (14)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Abel Brown is one of our favorite restaurants. I have a seafood allergy and cannot have the oysters (which my wife says are wonderful), but everything else on the menu is fantastic as well. We heard they were starting Sunday lunch so we decided to go after church to check it out and AB did not disappoint us! We shared the chicken wings and deviled eggs which were excellent, and shared the bibb avocado and beet salads which were also very good, and then each had one of the three sandwiches (pastrami, BLT and croque monsieur), which were again perfect. We'll come back again in the near future after church.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

The fried oyster and pickled shrimp appetizers were very good as usual. My spouse and I both enjoyed our Atlantic Cod dinner entrees as well. The peanut butter ice cream for dessert was also delicious. What detracted from what could have been a perfect meal was the less than charming service. A restaurant of this caliber should be more particular about who it hires as wait staff.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Slow service - 2.5 hours to have the meal (most time was spent waiting). Ordered medium steak, center was actually raw. I pointed out to the waitress after she finally came back and she just shrugged it off and cleared the plate with the half the steak still there.

The sides were great and the oysters I had as an appetizer were fantastic. With one round of drinks, the bill for 2 was $256.00.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service. Tends to get loud.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great service! Ask for Isaac

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fantastic! Delicious food! Friendly and helpful servers! Good ambiance!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food. Service was friendly and personable but very slow, even though it was early in evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Absolutely wonderful dinner! Pickled shrimp cocktail was my favorite appetizer, although the broiled oysters and beet salad were a close second. Everyone ordered a different entrée, and all were delicious and perfectly prepared. Outstanding selection of beer enhanced the dining experience. We finished off with delectable desserts- bread pudding was my favorite. The service was impeccable; although the restaurant was quite busy, we never felt hurried, and the staff was very helpful throughout the evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Service and food were outstanding!! Oysters are always excellent. THE place in Augusta for oysters.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Eating here was an experience. Southern food with a modern twist.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was so good. They had great specials so don’t think that all they have to offer is what is on the menu. All of the servers were super nice

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The seating/booth I was sitting in was not very comfortable. Needs padding or cushion on the backs. Would still go there again though!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been on the hunt for a good local oyster place and Abel Brown was perfect. We had the oysters, charcuterie plate, bouillabaisse, ceviche, chocolate bar, and champagne pound cake. The oysters were great and the best I have found in Augusta. I do wish that the selection was more varied but I am sure that depends on the market. Entree items were also good and the dessert was amazing. Had a good beer selection beyond the typical beers. Overall service was great and it was priced as expected. It is pricey, but I think it was worth it.

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious!! Will definitely return! You’ve got to try the bacon salmon special and the key lime pie in a mason jar!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Abel Brown can always be relied on for good food and service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was delicious . Best quality food in town. Wish the oysters were bigger though or priced a little better.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

First time going and I am sure I will be going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fabulous food and atmosphere. Great cocktails and beer and wine. Our favorite is happy hour!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Home for Christmas, there were only a few restaurants that could accommodate the nine of us. Thank goodness Abel Brown was one of them! Phil, our server, was an affable guide and helped me settle on my choices. The meal began with excellent cocktails, including a Manhattan that has surpassed Wife Saver on my list of must-do's when in town. I sampled carpaccio and a beet salad, both of which were outstanding, as was my pork shoulder entree.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Spectacular dining experience! Loved the playlist...perfect musical backdrop for an unforgettable meal.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Seven of us ordered across the Menu: Chicken, Beef, and Scallops. The Chicken is my Fav, and it's the best I've had in any Restaurant. All the Dinners were excellent. The Seafood Charcuterie was fantastic and plenty for two. Salads and Drinks were excellent.

One of our 'go to' places when we want to impress out of town guests.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Great Beer
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food. Kim is the very best server

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner, it was our first time eating there and we were very pleased. My boyfriend said it was one of the top 3 steaks of his life. My food was great and there was so much! The only thing that I didn't care for was the zucchini noodle dish, it had no flavor.
My drink called the Tea Hive was delicious and the Crème brûlée was divine!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

My wife and I ate here the Friday before Christmas. Quite crowded, but we had a reservation and were seated immediately. Not sure if reservations are needed all the time. We were seated in the bar area, where there was a work group party but the noise level wasn't bad. Next time I want to try the regular dining room.
This was our first time here. The menu ( available on line) is limited but has a variety of interesting dishes. The server listed a variety of specials also. I enjoyed the pepper crusted tuna, my wife enjoyed the shrimp dish and we shared a chocolate bread pudding for desert (I am not a big bread pudding fan, but my wife liked it). Service was attentive but not intrusive. We will go again sometime.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were in Augusta for a special week. Found able-Brown as one of the most romantic restaurants in Augusta from the Internet.

I was able to make reservations through open table and request a single white rose which is at our private table upon arrival .

Able-Brown along with OpenTable made what would’ve been a spectacular night and extraordinary night

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was great. The best Rockefeller oysters. Everyone is very nice.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We booked Abel Brown for our small office Christmas Party (10 people) having never been there before but seeing some reviews. I arrived early to check out the seating which was perfect and found a very friendly, hip vibe to the bar and the staff while I waited for everyone to arrive. Had a handcrafted cocktail while waiting which was creative and very well made.

We were seated and the staff took attentive care of us all evening while serving delicious meals to all. Everyone raved about the food and a great time was had by all.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food and excellent service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Lovely place but needs coziness. Decor is a bit clinical. Bar is very nice.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Appetizers were barely warm. Dinner was hot. Everything tasted good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We used to frequent Bistro 491 years ago. Love Abel Brown!

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were there to celebrate a birthday. Martini was good. Had two appetizers: smoked seafood platter and oysters. Both excellent. Had salmon entree - also very good. Service was attentive and friendly. Pricey but very nice in all respects. Recommended.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I could eat here every night! Excellent meal and service as always. Servers are attentive and you never feel rushed. A true dining experience for Augusta. If you have not yet tried this gem please do yourself a favor...you will not be sorry!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

it was wonderful.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was a really enjoyable dinner. My wife and I have been here a few times, and its is always wonderful!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and service. High quality food and cooked to perfection. I had swordfish and was very happy to see that kind of offering.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great selection of oysters. Gracious servers and fun interpretations of southern staples.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent but expensive. Would recommend for special occasions.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

We were on a local self guided food tour and these were by far the BEST OYSTER ROCKEFELLER ever! Perfect wine suggested by a knowledgeable server. We will certainly go back and try other menu items.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We made a reservation, so glad we did. The waiter was knowledgeable, kind, friendly and went the extra mile. This, by far, was the best meal I have ever had in Augusta. I live in Charlotte and come here monthly. I would highly recommend it. The oysters, perfect. The salmon, perfect. The drinks were great. If I had a little complaint and I do mean little, the Brussel sprouts could have cooked a hair longer. I still ate them and did not complain because they were seasoned very well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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