Abel Brown

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$31 to $50
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Southern
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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer is amazing! A great place for an amazing meal and new memories...

AC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service with a very welcoming atmosphere starting at the door. This is not average food, the chef has paired some really great ingredients together and we found the food delightful. Our waitress was awesome and very attentive. Perfect for a date night. The drinks were delicious as well. We will return 💙 thank you

AN
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as always, staff always on top of your needs!

S
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dined at bar. Very attentive service. Fabulous oysters. Perfect martini. Entrees were delicious.

GL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Blake, our server was absolutely phenomenal and we also have some great conversation with the gentlemen and lady shucking oysters.

Our only complaint was another server at your restaurant, I didn’t catch his name. He losing his cool and kept slamming his fist down on tables repeating “I’m going to flip out.” He was extremely unprofessional as I’m sure many of the other guests could hear him. He raised his voice several times, loud enough to hear over the other diners, and berated the team behind the oyster bar. I asked them if he was typically like this and they said all the time, but he usually apologizes.

Coworkers, despite receiving an apology, should not be subject to someone who can’t manage their stress.... over food.

MM
Atlanta
85 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated quickly upon arrival in requested area. Ordered drinks which were very good. Entrees were great, appetizer was great (12 Broiled Oysters, which are the best I’ve ever had, and wife and I always order these). Service always superb, atmosphere always wonderful. One of Augusta’s finest dining spots, never disappointed after many visits. Thanks Abel Brown staff and see you again soon.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great as always. They have the best and cleanest oysters you will ever have. Will come back soon!

C
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a dining experience...staff was exceptional and food was fabulous!

H
Atlanta
81 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We seem to Always get great food and great service at Abel Brown!

F
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Good came out a bit slow . Party of 6 and we were there 3 hours. But we had a great time. Favorite spot in Augusta

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food an service

VB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was absolutely wonderful! Our server also did a great job. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely go back and will recommend to friends!

EP
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

weekly girls get together, Abel Brown is our go to place!!!

TC
Western NC
68 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Abel Brown! The Oysters and variety are delicious!

c
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I got to Abel Brown it’s just the best experience! It’s our go to place when we are celebrating.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about this place was great minus the wobbly table. The food and service was on point. Definitely will return and try other items. Highly recommend

r
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of the best things I've ever eaten was AB's Johnny Cake. The Johnny Cakes had the perfect taste and texture to be the star even next to a delicious pimento cheese that worked perfectly with the corn flavor in the cakes. The small chunks of sausage (Andouille I think) made a forkful of mouth feel and flavor that can't be beaten. Grazing from the appetizer/salad menu paired fried oysters and a caesar salad which stood back in the line compared with the corn and cheese johnny cake combo. The oysters weren't crisp so sitting on top of the caesar salad they weren't the perfect escort to the remarkable caesar with a parm crisp served on top instead of croutons. What a great idea and the lettuce was perfectly crisp from the hearts of extremely fresh romaine.

This restaurant deserves the excellent reputation it has in the Augusta area.

OT
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I travel all around the world. This is one of the best meals my wife and I have ever had. The waiter was great and my hats off to the Chef he is a treasure.

M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The decor was not conducive to conversation. A lot of hard surfaces that did not muffle or absorb noises.

AP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AB is our favorite spot for Oysters! Always a fantastic meal, top notch service, and wonderful atmosphere. Thank you!!

TW
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We’ve been regulars for a long time. For the first time it was forever getting our food. Dinner was 1:45! Tables around us

T
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is always good..food was excellent...wait staff was superb...overall just a great experience.

BD
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I arrived on time for our reservation and were seated immediately in a comfortable booth. We were greeted by two servers, one that was in training and while we felt that both did a good job, as first-time guests, we would have prefered a veteran server to get the entire feel of the ambience and ease of it as it was a little invasive for a romantic dinner. We decided not to get entrees and save it for another time. We did feel a little rushed in service once they found out we were not going to order entrees and while we understand keeping a pace of service, it also nice to give a little space for personal enjoyment.

We ordered 12 oysters with 4 different varieties and they were amazing! We also started with the steak tartar which was good, however, felt a little large for tartar, as it's often viewed as a delicacy and not a burger patty so it made a strong visual impression. We like ours with a little citrus so we added just a little lemon and it was delicious. We also ordered the beet salad with goat cheese which was a wonderful balance of flavours and went well with our charcuterie board. I had two glasses of Chardonnay for $12 each and my husband two IPA's, it would have been nice to have an additional selection of Chardonnay but it seems unless you order a bottle, the wine by the glass doesn't offer more than one per varietal selection. We finished with a Brulee and a honey apricot sorbet which had an amazing velvet texture.

Overall enjoyed our first visit and look forward to going back!

JB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Abel Brown anytime we are craving a nice meal. Food is always excellent and the service is great. the manager came up to our table to ask how we were doing - always a great experience.

CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food and spectacular service.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good. Main course selections are getting to be too few. Need a few more choices. Oysters are a specialty but mine were all Really small.

A
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was our first time eating here. Our waitress was very nice and good. However, we were not impressed or disappointed by the meals. Mediocre in our opinion. Happy hour is only available if you are in the bar area. I find it annoying when that “detail” is not clear on any of the online menus (happy hour [at a table] is one of my requirements for a restaurant). While my date night with my husband was not a disaster we probably will not be returning.

KW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best part of Able Brown was the service Dalton and Katie made our night !! Amazing !! And fun , always on top of everything

MH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an evening dinner with friends. Meals and cocktails were great. The seared halibut over grits was a insanely good. Would love to see that on the every day menu

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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N
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food as always, pleasant atmosphere conducive to an intimate dinner without seeming stuffy or as though you have to whisper to your guests to avoid standing out.

MS
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best wedge salad ever

TS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner experience at Abel Brown--great cocktails, delicious oysters, fresh salads and a lovely soup du jour. The wait staff couldn't have been better, and the whole evening was a delight. Sorry that we live in Savannah and can't come here more often!

B
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I think this is the best restaurant in Augusta!!!!

C
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased they honored our request for a specific table. Wait staff very attentive and well coordinated. Food is always excellent.

CN
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about our dinner, one of the best meals I have had this year without question.

AK
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Everything was bland, no flavor.
Service was good though!

SD
Hawaii
89 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat for a special date. The staff is very hospitable and the food is always amazing.

LC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Had a blast and the food was great. Cocktails were great too!

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