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Augie's Front Burner

4.6
347 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Located in downtown Springfield, Augie’s Front Burner offers a unique dining experience for the adventurous in palate and spirit. Offering a distinctive blend of experiences engaging all senses, diners will be seduced by the sight, smell and taste of Augie’s culinary creations. Augie’s innovative dishes are all designed to attract the eye and offer appetizing flavor combinations.

Augie’s Front Burner is a locally owned, owner operated dining establishment that has served the Springfield area since 1997. Owner August Mrozowski is committed to offering all of his guests an exceptional, casual yet elegant, dining experience. A proud supporter of local businesses and local farmers, Augie’s Front Burner also offers catering for parties and special events.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(217) 544-6979
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Augie Mrozowski
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E Washington St
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Parking details
Free parking after 5:00 with back door entrance, behind restaurant, entering parking lot from 4th Street. Street parking in front of restauarant, west side of Old State Capitol.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Kosher, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 347 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The food and the service are always impeccable lately.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Long narrow restaurant, noisy, best for groups.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

For what we paid($100 for 2), it was not a good value. Ordered med steak- overcooked, potatoes -under cooked, wrong order placed by waiter for second meal, wait was long to remake food. Recvd a dessert to comp, and top was burnt and tasted terrible. Seating is very close to other guests and there is absolutely no privacy of conversation at all. Wait staff attentive, but we dont need to over hear conversations about staff schedules and a no show employees.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My fiancé and I were visiting from out of town and just took a shot in the dark after reading some reviews. Everything was phenomenal. Service was great. Bottle of wine we had was good and $22. Flatbread appetizer was awesome. For entrees we had the ribeye and swordfish. Steak was perfectly cooked and tender, swordfish very good as well. Whole experience was great top to bottom. The entrees were somewhat pricey, but we had ordered specials. Good downtown location as well. Overall, I would definitely return and recommend to anyone visiting the area who wants to go out for a nicer dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Enjoyed this restaurant and the food choices offered. I went on a Tuesday and happened across the 1/2 price bottle of wine offer (on select wines). I did NOT drink it all and they packaged it up in a sealed bag to take home. I will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Augie’s is one of our favorites and our AZ visitors love it now too. So it was our first dinner reservation when they came to town. What a great meals - salmon, steak, burgers - everybody was happy. Yummy salads and beverages too. And a new waitress - Melissa did a GREAT job and we hope she is our server again.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great discovery! Used to fine dining options in Chicago, augie’s was a most pleasant surprise.
Great, creative menu, truly something for everyone. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always a great experience. Professional servers. Food is always delicious

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I had never had bouillabaisse. Our waiter, Gabe, recommended it. It was fantastic! Decor is pretty ordinary. Wait staff did a good job.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The "shut-up and eat" special of seafood risotto was delicious. Service was friendly and professional. We were able to catch-up and enjoy a lovely lunch.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food, service and wine was great. Our server was very knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Love this restaurant, it's a must visit whenever we're in Springfield.
Kim was awesome as were her cocktails!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went out with another couple on a bustling Valentine’s Day.
Augie’s was prepared. Nice VD menu, friendly service & 4 outstanding meals.
The guys had steak, the girls had fish. Nothing disappointing.
Kudos to another great evening!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Creative and delicious cuisine with fresh ingredients. Nice wine list. Wonderful service!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice restaurant with great server! Food was really good and we will be back for sure

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food two nights in a row!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The reservation included a nice bouquet of flowers for my date that were ready at our table. Hostess then ask us if we would like to move to a quieter corner table that had a little more room, which we obliged. My date had the beef stroganoff and I had the seafood bouillabaisse. Both were excellently prepared. Great environment, prompt and professional staff, and an awesome kitchen.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Our server, Gabe, was amazing! Get the crispy goat cheese salad & creme brulee. You will not be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food, especially the mushroom papardelle. Service was excellent on a busy night, and a wide ranging wine list. Overall a pleasant and relaxing dining experience.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Environment leaves something to be desired but food and service more than make up for it. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was DELICIOUS!
(Which was a good thing, as out waiter didn't check back w/us til we were done ) Still would highly recomend for dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Love this place. I have never had a bad meal here. Never rushed, always relaxed fine dining. Menu is versatile and unique, always changing with the seasons to reflect local ingredients. If you have my tried it, I highly recommend the Signature Crispy Goat Cheese Salad. Yummo! Making me hungry!!!

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

The food was great, and they were willing to adjust the preparation to our needs. Excellent service! We enjoyed our meal and 1/2 price wine night very much.

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Disappointed in the food and the menu. I had previously been to Augie’s for special occasions due to the unique menu and delicious food. The grouper was the best and no longer on the menu. The entree I ordered was very salty and the dessert didn’t appear to be cooked completely. Expensive meal not worth the price.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I had the steak special. The steak was cooked perfect. The steak had an excellent taste to it. The waiter checked on us to see if we needed anything however, he did not make a pest of himself. You must try the feta salad I think it was called. It was very unique with a breaded and then fried disk of feta. The dressing was very good. I usually have my dressing on the side, however I forgot to mention it. I felt it had a little bit too much dressing for me. It was very tasty and light. Very good.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food (locally sourced in many cases), creatively presented. A dining experience aesthetically pleasing to both eye and palate.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Always my first choice for fine dining in Springfield. Worked for Augie for several years so know pretty much all there is to know about the operation and everything is always right. The best, freshest ingredients prepared and served with skill and care. I have no reason to believe this will ever change.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Our dinner on New Year's Eve was great--so glad you were open on that Sunday. The place was hopping, but not noisy or hectic (at least for the customers). The staff members were all helping each other out, making for a very good experience for diners. The giant balloons were beautiful!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I have been here on a number of occasions and the food and service is consistently outstanding ! It is our favorite place to go to in Springfield .

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed a great family meal here while visiting Springfield. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was fantastic as was my roast chicken. The service was prompt but not too invasive. Ages 13 - 75 were very pleased with their meals. The environment is warm and friendly. Cocktails were great. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

I always have a great time at Augie's! The food and ambiance are superb!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Had the daily special ribeye, which was delicious. The staff were all hoping there would be some left in the kitchen for their dinners!

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was excellent and our server was one of the best ever. Augie's is always a good place to eat and to talk.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Not knowing what to expect, walking in I felt that old school steakhouse vibe. Christmas decorations up and music playing which was nice but overall ambience was lacking. The service was good. Servers were knowledgeable and verbiage was upscale. Menu was small but very creative. I had the salmon and definitely would order that again. Thanks for the experience!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

We were there for my birthday dinner. Food was delicious and cooked to perfection! We all had a great time.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Very impressive. You will not be disappointed. The food was incredible, drinks were fantastic but the Service topped them all!

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Wonderful experience and great food. My water glass stayed full and the food was full of flavor. Everyone had a pleasant attitude.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service in a really cool setting!

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Once again we brought friends to Augies and we all enjoyed the evening. The ladies appreciated the smaller portions available with the Thrifty Thursday options. And the guys can still order from the regular menu. The food is outstanding with many dishes very comparable to upscale dining in Chicago or St. Louis. And Gabe gave us great service, answering menu questions and keeping things running smoothly. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Our food was excellent and prepared as we like it. Our dinner companion had a food allergy and her need was met graciously. The wine list was good and we had a very good Cabernet. Our server Sarah was attentive but did not hover. Excellent service

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