About Branchwater

Branchwater feature steaks, seafood and cocktails crafted by local Chef, Todd Hogan. Join us for live music, patio dining, friendly service and the award-winning cuisine you expect from Chef Todd, in a casual atmosphere.

5820 South Vickery
Cumming, GA 30040
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm



Bar:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday: 4:00 - 10:00

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(470) 253-7910

Entertainment:
Live Music Every Friday & Saturday Night!!

Executive Chef:
Todd Hogan

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
We would love to have you join us for our upcoming Wine Dinner or Bourbon & Cigar night! Call for reservations

Branchwater Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for a Date (14)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Fun (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Live Music (5)
Seasonal (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Authentic (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

The noise level is horrible. You can’t carry on a conversation. The waitress was probably the worse we have ever had. The food continues to be very good. It will be a while before we go back.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food. Had the salmon on the last trip and sea bass a few days before. Recommend both.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere. The bar area is warm and cozy. Lighting is perfectly low. Food is Fantastic. Best steak around!! Never disappoints.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Comfort Food, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is great. The only suggestion I might have is regarding the lighting. I would like to see pinpoint lighting installed for the eating areas rather than regular overhead lighting. I like the candles on every table. Also the booth tables in the room to the left when entering are 2 to 3 inches too high. Other than that.....I like.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wow.....where do I begin!! This was our first experience at Branchwater, and all I can say is WOW!! From the moment we were seated, they informed us, they were short on menus? As we waited for menus our waitress took our drink order ( luckily we knew what we wanted) 5-7 minutes later....she returned to take our drink order??? As if we had never ordered our drinks. Perhaps it was the noise level in the restaurant that was confusing her? It was so loud I could barely hear my husband talk to me. When we received our entrees the waitress offered to bring us salt and pepper, which she totally forgot to return with. As our food got cold, we flagged her down. My husband ordered the grouper ( his favorite) fish . He is not a picky eater, and he said it was the worst grouper he has ever eaten. It was both soggy and over salted. I had lobster, shrimp, and scallops. The lobster was also soggy and under cooked. I began to eat my scallops, only to find a piece of plastic wrap attached to the seared scallops. The waitress saw me pulling the plastic wrap from my mouth, and said omg "don't tell me that was in your food" ??? She wisked it off to the kitchen. As we waited, and waited, and waited....she returned later and offered us free dessert. Really?? Free dessert! How about some scallops without the melted plastic wrap? She also tried to tell me at that point it wasn't plastic, it was shrimp shell. Really?? It was in my mouth, it was plastic wrap. As I unfolded it....I could tell exactly what it was!! So... a young gentlemen did bring us a free dessert, however, no silverware!! As we waited for silverware....our overwhelmed waitress proceeded to drop an entire tray of drinks right in front of our table, breaking glass everywhere!! So after spending $100 on one of the worst meals I had in a very long time, feeling sorry for you our overwhelmed waitress, and my husband spending the evening with horrible stomach cramps....We won't be back!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent, and the atmosphere had a real good vibe

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

Such an asset to the Vickery communitee!! Great food options, amazing service, and a great place to run into neighbors and friends alike.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Healthy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our server was so great and genuine. We always love going to Branchwater.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was terrible! Had to ask for refills when we finally were seen. Food was mediocre, beef ribs tasted like roast beef. Atmosphere was cozy, but very very loud. We tried because we are locals, but won’t be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had a wonderful time at branchwater this past weekend. The the food was excellent and the servers were very knowledgeable of their menu and drinks. Julie was one of our servers and she was very attentive. We would be back there again for another date night.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was very poor. Did not expect to be seated in the bar / band area since we had reservations. Seemed like they were more interested in getting us out of the restaurant than giving us a good experience. We have been to this restaurant many times and have always been happy with the experience. After this experience, we probably won't return.

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

The food and service were exceptional! I had the fillet and my wife had the shrimp and grits. This was our New Years dinner and lived up to a great evening.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was very busy because it was New Year's Eve but we expected that and didn't mind. Our server was nice and made sure we were happy. My ribeye was over cooked the first time but once it was corrected it was delicious. My husband's ribeye was perfect the first time. Our server and the manager comped us a dessert and took care of our appetizer as well. This was a nice gesture and I appreciate them making things right. Mistakes happen, especially on a super busy night, but they went out of their way to make us happy. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were at Branchwater for New Years Eve. The food was delightful and the service was awesome! highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was great, like really great, and priced ok. Whiskey is waay overpriced. Our server was terrible. She complained about the specials and refused to tell them to us. She complained about the big table she was working near us. She complained about the lack of salt and pepper shakers. She brought us steak knives about 10 minutes after our steaks arrived. We'll go back, but we'll make sure we get another server.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We planned an evening out without the kids prior to celebrating the big holiday season and found Branchwater to have reservations available at the time we wanted to dine. Our server was wonderful and the food was incredible! We will definitely visit again and have already told our friends. What a great restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Hands-down this is my favorite restaurant anywhere. It’s amazing value. I travel all over the world and I can tell you there is no finer restaurant with the level of food quality that they have.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was excellent. My wife and i had very good meals. Service was attentive but not over bearing. Would recommend for a special occasion.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

First time dining at Branchwater. Well trained and friendly staff, excellent wine list and really good food. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Really good experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fun, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My wife and I came to celebrate our anniversary and were very pleased! The food was fantastic and the service was excellent! It was a very enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend Branchwater for a delicious meal and cozy atmosphere! We will definitely be coming back soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We're regulars, but the food wasn't as good this time, and the service was subpar - from the waitstaff to the fella parading around as the manager.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The manager was excellent. His appetizer recommendation of cheese sticks and Brussels sprouts are very helpful.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The feel of this Resturant is very warm and inviting . From the way you are greeted to the last bite of your meal, it’s a level of service and food quality amazing. I travel a great deal for business and I can tell you it’s my favorite Resturant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Lovely atmosphere. Great food. Fairly loud compared to most restaurants/bars. The bar area is cozy and warm and the bar itself is large. Staff was lovely but stretched thin. Food was really fast!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I've had a better steak at Roadhouse and better lobster at Joe's. The prices were high and so was the noise level. Not impressed and would not return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was terrific at Branchwater — the food, service, atmosphere, we were happy with it all and will put it on our list of repeats. We had a fried wild mushroom appetizer that was very tasty, a lentil, sausage and vegetable soup that was light and with excellent flavor. I had a lobster tail burger/sandwich, which I would definitely order again and my husband had a grilled chicken burger that was very satisfying. The fries are perhaps the best I’ve had in Georgia. The Chardonnay from Monterey I ordered was very drinkable. It was a quiet late Sunday afternoon when we were there, so the bartender waited on us. She was very personable and attentive. It is a chef-owned restaurant, so everything there is handled with pride. Even the condiments are house-made. I would go back in a heartbeat. Go. Just go.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was hot and delicious. I had the sea bass and it was amazing. Service was wonderful. Jenny was very attentive

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great meal as always! Staff is excellent, and always friendly!

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Fun, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Everyone in our party thought the food was very salty. If it wasn't for that I would return as the setting and service was good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Went for our anniversary. Service was very attentive and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service could have been a little better. Food was good a little pricey, but not bad. The service was more casual than up-scale . I expected up scale.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always awesome! Great for dinners, desert, stop by for a drink, or weekend brunches. Great music 🎶 too!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. Nice ambiance. Great date night location. Lots to do right in the same area.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always great creative food choices. We are regulars.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food choices were awesome and we loved our food! The Brussel sprouts are yummy, but if you are trying to be healthy be aware that they are flash fried before they come out. I suffered later do to the greasiness, but they said next time I could ask that they not do that! All in all it was a great experience. On the down side the specialty drinks weren't all that special.We ordered 1 specialty drink the grapefruit martini which I found was not that good. Our guest ordered a margarita and could not drink it it was so bad but they subbed it out for him so no complaints! The dirty martini was good and the beer choices were sufficient. The food again was great, but be prepared to spend a bit of money! Over $200 for 4 people. I loved the atmosphere it was great for entertaining clients,not stuffy or too fancy. Relaxed evening especially since we ate out on the patio! Worth trying for sure!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The meal was good. We had the tuna, a chicken dish and the pork. The tuna was done perfectly. The directions we got from the Open Table Website were incorrect and took us into a private housing development - so watch out! We were not from the area so we had no idea were we were going.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food & service very good; would love this place if it were not for the noise level being off the charts...as the place filled up, we could barely hear each other speak. It appears to be a result of the open high ceiling which is visually appealing but makes for just awful acoustics. Unlikely to return solely because it's just uncomfortably loud and really put a damper on our evening and attempted conversation with friends. Really is a shame! 😟

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Once again a fantastic meal and service!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Been there many times this time brussel sprouts onercooked veal overcooked dissapointing menu compared to pervious visits

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Relaxed atmosphere, service was prompt and attentive. Food was great!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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