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

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was awesome, from the chicken cordon bleu egg rolls to the surf&turf. Prices were very easy on the pocket in comparison with other fine eateries. Only complaint was our waitress, but after speaking with Katie the manager I was told that the next day was her last. She has set me up with free appetizers for my next visit which I look forward to-oh, they have an extensive wine list!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Branchwater is close to our house so it has become our go to restaurant. Food is always good and the service is professional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The staff need to be better educated about the wines and food served.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This was not our first time dining at Branchwater but it was definitely not our best experience and unfortunately it appears to be service related. What is unclear is where the breakdown occurred.

The food was tasty and the drinks were spot on, once we received them, but there were long gaps in timing that really dragged the meal down; not what one should expect from Branchwater. I I don't know if the server was having an off day, was over committed or if the bartender was behind, posibbly a combination of the three.

In any event, it left a bad taste in our mouth (pun intended); we may give Branchwater another go but not in the immediate future.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food and service. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great Food, Great Service but it is very noisy. The music was turned up very loud, we requested for it to be turned down which they did promptly but then we realized why it was up so loud in the first place. The restaurant is just very noisy and you could hear everyone talking so I think the music was turned up to drown out the conversation noise.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Brought friends for the first time and they loved the food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Very nice ambience and excellent service. The food was fresh and delicious. We will definitely return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It was a great location and the food was very good!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great service. Food was terrific; fairly priced. Appreciated the whiskey flight options. Live music (solo guitar) meh. Will return 🙂

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Really great food. Served fresh and hot. Julie was a great, checked on us many times. Very attentive from beginning to the end. Very friendly staff. Manager stopped by to check on everything. We will be going back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fun, People Watching, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We could not hear ourselves think. We were in the dining room on the front of the building. It was so bad we had to hurry our meal so we could go elsewhere to talk

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We had heard great things about Branchwater and frankly we were disappointed. We took friends for Fathers Day. Non of our dishes were above average. I ordered the seared scallops and sweet corn risotto. The scallops had way to much pepper and I didn't think the risotto was cooked all the way. Didn't complain about the main course. Ordered the cheese cake with the chocolate crust for dessert along with one of our guests. It was dry and the presentation was terrible. Had to send the dessert back Waitress was accommodating and did take those items off our bill. Don't think we will go back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I created a reservation for 2 at 8:30 for a birthday dinner. When we arrived they had given away our reservation to someone else who had a "similar sounding last name" and was not celebrating a birthday. Instead of seating us in the reserved area we were placed at a table by the restrooms. I would advise better training to the greeting staff. They need to ask full names for reservations and double check before seating.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Always great food! Everything on the menu is delicious!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Service is always fantastic and the food is some of the best around. The brussel sprouts appetizer is a must (yes those things mom always made you eat), you will never look at them the same again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Good vibes and some good food. Amazingly dessert was a big hit.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Food quality is good but too much salt used in its preparation. Pricing is somewhat higher than needs to be for the restaurant to be a value. Service is always good and accommodating.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We went there for our anniversary. We ate outdoors. Food was excellent. Service with Jordan was exceptional. Brussels sprouts are not to be missed. Scallops and risotto and veal meatballs are incredible. We will definitely visit again when we next visit Vickery. What a delightful find. What a treat indeed.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Wife and I are parents of 4 (teenagers). This is the perfect place to sneak off to for a drink, app and entree. Sean (sp) in the bar area is a great server. Recommend the sprouts for an appetizer. The ahi makes a good meal. Enjoy.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Good food, although our Brussels sprouts were over cooked and needed a dressing of some sort (have had them before when they were excellent). Disappointing because I was looking forward to them. Waitress brought me 2 drinks that I didn't order because it was so loud I don't think she could hear what I was actually ordering. Dessert came out with no utensils had to sit and look at it for 5 min before taking a bite. Overall good food in general but service could use a little help and / or a little bit of noise separation from the dining / bar area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We live very close by Branchwater. I can't believe we have never been before. Wonderful atmosphere, food, drinks, and overall experience. We will definitely be coming back!! We absolutely loved it!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Branchwater is my favorite local restaurant, confirmed once again with this most recent visit. I celebrated my birthday with my family. Grant served us. - a fine young man, very attentive and eager to please. He made a great suggestion for our wine choice. We thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers and entrees. We will be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great place to gather with friends. The cocktails were delicious. Appetizer choices were very good the Brussel sprouts with Bacon are craveable! All entrees were made to perfection.
Live band was playing and the service from our server, Cindy, was friendly, attentive with great suggestions to make the experience great!

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