Georgia Brown's

4.3
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Low Country
Come and experience our lively interpretation of South Carolina Low-Country cuisine. Enjoy good southern food, servers who bubble over with hospitality, and a dining room that is truly distinctive. With its honey-colored walls, golden woods and bronze sculptures that crawl across the ceiling, designer Adam Tihany has created an atmosphere to awaken your senses. What better place to enjoy low country cuisine than in this contemporary environment celebrating the south. Offering the flavor of the South - the Soul of Washington; where we will be sure to leave a light burning in the window for you, our guests.

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San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

It was nice to visit a very popular place. The cornbread was delicious. I had fried chicken and one piece was very moist and delicious. The second piece was over cooked and slightly burned. The waiter said it was that way because people ask for it to be crispy. Not. The collard greens had a little too much vinegar in them for my tastes but the mashed red potatoes were delicious. The apple pie ala mode was outstanding.

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LC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Shrimp and grits lluscious, jambalaya and fried chicken good. Collard greens good. Cornbread flavorless., old fashion cocktail disappointing. Jazz was nice and service was very accommodating.

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LD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A college friend was in town on business and we decided to have dinner. Service was great and food was excellent

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DB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. I had the scallops with brussel sprouts and yams. Everything was served hot and tasty. Bread assortment was served before dinner with mouth watering peach butter. Service was prompt and very courteous, There was also a 3 piece jazz band with an awesome sax player! I will definitely return.

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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Waitress was very annoyed that I had questions about what was in the entrees. Actually refused to answer questions and then was obnoxious the rest of the meal as if I did something wrong by wanting to know what was in my food. I like to eat healthy so this was not the place for me but I wanted to go for my daughter who loves this kind of fried southern food. Surely, I have a right to know if the salmon salad has bacon or anything else not listed in the description.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Gumbo was not good. Shrimp In my friends’ meals was over cooked. Very noisy. They need to get a larger space.

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EL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The meals were generally just ok. The flavor was lacking (expected seasoned food) and ultimately the over $200 meal+dessert for three people was not worth it. I’ve been to GB a few times before and enjoyed the food, but not this time. Our out of town guest was not impressed.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Georgia Brown’s is a Washington, DC gem; the Sunday brunch has a selection of salads, jumbo peel and eat shrimp, grilled Atlantic salmon and several cuts of chicken, turkey, and beef. There’s an omelette station and meals on the menu. The only thing I would have like was more hot green veggies; I tried not to pig out on the potatoes and the delicious peach cobbler. You’ve just got to experience Georgia Browns and enjoy the music on Sundays.

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EC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and nice jazz at brunch. Recommend it highly

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KC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been a patron for 20 years and I still love this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Dinner is okay nothing like a luxury celebration dining experience.

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Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We liked the buttermilk fried chicken and the macaroni and cheese. The dining room is quite elegant.

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KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

They sat us right by the kitchen so it was more noisy than we would have desired. The food was great and good portions. The service was good. The ambiance wasn’t as expected - the clientele was not dressed as nicely as we would have thought. Maybe it was more touristy - not sure. But over all really good food and good service.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was decent, but I was dining alone and felt like the waiter rushed me out so that they could seat a more lucrative group.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food melted in our mouth!

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GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and waiter was excellent, food ok to average

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was average! Our waiter was having an off night, forgetting our appetizer and beer order. H
I had the shrimp and grit, which were nothing special.

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VA
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

1st time at Georgia Brown's got off to an iffy start. After being seated and the water glasses filled there was no server to take drink orders and menu orders. After 15 - 20 minutes of o one waiting on our table I went to the front podium and said no one seems to be assigned to our table. That did the trick. The maitre d' brought bread and butter and took drink orders. At that point a server came to the table and started taking orders for appetizers and entrees. After that slow start service was excellent (Jonathan was the server.) The food arrived in a reasonable amount of time and was excellent. I would recommend Georgia Brown.

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SD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sunday Buffet
If you want pile it high cheap food, this is the buffet for you. If you want quality then I suggest you take your business elsewhere.

It was such a shame that this iconic establishment was such a let down.

We had a reservation, got seated within a reasonable time, but then it took ages for our waitress to appear. She was lovely and helpful, but I had already asked another diner how the set up worked.

The state of the buffet was poor. The dim lighting helps to mask how filthy the buffet area really is. No food labels, so it is an assumption you know what everything is.

They have the carved meats next to the sweet waffles for some strange reason.

I was told by another diner to come when they first open at 12 otherwise it is just a poor show. Food was luke warm, the waffle maker lady disappeared??

When I complained the male manager was very attentive. I did advise, Gordon Ramsay needs to visit abd I guarantee, he would 'SHUT IT DOWN'.

You have been warned, and I am a fully qualified chef.

There is a lot of work to be done here.

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DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Food was good. We had to wait even though we had reservations. It was very loud, very crowded, and very dimly lit so you could not see the food on the brunch buffet very well. We were crammed in against a wall in beside a highly trafficked area. It's fairly expensive as well, but there is a lot of food. Sort of an odd combination though . . .

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PB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, we all enjoyed our Sunday Jazz Brunch. The food was great, the atmosphere wonderful. We certainly return and recommend to my friends as well.

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The buffet selection was good but at the price of $45, it seems a little too expensive.

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing jazz brunch! Definitely make a reservation - I recommend going right at 10am when they open. Jazz musicians were phenomenal, and the food was straight out of the bayou. The food was very authentic Louisiana and delicious.

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WM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in D.C. you must eat here. The staff are very friendly and fun to chat with. Love this place!

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family was in town checking out GW. The food was absolutely excellent. Had the sugar pork chop with Brussels sprouts and collard greens. So good. The waiter and bus boy where spot on. Thank you for great night!!

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RK
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Casual atmosphere, nice foods of the South.
Waiters are kind and friendly, but sometimes forget our order.
However, totally a good restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Pros: Service is exceptional, they intuitively know when you need a refill or to remove a plate. The drinks are serious.

Cons: It is extremely loud. I felt like I was at a wedding reception. For me food is key, and the food was mediocre.

I would probably only recommend their bar to a friend.

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EO
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It is beyond me how you can serve two individuals at the same table the same meal and there is a drastic difference in the meal portion. Why is this when you are paying the same price? Do you find this to be appriopriate? The bread is always cold. Do not waste your time asking for warm or hot bread, because the waiter/waitress will bring cold bread. I could have purchased a piece of salmon to serve at least 4 people with equal portion for what I paid for this meal.

This is not a southern restaurant

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, nice ambiance, good vibes! Service was good and I love the jazz band.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Tried it two times in the same week. We complained about our first visit and they tried to sit us in the same seat the second visit in two days. the main seating is hot as hell.

This is not southern food. The ribs are tough and not tender, the drinks are not acceptable, as a Manhattan should not be black, the low country choices are not flavorful or seasoned. This food is crap. We say outside because the inside is a 1000 degrees. No offer to discount to make us feel better. Stay away.

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Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time out

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San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The restaurant is a bit worn, and it needs a good face lift and some serious changes in the menu. Fried green tomatoes on the menu, but not available. The tomato stack looked like it was sitting in dishwater. The tomatoes were rock hard in the center. The jambalaya was dried out, tough chicken, two sad looking shrimp - one was not edible as it had the vein still in, grilled sausage and a lump of rice. The peach cobbler consisted of canned peaches in a overly sweet syrup. So sorry Arcadia closed.

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DG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time customer. Excellent meal and wonderful service.

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j
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding experience with incredible food! This is a spot that is well worth the wait!

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k
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made reservations for 10 people at 2:30pm for brunch at your restaurant. We ended up having to add ONE extra person, so it made us have 10 adults and one child. What was supposed to be a great experience and surprise for my mother turned into a disaster. My mom who is from NC specifically chose this restaurant to eat at and I decided to surprise her by inviting her siblings, who came from Baltimore, because she had heard so many great things about it! I’ve also ate here and have had pretty good experiences up until today. My family from Baltimore arrived at the restaurant 2pm (because they are early birds) and I arrived right at 2:30 with my mom. She was ultimately surprised and very happy to see her siblings! Ok, so I’m feeling like this was a success! Go Me!...

I walked up to the hostess stand to let her know that everyone from our party was here and she informed me that they would have to get our table ready because the party was still at the table we would be sitting at. I told her no worries we can wait another 15 minutes. Well that 15 minutes turned into 25 and 25 turned into 35 minutes. Now, again, we have a 2:30pm reservation. So I approach the hostess stand to inquire about our table and she informs me that the party has still not gotten up and that she can’t ask them to get up as well so we would have to wait until the table finished and paid their tab. Question: Did we ever even have a table available based off of our 2:30pm reservation? Did not seem like it. Especially since the table that we were supposed to be seated at didn’t actually get up and leave the restaurant until 3:47pm.

Im honestly extremely disappointed and I couldn’t even enjoy the cold food or experience. I normally don’t send emails or write any bad reviews but I was left no choice after this experience. ISO reaches out to the GM via email and never received a response.

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

First time there as we just moved to the city. Comfortable place. People were nice, hostess and waitstaff included. Bit of a mad house on Sunday trying to get seated but if you have it going on like that then, you have to be patient about it.

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A
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch was delicious! Service was great and band was awesome!

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NP
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We came for the Jazz buffet brunch, and everything tasted like it was purchased a la carte. People who never liked grits went back for thirds.

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B
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Wanted to like it. Appetizers were great, but mains were just ok (entire party concurred). Drinks were crazy expensive. So many places in DC, probably try something else next time. In the end, didn’t feel it was worth the price.

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