Georgia Brown's

4.4
6156 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We got there on time for our reservation and were seated quickly by friendly staff. Our waiter was friendly and promptly got our drink orders (water and sprite) and complementary bread. At that time he took our appetizer order of the Shrimp and Grits. Which turned out amazing!! Once we received our appetizer, our waiter took our dinner order and never came back to check on us. The restaurant had a nice crowd but wasn’t overly packed or extremely busy. So after a solid 45 minutes we began to wonder wether our entree order was even out in. Mind you, we still never saw our server durning this waiting period. Other tables around us that had gotten there and ordered AFTER us, had already received there food and were pretty much done eating by the time our waiter came out from wherever he was and asked us about our food. After we told him that we were still waiting for our food, he went to the kitchen and maybe ten minutes later, here our food arrives. Starving at this point, I expected that this meal would be outstanding no matter who made but it was the most disappointing subpar meal that I could have expected. I probably took two bites of everything and promptly sent both of our meals back. The only good thing that came out of our experience was the awesome Shrimp and Grits and that our waiter went ahead and comped our entire meal.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant closed I guess for weather. Walked there twice and locked out. I canunderstand the first time, as everything in Washington seemed closed but the second time was a sunny afternoon and roads were clear- I think aomwone may have just wanted an extended vacation.

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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Waitress and management were awesome with accommodating us.

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V
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

My date and I both got very ill at the dinner table right after completing our meals. My second cocktail was not made well. The service was very half hearted.

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AP
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter very friendly. Our main courses and the wine were fabulous; I would also recommend saving room for dessert!

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Brunch food was cold for the price of money. Peach martini was on point

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AK
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was exactly what I expected and so much more.

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RR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome brunch with live music. Food taste and variety exceeded my expectations for brunch. The overall experience was delightful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

food was below average. i wouldnt go again

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LG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service we enjoyed the dinners and will be back

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J
Pittsburgh
80 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent table service, and dinner was very good. Lamb chops recommended. A little noisy, but not overbearing. Mix drink OK.

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SW
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The initial impression was good, environment is interesting and lowkey. The hostess seemed confused on how to seat people because it took a good 5 minutes for her to check us in and take us to a table. The atmosphere deeper in the restaurant is very 1980s and personally unappealing.

Our waiter was nice and attentive, thanks Merle! But let me say, I chose this place based on the menu. I LOVE Southern and low country inspired food...this place is NOT a good place to get any of that. The biscuits were so crumbly and tasteless. The butter was sour and tart. My buttermilk fried chicken was so dry, a knife wouldn’t cut it. The Mac and cheese had good flavor but the noodles were so over cooked and mushy. I had to send back my chicken and I changed the order to Devils Shrimp which is shrimp stuffed with crab. It was okay, better in comparison to the chicken. The staff took my order back without issue and with complete grace and professionalism which I truly appreciate. They were a great group!

The food comes out about 5 minutes after you place your order because most of the food is done and sitting. The sides come out scooped “cafeteria style” and the whole experience was just a disappointment. We will not be going back.

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F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

After having an amazing New Year’s Eve, our visit to Georgia Brown’s was the best way to start 2019. The Sunday Jazz Brunch was delicious. With a wide variety of delectable selections, we left with full bellies and big smiles on our faces. We will definitely return to this establishment during our next visit to Washington DC!!😊

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch restaurant. Live jazz ensemble is a bonus on Sundays. After eating different foods to delight your palate, select an entree “to go” at the completion of your brunch experience. Georgia Brown’s is a must have brunch in downtown DC

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TK
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

What a great place! Beautifully decorated and delicious food. We were there for the Jazz Brunch on New Years Day. The brunch buffet seemed expensive - til you realize that they send you home with the entree of your choice for dinner. What a deal! Be sure to order their Fried Green Tomatoes - the best I have ever experienced!!

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The variety of brunch items I enjoy the crispy bacon and the large spice steam shrimp

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place was recommended, and I have to say, we weren't disappointed. The food was excellent!!!!

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The Sunday Brunch at Georgia Brown has been our go to place for at least 10 years. We scheduled a table for the Jazz Brunch on New Year's Day. The online reservation was quick and easy. I was disappoint that the "jazz" was piped in music. I was expecting live music. Table spacing is tight, not much room to navigate or have a private conversation. Hostess and wait staff are very attentive. The buffet and third round are well worth the price.

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HT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our friend Barb recommended Georgia Brown's and we were not disappointed! The buffet was overflowing with delicious food and loads and loads of choices! We couldn't even begin to try all it had to offer. The potato salad was the best I've ever had! The salmon, shrimp, roast beef, ham and turkey were all delicious. I was going to try several of the desserts but after eating the chocolate bourbon pecan pie I felt I had reached Nirvana and it would be a shame to end such a great meal with anything else. This was an old Southern family reunion on steroids!
Then to top it all off, we were given two entrees to take home with us.
We will be back....I hope! (we live out of town so unfortunately not as often as we would like!

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T
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Georgia Brown’s is a good idea wrapped in a package of poor execution and lackluster consistency. The most noteworthy aspect of my meal is that I wasted calories eating the dinner. It’s chaotic front of house, mediocre food, and slow service will make you wonder why the room is still full off patrons. Do yourself (and your wallet) a favor and visit one of the other DC soul food “hole in the wall” places. At least they don’t use canned green beans.

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place in DC great service and food is the best.

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K
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Overall good experience although the waiter could’ve been more attentive.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

New Years Eve plans. Arrived in time for reservation, but had to wait 15 minutes by the crowded front door before being seated. Once seated, it was very loud and had to yell during conversation. One of the dinner guests did not have silverware. Asked twice to obtain silverware. Silverware was delivered without a dinner napkin, so then we had to request a napkin. Ordered cocktails and water for the table. Water never arrived. Needed to ask a second time for water before being served. Bread plates were taken away before most had eaten bread. Had to stop them and ask for new plates. Appetizer and meals were very good. No complaints about the meal. Ordered port wine with dessert. They were out of port except for the most expensive label. Did not offer any alternative other than that they were out and we could buy most expensive by the glass. Passed on that offer. Ordered chocolate mousse but ice cream was served, unless the mousse was frozen? Server insisted it was mousse, but it was chocolate ice cream! Peach cobbler was tasty, but second bite had a long hair in it! Those dessert items were removed from the table and from the invoice. Overall not a good experience.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, but the food is phenomenal. So good! Really enjoyed myself here.

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P
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Excellent service. Perfect date night.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great overall experience!!

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YL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A RSVP is a must for the weekend brunch! There was a 30 min wait time even though I had a reservation. The place was so busy that my waiter kept forgetting that we were even apart of his area. Other then that everything else was great! The fried green tomatoes were amazing. The buffet table had a lot of different options to chose from. I also like the fact that you get a meal to take home for later.

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a
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took my daughter and her fiancee to Sunday Brunch. They were both impressed. Wonderful selection of southern breakfast and lunch foods: Outstanding jambalaya, Cajun shrimp & sweet potato tarts. All sorts of cold salads: strawberry, potato, cucumber & tomato. Carving station with turkey, roast beef & ham. Chocolate fountain with strawberries & marshmallows to dip, tarts and fresh fruit. Excellent selection of cocktails and other beverages to purchase. Would happily go back anytime. A real value at $45 per adult.

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T
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, poor service, decent food. I felt like they sat us in the corner and forgot about us. 30 minutes of waiting and still no water to drink, even though 5 different waiters told us they would get us some water. It was not busy at all so I'm not sure why we had such a poor experience. The food is overpriced for it to be so under seasoned. I had the fried chicken which was cook perfectly but lacked flavor. The Mac and cheese was okay and the collard greens was decent. Corn bread was pretty dry. I am a very generous tipper but I left absolutely no tip last night. I wouldn't even know who to tip since we had 5 inconsistent waiters. The bus boy took better care of us than the waiters.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, great service.

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TW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and excellent food! My husband and I will return!

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was ok. The seasoning was off. Bread was cold. Everything was somewhat bland. Macaroni and Cheese and Peach Cobbler was very good.

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CT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Recommended by our hotel concierge so we tried it for dinner. We were rudely interrupted by the party sitting next to us as we started to order our food as they were complaining about their bill. Our waiter apologized and walked over to deal with them but we were quickly greeted by another waitress who apologized and took our order. Our original waiter returned later after the party next to us left and apologized again for them and having to leave. The staff was very attentive and friendly and we appreciated that. We had the fried chicken, roasted chicken, jambalaya, and strip steak. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the biscuits they serve before your meal are amazing! The environment is fun and warm and I highly recommend if you’re in the mood for some comfort food.

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m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Needs a makeover/update the interior.get the homeless guy away from the front door

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Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Super rushed. Food was just okay.

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r
Houston
91 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Nice staff, beautiful decor. The cornbread was delicious and there are also biscuits served before the meal. Great experience.

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ES
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and outstanding food. Southern classics...always great.

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m
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family party of 10. We tried everything but steak and they were all delicious. Macaroni and cheese was so creamy and the brussel sprouts were also a favorite. Nelson was a fabulous and attentive waiter.

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RB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food was good as usual.

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Georgia Brown’s for downhome comfort food. Enjoyed an early dinner with my family after an afternoon at a museum. Great end to a great day.

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