Georgia Brown's

4.2
7227 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Boots
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service wasn't the best. Had to wait 40 minutes for waffles, shrimp and grits but the staff do a tremendous job!

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HopeC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Though the jazz is no longer there on Sunday's, it's still a great place for brunch.

Though it's not what it was back in the day, the food is good/decent and I would advice that you arrive earlier to avoid the lo get wait time for food and for minimal noise .

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NyeishaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience @ Georgia Brown’s. The food was amazing and so was the service. We definitely plan to come back for our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Nice ambiance.

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summertimefine
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Food was not good very upset we spent $400 for party if five for mostly chicken dinners with side mostly liquor drink was not right first time had to send back and then soda was flat food was not cooked good the macaroni cheese was watery had egg shells in it and runny either was big cooked all way it rushed very upset will not be returning

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KimH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wait staff , helped with our selections. Nice atmosphere and comfortable.

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CourtneyB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was my 3rd time here and I may or may not return. Great service! Friendly waitress. Nice ambiance. I’m from Georgia, a true Southern Belle and although some foods were a hit like the catfish appetizers others are a miss. I had the grilled lamb. The meat was good but the gravy was bland. They didn’t have A1 or barbecue sauces which are southern staples for any meat in my book. Brussels sprouts were pretty good, yams…definitely need more sugar. Southern cooking ain’t healthy! Lol I’d like to maybe go back for brunch another time. IMO, the best cuisine is served at that time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!! Upscale soul food! Chicken livers were to DIE for!!! Will definitely return when I visit again.

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anthonyr
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem in the downtown area of Washington DC. Food, service, location were all top-notch. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for good soul food in a lively atmosphere.

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Marlo
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The seasoning on buttermilk fried chicken was underwhelming and the meat was a bit dry. Also the turkey greens lacked the flavor of a seasoned pot liquor. Overall, the food does not lend to the nostalgia of the southern comfort , lacking salt , sugar, and butter. If you choose to patronize, you will definitely enjoy the live music and well the crafted cocktails!

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RebeccaH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were outstanding and very attentive. She made great suggestions of food choices and answered all of our questions about the dishes. We loved the tapas style of servings. We tried several different plates without getting overly full. A fantastic brunch experience overall!👍🏾👍🏾

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DerekM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diamond was our server for the day and she was beyond nice and courteous....SHE WAS EXCEPTIONAL!! She was very attentive to our needs and the special meal accommodations we needed. We felt like ROYALTY! What AWESOME service post-covid!! 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾😁

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JerryC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Our waitress La Shea was wonderful. The music was too loud and it was too hot in the establishment. It was difficult to have a conversation with the person that you were dining with. The food was great. I was disappointed that you are not offering the to go mail that was originally a part of the brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dining experiences here. Wife's birthday and her favorite meal is Shrimp & Grits. Her full plate entree was nicely presented and delicious. The staff from servers to management were attentive, caring, friendly and accommodating. Be aware that Sundays are "brunch only" and full plate entrees are not available. They have a unique brunch buffet style where they bring unlimited "small plate entrees" to your table. It works nicely. Selections are nicely presented and you can order an omelette of the menu. We only sat outside so can't comment on interior atmosphere. But it looks cozy from the little I saw. I highly recommend this venue.

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scarletbegonias
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

First of all, this was Sunday brunch and don't serve via buffet. They bring small tapa-like servings to the table with no serving utensils. They give you a small desert type plate to use. When they take away the plates they often take away utensils which you then have to ask to be replaced. The food could have been spiced better. Mostly it was very bland tasting. The waffles were good, but they did not bring butter with the waffles. I had to ask for it. Gumbo was good and my friends really liked the brioch french toast, which I thought was way too sweet. All of the food was luke warm. For $69 plus 20% gratuity and tax (high DC taxes) I would have expected much more. I would have rather ordered from a menu, but at brunch there is no menu ordering.

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vipJeralyn18
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Good seafood ceviche, but came at the end of the night when the restaurant was closing. Which meant some of the staff were eager to get home to their loved ones. Our waiter initially forgot our drink order and brought the wrong salad dressing. But I am sure this is was an end of the night anomaly. Have been during the day in which the service was much better. But my ceviche was sooooo good. It tasted incredibly fresh and was the bomb.

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Suka
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here in a while,and it was lovely!
Amazing food!
Emily was the wonderful,good spirit waitress. Miss Najah R. was more than accommodating! Attentive.. no wait.. perfect table seating. She really makes you feel at home while enjoying a southern home meal!

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vipCarolineG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

I had initially reserved Fathers Day dinner for my husband at this restaurant but I’m SO Glad that my plans changed. This was definitely not a place for a Special Occasion type dinner. It was LOUD!!!!!! SUPER LOUD!!!!!! It’s a good night life place for sure. The air conditioning was broken so it was HOT! Which made the dinner uncomfortable. Our server Joe was ok. He had 2 large parties that he was overseeing so the service was the best that he could under those conditions I guess. I had the cat fish nuggets which were ok. My husband had the Infamous Fried Chicken……not at all according to the Hype from the reviews. My husband said that Popeyes was better🤦🏽‍♀️….the Mashed Potatoes were good. The collards were undercooked. We would definitely go back….we think it would be a great place to have a night with friends. We would just do appetizers and drinks for sure. The drinks were the best part!

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JimG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari rocked. Keep that recipe under lock and key. Oh, the mac and cheese too. Best on the planet.

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KoreaS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

This was an unfortunate choice to have made. We sat outside and were forgotten. Took 10 min for the hostess to even show up and an hour for food. The food was mostly good, but the service was terrible. Dirty glasses and cutlery. Napkins with stains. They need to do better especially for the prices they’re charging and gratuity alone was nearly $70! We ended up tipping a bus boy who felt bad for the service we received.

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SACash
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great good w great service. Fried chicken was fantastic

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AnnK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly venue, great food. May be the best crab cake I have ever eaten--very little filler. Also heartily recommend the fried green tomatoes--light batter, not greasy at all, nice presentation.

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Jeff
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service. wines, lemonade and prices were all excellent. I will not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I haven’t been here in years and I won’t be back. What happened to this place? What happened to the quality? Went for bunch, the food was all mediocre, cold and inedible. The French toast was a huge question mark. Our server was absent most of the time and didn’t pay attention to our dietary restrictions. They brought out shrimp with no grits saying they ran out. Who runs out of grits?? It also had pork in it which we both said we didn’t eat. Also it was hot as hell because the AC was off. They blamed it on the building saying they controlled the AC. We all know that’s a lie. Myself and my guest are both servers so when know when BS is being presented. We almost got up and left because all the food was bad, drinks (when available) were weak, and the service was so bad that the server would have never even notice that we were gone. Overall coming from a foodie and hospitality expert I would strongly recommend you stay away from this place. $99per person was not at all a value.

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BarryFC06
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We'll be back :)

We had friends from from Philly visiting the area and we wanted a place where we could do Brunch and Georgia Brown's was the place to go. This was a celebration of family, which COVID-19 had previously prevented us from doing. We made reservations that Saturday for the Sunday Brunch, which was confirmed shortly after my submission to OpenTable. We arrived ahead of time and was seated on time. Our waitress was very friendly and courteous! The wait staff worked as a team to help ensure we received our menu orders in a timely manner, but they were over worked and understaffed for the crowd that day and service time was wanting and accident were happening. One of our friends ordered the "Peralu" which looked good and tasted good too, but when I order the same dish the presentation of it was a heap of something that had no visual appeal whatsoever, but it still tasted good! The Shrimp and Grits was watery and the shrimp had tales I had to peel, which I am not a fan of having to do! The Crab Benedict is a must have and the Roasted Salmon was on point. The chicken was alright and the Waffles were very good. The seasonal Ceviche was slamming until one of our friends came across a shard of glass that resulted in a moment of pause for our Family Reunion. We requested the manager on duty who came over immediately and was very apologetic to the point that he credited one of our Brunch meals, thank you. He also informed us that they inspected and dumped the rest of the Ceviche to ensure no one else was put at risk.

Folks, regardless of the not to pleasant moment we came together as Family broke bread and enjoyed each other's company, which was real and fulfilling and Georgia Brown's gave us that found memory, which we will cherish and be back to create a whole lot more. I believe things will get better because we work to do better and my review is to help them do better and always strive to be and achieve their very best!

Thank you for the experience!!

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Vince
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is a nice place to enjoy with family and friends. It usually is super busy so best to make reservations ahead. The service is remarkable and everyone works so well together. The new experience takes away a little from the quality of food. Our food was all room temperature. I am sure if, the food was hot I would have enjoyed it that much more.

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TamDC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating job promotion. I did indicate that when I made the reservation, however there was no mention of it by hostess or waiter.

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liny
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Hostess was poorly dressed and attitude was not very friendly

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Jeff
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and wine was excellent !!!
I will not hesitate to recommend Georgia Brown to my friends and business associates !!

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CARLOSW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. A must stop for dinner when in DC.

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DelilahC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The experience is nice overall but it is pricey for what you get at the end of the day. I have had many many meals that were better for less. I still think it’s a nice place but next time I would just have appetizers and 1 cocktail!

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DeborahW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The besting soul food in DC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I went here for my birthday after not having been for years. The service was phenomenal but the food left me very much unimpressed in comparison to the first time. I did go to the brunch service first which I don’t know if the dinner menu is significantly different but the quality of even the corn bread that was free with the table was not up to my expectation. The shrimp and grits I ordered without sausage because I don’t eat pork they actually turned out to be good but that was the highlight of my meal was my appetizer the entrée portion I was very much unimpressed with the stuffed shrimp are actually really just I would say large shrimp with crab meat on top the sides (Brussels sprouts & yams) that I got in addition were subpar as well when those are two of my favorite dishes to make at home I expected them to knock it out of the park and like I said I was left very disappointed. The menu was majority soul food but the food was lacking that soulful flavor. The price point also I feel like is out of this world in comparison to the value of what the experience is. I don’t have a problem paying high prices but I also expect extremely high-quality. The drink I thought would be a good cocktail to enjoy my birthday I sent it back because it did not hit the flavor notes that were even listed on the menu and didn’t taste good. Overall I drove an hour away from my home city to attend this restaurant thinking that would really be amazing and I am actually wishing that I would’ve stayed closer to home and had a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Great waiter. Food was amazing.

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Alan
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the atmosphere at Georgia Brown's. The people were friendly, and the food and live music were great.

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AndrewM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Diamond was awesome. The whole service and food was outstanding.

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JamieW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

This brunch is not worth $70. The food wasn’t nearly as good as I remember. We had to ask for another plate and flatware, had to ask for spoons and sugar for coffee twice, coffee mug was cracked, and it was so loud we could barely hear each other. Definitely NOT worth $70/person. Would try again for dinner but never brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This was my second time at Georgia Brown’s in less than a month. The first time a few weeks ago was fine but not the absolute best. It was super hot and our server wasn’t the best but I was also understanding because it’s hard and they usually have more than just one table to cater to.
Depending on the first time, I usually like to keep restaurants a second chance to “redeem” themselves if I’m not fully satisfied the first time then I can either cross them out or keep them. The second visit was better but not all the way there. It was not hot, so that was a good thing. The food was not hot at all since it’s already made. For brunch to be 70 bucks and a 20% gratuity to be included, I expect extremely good food, service and all that good stuff. Overall if I had to give a rating out of 10, I’d say 7/10.

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RAPS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit different since the pandemic however I love this style of service better with the all you can eat tapas plates. Great service received by Stephanie in celebrating our little one birthday.

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CoCo
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Alas, as of June 27, the Sunday Jazz Brunch is nothing more than piped music that you can't really hear over the din of other diners. One would expect that the lack of live music is pandemic related. However, it would be worth the restaurant noting on its website and other digital locations that the music is not live. Otherwise, the service is good, the food is good, and the Bloody Marys are actually quite good.

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You can order delivery directly from Georgia Brown's using the Order Online button. Georgia Brown's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 393-4499.

Georgia Brown's is rated 4.2 stars by 7227 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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