Georgia Brown's

4
7123 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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4.0
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3.9
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Admittedly, the last time I had visited Georgia Browns was in 2005/2006. At that time, the buffet included a take-home entree.
Perhaps my palette has been refined in the last 15+yrs but the food was unappealing, especially at $70/person. There’s no live music (due to Covid restrictions) and you do not get a take-home entree. Given the adequate at best food options, it is difficult to determine what you’re paying for, outside of the name.

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TRACYR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Price was outrages
Food wasn't worth $70
and not good. Will not go back not the same.

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PamelaF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music food and service was awesome

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LawrenceA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. The Sea Bass was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! We enjoyed the food and atmosphere! Covid safety guidelines are adhered, and the outside patio option is beautiful. We can’t wait to come back. Please open one in Chicago!

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KayG
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance! Best Sunday brunch!

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District
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

an official DC staple. i haven't been in over 10yrs so it was good to partake. i'll be back

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SharaF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was PHENOMENAL!! From decorum, to ambience. The food was spectacular. I definitely recommend the banana pudding!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Slow service, good was average, drinks were very good. The restrooms need to be cleaned.

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LANCEMITCHW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , wonderful place, very warm and comfortable. I would recommend this place many times over.

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AlinRaleigh
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Four of us had dinner here on a Wed. night. We almost had the restaurant to ourselves as pandemic restrictions were being lifted. The atmosphere was good and the service great. However, the food was average. I had heard so much about the place and being from out-of-town I had high expectations. The gumbo was ok but seemed overcooked, and low on flavor. The shrimp was added on top of the gumbo which was a bit unusual. The fried green tomatoes weren’t tasty either and undercooked. They were kind enough to remove them from my bill since I only ate one slice. The service was great and the margaritas I had were on point.

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LeonardB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went for Sunday brunch, the selection was vast. We tried nearly everything on the brunch menu, it was fantastic. We had gumbo, shrimp n grits, salmon, steak n eggs, crab Benedict, chicken n waffles, mac n cheese, duck hash, and dirty rice. The mimosas & bellinis were very good as well. It did take quite a while for the server to bring our additional plates. However it was pretty busy that morning and he was extremely polite. I found it a bit pricey in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall it was a wonderful experience. Couple of the staple dishes (Mac and cheese, potato salad were not well seasoned/ bland ). Don’t forget to make the main thing the main thing... food quality has always been exceptional. But just coming back after being down a year and accounting for the changes made adjust for safety.... still outstanding! Glad you are back!!!

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FarheenK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is simply exceptional. Fresh, perfectly seasoned, presented well. Southern food at its best.

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ClintonO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My fiancée and I had a great time at Georgia Brown’s. The food was good though pricey, and the atmosphere was really nice. We had a nice time just being out again during COVID and having a nice meal.

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JustinS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The price was somewhat high but very delicious. Our family was visiting DC for the first time and the experience was amazing. It did take a short time to be seated with a reservation but it is understandable given the restaurant was not operating at full capacity.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great first experience here, food was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Worst shrimp and grits I've ever had.

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Devin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, it just seemed like there was a need for more servers to be working.

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LamarR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent. The staff was extremely welcoming and offered honest opinions when my wife and I asked questions about the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Generally good southern style cuisine. Fried liver excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service as usual.

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Sharese
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. I’m looking forward to my next visit.

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Dream
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time dining here for brunch. It was ok. Most of us were not impressed with the food. They had a lot of pork in their dishes. We were told that everything was made fresh, however, when asked to make shrimp and grits without pork (due to an allergy) we were told it’s pre-made so it cannot be done. Confused? So were we. It’s sub par and for the price, we expected better. Will not return.

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Lynnie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to Georgia Brown’s for Sunday brunch. We knew going into it that they haven’t been open most of the pandemic so we put on some more patience since they just opened back up the week before. While we weren’t able to do the buffet as normal, they still offered unlimited plates and our waiter was very attentive in bringing our food and bottomless mimosas. Overall the food was good and we enjoyed our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food wasn’t anything to rave about.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I made arrangements for 7:30 pm and did not get seated until 7:50. Once we sat down they forgot about us for another 10-15 mins before finally providing us service. The gave us bread and water to start which the 1 or three cheddar rolls was burnt black. Rather than complaining we ordered our food to go since the long wait had started to with our date night plans. The food was good. As it was the time before that I went. But the service is ratchet to say the least. But support black business

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Howard
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever, met with better. Such a comfort to know Georgia Brown’s is still with us.

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ThuyN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The service was not the best and the foods are not same before COVID-19. The foods used to be very well seasoned and favored. My salmon was dry and no favor at all. Our family used love come here for dinner but not sure it is worth a trip to come back or not.

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vipVeronicaM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

i was disappointed with the amount of money i paid for the mediocre food. I ordered a drink that came in adirty wine glass. i asked for my lamd chops to be medium they came overcooked

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anon
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked an outdoor table and was offered indoor dining during a pandemic—no precautions and tables crowded into each other inside and out. We departed after it was obvious no outdoor table would be available within 45 minutes of reservation.

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MillyVanilly
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We went to Georgia Browns for Easter Sunday and we were presented with the unlimited brunch menu. We quickly put in our first round of menu selections and 35 mins later we still did not receive our food or drink refills. We spoke with the tables surrounding us and they had been waiting 45+ minutes with no food or drink refills either. After asking twice I receive a few pieces or lettuce with barely any dressing (which was supposed to be the Caesar salad and a very small piece of undercooked salmon that was supposed to be the blackened salmon. This was my fiancé’s first time visiting GB’s and I wish this horrible experience wasn’t his first impression of such an iconic DC restaurant. We were extremely disappointed and unfortunately we don’t plan on visiting again.

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vipJensT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience5

They have been closed for the pandemic and has been truly missed. Management should really speak with workers regarding the fiasco that took place on Sunday. All systems in place were overwhelmed. A for effort but not much else.

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DETZ
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant just opened for the first time since closing due to Covid 19. The food was fantastic. The orders seemed to backup later into the service. The crab Benedict was our favorite. Highly recommend

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GRenee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

I have dined at Georgia Brown’s on many occasions, this last experience was very disappointing. I understand due to COVID-19 they can not provide the same Brunch Buffet practices, however their attempt to give the similar service failed. Starting with the time it takes to receive your food was at least 20 minutes if you received it at all. Second was the pricing, for the meal choices and portion sizes they consider to be shareable. Third, they have a mandatory 20% gratuities for terrible service. Lastly, they have removed the take home portion from their menu. Basically I paid $180 for a very disappointing experience. I never received some of the items I ordered to include the dessert platter, so I can’t give a true of the quality of the food.

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takiad
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food! The Red Snapper is a must! Wish there were more dessert choices

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JubetsyMoore
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and it was amazing! We both absolutely loved the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Fiancee and I both had the fried chicken. The positive reviews are correct. Great food, staff, ambience, etc. Definately going back to try the Gumbo.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restaurant is in a nice location. Ambiance is nice, but the food is very overpriced for what you get. Portions are small. Flavor is good. drinks are standard DC prices

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vipPSmith
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm from the deep South and Georgia Brown's has been one of my go-to restaurants since I moved to this area over 20 years ago. Catch the brunch if you can. Last visit was for dinner. Fried green tomatoes, creamy grits, "devil" shrimp- all delicious. Tables were placed safely apart. Prices are reasonable by DC standards.

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Georgia Brown's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 393-4499.

Georgia Brown's is rated 4 stars by 7123 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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