Cork & Flame

4.8
1104 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Cork & Flame can trace its history back to 2004 when Roger Strohl opened The Vineyard Wine Market. After a successful 13 years, The Vineyard has joined forces with Chef Justin Hayes and partners to form a unique combination of fine dining, tapas and wine market, offering customers a single culinary experience. In addition to the fine dining, tapas and wine market, the Cork and Flame hosts wine tastings, wine dinners, and private party events.

*Please note that it is against Cork & Flame policy to allow outside food to include cakes, etc. Our culinary team would be delighted to customize dessert accommodations for your occasion! Call us for more information.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1104 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCynthiaD
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try the brunch menu today. Our Server (Nick), and Breakfast were exceptional!

Cork & Flame
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to describe your experience with us. Our staff is fully committed to providing a catered and pleasurable time for every guest. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your brunch and we hope to see you again!

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Caitlyn
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service. This is our third time going and we’re blown away every time!

Cork & Flame
Responded 13 hours ago

Hey Caitlyn, thank you for your input! Chef Justin take immense pride and care in creating his dishes. He caters to every aspect of the palate in order to ensure there is a dish available for every craving. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a five star. Probably the best in the Augusta, Georgia, area. Never a complaint in many visits.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the first bite to the last, the food was excellent. The descriptions of the items by the staff was informative and helpful for making menu decisions.

Cork & Flame
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to describe your experience with us. We take pleasure in being able to cater to the tastes and preferences of our patrons. At Cork & Flame, our staff goes above and beyond to ensure that you are fully informed about our menu. Your satisfaction is our primary objective. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again!

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Jayne
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent, excellent service. Beautiful presentation. Food very good!! Would love to see more choices on the menu for entrees.

Cork & Flame
Responded 3 days ago

Jayne, thank you for taking the time to provide your input! Chef Justin takes extraordinary measures to create dishes that cater to every palate in a delicate and creative manner. Our new summer menu remains true to those values and we would love the opportunity to impart a pleasurable dining experience for you.

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Rico
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food was exceptional. Waitress went out of her way to make us feel like she was happy to serve us. She was very knowledgeable when we asked questions.

Cork & Flame
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to describe your experience with us. At Cork & Flame, we take great measures to ensure our staff is knowledgeable about every aspect of our menu. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again!

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent atmosphere and great food! S’mores for dessert was really cool!

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Unknown1
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing super pricey but definitely worth the experience

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vipCynthiaD
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We introduced two special friends to Cork & Flame. They were very pleased with the exceptional service and dinner.

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service and atmosphere stood out as extraordinary. The kitchen and FOH really know how to create a beautiful experience. Well worth it.

Cork & Flame
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us your input. Cork & Flame holds great pride in the dedication our staff takes to ensure that your dining experience is pristine and pleasurable. We are thrilled by your review and we hope to have the opportunity to provide another delightful evening for you!

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vipDaria
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent; the restaurant was a but noisy, but that’s not unexpected. Service was outstanding. I wish it were not in a street mall :)

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AmberH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great and you really couldn’t beat the service!

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Donjulio
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The entire experience was ruined by the poor service we received. We were offered water then the server disappeared for 20minutes. We wanted a drink from the bar. We asked about the tasting option, when we decided to not try it server responded, “A little out of your price point”. When my husband inquired about the Ostrich he was told it’s very delicious but not a lot for the price. We heard our server describe it to another table in full detail. Overall we got the impression our server did not think we would be good tippers and did not feel the need to take care of us. We were highly disappointed with our experience.

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After alot of exploring and comparing , Cork&Flame is easily one of the best resturants in the CSRA. There are contenders such as Frog Hollow, Abel Brown, Calverts, and Prime, but Cork&Flame is clearly better then all except perhaps Frog Hollow, and the service, complimentary accompaniments, and value puts Cork&Flame tied for 1st/2nd AT ITS WORST.
At it's best, it's now my favorite destination for a night out.

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Susan
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was an excellent server. Very skillful and knowledgeable!! We loved all the creative dishes too!!

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CheyenneL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for our first wedding anniversary and we were beyond impressed... not only by the assortment of goodies brought to our table but by how wonderfully we were treated. Our server, Matt, made our night super special. We really appreciated him for going above and beyond to make our experience more than luxurious. The food was out of this world! I got a lobster bisque to start and a Filet Mignon as my entree. Truthfully, I've never had a soup and steak more tasty than this. The prices of food were incredibly fair considering the quality. We definitely recommend spending any and off of your special occasions here. You will not be disappointed- we promise!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional experience— birthday celebration was wonderful! Best restaurant in the CSRA!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Went there for brunch and the meats (bacon and sausage) were terrible and the biscuit was not fresh. I will not be going there again.

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vipMichelleS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding brunch

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LatoyaL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fine dining experience in the area! Great hospitality and amazing food.

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vipRichardL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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GailE
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is top notch. Our server was attentive but not overly obtrusive. The rose water infused hand towels to begin our dinner was a very nice touch. The raspberry sorbet to cleanse our palate between our appetizer (pimento cheese) and main courses was another very nice touch. Instead of giving after dinner mints, our server presented us with pina colada cotton candy served on an artificial little plant. All our courses and little extras were presented beautifully. All 3 of enjoyed our meals immensely.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding like usual. Our waiter Kenny was fantastic. One of our favorite restaurants in the area.

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AustinG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not love this place more. Top notch service and exceptional dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal

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vipJackie
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I frequent this restaurant and maybe it was an off night? My appetizer of scallops was great unfortunately my son had the mussels and for the third time they were cold not lukewarm cool so we won’t order them again. I ordered the chicken unfortunately it was so dry I could not really eat it my daughter in law ordered the birkshire pork chop something that should be very moist also dry again maybe an off night 🥺

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ScottH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary dinner was the best. The food was outstanding. I can’t wait to go back. I recommend it highly. Please check it out. You will be glad you did!

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DMac
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Service was fantastic. A must try even if just a tad pricey, a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner.

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Patricia
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful date night for my husband and myself. The food was great, service was excellent, and the wine room was amazing! I was able to get my favorite wines after we enjoyed our dinner. We will certainly be back again and again!

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vipDrJMV
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C&F remains my favorite restaurant!

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LynetteW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food. Will definitely be back.

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jamesg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’d been once before, and it was ok. This last time was awesome. Server Andre was perfect. Food-the elk-awesome. Support servers were great too. It’s not cheap, still very good value with that service and food. We will definitely be back’

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gregcrazyhorse711
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for the first time for my Birthday. The food and our waiter were great. We will go again for sure!

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent, except for the apple pie dessert. The flavor on the first bite was yummy, full of cinnamon. However, the rest of the dessert seemed like it was full of crust, and very little apples. Our server, Matt, was excellent. He was fun and engaging. He knew the menu well, and answered our questions well. I loved the location of the table in the back smaller dining area, allowing us to hear better.

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MikeK
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are looking for a more unique dining experience, C&F may be your cup of tea. Our server, Mason, was incredible and helped us with the menu and pairing the right wine with dinner. Appetizers were diverse and nice sized portions. We had the crunchy Brussels and ostrich. Both were beautifully presented and tasted even better than the looked! Our entrees of Chicken and Elk were perfectly done. We left very satisfied and will plan to be back for more. I do recommend making a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing. Food was great. Husband had the bison and I opted for the salmon. We had the pakura for an appetizer which was good. The kimchi was fantastic, not too spicy.

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vipDebbie
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food! Best in the Aiken, Augusta area even Savannah and Charleston.
Special place.

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vipMilly
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Normally we love this place but Friday night the food was the worse we ever had there. My ribeye was not even a ribeye… the bison my guest ordered was raw, the scallops were cold. The only one portion that was done right was my husband ribeye, that one was a ribeye and it tasted good.

Service was slow; but if the food had been great as usual I would not have minded that, we know every restaurant is short handed, so we would have understood.

When the quality of 3 out of 4 dinner is bad, that is when I have a problem.

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NicholasT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was incredible. Amazing quality. However, they seem to take themselves a little too seriously. Our server was nice enough, but kind of uppity. Other than that, there were just a couple of small things that kept from being a perfect experience. My wife, friend and I went. We all three got the four course meal. I got this when we went last year and it was a different experience this time around. I value quality over quantity any day, and last year when I got the four course I could not get over how perfectly portioned each course was. Not too big, and not too small. The portions were not appropriately sized this time. I got the cheese plate as a appetizer and it was fantastic, no complaints. Their menu does state that portions are half sizes, but I ordered the wedge salad for the second course, and yes, it was a half size. I’ve had that salad before, and the “full” size is a perfect portion to have before the entree. I just don’t think halving that is justified. I ordered the elk for my main entree. It was absolutely phenomenal. My issue with that dish was the massive potato side they provide with it. It was literally four times the size of the piece of elk. I thought the potato was the showcase at first glance, honestly. Lastly, our server told us that although the menu states all portion sizes are half sizes, the desserts you select are full sizes. Maybe we misunderstood her, but this was not the case. We all three ordered the deconstructed apple pie because we saw others seated around us getting it and it looked amazing. However, the ones we received were absolutely half sizes, there’s no mistaking that. Again, they tasted absolutely amazing. We will absolutely we returning, they are incredibly creative with their menu, I just think they need to calibrate slightly on portion sizes so that you feel you get the full value. Or I could just not get the four course again!

FAQs

Cork & Flame offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (706) 922-9463.

Cork & Flame is rated 4.8 stars by 1104 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.