The Bee's Knees

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766 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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Please call for parties over 10 people to make a reservation.

Traditionally, tapas dishes have been associated with
Spanish cuisine. However at THE BEE"S KNEES, we take a global approach that encompasses various cultures and flavors from around the world. From Thai to Spanish, Cajun to Mediterranean and Japanese to French, we have selected a menu to please the palate.

Our many vegan, vegetarian, poultry and seafood dishes are accented by our extensive selection of
beer, wine, spirits, sake, coffee, and tea.

The name, The Bee's Knees, itself has it's own curious meaning. Taken from 1920's jazz influenced slang,
it refers to the "hip" or the "cool" thing such as "The Cat's Meow".

We encourage sharing!
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SL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some out of town colleagues for a casual dinner. We shared plates and enjoyed the specials. Great food, quick delivery, filled water glasses. Just enough attention. Will be returning again soon! The chicken nachos are the bomb-digitized!!

j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Augusta. Friendly staff, wonderful food and relaxed atmosphere

A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique food that's locally sourced. Great wine list. Best Chocolate Torte I've every had!

A
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was very good except the wait time to get food and drinks. Maybe 10 mins to get our bottle of wine and close to 45 to even get our appetizer. The meal followed very shortly after but the initial wait was very long. Our server was sweet and very attentive and it obviously was a kitchen issue.

KH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

b
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Took a client out, service started strong went downhill. Something about big parties backing up the kitchen. Never got all the food we ordered. 2 hours later just asked for check and paid even for the food we didn’t get since we just wanted out. Super cute spot with great tapas, but probably won’t come back and for sure not a spot to take clients to

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the flavors of every dish we tried! Service was great!

j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.
Thanks for being here!
We’ll be back soon

WW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food potions have considerably gotten much smaller!! Long time customer here and it’s sad to see... Plan on ordering twice as much as you used to!😩

BS
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a group of 10 and had wonderful service. The food came out with perfect timing and our table was set with water at each place before we even sat down.

JM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fab-love they source local farms.

RP
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice-we’ll go back. We’re trying to be responsible and not drink and drive-asked for non-alcoholic beer-didn’t have any-said what they use to carry was too expensive. They have many choices now-no excuse not to have that option. Would have been perfect with a way above average Pad Thai dish we had.

C
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks with friends. Had a table of 7 and server em was outstanding. Food came out quickly and was delicious! Certainly will be back!

T
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Yum! The tempeh tacos were fantastic, and you must got for the coconut panang.

GK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was not my first time visiting the Bees Knees. The food is always good. This time the service was not up to their usual standards. They didn’t seem extra busy but we had to flag down assistance a few times. Still a good place to eat.

E
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!

F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This place has a great atmosphere, and the food is good but won't break the budget. It's a great date place, and the tapas style of dining makes for a longer meal and more conversation.I wouldn't call it impressive though. I have been there twice now, and I would say it's definitely just middle of the road as far as the quality of the food. You can find higher quality elsewhere downtown (Frog Hollow, Fuse), but you'll pay more for it.

D
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great place. Very diverse menu. We ordered charcuterie, cheese plate, nachos, pork tacos, pad tai, and panan curry, oh and the steak frites. All sorts of foods! And all were very good. Recommend this restaurant.

KM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great food! Will definitely be back again.

M
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was tasty but the restaurant is super loud so it made it very difficult to chat during dinner

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Great service! The Carpaccio Tuna was excellent, as well as the Avocado Chop!

DL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We have enjoyed The Bee's Knees for the last several years, but even more lately because of the tapas menu. We can order a drink and a few different tapas and it's enough dinner for us without eating too much, and we get to try a few different things! The sweet potato hummus is so good, but our favorite is the egg rolls.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great !

RT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was phenomenal! I enjoyed spending my birthday here and so did all of my guests! I loved the atmosphere, the sweet potato hummus was an amazing appetizer! 10/10 highly recommend

J
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great to find healthy and creative cooking in the South. Waitress was pleasant but forgetful.

VI
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tapas. One of my go to spots in Augusta !!!!

RG
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was great- except we made orders during the happy hour, but for ever reason the waitress entered our order in a delayed manner and they refused to give us happy hour prices - the waitress acknowledged it was her fault but management refused

JC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service wasn't terrible but also not great. The food "is meant to be shared" but comes with two eggrolls for the tapas plate. Our "shareable" stir fry also had 6 pieces of chicken maybe a whole chicken breast of meat for two people to share. The atmosphere was loud, the tables were tiny, and we felt rushed the entire time. Pretty awful experience all in all.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food.

LB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Our only issue was the member of our party who ordered the entree special (Arctic Char) and it was the last thing brought to the table- much later than everything else we ordered. We understood that the small plates would be brought out as they were ready, but it would have been nice for the timing of the entree to be better. That said, once it was delivered, it was delicious! Fabulous sweet potato hummus, Kimchi rice balls, and fish tacos!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Been here many times over the years and the food was just not good.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place to eat in Augusta!

b
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was quite a refreshing experience! The “tapas” were delectable and the entrees we ordered were tasty as well. We had a carafe of the Sangria and recommend it. Our waiter was friendly and made some recommendations on how to order and he was right! We walked away very satisfied and we’ll definitely return!

f
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

David was an excellent waiter.

LH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good, service was fabulous. Great drink specials.

D
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I totally loved the place. Good food, great ambiance and wonderful service.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our waitress was obnoxious, but I’ve never had that experience there before. Usually it’s awesome.

BB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was hosting an evening business meeting with three out-of-town guests, one of which was from Toronto, Canada. The experience was welcoming and impressive, from the host to the server (who explained what we could expect in great detail) to the overall service to the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was excellent, food seems to have gone down a little since we last visited. Tasty, but not the "Wow" I'm accustomed to at Bees Knees

CC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Bee's Knees on July 12th. It was a Friday night at 5:30. We had a fantastic server who took care of us from start to finish. She chatted and made recommendations. She suggested the chocolate torte for dessert and it was fantastic. All the food we had was excellent. We will definitely keep coming back!

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