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About The Bee's Knees
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!
Augusta, GA 30901
Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have street parking and an adjacent public lot.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Bee's Knees Ratings and Reviews
My meal was terrible. I had to ask for my drink several times, the wait staff worked in pairs and neither seemed to communicate. I found a hair in my crab dip. Therr weren't enough tiny baguettes and when asked for more, they brought 4. It was ridiculous. The check i was presented was 25. I handed my card, they took 10 minutes to swipe it and the reciept said 28. I'm not sure when it became okay to charge someone more than you tell them but rather than clarify with me they wanted to be deceitful and not mention it at all. Very unprofessional and probably illegal. Its only 3.00 so i dont see the issue in telling me of an additional charge on my ticket the server forgot!
The food was awesome and so was the atomsphere! Our server was horrible. Susan was her name maybe. Brunette with glasses. She wasn’t talkative, friendly and just seemed as she was rushing us. We could order one drink and one app at a time and she would just take off and not show back up for another 10-20 mins at a time. It’s a tapas restaurant so of course we wanted to order a bunch a different things. We just began ordering from the bartenders and other serves as well. We are also bartenders and serves so we know the “struggle” but y’all weren’t even busy.
Bee's Knees has a relaxed ,urban artsy vibe with an interior brick wall,candles on the tables and locally made pottery mugs for hot tea. The food is very flavorful and visually appealing. Most importantly they sometimes have really great live music. Don't go if you are in a rush or on a tight budget. The place is meant for relaxing and having a quality time.
We went for brunch on Sunday. The breakfast burrito had no eggs or meat. Was mostly filled with potatoes. There were no alcoholic beverages on the menu, so we thought alcohol was not an option. Our 15 year old daughter ordered pancakes and we were asked if she wanted one or two?? Really, we have never paid for one pancake for that price EVER. Will not return or recommend to our friends/neighbors.
We have been here before and enjoyed the place although it has been a couple of years. Our recent experience was not great, we actually left half way through dinner. We never saw the same waittress twice, could never get an order placed and had to wait 15-20 mins for a drink. Finally, we just decided that we'd be better off to walk down the street and find another place to continue our dining.
We had Sunday brunch after church today. Our meal options included chicken and waffles, hotcakes, chicken sausage and biscuits with a side of turkey bacon, and shrimp and grits with coffee. Alec was our waiter and he was amazing! Our food was local when possible, fresh and hot and the coffee was organic and strong. We enjoyed our breakfast and it was a quick turnaround.
Bee's Knees is a contemporary dining experience in an old building setting. The server was attentive, but not invasive. The menu was mostly small plate with a wide selection of seafood and a separate alcoholic listing... specializing in liquor. The food ordered for the table was better than average, though not outstanding. While the fries were quite tasty and appeared double fried to be crisp and HOT, the other 2 plates were less impressive. The 2 tiny Pork BBQ Asian Tacos had good flavor and eye appeal, though a bit too sweet and 2 notes for my taste. The Blue Crab & Artichoke Dip was flavorful with enough crab to be convincing it just didn't have that fullness of flavor hoped for.
The desserts were interesting in theory, but lacking in execution. A citrus creme brulee had the flavor advertised but had an inconsistent texture that was off-putting—overdone near the top (eggy) and nearly liquidy at the bottom. The meringue with berry sauce was a miss. The first one was burned on bottom, tough on top and thus returned. The second was much better, but still a bit tougher than is best, while the berry sauce was and whipped cream added a good flavor.
All in all, it was a good experience, but a "I can't wait to go back" experience. Tapas/small plate format fare can be pricey when all said and done, so it really needs to be done well. Bee's Knees aspires to much and is within reach of greater things with creativity and service. I'll keep an eye on this one. It's sister restaurant, The Hive perhaps caused us to expect more.
Wewent there to celebrate Mothers Day and had brunch which was the only menu available at 1230 as we were told. The regular menu is only available in the evening for dinner. We were seated right in front of the dish washing/waiters' service area, and the sounds of plates and silverware shuffling literraly pierced our ears for about half an hour. It felt like the punishment corner where you would seat the noisy toddler family. Plenty of tables available around us. We ordered the shrimp and grits, a very pricey choice for the small plate and portion it was served, with 4-5 very baby shrimp ontop, lukewarm and very very thick in consistency, as if it was prepared the day before and reheated. My mother ordered the "large" salad with the chicken (extra priced), which you needed a microscope to locate.
We had to wait for about 10 mins for a waiter to show up and then a good amount of time to get our reheated plates. The only thing we enjoyed were the complimentary biscuits they brought, one per person, which we loved.
Too bad, not going back again, very disappointed.
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