Sunday, February 22, 2009

Georgia Brown's

Last date I was here: 02/21/2009

Restaurant: Georgia Brown’s (

Location: McPherson Square

Total Rating: 4.05
Food: 4, Price: 4, Service: 4, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 5

Summary: Georgia Brown's warmly opened its doors in 1993. Part of the visual appeal lends itself to the bronzed ceiling scroll reminiscent of grand Oak trees outstretched like a lace border over Southern streets. Blonde woods cascade through the restaurant giving a sense of calm motion, like a summer ride down a lazy river. Food is to be slowly savored, traditional fried green tomatoes, Perleau straight from Charleston, and fried chicken to compete with your grandmama's. Proper desserts like homemade ice cream will cause you to swing your feet childlike while your spoon clatters getting every last bite. Georgia Brown's offers a tailored side of the South. Sunday brunches are spiced with live jazz, power lunches are for talking politics, and the evening meal is savored. Closest Metro Station is McPherson Square.
Georgia Brown’s is known for its low-country cuisine, gracious service and southern hospitality – however we went for Restaurant Week and found the place to be overbooked. Even though reservations were made, there was a line crowded by the entrance all waiting for tables. Service was a bit rushed a sloppy, with the waiter stepping on my foot and almost spilling my soup. I also do not like when they forget your order and have to come back and re-ask you. Nonetheless, the food was pretty good. Homestyle biscuits and cornbread were served with a sweet peach butter. Keith really enjoyed his fried green tomatoes with spicy roumelade sauce – while I was a little disappointed with my luke warm black bean soup that lacked andouille sausage as promised. My chicken was a nice piece of white meat, which I prefer, but was overcooked and tough. The star was the side of macaroni and cheese that we ordered. Also, my dessert was lacking completely of any pineapple and was terribly dry. Georgia Brown’s seems popular though, as attested by the large crowd, so I would be interested to try it again someday.

What I ate:

Ma Browns Black Bean Soup
With Andouille Sausage, crispy Plantains and Lime Sour Cream

Blue Cornmeal Fried Chicken
Served atop our Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Down Home Green Beans
and a drizzle of Black Peppered Sage Honey

Macaroni and Cheese

Pineapple and Dried Cherry Upside Down Cake
With Bourbon Drizzles and Cinnamon whipped Cream

Plus Keith ate:

Georgia Browns Stuffed Fried Green Tomato
Stuffed with Herbed Cream Cheese and served atop a bed of Green Tomato Relish
with a zesty Lemon-Cayenne Mayonnaise

Our Signature Seafood Gumbo
A Stew of Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Crab, Chicken and Duck with Okra,
Celery, Onions, Peppers With Louisiana Red Rice

Chocolate Pecan Pie

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