Details

Georgia Brown's

950 15th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005

202-393-4499

Neighborhood: Downtown

Cuisines: Southern, American, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 AM to 10 PM; Friday, 11:30 AM to 11 PM; Saturday, noon to 11 PM; Sunday, 10 AM to 3:30 PM and 5:30 to 10 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: McPherson Square, Farragut North

Price Range: Expensive

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.gbrowns.com/

Best Dishes:
Fried catfish fingers; fried chicken; shrimp and grits; Carolina gumbo; Frogmore stew.

Price Details:
Starters, $7 to $16; main courses, $18 to $38.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating

Scene: Food Specials

Happy Hour Details:
Monday - Friday: 3PM - 7PM Saturday: 12PM - 5PM

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Georgia Brown's

Hefty portions of Low Country cooking

When I arrived at 7:45 for an 8 PM reservation and found the bar and waiting area packed, I resigned myself to a long wait for a table. But at precisely 8 o'clock, the table was ready. This extraordinarily well-managed restaurant, specializing in the Low Country cooking of South Carolina, has been a Washington favorite through several changes of chefs, and the food continues to be top-notch under chef Neal Langerman's direction.

Portions are beyond generous at Georgia Brown's. The pile of fried chicken livers, marinated in orange juice and flavored with sage, would feed a family of four, as would the catfish fingers, beautifully fried and served with coleslaw and a mango-mustard tartar sauce. A couple might share a single appetizer and then go on to separate main courses.

Low Country seafood dishes have given a New Orleans flavor to this menu: Carolina Gumbo, a full-flavored combination of rock shrimp, chicken, and andouille sausage; Frogmore Stew, shrimp, fish, oysters, scallops, and clams over potatoes; and Shrimp and Grits, a lovely combination of spicy and bland--shrimp and andouille sausage served over creamy grits. If seafood doesn't appeal, go straight for the fried chicken--buttermilk-battered, fried crisp, and served with mashed potatoes and collards.

-This review appeared in the May, 2000 issue of The Washingtonian.