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Georgia Brown's

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Georgia Brown's Review

An elegant New South eatery and a favorite hangout of local politicians—First Lady Michelle Obama famously broke bread here with the mayor's wife and Second Lady Jill Biden—Georgia Brown's serves shrimp Carolina-style (head intact, with steaming lobster-scented grits on the side); thick, rich she crab soup spiked with sherry; and grilled salmon with mango relish. Fried green tomatoes are filled with goat cheese, and a pecan pie is made with bourbon and imported Belgian dark chocolate. The Sunday "jazz brunch" adds live music and a decadent chocolate fondue fountain to the mix. The airy, curving dining room has white honeycomb windows and unusual ceiling ornaments of bronze ribbons.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 950 15th St. NW, Downtown, Washington, DC 20005 | Map It
  • Phone: 202/393–4499
  • Website:
  • Metro McPherson Sq.
  • Location: Downtown

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • No lunch Sat.
Updated: 06-05-2013

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    Georgia Brown's Review

    Tasty Southern Comfort Food
    My spouse and I dined at this Southern comfort food restaurant in May of 2012. (We stayed at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn on 14th Street between H and I Streets, and it was a quick 2 block walk [one block north and one block west] to the restaurant.) The restaurant was very busy, lively, and loud on the Friday night that we visited; we chose to sit outside in the sidewalk seating area facing the McPherson Square park, which was more peaceful. Service was good but a bit too quickly paced for our taste; we barely finished our appetizers before our entrees were in front of us. We enjoyed low-country menu items like fried-green tomatoes, deviled eggs, perlau (a sort of paella-like dish with meat, seafood, rice, and vegetables), and shrimp and grits (the grits were fabulous!), followed by banana cream pie. Dishes served with shrimp can be ordered “heads-on” or “heads-off”. The biscuits and cornbread provided to every table were delicious! The restaurant participates in the Open Table reservation system, which makes booking a table simple. This restaurant caught our attention because of the cuisine, the location in proximity to our hotel, and the fact that they served late on a Friday evening. This wasn’t the greatest meal we ate during our weekend in DC, but it was interesting and tasty, and reasonably priced for a city restaurant.

    by fluffnfold, 7/24/12

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