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Augie's Restaurant - CLOSED

130 Shore Dr, Branford, CT 06405-4827
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Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Description: hen we eat out. Augie's surpassed my standards. Augie's is 100% worth any amount of gas you spend finding this true hidden gem of a restaurant. Every dish we ordered made us blissfully happily. We began with the rice balls, previously mentioned by other reviewers. They were exceptional....by far the best we have ever tasted. My husband, of Italian decent and hailing from NY, grew up with them. Augie's was so good, it would make an Italian weep. Forget your grandmother's rice balls, try Augie's. Your eyes will roll to the back of your head with glee. The plating of our dishes was visually appealing. More importantly, once the first forkful enters your mouth, your palate can't help but sing! Whereas, many restaurants think if you load up on a single herb/ spice, the dish is done, Augie demonstrates he is a master in this category. The most arresting flavors of each dish were beautifully captured! No globs of garlic, butter or bacon here. There is a parking lot next to the restaurant. It is a small place, but its size underscores the meal you order, has the full attention of the kitchen. They don't deliver food to your table, they present gifts. Augie's is indeed a destination for those who seek to celebrate imaginative and exquisitely prepared food for a very reasonable price.

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English first
east coast
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

It was a great restaurant, with a unique and special vibe. Sardines to die for, great burgers, and a gorgeous clean interior design that almost seemed Scandinavian to me. Maybe they'll reopen as a basic neighborhood pub? (Please???)

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Naples, Florida
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182 reviews 182 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

We visited Augie's for the first time last nite and I find myself agonizing over the fact that we've missed almost a year of this outstanding experience. Don't even wait to read this review - - - -Just GO! I walked out alternating between "oh my!" and "unbelievable"! Brandford may be a small town but the competition for your food... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

We had dinner at Augie's a few weeks ago and were absolutely delighted! We frequent restaurants from the famous [ Morimoto's Napa], to small family owned establishments. Excellent food can be found in the most unlikely of places. As a proficient cook myself, it has been a curse because often I can make an equal or better meal myself when... More 

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Address: 130 Shore Dr, Branford, CT 06405-4827
Phone Number: 203-315-8200
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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