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“pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Etienne Brasserie

Etienne Brasserie
311 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601
(706) 850-8008
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Ranked #64 of 338 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

the restaurant has recently underwent a change for the good. the food and service is much improved. the restaurant was full before a Boston Pops concert yet we were served politely and in timely manner

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
New London, Connecticut
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing cuisine, atmosphere and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Sat outside on a beautiful patio. They had some amazing cocktail choices, but went with wine through the courses. Good wine selection with a very knowledgeable staff. Started with the escargot in an amazing butter garlic sauce with crustinis and some mixed greens. After the escargot was gone we indulged by asking for our bread early to finish off the sauce. For mains we got the coq au vin and the filet. Both cooked beautifully with amazing potatoes and vegetables. Perfect dish sizes left enough room for desert. The chocolate ganache came with an amazing citrus sauce and the creme brule was done perfectly with not too much sugar. Even with the spectacular food, the icing n the cake was the service. Our server was amazing, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the foods and wines. This place ranks as one of the best places I have been. Enjoy!

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Athens, Georgia
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“New incarnation is better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

For awhile they got ahead themselves here, marking up food and wine beyond what the market would bear for good (but not great) quality. Just had dinner for the first time since the menu was recalibrated to bistro rather than fancy pants, and loved it. Lovely duck confit and trout meunière (for $22 and $20, respectively) with sides that used local greens and potatoes = hard to beat. A fine Manhattan with flamed orange peel and a nice Southern Rhonebvarietal at $9/glass. We will be back. This place is back in our rotation and were glad.

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Athens, GA
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good food, slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The food is excellent, prices a bit high, but the service was terrible. A group of 6 went for lunch--more than 1 1/2 hours later food finally arrived. Several had to change to "to go" orders just to get back to work on time. Haven't been back since.

Visited April 2012
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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, best restaurant in Athens!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

My wife and I have had several great meals at Etienne Brasserie, it never fails to meet our all ready high expectations. The service is top notch, we have had Adam wait on us on several occasions and he was wonderful. Our last visit my wife had the salmon and I had the coq au vin and they were both wonderful. Adam suggested the perfect wines to complement our meals. Great experience!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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