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“Serious Flaws” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Frog Hollow Tavern

Frog Hollow Tavern
1282 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901-1116
706-364-6906
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Ranked #1 of 409 Restaurants in Augusta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 13th Street
Description: Located in Historic Downtown Augusta, Ga Frog Hollow Tavern serves Local and Regional Cuisine sourced from local area farms. The bar serves barrel aged craft cocktails and also has a wide selection of wines both by the glass and bottle.
del mar ca
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Serious Flaws”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

We agree with another reviewer: there are better dining experiences in Augusta. While the food could be good, and the focus on local sourcing is nice, our recent experience was very disappointing for the following reasons:
1. There was gravel in a salad that could have broken a tooth. When shown to the server, he argued that it was a peppercorn, despite the fact that it tasted like, and had the consistency of gravel. Also, the salad was proudly described as having Pt. Reyes blue cheese, heirloom tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. There were about 6 tiny bits of cheese and exactly 2 cherry sized heirloom tomatoes. You couldn't taste the balsamic.
2. A $34 rib eye steak was ordered "medium" by a diner who would have eaten it if served medium rare. It arrived very rare, verging on what is called "black and blue." Of course, it had to be returned to the kitchen for another 10 mins. or so, while the other diner could choose to eat her meal while hot or wait for dining partner's dinner to be returned. (No offer was made to take her plate away and keep it warm.) The steak returned at medium to medium rare, so the temperature would have been acceptable if deliverd that way originally; it had suffered from the cutting and two firings.
3. The service was really poor. In addition to the inhospitable response to the problem mentioned in #1, above, we had to ask for bread, and for replacement of the bread plate on which gravel was removed and cutlery removed after first courses. The server was not well informed about the food choices (other than being able to repeat the descriptions he'd been given) or the wines. Most importantly, he was not properly trained to deal with the issues that arose, as servers must be in restaurants that have aspirations like Frog Hollow does.
The restaurant is also very noisy.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Eastham, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Outstanding experience from Chef Sean Wight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

Dinner for four was truly remarkable with great food and great service. Sean is a very creative chef, even down to his very creative cocktails (Bacon infused bourbon, special bitters, and orange). The starter of seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras was delicious as well as the House made andouille sausage. Signature entree was Fudge Farm Berkshireford Pork, with smoked gouda mac n cheese, braised collards. Most unusual but heavenly mac n cheese as they make their own thin lasagna like noodles for the cheese. Would eat here many times.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Augusta, Georgia
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Not all it is talked up to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

This is really not an excellent place. The food is just okay. The service is the worst in town. If you are looking for fine dining in Augusta, there are other choices that are much better than this.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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sc
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12 restaurant reviews
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“The absolute best of Augusta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

I've eaten at the Frog Hollow Tavern twice in the past two months and it keeps getting better. The menu is unlike any other in the area. The food is so high quality, fresh and outside of the box. It's like southern food with an upscale, unexpected, and exotic twist. It's full of flavor, creative, and just heavenly, really. The atmosphere is wonderful as well. The lighting is perfect and the decor is a mix between traditional and loft like. It's not too stuffy but just stuffy enough to let you know that you are having an experience, not just eating dinner and having drinks. The staff is wonderful as well. They know the menu well and are very helpful in assisting you in making decisions and they make you feel at home. You will even see the cheff making his rounds from time to time making sure that the customers are pleased and enjoying themselves. I have told many people about this place and I can't wait to return.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, TX
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“Best restaurant in Augusta by far!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

Have visited this restaurant twice now, and honestly cannot find any flaws. This place could be in New York City, Paris or London....it's that good! Augusta foodies are lucky to have it in their hometown! It's elegant and fabulous food, but in a casual, charming and comfortable atmosphere. The bar service is simply the best with great attention to small details. The food is excellent and fresh, and the portions are large. The wine list is affordable and fairly extensive. All in all, a wonderful dining experience from start to finish. Quickly becoming one of my favorite places in the world to eat.

  • Visited December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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