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“meh food, bad service”

Augie's Front Burner
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Ranked #11 of 491 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: E Washington St
Description: Augie’s Front Burner is a locally owned, owner operated dining establishment that has served the Springfield area since 1997. Owner August Mrozowski is committed to offering all of his guests an exceptional, casual yet elegant, dining experience. A proud supporter of local businesses and local farmers, Augie’s Front Burner also offers catering for parties and special events.August Mrozowski, owner and chef of Augie’s Front Burner, started his culinary career in Springfield at the age of 13. Following in his father’s footsteps, he developed a passion for the culinary arts and worked at the Cafe L'Europe in Sarasota Florida for 19 years. In 1992, August opened his own restaurant, and in 1997 he returned home where he opened Augie’s Front Burner in Springfield. Augie’s overriding desire is to present his guests with the freshest and most interesting products available on the market. A strong supporter of other local businesses, Augie can be spotted weekly in the local farmers’ markets; he makes a point of knowing the best seasonal items that are available and creates his menus around those products. August’s creative flair can clearly be seen when it comes to his food presentation. He believes that fine dining is a multi-sensory experience, and he ensures that each plate is constructed and garnished beautifully so that when it arrives at the table, diner’s are ready to take in a flavorful, texture-filled culinary delight.
Reviewed July 22, 2012

i always think im going to like augie's and i'm always wrong. it takes forever-- hours and hours-- even for a table of 4. the food is never very good. they do have a half price bottle of wine night, so if you're just looking to sit around somewhere for a few hours and have wine with friends, that's what i'd recommend.

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Although the restaurant's name sounds like a sports bar, Augies is upscale with delicious choices. Fresh, seasonal ingredients shine in the $20-$30 range entrees.

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Reviewed June 19, 2012

Some of the best (gourmet for this area) food. They do everything right.

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Reviewed May 25, 2012

We wanted to end a wonderful day of art fair and LINCOLN with some of the evening charm of Springfield. Augie's was the right place. The ambiance is charming, quirkie, comfortable. Our waiter was gracious and helpful. And the food!!! Salads - ruby beet and crisp warm goat cheese, were beautifully presented and a skillful mix of flavors, colors, textures. Entrees - Filet mignon, perfectly cooked and served with aiomaberry bordelaise, smashed yukon potatoes & stir-fry spinach/mushroom was a dining delight. The pan roasted chicken breast w/ carmelized Brussel sprouts and potato pancakes, and the Maple Stout glazed pork chop w/ sweet potato hash, carmelized apples and stir-fry greens - superb! We loved every morsel and were charmed by our attentive and interesting waiter.

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Reviewed May 18, 2012

There's always something new and interesting at Augie's. The service and the food is always great! Lunches are generally speedy if you're needing a quick lunch while doing business near the capitol and Lincoln sites. The potato crusted fish is one of my favs. The presentation is a work of art!

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