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“Enjoyable dinner”

Augie's Front Burner
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Ranked #7 of 484 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Enjoyable dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

The food was very good, as was the service. On Tues. they offer many wines at half price - a great deal. They have a nice wine list. For starters we chose two different salads - a beet and tomato salad, and a crispy goat cheese salad. Both were very good, but the shallot vinaigrette on the goat cheese salad had a hint of sweetness that I didn't care for. For entrees we chose the half duckling and the pasta of the day. The duckling was a huge hit. The daily pasta was a pipette pasta with seared scallops, peas, tomato, and a Cajun cream sauce. I expected the Cajun cream sauce to be a little spicier. The heat was very subtle, but it was good nonetheless. The one misstep was that my dinner companion's salad plate was cleared while I was still eating my salad. Service was perfectly paced.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank pasbuffalo
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Homewood, Illinois
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5 reviews
“Wonderful dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Excellent restaurant, great steak and specials. I had the best frozen strawberry margarita ever. In fact I had a second for "dessert!"

Visited April 2013
Thank Lou Ann S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Quality Service and Very Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

We brought a group from Chicago and had the room downstair for our event. The staff was professional and courteous. Everyone had a very good meal and a great experience that evening.


  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Matt
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Ada, Michigan
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Food is fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

The murals are a little fantastical, but don't let them deter you from eating here. Lucked out for a thrifty Thursday menu so had the trout and pork chop. GREAT! Husband ordered the scallops which were beautifully presented and NOT overdone. The thrifty dessert was mediocre, but the entree was memorable. Would come back for sure. Good beer, wine, whiskey/bourbon/scotch list too.

Visited April 2013
Thank Sue B
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St. Louis
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant from our hotel and we were not disappointed. Yes, it was a little pricey, but definitely not outrageous. I had the salmon and it was amazing! My husband had the trout which was also good (just not as good as mine). It was not busy at all while we were there, must be off-season. At 5pm on a Friday night, we practically had the place to ourselves. I would go back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jessi_STL
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