Sweet Georgia Brown Detroit

(313) 965-1245 | View Website

1045 Brush St, Detroit, MI | Directions   48226

42.330504 -83.041427

 
Restaurants, Dessert Shops, Traditional American  more

More Cuisine: Southern

Price: $$$$

Tags: Bar Scene, Business Dining, Dine At The Bar, Group Dining, Live Music, Local Favorite, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Private Rooms, Romantic Dining, Theater District Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

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Reviews for Sweet Georgia Brown Detroit

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Sadly, No More – This restaurant closed in early 2009. While it may have been a wonderful place, they fell behind on rent, and were evicted.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

high marks for this restaurant – No reservations for six, and we were seated in 15 minutes. Service was prompt and pleasant. Everyone ordered something different, and everyone was very pleased with their meal. The bill was astonishingly low. Will definitely return and recommend to others!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Worth any wait!!! – Great ambiance, great, attentive service, heavenly food. We will be back!!! Price was decent too....$120 for 2; drinks, dinner (lobster tail, crab cakes, fillet mignon) and dessert...oh, and live jazz!!! Wonderful experience!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent food, Excellent service – First of all I am not a citizen of Detroit but I went through the trouble of signing up for the city search site just so that I could say what I feel about this restaraunt. I went there a few years or so back; when it first opened up and I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. I didn't get the chance to enjoy it as much as I would have liked because my children were with me. Though I wanted them to experience fine dining with familly, it is not really a place small children can appreciate but it is "doable." Anyway, the fried lobster tail is what I had and some delicious desert which was well over enough for two people. The music and service were nice and it is just nice to be able to enjoy fine dining right there in Greektown. I look forward to going back one day and having the brunch that I heard was great. Out of all of these reviews so far, only a couple were negative. I would say that's a good review for anyone who is still considering. Maybe those cusotmers went during management vacation and I think we all know how that can go sometimes (unfortunately). Negatively speaking, the location is not the most ideal especially when considering appearance (inside vs. out).

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

One of Detroit's Excellent Finds – This was my first experience at Sweet Georgia Browns and I'd have to say it was excellent. The seafood was the best I've ever had. I had the fried twin lobster tails which were heavenly and my fiance had that nights special which was a lobster shell stuffed with lobster, shrimp & crab with a champaigne cream sauce. He still can't stop raving about that one! The wine selection was nice and the jazzy atmosphere gave you something to do while being there. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and very polite. The entire staff was very accomodating, from checking on us frequently to walking you to the restroom when you ask where it was located instead of just pointing. Our server never let our hands do any work, she was constantly pouring our wine and cleaning our table. I definitely can't wait to go back and would recommend it to anyone.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

One of Detroit's Finest Establishments! – Returning back to the Detroit area after 4 years in Chicago and NYC, I was a bit disapointed to in the restaurants of choice in Grosse Pointe and Birmingham/Bloomfield etc. Venturing to downtown Detroit more and more, I found Sweet Georgia Brown's to be just what I was looking for!! Not only was the setting and atmosphere great, but the food was to die for and you cannot beat the service and management. I had an extended discussion with General Manager Steve, he was professional, charming and educated in his craft. Enjoy!! I know I will again!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fried lobster -- Suprisingly YUM yum – Their signature dish is a fried twin lobster tails (yes, not one but two lobster tails!) ... Yum, absolutely delicious. Probably one of the best lobsters I've ever had. I didn't care much for the "default" sides (dirty rice and mashed potatoes--apparently I should've gotten sweet potatoes).

I had heard crazy talk of frying lobsters (somewhere new here in Chicago)..., but never had tried anything like it. I had pictured an breaded, over-cooked lobster being the result.... this was anything but. The lobster was fried in shell, the meaty part cut outward slightly and that part was lightly breaded. Frying the lobster apparently brought out it's sweetness. And it was extremely light, which to me was the most suprising part of all.

I ate alone at the bar. They had a very nice live jazz band that would've kept me around longer had I not went so late and they left. The chef came out and talk to me, asked me how I enjoyed the lobster, explained it, etc... which is always a nice treat.

Despite being in the parking garage of the Greektown Casino (free parking, you just have to run into the casino to validate it at the automated machine... Or go in to gamble too...), the interior of the place was very upscale. Probably one of the most upscale interiors of anywhere in Downtown Detroit. Many people were dressed to the Hilt--cocktail dresses and the whole nine yards. I was wearing jeans so at first glance I wasn't sure if I fit their dress code, which is why I opted to sit by the bar (not to mention it was nearer the band, and I was alone, so it seemed like I might actually enjoy it more anyway). Looking around more, I realized there wasn't really a dress code it just happened that some people were really decked out. Drinks were reasonable, the lobster entree was the most expensive at $37 (most others were 25-30).

I'd definetely go back.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Still love it! – Sweet Georgia Brown's is still one of my favorite restaurants. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is even better. I love their crab legs and their peach cobbler is excellent. Love it!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I've never had lobster better anywhere in my life! – You have to try SGB's dignature dishes, including the fried lobster tail & ANY sweet potato dish! They also have amazing peach cobbler! The bar tender created a drink based on a couple preferences & it was delicious! Atmosphere was elegant, service was exceptional -very friendly waitstaff, including one waitress who works at & recommended the Detroit Breakfast House - she was one of the best waitresses we've ever had! Once you've had SGB lobster tail, you won't want it any other way!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Detroit's Finest Brunch – SGB's brunch is bar none the best brunch you will find in metro detroit. a place of elegant cuisines and service. buffett style brunch but dont let that discourage you. you can also order omelettes and ect. from the kitchen if you dont want the buffett. smooth jazz and champagne await you the second you walk in. although a bit pricey @ $36/person, but every dollar is well worth it!

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