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“Delicious and Great Service”

Augie's Front Burner
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Ranked #8 of 485 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Iowa City, Iowa
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious and Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

We made a reservation online and were greated and seated as soon as we got there. I can't say enough about the great service as the waiter answered all our questions and was very well versed. Additionally they kept the water glasses full and checked at the appropriate times to offer more service.we both had the lobster bisque for a starter and it was hot, creamy, and downright wonderful. My husband had the New York Strip which he pronounced as the best steak he had in a long time. I had the salmon which tasted very fresh and prepared to that just done state desirable for salmon. Wish we liived closer!

Visited November 2013
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Delicious and Quality Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

I went to Augie's for the first time and it was beyond my expectations. I kind of thought that it would be one of those places that served small, "fancy" portions and the taste would be OKAY, but it wasn't. I tried the chick pea hummus and gnocchi for appetizers. Both were so good, but the gnocchi is to die for. As my entree I got the goat cheese and market vegetable tart and it was so flavorful, not to mention presented well. My friend got the potato crusted cod which was absolutely delicious as well. The staff was really nice and was always checking in. This place is worth the money and I plan on going to the sister restaurant, American Harvest Eatery!

  • Visited November 2013
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London, england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Excellent find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

After 2 weeks in the USA travelling from Atlanta to Chicago we were despairing of finding this type of restaurant - informal but serving up well prepared, well presented food. Augie's met our needs exactly. In addition to great food and ambience our waitresswas an absolute treasure; knowlegeable about both the food and drink available. We are unlikely to pass this way again - but this is highly recommended to those who do.

  • Visited October 2013
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Springfield, Illinois
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent as always”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

From a seasonal cocktail, shared appetizer and salad, two special entrees, to shared dessert - food & drink were excellent. Service was excellent as well.

Visited October 2013
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Albuquerque
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Nice find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We were in town for one night at the State House inn. We did not want to eat at the hotel so we walked to this place. The city center area looked closed down until we came to this restaurant. The staff was nice and pleasant. Our food was good and we were happy we ate here instead of the boring hotel food. There may be other places open in the city downtown area but this was just the place for us.

  • Visited November 2012
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