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Review of The Corkscrew Cafe - CLOSED

The Corkscrew Cafe
Price range: US$10 - US$36
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Located just off the square in Dahlonega next to the Historic Holly Theater, the Corkscrew Cafe offers American Cuisine with a modern and creative twist. Trout, Eggplant Mascarpone and Nut Crusted Pork Chop are a few of our signature items as well as Steaks, Appetizers and "To Die For" Desserts! The extensive wine list features Georgia wines, as well as other quality selections from around the world. The dining room and patio make an ideal setting for casual fine dining and good times with friends, family and business associates. Live music on most Friday and Saturday nights. Monthly Wine Diners and Tastings available. Large Parties welcomed, reservations recommended. "Dining with a Twist" for 12 years in North Georgia. Come join Us!
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

While this place has a cool looking feel and vibe and a great location, and unique food we weren't really that impressed. To me it seemed a little overpriced for the small dishes. We did get to taste some pretty cool things. We went there for dinner and the press way back in the corner off to the side where there was no one else seated. My boys eight and nine do very well and restaurants but there was absolutely nothing for them to look at or to draw on so they were a little bored. I don't blame that on the restaurant, I should've brought something though. But we did enjoy going to the bathroom - it was a converted old jail cell. Overall it Seems like it's more of a romantic place to go.

Thank janice_foodie
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Had appetizers and drinks in the lounge on at Friday at 5:30pm. Requested to eat outside in the back, but staff said, no, that we should go to the lounge for Tapas. So inside we went, even though it was a lovely Spring early evening and we preferred to sit outside.

The interiors colors were depressing, Rooms are awkward at best. Was dirty and very difficult to move around the scattered furniture. Small area appropriate for 3 groups at most. My husband hit his head on light hanging too low when standing up from the low chair to leave.

Wine list was interesting. Tapas menu was also interesting. We ordered a Savignon Blank Chateau Cantelaudette with the long stemmed artichoke tapa and homemade chips. Waitress commented that the artichoke was her favorite. She returned in a few mins and said they were out of the artichokes (it's only 5:30pm) so I went with the Indonesian Vegetable Stir fry at her suggestion. We tried the homemade chips, which were very crispy (bordering on burned) served with a ranch-ish sauce. Just ok. The Indonesian Vegetable Stir fry had the fresh veggies drowning in the peanut sauce.

While our son is in school at the University, we will be making several trips to Dahlonega. But we can cross this one off our list.

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Thank moc4
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The quality of the food was very poor considering the price. We had duck and pork chops that were both over cooked. Would not go back.

Thank pharmdz
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Booked a reservation for a 40th anniversary celebration for friends. Not only was there no one at the reception desk when we enter...had to call into the kitchen area 3x before a guy came out and said we should go outside and downstairs. Our first hint that there would be substandard food.... they wearer out of several things on the appetizer menu and one of the main courses even though it was mid-week and not busy, The server was nice but nothing was going her way. Ordered an artichoke appetizer for $8 and it was 3 small canned pieces with some seasoning. One of our party ordered the most expensive thing on the menu the $32 filet with peppercorn sauce only to have it delivered to the table with an apology by the server that the there would be no peppercorn sauce. The rest of us ordered pork chops with broccoli and mashed potatoes. They were out of broccoli and substituted asparagus but never asked if we wanted or like asparagus. The potatoes were tepid....barely a hint of warmth in the food. And, no acknowledgement of the anniversary celebration. Don't waster your money or your time....overpriced food and menu not available. We did however have a few nice glasses of wine.

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Thank grundsche
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Lots of hidden gems on the menu. Wide selection of small plates and full dinners, and of course a great wine list. A little pricey but a good value. Brittany was great--great service, knowledgeable about the menu, and just the right amount of attention. Great live music, too--set the mood without being loud or intrusive. Definitely will be back the next time we're in the area.

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Thank Brett A
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