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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: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 9 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 13 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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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I can only base this review off of my one visit. I ordered the French Toast....it was okay. The spiced cream cheese was a nice addition.....my pecans were a little more than roasted....but the apples were really good. Friend ordered the same thing and for some reason she didn't have not one piece of pecan. The wait staff fixed it immediatley....the staff was friendly...live music was a compliment....not sure how wheelchair accessible it is considering we walked down a flight of stairs. Maybe there is an inside seating portion? Overall not bad!

Thank LivelkDying
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Those of us in Dahlonega have seen the Corkscrew restaurant go through a number of changes from owners to concepts. Some semi worked, some didn't.

Now the Corkscrew has re-invented it self again...

While known as one of the best fine dinning experiences in Dahlonega, it has converted its upstairs to a martini bar, and made the old jail space a stand up bar, and the covered outside space as the dinning room.

This review is only focused on the upstairs Martini Bar...

Being a lover of a good classic cocktail we ordered a rye old fashion, and a vesper.

Both were prepared perfectly by their bar-god Brad. He is professional and exact. The best bartender in Dahlonega!

We ordered their flat bread, grilled artichokes, and mushroom pate...

All good, very well prepared. A nice compliment to a glass of wine or cocktail.

They were still in their opening stage, so a few wrinkles to iron out when it comes to alcohol selection and variety.

The room was a little crowded but you could also say "intimate" close setting. A few pillows would add to the seating in the big leather chairs.

Overall, a fun, good experience.., and everyone around us was enjoying their cocktails and tapa appetizers.

We're glad that Corkscrew has changed for the better. It's nice to enjoy a good drink and not feel like you are in a sports bar. A place where you can meet friends, relax and enjoy!

We did! And hope you will also.

Thank SouthernTravel
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