Frog Hollow Tavern Named One of America’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants

February 9, 2018|

Online restaurant reservation service OpenTable released its list of the “100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2018” this week ahead of Valentine’s Day, and one of Augusta’s hottest spots made the list.

Frog Hollow Tavern, Sean Wight’s restaurant concept serving upscale southern fare, was included on the website’s collection of exquisite dining experiences throughout the U.S.

The restaurant is the first in Augusta to be included on the list since OpenTable first published it in 2011. It was also one of just two Georgia restaurants included, the other being Babette’s Cafe in Atlanta.

According to OpenTable’s website, the list is determined by an analysis of more than 12 million verified diner reviews of 26,000 restaurants. The restaurants were not ranked in any particular order.

“We want every experience to be memorable, which is a philosophy I picked up at Disney,” Wight said. “You don’t know what they sacrificed to be there that one day.”

Wight opened Frog Hollow Tavern on Broad Street in 2010 after seeing potential in downtown Augusta from nearby Edgefield, where he worked as a chef at Old Edgefield Grill. White said the restaurant was a progression of his career at that point. Three years later, he opened Farmhaus Burger and Craft & Vine.

Wight said the Frog Hollow Tavern’s staff is consistently held to exceptionally high standards of service, which he said is one of the most crucial elements of the operation and truly sets it apart from other restaurants.

“It’s just part of the culture,” Wight said. “It translates to a great product.”


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