Agave
Agave

Agave

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.agaverestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4045880006
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Jack Sobel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carroll St. SE
  • Public Transit: King Memorial (Blue, Green)
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Agave
Established in October of 2000 and set in the historic Cotton Mill general store, Agave has been named the Best Southwestern Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. This eclectic southwestern eatery appeals to a wide cross section of taste and styles while focusing on guest satisfaction in the high energy dining room & bar.
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Agave reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (83)fit for foodies (71)special occasion (43)good for groups (39)hot spot (34)vibrant bar scene (34)romantic (27)late-night find (11)notable wine list (9)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • fantastic
    besttorontoVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    One word sums it up and nothing else needed Great time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    LunchLover
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    What a great find! I was nervous because I was hosting a dinner for a number of clients and had never been there before. The service was wonderful and the food is excellent. Unique takes on old favorites as well as dishes that I wouldn't have expected in a Southwestern restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AtldeuceVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Good food but service was spotty. Also we were in the enclosed patio room. Horrible lighting. Bring a flashlight. Plus it was too warm. A large crowd was there, but I don't know why.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big disappointment
    SavtahVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We were promptly greeted and seated when we arrived 5 minutes before our reservation. Our server was pleasant. Chips were promptly brought to the table with a nice salsa, the menu was interesting the quinoia salad was very good, but our entrees did not arrive for 55 minutes. During that time it became so noisy that it was impossible to hear the server's apologies, and we had to strain when the manager came over and finally did not charge us for the meal. He mentioned that Sundays are like this. When I asked why they did n't limit reservations if he knew the kitchen couldn't handle it, he said didn't want to lose the business, but I am afraid he has lost ours.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food but Too Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food is great at Agave, no question, but if you want to be able to talk to the people at your table forget it. It was so loud we couldn't hear each other. Frankly we ate quickly and went down the street for a drink in order to talk. It was very busy on this Saturday night but the service was good and we were seated right away with our reservation. I'll return, just on a quieter night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dining experience!
    Foodie1970
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I cannot say enough about Agave, but I will try to sum it up. The food is phenomenal! I have ordered numerous dishes from the menu and not once been disappointed. From appetizers to dessert just consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice neighborhood gem
    Regstir
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the food and service at Agave; she had lobster tails as a starter and chicken enchiladas. I had lamb and should have stuck with the food they are best known for (southwestern cuisine). Overall very good experience and I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great FUN & Great FOOD
    Ursulapj
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was wonderful. We ordered our won and shared a few things. Drinks are the best, ambiance is energetic, great friendly service! They say everything on the menu is great, so of course, I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden nook!!
    Donna
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As usual my visit met my expectations. Had out of town family visiting and they were equally impressed with my recommendation. Excellent wine pairing as recommended by our waiter. ..good on par, as usual. ...left overs didn't make it to next day!!! A must visit in Atlanta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never lets me down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love Agave...it's a great neighborhood gem with excellent food. I've been coming here for years and they never let me down. The food is consistently excellent and the margaritas are the best in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    spencer2879
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and service was amazing. We had reservationa for eight and was well accomodated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CathyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food and great service. But if you want to have a conversation, it's just too hard. It's VERY noisy in the dining area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing again
    NoCPUTimeVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a favorite!
    LJames01VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love going to Agave. Everything is high-quality and easy, including valet, check-in, service, etc. The food and drinks are AMAZING - nothing beats fresh seafood or a good steak and a delicious margarita! Whether for a special occasion or just a good dinner, Agave is a must-go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite
    Yuki
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Wonderful restaurant! Excellent food and drinks! Busy and can be a bit noisy but still a great place to dine and to meet friends after work or before and after an event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic southwestern food and bar
    COHS
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Don't miss this one. You will return again and again. Food has a kick but many dishes can be cooled down for those who need it. Every dish we have tried the 3x we have gone- home run! Kudos to chef and kitchrn staff. Wait staff terrific. Margaritas addictive! Get a reservation, it's always a crowd. Great energy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Agave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    First time at agave, food excellent service fantastic, my new gem in atlanta
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food! Great Service
    Brandon2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The best fried chicken in ATL, GA! Great margaritas! Great Service! Ask for Mandy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour A Must
    love2eatmexican
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    If you have have dinner make sure you get there early enough to have your appetizers at the bar during happy hour they are half off!!! Spicy fried lobster tail is awesome!!! The dinner was not that bad I have been to Agave for happy hour many times but this was my first for dinner. It was a little upscale for Mexican/South Western. It was good but I prefer the happy hour at the bar. The drinks and tequilas are really the claim to fame. However, it is definitely a staple on the list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome as usual!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Haven't had a bad meal or experience yet. Been coming for years and the 5p-6p $12 entree special is such an amazing deal! We love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening!
    ATLCollegeKid
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Took one of my good girlfriends here for dinner. Food was awesome, service pretty good, and a great atmosphere. Will definitely be going back. Not too expensive, either, for a young college student.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Used to be Great
    Chinapans1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The margaritas are still wonderful but the food quality is not as good as it used to be. We ordered the famed fried chicken which wasn't crispy and had little flavor. It was perfectly tender but was missing all the other "fried chicken" yumminess you'd expect. I wouldn't go back after the last time there. It was t horrible but wasn't memorable. There are so many good restaurants to choose from in Atlanta. Hopefully it was just a bad night and Agave will resume its fried chicken standard!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    MarthaeVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was great, service great, atmosphere great. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I really enjoyed my grouper. It was one of the dishes recommended by my waiter. The food is the reason I go here. The dishes always have interesting ingredients. The reccommend for anyon e who enjoys interesting food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time but it...
    Honeybuttaz
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    won't be the last. Enjoyed everything. My drinks (pomegranete martini) were perfect each time. The chips and salsa were great. My main dish, salmon was delectable and it was a joyous occasion overall. Prices for the food quality was actually decent as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love service was Terrible!
    Notgreattime
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I love eating at this restaurant . but I am now having second thought of going back. I have been eating there for years and recommending to friends and family of mine.. But after the service that Love rendered on Saturday evening, I will think twice about it. She rushed us through the entire meal and basisly told us to leave the table after we finished eating and she removed our water and told us that we could chat up front.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food is excellent! Lobster appetizer (grilled or fried) & the shrimp & grits are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normally great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    my 12th visit wasn't so good this time. My waiter was very stoic and didn't offer any suggestions to my new guests. the table next to me broke a glass and it hit my leg. the shrimp was overcooked. In all fairness I did not talk to hey manager. But hopefully he will read this. my other 11 experiences were great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but a little smokey...
    lb2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Came right after work with a group of friends. While waiting for our table we sat at the bar and had drinks. The bartender and drinks were excellent, wish she was our waitress. She was very personable and happy to serve our drinks and conversation. Once we got our table in the room with the exposed kitchen, we realized that although it may be cool to see the chef the smoke from the cooking was quite overbearing. Our waiter was nonchalant and not very helpful with choosing menu options. One appetizer came after wee received our food, but the manager quickly rectified the situation by removing it from her bill and boxing the plate up so she could take it home. Everyone enjoyed their food so no complaints there. I recommend the street corn!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SW flavors with a southern twist!
    CindyA
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Our family has been coming to Agave for at least 8 years. We have been with large groups (22) just my husband and I and everything in between. We have never had a bad experience and the food is always phenomenal. 7/16 we came with a small group. Try the Higgins margarita to start. The lobster tail appetizer and the calamari are my favorites. I have tried almost everything on the menu and while it's all good I'm a lifetime fan of the scallops. They are perfectly paired with grits and the best spicy/sweet collard greens. My husband's favorite is the meatloaf. A few people in our party had the special (burger) and said it was great. This will continue to be on our favorites list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Longtime favorite
    Mitch
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I've been going to Agave for years and it never disappoints. My guilty pleasure is the Cayenne Fried Chicken. Yummm!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently great
    MstumpeVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Always welcome, consistently great service. Hadn't been in a while but they participate in the dinner and a cause card so I decided to go and get the 20% discount off our table's meal. Then I remembered why I always loved this place and it's worth the drive even though we live further away now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I made reservation thru open table but when I got there they didn't have me in the list. I should them my email confirmation and they sat u down immediately.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JustSayin
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I was disappointed moreso because I expected items on the lunch menu to also appear on the dinner menu. I believe we just ordered the wrong food items. My beans were dry and the rice was undercooked. Lobster tail was just OK. Chips and salsa were great. We will give it another try, however for lunch and not dinner. Wait staff was busy working, they were cold and focused.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get the trout, best I have had
    FastaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I changed our reservation by phone late in the day from 4 to 8 and it was no problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    LavonlinVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our first time at Agave and we were impressed. The drinks were good, the food was good and the service was great. Thanks for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Experience
    PrudenceVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The items on the menu was very appealing. However, the food was just OK in my opinion. No flair whatsoever.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and affordable
    Butterbean
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Agave was the site of a first date and the restaurant did not disappoint. I put "date" on the reservation and they put us in a cozy corner spot perfect for a date. The food was excellent and the portion size was perfect. I do not like going to a restaurant that gives you so much food that you have to drag half of it in tow for the rest of the night. The margaritas were also tasty. Service was prompt for a busy night. Most important, the food was not over priced. A wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great vibe but toooo spicy
    Kimbo
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service was great . Ambience great. The food was over spiced not just the salsa but even the foods they deemed mild very unfortunate as we were really looking forward to good southwestern.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable first visit
    frank44
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    For some reason, I have lived in the area 5 years never having visited Agave. I took the girlfriend there this past weekend and had an enjoyable dining experience all around. The dishes were unique and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate