Agave
Agave

Agave

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.agaverestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (404) 588-0006
  • 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 Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, 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
106 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (76)fit for foodies (66)good for groups (44)hot spot (41)special occasion (36)vibrant bar scene (32)romantic (29)late-night find (14)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Second time 1st date
    Gigi
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We arrived a few minutes before our reservations & were seated shortly after. I love that we were greeted immediately. We had a cozy table in the loft area & had an excellent view of the dining room. We had the calamari as an appetizer; pork chops & the veal meatloaf for dinner. Everything was excellent & our server Kenean was extremely efficient and overall excellent. I look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Great food and service. The atmosphere is really nice. I would definitely return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just love this place!
    DeForce
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I've been going to Agave for years. Casual dinner with friends, family celebrations, and date nights. I've never been disappointed. Great food. Good drinks. Excellent service. A bit noisy but cozy and friendly. Sign up for their newsletter and be in the know about events and perks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    BettydVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Absolutely loved this place and already have plans to return this week. The 45$ uber each way was worth it when I bit into the lobster appetizer- I would like about 10 of them. Great wait staff, bartenders and margaritas. Wish I could walk there- I would eat there every other day! The Barbacoa tacos and chicken tortillas were really tasty as well as the Mac n cheese!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you haven't you should
    Localisto
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We have been cominghere for years. The menu, food, service is always everthing we expect. So glad to have these folks on our side of town. The staff is very professional and acommodating. The menu is unique and take the mex concept up in to outer space. If you like flavor and you haven't been to Agave, you should. One of the best restaurants in the coty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Southwestern Flare in Atlanta
    GMont
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Simply Outstanding touch and taste. We are from South Texas and the taste profile here was spot on! We enjoyed every bite and the attention to detail was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The food is amazing at a very affordable price. Service is always great as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coming Home
    WayneVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We hadn't been to Agave for a couple of months, but as soon as we were greeted at the door it felt like we were returning home. We introduced Agave to another couple and they were as impressed as we with the quality and comfort of our meal. We ordered the stuffed trout, the sea scallops, the swordfish and the pork tenderloin special. Large portions, well seasoned and delicious. A special shout out to the collard greens. As wonderful as the food is, it's the friendly, helpful waitstaff that makes the Agave experience so enjoyable. And, of course, if you get there before six, all entrees for twelve dollars makes it the best deal in town and allows you to afford an extra margarita with dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CK2eat2
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Other than having a little difficulty finding the restaurant (we drove right by it without seeing it--we like to blame it on the GPS!) our Thursday date night was very enjoyable. The food and service were excellent. One of us ordered the beef medallions and the other ordered the scallop entree. We split a key lime pie to finish off the meal. All were nicely plated and very good. We were sitting near the bar and the noise level was a little higher than we would have liked at times. All in all it was a very pleasant evening; we will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my FAVS
    trwilliamsVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Love this place! Food, and service is good. I would come again for sure.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and drinks
    Parker
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was amazing, our server was very attentive and made great recommendations for both food and drinks. I would go again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A constant go to
    Shorty
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We've been to Agave several times and they always impress me. Great ambience, food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must
    Firstchoice
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I just love Agave and everything it has to offer. I live in Florida and it is one of my "must" sgo to places when visiting Atlanta. I would recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back again
    tstoker
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    WE have enjoyed Agave for several years. We particularly like it on nights other than Friday and Saturday, which can be very busy. The staff are knowledgable about the menu, friendly and don't rush you out the door. The food is outstanding, every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Eats
    luv2dineinatl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Been here twice, both times food a day service were good. With a group, it can be hard to hear others.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious!
    tooexpensiveVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been to Agave several times and always enjoyed the whole experience! The wait staff is terrific; the food outstanding. Even the guys who park the car are attentive, very energetic and genuinely nice. The seating in the bar area is more noisy than the 'restaurant' part; you can still talk and enjoy your evening, but if you are really wanting to have a more intimate conversation, opt for the 'restaurant' area (its separate from the bar area). All in all, we love the consistency of the service and the food. Make reservations!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    RMO14VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Loved Agave - some of the best service I've had in Atlanta, and one of the best menus, too. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SW Foods with a Southern Flare
    Brandon2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    AWESOME FOODS & GREAT SERVICE! THE STAFF IS FRIENDLY!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    KKJJVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Best place in town. Never fails to deliver. Great food, great service, well run establishment. Best appetizer menu to be found anywhere, and the entrees offered are a wide variety. Top it off with the best key lime pie in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining experience
    JulesVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Absolutely wonderful food. Reasonable prices and outstanding flavors. The appetizer came fast but the entree was a little slow. However, it was certainly worth waiting for and the appetizer (calamari) was enormous. Classic margaritas are probably the best I've had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Margaritas & Food - DE-licious!
    ProsperityIIVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My out-of-town guest who loves margaritas and southwestern food, was a bundle of moans and groans - as he experienced Agave for the first time! I'm not even a margarita fan, and I joined in-to the tune he was humming! We did the fried lobster appetizer, the scallops/grits (he had salmon) entree, and shared the key lime dessert. WOW, WOW, WOW!! With a reservation, we were seated in the bar area (as there was a private affair in the main dining area) -- and it was indeed noisy and electric. The service was terrific, although I wished for a quieter experience! AGAVE....you did it again!!! We left delightfully happy with the evening. When you go....ENJOY!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't go wrong here
    BArkae
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place rarely lets me down. It's pretty consistent. Great food, fantastic margaritas and love the atmosphere. This is a favorite go-to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic