Anis Cafe and Bistro
Anis Cafe and Bistro

Anis Cafe and Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.anisbistro.com/
  • Phone: 4042339889x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Gomez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater small functions (generally 50 people or so) in private homes. We serve passed hors d'oeuvres, a buffet-style dinner, and dessert, cocktail-party style. Prices start at $50pp, including dishes, linens, and glassware, servers and bartenders, and cleanup. Call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Anis can cater to large parties up to 100 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Mary Graham 4042339889x
  • Entertainment: Thursday and Friday nights - Roda Band -
    Roda Band (pronounced: Ho - dah) is an Atlanta based musical ensemble specializing in authentic Brazilian bossa nova and contemporary jazz.
    The Roda Band repertoire consists of Brazilian classic compositions and jazz standards. In a single set, listeners may enjoy music by Antonio Carlos Jobim (i.e. Girl from Ipanema, Corcovado), world famous compositions from the great American songbook (i.e. Fever, Fly Me to the moon)
    Saturday Nights - Ivan Pietropaolo - Contemporary European pop guitarist.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pharr Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot behind the restaurant; also street parking.
A word from Anis Cafe and Bistro
Tucked away in a sleepy side street in the heart of Buckhead, Anis is located in a converted house that has been renovated to look and feel like one of many little charming restaurants that you are likely to find in the Provence region in the south of France.

The menu is deeply rooted in the ingredients and aromas that give dishes from the French Mediterranean region their unique flavors.

Anis is comprised of an inside dining room and an outside patio area that is available for seating year round, and a charming little bar where you may enjoy a meal if you wish.

Widely known as one of the most romantic dining spots in the city, Anis is a great place to meet up with friends and can cater to large parties with ease.

Reservations are accepted and encouraged.

Join us for live Brazilian jazz on Thursday and Friday evenings.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Anis Cafe and Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
195 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (144)great for outdoor dining (143)fit for foodies (110)romantic (91)great for lunch (67)special occasion (63)great for brunch (50)notable wine list (44)good for groups (30)hot spot (22)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (5)Show More
  • One of my favorite spots
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I love this charming spot. The knowledgeable servers are attentive but not overbearing. The wine & food menus provide arrays of interesting but not overly complex options. The food is tasty but it's the relaxed, festive atmosphere of the covered patio I love most. Everything comes together perfectly. I often celebrate special events here & will continue to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Who knew?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Driven past this little hideaway for years and finally made reservations. It's stunning. Perfect outdoor dining with romantic lighting. Brought our own wine (which was delicious) but the Arnaud salad and the chocolate mousse were fantastic. Great, funny server as well!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DrHuckVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our favorite restaurant when visiting Atlanta. The mussels our outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    ExpertReviewer1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Simply put, the food greatly disappointed. The Mussels were no bigger than my pinkie fingernail. The sauce for them lacking. My date and I ordered the salmon medium rare and seared. Both were well over cooked and nowhere near the requested temperature. The server asked us about our meals before we had even tasted them but didn't come come back to check after we had started eating. The server really didnt respond when we commented on the mussels and didn't check on whether the salmon had been cooked correctly. This was a a second date and the Bill was over $280 with tax and tip. Given everything, the my date and I found the food and experience greatly disappointing. and our two dining companions were underwhelmed as well.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    PtvalVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband had never dined here. It was a lively atmosphere with super food and our waitress was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. We had the mussels to start with and they were 1st class. My husband had the pork special and I had the the veal steak. Both dishes were cooked as requested and delicious. We will definitely return very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem
    natandtanluv2eat
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Upon looking for a unique, nice, romantic restaurant to have dinner with a friend, I stumbled upon this gem. The ambiance and the outdoor seating was great, the food was delicious, the drinks were amazing and the service very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was deliciously French!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    On Wednesday night, my friend and I enjoyed a great dinner on the outdoor terrace with very good service and fantastic food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PatFVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A favorite of ours for years! Never had a bad meal here, consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • slightly disappointing
    NemosVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    we have dined at Anis several times and always enjoyed it immensely. however, this time the food was disappointing. Mussels were tiny and too many shells were empty. veal was tough.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Atlanta Favorite
    MikeyBeloit
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    You start the pleasant evening sitting outside with the mussels in a garlic and buttery cream. The wine list makes it easy. The service is relaxed. The food is great. But I miss the deux chèveau a little.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Louise
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    charming place and nice patio when weather permits; excellent food and wait staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • T. Adair Review of Anis
    HB1114
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    World class service, ambiance, and food. Had spent the last week in Atlanta. Had dinner at the highest rated bistros, restaurants, in Buckhead as well as Midtown. We stopped in for a late dinner on the way home to Huntsville Al. By far the best dining experience of the entire week. Service was perfect, food was absolutely amazing. Perfect dinner. Cant wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TerryVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food delivery was much too fast-paced. Did not mind getting the appetizer within 2 minutes of ordering, but the entrée came just as the appetizer plates were being whisked away. This is not the FRENCH way. We need time to breath between courses. We noted that everyone received the same super-fast service. Seems like you're trying to rush through as many seatings as possible rather than allowing customers a chance to enjoy themselves. That may make good money-making sense but it won't endear you to hard core diners (vice eaters).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brian
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent french vibe in Buckhead. Patio is wonderful, food excellently prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite restaurant in ATL
    MarcTVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We love dining at Anis. The cuisine is always inventive and delicious. The service is outstanding. Arnaud and his team are simply the best at creating a memorable dining experience. We've never been disappointed in 10 years as loyal customers of Anis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I take great pleasure in bringing friends, colleagues and clients to Anis Bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful
    renee
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Always a wonderful experience. The patio is beautiful, the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Alway Good experience! Food is ways excellent and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    FoodieFriend
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have lunch or dinner at Anis at least six times a year with a very good friend. We always pick Anis because of the wonder food, service and location. We enjoy eating both inside and outside. On this last visit we ended up staying quite a long time and never got the feeling that the restaurant or our server were in a hurry to turn our table; that is another reason we like Anis. I have never had a bad meal and try to eat something different every time although the mussels are "to die for"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wocon
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Took my wife to Anis for her birthday. Our first time there, we were delighted with the whole experience. Food delicious, wait staff very helpful, nice atmosphere. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Luv2EatGoodFood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Decided to come here for our 12th anniversary. Ambiance was nice. Tried to seat us next to the kitchen entry but the same table came available that we sat at last time near the fireplace. Service was good and food was really good. We would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of a kind
    DBenedettoVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We brought some good friends with us for this visit to Anis and they loved the experience as much as we always do. We can count on Anis to have friendly servers, great food and a pleasant atmosphere. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    McWall
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have been in Atlanta for a year and have been to a number of restaurants. This is the best one so far! Every thing was great! You need to try this place! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmealla
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I've been coming here for years. The menu is reliably imaginative, the service good, the wine list interesting. A bit like being in a French county bistro, but in the heart of Buckhead
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Openly Hostile Servers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    First time here and for a rather important lunch for my wife and I to meet my son's serious girlfriend for the first time. I told my wife we were taking a risk since we had not been here before. The non-white servers were openly hostile to me from the beginning, as was noticed by all at the table. I am a 70 yo white guy. While I have experienced rudeness from non-white servers before, I have NEVER experienced this sort of open hostility.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding as usual.
    Readhugo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was excellent. Great to stop in and eat there again when I am home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great European Dining Experience
    KenTVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was great, the ambience was great and we loved the jazz combo that played last Friday night. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Inviting....
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is truly a neighborhood gem. Lunch on the patio is always relaxing and the food is consistent; the fans keep it tolerable on hot days, and it is nothing short of delightful on the many fair Atlanta days. My go-to is the salmon salad, but I am often enticed by the moulles et frite, a French staple.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Topnotch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We arrived early, had a perfect table for two, flawless service, and excellent calamari fruit (best in Atlanta), steak au poivre, and gingered swordfish with aubergine. This is the best French bistro in Atlanta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jh
    Lejh
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food, as always, was wonderful, service not so much. We apparently had a waiter who was not having a good night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastique!
    foodlover
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, great people, great ambiance --- celebrate Provence in a great neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Mathildana
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Amazing french food ! I'm from France and this restaurant is so far the best in Atlanta ! Very good menu and delicious wines.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truite Meunière
    TheresaRealmVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I really like Anis Bistro, been here a few times though this last time i was a little underwhelmed by my choice - truite meunière. It was rather bland for me. Service is always good, not sure about the valet parking though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just right of an anniversary
    Lifedreams
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My wife and I chose to go to Anis for our 35th wedding anniversary. Excellent choice! The service was wonderful and our server was very friendly. The food was great. The atmosphere was the perfect pitch of romantic. We sat on the outside patio near the street and just beat the dinner crowd. This was only our second time coming. The first was years ago with friends and we remembered enjoying it then.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anis is a great spot
    LuluVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food is always very good and you can't help but have fun as the atmosphere makes you feel like you are in a Real French bistro. Everyone is always so nice and they make sitting outside on a hot summer night feel like a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful restaurant
    ClaudiaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I live on the other side of town but when in Buckhead always try to have lunch with a friend at Anis. The atmosphere and decor -- I prefer the covered patio -- is charming without being cloying. Even on the warmest days, it is cool and comfortable outside. The lunch menu is superb! Everything is delicious! Especially recommended : moules mariniere, a crab sandwich on brioche, croque monsieur, and the omelettes. Last Sunday I took my elderly parents to Anis for brunch. While there are nice platters of bagels and salmon all over Atlanta, Anis's gravlax was over the top. The service started off too slow but picked up. Not your typical Buckhead spot; the restaurant is tucked away on Grandview in an old house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Bistro Dining
    FrenchinBuckhead
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a great meal, the food was excellent although there was a limited choice particularly for those who don't eat fish. Service was really good, a very attentive pleasant waitress. Love the outdoor patio and would definitely return, would like to know what the indoor ambiance is like in the winter months so will try then.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I'm not going to mince too many words here, but from the valet who sat and ignored us from the start, this is a terrible place to spend an evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • very good but expected more
    2fourfood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    quaint place, valet parking, seated by an air conditioning vent that was on the floor blowing high -- must be a constant problem because they knew how to stop it by putting a menu on top of it (Lowe's and Home Depot have magnetic deflectors that could help or don't sit anyone there. mussels had too much garlic for our tastes, but the calamari appetizer was excellent The veal was tender as expected and my significant other had a grilled fish (sorry don't remember which kind) that she said was great. It's pretty noisey in the main room as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Anis has always been hospitable and predictable. Unlike most Buckhead bistros, their hospitality even extends to dogs. They brought Riley a bowl of ice water on the hot day we dropped in for lunch. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic