Atkins Park Tavern - Virginia Highlands
Atkins Park Tavern - Virginia Highlands
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Atkins Park Tavern - Virginia Highlands

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.atkinspark.com/
  • Phone: 4048767249
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch : Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Smith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Ex. Chef Andrew Smith for your catering needs. 404-876-7249 chef.andrew@atkinspark.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Room. Accommodates seated dinners up to 30 or cocktail parties up to 50.
  • Private Party Contact: Shannon Drawe 404-876-7249
  • Entertainment: Throughout the year Atkins Park celebrates many holidays such as St. Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest, Halloween, and 4th of July with DJ Mike Z, food and drink specials. We are open Thanksgiving night and Christmas night.
  • Special Events: Please contact our Event Planner Shannon Drawe for private events. 404-876-7249 sdrawe@atkinspark.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Charles Ave.
  • Public Transit: MARTA
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Atkins Park Tavern is located in an historic in-town Atlanta neighborhood. There are many streets, valet, paid and free lots within the neighborhood. Go to our website for exact links and directions. www.atkinspark.com
A word from Atkins Park Tavern - Virginia Highlands
Atkins Park Tavern enjoys a colorful history as Atlanta's oldest continuously licensed tavern since 1922. We are grateful for the continued loyalty from our neighborhood. You will always find a comfortable place here in the dining room, bar, patio or with a special gathering in the private dining room. Chef Andrew - a true Georgian - specializes in a touch of Southern using his local farmers and our rooftop garden.
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Atkins Park Tavern - Virginia Highlands reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Atkins is one of our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Atkins is one of our favorite restaurants and we go on a regular basis. This time we had the opportunity to take some of our friends from OTP and they loved it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I've been twice recently.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    I've been twice recently. Servers are great. Food is good. Always little kids milling around, and noise carries! Noise level can be extremely loud
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    kid-friendly
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  • Sunday Brunch with Julie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    My partner and I have dined at Atkins Park a few times...once for late night drinks and the other times for brunch. The brunch is always so delicious. We have been meaning to write this review for a fairly new server Julie, but work and school have been somewhat hectic. About a month ago, we came in for brunch and while the service is always good at Atkins, this particular time it was especially great. Julie was very attentive, bubbly, and pleasant. I got my usual fried chicken biscuits (amazing!) and my partner ordered the creamy tomato soup and the grand marnier french toast. Brioche makes the absolute best french toast and Atkins' Grand Marnier twist is especially delectable. Always a treat to dine here for brunch. Request Julie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Snagged a reservation on a
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Snagged a reservation on a Friday night with a party of 7 20 minutes before the 7:30 time slot - food was great, they took care of us and we had a great time.
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  • Bittersweet
    Realfoodcritic
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Service was great but the food was just ok... The pot roast sandwich was pure fat on a really hard piece of bread... The breakfast burger was good tho... Overall was bitter sweet...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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  • I got the chicken biscuit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    I got the chicken biscuit for brunch which never fails me. The perfectly fried chicken and not too greasy biscuit with the tomato based sauce is light and substantial at the same time. My fiancé ventured out and got one of the brunch specials called burrito with egg, bacon, and cheese that was mediocre. It didn't taste any different than something you can get at McDonalds.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For the second year in a row,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    For the second year in a row, we have enjoyed the Cajun cooking of Atkin's Park in Virginia Highlands. Bravo, well done. The flavors were extraordinary in each dish we ordered for entrees as well as the hand made deserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were a group of six who
    CharmedVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    We were a group of six who were first time diners. All except one of us was surprised by how good the food was for a "bar restaurant". The one who didn't like his meal ordered a steak ( and he tents to be a steak snob) otherwise we enjoyed our meal and time together and will definitely return (and just not order a steak next time).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You can't go wrong here.
    Spanky
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Always great food and service. A long time favorite.
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  • Got a very smokey during dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Got a very smokey during dinner and the fire trucks had to come to make sure everything was okay since the smoke alarms went off. I think there was something wrong with the exhaust and hood in the kitchen. I am sure this was a rare, one time occurence.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a grand eating experience
    tgus
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    I go to Atkins Park every time I visit Atlanta. The people and the atmosphere make you feel like you are at home. The food is always prepared with the Atkins touch and served hot and with its own flair. You will enjoy your experience every time and the wait staff will soon become your friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, great food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Great service, great food, great location. A lot of great bars to walk to after dinner.
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  • Went here for thanksgiving.
    joopnightVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Went here for thanksgiving. On check in, received attitude from the hostess who graciously sat us near the front door. Every time the door opened we would get a cold draft. Anyway, we were there for the food. The waiter took our drink order and food order. Within 5 minutes our food was ready; there were over 8items on the plate, and it was served lukewarm. Shortly thereafter we received our drinks. Either they are super fast in the kitchen for made to order meals, or they made a bunch of plates and left them under the warmer; I'm betting on the latter. Besides the food temperature issue, some items were dry or not good, which for me was most of the plate. The turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce were good, as well as the cheesecake.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We arrived 10 minutes early
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We arrived 10 minutes early on thanksgiving and were seated promptly, ordered drinks shortly thereafter-- the preprepared food arrived just off the assembly line and was cool to the taste. our drinks had not even arrived. the desert thin slice of pie was no more than two bites.... we had expected more as a first time customer. Would suggest next time charge more and give better quality instead of quantity..
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  • Thanksgiving dinner was a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Thanksgiving dinner was a delight at Atkins Park. Plenty of food and a friendly atmosphere. I eat at Atkins Park a lot for dinner, but this is my first Thanksgiving there. We weren't disappointed. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend had a great time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    My boyfriend had a great time. Great food and drinks. The ambiance is very casual and the menu had so much yummy goodness to choose from. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My bride and I had a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    My bride and I had a great meal, with excellent service and warm ambiance.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sad Atmosphere - Bad Smell
    whit
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    I could see it as a local dive spot, but for someone looking for a nice night out we decided to pass. We didn't have any food, so I can't comment on that and there was actually someone with a dish that looked very good. But upon arriving we realized that there is a smoking half (Bar) and a non-smoking (family) half. Great in theory, but the non-smoking side reeked of old cigarettes and kind of a fish smell on top of that. Combined with a sad looking, clicking ceiling fan, the overall impression was just kind of dismal. I couldn't get past the smell - and I grew up in a smokers house so I should be used to it! Again, I'm sure the food is very good, and maybe the smell was a fluke, but I don't think we'll be going back.
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  • Great chips and salsa - go figure
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Food was good. Loved the fresh - right out of the fryer tortilla chips and the guacamole was delish - fresh and chunky - just right. Service fell down when it was time to get the check. Drinks could have been refreshed better througout the mearl. But definitely will return. LOved the small outside patio area. Didn't realize it wasa there.
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  • Call us crazy, but we actually
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Call us crazy, but we actually made a reservation-unless you are dining after 8, you won't not need it. Imagine our surprise when she indicated the table directly behind the hostess station was ours (keep in mind we were the only reservation). She sat us at the window table when we inquired its availability. Nice view of the street for people watching. Our 'cheese plate' appetizer arrived and was quite disappointing. 3 large slices of toasted french bread with 3 shavings (& I mean shavings) of the 3 cheeses. I have never seen rasberry jam and honey on a cheese plate and hope not to again. Two of us ordered the rather dry chicken and one order the shrimp & grits. The shrimp was so spicy he could not eat it. The waiter was the highlight...
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  • Food was so fresh and tasted
    DCann
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Food was so fresh and tasted fantastic. Our server was also very gracious and friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beer and wine were good along
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Beer and wine were good along with the bread and fried okra. I had the pan-fried grouper which was extremely dry. One friend loved the shrimp and grits.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deviled eggs as an appetizer?
    daddymacsgirl
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Deviled eggs as an appetizer? You know you are in the south, huh? They were delicious as were the fried okra strips. Ribeye was a bit overcooked for medium rare and not very juicy (cut rather thin). Service was great and we enjoyed everything else very much. Clean place, especially after coming from Manuels for our first drink of the evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was outstanding. They
    GopiVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Service was outstanding. They offered me a complimentary dessert because my friend couldnt make it to the dinner and I had to eat by myself.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorite restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    One of our favorite restaurants to visit in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The appetizers and the server/waitr
    MAW1VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2012
    The appetizers and the server/waitress were GREAT! We stayed until 5:00pm when dinner was to be served. With the change in menu came also a change in the server/waitress. She did not bring us any silver ware. She continuously MIXED up or orders. Brought us someone else's food, TWICE. Finally we accepted the hot wings that she brought out that we did not order because we were hunger. THE veggie on the veggie PLATE were RAW. I sent my plate back refused to eat. She stated that since I ordered the food, she had to charge me, and boxed up the RAW veggie which I left on the table. Certainly if I did not want to eat the RAW food in the restaurant I did not want to take RAW veggie home. She was not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Wont retur
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  • Loved the burgers and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Loved the burgers and the bacon wrapped dates are AWESOME!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We sat outside, it was a lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2012
    We sat outside, it was a lovely Sunday. The side patio was very nice and quiet. I was surprised more people were not sitting out there. Good food. I especially enjoyed the tomato gravy on the chicken and biscuits.
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  • Overall good experience. Not
    Vincent
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Overall good experience. Not all dishes were hot when delivered to table. Server did not mention any specials, but very nice and accommodating. Bacon wrapped dates were fantastic. Too many loud children in the dining room for my taste. I would have brunch and dinner here again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atkins Park is always an excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Atkins Park is always an excellent choice! Even when the power went out for a little bit, our food was prepared and it was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Referred by a friend and wasn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/29/2012
    Referred by a friend and wasn't disappointed -- very nice experience
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy Atkins Park.
    TravelBiz
    Dined on 4/17/2012
    Always enjoy Atkins Park. The colleague we were meeting there had Shrimp and Grits and it looked awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Burgers and more
    FoodAllShapesNsize
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    we had burgers and we liked them = it's why we travel 30+ miles each way for them! Plenty of options and add-ons for every taste. See you again soon
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atkins Park is a great place
    aabramov
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    Atkins Park is a great place to grab a dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Kid Friendly
    Suenarita
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    I wanted Atkins Park to be great - the menu looked good - but the execution was pedestrian. The best think I ate was the fries. I am sure that the service and ambience didn't help. Our food was "auctioned off" at our table and helicoptered in rather than being served lower than eye level (the staff has not been trained) and the noise from the kids play area (weird) was distracting. I would stick to a sandwich, fries and a beer if I went back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A historic Atlantic Dining Place
    FrequentVisitorVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    Great old pub atmosphere. We sat in the bar for lunch and the food was terrific and the wait staff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We made a reservation at 9
    Realfoodcritic
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    We made a reservation at 9 and they called us to say they can not accommodate us ... They should not have online reservation feature if they can not honor it
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  • Atkins Park is a great mix
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Atkins Park is a great mix of a comfortable neighborhood pub with great burgers AND a cozy, date-night spot with a nice upscale menu. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. I will return often and will recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Texas Style
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    The best chicken tenders (Texas style) in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Valentine's Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Went with hubby for our 21st Valentine's Day. We were happy to get a reservation the day before V-day! Service was great. For starters we had the tuna tar-tar and the field greens with beets. Both were tasty. Husband had the vegetable plate, which had a nice variety of vegetables and preparations, like roasted baby carrots with the cute little stems on and yummy potato gratin) -- not your average veg plate. I had the mussels in saffron sauce. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic