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Atmosphere Bistro
Atmosphere Bistro

Atmosphere Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.atmospherebistro.com
  • Phone: (678) 702-1620
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm;
    Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Jean Marc Metairie
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private rooms available.
  • Private Party Contact: Christine (678) 702-1620
  • Special Events & Promotions: Tuesday to Thursday $25 - 3 course menu (Dinner)
    Tuesday to Friday $15 - 2 course menu (Lunch)
    $5 Tapas at the Bar every day Lunch & Dinner
    Wine Tasting - 1st Wednesday of every month

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monroe dr
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking on Tuesday to Saturday night & Sunday brunch.
A word from Atmosphere Bistro
Set in a charming cottage, near Ansley in midtown, atmosphere is a chic bistro that offers more than just a pretty face.
The mood is romantic and mellow cool with soft lighting, open hearth fireplace.
The theme of relaxed, inviting elegance extends to the bar and the patio.
The menu offers great classics such as Escargots in garlic butter, Duck confit, as well as Mussels marinieres or Scallops with mushroom raviolis.
From best French restaurant to best 100 overall restaurant, atmosphere has an impressive collection of awards and "Best of" nominations since its opening in 2002.
No wonder it is rated excellent by Zagat revue and #1 French restaurant in the city.
Atmosphere, finally a bistro that is not just trendy!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated a birthday and had another awesome meal at Atmosphere Bistro. My salmon was cooked perfectly. The pork tenderloin was also superb. The beet salad was so tasty. The service was great and we ended up in a small room with only our group for our birthday get-together. This is my 3rd visit to the restaurant and each meal has been great. Definitely on my list of restaurants when we are looking for a nice evening out!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I had four different dishes and a dessert. The escargot and beef carpaccio were fair at best. The foie gras was cooked to absolute perfection and melted in my mouth like cotton candy. But, I come to expect that from properly prepared foie gras. The magic of the night happened with the scallops with mushroom stuffed ravioli. It was my "course of the year" thus far. The truffle Parmesan emulsion is a perfectly executed sauce that remains light and airy but still a flavorful accompaniment. The quality of the scallops were amazing! Large, succulent, very sweet (Probably all females) and seared to mid-rare perfection. Wine list was seriously lacking. PJ and Vueve for champanges? Blah. Louis Latour for Burgundies? Very pedestrian. I will return!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We loved our food at Atmoshere Bistro. Reminiscent of bistros in France . I would recommended to foodies who like real French preparation and food selection. The Atmoshere is intimate and romantic. We will deffinantly eat there again will recommend to friends."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was as usual a very nice experience. To be done again."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "When i think of French Cuisine, i think of Atmosphere Bistro! Never go wrong! Will be back! Merci!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This restaurant knows traditional French cooking, but has a more casual vibe. Nothing intimidating here."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Atmosphere is our go-to place. We love the environment and the food is always great! We take friends from out of town and frequently with in town friends. And, we are never disappointed."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was very French and really good. Unfortunately, it was overpriced and the little house felt cramped. Our table had a fabulous view of the gathering spot for the wait staff. Speaking of wait staff, our waiter was neither French nor subtle. He was loud and opinionated not really caring about customer palates as opposed to his own."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I'm never disappointed. The food is sublime and the service is spot on. The crab cocktail is a favorite."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Atmosphere just seems to work. Food is consistently delicious, staff are pleasant and informed, and the mood is relaxed and comfortable. I really enjoyed the wild mushroom ravioli with eggplant and tomato. Both of my dining companions ordered the scallops, one of their favorites."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Although the options on the menu are prpbably on of the best and extensive in town for authentic traditional French food, the taste was not exceptional compared to other French restaurants in town. We ordered Scargots (delicious), Charcuterie (standard), Terrine (too cold), Duck Magret (probably the best sauce in town, not so much for the potatoes and the duck itself) and Steak Frites (not good). We feel that we odered a fair represantion of the menu in terms of the different dishes we tried, and the conclusion is that overall the Chef was following the traditional recipes but it felt short of achiving an exceptional result. We would still recomend the restauntant but only as a second option."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and drinks at Atmosphere to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. EVERYTHING was delicious, the ambiance was perfect and the staff were attentive and friendly. We will be sure to come back before our next anniversary for sure as it was the best meal we've had out in a long time!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Classic excellent French food! I feel it is the best Bistro in Atlanta."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Splendidly interesting food with nuanced flavors. A real find near the Atlanta Botanical Gardens."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Went to Atmosphere Bistro for lunch on Father's Day. Luckily, I had made reservations as I knew they would be very busy. Our server was very pleasant, and we didn't have to wait long for our food even with the busy lunch crowd."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Took a date after the symphony for a nice, fairly quiet night out. Loved the menu. A lot of classic dishes, not too fussy, not too overwhelming. Everything was prepared well, including the escargot, duck confit, and veal liver. The sides were not the most creative, but again, everything was prepared well. I wouldn't consider it cutting edge, but I would definitely go back. Service was quite good- attentive, but not overbearing."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I chose to take out of town friends here for Sunday brunch. Terrible mistake. While the food was decent, the male server was atrocious. Ruined the whole experience. There are amazing places to choose from in Atlanta if you are looking for a good brunch. Stay far far away from this place... "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Always terrific My favorite restaurant in Atlanta xxxxxxxxxxxxx"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Everything is wonderful. From the greeting at the door to the quiet dining setting. I had the Escargot followed by the Scallops. The wine list is great as well. Have been here on many occasions and is definitely in my top 10 for Atlanta. Make sure you leave room for dessert."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I had not been here for one years and randomly picked it for dinner to catch up with an old friend. I appreciated the table separation and low noise level which made it easy to communicate. Our two servers were experienced and had been there for a few years. They were also pleasant to talk to. We had the fois gras to start and the scallops to follow. Coupling this with the excellent and reasonably priced chardonnay capped the evening. Recommended Atmosphere to another friend and he mentioned that he already had a reservation there for this saturday night."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Maybe it was because it was a holiday, but they seemed disorganized, slow, and even ran out of bread. The reason stated was they were so busy, but as far as we could see only half the tables were seated. Odd for a very expensive , medium quality place."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "They did a poor job on Mothers day. Waited forever for the food, server showed up only every 10 minutes, ran out of bread and waited for the main course for 20 to 30 minutes. They should avoid taking reservations if they cannot handle the workload."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Lovely visit for Mother's Day! My mom loved it, and it is one of her favorite spots alongside Babette's. Service and food (and Bloody Marys) were perfect!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our server (whose name was Starletta I believe) was fantastic - professional, attentive, friendly. Great Mother's Day meal thanks in large part to the warmth and hospitality of this neighborhood gem. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for Mother's Day Evening and were once again completely satisfied with our meals and service. I don't usually eat steak but almost stole my husbands off his plate after one taste. The mashed potatoes are the best in Atlanta! The servings are modest but very satisfying. The waiter was very knowledgable about the wine list and had a big grin when helped us with our attempts at pronouncing the French names of the dishes. Atmosphere has become one of our favorite places to go whether for a special occasion or a weekday drop in meal."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant several times and have always had a good experience. This time was a special occasion for my family. There were twelve people in our group. Many times when you have a big group the waiter is unable to handle them, our waiter was fantastic, and the food (which many times is not delivered hot was perfect and delicious. We had drinks, several bottles of wine and a bottle of champagne.Each was served at the right time and at the right temperature. I also feel the cost of the meal was reasonable. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This place preserves the wonderful tradition of French bistro food. Classic dishes, carefully prepared. Most of the rooms are small, which creates a sense of intimacy and the ability to hear your table-mates talk. We'll be back."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We love your restaurant because the food is always first-rate. Earlier another reason was because it was quiet and we "old folks" love that. On recent visits, the noise level has gone up considerably but that can only be attributed to more people coming to your restaurant and that is only good for you - so what can you do?!? Obviously we just need to come earlier if this remains an issue. But food was wonderful for everyone's order."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had just returned from Paris, and Atmosphere had the most Parisian menu around Atlanta. The for was SUPERB! My husband loved his birthday dinner. We'll be back regularly!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Clearly one of the best French restaurants in Atlanta with some outstanding old favorites, including escargot, onglet de boeuf, confit de canard, moules frites, truite amandine, and several others. Definitely worth a trip for these, but great selection of less traditional dishes too. Been several times and always impressed. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The food and service was great. We choose the patio but were Disappointed in the traffic noise."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Had a ladies luncheon here for a friends 80th Birthday. The staff could not have been nicer or more attentive. My new favorite place. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. thank you!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "My family ate for the first time on Easter Sunday. It was a cute house that was the restaurant now, and the food was excellent. The parking is a bit challenging, since its on a one way drive. Menu was reasonably priced and wonderful for a brunch."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We dined here for the Special "Lobster a l'Armoricaine" Special (prices NOT listed on website). After we arrived, we were told the price was $25/half lobster, and $35/whole lobster on a bed of rice. Appetizers, sides (except bed of rice), and desserts were not included. As I looked over the menu, I noticed almost every item that I wanted had increased at least 30% including the "French Onion Soup", "Escargots Atmosphere", cappuccino ($3.50 0n website/ $4.50+ on menu) since last December. We loved this place, but $24.00 for a puny "HANGER STEAK" that was $16.00 less than 6 months ago. Thank goodness, the tap water was included with the Lobster. Tables tooooo close together. Gimme-a-Break"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This has become a go-to stop for us. Each dinner, brunch, or lunch has been memorable. The menu has predictable bistro cuisine with selected specials, but in every instance the quality of the food, the service, and timing of delivery have been first rate. Saturday night was a last minute "let's just go out" decision and Atmosphere had an opening. The endive salad is the best in town, the mussels were fresh and very flavorful, with a stock that required their great crusty bread to soak it all up, The monk fish special was substantial. Long on flavors and colorful plating. The wine list, while not extensive, has some real winners as well that really complimented both dishes. From the valet to waits staff. Great job--again!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I went for one of there Wed. night wine tastings. Always a great evening. Great wine with complimenting appetizers. All very special. Finished off the evening with there delicious French onion soup and creme brûlée. Great evening!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Attended the French Wine tasting (Burgundy Region) Event for April. The presentation of the Wine, paired with delicious house made Hors d'Oeuvres, and Great Service made this a fantastic experience. After the wine tasting, stayed for an exceptional dinner. The Escargots (a House Specialty) were the "BEST" I've had since my visits to France. You will NOT be disappointed at this Restaurant."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience as always. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The family run gem offers authentic French cuisine in a warm, friendly setting."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "If you're looking for authentic French food, then Atmosphere is the place to go. Everything about the restaurant was wonderful and the food is out of this world. My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted to go someplace different. Atmosphere isn't close to where we live but it was well worth the the trip and we're already planning on going back. I had the Duck Confit and my wife the Scallops with Wild Mushroom Ravioli. For the appetizer, it was Escargot which was the best I ever had. Portion size was perfect, food excellent, and thoroughly enjoyable evening!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014