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bar ONE Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barONEAtl.com
  • Phone: (404) 522-0999
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 1:00am Kitchen closes at 12am; Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm - 3:00am Kitchen closes at 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Natasha Wong
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Friday-Saturday: Live DJ after 10pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please Call

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boulevard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet (but we do ask that you kindly tip)
A word from bar ONE
bar One, located in the Grant Park neighborhood, is the new bar and lounge by restaurateur Peter Thomas. bar One adds a new offering for city dwellers and suburbanites who wish to experience a laid-back lounge setting. The new bar/lounge will surely be the go-to spot for those seeking refuge from the mundane. Once once you enter the doors of bar One and take a seat you will certainly feel right at home. Driven by the fusion of music, eclectic Caribbean inspired tapas, and spirits, bar One will without a doubt quell the curiosity of its presence in the in Grant Park neighborhood by introducing to Grant Park something that it has not yet seen but certainly needs to round out the social scene. bar One is for everyone whose lifestyle is not driven by the trend but by the desire to experience true pleasure in their social excursions Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I was apart of a party of 4, on Friday, 7/18/14 @ 8:00 pm. The restaurant was not overcrowded. The server we were assigned was forgetful and slow. The rum punch needs more of a punch. The DJ needs to work on the mix and transition of music. We had a good vibe going then he would switch. Then play a song no one is dancing (not even in their chairs), he continues the song. Other than that we had a good time, the atmosphere had a great vibe. The ambiance is awesome for a date night with someone special. Not worth all the hype."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great food! Service was beyond great! We had soooo much fun at barone! I cant wait to return!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great time. Nice atmosphere, no thugs. We would come back again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at Bar One. The food, ambience, service, and live band were just EXCELLENT!! I will recommend to my friends and definitely will be back! We even took pictures with Cynthia Bailey and Todd Tucker...."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I loved the atmosphere and the music. I had the Strawberry Peach Mojito which was delish and the Jerk Chicken and Shrimp pasta which was full of flavor!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great. I can see that being a place that i visit often, and also a place that i introduce others to."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Nice decor and the drinks were good. Que the server was very attentive all night. The Carribean food was great. The painting of Cynthia on the wall is stunning."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This place was very nice, keep up the good work Peter. Wonderful and friendly staff, and the chef was great with the food. Couldn't ask for anything better."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had reservations for 7:15. After being seated we waited quite a long time just to be recognized. Slow service followed. Waitress would disappear for 10 to 15 min stretches. The restaurant wasn't at all busy during this time. Food was over salted and lacking bold flavors. Overall a big disappointment."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "None of the items in the menu were available. What's the purpose of a menu if you can't provide the items? The service was great but then again they had nothing to serve. I won't be returning."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My sister's and I were on vacation. We had heard about the bar before so we decided to try it out. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will go back with no hesitation. Our server was absolutely amazing! If you haven't been go book now, you won't regret it!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Live music was great! If you like spicy foods, that's your spot. Drinks were good but Indont expect to pay $12 for a lemon drop martini and it is served in a flute.Very small and extremely hot. I would hate to see if filled to capacity. Overall, the birthday girl enjoyed."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Heard a lot of things about Bar One. Some good some bad but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by what I experienced. I made reservations got there on time and was seated right away. Our waitress, Autumn was very alert and attentive. I had the jerk chicken quesadillas and my friend had the oxtails soup and the jerk wings. The food was delicious. We washed it down with some cocktails. I would definitely go back. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Had an 8pm reservation but was told we could only sit @ our table for 2 hours if we sat in the lounge area, the hostess said if we sat @ the cocktail tables near the bar we wouldn't have to move and could still hear the DJ. Our waitress was persistent about getting our order and even made some suggestions. Jerk wings were dry so we replaced it with the hot/honey wings which was much better choice. Low & behold around 10pm the waitress closed our tab out without us saying we were finished and the hostess came over and said she needed our table for another party! By this time we had already decided to leave because we didn't like the vibe of the place so we didn't argue with her. They also had nerve to be charging @ the door when we left!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a group of 10 and had an awesome time. We had reservations in which they ran behind but it didnt bother us. The music was on point!!!! We couldn't eat from trying to dance! Lol. I believe in trying things out for myself because sometimes bad reviews will cause you miss out on great fun. ALL of the staff were professional and courteous! You should go!!!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food & drinks are overpriced for the amount you get. We had reservations & we were asked to move after 2 hours, eventhough we were still eating & drinking. I think it's bad customer service to ask your customers to move when they're still spending money!! We left & went to a Wet Willie's!!! That was my first & last time at bar One!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I had been to the restaurant before, but this second visit was a bit different. The food took longer than expected and necessary, and it was not as impressive as the first time I had it. Still loved the flavor of the food and appreciated the experience. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I live in Atlanta and never saw the urgency to go. A friend was visiting from out if town and basically begged me to go. I grabbed a few extra friends and headed out. WE HAD A BLAST! Oh and our waitress was vibrant, knowledgable and accommodating. I can't remember her name but she is taking acting lessons and kind of reminds me of Tiona Taylor. Will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "For this lounge to get the publicity it is getting from the television show the service level does not match up. We had a reservation for 9pm. We arrived at 8:50pm we were promptly seated however a waitress did not come take a drink order for 20mins. One waitress came after she had seen us sitting there for about 10mins to light the candle but did not mention anything about someone coming to assist us at all. Once a waitress finally did come to take our drink order it took another 10mins before she came back to take our meal order. The food was good but the service ruined the experience. The drinks were watered down. Peter's Rum Punch was a bust. The lounge was not busy so there was no reason for the long wait times. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I brought my friend visiting from CA to Bar One on Saturday evening. It was at 7pm, before it gets too crowded. We enjoyed the food, however, the service was poor. The waitress wasn't welcoming or friendly at all. She seemed irritated with any question, although we had few. Not a great experience for someone who was so excited to be there. I was a little embarrassed. In any case, the food was great and drinks were good. I just wish they'd up their service standards."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We arrived on Saturday, April 12 late for our reservation due to time change; coming from Louisiana forgot about hour difference. Even after arriving almost a hour late, the hostess and manager was very accommodating. We were still seated, everyone was very friendly, and the waitress provided wonderful recommendations. When in Atlanta again, will definitely return and tell all my friends and family. Oh and loved the valet parking, definitely gave him a tip!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was my first time at BarOne and definitely wont be my last. It will be my new pre-club spot. Great spot !!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I went with friends to celebrate my birthday..the food was very good and our waitress was great.the band gritz and jelly butter sounded great!.I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have to say I was there with a party of 6. We were on a mini vacay from NJ and had an amazing time."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We reserved seats for dining online and didn't know that it was a 2hr. maximum for seating. I guess my problem was that it was in the bar area so when we got done eating we were having drinks and listening to the music and then we were asked to get up and had to stand so they could accommodate other guest. They should've let us know about the seating so we could have maybe sat at the bar to begin with..."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My date arrive to the restaurant to complimentary valet, which was great. We walk in and the music and vibe was right. Very cool laid back restaurant. This where it gets bad. We was there for 20 minutes before anyone acknowledge that we was there. Then after we got acknowledge, we waited additional 15 for a waitress! The waitress beg us to but No!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A few freinds and I visited Atlanta from Houston, TX. It was imperative that we tried out Bar One since its well known. The staff was friendly and attentive. The ambiance was cool and jazzy. And the furniture is modern and sleek.The food was really tasty. Its a great restaurant to visit."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Too smalla space. No entertainment. Nothing to do after you eat but to leave."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My friend and I enjoyed the tapas selections. We had fried plantains which were incredible!! Jerk chicken with mango salsa was delicious!!! The waitress's were very attentive and were very knowledgable about the menu selections. My only issue was that there were table time restraints, a two hour maximum per reservation table. #weretheydothatat?! However once we questioned this; we were invited to join another parties table. "Thanks to the owner making us feel welcome and appreciated!!" So again!!! We had an awesome experience!! Gold star for barOne!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The overall ambiance of Bar One was great, but the service was horrible. The waitress was very sweet, but she kept forgetting to get things we would as for such as our drinks and napkins. Plus, for some reason the grill chicken wings and brown stew chicken was slightly burnt when it was served. The first time I went here, every thing was exceptional, but after last night I don't think I'd come back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had a fantabulous time at Bar One. Food was excellent, the Service was great and the ambience was show stopping. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Celebrated my bday here w a few friends..what an awesome night! Host & staff always friendly w outstanding customer service, food is always superb. Atmosphere & music is always on point, I simply luv this spot! Thanks for helping me enjoy my special day."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My group made reservations as it was a special occasion. Once we arrived, we were taken all the way to the back. Where it was cold and less scenic ,I presume they put the "nobodies" back there. Mind you, only the bar had a bunch of people. The rest of the restaurant was vacant, so there was no reason to put people in the cold back room. The waiter came to the table after about 10minutes of us being seated and immediately started complaining about her feet. She took our drink orders and starters. We did not see her again until she came back 15minutes later only to tell us that they were out of wings. She brought no drinks, nor any of the other foods that we ordered. After another 15minutes without drinks we walked out. TERRIBLE."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "When we finally got seated it took forever for our waitress to service us! The cocktails was OVER PRICED! The food that we wanted to order they was OUT of it! When our food did arrive, it didn't all come out at the same time! We didn't like the sitting area in the BACK which our view was the road! The music was GREAT! I will NOT be back again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere was smooth and the band was great. We were able to sit before our timed reservation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed out time there. The food was great but the environment was very loud, even though we sat in a reserved area. We were celebrating our anniversary and had we known, we would not have chosen bar One for this occasion. But I would gladly go there just a night out. The free valet was awesome also."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Our server once we got to our table was not that great, and on eof my guest sent her soup back after one bite, because it was cold, and the "manager" (not sure) basically made her out to be a liar, but the music was good, and the drinks were great."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "It was a cute little place. Nice atmosphere...Reminded me of being in someone's living room. DJ was awesome. Service was extremely slow, but the waffles were good. Bottle service for that small of place was ridiculous. Might as well go to the club. Lounges charging club prices is crazy--especially being that it is so small and seating is lacking. Probably wouldn't return, but it worked for that particular occasion."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The positives: GREAT band on Fridays "Grits and Jelly" ,there was an energetic feel amongst the patrons, people looked like they were enjoying themselves and the drinks were very good. The not-so-positives: Even though the drinks were good, they were pretty pricey; the food was pretty good, but nothing great about it but priced well; our server wasn't the best, she seemed always in a rush; and the things such as the layout of the restaurant, the quality of the tables, the paint job in certain areas was a little shoddy so those things should be followed up on."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Was definitely on my list of things to do while I was ATL... really different location wise, complimentary valet parking. Cynthia's portrait is beautiful and the food was AMAZING!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014