Buckhead Diner - Priority Seating
Didn't disappointReviews for Buckhead Diner are across the map so I wasn't sure what to expect. It is basically an expensive diner with upscale atmosphere. The food was good, the service was excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed brunch. I read one review that blasted the service and servers--to me the service was the best part. Everyone we dealt with was great.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBuckhead dinerSeated right away. Service excellent. Food great. Very noisy. Fre desert for husbands birthday. Will return.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Time DinerAfter many years of living in Atlanta and metro Atlanta, I was pleased to have finally visited. I'll bring a bigger appetite next time.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst timerTried after reviewing the many outstanding reviews. It did not disappoint. The food was amazing topped off by their famous banana cream pie. It's worth visiting just for that..5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyedFrom the attentive service to the over the top chocolate banana cream pie it was a delightful experience4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place to goThe diner takes you back in time but in a unique way, everything is done with class. Food is great and prices are very affordable. the place to go in Buckhead.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA fantastic menu surroundedA fantastic menu surrounded by a wonderful atmosphere! The service was wonderful and the Buckhead Dinner was even better than I ever expected.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNoiseExcellent food and service for our special occasion. Restaurant extremely loud. Took away a little from our experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal of the week - a deceiverFrom the outside you would never expect what you find on the inside. This is a must visit dining experience if you're in Atlanta. Recommended to me by a local. We almost passed on it as it looks like an old Johnny Rockets on the outside. Inside - looks like a fine dining restaurant and the food backed that up. Outstanding!! Our best meal of the week in Atlanta4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Lunch OptionFirst I was seated immediately upon arrival. I felt the customer service. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The food was amazing!!!!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways wonderful. Great foodAlways wonderful. Great food and service is first class.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed coming toI really enjoyed coming to Buckhead Diner. I was nervous about the "Priority Seating" but we arrived early and they were able to seat us right away. We ordered the mac & cheese tots and a bottle of wine to start - both were excellent! All the food was amazing and the service couldn't be beat!
We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday a day early, and told our server. He brought out a banana cream pie complete with candles and happy birthday on the plate. It was such a kind gesture! It certainly made the night. Note: do not blow out the candles hard. I was covered in powdered sugar a coconut flakes!
Thank you to our wonderful server!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great food andConsistently great food and service. An innovative menu that always has something for everyone, from comfort food with a gourmet twist.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe eat here once a month.We eat here once a month. The crab cakes re o good and the meatloaf is as good.
The best thing on the menu is the banana creme pie.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great meal. LovelyAlways a great meal. Lovely service at every level. Have been coming here for years and they have consistently served a great meal with just enough twist to be a fun night out in Atlanta in an easy relaxed atmosphere.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of a kind experience.Excellent service, great menu choices, glad our concierge recommended.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite spots inOne of my favorite spots in town. Great food with a casual atmosphere. The wait staff is great!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways terrificYou can always be assured of excellent food and great service at the Buckhead Diner. The food was delivered extremely fast, and the server, like all others here, was great. Very personal attention. The menu does not change very often, which is its strength; there are always many delicious options.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs others have said, "Diner"As others have said, "Diner" is misleading. This is a classic Art Deco diner exceptionally well maintained with an interior to behold in rich woods and Art Deco decor. Serice is outstanding and they appreciate your business. It's comfort food. I had one of their specialities, veal-pork meatloaf that was wonderful. The three of us all had different selections ranging from sole to braised ribs.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLook no FurtherBuckhead Diner is one of my favorite places to eat. Service is grat and servers are friendly. Menu is large and the food is always good!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOinging of the diner was outstandinOinging of the diner was outstanding. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable of the menu.utstanding food quality. The pac4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe priority seating on oneThe priority seating on one of the busiest Sundays was GREAT.. no waiting...the service was right on and the food was outstanding and delicious....I can not say enough about the place ...after reading all the negative blogs I was not sure what to expect...but after going and REALLY enjoying everything I can not say enough..3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy the qualityWe always enjoy the quality of the food. This was our first time using priority seating. We "booked" a party of 8 at 1:45 on Easter and held our breath. Our entire party was seated slightly before 1:45 and the brunch was outstanding.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice experienceWe had a very nice experience at Buckhead Diner. We waited approximately 20 min for our table which is exactly what the maitre'd had told us to expect. Our server was excellent and our food was very good ~ not outstanding ~ but good enough. Our son was celebrating his birthday and he was brought a nice piece of banana cream pie which was plenty big enough to share. Overall, we enjoyed Buckhead Diner and had a positive experience with "priority seating" through Open Table.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treat to dine hereAlways a treat to dine here when we are in Atlanta.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA choice for consistently good foodThis is a go-to restaurant when you want food that is consistently good and has good choices for the health and calorie conscious. Ease of access for elderly is appreciated. Service is good without being in your face. Needs were met before asked for. Noise level accelerated as groups arrived and the hour got later. That was to be expected for this popular spot for families and friends.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent all around... FabulousExcellent all around...
Fabulous waiter as always.
I forget about this place and need to get it back on my radar!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIt has been a few years sinceIt has been a few years since I have eaten at the Buckhead Diner. My son and I had an amazing meal. We had the calamari appetizer which was prepared perfectly. Next, we split the Caesar salad. It was fresh, vibrant and dressed perfectly. The star of the night was the shrimp and grits. We both had it and we're so pleased. It could have not have been better. To top it off the staff was attentive and focused on making the meal a perfect memory. We will return the next time we are in Atlanta. The Buckhead Diner is not to be missed!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic drinks, appetizers,Fantastic drinks, appetizers, dinner & dessert. The Blue Cheese chips were airy and tasty, shrimp & grits were done just right, and my steak grilled to perfection. Thank you Buckhead Diner!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy dining @ TheI always enjoy dining @ The Buckhead Diner and the other night was no exception. We had to wait a little long for our table but that wasn't much of a problem as the restaurant was crowded.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the Buckhead Diner.I love the Buckhead Diner. I have been to that restaurant more times than any other. The food is good and the service outstanding.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceGreat food, great service by a vibrant waiter. Very disappointed that we were celebrating our 42nd anniversary, put it in the reservation, but they did not even acknowledge it. I said something to them about it on the way out, and they were sorry for forgetting it. That was it. We ended up celebrating at Starbucks (coffee) and going by Publix for an elegant dessert. Saved a bunch!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experience.We had a wonderful experience. The food was wonderful and service was exceptional.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite! A must visitMy favorite! A must visit every time I'm in Atlanta3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMConstant ExcellenceBuckhead Diner is one of our favorites. You can go there for all occasions and know you well have well prepared food and great service. We consistently use Buckhead for entertaining out of town guests and friends.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMvery enjoyable experience,very enjoyable experience, friendly attentive staff, great food.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst TimerThis restaurant was one of the many options to choose from during Buckhead Restaurant week. My friends and I decided to go here because the menu was looking gooooddd! I knew exactly what I wanted to order from the restaurant week specials but when I got there, I ended up ordering the Crab Cakes when I got there. It came with mashed potatoes and asparagus which make for a great combination. The food was good, the environment was busy and all types of people where there (business, date night, girls night). I enjoyed BD and I'd go again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite. KayoteAlways a favorite. Kayote was our server, and was excellent! Food was very good, we enjoyed the 2 for 25 special. Call ahead seating is a plus. We were seated in less than 5 minutes.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, was able toGreat service, was able to have table waiting, it was my wife's birthday and restaurant knew before we arrived.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI don't understand the pointI don't understand the point of priority seating - we arrived about 10 min prior to our time and still had to wait approx 40-45 min after the arranged time. Since it was a 9pm seating time, I think if we had walked in, we would have had the same wait time. The restaurant didn't seem overly busy, so I'm not really sure why we had to wait so long.
However, the meal and service was wonderful and we will go back again.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good comfort food. EvenVery good comfort food. Even though restaurant was packed with people waiting, we were seated at our reservation time and the service was very attentive from the waiter and management. Parking was valet only for $2 excluding tip, which was fine. The valet attendant was very polite and quick. Overall we enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance. I would come here again to try other menu items. Make a reservation even on short notice since it is very popular.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great. The managersAlways great. The managers and servers are welcoming and excellent. Service and food always the best.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe got a reservation and iWe got a reservation and i noticed that people were seated before us without reservations and some people who got there after us. Overall, good restaurant. Not exactly what i was expecting but it was good.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA large party near us wasA large party near us was quite loud..only drawback.. otherwise just great3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated immediately.We were seated immediately. We asked for a quieter (there being no quiet) table. We were quite satisfied that we could talk easily in spite of 2 very large parties. The consistency and quality of Buckhead Diner is great. And they do some new things, so it is not boring.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile we love this restaurant,While we love this restaurant, and we love the food and service, they may be the only place in town that does not comp a dessert for a birthday.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were very impressed withWe were very impressed with the service and food at BD. We will definitely go back.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious, fromThe food was delicious, from appetizer to dessert! Service was excellent. It is always a favorite restaurant when visiting Atlanta.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, experience always greatVery few places in Atlanta make you equally comfortable whether you're in a suit and tie having a business lunch, or in jeans and a sweater relaxing with friends. The Buckhead Diner is at the top of that very short list. The food is always great -- I would call it creative comfort food -- and the service is always upbeat without being phony. A terrific restaurant, and one of those to which I return over and over because it is so pleasant and reliable.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. Awesome food.Great service. Awesome food. I'm not big on desserts, but I tried my husband's brownie. It was amazing!!!2/24/2013 12:00:00 AM