Cook Hall  - Atlanta
Cook Hall - Atlanta

Cook Hall - Atlanta

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cookhallatlanta.com/
  • Phone: 4045233600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:30am
    Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am
    Brunch Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Brunch Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am

    Every Sunday, Family Meal: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Beginning at 5 p.m., join us for Family Meal – a four course, family-style dinner of rotating chef favorites and seasonal plates.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: David Gross
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Come Experience All That Cook Hall Atlanta Has To Offer:
    Enjoy live music every third Friday during the Fall of 2014.

    Upcoming:
    October: ESCAPE VEHICLE
    November: CARY HUDSON FROM BLUE MOUNTAIN
    December: DANNY HUTCHENS FROM BLOODKIN AND DONNA HOPKINS
  • Special Events: Buckhead’s favorite gastropub, Cook Hall, will be inviting guests to ‘Family Meal’ each Sunday evening beginning at 6 p.m. This coveted daily ritual among servers, chefs, managers and kitchen staff in thousands of restaurants across the country includes a spread of chef favorites and seasonal plates. For $26, Cook Hall guests can expect a changing menu that dismisses monotony and remains true to the industry-centric idea of Family Meal.
    The four course family dinner includes plates from starters to desserts. The first two plates will be served family-style and feature a snack like grilled flat bread topped with a ricotta spread drizzled in lemon-honey syrup and an arugula salad mixed with in-house pickled vegetables, enoki and black truffle vinaigrette. The entrée course offers protein choices including a half-roasted rosemary chicken garnished with charred lemon or a slow roasted snapper topped with tamarind tomato vinaigrette.


Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lenox Road
  • Public Transit: Marta Red Line to Buckhead station N7; Marta Bus Route 23.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Hotel Valet; Cook Hall will validate complimentary parking for up to 3 hours for guests who are dining in the restaurant. If 3 hours is exceeded there is a flat fee of $5.00 per hour to park with validation from Cook Hall. Please obtain your validation sticker from the restaurant by presenting your dining check.
A word from Cook Hall - Atlanta
Cook Hall is a unique and modern take on an American gastropub, serving as the primary public food and beverage space and center of activity of the hotel. A bar-centric food hall where handcrafted cocktails are stirred, brews are drawn and small plates are passed, encouraging guests to share and engage. Cook Hall features regional American fare comprised of familiar comfort foods, updated and refined for the modern diner’s palate.
The menu focuses on shareable small-plates, which encourage groups to socialize in a convivial atmosphere. Cook Hall cocktail kits are available for guests to swizzle, stir and shake things up at their table.
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Cook Hall - Atlanta reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (13)good for groups (8)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (5)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (3)romantic (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (3)special occasion (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Cheeseburger
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Decided to give it a try for lunch which was actually brunch. Cheeseburger was awesome and the French dip was good. The big problem for me was the cost. The cheeseburger was normal for Buckhead IF it came with fries and you has to pay extra for sides and lunch without alcohol was nearly $50. The cauliflower with hummus was amazing and almost a meal, but as a side it was more like an appetizer
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious work in progress!
    travelfoodie74
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Atmosphere great, service friendly, food exciting. I held 4 meetings over meals during a trip. Just a few hiccups I think will improve over time: the staff was very attentive, so much so that they took our food and silverware away without asking, and before we were finished. We did find a hair in one of our shared desserts, which was disappointing, but everything else was so good that it didn't ruin the evening. At my last meal, the wings were too spicy for me and I sent them back, and realized later that I was still charged for them. Good reminder that I should check my bill. Overall, this gastropub was a great find... The cocktails are fresh and creative and the menu is eclectic. I would come back even with the few issues we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious !
    AllesunVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Duck tacos! Enough said! BBQ pork sliders! Butterscotch pudding Can't say enough good things about the food and that's just the resteraunt. The bar tenders are always coming up with unique twists on classic cocktails. Try a smoked old fashion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in Buckhead
    Dlsr
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great wine list. Specialty cocktail list was good too. I had the yummy watermelon chill. Small but powerful and inventive menu. We ordered lots of good for the table, so we sampled a lot of dishes. The popcorn shrimp was very good--literally popcorn and shrimp. The decor is elegant and trendy. Nice outdoor area though it is directly on Peachtree.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for quiet date night
    Coleman
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My fiance and I went for date night and it was good, but not quite the atmosphere we were looking for. Doesn't get busy, and most of the other dinners were families with small kids (presumably guests of the hotel). The restaurant itself has beautiful interior design - very rustic and modern. Food was also great, though service was a tad slow for how quiet the place was. In general, I could see this being a good lunch or brunch spot, or if you're looking for somewhere quiet for a date night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Great service.
    BeaTam22
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Visiting from Canada. Great food to share with group. Nice patio and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than the reviews indicate
    Betsy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I met a friend here for dinner at her suggestion; I was a little apprehensive because reviews on other websites had been very mixed. However, the food was delicious, the service was absolutely fine (I think our server was Sasha), and the atmosphere pleasant. We had duck tacos, the cauliflower with hummus, and the roasted strawberry and goat cheese salad. All were really great. The only thing I would like to see different is that very few wines were available by the glass, and none for less than $10. An 8 or 9 dollar glass just feels a little better for a frugal person like myself. Otherwise, I'm glad I tried it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expected more...
    JBMatl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were not pleased with our experience. The waitress recommended a beer to discover they did not even have it available. It ended up being 40 minutes before we finally received our first beers. She was not tentative at all and it was not because they were crowded. The food wasn't bad, but was very small portions and did not compensate for the terrible service. Also a guest of ours wanted to Vape. The waitress did not know if it was allowed and she did not offer to find out she just referred him to the outside patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where is the Service?
    RandolphVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It was an unfortunate thing that Cook Hall Atlanta cannot connect the food with service. The food is amazing! The front of the house should take some cues from the back of the house. The space is intimate and should not be an issue. From the host to the exit there was a lack luster attitude with the staff. Must be poor management. Go for the Food don't expect service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected great find!
    MaryLee2028VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    You never know with a restaurant that is with a hotel - can it stand on it's own? This one definitely can and will be a place for a repeat visit. Our visit was relatively early on a summer Saturday - we had the place to ourselves for awhile. The service was terrific and loved the small plates - unique items, fresh ingredients without "trying too hard" - we got to try several things without breaking the bank.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Experience
    PrudenceVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was OK. It was OK ,,,It was OK,,,, It was OK
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 91 reviews are from the Cook Hall - Atlanta reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Cook Hall ran out of the honey comb that was suppose to accompany the starter, they were out of a few other items that I ordered as well....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    DishowVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Terribke service But management was very responsive and handles it well
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food, pretty dead room
    TravelDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We wanted to try Cook Hall because it is near our home in Buckhead. We went had a Saturday night reservation at 8 pm with another couple. We arrived at 7:30 to have a cocktail at the bar first. There were very few tables of diners and the hostess and server kept pestering us to be seated. The food was actually quite good. We shared duck tacos and olives and hummus to start. The tacos were delicious, just spicy enough. My husband and I split the crispy chicken and asparagus risotto dishes. Both also very good, though the risotto was a tad bland. Cinammon donuts for dessert were great. Unfortunately, service was very intrusive. Also by the time we left the place was empty.
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  • Excellent food!
    CJ95
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Love love loved the food. Fantastic gnocchi--I've been looking for good gnocchi everywhere, and this hit the spot. Really cute atmosphere as well, and the drinks looked great. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • smoking hot!
    chef1207VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Tried the Smoked Old Fashion cocktail. It was delicious and the most interesting drink ever! We couldn't stop talking about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always feels like a party
    ATLFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I have been to Cook Hall several times and it never disappoints! Ordering small plates always makes the meal enjoyable and new! We went with a party of 8 and everyone loved all of the food. The cocktails are great too! After everyone had a cocktail in hand we ordered our first round of snacks - love the deviled eggs and popcorn shrimp! The group was afraid that we would fill up if we ordered more appetizers so we went for the entrees - they were all wonderful! The fish was amazing, and also had a side of cauliflower and humus - it sounds different but tastes great! There were lots of desserts on the table and none were left by the end. Everyone agreed that we could go back the next night and eat all different things on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Their hot sauce is amazing
    stevieVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by Cook Hall. The food was good and reasonably priced. Their house-made hot sauce is among the best I've tried. Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We went for dinner but hit the end of happy hour. Awesome happy hour specials. Great service and great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing patio!
    Foodie4Life
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The food was delicious and the ambience was super chill, but the patio was definitely the best part!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cook Hall Was Great
    DateNightSpecialist
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I have a running date night with my lady and we rotate who picks a new place and who pays each month. This month I picked Cook Hall. The place is cozy and has a really attentive staff. I had the braised short ribs and collard greens and she had the scallops and a salad. The flavor of the food was amazing. Things are meant to be shared so they area a little bigger than tapas but smaller than real entrees. I would definitely recommend this as a place where my friends should try out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool environment and good food
    Taylor23
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Made a reservation through OpenTable and upon arrival we were seated almost immediately. Very friendly staff and the food menu was small but very diverse. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    SocialFanVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Food was fantastic, service was excellent, cool place, loved the ginger soup and their homemade gingerale is delicious.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Moze
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Walking distance from church. Good food and great service!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good grub and beer selection
    David
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Service was outstanding. The beer selection wasn't huge, but had some very unique options not available a lot of places. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burger but pricey
    lil247VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Went for lunch on a weekend. Burger was great. Friend wasn't so positive about the truffle grilled cheese. Too much bread, not enough cheese. Overall overpriced for what you get since the $13 burger doesn't come with fries. The fries were very good but you have to order them separately. You can get either spicy, truffle, or garlic.
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  • Third Time Charm
    UpisDownVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great Time again, had the Popcorn shrimp and the Cheeseburger and it was so good. Finished with Donut Holes and drinks and it was great. I've bee here three times now and everytime has been exceptional. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night out
    marliz
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Small but delicious plates. I didn't have an entrée so I can't comment on that, but the popcorn shrimp, crab stuffed devilled eggs & flat bread were all tasty. Valet parking is kinda a pain due to the restaurant being at the W hotel with Whiskey Blue upstairs, but the parking is free for 3hrs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gift Card Fiasco
    Live2eatwell
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Went to Cook Hall to use a gift card given to us by a real foodie. Food was delicious and well presented. However, we gave the server our gift card to settle up. The server ran the card several time and then were told that it had a zero balance. Quite shocked, we whipped out the good old AMEX and were prepared to pay for our wonderful meal. It was definitely worth it. But another couple tried to pay with a gift card and it also had a zero balance. Quite chagrin, the manager came over and profusely apologized. He immediately comp'ed the meal without any prompting. He did the right thing. We will certainly be back and not just for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cook Hall for the First Time
    MadisonPalmer
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great food, ambiance and service. The prices were a tad high for the small plates and the amount of bites you actually get to take.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine night out
    beardenatl
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Got a reservation for Friday Valentine's night out. My date and I had a good time. Cool location, good food and great drinks. We enjoyed the Charcuturie Plate with cherry mostarda. As our waiter advised, we tried the liver pate and really enjoyed it. Also had the deviled eggs with crab and a different take - horseradish providing the heat rather than mustard. Chopped salad was good but not outstanding, found it a bit dry. Finally we shared a the Crispy Chicken which came with a favorite, brussel sprouts. It was very flavorful but parts of the chicken were overcooked. Finished off with the chocolate truffle/raspberry layer cake..excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cook Hall
    Lizz
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I really enjoyed my meal at cook hall. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very cool!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    katie
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    This was a place that I've been wanting to check out for a while. I loved the decor and look of the restaurant. Drinks were strong and the food started out good-- the apps were great but entrees were just ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must order ricotta!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The home made ricotta was one of the best cheeses I have ever had, and I LOVE cheese. The whole meal was excellent, especially the roasted cauliflower. All at the table enjoyed the dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun menu and drinks
    FoodieatheartVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We stopped in after shopping at Lenox on a Sunday. Good drinks and good small plates. I would recommend trying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast/Nice dinner, but why rush
    MarketWeekVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We were there for the Gift Market this past week. Checked in Thursday evening. Had breakfast there on Saturday. There was some issue with the credit card/Internet service. Thunderstorm that morning, totally understandable. OJ awesome, food great. Took very little time to get breakfast. Good, a bit pricey, but not out of line. Had dinner there on Sunday. We were both exhausted and not feeling great. Reservation @ 7pm It was not that busy, we were in no rush (inspite of not feeling best). I felt that the (few) courses we had, were a bit rushed. Why push diners through, when there is no one beating the doors down? I have run into this at many other venues before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gastropub....nice surprise!
    luvnfood
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We had a group of 5 during a recent show at the Mart. We were all pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the extremely attentive server. The wine, beer and food are all outstanding. Loved the duck taco's, popcorn shrimp served on a bed of freshly popped corn, pate, and butterscotch pudding. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for something different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Menu has a good range of selection of food and from. Chicken wings were the best I have had. Good menu to take a group and sample.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    This gastro-pub in the lobby of a modern hotel serves tasty food. The service is good but not perfect. My party enjoyed all the dishes, and I would go back again. It is upscale casual (i.e., not a special occasion restaurant, but not an everyday one either).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner yet!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    My husband and I eat at Cook Hall for lunch about once a week. (We work right next door) We always enjoy our lunch. This was the first time we've been back for dinner in a while. The food was crazy good. David's cooking is up there with some of our best chefs in Atlanta. The management is our favorite too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic