Couscous
Couscous

Couscous

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.couscousatlanta.com/
  • Phone: 4046853111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Khaled Chebbi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monroe Dr
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Couscous
Couscous offers Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in a cozy environment from our talented Tunisian chefs! Located near Piedmont Park and the Botanical Garden, it's a great place to relax and enjoy delicious food and drink with friends. Opening for lunch in late September!
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Couscous reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (41)neighborhood gem (41)fit for foodies (34)romantic (30)good for groups (19)special occasion (16)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (6)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (5)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Awesome
    Grace
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was authentic and excellent. We will recommend to friends and go back. Very, very good.
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    fit for foodies
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  • What a find!
    2havepeaceVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We love this place and were lucky to have discovered it a few months ago. This time, I brought my parents for a special meal and they enjoyed it, too. It is posh enough to feel like a special Atlanta experience, but not too crowded or loud like some places in Buckhead/Midtown. We usually sit outside under the lights. Parking is easy and service is excellent. The prices are a tad on the high side, but worth it to me. Favorite menu items: The Cat's Meowwww cocktail, Local Vegetable Couscous Feast, Tunisian Seafood Pasta and the Lavender Crème Brûlée. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mussels are delicious!
    DruidHillsDiner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Mussels are delicious! Appetizer portion was plentiful and seasoned perfectly. Highly recommend lamb dishes as well. Server was appropriately attentive. Enjoyed dining at Couscous and will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • different flavors
    LindaKVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I love Middle Eastern food and the menu certainly was fitting, but while some of the food was delicious (scallops, shrimp appetizer), other things didn't measure up. 3 of us had couscous dishes and all 3 were so loaded with potatoes (sweet and white) that other ingredients were hard to find. At the bottom of it all was the couscous itself, which lacked much flavor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice patio
    SamGVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Very much enjoy the food and ambiance of the patio! Friendly owner and staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Addicted to Couscous!
    Bridget
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Fantastic friendly staff, terrific food - I eat here often and never tire of the menu - it is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food
    PickyDiner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I am very picky about food as the family is in the fine dining business. I would bring them all to Couscous-- the food was memorable! Wow. Service was great -- thanks Jason. The lamb risotto was outstanding as was the potato turnover appetizer!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't believe it took me so long
    404ShoeGal
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This lovely spot is just down the road from my house, but because it's tucked away it was never top of mind when thinking of a spot to eat. Now that I have experienced it, it will be top of mind. The food was so delicious and fresh. Our table covered a great sampling of the menu including one of the couscous dishes and all raved about how good it was. The also had some very yummy cocktails to choose from. Our waiter was friendly and humorous....and we even got to meet the chef/owner, who was very personable and sweet. I will highly recommend this to anyone (already have) and continue to visit there. Yum Yum!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite restaurant in ATL
    LP55
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a great lazy summer dinner on the patio of Couscous, my new favorite Atlanta spot. Tucked away off Monroe, it is centrally located, easy to get to with easy parking. We sat outside for almost three hours and enjoyed a fabulous collection of fresh, creative and masterful dishes, including couscous Royal, mussels, gazpacho and a number of small plates and salads that showed the culinary skills of Chef Khaled Chebbi and his team. Service was excellent, and we'll definitely add this to our list of notable restaurants in Atlanta. Also good for larger parties, inside and out (rehearsal dinner, etc.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as advertised
    meme
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    While the mussels were as wonderful as previous reviewers stated, the grouper was over seasoned and over cooked, piled on top of very over-broiled asparagus, and mushy tomatoes. The patio is lovely and very middle eastern in feel. If only the entree was as nice. The salad was over dressed and not at all special, the chicken livers were as advertised. Very uneven food quality.
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  • Good but not great
    RBATL
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was good but nothing to say i'd love to come back. Good clean place with good food
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice place
    Atlanta01VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We like this restaurant but the service is inexperienced. When I ordered a second glass of wine, the server tried to take my glass, which was almost half full, to add more wine. They could use some specials, so that there are more choices. The menu is rather limited. The food is good. The interior and patio are very pretty. We went on a Saturday night and we were one of three tables occupied, which was really very sad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's Tunisian/Mediterranean Love!
    Bridget
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Lovely, attentive service and GREAT food. Brika is outstanding. Mussels are yummy. I am a fan of the Royale - A couscous bowl with your choice of chicken, lamb, seafood accompanied by a potato and carrots with spices or the Tunisian Pasta (seafood in a red pepper/charred tomato sauce with a chick peas and bay leaves). All this gastro feastery is well balanced with a decent selection of wines and spirits. Intimate patio area with string lighting, comfy chairs. For indoor dining, upholstered banquette seating with large cushions or dine at the bar. Casual, come as you are - A gift to North Midtown/Ansley.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Awesome food and experience. We loved the lamb, veg option and salmon. Wine selected by server was exceptional.
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    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My first time there and we enjoyed ourselves. The food was good...not great, but good. The service was very good and we felt welcomed by the owner/manager. We'll definitely go there again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant Dining: Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The ambience and service here are so splendid that I would almost return just for the experience. The food was good, and well presented but fell short of being memorable. At this price point I expect something more than a tasty home cooked meal; rather, I expect something I couldn't figure out how to prepare at home without being a highly trained chef. The mussels were so good and the flavoring unique enough that they might qualify but the lamb risotto, excellent but not quite amazing--a little over salted, and the lamb shank cous cous good, but missing that extra element that makes you sit up and say, "Wow, how did they do that?". If half points could be given I'd give the food 3.5 stars. A birthday desert was given as an unexpected bonus.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Enjoyed the ambiance, service and food. Differnect than the same old menu choices
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Engagement
    ShesTheFoodieImTheEater
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This restaurant was accommodating. I stopped by a week prior to my reservation to inform them that my party would grow bigger than what I anticipated. "Sure no problem" was the response. Day of the reservation I stopped in for a last minute update and the team went over and beyond to take care of us. I was nervous because not only were we celebrating my girlfriend's birthday but this was the night where I would propose marriage. With the exception of the length of time it took for our meals to hit the table (keeping in mind that our party was 20+ deep) EVERYTHING was AWESOME SAUCE!!! Although the portions were small for the price everyone really enjoyed the seasoning and flavor of the food. Highly recommend this spot BTW: She said "YES"
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Charming and Delicious
    2havepeaceVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My husband and I discovered this charming gem through a deal on Scout Mob and we are glad we did! We ate outside and enjoyed our drinks (I had The Cat's Meowww - a very refreshing vodka cocktail) and the pleasant ambiance. The Tunisian Seafood Pasta was AMAZING! My husband enjoyed the Couscous Feast with Local Vegetables - spicy, but quite good. The service is excellent and one of the owners even came by to check on us. We stayed for a second drink and dessert (try the apple tart - yum!) We will come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you, Scoutmob!
    DoHaPiVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Thanks to Scoutmob, we've had several excellent meals here. Having visited North Africa, I can say that the owner, who is Algerian, has nailed the cuisine. The menu is not extensive, but that's altogether appropriate. The only problem with the mussels is that there wasn't enough bread. The only problem with the kefteji is that there wasn't enough pita (and they have the best pita in town). I always struggle with which main dish to get, as does the rest of the family. This last time, it was the risotto lamb, which was rife with chunky bits of very tender and tasty lamb. The time before, it was the lamb shank couscous, and before that the pork confit. Every time I go, I struggle with what to order because I want what I had last time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Couscous
    Vfleur09
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I adore this place. The service was so refreshing. It felt like was invited to a friend home for an exquisite dinner. Great service from the host, to the waiter and the Chef. My friends and I are definitely returning. Tiger is the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal!
    chandlerVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I love this place. It has provided cosistantly some of the beast meals in Atlanta. The food has the flavors of north Africa, making it standout differently for other restaurants in the area. The service is really attentive and helpful in the selections. You must try this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow, but otherwise a great deal
    Tomas
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This was our first time at Couscous. The staff is friendly and pleasant. The food was excellent and reasonably priced, with large portions. The problem is that service is very slow. We were eating early, when the restaurant was almost empty, yet it took forever for the food to come, with long intervals when no one was watching the tables. We like the location, on a quiet street next to the park.
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    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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  • Wonderful Find
    SWAtlantaFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We enjoyed everything about our dinner at Couscous. The food was great - we were looking for something different than the usually Atlanta Upscale Southern cooking. The favors were vibrant. The service was excellent. We sat on the patio which was lovely. Definitely a place that will become a favorite!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Quaint, Authentic Date spot
    LoveOpenTable
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, the food was amazing, and the patio was very pleasant. The music was pretty loud inside so I'm glad we sat outside. Such a great find!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • The service was spotty.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The atmosphere was lovely, but the service was so-so and the food was the same.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WONDERFUL........
    Atlanta01VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We love this place. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is so upbeat and inviting and the service is first class. The menu is so unique and the food extremely fresh. We had a delicious meal and we felt the prices were very much n-line with the quality and experience we had while dining. This one is a winner, 5-Stars for Couscous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good and Atmosphere. Overpriced!
    Nadii23
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Good food. Great atmosphere and very attentive staff. Very hole in the wall feel. It's just really overpriced in my opinion. An average dish is around $22. If it dropped prices by $4-5 per dish, it would be a 5 in my book. If you go here, get a scoutmob or groupon deal. (Which they have but I only realized after) unless you are rich.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!
    Mixalot
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Never had North African food, but Couscous was definitely worth the trip! We used the Scoutmob deal (which is great) and paid just under $30 for two drinks, an appetizer, and two main courses. The servers were all extremely friendly and we dined on their patio, which was nice. Their beer list is decent and their cocktails are great. The Mussels La Goulette appetizer was incredible (basically mussels in a blush sauce with a baguette). My fiancee had the Tunisian Seafood Pasta, while I had the Couscous Feast Royal, both of which were absolutely delicious. We finished things off with an Israeli couscous pudding and my fiancee had a cocktail that tasted like you were drinking cake, though the name escapes me. Will definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening with friends!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I introduced my 32 year old son and friends to this spot for his birthday dinner with friends, for its unique menu and the comfortable/fun ambiance. Everyone was very pleased as the food was delicious and the service, very attentive. The chef/owner even came out and joined us for a bit at the end of the evening. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 95 reviews are from the Couscous reviews archive.
  • Hidden treasure
    Intown41
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I cannot figure out why this place is not packed every night. The food is outstanding, and true Mediterranean--if you think you're getting Mediterranean at a Greek restaurant, you're missing out. On top of that, the ambience is wonderful--beautiful and charming outdoor seating under the trees on the edge of Piedmont park, cherrful and relaxed decor inside w/ a nice bar area. Servers are wonderfully engaging and friendly and the restaurant has its own parking lot--no valet and it's free--a gold mine for intown next to the park! It literally has everything I want in a restaurant. Check it out!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Diamond in the Rough
    OldWorldGent
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The restaurant is so amazing! From the great service to the lushly vivid taste of Mediterranean cuisine, I am in love with this place! Its quiet and nestled back in a romantic end if Dutch Valley Road. The decor is very Euro-North African (Mediterranean) with rustic hues of orange and turquoise. This is now my favorite restaurant in Atlanta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicous & Delightful!
    EpicureanD
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    From the grilled pita and hummus to the lavender creme brulee & mint tea served in authentic tea glasses everything was delightful & delicious. The service was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting Food
    Dal11
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Nice atmosphere, interesting North African food, particularly good for vegetarians.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice brunch
    atlfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    went for mother's day brunch. it was a nice selection. good service
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Mediterranean Treasure
    Indianpass
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My wife and I dined here during a week-night. It was a great visit from start to finish. Do try the appetizers. Our mussels were the best we've had in Atlanta and we have tried them at virtually all the Virginia Highland and Midtown restaurants. Our entrees were cooked perfectly and were extremely flavorful in the best way - not overcooked or over-seasoned but definitely capturing the Mediterranean essence. We had the salmon/shrimp dish and I had the Royal couscous dish. Dinner was complete with the apple tart and coffee. The prices were quite reasonable and the service was attentive but not obtrusive. Overall this exceeded my expectations in the best way.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    KbachVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My wife and I had a great meal at Couscous. The server (Mohammad) was very attentive and polite. The food was very good, and the portion size was very reasonable. We had a Scoutmob deal, which sometimes leaves you wondering why, but that wasn't the case here. Enjoyed our evening and would go back anytime.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Tunisian food
    Gagadiners
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Most delicious Mediterranean food! Loved the fabulous staff & music. Wish we had one in Columbia, sc!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Admansdad
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Have been three times in three months. The lamb risotto is my favorite, but I've also enjoyed The Royal. The staff is SUPER friendly.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious!
    hreynold
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My husband loves Mediterranean and we have not found a place in Atlanta that we really liked. Couscous was beyond expectations. We ate every drop of food that was put in front of us. It is a little bit pricy in my opinion, but absolutely worth it.
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    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate