Einstein's
Einstein's

Einstein's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.metrocafes.com/einsteins/Home.aspx
  • Phone: 4048767925
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 1:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00 am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

    The only two days we are closed are Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Adam Maddox; Managing Parter: Chris Anderson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact via E-mail: canderson@metrocafes.com
  • Entertainment: Award-winning patio - dine under our 100-year old pecan tree in the heart of Midtown. Please check the website for special events at
    www.einsteinsatlanta.com
  • Special Events: Contact via E-mail: canderson@metrocafes.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th Street
  • Public Transit: Peachtree - MARTA
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Pull in just past the patio (on the left) for complimentary valet (with purchase validation).
A word from Einstein's
Piedmont Park enthusiasts and an established business set make relatively short work of innovative entrees, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Metrotainment Cafes’ flagship opened in 1991 and has been winnings hearts and accolades ever since. Inside each bungalow, luxe décor creates a casual, modish atmosphere, highlighted by stylish lighting and rich wood trim. Outside, a large tree-shaded patio beckons, earning Einstein’s the most votes as “Best Outdoor Dining Experience” year after year. Our award-winning brunch is a local favorite!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Einstein's reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (92)great for brunch (63)neighborhood gem (56)good for groups (44)great for lunch (42)fit for foodies (37)hot spot (25)special occasion (21)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (12)scenic view (12)romantic (12)kid-friendly (8)notable wine list (6)Show More
  • do NOT eat inside!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Beautidul outside but do NOT eat inside!!! WAY WAY too loud!!! BEYOND "energetic"!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Lawfranday
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is the one spot I visit each time I am in Atlanta. Einsteins always provides GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE !! This trip I brought along 3 friends who have never been and now Einsteins has 3 new customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Elmo2
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was great , as always. Didn't have to wait long to be sat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Brunch
    Foodieatheart
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Amazing food, atmosphere and bloody mary's! I had a burger, which I would highly recommend.. This is my new spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Einstein Sunday Brunch
    occdiner
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have always enjoyed Einsteins and yet this past Sunday, it was extremely noisy. Our mimosas were very watered down and we both wondered if there was any champagne added at all. While my eggs benedict were ok - they could have used a little more sauce. I ordered brunch potatoes but received grits - server stated she would bring them as a side dish - never came..... My mom in law says we'll try another brunch some place else next time. The 'lady' out front doing some kind of contest or whatever as we left was quite annoying -- maybe it was for breast cancer awareness month - not sure but could have done without that encounter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best food in Atlanta
    NCdiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    How have I missed this wonderful place so many years?? If you love SHRIMP & GRITS .....they have the best !!! I have eaten them all over the southeast ......EINSTEINS is #1. the mgr and employees were superb!!!!! Thanks for making our trip a GREAT ONE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food. Strange service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was good although they do experiment with different flavors. Stick with their staples and you should enjoy your meal. The service is strange. Several staff members tried to take a couple of our dinners before we were through eating. I think they expanded too much; the server was seen little because he was covering the patio and inside the restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Is a great patio worth this ? Coke machine broken, no bread available (we ran out). And hour and half wait for food, and still not cooked to order, and restaurant didn't even offer anything for the problems. I think you can find a better choice in midtown. Next time Henry's
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service and food amazing
    JuliaWTVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Beth our waitress was amazing. So helpful, fun and just great. We started with the Manchego cheese fritters. I would rate them a 10 out of 10 so good. I got the grilled chicken and avocado sandwich with homemade potato chips, my husband got the adult grill cheese both cooked to perfection and the flavors just popped in our mouths. Sitting outside on a very nice night in atlanta with a jazz band playing behind us was just icing on the cake of dinner. As I said amazing service from Beth our waitress and consistently great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Atlanta's Finest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great people, great service and even better food. A delight!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    Raddadame
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Server was very kind, open table made it really easy. Food was so-so for brunch, and techno-club music on a Sunday morning...did not feel appropriate. Something more relaxing would have been nice...but then again...it's midtown Atlanta. Whatever. All in all, very good experience going through opentable and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisey
    pjr7mini
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Waiter wasn't very familiar with the menu and the place was very loud. Live music indoors and disco loudly playing on the patio.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure
    ReRe
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've never been disappointed at Einstein's. The food is excellent, the staff is awesome and the outside patio seating is dog friendly! Bloody Mary bar is an excellent hangover cure and the Mimosa's are to die for! Definitely one of my favorite brunch spots in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful food, great service, and would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill slide
    bodybuildermeateater
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have lived in Atlanta and been going to Einsteins for 20 years. It has changed a lot. This time I had the pork tenderloin. It was overcooked and dry. The portion was small. The price was high, which is what I would expect in midtown - one reason I rarely venture down there anymore. I was shocked at how few customers were dining, even given it was Sunday evening. It used to be packed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience!
    Jenlovesfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Table was ready when we arrived. Walking in the ambiance is super cool and warm and inviting. The food was fantastic. Everyone in our party cleaned their plates. I would go back again when in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Elmo2
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Always have had a great meal wether it's been for lunch, brunch, or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • didn't honor open table reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had to add our name to the list. The waiting time was half hour. If I had known that ahead if time, I would have planned it differently.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, solid brunch spot
    kennedy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Midtown is always bustling, and the food and service are reliably good here. No stress and there's something for everyone on the menu. Breakfast bread is to die for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Einstein's was amazing! Phenomenal food, awesome waiter, and cool location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible food but good patio
    SharkgurlyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My partner ordered a veggie plate (spinach, beets, mushrooms and fries) which was horrible! My Mediterranean burger (turkey meat) was dry and really gross. I paid extra for hummus as my side item and it came oddly alone. No bread or veggies. C'mon guys. How cheap can you get?!? My recommendation: sit on the patio, get drunk and leave.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    Jess
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I had a great experience here! 2 different managers came by our table to see how we were, one of them put my leftover food in a box for me. I was actually SHOWN to the restroom, our server was very attentive and the food was great. I recommend sitting outside if weather permits, it was quiet and beautiful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beware...the DOGS are Here!
    2eatersonlyVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've been enjoying this restaurant for many years and until this week, have NEVER seen parades of DOGS on the outdoor patio. I know this is the HOT new thing...to allow DOGS all over the outdoor space, in your face, marching through the crowd with tails wagging and tongue hanging out. WHAT a lovely way to spend an evening out dining. What makes a restaurant or a DOG owner think ALL patrons want to share their meal with strange DOGS running around sniffing their food? There are sanitation issues here that many patrons do NOT want to deal with. We may NOT return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service but great food
    yummyATLfoodsVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great outdoor seating and food was delicious. I had the turkey burger Mediterranean with a side of sauteed mushrooms. Not cheap, but definitely enjoyed sitting outside paired with the quality of food
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • E=MC Awesome!
    jtallant22
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The eggs benedict here is just fantastic and the outside dinning was amazing as well. They have a wonderful brunch menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    foodie4two
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service was great at the start. Food was well prepared. A large group was seated near us and we were forgotten. We had to leave our table and go to the host stand to request our bill, after speaking with a couple of host/hostess we were able to retreive our check. Great food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    dinerschoice
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I loved it! This was my first time and I brought my grandmother and aunt and we all enjoyed the food, service and ambience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Experience
    JackVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I would highly recommend stumbling into Einstein's on a Thursday to take advantage of half priced bottles of wine and live jazz. The food was tasty and extremely reasonably priced. The manager/owner came over to check on us more than once, which we appreciated. Overall, great experience. The clientele appeared to be a mix of locals and tourists staying at the nearby hotels.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go to restaurant
    TekeVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great food at great prices! Tuesdays & Thursdays feature 1/2 price wine & a live Jazz trio! Wait staff can vary a lot, so if the one you get is not great, be patient, the food is worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Urban outdoors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Einstein's is amazing! Went for my dad's birthday. Servers were nice, food was great and their outdoor patio in on point. We went on a Tuesday and caught the Jazz band who was killing it. Definitely going back for a date night or brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Celebrated my 30th birthday there this past weekend. I could have chosen anywhere in the entire city but Einstein's is definitely my favorite
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK Brunch
    Tony
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had our Saturday brunch on a beautiful morning. We were 4 sitting outside with pleasant temps. Nice outdoor setting. Service was spotty - sometimes attentive, other times hard to find and wave down. Eggs were nearly cold and the champange warm. Had to ask for water and an ice bucket more than once. Orders got messed up for two of us. Menu is interesting with some different items. Fried Gr tomatoes were very good. We may give it another try, this have been an off morning, but it didn't impress us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great burgers and salads
    JDAtlanta
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I LOVED my burger. I also really enjoyed my side: the citrus-marinated beets. My draft beer was cold in a frosted glass. The patio was super. The hostess was great. My server was very, very good. My husband enjoyed his veggie plate with four deluxe sides. His Tanqueray and tonic was not accompanied with a lime (served by the assistant server). Our friend enjoyed her Cobb salad. Her wine arrived in a glass not really clean. This was immediately fixed by hostess with a new, fresh glass of wine. She was mischarged for the wrong wine; however, the server corrected that immediately upon notification.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but maybe not what it was
    ambitt
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I've been eating at Einstein's for years. The last couple of years I feel like the quality of food is very good, but just not as good as it used to be. The deck is awesome. They have interesting and unique dishes. Many are great and a few ok. The service is usually very good. Worth going.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    RBandDB
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We would go back. It offers a variety of food so it suits all tastes: salad to sandwich to steak. We really enjoyed our time there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Technical Difficulties
    SARKennesaw
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Unfortunately, the restaurant's power and telephone were knocked out due to a storm in the area and we were not able to attend. Love this place, though!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio & food
    BobsVoiceVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    What a great location in midtown, huge patio, shaded by huge old trees. Drinks were cold, good size and strength. Appetizer mussels were mixed. some juicy and plump, some dried out. Skewered grilled fish & veggies over quinoa was great. Ice tea marinated fried chicken was a pounded boneless breast, crispy and juicy, served with house cut chips and Mrs Kensington ketchup (for the ketchup snobs). Wife's cobb salad was huge, fresh, and yummy. Ice cream cake dessert was good. Service was attentive, manager made somee trips to each table. Seems like a great brunch spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    AC was not working! Hot beer in a cold glass; red wine tasted like it hadbeen sitting in the sun; my chicken tadted like it had been re-heated. i was up galf the night with nauseau! Dours with lemon twist was served with a lemon wedge! Manager tried to make it right, but too late!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect outdoor dining
    BribriVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went at Einstein's for brunch and were seted under a wonderful tree. Food and service are very good. Music was a bit too loud for us. We will go back. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was very mediocre. Ambiance inside seemed very dated. Restaurant was warm.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate