Food 101
Food 101

Food 101

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://food101atlanta.com/
  • Phone: 4044979700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm- 10:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00p
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American
  • Executive Chef: Justin Keith
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Belle Isle Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Food 101
Serving hearty food with rural roots & an urban polish, Food 101 caters to those seeking a dining experience reminiscent of days gone by. Created by talented chef Justin Keith, the menu features proven classics with an inventive twist. This neighborhood Atlanta eatery exudes comfort not only through its food, but also through its relaxed atmosphere.
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Food 101 reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (65)fit for foodies (52)great for lunch (33)good for groups (27)special occasion (24)great for outdoor dining (19)great for brunch (18)notable wine list (18)romantic (16)kid-friendly (15)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (10)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Both the food and the service were outstanding. We were happy to find that most Sundays are half price wine nights for their tier 1 and tier 2 wines! I especially loved the brussel sprouts - but everything was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • evening out
    News
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was pretty good, but would have been better if less salt was used. We had Ahi Tuna with kale and Meatloaf with mashed potatoes. We also had salad and french onion soup, which was fantastic!! Chef should have more confidence in his cooking so he doesn't feel like he has to over salt. He is really good. Presentation was good. Wait staff was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love.
    EVT1213
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Love the food options. I want to go back and try other things. A little pricey. Meal for 2 was $56 with a beer and a cocktail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Scotty
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Food 101 is the best for most occasions. The staff has super low turnover so you can get the same server if you choose. Great place for families with several generation thus all types of tastes are covered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PickyPalateVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Pleasantly impressed with this little spot. We ate at the bar since they were having computer issues and were closing early. Had the 'forever smoked then flash fried' chicken wing - the meat fell off the bones, EXCELLENT; not under-cooked like fried or dry like oven roasted. It was only surpassed by the Chicken/Waffles which was seasoned and cooked perfectly with the right amount of heat and sweet to fully satisfy though the portion looks small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply delicious!
    IHeartFoodVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My first visit to Food 101. Overall experience A+++ Food delicious, service outstanding, décor fabulous. I will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch location!
    Foodie4FoodVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've dined at Food 101 many times and always find it consistently good and a great place for a business lunch or dinner, or for a personal special occassion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tight Booths
    johnkjohnk
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food 101 was just fine, nothing exceptional or unusual. The unpleasant situation we had is when we were seated in one of the booths and it was such a tight fit that two of us could barely breathe. The designer who created the space did not count for more mature persons without the model figures. Had to ask waitress to be moved to a table for more comfortable seating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    GoodFoodLover
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent service, good food. I ordered the "PULLED PORK BBQ SKILLET", which as the menu describes to be: Bell Peppers, Onion, Hominy, Hash Browns, Gouda Cheese, Fried Egg … $14. I recall no hominy and almost all hashbrowns in the skillet, but the pulled pork that was present had a great flavor. Very little gouda cheese. Water glasses were always kept full.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciously underrated!
    DalmatianDadVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Every time we dine at Food 101, we say we should come here more often, and we will. We started with an asparagus tart and Italian kale salad and a very reasonably priced pinot noir. Great idea to group the wines by price. Entrees were duck and ahi tuna, both very nicely complemented with the sides. Although we were more than satisfied, couldn't resist the offer of dessert and picked the rhubarb strawberry pie. Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We loved Food 101 and will definitely be back. The music was also great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining
    Atlanta01VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great dining experience. Very good food. I wish the servers were a little more engaging, but the food compensates for that. Try it, you wont be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lunch, brunch, dinner are all grat
    LynneVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Interesting menu at reasonable prices. The back room is quiet enough for conversation but the main room is usually noisy ("atmospheric" if you are young!)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food
    Nycscor
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great food both for lunch and Sunday brunch. Would love to see a buffet on Sunday though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good as always
    Dine30319
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food 101 provides a very extensive lunch menu which is much above the average lunch spot in the area. Food is well presented and wait staff is attentive. Restaurant also has a nice outdoor dining section. The smoked trout salad was good and my dinner partner's Cuban was also very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic spot for group dinner
    Jmixh
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My office team had a great experience dining at Food 101. We had a group of 19 and the table was ready when we arrived. Our server, Emma introduced herself when I arrived. Our experience kicked off at the bar with great service and good drinks. Our table was in the back private room. We ordered off the menu and everything arrived promptly. We all really loved our food and many commented that they would come back. I only noted that the noise level was energetic because my team wa a bit loud. Unlike other restaurants, Food 101 was not stuffy about not sitting the tabe until everyone arrived. Try the pimento cheese, meatloaf, fried green tomatoes, bucatini pasta or fried chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good experience
    where2next
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My sister and I celebrated her birthday at Food 101 this week. The atmosphere was great. Loved the outdoor patio. I ordered the crab cakes (they were a little on the "strong-fishy" side). My sister ordered the hamburger and said her hamburger was done to perfection. A unexpected surprise was when we ordered dessert and found out it was on the house! Our waitress was friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold food and slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We waited over 45 minutes for our food to come out cold. The waitress took the food back, but you could tell some of it was just microwaved and then brought back out. We were there for brunch at 11am on Sunday and it wasn't busy so I didn't really understand the mistake. We were given a 50% discount, but the manager never took the time to stop by and apologize. The waitress said that he would, but he never showed. The discount was nice, but honestly the food wasn't even worth what we paid for it after it was applied. The staff seemed confused as to what was even going on. I don't think I'll be back.
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  • Great food
    AlyssaCVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was great! Service could have been better though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Recently I celebrated a birthday lunch and then a mother daughter dinner for four at Food 101. It was wonderful. The food is fresh and bought from all local vendors. The salmon and scallops were delicious. I highly recommend the romaine lettuce salad as its cooked on the grill and topped in croutons and cheese. The sliders and fries side dish was plentiful as a meal. Great new find for me and I'm going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Lovely Experience
    francedarling
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I needed to get away. We wanted a great dining experience and a quiet, romantic table for two so we could enjoy each other. The food was excellent, the wait staff attentive, the atmosphere most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Always delivers -
    mlsorrelVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food 101 has been a great spot for good food, wine and a bar for years. Always a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected more...
    SSFoodie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Was not busy on a week night...just 3 tables with customers at 7:00PM. We had attentive, professional service and food was delivered quickly. None of our party commented on the food while eating it or after...nothing impressive or inventive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Very pleasant evening. Food was very good, as was the service. The waiter was attentive but not overbearing. I'll definitely go back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Of Of The Best DIning Experiences!
    Bugattiboi88VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    After making some last minute plans I stumbled accross a 1,000 pt dinner reservation time! I went ahead and scheduled it and upon arrival I was greeted promptly, checked in and seated! Already off to a great start! The waiter we had was very professional and helpful with choosing items on the food menu! The fried chicken skin and pickled oysters for an appetizer were both delicious! For the entree's we had the Brisket Burrito ($19) and Buttermilk Fried Chicken ($17) If I remember correctly! Burrito was good but i'm not sure if it was $19 good.. Sherry whom I believe was the manager provided the best customer service ever! Kudos to Food 101 for making a memorable dining experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Dinner - Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Had an early dinner here the night before July 4th and had a great server. Food was yummy, tried a few starters and finished with the clam pasta.
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  • Must have changed Chefs!
    BillVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Have loved this place for years but they may have changed chefs because the food wasn't as good as it use to be. We were totally disappointed... but the chef may have had a bad day. Still will go back and try it again.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 75 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 901 reviews are from the Food 101 reviews archive.
  • Food 101 Is Consistently Good
    wannabefoodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    If you are looking for a delicious meal and neighborhood atmosphere, I recommend Food 101. Not only is the food fresh, the menu changes to keep it interesting. I brought a friend recently and she's particular, but LOVED the meal. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a great neighborhood upscale eatery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I have been eating at Food 101 since it opened. It is a great place to eat any meal, not so casual but a nice restaurant that has an upscale ambiance. Great for business and dining either lunch or dinner. They are great about changing the menu seasonally and j.d. is a gem when it comes to wine tasting and pairing. Sometimes we just go to the bar and have a wine tasting with an education from JD and a few appetizers. We are lucky to have such a neat place in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique, delicious, & comfortable
    Toddy
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    A unique twist on southern cuisine! My entire family loved Food 101. The small plates of pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes with goat cheese, bacon wrapped dates, and the roasted oysters were all amazing. I had the short rib special in peach BBQ sauce and loved it. Food 101 topped off our evening with a large slice of salted chocolate cake for my birthday- yummy! I am already looking forward to my next meal at Food 101!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always nice
    Skye
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It's hard to provide a perfect meal out but this place gets pretty close. The food tastes good and the service was very good...with a smile!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The decoration was adorable. I tried to love the food, but it was just subpar. We went for brunch, and the entrees ordered lacked flavor. I felt cheated at the end of the meal when our bill was over $70, for food I could make at my house. Maybe I will go back, but not for brunch.
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  • First time, definitely not the last
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Last minute change in plans found us @ Food 101 for dinner on Friday nite. We lucked out. Having recently gone on the organic bandwagon my wife and I were extremely pleased with Food 101's creative spin on some great classics. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the brisket burrito with mole and jalapeño slaw. I had the duck over duck fried rice which was artfully presented and out of this world. The menu is jammed with other eclectic choices that will draw us back for more. Although not drinking on this visit the bar menu appears to be a huge draw. Our server was very attentive and the decor and lighting added to an enjoyable meal. Looking forward to our next visit soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    ParkLOVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food 101 is indeed a neighborhood gem: consistently good food, great service, enjoyable ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • A great experience
    CaptZot
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I have eaten at Food 101 several times. This particular dining experience confirmed that even though it is a 20 minute drive this "neighborhood restaurant" was worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service and out of menu items
    Freightdawg
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We went with 4 colleagues for lunch and the place wasn't crowded. Nice atmosphere and nice people, but it took almost an hour to get our food. We ordered a sandwich and 3 salads so the order wasn't complicated. A few items were also not available including salmon and tuna. Waitress was only mildly attentive. Fastest service was when we asked for the check. Others in our party have had good experiences at dinner at food 101, but this lunch experience was just Ok.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Enjoyed the food, the wine and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happened to 101?
    fsi4122
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    One of our guests requested "smoked chicken" in her omelet be replaced with unsmoked/grilled chicken. Did not happen. She got smoked. Other diner requested no melon in her side of fruit. We were charged $1 extra for that. Really? Charged for less of something? Three of 5 diners ordered breakfast (brunch) omelets. None were served with any bread/toast/muffin...nothing. For double-digit prices there was nothing special. We were entertaining local and out-of-town guests who all remember Food 101 as a pleasant white-tablecloth experience. We got the prices of a higher end restaurant but not the satisfaction. So disappointed. Won't be back.
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  • Excellent food
    Seefoodmama1
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Have been to food 101 off and on For years. Always found it just ok. Recently went for brunch though And our food was really, really good. Best brunch food I've had in a long time. Will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time's a charm!
    GoodEatsVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This has made my third dining experience with Food 101. They are consistently good in food and service. Some menu items changed from my last visit, I guess in keeping with the spring-summer season. It just caught me by surprise. I enjoyed the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer for sharing, but I wasn't a fan of the fried chicken skins. My friends liked them, though. The scallops in a cornbread sauce with collards were like comfort food. Now that I think of it, changes in the menu keeps things interesting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate