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King + Duke
King + Duke

King + Duke Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kinganddukeatl.com
  • Phone: (404) 477-3500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Joe Schafer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two areas that can accommodate large parties. One is the private drawing room that seats up to 14. The other is a semi private space that seats up to 40.
  • Private Party Contact: Kaylen Isabella (404) 355-5311 x13
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact Kaylen Isabella at kisabella@rocketfarmrestaurants.com for special event information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Peachtree and Buckhead Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Our valets will be happy to park your car. The entrance to the valet drop off is off of Buckhead Avenue in front of the Two Buckhead Plaza garage.
A word from King + Duke
At King and Duke, we showcase locally sourced ingredients through simple, yet focused hearth cooking. Our goal is not to manipulate food, but to accentuate the natural flavors of our products through slower methods of cooking and the smoke of the wood fire. Through this primitive technique, constantly moving and manipulating the live fire, we invest exacting attention to the preparation of each and every dish.

Our managing partner, Ford Fry, named the restaurant after two characters in Huckleberry Finn, “The King” and “The Duke," a pair of grifters who ‘put on airs’ and pretended to be royalty, when in fact they were a couple of hillbillies who lived in the woods. With our slightly mischievous ways ☺, a huge focus on quality, yet a primitive cooking style and down-to earth atmosphere, Chef Fry felt like it was the perfect name for our newest restaurant.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was our first time at king and duke and we were not disappointed. We had the lunch special and the Duke burger. While the lunch special was nothing extraordinary the Duke burger was amazing, one of the best burgers we've had. As a matter of fact only NY has as good as burgers. Loved the place and even thoug we went after lunch rush, we were greatly taken care of. Will definitely be back for dinner service."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Service was excellent and the waiter very knowledgeable about both food and wine. This was a good thing since the dessert descriptions were sorely lacking in detail. After his description it made our choices much easier. The short rib marmalade on the bone marrow was very heavy. I enjoyed the marrow much more after taking off the marmalade. The rabbit was good but a little dry. I highly recommend the duck for two. The potatoes in duck fat were outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "As we travel through Atlanta we are always looking for new restaurants. This was a great find. Food, drinks, service and atmosphere were tremendous. We will return."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Excellent food prepared in a unique way. I typically get a steak when I go to K+D, and their dry aging and fire cooking techniques give the meat a wonderful flavor. Service is always outstanding. It's classy without being pretentious - a delightful atmosphere. I highly recommend it for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Liked the natural breeze outside... comfortable temp on patio in July in ATL is a bonus."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. If I had any complaint, it is that we had an 8:45 reservation for 2 people and were not seated until 9:15. We saw group after group of 4 people or so be seated, and had to wait. The purpose of the reservation is to not wait. However, everything about the food was incredible and I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The bar was excellent; Mark, our waiter, was efficient and well-versed; the food was perfection. Will recommend and return!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The place was beautiful and the food was delicious! Very nice"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Have been here several times and always decent. This last time food had gone down hill - my wife's pork chop was rubber and service was spotty. Could just be a one time thing."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We went with a group of 4 to celebrate 2 birthdays. The service was beyond good, the food was fantastic and the prices were reasonable. We will definitely be going back to the King and Duke!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This was my second trip to King + Duke and as with the first, the experience was outstanding. They cook a nice selection of dishes over an open fire, have some creative appetizers, and they have a mixologist who puts together some creative and tasty mixed drinks. I highly recommend the Bone in Ribeye for two. I was cooked perfectly and came with roasted marrow which you can spread on the steak. Definitely the best steaks I have had in Atlanta. I should note the excellent and attentive service as well. All around and excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I had been led to believe that i was really in for a great dining experience. I was disapointed. I took a visiting guest and a colleague to lunch and expected that the experience would be equal to the amount of the bill. It was not. the server was friendly and attentive, but the food was over-priced and the ambience was cold and austere. the patio looked inviting, but it was too hot to eat outside at lunch."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We went to King + Duke to celebrate my parents' birthdays. Our service was outstanding and the food was delicious! We will definitely return for another visit."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Disappointed that dessert cost extra as it was a special occasion. Waiter forgot us after saying he would bring the check. Asked for fish dish to have sauce on the side but kitchen did not do so."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great service, great food and great wine! Everything we ordered was delicious (especially the rabbit). Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were seated immediately with our reservation, great attentive service and beautiful surroundings. The outdoor area looked fantastic with a full bar and plenty of seating. The smells coming from the kitchen were intoxicating, the delicate smokiness translated right into the food. We had the burrata special, peaches, octopus (beware as it is very spicy with habanero sauce but delicious), candied pork belly (a MUST!) and chocolate pudding and a macchiato for dessert. A handcrafted cocktail called the Barbary Coast with rhubarb was perfect, not too sweet. Every dish was colorful, flavorful and beautifully plated. Only complaint we wished the dishes came a little more spaced out. But, none of our dishes were hot so it was ok. Recommend!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my dinner and drinks. Nice professional staff and we'll priced meal."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • " It really does take two hands to handle "The Duke," one giant, extremely flavorful,hand formed, coal grilled patty of chuck and dry aged cuts of beef. Don't let the price dissuade you: it is a full meal's worth; and, unlike it's gimmicky boutique gastropub competitor's, it's available all day long! Service Staff is consistently courteous and professional...and we appreciate management and chef making table-side visits, as well, every time we have come in Long live the new "burger king (& duke)" of Atlanta!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "While I was generally pleased with my experience, there were a few things that keep me from raving about it. First of all, I almost killed myself biting into the octopus beak that a cook had failed to remove from our grilled octopus salad. Secondly, the lamb belly on our mixed grill plate was EXTREMELY over-salted, and I LIKE salt--probably had about twice as much as it should have. That being said, though, it was a great time and if I lived in Atlanta (which I don't), I'd definitely go back to see if they could redeem themselves a bit."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Tremendous amount of diverse dishes, enjoyed trying some new finds. Somewhat annoying when signature cocktails are "sold out" just run to the nearest liquor store. But alas, service was moderate but food indeed worth a trip back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had been dying to try the restaurant, but found the food to be only fair. The desert was fantastic, but the sauces and combinations on the food made them not that enjoyable and we will not be returning."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "From the moment I walked in the door, I knew the meal would be memorable. We had a great view of the open kitchen, the aromas were tantalizing, the service was outstanding, and the meal capped off the experience without disappointment. I can hardly wait to return, but this initial experience has really set a high bar!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great service, great food, great cocktails. My wife and I started with a Mark Twain and a K+D mint julep and bone marrow which was excellent cooked and delicious. Then we shared the duck which was great pairing with a glass of Malbec and for desert a chocolate pudin with a macchiato."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Overall the meal was pretty good. I am from nashville, so it's hard for me to give a resturant a really high score unless it was outstanding. It doesn't compare to somewhere like silly goose in east nashville or cat bird seat, but I would eat there again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was very good and our service was outstanding! We also enjoyed the perfect dirty martini. They are very open-minded about sharing at the table. It is nice to be able to share and taste several items. A very enjoyable lunch spot in Buckhead."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had read the less than great reviews and talked to some friends who thought the food was only okay before dining here. My friend and I were both delighted with the taste and quality of the food. Some of the dishes we found delightful were the Maine crab salad, the sweet corn and sugar snap peas,and a selection of roasted fresh tomatoes. The special appetizer that night was the steak tartar. That was the only dish we had that did not impress. The "Duke" burger was very popular around us, but I was delighted with the Gum Creek Farms pork chop. It was cooked to perfection. We ended the night with a delicious chocolate chip cookie tart. The service was just okay, we have experienced much better elsewhere in town."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Trying to be too trendy. Just stuck to the basics and everything will be great. Cool atmosphere, great drinks, don't stress the price... People will come no matter what."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was very disappointing this time. I have been to this restaurant at least 8 times in the last 10 months. The fish I had was so salty I could not even eat it and the server never even inquired if I liked my main course. The bread that was served was cold. We did ask for hot bread. I am not sure if I will go back or not."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food, all open grilled. Nicely blended favors."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We've been going to King + Duke since they've opened and to this day, have not been disappointed. Food and service has always been perfect since we've been going and believe me...I don't fool around with my food. I will say that at times during the winter months, it is a bit hard for me to choose from the menu, as I am a very healthy eater, and so much is meat and bones. To that point, during the summer months, Chef Joe offers the most incredible Steak Tartare, best in the city. We love the roasted beets and carrots, always a favorite, and the octopus is to die for. The arctic char is also fantastic, light and healthy. Skip the pickle jar. Overall, a food lover's dream and an awesome see and be seen kind of place."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was a good restaurant...food was good..service was wonderful..."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The menu has a distinct Southern flair, but the items are inventive and very diverse. One of the best restaurants I've attended. Excellent dinner!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "First visit to King & Duke- Ford Fry has another winner. The starters although very small portions were top quality, in particular the grilled octopus. For entree my group of 3 decided on the communal mixed grill, which showcased their skill with the wood-burning oven. What a feast! In contrast to the small starters, this dish was huge and could easily feed 5. Included this night was steak, chicken, sausage, salmon and great grouper collars, along with all the sides to complement the meats. Everything was perfectly cooked and had an incredible smoky flavor I wish I could replicate at home. Lastly, our server was absolutely the best I have had in a long while. Here you get the entire package of great food & service."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "A colleague and I had liuch here. I had the shrimp salad which was prefect - butter lettuce and mixed herbs (dill, tarragon and parsley) perfectly dressed with a dusting of breadcrumbs and loaded with shrimp. My colleague had the soup of the day - turnip - cream based and delicious and the adult "grilled cheese" which was tasty and cooked perfectly. The dessert - buttermilk blackberry pie was one of the best desserts I have had in Atlanta - a perfect shortbread pastry crust - ice cold ice cream with a cloud of whipped cream with a hint of blackberries - surrounded by lemon curd and lots of blackberries. Worth coming for! Service was attentive but not overbearing. Servers familiar with food sources."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great spot for an inspired dinner. Everything on the menu looked delicious, salmon and snapper did not disappoint. Grilled peaches & blue cheese were amazing! There was a bit of a bar crowd at the inside the bar and out on the bar patio. Nothing crazy for Buckhead, just added to a bit of noise. All in all worth the price and good service, we will be back again for sure."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Make sure you sit on the patio - much better than inside"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I have been here several times before and decided to take him here for his birthday since we had not tried their duck press yet. Every item we ordered was so delicious, especially the lamb belly. While every thing we ordered was incredible I was disappointed we did not get to experience the duck service itself. We didn't find out that we were able to view our duck being pressed until a server dropped our duck plates at our table. After looking confused at the gentleman and our duck we thought the press was going to be brought to the table in duck press tradition. Our server failed to explain their version of the duck press presentation so we were bummed since that was the only reason we chose King + Duke."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was a great place to meet a client for lunch. Food was delicious and different."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Second visit. Impressed! Love the menu...from aged steak to rabbit. Smoked fish dip..awesome!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "2 girlfriends and I went for a birthday dinner Sunday evening. Everything was wonderful! As soon as I walked in the hostess was so sweet and even offered to hold the birthday present behind the desk! We decided to have a beverage at the bar, and they didn't mind holding a table for us, and did not make us feel rushed. Our waiter, Mark, was fabulous and knowledgeable. You could tell he really cared about the menu and he made great recommendations. The food was delicious and the cocktails were excellent. Save room for the awesome desserts (hello Oreo skillet cake!) and Irish Coffee. This place never disappoints!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014