King + Duke
King + Duke

King + Duke

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kinganddukeatl.com/
  • Phone: 4044773500x
  • 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 4043555311x13
  • Special Events: 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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King + Duke reviews from OpenTable diners
276 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (173)great for outdoor dining (157)special occasion (134)hot spot (115)vibrant bar scene (91)good for groups (77)romantic (71)neighborhood gem (60)notable wine list (45)great for lunch (44)late-night find (23)scenic view (17)great for brunch (17)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • scbuckhead
    scbuckheadVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The quality and originality of the menu, execution, and end results has always been a strong point of K&D. The food in all sections was first rate! The dishes are original and/or interesting variations of go-to local and regional selections. the Tomato & Fried Egg Plant appetizer was the star of the show this trip, and that's saying something for this quality. An above average wine list that is reasonably priced in most cases, but ask for the larger "book" list with more selections. The back of the menu list is capable, but more interesting selections from the larger list. Cool room and patio. Bar service and response times have been slow in all our visits, this being no exception. Service was harried and absent minded this trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Ford Fry Restaurant
    foodisloveVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I've heard great things about King + Duke and it lives up to the hype! Everything from start to finish was top notch (I work in a fine dining restaurant so I'm critical). To start, the bar staff was knowledgeable and made a great cocktail. The hostess was very friendly and welcoming in getting us seated. Ask for Chris W, he's a great server (so much so, I wanted to steal him and take him to my restaurant)! He made great recommendations that were thoroughly enjoyed by our group (never made us feel rushed but service didn't linger). I HIGHLY recommend the pork and shallots (probably my favorite pork dish to date)! ALL the staff thanked us on our way out (great ending). This is certainly my favorite Ford Fry concept to date. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very Lively
    Food
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great for singles, couples, bar hoppers, anyone. Energetic bar scene and also private dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    table42
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I ate dinner at King and Duke on our anniversary weekend. The atmosphere was cozy, and the waitstaff were quite knowledgable and attentive. The food items we ordered were flavorful and unique. The menu has a variety of seasonal items bound to appeal to most guests. The outdoor bar and patio area looked wonderful even though we chose to eat inside. Nothing negative about our visit. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a unique dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too many "almosts"
    lecorbear
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Creative menu that lacked great execution and presentation. Very good service but lacked the ambience that warrants a return without an expense account.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kiaannajohnsonn101
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food and great service love the outdoor space and easy to find and it's valet. The restaurant is in great area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group lunch
    Mgsrcs
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Had a great lunch for a group of 4. The meals were all very good, service was great. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. We will return with spouses for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food/experience
    DutchFoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food is awesome, service super friendly, sommelier very knowledgeable! Highly recommend this Ford Fry restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb with a hiccup resolved
    BobM
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our waitress was very personable and extremely well-versed regarding the menu. Our entrees (salmon and grouper) were very good including the fried okra side that we ordered as well. Unfortunately though, despite having called the restaurant earlier in the day to arrange for a candle to be added to the dessert in celebration of my date's birthday, the message never got through to the waitress. However, I mentioned this to the front desk when using the restroom and the outdoor bartender overheard my complaint and offered to make-up for their miss. His concern was impressive initially, but as importantly his special touch with a lit candle along with an after dinner drink for both of us was superb attention to detail!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and outdoor seating!
    Eater47VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Delicious food for lunch! The wings were sticky and crunchy as promised and the fritters were freshly fried and we ate all of them. My sandwich came with crispy fries. Next time I want to sit outside in the beautiful patio they have in the front!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night
    datenight
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a lovely date night here. We were seated quite close to another table; that was a little bit awkward. Food was delicious. Tomato salad was superb. Okra was great. Duck was a little undercooked for our taste, but the kitchen adjusted for us without hesitation. Wait staff was terrific. They only validate valet parking, which is a little bit of a bummer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative food
    FundguyVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Four of us (from NY) ate in the outdoor space. Perfect. The popovers were wonderful. Salmon, pork chop, burger with fries, all excellent. And while the service was professional, they get a de-merit for starting to remove dishes while two of us were still eating. That's a no-no for a high-end restaurant, especially since, on an early Sunday evening, the place was less then half full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stay away when it rains
    JusteatitVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Access to the restaurant is through a large courtyard that is not covered and does not drain. Our experience was ruined by the fact that we sat through dinner soaked & shivering in the AC. Lets not even mention that expensive shoes were ruined from swimming in them. Do NOT like the building.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gigi
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We got seated immediately and the service was great. We shared an appetizer that was plentiful for two. My burger was good but the fries were the same ones you could get at Wendy's. My husband enjoyed his monk fish but the artichokes he ordered were chewy. We had the sticky pudding for dessert. It was good but too sweet as the sauce puddled on the plate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All was excellent! Perfect night!
    Darber74
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    From the moment I walked into the restaurant, I was warmly received and immediately greeted. 9:30pm reservations for two people was easily obtained even for a Friday night. The bar area was lively and had a positive upbeat energy. We were seated upstairs in a room full of ambience and energy. The service was above par and all servers were polite, friendly and helpful in choosing drinks and food. We ordered the onion soup & bone marrow; octopus; lamb belly; grilled veggies; and the 90 day aged steak. All I can say is everything was tasty! Loved the steak! Afterwards we got the choc Chip cookie. Yum! Special thanks to Danny Fraga and the SA Alex Goodkowski for EXCELLENT service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for diner
    nomnom
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Had a fantastic time. Great drinks and great food. Desserts are outstanding as well. Nothing bad can be said.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time diner at King + Duke
    tstoker
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The service was prompt and the waiter was very familiar with the menu. I found my portion of fish for $28 to be very small and with almost no additional items on the plate. One small new potato, two green long peppers and some smear of something orange. I was still hungry when I left. The wine is pricey, with the least expensive glass of red at $10. Sorry, this is not New York, where that is the standard. I would not recommend the King + Duke to others. I really like JCT Kitchen and was hoping for a similar experience at K + D.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over rated
    Foodie4
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I was really looking forward to trying King and Duke, especially since my co-workers talked it up. My family was in town and it was a let down. The only thing I would suggest is the bone marrow. There are plenty of other resturants that are better in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Barb
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We loved everything!! Thanks Joe and Layla. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner Spot!
    Grant
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    King + Duke had outstanding and unique food as well as drink selections. The service was excellent as well, I'll definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    NickVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great location and outside patio and finally a menu that offers something (many things, really) different. The three of us loved it. Service was friendly and knowledgable of menu. A great find we will return to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First-time diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    While I enjoy trying new restaurants, I was somewhat disappointed with the quality of the food at King + Duke, especially for the price. The pork loin was fatty -- and so was the meat appetizer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing meal
    Red2K
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have to say I was a little concerned that this place might be all hype and underwhelm, but I honestly can't fathom bad reviews. Everything was quality, delicious, and amazing. It's expensive, but what great fine dining restaurant isn't, especially in Buckhead? If this tells you something, even the wee salad garnishes were so good I kept going back for more. A perfect Saturday date night meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great.
    Phyl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ambience and service were very pleasing. Food was average. The chicken liver mousse definitely needed something acidic to offset the richness. Other apps - candied lamb belly and sweet corn salad were good. Husband's fish of the moment was tasty. I had the salmon special and found it to be quite dry. Bar scene was hopping; loved the outdoor area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Great Service Even Better
    Friends
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    After 50 years of eating out all over the world, the service doesnt get any better than King+Duke. It was, simply, perfect. A perfect steak; wonderful everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Place!
    goodwinson
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food and ambiance with excellent service! Bartenders and Chefs are at top of their games! Can't say enough about "the Duke," a personal menu fav of mine, definitely one of the best burgers in town! My date had trout which is also excellent. Can't wait to return and try the steak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    moriah58
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our dinner was amazing. My boyfriend order a steak that was to die for and I got the summer vegetables which was really yummy. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deborah
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The weather was unseasonable nice so we opted to sit outside for lunch. It was very nice. The service was great. Waiter was very helpful with recommendations (pimento cheese hushpuppies were awesome). We had a party of four and everyone enjoyed their food (two salads, one sandwich and one fish dish). I have had both lunch and dinner here and my menu preference is lunch. I thought most of the dinner items rather heavy. Havent tried the brunch yet but will certainly keep it in mind. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time.
    tonyVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time visit
    funfoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    jmmw
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, superb service!
    ATLRagamuffin
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable.
    DougVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Liked the natural breeze outside... comfortable temp on patio in July in ATL is a bonus.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food. Amazing Find
    SkolksVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adore! Adore! Adore!
    mllp
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noice
    Bellasouth
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The place was beautiful and the food was delicious! Very nice
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot. Going down hill
    JohnwayneVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday to Us...
    gettnouttatheburbs
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Onlyagibson
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okay place
    disappointed
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet