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
245 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (158)great for outdoor dining (138)special occasion (111)hot spot (105)vibrant bar scene (83)good for groups (68)romantic (63)neighborhood gem (50)great for lunch (45)notable wine list (42)late-night find (21)scenic view (12)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Great as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Service, food, space. King+Duke has all the pieces of the puzzle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovemyfood50VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had dinner once again with friends from out of town, and had been raving about King + Duke. To our shock and disappointment, we learned that Chef Joe is no longer there. There was an obvious difference in the food and menu selections. We had always loved and looked forward to the Octopus and again, raved about how great this dish was. It was carefully and beautifully charred, with potatoes and some other that made it a knock-out. We knew instantly once we saw the word "Soffritto" we knew it was a gone-er. It was terrible. A obvious influence by an Italian chef working out the damage control. Pitiful in our opinion. On the brighter side, the steak tartar was as outstanding as always. We are concerned for the future of King and Duke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great vibes and atmosphere
    youngatlantacouple
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We dined at King + Duke to celebrate a special occasion and the management went all out for us. Our table was a in great spot, the dessert was such a nice touch, and our server Jordan was phenomenal! He went above and beyond our expectations and we will definitely go back to see him. Our dinner was delicious and we left the restaurant happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience
    Sandee
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Outstanding dining experience. Food served was as delicious and it was attractive. Cooked to perfection and served timely. Antoine, was a great server with a lot of attention to detail. Great service! Absolutly a place I would recommend and also I plan on another visit. The open wood fire and grill was amazing!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    KDRFLS91014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I was meeting a client for a late lunch. The client was 40 minutes late and the colleague that I had brought with me had a hard "out time". The staff did not blink! They took my colleague's order while I waited to order with the client. When my client arrived they took our orders and managed to get us all out at the same time. Great Service!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!!!!
    AtlantaFordFryfan
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times and every time I have absolutely loved it. The selection, menu, ambiance, service, and overall experience is outstanding. The prices for what you get are pretty good for a fine dining establishment by Ford Fry. The cocktails don't disappoint. The menu berries frequently so even if you go a lot there's always something new to try. The octopus appetizer is divine. So are all of the meets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Like all Ford Fry's restaurants, the menu is very same-y. Farm to table is great, but only if you do something inspired, which isn't happening here. This restaurant is fine. That's it. It's expensive, the food is just ok, the service trying a little too hard and it looks a little like a lodge in Colorado. This is, by far, his least attractive restaurant so if you're going because his restaurants are the best designed in Atlanta and he's on the bleeding edge of restaurant design (which I think is true), hop over to St Cecelia instead, where the food is better and the ambiance FAR more interesting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Service and Nice menu
    MWJazz
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had a skirt steak grilled perfectly and swiss chard that was divine. The pate was so-so but not bad, just not great. The service was very good. we sat on the patio outside and though a bit noisy, it was nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall not bad
    Jean
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was good, not great. It was a little loud and tables were kind of tightly squeezed together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu Change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We are not a fan of the menu change to large entree and a la carte sides. The Rabbit (1/2) order and the swordfish steak (about 14 ounces) were too large and not appetizing. The sides were appropriate is size but were not flavorful. The beef tartar remain excellent
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    Anniman
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I were expecting greatness based on the reviews from GQ, what we experienced was only good. The menu is unique and has something for everyone, however the dishes missed the mark for my wife and I. For example, the pork chop had plenty of flavor, along with plenty of fat unfortunately. The setting was ideal in curtains places within the restaurant, we moved three times to find it, which is a plus in their willingness to accommodate. Nevertheless, we had to move, either because we were place so close to others that we could touch elbows, or the speaker directly above required a mega phone to communicate, slight exaggeration but you get the point. Not great, good food, up beat atmosphere, close encounters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best of Buckhead
    ILIKETOEATVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We really enjoyed our visit to King an Duke. The food was splendid. The waiting staff did a great job and the atmosphere was nice. The only bad thing I can say is that it is hard to figure out how to park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Loved everything about this place! Would highly recommend to anyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely worth a visit
    foodiefan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Cool bar scene. Great ambiance and lighting. Love the open kitchen. Very romantic as well for a date night. All kinds of groups here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Great service
    McQueen09
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Loved everything about this place- sitting on the outdoor porch was awesome and our food was outstanding. Highly recommend the bone marrow mushrooms!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner Spot!
    GrantVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet