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no. 246
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no. 246 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.no246.com
  • Phone: (678) 399-8246
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daliy: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: sunday - thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Drew Belline
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private buy out events, or large group dining for up to 50 guests in our main dining room.
  • 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: Church Street
  • Public Transit: The Decatur MARTA station is one block south of our location.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample street parking throughout Decatur or there are two lots on the north corners of Church and Ponce.
A word from no. 246
No. 246 is an Italian-inspired, locally sourced restaurant from Ford Fry and Drew Belline. The menu features simple preparations of wood-fired cuisine that showcase the quality of farm fresh ingredients.
For a unique and personal view of the restaurant, we offer seating nightly at our our Chef's Counter, overlooking the kitchen. For $50 per person (up to four people), the kitchen will tailor a special four-course dinner with the best ingredients the season has to offer. For details on this experience and also for large party information, please see our website.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "The food, service, and wine/drink list are excellent. Never a disappointment at 246. One of Decatur's BEST!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent dining choice with reasonable $12 corkage fee. Food is fresh and creative and items are sourced locally. Our only mistake was we should have skipped dessert simply because we were already full. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great dinner! Meatball appetizer was delicious. Had flank steak entree with a red wine sauce which was very tasty.. House wine very good. Bread with olive oil wonderful! We were fortunate to sit in window so not as loud. Can be very hard to talk there due to noise level. Service was good...our server very knowledgeable and helpful. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Service, ambiance, and attitude were all great at 246. We sat outside on the patio- and loved it. Except for the spider who decided to weave it's web above our table. Also, the food was amazing overall but we felt the springer chicken entree was a bit too flavorful. The way it was prepared, you lose the flavor of the chicken with all the other ingredients."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wonderful meal, wonderful service. Will definitely go there again and have recommended it to friends. We ordered everything that our server Neil recommended and it was all superb. Neil was one of the best servers I have ever had and I love to eat out. It was a great experience all around."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was OK, the service friendly but spotty and the atmosphere was good. It was a bit too loud and the servers seemed a little overwhelmed. We liked some of the dishes that we tried but weren't really impressed with any of them. We had high hopes since we really like The Optimist, but we were disappointed and we don't plan on returning."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent but the place was very noisy!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "really enjoy this place. food, service and ambience make it a can't miss dining experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was my first time at No. 246 for dinner - I had been for lunch many months ago. The dining area was dark and loud, but since there was only 2 of us, we managed a conversation fine. Had we been a larger group, it may not have been as easy to hear. The food was excellent, as was the wine and the service. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I've now dined here 4 times and I'll continue to return. From the minute u walk in the door, and observe the great decor and are greeted, everything is stellar. From service to food -- just great. This chef knows what he's doing,is very creative and one of the best in Atlanta. 5 stars to all involved in bringing 246 to us!! Thanks"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was incredible, portions were just right, our server was incredible. We sat on the back porch which had big ceiling fans to keep us cool, and watched people coming and going through the street behind (there was a beach-themed festival that night in Decatur). The inside was a bit loud with echoes, but outside was just right. We're definitely going back in the near future!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our server Bonny was The Greatest! The food was excellent and my party and I really enjoyed our dining experience. Will definitely continue to return to 246."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The whole picture with 246 was great in reservations, food, ease to find, service for surprising my husband with my son that flew in from Califronia for Fathers Day. He got off Marta from the airport and walked straight to 246 in Decatur. However it is so loud in the space that you cannot hear or carry on a conversation. We still had a great meal and would probably return on a Monday night or for lunch but stay away from the busy times!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Went there for lunch with my toddlers. Food was great, staff was very accommodating but I just felt that it was a little slow for lunch. We didn't get out for 1.5 hours and anyone with kids knows that's a long time to keep them occupied. We ordered a spaghetti dish and the waitress told us after 20 min that they were going to use another type of pasta and if that was fine. It was fine but my 3 year old was waiting for 45 min for lunch from the moment we sat down so it was just a little hard to keep her occupied. However, the food was great and so was the ambience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food was amazing! Great atmosphere but loud in dining room. Great outdoor patio."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love the food, service, fit with neighborhood. Great back porch but noisy inside."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The meal was savory. Fresh local farm grown food was really amazing!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We don't get out much with 3 toddlers - so when we do we like to make it count. We had never been to no 246 so we thought we would give it a try. Cocktails were very good and had great reccos from the waiter. Meatball app and peach salad were also very good. My wife had the spaghetti with shrimp and I had the halibut - we both enjoyed them. Again, it was very good but not mind-blowing like we had been led to believe. Would definitely go again but not a place where our minds were blown."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "One of the best meals we ever had! Delicious dishes, so very fresh and bursting with flavors, including fresh snipped herbs from the restaurant's back yard, that we could see from the delightful covered patio (where you can also play ping pong!). House-made pasta dishes made our eyes roll back, and the salads had brilliant combinations of veggies and herbs. The service was top notch and ultra friendly. This is our new favorite restaurant in the Atlanta metro area. Ok, one very minor gripe-- more than 2 slices of that yummy bread at a time, please! The bread is served with dishes of high quality evoo with terrific olives afloat"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We ordered fried okra for apps which was a big hit;pizza was just ok; meatballs were yummy. First three entrees came out cold...2 pastas, one chicken, all three sent back for a "reheat"; next pasta was piping hot. Last 2 entrees were fine, but then 3 of us were waiting for quite some time to get our meals back. Food was good, but not outstanding. Chicken special for two was a big hit; chicken with panzanella salad great. Would have wanted all meals brought out together so no one was eating alone or finishing up alone."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Having seen the advertisements on TV about 246 regarding the type chicken served and driven by it numerous times. For our first time visit, we treated out of town guests to an outstanding Sat morning brunch. The menu was unique in offerings and preparation which we found to be outstanding in taste. We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, service, food and great prices making 246 a must visit again restaurant which we would highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The absolute best meatball I have ever had in my life! Salmon to die for, peach salad was amazing. Early retirement drink and the peach pizza were truly amazing. Topped off with the almond cake! This place is exceptional!! Do not miss these very talented chefs. Even have a chefs counter. We loved everything!!! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food is really good, the wine list is very good, with a lot of choices with reasonable prices and the service is great. The new patio outside is amazing! The ONLY big problem is the NOISE! It is CRAZY loud. My advice is to book a table around 9pm so that very quickly it gets a bit more reasonable. But apart from that, really nice restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Always good food and service. Cover back porch nice. Wedging a LOUD table of 6 right up against our table wrecked ambience. We had to lean in to talk. Restaurant inside had loads of space? "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Overpriced, the food was good but higher quality can be found for the same price elsewhere."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Sunday brunch was excellent. In our party of 3, I had the Breakfast Pizza, and the others had spaghetti and French toast. Both were very well received. My pizza was also good, but I would have been just as happy without the fried egg on the pizza. The trout and deviled egg appetizers were outstanding as was the 21st amendment Hell or High Watermelon Beer. Service was excellent, and we received great advice in finding a place to park which was difficult because the street in front of 246 was closed for an arts/crafts show. This is a kind of funky low-key and very pleasant place for brunch. This is not a place to go if you or your guests are looking for elegant, table-cloth dining. But we would certainly recommend it to others."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food and service this night (our second time here) wasn't nearly as impressive as the first. Not sure if we'll go back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a great meal and the service was outstanding. Very friendly and helpful from the time we were seated to the minute we left. We were here for a special occasion (2 birthdays) and the staff was very accommodating to my 7 yr old. Decatur dining is typically family friendly but no. 246 really made an effort with a children's menu that had great (not boring) options. Thank you! Dessert options were perfectly sized - small but still perfect to share and not overdo it on sugar. Ya know when you just want a few bites. The only drawback is the noise level. The acoustics are terrible.. We spent a lot of time repeating ourselves or just talking to the person next to us because it was impossible to have a table conversation. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We were 30 minutes late for our reservation, but it wasn't busy and the staff was great. The food is really fresh and locally grown, when possible. Even though the tables are close together, we didn't have a noise issue. The server was very nice and friendly. I will be back!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Dining ay 246 is definitely a wonderful food experience. Always consistent, service is exceptional; food and wine absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "i could hear the conversation at the next table more clearly that the conversation at our table. he must have been yelling louder. way to noisy."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "michael our waiter was fabulous and gorgeous, food was delicious, wine sommelier recommended smooth Pinot Noir from Oregon, enough taste and body , not to heavy , not too light. met the manager who gave us tour of chef's tables, really fabulous, great happening space, "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had made plans to meet friends for dinner and needed to find a restaurant in a convenient location. So I went to OpenTable and this restaurant showed up with tons of great reviews. Definitely the best pasta I have EVER had!! The only issue was our table for 6 was a little small. We can't wait to go again :)"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I was expecting to have the usual Benedicts I get everywhere else, but since they did not have them I tried something new. It was amazing, everything. The almond cake was great, too!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places in Decatur! They make all of their pasta in house, and it shows. We had the whole roasted fish, it was awesome. Desserts also are fantastic. Highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Ford Fry knows what he is doing. Awesome meal. Meatball was fabulous as was the agnolotti. Loved our server too. Can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "They are riding the wave of farm fresh ingredients, novel items (there were so many things on the menu I never heard of and I eat out every night), and unusual presentation and combinations. Not what I call great food but "interesting." Kind of like a blind date that is described to you as "cute.""
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We came from Buckhead cause we love St Cecilia . This place was great . Everything prepared perfectly and the beet salad is the bomb . Trout was just delicious and desert chocolate brownie is a must ! We will be back ! "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Decatur is a destination for some people in Atlanta, but it is well worth the drive. Our food was superb, our waitress was outstanding and the wine sommelier definitely knew his wines. I would say it is one of the better meals I have had in Atlanta for quite some time."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Had a 5:30 reservation for dinner and was I glad I did. We were seated right on time and as our meal progressed the restaurant filled up. By time we left at around 7:30 I noticed that there were no empty tables. Our waitress, Zena, was warm & friendly, timely, and knowledgeable. For dinner, we shared a meatball and salad and our entrees were the trout and the salmon. Everything was just delicious including the brandy soaked cherries in our manhattans. We will definitely return to no. 246."
    Dined on 4/19/2014