Great Louisiana food. The
Great Louisiana food. The service was outstanding! Try the gumbo...this the real deal!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Little bit slow since the
Little bit slow since the place was slammed at about 730PM on a Friday. Normally have chosen to go mid weer. Still overall a great experience. As always the staff including the owner are great - very warm and welcoming. Food as always very tasty!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Restaurant recommended by
Restaurant recommended by a friend and it was great. Loved the bread pudding and Amberjack. I'm looking forward to trying the Halibut. Four of us enjoyed the cozy but quiet elegance of the restaurant. We all loved the roasted potatoes. We will be returning. It was an excellent meal and an excellent value as well. Service was also wonderful and the tea was real southern tea and it was absolutely delicious. Servers were friendly and helpful - all of them even the ones who were not "assigned" to our table and that was so refreshing. The owner came over and spoke to us and we enjoyed that exchange. He made us feel welcome and appreciated and that is at the top of why we will return as well.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, exceptional
Wonderful food, exceptional service. Will go back and will recommend this restaurant to everyone.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and service was excellent.
The food and service was excellent. The waiters were attentive but not intrusive. The owner spoke to us. The prices were typical for a higher quality dining experience. We had fish, which was fresh, the calamari was tender and well spiced, and the gumbo was excellent!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't miss the crab soup
What an unexpected pleasure!
While in Atlanta for the Final Four, my husband had a taste for Cajun and booked a table at McKinnon's.
The crab soup I ordered was outstanding; spicy and full of flavor.
I ordered grouper Louisiane that was tender, flaky and perfectly prepared.
I have to give this a BIG thumbs up!!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice dinner with excellent service
The service was outstanding and the menu selections were good. However, without a coupon, the prices of the entrees would have been somewhat out of sync. McKinnon's has been in business in Atlanta for many years, and that speaks well of the restaurant. There aren't many restaurants in Atlanta with that record of longevity. The traditional furnishings are reminiscent of New Orleans. One is made to feel welcome and the courtesy of the wait staff never ends.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I compete
My boyfriend and I compete to find restaurants with different cuisines, environments, and themes to take each other to on a date. I took him to McKinnon's Louisiane for our sixth month celebration and it was a romantic environment with excellent food. He won't like to admit it, but I definitely found the best restaurant in terms of food and service in our dinner adventures so far!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the time we walked into the door until we left Aziz, the owner, was very helpful. His review of the freshest items on their menu to recommending dessert was fantastic. If you want a great Seafood dinner in Atlanta then this is the place.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service! Doesn't look like much on the outside, but walking through the doors you are transported to a regal dining room. I highly recommend the seafood gumbo. not too spicy, just delish!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Atlanta Classic
When you walk into McKinnon's you will feel its warm, gracious spirit and you will be treated as a very special guest. The restaurant is comfortable and the service is outstanding. Seafood and fish are the specialties and they are done very well. They serve soft shell crabs, oysters, shrimp, crawfish and a whole flounder dish that is really a stand out. You can certainly get a great, spicy Cajun style dish here but the restaurant is not limited or defined by spicy. There is enough variety on the menu to satisfy a group with diverse tastes. The wine list is very affordable - their markup is one of the smallest I have seen in an Atlanta restaurant and they have quality labels. And there is bread pudding for dessert!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall a good experience, fine food & great service. Ala carte menu is normally not my preferred option, but understandable with this type establishment.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friends from Panama
Wanted a quite place to dine with a friend from Panama that have not seen in several years. This place was excellent. The service was excellent but not intrusive. Food was excellent. If you are looking for place to escape the little brats and noisy 20 somethings, this is the place
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Returned to MacKinnon's after many years and found it a delicious and delightful experience. Excellent service and quiet enough for a conversation.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
best soup i've ever had
Crab Soup was phenomenal! The flavor was robust and got better with each spoonful.
Black pepper shrimp was good, but the actual "Black pepper" was slightly overwhelming.
My wife ordered the grouper.Fish was extremely fresh and tasty, however, we did not know that it was breaded, which was a slight bummer since she is not eating fried foods and it wasn't spelled out in the description.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
McKinnon's Nice Night
Went for our Anniversary. Unfortunately Aziz was not there. We missed not getting to see him. However, the folks he left in charge have sure learned well. They treat the customers with the same caring way that he does. Food always good, but the service and friendly atmosphere to us is what makes McKinnon's special.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, traditionally prepared.
This is a New Orleans style seafood restaurant with a huge menu. Interior décor - rich dark woods and very New Orleans. Servers were well trained and attentive. Food, well prepared and fish was fresh, however cooking style and presentation was very "old school." For a Saturday night dining room was 1/2 (or less) full, might explain why we found them on Shout Mob.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was excellent and timely--we didn't feel rushed through our cocktails. The owner was gracious to stop and visit at the table. The trout was delicious & my husband said the soft shell crab/hollandaise was the best he had tasted. Would like to see this much-loved restaurant return to it's popularity.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A gem of a restaurant. Service
A gem of a restaurant. Service & Food are always excellent.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed our time at McKinnon's Louisiane. The food, service and ambience all combined to make for a lovely dinner! We will definitely be returning soon!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, the experience was
Overall, the experience was great. The service was a bit slow and it took 15 minutes before we were greeted or even got water. We were told told get the sampler appetizer but weren't told the price... it turned out to be much more money than it should have been, considering the prep and portions. About $20 too much, actually. That was the trend of the restaurant, though - everything was priced much higher than it should have been considering. We spent $100 for one appetizer, two entree's, and one dessert. This is far from a 4-5 star restaurant, however the pricing nor the service indicates such.
This is a good restaurant, and worth trying once... but there are much better places to spend that kind of money.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was Excellent, the service was impeccable and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. A very enjoyable evening!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attentive and engaging service
The meal was delicious and the seafood was artistically combined, but the attentive (but not cloying) and engaging service was what really made the dining experience memorable. The gumbo could have been hotter - that may be because we were early diners.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been here several times
I've been here several times for dinner and have always had nothing but good things to say about the food/service, except the one time I ordered a dish, against my colleague's advice, that I didn't enjoy. I considered that operator error on my part. Great place!!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
McKinnon's Delivers AGAIN
This was our 9th anniversary that my Partner and I spent at McKinnon's. They are exceptional. Azziz always makes us feel so welcome. We could not have enjoyed the evening more.
John and Michael
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A group of us went to dinner here. The plaza it is in had gone down quite a bit, but the inside was cozy, romantic and the staff was lovely. The owner walks around and makes conversation. Very friendly establishment with great food.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and attention to detail. The Owner came by our table at least 4 times. We will be going back again soon. Coupon is available on their website.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite Atlanta restaurant
Great food with atmosphere and service that can't be beat. It's where I take all my visitors to ATL at least once.
9/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
We appreciated the attention by the owner.
Will be back this fall to try some raw oysters.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love to walk into a restaurant in shorts and a collared shirt because that's my business attire now that I'm retired, almost fifteen years. Everyone in this restaurant makes you feel welcome. The seafood is delightful and scrumptious. You can't go wrong picking anything on the menu. Try the sea bass, it melts in your mouth. A good selection of wine and the wait staff doesn't rush you. Our last meal with another couple only lasted three hours.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
our new, favorite restaurant!!
My husband and I loved our experience at McKinnon's. We loved the warm greeting we received when we first entered, we loved the live "karaoke" in the bar area, we had personal attention from Aziz (the owner) and our meal was amazing.
We love fish,and this is mainly a fish place that infuses creole/New Orleans into the preparation of the dishes. We ordered a 3rd entree so we'd have plenty to take home! Next time, we plan to try the Amber Jack which is not easy to find on a menu.
McKinnon's decor is a throwback to 30 years ago, but we thought that was part of its charm. It actually makes you feel very warm and comfortable when you walk in.
We had a fabulous night at McKinnon's and we cannot wait to invite some friends and go back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The host circulated the entire evening, making sure every customer was satisfied. Everything was smooth and pleasant. We ended the evening enjoying the music in the bar.
Interestingly, we were there to celebrate a birthday and shared that information. There was no special recognition. Most restaurants send champagne or dessert for the guest. Like the week before, at LaGrotta, champagne was offered to the table of seven guests. That is not a "deal breaker" for this restaurant though.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful as ALWAYS
I cannot say enough about McKinnons. Azziz was not there this time but the young man (I am having trouble recalling his name) is EXCELLENT. Service could not be any better. The food is always consistently great.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creole gem in Buckhead
This place is a real gem. Great service. Food tastes maybe better than what I remember getting in New Orleans. Definitely a great place to check out and put into the rotation of restaurants on the 'short list.'
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you want some of that Louisiana cooking this is the place to go. A great menue with lots of fresh fish to pick from. I just love this place!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM