The fried shrimp was excellent.
The fried shrimp was excellent. The only item I did not like was the mac & cheese. Overall the food was great.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was Amazing!
This Restaurant is Awesome. The Food Was Amazing; Service Was Great. New York Strip Was Cooked Perfectly and Fried Shrimp Were Delicious.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was rather slow.
Service was rather slow. When we reviewed the check we found the discount not applied and the gratuity added higher than listed; our family of six had an automatically added gratuity.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our food was the best...every
Our food was the best...every item was perfect...served as if the waiter was reading my mind...the shrimp is the best I have ever had in my 78 years
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service and food were very
Service and food were very good;however it is pretty pricy--it will be out of a lot of peoples budget,
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet and low key- perfect Saturday
Great quiet place to have incredible food and sit for a while. My wife always has the filet and I usually get the special ( Sat night was swordfish ) But the steaks are excellent and I usually sneak a bite or two of the filet.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Couldn't be better Shrimp
Couldn't be better
Shrimp and Filet Mignon best in town
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice romantic evening
I took my wife here for our weekly date night on Saturday. It was a break from cooking for me, and a chance for her to dress up and give me an excuse to complement her all night. The food, flavor, and service were all very high level. However, we were seated next to some sort of steam cleaner. To be fair, it was tastefully covered completely by some sort of black linen. We would not have noticed it anywhere else in the restaurant.
We split the spinach dip - served with grilled pita bread - and the rack of lamb, which they divided for us in the kitchen at no extra charge. We both ate our fill and left satisfied. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will consider Blackstone again in the future.
Side Note: parking is by valet only
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I wife loved the taste of the food and was very inpressed with this restaurant.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is just up the street but I this was my first visit. The steak was cooked perfectly and I loved the calamari appetizer. I will definitely return here for a second visit. The wait staff was great - there when you needed them butnot intrusive. The Bourbon Pecan pie was delicious.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went and intended on getting the filet/mushroom that are always excellent, instead I got the swordfish with mango salsa, it was one of the best swordfish dinners I have ever had. The spinach was also excellent.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting atmosphere, good food
Blackstone is situated in one of those simple brick strip malls that have become ubiquitous in the Atlanta metro area. It's much more attractive inside than out. When you enter, a bar with a live band is to the right. The dining area is to the left. Although there is a door to cut the noise, at times, we found the music distracting. Is Blackstone neighborhood bar or a fine dining establishment? It's as though it couldn't decide what it wanted to be when it grew up.
The food was delicious and abundant. The service was average. Nothing stands out to me as so delightful that I would drive across town again to get it; however, if I'm near Smyrna again and desire a meal, I will keep Blackstone in mind.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place. Been going
Love this place. Been going there since it opened. Food great, staff attentive, great bar atmosphere. "Tempt" singing on Saturday night was great addition to the evening. Hope this place stays around for a long time.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, service, and atmosphere
Food, service and atmosphere were very good. Steak was well prepared as were crab-cakes!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice night out
Hostess was prompt and friendly, the wait staff were very professional, friendly, and attentive. The food was prepared to our request, and was very good. We had a very nice evening!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The filet just about melts in your mouth. Absolutely perfect and both our steaks were done exactly the way we ordered them. Mashed potatoes and asparagus were delish and the add-on grilled shrimp were tender and flavorful. Very attentive service without being intrusive. Bread before meal could use some improvement, but the overall experience was ideal. We had an early dinner, about 6:45 and I'd rate the noise level as between quiet and moderate. Nice.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second visit to Blackstone. While it was quite a few years between visits, I was happy to learn that the food was still great. Everything was prepared as ordered and everyone in our party was very satisfied. The calimari is possible the best in Atlanta. The only negative was the level of service. It appeared that they were short staffed on the night we went. The waiter did not mention this but I only saw one other server. While we did not go unnoticed, the level of attention was lacking for a restaurant of this caliber and price range.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our first time but we both enjoyed it dinner and will be back
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ordered fried oysters, rib eye, smoked gouda Mac n cheese, baked potato and bernaise sauce. Everything was spectacular and prepared perfectly. I like my steak medium well and it was grilled to perfection. Grill marks and smokey flavor were on point. Our service and the amount of time it took for our orders was prompt.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and Walter our waiter was informative and attentive . Overall, would recommend to everyone. This was my first time and we will certainly go back.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service and and the food was outstanding. The ambience was outstanding. It was so nice that I'm taking my parents their for dinner real soon. The steak and the fried lobster tails was amazing. I'm looking forward to going back and trying something else different off of the menu.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place has been around for a long time, and yet this is the first time I've been there. I wouldn't describe it as 'legendary', but it's certainly not bad. My fiance and I went out there on a Friday night... There was no crowd, which can be good or bad, depending on your perspective. The valet seemed a bit pointless, as we could have parked 50 feet away ourselves. We wouldn't have actually needed a reservation to get seated right away, which I considered a good thing... It's a very nice looking, dark wood themed restaurant, and we opted to sit at the bar. Based on the menu, it might even make more sense for them to classify themselves as a "high-end bar" than as a restaurant... just the same, it was a nice, low-drama dining experience.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, the food (filet Mignon And Fried Shrimp) was all that we could ask for
and Michelle's service was perfect. There when she needed to be and not when
nothing was needed.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I'd definitely go back! I was very pleased and impressed with my server and the General Manager/Chef J.P. Though our reservation was very late and they were out of some items, they took really good care of us!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
we enjoyed our experience ...food was great ...service was good
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to sparsely attended restaurants before, but we were literally the only 2 people there at 8:00 on a Friday night. I felt so badly for the restaurant owners and servers. The food was great. I guess it's just a bad location. Hope it picks up soon! There's something that feels odd about being in a beautiful restaurant completely by yourself.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always my dinner at Blackstone on Saturday was wonderful! This is a true old style steak house that is a definite treat; everything from the ambiance, fantastic service, diverse & unique menu items, is something I look forward to! Be it a romantic first date, marriage proposal, impress friends or your boss, etc, THIS is where you take them. The food was astounding and the service is always perfect; friendly with the right degree of professionalism.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
An oasis in a busy day
Blackstone was a great Oasis at the end of a busy day. It was a good quiet place for a business meeting with great food, outstanding service and a quiet ambiance where you could talk and hear yourself think.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Close to Vinings and Smyrna
Food always excellent and the noise level is such that you can actually carry on a conversation with your dining pardners. If the bar area is too noisy, you can always get them to close the glass door. One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Blackstone was recommended to us by a friend. Honestly our expectations were not high because usually when we go to a steak place we leave feeling that it wasn't worth the money. Last time we went out for a steak dinner we went to Hal's and it was great BUT we left with a big FAT bill that was hard to justify. Blackstone had great steaks, cooked perfectly, seasoned well and priced right. Service was great too. The baked potato was awesome. The skin was crispy and had been coated in Kosher salt which made it so yummy. We tried two sauces on the side, a caper cream sauce and a veal demi glace and both were excellent but I preferred the caper cream. We will return and advise friends to go. Im thinking girls night :) with wine!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We realized upon entering Blackstone that a reservation was not necessary. There was one person in the bar area. And one other couple in a booth in the dining area. The meal and service was very good, it just felt a little awkward being the only people there. We couldn't help but over hear the other couple's conversation because the place was so quiet. I hope they don't go out of business! The restaurant is truly a gem for Smyrna, I would hate to see them go.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM