We have dined here many times, and it never disappoints. Ambience, food, and service are impeccable. Roman took care of us with personality and detail, as all of Eugene's staff does. The sommelier was very informative, and we thoroughly enjoyed the wine pairings with our tasting menu.
The complimentary drink from the bar- a wonderful summer cocktail.
The chef's appetizer- a small coddled egg in shell, with sorghum- please put this on the menu!
The grouper- to die for!
The only info for future diners- do the tasting menu if you are really hungry. The portions are smaller, but there are complimentary chef's additions, so it is actually 8 courses. We were very full by the end!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A place for a special meal
We returned to Restaurant Eugene after a long hiatus for a romantic birthday dinner. We are not easy to impress, but this was a special meal. The restaurant was not crowded fairly late on a Sunday evening; we received attentive but not overblown service, and the tasting menus and wine pairings were an absolute treat for every course. We ordered both the vegetable and carnivore versions of the tasting menu and shared the two between us. The wine selections contained good standbys and some terrific out-of-the box selections, particularly the pairing of a French Chenin Blanc with the fish course.
We recently returned from a trip to France where we splurged on a number of meals. Our meal at Eugene was better than any of them.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
An amazing total experience. We were visiting from out of town. I read phenomenal reviews about this place. They lived up to and exceeded my expectations, which were very high. The staff was incredibly helpful, courteous, and gracious. The mixed drinks were exceptional. Super high quality ingredients in both food and drink.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good, small
The food was very good, small portions, very gourmet ...service very attentive ....quite pricey
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our 30th Wedding Anniversary
This was a wonderful experience for our 30th wedding anniversary. I loved the tastings and never walked out feeling gorged at all. Just the right amounts. Lots of details to the presentation of the tastings. Loved the different china each tasting was in.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We're from out of town and made a reservation, not realizing how fancy the restaurant actually was. When we got there, we were so pleased to see there were no pretensions or airs, just amazing food and drink with amazing service. I highly recommend the vegetable platter, but everything was prepared beautifully. The sommalier and server were charming and knowledgable and never rushed us in the least. Overall, a terrific experience.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Among the very best meals
Among the very best meals I have ever had in Atlanta. Simply outstanding in terms of atmosphere, service, and food.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfection At Its Best
We are always pleased when eating at Eugene's. Bradford, the bartender, makes fabulous drinks. Christopher, who has many functions...server, host..always makes great wine selections and food recommendations. However, all the employees make you feel special and aim to please. The food is outstanding and there is always something for everyone including vegetarians. While the menu is small and changes frequently based on what is fresh, and while the prices are on the higher side, the entire experience is wonderful. This small quiet and romantic restaurant is our favorite!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Destination Dining at its Best
This place does everything right. The service alone would make you want to settle in for an evening. Service is ensemble style, with information about the course being served, the wine and frequently the source of the ingredients coming from each server. All are very knowledgeable but professional tempered with grace and warmth.. Oh yes, the food -- it is fabulous. The menu is not huge but includes dishes that will cater to a variety of tastes and bring the taste buds way up to new levels. Absolutely fresh ingredients, many locally sourced, are combined in unique ways and come out bursting with taste. There is sheer genius in this kitchen. Try the tasting menu. Better yet have the tasting menu wine paired. Then call a cab,
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't let the price deter you
Yes it was very expensive but we went all out! Cocktails, seven courses with wines, then coffee. It was a meal and evening we will be talking about for years! It was worth every penny. Would I do it again? Absolutely! That's where I will celebrate winning the lottery, no doubt!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the perfect spot for
This is the perfect spot for being able to talk. Great food and service!
7/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine dining experience
Highly recommend the chefs tasting menu with wine pairings!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow! What an Experience.
We had an amazing meal and dining experience for my wife's birthday. Every course of the tasting menu was something special.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and service
The food was incredible and the service was 5 star!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
surprising bursts of flavor
Never has a salad tasted so alive with flavor. Fennel, mint, beets, citrus... the flavors kept surprising our tastebuds. My husband commented that this was the best meal he's ever had. Outstanding, attentive service, Worth every penny.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hadn't been in a while so
Hadn't been in a while so not sure when the menu changed. Now it offers a much smaller selection in favor of their 5.6 or 7 course tasting menu. The service and food are still top notch........I prefer the old menu.....had a bit of difficulty finding options that I was interested in......
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Foodie Adventure
A great evening! Every staff member knew it was my wife's birthday. Chef's seven course tasting menus with wine pairings is an amazing journey through surprising and delightful tastes and textures. Service was 10 stars; the wines just kept on coming. Ones suggestion: bring a substantial amount of cash. Enjoy!
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have never written a restaurant review, but Restaurant Eugene deserves one. We went for our anniversary and it was the best eating experience we have had in Atlanta hands down. We have eaten at quite a few places in Atlanta and Restaurant Eugene was by far the best food/service we have ever received. We opted for the tasting menu with wine parings and there were zero disappointments. We were able to try so many different types of food and offerings and wines. The staff was incredible with so much attention to detail. I would suggest this to anyone who wanted to do something for a special occasion that you wanted to remember. Thanks RE.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for Anniversary Dinner
I couldn't think of a more perfect spot in Atlanta to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious. The pairings were great. The service was excellent! They were attentive without being intrusive. The staff helped us have a very wonderful celebration.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always the BEST
I love Eugenes. There is nowhere in Atlanta I would rather be on my Birthday than in the fantastic hands of EVERYONE at Eugenes. Everyone is attentive, the cocktails are the best... balanced and always perfect. The wine pairing with the food is stunning. The food creations are magnificent and shocking in their tasting combinations.
Thank you for what you give to Atlanta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romance at Restaurant Eugene
My husband and I decided to celebrate our 34th anniversary at Restaurant Eugene. We wanted a place that would provide us with a night to remember. We found it with the Chef's tasting menu and wine pairings. Each dish of the 5 course meal was exquisitely prepared and the staff took time to explain each tasting. The sommelier was knowledgeable to provide just the right wine to enhance each course. There were several extra "gifts" from the chef including a pre-dinner drink, cheese bites, candies, and pastries. We spent 3 hours, enjoying each other and a very special meal prepared and served with the utmost of care. Although expensive $245 total bill, we left feeling like it was worth every penny...totally pampered and well fed!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional service and food. Perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion. Chef takes extra steps to meet any special dietary needs. We have eaten here a number of times and every time is exceptional. One of the top chefs in Atlanta.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
High quality food and service
High quality food and service for top dollar prices.
9/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chef's Tasting Menu Was Wonderful!
My husband and I had the chef's tasting menu. Each course was beautifully presented and excellent!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't get any better
There is no question that Restaurant Eugene is among the top places in Atlanta. Fresh sourced menu that the kitchen prepares to perfection. I would rate the outstanding service against any other restaurant in the country. The bar prepares both well imagined cocktails and mocktails as well as classic drinks. The wine list show great sense and imagination. This is truly one of the finest restaurants not only in Atlanta but in the country.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Foodie Gem
It had been a while since my wife and I had taken a trip to Atlanta. We drove up for the weekend, stayed at a fine hotel, visited the High Museum, and dined at Restaurant Eugene. Such a fine trip we had, and Restaurant Eugene helped make the weekend even better. We have excellentt choices in Birmingham for fine dining, but a change of presentation styles was enjoyed. The tasting menu is the reason to go to Eugene, and the food was superb, creative, and exciting. Even the bread and butter was superior, as well as the cocktails.The overall experience was marvelous, A to Z. The value compares well with other fine dining in large cities. I look forward to returning for their winter menu.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and food,
Excellent service and food, but a little too expensive.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasting menu dining experience!
I went to restaurant Eugene with 3 friends and we all selected the tasting menu. Along the way through our courses there were also mini bites served which were all amazing. The waiter suggested several bottles of wine, and I was very happy with my selection. Overall the food was amazing, and the service was spectacular.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be regulars now!!!!!!!!!!!!! Outstanding dining experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Restaurant Eugene does not disappoint!!!!!!!!!!!!!
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Special occasion place!
Restaurant Eugene was beautifully decorated, comfortable chairs, soothing lighting....a perfect white linene tablecloth restaurant. The food was very good however there were 3 things that really stood out for everyone at the table. They served a pimento Macaroon that nobody could get enough of then for desert we had a date pudding/cake with caramel sauce that was really outstanding!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service and food was impeccable. Would definitely revisit in the near future.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We came to Atlanta for get away weekend. My wife and I had an incredible experience with Eugene. Even before our dinner, they called to see if we had any specific food request or allergies. My wife cannot eat any type of greens, so when we ordered our main entrée it came with kale. The chef and the staff were very open to offer substitutions. Our entire meal was incredible, but I think our favorite part was the pan-seared okra offered by the chef to substitute for the kale. The wines and after dinner drinks were excellent. We eat in New York frequently and have recently been to Paris eating our way across the city. Our meal at Eugene was high on the list as one of our favorites in a long time. Every course was well thought out..excellent
10/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service were excellent.
Food and service were excellent. A great place for a special evening. Geat evening, but as previous reviews state the price was on the high side. Very high for Atlanta and what you receive for the price made it a little disappointing.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Experience up to Expectations
We enjoy RE two or three times a year. This time we brought our adult son for his first experience. We were delighted, and he was very pleased and impressed. This is our place to go for "dining," not simply eating. The food was excellent, the service elegant, but the combination made the evening special.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous dining experience
Nothing but the best at Eugene: food, service, ambiance and overall experience. Expensive however worth it. Special occasion and celebrations only for us - and we will be back. Liked the bring your own wine and the corkage fee waived one -for-one however if every person does the tasting chef menu i think all corkage fees should be waived- only conplaint.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My group did a seven course tasting. Unbelievable!
So eloquently prepared. Great attention to detail.
Our waitress's was friendly, spot-on with recommendations and truly
have a passion for food and drink.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
a special birthday celebration
An expensive four-hour 7 course dinner with 6 different wines on the special Tasting Menu might not be for everyone, but 2 couples (3 of whom are fairly serious "foodies") loved every minute of it. The "non-foodie" enjoyed everything but the beets and kale course which wasn't his favorite. Every course was exquisitely presented and delicious. The "foodies" chose the foie gras instead of the beets and were most happy even though it was $30 extra. We could not believe we had been eating and drinking for 4 hours! The wines were perfectly paired with each course and the amount poured was just right. We did not feel that we had over-indulged at all. It was a special birthday present for me and one I will remember for a long time.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Eugene shines!
This was our fourth visit to Restaurant Eugene, and it delivered as always. My wife and I each got one of the tasting menus--she the vegetable and I the chef's with wine pairings and one of the supplements. The three treats from the chef were fun and delicious. Our favorite is their take on the arpege. The courses are too many to name, but I will say the red snapper was perfect and my the "three beat" supplement was fantastic! My wife enjoyed her supplement, too, the chicken mushrooms with white grits, which was a sizable portion. The fish tartare with fried oysters and sweet and sour remoulade was both vinegary and sweet, crisp and gooey--a perfect balance of flavors. Service was impeccable as always! A wonderful night all around!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made a list minute decision to have dinner at Restaurant Eugene on a Sunday night. They did not miss a beat -- the food and service was awesome.
My favorite dish of the evening was the cabbage fondue on johnny cake with caviar. It was a close race with the egg, clotted cream and sorghum amuse bouche.
Realize when you go, that this is a fine dining experience (Michelin-starred style). The meals are designed to be multi-course. The pace and presentation reflect this.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Restaurant Eugene turned in another solid performance with the Chef's Tasting Menu on the 28th. The trout and desert dishes were wonderful, although the veal was rather bland without definite taste. Service and atmosphere were "spot on" as usual.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the very few restaurants with outstanding food and service where you can converse in normal tones.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow...one of the best restaurants in the world. On the top of the list for when i return to Atlanta!
Perfect service / food / drinks at all levels from the moment I got out of the cab until i walked out the door.
Thank you so much!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was the best in town!
Service was the best in town! I am pregnant and they watched out for me with every plate they made having special touches to avoid non-pregnancy food, It was great to have a whole team of people looking out for me!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best dinner ever
Loved this restaurant! One of the best ever! Service amazing, food to die for. Recommend you get the chef's tasting menu. And pace yourself! The servings are tiny but they kept coming out. I was very full when we left. We'll worth the price!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was put in charge of planning a birthday dinner for a friend in Atlanta. I knew several people who had dined at Bacchanalia but was unable to get a reservation at short notice. I had heard of Eugene from Chef Hopkins' appearance on Iron Chef and some publicity. I was a bit hesitant due to some negative online reviews but wanted to give it a chance. Beautiful food, overall good service, and an experience comparable to Michelin star restaurants at which I've dined.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful. Instead of doing
Wonderful. Instead of doing the tasting menu. We choose one dish from each category. The 3 I chose out me at $89, and the period were more than enough. The Blue Crab Gallete was superb! .
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of Atlanta's best restaurants. It just keeps getting better and better.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Eugene's to celebrate my son's new job. The service was impeccable. The food was original, creative and delicious. It was a memorable dining experience.
We had reservations. Our table was ready when we arrived. The wait staff congratulated my son on his new job and even brought him a special dessert to celebrate. We had lots of questions and our waiter was ready with patience and good answers and recommendations.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group of 5 enjoyed the chefs tasting menu paired with wines. I must say, we have experienced some of the tasting menus in Europe and the US, and RestaurantvEugene did not disappoint. Everything served was innovative, creative, and paired with rare and excellent wines. Wonderful dining experience, attentive but unobtrusive service, and courses timed impeccably. Wine pours were generous and well described by the servers. One of the best dining experiences anywhere, period!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic culinary/dinning experience. The service was over the top.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM