Bourbon-centric bar with knowledgable mixologist who has created some clever craft cocktails. Follow that with a gourmet southern dinner like your Grandmother never would have imagined. Perfect for out of town guests.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great collections of hams
Great collections of hams and bourbons! And a very nice dining room!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely fabulous experience at this restaurant. Went with a group of 8 people and everyone loved their dishes. The oysters were great, although would have like a stronger horseradish. The Catfish was spectacular! Others in the group loved the Shrimp and grits, Pork cheeks were also fantastic. Highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion or just a Friday night out. Seriously one of the best places in all of Atlanta.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I along with a close group friends visited last Saturday. I found the restaurant on OpenTable and decided to try it based on the previous reviews. We had an overall good experience with a few minor challenges. The challenges were centered around our server's knowledge of the menu items but he was attentive, pleasant and put worth a good effort which we appreciated. The food was well prepared and very tasty. Our group ordered the fried chicken, salmon and pork shank. The seating was spacious and very comfortable. We spent just over 3 hours there and had a great time. It's definitely on my list for a return visit.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arrived late into town on a Saturday night and we were very well taken care of - great service , food and hospitality . We then
carried onto the Bourbon Bar to have desert and the atmosphere was very fun !
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food. Great Service. A Treat.
Southern Art has become a favorite of ours when we travel to Atlanta. Starting with a selection from the ham bar and a cheese board selected by our server Imran, we had another fantastic meal with exceptional service. Thanks!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed dinner on the terrace while people-watching. Great location and fabulous food! The complimentary rosemary cheddar biscuits practically melted in your mouth. We had the salmon and shrimp & grits----both were excellent! We will definitely be back to try other entrees.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good and our server was very attentive. I brought my father there for his birthday and they have a nice little celebratory dessert. The one thing I had trouble with was the noise level. It was during lunchtime and wasn't particularly busy but something about the acoustics made it quite loud, also the tables they sat us at were large and made conversation difficult. But the decorations were lovely and I would absolutely recommend this to anyone, although I would suggest maybe trying the outdoor dining.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is nice to stay at the hotel intercontinental and not have to leave the hotel to eat. The restaurant is a great spot.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great go-to spot for the
A great go-to spot for the bar or for the restaurant. Great bourbon and just as great a beer selection.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Daughter's birthday dinner out
I took my daughter's family out to celebrate her birthday last Saturday evening around 6:30. We had a 2 year old. All servers were very sweet to him, bringing him sweets. Nice high chair - nice atmosphere - very pretty environment. Food not that terribly expensive. Fried Chicken lived up to expectations - very tasty. Wine corkage was $25. Desserts were beautiful, but I tasted 3 of them - nothing spectacular. Drinks at $12 and $13 - kinda pricy.
They only put 'happy birthday' in chocolate on the plate, but charge for the dessert - so no kind of celebration offered by the restaurant. It won't keep me from returning at other times, but I'd probably go to another restaurant in order to make a bigger deal of a birthday in future.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
FANTASTIC IN EVERY WAY!!
My wife and I just spent 3 days at the hotel & ate almost every meal at the restaurant...it is UNBELIEVABLE & definitely one of the best in Atlanta!! The menu is very creative and everything we got was phenomenal & we can't wait to go back!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went back the next day 4 brunch!
I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. I had been once last summer and fell in love but I have not been back in a year. We went with a group of 6 and everyone LOVED it. The ham bar was divine, the fried green tomatoes to die for, and those lil biscuits, yum!!! I had the "dinnasaur leg" aka the pork shank, others had fried chicken, trout, filet. Everything was amazing! We tried the red velvet (I want this for my wedding cake, it was SO good!), the banana dessert, and the pecan pie! Not a crumb was left!
We had such a great meal we went back for brunch the next day! The grits, OMG, amazing, the sausage, cornmeal cakes...I am getting hungry just thinking about it all again.
All in all-go here hungry and enjoy!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great southern style menu presented itself with a contemporary flare and modernization of old favorites. Our entire experience was great; our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would go again without reservation. We tried the crab cake appetizer: large chucks of crab with a nice crust on a serving board. The ham bar offered a wide selection of cured meat to compare and contrast. I suggest ordering several for the table to sample. The scrumptious fried chicken was the overwhelming choice by my table, but not outdone by the wonderfully flavored pork shank with collards. No room for desert, but the Tuesday night wine special was enough of a sweet deal.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprised I've never made it to Southern Art before but very pleased with everything! Will be returning.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new fav
this is going to be my new favorite Buckhead restaurant. I love the appetizers, the fried chicken is a must have at least once and the deserts are worth spending the calories to indulge!
Love this place
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the ideal way to celebrate my birthday. The food was delicious and arrived in a very timely manner! Will definitely visit Southern Art and Bourbon Bar again in the near future.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great. The waiter
The food was great. The waiter seemed to not be familiar with the menu and was unable to answer some of my colleagues' questions in regards to the menu, but other than that it was GREAT!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, way too loud
The food was delicious, the decor was beautiful, and the service was extremely friendly, but also very slow. Two of the six of us were served about 15 minutes before the rest of us, so that was awkward. The live jazz was great, but very loud and overwhelming in such a small space. It was nearly impossible to have a conversation while the musicians were playing, so not a good place for folks who want to talk to each other while dining. A saxophone and grand piano in the middle of the small dining space was too much. It would have been better if they had been at one end and facing away from the diners. A shame because the musicians were very good.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the crab cakes and buttermilk fry chicken. Our waiter was awesome, friendly and knew the product.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, service and atmosphere
Food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. We loved our table, the round table on the upper level.
However, a group of men in t-shirts, baseball caps and jeans were at a table in the bar, rather close to us playing very loud games of cards. Not something I have ever encountered anywhere.
I really love South Art and have been there several times. Maybe iI will consider lunch and a weeknight rather than a weekend night.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new Fav
I love this restaurant. Don't let the fact that it is located in a hotel dissuade you from trying it. The food is amazing, the service great and it has all the charm of a local gem!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was in Atlanta for a conference and wanted to eat at a restaurant that had Southern food at a reasonable price. Absolutely found it at Southern Art. The food was great, the drinks were magnificent and I can't say enough about the service. Curt was everything you want/expect/hope from your waiter. Loved it!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
cant wait to go back
loved it. we introduced our friends to this great spot and they are already planning their next night out.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here with a big group for brunch. The buffet was amazing! So many different options for brunch lovers.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the fried chicken
You won't be disappointed! Best fried chicken I've ever eaten.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined at SA for a special occasion and had an excellent experience. Food, wine, and port were all great, the hostess and waiter kept the special occasion a secret and provided us with excellent service and hospitality. A truly memorable evening.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I think other reviewers have said how great the food was for it being in a hotel. Southern Art DEFINITELY did not disappoint! We went for Sunday brunch and had a great seat just behind the piano/sax player. Great ambiance, great food and good drinks at decent prices. We will be back!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little different....
Southern Art and Bourbon Bar (and Ham Bar) has traditional offerings as well as a number over variations which both my wife and I enjoyed. their bourbon flights provided several hard to find bourbons and their ham bar was a unique experience for us...and exceeded our expectations. Not only was our primary waiter friendly, funny, and very helpful (and accurate on his recommendations), other staff members shared stories of the history of the place enthusiastically as they filled water glasses etc. It appeared that everybody enjoyed working there....adding to our enjoyment as well. It is in a hotel so many in the bar portion of the restaurant appeared to be guests mixing with local professionals winding down after work.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Southern fried chicken
Best Southern fried chicken and pecan pie ever encountered. Gorgeous décor and atmosphere. Outside dining very noisy--busy street.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly Enjoyed Everything
This dining experience was just what I was looking for while visiting Atlanta.
Starting with drinks in the Bourbon Bar, we were impressed with the the ambiance, service, and the selection of cocktails (and bourbon on its own).
The food was a real experience. We started with a selection of ham from the ham bar. This is a must! Try a few different types, you'll really notice the difference in each, and be hard pressed to pick which one was your favourite as they are all so unique and flavourful.
For the main course, my friend had the fried chicken. Naturally I had to try some. So incredibly juicy and tender, just perfect. I had the the pork cheeks - absolute heaven! Speaking of heaven, you MUST try the cheese and mushroom grits!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Business Lunches
We came here with a large group of nine people for a business lunch. I have had bad experiences with restaurants in the area taking too long, but we got in and out relatively quickly. The appetizers were excellent, especially the chicken wings, which everyone loved. Everyone seemed to enjoy their entrees. The lunch specials are always good and pretty affordable. The cheese biscuits they give as bread are to die for. I highly recommend this restaurant to others all the time. It's my go-to "nice" lunch place in the area.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Save room for dessert
Southern Art is consistently good. Nice place for small groups and celebrations. Terrific desserts!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We won a gift certificate here and could not have been happier. What a great find! The place was beautiful with colorful chandeliers and art canvases overhead. Our waiter was so friendly and went out of his way to figure out the details for us. The chef was very accommodating for some food intolerances of mine. The food was fresh, ?local and outstanding! We had a multi-course Sunday brunch including salad, main, and dessert and everything was superb. Went down smooth, too, which speaks to the quality of the food. The live music (singer and guitarist) was also delightful. We'd love to go back!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Southern Art - First Time diner
Southern Art – Bourbon Bar – Classy Southern Cooking – Bourbon – Amazing – One of my new favorites – Great bourbon selection – It’s like Momma’s cookin’ meets the queen of England.
Highly recommend Southern Art. We had a group of 8 (first time diners) and all had a great time! I'll be back with more groups and plan to dine there again with my family.
Thank you for a great evening.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We happened to dine on their
We happened to dine on their Second year anniversary. I have dined here previous so the extra's were noted and appreciated. The cocktails were great, the special crawfish bisque shooters were full of shells and watery. The entrees were perfect! and our wait staff very attentive in the midst of the celebration hubbub. I will definitely return when entertaining clients again. Parking is easy.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This upscale Southern menu
This upscale Southern menu satisfies a true need in Atlanta. The ham bar is unique and a good value. Must try the pork shank - and some of the better fried chicken anywhere.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to Southern Art. The food was great, can't go wrong with anything you order. The bar is amazing. And the dessert is worth stuffing yourself. Truly a southern classic that gives grandma's homecooking a run for her money.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating a milestone birthday - everyone enjoyed the food and the service.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our 2nd visit and
This was our 2nd visit and we were not disappointed in the food.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not your typical hotel restaurant
Don't be fooled by this "hotel restaurant." Southern Art is the real thing, with delicious, creative selections, classy decor, and excellent wait staff. I'd have liked a few more menu options. But I was beyond satisfied with my selection, & I intend to come back for more.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad we dined!
What a great place to enjoy a classic special Night. My wife and I had our 2nd anniversary night here and it was amazing. We can't wait to come back!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
southern charm with a twist
Our group enjoyed the charm, the perfectly cooked food and the decadent dessert.
The ambience could have been pretentious but it wasn't .
Instead it was southern hospitality at its best.
We felt taken care if from the warm tottie to the rosemary biscuits to the most tender
And tasty pork shank to the perfect banana pudding pie.
There is good comfort at Southern Art!!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved it, authentic southern
Loved it, authentic southern food, friendly staff, great atmosphere
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great time with the Master Distillers from Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, and Jefferson's, really a unique experience. Bourbon bar and Ham Bar are second to none!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great space adjacent to a very hott bar. The food was very good. The resturant was borderline too cold, but otherwise this was a great experience for my spur of the moment romantic dinner.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!
Southern Art never disappoints! Between the amazing fried chicken and great customer service, I will continue to be a loyal customer!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were drawn by the selection of bourbon and hams. Entertaining an out of town guest kicked off a killer visit with an eclectic sampling across the menu categories. Things you can't miss: the collards were my fave, then the pork shank (truly amazing), the fried chicken. Love the concept of flights for sides, you get to sample and share without having a huge side order. For three people we ordered 2 main dishes, a charcuterie board and a flight of the sides. It was perfect with no waste and no feeling as if we had overdone things. We finished by splitting a slice of the red velvet, a perfect level of sweet and the flavor of cacao came through along side the cream cheese frosting. We will definitely be back.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time here and the first time was a much better experience.
The food was good but nothing to brag home about. Lots of variety witch was great. The service started very poor but it got better, nevertheless not the same as the first time.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food. Ham bar a
Excellent food. Ham bar a must try. Mac n cheese...just ok. Beef shank was excellent, as was the fried chicken! Fried green tomatoes could have used a bit more sauce. Biscuits were excellent!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM