Restaurant Eugene
Restaurant Eugene

Restaurant Eugene

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.restauranteugene.com/
  • Phone: (404) 355-0321
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Linton Hopkins
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Wine
  • Special Events: Please inquire at (404)355-0321.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Peachtree Memorial
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet is available under the covered entrance at the front door
A word from Restaurant Eugene
Each evening, award-winning Chef Linton Hopkins and wife Gina welcome diners to savor an ever-changing menu that highlights Georgia's purest, locally grown produce and naturally raised meats. The inspired, New American cuisine is lovingly prepared with a southern accent and served with gracious hospitality. Each detail--from the hearth-baked bread to the pickled peaches to the Charcuterie - is made in-house. Indulge in a bottle from the meticulously selected wine list, or join us at the bar for a hand-crafted libation from our nationally recognized cocktail menu. Restaurant Eugene has been a winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2005. Chef Hopkins is a 2012 Best Chef Southeast James Beard Award winner, was named a Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chefs All Star in 2013 and is the most recent addition to Delta's culinary team.
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Restaurant Eugene reviews from OpenTable diners
140 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (120)fit for foodies (116)romantic (89)notable wine list (61)neighborhood gem (28)hot spot (10)good for groups (7)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • HarveVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    From the moment we arrived, we felt like VIP's. The staff at Eugene represents the very best of Atlanta. Our meals were outstanding, and the delightful appetizers, desserts and treats were simply delicious. This is the place to go when you want the ultimate dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Service. Great for a Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    This was our first visit at Restaurant Eugene. We were looking for a new place to go for our anniversary and found this restaurant by recommendation. We could not have been more pleased. We were seated in a large banquet that made us feel like we had the place to ourselves even though we could look out over the activity on the dining room floor. We choose from the tasting and wine pairing menus and thoroughly enjoyed everything that was presented to us. Especially impressive was the service. Everyone we interacted with went out of there way to make the evening special. We look forward to visiting Restaurant Eugene again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food, service was a circus
    foodie4life
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our second time at Restaurant Eugene, and the food was exceptional! Our table ordered the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings, and it was amazing. On the other hand, the service was awful. I almost felt bad that they just couldn't get it together. We were brought the wrong food and wine multiple times, and the worst part was that our head server tried to convince us that it was our fault at one point. It was so awkward. The ordering process is pretty straight forward, so I'm not sure what went wrong. They also kept pouring wine for the one person in our party who didn't take the wine pairings as she was driving, which she had to keep reminding them of. We also thought that it was completely inappropriate that as we and several other diners were served our final few courses, there was a man ironing the tablecloths on the tables right in the dining room to reset for the next day. He was literally standing with an iron right in the dining room just steaming away right next to us. All in all, I would describe the service as embarrassing, incompetent, and irritating. It's such a shame because the food is artful perfection, just wonderful. I was left feeling bad for the chef because clearly there is so much careful thought and expert skill going into the work in the kitchen, and in the dining room there seems to be little respect for that work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The tasting menu is the one to order. Whether the vegetable or regular tasting they are all wonderful. The plates are about 3 bites so don't think it will be too much food. Some tastes were wonderful and creative flavor, while others were just o.k. Be careful to note that each supplemental dish will cost $25 jacking the bill up very fast. For the price you pay for this dinner we thought it should have been exceptional. It wasn't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, just not much of it.
    Tony
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We chose the chefs tasting. The food was good, but it was only a taste. If you are looking for a 3+ hour tasting experience, you will love this. After we left we went back to the hotel bar and had a snack.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lesley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Superb dining experience...the chef added many small delicacies to our main course. Everyone of our waiters was so attentive and engaging. Highly recommend for a special evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My mother, aunt and I recently dined at this restaurant and we could not have had a more enjoyable experience. The service is incomparable. Every person we encountered was warm and courteous. Justin our waiter was fantastic, and Brian our sommelier was incredibly knowledgeable. All three of us ordered the tasting menu and we loved every single course - especially the dessert. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to have a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't miss this one
    annapolisdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    If you get a reservation you are I for a treat, it starts at the front door with friendly staff. The dining room is quiet and the service is excellent. The food is amazing and every course is better than the one before it. It is when a team gets everything right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way good and way expensive
    safpmm
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We chose the chef's & vegetable tasting with associated wine parings. It was a special occasion and we wanted to go all out. On balance it was worth it, but I must say it was expensive. I've had a similar chef's tasting three other times in my life, once in Asheville and the other time at the Ritz Carlton. This one compared favorably. We were making memories. My only critique is that the portions, while beautiful, were small. The waiter warned us in advance that 'this is a gourmet restaurant and the servings may be a bit smaller than you are accustomed to.' The staff was the best I've ever experienced. Present when you wanted them, never rushing, and attentive to our dietary restrictions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special service
    Bmfun
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The bartender created a delicious mocktail for us using favors we told her we liked. She came to our table to tell us what it included and be sure we liked it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beef tenderloin but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    They had really great beef tenderloin, one of the best I ve had, but otherwise, all their food was just average.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and pairings!
    LPwhymustiaddcharactersVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Absolutely the best meal I've had in Atlanta. Amazing and playful dishes, perfectly executed. All the elements were perfect, right down to the different breads served at different times. Got tasting menus with wine pairings, which were phenomenal. The wine team is to be commended for their excellent work. Standout items were the veal two ways with zucchini and eggplant, and the sweet potato gratin. The cookie dough dessert was also phenomenal. Service was perfect: friendly, attentive, flexible, responsive. An amazing place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Most amazing experience ever...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I can't say enough about Restaurant Eugene. Such incredible food - we literally never stopped eating the entire time. The chef's tasting menu provided such a diverse and tasty menu, and with all the little "bites" in between each course, we were completely satisfied by the end of the three hours. The pimento cheese macaroons are to die for...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Restaurant Eugene was an exceptional dining experience. The staff were uniquely knowledgeable and helpful in responding to questions. As one of us rightly said, 'it's formal without being stiff'. My one complaint is that the cost of the meal rose considerably beyond my expectations. Perhaps I simply wasn't keeping tabs properly, but it was a bit of a shock. Nonetheless the evening was memorable and, for us, set a new standard of dining excellence in Atlanta, better food, ambiance, and considerably better service than we've experienced here before (better than higher-rated restaurants in the city). All in all, this is a spot we will choose again for a special event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Atlanta
    smeyel
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Literally the best meal I have eaten in Atlanta. The portions were perfect, the food was delicious, and the service was incredible. Overall, dinner at Restaurant Eugene was a wonderful experience all around. The food was excellent and the price was actually very reasonable for the dining experience and quality of the meal and the impeccable service. While this was definitely an upper class establishment there was nothing pretentious or stuffy about Restaurant Eugene. It was comfortable and classy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Tranquil Atmosphere
    Milliepat
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Local grown food from small farmers prepared into very tasteful dishes. Various options from steak, seafood, fish and vegetarian menus. We love the restaurant because we are never rushed through a meal and the food is delicious. My only drawback is that they do not have any gluten free breads, so I could not eat any breads. Greens in my opinion go better with corn breads than rolls. I would love to see them add a fireplace somewhere in the dinning room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not recommended
    MartinP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The ambiance was great and we got off to a good start with a cocktail in the bar. The food was a disappointment. We have had many tasting menus at many fine restaurants, this just didn't compare. The meat course was particularly poor, and the vegetables were bitter. The cheese was delicious, and served at the perfect temperature. I expected a more complex dessert course, there were not enough elements on the plate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic upscale experience
    gdj3VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    For unknown reasons we had never visited Restaurant Eugene, and now we understand what we've been missing! My wife and I had an excellent experience at this upscale venue, and count it very high on the list of Atlanta fine-dining establishments. Decor and ambiance were upscale and urban, reminding us of modern restaurants in New York and other large cities. Service at all levels was friendly, skilled, and helpful. The skill and knowledge of the servers and sommelier was very impressive, with more aggregate wine knowledge than I've seen in some time. Food freshness, quality, and innovation were excellent, with all courses on the mark. We plan to return frequently to this new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tasting menu
    CLee
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went for an anniversary dinner and we decided to order the tasting menu. In addition to all the courses listed they kept sending amuse bouche tastings out. It was just too much food. Mostly very tasty, but I would never do the tasting menu again. Some of the sauces were extraordinary. Service was impeccable. With one glass of wine each it was about $180 per person with tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressed overall!
    Logo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great service and excellent food! This was our first visit and liked everything about it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I tend to spend all of our celebratory meals (birthday, anniversary, guest in town.... tuesdays) @ RE. We love it, the food is top notch, the service is attentive and the ambiance ia great. Really worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the BEST!! An ABSOLUTE MUST
    Shel
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This was my first visit to Atlanta in about 20 years, and I was very impressed with the cuisine, service, ambiance, and menus at Restaurant Eugene. I am seriously considering traveling back to eat there again. I have placed this beautiful culinary experience right up there as one of my favorites. I highly recommend it to all.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An event, not a meal
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We like to taste small amounts of lots of things, so we had a total of 10 dishes to try by ordering both tasting menus. Exquisite quality and creativity in everything. We got the wine pairing, which came with a little too much explanation of each wine for our taste, but still nicely done. Amazing attention to detail. The only slip was that we were given a wine list and the sommelier came to consult before we even got the menu, so we didn't know what to eat or which wine to pick. This is not a place for a quick meal. We were there for 2-1/2 hours. This is a place to have a long conversation with someone you love or at least want to get to know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent meal
    atlfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    we decided to order a la carte instead of the tasting menu. the food was delicious and well prepared. the service was great and everyone was attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely dinner
    SteveP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Superb service, generally excellent food, elegant setting. The seasoning was at times timid; otherwise, technique was exemplary, as was the conception of the individual courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What Happened ?
    Beas8065VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was not up to normal standards , 45 minutes after we ordered our first course finally appeared ! had to ask a couple of times for another glass of bubbly for my wive , not normal , Food was like normal outstanding , but service slipped badly , painful !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Diner19
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overall the ambiance at Eugene was nice quiet. Small space If you're into tastings then I would recommend this restaurant. Otherwise their menu is limited & in my opinion, overpriced for what you get. $30 for a crab appetizer you get 2 spoonfuls out of was a bit much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie paradice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We got the 5 course tasting. Every course was unique and delicious. The service was impeccable. This restaurant lives up to the hype. It is one of the best if not the best restaurant in ATL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top dining in Atlanta
    cnalscVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our first night on a four day trip to Atlanta was at Restaurant Eugene. Somehow, we managed to get to the restaurant in spite of the deadlocked traffic in downtown Atlanta. We were warmly greeted, seated immediately, and offered a glass of champagne, which relaxed us instantly. Food and service were superb; the fish dishes in particular (red snapper and grouper) were spectacular. Different types of wonderful bread (made in the restaurant’s kitchen) were served with each course. Wine list has some very interesting selections. Ambiance is elegant and its mercifully quiet. Overall, it was our best dining experience during our stay in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Johnny
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went for a special birthday for my wife. The staff was pleasant and attentive from the reservation confirmation call through dessert. The warm vegetable salad and the filet and grouper were outstanding. We appreciated all the little touches between courses. Overall the dining room was comfortable and we had a particularly good both for two in the corner for our special night. Highly recommend Restaurant Eugene for you special night or just a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ten years in and still great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have been busy since having our first child but decided to get a babysitter and return to Eugene for my wife's birthday. Wonder experience as always. They spoke to her by name, wished her happy birthday and made for a great night. With each course, the accompanying wine was spot on and excellent. Great work and thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding - Highly Recommended
    DinningforFunVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Came here as we were in the Buckhead area - and the restaurant had nice reviews. I thought it was really excellent. Atmosphere - great Service - strong meal - great main courses. I had the shortrib - Outstanding desert (Chocolate) - great salad - ochra. this was ok but lacked the crunch I was hoping for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Experience
    JDT45ACP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Super attentive staff, great place for a romantic dinner. I went with a co-worker who is not really a foodie and he loved it. The menu took him out of his comfort zone but he had a great experience. Smaller portions which is not a bad thing, but if you are expecting the typical restaurant chain size portion like my co-worker it's a bit of a shock at first. Especially if the are price conscious. You do not leave hungry! Smallish menu, again not a bad thing, but just be aware if you or your 'date' are accustomed to a giant plastic menu. Great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!! Will go back!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary and chose the tasting menu with wine pairings. Our experience surpassed even our very high expectations going in to the evening. The food is outstanding, the service was impeccable, and we could not have enjoyed our evening any more. One note, this is a long dining experience so if you are in any sort of a hurry it would be better to order from the a la carte menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best In Atlanta
    EugeneVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The bill was very expensive but the meal was worth every penny spent. I am usually a little frugal but as long as they give this kind of service and food I guess they can get away with charging thee NYC prices. No wonder they are always booked. We will go back for special occasions.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Best place in town.
    Alexander
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife And I celebrate 16 years of marriage! The best choice!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    bdeshetlerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I usually don't write reviews unless I have either a horrific experience or an incredible one. On Friday evening my wife and I had one of the best meals of our lives. I have dined at Charlie Trotter's, Seeger's, fine restaurants in France, New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, etc. and I have to say this restaurant ranks equal or better than those. We chose the 5 course tasting menu and the dishes were fantastic. This will take 2-3 hours so you are in for an experience, not just good food. If you only have an hour or so, the ala carte looked great too. The service was warm and engaging. Alex and Mario made sure everything was perfect. The flavors were so different but so well paired together with the wine that we had an unforgettable time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining at it's Best
    Kg07
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service was impeccable but the most notable part of our dining experience was the food. Each dish was a delight for the palate. Seasonal, local cuisine at it's finest!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner
    BastilleVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We celebrated my husband birthday last Saturday evening and had an Amazing time. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious. We decide the try the 5 course Chief's choice with Wine parings. My husband choose the vegetarian menu and I choose the other. Stephen was our waiter and he asked if we had any food allergies or food preference so they could tailor the meal to our requests. Nice touch! The food was creative and delicious and the wine was the perfect compliment to each course. We dined for over 2 hours and talk easily in a full restaurant. The dinner was on the expensive side for us but worth every penny. I highly recommend Restaurant Eugene!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five stars are not enough
    JSF22VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been lucky enough to dine in some fabulous places around the country and around the world. We are hard pressed to recall a better meal, better service, or better experience than at Restaurant Eugene. Just choose the tasting menu and wine pairings and let them take you away. Every bite and every sip was pure joy. Very expensive and well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet