Livingston Restaurant + Bar
Livingston Restaurant + Bar

Livingston Restaurant + Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.livingstonatlanta.com/
  • Phone: 4048975000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am & Saturday-Sunday 6:30-11:00am; Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:00pm, Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Semancik
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Let us customize your next special event at Livingston Restaurant + Bar! On the second level of the restaurant, the Mezzanine offers breathtaking views of The Fox and is the perfect special event setting for seated occasions up to 50 and with space for up to 100 cocktail style. Our exclusive private dining room can accommodate up to 20 guests for seated dining events and up to 35 cocktail style. Exclusive buyouts available for large groups. For special event information, please feel free to send all inquires to info@livingstonatlanta.com or call 404-898-8323.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Peachtree and Ponce de Leon
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Livingston Restaurant + Bar offers 3 hour complimentary valet or self parking conveniently located at The Georgian Terrace Hotel valet circle and parking garage. Please bring in your ticket to our host stand for validation upon departure.
A word from Livingston Restaurant + Bar
Located across the street from The Fox Theatre, Livingston Restaurant + Bar offers Atlantans an innovative, bold reflection of local flavor and history. As the city’s premier pre- and post-theatre destination, show patrons can enjoy signature cocktails and small plates at the Bar and Lounge or a fabulous dinner in the main dining room.

On the second level of the restaurant, the Mezzanine offers breathtaking views of The Fox and is the perfect special event setting for seated occasions or cocktail parties. Our exclusive private dining room can accommodate up to 20 guests for seated dining events and up to 35 cocktail style. Exclusive buyout options available for large events.
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Livingston Restaurant + Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (36)special occasion (34)scenic view (24)fit for foodies (22)romantic (21)great for brunch (21)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (17)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)notable wine list (4)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Terrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This is the second time eating here and both times we've had poor service. The first time we had dinner and then a show at the Fox. This last time we had lunch. Server wouldn't look us in the eye and only half took our order while walking by. Food took a long time coming out even though there were only a few other tables being served. Food was ok....not good enough to make up for the bad service. Really disappointing since the location/ambience is so nice. I don't think we will try it again as there as so many other restaurants to try out nearby.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit disappointed....
    MJScott
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I chose the Livingston for brunch after seeing on their website that they offered a buffet specifically for the matinee shows at the Fox & had a Kid's menu. We arrived for our reservations only to be met at the door by staff saying that there would be no buffet today. The menu lacked quantity. I ordered the Quiche Lorraine that came with a shaved salad. It was barely warm when it arrived, tasted a bit stale and VERY dried up, very tasteless. The shaved salad was very plain and boring. My 4yr old said the cheeseburger he got was good. My 7yr old ordered chicken tenders, which were good, & a side of mac n cheese, which after only one bite, she could not eat. I tried it and it had a strong "onion" flavor to it!! Overpriced food & not tasty.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had duck which was very
    Brad
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I had duck which was very dry and over cooked. Everything else....the sides with the duck, the cauliflower poppers, my wife's pork and the drinks....was excellent. Very pretty, contemporary restaurant. Right across the street from the Fox and great for pre show dinner. Very creative starters and dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Fox Dinner
    neighborVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    A great spot for a pre-Fox Theatre meal. They were very accommodating with allergies & substitutions. Kat was sure to listen & understand our needs. Thank you.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot
    Martinn
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This is the perfect place for dinner before a show at the Fox. Just give the staff a little courtesy and don't book too soon before a show. They always get jammed just before a show so a 2 hour reservation gives them time to get it right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Fox
    Wineaux
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This is a great place to eat before going to the Fox. Food is very good, service acceptable, wine list good without being over the top. They got us out fairly quickly and we made our show comfortably.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service!
    jack
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    we were attending a concert at the fox at 8:00 and we could only get reservations for 7:15--the hostess and others went out of their way to fit us in ten minutes early so that we did not feel rushed. It made all the difference and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    JustSayin
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Got there late, around 6:45p, and had concert across the street at 7:30. Ordered brussel sprouts & drink. Food was ok, fair. Service provided shredded parmeasean on request free of charge. I tipped well. Don't consider this a top gourmet spot, but great value for spot near Fox.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hush
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    dont say a thing. what a gem. great beer, great atmosphere, great crowd.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They were overwhelmed by the
    ThomasVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    They were overwhelmed by the volume of customers in the bar but our waiter Eduardo was excellent!
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    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Long story short, we arrived at 6:20. Left at 7:40 to make our show in time and they still didn't have our food on the table. Waited over an hour for our food. And yes we had a reservation, we were seated promptly and it was only 2 of us. Worst experience ever. Skip this place!!!!!!!
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  • No main Course
    RogerVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We arrived at 6:20 for 6:30 reservation and were seated immediately. We had tickets for an 8PM show at the Fox and this was confirmed by the restaurant. We ordered a drink from bar and appetizer. These were delivered timely. We ordered our main course. Two friends joined us for a drink at our table. We explained to the server that they were not having any food. At 7:35 our waiter informed us that our tickets were up in the window. Several other tables were served and finished even though they were seated well after we were. We cancelled our main course. The manager offered us a dinner on him in the future, but for us there will not be a return visit for dinner.
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  • Location is great
    Katie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I loved the architecture and cocktails. I had the burger and fries which tasted wonderful. My husband had the duck and had to send it back because it was cold and my burger and fries were not super hot, but edible. This is a great people watching restuarant. The service was a little slow and we entered from the street as opposed from the hotel - the hostess stand was not manned and it took a few minutes to be seated for our reservation - 5 employees walked past us without helping. I would go back for the burger and close location to the Fox Theatre.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not be back
    Maggie
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The hostess was the only good thing about the experience. She was very friendly and helpful. Otherwise, the food was cold. The biscuits were very dry. We had to keep trying to get the attention of the servers. One of the servers actually lifted up a bunch of grapes with his bare hand to transfer to a serving platter. Not my idea of healthy, relaxing dining that was fairly expensive for what we got.
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  • Pre Show Must for Fox
    Gregthebug
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Livingstone has changed over the years...both management and food...mostly for the better. The bar is always abuzz, and the food is varied. In addition there is a menu geared to get you to the show on time. Overall, a good value for restaurateurs.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried everything
    Healthy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The menu has only a few selections. I appreciate the grass fed burger but almost everything is fried or heavily salted. How about a healthy something? The beet salad had maybe one small beet - the rest was goat cheese. They even fry the cauliflower. Really? Overly complicated combinations of fried foods.
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  • Unbeatable location, weird menu
    Paul
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Eating on the patio at Livingston's across from the Fox when you have tickets for an event is first prize. Fabulous ambience. Our server, Jaime, could not have been more helpful and fun. But we found it hard to find anything on the menu that sounded good. Very strange selections on the small plates, appetizers, and mains. We ended up getting the burger, which was very good, but this was a special date night and we were looking forward to a more formal, upscale dining experience... not settling for a burger. The chef should really look over the menu. Before you book, look at the menu on the restaurant's website and make sure there is something you will like. As an alternative, eat elsewhere earlier and come here for a drink on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buffet Only
    GlutenFreeGal13VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    When I booked the reservation, I had no idea it would be a buffet only. I was only aware that the restaurant was directly across from the Fox, which was perfect since we were seeing a show afterwards. I do not eat gluten and prefer to eat very healthily, which was not an option with this particular buffet - true southern breakfast and fried food.
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  • Didn't love it
    Inmyopinion
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The good was ok. Basically breakfast and fried chicken. A little odd, to us anyway. There was some fruit and a couple of small salads. The buffet wasn't replenished often enough, many empty servers. The service was horrible, really, really horrible. The proximity to the Fox is the only thing that would bring us back here. Sorry Livingston's.
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  • Loved it... Perfect for pre-show!
    mommahappy
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had a great dinner overlooking the marquee of the Fox! Just a lovely historic building! Great service, amazing food -- great for before a show at the Fox! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    LPM2220
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    This was our first time. We were a bit apprehensive because of several negative service reviews. We had a fabulous dining experience. Our main Server, Jenny, was outstanding and all the support staft was great. They all worked as a team and kept us fully searved at all times before and during the meal without intruding. The food was great and the restaurant decoration is very tasteful. You should allow 2 hours before Fox show time for a relaxed drink and dinner. Parking at The Georgian Terrace hotel parking deck ( next to Livingston) is very convent and leaving after the show is as fast as can be expected. The previous negative service comments were either anomalies or the restaurant has corrected any service problems.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    THeaterGirl
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The main reason we ate here is it's across the street from the Fox where we to see a show. In the past we had an enjoyable time - really good food and service. Last night was not so good. They sat us at a very undesirable table, right by the kitchen with all the noise of pots and pans; the table was so large and wide, we could not hear ourselves to have a conversation. I asked to be moved and they made us wait there 20 minutes (while other people arrived and were seated at more desirable tables) before telling us "sorry, we can't move you". So I asked to speak to the manager. Initially he wasn't going to do a thing to help us then I asked what about upstairs (where it is definitely quieter), so reluctantly they moved us up there.
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  • An awful dining experience
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We've eaten at the restaurant a few times and none of them has been memorable. But, the experience last week will be my last. We arrived in time to eat and make the theatre and ordered about an hour before we needed to leave, but our food did not arrive for fifty minutes. Moreover, what as served was simply bad.
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  • Very Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I don't know whether the fault was completely with the kitchen or also with our server. However, we were very disappointed in our "Pre-Fox Theater" meal. We ordered cocktails and 6 appetizers/sides for the 2 of us. And asked the server to stagger when they were to be served. We received the first 3 quickly. However, the second round didn't arrive until we asked about them. And when they did, we weren't sure they were worth the wait. Nothing was caramelized about the brussel sprouts-bland and steamed. Never did find any meat on the rabbit legs. And the popcorn cauliflower was lack-luster at best. Luckily the show at The Fox was so great that we forgot our unfortunate kick-off to the evening. We won't be back.
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  • Marginal, which was our experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Marginal, which was our experience the first time we visited, as well...
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  • Very Good but Could be Better
    JoeJ
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The Livingston serves fresh creative farm to table cuisine but could be a bit more ambitious. I had the sorghum and sea salt brick chicken which was very good. Brick pressed chicken with a sorghum and sea salt glaze served over white beans on top of turnip greens with ground sausage. More sorghum and salt would have made those flavors stand out a bit better and the sausage, which was supposed to be chorizo, had no bite - a hotter sausage would have worked better. The breads were good and don't miss the cake pan baked corn bread which is perfect for dipping sauces. We had heard service can be slow so got there at 5:30 with tickets for a 7:30 show at the Fox. Service slows down as the restaurant fills around 6 so get there early.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal at Livingston pre-theatr
    Fritzie
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Really enjoyed our dinner at Livingston before performance at Fox. Scallops were outstanding!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre Fox Dining
    mardi
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We loved our Pre Fox experience at the Livingston! It was a very pleasant surprise to walk into such an elegant dining room and be offered such a wonderful meal. The Menu & Wine list are very well priced! It was just GREAT!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was great, but the chowder
    wehearteatingoutVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    food was great, but the chowder served with the scallops came out cold. the server was absent for long periods. great space though. we will definitely give it another try.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch date
    cbcwill
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My fiance and I went to the Livingston for brunch on Saturday. The food was very good, service was nothing special but our server was nice. The restaurant is really pretty and has a great view of the Fox Theater. We'll definitely go back.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    cegrav
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We were a group of four and each person ordered something different. Each dish was beautifully presented and tasted great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overrated and overpriced
    Chris
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food was far too expensive for the taste of the dishes... everything lacked salt. Disappointing.
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  • hostess rudeness
    motherdaughter
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    receptionist very unprofessional,unfriendly- rude even, we were left waiting until 5 other groups arriving after us were seated at all the available window seats we had requested even though our arrival was exactly at our 6:45 reservation. no eye contact, not a single personal notice., she was very sour and made us feel uncomfortable waiting with no explanation or apologies. finally seated, our waiter was wonderful, ordered the scallops recommended by another reviewer, very good, custom drinks very good also,,, too bad the sour note with the sour reception. Next time will try another restaurant down the street. For the $100 spent, I would like to feel welcomed.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely restaurant but limited menu
    DrrobVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I have gone to this restaurant on several occasions because of its ambience and location (usually in conjunction with an event at the Fox) and the menu always seems so limited that I end up ordering the same thing each time -the scallops which are delicious -but there is no other fish on the menu - some chicken and then several meat dishes but I don't eat meat - had the potato and leek soup which was quite tasty and then the mussels, also good - put together my own dinner menu but again, disappointed in the choices...will likely go back, as always, and be prepared for the scallops again!
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Surprising Disappointed
    Bizbites
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I have entertained clients at Livingston's prior to Fox shows in the past. This visit was very disappointed. Ordered steaks and the guest that specifically wanted to make sure her steak was medium well with no red was delivered the steak of my client that had requested medium or medium rare. Nothing was offered by the restaurant to fix it and you could tell that neither wanted to create an issue when I asked if they wanted to get another steak. Prior to us finishing our dinner, there was never a mention of them mistake by any member of the staff--at least should have been acknowledged and maybe offer each of them a complimentary dessert, glass of wine or coffee. So disappointing.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Livingston
    Primus
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    First time here and it was nice. Food... excellent...location...great. Our server was the worst. It was so bad I had to find him to ask for a refill of sweet tea. They were not busy and he was plainly not a very good server. Outside of that negative, the food was great and the location was perfect.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service not very good
    siss14
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Very nice looking restaurant in a convenient area. I had the chicken sandwich, which was not good. Strawberry sauce had a bitter aftertaste. Did not like the waffle fries. They were bland with not enough seasoning. My sister had a hamburger which was good, but it's hard to mess up a burger. Service was okay, but the hostess and waiter could have been more friendly. The Hostess attire did not match the ambiance of the restaurant. She was dressed like she was going to work at Walmart. Seemed kind of strange. Not a place I'd recommend based on the dish and service I had. Walking into the place, I was expecting more. Bread was good, as were the muffins.
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    great for brunch
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  • Higher Expectations-Low Deleverance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My husband & I arrived on time only to have to wait an extra 10 minutes or so. Noticed the Hostess picked and chose who to tell about the "Special Menu $50.00 per person", sometimes mumbling it and fast, other times clear and concise. Overall appearance not what I would expect for this type of place. Food was "iffy" my husband had the Steak Med Well I had the Crispy Duck. Stk was med. at best & almost room temp. Duck over done to the point of tasting like calves liver, but hot yet not so crispy.LONG time between courses. Water was filled once when server saw me chewing on the ice. Complimentary Champagne with Dessert did not exist even though it was printed as part of the "Deal" and yet we got charged the up charge for the Stk. and my wine.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went before a show at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went before a show at the Fox, server was most helpful. I didn't realize before being seated that the menu was fixed for evening (day after Valentines' Day) and was $50 a head. That would have been nice to know up front.
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    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view
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  • Pre-Theater Gem
    OutofTownerVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    as the Livingston is immediately across the street from The Fabulous Fox Theater, it is a perfect location for pre-theater dining or cocktails.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.