Rosebud
Rosebud

Rosebud

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rosebudatlanta.com/
  • Phone: 4043479747x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday our bar opens at 4pm for drinks before dinner.

    Monday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Monday Night Brunch
    Tuesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Dinner
    Wednesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Dinner
    Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Dinner
    Friday: 10:00am-3:30 Brunch
    5:00pm-11:00 Dinner
    Saturday: 9:00am- 3:30pm Brunch
    5:30pm-11:00pm Dinner
    Sunday: 9:00am- 4:00pm Brunch
    5:30pm-9:00pm Dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Ron Eyester
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Rosebud is pleased to offer many private dining options to our patrons. These options include the rental of the private dining rooms located within the restaurant, or the buyout of the entire restaurant for large private events. Our private wine room can seat up to 12 guests and our semi-private dining room can seat up to 36 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Wall 770-503-6063x

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the Morningside Village lots (including the lot behind the restaurant) and on the street.
A word from Rosebud
Initially opened as Food 101 in 2005 and later rebranded as Rosebud in 2009, this staple of the Virginia Highlands/Morningside neighborhood has emerged as the quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Rosebud has built its reputation on supporting local growers and serving a creative fare of Southern inspired American cuisine that is approachable and sensible. Our bar program mirrors our philosophy about our food, and both of these entities are enjoyed in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that is very much a reflection of the character of our neighborhood. Please join us for dinner any night of the week, and be sure not to miss out on one of Atlanta's most popular brunches, served Friday thru Sunday.

Chef/Owner Ron Eyester, competed on Bravo's Top Chef Season 12 in Boston.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Rosebud reviews from OpenTable diners
171 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (104)great for brunch (90)fit for foodies (78)good for groups (34)great for lunch (32)special occasion (27)great for outdoor dining (24)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (19)romantic (15)notable wine list (10)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great brunch
    chrisvVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was amazing, patio was great, can't say a bad thing about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loveATLdiningVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Brunch is one of Rosebud's best accomplishments! Delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wierd and disappointing
    1toughcustomerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our waiter gave us disappointng service. He told us items were unavailable which limited our dinner and salad selections. We later found out the items were availabe. Our request for salad dressing on the side and no garlic on the green beans was not satisfied, we sent the salad back but didn't eat the green beans which was full of almost raw garlic. (How many times can one send things back to kitchen?) The bread served before dinner for four was four small slices of the worst bread we have ever eaten at an Atlanta restaurant. There is no excuse for this considering that all supermarkets now carry superior bread choices. We not be returning to Rosebud again.
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  • Not cooked right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I ordered the Wednesday special, the roasted chicken. It was bloody, not good! They replaced it with the fried chicken sandwich which was good. The pimento cheese spread on the sandwich was awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    JillVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food and wine were delicious. Ron is a talented chef!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way Too Salty
    SaltLick
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I love salt. I am known for over salting my food and not even being able to taste it. That said forme and my brunch partner both our sselections were almost unedible. She had the crab cake benidect and I had fried chicken over biscuits with fried eggs and sausage gravy. The hashbrowns were salty, even the onions with the potatoes were salt laden.
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  • Fantastic Brunch
    bobarian
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    One of the few brunch spots that takes reservations. The food was fantastic, the bloody mary was even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay
    Tiger
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is described as a neighborhood gmn but after our second time trying this restaurant we don't see the appeal. I think the locals live it but the food is average and not worth the drive. I would live to report better, but we can find much better where we live in buckhead.
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  • Jane
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Root vegetables and sauce served with crab cakes were delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good.
    pac28VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I ordered the brussel sprouts with sambal chili glaze as an appetizer, very good. For my entrée the Pork Shoulder with grits was delicious. Some of the best grits, I've had. So creamy and flavorful. Hoping to get there for their brunch one day.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kentSreviews
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The staff was very courteous and the food was outstanding. I had the stuffed pancake for dinner on a Monday night, amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday brunch is BUSY!
    onelog
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was a great experience overall. Nice cocktail selection and good pours. The menu is fun and unique enough. I definitely recommend anything off the "What Locals Eat" section(or something like that). Don't expect the most prompt service when it's extra busy, but our drinks were there when we needed them, and that made the wait that much easier.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AsomewhatpickyeaterVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Rosebud called the day before to confirm my Open Table reservation, and it was clear that the staff had actually read the "special comments" portion of my Opentable reservation! So, we arrived with a quite positive feeling. The food was excellent. But, I am not sure why restaurants feel compelled to make the portion sizes ginormous?? It took a while to get the check (even though they were not all that busy). Otherwise service was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Top Brunches in Atlanta
    Katersmea
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This place will sure to please you for brunch. Your standard Bennedict is not so standard here. Traditional twists and new flavors help to keep things new and spicey. The Exec. Chief is on his way to Bravo's Top Cheif and spends a lot of time asking his dinners about their meals and experience. This is a neighborhood joint that has a warm wait staff and great bar. The coffee is a little too black but you can cut that with cream. In the winter time dress in layers because they do not have a weather door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ambiance, overpriced wine
    AlexG6
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Raosebud has good ambiance, but overpriced dull wine.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cwerty
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    A good spot for classed up comfort food. Can't go wrong with the calamari and a signature cocktail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Exceptional!
    Breezy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious for myself and husband. Even though we had a twenty minute wait, we were not disappointed. We will definitely return.😍
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crza3000
    crza3000
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I dined there this past Saturday night for the first time. The food was much more refined than the service would suggest. Not to say the service was bad, it was just more casual than one would expect from the level of the food coming out of the kitchen. Cocktails were great, apps (chicken liver toast, tuna tartar) and entrees (lamb shank, NY strip) were fantastic! We couldn't decide on desert, so we asked our server and she said the bread pudding was by far the favorite. The overall flavor was pleasant, but I'll have to say overall it was dry and stale tasting. A disappointing way to end, but it did not tarnish the overall experience as our meal was excellent. Can't wait to come back and try other selections!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall quite good
    Perfect
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The waiter was quite good. The food was quiet good. The drink was good. The desert was good. It was good. For the neighborhood it is a gem. In fact it is the best place in it's category on that patch of the street. Maybe that is the problem. It would be good if there was equal quality competition near by. I know it is difficult to fault the best place on the street for not having competition, but this is the biggest fault.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    AbbyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was fantastic but the service was not so great. I am sure he was very busy it being sunday brunch and all but we sat without ANYONE greeting us for about 10 minutes then when he came over he basically served three tables as if we all sat at the same time. It just took a very long time to get even water on the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Wonderful as Usual
    kbiz
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We always enjoy visiting Rosebud for brunch. Everything is delicious! Outdoor patio is fabulous - highly recommend requesting a seat outside. If you're in the mood for a cocktail, they have a great list of brunch accompaniments! Parking is difficult so leave yourself time to find a spot on the street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Everyone has an off day
    jayveepea
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I used to live in Atlanta for eight years and Rosebud was my favorite brunch place in town. I just went back this weekend, hoping to relive the deliciousness of the Nasty McAlister but my bubble was quickly burst when my plate arrived. The service was pretty bad, our inattentive waitress took forever to bring anything and our food took more than 30 minutes. She said the kitchen wouldn't accommodate one of our friend's request for an all vegetable plate, which I found surprising. When my long-awaited sandwich finally came, it had a smidge of eggs, the chicken was cold and it was nothing like I remembered. Very disappointing but I hope it was just a case of a bad day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Best shrimp & grits ever!
    CarotoppVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Met some friends for Saturday brunch. Very creative menu. Our server was very helpful. Good bloody Marys. Egg dishes were wonderful. The best shrimp & grits I ever had. Love the Va Highlands neighborhood!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Try
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great food and excellent service. The Fried Eggplant and the hushpuppies are a great appetizer. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    datenightVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    rosebud is a fun place to go to dinner. the food is good but not excellent. the ambiance is great and the service friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as great as we remembered
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Think,our server was new so service was a little slow but the server made a pretty good effort. Food was mot as good as we remembered. Portions were not large- my husband got three medium size scallops for $26. Don't think we will go back:(
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    neighborhood gem
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  • loved the place
    scatteredabout
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Casually stylish. Bar area and front room are lively & pretty; it's quiet in the back room. Go early, request seating in the front room, and order the featured entree for that night. (It's crab cakes on Friday night, which the server recommended, along with their fried chicken, which she said is also very popular.) Homemade pimiento cheese appetizer was yummy. Steak & fried chicken entrees were excellent, but veggie sides were sub-par. Praline carrot cake dessert was delicious. We were in the back room and ate late, both of which seemed to negatively effect our service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoy eatting at Rosebud!
    hondas
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Menu is creative and the food is fresh, local and full of flavor. Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. For the three times we've been, it has been busy, but the noise level has not been overly loud. This is one of our favorite spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not great
    Nobody
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my first time at Rosebud and it was very good. I had the lamb, which was a bit overdone for my taste but the flavor was still very good. A little closer to medium rare than medium well would have been preferable. We had pimento cheese as an appetizer, and while I was surprised it was served cold, it was also very good. The mixed drinks and beer list were what you'd expect, and overall we were very pleased. Next time I would probably venture away from the lamb, but I'll certainly be back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    Katdog
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food is delicious with local, organic options on the menu. Our appetizers and food came in a timely manner. The server gave us our space but was quick to refill drinks. My main complaint is the noise level - it was loud and hard to hear the others at my table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid choice
    VtwinPilotVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had their burger, very tasty. You can tell they go the extra mile with it. Carefully prepared, excellent bun. Overall satisfied. Would return again.
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  • Best Brunch in the City
    atlm3
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Best brunch in the city I've had thus far, great drinks, great food. Every single thing our group had, was very much enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This place had been recommended to me by a lot of people. I was very excited to finally go, but it didn't turn out too well. The corn muffins were amazing, but some other things did not go too well at all. I want to give this restaurant another shot, but make sure you don't put it on a pedestal, if you know what I mean.
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  • Nice brunch
    estyle
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food overall was good, but did have higher expectations though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • SO good
    IlikefoodVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A friend introduced me to Rosebud about a year ago, and while I don't make it there very often I enjoy it every time I do. This time we were seated in a smaller section of the restaurant, which was quieter than where we'd been other times so we could hear each other talk during the meal. The only problem we had was deciding what to order, because everything is so delicious. The fried chicken is among the best I've ever had. I definitely recommend that as well as the ahi tuna. Monday nights they have brunch, and while I was disappointed that they were out of crab cake benedict, I enjoyed my Nasty McAllister.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Always a favorite spot with great food and drinks. Not an especially friendly host staff, but most of the servers and all of the barstaff are great fun--grab a bite at the bar for the best service. The Orange Stillman is the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time not a charm
    Seattlefoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Let my start out by saying I really wanted to like Rosebud. Both times I've gone is for brunch. The first time I went I ordered the pancakes. They came out cold. It was gross. The last time I ordered the shrimp omelette with grits. Again cold. The grits could have been good if hot. Waitress was overwhelmed. It took her about 20 minutes to bring our check. I know it's busy on Sundays. But that isn't acceptable. I go to brunch almost every Sunday at places just as busy and don't have a problem. Makes sense while my food was cold. Was probably just sitting there. It's been disappointing. Maybe another day of the week is better.
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  • Can't Wait To Go Again!
    WeekendFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've had Rosebud on my radar for several months and finally had the chance to try it. We were not disappointed. The best shrimp and grits I've ever had, and the basil infused vodka lemonade cocktail we tried was amazing! The server was so personable; she had just the right amount of enthusiasm and always seemed to know when we needed something, even though it was obvious she was busy. I am definitely putting Rosebud on my list of "frequent visits".
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Painterlady
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Rosebud has a very nice menu with local and sustainable ingredients that change seasonally. Their cocktail and wine lists also feature some local and/or sustainable wines and liquors as well as local brews on tap. We arrived for a 5:30 reservation, and although the restaurant only had a handful of tables seated, they would not seat us until the rest of our party arrived-this is a pet peeve of mine. Our waitress was competent and prompt, but seemed either very shy or indifferent.Shrimp and grits, scallops, and fried chicken all excellent, as was the melon and proscuitto app. Crab balls were a bit dry. Dessert was the best part bread pudding, ice cream and sticky toffee pudding-all delicious.Would probably go back.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our go-to place for brunch until recently when we went, they had changed the menu. When we walked in, we noticed that the restaurant was quite empty. They usually are so busy you can't get a seat for brunch. The oysters , which I LOVED changed the sauce to a luke-warm, tasteless mess. The other regular dishes that we order regularly were terrible. Our waiter was NOT at all accommodating. He just stood there looking at us when we complained about our meal. He never offered to bring the menu to see something else or ask the mgr to come. When we took our check to see the manager, he came chasing us down as if we were going to skip out on paying! The only saving grace was that the manager was VERY nice and he comped our meal..
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