SEAR

SEAR

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.searatlanta.com/
  • Phone: (404) 586-6134
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am.
    Brunch: Sat-Sun: 6:30am - 2pm.
    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Ianetta
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Sear offers 2 Completely Private Dining rooms that will hold up to 70 people each that can open up to one larger room to seat 140. Each separate room can be scaled down to accommodate a smaller party of 20. Their are also 2 chef's tables at the front of the restaurant overlooking the open kitchen that can accommodate . Their are also 2 communal tables that will hold up to 10 people each for small group meals.
  • Private Party Contact: Cassandra Stephens 4045866079

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harris Street
  • Public Transit: Marta is connected to the Hotel via the Peachtree Center stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking with restaurant receipt.
A word from SEAR
Sear, a fire inspired American restaurant, specializing in searing steaks, seafood and desserts, is the Atlanta Marriott Marquis signature restaurant. Sear is the main restaurant to accommodate all of the hotel’s guests for many of their meals which include breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Sear offers a wide variation of delectable dishes appealing to the business and leisure travelers. Private sections will be available for lunch meetings along with the Chefs table which is the most exciting seating area for watching the culinary team prepare the fire-inspired, Sear signature entrees. A more formal feel unfolds for dinner. The exquisite décor takes precedence when candles are lit to compliment the wine wall. The main kitchen is visible to the dining room where onlookers can witness true culinary expertise as the chefs sear their fire inspired food portions which include the finest cuts Harris Ranch beef and fresh Seafood.
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SEAR reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (10)fit for foodies (9)good for groups (9)romantic (5)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (3)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Meh...
    GeorgiaEaterVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Food was just ok... service seemed a little overwhelmed for a Thursday night, although there is probably a large convention in town. Too much fat in the Lamb Chops, colleauge said the ravoli was pretty bland.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem in a Pinch
    Svetlana
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We were in town for a BIG convention and downtown was crowded with people. We were told by other restaurants that there were no seats left downtown but we got seats for seven! The food, ambiance, service and evening were very good! I would recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Bill
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I was there for a business meeting and very noisy, we had trouble hearing each other. The basics were fine (fried eggs). The people who ordered the pancakes and the hash were disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing/Over $$ & underserved
    Dawgz5VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Midweek lunch reservation for 4 with good client. We asked for a table in back (many open), but told they were reserved & were seated in front. Server arrived, took drink order. 2 of 4 beverages ordered had to be sent back, no flavor. Server not up to speed on menu, couldn't give much description. Ordered crab bisque, arrived promptly, but server forgot who ordered. The bisque was good, highlight of the meal. Went downhill from there. 2 of us ordered the $18 mahi sandwich blackened. Both came grilled, not blackened, and overdone. The portion dwarfed by normal size bun, fries were OK. 1 ordered turkey sandwich, brought chicken sandwich, just OK. Bill was >$100 for lousy food & service. The tables in back? No one was ever seated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    rwyatt2k
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    While this restaurant is inside a hotel, it is great restaurant and when we stay in Atlanta we have brought friends and family that live in the area to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mostly Excellent!
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We got off to a rough start. We arrived a minute before our reservation time and the place was empty. Not a soul in sight. I actually tried calling because we were afraid we were in the wrong place. No answer. Within about 5-10 minutes we were greeted by a very friendly hostess and were seated in a very private and comfortable spot. The wait staff was also very friendly, but we waited 15 minutes for water and another 10 minutes for our drinks- and there was only one other patron in the place! The food was all beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Much better than we had expected after our delayed start. All in all, we enjoyed the experience and I would recommend having dinner at Sear.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Aussiekath
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    As soon as we stepped inside it was wonderful. The service, Andrew was perfect. The meal was the best we had in the US. The steak was cooked to perfection and the pork chop was delicious. The slide of mushrooms was devine and the potato was ridiculously enormous, two of us only ate a third. Great cocktails, recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We made a reservation for six people at 8:30pm. We arrived at 8:30 but our table was not ready until 8:50. Our waitress took our order and delivered our drinks. About 30 minutes later, our waitress returned to tell my friend that her 8oz steak special was no longer available. It took her 30 minutes to figure that out?!! Fifteen minutes later, still no food. I asked to have the manager sent over - we had now waited 45 minutes and not seen any food! The manager was an incompetent fool. He said they were slammed and just walked away. Then the waitress came back and said if we wanted to walk out she would understand. Over an hour after we sat down, our food came. It was good but we were so hungry an old shoe would have been good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Giant Sides
    MikeH
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Giant sides, while meant to share, cost extra and discourage variety. The baked potato could be an entrée in it's own right. For parties <4, some smaller sides would be preferable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service took away from food
    lhs7025
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was good for the price, but the total lack of service made what could have been a good diining expierince very poor. The resturant was not busy and there were only 5 at our table. It took 15 minutes after seating to get a drink. We had to go to the bar to get our 2nd round. The appetizer was dropped off and we didn't see our waitress again till we got back from the bar getting our drinks. The meals were good and well presented and the deserts were outstanding, but the lack of service really took away from the experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Brunch
    castingshade2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was an amazing choice! My group and I had a great time! I made reservations for 10 ppl for a private seating a month in advance and of course 4- additional people showed up. The Manager quickly accommodated our snafu and a very pleasant waitress was assigned to our group. Smooth transition; no mishaps. The food was amazing and everyone raved about the quality and taste. The cooks were very pleasant and seemed to enjoy their jobs; because they were a little chatty with us and I like that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 293 reviews are from the SEAR reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Sear had an upscale, sofisticated urban chic look with large tables in a large space. Quite attractive. We dined late. We were tired and this was not the place for a comforting burger and a brew. My wedge was excellent and my entree, was a twice baked potato that three people could have shared. Both were tasty and very large portions. One dinner had ravioli that he said were excellent but a tad expensive at $25.00. Everything we had was delicious but we all agreed a bit pricey compare red to other comparable meals in downtown Atlanta. Service was polite but again not as good as other locations in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Everything is Awesome"
    Bambameats
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    To quote the song from the Lego Movie-it really was awesome. Our server Nita is so good. The hostesses remembered our names and we only see them every 6 months when we attend the AmericasMart. Really, the filet was butter knife tender and the roasted shallot accent was sublime. Every table ordered the double stuffed potato -it is the size of Texas and must be shared and savored. The presentation of the Caesar salad only compliments the delicious salad and the Georgia Wedge is equally divine. The two desserts we should have not eaten-amazing we could eat any more-were unusual and yummy-the deconstructed pecan pie and the 3 peach sampler-so very good. We were really awed that a hotel could offer this high quality service and menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Food was Lacking
    Donwill10VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    There were three of us in our party. Each ordered something different. All were mediocre at best. Not recommended for the food.
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  • Nice Lunch
    DAG1957VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We've been before as a group and it's a perfect spot. You can actually hear what everyone is saying. Food was great and the service couldn't have been better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • SEAR was amazing!
    RomanticDiner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Husband & I celebrated our wedding anniversary @ SEAR..it was outstanding! Food was amazing! Atmosphere was perfect! Wine & champagne were great! Service was outstanding!! We were even surprised with champagne, dessert & fruit. It was very romantic! We will be sure to dine @ SEAR again! Classy place, great memories made!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little rough, but made things right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I asked for a NY Strip medium rare, and it came out charred. It took a while for the waitress to come around and ask, but they tried to make things right by comping the steak since it took a while before a new one was sent out...everyone was done with dinner by that time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Chose this because it was close and had good reviews and everyone in our party LOVED what we ordered. The shrimp and grits is to die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine1
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Not enough appetizer choices. Waitress forgot several side items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Great for a hotel restaurant. Could be a stand alone find. I ate there multiple times instead of looking for other food options. Great wait staff. Timely food delivery. Great menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising find!
    Finedine
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Excited to find a new Restruant while visiting Atlanta two blocks from hotel. Best of dining experiences. Food, presentation, service and atmosphere outstanding! Great menu.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Mother's Day Brunch
    ATLCFO
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took several Mother's in my life there last Sunday and had a wonderful experience. Food was good. Service was good. A little pricey but overall we had very enjoyable afternoon. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for classy or business lunch
    DAG1957VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We had a group from my office. We were seated in a private area which was a wonderful surprise. The service and food was excellent. We also had a birthday person with us and they brought out a piece of cake nicely presented on the plate. I would highly recommend this restaurant for client lunches and office special occasion lunches.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service is GREAT!
    pebbles101VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I go often and they have updated their menu recently. The food is tasty and fresh.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice to see a steak house
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    nice to see a steak house that has a variety of meals including meat loaf. Good service and good portion size. Really a good spot for being in a hotel.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seared flavor adds ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    We had seated scallops which were sublime. The roasted and sautéed mushrooms had flavor of wood smoke which added to their hearty good taste. The grilled asparagus--jumbo and peeled-- was fab!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for our group
    Flyguy50
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary with 12 friends. It was a wonderful evening and everything was excellent. We will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Our server was attentive and the food was awesome and perfectly prepared. We were staying at the Marriott Marquis where this restaurant was situated and we didn't really want to walk anywhere else, and we were very happy we didn't. Black and blue veal strip was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appreciating good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The reception person and staff servicing us were very good Attentive, dedicated and smilling I would repeat the experience with corporate customers any time when in Atlanta
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit and was surprised
    bbender
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    First time visit and was surprised that it looked like a standard dining room in a large downtown hotel. Food was very good and the staff did a good jub bringing us the food, but since the waitress was not the one serving the food, there seemd to be a lack of organization. We were just finishing salads and the plates had not been taken away when our entrees came, which was OK, but the waitress did not deliver them, but someone from the kitchen and then he left and we were short an item of two
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Choice
    Fred
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    With limited choices in this hotel we chose Sear. The service was average and the food was subpar at best. I had a business dinner followed by a business lunch the following day and both were less than average food quality.
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  • Breakfast Buffet
    Lambchop
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Really had a large selection including eggs to order and an omelet station
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group Lunch
    Rhonda
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    I had a group of 10 and was seated in a private area, which was quiet and ideal for our lunch meeting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Went to Sear after a long day at the Gift Mart. We were guests in the hotel. We ordered cocktails and were given a menu. Placed our order for our appetizers and meal with the waiter. After 15 minutes our appetizers arrived. Drinks came 10 minutes later. Starters were just OK and over-priced (but it IS a hotel restaruant). We were rushed through the entire meal. Food was ruined from sitting under the lights for 15 minutes while we rushed through our appetizer/cocktail course (the server kept trying to deliver food that we were not ready for, nor was there room on the table. Manager replaced the overcooked steak and offered to comp the steak charge. Replaced steak was cooked okay but had no flavor...and the bill was NOT adjusted. BAD!
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  • Marion the Librarian
    AmyinAtlanta
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Although the food was outstanding and our special requests were accommodated, we canceled two other reservations at other restaurants to return to Sear so we could continue to enjoy Marion's special attention, VIP treatment and delightful personality. We were in town for the AmericasMart trade show and have special food limitations that include gluten free and dairy free choices that can make eating on the go difficult. Marion was happy to help us put together delicious meals that fit our restrictions and was ever delightful in her service. She's a asset to the business for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We have dinner at Sear every time we're in Atlanta. Wonderfully varied menu, impeccable service...always a delightful evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tangy Salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    The soup (corn chowder) was amazing! Probably best I've ever had. However the vinaigrette dressing was so tangy it made the salad inedible. Waitress was great and made up for the unbearable salad.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Birthday weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The food wasn't good but the service we received was awesome. Everyone was so nice. They gave me a slice of cake for my birthday. I would go back for the drinks and great service. But not food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ordinary hotel restaurant
    MichVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Menu was interesting but preparation was ordinary, service was poor.
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  • D best!!!
    foodie
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We went to celebrate our 18th weddingannv and loved the service this has been our third time here and as always excellent. Andre was our server twice and I just love him his knowledge of the food, specials , wine...... everything and has such charming personality. I am confident to say your whole staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Our compliments to Chef Max and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.