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Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
Southern Art and Bourbon Bar

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.southernart.com
  • Phone: (404) 946-9070
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Bourbon Bar: Daily: 12:00pm - 2:00am; Artisan Ham Bar: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern
  • Executive Chef: Chef Timothy Magee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Please see our website events page for scheduled live music!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Brandi Farrow

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Piedmont Ave.
  • Public Transit: Marta north line: Station N7 Buckhead
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is offered to restaurant and bar guests.
    Self parking in hotel also validated (maximum of 3 hours)
A word from Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
Southern Art combines a hip, urban eatery with classic Southern charm, offering Southern-inspired cuisine and cocktails in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant features an artisan ham bar and vintage pie table along with the sophisticated bar and lounge area, Bourbon Bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
Diner Reviews
  • "My second time dining at the Southern Art and Bourbon Bar was as good as the first! This time, I took a customer with me, and the experience was just right. The service was attentive without being intrusive, and the atmosphere was active but we were still able to carry on our conversation at the table. My flight was delayed several hours, and the staff were flexible with my reservation. All in all, a very well-run establishment!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My wife and I had the wonderful sides flights, and these good ol' southern dishes were prepared in an excellent way. Our server was excellent, and added to a super dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We went on a date night and loved the food. Our server Ryan, was very knowledgeable regarding food and drinks. We will be back!!!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I had good friends visiting from Korea that evening. Loved the various tastings of American artisanal hams! Also, ordered the deviled eggs with fried oysters and the fried chicken. My friends devoured the house-made pickles and ordered more. Piece de resistance: 12-layer red velvet cake! Lovely service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The ambiance was very calm and relaxing which distracted me for the most part that service was slow. Our wait person was very nice however our food, appetizer and drinks took time to get to our table. We had fried green tomatoes that didn't have much flavor the drinks were awesome and the dinner was good, not excellent. I would go back though because the atmosphere was so pleasant."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Bourbon Bar was excellent as usual, with great selection and knowledgable, friendly bartenders. Had excellent service at cool Southern Art for dinner. Food was nicely done and overall the meal lived up to our past memories."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We tried Southern Art for the first time and overall were very pleased. The drinks were great and the bourbon flight is good to try a variety. The nice lady who help us select our drinks and answer questions was very knowledgeable and nice. The ham board and cheese board appetizer were great and the fresh bread is yummy. Everyone got fish as their meal for some odd reason, but we all really liked it. My trout was quite tasty. The service was only fair though. Slow, marginally attentive, even irritated at times and I don't think were an especially difficult group. Maybe they were having a bad day? I'll try it again. Don't forget to get your parking validated!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I live in California, and recently flew into Atlanta - I am a Foodie, and prior to my arrival i did my homework and selected Southern Art - the menu sounded great. My sister in law lives in Athens and after she picked me up from the airport we went to lunch. We were seated promptly and quickly brought a beautiful tray of fluffy biscuits, pickled vegetables, and a special butter. My sister in law loves shrimp and grits so that is what she ordered, and I ordered the fried chicken. Everything was excellent; and the food and service were fantastic. Definitely a great experience!!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We ate here twice on our last visit and loved it. But service was very slow this time and it detracted from the overall experience."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Server was friendly but hard to find - and the place was not very busy, although the bar was buzzing. Our food was mediocre. The trout was flavorless and overcooked and the shrimp and grits was edible but I'd hope they're going for more than that. Good drinks and good dessert. We won't be back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This was our second time at this restaurant. Food is very good, selection of bourbon and scotch is excellent and the ambience is very good. We really enjoyed it. All of our menu choices were served promptly and very good."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "All of the food and drinks were great...especially the buttermilk fried chicken and the pork shank...to die for!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Stayed overnight at the hotel, the restaurant is perfect. Good selection, great wine. Impeccable staff."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had an outstanding meal sitting on the patio and people watching. Food was great. Recommend the pork shank and the fried chicken...also the crab fritters and the ham!! Extraordinarily good value for price..."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Enjoyed our food. Service was passable but not as good as expected. We started slowly as my mother in law couldn't make up her mind and I felt that after that, we were "written off"."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Good food, great service and an awesome atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The Ham Bar was great. go with the waiters suggestions."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Southern Art has been a favorite of mine since it opened. The food is always amazing, the outdoor seating is a good place to watch the busy Buckhead happenings, and the service is always excellent."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very good butcher's platter with a generous serving of four different types of very thinly sliced cured meats with house made crackers that were the highlight of the meal. Very good service. Cured salmon had a weird sweetish sauce that (in our opinion) didn't enhance the salmon. Crab fritters were good, but no match for bacchanalia's. We would return if it's in walking distance of our hotel."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "was in the mood for a bit of southern food and it delivered"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The grits needed something.. Bland! Which made my shrimp & grits bland! The sautéed Kale was too salty! However the tater tots, pickled veggies and fried chicken was tasty along with my Mahanttan!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "What a wonderful meal! Southern food done right - delicious and satisfying. I will be going back, and probably with my foodie friends as a group. The service is outstanding as well, very attentive yet unassuming."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Inside Intercontinental Hotel. Good spot for a business breakfast. Decent standard breakfast fare."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Go enjoy Southern Art...it is incredible.............."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We booked for lunch on Saturday and had really wanted and expected to be impressed. Truthfully, we were anything but - service was awkward at best, the kitchen staff arguing was distracting, the 3 items we ordered from the Ham Bar were not available. As far as appetizers and then entrees - chicken & dumplings had an abundance of green onions in them, broth was very very thin with a few egg noodles, spoonbread somehow managed to stick to the skillet and be incredibly greasy at the same time. Most things needed salt, bbq sauce on pork sandwich was very greasy. Collards and Chicken best of the bunch. The worse part is I have a reaction to MSG and had a significant one after lunch. Really unacceptable for something with Art Smith's name on it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Love bourbon so i had to try!I read some reviews on here and the common complaint that I heard was that the service was bad. I can understand that sometimes service can be spotty, so i took the risk and came here anyways. For an appetizer I had some Ham from their exquisite Ham bar with the southern cheese platter. Both were incredible. We also ordered the friend green tomatoes-Not impressed.Very plain. I had the pork shank which was amazing. My only complaint was our waiter. Didn't refill our water. He dropped off an iPad with a drink menu and left for a long time....took a very long time to get our drinks. Its like every time he walked away, he forgot he had a table...other patrons seemed to be getting much better service than us. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I think the food was really good and the drink list had a great variety. However, I thought the restaurant was going to be more art inspired (as well as the food). The restaurant had just as much art as any other restaurant...Maybe I had high expectations but overall the food and service was superior. Next time I would like to try their brunch..."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was impeccable. I took my niece there for a special treat and we got even more than expected. The food was delicious, clean and outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food delicious, service attentive but not overbearing. Chef Al Smith came to the table and introduced himself. Could not have been better. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "True southern food at its best. Unique ham bar. Excellent service. Superb Old Fashions!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Servers were super nice, but food came out an hour+ late. 2 in our group ordered the breakfast Buffett and they were stuffed long before even a cup of coffee showed up. When food did come out it was missing some sides and even a full order. Comedy of errors. New German manager was very accommodating once he learned, but it took 3 complaints and then to ask for manager to finally get it fixed. Food was great once it finally staggered out. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We specifically enjoyed meeting Alain Zemmour the restaurant and bar manager. He is an original Parisian now in Atlanta some 19 years or so. He is a wealth of worldly wine and foodie knowledge. If you are foodies like us, then you need to meet him."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This place ruined my evening. It all started when I arrived for my 8:00 reservation. I was seated and waited for about 15 minutes before being offered a glass of water. The waiter finally came over and rushed us through the menu. We did not receive dinner rolls, nor were we offered a wine menu. We had to ask for these items. We placed our order and got the dinner rolls along with the appetizers. We had smoked salmon and fried green tomatoes, which were just ok. While waiting on the entree, I ordered a mai tai, but had to get up and get my own drink stirrer from the bar. I waited for about 45 minutes to get the entree and the food was cold. The Manager did not charge us for anything, but I was still hungry when I left."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food is perhaps even better than good. It's pretty delicious. Unfortunately, the vibe is just not there. This is a lobby dining area in a hotel that has a restaurant name slapped on it. As we were eating dinner, the servers were setting up signage and table condiments for the hotel's breakfast which is clearly served in the same place the next morning. When it was time to go, we actually had to push tables and chairs out of our way to reach the exit as other servers who were cleaning had haphazardly strewn them about the narrow room, not even considering that perhaps the last two guests in the room might need to leave. But the food is good."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We absolutely love this place! The food, service, cocktails and ambience is outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My first visit won't be my last! I was on a business trip and this was close to my hotel. Very pleased all the way around! I will be back next time I'm in town."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Good food, good service. Food portions are huge, don't order too much."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Why eat at a restaurant with a food service inspection score of 84? I won't be back until the score reaches the mid-90s. Ambiance alone isn't enough...even my teen daughter was disgusted once seeing the score AFTER our dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Ham bar is delicious! Pork shank a little dry. Shrimp and grits could use more flavor"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Not a fan ....service Sucked and food fair Nothing for us stood out positive"
    Dined on 5/17/2014