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The Café at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
The Café at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead

The Café at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Buckhead/Dining/TheCafe/Default.ht
  • Phone: (404) 240-7035
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:30am, Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Closed for Dinner Sunday and Monday; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Modern European
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz entertainment.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Restaurant will validate valet parking
A word from The Café at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
The Cafe delights guests with inspired regional cuisine and a wine cellar brimming with unparalleled premium selections. Our Chef brings exuberance and imagination together with expert cooking techniques and the finest ingredients from across the region to his Modern American menus, offering dishes perfectly balanced, fresh and infused with flavor. The Café is home to the city's most renowned Sunday Brunch with more than 100 selections including perfectly prepared and artfully presented. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Very Pice$$y for buffet brunch but what do you expect? Your dining at the Ritz. Food was better than good and the selection was fantastic for foodies. The small plates were the stars. For those that want a tradition eggs & bacon they have that too buy why bother with the tradition when you could easily go to Ihop. Cavier selection was nice and the added sushi bar was also a plus. Make sure you try the cheese bilini! Skip the extra $15 on the bubble bar"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The service was great, but the food was not worth the price."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "As always everything was great. My server was good but not as great as the last server. I would highly recommend to anyone without reservation."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The cafe is very open and inviting upon arrival. Dress is casual or dressy casual. We were celebrating our anniversary and as approached the table there were beautiful roses petals all placed around the table. The food was more average than Ritz restaurants in the past. The food was fine but not really exceptional as would expect from the Ritz. There was a grilled cheese with burger that was different and tasty. Gazpacho was divine and refreshing for a hot July 4th dinner. The mixed drinks were great and the wine list notable! It was extra special to be there when the fireworks began as there was seating outside where could see fireworks from Lenox Mall in celebration Of July 4th. It was a good dinner and excellent for July 4th!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food at the café is very good. Kitchen staff is very accommodating for personal allergy issues. We ate all our meals here during our two day stay. Whole pan seared fish was amazing. Gazpacho soup was so good that my husband had it twice! Food is of high quality, fresh and not full of unnecessary additives. Sunday brunch is one of the best ever.....something for everyone. Nice addition is the sushi bar that is available on the weekends. Lobby bar service is very good. Drinks are nicely mixed and presented. Wait staff is very professional and friendly. Prices are a little more, but you are in the big city and you are paying for exemplary service.....well worth if for me! Thanks again Ritz Carlton....you didn't let me down!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • " This was a birthday lunch given to me by a friend. It was an outstanding dining experience in every way. The food was delicious and the service superb. It had been a while since I dined at the Ritz. I will return soon and often."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have been going to the Ritz Carlton for brunch for several years now. Our experience last weekend did not live up to our expectations, based on our previous experiences. Our server had to be asked to refill coffee cups and although he took away used cutlery each time we left the table, he failed to replace it with fresh. By the end of the meal, we had to request forks and knives to finish our plates. The food was quite good but the hot dishes were not as varied or interesting as on previous visits. The fish had dried out under the lights and the variety of small plates had diminished. Everything seemed to contain candied bacon, including the few vegetable dishes. This considerably reduced selection for those who do not eat meat."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We have eaten brunch at the Ritz numerous times but this last Sunday, for Fathers Day, we were charged an additional $20. It was not worth it. The oysters were not good and I did not see any other items that would justify the additional cost. The $15 charge for the champagne bar is pretty bush league considering similar restaurants, Schloss Bensberg for example, include the champagne with the price. We are reconsidering going to the Ritz for brunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Thank you for the excellent service. The brunch was wonderful. The attention that we received from the entire staff made us feel very special. You helped us celebrate our engagement with the special desert. We will always remember the experience. We hope to return every year. Thank You."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We attended the Sunday brunch and while the food and service were good, they were not worth $69 per person. The brunch is just too over priced for what it is. We would not go back or recommend the brunch to anyone else locally. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have been going to the Ritz at this time of year for (our) small company celebration now for 3 years. It always meets our expectation. Food is always wonderful and fun to try all."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was a very disappointing experience. There was a large selection but nothing was particularly great. Just standard. Not woth the hefty price tag. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I love the Ritz Carlton! They never let you down. I especially like the group service they have. In addition to your waiter every wait person there makes it their business to assist you, it's not just 1 person's job. They are attentive, & anticipate your needs. The food was beyond delicious. The entire brunch was heavenly. So many choices to pick from & nothing was a disappointment. The desserts were in a class by themselves."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food but at $75pp way overpriced. They could take a lesson from any number of Sunday brunches in Vegas "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant with impeccable service. Not a lot of choices on the lunch menu but the food was quite good. Deserts were exceptional. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I enjoyed the brunch here immensely. I have had some of the best brunches in the US, from Carmel to New York City, Connecticut to Colorado, and now Atlanta, and this had by far the best spread and variety of foods available, not to mention being top two in terms of quality of the food. For example, a Watermelon and Rose Petal soup, or an Avocado Mousse with Crab Salad on top. Absolutely worth the price, and will be coming here again anytime I am in Atlanta for the weekend!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed the "Excellent food""Excellent friendly staff""
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Easter Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead has become a yearly tradition for our family. The adults as well as the kids are always satisfied. There are so many different dishes to try and all are wonderful. Looking forward to next year."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service! Always! Best brunch I have ever been too hands down!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "While in Buckhead if you wish to escape the 'Party' scene this is a great spot for a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "After a stressful plane ride, we opted to stay at our hotel for our dinner, and we are very happy that we did. The service in the restaurant was excellent, but this was to be expected in a Ritz Carlton, but what truly pleased us was the wonderful, creative food. We had a delicious meal. The oysters were accompanied by a unique citrusy mignonette sauce; the seared foie gras was a generous portion cooked perfectly and served with a wonderful pineapple relish; and the tuna tartare had just the right touch of spice....I had three apps for dinner. My husband's pasta dish and short ribs with a creamy goat cheese polenta was superb. Do not miss this restaurant in Atlanta."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food, service and atmosphere were all top of the line. The Butter Lettuce starter and Beef Tenderloin main were memorable. My partner loved the oysters and braised short ribs. We will go back."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Amzing experience rom food to service. Really a must try!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I found The selection to be excellent. omelette's, decadent desserts, sushi, tons of specialty meats cheeses. For special occasion it warranted thing the hefty price tag of $70 per person. I would not say it's a place I would go on a regular basis for brunch. Ambience was great as well as service definitely worth a visit."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This is the third time we have been back to the restaurant and will not go again. The food was unremarkable and the service poor. When we ordered a bottle of wine, they put it in ice and we had to wait ten minutes for it to chill because they obviously don't have wines chilling in the back. The menu selection is extremely limited and the food simply was not good. There are lots of waiters moving around but with only four people in the first level of the restaurant, we still found ourselves waiting to have our order taken and to receive each course."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The buffet used to be a magical place for a high end food fest. My recent visit revealed uninspired staff and average food.It was not busy, so possibly without the numbers of quests moving about , I saw it for whaf it is. Average food, presented well. I won't be back."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "For brunch, this restaurant is vastly overpriced. Patrons were extremely noisy. Food was o.k. Service was o.k., although staff were very busy. Service was not personalized, felt that I was just being served and pushed along. When called before the reservation date by Ritz staff, the woman calling (who was very pleasant) reminded me to have my parking ticket validated at the restaurant before leaving. Upon my asking for validation, the server informed me that my ticket was white (self-park} and could not be validated. It would have been helpful to me if she had told me in advance that I needed a blue ticket (valet parking) for validation. I do not plan to return to this restaurant or to recommend it to others."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Really, great brunch. Beautiful spread with carving station, pasta station, sushi station, iced shellfish with shrimp, king crab. Made to order omelets, etc. Took 3 nieces ages 14, 12, and 11 and they loved it. Service was excellent as anyone would expect from the Ritz Carlton."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "This is the 2nd year my Sister and I have had Christmas brunch at the R-C (after my Mother passed away 2 1/2 yrs ago). It's lovely. The food is very good, not the greatest, but fine for a buffet. And it's plentiful - something for every taste. The service is exceptional, and very friendly. Though not a "wealthy Buckhead Matron" we have been made to feel very welcome. Never rushed, even though I know they're sold out every Christmas. We sit at the table and eat a leisurely meal. One of the highlights is the visit to every table by the beautiful Santa and Mrs. Claus. That man is so beautiful - just may be the real Santa! All in all, an expensive, but very enjoyable, Christmas tradition."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The Cafe is a hotel restaurant, both expense account-reasonable and kid-friendly. Neighbors can drop in easily as any Buckhead restaurant. It is elegant & romantic, with a palate-impressing kitchen and legendary R-C service. Today I praise the amazing CHRISTMAS DAY buffet service of The Cafe, featuring Santa-at-your-table, a pianist and carolers. Service runs from mid-morning through late evening (I think similar THANKSGIVING hours). Our family Christmas brunches at the Ritz began fifteen years ago as my late Mother's last great Christmas tradition, when she decided that cooking Thanksgiving was enough. Every year the Cafe manages to make the experience even more magical than the last. If you can score a reservation, GO!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Big fan of the brand, but a huge disappointment here. Service is spotty. Food is lazy, without flavor or depth, and immature. Ambience is heavy and stuffy. Big revamp is needed, as it does not compete with other Buckhead headliners. Pricing is ridiculous for what you get."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Yes it was the best brunch ever, but I read it was gonna be 50 bucks a person at the most, we ended up paying 69 dollars per person plus an extra 15 for bottomless mimosas. Maybe it cost that much because we went in dec. 22 but still no buffet will be ever worth 70 bucks a person outside Vegas maybe"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Excellent food and selections at Sunday brunch. Choices in small plates not as hot as I'd like. Service warm and efficient. Ambiance outstanding. Champagne additional. Price too high for my taste."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Although the brunch at The Cafe' at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead was pretty good, for $70/person price tag, it is ridiculously overpriced! This brunch isn't much different from many other buffet style brunches that you can find throughout the city. The only thing The Cafe has that I haven't seen at others was the sushi station. But to be honest, coming for brunch Sushi was the last thing on my mind. Don't get me wrong the service, scenery and food quality are all top notch, but you can go to Rays On The River and get almost the exact same items for at least $30 less per person. You don't have to be a math genius to realize the savings add up pretty quick! I definitely recommend researching less expensive options unless money is no object!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The Cafe was excellent in its food choices. Even though the choices were limited, it may for an easier decision in choosing and the preparation and delivery was excellent. It took a little longer than expected to bring out the dessert, but the quality was again outstanding. The waiter was clearly a learner but trying hard so that is all that mattered."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Last Time - let me say this will be the last time I go to a Ritz. We stayed a weekend in Ft. Lauderdale and it was horrible. They asked us to try them one more time in Atlanta. Never again. The food was terrible. The potatoes were soupy, the stuffing was dry and tasted terrible. There was only turkey - no ham. The prime rib was edible. Two types of fish - not sure why. The price was completely OUTRAGEOUS! Never again. The Ritz needs a serious revamping. Not worth the money."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Wonderful Brunch. Many many choices for breakfast, lunch, sushi, seafood can go on and on and on desserts are works of art amazing and delicious. WE added the bubble bar very very nice with choices to change it up with raspberry juice, cranberry, chambord as well as orange juice. the Cheese Grits are amazing absolutely my favorite and worth a visit just for them. Everything was very well prepared, an abundance of couse the service was amazing and exactly what you expect from the Ritz."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "First time to have the famous Sunday Brunch. Food was very good and a great variety. However, very over-priced, 70 dollars per adult. Probably will go back but not very often."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Brought a date here for brunch and will never forget how amazing it was, would definitely love to go back."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday dinner. This was our first visit and I had high hopes that we would experience a fabulous dinner. I must say I was very disappointed. I thought somehow the eating area would be very classy, however, if felt like what it is which is part of a hotel. A big crowd were watching game on TV and were extremely loud which just ruined the romantic mood. My food came cold and I had to return it. Service was good but considering all the other issues I will not return again."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
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