The Pinewood
The Pinewood

The Pinewood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pinewoodtr.com/
  • Phone: 4043735507x
  • Hours of Operation:
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM - Monday thru Thursday
    11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Friday
    6:00 PM - 12:00 AM Saturday
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Sunday (Brunch)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Blydenstein / Julian Goglia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Pinewood is a fantastic venue for your private party or special event please contact the main line or email us at info@pinewoodtr.com!
  • Special Events: The Pinewood is a fantastic venue for your private party or special event please contact the main line or email us at info@pinewoodtr.com!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ponce De Leon Place
  • Public Transit: Close to Marta train train station and on main bus line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: In addition to street parking, you may use the free parking deck linked here: 335 Swanton Way, Decatur, Georgia
A word from The Pinewood
The Pinewood is a neighborhood restaurant & bar that serves extraordinary cocktails and reinterpreted regional fare in downtown Decatur, Georgia.

We appreciate equally the high-class and the home-spun, and we think a neighborhood hangout ought to be both. That’s why our menu features elegantly inventive dishes alongside creative comfort foods, all of them made from locally sourced ingredients.

Our bar is stocked with not only the top-shelf spirits you’d expect but also house-made syrups, tinctures, infusions and sodas. Our service is friendly and gracious, our atmosphere both comfortable and refined.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Pinewood reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (53)neighborhood gem (52)vibrant bar scene (37)special occasion (23)romantic (20)hot spot (16)great for brunch (12)late-night find (10)notable wine list (9)great for lunch (9)good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • The Pinewood ROCKS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The Pinewood is the most fabulous corner of Decatur, a corner clearly dedicated to providing a delicious and delightful time. Never fails to provide a delectable dining experience. The cocktails are my favorite in Atlanta; the food hits the spot every time, particularly the burger, the grit tots, and the brussels. Love, love, love the ambience - the decor, the music, the charismatic professionals. Perfect for dress-up or casual occasions, intimate or friend group, personal or professional networks. My top jam in Decatur, and definitely one of the best bars in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lack of Hospitality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This isn't Portland. That is to say Pinewood lacked simple hospitality. Not once did we feel welcome to be dining here and the service staff seemed annoyed that we were trying to enjoy our dinner. I would not recommend this place to friends. I have dined here before and the service lately has noticeably traveled downhill - way downhill.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Overall
    VtotheMax
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great drinks - make sure to ask about the story behind the names (they are hilaarious) App - Caprese and Calamari are excellent, specially the salad...best we've had. Dinner - Pork cheeks and Burger are both delicious. (Dont forget their burger is $5 Mon-Fri from 3pm-6pm!!!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First visit
    TTOLANDVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    It was a Monday evening, so very few people. The Monday special menu "Laundry Night" has a New Orleans theme (i.e. Red Beans & Rice, Gumbo). Small dishes for $10.00 I think was pricey for the portion size. It's a small, quaint, atmosphere, and we will probably return but order from the regular menu instead.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Evening
    jubalharshaw
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had dinner here with my best friend on a Saturday night. No problem getting a table, loved the cocktails. We shared Grit Tots, which are fun, then I had the burger (which is monster big and very good). My friend was delighted to find rabbit on the menu - so few restaurants serve it - and it was also delicious. Parking in Decatur has become a nightmare so that was the only downside. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great find in Decatur
    gpsfoodie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wednesday is half price whiskey cocktails and they can create some very pleasing cocktails. My entire table was delighted with their experience and we all will be back. The grit tots were a favorite of the table and I loved the oxtail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    decaturite
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Julien knows how to take care of you. Had the brunch pork with green chili sauce: AMAZING!!! I could eat here every night and be happy....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll Be A New Regular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A friend and I met here for my belated birthday brunch. I ordered the house omelet. The salmon seemed to be unevenly salty. My first bite was very salty, but subsequent bites were not and the eggs were just excellent! Overall, the meal was delicious, filling, and enough for leftovers. I will order it again. My friend had the Chicken Cordon Bly sans the ham. She said it was simply delicious. I could tell because she ate every last morsel! Another pleasure was the service. Our waiter and other staff were attentive and so easy about modifying my friend's order to accommodate her dietary requirements. I asked to have my leftovers boxed and, (oops!) it was discarded. They just cheerfully cooked another half! Overall, a delightful experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh yeah
    Localisto
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Really good. Great cocktails. Menu is seasonal with small plates and entree's well conceived and crafted. Very nice, ever changing, reliable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decatur favorite!
    fenifer
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love the pinewood! Grit tots are the best small plates. Omg. Chicken and waffles are rocking! Any drink you order from the menu are perfection. Love love love!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My husband and I went here for the first time this week and were very happy with our experience. We went late (8:45pm) on a weeknight, so it was not busy and we ended up being the only patrons in the restaurant halfway through our meal. The menu was interesting, the food was delicious, and we enjoyed ourselves. Service was great, available and helpful without being overly attentive. The wine list was a little lacking (only 3 choices for a glass of red wine), but the wine I ordered turned out to be very good. We will be back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicous!
    Kathryn
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It was lovely. The sauce on the oz tail was incredible, we spent a chunk of our meal trying to figure it out so we could try for something similar at home. I wish they featured more ethically raised meats ( or made it clear that they are already doing so). A few items included the origin of their meat ingredients but not most.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    atlfoodandfunVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I visited the pinewood to try their new lunch menu. We both really enjoyed our food and drinks. Great service and always a good time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty mediocre
    Iateout
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The pork belly biscuit was very good, but the bliss fries were terrible. Under cooked potatoes that were too dark on the outside. The grit tots are a cool idea, and looked great, but were extremely bland. The wine is reasonably priced, and I went in on Thursday evening when the bottles were half off. That was the highlight. The service was sub par, and it wasn't busy. Overall pretty disappointing, I probably won't be back.
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  • Great Cocktails at the Pinewood
    AngelaH
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was good, but not great. The cocktails were fabulous! I'd go back just to hang out at the bar. Watching the bar tenders is a show in itself.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Restaurant
    snapback
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Took some friends from out of town to Pinewood last weekend and we had a great time. The listed cocktails are great, but the bartenders are really good and made some custom stuff for us that was also excellent. We had very good meals as well (the steak is killer) and I don't think you can go wrong food-wise. The meal won't blow you away, but it is very good and the drinks are outstanding. The entire staff was helpful and cheerful. I can't recommend Pinewood highly enough.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AtlantaArchitectVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The most creative and wonderful cocktails. Go Mondays for "New Orleans Laundry Night." The staff are the right mix of being upbeat + caring.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Yet
    RWaltersVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food and service were exemplary. One of the best restaurants we've been to in years...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service & atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I went to pinewood for a simple birthday dinner. They had historic decor with a modern vibe. The wait staff were extremely friendly and responsive. We order a few small plates and split an entree and all of the food was unique and very tasty. Pinewood is in downtown Decatur, right down the street from some other restaraunts that have hour long waits on the weekends and we thought it was just as good,if not better than the restaraunts with long waits. Would definetly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Fantastic food. The appetizers we ordered were fantastic - all 4 of them. Tried many items from the menu - grit tots, mussels, brussel sprouts, beets, catfish & ratatouille for main plates, and the chocolate ganache torte for dessert. Not one disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and will be dining at the Pinewood again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Love2eat
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    My husband and I visited The Pinewood for our 2nd Anniversary dinner. We had been one other time (for brunch) but it was our first visit for dinner. When we arrived, we were warmly greeted and immediately seated. The server, who was great by the way, wished us a Happy Anniversary and brought each of us a glass of champagne as a celebratory gift! When we ordered, we were a little saddened when we were told that they had sold out of the "New Orleans Laundry" menu items. We ordered 2 appetizers - the grit tots and the pork belly biscuit - and 2 entrees - my husband had fish with succotash and I ordered the chicken and waffles. We were not disappointed...everything was DELICIOUS!!!!! The Pinewood consistently has great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps getting better
    Tuckercat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We have dined here several times. The cocktails are always great, but the kitchen gets better each time we return.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad we checked it out
    DecaturIsGreater
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The Pinewood does a lot of things pretty well but with stiff competition from Leon's and Kimball House, it's not quite up to par. The cocktails we ordered, (Goonies & stay gold pony boy), weren't very memorable, and we both switched to wine/beer. Our server was excellent, the pasta and catfish were good, but again not something that would stick out amongst other Decatur options.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We found the food was good but the portions rather small. We were still hungry after leaving there. We also did not care for the high tables with stools. It is uncomfortable sitting on a stool with no back support for a long time especially eating dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh concepts with timeless charm
    dmoore
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My wife and I recently had dinner at The Pinewood for our 6 year anniversary. Neither of us are big drinkers, but the cocktails on the menu sounded very interesting and delicious so we both ordered one. Our server was great and helped us navigate the menu and gave his personal suggestions when asked. After drinks we ordered our meals which came out extremely fast. My wife ordered a small plate of mussels that ended up being enough for an entire meal, and I had the chicken and waffles which was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect. Not too casual for a special occasion, but certainly not too stuffy. The best part was after our meal, our server surprised us with two complimentary glasses of champagne since it was our anniversary! How awesome?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Is this my favorite bar in Decatur?
    kalfastVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Inventive and creative cocktail menu Good focus on customer service with frequent water refills. Decent menu but it could use a couple more seafood options. I almost always get the catfish which is consistently fried to perfection and they change the sides with the season. Used to pair it with the scallop appetizer but it is no longer on the menu. Would love to see a shrimp dish or appetizer. Overall this place is sure to satisfy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    Jere217
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Overall I had a pleasant experience and would come back if I wanted a nice dinner out. Starting with the good...The food was excellent. Try the "grit tots". They are excellent and easy with a small hint of jalapeño. The catfish was excellent. Criques: Really lacking on a wine list. The wine was good, but I would have enjoyed a little larger selection being a wine lover. Also, from experience is service industry--I actually work in restaurant management--the service was well "serviceable." We were never in need of anything, but I also wasnt really "wowed". I felt like the server didn't "read" our table very well and actually couldn't get her attention to break a 20--so I could have given her a higher tip as planned. Overall she was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why didnt i try this place sooner..
    Mlowe85
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This was my first time dining at the Pinewood.. I follow pinewood on instagram and always see the bourbon specials/classes.. Months later I made my reservations. Great Service from the Hostess to Late, our service.. Grit Tots were unique and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 109 reviews are from the The Pinewood reviews archive.
  • Sunday Brunch
    DubhLinn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    A welcome change to the madness that is brunch in ATL.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Pinewood has a simple, but quite creative menu, well balanced between starters and large plates. We often just dine from the starter menu. The bar also excels at creative offerings, and they have one of the best selections of higher end brands if you ever wondered what that whiskey "too expensive to buy the bottle" tastes like. Service is prompt, professional, and friendly. Can't go wrong with this spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The short ribs were very very dry and hard. I suggested they not serve them. I really cannot believe they even attempted to bring them out to a customer. The other items were nothing special. Overall quite disappointed and will not go back.
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  • Newbee at The Pinewood
    mjay
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Unexpected food tastes. Every choose we made was very well prepared and very tasty. The drinks were well prepared, by a very knowledgeable mixologist. We shall return to this delightful find.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will certainly return!
    Druidhillsdiner
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Excellent drinks and food. Will make this restaurant a staple as we live in Decatur!!! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Pinewood
    mgreen1098
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This reservation was for my birthday, and that was my one request. . .a drink at the Pinewood. Atmosphere is great, food is astronomical, and staff is outta this world! As frugal as I am, I will spend the money for these delectable drinks at the Pinewood. "The Day that I Die" is still my favorite and what I ordered that evening. The hostess was great. She took the time to prep an outdoor table for us (unlocked it and set it up in her cute dress). The staff came by at appropriate times with excellent service for drinks, meals, and checks. Our plates were great!! Grit tots, AWESOME! Beet salad, blew my mind. Chicken and waffles, on my husband's top 2. . . and he orders that at every restaurant. Thanks PW for a great birthday celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Buger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    So I'm kinda a burger enthusiast. Their 'double' cheese burger beats our General Muir, Bocado, H&F, Bookhouse and is well worth the $14 price tag. Also, this one of a few places tin Atlanta hat does creole/cajun food right. Be sure to get the gumbo and/or jambalaya if you can catch it on their daily specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very interesting, imaginative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Very interesting, imaginative cocktails, food well thought out and prepared. Noise levels very subdued, great for talking without having to yell. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    SteveT
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    In the former Cakes and Ale space, this was a great meal. Every dish we tried was excellent, drinks were interesting and fun, service was good, noise level not as loud as I expected. Interesting menu with small plate options or entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Bar
    Jbass
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Amazing bar. Real artisan bartenders. When the bartender brought my rye flight over he took the time to provide me a history of the makers and the distilling process. Must try chicken and waffles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    misangela
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We did the Scoutmob deal for our 10th Anniversary dinner at The Pinewood Tippling Room. The service was laid back and the server was awesome - but I do have a bit of an issue about full, long beards on servers. The food was prepared absolutely perfectly, right down to the seasoning, which often lacks in even the best restaurants. We were impressed with the kitchen's handiwork. We had beet salad, oyster po' boy, beef ribs and pappardelle bolognese - which were all superb. We had Old Fashioneds and a Quadrophenia, both spot on. For dessert we had the chocolate ganache tart, which was amazing and the bartender paired an amaro cocktail with it, which was the perfect pair for the chocolate. It's pricey, but totally worth it!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply delicious
    Katherine
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The Pinewood is a true gem - beautiful and classy with amazing waitstaff and incredible food. I already can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.