Thrive
Thrive

Thrive

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thriveatl.com/
  • Phone: 4043891000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINING ROOM
    Lunch ~ Mon - Fri: 11:30 am-3:00 pm
    Dinner ~ Mon – Fri: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Dinner ~ Sat: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    BAR & LOUNGE
    Lunch ~ Mon - Fri: 11:30 am 3:00 pm
    Sushi Served All Day in Bar & Lounge
    Bar Happy Hour ~ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Dinner ~ Mon – Fri: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Dinner ~ Sat: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Open Late after all Philips Arena concerts & sporting events.
    Open Sundays for Private Parties

    Thrive loves downtown sporting events. Going to the Dome or Arena? Come see us before, during & after the game for Game Day Specials.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Justin Cox
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Professional catering service
  • Entertainment: We Embrace Saturdays - Every Saturday - visit http://www.weembracesaturdays.com
  • Special Events: Thrive’s design includes 3 defined areas; bar, lounge & dining room that mesh seamlessly & combine a unique blend of sleek contemporary style for hosting private events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring and Marietta
  • Public Transit: Two blocks away from MARTA at Phillips Arena.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Secure Covered Parking only $5
A word from Thrive
Thrive is an upscale casual restaurant where food, drink & lounge meet pleasing taste buds from around the world since 2007 with award winning dishes & specialty cocktails. Our salads, sandwiches, soups, sushi, steak, seafood & so much more are all prepared using the highest quality and freshest ingredients. Thrive is pleased to offer a stimulating wine list as well as a great selection of beer and sake. Join us for our After Work Mixer Monday – Friday from 4pm-6pm for $5 appetizers & specialty cocktails.

Come see why Jezebel Magazine voted Thrive in their top 100 Atlanta Restaurants three consecutive years, and Restaurant and Bar Magazine voted Thrive in their top 100 venues.
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Thrive reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (17)good for groups (16)special occasion (16)romantic (15)vibrant bar scene (11)great for lunch (10)late-night find (7)neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (5)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • great sushi
    GoBlue
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    good menu and good food in downtown area. was under some renovations but not a problem everything was good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Decor and Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I enjoyed EVERYTHING and will absolutely be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The ambience and general decor was pleasing and elegant. The food was well above average, especially the calamari. It was an experience worth the drive into town
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding diner
    Myas
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    First time I was there and we loved it. We were still thinking about the food next evening. Some tables are nicer located than others but other than that it was delicious
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration/date night
    goodeats99
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The ambiance was very nice, and was perfect for the occasion. Due to it being Downtown restaurant week the menu options were very few. There were 2 different packaged type options to choose from, one was $25 per person and the other was $35 per person. These deals included one glass of wine, appetizer, entree, and dessert. We were overall very pleased with the food, the only complaint was that my husband's medium rare steak was very tough, and rubbery. The calamari appetizer was delicious, and the peach cobbler tart was amazing. The glasses of wine are expensive, and they don't fill your glasses up very much...so we ended up passing on a second glass of wine and going somewhere else for drinks after dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Thrive is located just a few blocks South of Centennial Olympic Park and the CNN Center, an easy walk from MARTA. I met up with a couple friends of mine there during Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week. The menu available for the promotional week offered a fair amount of selection with both a $25 dinner as well as a $35 one. I ordered the Kale salad, crispy skinned Trout, and the peach tart with homemade ice cream. The food was done well. I even ate the skin on the trout, though I normally do not. One of my friends ordered the strip steak and thought it was a little chewy, though my other friend got the Salmon and said it was superb. All in all the experience was great. I look forward to visiting again to try out their non-promotional menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great
    judi4410
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Will go again. The watermelon appetizer and calamri were great. So was the steak. The mixed drinks were good, and one shot cames as 3 in one glass!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overrated reviews - but not bad
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Based on the reviews I had read, we were excited to try Thrive. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to the hype. The food wasn't bad, but there was nothing we had that was worth returning for. The space is dated (about 5 years ago it would have been hip and cool). The service seemed very unorganized - we weren't sure who our waiter was because everyone kept asking us the same questions.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chance encounter turned Great!
    fingourmet
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We visited Thrive because it was participating in the Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week on a chance encounter & because it was across the street from our hotel. We were expecting something too avant-garde for our taste but were blown away with one the best meals we have had anywhere. The service was great, the martinis excellent and the food was spectacular! We had the Crispy Skinned Trout with assorted local squash, cherry tomatoes, Almond Butter Foam - the latter was incredible. We were blown away & will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week Dinner
    cjxxVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I came to Thrive during Downtown Restaurant Week for dinner. I was a little disappointed that the regular menu was not available during restaurant week (limited menu and sushi only). However, I still enjoyed a wonderful meal! The sushi is always fresh, and I have not had an entrée that I did not enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat here then go to Phillips Arena
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place is perfect for a wonderful eating experience that is close to popular venues like Phillips arena and the aquarium. The food and service were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour!
    Negotiator
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Power meeting over snacks and drinks elevated the conversation and opened the minds to endless possibilities for the team. The great atmosphere greatly reduced typical conflict resolution when negotiating possibilities. Awesome night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum.
    Shmiz
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My friends and I bought a great groupon for Thrive and did not regret it. The food was delicious, the best sushi I've had since I moved to Atlanta. The fusion dishes were great as well. All four of us ordered different entrees and everyone raved about them. The service was a little slow especially considering it wasn't all that busy. If your looking for a cool atmosphere for a special occasion (because its a little pricey) this is it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First, and not last time....
    JerseyboyinGA
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Loved my first visit to this restaurant. I had a friend in town, staying at the Omni so I suggested Thrive. It was my first time, another friend joined us later. Food was amazing, the grits for the scallops and grits were the best I have had in a long time. I could have just eaten a bowl with that and the bacon bits. Drink I ordered was just the right mix of ingredients and the staff was attentive to what needed to be done and when. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DateNight
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Thrive has a very nice atmosphere for date night and AWESOME service! However, the food items are over priced. At least one item on the menu lacked the proper seasoning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Menu. Restaurant is worn.
    Lundel98109
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The menu was good. Food was good. Service was great. The place just looked a little worn and tired. Walls need a coat of paint. Kinda feels like they haven't done anything to the restaurant since it opened.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Eats ! Great service!
    Meandher
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We arrived at 5:30 pm on a Friday thought it would be busier for Happy hour and reservations required, but Who ever knows about Downtown ATL. The food was fab. Our waitress was Awesome and attentive, Just wish it had more thrive with people ...give it a try.. maybe call them and ask when they will have a good crowd to make you feel like you are not the only one the kitchen is working on..Oh and the dress is relax and chill but almost too relax.......... Short shorts and flip flops are cool,Hoodies are another story , not the atmosphere you would expect within a Kinda South Beach type venue.still a Two Thumbs up and we will be back maybe for lunch since no late night is avail..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it would have been overprised
    hummer2
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a Groupon deal for 4 people thus the overall experience was nice. The food was delicous, the waiters were all nice and professional however when I received the final bill I was shocked to be charged gratuity included already. We would have given 20% tips but the restaurant charged us 18% along with tax. This is not how it was supposed to be done. I think a lot of Groupon customers foget to pay the tip based on total value before the Groupon discount but still it is not very professional manner to treat customers like this way. Also, the food was very delicous but the potions were rather small and without Groupon the total dining cost for 4 people would have been over $230 which I feel is overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Thank you so much for making my daughters 16th birthday special! With no special request Thrive made a special sweet 16 birthday desert and presented it to my daughter after dinner. Although I wish she would have taken a picture of it, Thrive is a great place to dine and from what the girls in my daughters party said, it was a great overall experience! Thank you again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They try very hard!
    Dbjone2
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We loved our visit to Thrive. We made reservations just moments before attempting our visit, and they graciously greeted us by name when we walked in. The food was delicious. We weren't really hungry, so we just ordered sushi and another appetizer, and it proved to be plenty! Nice job.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seared Tuna Dish To Be Had
    Opticker
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We're no sushi lovers, but Thrive has a sushi menu and so the quality of their tuna over forbidden rice entree is fantastic. Thrive is our go-to restaurant when we attend a performance at Theatrical Outfit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch time meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Very "safe" sushi choices (salmon, tuna, shrimp) prepared in unique ways. We tried and enjoyed 4 different specialty rolls. Very reasonably priced. Great way to introduce sushi to newbes but not everything you'd find at a more traditional sushi restraunt.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would not recommend
    table42
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We took a chance on a restaurant that didn't really deliver. The waitress did not really help us understand the menu. The restaurant promoted sushi but when is that prepared in the kitchen. Dirty cloth napkins is never a good indicator of a well run establishment. We all liked that they have kept the sixties decor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent for special occasions
    finesista
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I honored a best friend for her birthday effortlessly. The ambience of Thrive did all the work for me!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and drinks
    mrslackey30
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This was a surprise birthday dinner for my fiance's birthday.The look and feel of the restaurant was great but the food was even better! We had lamb and sushi. I enjoyed my Sunrise 82 as well. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AndreaVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The location is great, but the service is terrible! We sat at the bar and had a few cocktails, and then asked for menus. The bartender never brought them, so we quickly cashed out and left.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu and bar
    Robinval
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Food was great, drinks even better. Wonderful staff and perfect for groups or for two friends wanting a night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clever menu
    YellowjacketVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The mix of sushi ( used by us as an appetizer selection) and other main courses with a local flavor was great for our group. I can see that if a sports event was in town it would be loud. Main course was served warm but side was luke warm. Server was attentive and manager came by with extra side his kitchen guy had made and gave it to us. Mains were inventive and cooked right. Lamb chops, fish all good. A good option if downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    This was a great find! Although we went to the Cher concert @ Phillips (adjacent) - we will go back again - like being in South Beach in the middle of ATL - the sushi was incredible - duck was wonderful and a lovely reasonable priced wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RoostVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Meh. Miso soup was terrible and there were no shrimp as advertised. Service was aloof.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Had my friends bachelorette dinner there, the food was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 564 reviews are from the Thrive reviews archive.
  • nice but needs work
    liketodine
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We were the only diners (Hawks were hosting playoff game) so was very quiet. Food was good (vegetarian option was great) and service very good but furnishings need updating - my seat had a tear in it.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very spotty
    ChicagoVisitorVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I eat here frequently for lunch because of the location. The food is OK, but the service is very spotty and needs work. My last visit wS the worst. In attentive waiter, incorrect order, and cold coffee.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Our group loved the calamari, braised rib wraps, scallop and grits (best). Filet mignon was great too. Lamb Perfectly seasoned.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgetable calamari
    Hope
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We read the good reviews of this restaurant in opentable and decided to have dinner there. Calamari tasted excellent and our seconds were very nice too. French fries were also delicious. Service was efficient and very agreeable. Good relation between quality and price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sumptuous!!
    JonnyAce
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Really extraordinary food. Diver scallops, filet mignon, rack of lamb. Seems like you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stay away from the sushi
    JdamVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We went to Thrive before a Hawks game and told the waiter we needed to get out in time to make the game. He did an excellent job and was so responsive and attentive, he alone brought this rating up. We ordered the calamari on the recommendation it was the best thing in the restaurant. It was good, but not great - more sesame oil aioli than Thai chili sauce and it could have been the other way around. We had read reviews that indicated the sushi was good, but really, it was below average. There must be 100 places in Atlanta to get better sushi. Can't speak to the rest of the menu which was quite eclectic. BTW, a fire alarm went off for much of our dining time, but that was the building's fault.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Entertained clients and some
    Roger
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Entertained clients and some colleagues at lunch in April. Server was outstanding nad the ambience perfect for such an occasions. 6 people, all well taken care of. Sushi and rolls were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must visit
    Mike
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My wife and I visited Thrive when we were attending an event at the convention center. While we selected Thrive based on good OpenTable reviews and proximity to our hotel it is a restaurant worth going out of your way for! The blood orange margarita and other specialty drinks were worth the visit alone. The appetizers were absolutely delicious and the sushi was some of the best we've ever had. The ambiance was a cool blend of retro and modern style, the staff very friendly, and the service surprisingly quick. Absolutely worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups
    NYC2ATL
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Had a blast with a group of 10 for a last minute late night meal. The menu was varied, and offered enough to please even the pickiest amongst us. The cocktails could be improved a bit, but the wine list was adequate and the food tasty. Atmosphere is "glitz and glamour". Host/Manager was warm and inviting. Service was great, particularly for such a large group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic