Wisteria
Wisteria

Wisteria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wisteria-atlanta.com/
  • Phone: 4045253363x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Jason Hill
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: They cater small intimate affairs.
  • Private Party Facilities: They can accommodate 15 - 20 during the week and 12 or less on weekends.
  • Private Party Contact: Wisteria/Jason 4045253363x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colquitt
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet
A word from Wisteria
Wisteria serves American cuisine with a Southern twist in an intimate sophisticated setting. The restaurant is a hundred year old space featuring an extensive wine list and an engaging and knowledgeable wait staff. Specialty dishes include Molasses Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and Iron Skillet Chicken.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Wisteria reviews from OpenTable diners
216 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (141)fit for foodies (136)special occasion (117)romantic (88)notable wine list (49)good for groups (44)hot spot (27)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (8)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (5)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Fine Food and Ambiance
    goldie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was visiting from Rochester New York and thought Wisteria was extra special. The food (blackened salmon) was excellent as was my cocktail (Poloma). The waitress sat us at a perfectly private corner table which was excellent for normal volume conversing. When in Atlanta again, I would definitely seek out Wisteria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Love this place!
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I have been going to Wisteria for years. It has always been a wonderful dining experience. Jason the owner is so friendly and the food it absolutely wonderful. Keep it up Jason! Great to see you Wednesday night! - Jeremy Spencer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wisteria
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent food and service, highly recommended, charming restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food-Bad Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good so always wonderful here, but I have never noticed how loud his restaurant is and how close you sit to other diners if you are placed on the booth side. It was so loud I couldn't hear my dinner companion so we decided to just finish our meal and leave quickly.
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  • Fried chicken
    Dave
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Absolutely the best fried chicken in Atlanta and an served by outstanding waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint Find
    Chiguy73
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    In a large city like Atlanta it was so nice to dine in a chef driven farm to table menu with area local ingredients. The atmosphere was quaint. It is a small restaurant but great service and outstanding eats. Great date spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Complete let down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We started off on the wrong foot with the manager of the restaurant when he refused to seat us at our table because 2 of the 8 people were caught in traffic a block away from the restaurant. We saw that our table was set and ready to go, but even after I told him that we would like to sit to order drinks, he refused - stating that no incomplete party would be sat. He proceeded to ignore our table as I witnessed him checking on everyone around us. He finally checked on our table to deliver complimentary desserts (which we had already ordered and he didn't bother to check), so we ended up with double the amount of desserts and a weak apology. To top it off, our food was less than impressive. Gave it a shot, but won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off Night (I'm Being Nice)
    munchiesVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I live in the area and eat out often. I've dined at Wisteria several times but sorry, this was my last time. Usually the food and service is really good but this time was different. We were there in the middle of the week and it was not busy....many good open tables. Our table, however, was the worst one in the restaurant - right by the waiters table. Don't know why they sat us there. No big deal - the food is good right? (wrong) Our appraiser was bland at best. I had the meatballs which I was very disappointed in. My wife had Shrimp and Grits and I'm sorry it sucked. To top it off we ordered a small desert and it really wasn't good either. I pass a dozen (much better)restaurants on my 3/4 mile drive to Wisteria. Glad I was charging exp.
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  • Excellent service. Food good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I got the special - snapper- which was not special in my mind. Mitchell was attentive, fun and informative.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent dinner,seated 5 and all ask for different orders, all splendid. Service was also excellent. They also carry a Gluten free menu that my wife loved.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fine dinning
    ths629
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Perfect! no complaints. Nice place to eat. Rack of lamp cooked perfect. Wife had shrimp and grits and she can't stop talking about it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atlfoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    All was awesome! Server great, food superb! Will definitely return!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I went on a double date to your restaurant for our friend's birthday. The friend asked around on Facebook for a restaurant near Sky View with ambiance and great food. One of her Facebook friends recommended Wisteria. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food. I got crab bisque & the peach salad. My husband and the birthday girl got pork tenderloin.,,her husband order the fried chicken. We also got two appetizers, pimento cheese deviled eggs and a crab cake. Both were excellent. The crab cake was overpriced, we thought, but still yummy. We had two bottles of white wine - they were delicious. Your restaurant is small so the seating seems crammed, but we weren't looking for a romantic spot so that was okay. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Wonderful
    Mel1
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    As always Wisteria had great service, great food and great wine. We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy!
    TTOLANDVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My girlfriend & I attended a 3pm theater matinee at Horizon Theatre, and ate here afterwards. Our waiter Mitch was attentive, and the food was delicious. I've never had a bad experience here at Wisteria.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT!
    NAB1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    WE HADN'T BEEN BACK TO WISTERIA IN A FEW YEARS AFTER WE MOVED OUT OF THE AREA. WE FOUND THE FOOD TO BE JUST AS GOOD AS WE REMEMBERED ALONG WITH EXCELLENT SERVICE. WE'RE SURE TO GO BACK IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KenM
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Found restaurant on Urban spoon. Made a last minute reservation. Ended up seated at a back corner table meant for four people but seated our group of five. The food was fabulous and our waiter was very friendly. Loved the scallions appetizer. We had the salmon and catfish for the main course-one person had chicken. Everyone was delighted with their choice. Loved the bread pudding desert! Would definitely dine there again
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    PJ2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    For a special occassion dinner, I took a risk and tried Wisteria for the first time. It was a huge success! Great atmosphere, fantastic service, and food was wonderful. Looking forward to a return visit soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wisteria is one of our favorites in Atlanta! We always have a fabulous experience there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    GeorgeCVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was outstanding, from the fried oyster appetizer, to the imaginative yet simple green salad, to the fork tender lamb chops in a beautiful balsamic / wine sauce, to the large selection of small deserts. The service was a bit slow because it was a very busy Saturday night, but we were not in a hurry. Highly recommend this restaurant and we will be back. My only suggestion for improvement is to change laundry service for their napkins. This is the first restaurant ANYWHERE (and I've eaten in thousands of restaurants around the US and Europe) where the napkins smelled strongly of detergent, to the point that everytime I wiped my mouth there was a lingering perfume that interfered with my enjoyment of the wine and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    foodie26
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We tried Wisteria on a Saturday night for our anniversary based on great reviews and recommendations. It did not disappoint. Every aspect of the meal and service was outstanding. The tables are a little too close together. Even our server had issues fitting between the table beside us and our table. He had to reach and stretch a lot, and he was of average build. I felt sorry for him because it was a little awkward. The chairs were a bit uncomfortable also. Not terrible, but not comfortable. I will definitely go back because the food was so awesome. But I wish the comfort aspect would be addressed. I would go far more often if they would.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great to be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    met friends for dinner. it had been a while since i'd dined. good to be back. the staff remembered me and welcomed me back. the food and the service are consistently solid. one of my favs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loveATLdiningVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The chef continually does great things aside from outstanding menu! A go to favorite for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Dining
    Najchs
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our experience at Wisteria was wonderful from start to finish. Despite the teaming rain outside, once inside, we quickly forgot that we were wet and we were treated to a superb dining experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    Georgiagirl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was my first visit to Wisteria as suggested by a friend. It was just the best experience twice in the same night. I had a very informative Server who was super nice. He suggested the Salmon on a salad and wow was that tasty. My daughter got the Shrimp and Grits and it was pretty good ( well the little bite that I got ) After dinner we started walking to the Variety Playhouse, but a storm urged us to take a cab. After our event at the Variety Playhouse, we took a cab back to Wisteria for dessert, and YUMMY bread pudding, banana pudding and then a sea salt Caramel smore, REALLY oh that was so delicious. Perfect place to eat and we will go there again in the very near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Five stars for friendliness
    LindaMB
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Relaxed and friendly throughout our evening. Made us feel welcomed and then properly thanked. We LOVED the ambiance and decor, especially the exposed brick. Party of 6 all very satisfied!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary dinner
    PammieSims31
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Lovely dinner made better with Giovanni, our server. Gave us time to enjoy our evening. Food was great and enjoyed chef coming by to talk about the skate wing! Nice glad of Prosecco for our celebration. Will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    AtlantaFoodie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food was fabulous and the service wonderful. I found this place on the internet. It was my first time eating at this restaurant and I was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thomasvbrown
    Livingthedream
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Fried chicken is excellent Service great and hostess (Julie) is stupendous. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will return soon..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!!
    time2dine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My favorite things about Wisteria are the ambiance, service and the food. The ambiance is trendy, but not snobby. It felt like we were out to a fancy meal but still comfortable. The service goes above and beyond what I've experienced in other nice restaurants. You can tell they work hard to please their guests. My husband had the Georgia peach salad and pork tenderloin, and I had the beef tenderloin. It was all cooked perfectly and very tasty, but I think my beef tenderloin won. The greens mac-n-cheese that accompanied it was amazing! We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    PTCfoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Didn't meet my expectations. Appetizer portion was smaller than the price warranted. The plating of the food was attractive, but the fish was overcooked. It was a Saturday night around 6PM, so they weren't busy yet (there were only 3 other tables occupied). Service was good. As with any other small restaurant, the tables were cramped and the noise level was high. "Sandwich" bread is served versus fresh dinner rolls or artisan Italian/French bread. My round trip drive was an hour each way..........I won't return. Several of my friends recommended Wisteria....maybe it was just a "bad" night.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect evening
    sambecca
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We recently went to Wisteria to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The staff was friendly, accommodating , and very knowledgeable about the wine list and the food. Everything we ate was wonderful. We had the trout and the shrimp and grits and were truly impressed with both dishes. Definitely try the smores dessert with caramel and sea salt...it is to die for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wisteria Delivers Again
    SampansVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our second visit to Wisteria and it delivered again. I read some of the reviews before booking again and wondered if something happened, specifically the reviews about diners being "shooed" out of their table. We had a 7 p.m. reservation and we did not feel rushed once coffee and dessert was served. We left around 9:20 p.m. As in our first visit we were promptly seated and our waiter came an introducted himself to us, welcomed us and took drink orders. We ordered appetizers (pimento devil eggs a must) and a nice bottle of wine. Dinner for four, with four martinis and two Old Fashions, along with bottle of wine, appetizers (two) and entrees, topped out at $320 with tip. Excellent service, excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad ambiance
    JfellingVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I wish this restaurant would change its seating plan. If you come in for a table for two, the only option is to sit in a long row of tables very close to all of the other two and four table diners.it really detracts from the whole dining experience. The food was good, but just not exceptional enough to put up with the seating arrangement.
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  • Wondie
    WondieVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was great as always. Our server was awesome!! Will definitely dine here again! Thanks!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I took a client to this restaurant. The food and service was amazing! The staff was very attentive without being overbearing. It was a perfect evening. Everyone had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What A Find!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    At the last minute my wife and I decided on a weekend trip to Atlanta. Just going to Wisteria was worth the trip. Thank you so much
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise level over the top, too tight
    fliboiz
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Don't waste your time or money, tables practically on top of each other, can't hear anything, it is like being in a barn with no hay and 1000 hens cackling, bummer for special occasion we were there for.
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  • Not like it used to be
    VioletVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We used to go to Wisteria quite a bit because it was on the way home from work. We recently decided to go back and found that it wasn't the same. The service was good, but the food was not. We started by sharing the salmon tartar app and it was very bland. I asked about it before ordering to see if the waiter liked it, and he highly recommended it. Really, almost no seasoning so it was basically the salmon, not smoked, on homemade crackers (the crackers were good). My husband ordered the cod, which was the special. It was the smallest piece of fish I have ever seen and was $27. Additionally, it was very overcooked. I had the almond crusted trout. It wasn't terrible, but certainly wasn't good. Not a good meal.
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  • Good experience
    UpisDownVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Really good bar setup and a comfortable romantic setting. My wife had several glasses of wine that our server recommended and I had a quality draft beer. The food was GREAT, I had the fish and my wife had the steak - spot on. We dine out a lot and this was a nice blend of location, ease of parking, good food and good drinks. I recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.