Anis Cafe and Bistro

4.7
2806 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Tucked away in a sleepy side street in the heart of Buckhead, Anis is located in a converted house that has been renovated to look and feel like one of many little charming restaurants that you are likely to find in the Provence region in the south of France.

The menu is deeply rooted in the ingredients and aromas that give dishes from the French Mediterranean region their unique flavors.

Anis is comprised of an inside dining room and an outside patio area that is available for seating year round, and a charming little bar where you may enjoy a meal if you wish.

Widely known as one of the most romantic dining spots in the city, Anis is a great place to meet up with friends and can cater to large parties with ease.

Reservations are accepted and encouraged.

Join us for live Brazilian jazz on Thursday evenings.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 233-9889
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Gomez
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Private party facilities
Anis can cater to large parties up to 100 people.
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Private party contact
Mary Graham: (404) 233-9889
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pharr Road
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet; limited street parking.
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Entertainment
Thursday nights - Brazilian Jazz by "Mes Amis"
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2806 People Are Saying
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OT
Atlanta
317 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose a beautiful autumn evening to dine in their outside dining area with perfect weather. Our waiter Jeremy was extremely knowledgeable and gave us his recommendations, along with tastes of a couple of different wines before we chose one bottle of white wine. My husband and I shared the scallops, which were melt-in-your-mouth delicious! I picked for my entree the fish special "Wreckfish" on shaved apple/celery slaw, and it was very tasty. My husband picked duck leg confit that he liked very much. We shared the brioche bread pudding, since I am a bread pudding lover. It was a perfect evening, and we are very pleased we dined here and had Jeremy as our attentive wait person.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service.

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LL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service here has always been supreme. I do believe it's time to update the look. I have been going there since 1996 and they have not renovated anything. It's tired and musty.

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J
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food choices and quality were excellent. Nice outdoor seating area with plenty of room between tables. Service was top notch. Server was pleasant, helpful, knowledgeable, and professional.

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a
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta, have been coming back for almost 10 years. Great, authentic French food, only had one bad meal ever, a batch of bad mussels. LOVE their mussels and highly recommend them however, I consider them the best in Atlanta.

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KT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this place. One of the best patios in the city, feels like you're in Paris. Desserts and cocktails are outstanding. Last time I went I was disappointed with my service but I will definitely come back.

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KM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great patio seating!

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b
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Anis has been one of my favourite restaurants over the past 15 years. The food quality wasn’t as good as before. We had pork chop and NY strip steak. The pork chop was burnt and dry. The sides were plain and tasteless. Same for the sides on the NY strip. Wine selection is good. Ambiance is great and our server Ty was very good. The food didn’t worth the value. I would still give it another chance.

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VC
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best halibut dish I have ever had! Prepared dinner to perfection. Wonderful white burgundy.

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r
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a favorite. The food is delicious and the room we were in was very quiet. There is an outdoor patio where it appears that pets are allowed. There are several rooms, and at least one is up a couple of stairs. The bathroom is on that level too!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy food and ambience. Deserts are superbly delicious.

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D
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops app were to die for this time. And I have to hot 50

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S
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best venue in Buckhead. Unlike any other restaurant.

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E
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is my third time visiting the restaurant. As usual, it was a great experience.

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R
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the area and frequent Anis Cafe often ... we are never disappointed. The food and service are excellent. The menu selection is always great.

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T
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always never disappointed with the food, service, and the overall experience. A do not miss on Buckhead

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal at Anis for six people. Everyone loved what they ordered. Delicious! And we loved sitting on the patio!

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TC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time dining after years of wanting to. Very nice menu selection. We had great martinis to start and then decanted a bottle of red. Service was attentive and friendly but refused to give recommendations. Food was very good and portions were ok but nothing was out of this world, must come back and have it again (I had the soup de jour and trout with fries on the side). It’s a cute little cottage with a couple tables in each room. Overall, we will likely go back but will probably take advantage of the Tuesday and Wednesday promos they offer.

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JC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a hit with an entire staff that cares about your experience.

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k
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I had been to Anis once before when visiting my daughter and loved everything about it. I was in town for my Birthday and was excited to go for a special occasion. The waitress, a blond lady who was dressed sloppily was immediately rude, and it never got better. My daughter had told her it was my Birthday and I had noted it in the reservation and nothing was mentioned the whole evening. We were treated like we were an imposition, service was slow and she didn’t check to see how our meals were until we were done(someone else brought the food. I can understand if a server is busy, it was busy , but I watched her standing around and not using her time efficiently. We had to ask for bread 3x. The food was salty and Luke warm. We kept looking at the waiter we had the time before noticing how friendly he still was with his customers and wishing we had him. unfortunately the experience was so bad and we were so let down we will not be back.

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c
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect as always they prepare their food in a consistent manner and always to perfection

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OT
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Anis for lunch on a Saturday. There were a good number of people there and it was lively and energetic. We sat outside and even though it was 90 degrees out, the shade and fans did a nice job of keeping it comfortable. The food was great and they had a nice selection of reasonably priced wines. Ultimately it was a super enjoyable, very relaxing lunch. We will definitely be back.

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LE
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Very disappointed in our dinner last Thursday eve. My fish was served cold and dry. There was supposed to be a pomegranate sauce on top of fish but it did come plated with the sauce. The white beans were still crunchy and almost raw, served cold as well. My husbands steak was tough and chewy. The couple we treated to dinner simply pushed their food around their plate. It was embarrassing. Overall terribly disappointed and it was very expensive. On a good note, the jazz trio was really good 🤪

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T
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very tasty and I would definitely go back to try another plate. The service was mediocre though. We were the first table seated inside and getting our waiter to take orders took longer than it should have. I was also very disappointed to find out that the brunch menu is only available on Sundays. When looking at the menu online, I didn’t see this indicated anywhere.

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GT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arnaud abd his staff are the best at all levels. The food is superb and very creative. Love the ambiance.

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TC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very hippy and french country looking deco. Food was very nice and service was quick, but the table was barely 20 x 20". Everything on the table when we were served dinner was about to fall on the floor. There are bigger tables for more than 2 people, but it just too small for having dinner. It maybe ok just for coffee or wine. Sitting on the porch on a hot summer day was a mistake. Not enough fans to generate cool breeze. It was miserably too hot to have a dinner.

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D
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice summer dinner on the patio

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant we have been going back to for 17 years! Easy going elegance and great food & wine!

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PF
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants here

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LL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Took a very long time to place our order.

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JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were only in town for a weekend, but this was a fantastic recommendation! The filet was amazing! Perfectly seasoned and cooked. Outdoor, quiet, late dinner was everything we wanted.

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p
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Waiter and bar tender were very knowledgeable on French wines. Waiter was very personable and gave very helpful recommendations on food. We like to share meals and they charge a very minor split plate charge and we didn't have to hassle with splitting the food ourselves. The covered patio dining was a great atmosphere and very comfortable. We had a great time!

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EV
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delightful as always - service warm and friendly - food wonderful whether it be simple chicken salad sandwich or the fabulous trout - profiteroles are always a treat

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H
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delightful alfresco dining. The moules frites are excellent as was the always delicious salmon over risotto. A desert medley of fruit and ice cream topped off a wonderful Friday night meal. A highly recommended spot for us locals.

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AT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Cozy little spot in Buckhead with attentive service. However, food was not as remarkable as my first visit - we both had salmon and creme brûlée and caramel creme...quality was something we could have found in average American restaurant, nothing remarkable.

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P
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Salmon was dry and tasteless. Restaurant has gone downhill in the past year.
I won’t be going back.

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LB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It go to Anis because the food is always good, the quality is very good and the prices are just.

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VK
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely, one of the very best restaurants in metro Atlanta! Always exceeds all expectations of menu selections, quality of dishes and presentation, no matter what the event. I am thrilled to introduce Anis to new friends and associates, and to go with regular fans.

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p
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we are traveling through Atlanta we always make a point to stop for dinner at Anis Cafe. I found a recommendation several years ago and it has been a keeper. In a quirky house in a gentrified neighborhood, don’t know know how long it will last, everything being leveled and high rise buildings in it’s place. Always some fish on the day’s special that I’ve never heard of, but always delicious.

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BC
Western NC
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, the food and service was excellent. The tuna was perfectly prepared and the trout was delicious.
The only downside was the noise level.

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