Anis Cafe and Bistro

4.7
2741 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Top Tags:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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
Reviews from verified diners
2,741 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
78%
Very Good
16%
Good
4%
Fair
2%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant dinner on the patio., but why do waiters address customers as "we" as in "How are WE doing tonight?", which sounds condescending, rather than the correct form "How are YOU doing tonight?" This was annoying, but the food was good.

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LS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dining experience at Anis. Our favorite server is always spot on with his recommendations for food and wine. Delicious and a true Provence style experience.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly my favorite restaurant in all of Atlanta. A gem in the heart of Buckhead

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NZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anise has always been, and continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Marvelous staff, easy going, delicious food, best bread, I feel as if I've stepped out of frenetic Atlanta and landed in Le Marais.

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p
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

couldn't get waiter service after a wait and after the table next to us , came in later than us, got service. left the restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had mussels in garlic sauce, 6 total glasses of wine, ribeye steak special, beef filet and this sampler dessert and the bill came to $167. I don’t normally spend over $100 on a date but I left very satisfied with the food and the quality and service matched the price. I will definitely be back. It’s casual, it’s located in a house converted to a restaurant and is really cool, romantic lighting and great service. I highly recommend. But only go if you don’t mind spending over $100. Enjoy!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a special place. The staff is so good and responsive. Food is always excellent. Love the ambience.

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great evening and delicious food. Mussels , tuna, charcuterie and wine ... delish !

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JT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Gave this restaurant several tries. Dogs on the patio are a turn off for those with allergies and attempting to escape into the inside section of the restaurant is not effective as the smell of a passing dog seeped into that section of the restaurant. Food is fair and the most recent effort was overly salty. When commented upon, the wait staff said that they usually order that particular dish with different ingredients to avoid the saltiness - a bit late on the input. That was the last time for us.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance and pup friendly!

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EV
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening with business associates and food and wine was exactly what we were looking for.

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Anis. Look around the patio and you will feel like you are in a sidewalk café on a Paris side street. I enjoy everything about Anis: the drinks are great. The food is excellent. The servers do a terrific job of ensuring guests have a 5-Star experience. I highly recommend!

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NV
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful treat! We chose to sit outside - even in this heat - but the fans made it delightful. The food is always great and the wait staff is friendly and helpful.

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CC
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another very nice evening while visiting in Atlanta. Anis is one our favorite spots. Always terrific food. Outside seating is preferable, but our section was a little rocky - uneven pavers. Probably nothing that can be done about it though.

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NR
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We were party of 3 on a Wednesday night. My meal was served 15 minutes AFTER my 2 friends. We had trouble even getting silverware. It was crowded but this should not have happened. Waiter was apologetic and insisted on “giving” us a dessert we didn’t want and didn’t eat.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and relaxed, casual atmosphere.

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SH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Atlanta. We always order the mussels. They are fantastic!

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m
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the atmosphere were excellent! Our server was very attentive too! I’ll definitely go back there!

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K
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a great spot. The carefully designed casual ambiance and great food make this a perfect spot for a date or special occasion

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little surprised at the location, looked like a residential area, but it’s a very nice quaint place, and the food was great, we really enjoyed everything about it.

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a
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit to Ani’s. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the ambiance and how attentive the wait staff were.

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JE
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Great vibe but 3rd meal in a row that was not good in addition to being so hot even in the main dining room that I was sweating during dinner.

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J
Western NC
34 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dinners were all excellent as usual. We enjoyed the mussels, short rib, veal steak and salmon dinners. No one was disappointed with their selection. We shared a sampler for desert. We try to visit Anis each time we are in Atlanta.

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French restaurant with delicious food and ambiance.
A “must go” when in Atlanta!

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We went with another couple on a Friday night. Our table could barely fit 4 plates much less anything else and so close together you could barely walk through without bumping other diners They must have been stretched for servers as it took forever to place our order and I asked twice for olive oil and finally another server brought it after I flagged him down
Disappointment

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TP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy Anis. It has never disappointed me. Whether ordering off the menu or selecting one of the specials, always great.
Great food
Great service
Great atmosphere

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SH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've dined here several times over the years, and the food, staff and ambience never disappoint.

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JH
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Happy lunch reunion for friends. All raved over food---trout, bass, arugla and other salads.

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l
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service could have been better. We ordered the yummy mussels but we had to remind our server to bring bread.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic gem in the neighborhood!

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The waiter was haughty. This attitude dampened what would have been an acceptable meal.

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RO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to Anis for several years until invited there by another couple recently. We had a wonderful evening and with the restaurant experience and couldn’t wait to Return. We did so and once again were delighted with the food, ambience and most especially the good service. Known for its moules and frites and yet the other entrees we enjoyed - salmon, trout and duck - were perfectly prepared and very tasty. Service was a highlight too. We will return more often!

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JC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience

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LS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming as ever!

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HD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our Anniversary and everything was terrific. We’ve been going to Anis for a long time. It was great to be back. The service and the food were outstanding.

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BK
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated two special occasions, Father’s Day and birthday celebrations. We enjoyed the Food, escargot, salmon and duck. Trout was my favorite dish cooked to perfection. Complimentary assortment of delicious deserts was a fabulous birthday surprise and enjoyed every bite. Loved the Decore and the earthy feel makes up a great atmosphere for any occasions. We’ll been here no of times and never been disappointed and will be back again soon. Love the valet makes so convenient.

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W
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved an indoor table for two to celebrate Father's Day. Upon arrival we were shown to our table indoors, which pleased me right away. It would have been so easy to overlook our request but the staff took due note of it and had our very private table ready. We were almost immediately greeted by our server, whom we loved. One of the things we both really like about Anis is that it truly feels like a European bistro. It has the perfect ambience. It's almost like walking into a private home. There is nothing "fussy" about the decor of the restaurant. Nor the staff. They are very casually attired and very friendly, another thing we both liked.

The food was quickly prepared and delicious. They were serving brunch, so I ordered Eggs Benedict and my wife had an omelette. I can't remember ever having a better Eggs Benedict, and my wife was completely pleased with the omelette. The potatoes that came with my order were superb. Very hot and tender with the perfect seasonings. The restaurant always has specials, and for our meal I ordered the special desert: French toast covered with a hot peaches and topped with a bourbon sauce. Incredible! My wife ordered Sangria sorbet, another wonderful special.

We were both extremely pleased with all aspects of our dining experience. Warm and friendly staff, fast service, and out-of-this-world food. What more could a person want! We'll be back... many times!

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A
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience. Excellent food, attentive service and convenient parking (valet).

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SF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Anis for a Father’s Day brunch. The food is consistently delicious. It was a bit noisy however the atmosphere was fun and vibrant. We hadn’t ben there in a while but will definitely return soon.

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KM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the French cafe we've been looking for in Atlanta. Not terribly fussy or trendy. Food like in Paris. Prices like in Paris. Great folks and delicious food. Lunch at Anis was a wonderful way to celebrate Fathers' Day. Merci!

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