Anis Cafe and Bistro

4.7
3986 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Support Anis Cafe and Bistro during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3986 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHarry
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch as always

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vipjgardner
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Anis last Sunday and found sitting in the Bar and being taken car of by Mary was just superb. Food and drink were outstanding, but the atmosphere and particularly the service back in the bar... with its intimacy and unique character... added greatly to the experience.

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vip718Foodcritic
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the bread, escargot, prosciutto salad for apps. Steak Frites and Tortelloni et Beef for dinners. All were above my expectations. Espresso was one of the best in Atlanta. We will return. Great French food!!
Only wish all the employees wore masks and the tables were very close together.

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Dizz
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food ok but not wow! Very limited menu. I had the steak (hanger) which is the most economical the least desirable cut. Felt very rushed which seemed to be by design so as to get a second sitting in for the evening. Party of four/ 3 courses/ 2 drinks & coffee and we were seated and back in the car in 80 mins. Good bread on seating would have been nice but that slows things down somewhat. I guess slow service is worse but there is a sweet spot. Probably won’t go again which is not to say I had a bad time but for a few $ more could make more of an evening of it elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anis is always welcoming to us and our two dogs. The restaurant has become a regular spot for our family to enjoy lunch or dinner.

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LonnieJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful. We’ve eaten here four times on two trips to Atlanta. The staff is friendly and professional while keeping the experience welcoming and fun. Food is marvelous. We tried almost everything and it’s all superb. Nothing precious or pretentious but fine food prepared perfectly every time. The ambiance is quirky and comfortable and the atmosphere has the right energy level. We will be back again and again.

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vipMichaelR
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice lunch with a colleague - she wanted French, so what else, but Anis. Outdoor seating, light lunch, dessert, good conversation about French rivers, books, books, and books. Anis is always a best option.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

One of our favorite restaurants. But a little disappointing they served our entree lunch salads before we finished our soup (first course). Waiter just moved our soup bowls so that entree salads were crowded on to the table. He didn’t even ask if we wanted to wait a few minutes and finish our soup first. I had my soup spoon in my hand and he pushed the salad plate next to it.

He was a young waiter, we guessed he just hadn’t been trained. We also felt they were pushing fast luncheon service to turn the table.

It’s a more relaxed atmosphere at dinner vs lunch.

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vipAAFoodie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great place. Fantastic atmosphere. Amazing food. Service is a little slow even for a restaurant where you go to enjoy your company.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Anise!

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viprgbrizi
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It's all about that patio, a nice outdoor space, great for al fresco

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Allen
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bread basket always filled
Best calamari in the city
Trout #1
Good prices for wine

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vipMusophilus
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anis is my go-to place for a great, casual lunch with friends. Makes you feel like you have escaped from the city and gotten away to Provence. Food is delicious and reasonably priced. Service is very friendly. Lovely covered outdoor seating.

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RoyaJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The hostess was extremely rude and made us feel very unwelcome. We were traveling and wanted to have lunch everyday there but we decided not to do that since they can’t hire a hostess that can greet the guest and make them feel welcomed

RJ
RoyaJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The hostess who was hosting on Monday/27th at 11 am was very rude to us and basically throw the menus on the table.
But the service from the waitress and rest was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Every course was very good; very good wine selection. Cozy ambience of an older house.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartender and great waitress.

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vipSheri
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t eaten here in 15 years, and it was as great as I remember it. It’s fantastic.

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vipCatherineW
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my friend’s birthday! We chose outside and it was a little warm but I love the ambiance! I can always count on the quality of the food and the service!

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vipJgg716
Atlanta
125 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch spot and one my daughter loves to go to when she visits us!

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vipCraigM
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

best value go to French restaurant in Buckhead....

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brendab
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a lovely restaurant and an amazing experience. We really enjoyed every detail from having a drink at the bar and then sitting at our outdoor table.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Ambiance was great but food was average. Wait staff was very nice but initial person who brought our water was rude when we asked for lemon.

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vipMichaelR
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anis is a favorite place. We had dinner with close family and had such a good time catching up over great food and wine, while seeing many old friends at nearby tables.

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JoyceE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating there, great experience! Will come back and bring people with me!!

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vipHarry
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love coming here for brunch. Have a glass of Kir Royale and get a Croque Monsieur or Madame.

Do yourself a favor and get a table on the patio.

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vipKG143
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon is always amazing. Nutella Crepes were also wonderful.

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place for brunch. On another visit the mussels were divine.

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MicheleW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit of France in the city! Parfait! We always enjoy! The food is delicious and it’s a lovely experience! Always leave planning our next occasion!

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vipPCM1
Atlanta
125 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and wine were delicious. Service could have been better (I am sympathetic to the fact that the place was busy and everyone is struggling with getting staff) as our main course arrived before we had finished our salad. So, felt a bit rushed. The folks working there were very nice and attentive, but clearly stretched.

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MaryW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! This restaurant is absolutely amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I have eaten at Anise Bistro for over 15 years. It was packed the two days I ate there. So to say they are being supported during any adversity would be an accurate assessment. I also have to say I ate in at least three other resturants as well as have for many years. So now I am a little disappointed that Anise is charging for bread at their table. This is a bit aggravating and I believe they are taking advantage of their patrons. In my stay in atlanta as said I ate in at least 4-5 other resturants which I have frequented for 15 years ans no one is doing that. So that needs to go back to their previous practice of doing that complimentary or folks like myself will find other options.

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vipJoanne
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very happy with our waiter and the food was excellent. I will be coming back frequently. Joanne Tally

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RTdiner
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was my first experience at Anis and it was quite disappointing. I don’t plan to come again - the service was not great, the calamari tasted like they came out of a Costco freezer, the half chicken was inedible due to being extremely dry, the dessert sampler was nothing to write home about, and the overall plate cleanliness and food presentation definitely left much to be desired. My friend did enjoy her fish but couldn’t get the beverage she wanted because the espresso machine needed service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
Attentive staff

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vipSuzanne
Atlanta
78 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was so loud we could barely talk. The halibut was perfect, but the beet "salad" wasn't a salad at all. It was chopped up beets stuck under the fish. Both my associate and I ended up ordering a side green salad, which didn't have any dressing, so we had to order dressing, to mix in ourselves.

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TominDville
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back to Anis! Great ambience, great food and the service was timely and professional. This is as close as you will get to the Champs-Elysees in Buckhead. Gather up from friends have a lovey experience on the patio or inside.

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SylviaA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place!

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lauras
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was funny and patient. It was a ladies birthday lunch and we were having a great time!

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StuartP
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anis Cafe is a nice place to have dinner and especially lunch.

FAQs

Anis Cafe and Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 233-9889.

Anis Cafe and Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 3986 OpenTable diners.

Anis Cafe and Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.anisbistro.com/store/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.