Atmosphere Bistro

4.7
1959 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Set in a charming cottage, near Ansley in midtown and only 5 min walk from Beltline access points, atmosphere is a chic bistro that offers more than just a pretty face.
The mood is romantic and mellow cool with soft lighting.
The theme of relaxed, inviting elegance extends to the bar and the patio.
The menu offers great classics such as Escargots in garlic butter, Duck confit, as well as Mussels marinieres or Scallops with mushroom raviolis.
From best French restaurant to best 100 overall restaurant, atmosphere has an impressive collection of awards and "Best of" nominations since its opening in 2002.
No wonder it is rated excellent by Zagat revue and #1 French restaurant in the city.
Atmosphere, finally a bistro that is not just trendy!

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day Brunch or Dinner and enjoy our regular menus as well as great cocktails and specials prepared by Andrew and Chef Adam. Weather permitting our patio will be open. We look forward celebrating with you!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Join us for Father's Day Brunch or Dinner and enjoy our regular menus as well as great cocktails and specials prepared by Andrew and Chef Adam. Weather permitting our patio will be open. We look forward celebrating with you!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Thu 8:15PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 9:30PM

What 1959 People Are Saying
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OT
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was a nice quiet time to go. The service was attentive, excellent wine selection and recommendations. The trout almondin was excellent and with the fingerling potatoes, green beans and carrots it was a perfect size portion.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We sat outside. There was a guy doing pressure washing on the house next door. I certainly would not hold that against the restaurant. The guy actually came over and apologized for the noise.

The food was really good as always. The bar was a bit backed up due to the thirsty Easter crowd.

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GA
Key West
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual, an excellent meal at Atmosphere. Our server seemed a little new, but we were still happy with our service and wanted for nothing. Big THANK YOU to the manger (owner?) who kindly paid heed to our need for quiet (three people who were hard-of-hearing) and put us in a private room in the back away from the noise.

We had a fantastic time, and it was the best way to celebrate our mother's 90th birthday. Thanks!

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M
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my opinion, Atmosphere is THE "Go-To" restaurant for an authentic French dining experience. The food is genuinely delicious French cusine - comparable to any meal I've had in France. The personnel speak French and provide SUPERB service. I found the scollops and the chocolate mousse to be EXCEPTIONAL. The wine selection is extensive - both French and domestic.

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DP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a classic - french bistro with awesome tasting food in a cozy little house. Lots to like!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you very much for nice time with our friends.

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m
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Our server was over-bearing; food predictably good; place looking rundown (ramp entry and bathrooms).

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NG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pre-concert dinner. Atmosphere is a favorite, excellent food, drinks, and service always.

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L
Atlanta
112 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was excellent and our server William was also excellent. It was my birthday, and I loved the Escargot and Profiteroles. I should also add the Salmon was cooked exactly as I ordered it. It was a wonderful birthday with GREAT Food and GREAT Service. I might add the wine wasn't bad either.

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ES
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going to Atmosphere for several years, a few times a year. They are consistently top-flight in terms of food and service. Also, the restaurant has a reasonable noise level and one can carry on an enjoyable conversation with dinner companions with no problems. Lots of Atlanta restaurants are too noisy for conversation, so this last point is especially nice. Highly recommended!

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us ate on March 23 and six of us ate April 7, we have never had a bad meal at Atmosphere. Their escargot and rolls are just scrumptious. The steak with frites also delicious. One in our group believes Atmosphere has the best Carpaccio he has tasted. Another friend had the Cassoulet and all that was left was the bottom of the plate, it was delicious.

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T
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was truly wonderful. I will be going back for sure again in the future.

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SP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant, a little pricey but worth it. The food is simply delightful. The house is great too, but a very strange couple was seated next to us this time, scheming aloud to cheat the establishment out of a meal. Very uncool, but not the restaurant's fault. Fantastic destination for special occasions.

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HP
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We so looked forward to a return visit after our last experience in October...but it was not as good due to very poor service..our waiter literally left us and I had to ask the server at the bar for our bill.
The escargots were good...as was the duck...but lacked the same flavor as our last meal. Consistency is everthing... so for that reason my rating dropped

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, intimate ambience, and good service. Worthwhile experience and excellent meal to celebrate having the family in town. Would also be a perfect romantic spot for date night.

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JL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've enjoyed dinner here many times and this was our first brunch. As always food was great. Our server was friendly and informative about brunch items.
Our only concern is that when we tried to use gift cards to pay their system would not accept them.
Needless to say for anyone when you're told they're DECLINED it's uncomfortable. She explained that their system doesn't accept them (we tried AMEX & MC). What would they do if that was the only form of payment that you had?

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P
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and reasonably priced for a French meal of this quality.

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AR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, authentic French cuisine. Very nice staff. Have been to many French Restaurants in Atlanta, and this was one of the best meals I have had at any of them.

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely Saturday brunch.......nice atmosphere , easy to talk and great food.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Excellent service. Delightful food.

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H
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Altogether, very good experience. Exceptional food and service. The restaurant is a house conversion with a residential Atlanta/french charm. Our server, JD, was fantastic. As were the food specials and wine selection. A little bit pricier than I like to regularly spend in order to become a regular patron, but I would recommend the establishment for a quiet date or get together.

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TD
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Reliable, authentic, comforting. These are all qualities I associate with Atmosphere. A generally cozy environment, well done classics, and good value for money for the type of food they serve. I have been a customer for nearly twenty years, and it remains a place I'd recommend.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Katie was wonderful. She did not make us feel rushed and was gracious and helpful. Food was great!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is wonderful, from the staff to the food I highly recommend it!

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W
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Consistently good, occasionally too much salt is added for our tastes, but we learned to request low salt. It is very close to authentically French IMHO, and not over priced.

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s
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only quiet restaurant around--especially for business-oriented lunches.

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OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall good food and good value. Service was good.

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GR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The barrel cut ribeye and the group or were both excellent. The service was friendly and attentive and the drink was very good as well.

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EC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great wine.

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S
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food that seems to be getting even better. Great “atmosphere” for a delightful dining experience.

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PJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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B
Atlanta
109 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed some things...scallops especially. Disappointed in the pork chop...little flavor and very tough. Chicken was good, not outstanding, profiteroles would have been wonderful but the choc sauce was not the best or thick enough.
Waiter was ok, but didn’t make it a memorable experience.

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RF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my adult daughters birthday. Our waiter, Kyle, was fantastic from the moment we sat down. Our food and wine were wonderful, the “Atmosphere “ is cozy and friendly. We tell all our friends about this very special restaurant.

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D
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s Birthday

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LR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The escargot was amazing. Great French restaurant!

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O
Atlanta
82 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is our theater restaurant between Druid Hills and Pershing Point, where Synchronicity is located. Good salmon special and Coquilles. They’ve got a NZ Sauvignon Blanc on the wine list.

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GJ
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was amazing! The wine was Superb and the service was outstanding. Our waitress Katie was so attentive and all her recommendations were on point. We had the Amarone —Ca’ Bertoldi—pricey but worth it if you are a wino like I am and love Italian wines. I am definitely going back!! Yum! Oh!! I forgot to mention what we had! We had the mushroom soup—to die for! The mussels were awesome and the scallops were delish! Trust me! You will love it...ambiance is great. This is my new favorite place.

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JT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks...............................................................................................................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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L
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We could see the attention to detail with every drink or dish - in true French fashion. We will be back the next time we are in town!

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OT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous!

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