Atmosphere Bistro

4.7
1976 reviews
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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

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 1976 People Are Saying
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Savannah
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful, what a neighborhood gem. Good food, good service and atmosphere just like the name. Highly recommend this place.

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WA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had brunch there on 5/19/19 there was four of us. Everything was very nice, we decided to eat inside because it was starting to get hot, we had a wonderful brunch and experience.

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OT
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of our favorites in Atlanta!

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c
Atlanta
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. The owners and staff give diners a big welcome when you enter. Ben was our server last weekend. He provided excellent service. Our appetizers were outstanding. We ordered the cheese platter to share. There were 3 cheeses, each had a distinctive taste. For entrees I ordered the trout which was outstanding. My friend had the lamb liver which very good. The presentation was excellent. We had no room for the dessert. In the past we ordered the profiteroles. I think that is the best dessert.

I have had no complaints about my experiences there. I highly recommend it.

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j
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were good. The eggs were properly poached, and the brunch
was very pleasant. The only negative is that the street noise can be very loud at times.

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Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real gem of a restaurant--small and intimate. Food and drinks excellent Just discovered it 6 months ago after passing it a 100 times

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FO
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our son picked Atmosphere for his 16th birthday dinner and it was fabulous. We started with the cheese plate and charcuterie which were delicious but did not come with any sliced bread or crackers rather than the large loaves of bread on the table. Entrees were Coquille St. Jacques, beef tenderloin, and mussels. The scallops were perfection and the mushroom ravioli such a tasty complement. The tenderloin melted in my mouth. Every mussel was perfection and the fries were the best I have ever had. Our server even offered to bring more. The wine recommendations, a Sanceer and a Pinot Noir were lovely pairings. Desserts, the profiteroles and chocolate mousse, did not disappoint! Cannot wait to go back!

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d
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved this Cosy little restaurant. The waitress was excellent and helped with a delightful wine selection. We had reservations at 8:30. We were asked to leave by the manager at 10:00 because they were closing. I was shocked! We were quiet and enjoying our wine. We hope they had to get home quickly, because in all my years I have never been told To leave. The food was delicious.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the dining room was lovely.

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MS
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden jewel--Terrific intown Atlanta neighborhood French bistro, "Atmosphere."
Wonderful meal and setting for our anniversary dinner tonight at Atmosphere, an intimate French bistro in intown Atlanta. We found both the mussels appetizer and scallops entree (Coquille St. Jacque) delicious, and my wife's beet salad with pistachio and goat cheese, and trout almandine entree were also excellent. Servers were warm, friendly, and attentive. It is a converted home and thus a nice, cozy environment that fits the name "Atmosphere."
We will definitely return.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and authentic French

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TJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place for good food and good conversation. My husband got the liver and said it was too rare but he should have ordered it medium, so his fault. Everything else was delicious. Good, personable waiter.

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EE
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The best place in Atlanta to enjoy a delicious lunch and have a meaningful conversation. There’s nothing else like it.

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TM
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem! Attentive wait staff, excellent fresh food!

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KL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of my favorite hidden gem restaurants to go in Atlanta. Always great food, ambiance and service.

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

We were celebrating a birthday and everything was lovely.

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OT
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
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 on April 21, 2019
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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c
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere is my favorite Atlanta restaurant. Wonderful ambiance. service, consistently great food.
You can talk with your table mates without having to lean over the table with your ear cupped straining to hear what was said. Outside eating in good weather. I have been coming here since they opened during the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 and have never been disappointed whether it's a family event, a holiday or meeting old friends. Never rushed.

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GA
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
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 on April 19, 2019
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
24 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
8 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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