Atmosphere Bistro

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2153 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!
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Can't say enough good things.

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vipFifi
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to visit Atmosphere. Today we especially appreciated the fabulous omelets and our lively and competent server, Katie.

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AllenF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place. I have been to countless wine pairings and dinner. They have a amazing wine list too.

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Vivi
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday dinner there for a friend, and it was wonderful. Good food, service and setting.

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MaryB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience4

They had a problem with the point of sale system but claimed my card was declined. They do not understand "failed to initialize." The manager was uninformed and the exchange was frustrating. We will not return.

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vipYoyo
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time there. Enjoyed it. Nice quiet and charming atmosphere for a good date with my wife.

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RobinM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a charming atmosphere!!!

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vipDavidG
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been planning to visit Atmosphere for years but somehow never visited until last week. Boy, have we been missing out! Katie was not just good server, she listens and gives great recommendations. Plus, the food was excellent—easily the best French food I’ve had since my last visit to Toulouse a little over a year ago. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, always fabulous!

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vipHMCA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time at the restaurant. Waiter Kyle was so good. Right down to thanking us in Irish on the receipt! (We were all Irish). Spelling was perfect. Food was fantastic, and generally just a great night. We have just moved into a house walking distance from house, Atmosphere shall be our new local!

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vipGaryL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time with friends at Atmosphere. Food was very good plus Katie our waitress was superb.

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vipJanetK
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration for my friend. Meal was delicious and service attentive and helpful. Will definitely be back.

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vipsfarmer1228
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Can't beat 1/2 price wine on Tuesdays!

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vipALS1939
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to feel like you are dining in France, go to Atmosphere Voila!

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Vicland
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was as a celebration for my mom’s 80th birthday. We had a delicious brunch. All of the food was on point. Our server was friendly, informative and responsive. The Atmosphere was perfect. We were all highly satisfied and will make plans to return soon.

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vipdonnad
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Scallops were heavenly.

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IreneS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always very good experience. I still did not find a restaurant in Atlanta comparable to Atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great lunch at Atmosphere! Brunch is easy and relaxing with a very low vibe! Thoroughly enjoyed!

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vipTScott
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In looking for a restaurant last Sunday while we were visiting Atlanta, the entry for Atmosphere had four essential words -- French, bistro, valet, wheelchair. It's a beautiful old house, many rooms with a few tables in each, so wherever you're sitting feels intimate. We split an order of escargot -- delicious, classically prepared, with just the right amount of garlic. I had scrambled eggs -- the soft rich luxurious kind, with some smoked salmon and some pommes frites. Everything perfectly balanced. Crisp, efficient, friendly service. I thought, if I lived in this neighborhood I'd be here at least twice a week. As it is, I'll have to wait for the next visit to Atlanta.

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vipLuvgreatfood
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was amazing. The ambience is quaint. The cocktails are strong and the food was authentic and delicious! My husband and I have lived in France in the past and the food at Atmosphere was reminiscent of some of the amazing cuisine that we enjoyed while living abroad. Our service was impeccable—even down to our waiter speaking with us in French. It was such a pleasant experience. We will definitely return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Atmosphère Bistro. We had a wonderful time from the minute we arrived. Everyone was very friendly. Our server was extremely knowledgeable of the menu, the specials, and the ingredients of individual dishes. My husband ordered the French onion soup for his appetizer and I had salade maison. Both were delicious. My main course was the scallops in a creamy truffle sauce. This was the best scallops dish I’ve ever eaten. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his trout. For dessert we shared the chocolate raspberry mousse. It was a hit as well. Our server also brought out some ice cream with a hardened chocolate shell and candles for my birthday. I highly recommend Atmosphère Bistro for any occasion. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there had an amazing time will definitely go again waiter was great with recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Great variety on a prix fixe menu. From the shellfish to the beef tenderloin, both were perfectly done (to our specific order) and were served at the same time (a difficult task with a full restaurant in the best of conditions).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Amazing and romantic experience at the restaurant. This was also my 1st time using open table and I was impressed with the service.

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BethS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was a bit lackadaisical, but the food was excellent. My date had liver (eww) and said it was delicious (okay). I had the scallops and wild mushroom ravioli, which were superb. I think they could be a little more generous, as there were only 3 scallops, but it was all fabulous. I loved the salade maison and wish I could get the recipe for their dressing!

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Anniversary52
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carpaccio divine

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MarionL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. Best deal in the ATL excellent wait staff and sophisticated patrons. Chef rocks it. Bring it!

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vipJonathanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is pricey but worth it. Food is delicious, and atmosphere is lovely. There is not enough parking, so plan ahead on that.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a romantic date night. Intimate with great food and great service!

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DonnaR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had several life events to celebrate, and I was looking for a special place to do so. Atmosphere filled the bill on all counts. Dim lighting added to the ambience but wasn't so low that you couldn't read the menu. From the shared appetizer (Escargots en croute) to desserts (creme brûlée and chocolate lava cake), the service was attentive but not overbearing. I'm so glad we've discovered this little gem and can't wait for another reason to celebrate. Definitely recommend!

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vipjlpx
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food as usual was very good. The server was attentive but not intrusive. The noise level was rather loud because of a couple of diners who were talking too loudly.

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JenniM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been wanting to try Atmosphere for some time now and am so happy I finally ate there. Went for brunch on Saturday. The food and service were both outstanding. Try the St. Germain Prosecco cocktail - refreshing and delicious! Also had the French onion soup and the mesclun mixed greens salad, which were both flavorful and filling. The friend I was with had the scrambled eggs dish and a bloody mary. We'll definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit out if the way but the food was great and the atmosphere cozy. Parking though was somewhat a challenge.

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining here for lunch. It was a very nice experience the food was good, the ambiance was nice and we were able to have a conversation. We have dined here many times in the evening and have always had a good experience, and now will even recommend it for lunch.

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vipBookie
Atlanta
125 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Poor service can ruin a restaurant experience and that is what happened, for the second time out of 3 times that we have been to Atmosphere.
The food is delicious but the waiters seem distracted, make excuses for the service, keep thanking us for our patience, yada yada.
We will not return even though we love the food. There are too many other restaurants that concentrate on the food AND the service.
What a shame!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! A treasure in Atlanta!

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vipHenryB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We brought friends to the restaurant, having recommended it. We waited so long for drinks and for food that we were embarrassed. We recognize that there can be crises in the kitchen, issues with the wait staff. But the thing to do is to tell your guests as soon as it becomes apparent. And then you should comp the meal or offer some more drinks for free or something if the waiting goes on. We had to ask several times about our meals. By the time free dessert was offered, we had had it.

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vipRobandMuffie
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was impeccable; the dining elegant and the food excellent traditional French cuisine. I especially appreciate that, although energetic, there is not excessive noise so that one may have a pleasant conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Food. Service. All of it is always great!

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