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About Atmosphere Bistro

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!

1620 Piedmont Ave
Atlanta, GA 30324
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm;
Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Monroe dr

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(678) 702-1620

Website:
http://www.atmospherebistro.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking on Tuesday to Saturday night & Sunday brunch.

Executive Chef:
Adam Olejniczak

Private Party Facilities:
Private rooms available.

Private Party Contact:
Julien: (678) 702-1620

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Tuesday to Thursday $25 - 3 course menu (Dinner)
Tuesday to Friday $15 - 2 course menu (Lunch)
$25 Wine Tasting - 1st Wednesday of every month
$35 Champagne Tasting - 3rd Wednesday of the month

Specials

Wine Tasting - 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month

Wednesdays from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

$15 - 2 course Lunch menu

Wednesdays from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

50% Off Select Wines

Tuesdays from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Specials

Wine Tasting - 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month

Wednesdays from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Details

$25 Wine Tasting on the 1st Wednesday, and $35 Champagne Tasting on the 3rd wednesday. Tasting include 5 wines with complimentary Amuse Bouche. Tax and gratuity not included. Excludes Tax and Tip. Start at 7pm - Reservation required. Special valid Nov 1, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us on Thanksgiving and enjoy our take on a delicious 4 course menu prepared by Chef Adam.
We will be open from 4:00 pm thru 7:30pm
Price is $50 per person ($20 for kids under 12)

$15 - 2 course Lunch menu

Wednesdays from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Details

Come Tuesday to Friday for Lunch and enjoy our $15 - 2 course menu. Excludes Tax and Tip. For more info go to www.atmospherebistro.com. Special valid Nov 1, 2017 - Mar 1, 2018 on Wednesdays from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM.

50% Off Select Wines

Tuesdays from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Details

50% Off Select Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. Not valid on holidays, special events, and cannot be combine with other offers. Special valid Nov 1, 2017 - Mar 1, 2018 on Tuesdays from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM.

Atmosphere Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (39)
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Cozy (24)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Business Meals (12)
Casual (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a party of 8 and sat at 8:30 on a Saturday. We sampled a large number of dishes as a result. I used to enjoy Atmosphere but these days I think there are better options out there. Service was attentive but not sophisticated. The soup course was the best part of the whole meal. Drinks were mediocre- how do you mess up a French 75? Coq Au Vin was also forgettable, the bland pasta side item is a bizarre choice. The profiteroles we tasty, as was the mousse but the creme brulee was less than stellar. All in all, I can’t say I’ll be rushing back.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

The onion soup is a must. Ditto the mussels, beet salad and trout almandine. Profiteroles or creme brulee for desert are a toss up. Order both.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had a wonderful date night dinner. Service is definitely 5 stars, fine dinning. The food was delicious and very well prepared. We had the filet and the duck. It’s a small house like restaurant so the only down side is if your sat next to a table with loud talkers it can be slightly annoying but that’s not really the restaurants fault. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

What a shame, such an adorable restaurant but desperately in need of updating. Classic French dishes were lackluster, Co au Vin was mostly bones. Mussels were rubbery, wine list is nothing great. Desserts were delicious

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Atmosphere affords us an opportunity to be transported to France for a couple of comfortable hours of good wine, attentive but unobtrusive service, and WONDERFUL food. A true neighborhood gem, it is worth a drive as well for a truly enjoyable experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The most authentic and best French bistro in Atlanta. My partner and I have been dining here for many years and always have a great experience. This most recent time Andrew was our server and he was fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was fine, and the setting was pleasant. We were not rushed to complete our lunch, which was very good.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Advise against the oysters, but the rest of our meal was excellent. Staff was wonderful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love this place always a special night out and French onion soup and coqauvin my faves! Keep it up!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Had a fantastic Anniversary dinner at Atmosphere. Wonderful staff who made us feel welcome and looked after us as if we were family. Food was delicious. And they serve Sancerre by the glass which is a rare find! Can’t wait to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Atmosphere is quickly becoming my favorite French restaurant in Atlanta. The food is always amazing and the service impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is good, i like the seasonal menu. They did present a menu that was not available and a couple of people wanted what was on it; either don't present it or tell me immediately.

Some dishes were well presented, others lacked artistry. Part of the dining experience is presentation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was great! We went for lunch on the New South Culinary event on Friday. I had the Beet Salad, Salmon Salad, and Creme Brulee. The Beet Salad had thin beet slices over hollandaise sauce, topped with walnuts, apple slivers, and parmesan(?) cheese. Having never combined any of those items, I was pleasantly surprised at how well they went together. The Salmon Salad had a good-sized piece of salmon alongside mixed greens, goat's cheese, and marinated tomatoes. The salmon was cooked perfectly, and seasoned to compliment the goat's cheese in the salad. For the first two coarses, my partner got the white bean soup (the soup du jour) and hanger steak. Both were delicious, but upon comparison, we agreed that my picks were better. We both got the Creme Brulee though, and I'm glad since we might've been hesitant to share bites If we hadn't! It had a beautiful layer of caramelized sugar, and the custard was so smooth and creamy I found myself pausing between bites to savor it.
The restaurant was quiet for lunch with soft background music. The decor had a warm, happy feel to it with yellow throughout the rooms we were in. Our server was attentive and friendly. We spent a little more than an hour in the restaurant.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food and service. Would recommend to anyone. Fairly pricy, but worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 4, 2017

It's always a great experience. One of the few places in Midtown where you can carry on a conversation and hear and be heard.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

As always, the food at Atmosphere was delicious. We were a party of five and everyone enjoyed their meal. The servers were efficient and attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great homie, romantic place. The food was awesome. Staff very nice and hospitable. I will return and recommend it to anyone. I had the lamb ,potatoes, topped with salad.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

A night out with my hubby

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Never a disappointment. And those super hot French rolls are to die for.

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Atmosphere and found the staff very helpful and attentive and the food was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 3, 2017

If you are visiting Atlanta and want to get away from downtown, this is a delicious and charming option. On the Sunday before Labor Day, the restaurant was not overly busy; it is in a small house with parking in the rear. Our server, Sigrid, was knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. Entrée choices were the veal chop and trout almandine, and they did not disappoint! (A meal could be made from the appetizers.) Thank you for a very nice evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Classic French cuisine in a nice quiet setting. Service was attentive and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fantastic service, fantastic environment, will definitely recommend to everyone!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant for dining alone, on a date, or with a group, the service was wonderful, bartender Andrew was amazing as well as the Chef Adam who made the best Fried Soft Shell Crab every. KUDOS TO ATMOSPHERE!!! They made my dining alone not alone 😊😊

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I along with my dining companions ordered the steak which was very tender and good. The steak comes with made from scratch french fries and while they were good, they were overcooked for my taste. One of my companions ordered escargot and the garlic was extremely strong. For dessert I ordered the Dame Blanche which had chocolate and Chantilly cream. There wasn't much chocolate syrup and it was more bitter sweet, but as I got to the bottom the mixture of the scoop of vanilla ice cream and Chantilly Cream was really good. Had I known and given the choice, I would have ordered the ice cream with just the Chantilly Cream. All in all the meal was good and if you like French food and in the area, it's worth a stop.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The service was inattentive, careless, and the ambiance mediocre. While the food was very good (selections, presentation, and cooked-to-order), the overall meal was disappointing given the service.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a group of 6 for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meal and were still raving about it days later. We were actually able to hear the conversation, which can be a rare thing at Atlanta restaurants.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Our waiter was a bit disperse, I order a glass of french wine, of course, that came in a cheap-BBQ-restaurant glass, the table next to mine had a better glass (and correct for a french restaurant expectation) so when I asked for a better glass they waiter told me those were only for certain price wines. There was only 3 tables that night so I don't think would had made much different for them to wash one more fine glass and ensure customer satisfaction.

Very poor experience for a french restaurant when you are expecting re-fined french details.
The food was good, but again not worth the experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Wife ordered the veal liver, and I ordered the scallops. Both were exceptionally good.

We split a house salad while I also consumed a bowl of soup, sopped up every bit of any liquid on every plate with plenty of bread, and ordered desert. I maybe arrived a bit hungrier?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Having just spent a month in France, I was in the need for some authentic French cuisine. Brunch at Atmosphere was phenomenal, and I will definitely be going back!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Good food, good service. Wonderful neighborhood French restaurant.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Tables on patio would benefit if equipped with table cloth and candles. Would provide a more upscale and romantic experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Vincent, notre serveur etait au top de son boulot et le gars qui nous avait presenter le vin aussi.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Atmosphere is always incredible, food is consistently excellent. Small restaurant with great service. Their onion soup is better than at my favorite restaurant in Paris.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 30, 2017

An authentic bistro with gracious staff and cuisine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

This French restaurant is fantastic! French country style genuine food presented very well! After I post the photo 4 of my friends can't wait to come, even friends from New York! Service staff are very friendly and I just feel the environment and the meals are so delicious.......My daughter commented that the onion soup was so delicious that she will definitely come back. I love the Wednesday special for appetizer, just try it you won't get disappointed!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our family loves this restaurant. Consistently fabulous

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Tired of the "popular" noisy midtown restaurants that cram you in so close to the next table you have to introduce yourselves and listen to each others' conversations, we opted to try Atmosphere to celebrate our anniversary. It was WOW. Nice quiet romantic atmosphere, the staff was attentive and the food was amazing. We had appetizers, cocktails, wine, entrees and desert. All fresh and thoughtfully prepared. The bill? At least 30% less for similar fare at one of the "trendy" midtown places. What a find. Easy parking, no valet, no attitude. We will be back! Support this local gem-they've earned it!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Delicious food with friendly service. Modern French cuisine.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Always fabulous!

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