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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

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Details
Thu 8:15PM - 9:00PM

Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 9:30PM

Atmosphere Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (33)
Romantic (32)
Authentic (31)
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Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for a Date (29)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Cozy (26)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Notable Wine List (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (11)
Business Meals (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely Saturday evening with friends from Italy. Food got rave revues from all. We were seated at reserved time. Smaller room allowed for intimacy and conversation. Our server Chana was an engaging professional young woman who explained every question asked. She presented birthday guest a candled Creve brûlée that was unexpected and appreciated. This is a restaurant the truly desires title “neighborhood gem”.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful space! Great food!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

This small Ansly cottage from the outside surprises once you enter. Everything was amazing. Great service. Great food. Great wine list.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

I went here for V-day, it was a fixed menu and not that great. Ended up spending $220 dollars. I was stuck in a room with no windows and the sound just bounced around the room. There was no privacy for my conversation. I will never go back, it was supposed to be romantic instead it was an uncomfortable, hot, okay food, experience. Our waiter was nice though.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Would never come in for valentines. Worse greeting, seating, service. Waitress arguing to each other not wanting to take our table bc it was 930pm. Literally sat there for 10 min until being greeted. When greeted, wasn’t friendly at all. Will not recommend this place to anyone

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Exellent exellent exellent exellent exellent excellent

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I’m someone that never leaves reviews but had such a poor experience that felt I should - my husband and I went to atmosphere for a date night and I was super excited to try this romantic restaurant. From start to finish, the food was subpar. The goat cheese salad was just lettuce with a giant clumpy ball of brie wrapped with cold undercooked bacon. The mockfish seafood medley was lackluster in taste and my husbands steak was so salty he couldn’t even eat it. Lastly, our creme brûlée came out and it was ice cold...it’s bad when the best part of the meal is the wine. And all of this for $225! We will sadly not be going back to what seemed like such a nice neighborhood gem. Very disappointed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice valentines dinner .. service was very good and good delicious. Especially for such a busy holiday.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

We were on our Valentine date, and it was a very romantic place. Valet was quick and easy. We had a nice table near the front window. The menu was a special three course meal, and we adored the butternut squash soup and our desserts of creme brûlée and sherbet in vodka, but our seafood entree was very bland. The monkfish was flavorless, even though the shrimp, mussels, and clams were cooked perfectly.
I had been here for lunch a few times, and this was my first disappointment ever, so I will return!!!
Our wine from New Zealand was superb.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was not that great and the steak with pepper sauce was an embarassment. The service poor and the set menu for such a special occasion was not a great idea. OVERALL, We Were DISAPPOINTED. NOT SUCH A FRENCH RESTAURANT

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Fixed menu on Valentine’s Day
Food was not good and poor choices
I’ve always liked it in the past

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Great place and yummy desserts. I really like this place. Will go again soon.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I were celebrating our 47th wedding anniversary and, as always, thought of Atmosphere. Everything was amazing. Our server, Ben, was great as usual and the food was delicious. The only problem was deciding which food to order since it is all so good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent! Server was very pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu. Great service! Tres magnifique!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

You will always find me here on a Saturday night. I have to admit I read some of the recent 1 and 2 star ratings and have to wonder if they are from a competitor posing as a guest as I disagree with the findings. Chef Adam always amazes me with his meals. Never been disappointed. Hosts Christine and Jean Marc have to be proud of this establishment. Go for the food and make your own decisions! That being said; I must admit that the service was not as one would expect. Our server was not attentive. The table overlooked that (all made same remarks) as our meals made up for the service. Wine list is being updated and that is a bonus. Special shout out to Andrew who is a great bartender!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We totally enjoyed our evening at Atmosphere! Not only was the food excellent, the ambience was terrific. We shared a quiet corner table with another couple, allowing us to converse while enjoying a delectable, unhurried meal. Kudos to the chef and the staff for making our evening memorable for us and our guests. We will definitely be back!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My experience with Atmosphere was great. Easy reservations via OpenTable, exceptional service, quiet and cozy ambiance, and delectable entrees and desserts. Portions are smaller than your typical American fare, but absolutely worth a try.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food quality has gone downhill. The escargot weren't as good as in the past, the salad greens looked old and beat up, the dressing wasn't particularly good, my husband's steak was tough...it was disappointing as the food has been really good over the years. The service was good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 7, 2018

attended a wine tasting - GREAT time - learned we're not fans of rhone valley wines so well worth the experience,,, we're fans of this place & probably go there 6x yr

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I am here EVERY Saturday night! Enough said. Highly recommend stopping in and sampling what Chef Adam has in store for his specials. This past Saturday Chef Adam had Lamb as the special. OMG! Every week I think it was the best meal and every week I am wonderfully surprised. Already made my reservation for the following Saturday!!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always, Atmosphere did not disappoint. I took my sister here for her birthday, and she had an amazing time. The service is impeccable and so friendly. The food is insurmountable and deliciously French. I had the trout this time and oh, boy, will I have a hard time choosing something else next time!! It was divine. Everything is a hit at Atmosphere. There is no wrong-doing. It's not possible to not enjoy every bit of the restaurant. I will always come back! I also think they have a wine special on Wednesdays!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Atmosphere continues to perform and deliver at a high lever. The Coq Au Vin I had was excellent. The bread alone is worth a visit! My wife never understanding why it is not busier because it such a great food experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 1, 2018

As always, we were very pleased with the food, service and ambiance of Atmosphere. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Atmosphere Bistro never disappoints. It always provides delicious French food with wonderful service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our second visit. It was my wife's birthday and we couldn't have picked a better place. It was daughter's first visit and the whole experience blew her away.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Lovely very relaxing

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful for a birthday lunch!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went for a spur of the moment Brunch. Food quality is just amazing, service was awesome, and we could have stayed their most of the day. If you like food, this is a foodies place, but having said that - it caters to all - whatever you order will be great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was great, waiter was good but not very interactive with us. Overall pleasant experience, a little lacking in ambiance.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It was a delightful and delicious dinner before the theater. Have not been in a long long time but that won’t happen again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was delicious. It has the ambience of a neighborhood favorite.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was very salty and the food display is subpar.
The service was good though and nice atmosphere.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic service and the food was incredible. 1/2 price bottles of wine (under $60) in Tuesday’s is appealing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This small, quiet, very French restaurant is really excellent in every respect. The food was delicious and worth the moderate to high price range.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Hands down the best meal my husband and I have ever had! Friendly, professional staff and the food was far superior than any other place we've ever eaten. Our server, Velicia, was absolutely perfect, as was the meal. The escargot is amazing. My husband had the venison, and I had the scallops. We finished off the evening with creme brulee. Everything from the moment we stepped inside was absolutely divine.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My wife and I have come here for years and greatly enjoy the food and the staff that we interact with. The food was very good but the waiter we had was some what stiff. Nothing bad but very different from the typical staff we are accustomed to. We would still recommend this restaurant to others.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our favorite French restaurant in Atlanta!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very nice. Excellent bartender, Andrew. Escargot was excellent but fish of the day was blah. Butter cake to table as cold as a brick.
We have had very good meals here. This was not their best effort. One glass of wine had a lot of sediment.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Were enjoying quiet meal in half-empty restaurant. They seated NOISY party of 5 next to us in small room. Got noisier when party of 5 learned restaurant had not prepared special meal ordered a week ago. Leaving, I complained to manager about seating that group next to us in small room. He said absolutely nothing - then followed me to parking lot and LOUDLY told me if I did not like the way he ran his restaurant, not to come back. Obviously I will not.

This was both disappointing and unpleasant. We have eaten there dozens of times over a decade or more, and while, in my opinion, the place has been in slow decline, this behavior by the owner manager was stunningly unacceptable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything was excellent. The octopus appetizer, Roquefort salad, and duck confit were amazing.

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