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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (33)
Romantic (33)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
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Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Authentic (27)
Cozy (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful for a birthday lunch!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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 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 3, 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 28, 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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·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 23, 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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food5
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I loved every minute. I went twice in one weekend!! Once for dinner and once for brunch. I absolutely love this place! Best in all of ATL

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Authentic, well prepared and presented food, good service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very good as always. The only complaint is that the wines by the glass are too expensive.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2017

"Atmosphere" lived up to its name! What a wonderful little gem of a restaurant in a quaint old structure. I joined some friends there hoping for a quiet place for good conversation and good food. Atmosphere did NOT disappoint! The ambience was wonderful and so was the food. The prices were much better than I expected. I have already recommended Atmosphere to a colleague at work, and I hope to go back soon.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We generally have great meals and service here. On this night There were several large parties there that got most of the attention. We were seated next to one and it was very noisy. My dish was unspectacular and had far too much garlic in it. It was inedible. The other three in my party enjoyed their meals. But the service and atmosphere were lacking this time.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The bread and wine by the glass was good. The salmon, without the sides, was good. The risotto, sides and coq au vin were greasy and tasteless. Also, we were there on a very cold evening and our seats by the windows were drafty. We never warmed up. Our experience was "fair." There are so many excellent restaurants in Atlanta, that we won't be back.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

A great place for a cozy intimate gathering. Authentic tasty food, attentive service, decent wines, and not-so-noisy comfortable setting.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Atmosphere is a favorite restaurant for our group of friends who get together several times a year. Accommodating wait staff, good food, valet parking. Convenient.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Has been a nice reliable place for celebrating birthdays and enjoying their wine tastings!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We met some close friends at Atmosphere Bistro and had great service and great food. The escargot, pate, duck confit, and dessert trio were Devine!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our experience here was impeccable! The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was authentically French! We ordered the duck and the lamb. Both were excellent! For dessert, we had the apple tart and the chocolate mousse. Again, both were wonderful. This was an ideal way to celebrate our engagement, which happened earlier in the day. When the staff found out we had just gotten engaged they sent over complimentary glasses of champagne, which was incredibly thoughtful. Atmosphere will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We plan to come back at least yearly on this day to celebrate our relationship. Thanks for making our night special!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful experience. Met friends for brunch prior to a football game. Service and food both excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food is always good. Classic French cuisine. Nothing exceptional. But consistently good. Our server that day though was less than qualified for the job. He didn’t know the menu, kept forgetting things and then got mad because he had to make extra steps. Probably not the right career for him. We did not let it affect our spirits and had an enjoyable brunch anyway. But we will definitely ask for a different server next time.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

On vacation from Miami. We love neighborhood gems so thought we would try out Atmosphere Bistro. The food and service were both decent. Owner was warm and friendly. We started with tasty Tuna Tartar for appetizer. Out of our 3 main dishes ( Mussels, Lamb loin, Chicken) my daughters chicken (Con au Vin) was the tastiest. Everything was good!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was mediocre. Ambiance very good. Noise level was low enough for conversational level. Cost was high for quality of food. Would not recommend for Thanksgiving meal again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had our Thanksgiving Dinner at Atmosphere. It was marvelous! Wonderful traditional Thanksgiving fare with a lovely French twist.
Highly recommend*

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Disabled Access, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife loves escargot and I know nothing about French food so I picked this restaurent according to the rating. The drive is worth going. The restaurant is an old Atlanta style house. Very well kept and seemed clean, I wandered around 😁. The tables were rather close, I thought they could take 1 out and it would make a big difference. We were there later in the evening; I thought our waiter looked a little disheveled but he was polite and on top of things. Everything seemed to slightly echo so conversations were kept low and the music was fantastic. The food was OMG! No words can describe but orgasmic ecstasy comes close. The bill was slightly more than what I was planning and way too expensive for everyday dining. Definitely in the top 10 ethnic formal dining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent! I will be back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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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