Branch & Barrel

4.6
313 reviews
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Please join us for a remarkable dining experience at Branch & Barrel, the premier Alpharetta craft bar & kitchen located in the Avalon Shopping Center! We specialize in making all of our food & beverages from scratch; everything from the ketchup, cocktail mixers and even our own house made sodas. When its seasonally possible, we emphasize local produce, meats and craft beers.

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 7:45PM - 10:00PM

What 313 People Are Saying
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MS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. We had the quinoa and the fried chicken with pimento cheese. Everyone was friendly and attentive especially our waiter Davon!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a nice time. Atmosphere was nice, service was great and food was excellent!

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was absolutely AMAZING! food, amostphere, service! loved it and will be back VERY soon!

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CA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved our meal at B&B. The grouper was amazing and the steak was exceptional. Everything about dinner was great. I can't wait to return.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine's

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, a little loud though and tables close together. I would still go back and recommend it.

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c
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was cold in there. Glad I had my jacket to use as a blanket. Our server was great. Drinks and apps on point. But entrees were kinda average. But will go back.

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GM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is mine and my boyfriends new favorite restaurant. The food is great, the service is always impeccable, and the ambiance is amazing!! We will definitely be back soon

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Drink service was a little slow but it was fine. Once again the brussel sprouts were DELISH!!!

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a
Philadelphia
157 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool place. Location was great. Food and service great as well. Awesome bourbon selection.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They were slow(Sunday evening) so we felt the service was a little too attentive. Food was good, but not great. Better lunch place.

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SC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE REALLY ENJOYED OUR BUSINESS LUNCH! GREAT FOOD AND LOCATION.

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CG
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never described a restaurant experience as bespoke, but that is hands-down how I would describe Branch & Barrel. From the time we sat down to the time we left, we were treated like the most important people in the room. Our waitress was outstanding, making well-informed suggestions on whiskey and wine. She even brought the chef out at one point to talk to my fiancee about how he makes the green beans.

Despite being in the middle of the room, it felt very private and intimate.

While this is not a place for those on a budget, their food is well worth the cost. 100% would recommend. We will be back.

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M
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The appetizers and entrees were fantastic, but the dessert (brownie/blondie stack) was a bit of a disappointment. We asked if the brownies would be heated and were assured they would be, but they were almost as cold as the ice cream. Other than that, the meal was great!

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really nice office team lunch for 8. They had our table ready as we arrive -- great, friendly service -- and we had delicious food. We were able to be back in the office in a reasonable amount of time. Overall Great experience.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch, good food and great wait staff.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar as we waited for our table. We were really early for our reservation and wanted to catch up while we had a drink at the bar. Enjoyed our cocktails and conversation. The place is very cozy. Small so definitely need to get a reservation although it looked like you could eat at the bar bc they gave us a menu. Bartender reccommended drinks when I asked and even made sure to ask what I preferred taste wise before providing his suggestions. Went with one of his and it was excellent. He made sure to check from a distance to ensure we did not need anything without interrupting our conversation which was excellent as we only see each other a few times a year. Drinks are pricey but they definitely contained quality alcohol and plenty of it making it worth it.
Server was also great and made sure we had everything we needed and checked in a few times. I ordered the beef brisket sandwich and it was delicious. Just a little kick every once in awhile to the jalapeno hay onions so it was perfect for me. Definitely a date night, anniversary cozy place to be. There was a large long table type setup that a group was at which appeared to be a business dinner. I could here my friend perfectly and we enjoyed a great dinner and conversation the whole night.

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ND
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service! Sam was fabulous as well as all of the servers.

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OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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S
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Resturant... food was very good! Goat cheese appetizer is a must get!

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MA
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling in this area on business with part of our team for training and found this spot via Open Table. It was a perfect spot for our team, great combination of food and well thought out spirits menu. I would highly recommend taking a small group in. Service was excellent!

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JC
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service very average. Not sure they wanted to be open New Year’s Eve.

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GF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great spot for special occasions and everyday dining. The food is true southern with local and homegrown dishes and flavors. It’s safe for gluten free diners and vegetarians. The meal and service was outstanding. Definitely recommend this great hotspot for a drink or a full meal.

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h
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Place! Will definitely go there again.

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S
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu!

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LA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The beef brisket dinner with mac and cheese was delicious. So were the cocktails. Our waiter was friendly and efficient and he made the evening special. We will return!

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SE
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We love Branch and Barrel and Branchwater. I would say Branchwater is better. The service is always solid. But the brussels were a bit oily and the burger was dry. I was surprised by that. It's not the norm for B&B.

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MC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Staff was helpful with our reservation and called when our table was ready early. Staff and food were wonderful. Loved the bloddy mary. Wr will be back!

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B
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed the energy of the staff and the huge selection of whiskeys. Loved the menu. It wasn't completely full or on a wait but the noise level is pretty high. Food was great and our server was a lot of fun.

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T
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Seating area is small, however, and front door constantly opens and closes on the entire dining room, which is incredibly disruptive. Especially problematic during cold winters and scorching summers. Otherwise, food is great. Quinoa and butternut squash with goat cheese was excellent.

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S
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank ummm fine food. Love the crispy Brussels sprouts. Charming wait staff

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SR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holiday lunch it was great!

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r
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I've eaten here several times. I think I just ordered sub-optimally. The brisket was average on a good day. This isn't to say I dislike the place. The spring and grits were solid. I've also enjoyed several brunches at this location in recent months.

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M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great as is the service. Loved the filet and Brussel sprouted! Our server was over the top nice and very knowledgeable about the menu and the whiskey they had available. Oils recommend to anyone that wants a nice place to eat with a great ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a intimate setting with great food and service!

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FD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The bartender saved the day but the restaurant employees handled everything poorly. I made a reservation for 6:30pm, we showed up, and learned that they had a party and were told that they could not seat us for dinner. Then we were "accommodated" with seats at the bar. We had a drink by the excellent and fun bartender but when we went to order, we were told the kitchen was closed. Overall horrible first time experience. We will not be back.

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JB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was great, the waiter was wonderful but the noise level is the worst. I would not recommend if people want to talk or enjoy a decent level of noise and share conversation. It was beyond noisy it was inside a jet engine!

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JH
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

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DF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I met for a late Sunday lunch. Surprisingly, the restaurant was not very crowded and not noisy - maybe due to the season and our timing. Prices are moderate. Both the food and service were excellent. Very cozy, warm atmosphere.

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DE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good lunch spot

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