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Branch & Barrel

4.6
598 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viproberth
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service was great. Food was a pretty spicy but good

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CorlaB
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food seems to get better every time. From the appetizers to the specials, we enjoy a wonderful experience.

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vipYogaBaby
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite entree at Branch and Barrel is the Salmon Salad. The Salmon is always cooked to perfection. The Sweet Potato Fries with Candied Bacon is a fabulous starter. Cocktails are delicious.

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Meskeens16
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! We enjoyed the unique menu and excellent service.

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IvyR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, the varied & well-priced menu provides options for all tastes. The restaurant was bustling due to beautiful weather and vaccines! It was crowded inside, but the staff have separated tables with curtains and partitions. We love brussels sprouts and routinely order them as appetizers wherever & whenever they appear on a menu. Branch & Barrel's are the best of the lot: always perfectly cooked, crisper, large portion, just delicious. I had the tender and well-seasoned flank steak which was cooked exactly as ordered (medium rare), the 2 side dishes that accompanied it were extremely generous and delicious: I subbed the regular fries for sweet potato fries, plus fresh coleslaw. My significant other had the fish sandwich, which was cooked perfectly. This restaurant is a reliable neighborhood standby for us.

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TanishaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time visiting and the place was phenomenal. The staff were all attentive and friendly and they have great recommendations on drinks and food. The C. Lantro Green cocktail was amazing and I can’t even begin to explain how tasty the Lobster Pot Pie was! I will definitely be back!

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vipJimH
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food As always! Service was slow, but appeared to be a new petson

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipchuckk
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally satisfied!

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Susan
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our dinner and appetizers were great and our server was excellent. The desserts were poor and not fresh.

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Bradys
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The fried checken was way loaded with salt and inside was over the top noisy. We could hardly hear each other. We dined very early asked to sit outside and were declined. The entire time we were there there were tables open outside. Very disappointing for the price. We won't return. Too many other options in Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
108 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was great!

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TerryC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening at Branch & Barrel. The food was very good. We both had salads and they were excellent. The service was superb. We sat outside which offered privacy and great ambiance. Definitely will be going back.

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vipHeidiH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waitress was great. The food was good, we would definitely go again. Dessert was yummy. Five people in our party and one person said their food was just OK... but the others really enjoyed their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be returning.

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Trudy
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was great! Brussel sprouts, broiled goat cheese, grilled salmon salad, crispy bbq pork shoulder was all very good! Old fashioneds were great!

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vipAndre
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & great menu!

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vipFausto
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Restaurant posted business hours until 11pm, and takes reservations on openable near that time. After landing from a trip, we made a reservation for two at 10:15pm and where there before that.

We were greeted with a “we are closed/closing” statement. We told them we had a reservation, so they sat us. Then, we were told kitchen closes at 10:20. Really? Not long after they also told us they were closing the bar in case we wanted another round of drinks.

I have two of my children working in restaurants, and we are very sensitive to their opinion of customers coming in right before, or just at, closing time. Hence we chose a restaurant we we had good 45 minutes before closing, and were willing to order quickly.

In my opinion, that is the restaurant’s management problem. Not the paying customers. If they really want to close and turn off the lights after cleaning up at 11pm, they should close the doors one hour earlier. Certainly not take reservations just before 11. Or, they at least could post “kitchen closes at 10:15, bar service stops at 10:30, etc”

The food was “just ok”. For a restaurant of this category, I can only wonder if the food so-n-so quality was the result of kitchen not very happy?

We still left a decent tip, my son wouldn’t have let me do otherwise even if justified... but frankly, this time they did not earn it.

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the atmosphere is great! Highly recommend!

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vipYellowteam22
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was fantastic

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Michael
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Place is nice and cozy- noise level was fine, temp. and lighting comfortable. Restrooms were clean and well stocked. Restaurant appeared clean and organized. Sever was friendly but did not make any specific recommendations- desserts not offered. I saw a smoked drink on the menu and asked if they would smoke my old fashioned which they did and it was great (though a little on the small side). Had bruseels sprouts which were excellent as an app. Also had the "chicken and pickles" app- nothing special on this one. The tuna poke was interesting with the watermelon in it-still not sure on this one. Wife had fried chicken-quite possible the best fried chicken in all of Atlanta- yummy. I had the lobster pot pie and enjoyed it as well. French fries were also very good. Will be back for the chicken and brussels and to try more items.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, and food. Our service was great! We will be back!

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viproberth
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience server was extremely helpful

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

They didn’t have any tuna in the tuna poke appetizer. I told the waitress who took it back to the kitchen and then brought it back to me. She said that the kitchen told her that the tuna was in there and that it and the watermelon just tasted similar. I first said okay and tasted again, but every bit was crunchy like watermelon. I know what tuna poke is and have it often. There was no tuna. The waitress seemed annoyed and said she’d check with her manager. The manager brought out a new dish that actually included the tuna and said it would be taken off our bill. When our bill came, the dish was still on it. All throughout, the waitress would never admit the kitchen’s mistake and acted like I was just being picky. I don’t think I’ve ever sent a dish back before in my life, but I wasn’t going to pay $14 just for some tiny cubes of watermelon. The experience just ruined the dinner.

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Turtle
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, will definitely go back.

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vipForeverATLFoodie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed our outdoor lunch on a warm Saturday afternoon. Great drink recommendations and appetizers. Loved the Sweet Potato Fries and Brussel Sprouts.

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DonnaH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, nice setting.

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vipMatt
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

For the first time I lowered Food to a 3 star. It just seemed they were not trying as hard as they used to. Some of the food was not hot, bread was dry, coffee was old, and the meat(pot roast) was served with too much fat. I love this place, but this visit did not meet past expectations.

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RoswellM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food. A bit noisy for quite conversation. Wait staff was friendly and helpful.

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vipScotchSnob
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I would definitely recommend B&B. It's a favorite of ours.

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ThomasH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were excellent. Will definitely be back.

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BarryR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time eating at Branch & Barrel and certainly will not be the last. The food and service were both outstanding.

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scarlettk
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Food was delish. (try the grouper) Great list of cocktails. (enjoyed the Mr. Pink)

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vipMelindaL
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ver good! Bourbons are amazing! Definitely recommend!

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CarlosJ
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loaded pretzel bites were awesome! Crispy pork loin with jalapeño creamed corn and cornbread, on point. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans full of flavor. And our server was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for my birthday dinner. My daughter and I both had the tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes. The tuna and veggies were very good. The potatoes were not edible, there was so much wasabi in them they were literally green. I said something to our server and he brought us regular mashed potatoes no problem.

We also ordered the Brussel sprouts and pretzel, those were outstanding.

The service was great.

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vipBBaker
Atlanta
73 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ordered fried chicken on salad...did not expect the chicken to be boned. that was a big turnoff. From time of order it took over 35 minutes to get one salad with chicken. They were moderately busy maybe 8 tables filled.

I have had better experiences there. Service is always good; I think there was a kitchen issue when we went.

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vipHarpster
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st visit-seems like there are more choices than when B&B first opened. Lots of variety (vegetarians may have to choose from sides) and every bite was delicious! We’ll definitely go back.

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BRADD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were super busy because of Valentines Day. Hostess was very friendly and handed the busy situation well. We saw only 2 cooks and thought this could be a long dinner. To our surprise they got the food out quickly and it was great! The server was very attentive and check on us several times and provide many recommendations. We will be back.

FAQs

Branch & Barrel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 436-5655.

Branch & Barrel is rated 4.6 stars by 598 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.