Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING
I love Buckhead Diner, but this was my least favorite visit. First, even though we had priority seating, we waited 35 minutes!! Ridiculous. And then when I ordered the shrimp and grits, I requested that the egg be cooked done/hard. When it came, there was a runny yolk on the top of my dish! Additionally, there was WAY too much gravy or sauce on it!! In general, not a great experience. But Hendrix, our server, made the experience tolerable!
Wait was very long. “Priority wait list” didn’t seem to help anything.
With priority seating our wait was about 50 minutes. Granted this Saturday was Feb 15 so it was packed full everywhere. The food was ok. We have had better meals at Buckhead Diner and meals we have in the future may be better but overall it was a good time, a good dinner and a good experience (as opposed to a hell no never again experience). Thank you Buckhead Diner for surviving Valentines weekend.
We were there on the Saturday after Valentines Day and it was pretty busy. We had a 7pm priority seating and got there at 6:45 pm and were seated at around 7:30pm. Not sure what the wait would have been had we just showed up. Food was excellent and the service was good. The wine menu was somewhat limited but he special, an Oberon Cab was very good.
It was a very busy night at the Buckhead Diner. They were quoting an hour wait for most patrons. However, with "Priority Seating" we were quoted only a 30 minute wait.
The food was very good. However, the waiting staff seemed to be a little overworked. I wondered if the restaurant staff was a little short handed that day.
The Buckhead Diner has started using an electronic device that is brought to your table for credit card payments. For some reason the waiter did not believe that the payment went through successfully. As a result, I was asked to make another payment using the old fashioned manual credit card processing way. When I got home, I checked and found that the payment through the electronic device had been processed. As a result, I had made two payments for our meal. I called the restaurant later that evening and was able to get the payment sent through the electronic device credited back to my account.
We have been to Buckhead Diner multiple times and usually have good service: However, service on February 15th was terrible.
- we ordered drinks as soon as we sat down and it took 30 minutes for the drinks to get to us
- we ordered appetizers when we ordered drinks and followed up several times as to why they weren’t delivered. Delivered after an hour / and they tried to deliver our entrees before appetizers.
- the bill given to us at the end of the meal was not ours and had to request the right bill
Dear JenB, thank you for leaving feedback about your recent experience at Buckhead Diner. We are happy to hear you enjoy regularly dining with us. We would like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us. Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your meal, let our management team know so that they can fix it. We are happy to hear that our team was apologetic and tried to assist. We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.
Veal meatball pasta could be better & also the portion sizes are small for adult palates
Dear CDiaz, thank you leaving feedback about your recent experience at Buckhead Diner. We would like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us. Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your meal, let our management team know so that they can fix it. We are happy to hear that our team was apologetic and tried to assist. We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.
Sat near kitchen. Enjoyed seeing how competent all the workers were and how well they worked together.
Priority seating didn't seem to make any difference, we still waited the best part of 25 minutes before being seated. It was a cold evening in Atlanta but where we were sat was as cold as eating outdoors with a cold draft blowing in every time the door was opened. The staff clearly new of the problem because they were continually moving customers from surrounding tables. It was so cold, we didn't finish our meals and asked for the check within half-an-hour of sitting down.
When we explained the problem to our waiter, he said he would ask the manager to speak to us; we saw him speaking to the manager, who said something, shook his head and walked away leaving the waiter to apologise to us.
The food was decidedly average and, apart from it being far too cold to eat a meal with any pleasure, it had all the ambience of a car showroom.
It's always great to have a great dinner with my beautiful wife. It has been a few years since we had visited the Diner. But as always. They are great. The service is great. The food is great.
I've been to Buckhead diner, not on Valentines day and waited up to 1.5 hours for a table as this fav restaurant of mine. I reserved a VD day dinner for my son in law and fiancee for 6:45- they were running late about 15 min, but the wait was only 20 min while packed to get in. Had room at the bar for a drink, and they LOVED IT.... Will use open table on all special occasions as this surely saved them time on this busy nite. Thank you!
We have been to Buckhead Diner several times, and have always enjoyed it very much. But this time, everything was over the top! The food and service was the best ever. Thanks for making our Valentines Day date one to remember!
This was a good visit to the Diner. Cortez, our server was pleasant, very helpful with menu options and the we (my father and I) enjoyed the meal. The scallop meal was just a tad too salty but overall the visit was great!
I have been to the Buckhead diner several times and I am slowly working my way through the menu. I really like the atmosphere and the service is terrific. The food is always good and served with style and at the right temperature. The Reuben was not my favorite, however I see a lot of other people ordering it and really enjoying it. Will keep going back.
There was a very bad smell the minute you walked into the restaurant. Apparently this is nothing new after I read more reviews. The service was very good and our waiter was lovely. My sandwich was so crispy a tour the top of my mouth inside because of the pointy crispy bits of the toast. The meat and the sauce on the sandwich was good and the milkshake was outstanding. The food was just not up to what everyone says about how great it is. I think if it wasn't burned and overly crispy I may have had a different view but the smell was definitely disconcerted.
Quality food in an upscale environment. The service is great. There is a reason why I come back to this location for brunch.
Food and service were amazing!! You can not beat Buckhead Diner. I do hate that cut their self park to almost zero!
My guests said they had best breakfast in a lnog time! One had the corned beef hash (a very different version than usual!). Loved it!
I would have liked breakfast potatoes and toast with my order--seemed odd not to have these with eggs. Welcome mini muffins were a bit dry. I enjoyed the overall ambiance of the place though.
Great ambiance !! Our server was Sean an he was amazing. We had a great time and will be back !
Potato and leak cakes came out cold for everyone at the table. For these prices I was shocked. Waiter asked if we wanted bread, said yes and never got the bread. Ordered a side of vegetables those never came either. Had to ask a second time for the milkshake. Famous chips with blue cheese clearly had been sitting around and weren’t fresh. I was shocked as Buckhead Life Group is typically on point. Won’t be back.
Excellent food and service as always. Buckhead Diner never disappoints!
Great service. Brian was attentive and friendly and knew everything about the menu and restaurant. Very helpful! Food was very good and I would definitely come back solo or for a business meal.
Good food and friendly service. The tomato soup and grilled cheese is a great lunch.
We were seated promptly. The menu offers a diverse menu. My son and I shared the beet salad, which was delicious.. We also both ordered the pecan crusted trout. The portions were very generous and tasty. It included green beans and scallion whipped potatoes . Finally, we ordered apple tort with ice cream . It was decadent. Finally, service was good without overbearing.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
Great food as always and like they have had for years. The salmon was prepared perfectly. Love the corn muffins. A nice veggie plate too
It was our son’s birthday. Food was delicious; service was good; but the noise level made it difficult to have a conversation. It was a shame that the noise overshadowed to food.
First time very enjoyable loved everything we had
Great meal. Service was prompt... nice table for the family!
First time at Buckhead Diner and it was great. I will be back!!
Noise level was deafening. No gluten free menu. The salmon is not wild, so I got the sea bass which is probably one of the most expensive items on the menu.... I've always enjoyed this restaurant, but I don't like having to valet my car and being charged $2 - I'd rather park it myself.
Our waiter was perhaps the best waiter I have ever encountered
We returned to the Buckhead Diner for dinner after not having been there for several years. We will likely not go back. While the service was excellent, the food was bland and disappointing.
One of our favorite go to restaurants. Love when we get Bryan as our server. My daughter had never tried Chilean sea bass and now it’s her favorite fish. Love the cosmo too.
Great food delivered with fantastic service. Love the diner ambiance. Overall a very good experience.
We were seated promptly in an excellent location while there was a crowd waiting whom obviously failed to make priority reservations. The food was superb. The Buckhead Diner has maintained their outstanding quality for now over 30 years. The seats could stand some refurbishing and the noise level was high which seems to be the trend for all the tone deaf millennials from overexposure to loud concerts and ear buds.
Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear that you had a five-star dining experience with us. Please note we are in the process of remodeling and appreciate your patience! Best wishes
Excellent food & service!
Thank you for your positive feedback!
Great food and service. The swordfish special was excellent.
SteveB, thank you for the five-star review. We are so glad you enjoyed our special for the evening!
Wonderful waiter. Quick service. Excellent food.