Holeman and Finch Public House

4.7
582 reviews
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In 2008, Holeman and Finch Public House opened for business and began serving casual, approachable fare with a sophisticated slant. The menu is driven by Chef Linton Hopkins’ signature all-from-scratch approach, as well as his passion for vegetables. The restaurant, which promotes a sense of community with its kitchen nook-style seating and convivial ambiance, offers a continually changing menu in accordance with the year’s seasons and area farmer’s harvests, along with a dedicated parts menu honoring whole animal cookery.
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We went at 7:45 on a Sunday and the menu only had two entrees, and a number of dishes were 86ed. Food took a long time, and when it was time for dessert, the server just brought our check and told us the kitchen was closed; no warning, no nothing. This was at 8:30, and the table next to us had JUST placed a dessert order. Plan your outing accordingly.

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n
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We started out with an order of fried oysters which was enough for two. My husband had a vegetable plate and I had the famous hamburger. Both were delicious. The sticky toffee for dessert was out of this world.

My only criticism would be to have the back area more open rather than the windows being covered and the booths being so high that you could not see into the restaurant.

Our server, Opeyemi, was attentive and described the dishes well.

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g
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Good ambiance and decor. Met chef’s parents and talked to the briefly.

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A
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is always the best burger in Atlanta and the bloody mary was delish

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

For all the hype surrounding the burger, it didn't quite live up to the expectation I'd set. It was REALLY great, don't get me wrong! But I guess I just had it really built up in my mind from everything I'd heard. Still would highly recommend! The waitress recommended the bone marrow which was different and phenomenal! We wouldn't have tried it if she didn't recommend it. Glad she did. Overall a wonderful experience!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I went with a vegetarian friend. He inquired about the vegetable plate and was told it was cooked in beef fat. He then asked the server about an alternate preparation and was told that was the only way it came and there were no vegetarian alternatives. He had to order the carbonara with no egg or bacon. When he then inquired about a side of vegetables to order with his plain pasta he was told that wasn’t an option. This is absolutely unacceptable for a restaurant of this caliber to not offer any vegetarian entree or to be willing to accommodate a vegetarian request.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meeting friends

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was great but I think the waiter forgot he had a table! We ordered wine and they didn’t come back until we were halfway done with dinner. Shame on you for poor service. Another waiter had to take over so we weren’t really sure who our server was? Then he came back and didn’t even know that we had dinner. A little disorganized

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TD
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visiting Atlanta for the first time in 8 years we returned to Holeman and Finch for a friend’s birthday. We started off with happy hour $1 oysters which was a mind blower for the west coasters who rarely pay less than $3 a pop!. The Charcuterie and cheese course was very good, we tried 8 different items among the 5 of us. The mains were quite good and the desserts were well done. The wine list isn’t as extensive as I’d like but we powered through several bottles.

Great service, I hope it isn’t 8 years before I go back!

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Key West
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cameron our server was great!! His suggestions were right on point, best old Fashion ever! Sit by the bar area the experience is so worth it! The hamburgers were exceptional. We came in from Fort Lauderdale to visit friends. So on our way to airport to stopped by for a bite. We will be back.

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RW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Only compliant is it was a little drafty

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L
Birmingham
49 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous cocktails and food! Drew and Sam are great bartenders and know the menu extensively so their recommendations were spot on! Can't wait to go back!

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SC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To my mind, this is the perfect restaurant - outstanding food with a warm and inviting atmosphere. You'll be equally comfortable in jeans or cocktail attire. The starters are delicious and you'll be sorry you shared them! The entrees are equally scrumptious, making it hard to choose! Then you move onto the desserts, which you swear you're too full to enjoy and yet ... you can't resist and won't be sorry you caved! Some of my favorites - the deviled eggs and Crunchy Gentleman, the burger (of course!), the cookies and the sticky toffee pudding. What's not to love?

The service is as fantastic as the food! Everyone is quick to say hello and ask if you need anything. (Even after two spills on my part they keep their good spirits!) The servers are knowledgeable, attentive, and totally charming. I can't recommend Holeman and Finch highly enough!

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m
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

H&F never disappoints. Great cocktails, food and service in a hospitable atmosphere. Great music, too!

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MH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on a business trip and needed a place with good food and drinks where we could relax. Heard about the great burger here and decided to try. So glad we did! We really enjoyed it ! Everything was very good and the burgers were great as were the really crunchy fries!! Upscale, yummy and relaxed. Can’t wait to return!

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OV
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nothing written here will make anyone change their mind of H&F. Great place for a most excellent burger and drinks. The appetizer boards are yummy though pricy. Did get some roasted cauliflower as well which was tasty though. Will keep coming back for burgers and drinks even if not for anything else.

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MS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very expensive. Dinner for 2 with only one cocktail $68 pls tip

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C
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in the mood for a delicious meal and tasty cocktails look no further than Holeman and Finch. I went for Saturday brunch and enjoyed it so much I stayed until the 3 PM closing. I highly recommend the steak tartare (the best I have tasted anywhere in the USA, yes it is that good!), deviled eggs and the Johnny cakes. If Kayla is your bartender I know you will be well served in all respects. Cheers ;-)

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TD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, top flight well conceived cocktails, super attentive service, and that on point burger.

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g
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Worth the visit, reservation recommended due to popularity and limited seating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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ZM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Holeman and Finch is small, cramped and the seating makes it impossible to get up and use the restroom without bumping someone's table or tripping over someone's foot. The layout of the restaurant was not considered at all! The menu was depressing, roast bone marrow for $20?! Appetiter yeast rolls for $3 that look like the type you could purchase at the famer's market. The cocktail menu was a very generous with an almost overwhelming selection, but once you consider the mixtures the selection is quick to narrow down. Definitely will not return or recommend. The location is charming and parking is very limited

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EA
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Holeman and Finch! We started with the meal with a delicious cheese plate and had the Springer Mountain Chicken, pork loin and burger for entrees. Everything was delicious and everyone was very happy with their meals. Every staff member we interacted with was kind, prompt and professional. I would recommend H&F to anyone!

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A
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Small, but amazing menu. We tried a few appetizers as our meal. Get there before 7 pm for Happy Hour to take advantage of drink specials.

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

Really great burgers! Very good service! Just a bit tight with table sizes.

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

Some of the best burgers I've had in Atlanta. The wait staff is fabulous and very helpful. Great little restaurant for a Sunday afternoon date. We will go back anytime!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Their burger is outstanding

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AA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Way overpriced

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve been a couple times. First for brunch/drinks and then twice for dinner. The food has always been excellent. We have never ordered anything we didn’t love. I do wish the draft beer selection was better, especially with dark beers, but the bottled beer selection makes up for it. Their whiskey selection is huge and top notch. It’s not a “cheap date” by far but it is worth every penny, I assure you.

I do feel like the charcuterie trays are on the small side with only four or five thin slices of meat or maybe two ounces of cheese but I realize they are high quality, expensive, and often local offerings. Most dishes are small plates and I would highly recommend ordering several to share. My girlfriend and I usually order an app or two and then order two or three items for our meal to share. That’s not a complaint at all, it enables you to try a ton of truly great food. We’ve also never left hungry.

Overall, I think it’s a great find and would recommend to anyone lookin for a nice dinner date. Food and service are excellent. Dishes are creative. And, most importantly, it’s delicious. It seems like a place that would be overly pretentious. I can honestly say the staff was knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we’ve ever had. Definitely worth checking out.

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VA
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Bad layout, food just so, so. Nothing special. Disappointing after seeing other reviews.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious. Just wish the server had been more knowledgeable when asked questions about food products and sources. I ordered a french omelet and asked her what the greens were inside. She did not know and instead told me about how nice the individual was were the product is sourced. Had to give my best guess on what was inside. Asked about jam for toast and she didn't know what they had. She just brought a muscadine one back; no options given.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Really happy about it all. Server not so pleasant however. Would hope not to have her again

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SH
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do NOT miss the cheese burger here. The BEST thing on the menu hands down!

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K
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What could be better than a H&F burger after a day of Thanksgiving prep??

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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BF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The burgers and fries were delicious and the price was reasonable . The drink prices however were too high. $14 for a small and mediocre bloody Mary and $12 for a small mimosa... ridiculous. We didn’t know the prices when we switched to beer but we were glad we didn’t have a second cocktail. On top of that, the time it took to get a drink was not acceptable. Keep the drinks coming and you will have happy customers. Our server was lovely but not sure whose fault it was for the slow drink orders. Unfortunately, we probably won’t go back anytime soon.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Burger wasn’t as good as normal. Beef wasn’t juicy as it normally is. And bun was a little dry.

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RT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! As we arrived, (early due to skipping lunch), one of the Chefs was carrying in a “log” of fresh mushrooms....
30 minutes later, these mushrooms appeared on the menu.....
With Chorizo & Hollandaise!! SUPERB!
Perfectly cooked NY Steak!
Excellent & attentive service from Annette.
Thank you!
Will see you on next visit to the ATL.
Steve & Rick

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R
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for the young successful patrons and great people watching for the grays who want to be younger.

Exceptional service by friendly staff. Great designer cocktails.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food, and drinks

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