Le Fat

3.8
738 Reviews
$30 and under
Vietnamese
Welcome to Le Fat and Guy Wong's modern interpretation of classic Vietnamese dishes! The restaurant design pulls from Vietnam's French-colonial influences in an attempt to recapture the beauty, romance and joie de vivre of French colonial Southeast Asia from the 1920s.

Our menu features shaking beef, clay pots, com (rice), bun (vermicelli), rotisserie chicken, phở (noodle soup), stir-fry dishes that combine the savory flavors of Northern Vietnam with a dash of French Cuisine. We showcase French pastries, Housemade Ice Creams and sweets at our Dessert Counter, and offer Vietnamese coffee service – served tableside. We proudly feature Dancing Goats Organic French roast coffee & Fair Trade Rishi Hot Teas.
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3.9
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4.0
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VietAtlantian
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Fruit flies are at an unacceptably high level inside. Killed at least 5 in 1 sitting. Food is good though.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dads birthday!! Awesome service even though they were understaffed

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Deuxdevil
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated outdoors as requested and waited quite some time for a server to come to our table. When he did he immediately told us that they were understaffed that evening and if we wanted a drink we should probably choose wine or beer. We did ask for a simple cocktail and ordered an appetizer. We waited a very long time for that to arrive and told our server that we would like our check as we felt we couldn’t wait that long for entrees. Another gentleman came to our table (perhaps the manager) who suggested to us the entrees which could be prepared quickly and said he would rush the orders. He did and we had them in no time. He also brought us a third entree which he said had been rejected by another patron because he didn’t like the way a fried egg was prepared and encouraged us to try the beef which was very good. Lastly, he comped our meal and drinks! We will definitely return!

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KathrynE
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I have had good meals here before but I recently dined here on a Saturday night and sadly, much has changed! There was only one cocktail they were making because there was no bartender and when I asked to see the wine list, they never brought it out. I ended up ordering a Chardonnay which came out in a stemless glass (fine for everyday drinking but not my preference for dining out at a nice restaurant). They also had paper napkins which again is minor but I’m at a nice restaurant and expect real materials! The food was fine but not worth some of the prices (and I remember it better in the past). Food was slow to come out and we were not checked on during the meal. I hope the team gets back to how they were in the past because it is disappointing to see such a nice restaurant not do well!

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JadeG
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ISABELLA!!!!!! (Isabelle) I do not know the exact spelling. She was not only our server; but our bartender, and host as well. Tonight was packed. We had a reservation but waited an extra 10 minutes because she explained they were understaffed. She made my birthday so special by being so sweet and making us drinks that were not even on the menu. I feel they need to hire more people but she made our night wonderful. Isabella I hope you stay!

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vipJaneeB
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Met up with a friend for dinner. We got the wonton dumplings. They were fire. The lemongrass shrimp were also fire. Our server tried to warn us the garlic crab noodles could be a little fishy but I had them before so we ordered anyway and they were fire. We got specialty cocktails. I think Singapore slings or something which I would not recommend - too sweet. We also got market greens which I have gotten before but they weren’t as good as I remember. It was a date and he paid so I don’t have any complaints about the prices. :)

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ATLtransplant
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We wanted this experience to just be... better. It was awful, but it wasn't outstanding. The food was just, OK. The dishes as described on the menu sound delicious and it's clear that someone had experience in blending cuisine and flavors, it's simply that the quality and execution was missing. A friend that dined with me said it best, "It's as if this used to be a really good restaurant, but now they're just phoning it in".

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vipdaniellew
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! The service was good, the employees are all very nice and welcoming.

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Neglected
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Made reservations for 9p. Didn’t get seated until 9:17p although everyone was present. Once seated by another server who brought out waters, our actual server came. We waited an extra 20-mins until deciding to go somewhere else. No explanation or apologies. Will not return.

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Kris
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took 45 minutes for our drink order to be taken, food was dry and flavorless. $12 drinks tasted like bottle mix and bottom shelf liquor. Extremely disappointing to have gone here for my birthday dinner.

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vipLucyM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio, and it was lovely. The clay pot chicken was delicious! Also the chicken curry was outstanding!

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vipChelsea
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

the food was greasy and the service was a little slow. Love the atmosphere though - very nice ambiance.

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vipERich
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best French Vietnamese in midtown #period

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kman25
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food is overpriced and even though the quality of ingredients is good, there isn’t too much flavor. It seems purposefully safe in order to appeal to a broader audience. Went with a big group so tried the clay pot chicken, lemongrass shrimp, drunken noodle, curry chicken and mussels, all of which were mediocre. Cocktails were fine but nothing too special.

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vipWayne
Atlanta
76 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've eaten at Le Fat a number of times and the food is so good we always discuss what we'll try next. This time, my wife declared she had found her dish--lemongrass shrimp. It's been almost a week and she's still talking about how good it was. I've never had a dish there I didn't like, although I didn't love the pork bellies. The drunken noodle is still my favorite.

I also want to praise the wait staff, particularly Abby. They all are knowledgeable and personable, but Abby is our favorite. The last time we were there, she remembered what my wife had ordered previously (about a month ago), as well as her dietary restrictions.

One last note: the kale salad with a mango and chick pea dressing was incredible.

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LeslieG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. We especially enjoyed the lemongrass shrimp and chicken pot.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ambiance is nice. Service was not great - waitress was rushed and preoccupied. Food was good but not very interesting or flavorful (the Wonton dumplings were the best item we had)

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RachelS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! The food is so flavorful and good portions. Ambiance & service are perfect.

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CynthiaC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegan curry and calamari were the absolute best! We came for the pho and it was just ok 😉

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ebsiegaines
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

good food, good service. above average. not incredible though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been more impressed with the service staff. Incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive!

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We will give LeFat another try, not on Valentine's weekend. The atmosphere was beautiful although the rooms were literally packed with diners and a few bustling servers/food runner. We had a reservation but waited 20min to be seated. We then waited another 10min to have a server take our drink order. And then another 40min before our food was brought to the table. While waiting, the couple next to us threatened to leave due to the slow service (the manager compensated them generously) and the server spilled a drink on the table next to us because there was so little room to move. My husband's meal was dry (pork belly bowl) while mine (the clay chicken pot) was delicious. They were obviously understaffed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was tasty, and it was a nice space that wasn’t too noisy. However, service was poor. Despite having a reservation, we waited 35 minutes for a table. The bar was so slow that they never got us a drink while we were waiting. The only reason we were able to be seated was because we agreed to squeeze 5 adults around a table for 4.

It took 15 minutes to be greeted and place drink orders, and it was another 15 before they arrived and were missing some people’s orders. We ordered appetizers, and they took 20 minutes to arrive. Two dishes were fine, but the mussels were destroyed with stringy pieces clinging to the shell but no actual mussel. We said that we’d like another order and returned the defective one, but they said the mussels “weren’t coming out well” that night. Finally, they brought one of us lump crab noodles for dinner with no crab. They remedied this by bringing over a bowl of crab and dumping it in the noodles.

It’s a shame because they have potential. But it’s not being executed well.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with Vietnamese food that is carefully though through.

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Catherine
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Le Fat! Food always excellent. They were a busier than usual this night so we had to wait a while, but otherwise a fantastic meal as usual. We will be back!

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vipCarolannR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and delicious food.

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IVANW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Setup a reservation for Valentines Day 2 weeks in advance. Good Parking. Great Atmosphere. Really good food. When I got to the retaurant we had to wait 10-15 minutes for a table to open up. Why? I had a reservation and we were on time. Other then that the food and service were good and I would recommend.

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ScottD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Many reviews have already pointed out issues with food consistency and overall quality. We dined with a party of two and ordered seven dishes. They ranged from quite good (green papaya salad) to poor (spring rolls). Some reviewers pointed out the cocktails; we had two different ones and they were fine, but not really different from other local establishments. Service was extremely mixed, not only inconsistent, but also slow and far too lax. Overall, the restaurant suffers from a lack of identity. There is no standard of service, no standard of food quality, and no real grounding principles. Over time, perhaps things will come together. It is a great physical space and the prices are very reasonable. With the other options within a mile radius alone (we live several miles away), there would not really be a reason for us to come back. This is the kind of experience that I would expect in a small city rather than a large metro area.

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viplolo4sholo
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was really looking forward to visiting LeFat as I read wonderful reviews and recommendations.

I did come on a Tuesday, thus the quiet/sleepy atmosphere rating, but hoped that would help with a more intimate dining experience.

We ordered the spring rolls, clay pot chicken, and drunken noodles- based on the server's recommendations. All of these items tasted exactly like what I could order at a standard Chinese restaurant for a fraction of the cost. Not great, not bad, just ok. There were no outstanding flavor profiles, Vietnamese take or presentation to excite the diner.

We also each had a glass of wine, which had a very light/small pour compared to the normal standard.

I would have liked to have left with a feeling that I experienced Vietnamese food with an urban twist or chef's take, but I felt very lacklustre and slightly underwhelmed.

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LindsayP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our sever was awesome and Eric, I'm assuming the General Manager, was so attentive. The Clay Pot Chicken is so yummy!

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Ooogies
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not our first time eating here, but may be our last. Food has taken a downward turn (decent, but nothing great) and server ignored us for most of the night, to the point where we had to ask another staff member for drinks and our check when it came that time.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I try to make it once per month for the garlic crab noodles and the chicken clay pot. Super low key and intimate. And the drinks are awesome! Add Prosecco to the drink menu plllleeeeaaassse! Lol

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lauriem
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience and the food was delicious. We loved the spicy green bean, mussels and calamari. We will definitely be back and send friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Talked this place up to my friend and planed a dinner for her and 3 others to join. Was so disappointed with the good some of my fav dishes like the escargot in Sriracha butter , (sounds good I know) but no longer on the menu. Then entrees were so below the quality I remember, glass noodles were basically a solid piece and the pork bowl was basically three measley pieces of pork belly with a ton or rice no sauce or anything, just dry. Needless to say I won’t be returning, I guess the change of management from Guy Wong really was what made this place sparkle. What was one of my favorite places in Atlanta, now just another average restaurant in ATL...

Side note the waitress was very kind and helpful but there was no saving this food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was cold and dry. Service was late. We waited over 45 minutes for our food. The space is beautiful but way too loud.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely wonderful. The crowd was enthusiastic and having a great time. But the acoustics were such that crosstalk between tables, and the general din of the room were almost oppressive. Our server worked his tail off, but they were short staffed, so service was slow and mistakes were made. I know finding qualified folks can be a challenge, but hiring a couple more is what the owner needs to do.

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Foodie
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience3

I have eat at Le Fat several times and enjoyed the food and bar. This time was not good. Cocktail was terrible, sent back, second was worst. Soft shell crab Bao was excellent. The crispy rice with chicken had to much sodium. Service was excellent.

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vipDanielleD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. And for those who are always in pursuit of an “instagrammable moment,” the restaurant design has the aesthetic for that, too.

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ArielleC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appetizers arrived before wine. Dishes we not well-paced. The Bahn mi toast was very underwhelming, basically sauteed button mushrooms on bread, no pickled vegetables or cilantro. We all enjoyed the papaya salad, chicken curry, and crab noodle.

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ameliah
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

didn’t get sat until 30 minutes after our reservation. it took the bartender 15 minutes to acknowledge us. he was busy but after 15 minutes of no service the first words out of his mouth were “they were here first”. while it’s understandable to serve guests based off when they arrive it’s not how you want to be greeted after you’ve been waiting 25 minutes after your reservation. once we were seated we thought our experience would be better but our server was very condescending and rude. we ordered dumplings and were told we must be patient because they take a while to steam. when i asked the server what some of his favorite dishes were he said it depended on what i like, not what he likes. after watching my beer sit at the bar for 10 minutes he walked by and asked if i needed something at which point he remembered my beer and blamed the bartender. when he finally picked it up and brought it to me i kindly pointed out that it wasn’t the bartender. he then got very upset and asked if i’d like to speak with the manager or get a new server. i said no that was ok but he still said he would get a new server. i have never been so disrespected by multiple employees dining out ever. the food was pretty good but not worth putting up with the service

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Le Fat does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Le Fat is rated 3.8 stars by 738 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.