Livingston Restaurant + Bar
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Service was great, the building is beautiful, but it felt like the kind of food you would get at a cheap diner. The dishes were way over seasoned- I couldn’t finish my trout, it was so salty. The prices were too high for the quality of food.
I have been to Livingston’s many times, and have always had delicious food. I have not been in a couple of years, and this time I was so disappointed. The cornbread served on our arrival was refrigerator cold. The mushroom toast was not toasted. It was chewy and hard to even bite or cut. The kale salad had hot peppers in it that mad me choke and I had difficulty breathing for a minute. The entrees (sea bass and ravioli) were flavorless, under seasoned and disappointing. The coconut and pineapple cheesecake was delicious. Our server was attentive and did a good job.
Could only order off of the fixed menu. The appetizer in the entrées were just fine however the cheesecake and torte were frozen? Never had frozen cheesecake as it is a parent you do not make your dessert fresh in the house
Went to Fox.
It would have been better to have had a reduction in the valet parking charge.
Such a nice evening out...I enjoyed my steak and hubby enjoyed the fried chicken. Top Notch.
We enjoyed our dinner celebrating our son's birthday before going to the Fox Theater!!
The ambiance is beautiful and very conducive to having a conversation. And of course, if you are seeing a performance at the Fox, the location is perfect! I can only comment on their brunch buffet. Because of the ambiance & location, I would like to go back when I can order off the menu but not for the buffet. We did not know when we made our reservation that mealtime before Fox matinee’s are buffet only. At first look, it looked like we were going to be in for a real treat! The buffet was visually beautiful! The food that was supposed to be hot was nearly ice cold and the food that was supposed to be cold was room temperature. I chose pancakes at one point because I saw a staff member just bringing them out and I really wanted something hot and fresh (I assumed they were just made), but they were cold and crunchy. Didn’t even know a pancake could become crunchy?.? The scrambled eggs were ice cold and I think from powdered eggs. I enjoyed the salad bar portion but not $30 worth
Excellent before the Theatre meal.
Livingston’s is more than just a convenient restaurant when catching a Fox performance. Food and service are both excellent.
This is an excellent place to go, especially just before a show at the Fox theater.
Excellent food with remarkable service. Not only was the wait staff exceptional, the kitchen cranked out the food fast because they knew most of the patrons were attending the show at The Fox across the street. The plates do not look like they were rushed together though. The food was perfectly cooked and the presentation was excellent.
Love the historical significance and great food
Great mussels and cocktails! And a great place to go in for a nice atmosphere and good food just before a show at the Fox Theatre. We've been there a few times and it has been good. Service was good and attentive.
Probably good at dinner but breakfast wasn't that good. Powder eggs and ths sides were like any typical hotel continental breakfast.
I wanted to be more impressed with the restaurant than I was. The waiter had little or no personality and it was all business. I didn’t feel he made us feel welcome. Three of us had the trout. I substituted the Parmesan fries for whatever came with the meal. They were very disappointing because they were cold inside. I must say though, the waiter deducted my drink from the bill because of that. All it in it was just a mediocre experience and I don’t think I would go back.
I very much enjoyed it. The prices are totally reasonable. The food was good. The atmosphere is beautiful, and we had a great server. She was very busy, yet she was attentive and personable. It's overall a very nice restaurant.
We had an amazing time!
My son and I ate at Livingston as part of our annual Christmas tradition. We chose the restaurant for the location, strong reviews and menu selections. Livingston did not disappoint. To begin, our server, Craig, was delightful. He gave us an overview of the menu as well as the specials. The attendant staff were very professional and friendly. The restaurant space was decorated festively lending to a wonderful ambiance. I highly recommend Livingston to Atlantans as well as visitors to the city.
I have been dining at this particular restaurant on Christmas Day with my family for over 5 years. However, sadly the food was disappointing when we ate this time. The buffet choices were okay but were not worth the price. My mother also found metal in her food. Last year the restaurant exceeded our expectations, however this year not so much.
Beautiful dining room. Service was good. All of the hot dishes of food was COLD, not even luke warm, some tasteless.
We were looking for a new tradition for our Christmas Day celebration! We chose Livingston for a number of reasons: we love brunch; parking; it's a buffet, and the price was extremely reasonable. The restaurant is lovely. It's very light and open. There is a seating area upstairs as well as downstairs. Our server was attentive with a fun, celebratory spirit. Unfortunately, the food was nothing special for several reasons: we have dietary needs and restrictions within our family and the food did not serve us well in this area. The hot food was served in chafing dishes and just didn't keep the food very warm at all. There was a large assortment of options: scrambled eggs (with cheese, unfortunately); potatoes, shrimp and grits, biscuits with gravy, chicken sausage, bacon, fried chicken, a small salad bar, beef sliders and (cold) fries, fresh fruit with yogurt and toppings, and a variety of sweet pastries, cookies, puddings, petit fours, and pies. I think we are used to a restaurant being a little more forthcoming with ingredients and options in 2019. I did search for a Christmas Day Brunch menu on their website, but there was none listed. And, while this experience wasn't the best for me and my family, you should try it! It's a solid brunch with a Southern flair.
Great spot. We had reservations for the Christmas Day brunch, but the only option presented was the regular menu. But the service was great and food was good.
The food was pretty bad. Several items came out not as described (e.g., no broccoli in the broccoli and cheese rice, couldn’t taste pimento in the pimento smashed potatoes) and other items were just extremely lackluster. I got the friend chicken and it could’ve been good, but it was super dry and was served with no gravy or sauce. The potlikker was somehow not salty, and you really can’t serve that down the street from Mary Mac’s and not make it at least competitive. Finally, the truffle Mac & cheese was honestly worse than box Mac & cheese. Will not be going back for food and highly recommend you going elsewhere!!
Five star venue, excellent gourmet food and a kids menu!
I would reccomend Livingston restaurant and bar to a friend. The food was good, the atmosphere was amazing and even though the service was slow, our server was amazing. We had a romantic dinner for two! Awsome.
If you are wanting convienience to the Fox this is the way to go. The wait staff are excellent and happy. The food is acceptable, as is most hotel food. I always get the feeling that the cooks are bored, living from day to day. However, the brunch was nice. Fresh fruit and salad was appreciated. The collard greens were a nice touch. However, much of the desserts were premade and just placed on the serving dishes, after slicing into serving sizes. For the price, it was good.
Almost everything was very nice. The wife had the asparagus frites & cauliflower popcorn and pork chop and enjoyed it very much. I had the roasted beet salad and delmonico steak. There was just too much fat and gristle in the steak. The flavor was great and it was cooked to just the right amount of pink, but it should have been trimed more before coooking. The wait staff was very friendly and the service excellent.
Perfect spot for brunch before the Nutcracker!
Nice place, seated by wine cooler which was noisy. We enjoyed our meal but was hard to hear each other over the noise. Convenient to the Fox Theater.
The service that was rendered was outstanding, the food was good and tasty. I truly enjoyed the experience and I will return. Depending upon the hours that you choose to have dinner, the 5 pm time is quite a bit noisy but after the Fox Theater crowd departed, it was very peaceful.
Service was slow. Took over 30 minutes to have one beer served. For children's beverage choices, they had had run out of all healthy beverages and only had sugary lemonade and sodas to offer. Food was tasty, but dinner portion size was not comparable to the price charged .
We had dinner before heading to the theatre . It was a wonderful evening
Beautiful setting, perfect for the holidays! It’s easy to find and has great customer service.
Good food but not great. Very loud. Good option before the Fox but on nights with shows at the Fox they will NOT validate and the evening will cost you an extra $30-35 to park in the Georgian Terrace parking lot.
The ambience was quiet and peaceful. The food was delicious and prepared well, and the service was great! This is a great spot for a "before Fox" meal or snack or drink!
It was great to be waited on my Edwardo. He has taken care of us in the past. He is 5 stars!
Hostess, front desk staff and waitress were excellent and attentive to my parties needs. The meal was fine and a great value for the cost versus other establishments in the area. However, I would love to see a little more extended dishes in the cold bar area and a few more southern traditional dishes in the hot bar area (corn pudding, variety of hot vegetables and a better dessert options). Regardless, I would honestly consider the Livingston next year.
Livingston's Restaurant is always an excellent place for thanksgiving dinner. It is nice to be waited on without the clean up after dinner. This year the dessert table was not as well prepared as two years ago. The turkey was among the best I've had, tender, juicy bird. The sides were also well prepared and met my expectations at this establishment. Next year I will consider renting a room so that I can go upstairs after dinner.
Thanksgiving Buffet was amazing , my family and I enjoyed . Will do again next year ❤️
I don’t cook at Thanksgiving anymore so wanted a nice place for the holiday. Really enjoyed but was in a traffic pattern which detracted a bit🦃