Livingston Restaurant + Bar

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At Livingston Restaurant + Bar, located inside The Georgian Terrace Hotel, guests can immerse themselves in more than 100 years of history while catapulting their appetite into the future. Inspired by the 107-year-old building’s towering ceilings, marble staircases and namesake terrace overlooking one of the most historic corners on Peachtree Street, executive chef Michael Kubik’s Southern-inspired menu is a brilliant combination of beloved American traditions, locally sourced ingredients and modern execution. Named for Livingston Mims, one of Atlanta’s most gregarious hosts and the city’s 37th mayor, the restaurant’s classic architecture and seasonal haute cuisine play host to a wide variety of guests, from visitors to business professionals in search of lunch or a late bite and theatre-goers attending a performance at the equally historic Fox Theatre across the street. The restaurant is ideal for private parties, email info@thegeorgianterrace.com to start planning your event.
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B
Atlanta
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great place when going to The Fox.

SN
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Worst steak I had in years. Server would not come around and check on it and when he found out something was wrong, did nothing. He recommended it. Veal chop was mediocre.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and considerate of our timing - as we were attending a performance across the street.

TH
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Efficient service
Good entrees. Worth the money
Take the tour of the Georgian Terrace afterward

M
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Unless you already know it's buffet-only, you're stuck with it. We wouldn't have made reservations with them had we known that. It's way too expensive $35pp as well for the quality of food and service you get. The staff acted as if we were a nuisance coming in for brunch. We won't go back.

GV
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was delicious! The bourbon shrimp, rib eye, and braised short ribs; just yum! The cornbread though, oh my! The mud pie was a little too sweet for us, but the waitress warned us. Can't wait to try everything else on the menu!

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food incredible wait staff, and HUGE portions. You can tell food is farm fresh and cooked by a master chef! Definitely recommend!

MB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner - absolutely wonderful. The BEST ribeye and Eduardo surprised the birthday boy with ice cream 😍

PB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice and relaxing brunch at this elegant restaurant located in one of the best hotels in Atlanta.

MP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

We made a reservation because there was a show at the Fox. We were told at check in that we had to get the extremely over priced buffet because there was a show at the Fox. The restaurant was pretty empty. IT WAS A BUFFET and our party of 6 was charged $30 per person plus 18% gratuity FOR A BUFFET! The foods were brunch type food. NOTHING ON THAT BUFFET WAS WORTH $30 EACH. None of us are over-eaters and we definitely DID NOT GET OUR MONEY WORTH. Left there feeling like a fool for choosing that restaurant for my family of 3 and a friends family of 3. They all gave me a hard time about the bill but NOWHERE did it say the $30 plus cost of your drink buffet was mandatory if there was a show at the Fox. There was a lunch & brunch menu posted that fit our budget and was descent prices for the food. We paid all you can eat seafood price for bacon, eggs & pancakes. We will never be back

ER
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We loved everything but only liked the food. Our meats were overdone. We’d like to give them another chance.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were good.

DA
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

When we are going to the Fox Theater in Atlanta to see a show we always stay at the Georgian Terrace Hotel and always have dinner at Livingston's prior to the show. We have done this many times over the years. Livingston's has always been just great. Nice people, good food and great service. Our dinner there adds to what has always been an enjoyable visit to Atlanta and the Fox Theater.

HW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic. Food was good. Not great, but good. We were there for a pre-theater dinner. The food came out in a timely manner. Everything was the right temperature. Drinks were good. Our waitor was the best waitor we've had in a long time.

w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. Love the variety makes a perfect pre theatre brunch.

B
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girlfriend weekend to see Cats at The Fox Theatre. Livingston’s is our favorite!...and Hassan is the BEST waiter!!!!!!

BA
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was good not great. Shrimp on grit cake should be taken off menu.

Hostess’ hair showing dark roots and some blonde hair long dirty stringy oily definitely took my appetite and the ambiance of what
I was expecting away at what I thought Livingston would have as a hostess.

Bad first impression. Had to wait a while to be greeted.
I had left a message about traffic and our being late but obviously she hadn’t check messages . “ we only hold reservations for 15 mins”
Basically it was just an ok experience before walking over to see
CATS. It had 20 mins if no sound so guess it just wasn’t our night !

SM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had reservations for two at 5:30 p.m. but arrived 25 minutes early with three people. I was accommodated without hesitation. The service was great and our server actually noticed that one of the dishes we ordered had not been brought out yet. She was quick to retrieve it from the kitchen.

S
Atlanta
63 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, delicious food and excellent service. We were fortunate to have our favorite server, Eduardo!

JH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner before the concert at the Fox. Great meal, good wine, fantastic service. The place was packed, noise level was high. All in all, a great time at the Livingston.

t
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It wasn't the most pleasant. Noise level was extremely loud. There was a mix up with our bill but it was resolved. Our server was not the most attentive. Maybe it was due to so many people. Just wasn't the top draw we were use to.

HD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Went for lunch with some girlfriends....very quiet on a weekday. Food was yummy! Service was attentive.
Ambiance was "Meh' Though it did have it's historical charm.

VW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Eight clients for lunch took over 40 minutes to get entrees Very limited menu and pasta with brown butter sauce was not good. They need to try a lot harder in this beautiful well located spot

d
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten here many times over the years and the draw was always the location (across from the Fox) and the interior (lovely old hotel lobby). The food and service were never horrible, but never particularly noteworthy. This visit was different. We were a party of 6 for a 9 p.m. reservation after a show. There were perhaps 15 other people in the restaurant. It was not noisy (as it can sometimes be, but that's never really a problem for me) and our servers were incredible attentive, gave us time to enjoy our cocktails before pushing us to place our orders, were very knowledgeable, and were attentive without being annoying. And they were charming! We lingered over dinner and greatly enjoyed the food, which was far better than our previous experiences. The trout and spareribs were the standouts. One of the hosts quickly found a to-go cup for a coffee one of us had not finished. We'll be back even when we do not have tickets at the Fox. Well done!

MJ
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After not coming into that area for over 10 years I was very surprised, a had Great dinner/evening.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Just spoke with the restaurant manager to vent my dissatisfaction with the value and quality of a dinner for four.
Going to give 5 stars for her response to our conversation.
As I expressed to the manager, the state of the meals set upon our table should never have left the kitchen. Where are the standards?
Tonight was not my experience of the past.
Hope things get turned around.

AP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was ok but the service was terrible. We sat for 15 mins before someone came by for drink orders. No one checked in the entire meal and we had to flag someone down to get the check.

M
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Have been many times before shows at Fox but this will be our last. Made reservations 2 months ago but tried to sit us on lounge chairs that were too short for the table. They had obviously overbooked or given away our table. The hostess was rude and very curt. No apology basically blamed us because we didn’t request a specific table. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect a tablet that you can actually eat at when you have a reservation. Finally offered us the community table when I asked to speak to a manger. Horrible customer service. Will not be back.

k
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful pre-play dinner. Livingston was overbooked and we were placed upstairs--we were the only ones. We still had great service and dinner was good. Some a few things were taken off the bill -- a very nice and unexpected gesture. Thank you.

HH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Our server was horrible and we asked for the manager twice.

SS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Our group of 3 looked forward to dining at Livingston prior to a show at The Fox. We had a drink at the bar which was nice prior to being seated at our 5:30 reservation. It was a very disappointing experience. The hotel is very pretty and atmosphere is nice, but unfortunately, they were short servers and we felt it. Our female server came to table, we asked for water and decided on an appetizer to share. She briefly came by and asked if we knew what we wanted for dinner, and we ordered our entrees and a bottle of champagne. Our appetizer came out fast and it was good and then our entrees came out not long after. We all liked our trout dishes. Not amazing but well prepared and tasty. Our food was delivered by someone else and more than halfway through eating, we began to wonder if our champagne would ever come. Finally, I stopped another staff person and told her that we have never seen our server again and to pass on to not bring our bottle because we were almost done eating at this point. Another 10 minutes later, our server appeared and rudely asked if we cancelled our bottle. I said of course, we are now finished with our meal. She left and more than 20 minutes later, I got up and asked the hostess if somehow she could get us our check. Someone came with it after 10 more minutes and after another 15, we were paid and left. My assessment is that they were short staffed but I imagine that the poor service might be that way prior to all shows at The Fox. I will not be dining there again prior to a show.

ML
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible. Place was not busy and they took 30 minutes to bring out our breakfast. Initial order was wrong and they brought meals out at different times instead of together. Eggs were over cooked. I rarely complain but the service here warranted a complaint. It is a shame because it resides in a luxury hotel

AH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and service while at the restaurant was amazing! However, they get a fair rating from me because the service leading up to our reservation was horrible. The person in charge of reservations, Shevonne (forgive me if the spelling is incorrect) was less than professional. She attempted to call me the day of and cancel my reservation, though I made the reservation five days in advance. She stated she "doesn't have time to look at each reservation everyday," which is why she did not recognize the problem with my reservation in advance.

PF
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely horrible. Not as advertised. The "Pig Wing" appetizer was actually good. The Fried Chicken Entree was Mealy and soft, as if the meat had been soaked in something, and it tasted horrible. The rice that accompanied it was old, and mushy. The Mussles were covered with cheese for some reason, which had the taste of old curdled milk when mixed with the broth that the mussles were served with.
Drinks were fine, and the service was very good.
But overall, I could not eat my entree.

JC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was different and very tasty. Enjoyed the experience.

JM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant date night. After dinner and drinks, we headed across the street to the Fox for a great evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is superb. The flavor was truly exceptional. Since we were not sitting at a window, the atmosphere felt a bit somber. Might be a combination of the monochromatic palette and lighting. Maybe lights at each individual table would benefit this area. There was a wedding, I think, next to the restaurant; a better sound barrier would help with that as well.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself and my wife had excellent service. The food was excellent. I will be back again.

LS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The service was okay, and the food was decent. The brussel sprouts were burnt to a crisp. Had to ask for a substitute. Also the drink order and food orders were all placed at the same time, not allowing time to enjoy my cocktail.

MM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious! The cornbread is fantastic and the portions are a nice size! Fast and friendly service as well!

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