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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KenF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good but not worth what you pay. The sea scallops were nice but 4 for $30 is a little much.

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vipDianeP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pre-Theater menu was limited. The Delmonico steak was overdone and the Pear Dessert was undercooked.

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NATAHA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Overall experience was bad. Food, under-staffed, small boring menu, 2 bartenders couldnt keep up.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was good, server was nonexistent, he only took our food order without saying hello or anything and then gave us our check. No coffee refills or questions about the food or anything. Would have been better to have been a walk up counter to order food. If the service was better I would have gave 5 stars cus the food was excellent.

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vipCraig
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The Livingston should be a fantastic experience but they have changed things up to capitalize off the Fox Theatre crowd and that is unfortunate. Whether you are there before a show or not you should expect excellent food and service. We were there pre-show. Two hours before the show. They already were in "show" mode with a Pre-Fix menu. The fried chicken dish I ordered was bland but the trout dish my date ordered was OK.

I don't understand why they couldn't offer both a normal menu and a "show" menu for those wanting the quick turn around on food. Add to that the insult that parking is also in "show" mode ($30) and there is no validated parking by the restaurant on show nights and you get the picture - capitalism at its best - If the food would have been great then maybe I'd return.

I've eaten there many times and always been pleased but with this change I'd be cautious about eating there again when an event is happening at the Fox. Not worth the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was very excited to try this restaurant, because I had never been there. My friends and I were going to a show, and I made reservations based on the menu I saw when I booked. The ambiance was perfect, and our server did a great job. The issue I had was there was a set menu, of which, I didn’t know that’s how it would be. It was $45 per person, and there were only 4 entree selections. I didn’t like any of the selections so I settled for a ribeye, which I would never order! My suggestion, for the future, is to provide more than 4 choices on a menu that costs $45 per person.

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MariettaJackaroo
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and superior service especially for Fox events!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very elegant experience as always.

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Aeriel
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food always good and service is always excellent. The value can’t be beaten and the location is perfect for a pre-show dinner. I will say that the dessert menu is definitely not the restaurants focus but the entree’s are always killer.

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Steph
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed that the menu was limited to the pre-theater selections instead of the full menu available online. While what we had was good, it was not what we hoped for based upon what was on the website. It might be a good customer service if there was a calendar or some other notice on the website when this was going to happen. It is not a normal inclination to check and see if there is a show at the theater across the street when making a dinner reservation. While I might recommend the Livingston to a friend, I would not do so on a theater evening.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful place to eat before or after a show at The Fox. The staff, chef and menu were mindful of showtimes. The chef created a wonderful and creative menu for preshow. The waiters kept track of the timing during our 3 course meal. Excellent fine dining experience.

Note: parking at the Georgian was $40. No validating anymore for dining at the Livingston.

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SusanS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided not to eat there didn’t mention in the web site that Sunday was only $30 buffet .Could not order off the menu posted online. Went to someplace else

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JimS
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The brunch was excellent and well worth the price. We hope to visit again soon.

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LatashaE
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a great time dining at Livingstons. The Restaurant was beautiful and was very convenient after attending the Alvin Ailey Show.

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vipJAST
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Close to the Fox
Staff is lovely
My guest and I ordered beet salads which were tasteless
Shrimp on grit cakes were good

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AtlFoodie
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Anniversary lunch.

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Jazzy
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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.

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ScottN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

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Gmomma
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Fox.
It would have been better to have had a reduction in the valet parking charge.

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Tamara
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice evening out...I enjoyed my steak and hubby enjoyed the fried chicken. Top Notch.

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LauraK
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner celebrating our son's birthday before going to the Fox Theater!!

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Brenda
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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

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keitha
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent before the Theatre meal.

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GeorgeM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Livingston’s is more than just a convenient restaurant when catching a Fox performance. Food and service are both excellent.

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CarlosB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent place to go, especially just before a show at the Fox theater.

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BillM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTRRA
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the historical significance and great food

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ShannonS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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BLAINET
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Probably good at dinner but breakfast wasn't that good. Powder eggs and ths sides were like any typical hotel continental breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time!

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LilahK
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GracelynL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

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.

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ClarenceS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Beautiful dining room. Service was good. All of the hot dishes of food was COLD, not even luke warm, some tasteless.

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jwmATL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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BrandonS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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!!

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skipdeedy
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Five star venue, excellent gourmet food and a kids menu!

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