McKinnon's Louisiane

4.3
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Since 1972, McKinnon's Louisiane has served marvelous Louisiana seafood dishes reflecting the delicate and refined cooking of New Orleans, as well as the pungent, highly seasoned dishes of the Cajun Bayou. McKinnon's Creole and Cajun specialties have made this restaurant a local favorite, earning it a national reputation. McKinnon's dining room is elegant, intimate, and warmly inviting; the Grill Room offers a more casual dining experience.
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MV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The owner, Aziz, is a wonderful host and goes the extra mile to make his customers feel welcome and at ease. The food is fantastic and the service was prompt!

Great hidden gem right in the heart of Buckhead!

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Better than expected!!

CJ
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food is horrible the owner is terrible and again the food is horrible I’m born and raised in New Orleans and that food is nothing like what I’m use to or any other person from New Orleans and the restaurant smell like old sheet and old wood

d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my favorite restaurant in Atlanta going on 30 years - great food, great service, Aziz is a wonderful host

E
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Atlanta tradition as is Aziz! Don't forget to visit the lounge.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We have to send for the server for everything. Ordered two steak dinners. All came almost raw. Server never asked how we would like our steak cooked. Too costly for the value. Will not return or recommend.

VT
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place. Aziz and his wife are so awesome and make us feel like family. Wine selection is great and bartenders capable. Lively bar scene for after dinner. One of my favorite places in Atlanta.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst restaurant experience ever! The food was disgusting. The building was disgustingly old. You can clearly tell renovations were never attempted. I hosted my birthday dinner there (party of 20). We were in a “private room” which looked terrible. Prior to ordering we were told they do not split checks, however we could use multiple cards for payment. This is something that owner Aziz, whom I spoke with on several occasions, should have informed me of. Once we got passed the splitting of checks, we ordered and our food came out. The food couldn’t be further away from New Orleans cooking—disgusting! It was bland and tasted old. The sauces that were tomato based tasted like the tomatoes were dropped out of a can. My entire party was disappointed.

Now the main event...the check!! With they way technology has soared and continues to soar you would think this restaurant would want to operate in an effective and efficient manner. NOT THE CASE. Our server proceeds to give me the check for the evening-A HAND WRITTEN CHECK and advises me that I would have to perform the math and divided up each meal, apply tax and gratuity....what! Needless to say dinner was at 8pm. We were finished eating around 9:30 pm. The restaurant closed at 10pm and we didn’t leave until 10:30 pm because of the check nonsense.

This restaurant needs to be rescued or closed down! I believe it opened 30 years ago and they still operate as they did 30 years ago. Opentable should really consider removing them. The best part of the night was leaving!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

There was a group of 6

A
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
Incredible owner
Took great care of us

JC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not what we expected, very unorganized, with a very long wait. The place was empty.The waitress tried to charge our party of 7 for two party fees one for $28 and one for $32, and there was no fee to be added. The manager corrected it and stated it was for a party of 8.The restaurant didn’t have anything listed about it. I can imagine how many people have been ripped off by a party fee. He then said to us for your troubles , I will send complimentary desserts. We were not pressed for any but he had a waiter bring out a plate with 3 small sized desserts for 7 people. I can tell you we didn’t get the food, service or the atmosphere we hoped for but we sure did get a great laugh.

G
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Low key fine dining, wonderful ambiance and the staff is very professional. Owner is great!

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have been dining at McKinnons for years! Atlanta is one of the best cities in America! So many choices that sometime we forget the “classics”. I’ve been in Atlanta 36 years, McKinnons is by far my favorite “old school” restaurants... the food stands the test of time... grouper is perfection... crab claws! Best gumbo outside NOLA... service is over the top great...

I
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu with plenty of options to choose from. The owner was quite friendly and charming. Definitely going to make this a regular

C
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There are rooms for whatever atmosphere you prefer. The piano bar is unique and has the experience required for a range of talents. I would make it a point to come back and try more dishes. The Crab Soup is absolutely superb. The owner is engaged to ensure your every requirement.

JB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a favorite for years, host makes you fell like part of the family

CH
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm service. Great food

PT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is excellent!! Food, service, ambience....highly commendable...will definitely come back.👍😄

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Southern French seafood. Very fresh. Best food that I had in Atlanta. Owner Aziz is very attentive.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was marginal; very little flavor for a Cajun restaurant. Fried Green tomatoes were under cooked. Seafood was bland and over cooked

MW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved Mckinnons. Great Cajun fair. Wonderful service. Dated ambience but it’s all good when the food and service is great.

RS
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and good entertainment in the bar. Everyone is so friendly.

G
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little bit dated restaurant , but the food was authentic Cajun. Service was good and they have a full bar.

RS
Atlanta
59 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the music and friendship of our guest. As always, the food was wonderful.

KL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, excellent, excellent... The server and owner were great and it seemed like we picked the perfect day for perfect service. I would definitely recommend and I have already recommended this establishment already.

SH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. We had a lovely evening with friends. They have live music and the owner makes sure your service is excellent. This is now the oldest restaurant in Atlanta since 1972! A great place for a lovely evening.

D
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

First off, this place is ALL ABOUT AZIZ, the owner! He is the most engaging & personable host you’ll ever meet! It was a slow, early Thursday evening. We had the place to ourselves. Aziz welcomed us, chatted us up & served us. I had the oysters Rockefeller. They were prepared un-traditionally in a very spicy breaded manner & I did not care for them, but my husband devoured them. My husband ordered a Caesar salad & we wound up swapping. I ordered the Snapper Oscar. Very tasty, just wish there had been a bit more “Oscar”. My husband ordered the bouillabaisse which was delicious. This is an old school style restaurant for a mature crowd. We will definitely go again to try other things on the menu because the experience was just so pleasant & it’s close by.

DA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not have picked a better place to dine. Grouper was excellent. Crawfish appetizer was the best. Will be going back.

e
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dark and quiet, very romantic. Owner Aziz made us feel very welcome. Food was delicious, sensible portions. They did not have the wine we ordered, but offered us a better bottle at the same price. Will definitely return.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food was cold. Tasted like it was leftovers that were reheated

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Food was terrible. Seafood was way over cooked and rubbery. Seafood pasta/scallops were not edible. Jambalaya was decent and was the only dish that was eaten in its entirety. Ordered okra and hush puppies with the meal and they didn’t come out until everything was taken away from the table. Really surprising given the 4 star rating. Won’t be going back.

AV
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Loved the ambiance for a date night. But the food was mediocre. The Java Shrimp appetizer was too spicy as to not enjoy the flavor. The ginger crusted snapper was bland and was only served with 2 roasted potatoes pieces and a few carrots, not really side items but more garnish. My husband had the amberjack and salmon combo. He said the amberjack was delicious but the salmon not so much and the portion sizes were really small. The saving grace was the order of red beans and rice side item which was delicious and the homemade hushpuppies which were a good texture, crispy and satisfying. Probably won't be back. I hate that as I really like to support small local businesses. The owner did come out to greet us which is a nice touch, but doesn't compensate for the food not being superb for the prices we paid.

JB
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host is amazing. Food very good. We can't understand why we don't eat here every week. Will be back soon

MC
Omaha
47 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and thoughtful service, great old school restaurant. A gem of a place!

OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was not good. I had Bouillabaisse and the oysters and shrimp were tough. The bread arrived as I was finishing the meal. My friend’s Signature dish was not at all what she remembered and lackluster in flavor. Cheesecake was good.
Service was poor. Had to keep waiting for service. Too bad, as I like to have quiet place to dine.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The ambiance and the service were wonderful, however the food was lacking. I had oysters Rockefeller and I am not even sure that there were oysters in the dish. If so, they were very small, mostly it was soggy spinach. I also had the Bayou salad, which was very mediocre. The crayfish were mostly breading and the salad had more stems than actual leaves. I was quite disappointed in the food. It was not as I had remembered it from years past.

JR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun times singing with Fran and meeting new friends

F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening! We will return soon for sure.

MM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food! I brought a coworker there who is from Louisiana and he just kept raving about it!

BR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant with great food and excellent staff. A restaurant doesn't stay around in Atlanta for this long if it isn't doing something right and McKinnon's long run is a testament to the kind of place they are.