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About no. 246

No. 246 is an Italian-inspired, locally sourced restaurant from Ford Fry and Drew Belline. The menu features simple preparations of wood-fired cuisine that showcase the quality of farm fresh ingredients.
For a unique and personal view of the restaurant, we offer seating nightly at our our Chef's Counter, overlooking the kitchen. For $65 per person (up to four people), the kitchen will tailor a special four-course dinner with the best ingredients the season has to offer. For details on this experience and also for large party information, please see our website.

129 E. Ponce De Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: saturday - sunday 11:00 - 3:00; Dinner: sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm; monday - thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, friday - saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Church Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(678) 399-8246

Website:
http://www.no246.com/

Parking Details:
There is ample street parking throughout Decatur or there are two lots on the north corners of Church and Ponce.

Public Transit:
The Decatur MARTA station is one block south of our location.

Executive Chef:
Drew Belline

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Kaylen Isabella at kisabella@fordfry.com for special event information.

no. 246 Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Romantic (25)
Special Occasion (23)
Authentic (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Cozy (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Casual (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Bar Seating (14)
Fun (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Great for Brunch (9)
Seasonal (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

A beautiful restaurant with incredible food! The service was excellent and a great wine list makes this a definite must go!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Service and wine was great! Not necessarily my favorite version of spaghetti and meatballs, but the squid ink pasta was amazing!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Overall food was okay. We tried the meatball (only thing we loved), the fried risotto, the steak, and the chicken Marsala. We found everything to be too salty. The steak portions were far too small for what we paid. There were too many flavors going on with all the cheese and herbs and oil and salt added on top of the food. And even the dessert we were dissapointed with. The chocolate cake was dry. Good service, and good atmosphere, but we found the food to be dossapointing for $140.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was exceptional! We tried four different dishes including pizza, chicken & biscuits, monte christo sandwich and the squid ink pasta and shrimp. Everything was delicious but the squid ink pasta and shrimp was my fav! Would order any one of them again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was terrible. It was expensive, which makes it worse, but it would have been terrible food at any price. Of the five of us eating, only one of us could somewhat enjoy their meal, and all of us had to go eat elsewhere afterwards.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Choosing no.246 for this Birthday dinner was like putting another gift on the pile.
The Food was amazing with the staff being warm and attentive. no.246 is a jewel!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We loved everything, highlights were Stracciatella, 246 Meatball, Arancini & Black Spaghetti. Caramel dessert was excellent.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

246 is a neighborhood treasure. Some friends and I were there one night recently when all of downtown Decatur started having water problems. The manager apologized profusely (even though it wasn’t anybody’s fault!), bought our drinks and promised to give us a treat the next time we dined there. I forgot all about it, but weeks later I went back, and the waiter brought us a free appetizer! Great food, perfect service, great neighbors.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My wife and I ate dinner here for her birthday. The food, cocktails, and service were excellent, and she received a complimentary dessert.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing! Best piece of fish I’ve ever had.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was our second time eating here and the food was just as amazing as the first time we came. The Black spaghetti and Hangar steak were a bit on the spicy side but we enjoy that type of flavor so that made it even better! Definitely going to come back a third time.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Enjoyed the food but the place was very dark. I think it is a problem when you cannot read the menu. We asked the staff if the lights could be turned up a bit but to no avail. I do not care for the fact that we had to use our phones to read the menu and could not see our food. It was also very noisy.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Sitting at the bar is too loud for date night .

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service and food. Would definitely come again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Pleasant ambiance that made for an enjoyable meal. Very kind and helpful server that accommodated all the groups requests. Great appetizers that were easy to share with a large group. Handmade pasta was delightful and the entrees somehow tasted better than they looked. I love all of Ford Fry's restaurants and this is no exception.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fantastic service and wonderful food. Brought my parents, we had a great time!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Friends of ours recommended No. 246 as they had just enjoyed your restaurant during a date weekend in the city. Turns out we were doing a date weekend in downtown Atlanta. We really enjoyed the atmosphere, meal and wait staff. We sat on the back deck area which we would highly recommend. The food was excellent. Service of the main course was a little slow but not so much as to take away anything from our overall experience. We will definitely return and also recommend No. 246 to others. Well done.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have enjoyed lunch, dinner & the Chef’s Table at 246
This was my first time visiting for brunch
The Food was delicious! Enjoyed the music in the background. Service was excellent! A trademark of all Ford Fry restaurants

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Visiting from Florida and wanted nice Italian. It was a great experience. Kat is amazing

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Everything --the food, the wine, the service--was wonderful! We ordered and shared the black spaghetti with shrimp, smoked eggplant mezzaluna, cacio e pepe and rigatoni bolognese and it was all delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Best dessert I have had in years- Olive Oil Chocolate Cake!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was ok.. did not blow my mind. Very expensive and probably won't go back there again.. there are better places around the area that give me more flavor and taste for less cost...

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fantastic. From the moment we walked in we were very well treated. The food was excellent. The service superb. A fantastic evening.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We have dined here before and it was delightful. This last visit there were some service misses and the food was pretty terrible with the exception of the spaghetti meatballs which was probably prepped during the day by different staff. The cacio y Pepe was so overly buttered and in fact parmiggiano Reggiano was called Parmesan on the menu. Which is not Italian and if that's what the restaurant uses ford fry should be ashamed. The pizza was doughy and chewy and flavorless and the bolognese was spicy! My youngest ordered chicken tenders that tasted like fryer grease. We were very disappointed. We got two dishes free. Seems like the chef needs a check in

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I love going to 246 and will continue to go. Its a fantastic retaurant... most of the time. However, this particular visit was not good. I get the same dish every time and love it. This time, though, it was way overly spicy -- too much black pepper and red pepper -- and was barely edible. The service was also bad -- last 2 visits the service has been bad. I waited 15 minutes to get my credit card run and returned. Waiter delivered the food and disappeared for 30 minutes. And with the food so spicy -- was tough to eat without water, or beer, or wine. Wasn't like the restaurant was packed full or anything either.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Too noisy for me. We were seated right by the kitchen. Menu is limited but good food.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Love the atmosphere here and the food was very good. There are options for the conservative diner as well as the adventurous. In particular the spaghetti & meatballs are outstanding and the Boca Negra is a must try for desert. The service was subpar for an establishment of this caliber. While our server was friendly she was not very attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We did the chef's counter and it was well worth every minute. The service was fabulous and truly catered to our likes. We'll be back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very accommodating for my husband in a wheelchair. Everyone was extremely kind and the servers were prompt and courteous.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Usually pretty delicious, but occasionally too salty. Staff are all friendly.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Once again impressed by the food and the vibe at this urban yet refined spot. The waiter made some excellent suggestions on both appetizers and entrees.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Everything was great! The wine was delicious! Hand crafted cocktails were yummy. Appetizers melted in your mouth. Entrees were beyond delicious. Just wished we would have had room for dessert!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent experience. Food was phenomenal. Don't miss it

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

One of the best places I've been sinced I moved to Atlanta!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We sat on the patio and the ambiance was perfect. Service and food were excellent. I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2017

From the moment you walk and witness the beautiful aesthetic, to the second you walk out the door, you are immersed in an incredible experience.

The food was so delicious, we literally struggled to choose a favorite.

Hard pressed however, our table agreed, in no particular order the: Roasted Corn Agnolotti, Black Spaghetti and Chicken Marsala were exquisite!

Also to die for were the meatballs, charcuterie platter and the "It's not a tumeric" drink. Can we say crowd pleasers?!

The staff was lovely and attentive, but in particular the Manager Brad, who made sure we were enjoying our feast, made the entire experience that much better!

Thank you! We will be back!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Author dinner

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I love this restaurant. My favorite in Decatur. Great food, attentive staff, friendly. Awesome always!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

246 is one of the best restaurants in downtown Decatur. The service, food, and drinks are always top notch.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fun
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 30, 2017

4 words : So good, going back.

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