no. 246

4.7
2033 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
No. 246 is an Italian-inspired, locally sourced restaurant that features simple preparations of wood-fired cuisine and handmade pasta. From chefs Drew Belline and Ford Fry, the menu showcases the high quality of farm fresh ingredients. No. 246 offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday including pancakes, eggs benedict, pastas and more! For more information on our Chef's Counter and Black Sheep Table, please visit our website.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

After a whirlwind of a year, celebrate welcoming in 2021 here at no.246. Join us on New Year's Eve for our 4 course tasting menu $75++ experience by Chef David Stockford with the option for wine pairings $35++ . We look forward to having you celebrate with us.

What 2033 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at the restaurant Saturday night to find a sign that they were closed for the evening. We did not receive a cancellation call or email. I hope all is well with their staff.

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danm
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I showed up for my reservation and the restaurant was closed.
I even confirmed the reservation the day before.
My wife and I were really not happy about this as you might imagine.
This is not a restaurant I'll ever visit again.

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vipSDun
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Solid experience. Service was friendly but a little uncoordinated / awkward with timing of dishes and delay getting drinks from the bar. Overall good experience though and plan to go again.

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IanM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Atlanta! They have such amazing food and cocktails, and the service is always on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

246 is one of my favorite restaurants. Great food, great service, and delicious drinks. And a beautiful restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My margarita pizza was burnt and did not taste well at all. I have not been back in years, due to ordering the same pizza and it was not good so I thought I would try again. I won’t be back. There are better pizza places in downtown Decatur.

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AdamM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I’m a long time 246 diner, ever since Clark was hired to build the wine menu. I used to say this was my favorite restaurant in Atlanta, and due to COVID I’ll let them keep that title for now. But the food is not what it once was.

I brought my mother, visiting from out of town, and my pregnant fiancée for a nice early Sunday dinner. Menu was familiar, even though I had to look at it on my phone (I’m big on putting the phone away when at the table). But as soon as the apps hit the table I knew something was up.

The cheesy bread (yeah I know that should have been the first warning) came with Ranch. Like is this the pizza shop? We got unsolicited Ranch dressing going down?

Our three entrees were the black spaghetti with shrimp for my mother, vegetarian spaghetti marinara for the baby mama, and rigatoni Bolognese for myself. Most importantly, baby mama was very happy.

However, I didn’t care for my dish. Too much fennel, or caraway, or something in the dish. It’s Italian sausage so I didn’t hold it against them. I’m sure it was a great dish, but not for me.

Then my mothers black spaghetti with shrimp was just simply bad. Came out looking like a stew and smelling like old fish. It’s terrible because I’d had a variation of that dish a year ago and it rocked my world. Back then it was less sauce, more garlic, more better.

I guess it was really the two pasta dishes that broke my heart. Atmosphere was pleasant as always. Server Elizabeth was exceptional, 100% performance. Even the SA was helpful.

Probably still my favorite restaurant, but now I’ve gotta say Amalfi when asked for the best Italian food around.

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zoel
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very rude. Made a reservation for 11:00 pm for my anniversary because I worked late that night and when we got there less than 5 minutes after 11, they were very rude and turned us away.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! It was my sister’s birthday and all the servers gave her a card!

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vipEmilyT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to argue over if we love the food or service more at 246 - y’all hit it out of the ballpark every time!

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love 246!! The food is always to die for and the wine list is superb. I like how they have them categorized by flavor profiles. This was my first time for dinner, my husband, daughter and I usually go for brunch. Dinner was amazing. I highly recommend coming!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Management is unresponsive to common sense requests and service was quite lacking. One server for at least 7 tables outside. Food prices have increased at least 20% and this get is starting to lose its luster.

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JoyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food was excellent but wish we had a better waiter! I am not a complainer but we were there celebrate my husband's birthday and I was hugely disappointed with our waiter. The waiter refused to take out picture due to covid, which I understand except he had no problem picking up our silverware, wine glass, etc.. He was no help on what to order (no suggestions) and when we ordered a dessert we told him we were looking for something to share (4 of us) so we asked about (what we though was like a tiramisu) was instead vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso, so why bring plates for it when it was like a mini Espresso float? Horrible! And I also thought they might bring my husband an extra treat for his birthday like most restaurants do. I really wanted this to be special but was very disappointing. The waiter next to us was extremely upbeat and friendly, I'm sure that would have changed how I felt about the restaurant. Like I said, the food was excellent, just bad experience on the rest. Maybe he was having a bad day or hates his job. But for a "not so cheap meal", sure was disappointing.

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BrennanO
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jes was great! Enjoyed the baked ricotta and the chicken marsala as well as the cocktails.

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vipYasmin
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Their COVID precautions were perfect. The tables were spaced out and all the staff wore masks. Everything was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

JA
JenA
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining felt very safe. They have wipes outside to clean off the ping pong paddles before you play, and require masks if you leave your table. Food was delicious, as always.

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Katherine
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food as always, and the patio is lovely.

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JohnO
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent fresh cooked and house made food, and great wine list! Appreciated the adherence to COVID precautions as well!

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SamanthaV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

246 has a wonderful outdoor ambiance with excellent food. The service was outstanding.

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JoyB
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask your server for suggestions! Everything was wonderful and good portions. Great wine. Kind service. Dessert was amazing!

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JanetK
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. The chicken Marsala was the best that I have had!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal and service in the time of COVID.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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vipKristenS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has always been one of our favorites which is why my partner and I chose to celebrate our 18th anniversary with dinner at no. 246. The service was outstanding, and the kitchen was very accommodating to my vegan diet and my allergy to soy. The food is always amazing at this Ford Fry restaurant, but it was exceptionally delicious on our last visit for our anniversary dinner.
Also, they are doing a great job of keeping guests socially distanced and they are not seating tables immediately next to each other. We were seated at a two-top, and the restaurant did not seat any other parties at either of the tables to our immediate right or left. They are enforcing rules about guests wearing masks when entering, leaving, and walking around the restaurant. We felt safe dining there.

JC
vipJasonC
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and safety protocols seemed appropriate! Excellent food and especially squid ink pasta dish.

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NoelM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner on Saturday. Zach was our server and although the food was remarkable, his demeanor and personality was the best part of our experience. He was very knowledgeable of the menu; especially the drink selections. We enjoyed the No. 246 meatball and the arugula, apple and blue cheese salad for our appetizers. We shared the chicken marsala for two for our entrée. The only suggestion is to slightly warm the almond cake before serving. Due to city guidelines, you must wear a mask when moving about the restaurant. The restaurant does have paper masks available if you forget to bring your own. Overall, the experience was a delight and we really enjoyed our evening.

We will be back!

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vipGoodFood
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner! Every member of the staff was helpful and friendly. The chocolate pudding dessert was amazing!

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livinlarge
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening sitting outside in back of this restaurant with fabulous food, service, ambiance and cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

246 absolutely NEVER disappoints. The food is amazing, the staff is delightful, the ambiance is perfect - It’s my go-to favorite!!! They now have a very safe socially distanced outdoor patio in the back, so you are able to enjoy a safe evening out in Decatur.

I LOVE all their food, but my son and I split the Chicken Marsala for two this time and it was DIVINE!! My hubby had the Red Snapper and it was perfect. YUM!!!

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JenA
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio setup is great for social distancing. They did a really good job of making us feel safe. The baked ricotta appetizer is out of this world! I may order it as my entree next time.

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KenB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best spaghetti and meatballs I have ever eaten.....EVER

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AleyshaD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent! Would recommend 10/10 for anyone craving great Italian food and house wine! Try the ricotta cheese appetizer!

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh pasta! Outdoor patio area is adorable and nicely spaced out for covid.

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vipAnjaliG
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful date night with my hubby, our first real one since the pandemic started! I love their cheesy bread but the flatbread didn’t disappoint and the drinks were good too! Service was great and their outdoor patio area is really nice in the back. It does have loose rock so be careful in wearing heels!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!!

BM
BethM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Chicken Marsala was soooo good. Great outdoor seating options. Would go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and coronavirus accommodations.

FAQs

no. 246 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 399-8246.

no. 246 is rated 4.7 stars by 2033 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.