Poor Calvin's

4.8
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4183 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
We know the word "fusion" has been wielded about to justify everything from Hula Burgers to Mexican lasagna. But the East-meets-South brand of fusion happening at Poor Calvin's? It's creative; it's innovative; and it's probably unlike anything you've tasted in the ATL. After working in kitchens around the world, Calvin Phan wanted to shake things up a little. And so, into the mac 'n cheese, the Thai spices went. Now, Calvin's giving Southern staples, like sea bass and fried chicken, a decidedly creative Asian-inspired twist (and a nip of spice, too). We didn't think good old-fashioned mac 'n cheese could get much better. And then, we tried Calvin's ridiculously rich take on the cheesy classic, gussied up with chunks of lobster and given a zing with Thai spices. This, and more innovative dishes, approached in much the same way, leave the hands of Calvin Phan day in and day out. His dedication and attention to detail are evident in each dish and dessert. You won't be disappointed.
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I understand the policy of not taking care of food ordered but when the mussels are bad you should not charge your guest due to the lack of quality ingredients. Our mussels had a unforgettable taste almost as if they were bad. I know mussels have a spawning season so as a restaurant you should make sure they are of better quality before you serve them. Other than that the service was great all around. I never had a manager come check on us throughout the experience which was odd due to it was only 4 tables in the whole restaurant.

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BREL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for appetizers and dessert and left very satisfied! The service was exceptional and we will be back to try more of the menu items.

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Designdiner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly welcoming
Special cocktails explained by fantastic waiter Tim
Delicious app of the day
Best smoked duck I’ve ever had
Outrageous chocolate glazed cake for dessert

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KristinaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good delicious and worth coming back for more. I’d recommend this to anyone

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LaFondaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, service, and ambience is always incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poor Calvin’s is always top notch! The customer service is exceptional. The servers go over and beyond to make sure the guest are happy from beginning to end, starting with the valet guy! I highly recommended this restaurant!

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FelitaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First, time going Crispy Beef and Long Island Tiki was a good choice.

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StarrF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Waiters spilt my drink, on table and on me. I had to ask to have the table cleaned off, and I never received a fresher drink. My entree, the crispy beef want not crunchy. This was the first bad experience I’ve had here...

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JoeM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time visiting. Overall, a great dining experience. Great service, great food, great friends. Will definitely return next time I’m visiting Atlanta.

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DDsBest
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! From hello to dessert, Poor Calvin’s NEVER disappoints!!! One of my most favorite spots ever!

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SydH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was pretty good but the area wasn't socially distanced so we ended up leaving & eating our food in car
....I wouldn't recommend to ppl who are trying not to get covid-19:(

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doug was the best..he need a raise like yesterday!

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Adrea
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and our waiter Sean was amazing! We will be back.

MR
MarisolR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to go out to eat. Their food is phenomenal and the ambiance is great. It's a must go spot. Took some of my friends from New York here and they to enjoyed the food and the ambience.

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KiceaG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great lunch date for my husband and I. Food was amazing with good drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

For some reason they changed the recipe and presentation of the Seafood Egg Rolls. They were not good at all! Hadn’t been to this place for a few months. Not going back anytime soon.

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Keisha
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is amazing. You will not be disappointed

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vipBenettaD
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service!!

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was an absolutely a fantastic experience. I went to dine for my wife’s birthday and our server Ashley was superb. Everything that came to the table including our drinks was phenomenal. I recommend Poor Calvins to any and everyone.

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BritneyT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my man’s birthday, and we couldn’t have had a better experience having not been out together on a date since March. Our service was fantastic, and the food was shockingly delicious. He got the duck and I got the fried chicken dish. I’m so happy we decided to make the reservation. Calvin did NOT disappoint.

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Goode
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and good service. I would recommend

TM
TanM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food here great taste, seasoning where on point, and very fresh. I do think it was a little bit pricey $40 for a lobster tail and fried rice is kind of high. Overall great experience! I would definitely go back but only for a special occasion.

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mc1913
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Order the Lobster fried rice and the peach cobbler empanada!

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DannyM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was fine thank you for your services

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vipTreschaH
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poor Calvin’s never disappoints. We had some friends in town and wanted them to experience Poor Calvin’s. The reservation was honored timely, service (Shanana) was excellent and the food was simply amazing. As a side the brunch drinks were delish!

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SandraC
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish they opened one in Fort Lauderdale! Every time I go to GA, this place is a must.

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JoelleW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. My family and I will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been to Poor Calvin’s a number of times but haven't been there since the pandemic shut everything down. We were highly impressed.

The restaurant has a cool vibe. From the large golden Buddhas at the end of the big community table to the tall drapes between table is very cool.

Dinner is never a disappointment. It’s been so long since I’ve had their signature lychee martini and it was worth the wait! We started with the deviled eggs as an appetizer...the caviar is always a wonderful surprise. For dinner you can never go wrong with the lobster fried rice. My husband went with the crispy beef. We rarely have dessert but the PANDEMIC POUND CAKE!!!! Whew that was just an unexpected treat that I hope sticks around.

Service was superb from the second we walked in and saw the folks at the hostess stand to the waitress and busboy. Accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Just the way it should be.

All in all it was a great dining experience.

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vipAmyk
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have wanted to take my husband to this restaurant for a year. After eating there I was so disappointed we waited this long to go… Everything we ate was absolutely amazing and we are foodies. I can’t wait to go again and we will most definitely bring friends.… Really good food and pretty presentations

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive to our needs and made recommendations to those 1st timers in my party.

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ShaunaR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing and our server was so attentive. We will definitely be back. Even my boyfriend who is picky enjoyed every dish.

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vipAliS
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been 3 times in 3 weeks and each dining experience has been outstanding! The appetizers, entrees and desserts are generous portions. We always leave with leftovers. The service we’ve received from Kenni and Ashley was spot on and attentive. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was amazing!!!! The food was impeccable as always!

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Pleaseguest
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great vibe, good food. Will definitely go again

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CealH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place , great food , ambiance, and customer service.

JM
JayeM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. The food was tasty. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu. The staff was accommodating and welcoming. This has become my new favorite.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaun was our waiter and he was amazing great energy and knowledgeable. For it being our first time he helped us pick some great drinks and the food was just as he described! Flavorful and worth it. The vibe was nice music on point. Loved my experience.

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JulietaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite place to dine. Service is always outstanding. They will not alter a meal to accommodate for allergies but there is enough on the menu to choose from that it doesn't really matter.
A great dining experience, always.

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Pbasalways
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! Always a joy being served by sha-na-an!

DH
DutchH
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super amazing food. Everything was phenomenal. Cocktails, dinner, and the suspension cake was over the top. Never had anything like it. A delicious experience.

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Poor Calvin's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Poor Calvin's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 254-4051.

Poor Calvin's is rated 4.8 stars by 4183 OpenTable diners.

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