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Poor Calvin's

4.8
4.8
5808 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic

Love is in the Air! Poor Calvin's will be offering our Dinner Menu ONLY all day Valentine's Day for both brunch & dinner.

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). He has created 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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Booked 60 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Asian, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 254-4051

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Calvin Phan

  • Catering

    E-mail Calvin Phan calvinphan@icloudd.com for catering service

  • Private party facilities

    We have 2 enclosed, climate-controlled patio areas, perfect for your private event. Even the entire restaurant, if your private event turns into the party to talk about. We will be happy to work with you or your event planner to create perfection.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (855) 417-7335

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    Renaissance Parkway

  • Parking details

    VALET Complimentary valet provided. Private parking lot adjacent to restaurant, with additional street parking along Piedmont and Renaissance

  • Public transit

    A short walk from Civic Center and North Ave. Marta train stations. <br /><br /><br />FREE Car Service, provided by Uber, for all Midtown and Downtown hotel guests. Call for scheduling or mention in your reservation notes. The host/hostess will contact you prior to your reservation time.

  • Entertainment

    THURSDAYS: 7:00pm Live JazzThe ambiance fills the restaurant, from live music played by a superb group of musicians. Make reservations today for a weeknight you won't soon forget!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Delivery

In Atlanta, try Poor Calvin's lobster mac and cheese.

    Last updated: February 1, 2022

    What 5,808 people are saying

    Overall ratings and reviews

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    4.8
    4.8 based on recent ratings
    • 4.8Food
    • 4.9Service
    • 4.7Ambience
    • 4.6Value

    NoiseModerate

    Loved For

    • Atlanta / Georgia

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    1. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Atlanta

      29 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      29 reviews

      Dined 2 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Awesome every time we go great food and service

    2. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 2 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The food was amazing. Well definitely repeat. The server was very informative and pleasant. Made it an even better experience

    3. SG

      SummerG

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 4 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      From the moment we walked in, everyone was friendly! Our waitress, Louise, was awesome and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. The food was spectacular. We ordered 2 different entrees to go! I highly recommend Poor Calvin's!

    4. SI

      SIMONEW

      Atlanta

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 4 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      It was phenomenal and it never disappoints. I love the food combinations.

    5. D

      Doctorfoodie316

      Atlanta

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 4 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Excellent from the parking lot, all the way through service and back to the parking lot. Completely 1st class experience.

    6. DD

      DonnaD

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 4 days ago

      overall5food5service4ambience4

      Beautiful small restaurant! Always try the specials!!!

    7. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Atlanta

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 4 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Everything was great! Food and service!

    8. N

      Nikki

      Miami

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 4 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The food was excellent, can’t go wrong with HK ribs, duck and shrimp, pandan pound cake, lychee martini, Long Island.

    9. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Atlanta

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 4 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      our waiter was amazing, make great recommendations and knew the food very well. great drink recommendations as well. the food was very good and i gave it 5 stars bc i was a first timer and only tried a single entree. definitely go back and try some of the other entrees.

    10. SM

      ScottM

      Atlanta

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined 4 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Poor Calvins delivered on every level. Fantastic Cocktails. Ghost Pepper Deviled Eggs were awesome. Great portions and flavors on main dishes. Desserts are MASSIVE and delicious.

    11. KH

      KarenH

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 5 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The wait staff was very nice and helpful. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and specials. The food is great, and portion are worth the price.

    12. MN

      MarciaN

      Atlanta

      1 review

      vip
      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 5 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The food was delicious! We had the fish special and the crispy beef which were both a culinary delight with spectacular presentation. We ended our night with the dessert special which was also incredible. Poor Calvin’s is a special place that I definitely recommend. The service was great from the time we checked in to when we left.

    13. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Atlanta

      20 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      20 reviews

      Dined 5 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Fantastic food that can’t be beat. The deviled eggs and crispy beef were phenomenal! Service was top notch. Highly recommend.

    14. NS

      NathanandSarah

      Atlanta

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 5 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Our favorite place because of the staff and food. James, Hendri and Andrew are always the best!!!

    15. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Atlanta

      1 review

      2.0

      1 review

      Dined 7 days ago

      overall2food1service5ambience2

      The hosts and servers were amazing! However our experience with the food was unfortunate. We ordered the crispy beef and Our rice was undercooked and crunchy. Our server brought us brown rice free of charge and that much better.The veggies were also a little too crunchy and undercooked. They were simply chopped, very lightly cooked (unseasoned) and tossed in sauce with the meat. The flavor of the sauce was quite salty and could have been more sweet to balance it out. The chicken and pork dumplings were really good! They did end up comping our entrees which we appreciated.

    16. GW

      GabrielleW

      Atlanta

      7 reviews

      5.0

      7 reviews

      Dined on May 10, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The food was amazing!! The seafood was the freshest I have had in Atlanta so we will definitely be back.

    17. AN

      AmeliaN

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 10, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Loved our waiter, food, and drinks he was super amazing. Explained everything with passion and gave us excellent service!!!!! We were sitting by the entrance and close to where the spoons and things were. I highLy recommend him. And the reason we are coming back very soon

    18. RB

      RichieBooBoo

      Atlanta

      65 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      65 reviews

      Dined on May 9, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Best value dining in Atlanta. Wonderful atmosphere and excellent food, combined with superior service always make Poor Calvin’s a perfect choice for dining out.

    19. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      New York Area

      2 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on May 9, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great experience all the way around. The staff was super helpful and knowledgeable and food was great - will definitely go back

    20. DH

      DarrylH

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 9, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      This was my first visit to poor calvins but it will not be my last..everything was excellent,from the help security/parking person to the servers.a great place for date night

    21. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      1 review

      3.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 9, 2022

      overall3food3service5ambience4

      We had the Hong Kong ribs. It was way too sweet. The fried calamari has a weird taste to it. They must have use some kind of tenderizer to tenderize the squid but they didn’t clean it good enough left a weird taste. We also has the Thai curry seafood, the grilled lamb chop and Chilean sea bass. They were all good. Especially like the lamb chop.

    22. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Atlanta

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 8, 2022

      overall4food4service5ambience3

      Birthday Dinner

    23. NG

      NilajahG

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 8, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Amazing place. Everything was great. Food, service, atmosphere.

    24. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Atlanta

      1 review

      vip
      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 8, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Mothers Day

    25. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Atlanta

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 8, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Poor Calvin’s is truly a culinary experience. Chef Calvin has curated an excellent menu that will take your taste buds on an adventure in the best way possible. It was impossible to choose a favorite part of the meal because everything we had was incredible. Highly recommend!

    26. BW

      BryantW

      Atlanta

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 8, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Great food and great service. Five stars restaurant for sure.

    27. r

      rodney

      Las Vegas

      2 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on May 8, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Good and atmosphere is always nice

    28. CG

      CarolinaGirl

      Central Coast

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 7, 2022

      overall5food4service5ambience4

      Great food and drinks. Dining tables are really close together.

    29. f

      fatimac

      Atlanta

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on May 7, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great experience and even better food! 10/10

    30. DI

      DrIrby

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 7, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      First time dining experience at Poor Calvin’s and it will definitely not be my last. The food and beverages were delicious and the service was excellent. I recommend this restaurant for any event or casual outing with friends and/or loved ones.

    31. DS

      DhamoS

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 7, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Overall fantastic experience at this place. Food quality is excellent. It's slightly pricey.

    32. MW

      MelissaW

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 6, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Food and service was Excellent!!! Can’t wait to go back to visit!

    33. NN

      NancyN

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 6, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Poor Calvin’s is always a great experience! Everything and everyone is amazing!

    34. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Atlanta

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 6, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Came with my family to celebrate Mother’s Day early. Dinner was excellent. First of all huge shout out to our server Rodrick, he was awesome. Very polite and courteous, just the right amount of energy. Also shout out TJ from my last visit, equally awesome. Service seems to always be good. And the food is excellent. I try to come on special occasions or when I’m feeling spendy, but the whole experience is more than worth it. All the food is great, but them Dumplings are baller. Don’t skip. I will eventually summon enough courage to try the frog legs too. Thanks to the team for making it a pleasant and enjoyable evening.

    35. N

      Natalie

      1 review

      2.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 5, 2022

      overall2food2service3ambience3

      Every time I’ve been in ATL for the past many years I’ve enjoyed Poor Calvin’s. This trip, the food was nearly inedible due to excessive salt. We hardly ate any of the 5 things we ordered but the server didn’t even check in to see if we enjoyed it or anything. The servers are now required to list all ingredients when you order and thus on a crowded night, I heard the menu/ingredients repeated with every new table. That was very unpleasant. After spending $200 on a pretty terrible dinner, not a single staff person said thank you or goodnight on the way out. Very disappointed with the entire experience.

    36. MO

      MichelleO

      Orange County

      15 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      15 reviews

      Dined on May 4, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      A feast for the eyes and the palate. Great service, delicious and inventive food and drink, lovely surroundings. The total package!

    37. T

      Tyler

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 4, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      It was my birthday and the vibes were great. The food was a 10/10 . Appetizers and Entrées were brought out fairly quickly after ordering. Our server Linda was amazing she had the answers to all of our questions. The hostess was great as well. Overall the food, atmosphere, service was a 10/10. We will be back again.

    38. SE

      SydneyE

      Atlanta

      4 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on May 3, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      As always the food and cocktails were fantastic. A very special shout out to Jordan…he is a true mixologist!

    39. ST

      StanT

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 2, 2022

      overall4food3service5ambience5

      The service was outstanding!! The food was delicious as always.

    40. RT

      RobertT

      Atlanta

      47 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      47 reviews

      Dined on May 2, 2022

      overall4food4service4ambience3

      Very good food

    Safety precautions

    • Cleaning & sanitizing

      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Protective equipment

      • Waitstaff wear masks
      • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
    • Screening

      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
      • Diner temperature check required
      • Staff temperature check required

    FAQs

    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 5808 OpenTable diners.

    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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    Booked 60 times today
    Google Map for Poor Calvin's

    510 Piedmont Ave, NE Atlanta, GA 30308

    Additional information

    • Cross street

      Renaissance Parkway

    • Neighborhood

      Midtown

    • Hours of operation

      Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

    • Cuisines

      Fusion / Eclectic, Asian, Southern

    • Dining style

      Casual Elegant

    • Dress code

      Casual Dress

    • Parking details

      VALET Complimentary valet provided. Private parking lot adjacent to restaurant, with additional street parking along Piedmont and Renaissance

    • Public transit

      A short walk from Civic Center and North Ave. Marta train stations. FREE Car Service, provided by Uber, for all Midtown and Downtown hotel guests. Call for scheduling or mention in your reservation notes. The host/hostess will contact you prior to your reservation time.

    • Payment options

      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

    • Executive chef

      Calvin Phan

    • Entertainment

      THURSDAYS: 7:00pm Live JazzThe ambiance fills the restaurant, from live music played by a superb group of musicians. Make reservations today for a weeknight you won't soon forget!

    • Additional

      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

    • Phone number

      (404) 254-4051

    • Catering

      E-mail Calvin Phan calvinphan&#64;icloudd.com for catering service

    • Private party facilities

      We have 2 enclosed, climate-controlled patio areas, perfect for your private event. Even the entire restaurant, if your private event turns into the party to talk about. We will be happy to work with you or your event planner to create perfection.

    • Private party contact

      our Private Event Coordinator : (855) 417-7335

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