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Poor Calvin's

4.8
4.8
6527 Reviews
$31 to $50
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). 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.

*Last seating 1 hour before close*

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 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

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Calvin Phan

  • Catering

    E-mail Calvin Phan calvinphan@icloud.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 : (770) 262-1765

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Renaissance Parkway

  • Parking details

    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.

  • Additional

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

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What 6,527 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. martin

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday dinner. The Grouper & seafood curry were amazing. Lot of huge pieces of shellfish. Dessert was great too!
  2. ValarieJ

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son told us about Poor Calvin’s, so my husband and I decided to go. From the time we entered the restaurant until the time we left, we were met with excellent customer service. Our waiter took time to answer our questions regarding the food as well as drinks. We enjoyed the appetizer as well as our meals absolutely delicious! We will definitely return.  We enjoyed the appetizer as well as our meals absolutely delicious!
  3. CassJune30

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was awesome! Ordered the Grouper and it was cooked to perfection! My husband ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and it was wonderful. The only issue was the seating. We were seated next to a large group that was extremely loud, and we there was only 2 in my party. But, this is my second trip and both times, the food was awesome!
  4. LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional flavors, portion size and service. Would highly recommend.
  5. JackB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I eat at Poor Calvin's every time I travel to Atlanta and it only seems to get better and better. The food is outstand as well as the staff. I really like how the staff always explains the food and drinks with great detail.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my love’s birthday was even better here at Poor Calvin’s. Food & drinks are amazing!
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing. I always get the lobster fried rice.
  8. PaulH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time going to Poor Calvin's. Food was ON POINT! Service was outstanding!!! Our server Anthony was very knowledgeable about the food and he even asked if we had any allergies. I'm a chef as well. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone!
  9. Torre

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We've been several times, food seemed a little off this visit. Portion sizes were smaller, barely any lobster in the lobster mac and cheese. Service was still exceptional and the drinks were pretty good. Hope our next visit won't be our last due to the inconsistentcy because this is 1 of our favorite dining spots.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal. This was truly a dining experience. Not only were the food and cocktails some of the best I’ve ever had, the service was impeccable. Our waiter, Zubear, took incredible care of us with cocktail recommendations and thorough descriptions of all of dishes we wanted to order.
  11. YvetteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding! Our waiter was the best and all of his recommendations were spot on! I will definitely be returning!!!
  12. JasmineB

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Everything was amazing from the drinks to the chef special’s appetizer and entree.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food Was Awesome & Ariel The HOST was the BEST , Definitely Coming Back Soon
  14. SandraT

    Atlanta Metro

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for date night! Ambiance was great, service was excellent, free parking in rear lot. Portions were great - you won't leave hungry. My only complaint was that the Crispy Beef was chewy. Good flavor, but I doubt I'd order it again..
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious. I had the fish and grits and went there for brunch. WOW WOW EOW. DEFINITELY DELICIOUS.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parking was the only negative. The dining experience was fabulous. Friendly and professional service.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, loved the service and food at Poor Calvin’s. I forget our servers name, but he had a great personality and a speaking voice worthy of film voiceovers!! We had beignets, wontons, deviled eggs, chicken and waffle, and shrimp and grits. Everything was delicious as expected. This is just a few reasons why I LOVE this place! Def one of the best in ATL
  18. Kelly

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I took my boyfriend here on at Saturday at 930 for his birthday because we both really love Asian infused food. We sat in the dining area by the Buddha statute. Our waiter Zubarah was great! He suggested two cocktails that packed a punch. We ordered the lobster crawfish wontons for our small bites and I ordered the lamp chops with goat cheese, while my boyfriend got the seafood curry. The food and service was amazing but there wasn't much of a vibe for a Saturday night. I didn't hear any music playing unless I walked to the bathroom, which was disappointing, since it was a weekend. Overall, PC is really nice, especially the service. My only suggestions would be to have bigger portion sizes (considering the price point) and to have music playing in the dining area.
  19. Steph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and drinks were absolutely amazing!! I will absolutely be back. A bit pricey but well worth it non the less. I don’t remember our server’s name but she was a beautiful young lady with a sleeve tattoo and black hair with a bang. She’s very well versed of the menu and the service was awesome. 5 out of 5 stars!!
  20. KyleH

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our waitress was very helpful with making suggestions and provided an enjoyable dining experience.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service per usual. The flash-fried Kale was delightful along with the deviled eggs!
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omggg I love itttttttt. The food was so so good. I’m coming back again ❤️. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was phenomenal, he really love it and we had a really good time .
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the 1st time I dined there in 2018, I have returned and promoted it to all of my friends. The food and drinks are exceptionally good, presentation appealing, and the staff is very knowledgeable and attentive. The Chilean seabass and lamb chops were mouthwatering, delicious!!
  24. LeonG

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    There was a group there from out of town for a conference and they were loud.
  25. DennyBee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Food & Service‼️👍🏽 While I have eaten here several times the service just keeps getting better. The wait staff is ALWAYS friendly and on point. This recent visit we had the dinner special which was phenomenal-serving size and taste. Kudos to the entire staff and to James, the Manager who keeps it all in order. If you haven’t been to Poor Calvin’s you must put on your bucket list for an Atlanta restaurant dining experience🍽
  26. TreschaH

    Atlanta Metro

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Poor Calvins ~ never disappoints! The food was excellent. The taste, presentation and value on point. The drinks (Lychee Martini made fav) was tasty. The server Anthony was superb!!!!
  27. DiaT

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was exceptional and our server was very attentive and excellent at his job.
  28. micheleo

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about it...food and drinks. The service was amazing as well.
  29. DeonteW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice spot. Food was amazing. The rasberry sweet tea was delicious
  30. Shay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was very flavorful. Everything was amazing
  31. VondaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    The food was delicious. The service was good. The noise level was too loud. It was so loud that the noise spoiled the dining experience.
  32. DANIELLEW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars all around!!! Everything was amazing. There’s a lot of flavor and expert service in this tiny restaurant.
  33. Erica

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and AMAZING food! We were seated a little before our reservation time server was knowledgeable and nice. Food came out fast, hot, and delicious!
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this damn place. It gets pricey quick, but one of those places that you get your moneys worth and then some. Great attention to detail and THE FLAVORS *chefs kiss*
  35. AndrewS

    Atlanta Metro

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Rich balanced flavors in every dish. Attentive service.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious but pricey. Waiter was friendly but spoke at way too high a volume than was necessary, at all times so was just a bit odd
  37. Marquel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top tier best food in town!!!Very cozy and elegant!!
  38. BrentH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service and best Mother’s Day dinner. My Mom loved it!
  39. LatoyaS

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommend dinning at Poor Calvin’s for brunch or dinner. Great food, service, and ambiance!!
  40. Kimberly1

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rodney was the BEST! He did a very good job at explaining the menus and specials for the day, to include drinks. He was very pleasant and attentive during our whole meal. I have been wanting to try Poor Calvin’s for a while now, and I’m so glad we did. I had chicken and waffle and ate it all. My daughter had lobster fried rice and it was pretty tasty too, but too big of a serving to eat at one sitting. I definitely recommend Poor Calvin’s!

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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Poor Calvin's using the Order Online button. Poor Calvin's also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Poor Calvin's is rated 4.8 stars by 6527 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today
Google Map for Poor Calvin's

510 Piedmont Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Renaissance Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • 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

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Calvin Phan

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (404) 254-4051

  • Catering

    E-mail Calvin Phan calvinphan@icloud.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 : (770) 262-1765

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