Poor Calvin's

4.8
4977 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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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
  • Diner temperature check required

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Wed - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What 4977 people are saying
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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TemaS
Western NC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, lots of character and ambience. My favorite restaurant in Atlanta!

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AshleyD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef specials were amazing! The food was delicious. Great service!

JB
vipJB3775
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great place.

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BenK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and people.
Great bar as well.
Reservations are definitely recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! the service, the food, the ambiance- a new favorite for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual.

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ingridd
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good experience and the amount of food for the$$ was great, service and knowledge of the menu excellent.

EG
EbonyG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed myself. The service and the food was better than I expected. I ordered the Grouper and tried two different Cocktails: Secret Garden & a Lychee Martini.
All was exceptional! Can't wait to visit again

NM
NotM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional good and service

MT
MicheleT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit, but certainly won’t be our last. The food was creative, delicious and the portion sizes are huge for the entrees. Our server, Andre, was spectacular, attentive and charming. We will request to sit in his section next time we go for sure! We did brunch and will be back as there are so many things I want to try!!! Loved it!

MM
MichaelMJ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a MUST VISIT whenever in Atlanta... The food was amazing, the service was amazing, and the ambiance was amazing... I do recommend reserving your spot AT LEAST 2 weeks in advance due to the popularity of this AMAZING restaurant... I’ll DEFINITELY be visiting again very soon to try the food items I didn’t this first visit...

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KennethJ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure.... Calvin I'm a foodie and for me it is an orgasmic experience

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StacyI
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and I would recommend it to a friend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The presentation and the taste of the food was amazing! The curtains between the tables for COVID safety measures is very creative. Love this place. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time visiting and my experience was just as amazing as the first. Justin was our server and he was helpful with our drink selection and was extremely polite and attentive. This place just provides an atmosphere where you can come in, let your hair down, have a tasty cocktail (or 4) and just enjoy LIFE. The food was everything I wanted it to be after a long week. I ordered the pad Thai and seafood rolls. Heaven.

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IndiaF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my Birthday Day! When we arrived we were immediately seated… our server Louise was AMAZING. She was sooo knowledgeable and kind. Her sense of humor was hilarious. The drinks and food were all yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family took me to Poor Calvin’s for my b-day dinner. Food was great and the 4 Copas tequila is both hard to find and excellent. Our server, Joy, was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and good was very good but pricey.

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GrizzlyReviews
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Poor Calvin's service was exceptional. Altho the waitress warned me, what I ordered had mucho pasta which is not my favorite, but his was offset by the HUGE amount of tasty seafood in the dish. (Seafood Melange). So the serving sizes of the main dishes are more than adequate and don't leave you feeling like you paid a lot for a little food. Food quality very good. Will go again and maybe order a couple of smaller dishes vs. one large main dish. Excellent restaurant.

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ChristopherO
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Host was very rude but waitress was great. Food was okay

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Food was mid

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and knowledgeable waiter, delicious food, phenomenal cocktails, breathtaking desserts. Making reservations here is always so easy and our dining experience has never disappointed!

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ToriB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and experience! Compliments to the chef and staff!

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JoeandJanette
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Couldn't wait to take my boyfriend here, his drinks were wonderful with a great presentation, his food perfect, he was so happy ! I ordered the special, presentation
was great but the sauce a little sweet, my jasmine rice had been scraped from the bottom of the pot - which they quickly remedied which was great, and our dessert was bombtastic ! win win win

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Nicol
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poor Calvin’s is a fantastic place to dine for a great meal! It never disappoints!

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vipLovefood
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

One of my usual favorites. This time the Lobster fried rice was super oily and the drinks were kind of weak. I’ll take a break from here for a while.

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LaurenE
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday and the atmosphere was amazing. We made a reservation and were seated immediately!The portions are large. The food was delicious. The Rum Punch was strong.. and my whole party had a great time!!

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TWDD
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to ATL for a girl’s trip and Poor Calvin’s did not disappoint! The food was excellent and the service matched. Looking forward to returning to the establishment.

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SierraR
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect!! Everything was so good!! I was blown away from the great service we received!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! We had the opportunity to try the special appetizer of the day, the salmon fritters, and it was amazing. The service was amazing!

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vipTerrence
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DougD9233
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, our server, the owners are all absolutely amazing, I can't wait to go back.

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Mmmmmm
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party had several appetizers and all were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Everty time

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Lesley
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Poor Calvin’s and it was just as good as my first visit. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Our waiter Timothy was knowledgeable and thoughtfully explained the specials of the day. I was coming for the Lobster Fried Rice, but I saw a picture of the poundcake and made sure I had room to have it. Everything was delicious, but I expect nothing less when dining at Poor Calvin’s

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Kyle
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely awesome place to eat! I will certainly be back.

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LindsayV
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I love Poor Calvin's and we go there for every life milestone because we love the food, drinks, and vibe. The crispy beef is to die for and you can't go wrong with the Lychee Martini.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!!

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LatriceT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience!!! From the service to the drinks to the food!!!!! You won't be disappointed!!

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 4977 OpenTable diners.

Poor Calvin's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://squareup.com/gift/GVPXQHVKXKCYK/order.

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.