Amazing food! Probably 1 of the most underrated restaurants in Atlanta.
Love this restaurant. It has a really fun vibe with an eclectic clientele. The food and drinks were delicious and the service outstanding.
My friend wanted to visit ATL for her birthday and I knew Poor Calvin’s was the place to celebrate! We enjoyed the Red Sangria and were not disappointed by the chef’s special - meatloaf (with Thai spices) and the Chilean Sea Bass, both delicious!! We had the pound cake (green) with butter pecan ice cream as recommended by our server; although it looked “interesting” when it arrived, I can assure you it was very tasty. Every dish at Poor Calvin’s is unique and delicious and the service is always outstanding!
Food was good. Less Asian fusion. More southern style.
Inventive Asian fusion served in casual but professionally executed atmosphere, very friendly service and high quality food execution.
Received the absolute best service from Christopher today.
Stopped in for lunch and had the Mashed Potato Broccol app.. it was just ok..
However.. my crab stuffed grilled cheese was to die for .. and then potato wedges that accompanied it was the truth!
My date had the lobster fried rice which did not disappoint..
The lychee martini (I had 2 because it was 5 o’clock somewhere right?) opened my eyes to happiness!
This place is and always has been the best there ever has been!
Amazing food! Our table had the beat salad, curry cauliflower, fried chicken and crab cakes with corn muffiins. Everything we ordered was wonderful. Our server was so sweet. Adorable looking restaurant. I will go back the next time I am in Atlanta.
Came here with my family for my 30th birthday dinner. Although they did not have a kids menu for my nephew, we still all found something to eat. My whole family raved about the food the whole time. The portions are huge and we all left with leftovers, so you definitely get your money’s worth. They also brought me a cake slice with a candle which was nice but not over the top (which I appreciate). The service was great, the drinks were great, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was wonderful. 10/10
I have been to Poor Calvin's on many occasions and I must say each and every time, I'm full when I leave and pleased with their exceptional customer service. This is exactly how you keep customers coming back. Keep doing an amazing job.
Let me just start by saying the food & service is so good here we have already have reservations for our next visit! We went the day after Valentines Day but it was a Saturday so it was still packed. We had a reservation but wanted to move the time up. We were accommodated after a brief wait. We of course had the signature lobster mac n cheese along with mussels to start. Both were delicious. The Mac n cheese is more cream n cheese, but very comforting & decadent. It had a fair amount of lobster but not an over abundance. The mussels in a lemongrass sauce were small but tasty. I had the lamb chops- all FOUR of them - & OMG they were cooked to perfection! Do yourself a favor & go all in with the goat cheese & red wine reduction mint jelly accompaniments. You will not be sorry! The hubby had the seafood melange which was fabulous & plentiful! We had enough food to bring home for a second dinner the next night! It is our new favorite & we will not be satisfied until we eat everything on the menu!
Saturday after Valentines Day - extremely glad we made a reservation. It was packed. The risotto appetizer was outstanding. I could’ve eaten a meal of that. The lobster fried rice was good, as was the duck. The lobster ravioli was okay. Drinks were great too, but leaving with a $300.00 bill for four people was a little steep. Don’t get me wrong it’s an incredible restaurant, but it’s a bit overpriced for the extremely close tables and loud atmosphere.
Went after valentines. It’s a very nice cozy place. Food was great we had the dumplings,fried chicken,calamari,lobster rice,deviled eggs, lamb chops, and drinks. We indulged to say the least. But we all enjoyed our meals. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu I didn’t get her name but she was so sweet. We have have already planned to visit again to try more items on the menu (the cakes).
I was fortunate enough to get a reservation after checking back several times. Wow. I’m so glad I persevered because my husband and I are just visiting Atlanta and didn’t know when we’d have another chance to dine here. We saw the Lobster Fried Rice on “Best Thing I Ever Ate”. That was no lie. It is among the best things I’ve eaten as well! The surprise hit was the mussels in lemongrass broth that our server, Rolando described as “mouthwatering”. I ate that broth like soup ... it was amazing. Rolando was INCREDIBLE. He made our visit that much more wonderful with his wit, charm and efficiency. The entire staff treats you like a welcome visitor to their homes from the minute you walk in, until you leave. One of my favorite parts is the walk through the expo area to your table. It’s a fun reminder of the heart of the restaurant before and after dining. I highly recommend Poor Calvin’s, whether you are visiting Atlanta or reside here. Make reservations for ease, but know that walk-ins are treated courteously and welcomed as well.
Had not been in at least 2 years, but it was still amazing - food quality, service, atmosphere!!
Had 9:30PM reservations and was not seated until 10:00PM.
The restaurant is very small and there were a lot of people waiting to be seated which caused for a congested atmosphere.
Food was pretty good and portions were really good. Overall it was a nice experience but the long wait to be seated, lack-luster ambiance and small venue size took away from the experience. Our server was very nice.
Good Food Even Better Service! Had a reservation and was late and still got a table with no issues.
Awesome food, great customer service. Will be back soon.
I went for a client lunch on Valentines Day and they had the dinner menu and pricing. It was WAY too heavy for lunch and the prices were ridiculous for lunch.
Joy, our server was amazing & patient
Poor Calvin’s consistently surpasses my expectations when it comes to flavor, ambiance, professionalism, and quality.
The staff is knowledgeable and organized, the interior is welcoming and unique, the cocktails are refreshing & like no other, and the food is outstanding.
This chefs menu is spot on and caters to all!
Lobster Mac - perfect, creamy, piping hot, flavorful, full of lobster
Spring rolls- perfect
Lobster fried rice- my personal favorite!
Lamb chops- perfectly cooked
Pound cake- wow factor
Poor Calvin's was excellent as always. Just about everything on the menu is phenomenal. Simply the best in Atlanta.
The lobster fried rice was enjoyable. The seafood spring rolls had a strange taste. So, I would not recommend those. It's a very small quaint place. I knew that so I won't penalize for being seated right in front of the kitchen door and having to hear "coming up", "coming down", "guest coming through", etc. throughout our entire meal. For as early as we were seated and the place had numerous tables open, still trying to figure out why we were seated there.
The service by Sylvia was awesome! We never wanted for anything. The presentation of each of the dishes including appetizers was beautiful. The flavors were awesome needing no salt or pepper. My customer said it was their new favorite place in Atlanta and, they have very discriminating tastes.
We went here for a pre-Fox event dinner in a Wednesday night. The service was amazing. The food was delicious. Location so close to the FOX.
First time at the restaurant before attending show at The Fox. Only negative was the noise level. Food & service were excellent.
Check my yelp review for more. It was outta sight!!
Got there when they first open. Got our seat and ordered our drinks and food with no problems.
I have been wanting to visit for years and finally got there for my Birthday. What a treat it was. Great food and so many choices. I have to go back to indulge more. Awesome experience
Very nice restaurant, cute and Cozy not that big but they make it work! Complimentary parking and delicious food!!!
Nice cool little brunch....
Final date before moving away
This was definitely a wonderful experience. The food was excellent with large portions of outstanding and innovative food. Our server was very knowledgeable and quite helpful in helping me decide what I could be safe due to my food allergy. I will definitely return again.
We had an absolutely wonderful evening. Our waitress was so delightful and she made our first experience at Poor Calvin's memorable. We will back!
I was charged 2 different prices for the same drink Lemon drop At the bar it was &14 and at the table it was $111
Amazing! One of the best restaurants i’ve been to in awhile. Must get the Crispy Beef!
Poor Calvin’s is a refreshing change from the typical restaurant fare. The food is creative, beautifully plated and delicious. The lobster won tons really have identifiable lobster chunks in them!
It was really a great place to eat great food. The desserts are delicious
My manager came in from out of town and asked me to pick the restaurant, so of course I picked Poor Calvin's. They never disappoint!! The food was amazing, the service impeccable, and the drinks were delicious!!! Everyone loved it!!
It was awesome!
We were celebrating a birthday. The service and food was impeccable. Our server Joy was great!