Poor Calvin's

4.8
5103 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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What 5103 people are saying
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4.9
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DougD9233
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the specials are amazing, service and the food is exceptional. This is one good reason to venture downtown Atl.

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vipSmcbride3
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience. First we had a reservation and we were running late due to an unexpected situation. It was my birthday dinner and they held the table for us. Our server was great! We had the Lobster wontons and the Mussels and both were great!
I had the fried lobster and crab rice it was very good and my husband had the trout special that was even better!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with family.

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AngieB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everyone very friendly , nice ambiance the only reason not overall 5 is because. I have a seafood allergy and I was told they could not guarantee no cross contamination and I was limited to only one entree on menu which was a vegetable entree only. It was however very good my family wanted to leave due to my allergies but we stayed and enjoyed the dinner

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MartyG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sylvia was awesome. Definitely ask for her. The food was outstanding. But the desserts!!!! Oh my.

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KimG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner celebrating my 54th b day! Excellent food and service. Highly recommend!!

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TriciaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great!! Our waitress Louise was amazing! Shrimp appetizer was well seasoned. My main entree Curry Seafood was delicious. My hubby’s entree was the Crispy Beef & was also tasty. Drinks were good as well. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. It was my second visit to the restaurant. It has become a favorite for my wife and I.

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HartsonK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was FANTASTIC!
Cocktails 🍸were amazing!
Enjoy eating there every trip to Atlanta.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good I think the prices are high but I would go back because the food was excellent and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fun casual vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, impeccable service, fantastic food with creative presentation.

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Stephanie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. The food was fantastic!! We took my friend to dinner for her birthday and she absolutely loved it!! We can't wait to go back and try some of the other dishes. Well done Calvin!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and food were both magnificent! Great service and a beautiful atmosphere!

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vipCynthiaC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience across the board.

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HiltonR
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything good. Waitress was awesome and very informative. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time there and I had heard of PC for a while. I wanted to give my partner an awesome birthday experience with great food. Our server Anthony was great and even with the mixup our food came out hot and delicious! I can’t wait to go back!

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FernandoV
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are outstanding. A bit pricey but it is worth it. From drinks to desert it is an amazing experience. Atmosphere is great (just a bit noisy); when you start eating you are transported to another dimension. Service is very good and helpful.

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vipNicoleZ
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration
Our waiter, TJ, was exceptional! The food was exquisite, complex flavors and generous portions!
The noise level high.

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ToshaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy my dining experience. The food & service is always excellent.

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kathyf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight! Visiting from Texas and welcomed like locals. Singling out the host and our waiter... above and beyond that seemed an everyday state of mind for them. The food was beyond expectations... completely original and delicious. We had both specials, a seafood Vietnamese "spaghetti" and hushpuppies. It was fun, yummy, great service. Go!
We found it through online recommendations and reviews.

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Kiara82
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I truly enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The host is amazing and so is the server, Joy!

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vipTracyR
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding! We had the seafood omelet, the Tiger shrimp and Scallops and the Seafood Curry. Then topped everything off with the Beignet Basket. An outstanding meal with terrific service by Andre. We will be back again!

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SherrieS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poor Calvin's never disappoints.
Amazing from the minute you walk in the door.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure Excellence every time I come to this place…I’m from Chicago and soon as I touchdown in the ATL it’s one of my first spots to hit…Love it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT tonight!! I eat here very often and they never disappoint but tonight they REALLY did their thing in the kitchen!! The beef ribs were orgasmic!

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vipLadyButterfly
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy food and great service! Loved the calamari and the lobster fried rice. And the Pistachio Bailey's icecream, served with the peach cobbler empanadas, was OMG delish!

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RamonaM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This quickly became one of my top 3 spots. Treated a friend to dinner, he loved it. Honestly do not like I can't substitute my veggies but small issue. The valet serve is a true treat to your evening, the young guys were very polite and professional. Thanks for a great evening. See you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and consistent! A to Z

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anitaj
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite! Awesome service from the front of the house to the back of the house.

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BenishL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance , great service, good food portion sizes and a cute date night spot!!

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vipFreddieG
Las Vegas
71 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were out of this world.
We sat at the bar and really enjoyed the show. Bar tenders are amazing as the drinks.
If give a 6 star if I could.

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Anthropology
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very flavorful and the amount of food you get for the price matches, service was excellent, drinks were amazing. 10 out of 10 for presentation. The place is really cute it’s an old house converted. Can’t wait to go back!

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LadyC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and our waitress Lola was the absolute best!!! Shananah!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! No complaints here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from beginning to end!

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vipKHanebutt
Dallas
135 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poor Calvin’s is our very favorite restaurant in Atlanta and we live it even more because of our experience last night!!!!!! First of all, the food was FABULOUS and perfect. We got the special which was salmon, fried lobster and amazing onions and mushrooms all in a clay pot with the most delicious curry sauce. We also got the deviled eggs and lobster wontons for an appetizer!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!
But what makes this restaurant so special is LOLA!!!!!!! Ya know, she was a show girl!!!!! LOL!!!! She is an icon at PC’s! She was our waitress about four years ago and we have never stopped talking about her and when we dined there last night we just happen to get her again and we flipped out! She is the most energetic, fun, coolest waitress ever…SHA NA NA!!!! Just trust me, ask for Lola!!!! We love you Sha na na!!!!!!

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TheresaB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on time! The flavors was amazing! The Lambs and Ribs meal was amazing I did not care for the lobster Mac and cheese but everything else was great.

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vipMoonPie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Food exemplary; service knowledgeable but very hurried; environment way too noisy - cramped tables with noise reverberation and couldn't hear yourself think! Automatic 18% gratuity no matter the size of party - Why(?). Could not sit at bar with a cocktail while waiting unless you were ordering food to eat at the bar - Why(?).
Unpleasant experience at a place I used to love! Will not return!

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susanl
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Need I say more ate here 2 nights in a row !! A trip to Atlanta isn’t complete with a dinner at poor calvins …

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 5103 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.