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Poor Calvin's

4.8
4.8
6001 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

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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 : (855) 417-7335

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • 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 6,001 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlanta

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  1. QF

    QueF

    Yorkshire

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was great just need to do something regarding the bugs.. Was inside but felt like we were outside... The way I was fanning them bugs lol
  2. k

    keithm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again, we were not disappointed by any means, the food was excellent and the customer service is the best. There's not much else I can say, if you want a culinary experience eat here.
  3. g

    ginnyw

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant but the prices have gone up a bunch and it is now my "Special Occasion" restaurant.
  4. AS

    AndriaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem! This cozy restaurant has left the best impressions! Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, great drinks, and wonderful dessert. I recommend to everyone! I can’t wait to dine here again.
  5. t

    tenitah

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Very much a hassle to find parking, very small parking lot maybe 10 spaces . After going around twice a security guard flagged me down & told me I could park on the street (there’s a no parking sign BTW) so unless you’ve been you wouldn’t know that Reservation was for 2 my other guest was looking for parking too -couldn’t be seated even though it was only a 2 person party. Sat down when he arrived. Tables are very close to one another. Curtain on a line seperates some tables. Maybe it was just a bad evening but the two tables near us were EXTREMELY LOUD !!! Both tables had 2 people at them. At one table a guy was on his cell phone about 10 mins very loud. Other table of two was even louder trying to talk over them. Totally killed the ambiance. Calamari-loved it Lamb chops-good but not great -not flavorful Carrot cake-huge serving but not our taste -didn’t taste any hint of carrot cake (server did describe it-just thought it’d taste like carrot cake) Had a lavender tea it was ok For the hassle of parking -seating-loud & small dining room likely won’t be back Wanted to love but we weren’t impressed
  6. AD

    AllieD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waited 30 minutes after reservation time and table was still not ready. Er opted to be seated outside at a available table to could accommodate us. Once seated we observed that 2 our side dish plates and some of our utensils were dirty "still have food particles" so we asked our waiter for a cup of hot water to put all our utensils that we decided to used in. He said he could not get us hot water in a cup at the table because of other customers that maybe watching. I asked for the manager and he tell us the same thing explaining that it was the restaurant policy not to give hit water at the table. He suggested getting our utensils cleaned and repolish inside the kitchen which we agreed to but refuse to change our side plates because he could not see the food particles on it. Which my son had removed when he notice it. Immediately after refusing to change the side plates he stated VERY RUDELY that we will not be serve and we should leave, he then walked away. NEVER had that experience in a restaurant before. This ruined my birthday dinner. I worked in 5 star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ hotel restaurant, and high end restaurant from a server up to a manager and had never seen any manager handle a situation like this before. This male manager at Poor Calvin in Midtown Atlanta had NO customer service experience. When we were leaving he told us to write a review if we wanted he don't care. I am still in shock as to how he dealt with that issue. He is not a good asset to Poor Calvin Restaurant. How many other birthday dinner celebration has he ruined. Will never never go back there or will I recommend anyone.
  7. A

    Angelina

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the service was just as impeccable. I have to say the amazing energy of the staff from the time you enter the establishment up until you leave. Incredible ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼
  8. L

    Lexipeats

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the food and drinks! The service was amazing !
  9. JH

    JanayeH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My boyfriend’s birthday
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here to celebrate my husband’s bday before a show. The food were all delicious, the drinks strong, and the service impeccable. Everything was wonderful from start to finish. Will definitely be back.
  11. LB

    LynnBenji

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and atmosphere is amazing!
  12. H

    Happyhusband

    Atlanta

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was fantastic. Our server, Joy, was amazing. She was helpful with ordering, especially with one in our group needs gluten free. She had a nice selection. The food came out amazingly fast. I had the seafood curry, which was delicious & full of yummy fish & veggies. The coconut curry was delicious. The pad thai was also excellent. The 3 of us shared the fuji Apple & ice cream. The apple was huge & delicious. Everything was perfect.
  13. TC

    TiffanyC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Andre was amazing! He made wonderful recommendations and the food was excellent. The portions were very generous.
  14. KB

    KregB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food. Awesome service. Would definitely come again.
  15. JP

    JulieP

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails were beautiful and different and tasty. The menu options are unique, but it was hard to choose as they all looked fantastic. The 4 different dinners we ordered we all prepared wonderfully and delicious. Desserts were amazing... and huge. Finally, our waitress was top-notch: attentive, funny, knowledgeable about the menu options, and had great recommendations. Highly recommended to anyone who wants terrific food and options not found on every other menu in town.
  16. TL

    ThaddeusL

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bar tenders super friendly hosts and food is always amazing
  17. DL

    DawnL

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Poor Calvin, once you enter the building the hostess was friendly and made sure we knew our table will be ready shortly. Once we sat down our waitress Joy was really great, very helpful letting us know the special for the night. Now once the food arrived I was impressed. The lamb chop were excellent. The drinks were really good. As I stated it was my first time, but not my last. Thank you for a great experience.
  18. J

    Jimmy

    Atlanta

    110 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food and portions were generous. Great flavors and cocktails were outstanding.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was so so so hot - we were sitting by the front door that they said they had to keep open for food runners/staff helping the patio diners - it really made the experience less than desirable. Maybe that is why my Thai curry seafood wasn’t that enjoyable - it was a very expensive meal to not enjoy the dining experience.
  20. D

    Ddillpickle

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing and will NOT disappoint!! The chef hands are kissed by God! Just trust me and go!!
  21. JA

    JulesATL

    Atlanta

    86 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    The food was outstanding as it has been for years. My 1 stars are related to our bill, our server did not inform us that a 19% gratuity is automatically added to the bill. My husband tipped another 22%. Which ended up being over a 40% tip over $100!! We noticed after we left, he called the restaurant a week ago and was told they would refund our tip, we just wanted our 22% back, not the 19%. But we got neither.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andre, our server, was top-notch. The entire staff is was friendly and, collectively, made sure every table was attended to (water, plate clearing, etc.). The food and drinks were absolutely amazing. Creative fusion of cultures in every dish made the experience a memorable, and delicious, one!
  23. N

    Niya

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants that I have ever had the pleasure to dine at. The server was amazing. His knowledge if the menu was very impressive. The food was delicious, fresh and creative. The ambiance was lively as well. You get the feeling that everyone is having a good time. I can't want to come back!
  24. CH

    ChanelH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is good! Service was great and they have a great cocktail menu.
  25. k

    kristyf

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Smells fishy with a combo of the smell of soured clothes as soon as you walk in the door. Hard to find parking. Had to circle the block a couple times. Big portions, but not a lot of menu options. Expensive for what it is. Will not go back. Fried green tomatoes with crab and Frankly My Dear cocktail was the best part. Ordered an extra dirty martini with dry vermouth. Did not make it dirty, did not add dry vermouth, and the blue cheese olives were frozen. Server was knowledgeable, quick, and friendly!
  26. r

    reneed

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eaten here several times and all have been memorable. Appetizers were outstanding and each entree was beautiful and delicious.
  27. RC

    RichC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was good. That pound cake was amazing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service help with menu and drink decisions. Every touch point to the table had valuable insight. The food and drinks were unique and soulful and full of flavor. Every single cocktail was amazing with beautiful details
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a friend's birthday over dinner. Our serve Ashley was warm, hospitable and charismatic. She was on point! Chef Calvin was in house and featured phenomenal, flavorful dishes. Best restaurant experience in a long time.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it per usual but had to wait 20 minutes even though I booked a reservation.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great dining experience when we dine here. The service and food is outstanding.
  32. NP

    NickayP

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal. Great drinks. Impeccable service. I would easily visit Poor Calvin’s again and again.
  33. QW

    QuinyoniaW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 5:30 reservations we were seated immediately. The restaurant is very quaint, but loud. Our server Louise was exceptional and very knowledgeable. The food and drinks were amazing the presentation was everything. I will definitely be dining here again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Server was exceptional.
  35. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great food !!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating a birthday: the food was exceptional but unfortunately some clients near were loud talkers, otherwise, loved it!!
  37. JD

    JillD

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal. The lychee martini was too sweet to my liking but the other drink (name escapes me) we had was good and both were nice and strong. We loved the lobster wontons for our appy-favorite part of the meal. I would rate the lobster fried rice as good, not great. Same with fried grouper prik kingh. Would love to come back sometime and try some other entrees.
  38. g

    gamadmex

    Orlando

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love Poor Calvin’s! It is our go-to spot for date night. Literally everything on the menu is delicious and we always leave feeling satisfied.
  40. DO

    DONALDC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family had a great time, food delicious, server was awesome

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 6001 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 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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

    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 : (855) 417-7335

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