Poor Calvin's

4.8
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4390 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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). We didn't think good old-fashioned mac 'n cheese could get much better. And then, we tried Calvin's ridiculously rich take on the cheesy classic, gussied up with chunks of lobster and given a zing with Thai spices. This, and more 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeffB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Evening, so many great things on the menu we will have to go back soon!!

VW
VivianW
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit and I’m going to be a regular customer. The diverse menu; beautiful ambience and professional staff makes this place a winner!! I spreaded the word and now my friends are making their reservations. LOVE IT!!!

DJ
vipDrJulienwhite
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Service Louise was really really nice. My experiences at Poor Calvins are always amazing!

GB
GavinB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday brunch....Cant wait to go back...

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, the food lived up to expectation. The drinks were good, and the service was great.

SH
SheilaH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious..my friend and I were celebrating our Birthday.

DR
vipDrRx
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Food was fresh and yummy as always🤗🤗

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for sweetest day and it was absolutely amazing! Our waitress (sylvia) was very knowledgable and gave great suggestions based on things we told her we liked!! We had the grouper wok toss, lobster fried rice, shaky shrimp for our appetizer and main entrees. We also had the suspension cake for dessert and the silk dress for beverages! All were hands down delicious! We will definitely be dining there again whenever in town!

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AshleighC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and nice ambiance. Perfect place for a dinner date. Will be returning soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, and the service was too! They wouldn’t seat us without the entire party being there, so there was a slight wait, and the restaurant is small, so from a COVID perspective, I felt super close to other parties because they’re wasn’t a lot of space. This place is also SUPER expensive, but worth every penny! I will be back!

TJ
TraciJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience. I gave 3 stars instead of four because they were out of two menu items, one of which I planned to try. My server was amazing. Explained each dish with detail. Will not be my last visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way from food to service !!! Host is amazing as well!!

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shebaJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the food is amazing! The service is amazing! The best thing for me that a lot of restaurants are missing is the aroma of the food cooking the entire time ur there. Food comes out quick and hot!

KB
KeyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service, food and drinks were outstanding. Can’t wait to return. The manager and wait staff were so accommodating because we had an extra person join us that wasn’t added to the reservations.

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ShebaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food & service in the city!
We'll def be back

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CrystalF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful customer service and the food was so delicious!!!

SJ
ShannonJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Its okay cuisine nothing to hype over but the vibe is cool

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had some family come into town and decided to take them to Poor Calvin’s. We all enjoyed it so much!

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Nano
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to Poor Calvin’s and definitely not our last ! Went for a birthday celebration and it was a great voice. The food was amazing, the service even more ! We loved the atmosphere and the welcoming / friendly staff. Still savoring our dishes!!

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Waiting
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Just ok this time.................................

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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DounfoT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was overall great. Only bad thing is I had the fried chicken entree. I took it home and when eating it the next day, I realized it was undercooked. Besides that, drinks were great, appetizer was great, the sides were great and my friend’s entree was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing. COVID friendly with mandatory masks , temp checks and partitions between tables...entire team made my friends birthday dinner extraordinary.

TF
TheFoodieQueen
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I LOVE Poor Calvin’s the food quality and taste is always great. The flavors are there! If you are new to Poor Calvin’s definitely try the Lobster wontons you won’t be disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place. The portion sizes are so
huge so it’s definitely worth the expense. The presentation is beautiful and the cocktails are so fun and strong. Definitely and place to have amy type of occasion.

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Dero
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant. I always love the experience, which is why I continuously return.

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China
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing service! First time eating out since the pandemic. Seating wasn't 6 ft from others.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I’ve had in Atlanta!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff, the food, the service, the drinks, the vibe. It’s just an enjoyable experience. You have to try it for yourself.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience. The food is great although it was a bit noisy and cramped

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MargaretL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Great service! Fun atmosphere! Only downside....a little pricey

JS
JoyS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s an absolutely wonderful place to visit. I love the ambience. The food is delicious. The service is immaculate. I am been on 4 to 5 visit to Poor Calvin‘s and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Every new item I’ve tasted on the menu absolutely never cease to amaze me.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took a while to get service but the server was amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Terrible food. We were so disappointed!! We had lobsters Mac, fried green tomatoes and crispy beef. I’m not sure where the love is, or if the grease needs to be changed, but it was terrible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

It was my first time and will be my last time going. Other than my server, everything else was poor. They served us raw

AM
AyeshaM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! Definitely try the Wantons as your appetizer, my entree was crusted Salmon that was just okay, and the fried peach cobbler was so divine.

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Vegas2013
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place for great food and great customer service. Our server, Jenny was GREAT! She was very informative about the menu and made great suggestions for dinner. Dinner was very tasty and I will definitely dine here again.

CJ
ChristinaJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poor Calvin's never disappoints! It is always fresh and delicious.

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LavoniaS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a date earlier in the week as I’ve never heard of this spot . Let’s just say I’ve been back 3x in one week lol! The lobster wontons are amazing and you can’t go wrong with any of the dishes !!

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vipDisappointedEnthusiast
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat at the bar if you can, the service and watching the drinks is incredible. I love the hosts/hostesses, the service is righteous, and the food is unbelievable.

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 4390 OpenTable diners.

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.