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Poor Calvin's

4.9
4.9
6208 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.

*Last seating 1 hour before close*

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 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 6,208 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. JG

    JenniferG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food5service5ambience3
    Joy was an amazing server! Food was amazing! Will definitely be back!
  2. ES

    EricS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Even though we had a reservation we still had to wait 20 minutes for a table
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give above 5 stars for service I would. From the moment we were greeted at the door we were met with warmth, grace, and compassion. I mistakenly booked my reservation for a party of 2 instead of 4…imagine my horror! I’m not sure if the person who helped me, James, was the manager but he went above and beyond to accommodate us! He had the most positive energy and customer service I have encountered in a very long time and he was the highlight of my evening. He worked us in and the experience only got better from there! Every staff person we encountered from there on was great and the food did not disappoint! EVERYTHING was delicious! Hands down my favorite place to dine in Atlanta!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious per usual. Grace our server was kind, patient, and attentive. She gave great recommendations about the menu and everything we ate was delicious. James the floor manger is such a gem and so very kind. The specials that day were delicious. Food is so creative and we come back for a reason.
  5. MD

    MoniqueD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and service! Its small but cozy but it is a little pricey
  6. C

    Cornbread

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love! Poor Calvin's is my go to spot for the ATL.
  7. K

    Kingston

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Was highly recommended. Amazing meal in every way . The GF friend chicken was divine . Service was impeccable. When we return to Atlanta we will return to Poor Calvin’s‘s for dinner.
  8. CA

    CarlosA

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really good dinner, perfect in flavor, the beef was delicious
  9. SH

    SHAVONF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellence restaurant. Food was very good! The waiter was very helpful and friendly
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely amazing. The greeting upon entering, the service, the food, etc.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A yearly get together at one of my favorite restaurants.. Food and drinks are always amazing
  13. FB

    FoodieBarbee

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was so amazing and knowledgeable of the food and the drinks, preparation of each, and ingredients. She was sensitive to allergies and asked relevant questions to help us make informed decisions. This was my 2nd visit and there will be more.
  14. KS

    KevS

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an advanced reservation and were seated upon arrival. Our waiter was responsive and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the environment was intimate. We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner.
  15. RO

    ReyO

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was perfect. Customer service was great. Always a pleasure eating here.
  16. M

    Morpheous

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Poor Calvins is a definite go to restaurant with great food, great service and great drinks! The server this time was Enoch and he was fabulous! It was an awesome way to celebrate my birthday and dinner date with my wife!
  17. s

    sdanni64

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service…cocktails were outstanding!
  18. N

    Noni

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing! I had the sea bass, my daughter had the lobster fried rice and the hubby had the vegan stir fry! And our server Louise was amazing! One of my fave places.
  19. t

    terriw

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there 11/12 for my husband birthday and it was our first time decided to make reservations for this past weekend and once again everything ( customer service, food and atmosphere) was amazing AGAIN
  20. SR

    SamR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Very overpriced! The Buddhas were offensive and for that reason alone I won’t be coming back. I had to sit under a fake tree that brushed my head throughout lunch. But that lobster fried rice was delicious! I wasn’t expecting to spend $80+ on a lame salad, a yummy entree, and a cup of coffee. It was disappointing. However, the server was very impressive.
  21. ST

    ShevonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. The parking lot felt safe, the security officer on duty this weekend was wonderful and very helpful. This theme carried into the restaurant. We made reservations and we’re seated promptly. Drinks and appetizers came out really quick. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and dessert hit the spot. The food is pricey but you get a lot of food compared to other restaurants. Needless to say we’re already planning our next trip.
  22. VB

    VB11

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Poor Calvin’s never let us down. The only downer was you ran out of the special too early!
  23. BL

    BarbieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always, I wish they would have had more of the curry Rib and lobster tail special, 1 at our table was able to order it, and it looked incredible.
  24. TO

    TesO

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always outstanding. Must try you will not regret it.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we look forward to a Great experience at Poor Calvin’s and they never disappoint. Our waitress went over some off menu special dishes for the night and we chose to try the salmon bites as a starter. Entrees beef ribs and fried lobster tail in a red curry with jasmine rice. Grouper and pink shrimp. Everything so delicious!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time! Amazing food
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as usual and our waiter mr Andre was terrific
  28. K

    Korede

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, nice ambience. New go to spot for visitors!
  29. WJ

    WilliamJ

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always!!
  30. UW

    UtevW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for my birthday and the restaurant exceeded my expectations. Incredible flavor combinations, attentive staff, I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
  31. GB

    GwenB

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The drinks were amazing. The service was perfect. Can't go wrong with chosing Poor Calvin's.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing from start to finish. The food was delicious. We’ll definitely be back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! Fantastic service! Fantastic atmosphere!
  34. LJ

    LindaJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience overall!
  35. MW

    MarcusW

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always consistent
  36. KM

    KeraM

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband here for his birthday and the food was amazing!!! I got the special and my husband got the lamb chops, both were delicious! I would definitely come back again and recommend a friend!
  37. WO

    WhittyOne

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James and Ashley were amazing. Couldn't ask for better hospitality!
  38. D

    Dexter

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we arrived we were seated almost immediately. Our waiter came soon after and woo’ed us with his ability to articulate all the tastes and textures we’d experience from each item we ordered. Zubir was absolutely amazing and the service was great. Why he’s not a sommelier at some upscale establishment or in another country I’m not sure. We will certainly return!
  39. SB

    SaBraN

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Poor Calvin’s never disappoints! Food, atmosphere, and service is always top tier.
  40. t

    terriw

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there to celebrate my husband’s birthday and it was amazing

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 4.9 stars by 6208 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 69 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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