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For 2
Sat, 2/24
11:30 PM
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Poor Calvin's

2032 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Fusion / Eclectic, Asian, Southern
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Hours of operation
Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm (CLOSED Monday for Lunch)

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

BRUNCH: Saturday and Sunday 11:30-3:00pm

FREE Car Service, provided by Uber, for all Midtown and Downtown hotel guests. Call for scheduling or mention in your reservation notes. The host/hostess will contact you prior to your reservation time. Be advised, this service may be limited to return trip only, based on inclement weather and availability.
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Phone number
(404) 254-4051
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Calvin Phan
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E-mail Calvin Phan for catering service availabilities and details.

Personal Delivery available at
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Cross street
Renaissance Parkway
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Parking details
Private parking lot adjacent to restaurant, with additional street parking along Piedmont and Renaissance (No Parking Fee).
***Be mindful of signage***

Friday and Saturday: VALET
Complimentary valet provided by City Parking Solutions Inc. Additional parking along Piedmont and Renaissance with side walk to restaurant. Poor Calvin's cannot guarantee parking.
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Public transit
A short walk from Civic Center and North Ave. Marta train stations.

FREE Car Service, provided by Uber, for all Midtown and Downtown hotel guests. Call for scheduling or mention in your reservation notes. The host/hostess will contact you prior to your reservation time.
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Live Jazz

The ambiance fills the restaurant, from live music played by a superb group of musicians. Make reservations today for a weeknight you won't soon forget!
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Special events & promotions
Weekend Brunch:
Sat and Sunday 11am-3pm Asian inspired brunch...including: Chicken & waffle, Seafood, Omelette, Lobster fried rice

Drink Specials on all Hair of the Dog cocktails. Including: $ 4 Mimosa, $5 Sangria and more.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2032 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 11 hours ago

Overall my party loved the experience. I also like the fact Calvin came out to meet my party. Love the food! Bring back green tea waffles please. We will be back for sure:)

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day ago

The food was wonderful! I loved the flavors and it had a unique twist on Asian food!

4.0  Dined 3 days ago

My daughter and I went to dinner before seeing a show at the Fox Theater. Our waitress was excellent....very knowledgeable and the service was top notch. We asked her to recommend 2 cocktails after describing what we like and her suggestions were spot on! We started with fried goat cheese served on fried green tomatoes. They were delicious! For dinner we had the crispy beef and the grouper curry. Everything was fresh, prepared perfectly and the portions were very fact, I wish we had been told how huge the portions were because we actually could have split a dish. The only down side was that we sat at a table for 2 right beside the wait station. The wait staff were talking loudly and laughing and many times I could not hear the conversation with my daughter. I would definitely love to eat here again....but I would share a dish and sit away from the wait station.

vipJudyK (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great service and food. Had dinner before a play at the Fox Theatre. Great location with valet

vipArtR (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Awesome food, great service, ask for Lola! Everything I tasted was fresh and delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This place never disappoints. One of my absolute favs!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food and drinks are both amazing. The wait would be long if you do not have a reservation.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It was our first time and we will be back!!! The service was great. The food was excellent!! Can't wait to come back and bring our friends!

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

First time eating here and loved it! OMG! Food was so delicious! Lola was our server & she was awesome. We will definitely be back- soon!

rdiddyboi (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Been here at least 6 times... today was the first time I tried the Guava Margarita 😩❤️👌🏾 THEE BEST DRINK ever!