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Poor Calvin's

4.7
1916 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Creative Cuisine (96)
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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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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Asian, Southern
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm (CLOSED Monday for Lunch)

DINNER:
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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Cross street: Renaissance Parkway
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4.7
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4.5
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Evie (Chicago)
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

Awesome bartender!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

The food was delicious! Service was great! Recommend to make a reservation if you can, as this restaurant was super busy when we were there for dinner on a Saturday evening. I love how they comp an Uber ride back to your hotel if you are staying local!!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Staff was lovely, knowledgeable and accommodating. Huge portions of creative and delicious meals. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Excellent pre-Fox meal. Thank you Martin for the excellent suggestions and great service. We will be back.

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Mariposa (E. Tennessee)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

The food was interesting and delicious. We went for brunch on a Saturday, and it was very busy. We ordered the lobster grilled cheese, the lobster fried rice, the chicken and waffles, lobster wontons and the dumplings. It was all tasty, and everyone was pleased.

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ChantaF (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Pleasantly surprised. The fried chicken was delicious and the grilled cheese and fries were a treat.

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OnlyOK (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

The food was good, not the best I’ve ever had and certainly not cheap, but no complaints with the food.

The service was not, the service leve was Chili’s. Except for the manager, he was attentive and seemed to care. For the price level I expect higher level.

Shout out to Open Table though. They didn’t have any tables and were “completely full.” So it started with a snotty “you need a reservation here.” So I turned, opened the app and PRESTO! we had a reservation (though he said we only get an hour!)

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Sam80 (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Never disappoints. I had the signature dish- lobster fried rice and it was delicious as always. We have been here for brunch, lunch and dinner and it’s always a pleasure. Empanadas for dessert is a must !!

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vipRobert (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

My favorite restaurant in Atlanta

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food choices from main entrees to deserts were amazing. Cant wait to try other items. Saw many dishes sent to other tables that looked incredible and I could tell by their expressions that it was as good as it looked. I had the Grouper Pad Thai and it was incredible. My wife had the duck and it to was top notch. Appetizers were great also. (Basil rolls and Lobster WonTon) And the HUGE piece of Red Velvet Suspension cake should not be missed. The portions are very large so bring your appetite and plan on leftovers. well don Poor Calvins!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Asian, Southern
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm (CLOSED Monday for Lunch)

DINNER:
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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Cross street
Renaissance Parkway
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(404) 254-4051
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Entertainment
THURSDAYS: 7:00pm
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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Catering
E-mail Calvin Phan calvinphan@icloudd.com for catering service availabilities and details.

Personal Delivery available at zifty.com
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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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Executive chef
Calvin Phan
Additional
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
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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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