HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 68 times today

Poor Calvin's

4.7
1939 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Fusion / Eclectic
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date (124)
  • Creative Cuisine (113)
  • Special Occasion (101)
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Asian, Southern
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(404) 254-4051
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
Cross street: Renaissance Parkway
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
What 1939 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7
  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
JJackson 
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

The staff was wonderful and the food was amazing! Would recommend this establishment for dates, bar scene, excellent food and a reservation is highly recommended Will be back again!

Report
Helpful
vipJulesATL (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

If you have never been you must go! Our 7x! Linda our server was adorable! I have had the tiger pad thai at least 5x i ventured away to the Chilean sea bass and it was amazing, my date aka beautiful husband had the Siam bowl and loved it. The lobster wonton appetizers is what we have every time..yum

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

The food and service was excellent, especially the calamari appetizer and the duck entree!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Delicious and innovative spot combining southern and Asian flavors. Loved the beignet basket, chicken and waffles, and the Hong Kong seafood and grits (a special). Service was warm, friendly, and fun (thanks Lola!).

Report
Helpful
Alec (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

They seated us right away and in a great spot. Everyone we came in contact with was amazing. Our waitress gave great recommendations, and the cocktails were great. We definitely will be going back.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

I like the fried lobster rice.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

Just different than we expected. Food was okay, not exceptional for the price in my opinion . Not sure we will go back, but the place was packed. Lobster wontons were great! Our waiter Timothy was great!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

My daughters and I came pre Fox Theater It was our first time and we don't usually have appetizers or desert. We had both and they were to die for. All three of us tried different Main coarse meals; one chicken, one Shrimp pad Thai and the Trio seafood dish. Fantastic. The desert was also festive and delicious! Can't wait to go back!

Report
Helpful
Jack (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic restaurant. Very creative dishes. Wonderful dinner.

Report
Helpful
Good (Atlanta)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Seating policy is ridiculous. We had reservations, arrived 5 minutes early with 3 of 4 guests and we were not allowed to be seated until the 4th arrived ... the restaurant's loss because we would have ordered more apps and more drinks ... bar was to busy to get drink beforehand while waiting.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
194

Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Asian, Southern
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Renaissance Parkway
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
Price range
$30 and under
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(404) 254-4051
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
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!
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
E-mail Calvin Phan calvinphan@icloudd.com for catering service availabilities and details.

Personal Delivery available at zifty.com
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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.

Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Give a Gift