Prime Meridian

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Prime Meridian Restaurant offers a unique dining space with dramatic views of Centennial Olympic Park and the downtown skyline. Serving upscale American cuisine in an open-kitchen atmosphere, this sophisticated restaurant treats guests to innovative menus, artfully prepared with carefully selected local ingredients. Set in a comfortably elegant dining room, Prime Meridian offers a level of hospitality that embodies the friendly spirit of the South.
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OT
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at this restaurant are exceptional. The hotel staff could take a few lessons from them. Every single restaurant employee we encountered was pleasant and accommodating even with it being a hectic game day! We will def dine here again when we are in town

LC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Birthday dinner before the Queen concert Made an early reservation so we would not be rushed. Dinner took over 2 hours. Only 2 people waiting on a restaurant full of people. There was backup help but you never knew who to make a request of.

MW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a Convention there at the Hotel

HK
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Prime Meridian was flawless. We were greeted with a genuine smile, and a gracious hostess. We were seated promptly at a table with a wonderful view. The drink were strong, but perfectly mixed. Our meal was brought out piping hot, and after a very brief wait. We both ordered the scallops, and they were absolutely delicious. Big, fat, juicy Diver scallops caramelized to perfection, but with a buttery, tender center made for a memorable meal.

My friend I was dining with is gluten-free, so eating out can be challenging, because so many restaurants are under- or unprepared for guests who have allergies or food sensitivities. It's so frustrating for her to try to dine out without worrying that she might accidentally ingest gluten and get really sick. It's even harder when waitstaff are either unknowledgeable, or just don't care. Our experience at Prime Meridian was the polar opposite of this! When we asked about gluten-free options, we were told that the entire menu either already was, or could be made gluten-free. Our jaws were on the floor, but in a good way! We were so impressed with Prime Meridian, that we can't wait to go back.

PC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food Review was mixed from the group. My Salmon was the bomb. Service was outstanding.

UT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Decided to stop here for appetizers and drinks prior to a show at the Tabernacle, which is right across the way. Located inside the Omni Hotel in the SOUTH Tower. It was a Saturday evening around 630 so the noise level was fairly low. Being seated by a window with a beautiful view also lent itself to the pleasant ambiance. Our server, Mario, was nice, attentive, and very efficient. We had the deviled eggs carbonara (tasted ok but at $9 for 4 halves, they are EXTREMELY overpriced for the amount you receive. Will NOT be getting THOSE again), the burrata salad ($12. So delish and a decent amount), and the roasted brussel sprouts ($12. If I lived/worked closer to the PM, I'd eat this dish every single day. Do yourself a favor and try it. You're welcome.). We each had the Chateau St. Michele riesling which was nice - crisp & sweet ($30). Overall a pleasant experience. I'd say it's a bit overpriced, but the food & service was impressive enough to make me want to go back and give it a 2nd try.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious!

RT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just didn’t have the quality of food for the price point. I had the Chocolate Mexican Cake for desert and it was dry.
The wait staff need additional training. Waiter tried to pick up my friends plate 3x and she wasn’t finished eating, she was still holding her fork in her hand.
Not fine dining in my opinion.

TL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pork Chop and Glazed Chicken were delicious. For the quality of the food I thought it was priced well.

G
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply the best Eggs Benedict I've had in years...great coffe - not overl loud, great place for a business breakfast

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We dine here every time we visit Atlanta. It’s a wonderful place!

m
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great spot if you're headed to a show or event at State Farm Arena or Mercedes Benz Stadium.

OT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall the food was good. Tuna cooked just right. Gazpacho, made with fresh cherry tomatoes, pretty good. Georgia Captain shrimp did not have the curry flavor that distinguishes this dish. Vidalia onion soup just fair. Our server was not attentive and slow at bringing out food. Three people were served entres a good while before the forth dish, the tuna, arrived.

MS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

If you are looking for a terrible experience, this is the place to go. It was 5pm on a Wednesday. We waited 10 minutes for a waiter and another 20 minutes for 2 martinis. The steak was tender, but there was no pink in "medium rare." REALLY? The waiter couldn't have cared less. We left furious and will never be back. Even the food court at the CNN center or the State Farm arena would have been more enjoyable for a fraction of the cost.

When we stay at the Omni in August we will be dining at McCormick and Schmick's which is next door. Fine food for the same price.

AW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Service and beautiful view. Food was amazing. Great selections to choose from.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast courteous service. Thank you!

JK
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome. Russell, our waiter was very attentive and accommodating!

WW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect lunch with friends. Excellent menu and fairly priced. Unique fand tasty full salads. Great views as well.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

CM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We visited Prime Meridian while in town for a nursing conference. We were very excited to try the restaurant. We made a reservation for dinner early in the day, and arrived on time. We were seated promptly by a friendly hostess, and the server’s assistant greeted us immediately and offered us water. We had unexpectedly been provided appetizers while attending the conference, so we’re not very hungry when we arrived. We decided to order drinks from the bar and appetizers/small plates. Our server, August, seemed very annoyed by this. He was rude pretty much from the time we told him this, acting as though taking care of us was an inconvenience. Once we ordered, we really didn’t see him too much. He dropped off out food and didn’t return for a while, so we had to seek him out to get our checks and a to-go box (which obviously annoyed him as well). As a former server myself, I was appalled at the way we were treated. I might consider returning if I could be guaranteed that he would not be my server.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience. Poor food assortment and quality, credit card systems down

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We went for Mother’s Day, so it was one of the busier times of morning. The hostess was nice enough to sit us in a corner away from the other guests who were eating at the buffet. This helped with the noise.

Upon arrival, I was surprised to find out that only the buffet was being served. I don’t eat at buffets. I asked the hostess if she would ask if we could have a menu to select our food. She came back to let us know we could still order from the menu for an limited time that morning.

Our reservation was for 11:30 am, and the menu was only available until 11:45 am. I’m glad we came early, otherwise, we would have been either stuck with the buffet, or with no place to eat on Mother’s Day.

Our order came out quickly. We ordered steak and eggs, which was a scramble, but not the “traditional” steak and eggs. It had cheese sauce and lots of potatoes. Not really fancy brunch food, but eatable. My mother ordered the shrimp and grits. Her plate was nicely done. Plenty of large shrimp, sausage, and a poached egg on top of a plate of grits. She ate everything ,so I think it’s safe to say she enjoyed her meal.

Overall, the experience was okay. If I had it to do over, I would have probably just made a meal at home. If you are staying at the hotel, this is probably a great option to feed a large family. But definitely not a “fine dining” experience.

I would like to compliment the hostess for being accommodating and our server did a fantastic job. Unfortunately, I think this will be the first and last time I visit this establishment.

MW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Broken pepper shakers (3 of 4 at our table were broken).... the girl filling waters would fill when the glass would get maybe an inch from the top, but would interrupt our conversation to say "excuse me" every time. It was a little overkill. For the price of the food, I would not return.

JM
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Good food but literally the worst service I have ever had. And it was a buffet so that is hard to do.

OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Meat was all overcooked
Apps were amazing though.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent, and I would have given the food five instead of two stars except that the filet mignon was well done when I’d asked for it to be medium/medium well. The presentation and taste though, of the crab cake appetizer and beef was excellent. The Brother Ray drink was very good and was a healthy poor. I was the only one in the restaurant between 6:30 - 7:40 pm on Thursday.

B
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Absolutely horrendous experience. Made a reservation for 7:15pm. Showed up at 7pm to a restaurant that was, at least, half empty. The hostess told us that we could not be seated early, but would have to wait until our reservation time. After waiting 15 minutes, no one entered or left the restaurant... nothing changed. We were then led to our table only to see that there was only 1 chair, so forced to stand while another chair was found.

We waited an additional 10 minutes until acknowledged by our server; however, couldn't receive his full attention. We asked for bread while we waited and he informed us that we couldn't have any until we placed our entree order. He disappeared for another 10 minutes before asking for our drink and entree order.

Another 15 minutes passed before our server returned to inform us that it would be a bit longer since the kitchen was also responsible for room service food and was "slammed" with those requests. 5 minutes later, our food arrived.

While the shrimp and grits were tasty, they were served "tail on", which is highly annoying... removing the tails from shrimp that are covered in sauce... maybe I was a fill-in sous chef?

At no point did our server ask if everything was satisfactory, and we didn't see him again until time to pay. He asked if we wanted dessert, which we declined and asked for the check. Another 10 minutes before he showed up with the checks. I asked if perhaps the cash register was required for room service as well.

Overall, I was significantly underwhelmed. This is not an inexpensive restaurant. In fact, it's supposed to be the signature restaurant of the Omni Hotel, Atlanta. Quite frankly, I would strongly recommend going to McCormick & Schmick instead - worth the walk to the other side of the hotel.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great. The server was a little inattentive as glasses were frequently in need of filling. Overall, we still had a great time.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Two person business meeting over lunch. We were seated right on time and were also asked our table location preference which is a nice touch. Very courteous waiter, and since we did brunch buffet, food came when we were ready.
Food was all high quality and appropriate temp.

GR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The whole experience was a great disappointment. The food arrived late,and my order was wrong. The waiter who delivered our meals was not the one who took our order. He took the meals away. When he returned with them my husband’s was cold. The compensation they offered was not enough to make up for a ruined evening out.

D
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The PM had excellent service and an excellent location. It had a limited selection of food for those with dietary restrictions such as vegan and there were no halal items on the menu or even an explanation of what was in the food. I would suggest that for the buffet that the food offered is clearly labeled in terms of ingredients.

T
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was good too! Loved the soups and the presentation!

M
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I were attending a concert at State Farm Arena and choose Prime Meridian based on the menu and location.

We were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was lovely, the service was exceptional and the food was delicious! We will certainly be returning even when we aren't going to the arena.

A truly outstanding experience!

GT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good job by Mario and staff. Very Very Pleasing experience

B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter (Timothy) was terrific! He was friendly and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Thank you so much!

CS
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I attended a conference at the Omni conference center. I made dinner reservations at Prime Meridian so that I could meet with a client while there. The ambiance is nice. It overlooks Olympic Park, and the large windows in the restaurant provided a great view of Downtown Atlanta. It was beautiful after dark! The service was not the best. Admittedly, my party was indecisive about what drinks and appetizers to order, but the waiter was not helpful, engaging or enthusiastic. At one point, I asked him if there were any specials that evening, and he responded as though this was the oddest question ever. He did not revisit our table with refills on soft drinks or other drinks. One person at our table had to grab an extra water that had been placed on the table.The menu was limited, and a bit odd. There were lots of things with "roasted root vegetables" as the side. I was expecting a steakhouse experience with options like baked potato, mashed potato, sauteed spinach. We had to Google "roasted poussin" to see exactly what that is (it is a very young chicken). I ordered a burger. It was tasty, but fries were like something you'd get from Arby's. It wasn't terrible, but I had higher expectations based on other reviews. It's a good option for hotel guests. I wouldn't recommend making a special trip.

C
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Not very many good choices and selection was odd. Wo

EW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Food and great ambiance for a date night with my wife!

A
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been more impressed by a breakfast buffet in my life. They had everything I wanted as well as an omelet preparer. The food was delicious and filling. The view was very nice. It was the perfect start to a busy day.

M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was not busy. Service on point. Food-mediocre for prices. Not a high end restaurant I’m my opinion. But I guess prices reflect that.

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