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About Prime Meridian

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.

100 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30335
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Marietta Street & Centennial Olympic Park Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 818-4450

Website:
http://www.omniprimemeridian.com/

Catering:
Our experienced catering professionals will customize a menu for your event. For more information on restaurant private dining, please call (404) 818-4455.

Parking Details:
Hotel valet with validation available at the host stand.

Public Transit:
MARTA rail stop at Dome/GWCC/CNN Center

Executive Chef:
Greg Wright

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Prime Meridian Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

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4.0

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86% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Buffet food needs to be hotter

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We choose this place because of its promixity to Philips- which makes it super convenient. Like most hotel restaurants it’s over priced. Service was slow. Really slow. They clearly wanted you to pick the buffet. Upside- drinks were well done, it’s hard to get a really good old fashioned, these were on point. We had the chowder, crab cake and shrimp and grits. Not one wasted bite! Serving sizes were good but not too much. I’ll go back and make sure I have plenty of time before the show!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was excellent. Food arrived quickly and with lovely presentation. We had a great table for view and working lunch!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious food, excellent service and a nice view of Atlanta.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We dined here prior to the Eagles Concert and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We stayed at the Omni at CNN Center and was looking for something convenient within a couple of blocks of the hotel. We had narrowed our options down to McCormick and Schmicks, Glenns's Kitchen, and Prime Meridian. We had a 5 pm reservation, and it filled up shortly after we arrived. We had a window table with an excellent view of Centennial Park and the City. In addition to the regular menu, they also offered a short tapas menu, which we didn't try. We started with the Southern toast Trio with the braised Oxtail, Black Truffle Mousse Pate, and Smoked Trout. all three were good, with the Smoked Trout having a really good smokey flavor. For Entrees I had the Sweet tea marinated Pork T- bone with peach compote and Sweet Potato casserole. The Pork t-bone was cooked perfectly and went well with the peach compote and sweet potatoes. My wife had the Georgia Farmers Garden which was a delicious medley of 7 or 8 fresh steamed vegetables. For dessert we split the Strawberry Shortcake which was very good . Service was excellent even though the restaurant was quite busy. Prime Meridian was overall an excellent dining experience and we're glad we made this choice and I can definitely recommend Prime Meridian to others.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tapas
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service tends to be rather slow.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We wanted to have dinner before a concert at Phillip's arena. We had reservations for 4. There was a very loud group of people in area to get to restaraunt. We waited several minutes to have anyone acknowledge us at the restaurant, all tables were not filled. It took sometime before we were able to get to the buffet. Buffet food was excellent but everything took SO LONG. It might not have been a big concern if we did not have some place to go at a certain time.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great spot before attending the concert at Philips.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our server, Kevin, was outstanding. He made us feel like we were the most important guests there which is the number one reason I'd go back. The food far exceeded our expectations as none of us had ever eaten here before. I had the filet (perfectly done), others had bone in prime rib and salmon and were very happy with the meal as well. I'd definitely recommend you try this restaurant; you won't be disappointed. They offer a buffet, but we ordered off the menu.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The salmon was cooked well, but the rice and peas were salty to the point that there must have been an accident in the kitchen. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. I have no plans to return.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Another great visit before a Bama game. Got a table for our group for a late lunch before the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game. Our server, Jada, was outstanding. Food came out perfect. If you are going to an event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Philips Arena, or the GWCC, you can do a lot worse for pre-game.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 16th anniversary here. It gave the perfect quiet ambiance, providing a spectacular view of the city as we ate a great meal. The staff was excellent and attentive. We enjoyed the entire experience!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The breakfast buffet is sumptuous! Vast selections, all prepared with excellence in display and taste. From the greeting received at the door to waitstaff passing by through to the individual waiter/waitress service is TOP NOTCH. Hershel was an excellent waiter!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Poconos)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Our meal at the Prime Meridian was excellent! We had some varied requests, nothing crazy, but we received exactly what we wanted to receive, and with a smile! No grumbling here, just true and honest wanting to service the customer's needs. Highly recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Lovely view. Made reservations for a total of 15, in split seating... attending a conference in the hotel. Asked for a response to our accomodation, but received none. Arrived, but had to wait, even with few in the room. Buffet was sparse, for an $18 lunch. A la carte order was incorrect and just ugly when it arrived the second time. They seemed not to have communicated about the potential of a 500 person conference in the facility and were quite unprepared. Yet...charged... just the same.
Aside: I keep trying to subit a 2 and 3-star rating, but Open Table keeps changing it to 3 & 4 star. It is not that, by any means.

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·Dined on July 19, 2017

This was a business lunch. Our guest from NY is a vegetarian and couldn't eat a salad this day because of a recent gastro procedure- there were no other vegetarian options on the menu (even though the online menu showed that there was- we checked beforehand to make sure she could eat). She asked the server if the chef could throw together something for her to eat and the server said she didn't think so and that was it. She didn't even try to find a solution and our guest sat there through lunch with no food watching us eat. Very awkward. Will NOT be going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Our meal was for a business breakfast. The buffet was outstanding with several choices as well as a fresh omelette station. I would highly recommend their breakfast buffet.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We had a very nice lunch. The service was impeccable. The food was great and the atmosphere and the views were spectacular.

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We are here for brunch. Kids 5 and under get to eat the buffet for free! I have the southern Benedict and it was awesome. My wife had the pancakes and they were very good and huge.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The restaurant leaves a lot to be desired. The food is very sub-par and the setting resembles a late 90's cafeteria. Atlanta has too many great places to eat for a similar price point than to go to Prime Meridian.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Restaurant totally understaffed for a convention hotel. Reservations were at least 25 minutes behind and there were plenty of empty tables but not enough staff (waiters and chefs)

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We've never been disappointed with our experience at the Prime Meridian. Still my favorite restaurant in Atlanta!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

it seems like a nice restaurant, but it is in a hotel so it is kind of loud, busy, and casual (like people in pajamas). The food is good though

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was awesome!! Hostess needs to be more friendly,and wait staff not so overbearing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Highly disappointed in the food! I had the Diver Scallops and they were overcooked. The short ribs were overcooked, dry and rubbery. They tasted like they had been reheated. My wife had a cheeseburger and it was far from gourmet. It reminded us of a burger you might get at the community ballpark. The prices should warrant an outstanding meal and the only thing that was outstanding was our server. Unfortunately We won't be back!

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by everything, great value too! Will come back many more times for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Great for sit down meal before heading to Phillips.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Terrible service. Made reservation and could not accommodate our party due to lack of staff and kitchen back up. Food mediocre at best. They did reduce bill due to poor service and experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The best thing about it was the manager, who comped our dinner. The service was awful. The meal was served before our soup and salad were finished. And while the soup was lukewarm, the spinach salad was the best thing in the meal. The server never stopped by to see how everything was or to see if we needed anything else. The manager did notice we needed more drinks and comped them even before he comped the entire dinner. And when we told him we were local, he comped a future dinner as well. We weren't looking for a free meal...just decent service and good food. The buffet didn't look appealing, so we just ordered burgers. They were extremely well done. Don't think we'll go back even for a free meal.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The service was poor and the food was average. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Ate for the first time at Prime Meridian last Sunday on our way to the Neil Diamond concert. We were promptly seated and attended to quickly by an extremely professional staff. We both had the bone-in ribeye which was fabulous. The wine list was comprehensive and my gin martini was well crafted. No issues recommending this to others and we will likely eat there again in conjunction with events at Philips Arena.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great food, ambiance and we loved our server! He was a hoot!!

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Excellent staff, good food! Chef was so helpful with my gluten and allergy issues and I still had s fantastic dinner!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Poor service drinks were empty and had to stop waiter to get more and then took entirely to long. Dessert was the same way. 30 or mins or more They did take the dessert off bill

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We needed a place to eat prior to concert and were able to get a reservation. They promptly seated us and were nice. The table was sticky and was unappealing and set the mood for the experience.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Made reservations through OpenTable, but restaurant was understaffed and had to wait 15 minutes for a table. Slow service. Not worth the price due to wait and slow service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We arrived early and was seated immediately. During our early dinner there was at least 80% of the tabled unoccupied. The staff was attentive informative and pleasant. The food was just not very good. I had the Pork Belly main. The pork was just o.k. and the rest of the accompanying sides were overcooked. My wife had the chicken and also found it bland and generally unremarkable.
The OMNI hotel no longer the most vibrant place in Atlanta and the Prime Meridan takes on that vibe. They can do better with a more varied menu, or do a better job of the items they serve. Unfortunately, we will, not be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Wait staff was amazing. 11 year old Daughter enjoyed the attention so much she pulled $5.00 of her own savings to leave "her" waiter. Wife says you must have the duck, not very often we go out and she cleans her plate, but tonight she left nothing. We were a party of 7 and were seated within 3 min of our reservation. Great job open table. Thanks Prime Meridian for an enjoyable evening. ps...lots going on that night....volleyball tournaments at the GWCC, 420 festival in Centennial Park, Hawks game just to name a few.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The experience was amazing. I would totally come back. The food was delicious and the environment was great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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