Beetlecat

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Featuring raw oysters and fresh seafood with international influences from executive chef Andrew Isabella, BeetleCat is a trendy restaurant and bar in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood. The menu transports you to the New England coast at the upstairs dining room and oyster bar, while the downstairs Den lends itself to a 70s surf shack. Enjoy fresh air on one of the two patios, both upstairs and downstairs. BeetleCat is open nightly for dinner and offers brunch in the Den on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy Oyster Happy Hour all night on Mondays and during limited hours Tuesday through Friday, or stop in for Late Night on Friday and Saturday for a special late night menu and a live DJ.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dive into 2020 with a four-course, prix fixe menu from executive chef Andrew Isabella. $70 per person, followed by a late night party in The Den from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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CK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Just wasn’t impressed with the fusion menu. Didn’t care for the items we ordered and shared. The roasted squash was the biggest disappointment. Sounded good but presented terribly. And lacked flavor or seasoning unless you ate the cheese end. The mussels were gritty (sand) and not cleaned well either. The garlic bread served with the mussels was saturated in butter and very unappetizing. Sorry not sorry that I wasn’t a fan of this place. Heard the lobster roll was decent but I’m not a fan of mayonnaise so I would never bother to try.

c
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beetlecat is one of those rare restaurants where you would be comfortable in jeans or dressed for the theater. Notwithstanding the come-as-you-are vibe, the service is absolutely high class. The servers and hosts always seem to be there when you need something - whether a dropped napkin or a fresh drink, but they're never intrusive. The drinks are creative and delicious, and the wine list is quality. If you like spicy, try the shrimp sugo. The butternut squash is the literal best I've ever had (it's a large squash that can be shared by 4-6, btw). And the miso glazed collar is delicate, but filling. Beetlecat is my favorite restaurant in the area.

j
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good but service was lacking. Our server didn’t come back to check on us. I was in need of a coffee refill and she never even bothered to come back ask. I had to ask another server to get a refill. In addition she brought out 1 small single serving creamer for 3 people drinking coffee at a table which we all requested cream. The food however was delicious.

KP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing lobster roll. Explosive flavors, very impressive.

Z
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to grab seafood and less than the Optimist

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal with family curated by Kelsey who was thoughtful, attentive and an expert on the cuisine. All the stars.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was AMAZING! Service was sub par at best.

FS
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great we will be back soon

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and vibe

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious: oysters, fried nam bread, butternut squash and of course, the lobster roll.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were outstanding, our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a fun date night!

HS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was beautiful, best selection of oysters I've seen in a long time. Wait staff also on point...there when you needed her, not interrupting when you didn't. Can't wait to go back.

KB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Lots of choices and every one was satisfied. The waitstaff deserves extra stars. I reserved "the den" but since this was my first time at the restaurant, I didn't know the set up would not work for my party of ten. I told the hostess, no problem, she set us up as if we had chosen up stairs all along. Our waitress was MORE than accommodating for our many questions and food choices. Definitely will be back again.

K
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wings were outstanding!

J
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best seafood restaurant in Atlanta! The atmosphere and staff are so mellow!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday lunch! The waiter was very attentive and even sang a different birthday tune every time he came to the table. Lobster rolls were fantastic!

s
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting with the service both upstairs and in The Den I can’t say enough nice things. The octopus was exceptional and I order octopus most places I go if it is on the menu. The sauce and homemade pita were clear differentiators and contributed to our determination to come back even through tough Friday night traffic in Atlanta. A must visit spot.

D
Atlanta
82 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Amazing food. Very inventive. Crap service!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had fantastic service! Our food took a little longer than normal and our great waiter brought as some extra drinks on the house. The wait wasn’t even that long and that’s how we could tell it was an excellent restaurant and service. We had 11 people and everyone loved their meal too!

KJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The donuts were amazing. But 6 of us went for brunch on Sunday and they were out of steak, tea and one other thing I cant remember. The service was slow and then Id say half of us had an issue with our orders ( cheese, when we asked for no cheese. Over easy egg when we asked for well done etc). We waited almost 40 minutes to get our food so they didnt want to ask for a new plate.
All of our food came out at different times so some people were already finished by the time others had gotten their first dish.

The food was OK. we had to ask for extra salt, pepper, ketchup and sriracha to add some flavor.
The decor is so beautiful and the staff was very accommodating.

S
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beetlecat's trendy vibe is fun and engaging; the service staff are friendly and helpful.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an impromptu anniversary lunch, I definitely recommend their lobster roll, waffle fries & little debbie cake. Service was A+!

SM
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went to Bettlecat on Halloween to celebrate our son’s birthday. The restaurant was pretty empty yet we were seated right by the kitchen, the service was extremely slow and it took forever for the food to come out of the kitchen. The food was great, but not sure I want to spend the money for poor service and food that takes forever getting to the table. Not a great experience.

OJ
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food; great service. Mom enjoyed celebrating her birthday, and enjoyed everything.

CN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Beetlecat and we loved it. It was a beautiful fall day and we got to eat outside so that was nice. Our food was delicious and our waiter great.

W
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We started out with the kale salad which was tender with an interesting dressing. We ordered two lobster rolls (amazing!) and 1 shrimp dish (very good). Friendly staff, loud but nice ambiance, and fun experience. My only complaint is that my cocktail was very light on alcohol and 4 sips it was gone. I'm a light weight when it comes to alcohol but even for me that was a small drink.

KH
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat downstairs where there is a “chill vibe” that is part boat part 1950’s Rathskeller. Wished they had heaters for their outdoor seating cuz that looked awesome as place to hang. Recommend peel n eat shrimp! Go with people who like to split things with you as that is how the menu is designed...

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Exceeded all expectations.

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday. Fun. Loud. Hard to hear but great food. The waiter Cory was awesome. Made me a special birthday cocktail

S
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The Service was terrible. Overpriced food and drinks.

B
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was just ok. Nothing to wow about. Salt and pepper calamari salty as described with no dipping sauce. That would have been a bonus. Tuna Tartare was great. Kale salad with butternut squash great. Our server was super friendly. Nothing jumped out as wow I want to come back.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, highly recommend!,

LC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything was amazing! My only setback is the tables are extremely too close

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints!

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great for sharing with a group. Delicious food. Amazing server.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had lobster roll for $30.00 was so so, with a scoop of mayo on top of the lobster. There was so much salt on the homemade chips you not eat them.
Had to ask for a server. The first server wore sunglasses and advised us he would try and find someone to help us as he was leaving for the day.
We ordered a pitcher of drinks which was mostly ice and the server did not fill the glasses.
The donuts which were suppose to be homemade were basically all the same with different toppings put on them. They were stale.
Will not be back .
The second server did a great job. But the food has gone down hill from the first time I ate here.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Landed new account

K
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The $1 oyster special can't be beat! I can't wait to come back to try it again.

c
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top to bottom fantastic! We sat on the patio and it was lovely. Our waiters were so friendly, funny, and nice. And the food. Y’all. We had oysters - delicious and fresh and flavorful - and calamari - perfectly battered salty flavor bombs - and *lobster rolls* - swoon. The lobster rolls were heaven. The bun is decadently buttery and the lobster meat is juicy and soft. Amazing. To end we had the caramel apple cake. Holy moly. It was heated up and kind of like bread pudding. I cannot wait to come back!!!