Beetlecat

4.7
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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.
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NH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was exceptional!!! We will definitely return.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doughnut brunch is a thing, and Beetlecat does it the best!! If you’re also looking for some interesting drinks, they have something for everyone.

K
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a 30th birthday and the staff went above and beyond to make us feel special. The food was incredible, the lobster roll specifically was amazing, and the drinks were delicious. I definitely recommend this brunch for any special occasion.

JB
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the donut brunch. Have had many great meals at Beetlecat, this was one of them. I had the lobster roll AGAIN and was very happy with my decision. Bc it comes in a roll and not a bun it looks deceptively small but it was a great amount. I shared perfectly cooked bacon (add on) with my friend as well as a plain jane donut. The inside is super soft and doughy.

m
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I wasn't aware that the regular menu would be different from the Valentine's day menu. My date and I were a bit disappointed that there weren't a lot of options on Valentine's night. We would probably have to visit the restaurant on another day to get the full experience.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We made a reservation for Valentine’s Day but online it didn’t mention an alternate menu for the occasion. The menu was very limited and didn’t have that much seafood at a seafood restaurant our server was great but we really wanted to enjoy the regular menu and wish we’d known ahead of time.

DF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, had to eat on lower level where there was drunk people hanging around the dinner tables. Wouldn’t come back for a romantic date but a great hangout with friends. Moved our table twice. Good food.

JM
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super expensive and very, VERY small portions. Had to go out to eat after eating here.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day when we went, so it was pre fixe but could get oysters and the lobster roll. It was worth it all! We had lemon tart, shrimp cocktail, oysters, lobster bisque, veal meatball, short rib, dark chocolate brownie and a pear Riesling sorbet. Highly recommend!

NM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day... great spot... different than the normal way to celebrate! Wife loved it! EGG WHITE AMARETTO SOURS

MB
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day meal was uninspired. First course - Spinach Tart was the highlight. Downhill from there. Veal meatball was cold. Tuna had not much flavor. Dessert for forgettable. Everything felt rushed and disorganized.

D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

My total bill was about $211. I really needed to use a $100 visa gift card and my server made up multiple reasons why it “wouldn’t work”. First time she came back with the card she said “this isn’t working I’m so sorry, I’ll keep trying” second time she came back “my manager said for these cards it’ll only take $80 and then a $20 fee is required for tip, let me keep trying” third time she came back “I’m sorry guys I spoke to my manager and we just don’t accept these” I asked her to give us a minute. I called to verify the card is activated and that it CAN be used for this. She then says “let me try to take it in multiple payments of $5” the last and final time she returned she said “it took $75! I wouldn’t advise tipping on this card”

CLEARLY this server didn’t want me to use this gift card thinking I wasn’t going to give her a full tip...when I had every intention to tip normally. I’m so disappointed in her and how no management bothered to come by and apologize for the trouble. This was classless and ruined our first (and last) experience here.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

A lot of confusion with service staff initially. Things got better though.

LB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not great, but I think it was because of the set menu for V-day. For $187, I expect exceptional food. I’d like to try it on a normal day. Our server was great though.

JG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager on duty and staff were amazing. Great food, great customer service! I’ll continue coming to this restaurant!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff!!!

CP
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters ever!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

You might want to save your money and find another restaurant to spend your coin at... The food was just okay, and the service was worse. Despite having a late reservation, the place was still pretty packed, and our server seemed a little frazzled. It took 15 minutes for our server to come and take our orders. When my drink came is a broken glass, it took 20 minutes to be replaced. After our stew came, we asked for spoons to eat it with and had to remind our server about them a solid 5 minutes after initially asking. She told us that they took so long because they had to wash more, but when they came they were ice cold unlike the freshly washed (and ripping hot) plates we’d received earlier.

To top it all off, the food left more to be desired. The fried bread was good, but the bok choy was a little one-note. The conch fritters were flavorless and while the Moqueca stew was decent, it was missing something we couldn’t quite put our finger on... and the butternut squash might have the most flavorless side I’ve ever had at a restaurant. I mentioned to the server to pass along to the chef that the squash was completely unseasoned and was in desperate need of salt, and she told me that the head chef was out of town, and he’s the one that usually checks on seasoning levels as dishes leave the kitchen. Is there nobody else qualified to add salt and pepper in his absence? Another weird answer that sounded like a lie when an “I’m sorry about that” would have sufficed (just like the spoon situation).

We had a lovely interaction with the host and front of house manager, but the waitstaff was so overworked that it seemed like the cards were stacked against them. Add in the fact that the food was nothing special, and I think this place is worth skipping.

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food in a cool location. I would gladly return there.

JJ
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good drinks and great food. An energetic environment with lots of movement. The wait staff was on top of things and never missed a beat. Definitely would recommend for a fun evening out if you are looking for very good seafood.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Corey was the best server! Anticipated needs and gave great recs! Superb!

BD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences ever. Excellent food and service.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Donuts were amazing! Hashbrowns and grits are def worth trying!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service!

SD
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had raw oysters (from Maine), Seaweed...? salad and the lobster roll. All were absolutely delicious! The salad was a total surprise, as I'm not a huge seaweed fan....it was really really good. The ambience was ok and the service was good. I highly recommend Beetlecat!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I remember this restaurant being better. Everything was dripping with butter, a bit disappointed. It’s still good, but not as excellent as I remember for that price.

MH
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would absolutely recommend Beetlecat - Westly, who arranged our reservations and Bonnie who took care of us were absolutely top notch - friendly, helpful, accommodating and the food was out of this world.

DC
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overwhelmed by the oysters

Underwhelmed by the award winning lobster roll

AS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Slow Service. Ordered a dozen oysters at first and mussels at the same time. Took forever to get them to us. The oysters came out first. We finished them. Decided to order another dozen oysters. Took like another 20+ minutes. Mussels have still not came out yet. Had to ask multiple times whether if our order was coming or not. I felt like we had to wait between each order which didn't really seem right at all. The two people next to us basically had a full course seafood meal come right after each other. They hardly had to wait in between each orders. Mussels finally came at the end after we finished our 2 round of dozen oysters.

S
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous meal. Interesting twist on traditional dishes. Fried rice? Not like any you’ve had before. Tuna tartar like none other. Fresh with simple seasoning and a different very special curve. Devine oysters that are handled and presented with little damage to the delicate product that they are. Fresh, crisp and chilled to perfection. The guys delivering these molluscs, while not master-shuckers, are as close to masters as any in Atlanta!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best lobster rolls I’ve ever had, although it’s served on a hamburger bun. Amazing! Monday night $1 oyster special was a nice surprise as well!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Very loud but high energy and fun! This was our first visit and we will be back!

L
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great night

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lobster roll was amazing!!!!! Best lobster roll I’ve ever had. Service was great - thanks Ivonne!!

DL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Every menu item is unique and inventive. We will be back!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is expensive but very tasty! I definitely recommend trying this restaurant.

c
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Beetlecat for my husband's birthday. The staff was so helpful and accommodating. Several of the oysters on their list were $1 for Monday nights, so we had many of those. So good! I had their house old fashioned and it was delightful. Husband had the lobster roll which was FULL of meat and I had the redfish, which was tender and tasty. They brought us out a free piece of cake (and ice cream) with a candle in it, and DID NOT sing happy birthday, so that was awesome. The place is upscale but relaxed. Would totally recommend.

AH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly cannot get over how great this place is.
We went here for my husband’s birthday and they treated us so well and made his birthday extremely special. They even had a handwritten birthday card from all of the staff! Every bit of the dinner was a memorable experience. Beautifully presented food and drinks that tasted phenomenal. Along with this, the staff was wonderful. Everyone who was working that night was exceptional. Wish I had remembered the name of our waitress because she was the best! We were there the night of 01/19 so we can give credit to all of those that night who made it special. Thanks so much for such an incredible experience. We will be telling all of our friends and visiting again soon.

c
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great! Must go back for seafood though. LB took great care of us. Very patient and attentive.

ES
Naples
487 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding coping with four of us trying to catch up and not focus on ordering. We have dined her numerous times always enjoying the food. Tonight our food was outstanding and a good reason for us to come back.