Cooks & Soldiers

4.8
2419 Reviews
$30 and under
Basque
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Cooks & Soldiers brings the cuisine and cultural experience of Spain’s Basque region to the flourishing West Midtown area. The menu is divided into “pintxos tradicionales,” or tapas-like snacks served atop toasted bread; “pinxtos especiales,” or Basque-inspired small plates; “asador” including a variety of wood-grilled fish, meats and vegetables; and a selection of unique and modern desserts. Behind the bar, Cooks & Soldiers offers guests an extensive collection of Basque and Spanish wines, txakoli and ciders, in addition to craft beer and signature cocktails. The cocktail list places a heavy emphasis on gin, offering a seasonal selection of house-infused tonics blended into gin tonics and other popular libations.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2419 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NormanP
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music was too loud. Food was good, but the wine selection is not that good as several months ago. I was surprised that the selection of Spanish Sherry was limited to very sweet Pedro Jimenez and Cream by Lustau. Where is the excellent dry Amontillado? When is Fino, Montilla, or Manzanilla?

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Britany was great!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us!

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vipDesiUncleSam
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picking our favorite restaurant in Atlanta to celebrate a special occasion was an easy choice. Amazing food a usual. Mussel Escabeche and Salt Cod Fritters were our favorites. Iberico smash burger was perfectly decadent. Soter North Valley Pinot Noir went down so smoothly and lifted up our spirits. Laura was a great host, serving all the courses with a side of cheerful banter. Thanks for the great evening!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

DesiUncleSam, thank you for joining us for your special occasion! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with Laura, and hope to serve you again soon!

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JasonDyba
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Great staff, great food.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

JasonDyba, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us.

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vipMerm
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service and food was terrific, especially given the pandemic. By far, much better food and value than Barcelona! I also liked that the sever asked what we liked and what we didn't care for and why ... they really seemed to listen to their customers, which is highly unusual but very appreciated! I have already recommended this restaurant to several people.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2020

Merm, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your evening with us, and hope to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, service and ambience!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and had a great time. The service and food was excellent and we will certainly return. Clay, the bartender was a delight and we can't wait to be back.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2020

RichardH, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with Clay and look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipAuddyvlc
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice quiet date late-night. Drinks and food were both delicious with the exception of some of the toast being over toasted and rock solid. We will be back!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2020

Auddyvlc, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate the constructive criticism about our bread. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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JacobR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Server Brandon was amazing and the food was great! the only thing on the menu we were not as impressed as we thought we would be was the pulpo. We expected more char on the piece. the flavor was fantastic though. The duck sliders and the wood-fired chicken was fantastic. I personally enjoyed the ceviche-on-toast take on the mussels. I thought it was very interesting.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 11, 2020

JacobR, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a great experience with Brandon, and appreciate the constructive criticism about our pulpo. We hope to serve you again soon!

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so good! The servers and staff all worked so well together as a TEAM! We got an excellent wine reccommendation from a very knowledgable server and all of the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2020

NicoleB, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed the experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fun! Awesome waiters who explain each course.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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Jimbo
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. RibEye was perfect, mushroom w truffle, amazing. Great portions to share. Also great service. Thank you!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 4, 2020

Jimbo, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our ribeye and mushroom toast! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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vipDianajuhn
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food! We love this place. Safe too!!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 4, 2020

Dianajuhn, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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JoshM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience. I think the prices were fair for the quality of the dishes. Service was outstanding. Great atmosphere. I will be back!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 4, 2020

JoshM, thank you for joining us at Cooks & Soldiers and for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to serving you again soon.

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KevinK
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best tapas bars I have ever been too. The flavors were perfect and subtle and the service was outstanding.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 4, 2020

KevinK, thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope to serve you again soon.

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IsabelC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty place, the fish was really good, the octopus just ok, overall it was good

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 28, 2020

IsabelC, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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vipSheriH
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Not sure why they seated us out on the porch when there was plenty of open seating inside and it was nicer inside but at least they moved us upon request.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 28, 2020

SheriH, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are glad that we were able to find you a more ideal seat and that you had a great evening with us. We hope to serve you again soon.

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DavidO
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The cod was WAY salty and that sauce with it was just not good. Mushrooms were great, the pork tenderloin was great, charcuterie was just so-so. On to the desert - weirdest vanilla ice cream I've ever had. Had the custard as well - ditch the apples with it (yuck). Service was great but I'd tell the hostess that if there's room in the restaurant (and there was plenty since we got there at 5:30), people don't like to sit next to the door.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 28, 2020

DavidO, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers. We are disappointed to hear that our food was very hit or miss for you, and that you were not seated in an ideal spot. If you would be willing to get in touch directly regarding your visit, please leave your email address below.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dine-in restaurant since March! Excellent service!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for trusting us to be the first restaurant you dined out at since March! We are so glad you felt safe and had a great experience.

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KathyP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very friendly and knowledgeable. We waited longer than usual for our first cocktail... Food was delicious.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 28, 2020

KathyP, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We apologize for the initial delay in service, but are glad the rest of the evening was memorable!

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vipJayH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was exceptional. She made great recommendations and knew the menu and ingredients !

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 28, 2020

JayH, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us and hope to serve you again soon.

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Sloane
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love going to Cooks and Soldiers! The patio is a great place to eat and surprisingly quiet considering the restaurant is on the corner of Howell Mill and 14th.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 28, 2020

Sloane, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a great experience on our patio, and look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipNicSuccessful
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner outside for some socially distanced fun.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 28, 2020

NicSuccessful, thank you for celebrating with us at Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a wonderful time and felt safe with us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came in for a birthday dinner. The food was delicious and the ambience was great.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers for your special evening! We are so glad you enjoyed the experience and hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my friends birthday and everything was amazing! Big shout out to Laura and Brandon for making it such a special evening!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us at Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad Laura and Brandon made your evening special!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy and great service!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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JC3131
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing. The ambiance and food were delicious. I will be returning soon!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 20, 2020

JC3131, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 39th birthday at Cooks & Soldiers, and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Servers were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Definitely would recommend.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us, we are so glad that the experience was memorable for you. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. First time out for fine dining since COVID. It was such a treat and they did a great job on all safety protocols. Perfect evening.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you felt safe choosing us to be the first restaurant you dined back out at! Glad to hear it was a wonderful experience for your party, and we hope to serve you again soon.

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great service. Food was very good, but choices limited. Not cheap. The inside needs updating and the upholstery was saggy and uncomfortable. Probably needs some new cushions. Hopefully those plastic divider things go soon too. The waiter was however great.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 15, 2020

LisaT, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers. We are glad you enjoyed the service and appreciate this candid feedback regarding the quality of our interiors. We are approaching our sixth year of business, and interior improvements are in the works!

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vipDeborahT
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe. Great place to catch up with friends. Drinks were fantastic. Taylor is outstanding.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 15, 2020

DeborahT, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a great expereince with Taylor, and hope to serve you again soon.

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vipKaren
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mixture of favors! Wonderful night and dinner!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 15, 2020

Karen, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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tosheababe
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, wine, and atmosphere is exceptional. The entire staff showed a seriousness about following safety guidelines. A delightful experience.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 9, 2020

tosheababe, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and felt safe with us. We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was very good and the service was excellent.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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ErnieU
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great midweek dinner on the patio. Friendly helpful staff and food was excellent. I thought they managed the social distancing well.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 7, 2020

ErnieU, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you felt safe dining with us and had a wonderful experience. We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipatleater
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 29, 2020

atleater, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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vipPeterR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, one of the most consistently good restaurants in Atlanta. Protocols were handled perfectly, as well.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 29, 2020

PeterR, thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you have enjoyed your experiences with us at Cooks & Soldiers and felt safe dining with us. We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We initially came because of the food but now we come back because of the service along with it! The team goes above and beyond to make your experience great each time. Our favorite restaurant in Atlanta! Our favorites include the cheese board with their unique pickled selection & the authentic cider!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoy both our food and service and that we are your favorite restaurant in the city! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipsarahatl09
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome dinner. COVID protocols are great and make dining very safe! The patio doesn't have a ton of ambience and is loud with the traffic on Howell Mill, but it's nice to have an outdoor dining option.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 29, 2020

sarahatl09, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you felt safe dining with us and enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow everyone we are here, nothing but amazing! There was one plate where the food was overcooked, they brought us a new plate and manager apologized. We celebrated my birthday and they brought courtesy dessert. Everything was great.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! Once again, we apologize for the overcooked dish, but are glad that this did not negatively impact your evening. We are so glad you had a wonderful birthday celebration, and hope to serve you again soon.

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FAQs

Cooks & Soldiers does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cooks & Soldiers also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 996-2623.

Cooks & Soldiers is rated 4.8 stars by 2419 OpenTable diners.

Cooks & Soldiers does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ecommerce.custcon.com//Purchase/Select?c=52e1cdf3-5295-4cfa-8e08-77ae12f7660c.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.