Cooks & Soldiers

4.8
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Basque
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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DA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to try lots of different dishes. Food always tasty! Nice atmosphere

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DiningAroundEnjoyingLife, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a great experience with us!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch from start to finish! Great atmosphere, food, cocktails, and they have valet parking.

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us!

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g
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cooks and soldiers has never disappointed us....this night was no exception. The food seemed especially exceptional, dish after dish left us wanting more! Our server was on point and offered great recommendations. Definitely can't wait to go back!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded a day ago

Glxtrix, thank you for being such a loyal supporter of Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had such a great time during your recent visit with us, and look forward to serving you again soon.

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AD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and ambiance! Food is unique and outstanding. Great experience overall

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Responded 2 days ago

AntonioD, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a great experience with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

En general excelente y recomendable

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Responded 6 days ago

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MW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is impeccable. Food is very good. We had an issue with one of the dishes and it was promptly removed from the bill. Great for small groups.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us at Cooks & Soldiers, MWW1! We are happy we were able to ensure everything was perfect by the time you left! We hope to serve you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambience!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us at Cooks & Soldiers!

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B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! Unusual twists to everyday food. Been twice with large parties and several have commented that it was maybe the best meal of their lifetime. Ask for Lori for the best service in town..she will order for the entire group and do it right...a true professional! Make sure you try the apps..not to be missed! The fish was Arctic Char served in a most delightful fashion.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your return visit.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Most of the food was out of this world. Only complaint was the mushroom side (literally just doused in oil, no other flavors, and came cold). Overall great experience...although our waiter disappeared for about 30 and we couldn't flag him down to order more food.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 6 days ago

Meredith - we are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for the feedback about the mushrooms, we will certainly look into this. Additionally, we apologize that service was not better. We strive for much higher in this area. Please share your email address if we can get in touch briefly. Thank you!

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a
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a stylish but casual atmosphere. Had our two kids with us, ages 11 and 6, and they loved it to.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 6 days ago

It was our pleasure to serve you! Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, awesome staff, and great location. We will be back!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and look forward to your return visit!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. We really enjoyed our first experience there.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your first experience with us, and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff n great food

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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b
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Incredible service. Love this place!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 18, 2020

Burgerlover, thanks for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4th time and we love it every single time. It’s never been a let down. The ambience, service, and food are nothing short of amazing. We have our go to dishes and love trying the seasonal dishes as well. It’s one of my husband and I’s favorite places to celebrate an occasion or just to have an amazing meal. The food is amazing. The ingredients are well thought out and executed perfectly. If you get LaToya as your server, you are in luck. We’ve ended up having her twice and she remembered who we were and where we sat the first time we met her (and that was 3-4 months back)!! She’s made both dinners so enjoyable with her sweet and considerate personality, making sure our dishes and drinks are out in a timely manner, and always making us feel welcomed and loved! We look forward to our next meal at Cooks & Soldiers.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for being such a loyal supporter of Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a wonderful evening with us, and that LaToya's service made it even more special! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are a big fan of this family of restaurants and Cooks and Soldiers just took its place at the top of my list. A quaint little gem, cozy and very cool vibe. Started with a well crafted cocktail..a classic high west Manhattan. The food was outstanding, highlighting the escargot fried rice and pulpo, simply amazing flavors! Ended the evening with americanos and spiced honey donuts....sooo tasty! Great place, great evening!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for being a loyal supporter of Castellucci Hospitality Group and for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope to welcome you back soon!

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M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Excellent preparation!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 17, 2020

Musettes, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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l
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Unfortunately Cooks & Soldiers did not live up to our last few visits in any way. We were seated in the very back of the side porch behind a column so there was absolutely NO atmosphere. It was so dark we couldn't see the menu or the food without using our flashlight. The martini's were a hefty price for some of the smallest pours in the city. The Valentine lamb ribs special $22 were the tiniest ribs I've ever seen (no more than 4 inches) with a mere morsel of meat, and the rest all fat and bones. The ensalada lacked any flavor and quickly became wilted. The pistou sauce on the mushrooms was not detectable for $11. The highlight of the dinner was the pulpo which was nicely cooked but the portion small for $16. Not sure why it was served in a bowl. Not the memorable dinner we had hoped for on Valentine's.

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Interesting and flavorful dishes that you can’t get at other Spanish tapas restaurants in Atlanta.

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Responded 6 days ago

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m
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved my first experience at Cooks & Soldiers. My only recommendations would be to try and avoid the patio, as the heaters are so hot you will be sweating before the entree drops. There are so many great dishes we tried, but the tables are so small that it is hard to get everything on the table! Next time I will request a larger table, in the main dining room. Really enjoyed the cocktails, they make a great G&T, and I had an awesome vodka craft cocktail. The rabbit appetizer, the chorizo app and the octopus were great starters. We shared the giant steak & salad, it was delicious. Finally, we shared a squash tart for dessert with espresso. Follow my order and you will be thrilled!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 18, 2020

Mikev, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We apologize that the table was not to your liking, but are glad the rest of your experience made up for it! If you share your email with us, we would be happy to note that you would prefer to dine in the main dining room during your next visit!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely phenomenal. The food was bomb and our waiter, Jack, was knowledgable and an all around joy to talk to. He made amazing recommendations and the entire thing wonderful.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us and that Jack's service made your night even better!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with delicious food

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dope spot! The food was great. The serves were extremely informative. Our server Anna was engaging and down to earth. Will be sure to eat here again.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a great experience with Anna, and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Long wait but great servers and customer service

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We apologize about the wait, but are glad that the rest of your experience made up for this early hiccup! We hope to have the chance to welcome you back soon!

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CR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome. Place was crowded, but everyone was enjoying the excellent cocktails and chatting. Great dinner date!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 16, 2020

ChrisR, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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EB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on VALENTINE'S day on a Friday night so we knew it would be a wait which wasn't bad since we had drinks at the bar. The rib eye was amazing and both couples to the left and right of us were in awe at the size and presentation. The waiter was awesome and very attentive! Will be going back soon!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 17, 2020

ErinB, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers for your special evening and being understanding about the wait! We are so glad you had a great experience with us, and hope to serve you again soon!

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DG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! It's my 2nd visit and love it each time.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 17, 2020

DanG, thank you for returning to Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back in soon!

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c
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service. Spectacular experience.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 17, 2020

cbishop, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a great experience with us!

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T
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastic meal on Valentines Day. Smoked salmon, bikini, sausage in a blanket, barbacola were all fantastic. The only one that wasn't awesome was the lobster special Awesome desert with the Red Velvet. Side room was super cold and waiter was missing some but overall fantastic evening. Definitely going back. Food was fantastic.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 18, 2020

Tablefor3, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers for your special evening! We are glad the positives outweighed the negatives for your experience, and look forward to welcoming you back in soon!

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j
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Cooks & Soldiers is on top of things! The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. This is a great place for any sort of event, and I highly recommend it.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 18, 2020

Jasonv, thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope to welcome you back in soon!

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NB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

At least half of the people I bring to C&S say it's the best food they've ever had, and it is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 16, 2020

NathanB, thank you for being such a great ambassador for Cooks & Soldiers! We are glad you always enjoy your experience with us, and look forward to serving you again soon!

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CT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food was great! Our waiter, Davis, was exceptional. They have free valet parking. Great area

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 18, 2020

CoreyT, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a wonderful time with Davis, and hope to welcome you back soon!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service all for a fantastic value!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. Always love a CHG restaurant!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for being a supporter of Castellucci Hospitality Group! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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f
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited on my and my son’s birthdays. Kelly was our server and he was amazing! He was excellent with making suggestions, etc. We ordered all tapas and were very pleased. The okra was very good as was the meatballs. Our other tapas were great also, but the okra and meatballs really stood out! Desserts were excellent as well.
We will be back🥰

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 12, 2020

fsunolefan1, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers for your son's birthday! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with Kelly and liked the okra and albondigas! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely wonderful experience! Would highly recommend

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at Cooks & Soldiers!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. GNO with my daughter. Our first time. Very near campus so incredibly convenient. We will definitely be back!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers for your special occasion with your daughter! We are so glad you had a great experience with us and hope to welcome you back in soon!

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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SG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. We were well attended to and each dish was presented with care and knowledge that did the dish justice. I appreciate when servers have knowledge of the dish and make great recommendations. It shows a unified front and back of house staff that works together to create a superior dining experience.
I've eaten in places that did not have this dynamic and it is glaringly obvious. The food might be good, but the experience is lacking. Cooks and Soldiers is an example of the value of delivering a high caliber experience. They did it very well and I am so happy with our experience.
The Spanish Tortilla and the sausage wrapped in the croissant were two of my favorites. Dessert was exquisite. The Basque cake was incredible in texture and flavor. I will definitely be back again.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 12, 2020

ShannendoahG, thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed every bit of your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in soon!

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