Cooks & Soldiers

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$30 and under
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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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Friday, February 14, 2020

What 2222 People Are Saying
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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour(s) small plates are excellent plus good cocktails

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Responded 12 hours ago

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c
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food choices. Great portions to allow maximum experimentation. Excellent service. Parking wasn't very user-friendly, but that was the only thing we'd wish were different.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 11 hours ago

cosmic, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our food and service, but we would love to connect to learn more about your parking issues. Please share your email address if we can get in touch!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The only reason I gave service a 4 instead of a 5 star was the inconsistency of the hosting experience. One of two hostesses (the lead hostess?) was quite unfriendly while the other was friendly and very resourceful. The waiting staff was amazing, like everything else at the restaurant.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for dining at Cooks & Soldiers. We regret that the experience didn't start out on the right foot. We would love to connect to ensure this isn't your lasting impression of our restaurant. Please share your email address.

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Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cooks & Soldiers is the BEST restaurant in ATL! The service is impeccable and food and drinks are delicious and creative! This is a must do when in Atlanta!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon!

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AT
Atlanta
168 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, l excellent service! Fun place for an out of town date! We sent my husband's sister and broth in law on a surprise date night while we kept their kids. Laura, the best server at Cooks & Soldiers took excellent care of them!!! Thank you for taking great care of our family. Yes they loved the bikini!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

ATLFoodie, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers for your in-laws date night spot! We are so glad they had a great experience with Laura!

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a
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

we love this restaurant; we have our favorite things to order & the items changed a bit since we were last there, but we had no trouble finding great things to order.

Jack was our server. We got our food courses without any delay; for us, we almost felt rushed, but I'm sure Jack was just trying to give us great service. We like to 'linger' over our food and conversation, because we also always find a great red wine to order.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for being a loyal guest Alice! We are thrilled to read the menu is still exciting! We look forward to your return visit.

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CB
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for birthdays! Service and food was amazing. Split checks at the end was great especially for a party of 17 people!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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A
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Awesome services Very knowledgeable server. Loved the French North Spanish take on grill cheese and pigs in a blanket.

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Responded 2 days ago

Authentic, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed the bikini and chistorra in a blanket!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food!!!!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. We ordered 5 tapas and didn’t feel rushed at all. Their wine selection was great!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers, we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Great place to celebrate any occasion. Excellent service and everything is delicious. Can’t wait to come back!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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MS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert is my favorite server in ATL. Every small plate we had was phenomenal! Snappy service all around, from water refills to food delivery. What a great experience.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

MichaelS, we are so thrilled to hear that Robert is your favorite server in the city! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us, we look forward to welcoming you back in soon!

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AB
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fish (flounder for 4 people) was well prepared (wonderful rub and herbs) but slightly over salted for my taste. The cauliflower was overly smoked. Was not my favorite because of this. Carrots and mushrooms were very good, as well as the pulpo appetizer. Service was good, but two of my colleagues had their cappuccinos delivered chilly and well after dessert was ordered. The panna cotta was a very nice dessert for our group. Curry squash cake was dense and just so-so for me.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 4 days ago

Andrea - thank you for dining at Cooks & Soldiers! While it sounds like you enjoyed the evening, there are definitely some areas where we missed the mark on a few occasions. We strive for 5 stars in all categories and would like the opportunity to prove that. Would you be willing to share your email address so we can get in touch? Thank you!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good friends, great food!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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AG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all the way around. Great service!

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Responded 5 days ago

AdamG, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening had by all.

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Responded 5 days ago

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B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cooks & Soldiers is the best place for a date. Incredible food, service, and overall experience. The gin and tonic is out of this world good, and you must get the rabbit. It is absolutely delicious.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 14, 2020

Bubba121, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers for your special evening! We are so glad it was a memorable experience, and we can't wait to welcome you back soon!

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A
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome drinks and

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 14, 2020

Ash3, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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AH
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marisa made our experience. Made sure our seating was perfect. We had a friend join last minute and she made sure we were accommodated. Food great. Drinks outstanding. Service is impeccable.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 14, 2020

AmyH, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are always happy to make accommodations, and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us!

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OT
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Kara always provides excellent, one of a kind service! Laura is a great server who is very attentive

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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B
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the CHG restaurants are incredible. Beautiful physical spaces to transport you to a unique dining experience. Exceptional and unparalleled level of service. The most delicious, imaginative, provocative cuisine. And, while the staff at every one of these places is amazing, the group at Cooks & Soldiers is so good as to defy description with words alone. Marissa, Chris, & Davis created an evening for us and our family that goes beyond explanation and which can only be understood through emotional experience. When they tell you, "You're family," you feel it--and it feels true.

Creating a dining experience that touches the three transcendentals--the good, the true, and the beautiful--a job well done indeed.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 15, 2020

Bryan - thank you. We are humbled by this feedback and feel so thankful to have the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for choosing us!

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M
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our go to tapas bar!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 14, 2020

Marisolia, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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M
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Can not find anything negative to say- would definitely go back. The rabbit on toast, the grilled cheese, and the Octopus are must haves. Had a nice manhattan as well. Prices are not cheap but they are priced fairly for what you get. The whole fish in the wood fired oven was also a winner. Service was on point and friendly. Would have given 5 stars all the way around but for a few items that were good but not great-again no complaints to mention and I look forward to returning and trying more items.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

Michael, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed our dishes and service! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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BW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C&S is one of the best dining experiences to be had in Atlanta! My wife and I love the restaurant for any occasion. The beverage program is top notch from craft cocktails to wine selections. The food menu is fun, inventive, and sophisticated all at once. The culinary team knows how to execute on all levels and elevates even unglamorous ingredients such a sweet potato to star status. And then there is the excellent service which you receive from the moment that you check until after you receive your check. Hosts, servers, bar tenders, and the sommelier are all friendly and welcoming while maintaining professionalism throughout the service. We always leave the restaurant eager to return again soon.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 9, 2020

Wow, BrianW thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased to hear how much you and your wife enjoy our establishment! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The smoked sweet potatoes and the okra was superb.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to make reservations for large group! The food was great and quick service.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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RJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cooks and Soldiers was delicious, reasonably priced relative to the quality of the food, easy to access, and a fun dining experience!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 7, 2020

RichJ, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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D
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, delicious food. We love this place!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 4, 2020

Dianajuhn, thank you for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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CA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. They made our new year toss a great experience

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 4, 2020

CharlieA, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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KF
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I would have loved to rate my experience a 5/5 however our experience in the beginning for New Years Eve did not start out as planned. I scheduled our dinner 12/17 in order to prepare. The reservation was scheduled for 10:00pm and we arrived at 10:00 to check in. The hostess was nice enough to combine my table with another, as there had been cancellations in both groups (making one reservation go away completely). We were informed on arriving the group before us had just paid and we would be seated shortly. GREAT. As the time went on around 10:30 we still were not seated, not a big deal, we checked in again. However at 10:45 we remained to still not be seated. At this time we checked back in again and explained the time and planning. The hostess understood. We were seated within the next 5 minutes and provided a few bikinis for our wait. I would love to give a 5/5 for our waitress Anna! She had the best personality and attitude. She provided us with excellent service.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 7, 2020

KristenF - thank you for choosing to spend your evening with us at Cooks & Soldiers and we regret that the evening was less than perfect. We want you know we value your time and know this wasn't apparent during your last visit. We would like to find a way to make this up to you. Would you be kind enough to share your email address so we can get in touch?

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything our experience. I’m a vegetarian with other food restrictions, and our wonderful waitress was super knowledgeable on the menu and directed me to the best choices for me. Every item we ordered was flavorful and delicious. We are Tempranillo fiends, and they had multiple options for us! We ordered the bottle recommended by our waitress and loved it. Definitely will be back soon.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for dining with Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you were able to find options for your dietary needs! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

New Years Eve! It was nice.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers for your New Years celebration!

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K
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for NYE (which also happens to be our wedding anniversary) and had a fantastic meal. Latoya was our server and she was kind, informative, and fun. The food was all so good that I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite dish, and the drinks were also great. We’ve been to Cooks and Soldiers several times before and have never had a bad meal - I’m sure we’ll be back before long!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 2, 2020

Kelsey, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers for your special evening! We are so glad you enjoyed Latoya's service and the food. We look forward to serving you again soon, and happy anniversary!

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AT
Atlanta
168 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing meal as usual! The bikini was fabulous and we really enjoyed the chefs specials! Laura is the best server in town! We a
Ways have a great dining experience here!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 2, 2020

ATLFoodie, thank you for dining with Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed Laura's service and the bikini! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food all around great date!! Can’t wait to go back!!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 4, 2020

CaitlinM, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers, we look forward to serving you again soon!

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KK
Tallahassee
25 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is really good! The grilled okra was amazing and flavorful. We loved everything we ordered. Our waiter new the menu and guided us well. This restaurant is a must for foodies!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on December 30, 2019

KatKat, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers, glad you enjoyed the okra!

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JD
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have our Christmas Eve dinner here every year. This year, the server was able to move-up our reservation time for an hour, which we appreciated a great deal. Just wanted to mention that here, to express gratitude to the great staff!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on December 27, 2019

JasonDyba, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers for your Christmas Eve dinner! We are always happy to make accommodations and hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again!

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v
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

First off I will admit was food was good. Dry interesting and unique flavor profiles and maybe even a couple things I would get again. Unfortunately nothing else really measured up to a restaurant of this caliber.
We were seated behind a pole in a crowded location next to a couple with an infant. We could not hear our server and we were so tight when she poured our water the baby got splashed and cried.
The whole locations is tight. It was awkward trying to get into the valet (which is a must), right inside, especially when tour sat in the ‘outer’ portion of the dining room. It’s industrial, noisy and cold.
It was definitely not good for a date night thing unless you just had a quick bite in the bar.
Our server was a kind young woman and again the food was good but everything else was so awkward I don’t ever see visiting this location again.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at Cooks & Soldiers. It appears we missed an opportunity to deliver an exceptional experience. We would like to earn back your trust, would you be willing to share your email address to connect?

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

christmas eve

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers for your Christmas Eve dinner!

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DS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis was our top notch waiter. Was kind enough to explain our food choice questions, as well as putting nonvegetarian options on the side to accommodate our son. This will be a place we choose to take guests. Thank you for the wonderful Christmas eve dinner.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on December 27, 2019

DorisS, 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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