Cooks & Soldiers

4.8
2766 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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 2766 people are saying
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vipAWIndy
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Outstanding food and better service

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vipMarieK
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening. I definitely appreciated the extra help from the manager to get to the restaurant and to our table when he realized that I had crutches.

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ASWJ
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an exceptional time and the food and drinks were amazing! Portions for tapas were more than I’m used to which was great! My friend and I shared 4 plates and we were both full. The bikini, chistorra in a blanket, broccolini and gambas were great!! Broccolini had a smoked flavor that was amazing! Patas bravas is a must have. We will definitely be returning!

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Responded 5 days ago

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

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JohnK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff - very attentive. Great food- fun place.

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JohnK, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was slow! but food and drinks are worth going for. Branzino was 9.9/10

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We apologize for the speed of service during your visit but are so glad to hear that the rest of your meal with us was wonderful! We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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ChipV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Cooks and Soldiers. We had a group of 4 and we all agreed it might be the best meal we have ever had and a fantastic service experience. We will definitely be back!!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

ChipV, thank you for giving Cooks & Soldiers a try! We are thrilled to hear this feedback about your meal with us and look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Drinks were great, food was good (would go back & try a few more things) but we had to wait 20+ minutes for a table when it was waiting on us so poor communication on the staff end, then waited 30 minutes for a drink - I’m a bartender in the industry so I get when things are busy but it should never take that long to get someone a drink.
I’ll be back to give it another chance cause I do have high hopes, just hoping to have a slightly better experience than last nights.

Dessert was incredible, dessert wine is the best selection, well worth it if you’re a drink nerd like me

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers. While we are so glad you enjoyed the food and drinks, we apologize for the slow service and miscommunication from our staff. Please share your email address if you would be willing to get in touch briefly, thanks!

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vipLuv2Dine
Atlanta
81 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Great pintxos, great wine selection, friendly and helpful staff.

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Responded 5 days ago

Luv2Dine, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Phenomenal! Our server, Jake, was very knowledgeable and provided wonderful recommendations.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a wonderful time with Jake and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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HaleyG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appetizers were a bit lack luster, but main course was AMAZING. Very cool feel of a restaurant, energetic staff. It's very loud in there, however.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

HaleyG, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are disappointed to hear that the appetizers you tried did not meet your expectations, but are so glad that your main course was wonderful! We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon and hope next time you find appetizers that better suit your tastes!

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vipLoved
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Staff wasn’t very attentive. Food was not to my liking. Pork cheek croquettes were undercooked.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Loved, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers. We are disappointed to hear this feedback regarding your visit with us and would love for the chance to get in touch directly so that we can get some additional information and know how we can improve! Please share your email address below if you would be willing to get in touch, thanks!

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vipSGMAtlanta
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Terrific tapas in a fun setting - great for date night or girls night out. Service was very on point and food came out timely. Would go back and recommend to friends. Loved the location as well and convenient complimentary parking under Cottonwood Condos. Short walk to Cooks and Soldiers. Nice looking separate bar area as well. This would be a fun spot to grab a drink and tapas at the bar. Octopus was good, as well as patatas bravas and lamb chop. Ensalada verde and the smoked mushroom was tasty. Did not care for the apple compote dessert - it was cold thinly sliced apples on cream inside a little breaded dessert cup. Not what we were expecting but the berries and pastry were delish!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

SGMAtlanta, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We appreciate the feedback about the apple dessert but are glad to hear that the rest of your experience with us was wonderful! We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday on a girls trip. Alex was our server and she was fantastic! The whole staff was so nice from the time we walked in until the time we left. Highly recommend!! The food was super flavorful, well presented and Alex walked us through the whole menu (which was extremely appreciated).

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us at Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with Alex, and hope to have the chance to serve you again next time you visit Atlanta!

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vipFlorian
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very welcomed by our waiter and other staff and genuinely appreciate a well done anniversary dinner!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Florian, thank you for celebrating with us at Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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EmmaB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating anniversary. Staff was very kind and brought champagne and a dish for us. Truly felt like they wanted to help us celebrate.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

EmmaB, thank you for choosing to celebrate with us at Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad the evening was so memorable with you and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and specialty cocktails. Love the option and separation between main dining and bar area. The staff was very accommodating.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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Shannan112
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say that I am REALLY big on customer service and even bigger on good, quality food. Cooks & Soldiers definitely exceeded my expectations! From the moment we stepped into the door, we were greeted respectfully by the hostesses. Our server, William, offered wonderful customer service and recommendations. The staff even went so far as to offer to take our pictures since they saw us taking selfies. The vibe was casual and modern and the ambiance was beautiful. The crowd was lively...the noise level indoors was a bit loud, but that was because they were playing (good) music and there was a significant crowd. I'd recommend sitting outside for a quieter dining experience. Now for the food...everything we ordered was delicious! I can definitely recommend the Smoked Mushrooms, the Bikini, the Gambas and Arroz Caldoso. For dessert, we tried the apple tart (which was just okay) and the Smoked Meyer Lemon Bar which was TART AF, but very delicious! LOL It's a must if you like lemons. We will definitely be back!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Shannan112, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with William, and look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipDonaldP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid restaurant with the basque region influence

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DonaldP, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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ReneM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome!!!

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ReneM, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alex was amazing! Good was great! This is my favorite tapas restaurant in Atl now.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with Alex and hope to serve you again soon.

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MichelleB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Restaurant came highly recommended but I was disappointed. I decided to try it even though I don’t like tapas, and I still have the same stance —- I do not like tapas. Ordered 5 small plates and only two were to our pleasing. And one of those (grilled cheese) I can make at home. Great atmosphere, though!! Just needs better food. I’m not sure when I will return but maybe I’ll try steak next time.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 13, 2021

MichelleB, thank you for giving Cooks & Soldiers a shot! We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the dishes you tried, and would love to hear some additional feedback about what you did and didn't like. Please share your email address below if we can get in touch, thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place is a perfect location for group gatherings.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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SydneyL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and unique. The staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. Would eat here again in a heartbeat!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 8, 2021

SydneyL, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to serve you again soon!

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JimL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've enjoyed dinner at Cooks many times, and have always gone with a group to feast on tons of pintxos (so much fun). This time we went whole fish and a large steak for the table and it was next level out of this world. Service was the best, as always.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 8, 2021

JimL, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear this feedback and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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EllieL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place to go if friends come in town or there is a special occasion. Never disappointed, it’s the best!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 8, 2021

EllieL, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you have enjoyed your experiences with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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IceMan
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Flavors will have your pallet wanting more!

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Responded on September 8, 2021

IceMan, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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Lreed612
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Everything was very ok. Over-hyped, server seemed bored. Sold out of two things we ordered at 7:15. We left after appetizers, maybe it was a bad day :/

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 7, 2021

Lreed612, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers. We are disappointed to hear that your meal with us did not meet your expectations. We would love for the chance to get in touch directly to hear some additional feedback about your meal. Please share your email address below if we can get in touch, thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, wine, and food. One of the best meals we’ve had all year. Will be coming back soon.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear this feedback and look forward to serving you again soon.

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XashaB
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall very good place to share tapas. The best tapas are definitely the Gamba (suggest to order more bread because the sauce is amazing); the bikini (grilled cheese) and the croissant!!!! Meatballs are also a good option. For dessert, the cheesecake, the lemon drop is extremely sour. Service is great, food comes out quick, and there is complimentary valet. For the cocktail I tired the Oui and was very good!!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 8, 2021

XashaB, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a wonderful meal with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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ShannonF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Travis was the BEST waiter ever! He was incredibly knowledgeable and fun. He made our experience top notch. Get the Bikini!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 8, 2021

ShannonF, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with Travis and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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vipCharlesN
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday. I had previously been to one of their sister restaurants and was underwhelmed. Boy did they redeem the previous experience.
The food was amazing: octopus, fois gras and a few other tapas. But the crown of the evening was the steak for 2...which actually fed 3 of us. Our server Blair was warm & attentive. Couldn't have asked for a better birthday meal.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 8, 2021

CharlesN, thank you for choosing to celebrate with us at Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with Blair and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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KarenH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food. What a lovely experience! Doesn’t get much better for dinner!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 8, 2021

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

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vipAtlantaDiner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious hot food.

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Responded on September 3, 2021

AtlantaDiner, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally always amazing. Food is consistently spectacular. The service is always on point. Ambiance great for a date. I go often.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for supporting Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad to hear every meal with us has been wonderful and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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derekw14
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scrumptious food, yummy and very well prepared pintxos, great decor and service. Food is perhaps a tad rich (the pigs in a blanket are a meal in itself, but the croissants are SO good they're hard to resist). Noise level a little loud. Not that cheap, but well worth it! An Atlanta highlight for sure.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 3, 2021

derekw14, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Cooks…we love eating and grabbing drinks here.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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ThePrideofDecatur
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Our server was very friendly and insightful with wine and food recommendations.

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Responded on August 31, 2021

ThePrideofDecatur, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner out with the wife. All the food was thought out from the mixing of the flavors down to the plate presentation. We will be back as soon as we can.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service as always

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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KeithT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and fantastic food.

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Responded on September 3, 2021

KeithT, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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You can order delivery directly from Cooks & Soldiers using the Order Online button. Cooks & Soldiers also offers 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 2766 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.