Cooks & Soldiers

4.7
2751 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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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 2751 people are saying
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vipFlorian
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EmmaB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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Shannan112
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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ReneM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MichelleB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

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.

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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.

Cooks & Soldiers
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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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.

Cooks & Soldiers
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.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 3, 2021

KeithT, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here to celebrate my friends birthday! We loved it! Also, the grill cheese is amazing!!!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 8, 2021

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

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Elia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wine, and cocktails in a really cool atmosphere. Our server was very informed and made great recommendations all night!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 3, 2021

Elia, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Food? To die for. Service? Fantastic!!!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband and I first time and server explained menu very well, restaurant menu is set up for sharing many items.

We loved how all the food was paired very consciously for the best flavor combinations.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for giving Cooks & Soldiers a try! 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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mmmsssss
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Honestly this place was the biggest waste of money. The grilled vegetables were cold and undercooked. The bikini sandwich was made on the lowest quality white bread and dripping with grease. I am really unhappy I paid money for such low quality food.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on August 23, 2021

mmmsssss, thank you for dining at Cooks & Soldiers. We regret that the experience did not meet your expectations. We would love to connect directly to hear some additional feedback on what could have been better. Please share your email address if you would be willing to get in touch. Thank you!

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vipKelleyH
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose this place based on Open Table ratings. It was fabulous! I highly recommend you try it. Wonderful ambience, great service, fabulous food!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on August 25, 2021

KelleyH, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear that we met your expectations and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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mikedmd
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening thanks to the wonderful staff and the chefs in the kitchen preparing such flavorful dishes. My favorite was the dry aged ribeye and the charcuterie with iberico ham and chorizo. Octopus was also memorably good as well as the pork cheek croquettes!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on August 25, 2021

mikedmd, 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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Hannah
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was great, and service was so helpful, attentive, and nice. Lovely atmosphere and ambience.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on August 25, 2021

Hannah, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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Lala
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for birthday dinner and the staff was amazing. Enoch is an amazing representative of the restaurant. Thank you!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on August 25, 2021

Lala, thank you for celebrating with us! We are so glad you had a wonderful time with Enoch and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, good service. Food took a very long time, but our server Travis brought us a little grilled cheese deliciousness to snack on to hold us over. My friend that was visiting ATL that I brought with me said it was the best meal she’s ever had at a restaurant!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad that despite the long wait time you had a wonderful meal with us. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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KingBee
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We didn’t know about the valet parking beforehand, and after spending 25 minutes driving twice around the block in heavy traffic we had to idle on the street while one of darted in to ask where to park. Valet is available in the Cottonwood garage; there is no realistic parking otherwise.

Every course was divine, especially the smoked mushrooms and the”Bikini” toasts with Iberian ham. The patatas brava were a bit salty for my taste, but came drizzled in a fantastic sauce that raised them above all other versions I’ve had. We had six of the small plates, which was just right for two. Both our cocktails were somewhat stern—on their own they came across as too sour to be “balanced,” but once the food started arriving, they were a delightful pairing. Dessert was the “burnt” cheesecake. I wouldn’t care if I never tasted cheesecake again but this was what the server recommended, and it was great. Fluffy and creamy, not dense at all.

The noise level was uncomfortably high, and sustained conversation would have been impossible, so it’s not what I would call “romantic,” though the lighting is attractively dim.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on August 25, 2021

KingBee, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers. We apologize if there was any confusion regarding parking, we do have signs outside of the garage and have this information listed on our website! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the rest of your meal and all of the dishes you tried!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William was incredible. He was attentive and personable. The food was equally superb.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on August 20, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Looking forward to another visit.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on August 17, 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 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We told the waiter we were celebrating a birthday. We got a drink for free and a slice of cake with candles after dinner.
We didn’t have to ask for it. It was great.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thank you for choosing to celebrate at 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 4.7 stars by 2751 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.