Cooks & Soldiers

4.8
2802 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 2802 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our server Alex was a true pleasure!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I normally never complain as I’ve been raised in the hospitality industry and understand how tough the restaurant industry is in general and right now. However, I have never been so disappointed with a restaurant especially on such a special day as my girlfriend and my anniversary. The service staff was consistently attempting to sell us and up charge us and it made the whole dinner extremely uncomfortable. After ordering 2 cocktails, a bottle of wine, and 3 appetizers we decided to order the 32 oz ribeye, which our server insisted we get more sides to the point of me adamantly saying no. She comes back and says they only have the 40 oz but that may be too much, but it was a night to celebrate so I said why not let’s do it. Then she tries to tell us that we need more appetizers as we wait, but didn’t she just say the steak was too much for both of us? To which I had to tell her no yet again. They weren’t suggestions they were a sales tactic that was extremely easy to see through. If we want to order something we will. After all we just ordered $250 worth of food and drink. Overall the appetizers were mediocre, drinks were $16 served in tiny glasses (although tasty), the steak was great. Sadly we left with a bad taste in our mouth on such a special night. Christopher (the Sommelier) was the only pleasant part about our experience.

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MaureenC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy with our experience at Cooks & Soldiers - the food was unique and delicious, and the service was great. Our only complaint was that it was unfortunately loud for our table of 6 - we couldn't all hear eachother.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

MaureenC, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers. We apologize for the noise level during your visit, but are glad to hear that the overall experience was wonderful. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!! Great spot for a date or just a nice dinner out. Excellent service and food.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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HaroldH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and superb service from the time we walked in the door. Food was excellent and drinks were spot on.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

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

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tosheababe
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food was outstanding

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Responded 4 days ago

tosheababe, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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kklc
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent as always. The new menu items are fantastic. I highly recommend checking out the trout and the lamb!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 15, 2021

kklc, 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
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good EXCEPTIONAL and great food

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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Sled
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience. The service was excellent so was the food altho the bill adds up quickly.
We ordered 1 tappa at a time in order to prolong the evenig. The food comes reasonably quickly. Staff was wearing masks which was appreciated. The only negative is it is very noisy!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 15, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Service, beverage and food were all best in class. Thank you for an amazing time.

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Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great…Beware of restaurants valet parking, they will charge you even though parking valet is complimentary if dining at Cooks & Soldiers w/ stamp from hostess.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! You are 100% correct, valet is complimentary when you get a stamp from the hostess. We would love for the chance to get in touch directly to hear some more information so that we can address this with our valet company. Please share your email address below if you would be willing to chat, thanks!

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KateF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time and the food was delicious

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 15, 2021

KateF, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at Cooks & Soldiers!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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vipEduardoH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gr8 food, and the staff is very helpful, they will go the extra mile to satisfy u.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 11, 2021

EduardoH, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good except the Pan Con Tomate. This is a traditional northern Spain favorite and it consists of olive oil a rub garlic clove on the bread and literally rubbing the fresh tomato on the bread. Here they serve it with parsley or cilantro not sure a visibly green herb. This gives it a Mexican taste rather than a Spanish one. Everything else was good

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vipAnilm
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a sweetheart of a server !!!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 4, 2021

Anilm, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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vipPaolaT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! The combinations of flavor was a treat for the senses!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 4, 2021

PaolaT, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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JosephineR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food was lacking in seasoning and flavor- especially dishes like the malp chop and cod dip. I enjoyed the ambiance though the pop music playing was a drawback. Service was good and cocktails were good but expensive. Overall the food was very disappointing for the price point

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 7, 2021

JosephineR, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers. We are disappointed to hear this feedback regarding your recent visit with us and would love for the chance to connect directly and hear more. Please share your email address if we can get in touch, thanks!

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manderson001
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service! Handled special food sensitivities requests quickly and creatively!

Caution dinning in the enclosed room due to sound/noise volume.

Overall very good experience!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 4, 2021

manderson001, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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vipChris
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!! One of our favorite spots!!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 4, 2021

Chris, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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vipTiger
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I am sad to report that Cooks' and Soldiers' has gone downhill since COVID. We have been several times and I think this will be our last. The food was too salty and the flavors were too acidic and not pleasing. The cost was $50/pp and we had 4 small plates and bottle of wine for the three of us. I hope you all can figure out better menu options for the future.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 7, 2021

Tiger, thank you for supporting Cooks & Soldiers. We are disappointed to hear that your recent visit with us did not meet your expectations, and would love for the chance to connect directly to hear more about the dishes you tried that you did not enjoy. Please share your email address below if you would be willing to get in touch, thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sat at the bar and the service was fine. Food came out super fast, almost too fats. Took a while to get a second drink even though we were sitting at the bar. Menu was not very creative, basically exactly what you get at any "Spanish tapas" restaurant. Food was fine, definitely not great. Not sure how they don't offer sliced iberico ham, kinda seems like a prerequisite for a Spanish-themed restaurant. Overall just felt like a contrived concept but only average in terms of the final product. Like the owners did the market research and decided that a tapas restaurant was good margins and there was a need for it in the area.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We are a Basque-inspired restaurant so our offerings will be different than a more traditional Spanish tapas-style restaurant. Apologies that you didn't find our menu incredibly inspiring. Maybe we could have done a better job understanding your preferences and desires so we could have recommended items to better suit you. We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again.

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ZackW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Prices are high, but that's expected.

My only issue was the very loud music. A good playlist, but the volume went past masking conversations in the crowded restaurant and totally drowned them out.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 4, 2021

ZackW, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We appreciate this feedback regarding the volume of our music and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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EricJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service, very knowledgeable and courteous wait staff and host staff. Very tasty and well prepared menu items. I’ve been here multiple times, and have yet to be disappointed. Prime dining establishment, highly recommend!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 4, 2021

EricJ, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with Jake and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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vipOviedo201
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently good, the service makes you feel like you are dining at a friends home. Always a pleasure to dine at Cooks!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 4, 2021

Oviedo201, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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JKNZ02124
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Cooks & Soldiers has a nice atmosphere that I really enjoyed. The service was not terrible, but it could’ve been better. I picked this place to have small birthday gathering for my girlfriend and her mother and godmother. I asked the hostess or the manager for something special that was doable. I was not expecting a full cake, but they brought out a spoon full of ice cream with four spoons expecting four of us to eat from it. We all just let my girlfriend have it expecting 3 other similar dishes were coming. It was a nice gesture and I understand it’s Tappas, and I would’ve paid for four more dishes, but the assumption that we were going to eat from the same scoop of ice cream rubbed me the wrong way. Also we were not offered desert. I will not be back.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 15, 2021

JKNZ02124, thank you for choosing to celebrate at Cooks & Soldiers. We apologize if there was a miscommunication over the gesture of the birthday celebration. We never intended to upset you or your guests. While we love to make celebrations special, everything comes with a cost. We apologize for not offering you the full dessert menu to order additional items, and hope you give us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was notably and consistently slow

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 4, 2021

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 about the service you recieved. Please share your email address if you would be willing to get in touch. Thank you!

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vipGWing
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner last night was awesome. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and was treated to a fantastic meal. Both the steak and fish were cooked to perfection and can't wait to return very soon.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 4, 2021

GWing, thank you for choosing to celebrate at Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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viphungrymasshole
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and kind. They made the best mocktail i have ever had!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 28, 2021

hungrymasshole, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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vipdrnappy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Tapas! Music a little too loud, everyone trying to talk over the music made it hard to converse.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 28, 2021

drnappy, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We appreciate this feedback regarding the noise level and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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Toni
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to do a special dinner event for our new daughter-in-law and this place was perfect....a new food adventure. The menu is prepared for small groups, so don't get put off by the portion size. (32 oz steak at $149.) The only problem with Cooks & Soldiers is the valet service which is housed inside a neighboring parking garage. It is very difficult to navigate on busy 14th ave and the valet is sitting in his car, deep in the garage. To make things more difficult, after you park your car, you have to climb metal steps and walk through a narrow passage where they store furniture. AND, when you come out after dinner, there is no light in the stairwell. Even though I gave them a great numerical score, Cooks & Soldiers has to do something about their valet. Someone is going to leave the restaurant, after having a few drinks, and get hurt on that stairwell. We will definitely go back....AND take an Uber.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 28, 2021

Toni, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We so glad you enjoyed your meal and appreciate this honest feedback about getting to our restaurant from valet. We are currently working on adding some additional lighting in the stairwell area and hope that once all of the construction going on at our sister restaurant Mujō next door is complete, this area will be much easier to navigate!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience to celebrate my wife’s birthday! We had a really amazing time and learned some new things as well.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you for choosing to celebrate at Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you had a memorable evening with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always. I know it’s ridiculous but the mountain bread is my favorite thing there

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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Regina
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was great and the plates were beautiful. The wait staff knew their drinks. Our lamb was a bit on the raw side, but they took care of it when we asked.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 4, 2021

Regina, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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vipAWIndy
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Outstanding food and better service

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 28, 2021

AWIndy, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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vipMarieK
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
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.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 28, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service - one of my favorite places on the Westside!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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ASWJ
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
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!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 21, 2021

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.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on September 21, 2021

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 on September 21, 2021

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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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 2802 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.