Cooks & Soldiers

4.8
2506 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 2506 people are saying
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JosephS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

totally excellent, amazing food, wonderful atmosphere - top notch service

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vipJewelsP
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had reservations at the bar area. We sat there for about 10mins before we were greeted and after we were greeted it seemed like it would take awhile to get our order taken. The bar wasn’t crowded and the bartenders were doing inventory on top of filling orders it seemed like but it was our 2 month wedding anniversary we were celebrating and did not want this experience so thankfully the hostess was able to seat us in the dining room and our server there was amazing!(guy with glasses and dreads)

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vipVickiC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Basque restaurant in Atlanta with creative cuisine served tapas style or entrees and side. Everything tried was fabulous!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and staff as always

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Responded a day ago

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EATDRINKREPEAT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, atmosphere. I wish I could afford to go every week.

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vipEllaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great service, what more can you ask for? The restaurant itself has a great environment with beautiful decor and it felt like the waiters were always there the moment that we needed them. Somehow the timing was always perfect and the food itself was incredible. It didn't matter what we ordered, it was all amazing.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded a day ago

EllaS, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldeirs! We are so glad you had a wonderful meal with us and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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Lovequeso
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food we have enjoyed in a long time! Service was excellent, as well!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on April 7, 2021

Lovequeso, thank you for joining us!

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JaredW
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have the best experience at Cooks! Staff and food are the best in town!

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Andrew
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Rather limited for a tapas menu. Some quality dishes but overall a lack of brightness and flair.

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vipBryan
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another sublime night at C&S. Chef John is outdoing himself with the move toward more traditional Basque food. The new items are incredible. The patatas bravas were the best we've ever had--crispier then anyplace else and with a delicious sauce. The Perfect Disguise and the Basque Cheesecake are new must-haves when you visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on April 3, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside decently spaced out. The food was great, one plate was so-so. I think it was the stuffed peppers. Server was great! I think his name was Brandon and he was very energetic and helpful. It was out first visit and hopeful not our last.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with Brandon and appreciate your feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The food was extremely good and authentic to Basque cuisine.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 30, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a single bad thing on the menu! Amazing bartenders as well

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We appreciate this feedback and hope to serve you again soon.

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vipRLRoswell
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our daughter's birthday and has such an amazing time. Staff and food was amazing! Can't wait to go back.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 30, 2021

RLRoswell, thank you for celebrating with us! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and amazing staff

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KevinH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food, and drinks. This place stays on the list.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 30, 2021

KevinH, thank you for joining us!

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vipDanK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Cooks and Soldiers... It's one of our favorites in Atlanta! Bring a sweater as it tends to be a little cool though. All in all a wonderful place to eat!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 26, 2021

DanK, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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MikeF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Cooks and Soldiers to celebrate a birthday while traveling, and it exceeded all of our expectations. The food and service were both fantastic, with a wide selection of tapas dishes to share and a very helpful and engaging server. We'll be sure to return on our next visit to Atlanta.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 26, 2021

MikeF, thank you for celebrating with us! We are thrilled to hear you had a great evening with us, and look forward to serving you again next time you're in town.

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vipPookie
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is always a good meal/value and attention to detail.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 30, 2021

Pookie, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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CarolinaB
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! From the decor, the staff, the food and drinks; the whole experience was amazing, definitely a must try in Atlanta.
Our waitress Danielle was very knowledgeable of food and wine, loved every recommendation that she made us, we were not even that hungry when we got there, but everything was so delicious that we almost tried the whole tapas menu LOL....even my 11 year old tried new things and loved every bite.
Thanks for the amazing time while visiting Atlanta!!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 23, 2021

CarolinaB, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear how much your entire family enjoyed your evening with Danielle and hope to serve you again the next time you are in town.

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was not Cooks & Soldiers best night. The pulpo was rubbery and not prepared to their standards. They were slow to greet our table and service was lackluster overall. Just not a great experience. This was not my first time visiting, but I’m not sure if I’ll go back.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 23, 2021

WilliamG, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers. We are disappointed to hear that this recent visit did not live up to the same standards as your previous visits with us and would hate for that to be your lasting impression of the restaurant. We appreciate this constructive criticism, and would like to get in touch directly regarding your visit. Please share your email address below if you would be willing to connect, thanks!

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vipFenton
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good tapas and a good selection of wines by the glass

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 23, 2021

Fenton, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers.

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vipWhatever
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was very good, I liked the food items, we ordered a lot of them, the wife was less impressed (she's tough to impress). The chicken was very good I thought. The drinks were very good, others said, I didn't have any. This is more akin to a tapas place than being all that unusual.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 23, 2021

Whatever, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We understand everyone has their own preferences and are glad that you personally enjoyed what you had tried.

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AmyA
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and staff was attentive and so friendly!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 23, 2021

AmyA, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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vipHDK13
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & vibe is 10/10! The server was fabulous at giving recommendations & super knowledgeable on timing of the plates we ordered. Will definitely be going back! My only recommendation is that Open Table/the restaurant gets better signage/directions for valet as it is listed as having it but we couldn’t find it. We had plenty of time to find a spot but just something to keep in mind!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 23, 2021

HDK13, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers and for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. We will be sure to update our website to reflect the changes to our valet service and appreciate you letting us know this detail.

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MarshaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Our evening was great. Issue was that we called ahead on Tuesday (after making our Open Table reservation) to ensure we could eat outside. We were told absolutely and that our reservation would be updated. We received a call 1 hour before our reservation saying we could not eat outside and did we still want the reservation! She said 'whomever told us this was wrong.'

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 23, 2021

MarshaS, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers. We apologize for this mishap regarding your wishes for your reservation. Unfortunately the first employee you interacted with over the phone was a new staff member still training and did not follow the proper steps to make sure your reservation had the necessary notes about your seating preferences. We understand this miscommunication is frustrating but hope that the rest of your evening with us was wonderful!

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vipRater401
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food, good vibe. Not staffed for post-Covid so timeliness was an issue. But they knew it...and more than made it right.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 23, 2021

Rater401, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers. We apologize that the service was lacking during your visit with us but are glad to hear you enjoyed all of the food. If you would be willing to discuss our service further, please share your email address below so that we can connect directly.

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CarterD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the tapas style dining experience. My fiancé and I went with another couple and had a great time. It’s much easier to converse and share memories when it’s just a little food at a time. It allows for a more interactive and talkative dinner. Highly recommend the donuts and grilled cheese.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 23, 2021

CarterD, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad to hear your party enjoyed their evening with us, and hope to serve you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cook & Soldiers is a great choice for a fantastic dining experience. The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. They took COVID precautions seriously including but not limited to distanced seating and mandatory wearing of masks. We celebrated a birthday and received a complimentary drink from the bar. This is all without mentioning how delicious the food was!

Highly recommend this restaurant for your next special occasion.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you felt safe joining us and had a wonderful time celebrating! We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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vipMidtownMama
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little dinner with my 11-year-old daughter who ordered the fancy pigs in a blanket and was delighted with them. One of my go to spots for a wonderful experience.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 10, 2021

MidtownMama, thank you for joining us for your fun night out with your daughter! We are so glad everyone had a wonderful experience with us!

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vipPolver
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating at Cooks for several years. Never disappoints and always a great evening of food, service and fun!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 10, 2021

Polver, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers and for your continued support! We are so glad you have enjoyed your meals with us and look forward to serving you again soon.

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Nadeen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Everyone work masks and great social distancing of tables.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 3, 2021

Nadeen, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you felt safe and enjoyed your experience with us.

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vipHolcomb
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Every thing was really good... food ambiance, drinks. My only issue was another guest. Two couples had separate reservations but decided to sit together ignoring the social distancing set up. I wish a member of the staff had said something to those guest.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 10, 2021

Holcomb, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service and understand your frustration regarding guests not practicing social distancing. We do not want any of our guests feeling unsafe and apologize that this impacted your dining experience. Please share your email address below if you would be willing to get in touch directly about this!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Cooks & Soldiers. The blind tiger cocktail was amazing. Our server had excellent recommendations. We loved the smoked mushrooms on toast and everything else that we ordered! Will definitely be coming back.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you for giving us a try! We are so glad you enjoyed everything you ordered, and look forward to serving you again soon!

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JessicaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. Service is always great!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on March 3, 2021

JessicaD, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience and the staff was great. My wife and I will definitely be back again!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipJuliaB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, as usual. Our server was Danielle and she was terrific! Loved the wine presentation and the pace of the meal. Perfect!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 24, 2021

JuliaB, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your evening with Danielle. We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipHarry
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went with my partner on Saturday evening - the only seating was in the bar area. This was no problem at all and in fact was even a plus as the bar area is very pleasant and well laid out.

We started with perhaps the best dish we had which was the Hongos y Setas (Loud mouth farm mushrooms, goat cheese crème fraîche, black truffle). Definitely a winner and highly recommended to everyone.

My partner loves beets so next we went with the beetroot salad. Very fresh taste and a good choice. If you like beets then a solid choice.

Our last shared plate was the lamb chops. Delicious. A winner.

No dessert, as we were full, instead we finished with a glass of Malbec each.

A very pleasant evening and we will definitely be back.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 24, 2021

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

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ClaudiaN
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Really tasteful. The service was wonderful, really clean, then pay attention at the tables and they're sure thtavis nor dirty dishes on the table when you're done

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on February 24, 2021

ClaudiaN, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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FAQs

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 2506 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.