Cooks & Soldiers

4.7
2854 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 2854 people are saying
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vipVictorN
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Little stuffy but overall good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A little pricier than some other tapas options but worth it! They have many gluten free and vegetarian options, as well. Gambas and the Bikini were delicious and the gin and tonics are large and well-crafted. Great spot for a date night.

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vipBrandonD
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely solo dinner here. The filet was out of this world good. Seasoned and cooked perfectly. The mountain bread was absolutely delicious, the smoked butter with it gave it an elevated tasted. The service was top notch as well. I felt right at home dining here. When I’m back in Atlanta, I’ll be sure to stop by again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service2ambience4

Wine not correct temp.

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DarrinS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed, great atmosphere, our waiter (Travis) provided excellent recommendations, we look forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good Wine selection and ambiance. Flavors of the good were good and parking was very convenient. My waitress was friendly and hostess was also attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Had family in for the holiday. Really enjoyable experience.

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

Great food. Wonderful service!

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vipAttyJosh
Atlanta
136 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had one of those amazing dates with two ladies….. Mom and Aunt, lol. They loved it and Calley was the epitome of awesome.
I knew the food would be on point, and it was. Albodingas, octopus, green salad, mushroom toasts. Couple of strong cocktails for two sweet mature ladies and we were cruising out just as the joint was getting packed with the pretty people on the Friday after thanksgiving.
I didn’t even have to pay!!🤣🥰🤓
Great option for this dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dinner. A few small things that were a little off but overall a great time with great food and great people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server she was great spirits and very detailed in explaining the menu. She suggested great options we loved!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, WILLIAM provided impeccable service. His recommendations were perfect! And that fluffy, decadent bread pudding deserves a permanent place on the menu!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with William and appreciate the feedback about the bread pudding!

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vipDanielN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Fantastic food and the service was truly top notch. Perfect for an anniversary dinner

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Responded 5 days ago

DanielN, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - outstanding food and atmosphere. Service was superb!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us at Cooks & Soldiers! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming to cooks and soldiers since they opened. Best service, food and drinks! They are all doing something great by feeding people creative food !! Love this place! 💛

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for supporting us at Cooks & Soldiers all these years! We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipBigeater
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience and the food, wine drinks and service is always excellent.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2021

Bigeater, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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ErickM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing additional to add

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VinceB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family out to dine and it was a pleasurable experience. The staff, bartenders were awesome. John, the bartender was personable, friendly and kept us entertained. I definitely would recommend dining at Cooks and Soldiers!

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AmyG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome, and everyone else was also super quick to help out. The food came out quickly and was absolutely delicious. So delicious, in fact, that although we weren’t able to finish it all, we ordered some extra servings to eat tomorrow.

Having a menu specifically with the vegetarian options is genuinely so appreciated and made everything much less daunting, (especially considering I had to Google 50% of the words, hah).

This was our first date out in public since the pandemic began, due to some health issues, so we were so relieved to feel comfortable and safe celebrating our anniversary/birthdays (also huge shout out to the hostess for laughing at the joke I didn’t think anyone saw!) :)

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2021

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

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vipAmyK
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing and delicious - can't wait to go back. We appreciated the excellent recommendations from our server as well as a friendly visit from the manager.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2021

AmyK, 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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Sabrina
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

As a first time visit-My dining companion and I were underwhelmed by the food options. On the plus side the service was great as was the wine the server suggested. And it was pricey.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 18, 2021

Sabrina, 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 how the dishes could have been better. Please share your email address if you would be willing to get in touch. Thank you!

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JustinD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegetarian options. Impeccable service as always. Love this place.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

JustinD, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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Bsapp28
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the service to the drinks to the delicious food.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

Bsapp28, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town for concert. Wait staff was very accommodating to our time frame.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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ReneeB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great - service was excellent. A little loud, but it was nice to be in a busy, energetic restaurant mid-week.

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Jenna
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly server. Unique drinks. Try the grilled cheese small plate!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

Jenna, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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LizR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations before the Atlanta Symphony and our server was able to get us in and out with plenty of time to spare. Next time we will take our time and enjoy the delish food even more!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

LizR, 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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MariaP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing as always. The octopus and artichokes were delicious.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

MariaP, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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PatriciaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Honestly some of the most delicious tapas we have had ( and we have had them in Barcelona, NYC and London). We had the Charcuterie, Chorizo in a blanket and Spanish tortilla. All amazing and we had fantastic cocktails as well . Service was great but slow so I deducted a star for that. Would love to return

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never leave reviews but this is the 2nd time that I have been literally amazed at the level of service provided by ALL members of staff at C+S. Unavoidable inconveniences that arise in any busy restaurant are acknowledged, and seamlessly remedied by a staff that goes above and beyond what you would ever expect. Blown away. Turns out the food is incredible as well. 10/10.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We are thrilled to hear how much you have enjoyed your experiences with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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Ryan
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern twist on Spanish cooking. The crudo, Pulpo, Pollo Basque, and Basque Cheesecake are can't-miss.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

Ryan, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had amazing service and I loved the vibe. The food was great and the wine was amazing!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant to share plates, try new things, and hang out for a while

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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vipJT1908
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Good energy. We preferred the music earlier in the evening, chill hop-hop, over what they switched to a little later.. excellent service and ambiance overall.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

JT1908, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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ElizabethB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional service. We enjoyed everything we had but especially the Gambas.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

ElizabethB, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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ATLSteve
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 17, 2021

ATLSteve, thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food!

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EmilyH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such an incredible experience - from the food and drinks, to the atmosphere, to the service. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and they brought us complementary bubbly and dessert. Our waitress was so helpful and kind. Service and food was amazing. Our favorite place for a reason!

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vipTheJuice
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A comfortable experience. A wide variety of tapas are offered. Relatively flavorful but as a Spaniard from Tampa it certainly left a little bit to be desired but my expectations run high here. Still, a nice evening of food and camaraderie.

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vipfoodfan
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been patronizing the Castelluci Group since Sugo in Roswell, and, as usual, Cooks and Soldiers did not disappoint! This is probably their best restaurant. Our server, Jake, was awesome! He was knowledgeable about the menu and very engaging. My mom loves her a Sazerac and this was one of the best she's had outside of New Orleans. It's difficult for a tapas restaurant to time their plates to come out without feeling overwhelmed and they all came out separately perfectly. We had the artichokes, Bikini, trout, octopus and albondigas. Everything was wonderful. We asked to see Jake's manager to compliment him and John Castellucci came out himself. In this time where restaurants are struggling for good staff, Cooks and Soldiers does not have to worry. They know how to treat their employees and make an environment people are happy to work in.
I would recommend Cooks and Soldiers to anyone, whether it be for date night or a group of friends. You can get anything you want here and not be disappointed.
Hats off to the Castelluci's and Cooks and Soldiers!

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 4.7 stars by 2854 OpenTable diners.

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.