Einstein's

3.9
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$30 and under
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American
Piedmont Park enthusiasts and an established business set make relatively short work of innovative entrees, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Metrotainment Cafes’ flagship opened in 1991 and has been winnings hearts and accolades ever since. Inside each bungalow, luxe décor creates a casual, modish atmosphere, highlighted by stylish lighting and rich wood trim. Outside, a large tree-shaded patio beckons, earning Einstein’s the most votes as “Best Outdoor Dining Experience” year after year. Our award-winning brunch is a local favorite!
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We tried the classic eggs benedict and ixtapa, both of which were pretty good. Had some OJ and coffee that were decent too. Nice staff and ambience.

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service

RM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I've had in months, and it was all so reasonably priced!

OT
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a nice meal before going to the Fox Theater, which is only a few blocks away.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very informative and helpful with the menu. Food was delicious. I enjoyed trying a trendy new place to dine when visiting from out of town.

JA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

One of the worst breakfasts I have ever had. Cold eggs and cold potatoes and old fruit.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation for 8:30, wasn’t seated by 9:15, this place is a joke

CE
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Food took FOREVER. we were there two hours and still hadn’t received our main entrees. We ended up getting it to go.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

For Valentine’s Day I had a reservation and upon arrival they asked if a high rise was okay without even checking me in for my reservation. I politely said no and that I would like a booth or nicer table (which we didn’t mind if we had to wait)and we were rushed a to a table of five where it just felt as if we weren’t cared about I had to hunch over to talk to my boyfriend. The waitress was trying to accommodate, but wasn’t up to date or knowledgeable on their menu and didn’t check in on us. I really wanted to have a great time and it just was a series of unfortunate events that we felt as if we had to keep trying to brush off.

JJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Poor service. Took almost an hour to get our order (think the server forgot to put it in), and another 25 to get dessert. Table next to us didn't get their appetizer until about 5 min after their main course. Reserved a table for Valentine's day as they advertised a special menu, but definitely not a Valentine's mood (loud music and multiple tv's blaring). Food was good when it finally arrived, but by that point we had decided we will not be coming back.

KM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Nice, food needs more seasoning. The service was excellent the drinks were nice.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Valentines Day

CR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except for 2/10 guest who ordered short ribs. The portion sizes were extremely small. This was extremely odd compared to the rest of the parties portion, and also, it was under the “large plates” menu.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great weekend brunch!!

IW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday. 10 of us. Made lunch reservation night before. A little nervous due to mixed reviews. No parking per se but complementary valet next door. They were ready for us early. Connor was excellent taking care of us. Everyone’s food was very good and fast coming out—Service was very good. Music was a little louder than I’d like but I’m a crotchety old guy. Will absolutely go back. If I have to nitpick, there was minor confusion delivering the correct meal to the correct person. There was no problem with us bringing our own birthday cake, and they cheerfully supplied plates, napkins and silverware—even a lighter for the candle. Thanks, Einsteins. Truly a pleasure.

s
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice casual place with an interesting menu, great location and free parking.

WN
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Looked forward to visit a spot that I have great memories from 20 years ago. It wasn't the same. Service was very slow. We were sat in the bar area with a solo singer. At times the volume was too loud. Appetizer was cold (Octopus) by the time it made it to our table. My Fried Chicken was tasty, but the greens and mashed potatoes were cold. The Pork Belly dish was too sweet. I hoped this would be a good to spot since my best friend just moved to ATL and lives close by. It will not.

BW
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crackling fire, delicious food and warm welcome. Two older girl friends decided on the spur of the moment to lunch in midtown but it was after 2:30 when we showed up at Einstein’s. We were welcomed graciously and shown to a table near the fireplace in the seating area near the bar where we were able to chat in quiet surroundings. The server’s suggestions for lunch were a really inspired mix of traditional and exotic cuisines. Excellent wine by the glass at a reasonable price. This neighborhood institution just gets better with time.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Be careful if you have dietary restrictions. Our waiter was not receptive to it.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

YP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic.

D
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The atmosphere was delightful and the food was okay but not anything exceptional. The lasagna was overcooked and stuck to the pan. The shrimp and grits were not very flavorful.

BH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sat on the bar side. Loud music and a couple tables yelling to talk over it. Love this place. Will be back and will sit on the other side.

BA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Really lovely space to meet with friends. It was loud, but that was okay as people were clearly happy and enjoying themselves.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp and grits were delicious

B
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a few things that we ordered that were not what we expected, and the desert we ordered was missing a few things that the menu said would be on it. when i asked about this, i was told that we had an old menu but it was still the same price

M
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch options, good drinks, nice ambiance. You can't go wrong here.

M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

good food ,prices reasonable, food slow from kitchen

OT
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful service and the food was absolutely amazing, delicious, great presentation.

OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was horrible!!! Visited many times in the past and enjoyed. However this was the worst experience we’ve had there. Guess they changed chefs.

S
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the figs wrapped in bacon-amazing! My husband had the short ribs and they were delicious. I had the salmon and it was very good -cooked just right! Our waiter Shawn was attentive. Overall great experience-we would go again.

LA
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great server. The bar was packed and too loud. We should have moved to dining room.

c
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was extremely slow. Food was mediocre. Noise level made it hard to have a conversation. Very unsatisfying experience

DK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was ice cold. Grounds in coffee. Service was slow. I’ve been here many times and this was the worst!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service! We had a great time!

i
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I met 3 of my Georgia Tech classmates for lunch at Einstein’s. We thought that it would be a perfect place for a reunion – the first time that the 4 of us had reunited in 26 years.


The Pros:
•Location and availability of parking.
•The ambiance of the restaurant was nice and welcoming.
•The hosts were gracious and accommodating. They helped us take pictures of our group to commemorate our reunion.
•The food was delicious – 2 of us enjoyed the shrimp and grits. The other 2 enjoyed the short rib hash.
•Kudos to the chef. We had a great meal.


The Cons:
The service from our waiter was poor as exhibited by the following behavior:
•Our waiter, who did not introduce himself, seemed taken aback when I asked if there were any specials.
•He did not offer to refill our beverages during the meal. I nursed, and then ran out of my Coke.
•He disappeared for long stretches of time and did not check on us.
•He partially cleared the table after we finished our meal. After waiting approximately 45 minutes, I sought assistance from a hostess to finish clearing the table. When our waiter reappeared to ask if we needed anything else, I asked that he clear off the table. He responded by saying, “well that’s what I’m doing” -- in a tone that was rude.
•He did not ask us if we wanted dessert or offer to let us see a dessert menu. We had to ask for a dessert menu. He brought one [1] for our group of 4 to share.


The location of Einstein’s is great. The food is amazing. The service that my party experience was awful. And for me, professionalism and service are just as important as the food. As a result, I would not recommend Einstein’s as an option for an enjoyable meal.

D
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I was very disappointed with everything. We literally waited 30 minutes for our waiter or anyone to take our drink order. They were not very busy. The Christmas Prix Fixe menu looked good but the food was awful. I ordered the quail and it was extremely dry, the skin was a little burnt. The sides were cold. The waiter came to our table like a whole 3 times during the 2 hours that we were there. The bartender kept looking for him and couldnt find him either. Hot mess and awful food. Dennys, Ihop, Hooters.... Would have been a better choice

AT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They charge for ice if you ask for liquor on the rocks. They also charge for to-go boxes. Even if you actually ate IN the restaurant. Strange. The food was good though. Don't like feeling nickel and dimes though.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

They ran out of food by 2. The manager was extremely dismissive to guests as they stated their grievances.

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