Einstein's

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$30 and under
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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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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
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65% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
1 review
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

OT
Charlotte
4 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.

D
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as usual was excellent!! Loved the grilled octopus
Server was great and knowledgeable- Thanks Miguel!!!
Wasn’t as packed as I expected but still cozy... we’ll be back!!!

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The waiter mentioned that it was the first night for the new menu, it needs a little refining. The ceviche did not ha a punch all citrus and the pasta was a bit salty. Also, the cocktail that I had tasted like cough syrup.

The service was just ok

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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SC
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Chicken entree was DELICIOUS!!

WB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dependable good food and service. Very nice brunch selections

E
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nothing was particularly outstanding but everything was good

CR
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Our waiter recommended the octopus which was one of their specialty dishes. He described it as plate licking good. It was not good, very fishy tasting and salty. Three of us ordered it and none of us finished it, It was awful. We used to go to Einsteins for brunch. I will not return to Einsteins and will pass on my negative experience on whenever I can.

AI
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We arrived around 8:30 PM. We were seated immediately, but it seemed the restaurant was in closing mode by this time. It took a bit longer than expected for food and the service was a bit slower than we would have liked. The food was excellent.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Granted we went for a late dinner following a show but the restaurant was completely dead at 9:30. The food was good but took forever to arrive in a seemingly empty restaurant. Servers were everywhere standing around which made the wait even more frustrating. Additionally, they were out of several of the main course dishes (4) as well as mashed potatoes. Not that I really wanted mashed potatoes but to be out of them is unacceptable for a location near many grocery stores. Especially a location that boast made from scratch items and couldn’t use the excuse they haven’t arrived from the supplier.

d
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great little place that serves very good food. Make sure to take advantage of the valet parking or you will have to find a place to park on the street:) We had the prefix thanksgiving menu and every part of it was phenomenal.

AH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hats off for providing a quiet and comfortable Thanksgiving meal. I wish there were rolls, that was a disappointment. But the meal was good. I had the salmon, asparagus and risotto. The risotto was bland and I would've liked to opt that out for mac and cheese. But otherwise, it was all great. The pumpkin cheesecake flan was amazing!!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Recently moved to Atlanta and with no family in town decided to eat out .
Bad choice ! This was the absolute worse meal ever no taste, not cooked properly 2 hours later the cook came out and told us no dessert because he was struggling with the crust of a peach cobbler????
How do you mess up Thanksgiving?
We left without finishing our meal :(
Side note before entering - 3 people warned us to run and go eat somewhere else.
Bad days happen totally get it !
Unfortunately ,Thanksgiving should not be the day to be over ambitious with a menu if your especially not able to prepare your pre fixed meal properly!

s
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Flavorless pork belly. Slow kitchen. O. A slow night. Our waiter, though, was fabulous

0
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome!

SI
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We have not been back to Einstein’s for brunch since Mother’s Day. This menu was wonderful as compared to MD. It had vegetarian options, traditional breakfast foods and lunch items. I wish Mother’s Day was this menu

VM
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I seem to find myself here quite a bit lately. There don't seem to be too many choices in the downtown area for a nice business lunch, but Einstein's certainly never disappoints. The restaurant is actually quite spacious and will accommodate a larger party. It is surprisingly easy to park with their valet service. The food is always delicious. A solid choice for business meals or meeting up with a friend.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Waiter seemed as if we were a brother. No bueno.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Took 35-40 minutes to get brunch food!

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived and sat for 15 minutes before a waiter came to the table. He said he'd be back with waters, which took another 15 minutes. He. brought the water and took drink orders. When he returned with the cocktails, we told him we were ready to order. He said ok, then walked away and did not return. We were all dumbfounded. We decided to leave. On the way out, I told the front greeter and she didn't even apologize for the terrible service.

d
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Took over an hour to get our food. Even though we could see other tables turning over several times our waitress when pressed said something vague like others were ahead of us. In the meantime I ordered coffee and then had to ask twice again for cream/sugar and it finally came 15 minutes after coffee which was cold. Friend ordered eggs Benedict. Came with ham and egg on plate minus English muffin. When asked about it server said she checked with kitchen and they were out of muffins. How do you plate and serve this as if the customer won’t notice a third of her meal is missing??? Friend requested toast instead and that took another 10 minutes to get from the kitchen . Waitress blamed all on kitchen and discussed with manager and he never came over to our table. Terrible way to treat customers.

C
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a solid choice. Great food, great service.

TS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I would recommend they dont get the fried green tomatoes Benedict. Small portion and eggs were just beyond raw. The food was barely lukewarm. I have been several times and was disappointed with this trip. Server was very good

U
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst dining experience! It took 45 minutes to get bread and then it was burnt. It took an hour to get our food. We had to ask our waitress multiple times to get our drink orders. We will never return!

GA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

No one greeted us for a while finally went to find someone to help us. Food was not great mediocre at best but our waiter was enjoyable!

p
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal at Einstein's. The cheddar biscuits were a nice special ty. My spouse got the bbq short ribs and I got the ribeye. Really excellent flavor on both..cooked to perfection. We'll be back!

A
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very good! Brunch was good, service. Nice experience

S
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best service with Josh that I think I have had in years. I was reminded I need to come more often because the experience was s perfect. I loved the bistro steak

MG
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our order was incomplete when delivered. By the time we received the remaining portion of the order, we were nearly finished with our meal. Also, we made a request to alter the side on one order. The server pushed back on the request. We indicated that this has been done on multiple times during previous visits to Einstein's, the server rudely responded "That doesn't make it right". Substituting fruit in place of greens is hardly a request that deserves this sort of response. Near the end of our meal, we asked for our check as everything seemed to be taking a long time. We finished our meal, each went to the restroom, and then waited even longer before the check was delivered. Very poor service overall.

B
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were four Ga Tech alums in for homecoming. Picked Einstein’s based on recommendations. Our waiter Joshua was great. We all had shrimp and grits. Very good

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