Epicurean Cafe

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$30 and under
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American
Epicurean Cafe is a Modern American restaurant where we offer our guests a quality food and wine experience in a casual, yet refined atmosphere. We are located in the historic Knox House, on the Town Green in Downtown Duluth.

Epicurean Café is locally owned and managed by Chef Omar Powell.

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WayneP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Wonderful experience. Definite do again

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BrianB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Seafood special for the evening was amazing!!

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AnneG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epicurean is always one of our favorite places to go for a special dinner. The food and service are always excellent!

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vipKristenAtlanta
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love our dinner! Amanda took great care of us. The ambiance needs some help - lighting, art, music - simple fixes. Overall we loved it!

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food took forever as I thought I was going to pass out as it took atleast 45-hour after we ordered. The server was busy.

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SheryllC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always!

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Goldenmommy
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent--better than anticipated. Our server was very pleasant and helpful. Prices are reasonable--portions not overwhelming. Only criticism is directed at condition of facility. I realize it's a historic building but it should not be shabby. As we were led to our upstairs table, the carpet on the stairs was very worn and discolored. Same in our dining room. There were also unpainted spots on the walls where items had been previously removed. It leaves the impression that if management does not care about appearances, do they care about food and service? They obviously do, as our meal was tasty. and service was good. However, first impressions do count...

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WJEVANSON
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening of fine dining.

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EricaR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and Todd was excellent. The kitchen was very behind and slow though. You could tell everyone was anxious about the food taking so long. I would definitely go back and give it another try. I’m okay with things taking a bit longer but an hour and 40 minutes is a bit too long for my liking.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the short rib with mixed vegetables and garlic potatoes. Everything was cooked to perfection, not too much salt or other seasoning, but salt and pepper were available on the table. Service was attentive , but not overbearing Overall, a perfect dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

High expectations for a romantic Valentines Day night out were not met. Not sure if it was the chef who couldn’t keep up or just bad wait service. We were there for over 2 hours and got very tired of sitting and watching the staff hectically running around not knowing the table numbers, dropping plates, running into each other. It was sad and unbelievable.

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HappyDuluth
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food but a bit overpriced because of Valentine’s Day. We’d love to try again when it’s not so crowded and not a fixed menu. It was a bit pricey for what it was, but would like to try it during a normal day.

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ChrisH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were very "underwhelmed" by our experience on Valentine's Day.
When we arrived, the staff seemed frazzled... even early in the evening, before they got busy. Our server was excellent, but it took over 30 minutes to get our salad (prix fixe menu). We had to inquire about it to jump start them, it seemed. There were also some inconsistencies between the menu description and the dinners they served - as if they'd messed up their shopping list and made some last minute substitutions. (Not a big deal, just another indicator of their disorganization?)
The historic house was cool, but the ambiance was not great, with an extremely loud and annoying couple over our shoulder. Can't blame the restaurant for this, of course, but it really highlighted how there was nothing in the furnishings to help control the noise, even in normal circumstances.
The real issue is that their food and drink just were not memorable in any way. Their "signature drinks" were not worth the cost, and the tomato broth really looked and tasted like Campbell's tomato soup. We agreed afterwards that the best parts of the meal were the rolls/butter and the dessert. However, even the beignets were too brown and seemed on the verge of shouldn't having been served.
Bottom line - we felt like we could have done better ourselves at home.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Valentines day dinner with my girlfriend, food was delicious.

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EatPrayLove
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food is good and reasonably priced. The service however is ridiculously slow. We went for lunch and while the restaurant was far from busy and still we waited over 40 mins for our food to arrive- soup, sandwiches and salad. Only go if you have time to spare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a warm welcome from the staff. We had amazing table service which was followed by two of thei Halibut specials, my personal favorite Pork Chop and the yummy lamb chops. It was a great meal that matched the conversation with good friends.

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vipJoeT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda and everyone was amazing. Only recommendation would be to augment ty hrir wine list with some higher-end bottles.

Thanks for a great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!!

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vipJulieY
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...great service!

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ScarlettH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had our wedding reception at this place before the management changes. We went back this week for my husband birthday dinner. The food was very good and tasty. Yes I would recommend this place to others.

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Blake
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Todd was awesome. He was very professional and informing. Thank you Epicurean Cafe......

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal! Service is wonderful but food can be slow to come out from the kitchen so order the delicious appetizers and sit back for a nice meal.

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Kristine
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolute great service, the food was excellent but the room was cold. Many customers wore jackets while eating food. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the very chilly room. A heater in the first dining area would have been ideal.

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MGmom3
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and ambiance as it’s an old historic home converted into a restaurant. Gluten free options are noted on the menu.

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JeanetteT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved everyone and the food! Todd is the greatest waiter!

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JaimeB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service was very poor and slow, the only thing they did quickly was to pass the bill. We asked for additional bread and they didn't pass us, we made the complaint and they gave us the bread, not before reminding them that they charged us. We didn't care about the price, just to give us bread. The bathroom door would not close. We will never return to this place.

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vipluvoysters
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's so nice to go out to dinner with friends and actually be able to have a conversation without shouting! This restaurant has a number of small rooms since it is an old house, and it is very quaint and quiet. I will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints!

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Jody
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was exceptional. mmmmmmmmmm

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WesN
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our bus boy (John Wright) was the smoothest bus boy I have seen in my life. He deserves a raise for being such an awesome guy. The steak was a little too fatty and not as warm as we hoped. However, the flavor was very exquisite and delightful to the tongue. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!

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Babyj
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

wonderful food, excellent service, quiet and I took fabulous company with me so what's not to LOVE!

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were wonderful. My wife had the Salmon, and I had the seasonal salad with chicken. Both were delicious. We'll be back to try more of the menu sometime soon.

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vipgoodeats
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Highly recommend. We’ll be back.

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vipClaybo
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ever was perfect! The server made some great suggestions and the food service was timely enabling
us to get to our show on time!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was fantastic and the food was divine! I’ll be back very soon. Love this restaurant! 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good, but my entrée size was small for the $$. They appeared to be short-staffed (maybe), so service was not as attentive as I would have preferred given that there were few guests to be waited-on.

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vipChris
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Had heard great things about the restaurant and decided to try again before going to a concert. Server was fantastic & made recommendations on food and wine. The restaurant was not that busy but the kitchen was incredibly slow.

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AnneG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Epicurean and this meal was no exception! Our appetizers and entrees were all delicious. Our service was a little slow, probably because there was a party in another room, but we were visiting with friends so it was not a problem for us.

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YuichiA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful, so delicious. Thank you for the special dinner!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went tonight for a first time visit for dinner with my husband and his parents. It was very quiet for a Saturday night, but it was a nice change from the bustle of some of the nearby restaurants. My husband and father in law had the scallops and my mother in law had the fish special which was cod tonight. They all loved their dishes. I had the only vegetarian dish they had in (that wasn’t a salad) which was a grain bowl, and it was just alright. We had the fried green tomatoes with brie to share and those were absolutely delicious. Only comment I will make is lack of privacy in the facilities. If you need the restroom, you have to flip a sign on the door to “occupied” because the door doesn’t even fully close let alone lock. I was truly uncomfortable using the restroom. It couldn’t hurt just to fix the door.

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Epicurean Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Epicurean Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 476-2989.

Epicurean Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 1112 OpenTable diners.

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