Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.33mi
  2. Distance: 0.64mi
  3. Distance: 0.65mi
  4. Distance: 1.13mi
  1. Distance: 0.33mi
  2. Distance: 0.64mi
  3. Distance: 0.65mi
  4. Distance: 1.13mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.33mi
  2. Distance: 0.64mi
  3. Distance: 0.65mi
  4. Distance: 1.13mi
  1. Distance: 0.33mi
  2. Distance: 0.64mi
  3. Distance: 0.65mi
  4. Distance: 1.13mi

About Epicurean Cafe

Epicurean Cafe is a Contemporary 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.

3579 W. lawrenceville St
Duluth, GA 30096
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, French

Hours of Operation:
Please Request Inside or Patio Dining!!

Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday ( Subject To Change for Special Events and Holiday's)

Cross Street:
Hill Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(770) 476-2989

Website:
http://www.epicureancafeatl.com/

Catering:
Offsite catering is available. Email Epicureancafeatl@gmail.com for quote.

Parking Details:
Parking is available in front of the restaurant. Additional parking can be found just behind the restaurant in the parking lot on Hill Street.

Public Transit:
Not Available

Executive Chef:
Omar Powell

Private Party Facilities:
Epicurean Café is happy to accommodate large groups and special events. We regularly host wedding related dinners and luncheons. Epicurean Café also hosts several corporate lunches, dinners and parties each month. Private dining is available for groups of up to 40. We have several special event menus and can accommodate a wide range of special menu requests.
Front Room Max 25 guest/
Covered Patio Max 40 guest/
Open Deck Max 25 guest

Private Party Contact:
Yana Lee-Fong: (678) 799-6176

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Epicurean Cafe Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Romantic (12)
See All
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Business Meals (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Sort by
S
904 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I came with my family to celebrate my birthday and had a great time! The food was delicious, the service was fantastic, and overall a great place for special occasions!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

The enchanting restaurant in old town Duluth has the intimate decor of a simple turn of the century home. With an emphasis on freshness and flavor, the chef creates his food so that each ingredient has a purpose; nothing is left to chance.

Fresh rolls with citrus butter, served first, were a hint of the delights to come.

Watermelon Feta Salad and a Persimmon Orange Salad, both generously portioned, were delicious. The feta cheese was a salty contrast to the fresh watermelon. A work of art in itself, the persimmon salad had thin slices of persimmons, oranges, and other colorful vegetables topped with matchsticks of smoked gouda and a sweet and tangy dressing. A nice pop of cracked black pepper near the bottom of the dish was a tantalizing surprise and really enhanced the flavor of the whole dish.

The Salt and Pepper shrimp advertised on the menu as hot (spicy) were served atop sauteed onions and peppers in a spicy, sweet and tangy sauce. The jumbo shrimp were perfectly cooked and plump with a light crispy saltiness. We didn't eat the habanero peppers in the sauce, but they added a nice heat that was not too spicy for us.

The Fried Green Tomatoes are not your grandma's, they're much better. The breading had a wonderful salty crunchiness (every tomato needs salt), but it didn't end there. Among the slices of crisp fried tomatoes was creamy brie, and bits of bacon. Served with a balsamic reduction. Fabulous!

Entrees included Seared Salmon with garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach and a beurre blanc sauce; also a fresh Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Shrimp Risotto. The chef's shrimp risotto was remarkable; smooth and creamy but not overcooked with plump pieces of shrimp, the flavor was amazing with subtle hint of thyme and other herbs, but no spices or herbs were visible. Very well executed, and absolutely exquisite.

This was our first visit to the Epicurean Cafe, but it won't be our last. And we'll be bringing friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The menu is fantastic, appears to offer something for everyone. We chose the beef brisket with sweet mashed potatoes, the tomato bisque (both off of the menu) and then the specials: persimmon salad and the grilled octopus with okra. Everything was beautifully presented, great value, and incredibly delicious. It's the first time we have been since the restaurant changed from The Park Cafe to its new Epicurean Cafe. Chef Omar Powell really has his act together in that kitchen! We'll be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Setting is cozy in a historic house. Food very flavorful. Execution lacking. Too long to deliver food. Not enough attention to detail.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service1

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

I absolutely love this place. The food and service has always exceeded my expectations. My go to on the menu is the salmon BLT. It’s always perfect. I usually meet friends for lunch and this place always makes it a special time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great service and the food was outstanding. Absolutely loved their fried green tomatoes.

Eat outside on the deck if the wether allows.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

Seems to be more of a trendy restaurant.. Not a lot of food for money.. Good quality ingredients, taste was "ok" but that's a very subjective comment

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value2

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Myself and two friends had the market fish. I was prepared very well and very tasty. Wife had shrimp and grits was also very tasty.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very nice dining experience the server was very attentive we sat outdoors it was a beautiful night the scenery was very pretty and the food was very very good and well presented !

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food is okay but not particularly special for the price. It's has nice upscale ambiance although they seem to be "trying too hard" to be a fancy place. The service was attentive and prompt.

Tags: Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4
value2

 
·Dined on September 8, 2017

We've always enjoyed dining here. It's a beautiful setting and the service was great as usual. Unfortunately the rack of lamb that two of the guests had was not good at all. It was mostly fat and gristle, very little meat, and impossible to eat. The duck and steak dishes the other two of us had were great, though.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value2

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner there. Great butternut squash soup !! Lovely, creamy and hot .. not in taste but in temperature.. sometimes soups at other places are lukewarm. Great select of food. We all had something different and everyone was happy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The trout special was perfect - filets cooked well and served with both fresh pea risotto and veggies dressed with beure blanc sauce. The veggies were not your typical cauliflower. broccoli, carrot blend but rather bok choy, a variety of fresh peppers and grape tomatoes. Yum.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

food was good but very slow to get our entrees. Probably would not go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was friendly and attentive, but there was a considerable time lag between when we finished appetizers and when entrees were delivered. Server did replenish bread and refill drinks while we waited.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great lunch, while shopping in Old Town Duluth we had lunch here. Great service, very attentive staff, owner was very friendly. Had lunch special: Kale Salad, Tomato Soup and Pork Tacos - everything was delicious. My Mom enjoyed the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich. Location is in a cute house with individual rooms. Definitely would come back

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was fabulous! This is a great place to dine to get away from the noisy restaurant environment. Chef Omar came out to personally thank me and my guest for choosing Epicurean for our dining experience. That just topped off a wonderful evening with friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service is very slow. Entree order was incorrect for one of the ladies at the table.
She did not get her food until everyone else in the party was done eating. We asked for the meal to be comped.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food was excellent. The only thing I didn't like was that they did not box up my food. I was only able to eat less than half of it and would have loved to have the rest for lunch the next day. We really enjoyed our experience though!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This is my go-to place to meet a good friend, as it is halfway between her work and my house. We always have a wonderful meal and are able to get her back to work on time. The staff is delightful and the food is delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great outdoor seating on park setting.
Excellent service
Had cheese board - excellent!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food and service is always excellent. This has become our favorite restaurant in Duluth!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We loved this place! Service was excellent as was the food. Great view of Food Truck Friday and we could enjoy the live music from that.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Service extremely slow. Food was good ... Once they got it correct, steak was incorrectly cooked twice. Ended up eating it the second time around, because we had places to be.

Heard the servers talking about how they were extremely busy, but there was essentially no one inside; all service was on the patio.

If you have after dinner plans ... avoid this place, or else you'll miss them.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 1, 2017

My meal was very good---lightly grilled pompano fish with fresh corn and peas in rice (the special). The waitress said seasonal vegetables would accompany it but there were about 5 string beans and 2 cherry tomatoes. Somewhat disappointing. Our waitress also seemed confused about the wines, even though we noted later the description further down on menu. Can't put my finger on it but odd feel to this place....we noted only 2 other couples besides us there at 7pm on a Saturday night.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Chef Omar is a true culinary artist.
A delicious culinary adventure each and every time.
This OTP gem is surely not to be missed!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Delicious!!!! Lamb chops & braised short ribs. Great food, atmosphere & service. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Dined to celebrate birthdays for the entire dinner party! Atmosphere was outstanding. Felt welcomed upon entering the restaurant and throughout the evening. Service was superb! Spoke with owners and the chef in addition to the waitstaff. Each person, made the dinner hour very special.

Words can't describe how delectable the food was. We tried the Salt and Pepper Shrimp. This is definitely for the palate that can handle spicy. The Honey Soy Braised Pork Belly was very tasty. One of the specials for the evening was the Short Rib. The meat was so tender. The portion served was enough to share or to take home. One other entree that deserves mentioning is the Shrimp and Grits which was also delicious. Our Wine choices were very complimentary for both the red meat and the seafood selections that we had.

Don't forget to end the evening with dessert. Recommendations are the Rum Baptized Tres Leche or the Warm Chocolate Almond Bread Pudding. Can't wait to dine here again!

Since the Epicurean Cafe is located downtown Duluth, parking adjacent to the restaurant is limited. However, common parking areas are within a very short walking distance to the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 15, 2017

So after living in Duluth for four years we finally made reservations and an anniversary date night at Epicurean and it was worth the wait. Having attended group events here we decided to do dinner for two. Incredible evening. The atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, awesome menu offerings and the choices of wine were all a delight. Give them a try and you will not be disappointed. I know we will be back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic, Disabled Access, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 15, 2017

A great location overlooking a park. It was nice to sit on the veranda dining area to have dinner with the rain in the background.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Very disappointed, I chose this restaurant based on the reviews. Steak overcooked and dry, Red Snapper was bland. Extremely hot and uncomfortable.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Housed in a recreated historic home, this is a very cozy and relaxing place to have a meal. The owner is very personable and the staff is anxious to help.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Presentation is nice, but the food lacks flavor.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

My husband and I ate here for date night. I ordered the salad with shrimp. He ordered the pork tenderloin. Overall, the food/drink was excellent starting from the cocktails to the bread and then to the main courses. The outdoor seating was quiet and relaxing. The downside was that the service was very slow, even though the restaurant was almost empty.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We went this past Friday evening, and it was a group of 6 of us. There were events going on all around the restaurant outside, and it was a beautiful evening. We were seated on the beautiful covered porch. When it began getting darker the lights under the covering came on.

Our server was very good and well versed with the restaurant and chef. We ordered a variety of appetizers. OlThey were all good but the dip and spread sampling was our favorite. I would also recommend the fried green tomatoes. For dinner we all had something different. Duck and pasta, steak, chicken with mashed sweet potatoes, shrimp and grits, the hamburger with pork bellies, and that evening's special was trout with pea and mushroom risotto. It was all excellent!

We also ordered 3 of the desserts. The seasonal fruit tart was our favorite. We didn't care that much for 2 of the desserts. The chocolate and almond bread pudding was a bit heavy on the almond extract. I would love to see an almond paste or almareto used in this. The tres leche cake with grilled pineapple was good , but none of us were fans of the nutmeg in this or the mashed sweet potatoes. This is all just personal taste.

We loved the evening with food, friends, drinks, and atmosphere. We will certainly be back soon!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was very good. Fish special was delicious and my husband's steak was yummy too. The server was distracted and slow even though the place was not busy. He seemed flustered and had the hostess filling in for him throughout our meal. It is a good thing we were happy with our food because no one ever checked on us. We will not go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We dined at Epicurean Cafe on Sat night with 2 other couples. We had our own little dining room which was a pleasant surprise. Our waitress was attentive and helped us with our selections.
We will definitely be returning

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Always great food! Never disappointed! Love this place lunch and dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

With only 3 or 4 tables occupied at this restaurant, it still took 40+ mins to get our food. Worse was that the dishes were brought out with 5 mins between them so that 3 of the 5 had their food while 2 others were waiting a long time. Our dish with lamb was meant to have bokchoi on it but it was nowhere near in site. No bread served before the meal, which for ~$30 an entree seems a given. Food tasted great but service lacked seriously behind what you'd expect. Wonder how it will be when all the tables are full...but won't return to experience it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service2

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent meal, we will be going back soon! It has a very charming feel, the food and the service was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.