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About Food 101
Serving hearty food with rural roots & an urban polish, Food 101 caters to those seeking a dining experience reminiscent of days gone by. Created by talented chef Ryan Smith, the menu features proven classics with an inventive twist. This neighborhood Atlanta eatery exudes comfort not only through its food, but also through its relaxed atmosphere.
Atlanta, GA 30342
American, Southern, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm- 10:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Midday: Monday-Saturday: 3:00pm-5:30pm
Brunch: Saturday, 11:00am-3:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Belle Isle Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Food 101 is available for private events.
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Food 101 has a wonderful Private Dining Room available for all needs. No matter what size or what occasion, the staff here at Food 101 is here to make sure every detail exceeds your expectation – from the menu to the memories. Our private room can accommodate up to approximately 40 people. br
Food 101 Ratings and Reviews
Menu had limited choices and the quality of the food was terrible. My salad had not one green leaf in it. Our chicken wings were incredibly dry. The burger was dry, the crab cakes that cost $28 were clearly not fresh and mushy. Wine was good, bread was great. The service was rushed and we were not informed of all the specials. Then to top it off, the manager came and lurked over our table and coughed and sneezed. When we left it smelled of smoke. Not our style of restaurant. We will not return.
The food was decent but not great. Wait Service was quick and not as friendly as it should have been. Issue with the beer selection. Was out of my 1st four options and didn’t seem to care. They were transitioning from draft to bottle beer so not much available.
I made a reservation for Valentine's Day because the special menu looked interesting. But our experience was subpar at best. Although I noted on the reservation that my wife is gluten-free, the waiter acted surprised when I asked for a recommendation. We were sat in the middle of the restaurant and although other guests were offered their preference of tables, we were not. Our waiter was nice, but it took over 10 minutes for him to arrive at our table, because apparently the waitress who was supposed to be serving us forgot we were her table. Probably because they added this table in the middle of the restaurant for Valentines Day. But worst of all, the food is just not good. My crab cakes tasted like mush. The puree that came with her scallops tasted like cardboard. We later found out that the head chef has only been with the restaurant for 6 months and probably should have offered a limited menu for the holiday since he clearly was not accustomed to Preparing these meals. The restaurant has apparently been around for almost 20 years, but it sounds like they have gone through several chefs and if our one experience is indicative of the norm, I wholeheartedly would not recommend this restaurant to anybody.
Maybe things weren't clicking this past Saturday night, but it was a less than enjoyable experience. After ordering wine for my date and a draft beer for me, I was told they had discontinued their draft beer. If you are going to make that move, I would assume you could update your menu. So after ordering THREE different bottled beers and being told "we are out of that beer" I gave up and ordered wine. Not a big deal, but this process took 15-20 minutes.
I really appreciate the small portion entree options.
After being seated we were told the restaurant was out of a number of things (Ahi Tuna , pork, Asparagus) so I ordered a filet only to have the waiter come back after about 15 minutes to say they were out of the filet. I ordered something else but he came back to say that they got a filet from their sister restaurant in the same center. We got there at 8:00 and finally got our meals at 9:20. Steak was smaller than listed on the menu and the baked potato was cold in spots. In spite of the food problems, the service was good and our waiter apologized for our wait. We were given comp drinks and appetizer and a discount on the steak. Still very disappointing for what used to be a very good restaurant. Food 101 concepts may have outpunted their coverage with the addition of their other restaurants.
Food 101 was off their game this evening. Our appetizer chips were well over cooked. My wife’s crab cakes were luke warm and swimming in too much sauce and my meat loaf was burned. They also ran out of the chocolate cake dessert. They have done much better than this. This dinner felt like they mailed it in.
I only gave the service a good because I had made reservations as it was our anniversary and we met for our first date at Food 101 one year ago. We arrived exactly on time, the hostess asked us if we had reservations, we did, and then she proceeded to tell us that the "restaurant was full and we would need to wait for a table". We went to the bar and ended up staying there as Brandon took care of us for both drinks and dinner.
My husband and I were surprised at the limited menu choices. We started with the Glazed Green Goddess roasted Brussels Sprouts which were the highlight of the meal. The portion was very generous and they were delicious. My husband ordered the strip steak and I tried the poached salmon. Again, the portions were generous, but the steak that he ordered medium was over cooked and just okay. My salmon was bland and disappointing. The most memorable part of the meal was the check which was very high. Unfortunately, the unremarkable quality of the food did not warrant the price tag of the meal. Glad we tried it, but would not bother to return.
We have not been to Food 101 in a while and noticed they have an updated menu. I got the crap and shrimp cakes, and they were phenomenal! My wife got the Blue Plate special, (shrimp with stuffed crap), and it was equally delicious. We met Ron the GM, and after mentioning we knew one of the former chefs, he provided complimentary desert. Great food and service and we will be back soon.
Our lunch was very good! I had the Cobb salad which on the menu it comes with lobster. I asked to add chicken instead of lobster and my waitress said she could do it this time but normally the chef refuses to make changes. He was not there yet so I was lucky! I’m not a fan of a restaurant not substantiating or leaving an item off a dish if asked to do so. I have dined at Food 101 for years and haven’t had that happen before but things change with who’s in charge in the kitchen I guess!
This was my first time trying this restaurant. I went on a Monday with a friend I had not seen in a couple of years. We sat at the bar. The staff was super friendly and engaging. We ordered a meat and cheese plate and the Lavender citrus salmon.
The charcuterie was very tasty, but cheeses were not very unique.
The salmon was perfectly cooked. I'm hooked.
We had cocktails and wine. The cocktails were inventive and well made. I'd like to try more of them. I was a little concerned all the wines that are offered by the bottle are also offered by the glass. There were many open wine bottles and I did not see dates on them. It made me leary to order a glass.
The food lives up to it's name. It's a little on the pricy side, but for a special dinner I definitely recommend it.
The food is amazing. However, the service changes the overall experience. They were short staffed. Many employees were upset and throwing tantrums because their falcons' team took a loss. So unprofessional.
Our waiter left in the middle of our e-mail and we were left with one waitress who was taking care of the whole restaurant.
It's time for you to revisit Food 101. 101 is playing its "A" game again! The return of Chef Ron, who was one of the original chefs when the restaurant first opened is turning out many of the 101 classics plus some new offerings...all with great consistency. The appetizer pastrami gravlax is a special treat. Also the bar program features several barrel aged Manhattan drinks that are worth the trip.
It felt a little overpriced for the quality of the food. The fried chicken came out warm and soggy, obviously sat under the warmer for a while. The wife’s blackened salmon was overly spicy (even for me). The meat and cheese board was decent, but nothing special. We really liked 101 Steak, but Food 101 just didn’t quite measure up.
Very average unimaginative food. Have had much better cheaper meals at Carrabbas. Based decision to go here upon the 4 star open table rating. 4 of us had different dishes and no one said they would come back again. Now I am going to have trouble trusting the open table reviews. I should have been suspicious when there were many reservations available on a Friday night
My husband and I had a great time. We had never been there before, and enjoyed every moment. Ashley was a great server. He enjoyed the ribs, which was very tender. I enjoyed the steak salad and 3 side that I had to take home. We would definitely return and request Ashley''s section!
We had a 0730 reservation and arrived early for our annual Christmas eve dinner out. The waitress was rushed, short and curt in her answers. We had to ask multiple times for the "specials" and the restaurant was already out of a number of items. The food took extremely long to come to the table after ordering and was cool-cold, and the salmon appeared under-cooked. The item we asked for "to go" (the short ribs) for our son who was working that night was incorrect as we were given the chicken. Most importantly, the manager never came to the table to apologize for the delays, we never got an explanation, and it was clear that a number of other customers left without getting their food.
Overall a very disappointing dinner on every level.
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