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LINTON’s

4.2
4.2
913 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden is necessary to dine at LINTON’s whenever the Garden is open. Admission is required for all dinner guests, including Garden members, during Garden Lights, and other seasonal events held in the evening.

Linton's is a completely unique dining destination nestled in the Garden House at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Chef Linton Hopkins invites guests to relax in a contemporary bistro setting and enjoy a signature menu featuring fresh, local ingredients, inspired by the restaurant's surroundings.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Closed

    The Petit Café
    Monday - Sunday: 5PM - 10PM

    The Quick Café
    Monday: 5PM to 10PM
    Tuesday - Sunday: 9AM - 4PM ~ 5PM to 10PM

    The Restaurant
    Tuesday - Sunday: 11AM - 3PM
    Monday - Sunday: 5PM - 10PM

    Admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden is necessary to dine at LINTON’s whenever the Garden is open. Admission is required for all dinner guests, including Garden members, during Garden Lights, and other seasonal events held in the evening.

  • Phone number

    (404) 585-2061

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Linton Hopkins

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Parking details

    On-site parking is available in the SAGE Parking Facility.<br />Drop-off period (0 - 30 minutes) Free<br />31 - 60 minutes $2.00<br />Each additional 30 minutes $1.00<br />Maximum daily rate $15.00<br />We do not validate parking.

  • Public transit

    The Atlanta Botanical Garden is served by the MARTA transit system. Bus #27 stops at the main entrance at 1345 Piedmont Avenue, and Bus #27 may be boarded at either the Midtown or Lindbergh Center train stations.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Warm Olives$5.00

    • Pimento Cheese$7.00

      benne seed crackers

      • Local Charcuterie Plate$15.00

        accompaniments

        • Artisan Cheese Plate$15.00

          accompaniments

          • Turkey Chili$7.00

            clabber cream

            • North Georgia Apple Salad$9.00

              Frisee, Bacon lardon, Asher blue cheese, pine nuts

              • Kale Salad$9.00

                wild rice, dried cranberries, winter squash, brown butter-sorghum vinaigrette

                • Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad$7.00

                  soft herbs, spiced pecans, fennel, Thomasville tomme, buttermilk

                  Entrée

                  • Eggs Benedict$11.00

                    English muffin, Hollandaise, country ham, frisee, sweet bell peppers, ham

                    • Croque Monsieur$13.00

                      black forest Ham, Gruyere, whole grain Mustard, cornichon

                      • The ABG Club$12.00

                        smoky Turkey, Benton's bacon, butter lettuce, dijonnaise, white bread, house made chips

                        • French Omelet$10.00

                          salad vert with citrus vinaigrette

                          • Challah French Toast$12.00

                            macerated blueberries & blackberries, Maple syrup

                            • Springer Mountain Chicken Pot Pie$22.00

                              carrots, celery, potato, english peas, puff pastry

                              • Potage of Shrimp & Grits$24.00

                                white Shrimp, heirloom Grits, shellfish nage, trinity, herbs

                                For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                What 913 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                4.2
                                4.2 based on all time ratings
                                • 4.2Food
                                • 4.1Service
                                • 4.2Ambience
                                • 3.6Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                1. HI

                                  HookedonItalian

                                  Atlanta

                                  9 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  9 reviews

                                  Dined on January 4, 2017

                                  overall3food4service5ambience4

                                  The food and wine were perfect for the night Lights at ABG. Prices were a little high as was the noise level... but I attribute this noise to what I hope is an unusually large quantity of children.

                                2. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Birmingham

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 4, 2017

                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                  A good stop after or before touring special garden events. Enjoyed meal and location.

                                3. LF

                                  LoveFood

                                  Atlanta

                                  22 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  22 reviews

                                  Dined on January 4, 2017

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  One of us had the vegetable plate, the rest had the amazing pork chop. We all enjoyed our meals. Our only disappointment was the Caramel Bread Pudding. We could not detect ANY caramel sea salt in it. It seemed to be all bittersweet chocolate. Would not order that again.. Overall a very pleasant experience. We got there early so the restaurant was quiet because it was not crowded. By the time we left, it was very noisy.

                                4. O

                                  Oldmanfromstockbridge

                                  Atlanta

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 3, 2017

                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                  Good dinning after a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Very pricey; so the budget only allows a visit for special occasions. The menu is limited; but, the items are very tasty, well prepared and presented.

                                5. DL

                                  DocLiv

                                  New Orleans

                                  6 reviews

                                  2.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on January 3, 2017

                                  overall2food2service4ambience5

                                  Ugh...so disappointed in Linton's. Atmosphere was lovely, especially with the lights from the Botanical Gardens; service was really good, our waiter (Josh) was tip-top; but food was so disappointing, especially for the price. Menu was limited. Chicken pot pie was bland and tasteless, and I had to send it back to be re-heated. Salted caramel bread pudding wasn't even worth the calories. We won't be going back.

                                6. AF

                                  AFamilyOf5

                                  Atlanta

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on January 2, 2017

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We went on a rainy night to eat and the restaurant was empty (weather was terrible). However the service was spectacular and the staff had a lot of fun interacting with my husband and our three small kids. The food was wonderful and we had a great time!

                                7. DG

                                  DavidG

                                  Atlanta

                                  9 reviews

                                  vip
                                  2.0

                                  9 reviews

                                  Dined on December 31, 2016

                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                  This place is terribly mediocre for such an upscale building and location. The tables look like they belong in a cafeteria and the decor is spartan and sterile. The food is poor to average, the prices are above average. The service was not slow, but it was more like Denny's. I jst can't recommend this place at all, even though it is right at the Garden. We are members of the Botanical Garden, but for non-members, the entry fee and the parking fee add a lot of expense.

                                8. A

                                  Ashquack

                                  Columbus

                                  23 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  23 reviews

                                  Dined on December 30, 2016

                                  overall3food2service3ambience4

                                  It's a great location but the food was only ok. The deserts left much to be desired.

                                9. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Atlanta

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on December 30, 2016

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The warm olives and pimento cheese was great. The pot pie was also lovely.

                                10. KE

                                  KEC59

                                  Atlanta

                                  4 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on December 29, 2016

                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                  Very nice meal after the Holiday Lights display at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. We will be back in the spring to sit outside and dine on the patio. Worth the admission to the gardens!

                                11. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Atlanta

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on December 29, 2016

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We love Linton's and stop in every time we visit the gardens, even if we just stop by the quick cafe the food is wonderful and fresh!

                                12. g

                                  gardenyogi

                                  Atlanta

                                  10 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  10 reviews

                                  Dined on December 28, 2016

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The view from the all glass restaurant windows is stunning especially at Christmas. We had a wonderful server(Linden) and he made our evening even more special.

                                13. BM

                                  BonnieM

                                  Atlanta

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on December 28, 2016

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great place to eat while visiting the gardens. We always make it into a celebration.

                                14. BA

                                  BarbaraA

                                  Tampa

                                  4 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on December 27, 2016

                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                  The vegetable plate was absolutely fabulous with a mixture of tasty shredded greens mixed with currants, Brussel sprouts and a wonderful charred cauliflower. The other hit was the seasonal soup and the luscious cheeses plate. The menu is very limited and that is a shame because I want to go back again but not having other choices may keep me from returning. But everyone should spend an evening in the garden combined with dinner at Linton's for a special evening.

                                15. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Atlanta

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 26, 2016

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  A convenient meal while touring the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. I had lunch there in the summer and we thought the food was fabulous though the service was a little slow. I had dinner at Linton's again with my sisters while we toured the Holiday Garden Lights. It was perfect! We finished our walk and had a nice dinner without having to fight for parking again that night. We all chose the Seafood and Grits which I thought was fabulous. I ordered exactly as was on the menu. My sisters are a bit more picky eaters than I am and the kitchen was extremely accommodating and they got it right! We had Kale salad and the Small greens salad. Thought they were fabulous. Since it was a special occasion we also shared 2 desserts...Apple cider something and the bread pudding and ice cream. We LOVED it all. I will certainly go back to Linton's when visiting the ABG!

                                16. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Charleston

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 26, 2016

                                  overall3food2service3ambience4

                                  We've been to Linton's a dozen times. We're members of the garden and we normally eat brunch/lunch and love it. However, this was our first time having dinner and the dinner menu was not very diverse. I ordered the shellfish grit bowl after our waiter explained it was basically, "shrimp and grits". It tasted terrible, a salty broth that looked like something from the bottom of the ocean. The waiter never came back to ask us how our dinner was so I was never able to tell him I didn't like my meal. We will go back but not for dinner.

                                17. SR

                                  SharonR

                                  Atlanta

                                  25 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  25 reviews

                                  Dined on December 25, 2016

                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                  This was the second time my partner and I did garden lights and dinner at Linton's on Christmas Day. It's a great experience. Last year there was a prix-fixe tasting menu with wine pairings, and this year was just a regular menu. Both were great, though I think I prefer this year's menu since I recall being uncomfortably full at the end of my meal. Definitely a place to go for a special occasion.

                                18. M

                                  Merlin

                                  Atlanta

                                  18 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  18 reviews

                                  Dined on December 25, 2016

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Wonderful evening with excellent service, great food and of course the lights in the garden. Made for a great family outing.

                                19. KB

                                  KathyB

                                  Atlanta

                                  9 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  9 reviews

                                  Dined on December 25, 2016

                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                  We ate here before going to the Nights of Lights display on Christmas. The restaurant is nice and our waitress was super sweet. The food is way overpriced! $22 for a tiny chicken pot pie. Would not go back.

                                20. DB

                                  DavidB

                                  Atlanta

                                  2 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on December 25, 2016

                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                  The only issue is that you have to pay $31 per person to enter the garden in order to get to the restaurant. This makes Lintons one of the most expensive restaurants in Atlanta

                                21. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Atlanta

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 24, 2016

                                  overall3food2service2ambience4

                                  We complained to the manager because the one serving the water was wiping his nose while serving water, the server at our table was not knowledgeable about the menu. The vegetables were very undercooked and bland.

                                22. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Atlanta

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 24, 2016

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  It was awesome having dinner just before walking through the garden on Christmas Eve.

                                23. LD

                                  LynnD

                                  Atlanta

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 24, 2016

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  What a wonderful place for Christmas Eve brunch with our children and parents. There was a limited brunch menu, but there was something for all of us to enjoy!

                                24. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Chicago

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 23, 2016

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  Lovely venue and good menu. Too bad the only way to visit the restaurant is if you plan to go to the botanical gardens.

                                25. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Atlanta

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 23, 2016

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  I chose this restaurant to entertain my daughter and her BF who both work in high end restaurants in Brooklyn N Y. We had a delightful meal. Our waiter was Linden who was very solicitious. Very nice evening at the Gardens.

                                26. d

                                  dallen10

                                  Atlanta

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 23, 2016

                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                  Hostess seemed to have an attitude. Service was not attentive. Poured our own water the entire night, no table maintenance, and food very overpriced for the quality. Manager was nice and checked in but actual service was lacking. We decided not to have desert in hesitation of the quality of food. We actually ended up at Holman and finch for small plates and desert of which I would highly recommend.

                                27. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Atlanta

                                  4 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on December 23, 2016

                                  overall3food4service4ambience3

                                  The food was good and the service was good. Based on the price point, let's just say that the experience did not live up to what I had expected.

                                28. F

                                  Fran

                                  Atlanta

                                  20 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  20 reviews

                                  Dined on December 23, 2016

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Love this place. Perfect for

                                29. K

                                  Kitty

                                  Atlanta

                                  12 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  12 reviews

                                  Dined on December 23, 2016

                                  overall3food2service4ambience3

                                  I have eaten at Linton's for lunch and thought it was great, but do not feel the same about dinner. My sister and I had dinner reservations on an evening we toured the Christmas lights in the gardens. The restaurant ambiance is nice, we were seated immediately, and the waiter was very nice and the service was excellent, but that's where it ends. The dinner menu underwhelming and did not feel that much different than their lunch menu offerings. The food tasted good, was hot and fresh, but for the two of us (with no alcohol) the underwhelming dinner was $64.00 before tip. For an appetizer we had the pimento cheese with benne crackers which was good, but the scoop of pimento cheese on the plate was very small. My sister had the fish dish and I had soup and a salad. The waiter very smartly suggested that if we wanted hot chocolate to drink while viewing the lights we could get it at the restaurant rather than wait in the long lines at the various stations throughout the gardens. We thought that was a wonderful suggestion so we also ordered two hot chocolates to go. The tab came to $64.00 before tip. Consequently, I thought it was expensive for what we had to eat. I will return to Linton's again for lunch, but doubt I will eat dinner there again.

                                30. RL

                                  RobinL

                                  Chicago

                                  4 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on December 22, 2016

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  Lovely space for an enjoyable meal!

                                31. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Atlanta

                                  32 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  32 reviews

                                  Dined on December 21, 2016

                                  overall3food4service4ambience4

                                  We went to Linton's before viewing the Garden Lights Holiday Nights exhibit because of its convenient location inside the Botanical Gardens. The food was very good but our appetizer never came out and the portions were extremely small. It was also overpriced for what you get.

                                32. CW

                                  CatherineW

                                  Atlanta

                                  5 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on December 19, 2016

                                  overall3food3service5ambience5

                                  We went to see the Christmas lights and have dinner. Nice restaurant, and works for a good dinner if you are at the gardens anyway. I just wouldn't make a special trip just to eat there. The service was wonderful.

                                33. A

                                  Ashley

                                  Los Angeles

                                  2 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on December 16, 2016

                                  overall3food5service3ambience4

                                  We had a reservation but got there about 15 minutes early. They told us we had to wait for our reservation time and then sat us 5-10 minutes after our time slot. Service was INCREDIBLY slow, drinks and dessert especially. The food was really good though which saved the experience. Maybe they're new and have some kinks to work out, it will be a while before we try it again

                                34. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Atlanta

                                  3 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on December 16, 2016

                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                  Extremely Overpriced food

                                35. SS

                                  SharonS

                                  Tampa

                                  7 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on December 15, 2016

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  The food here is excellent! Pricey but well worth the money. The menu changes seasonally. Had the Southern Seafood and Grits dish. It was delicious.

                                36. C

                                  Chillinlbc07

                                  Atlanta

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on December 15, 2016

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  First time customer. Great food and excellent customer service Keep up the good work!

                                37. GD

                                  GarryD

                                  Atlanta

                                  10 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  10 reviews

                                  Dined on December 15, 2016

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Should have a place for coats during winter season... place my coat on back of my dinner table seat... became uncomfortable and coat kept falling on the floor... cold nights, turn up the heat!!!

                                38. TB

                                  TomBig

                                  San Francisco

                                  13 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  13 reviews

                                  Dined on December 14, 2016

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Much better than our two prior visits. Keep at it.

                                39. DM

                                  DMac

                                  Atlanta

                                  2 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on December 14, 2016

                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                  Food was still good but not as memorable as before the re-open. However, resataurant remains a lovely complement to the Botanical Garden experience.

                                40. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Atlanta

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 12, 2016

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  As expected. I need to use at least fifty characters.

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                                LINTON’s is rated 4.2 stars by 913 OpenTable diners

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                                Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                                • Neighborhood

                                  Midtown

                                • Hours of operation

                                  Monday - Closed

                                  The Petit Café
                                  Monday - Sunday: 5PM - 10PM

                                  The Quick Café
                                  Monday: 5PM to 10PM
                                  Tuesday - Sunday: 9AM - 4PM ~ 5PM to 10PM

                                  The Restaurant
                                  Tuesday - Sunday: 11AM - 3PM
                                  Monday - Sunday: 5PM - 10PM

                                  Admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden is necessary to dine at LINTON’s whenever the Garden is open. Admission is required for all dinner guests, including Garden members, during Garden Lights, and other seasonal events held in the evening.

                                • Cuisines

                                  Contemporary American, Southern, Café

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Elegant

                                • Dress code

                                  Casual Dress

                                • Parking details

                                  On-site parking is available in the SAGE Parking Facility.<br />Drop-off period (0 - 30 minutes) Free<br />31 - 60 minutes $2.00<br />Each additional 30 minutes $1.00<br />Maximum daily rate $15.00<br />We do not validate parking.

                                • Public transit

                                  The Atlanta Botanical Garden is served by the MARTA transit system. Bus #27 stops at the main entrance at 1345 Piedmont Avenue, and Bus #27 may be boarded at either the Midtown or Lindbergh Center train stations.

                                • Payment options

                                  AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Executive chef

                                  Linton Hopkins

                                • Additional

                                  Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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