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Longleaf Restaurant

4.5
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801 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Executive Chef Jason Paolini leads the culinary creative force of the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s restaurant, Longleaf. Garden Admission is required for dining at Longleaf, the Quick Café or the Snack Bar. The two-level contemporary glass structure nestled next to Gardenhouse in the heart of the Garden, offers full-service dining, a grab-and-go cafe, and a flexible space for educational programs, private rentals and special events. Inside, guests enjoy commanding views of the Anne Cox Chambers Southern Seasons Garden and Levy Parterre, while from the rooftop terrace they drink in the beauty of Storza Woods, Alston Overlook and the Atlanta skyline beyond. Regardless of table, all will be treated to a savory menu by Paolini. The restaurant’s new name is inspired by the longleaf pine, the resilient evergreen conifer indigenous to Georgia and the Southeast and a focus of significant conservation efforts.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 801 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dawn
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the patio here and I feel comfortable dining out on the patio during this pandemic. I had the veggies, the carrots were amazing. Champagne flowing, outdoors in a calm setting, we had a wonderful time. All about the ambience at Long Leaf.

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WendyH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We set outside and it was beautiful and quiet, looking out into the trees. The service was ok but not fabulous. The chicken sandwich was not as good as expected of a sit down restuarant. Water glasses were empty and refills on drinks had to be requested. But I would go back. The gardens are lovely and it was nice having a place to sit outside for lunch.

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AndyH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Eating outside looking into the garden was a great bonus.

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SusanB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful. We would dine here again.

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JimD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed with our grandkids. Loved it. We will be back!

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AngelaM
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our waitress Caroline was horrible. I am not one to write poor reviews because I usually look at these as angry people trying to let their frustrations out. This girl just shouldn't wait tables. She didn't ask my temp on the salmon and then it turned out to be way undercooked for my liking and I was never able to tell her because she never checked on us after the food was delivered. This is a nice restaurant and service should be at the same level. Thanks!

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TravelQueen
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch. The food was excellent. Can't wait to go back and enjoy dinner on the rooftop before it gets too chilly.

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GinnyC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good covid precautions in addition to good food and service!

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vipKim91108
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Return visit and great service-post covid the menu has slimmed down which makes your choices very limited. Still great service and the food is enjoyable

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! One of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta, and very careful and observing CDC guidelines during COVID-19

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connieg
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue and excellent food! Outside seating is awesome for Autumn days in Atlanta.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took granddaughter told lunch and the Garden.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night/Birthday

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MadeleineH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love this restaurant! Great outdoor patio. Really friendly staff and tasty food.

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NikoleD
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Went to celebrate my friends 90th birthday - which I let them know in advance and when we were seated - not even a happy birthday! They brought the wrong order for her, left our glasses empty despite the champagne in the bucket, and the food was mediocre. Would never return.

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Merry
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday and the service was great! The server was very nice and helpful.

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What sticks in my memories how special Montrez, our waiter, made our dining experience. He is a consummate professional. He was like the “Middle Bear” in Goldilocks. He was just right! Friendly, but, not over the top. He really raised the level of professionalism at your restaurant. The skies the limit for that young man.

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GeorgiaBelle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The dining experience for my guests and me at Longleaf was very pleasant, the food was tasty, the desserts were outstanding. I was happy with the social distancing and the curtain divisions between tables. The service was quite slow, so there is room for improvement there. And there was one unfortunate aspect: Something in my meal (a nice salad, with shrimp added, plus a slice of cinnamon cheese cake) made me very ill a few hours later, so more attention to expirations dates or holding temperaturs is clearly needed. (My guest had entirely different entrees and desserts, and were fine.)

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J555
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful outdoor setting for lunch after a stroll through the gardens

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Kelly
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Someone was playing Eddie Van Halen at there table because he passed and it was great
Until someone complained. Sad that people are like that in this free world

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome lunch and our server was fantastic!

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OlympiaB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor and indoor seating situated in the middle of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Menu seemed to be well thought out and food was well prepared. Excellent drink choices and the staff were very passionate about the gardens and making our experience the best it could be.

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vipLoveToEatOut
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming location, great food, great service! Great place for outdoor dining!

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RichB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and great food. I look forward to having a great meal when I visit the Botanical Gardens.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We dined on the patio to minimize Covid risk. The food was excellent aside from a stale batch of fries. Service was perfect. Prices were quite reasonable for this level of quality. 95$ before tip for a shrimp appetizer, a large Arugula salad, 2 entrees and 4 drinks. Nice people watching on the patio as well.

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vipScott
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was a beautiful day in October and we made a reservation to sit outside. The food was excellent and the service was very good in the beginning, but once we got our food we never saw our server again for water refills or even to get our check. I had to go find him.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was amazing so we chose to sit outside. Food and service were amazing. Overall experience perfect.

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vipVito
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific from start to finish. Perfect arrangements, wonderful staff and the ambiance simply can’t be beat:)

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Confettigirl77
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We dined here for a date night. We were seated outside as requested. Our server was very nice. We ordered and received our drinks fast. After that the service declined. The rest of the food took ages to come out. The flavor was bland on a few things as well. My husband had the veggie plate which was good but nothing special. I had fried chicken- again good but I wish it had more flavor. I think they were short staffed and our server was overwhelmed. He gave us the check without even asking if we wanted dessert. We did end up ordering a dessert which took 15 minutes to come out. We didn’t complain to anyone. We understand it is covid times so we were just happy to be dining out. I’m not sure if we would return though due to the bland taste of food.

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KathleenS
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch on the terraces in the presence of the natural surroundings. Visiting from out if town.

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YolandaM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love dining at the Longleaf when I am visiting the Garden. The seasonal menus have a great selection, and the food is very delicious. Kudos to the chef!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for outdoor dining. Very relaxing setting. Food was fantastic

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Cookie
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

A lovely evening for our anniversary. Service excellent. Food was good but not outstanding. The fried chicken was quite bland.

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vipSuziQ
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this setting in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the food was wonderful.

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vipWahooBill
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting; food well prepared and presented; friendly service.

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richardc
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it and now open for dinner and members only Monday

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AtlNikkiCY
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll always love this spot!! Had the best salad ever in my life recently....with kale, squash and puffed rice. The most beautiful gem in Atlanta...the Botanical Gardens!

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LucianaF
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for an outdoor dinning! The catfish was delicius.

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vipIrisS
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice!

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SoloO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This was my first time and I had a very good time. Ambience was good but the food was amazing. The server was a little distracted at times but the overrall experience was good. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the atmosphere.

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Longleaf Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 801 OpenTable diners.

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