McKendrick's Steakhouse - Perimeter Center

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For nearly 20 years, McKendrick’s Steak House has been regarded as one of Atlanta’s best fine dining restaurants. Serving prime aged steaks and the freshest seafood, paired with savory sides and an award-winning wine list, mouth-watering flavors and consistent personal service keep locals and visitors alike coming back to this locally owned establishment.
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J
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

we have had many birthday lunches here. unfortunately today something was off. the salads were just fair. we ask yo swap the steak for shrimp on the mckendricks salad. we got 2 shrimp. the chicken was difficult to eat in the caesar and the person eating the salmon salad said it was butter and drenched in dressing. oh well an off day. the birthday dessert was dry and not very good. our service was good but the meal was a real disappointment.

RP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Awesome service!! Thanks Amber.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for valentines day dinner with fiancé, I had the filet, he had the NY strip, wow. Very well seasoned, cooked perfectly. Garlic mashed amazinggg, we will be back!

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner to celebrate our daughter's birthday!

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The waiter was excellent, as well as the food. Wish we’d had a booth. Ambiance unimaginative.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Caesar salad was dry, Brussels were steamed not grilled as most fine steak houses so make sure that is what your looking for. Steak was good but not top of the list

RG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice and romantic place. The waiter seemed anxious and ready to move on from our table. I ordered the Porterhouse lamb chops, but they brought out this huge Porterhouse steak that was to pink for my blood. I did try it, didn't eat all of it, but because it was already late, I just took it to go. The Brussels sprouts and macaroni was good. I feel like the waiter could have been more attentive.

DM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The only good part of our entire meal from the drinks to the dessert was the grouper . Very disappointed with the food and the service. Nothing had any flavor ...

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I had heard about the place, decided to try and went on Valentine's day @ 6:15 reservation. Felt stuffed in a back room. Food was great...but would say that there are many other choices with a nicer atmosphere for what we paid. Perhaps this was the place back in the day.

WE
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both fantastic!

PD
Atlanta
132 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McKendrick’s is a delight. From the greeter at the door, to the bartender, to the manager, you are made welcome. Paul Leonard has been our favorite waiter for years. He’s both professional and personable. Steaks are perfect when served; sides are delicious and large enough to share. You can choose spinach three or four different tasty ways — we prefer the creamed or garlic. Tables are positioned far enough apart so you don’t have to whisper conversation. I think that’s why it is superior to other Atlanta steakhouses that almost herd you in. We’ll be back soon!

D
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Have had better service and better food here before. Don’t think the new chef is filling Tom’s shoes yet!

DP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at McKendrick's for over 20 years and it is always our "go to" restaurant for fine dining and a great time. The staff are second to none; you wont be disappointed! It is one or our favorite restaurants, period.

KB
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

EM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday, party of 12 and we were very happy with our wait staff as well as the food👌🏾

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We arrived for our last minute. late reservation, on time. We were seated promptly. Our requested server had gone for the night, but our server (ALL service) was excellent! One entree had to be returned as its was cold and slightly dry. A new entree was prepared quickly and at perfect doneness. We enjoyed great food and a wonderful time! Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and a great atmosphere!!!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

While the meal overall was okay, it wasn’t at the usual high Mckendricks standards. Our server was admittedly new. Which we were fine with. But the order taking was very slow and big chunks of time went by without seeing him.

Our crab cakes were okay. Our server said that it didn’t come with anything. So my mom and I ordered an asparagus side. When our crab cakes came out each plate had 3 asparagus with it. So we didn’t really need to order the asparagus and hollandaise. He apologized for the error and took it off of our bill. Again, the food was adequate. Just didn’t have the “wow” factor tat I’m used to there.

AA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

McKendricks was a destination for special occasions for me. So special was the restaurant to me that I haven't had THAT kind of reason to go in over 15 years. When I went last night, I was so excited to re-live the service, ambiance, food, and deserts.

I can't tell, though, if the experience has declined significantly or my tastes have increased significantly. But it's not what it was. The service - mediocre, nothing special. The food - I would RAVE about the crab cakes before. Now, I can't anymore. The steaks were tender but at $60 a pop, they better be. The sides. The SIDES? They used to be the best part of the meal. Not anymore

Sadly, I was disappointed. At this price point, there are better options in Atlanta.

BL
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, calm, welcoming, MidCentury Modern interior; great lighting, wonderful service; easy access of of I-285 + 400 and outstanding food! The filet + fresh greens was fantastic, as was everything else ordered, especially dessert!

TW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good until dessert. We ordered Apple Cobbler (took 30 minutes to get). Once it arrived, there was NO crust. We had hoped the wait time would be worth it, but BIG disappointment. More like cinnamon glazed apples in a bowl with a SMALL scoop of ice-cream.

DP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here. We have been dining there since they opened in 1995 and always get great service. Love their steaks!

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The appetizers we had were DELICIOUS! Unfortunately, the service we received failed in comparison. The server was less than enthusiastic, not greeting us upon approaching our table. Plus, we were celebrating a birthday which was never acknowledged, until we asked for the check at which point he brought us the birthday dessert. (That tells us he was aware.) While enjoying our appetizers, the server reached right in FRONT of my husband, to give me a saucer (the whole other side of the table was empty) AND touched my husband's bread that was on his saucer. That was what did it for us after not feeling the service started out in a quality way. There was hardly anyone at this restaurant upon our entry and it was an intial concern.

We went around the corner, to Capital Grille, and received impeccable service upon entering and they even took a quick moment, before seating us, to set the table for a birthday celebration (confetti and a sign).

I do realize our experience may have been solely based on our server's efforts. However, we won't return.

M
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The decorating is very nice. Dark woods, oversized booths The French onion soup was the best I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot. The filet came out medium instead of medium rare and was replaced immediately. Very attentive service. Decent by the glass wine list. Bottled wine list was good. Noise level was CRAZY LOUD!! We could hardly hear our waiter and could definitely not have a real conversation. Felt more like a boys club after work dinner location. The food was excellent but certainly no better than Ruth’s Chris or Capital Grille and at either of those the noise levels are more conducive to a special evening. I would select either of those places before returning to McKendrick’s.

m
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike was amazing. He gave us one of the best experiences we have ever had there. Totally cool and very personable. We will have a hard time now deciding between home and Taco. We might need both next time. Thank you Mike. You are amazing

OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
The service was great!

t
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue....
I’ll be back!

j
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service great atmosphere for discussing anything and everything minimal noise level

GS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, great atmosphere. They have never disappointed me-in over 10 years of taking clients there.

Highly recommended!

CT
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This was not fine, pleasant dining. The waiter was either rushing us or warning that if we didn't make a decision, he wouldn't be back for 20 minutes. The $44 tenderloin was tough. Waiters were removing dishes as some were still eating. The noise level was deafening so one side of our booth couldn't hear across the table. Not an experience you want to repeat.

M
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The shrimp was great. Do not order the scalloped potatoes. They were awful. The waiter did bring us mashed potatoes instead when we complained. It was noisy and not enough servers. However one of the floor managers came to our assistance in paying the check.

d
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Poor service from a waiter overloaded.
Too noisy, table on top of another party.
Great NY strip, table mates lukewarm on Filets.
Not digging this expense account scene anymore, now that I’m retired from the rat race almost 8 years

r
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for our work meeting with our out of town guests.

We asked for fully private but only semi private was available but it was still private enough for us. Service was excellent and nothing went wrong. Will definitely be back.

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This was our second-in-a-row disappointing experience there... We used to LOVE McKendrick's when it was a Dunwoody icon, but clearly, it has lost its luster for us. When one goes to a restaurant with those kind of prices, one expects a certain high-level, minimum standard to be met. For the second time now, we were struck with the average quality of the food. The service last visit was rather bad, and in fairness, this time the service was fine, but again, the food should be much better at this price-point. A premium steakhouse should serve premium-quality food, and McKendrick's - much to our sadness - again missed the mark... It really is too bad. We will move onto other steakhouses in the area.

A
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and long term tenure of staff.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

A restaurant of this magnitude, you would expect them to o have a baked potato, especially since it is a steak house. However, they ran out and offered me the Potatoes Au Gratin which tasted very bland like potatoes soaked in milk.

Before this happened, I was enjoying a piece of bread and the table attendant took my plate while I was talking g a bite. I found this very rude and unacceptable.

At the end of the meal, since it was my wife’s and I anniversary they gave us a complimentary brownie and never even asked if we would like to order any other desert.

All and all, I will never return. Although the steak and my wife’s flounder was good at best not great. So, Bones is my choice in Atlanta and always will be.

EC
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Mckendrick’s the best crab cakes in the city! It’s a nice date night experience.

j
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steaks and lobster. Tasty sides and appetizers. Value-priced wines, and professional wait staff.

DS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a high-end steakhouse and for the most part they do it up perfectly. I’ve dined here before and gave it 5 Stars but this time would drop it down to 4 Stars. Reason? One of my colleagues and I ordered the same entree, a ribeye steak. He asked for medium, I asked for rare. Plates came and wait staff placed them incorrectly. Never asked who had the medium, who had the rare. Being engrossed in conversation with my two guests, we didn’t realize the mixup until we’d already started eating. Details are important...especially at those prices!

SC
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I think $115 for a steak is too expensive in suburban Atlanta. It was the 'special', and no mention of the price when we were told of it. Which is OK if it's $50 or so - but once it get to 3 digits I thin you need to mention that. My guest ordered it. Had he known it was that expensive, I don't think that he would have ordered a rib eye quite that expensive.

Frankly, the wine list is a mess. The list is 'organized' using wine purveyor, not the type or characteristics of the wine. Very strange. This results in a section of the list titled "Louis Latour'. That is just bizarre. I've never experienced that anywhere else. And with good reason. It's time consuming and difficult to work your way through a list like that.

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