Parkside District - Atlanta

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Established in 2016 with the vision of providing great food and drinks in an upbeat casual dining atmosphere. We chose the city of Lawrenceville to outpost our flagship operation because of its historical background and the love that Lawrenceville natives possess. Our motto here at Parkside District is to provide great food and drinks, outstanding service, lively entertainment and a high level of attention to detail.
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and music. Love the decor

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with live music and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers and hostesses are awesome.

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AndyT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We arrived on time and we were only one of about 4 parties in the restaurant at our reservation time. They sat us back to back to another party and certainly not very far apart. We ordered drinks, one of them being a smoked old fashion, when they brought them out they said the smoke machine was broke but here's a regular old fashion. They should have asked if we wanted to change our drink order, and the regular old fashion was a small pour with very little flavor. Our server had zero personality and the food was just OK. Probably not going back, this was the 3rd time since they opened it's not gotten any better, it's maybe gotten worse.

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Andrea
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Manager was very unwelcoming when we came in but we did not let it ruin our experience. His response when we walked in at 11:53, when they open at 12, "We aren't quite open yet!" Not a great way to invite in 1st time guests. No hello first but we waited patiently. The hostess, server & buss boy after him made us feel really welcome after that. We will definitely return despite the Manager being off pudding. The food was awesome & we loved how quiet it was, with 90s R&B playing in the background. I was singing along through most of our lunch.

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ClifP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brisket was the best I have ever had. We will be back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Got there about 10 minutes ahead of reservation and had zero issue getting seated. Once we sat down, waitress came over, and because of the noise, the masks, and maintaining distance we could barely hear her. She took our drink order then let us know that the kitchen was extremely backed up, so it would be best to go ahead and order. Before we ordered, we asked what the time frame would be to get our food and she told us 45 minutes to an hour; and the people next to us had already been waiting an hour. So unfortunately we decided not to stay. Which is sad because this was our first time here and we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we were extremely disappointed! On a side note, our waitress was extremely nice and kudos to her for being honest and upfront about the kitchen struggles! But even with that, more than likely would not go back... first impressions mean a lot!

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MrandMrsSmith
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was really good but the service needs help. We did miss our original reservations but the host seated us anyway. It took a while for a server to take our order and we had to flag her down The wings and seafood boil is AMAZING! And prices for what we ordered were rally good! WE'LL RETURN FOR SURE!

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Lojah
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing definitely would go back I think I will keep going until I try everything on the menu. It was absolutely amazing.

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PaulW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was very good! We were passing through and wanted something different. would recommend to anyone.

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CharlesF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, a great place to connect with friends, knowing that the food and service is excellent.

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BufordCLP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Been here many times. Unfortunately service was very poor and no one really enjoyed their food. Food was also cold when it finally arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great. We arrived at 8:45 and had to order fast because the kitchen and bar close at 9pm! But it was good

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AntW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This night was a miss for Parkside which was unfortunate. Very very very noisy party in the private room. Very inattentive waitress. Also ordered from specials which was incredibly spicy and was not listed so under description. Additionally extremely crowded in light of COVID-19. Would not recommend this time around.

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TamaraM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot was perfect! The food was really really good and along with the ambiance we definitely will be returning !

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AmyV
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were a bit disappointed that they did not have the oysters like it said on Open Table, but other than that, the ambiance was nice, the food was pretty good. The service could have been a touch better as they brought out our main dish at the same time as our appetizers. Priced a bit high for the portion size. We would probably go back again.

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Kristenp
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Went out for anniversary dinner. Area we sat was very pretty but loud due to the exhaust fans up above.

Server was very friendly but obviously not very seasoned didn’t recommend any of the specials I didn’t realize there was one I would like until after I had already ordered and she had put the order in. Octopus was mushy and had weird texture. Tomato bisque was delicious, Parkside salad was OK but the dressing was lacking something. Ordered the smoked combo with the brisket and the ribs and was extremely disappointed. The brisket was ridiculously fatty and hardly had any meat on it and the ribs were very tough and hard to chew. The sides were good we had the Gouda grits and the corn and they were delicious as usual. We ordered a dessert to go which was the tiramisu and that was awful. The ladyfingers had essentially dissolved and there was a banana flavoring which didn’t belong in the tiramisu at all.

This restaurant used to be phenomenal unfortunately it does need some work with the menu items being cooked properly, And the staff needs more training

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Sylvie
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant. The ambiance is super fun and friendly.

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Turtlebug0
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My girlfriends and I came here for dinner and drinks. The cocktails were delicious, although they're definitely not cheap! We all ordered appetizers and salads- everything tasted good. The calamari sort of stuck together so there were large clumps of squid tentacles without breading, but the flavor was spot on. The cobb salads some of the girls ordered were humongous- and looked amazing. We sat outside in their sort of indoor/outdoor area and it was quite comfortable. Servers are all wearing masks. Will definitely be back!

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KeishaJ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My only complaint was the entree I selected. I ordered the risotto and the rice was hard. It was not smooth and creamy as it should have been. When I told the waiter, he said he would let the cook know.... and that was it. The 34$ dish was not worth the price even though the scallops and shrimps were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lunch with a friend during business hours.

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JeanB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing staff. Beautiful scenery. Great food. Quick service

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BreannaB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a really nice restaurant and the ambience was nice. The food was very tasteful and hot and came out pretty fast.

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MariaS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and love music! We will definitely go again. The boiled platter was amazing and HUGE!

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Pltnm
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my lady's first time dining here. The food was amazing, she mentioned wanting seafood and this llace was right on time. We will definitely be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Although the food and drinks were decent the service was not great and there were not that many customers in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Set a reservation for 8pm Saturday night, August 29th. Let the restaurant know it was an Anniversary dinner. Not one acknowledgement.... Ok, I’ll give that a pass
However, after being seated we didn’t get acknowledged at our table for over 15 mins. Took almost 30 to get a drink of water, and 45 mins for our wine, which came out wrong the first time. The Waiter is overwhelmed big time, not his fault. My steak was burnt, my wife’s crab cake tasted like the muddy part of the Chesapeake Bay, and had a very fishy smell to it. I’m from Baltimore, I know what old crab meat smells like. If you consider the high price, the “cake” was mostly breading. We told the manager the crab cake was bad, and tastes really fishy, and he goes to the OPEN KITCHEN and pulls his mask down and tastes the crab cake we just ate from. WOW!! COVID much? We’ve been tested and had negative results, but he doesn’t know that. Then, this couple behind us decided to forgo the music here and bring their own! 😮 playing Cardi B’s WAP very loud from their phone. Clearly several guests were unhappy with it. The waiters, staff and manager passed by without even a word. Thank God it was at the end of our meal. After the manager came and took the crab cake away, we never saw him again. We waited another 5-10 minutes before we got up and found our waiter to ask for the check. The manager didn’t bring the check and say sorry, the waiter did. Upon leaving we didn’t get so much as a wave, or “have a good evening” from the hostess table. The male staff member and two young woman were too busy giggling amongst themselves. Just truly shows the lack of leadership, and poor customer service skills all around. On a good note, the appetizers were good, though cold, as they were obviously sitting under the heat lamp on the line (cold food, wilted greens) and my wife’s Short Ribs were very good. A better managed team, and this place can be excellent.

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joye
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Our server was pretty new but she tried her best and we was happy

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vipJrogers1218
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Waited over an hour for our food that never arrived. I’m disappointed as I was eager to find a new “go to” restaurant. Maybe we caught them on a bad day. The food smelled delicious and the atmosphere was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and ambiance. Service was a bit slow.

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BarryF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This place has the feel and attitude (and the prices) of a fine dining establishment. Food was super average and the service was very poor unfortunately. We have been there twice now with the same results.

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JoshG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time there, the first with the new menu changes. The food and service were great! We’ll be back.

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Joey0250
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

3rd time was not a charm. Have always enjoyed Parkside District. Server was new and should have been properly trained before waiting on customers. She messed up several items including drinks from the bar. Probably won’t go back after this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, food and drinks were great

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JenniferBrown
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We went there for a family dinner for my mother's 81st birthday (it was her choice). The music was so loud & totally didn't fit the venue (think club music). Because the waitress couldn't hear well when we ordered several of our orders were incorrect & they brought out my daughter's side dishes well before anyone else's food came out. And our appetizers & salads came out with our entrees. They never asked us about dessert. And they tacked on an 18% gratuity for a party of 5. It was not a great experience & I am dissappoointed that it put a damper on my mother's birthday celebration.

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ChadP
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot to eat at in Lawrenceville. Perfect for date night and great for a fun weekend meal.

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Gerry
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I've been there many times before. They are a bit pricey but their service, food, and ambience used to be somewhat better. My recent dining experience there was overall awful. Overall food was blend. Calamari was more of the batter with no taste. Octopus was not fresh. Although server was doing his best but service and food were slow than usual to come out. No team work among severs. Utensils were missing on our table when food finally served. We asked server serving next to us for utensils. Rather to provide utensils from the empty table next to us. She went to get our sever in the back to bring us the utensils. When provided, oddly, we were told they were short of utensils for the night. My family was left dissatisfied and disappointed with the food and service. Will not return back there.

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Greg
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was very poor despite the star rating of the restaurant. We were given dirty paper menus. For them to be paper I would have expected them to be throwing them away. I asked for a sauce to go with my appetizer from two different waiters and never got it. There was not much knowledge of the menu by our waitress but maybe she was new. It took forever to get our entrees despite the dining areas not being busy I'm sure because of Covid. The ambiance is nice but that's about it. I will not be returning.

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CharlesF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to have a meal at Parkside District and we were very pleasantly introduced to excellent service and awesome salmon and brisket. We all had the fresh peach cobbler which, like the main menu, was so so good. Before we left, we planned our next time at Parkside District.

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Wilsdre01
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Went for my mother Birthday and had a reservation for 7 at 7, long story short one of the guest in the group dinner never came, and when requested to speak to a manager several times they never showed up

FAQs

Parkside District - Atlanta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 910-9601.

Parkside District - Atlanta is rated 4.4 stars by 623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.