Rose + Rye

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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Pre/post Theatre
Southern Brasserie in the historic Castle building, featuring multiple bars and events space.
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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Ok food. Awesome building

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue in old building. Had dinner in dining room and drinks at bar. Need to go back and sit outside when weather is nice!

Z
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food and drinks are very good and convenient to Woodruff. Service was very slow so build in plenty of time!

NR
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food. Convenient when attending events at the Woodruf Arts Center. Service good but not outstanding. We asked for. bread and butter service with our cocktails. and were told there was n o bread at all in the restaurant. Really? Some of us older diners still like bread and miss the days when it was automatic.

DO
Atlanta
206 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

A mere shell of its former self. Started out well, but went straight downhill after first year. Couldn't get anything right Saturday night and I completely understand why it's gone from completely full to virtually empty. Not going back. Pay attention: don't waste your time!

IJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef from 1Kept has made huge improvements to the menu in both quality and value. Good food, good service makes this an ideal pre- or post- symphony dining venue.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite the restaurant being over half empty our table for two was immediately next to another table of two. And when I say immediately next to another table, I mean less than 2 inches separated our table from theirs. I have been to plenty of restaurants that pack tables in tight but this was a whole new level. It was awkward for both us and the other couple. When the waiter came with the drink menu and it was in a three hole punched plastic sleeve we decided to get up and go elsewhere. This restaurant has gone down hill and we won't be back.

Rose + Rye
Responded on November 17, 2019

I am truly sorry for your experience. Due to your review I am immediately removing 2 of the tables from our main dining space. I will also say the wine list is in transition and will be presented differently shortly. Again, I will address these issues immediately. Thank you for letting me know.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I was wondering why no one was there through most of our meal, then I found out why. This place will be out of business by next year. You can really tell the quality of service and attention to detail has died. I went for a birthday party and it was a large group (12) we had a reservation. We got sat 40 minutes after our reservation, took another 30 minutes for them to bring out 4 bottles of wine (which we poured ourself), then another 30 minutes from the time the first person got their meal to the last (meals came out by the pair every 5 minutes roughly. Food tasted good at least. When it came time for the bill the manager told us it was our fault for not saying separate checks at the beginning of the meal and proceeded to refuse to do this. He was extremely rude and drunk stumbling around with his glass of wine. We asked the check be split 6 ways (handed the guy 6 cards), and they split it 8 ways and asked for another card to cover the remaining unpaid balance. This was by far the worst dining experience of my life. I recommend people stay away and they fire that manager.

Rose + Rye
Responded on November 17, 2019

I am truly sorry for your experience.This was my fault & responsibility.But some has to be corrected.You did not have a reservation for 12,to be flexible I accepted a change to 10, you arrived with 12. I did recommend payment issues be mentioned earlier to facilitate better service for the customer.No disrespect was intended.I did not refuse, I went to get your server.Lastly I do not drink during service we were closed & you were last to leave. Call 404 500 5980 to get owner. Again truly sorry.

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KD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The restaurant was accommodating to change the table from 7 to 10 people. The hostess did not give us any menu and we had to ask twice. The waiter was not at all friendly. My friend was trying to order food and he refused to take entree order before appetizer and drink. Later, she tried to order entree and the waiter told us it would take too long (we had a concert to go to). 3 of my friends order fried calamari, one of them was just cold. Anyway, the ambiance was nice but service needs a big step up.

SD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Pre-theater dinner for a group of 8 on a Saturday evening. Salads weren’t served for 45+ minutes, then dinner came 5 minutes later. The manager apologized and indicated that he’d make some accommodation, but there was nothing credited on our bill and we were fully charged for gratuity. Food was good, but lots of work to get their timing together if they hope to have repeat customers.

TB
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

My wife and I went on a Saturday to celebrate and anniversary. We were a little early and were seated immediately. Unfortunately, we were seated in a section of close seating (6-12 inches between tables) already occupied by several very loud groups. They refused to moves us to a section with more private tables (saying it was closed when clearly it was being used). I suspect they did not have the staff to cover it.
Service was exceptionally slow and the waiter a bit surly.

The food was only OK. We had the scallops and the sea bass. Both dishes were under seasoned.

It’s unlikely that we would return

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was truly one of the best dinners I have had in Atlanta. I highly recommend this fabulous restaurant! The stuffed mushrooms are delicious. The scallops and salmon were both wonderful. And the pecan pie was to die for! Great spot for a special occasion or date night!

AV
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We arrived at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm reservation and were seated right away. Restaurant was less than half full and over the next hour and half, it was less than that. I ordered duck confit. When I have had this dish in the past or made it myself, the duck is very moist, falling off the bone. At Rose and Rye, I couldn't cut my duck with a knife. It was totally dried out. It was served with a heap of sauteed onions in a sauce, which probably would have been good if it was served immediately after preparation. However, it seemed like it and the duck had been prepared days ago and reheated.
My husband ordered what the waiter said was trout. It wasn't trout, nevertheless, it was a nice fillet of white fish well prepared, tender and nicely seasoned.
The staff was rather clueless. When I responded to our waiter's inquiry about the duck that it was dry, he looked perplexed, then came back and offered us free dessert. We declined, finished our wine and left. I doubt this place will be in business a year from now.

PH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was amazing. If we had arrived later, the ambiance would've been better, but qe qere the first to arrive. So, the energy wasn't there.

K
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful historic space right by Woodruff Arts and the High Museum! Outstanding food and service plus some super awesome specialty drinks. Valet parking too! A MUST for Foodies!

c
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner before attending a play at the Alliance theater. We were the only diners at the time which is such a shame because the food was so good. The wine list is excellent!!!
We valet parked for a $5 charge and I asked them if I could leave the car until the play was over and they said sure it would be $10 which is much less than the parking deck.
Staff was friendly & welcoming.
This will be our go to place when we visit the Alliance Theater or the High Museum.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were excited to have dinner reservation but upset we had to cancel as we got in the middle of Atlanta traffic. We did have time to have cocktails and drinks at the bar. Our bartender Rashad was fantastic!! Food was great and he made sure our food came so that we could make our show. We looking forward to our next night out at this establishment.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and a nice atmosphere

a
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience4

I really want to love this place. This was my third visit. I gave them the benefit of the doubt on the first two, because they had only just opened. I’ve read reviews about them not being able to keep up with a crowd, and unfortunately that was the case Thursday night. I thought the food was quite good, and the servers were excellent. But there were only two guys in the kitchen trying to turn out food for the whole restaurant, which was packed for pre-theater at the arts center next-door. I can understand that happening once by accident. But based on the reviews it seems to be their business plan. I might go back, but never on a night when I have to get in and out in less than two hours to make a curtain.

OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Let me start by saying our sever, Chet, was fantastic; he continually kept us up to date on the numerous issues in the kitchen. The hostess was very unprofessional and the kitchen was a disaster. Our salad course never showed. 3 of our party was served an entree and by the time we were finished, our 4th had yet to be served.. Management needs to follow up on this lack of communication between the front of the house, the servers and the kitchen. Really disappointing experience all around. I was also marked as a no show when the manager himself seated us.

J
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good, but they were out of 2 of the 3 entrees we ordered. We got an expensive charcuterie and there wasn't any mustard or soft cheese on there. All of the meals we did end up getting seemed under seasoned as well.

S
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were going to the theater and we got in in plenty of time and ordered and our food came out in a timely manner. Our waiter was very nice but the restaurant was understaffed, chaotic, and very overwhelmed with the Theatre crowd. For a restaurant right across the street from the Atlanta arts complex they should be in a rhythm by now of handling theater crowds.

H
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

New spot for us, but we liked the location (next to the High Museum) and found the food good and the service ok. A manager readily agreed to reseat us away from a ver cold AC down draft and he was alert to the service needs of diners. Wine was reasonable and top shelf. Noise level rose after 8:00 but wasn’t awful. We will go again, and hopefully, sit outside for the music and nice views.

AT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We sat upstairs, outside on the porch. That was a lovely setting. It felt intimate while also being open air with view into trees and arts center.

The distance from the kitchen posed a challenge for the waiter. He had to run back and forth 3 times to get all our dinner plates for a party of four. And, we had to wait for that process to complete before getting our silverware replenished to begin eating. Finally, glasses of wine requested with “1st plate drop” didn’t show up until we were all done eating and ready for the check. (Thankfully, waiter didn’t charge us for them).

And the food. Seemed creative, but a pronounced sweetness was present nearly everywhere. Fried calamari were over sauced in a sweet/hot sauce. The duck confit came with a mound of sweet onion jam (tasty jam, just too much) the plate was dressed in a sweet balsamic reduction. The saving grace was a swipe of cauliflower puree for foundation. And, the scallops appeared sweetly sauced (though this reviewer did not taste them).

Prices for mains sit at $28 and up ($40 for the sea bass). Salads and starters were in the $10-12+ and looked large enough to share. Same for the vegetable sides: sized for sharing.

Finally live music on the patio competed with 80’s music pumping through the speakers.

Inside dining appeared to be noticably louder due to lots of hard surfaces.

All in all, good for it location for pre show dining. Not becessarily a destination experience.

TM
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our experience was that the noise level more than offset the very good food, fine service, and outstanding wine list. I was sitting only a few feet from my wife and yet we could hardly hear each other. We noticed that many other diners were looking and using their cell phones who probably never noticed their isolation or did the phones provide the needed help. We passed on dessert in order to get out of the noise. This was our fourth time at Rose and Rye and in retrospect the prior visits were when the restaurant was far emptier or our table was in the area of the stairs leading up to the terrace. This could be a favorite pre-symphony or Alliance dining place but for the noise.

PD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose this place because of its proximity to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Hall (Woodruff Center which includes the High Museum).

SS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside dining accompanied by cooler temps and elevation above street level noise ushered in relaxation during an early dinner before the symphony. Perfect setting and location!

m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice ambiance, good food, and wonderful hospitality.

NL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience2

For the price, the quality really isn’t there. It’s a beautiful restaurant but it was extremely noisy and we were crammed at a small table by the bathroom hallway even though the restaurant was only half full.

DS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining with R&R, and we were very impressed and pleased. Wait staff was excellent, very personable. Cocktails were nice and the food was fantastic, especially the scallops. We had show plans with the symphony and this was an excellent choice for pre-show dinner. Popular place, and once it filled up, it was very noisy. That would be my only issue, but that is not unusual for an Atlanta restaurant.

BE
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We arrived for our reservation early, were seated, did not speak to a server for more than 10 minutes. A waiter finally appeared and we were informed that they were sold out of several apps and that we could not order a main dish. And that we needed to order drinks and apps right then. We were taken aback, rushed and confused. Drinks took another 20 minutes. The. Apps took 30 minutes and then we got our check without asking for it and were not checked on at all. Overall experience was terrible. The little amount of food we tried was good. Don’t go on a Friday night. I guess they can’t handle it.

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Ambiance was great! Noise level slightly high. Need Kahlua or Bailey’s for after dinner coffee drinks.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was poor and the service was worse we did not get our food until after an hour after we ordered. And the order was wrong

SC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The scallops and risotto dish was delicious! Cooked perfectly and seasoned very well. Fried green tomatoes were super good, too.
Drinks are a little expensive for what you get. I had the Skeleton Room cocktail and it was delicious, but it was very small. The man who seated us was very good. He was on top of everything and picked up where our waiter slacked off. Our waiter, Chad, didn't do that great of a job. Only checked on us once after we got our food, never asked if I wanted another drink (which I did, but he was nowhere to be seen). Even my water glass was empty and no refill offered. He sure was there when it came time to pay, though, lol.
Overall, it was a great experience. Loved the atmosphere and the layout. Again, the food was delicious! My hubby got the cobb salad with Shrimp, which was good. Shrimp was well cooked and seasoned. I'd definitely recommend this establishment!

JB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in Midtown for a business dinner. Cool setting, excellent food and great service. I will be back with my wife for a romantic dinner soon.

RN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Real gem of a place. Charming venue. Great front porch w/ excellent view of Atlanta skyline. Highly recommend it.

T
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were very pleased with the service and food. Thank you for accommodating our large group!

c
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I had made reservations four days ahead, we were seated practically in the kitchen despite only one table being filled already. I requested a change in tables and the hostess said all the tables were spoken for! The place was almost empty. When our server came I expressed my concern and he moved us immediately and for a birthday celebration he served us some complimentary “champagne “ which was flat. He did repair the situation and served us some Prosecco. Our food was great, our waiter was very nice but not very attentive. The views are great up on the porch, worth the experience and the food but for an upscale place overall the service was sloppy.

KA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible experience dining before a show. 6:30 reservation and we were rushed in, rushed to table and told to hurry ordering if we wanted to eat before the show. After all that, it took forever for our drinks to come. Further, we purposely ordered appetizers only to make it easier. The Meat and Cheese board came with just meat. We asked where the cheese was and they could not answer the question, but said they would send some out right away. 15 minutes later, still No cheese. The tuna appetizer was sitting on top of a bed of dark brown avocado. No one from management came to the table to see what they could do to make the experience better. We will not return!

JF
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great location just across 15th Street from the Woodruff Arts Center, with valet parking right in front of the restaurant. Upon arrival, we were greeted so warmly and professionally by the valet drivers, but much less so by the host, who never made eye contact, fumbled around with his ipad, and led us upstairs without a word (continuing to focus solely on his screen).

The waitress was sweet and friendly but spoke so quietly that we had trouble hearing her, even though the restaurant wasn't crowded. Lastly, our entrees weren't delivered simultaneously, creating that awkward moment when 3 of our plates grew cold waiting for the 4th entree to be delivered.

The menu is great - something for everyone, and everyone at our table enjoyed their meal. But the service was so slow and disjointed that we ran out of time and weren't able to order coffee or dessert.