Rumi's Kitchen - Colony Square

4.8
19 Reviews
$31 to $50
Persian
Chef Ali Mesghali’s love of cooking began while growing up in Esfahan, Iran and Los Angeles, California. This interest grew to become a passion and a career after Ali moved to Atlanta, Georgia. In the kitchen, as well as in the dining room, Ali is known for his pursuit of perfection, his intensity and a love for what he does. This unending aspiration for perfection has been instrumental in establishing the standard for Persian cuisine in Atlanta. His unique and flavorful touch has been wowing patrons at Rumi’s Kitchen and has created a place where people want to visit again and again. The Rumi's Kitchen at Colony Square aims to earn the hearts of those in Midtown, Atlanta.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 19 people are saying
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vipJWaz
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, amazing food, good cocktails. Tiffany, our server, was great! We’ll definitely become regulars!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Sat at the bar for a dinner for 1. Took the bartenders a while to greet me. When I was finally greeted I didn’t get a menu, had to look it up on the website. Food was AMAZING and came out at a decent time. Beautiful restaurant to take family and friends. Just think the bar either needs more help or more structure, I was more understanding because I did realize this location just opened.Overall it was a good experience and will definitely be coming back.

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SarahS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, love the new location!

DM
DavidM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The team did a very good job considering they just opened this week

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vipMminyar1
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere that you’ve come to expect. So thrilled this place has finally opened in Colony Square!

I wouldn’t recommend for those very conscious about COVID, however. Very close seating arrangements, and a full house. Granted, this was during the opening week of a highly anticipated restaurant, so I expected it to be busy. Just something to consider as you plan for your yummy Persian feast!

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vipjohnm
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Important addition to Midtown dining! Last minute lunch sharing many small plates worked out perfectly. Can’t wait to return for dinner!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of my top 5 meals in Atlanta! Wasn’t expecting it to be THAT good yet it was. Kale grapefruit salad, smoked salmon hummus and corn “ribs” were our favorites. Drew was so attentive, helpful and adorable. Will be back soon! Truly a fantastic experience all around!

MA
MarkATL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Rumi's is great, as always. The only issue is that the staff was in a hurry, removing plates from the table that still had food on it without asking, while some of us were still eating. Maybe because it's a new location and they didn't have a chance to train them well.

TB
TamecaB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were amazing. A return visit is definite.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Valet after hours could be worked out a bit better

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Heatherks1029
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoy Rumi's Kitchen at Avalon in Alpharetta so we were excited to try the new location in Midtown when it opened. We dined on the second night it was open, and I was very impressed at how smoothly things were running on only the second night. I expected some bumps and hiccups, but everything was perfect!

The Hostesses greeted us energetically with smiles upon entering, waitstaff had all been excellently trained (they were smart to enlist some of their more experienced staff from other locations), the waitstaff was also very knowledgable about the menu and wines and provided excellent recommendations for us, and the food was absolute perfection!

Highlights included the Bastirma and Zeytoon Parvardeh, which we had not tried on previous visits, and the Lamb Kebobs seriously are to die for and not to be missed!

We enjoyed a couple of cocktails, "Spin Me Round" (which had a edible floating disk with an image of a whirling dervish--made of sugar?) and "Handsome Lion."

We finished with the Persian Ice Cream Sandwiches, which were light and the hint of saffron and rosewater in the ice cream complimented the vanilla and pistachios so nicely! Our waitress had recommended the Kunefe and I'd like to try that on a future visit, which there will be more of!

The atmosphere is convivial, and has the sexiness and romance of old Persia. It was a bit loud for dinner conversation, which is like their other location. I would love for it to be a little quieter, personally. The only other constructive criticism I have is, when we arrived for our reservation, we were initially seated at a high top table right in the entryway. I strongly dislike high top tables (they are very uncomfortable for a shorter person esp in a dress), so I asked if we could have another table. They were very nice and accommodated my request. However, I cannot imagine that table, due to its location, would be a pleasant dining experience for anyone. I would do away with those.

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vipCourtney
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and vibes!

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AdsA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place - very nice space and ambiance, nice servers, and yummy food. Only thing is lack of options besides veggies for vegans (not even the rice could be done vegan). A great meal and experience anyways!

AE
AmirE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallop and Lamb neck were amazing and every one has to try them. Huge shot out to Maria for her amazing service and Mr Julian Goglia for coming up with such an amazing cocktail menu!

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KevinL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience2

To be very clear - we did not dine at this location. YET.

We went last night for the grand opening, very excited because we've dined at the other 2 locations and loved it, but we did not stay.

Upon entering, the entire restaurant was PACKED. The Covid pandemic must be OVER based on the busy-ness of Rumi's!

We hesitantly approached the host stand, none of the 3 hostesses were wearing masks. We were then shown to our table and seated, 2 feet away from the couple at the next table.

A waiter greeted us, also NOT WEARING A MASK. He leaned in and went into his spiel about things they did or didn't have on the menu. He leaned in closer than any stranger has leaned in to talk to me in over 2 years now. Do I have Covid now? If so, I know EXACTLY who gave it to me.

Another couple was seated on the other side of us, also 2 feet away. We were now hemmed in on both sides. No one wearing masks. Everyone too close for comfort.

I'm sure when we visit in the future when it's not opening night, the dining room isn't packed to the gills, and masks aren't necessary to feel comfortable, we'll have a stupendous meal.

Until then, we will NOT be coming back to Cafe Corona at Rumi's Colony Square.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, lively atmosphere, friendly service, delicious food.

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vipmitchellb
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there on opening night. Staff very energetic and personable. They seem to have been really educated to the story Rumi's wanted delivered. BUT....YOU serve too much food . The servings are way to large. Very good but just to large.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing! I highly recommend the cauliflower and seabass!

JA
JamesofATL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was absolutely AMAZING! But even more incredible was the service! Janelle was our waitress and she was phenomenal - know everything on the menu, was able to describe every dish, make spot on recommendations, and just so friendly and dedicated to ensuring our dining experience was PERFECT. I’ll be coming back here again!

…and again!

…and again again again!

FAQs

Rumi's Kitchen - Colony Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 777-9807.

Rumi's Kitchen - Colony Square is rated 4.8 stars by 19 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.