Southern Art and Bourbon Bar

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
The Atlanta debut of two time James Beard award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Art Smith, Southern Art combines modern sophistication with classic Southern charm, offering Southern-inspired cuisine and cocktails in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Bourbon Bar is the award-winning bourbon-centric bar and lounge alongside Southern Art featuring more than 70 varieties of bourbon. Bourbon Bar boasts four exclusive private label barrels from acclaimed distillers Four Roses, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, and Heaven Hill and was recently named one of “America’s Best Bourbon Bars” by The Bourbon Review for the second consecutive year.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My husband and I had reservations for Valentine’s Day. The menu was ok, but the ambiance seemed off because the tables were too close and it felt that we had to whisper to talk. The service was great with our server, Marcus. It was a nice evening in the lobby enjoying the live band and our suite afterwards though.

F
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. The presentation was indeed artful.

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I knew about and had no concerns with the fixed menu and $75 pp cost. However, they clearly overbooked and jammed us into a back room despite our very advance reservation. We are on a room service table from the hotel and the server barely spoke at all, I think in English. He rarely came by, knew nothing about their drinks and I had to go to the bartender, and he basically threw our food on the table. Walking though the main restaurant on the way out, it was almost humiliating seeing the nicer seats everyone else had. Food was “ok” and while I knew about the set price, not the 18% gratuity automatically added for a table of 2. HORRIBLE!

C
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. The decor was amazing. The check in process was easy and efficient. The bar service pre meal was awesome. Only 1 issue and reason it’s a 4. No where on your website or the two times your staff confirmed my reservation did anyone say it was a prefix menu. I chose the restaurant for the menu but was not able to choose some of their most popular dishes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food...I dined alone and restaurant was not busy, yet I was seated next to the registers where the waiters kept coming to put in their orders. I thought perhaps they had other reservations, but place was actually less busy when I left. No reason anyone needed to be seated at that table, if restaurant was not packed. Other than that, delicious.

MS
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! I was in town for business and needed to find a good place to eat with several of my friends. Southern Art and Bourbon did not disappoint. The set ice was exceptional. I really wish that I could remember our servers name because he went above and beyond to make this a great experience. Everyone’s food was absolutely delicious. A couple of us had the fried chicken meal, a couple others had the shrimp and grits and the others had salmon. It was one of those meals where you know you are full but you can’t stop eating. The setting was really cool, with art on the ceilings and these really amazing blown glass chandeliers. I highly recommend!!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was great. He was very accommodating to dietary restrictions and very knowledgeable about the dishes.

l
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for this location for Saturday, to celebrate a special someone’s birthday, and they did NOT disappoint. I put in the comments that it was his birthday and I could tell that they took the extra time and effort to make sure that we were both satisfied. Upon our arrival, we were seated in the only 2 chairs that looked like a throne fit for a King & Queen. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, from the food to the drink selections, and everything we ordered was delicious. They even brought out a complimentary creme brûlée that came with a “Happy Birthday” message and a candle. The hostess even went well out of her way to be included on a surprise I planned for my guest, immediately following our dinner. Our whole experience was superior and we will DEFINITELY be back.

L
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience all around! Perfect date night! The food and drinks were both equally amazing! Chris was so helpful in suggesting the best items on the menu. He was very attentive and really boosted our evening. We will be back!

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful 10-year anniversary. I can’t imagine anything being better! Joe was a fantastic, fun waiter! Highly, highly recommended!

SS
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday dinner. Our server Chris was incredible. Extremely knowledgeable and took wonderful care of us. Great food and larger portions than I expected

PJ
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I loved our waiter he was the best! The food was mediocre and very expensive - there are so many other places to get excellent food for 70% less - you are definitely paying for the ambiance - the restaurant is very pretty and classy. Need to work on the menu and the food quality. Staff were excellent and very attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The GM and waitstaff treated us very well. We couldn’t have asked for better service and the food was delish. We had the shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes and frittata. The shrimp and grits were the best of 3. The red velvet cake was also a special treat. We’ll be back!

SB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch.
Food was Super & drinks was delicious
A great date night dinner.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent food! Our server Greg was great and attentive. The manager was also very attentive and everyone made sure we had a great time. The restaurant is beautiful!

DC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted amazing! The service was impeccable. It was my husband's birthday and they immediately acknowledged him and said Happy Birthday.

Our waiter Chris was phenomenal. Couldn't have asked for a better evening. Definitely a hidden gem. We WILL be back!

MP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Worth a visit as my Crispy Skin Salmon was amazon. The "world-famous" fried chicken my wife has was not really that great. The drinks are OK and definitely over-priced for the size. We had four different drinks as the descriptions sounded scrumptious, but ended up not living up to it. All in all a very nice restaurant with minimal noise, the staff is amazingly accommodating. Don't forget to get your ticket validated for free parking if you don't valet. The valet line was really long so the self-park is straight back and a 1-floor elevator ride up.

IT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southern Arts was more than accommodating for my Birthday dinner! The staff was friendly and the food was great!

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious

MS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar" at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. I had the "Crisy Skin Chilean Salmon" and the "Black Truffle Fries". I cheated tonight with the "Bourbon Pecan Tart" for dessert. Original cocktails are part of the menu along with wines and beers.

One side of the restaurant has a bar with people having drinks watching game. The other side of the restaurant has dining tables with a family style setting. A curtains separates both side to reduce the sounds on each sides. Also, there is outside seating. Nice for a romantic dinner, date night, or out the peoples.

The food and service was on fire🔥!
I would come back again and cheat to try another dessert. I was impressed completely!

N
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and interesting menu and everything was delicious. Excellent service!

r
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This place has been on my list for a while so I gave it a try... food was good and bottomless mimosas was even better, however this place is totally overpriced, $29 for chicken and waffles is ridiculous and because of that I won’t be back.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service!!!!!!!!!!! Had to ask 20 times to get one glass of champagne over for the bride!!!!! And when they finally did - they brought an entire bottle of the most expensive champagne and charged us for it!!!!! Everything was VERY slow and they were not at all
accommodating!!!!

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. My wife and I were first time customers and were given the royal treatment. The waiter explained all the menu items and drinks with superb detail.

d
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was not good no good not good no flavor no taste not good zzzzzzs xxchnmmmgyrtolnbfe3uoncde UK nvxs ro nb cas ser 6pm bv xero nhd EU ikvdsf

B
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was delicious but service was poor at best. Our server did not describe a dish correctly. Said it was 2 pieces of chicken when it was only one and she disappeared for long periods of time. She dropped off the check without asking if we would care to order dessert or coffee. I had to flag down a manager to order. Art Smith's Homecoming restaurant at Disney Springs in Orlando is so much better than Southern Art. I don't think I will be visiting this location again.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food2service3ambience3

It was for a buffet only without disclosing that ahead of time.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The server and service was great! We arrived at 9:30 and found out they close at 10. But our server was very accommodating even considering the time. The food was not as good as the previous time but not bad. We order deviled eggs which were delicious. Along with the crispy skin salmon and SA Fried chicken. Both the salmon and chicken were just decent. But I will say the brussels and the mash potatoes were terrific! None the less I will most likely return again. Really appreciate the good service although they were close to closing.

ME
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Monday so it was quiet. This gave us an opportunity to really relax and enjoy this great Atlanta gem. The rosemary and cheddar biscuits are so good. I would go back just for that. However, the entire meal including the red velvet cake was just delicious. I would recommend this place in a minute. While I can't tell you it will be quiet on the weekend, I can say you will enjoy your food no matter when you go.

OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive wait staff! we recommend the fried chicken, mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The bourbon and drinks were great, but the food was lackluster. Average food at a place promoted as far better. The hotel and restaurant are gorgeous, but the food didn’t match.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Really wanted to like this spot! Very good drinks (not just bourbon). However, slow and inconsistent service was really disappointing. Won’t be returning to dine - maybe will do the drinks in the lobby.

LT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Our waitress Madison was wonderful! Will definitely be back!

ND
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great very quite and relaxing. Our server was awesome she was very accommodating and attentive to our needs. The only issue was the menu was very scarce and not what was published on the website. And I was fine with the food they did have on the menu but they didn't have 2 steaks available so I had to substitute my entree. Which you wouldn’t expect from a higher class establishment. I would recommend expanding the menu and having available enough food. The food was great by the way!!

OT
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. And drinks

F
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent! Fried chicken was great but the pork shank was amazing! I’d definitely go again!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food/staff/service

B
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Slow. It took 80 minutes for a business lunch while the place was empty.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Chris was very elegant and poise. He did everything with grace and professionalism. Loved it! Please give him a raise or something cause he personalized each one of our experiences which i loved . And he was so knowledgeable about the dishes too!

MP
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Before going to this restaurant, we checked the Sunday brunch menu online. It stated that there is a buffet and multiple other items. When we arrived at the restaurant, we asked our server about the buffet. She said that it was just for breakfast and not brunch. We were not sure why it was on the brunch menu. The server was very attentive at first, but once we placed our order, she disappeared. I would not recommend the restaurant.