Southern Art and Bourbon Bar

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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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Celebrate Valentine's Day with that special someone at Southern Art & Bourbon Bar. A culinary curated pre-fixe menu has been specially crafted you to enjoy. Please make your reservations today. $90 per person INCLUDING GRATUITY. Reservations only on EVENTBRITE.com. Seating from 5pm to 10pm

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1860 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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SB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious

MS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
1 review
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
15 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
5 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.

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow considering there was only four other tables with patrons. My meal wasn’t made properly and I waited over 10 min to have it corrected. The sense of urgency is lacking as is the customer service. When I brought my concern to the waitress and manager it hey seemed like they could care less. Very disappointed.

IT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and my hubby loved the fried chicken. The salmon was cooked perfectly!

TB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I have been to this restaurant several times, and LOVED it. However, it has been a few years since I have been there. I am the one who chose this restaurant to celebrate our mother's 81st birthday because we were staying nearby and feel terrible. I did not make any issues at the restaurant because we were trying to enjoy our celebration and my other and brother were already about to melt down because of the service and I didn't want to further ruin the night. Went to dinner there 11/9/19 and we had a terrible experience. They were severely understaffed. At first, service was good but as dinner went on it was horrendous. There were no bus people and the servers did everything so it was too overwhelming. Cocktails took forever all night to get to us from the bar. We asked for several things that we never got, or took forever (water, ice, hot sauce, honey). Took forever to get our food. No dirty dishes/glasses were cleared from our table in any timely fashion- we had dirty glasses on our table all night long, and a dirty soup bowl was there through dinner & dessert. The server then made a major error in my sister's bill, overcharging her by more than $100. For what we paid (about $100 per person), this was an awful night. Food was fine, but not worth it. So sad to see this restaurant, which was a go-to in Atlanta, become so awful :-(

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations and were seated outside (per our request). However, after receiving our water, our server was nowhere to be seen for 15 minutes. We were the only ones dining outside so perhaps he forgot about us? We had another engagement we needed to have time to make it to, so we decided to leave. The manager, Charles stopped us on the way out and insisted we stay. He was absolutely wonderful! He offered complimentary apps and dessert and would not take no for an answer when we declined. He made what could have been an inconvenient experience an excellent one!

k
Miami
60 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I have been comming here when I’m in town for 10 yrs This time my mom had chicken soup all starch Biscuits not great taste like all dough inside. What happen to the chef Fried chicken was good I will never come back. It’s sad after 10 yrs. but I will have the memory when it was good

J
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wasn't anything special. Probably would not go back or recommend

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The restaurant wasn’t what was pictured on the website. The menu wasn’t what was on the website. The menu, service and restaurant was very misleading. The restaurant was in hotel and we didn’t even know it was open or not. The chandeliers and furniture had dust all over it. The service was very slow and there was only 2 tables eating at 8pm. The suggestions of options was not good. Very disappointed.

LE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great service from Madison

K
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Chris was our waiter. He was so engaging. He was educated on the wine selections. We had the best time talking with him. The food was spot on. We truly enjoyed or dining experience .
Thank you Chris for making it a fun evening ! We will be back!!!

KS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious fried chicken! What a treat to have Art Smith’s creation. Brussels sprouts were to die for.

L
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful team lunch with tasty food and excellent service.

N
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food!

TJ
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for brunch the menu was much smaller and different from the regular menu not many choices expected more... but the French toast was delicious and so were the breakfast potatoes. Eggs were fluffy lacked seasoning but you can add your own. I think on Sunday’s you should stay open longer than 2pm most people hay have late starts and get out of church won’t be able to enjoy. The mimosa special should be advertised i wasn’t aware until i order my second one. Only suggestions would be expanding the brunch menu and the time open on Sunday’s the staff was great.