Southern Art and Bourbon Bar

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
*The restaurant will be suspending operations through April 30th, 2020.

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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4.3
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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deborah the server is amazing , she is perfect at her job.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience5

My first experience using my Passport book. Went for Sunday brunch. We were the first people there. Only 5 tables the whole time. It took 40 min to get our food. I had to get up once to get my own water from the server station. Ordered the black truffle frittata. It was ok but the egg was overcooked. Gf ordered the chicken and waffles with white pepper gravy. They didn’t put the gravy on. Had to ask for it. They brought out some kind of broth sauce with parsley and other things in it and what appeared to be hot dogs or sausage. When I presented the passport book, the server had no clue what it was. After he spoke with the manager he kept the book. I had to ask for it back. Had I not had the book, 2 entrees and 2 coffees would have been $52 before tip. Absurd. If there is a positive, I liked the decor.

MM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great

SC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Awesome service (thanks Greg!). New favorite restaurant.

JH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent staff with wonderful menu and tasty food!

AM
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Chris was delightful.

AA
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The fried green tomatoes were very cold when they were brought to us, and our waitress was barely around to check on us. The restaurant was completely empty for Sunday brunch so I'm not sure why our waitress took forever with every single thing. Even our coffee was cold. I will highlight the chicken and waffles for being delicious, though.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was a short walk from many hotels and MARTA. The bourbon bar was separate from the restaurant, but a great spot to have a finely crafted cocktail before the meal. Plan to go there before your reservation and yes, on weekend a reservation is a must. From starters to dessert, every bite was delicious. We shared the main dish and had two extraordinary salads and the avocado toast with crawfish. What!? We finished off with the red velvet cake. I will definitely go back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband Birthday

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
5 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
6 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
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time eating here and it was even better! This time I hosted some friends here and we are planning to come back for brunch!

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.