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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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MichaelM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great

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

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

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JayH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent staff with wonderful menu and tasty food!

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vipAileenM
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Chris was delightful.

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AyaA
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vip718Foodcritic
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSuttongate
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!

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Chavis
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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MistyS
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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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laurenj
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.

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Laura
Atlanta
3 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!

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipSeanS
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

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PJKag
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review