Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
Sunday Brunch: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 10:00PM; Friday- Saturday: 5:30 - 11:00PM
Bourbon Bar: Monday - Friday: 2:00PM - 2:00AM; Saturday: 12:30PM - 2:00AM; Sunday: 12:30PM - 12:00AM
Food was excellent. Lighting was a bit weird. Ham bar and bourbon selection are fantastic. It was my second time here. The first time there was better ambiance.
Food was so so. Received two thighs when I ordered fried chicken , which was heavily breaded. The grits were hard and lumpy- not what you expect when ordering shrimp and grits. The biscuits and the Boursin potatoes were the best items.
I just want to say first and foremost, Kurt is awesome!!!!! I went to Southern Art a couple years ago for a friends birthday and he was awesome then as well. The best part about this visit was he remembered me and my friend. That speaks volumes!! This is the perfect place if you want to spoil someone or yourself! I went for my birthday and had a group of 10. Everyone is so accommodating from the bar to the host to your actual dining experience. The food is amazing! I had the chicken with Mac and cheese accompanied by the turnip greens. A friend of mine had the salmon. Numerous sides were ordered and it was all delicious!!!! Again, Kurt is amazing! The ambiance is amazing! Perfect for dates, proposals, special occasions, or just a night to yourself. I will be returning as often as possible!! Thanks again for my making birthday special!!
We met an old friend for brunch here, and were disappointed. We ordered off the menu, and none of the three of us finished our (roughly $20) breakfasts. Biscuits, which we expected to be ethereal, were more like cornbread - similar texture and greasy, and had herbs in them, which we hadn't wanted or expected. We are open to all kinds of foods and new takes on classics, but found nothing interesting or delicious when we ate there. We each ordered a different egg dish; it's possible our experience would have been different if we'd had waffles, pancakes, etc.
Delicious food, amazing service, fantastic bourbon menu. Dine here... you will not be disappointed!
We were a party of 9 and met there for breakfast. There is a menu, but we chose the buffet, which included grits (excellent), assorted meats, fruits, and breads, and made to order omelets. We had excellent service. Note: it is located inside the Intencontinental Hotel. Valet parking is validated or you can park in the hotel parking deck for $15.
We went for our anniversary, and they really took care of us. Two complimentary glasses of champagne and a complimentary dessert.
And the service from our waiter was outstanding.
Oh, and the food was very good as well.
We'll be back!
Great food and service! Menu mixed up classic recipes without going too far! Loved the art on the ceiling and the attentiveness of our server.
This was true Southern cooking at its finest
The cocktails, appetizers, meal and dessert were excellent
Our waiter Gregory was fantastic
The visiting SAP Ariba Marketing Leadership Team thoroughly enjoyed our time at Southern Art.
Our waitress, Melanie, was incredible. Her passion for what she does and expertise in describing the menu options made us practically order one of everything! We enjoyed the food, specialty drinks and the ambience and will definitely return to Southern Art.
Great service and food presentation.
The service and the food need some work, especially for the price. My party started by ordering cocktails at the bar while waiting to be seated and for the rest of our party. The waitress said she was going to put in our cocktail orders and have them brought to our table. 20 minutes later, after being seated, we find out from our waiter that she never even put the order in. Our table ordered the whole fried chicken and while the larger pieces were decently seasoned, it seems the chef threw in some drumettes as an afterthought. Well, the afterthought was tasteless and bland. No breading or seasoning at all. It’s as if they took them straight from the pack and threw them into oil. The cocktails were good and strong which we like and while our waiter was a little slow, he was very accommodating on the way we split our checks. For the overall experience, the price points could really come down at least 8% across the board. There are WAY better restaurant experiences in Atlanta where a table of 7, ordering no more than two cocktails each and fried chicken would not cost well over $300 as this experience did.
Very disappointed. Nothing rose to the hype. Well, the service was good from Aubrey and Kandra. The ambiance was enchanting. The fried green tomatoes were awful for $14.00(four small slices) and greasy. The deviled eggs (two eggs) $12.00, yuck. Ok, the signature dish fried chicken $20.00 two-piece, no seasoning, tough meat, Kroger does a better job. Then the red velvet cake, just okay. I will never go back and I cannot in good conscience recommend to anyone. The owner seems like a nice person in print and on television. However, the food here is subpar for Atlanta southern food. There were 2 guest who decided to cross the street for chik filet, they saved over $50 for a chicken lunch. Oh, the restaurant is pretty, with lots of empty seats. Sorry, you asked. It’s my honest experience.
Had the shrimp and grits. Best I’ve ever had. Delightful wait staff. Wife had the fried chicken. Excellent! Mashed potatoes are special. The chairs we sat in were the most comfortable. We stayed and talked just to enjoy the chairs and the atmosphere.
Amazing. Shrimp and Grits delicious.
Food was great. Service was a little on the slow side.
My book club met at Southern Art & Bourbon Bar with the author of the two books we discussed. It worked out perfectly. The staff was friendly and accommodating to our party of 10. Thank you so much!
As always the food was excellent and our server Gregory took great care of us.
Great food and service. Would recommend a flight of Bourbon!
Southern cooking at its best. Great fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and Mint Juleps. Service was outstanding. Great evening. Highly recommend.
The restaurant was not busy, there were only about 3-4 tables and at least one other table near us waited for over 20-30 minutes without anyone checking on them, not even to refil their water. We would had left but considering that we had already waited a while and we were really hungry, it would have taken us longer waiting for the car and then getting to another restaurant.
I think it needs to be more apparent that you should park in the garage connected to the hotel for validation. It wasn’t clear to me and I parked in the other adjacent garage and ended up paying $14.
The food was okay. I got the chicken and waffles. I’ve had better but it definitely wasn’t terrible. The wait stuff were all super friendly and attentive. The restless also empty at 1pm on a Sunday which is peak brunch time. We didn’t order any brunch cocktails but hey seemed to have to normal slate.
Food was good but our waiter Chris was amazing. The cheese board was great. Kids enjoyed the fried chicken
In a word - outstanding. From the seating to service to the recipes and the presentation, all was great. Our server Chris was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. We can’t say enough about how Chris elevated an already fine dining experience. We had never been to the restaurant, though we have dined at Art Smiths DC restaurant. At the end of our meal, George, the manager, came over to ask about our experience and he shared with us further information about Mr. Smith’s other restaurants. We will be back to see everyone!
On July 23rd, my husband and I dined at Southern Art, and it continues to be a favorite. The consistency in the quality of the food and the excellence in customer service (The Server, Kurt, excels in his role!) is impressive. Add to it a lovely decor and enjoyable music, and you have all the ingredients for wonderful dining. Recommend the Deviled Eggs, the Cheeseburger, the Pork Chop and the Peach Cobbler (to die for). Highly recommend dining at Southern Art.
The food was really tasty and service very good. Nice to taste bourbon
Having seen Chef Art on TV for a number of years, my wife and I were excited to bring her mother here for dinner while on a recent trip to Atlanta. I was excited about the extensive bourbon list and it did not disappoint, with both vertical and horizontal flights offered. The laid back atmosphere was matched by the very well prepared meal. The “Ham Board” charcuterie platter was a hit with all. My shrimp and grits entree was amazing which is saying something seeing as I am a northerner and have never understood the appeal of grits. Save room for desserts and try the pecan pie or peach cobbler. Thank you all for a fabulous meal!
Celebrating a birthday
The restaurant atmosphere was amazing. After leaving the hotel room we wondered if our casual attire was too informal. We found that we were dressed no different than the other patrons. Our waiter was wonderful. He was friendly and courteous. He made us feel at home (thank you Kurt). We took his recommendations and were not disappointed. The fried green tomatoes were fantastic. The fried chicken was full of flavor. The honey in the brussel sprouts, helped to make me a fan. We truly enjoyed the bread, although we were not thrilled with the pickled vegetables. When visiting this establishment, be sure to look up, so that you don't miss out on the artwork that is hanging from the ceiling.
Finest shrimp and grits ever. Plus creamy onion soup unique and wonderful. Actually had breakfast there the next morning and omelet was equally fabulous. I travel a great deal...this is one of finest Atlanta and east coast restaurants. Highly recommend.
Our waiter Curt was great. Very personable and attentive. His recommendations were spot on.
My salmon was a little over cooked but other than that, was delicious! Great menu, ambience!
This is a favorite Atlanta restaurant. The service and food are consistently excellent, and the decor colorful and attractive.
The people who staff this restaurant, from the Valets and Hosts, provide excellence in Customer Service, and our Server for lunch on this particular day was no exception. Ruben, was friendly, helpful and attentive. He made for the perfect dining experience.
Recommend Addie Mae’s Soup (Art's family chicken and dumplings recipe), Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad with Shrimp (Burrata, heirloom tomatoes, pistachio pesto, arugula, citrus pearls, balsamic reduction), Southern Art Cheeseburger ((50/50 brisket-chuck blend, Southern style pimento cheese, Vidalia onion jam, butter lettuce, beefsteak tomatoes, Southern Art brioche bun), and the Peach Cobbler (to die for). FYI: I choose to have a burger without all the fixins. The brisket-chuck blend was delicious, and the brioche bun excellent.
Highly recommend dining at Southern Art & Bourbon Bar. Look forward to dining there again!
Food was great! Ambiance is exceptional!
This was my first time visiting and I have already made reservations for my next visit! Delicious food, great service and perfect location!
Disappointed that there was no longer a Sunday brunch buffet
Went for brunch at 11:30am. Not sure if it was the time we went but the service was not good. Waitress said they didn't have diet coke that she would need to walk somewhere far to get it. I also wasn't aware that there are no alcoholic drinks served before 12:30pm but that's my fault.
The waitress barely came back to check on us, though she had a pleasant attitude. It felt like she may have been doing something else and possibly filling in as our waitress. Got much busier after 12:30pm so if O go again it will definitely be after brunch.
I always love this hotel for breakfast. My recent visit was good. My server was a bit inattentive and was slow to bring my order. Other than that, the greeters and the rest of the wait team were awesome!
The bar, bartenders and cocktails are excellent a the Bourbon Bar. The look and atmosphere of the restaurant are really upscale. When it comes to the menu and the food at the Southern Art Restaurant, this is where the evening did not live up to my expectations. For southern cuisine the food was bland. We started with the fried green tomatoes and cheese board. The green tomatoes had a very thick crust and not taste, thankfully it had a sauce that had a little. The cheese seem bland and in all honesty a bit hard and old.
For dinner, I grabbed a piece of fried chicken off the plates of one my dinner companions, and while the fried chicken looked awesome there was no flavor. I myself order the ravioli and it was also bland and tasteless, on top of being a little cold.
I think it's time for a refresh of the menu or at least the recipes. When you go to a southern restaurant in Atlanta, there is an expectation of great flavor, this dinner did not meet that expectation at all.
This restaurant is in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel, so there was an expectation that this would be an ideal location for a business dinner with vendors from California. I believed this would give them an upscale taste of real southern fine cuisine. I was very disappointed in the food.
I will definitely go back to the bar, the atmosphere, drinks and knowledge of the bartenders were very upscale and awesome. I wish that my dinner was a tasteful as my drink. It may be time to revamp the menu, kitchen staff and recipes. This was not true southern cuisine and I don't believe that I will suggest this restaurant to anyone that is looking for a true upscale southern cuisine experience. For the cost, my expectations of taste and freshness where much higher than what I received.