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Southern Art and Bourbon Bar

4.2
1526 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
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The Atlanta debut of acclaimed 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 Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Four Roses 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30 - 10:30AM; Saturday - Sunday: 6:30 - 11:00AM
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
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Phone number
(404) 946-9070
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Art Smith
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Piedmont Road
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Parking details
Complimentary valet (maximum of four hours)
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Public transit
MARTA north line: Station N7 Buckhead
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Entertainment
Please see our website events page for scheduled live music!
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Special events & promotions
Sandra Robbins
404-946-9153
Sandra.robbins@ihg.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

They offer a beautiful private dining room, up to 45 guests; a Chef's table for up to 16 guests; Semi private dining booths for up to 20 guests.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Our Mother's day brunch buffet will be served from 11 AM until 4 PM, It will be $95 per adult and $45 per child.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1526 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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4.3
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent flavor

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great experience. I order the fried chicken and it was so moist and crispy and flavorful. The brussell sprouts with crispy beets were also amazing. Really enjoyed our entire experience our server was attentive but so where the other servers who would come over if they saw something needed attending to. George, the manager was very friendly and engaging with the staff and customers. Nice job!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Gregory was great!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome experience! The service was excellent. You would have thought that my wife and I were the only ones there with the number of people that checked to make sure everything was fine. Appetizers, main course, dessert, all great! Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was so amazing we had dinner there 2 nights in a row! And the service was top notch! Our server Kirk treated us like family! He remembered what wine we all had the night before (and we all had different wines). Talk about service! Definitely a place you want to visit when you are in Atlanta!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was delicious. I ordered the carbonara pasta. It was creamy and flavorful! The fried chicken was juicy and amazing. The cocktails from the bourbon bar were yummy as well. I ordered a drink name horse's neck. Their whisky boards were good too. The prices were a bit high but I had a good experience celebrating my husband's birthday both in the restaurant and bar. I'd come back to try brunch one day.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food and service was amazing as usual. The only thing that upset us was that when we arrived we told the valet we were eating at the restaurant. In the past, the valet service never charged for restaurant guests. We had to pay $15, plus the tip. Luckily we had some cash between us. It was our anniversary and it made my husband pretty upset that we had paid what we paid for dinner and drinks and then a $15 valet charge? Wow. Forgo De Chao is right around the corner and the valet service is free. It kind of left a sour note to an amazing night. 😔

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Gregory and our food were absolutely perfect!!!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch. It was incredibly unorganized. We had a reservation for outside and they didn’t even give us the option to sit outside. We waited over 45 mins for a table inside while the hostesses just stood there looking confused. Our reservation also requested a high chair. We asked multiple times for a high chair from hostess and waiter then finally got up and got ourselves a high chair from another table that appeared to be almost ready to leave. Food was mediocre. Definitely not worth the price. Won’t be going back which is unfortunate because usually like the place.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent as always. Fine inventive food, friendly service, wide selection of whiskey. Good place for a date, business meeting, or family dinner. Classic southern food with a gourmet twist.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Meal was ok but not what I expected from Art Smith. It was heavy, my shrimp and grits were not hot and the grits were clumpy. The service, while attentive, was a bit sloppy. The kitchen seemed to be overwhelmed due to a very large party in a private room and I think our meal suffered from that distraction.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great Bourbon selection - as you would expect.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had the shrimp and grits and the salmon both were excellent. Service was also excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Everything was great

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I was disappointed to learn I was reported to Open Table as a no show. When we arrived the host

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Sadly we were disappointed. Our server was unorganized and easily confused. She told us the buffet included an omelet and waffle station...after we all chose the buffet and get over there other servers informed us there was neither. It was basically a fancy hotel breakfast buffet. Not as nice as what we'd expected for a $30 brunch buffet. From the menu we ordered the jars. We ordered the bacon butter (at our servers suggestion) and the black-eyed pea hummus. First, we had to ask twice if it was still coming as it took over 30 mins before we received. Secondly, it came with the black-eyed pea hummus and the chicken liver pate, instead of what we ordered. For a table of 8 people, it came with 4 crackers and 4 toasts that were burnt. She did bring the correct bacon butter after we had to convince her what was served was the liver pate. So she had no idea what the two looked like to be able to see it was not what was ordered. A couple in our group ordered a bottle of champagne. She brought a buck stand with ice, however never put the champagne in it. When asked where's our champagne bottle we'd like to pour more, it was oddly 10 ft away at a stand with the coffee and water pitchers. The quiches served not buffet were in a tiny pie pan. Super cute but horrible. It was so flat and dry no one at our table liked it. The grits were fabulous. However no butter on the buffet and had to wait until they were cold before our server brought requested butter to the table. The smoked salmon & condiments were delicious...but they did not require any preparation lol. We researched to find a fun spot for a group of friends to gather to celebrate a birthday. Sadly the company was the best part of the meal. I would not recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and service. Pleasant setting with great selection of food and drink options.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

As usual we really had a nice time at the Southern Bar; we try to come back at least once a quarter because of the ambiance and the meal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a meal in a relaxed atmosphere.

What really makes us feel good is our server goes out of his way to acknowledge us and he remembers us from the last visit.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

the drinks are excellent. The fried chicken (which the restaurant is supposedly famous for) was not very crispy. It was crust heavy as though it was a wet (as opposed to dry) batter prior to frying. I don't recommend it for folks who know how real southern fried chicken is supposed to taste. The collard greens and Brussel sprouts are good. Sweet potato soufflé is just passable.

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Very disappointing on all fronts

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Service was terrible - waiter was inattentive and slow. Food was served lukewarm and not cooked as ordered.

Conversation was difficult with several unruly children a few tables away.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I have eaten here a few times. I love the atmosphere, the svc and the food!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar was excellent. The Bar area was super and the dinner afterwards was excellent. Everyone should experience it and soon. My wife and I will be back. Kudos to the friendly and professional staff. The location is also excellent. The menu is superb! Great evening.

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1.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I think this is more for the banking crowd than the tech. I work at a tech company and went after work with a team of our leaders. We were in “tech” business attire and were told we couldn’t be seated because there were no menus. A reasonable thing to wait for until a group of 10 from Goldman Sachs were shown directly to their table while we sat at the table next to the hostess stand. Dissapointed I didn’t get to try the food. The ambiance and bourbon bar were both very good. I would just suggest to either have your three piece suit or a business card to show you are a big deal or risk being treated like you aren’t.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food as well as the ambiance is amazing! I would definitely recommend it.

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1.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This lunch was a group lunch, for a co-worker's birthday; therefore, we had limited time. Our reservation was for 11:45 a.m. There were three tables occupied for the entirety of our lunch, including our group of ten, but with only one server. Although the server was cordial, the service was slow, and except for the drinks and appetizers, the arrival of food was even slower. Two individuals ordered an entree from the menu with goat cheese; however, if the cheese was goat cheese, it was a first cousin to bleu or Stilton and could not be eaten. The chef came out and assured our group that it was goat cheese; no price adjustment was offered. Dessert was ordered, but it took so long that we could not wait any longer. I tracked down the server and asked for our check (the second time). At that point the dessert was ready, but I asked for them to be boxed. I would not recommend this restaurant for lunch, unless one has four hours and could cross-examine the lone server and chef about ingredients. I can't imagine dinner there with more than three tables.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was my husband’s birthday. Although I did not inform staff. Very nice and. clean. The customer service and food was beyond my expectations.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My guest and I both had the chicken and waffles. It was outstanding. Our service was so so. My guest actually had to call the manager over because we were sitting for 15 minutes before anyone came to our table to take a drink order.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This restaurant was suggested by a friend. We thought we were going for Brunch but were mistaken that it did not start until 12pm when the website states 11am. So we were given just the plain breakfast menu. It was three of us who dined and 2 of us had to wait over 30 minutes for our order. The waitress did not check back and was unaware that we did not get our food. Once we got our food it was ok. I had the grits and eggs and they were good, the pancakes with peaches were also ordered at the table. They were delicious once they came to the table. I am not sure if it was an off day, however, I am told it is the usual service for this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice ambiance but the tables were a bit small and cramped next to other diners. My wife and I are eating on a ketogenic plan. After researching many menus I ended up choosing this place based off of the posted menu online. Upon arriving most of the options we had planned on getting were not on the current menu. I understand that menus change often but should be updated to current more frequently. We ended making due and just eating off plan a bit for the occasion. The food was pretty good. We ordered the deviled eggs which our server never brought and a charcuterie board. The meats were great. My wife had the filet subbing Brussel sprouts for the potatoes. Her steak was way undercooked for medium the brussel sprouts were undercooked almost hard as well. I had the Seabass which was great as well. Then they brought us dessert for my wife’s birthday... it was not her birthday nor do we eat sugar. Oh well. The bourbon pecan pie is probably amazing.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The restaurant was dated, service was outstanding, food left a lot to be desired for.
The salt in the spinach which was the bed for the salmon was way too much, such that it tasted very bitter. The shrimp & grits was very spicy. Now, the side dish of sweet potatoes was amazing and great. Loved it.
My suggestion would be to at least sand and polish the table edges and remove the plastic meats hanging/on display in the waiting area.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was great. Waiter (I think his name was Gregory) was attentive and solid. Everything was on point. Not a single complaint on our end.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Went to Southern Art to celebrate my son’s birthday. He is a bourbon fan. He really enjoyed the Bourbon flight and they were flexible and allowed him to substitute one that he previously tried for a new one. The new one, an Atlanta produced bourbon, was excellent. The recommendations for dinner were very good. The service was outstanding. Management came by to make sure everything was OK. They gave us information about an upcoming event.

In addition to the bourbon flight, two of us had a great cocktail.

I will definitely return with local friends and out of town guests.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Southern Art is possibly my favorite restaurant I have been to since living in Atlanta. The atmosphere is great, the staff is incredible, and the food is absolutely amazing. Chef Art Smith brings his own twist to classic comfort food; adding the elegance for a special date night, and brilliant flavors, while preserving all the comfort you expect. With a great selection of wine and bourbon (whisky) and a fantastic dessert menu, this restaurant has immediately become one of my favorites and I will be going back in the future.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My Mom’s 95th Birthday

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great soup and entree. Great waiter. I can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Real quality meal with quality service, had a very classy time.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I wish I came here on a normal day for their menu. I came on Valentine’s Day and their menu for this day was a little disappointing. My husband got the fried hen which he barely ate and our server didn’t even ask why. I got the salmon and it was decent. Nothing special about it. The desserts were lovely. I ordered the “death of chocolate” but they ran out so he ended up giving me two desserts, which was nice.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good, but not amazing. Service was superb, though.

Over priced for quality of food, but sommelier was great and wine was quite enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is my second time here, and the food is delicious though pricier than similar restaurants in the Atlanta area. Especially love the fried chicken and fried Cornish hen. The wait staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu.

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