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About Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
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.
Atlanta, GA 30326
Contemporary Southern, Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30 - 10:30AM; Saturday - Sunday: 6:30 - 11:00AM
Sunday Brunch: 11:30AM - 3:00PM
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
$30 and under
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Please see our website events page for scheduled live music!
Complimentary valet (maximum of four hours)
MARTA north line: Station N7 Buckhead
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
Southern Art and Bourbon Bar Ratings and Reviews
My boyfriend and I were in town for the weekend and I found this restaurant through a thrillest post. It happened to be very close to where we were staying which came in handy since there was a snow storm that day. Anyway, the staff was lovely and the decor was very cool. They started us with complimentary bread that were more like biscuits. They were mouth watering. We had a delicious bottle of wine and had the deviled eggs as the appetizer, which were great. They had truffle oil which I am always a fan of. We also split a cup of their famous soup which was hearty and flavorful. As a main course we split the fried chicken and rigatoni. The fried chicken was average but the brussel sprouts they came with won the show. The rigatoni was very rich but also delicious. We ended with the pecan pie which was very underwhelming. I wouldn't order it again. Overall it was a very good meal, not the most memorable. The menu is small which I appreciate since I can be very indecisive.
The food was great however when we booked for Sunday Brunch we were not aware that the only option would be a buffet. We were there to attend the Christmas Party and nothing on their website or posts about the event or even the list of holiday buffets noted there would be a buffet for this event. It was quite the sticker shock when we were planning to order off the brunch menu. We heard several people as well shocked to find out the buffet was the only option. We ended up spending probably about 3x what we normally would have for 2 adults and 2 kids.
If you happen to run into Emeril during your dining experience then you are most likely on the right culinary path, which is exactly what happened during my business meal here on a weekday evening.
Huge bourbon list with the server pretty knowledgeable on recommendations and service of these. The ham selection recommended was also outstanding and the pig served melted like butter on the palate.
Pork chop “schnitzel with homemade spatzel was also outstanding and came with some greens as well.
Empty upon arrival, the space was hopping more toward the end with some big groups coming in. This caused some pretty wide gaps in service on our end which was the only less than stellar aspect of the meal.
Will return and do recommend.
The restaurant is beautiful and has such a unique feel - the design is so fun and exciting. We ordered the fried green tomato appetizer and were a little disappointed - they were dry and seemed like they had been frozen/sitting out for a while as there was no crunch to the breading. My husband got a seabass entree and I got the fried chicken, which we were both happy with. The carrot cake dessert was great, as well as the wine list. The service is great as well. Overall, it was a nice evening and we enjoyed our date - will return!
I was concerned after reading some reviews about the slow service and food arriving cold at the table. I was ready to cancel my reservation but am so glad I didn’t. The food was sooo delicious and everything came out nice and hot. The fried green tomatoes were a hit! That’s a must have - We were fighting for the last one. My husband had another must have - buttermilk fried chicken. Even though he was stuffed he had to finish every last piece - it was that good! The sweet potato side was also a must have. Everyone enjoyed their dish and were very happy! To top things off our waiter was so helpful, funny and had a super cool demeanor. The service was a tad on the slow side but it gave us time to talk and enjoy the company a little longer. No one had an issue. We all loved it and waddle our back to our hotel!
The staff was very friendly but it went downhill from there. The service was spotty, at best. The pork chop was overdone and dry. The fried chicken was okay but fried too dark and on the verge of being dry. The sides were nothing special. The desert was small but delicious; the high point of the evening. The crowd was unendingly loud. The reduced price was still at a level where we could have had two good meals at a neighborhood restaurant. I wanted my son and I to have a special meal at a really high class place and I was greatly disappointed by the entire experience.
Everything started out well with the Hostess; she was great. The waiter started out well, but his performance waned as the evening progressed. I had to ask another server to find him, so we could get our check. He stopped showing up. The food was just o.k. It cooled down quickly; not sure if it wasn't brought out soon enough or what. It wasn't a good value for the price. I'm not opposed to going back as some point, but it certainly wouldn't be my first, second, or third choice if I'm going to spend that amount of money.
Called 3 times to try and make a reservation and left a message, but no one answered or called me back. Service was very slow when we were sat and menu prices were really high, luckily we had a TravelZoo coupon given as a gift, otherwise I would not eat here. Also, because no one answered the phone we weren't sure where to park and parked in a visitors deck next door and had to pay $14.
Overall the restaurant is pretty good. I highly recommend the fried chicken and Brussels sprouts. My husband got the sea bass and thought it was just ok. We also got the fried green tomatoes, which were nothing special. Service was good. Just didn’t impress me enough to warrant another visit.
Dined here for dinner and breakfast buffet while staying as a hotel guest. Dining room has an odd layout which lacks intimacy and makes it feel like a hotel restaurant rather than a destination restaurant for Atlanta/Buckhead. Service was personable but slow, not sure if this was a personnel or management issue.
Notes on Dinner: Wine list is nice but very short. Biscuits and pickled veggies are excellent as are the small jars for sharing. Butternut squash soup was good but was overwhelmed with bacon bits which affected flavor. Oxtails were disappointing as they were mostly fat and bone with very little meat. Collard greens were delicious.
Notes on Breakfast Buffet: Standard overpriced hotel buffet... typical proteins (sausages, bacon, eggs) as well as cold cuts and cheeses. Grain choices were disappointing - no biscuits? There were cinnamon rolls, but other than that the usual fare of sliced breads, muffins and waffles. At $29 a person I would expect a little more than this from a buffet. Fortunately breakfast was included in the room rate... if it isn't consider upgrading to a club floor room where breakfast is included in the lounge.
Overall, a nice hotel restaurant with good food and above the normal hotel standard... but this isn't supposed to be a normal hotel, right?
We ended up at this restaurant because of the combo of good food and the bourbon list. Chicken was fried to perfection! Bourbon cocktail was just what a girl needed. Greens, sweet potatoes and Mac & cheese were yummy as well. I’ll definitely stop by next time I’m in Atlanta.
Food was excellent, the cocktails were very, very good. The only complaint, and it is super minor, is that I felt the initial acknowledgement from the waiter was a little slower than I would’ve liked. However, once we were acknowledged, the service was impeccable.
Yum! Last minute business dinner for eight on a Wednesday night, booked just an hour ahead of time. Amazing food and great service, our waiter was attentive, informative and made excellent recommendations for our table. Loved being able to order sides to share with everyone. Cocktails were delicious, and good wine selection was available. I would definitely visit again.
Let me start by saying "the food was very good". Had not been there in a while and saw a deal on Travelzoo so decided to give it another try.
First we were seated right next to a woman who was watching a movie on her IPad. Tables are very close so we could definitely hear every word. we asked for another table and we were graciously accommodated.
The meal was a three course deal.
We ordered our appetizer and waited, and waited. When it finally arrived the Crab Cake was delicious. Then we waited and waited and waited for our entree. When my grouper Finally arrived it was very good. It would have been better if it hadn't been sitting so long that the sauce congealed.
Next we waited for dessert. It took so long we ended up getting it to go.
Sat down at 7:15. By 9:25 we had not received our dessert.
Really sad. Food great. Service not very good.
My choice was good but after a few bites, began to taste prefabricated. It was good, but I wouldn’t rave about it to anyone... fried lobster tail and Mac and cheese.
My husband had the short ribs and loved it!
He always orders the right thing!
The desserts were disappointing. The server talked up the desserts as if they were really special. No, they were good, but not really great. My pecan pie was cold and my husbands “12layer red velvet cake was nice but , again, not amazing.
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