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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
We went on a Sunday evening. We sat at the Bourbon Bar and had the bourbon sangria which was very good. Then we both had the fried chicken dinner. That was probably the best fried chicken we've ever had. Just the right amount of spice and completely juicy on the inside. The brussel sprouts were delicious as well as the mashed potatoes. This is apparently their signature dish, so I would highly recommend.
We were guests of hotel where the restaurant is located. We were seated right away and waiter was very cheerful and attentive the whole night. Fried green tomatoes were delish! I had the carbonara which the chef made vegetarian for me and my husband had it the way it was intended to be prepared. Both pastas were very good! For dessert we had the Red Velvet Cake. The cake was really gummy and tasteless. House Sangria was AMAZING! Decor is not the greatest and the lighting is too bright but overall dinner experience was good.
It was a great experience to celebrate New Year’s Day with a bountiful buffet in a wonderful setting and attentive wait staff! My call-out is to be aware of the time you go. We went in time for breakfast. However, they started to prepare for brunch and closed off the buffet. We and others were not able to continue enjoying the spread.
We were not notified at check-in that the breakfast would end at a certain time nor did the wait staff provide a heads-up. I would have certainly appreciated that piece of information.
Even with that said, our experience was memorable to tempt us back.
I went for the fried chicken. It was tasty and I usually don't eat breast but it was juicy. It wasn't the best I've had and it was a little dark for my taste. The fried green tomatoes were delicious and the tomato jam and goat cheese that accompanied them was a nice twist. The other dish we tried was the shrimp and grits and it was just okay. The sausage or ham they used had a strange taste. It didn't taste like andouille which most restaurants use for this dish. The carrott cake was good but I expected more than two muffin bites for the price. I may visit again.
Had to wait for our 7:30 res. we made a few weeks ago - was told their staff couldn’t keep up with the business.
Was not informed of a special menu or that the regular menu or wine list was unavailable. Service was extremely slow. Food was less than local diner level and way over priced - pre fixe at $40 per person for fried chicken!!
I would absolutely never go back here again and would not recommend this “ hotel” restaurant to anyone.
Also map on Open Table shows it separate from the hotel by 2 blocks.
The Christmas brunch was excellent! There was live music playing seasonal tunes, but at a good level for conversation. The food choices were outstanding and delicious. The staff was A+, friendly yet very professional. The décor and ambiance was perfect for an all-adult Christmas brunch. In particular, the dining crowd was diverse, well-dressed, and great subjects for making up stories about who they were and why they were there. An outstanding experience all the way around!
This was the worst Christmas brunch buffet I’ve ever had in my life. I was extremely disappointed with the lack of variety, quality of food, temperature of food and the price was outrageous for what you were served.
Do NOT come here for any reason. All of the food was lukewarm at best, but mostly cold. We arrived for one of their earliest seatings so you’d expect the food to be fresh and good quality and warm. Not at all. The food tasted stale and all of it was lukewarm or cold. There was also VERY little variety. It was basically typical hotel breakfast food and a few additions of entree type food and some extremely mediocre desserts. Food was generally overly salty and extremely ho-hum. I left hungry because there was literally nothing I liked eating. Both my wife and I thought it was awful. I honestly would have enjoyed eating at home a lot more.
This was my first visit to this restaurant and will be my last. I so very regret choosing coming here for our special Christmas brunch and now I’m out over $200 for it. This was price gouging at its worst. This buffet should have cost at most $20-30 pp. We paid $89pp.
If I could give this place a 0, I would.
At the end of my meal, my server didn’t even asked if I enjoyed it. I would have given my honest feedback but I’m pretty sure she could tell how much I disliked my food since all my plates had tons of food left on it.
We visited Southern Art in celebration for my wife’s birthday. This was our second time here. We stumbled upon this place about a year ago after one of the restaurants in the area had closed and we were on the search for another to eat at.
The service is always great and inviting. Whether you have on a suit or plain jeans you’re treated the same. I very much appreciate that.
The server was very nice/attentive and joked along with me and was very knowledgeable about the menu. He gave us free wine and cake for the birthday celebration.
The food was VERY good. The fried chicken is what my wife ordered, and with each bite she told me how much she LOVED ME, so i knew the food was delicious! The chicken was fried, which i generally cannot eat fried foods without my stomach hurting, but the chicken was not at all greasy, i didn’t taste the grease, only the amazing seasoning Southern Art does. I highly recommend this dish. My wife made it complete with greens and MAC and Cheese. The Greens were amazing as well, so was the MAC n Cheese.
I ordered the Shrimp n Grits. The portion wasn’t big, but it was still really good. I’m not a big seafood person but i liked this dish. The grits were creamy, and they had lots of flavor. I was satisfied.
Overall, this is a great place to eat. Anyone would enjoy the food and the welcoming by the staff here.
Service was great. Restaurant was quiet, but it may have been because there were not many people eating at the time we were there. Food presentation was nice, but the food was way too salty. When the waiter asked how the food was, I commented that it was too salty and his reply was “I will tell the cook” and that was as far as it went. Food was definitely not 5-star as I had hoped for our 45th anniversary.
Mostly good but offensive pricing on the pear salad. It was like a side salad at best for $12. We never mind spending money but at least give a little extra. Also we bought 3-$40 plus dollar steaks. They were acceptable but not executed correctly. Over cooked.
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!
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