Southern Art and Bourbon Bar

4.4
1733 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch with Chef Art Smith from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 12th, enjoy an authentic Southern buffet! Adults are $65++ and Children ages 5-12 are $35++. Children under age 5 are complimentary. Live Music performed by our beloved Melissa Bret.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Celebrate Dad For The Day At Our Father's Day Golf Brunch. From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm enjoy our Brunch Buffet. Guests are encouraged to practice their swing at our professional indoor golf simulator, complete with prizes and giveaways throughout the day. Prices: $65 per Adults - $35 per Children

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Please join us for our annual Easter Day celebration in the Southern Art! We will be serving our traditional holiday buffet complete with a visit from the Easter Bunny himself and Petting Zoo! Adults are $97++ and Children ages 5-12 are $46++. Children under age 5 are complimentary.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 1733 People Are Saying
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brunch was nice. The omlet/ waffle line was very long. The food was delicious

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MS
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 4

Food, atmosphere and service were excellent. The bar program needs attention. When advertising as a bourbon one expects the bourbon menu to be available for consumption. It took 4 attempts to find a bourbon that was in stock. I can understand the the pappys of the world being out of stock but weller, elmer and elijah craig i expect to be available from a bar with bourbon it its name.

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MT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and service.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice and food delicious .

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AW
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service and ambiance. Beautiful decor in restaurant. Parking ticket was stamped by server. Very nice!

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NM
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at a conference in Atlanta and dined at the Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. Everything was excellent. The fried green tomatoes were the best we ever had. All the southern dishes were amazing! Shrimps and grits, fried chicken, collard greens were fantastic! All the other dishes were also well prepared, perfectly cooked and delicious. All our guests were super happy with the service and dinner.
Thank you.

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H
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and great drink options. Romantic ambiance

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RS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was just okay - those who had the fried chicken said it was very good, but everyone else said that their food was average. Our main disappointment was the service. We were a large party, but the restaurant was essentially empty, and we were our Waiter's only table. We were at the restaurant close to 2.5 hours, and consequently were late to the event we were attending. The biggest ordeal was the checks, which our server could not split correctly despite the fact that we all sat directly across from the person we were paying with. The final frustration was that one couple had ordered the "whole bird with 2 sides," which clearly stated on the menu that it came with 2 sides. The server charged them for the second side, and when they questioned it, he told them that they were wrong. It wasn't until they asked for a menu and showed him that he apologized and corrected it and claimed that it was a new menu change that he was unfamiliar with. Overall, we went in with high expectations based on the reviews on OpenTable, and ultimately left disappointed.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem! The food was fantastic; the ambiance was interesting and our server, Gregory, was spot on! I hope I have time to visit again before I leave Atlanta.

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CC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, the fried chicken is amazing, and great service!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, ambiance and food. Table selected was great for conversation and an overall great experience.

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m
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and ambiance very good as usual
Sat us very near another couple on the elevated dining area just above us and it was like they were in our conversation- we could hear everything they said. If the place had been more crowded it probably wouldn’t have been as bad.

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SR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They took great care of us and every bite and sip was memorable!!! Great “when in Rome” restaurant for a visitor!

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S
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Disappointed in how little flavor the food had (butternut squash soup, signature fried chicken, mashed potatoes) except for the Brussels sprouts. Service excellent, love the chandeliers!

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AN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Was disappointed in the food. Our server was terrific. Great drink. Great fried green tomatoes but my fried chicken entree was mediocre. The cauliflower grits were intensely oversalted, the chicken was just ok, The brussel sprouts a bit too sweet.

Not as good as I had hoped.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable time. Food was excellent as was the service. Innovative twists on southern dishes. All beautifully presented by a very attentive and professional staff. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun night out.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. Steak was prepared perfectly. Dessert was a highlight. The crust on the apples was heavenly. Would definitely return.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Date night with my sister! First time for both of us. I am visiting from Miami. Food was great, service was better!

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CG
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another incredible meal at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. Great food, great drinks, great value.

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R
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our table service from Chris was exceptional with good conversation and humor. The food was prepared to perfection.

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SP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The service was absolutely horrible and the staff was extremely rude. I love the hotel it is in but I would never eat here again.

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R
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

The Server Chris was outstanding. The whole experience was worth it.

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KB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to have crab & avocado minus the toast

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E
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We dined there three times in two days. The service was exceptional. The fried chicken is excellent as were the burgers. Do NOT order the steak. It was very salty, the fingerling potatoes were barely recognizable and the sauce and mushrooms were overly heavy and entirely too salty. The steak was cooked perfectly but was overpowered by the sauce.

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DG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous!! What made the visit exceptional, was the service. Both Marcus and Chris went above and beyond to make our dinner experience memorable.

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Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING EVERYTHING- service, ambiance and the food was spot on. We will certainly be back. Keep it up!

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here and once again it did not disappoint! Our server Chris was wonderful, very nice and funny. The food was delicious. My husband had the short ribs and wanted to lick his plate, the sauce was amazing!! I had the fried chicken which was of course perfect as it’s Art Smith’s! But I was also in love with the glazed and candies kalettes. Can’t wait to go back again!!!

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P
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

First eating the fried chicken and it was outstanding. I will bring my wife back again soon.

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JG
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Dependably good food with excellent service. Feels a lot like a typical hotel restaurant and not terribly upscale. That said, preparation and selections are very good.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Went there for Valentine’s Day. Food was good, service was subpar.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, great food!

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AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!! Would definitely come back!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was unfortunately pretty horrible - waited 30+ minutes for our dessert and another 20+ for the check alone. The food was good, but it wasn’t worth the service.

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IE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was very nice ambience, and waiter was very professional. The food was just okay. I was really looking forward to the fried chicken but the chicken was dry.

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Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a nice meal and experience. This was my second time going to this restaurant. I do prefer having the full access to the menu. But it was a lovely evening

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had dinner for 12 with a potential new customer and the experience was excellent. Great food and service.

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KO
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

This is the second time in three weeks we have been in Buckhead from out of state and had dinner at Southern Art. The food is incredible but the service is terrible. Both times some people get there food and some might wait 5-10 minutes. The drinks from the bar are very slow. They really need to change there service.

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
Responded on February 14, 2019

Dear KarlO, thank you for taking the time to share about your visit and for allowing us to host your party. We want it to be exceptional, but we did not deliver our service. We aspire to exceed the expectations of our guests, and we apologize that this was not your experience. Please consider a return visit and we will work hard to enhance your experience to past visits to our restaurant. We are confident we can leave you with a more positive impression. Nicholas Hines General Manager

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TM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was friendly and kitchen was accommodating to my restricted dietary needs! Enjoyed our 15 years wedding anniversary ❤️

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BA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Birthday dinner with friends. Seating was slow, outdoor option on next door and via call was not really available, food was expensive for meal, and ambiance / service was average for price. Wanted to try based on rating and location, but not in same range as other better options. Was super bowl weekend, but restaurant should have been prepared.

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MG
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The menu that was posted on Open Table was not available with only an "enhanced" breakfast buffet for $38 per person which was excessive. They were definitely taking advantage of Super Bowl visitors. The fried chicken was taunted as being special. I would suggest the chef go to Mary Mac's for delicious fried chicken. The grits were so thick, they could have been cut with a knife. The shrimp and grits had so much grease on the top, they were not appetizing at all. No biscuits were available. The pastries were lackluster. They were run of the mill that would be served at any hotel. The service was disappointing and not attentive at all. I could understand if the restaurant was busy, but more tables were empty than filled. For $38 plus an undeserved tip, I would expect something special. I'm still trying to determine what was "enhanced" on the buffet! This is the second time I've had breakfast at Southern Art, but it will be the last.

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