Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
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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!!!
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.
Great ambience, great food!
Great service and great food!! Would definitely come back!
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.
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.
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
Had dinner for 12 with a potential new customer and the experience was excellent. Great food and service.
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.
Server was friendly and kitchen was accommodating to my restricted dietary needs! Enjoyed our 15 years wedding anniversary ❤️
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.
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.
Restaurant only had a few tables and food service and waiter were slow. Had to ask for the desert menu 3 times. I would go back but then need to work on staffing.
Good experience. The staff was very friendly. Food was good.
I had a wonderful experience at Southern Art. I ordered the Harvest Salad with Grilled Salmon. I was skeptical about the salad but the waitress highly recommended it. Well, it surprisingly delicious. The salmon was cooked perfectly. Excellent choice.
We were traveling from Missouri for our annual trip to the Atanta Americasmart and so happy to have found Southern Art. The food was what we were after: creative Southern flair from a celebrity chef.
Most importantly, however, our waiter Chris made the evening perfect! So professional, friendly, and played along with our desire to point out an error on the cocktail menu. Two drinks with different names had the same ingredients listed. They both appeared to be some type of Old Fashioned. "What is the difference between these two drinks?" I asked. Chris said he didn't know, because when he had asked the same question of the bar manager awhile ago, he didn't receive an answer. Okay. Let's do an experiment. I ordered both drinks, and one was clearly not made with the ingredients listed. (Came with rye and lime and crushed ice.) Chris kindly agreed to my request to send it back, and then returned to our table with a happy grin on his face. The menu had a typo, and no one besides Chris had noticed it. "You made my night! Thanks so much!" he said. Since the error was pointed out by a customer, the bartender and manager were now paying attention to him! Problem solved, drink made properly, and the rest of our meal was served and enjoyed with lots of cheer. We will be back, and request Chris for sure!
Loved bar area AND were seated in dining area after all! Everything was extraordinary! Ambiance! Service! Food!
The food was delicious! Order the buttermilk fried chicken - their signature dish. Amazing.
The service was excellent. Our server Madison was great. Highly recommend the salmon and fried chicken.
Note: this is a hotel restaurant who doesn't serve Brunch on Saturday. It was highly rated but the food was only ok and very expensive for Atlanta for breakfast. Coffee was great. Much better places for breakfast or brunch in Atlanta.
great food outstanding service so glad i tried this through travelzoo first. will definitely be back
We were on a girls’ trip with our mother and chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. The service was outstanding! Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. The salad with pomegranates and bleu cheese was incredible as were the roasted Brussels sprouts. The cocktails were also great but a little pricey. We would certainly visit again!
What went well: Valet parking was a breeze. Customer Service was outstanding. Charcuterie was good. Fried chicken was great (large portion enough for 2 to share). Bourbon selection was pleasing (if you would like to do tasting, make sure you ask for the bourbon flight menu)
Even Betters: Decor was not as chic as expected. Not ideal for a private, romantic outing due the seating arrangements (they do have 2 mini tables for 2 that are separate from the other seating). I requested a booth in my reservation, which they dont have, but the mini table would have been better than where they put us. The charcuterie was a little overpriced considering how small it was. My short ribs arrived luke warm instead of hot. I mentioned I was celebrating a birthday in my reservation and there was no free dessert, song, or any mention of it. I would return, but sit at the bar instead of the main dining area.
The food was average at best. This place won’t be on the top of my repeat dining locations.
Food was a bit cold and it was just ok. Biscuits were hard and crusty like they were left overs. Fried Chicken wasn’t as delicious as I thought it would be in the South. Service was good and the staff very pleasant.
The menu listed online was outdated so we expected more items, so the menu was very limited. We were told the menu online hasn’t been updated so just be aware.
On another note, the service was top notch.
signature dish of fried chicken was ok, nothing special, especially when compared to Roswell's Table and Main and ATL's Busy Bee Cafe. The Diner chocolate cake was a joke(for $9). It was a 1"x 4" x 3" high of nothing special cake. Good thing this was a Groupon.
While they are known for their great fried chicken, I had the braised short ribs and they were absolutely amazing. I am still thinking about them. Also, don't forget to get their signature red velvet cake with 11 layers(I think). Definitely recommend trying Southern Art out!
Person checking us in couldn’t find our open table reservation so couldn’t check us in and my note that it was a Birthday dinner was lost in translation 😩
Great Menu! Ordered halibut .. very fresh but alas over cooked so tasted dry. However my husband braised tip was excellent he tells me.
Not sure if I would return.. sorry.
The service was great and a good brunch selection for the price point. They accommodated our large group without hesitation. I especially appreciated the valet parking being included.
very good; we enjoyed the dining experience before welcoming 2019.
We had a fantastic meal at Southern Art. Service was great, food was delicious and the restaurant in beautiful!
My girlfriend is a Dr. and has been searching for a position in Ga to practice in the next few months. I called the bourbon bar ahead of time and spoke to Brandon who promised that things would be taken care of on the eve of new years for us. From the service at the door to the food... everything was amazing . Our server Chris took great care of us and the chef also came out to congratulate her in advance for finding something soon. Even the manager took time to greet us and ask a little about our story.
I will be back, soon. If the staff can see this, thank you.
Every dish was great, bread, salad, starter and entree. Did not have room fir dessert. Lived upto its reputation.
Treated work colleagues to a holiday luncheon. Table was available and restaurant was quiet. Our waiter was not efficient in that he failed to refill drinks and /or bring drinks when asked. Offered ranch dressing instead of ketchup for fries and genuinely seemed disengaged although he only had 2 tables. Otherwise the food was tasty.
Kurt our server was great
This was my second Christmas Day visit to the restaurant so I have only experienced the Christmas brunch which costs over $100 plus tax and gratuities. The wait staff was attentive and pleasant. The food is located in two separate areas. Personally, I like a more assembly line approach with appetizers/salads/entrees/sides and desserts plus a separate place for breakfast items. The food choices I made were very tasty and inventive such as cauliflower and goat cheese. For the second year, the desserts were not that great. I listened to the two people seated at the table to my left and they weren't overly pleased with them either. I can't rate the regular lunch and dinner menus since I haven't experienced them.
This is the second time that we’ve dined for Christmas brunch and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the brunch.
The Christmas buffet was a beautiful, elegant experience. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly; and the food interesting, varied and well cooked.