Southern Bistro at Chastain Park

4.7
342 reviews
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Southern Bistro is Chastain Park’s friendly neighborhood spot featuring approachable American cooking with classic Southern signatures including buttermilk fried chicken, Carolina trout and gulf shrimp & grits. Open lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends, Southern Bistro is perfect to enjoy for every occasion, including hosting private parties in the sunroom. Visit our website for more information!
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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service! The French toast was delicious and the coffee pour was strong.

F
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Parking was almost impossible! Two in my party have trouble walking, so this might hinder our making another reservation here. You need more handicap spaces near the restaurant,

MC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Usual great food and service. Great value too. We love this place.

AT
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff easily accommodated our group of 9 as we spread out to plan our book club book list for the year. We were not rushed and were allowed to linger to finish up our planning. Drinks were well made, special, Chicken Masala, was delicious and the service was attentive.

TS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Food service etc. We will be back.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waitress was rude and slow. Food was cold.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Shawn was extremely nice and knowledgeable. New everything about the menu . Would highly recommend this restaurant and ask for Shawn . Excellent waiter !!!

CW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Southern Bistro. This was our first time here and we will be back. I had the the Springer Mountain Fried Chicken and was excellent.

B
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best! Customer service is the best!

D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken Marsala was wonderful! You have to try it!

D
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live Southern Bistro at Chastain Park! The food and service are always top notch. So friendly and nice atmosphere. One if our go-to spots!

J
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service, food always delicious and neighborhood gem.

SS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent salmon salad and as always, a friendly atmosphere and service!

RS
Atlanta
62 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. This is my second time and it was bettet than my first. Waiter was great and food off the chain good

NY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food and while the service is a tad over eager/interruptive making it not a particularly great for business meetings.

KW
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s one of our favorite spots. The food only gets better and better. Love this place and the proprietor.

IS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

RS
Atlanta
62 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed my meal. First time will be back.

VA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Food, service and drinks were exceptional. Highly recommend.

AA
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in town!!

A
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Parties of two are always seated on the wall with other tables very close by. I think if you bother to make a reservation and the restaurant is not completely booked with parties of 4 you should be given a choice.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and the ambience very much. We will definitely be back.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Daughter choose for her birthday dinner, entire staff went over and above to make sure she enjoyed and had a great time. We brought in our own cake, staff cut it for us and sang happy birthday but not in the chain restaurant cheesy way. Lovely place with great service. Shrimp and grits, fried chicken and chopped steak excellent..

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Table by the window, good company, shrimp grits, great brunch.

BM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Southern Bistro and was blown away by the great food and excellent service. Nancy was super friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and checked up on our table several times during the meal. Great menu choices and the food exceeded expectations. I will definitely be back soon. Keep up the good work!

MH
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met friends for Sunday brunch. The owner greeted us at the door and set a wonderful pace for rest of our meal.

The waitstaff is attentive and well informed about the menu. Food quality and prep and presentation and timing was very good. Menu selection covered the brunch basics plus enough creative items to keep things interesting

Our first visit; not our last.

N
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Our server was Nancy and she was awesome!

ZD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch this weekend (note, they only have brunch - no lunch menu on weekends) with our dog. It was great! The servers were friendly and helpful. The kids and dog had their own menu. Patio was clean and also had a tv. Inside had an upscale white tablecloth look with a casual vibe. Good for business meetings but also family dinner. Id return!

N
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was horrible. My husband drinks tea super fast, and he finished it during our APPETIZER. The server ASKED him if he wanted more tea?! She should just automatically bring him more tea! Every time she was at our table, she would rest her leg on one of our empty chairs! She ALWAYS allowed his tea glass to get empty. She didn’t pre-buss dishes at all. She looked dirty too at the start of her shift. We got there at 5:30 PM on a Friday. She looked terrible. Food was decent but nothing to rave about. That place needs work.

DM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We have eaten here a number of times previously and it has always been good, but the chicken fried steak was terribly overcooked on this occasion. Very disappointing.

V
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband took me out for my birthday. Food was delicious as usual and service was great. It’s our favorite restaurant.

k
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I made a reservation for Father's Day for 5 of us. I had never been to Southern Bistro and after reading good reviews I decided to make a reservation. We waited 50 minutes for our food even after being told twice it was coming. The bacon was dry and overcooked. The toast was heavily buttered so a bit soggy. One family member had steak and eggs and her steak was cooked perfectly but too tough to chew. The owner did apologize and gave us 50% off of our bill but never offered an explanation. Even though it was a holiday I would think you might plan for extra staff . . . something.

I don't think I will be returning here.

SW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

We were seated, placed our order but received our food way after at least 3 tables. First time we've experienced such poor service. Also had to go after several condiments because of the wait time.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food Julie was an excellent waitress. The kitchen was very accommodating.

KT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great brunch here - excellent, fresh food! I will definitely go back.

L
Atlanta
64 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Sounds like they are about to change their menu for the summer as well.

V
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like to have a weekly night out and this is our favorite spot. Food and service are always excellent. It’s quiet and relaxing. They also make great drinks.

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good. Recommend highly

S
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food and service terrible. Restaurant was nearly empty at 7:30 on a Friday night. Now I know why. This place has really gone downhill and needs a redo.

BH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The trout is outstanding, and the biscuits are one of the best!

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