Southern Bistro at Chastain Park

4.7
250 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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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentines dinner that didn’t disappoint.

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L
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! A great neighborhood gem.

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SB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The shrimp and grits were fabulous and the portion size was huge!

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F
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this neighborhood place, we learned that they have been there for fourteen years. We regretted not realizing this before now!!! Fantastic food, great service and cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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W
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love our neighborhood spot! The menu is varied enough we can eat there every Friday night and never get bored! Best burgers and entrees also. My husband had the shrimp and grits - yum!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here several times ever since it was Nancy G's. The food and service and ambiance are all very good and I would recommend it highly. I think it is very popular with the neighborhood. Only problem was when we went for lunch there was a bridge tournament going on in the shopping center and they took up all the parking spaces so it was very hard to find somewhere to park!

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Little Rock
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Southern Bistro was outstanding. This is the first place we bring friends and family when they come to visit us in Buckhead.

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JT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and will be back!!

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MS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit here, the staff was pleasant and attentive. The food was very good, but I wouldn't put it in a top tier. The price was moderate so I felt like from a value perspective it was a good choice. I will probably try again, maybe when it's warmer and we can sit on their patio

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RP
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Brunch food was quite good. Service friendly but a bit slow.

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A
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous chopped steak! House smoked salmon outstanding. Very large portions. Excellent value & service.

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NP
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to place, it's one of our favorite spots for all occasions.

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JK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. We always love having Peggy’s pound cake with Carmel icing for dessert!

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c
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Southern Bistro, but still call it Nancy G's since Nancy still owns it and just changed the name. This time we celebrated my mom's birthday and got the back room so it was nice and quiet - not that the main dining room is loud, but it was especially nice for someone with hearing aids. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant!

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

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently good and the service is excellent.

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DW
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinners
Friendly staff
Very clean
Good parking

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A
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Jenny and team have always had a great place and great food. Love it

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Food was good but not great. Had a fishy smell when we walked in the door which in my opinion meant it wasn't the freshest seafood around. Went in for the okra fries which were on the menu on the website but didn't have them. It was seasonal. Sat beside someone who talked to my wife the whole time we were there. It was a long bench and she was closer to him than me. She was being polite but we don't have the chance to go out often so that was less than great also

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m impressed with the food every time that we visit. Great food, service and prices. Hidden gem in Atlanta.

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GG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is great and fairly priced. Wine is priced far as very good. We plan to visit again.

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E
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch and great place to take family of all ages.

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OT
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, what a great experience. The cocktails were excellent. The food quality and variety was awesome.

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our annual Christmas Brunch and this was the perfect place! It’s a hidden neighborhood gem! Can’t wait to go back for dinner.

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SM
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While this is not a new restaurant, it was my first time there. Selected it as a choice to grab dinner with girlfriends. Our server was Alan, and he was excellent. He paid attention to our needs and read the signs of ‘interest’ in meal and dessert choices. We were also checked on my the seaters or perhaps managers of the restaurant. Outstanding service. OMGosh, the food was definitely comfort food - but comfort food which so spot on that had me in utter heaven and absolutely delicious from my entre to the dessert!

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed a relaxed dinner tonight with out family. Loved the china, food, atmosphere and staff!

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j
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good choice for any occasion. great food, cooked just right, and large portions. Well worth checking out.
It is our go to place for girls luncheons. Servers are very attentive and super nice.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good place run by people that care and can really cook

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening. The icing on the cake was Carla!

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good evening.

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K
Austria
79 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great first time experience! My husband had the trout and I had the butternut squash ravioli. Both were very good, but the trout was just outstanding and arrived nice and hot. Our waiter was excellent...hate that I’m not sure of his name, but I think it was Daniel. He did a great job! We’ll dine here again.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our first time there since we moved into the neighborhood. It will become a regular place for us.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great time, and great meal.

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AA
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious and the service is great. BUT, some aspects of the servings were not great. I ordered pancakes with granola and vanilla yogurt. The pancakes were very good but there was perhaps one tablespoon of granola and a similar amount of the yogurt. For the price, the portions should have been bigger.

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JC
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hate an enjoyable meal in this great little neighborhood place tucked away in a shopping center. Locals will remember this as the former Nancy G's reincarnated from more of a luncheon place to an upscale restaurant. Shrimp and grits were awesome. Passed on dessert when they offered nothing gluten free. Even better, Wed night's offers 1/2 price bottles of wine. This restaurant will be on our regular rotation!

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BL
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My neighborhood favorite. Menu with just enough pizazz to stay interesting, but down-to-earth and accessible food.

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SS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy we came across this adorable restaurant! The food was delicious and the staff was incredibly nice! Can't wait to go back and become regulars.

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DW
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at Southern Bistro. We are never disappointed.

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JB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This dinner visit was our second, this time with out-of-town guests. We were very pleased the first time and even more so the second time. The food selection and service are outstanding. The owner takes an active role in welcoming guests and providing hospitality, which is much appreciated. We definitely will be returning for a third time!

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B
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress (Saturday, November 3) was attentive, punctual & professional. I believe her name is Kelsey. She came to our table of eight promptly, gave us time to catch up, attented to our drinks and made sure everybody was satisfied with the special weekend dinner selections (some folks were delighted to know a 3-course dinner could be shared!). Thanks for that (we don’t eat as much as we used to - HA,HA). Please thank Kelsey for her excellent t service! We will be back 😁

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