Southern Bistro at Chastain Park

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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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M
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Booked this place for Valentines Day dinner and had never been here before. The pictures looked like it maybe a charming little restaurant for a date night. We arrived and the staff was friendly and we were seated immediately. We were at the table for about three minutes and had time to take in the ambience of kids jumping around and the chaotic atmosphere. We simply got up and walked out and found a different place for our Valentines Day dinner.

This restaurant feels like a place you’d go for breakfast and a fast sit down lunch. The menus are in a plastic sleeve that is typical of a fast sit down restaurant. The place is chaotic like a Waffle House. The food on the tables next to us looked like upscale fast food on a plate instead of a tray. The location is in the Kroger grocery store parking lot. The interior lighting at dinner time was very bright and not cozy.

If you are going on a date night for dinner we suggest you look for a different place. If you want to bring the whole family out to dinner and not have anyone care that your kids are running around the table then this is a great place for you.

ST
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner!!! Chef Justin NEVER disappoints!!! Staff was courteous and very attentive!!! We love this place!!!

HN
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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CE
Atlanta
89 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated in a side room which made for a nice quiet dining experience where conversation was easy. All three of us had the special, which was crab cakes, and they were great. Service was very good as well and I feel sure we’ll be going back again soon.

D
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alan. Our waiter is such a nice guy. Surely to put a smile on your face. His suggestion of the Brussels Sprouts were delicious. Great food always!.

D
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place ! Great drinks, food and service.
The best pound cake around . Whew!!!

OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop is world class!

D
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime Rib on Saturday nights always a great choice.
Save Room for the Pound Cake with Caramel icing served warm
Toffee Crunch pie.
Great cocktails
Kettle One Cape Cod.

LA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, as usual!

P
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very good, but the service lacked quite a bit. We waited a long time for our beer. The salad came but the soup did not. It was brought out after a short wait. The entrees were brought before the salad was finished. The salad was picked up and taken away without asking if we were done. The waiter never checked back with us. He brought the check without asking if we were interested in dessert.

a
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal as always at this restaurant

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit.. went for a birthday dinner. Overall rating for me was a 4. The appetizer-Brussel Sprouts- were amazing. Definitely worth going back. The staff were very nice and accommodating.

LL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Quick friendly service, including recommending another, better wine, than I had picked, not more $$. Noise level alittle hi. Trout alittle salty. Best to make a reservation.

BL
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was up to its usual delicious standard and we were graciously allowed to linger at our table for quite a while after we finished our meal. Important, because we were just meeting each other in person, after months of on-line contact. Felt like home! Except none of us had to cook and clean up after! Many thanks! Note to file: Parking at Fountain Oaks on Fridays during lunch can be a challenge. You may want to factor that in to your arrival time.

d
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there many times before but they have definitely upped their game in terms of the food! Everything tasted delicious!

A
Atlanta
86 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top-notch, delicious southern meal. Everything is seasoned to perfection and the chef is the real thing. Complimentary biscuits are insanely good.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great southern dining experience! Loved the trout. Tasty and prepared just right

WH
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, tasty comfort food; served by friendly and outgoing wait staff who are eager to please, in a relaxed and fun setting

PM
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started as fans of Nancy G's and Southern Bistro is a great upgrade. It's still a great place for a family dinner or a date night. The menu is great - everyone will find something they love.

The atmosphere is cozy and the staff is fabulous.

We're glad Southern Bistro is part of our neighborhood.

WE
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual. Service was great...and the fried chicken - WOW!!! Wonderful day to start the New Year!!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for traditional New Year’s Day brunch, it was amazing! The pork was so tender, the greens and black-eyed peas were so flavorful and of course the service was as always fantastic!’

BL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

They were out of the chicken Marsala special, but the grilled trout was excellent. My wife got vegetables and they were excellent, also. We loved the roasted Brussel sprout appetizer. It took a while to get our check, but our waiter was very busy. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

PC
Atlanta
136 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family to Christmas Eve dinner and it was delicious with excellent service, terrific tasting food and friendly staff. Salmon, Chicken Marsala were the favorites!

DW
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was just ok... Probably would not go back. There are too many other restaurants to try.

J
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Been going for years. Great neighborhood dining spot

f
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food always great

BL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great value, good food, very nice owner.
Great for the neighborhood. Too bad I live all the way down in Inman Park.

RQ
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always our "go to" before a Chastain concert, or Peachtree Pres., event. The North Georgia Trout is not to be missed.

LT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here at least twice a week- great neighborhood restaurant
Good food, decent value

LD
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great!

ME
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and delicious food and drink

RA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Decent place but I didn't think it was anything special or unusual.

PI
Atlanta
64 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to know Nancy G is still behind this neighborhood fave! Southern Bistro has that warm feel • and the food is consistently delicious. My business associate and I both ordered salads - and the chicken & shrimp were cooked to perfection! Service is ‘on point’ and attentive - while allowing for privacy to conduct business. Nancy stopped by to make sure everything was perfect - such a nice touch. Perfect spot for dinner too!!

PD
Atlanta
132 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made the mistake of eating at Southern Bistro during Sandy Springs Restaurant Week. The place was full, reservations were delayed because people were slow to leave, and three of the menu items (including two of the three special entrees) were gone. However, we had great food from the menu — chicken, lamb shank (new for fall). Etc. , a great server, and an apologetic hostess/owner. We’ll definitely be back.

LF
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy our meals here at a true neighborhood restaurant. They have changed the menu somewhat and we find the new side dishes to the entrees less appealing but, then again, we liked the Farris and grains more than we like mashed potatoes.

JP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lee was fantastic and provided engaging fist class service. Did a special order for us which our diet appreciated. Didn’t rush us as we were catching up with friends. Thank you!

S
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

nice neighborhood restaurant...food is very good and have large portions.

K
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughter’s birthday and it was a special night with great food, great service and kind servers! Thank you

s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Salmon was very good and Jess our server was terrific.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots - great food and service!