The Cafe & Bar at Waldorf Astoria Atlanta

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Complementing Atlanta’s acclaim of being home to the ‘New South’s’ gourmet evolution, The Café & Bar is a sophisticated meeting place for delicious breakfasts, power lunches and elegant dinners.

Inspired by modern American cuisine, the menu offers a flavorful array of locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality. A cozy retreat for pre-or post-dinner drinks, The Bar serves hand-crafted cocktails and vintage wines. For a light snack our bar menu offers a selection of small bites and plates to share. We also have a cigar bar and fire pits, and an incredible selection of fine cognacs, scotches and wines.

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 9:00PM

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Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great meal and service, but the restaurant was empty! It was a nice private experience for us but that was unheard of! The location of the restaurant is in a hallway type of atmosphere before the bar. That was the only unappealing item.

KT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cafe and Bar at Waldorf Astoria Atlanta remains the only true cafe in Buckhead. Their new French inspired American menus surpasses the the best that there was when the Mandarin Oriental managed the save venue. While Chef Hyman remains at the cafe a new executive, Chef Christophe, instills French culinary excellence and that Je ne sais quoi that give the restaurant a bright future. A new menu, style of service, plates and bowls and a new managing hotel gives the cafe and bar at the WAA that special gleam of bright hope as completes travels from its luxurious past toward its decadent future.
Favorite dish: Pomme Puree
Favorite afternoon: The afternoon tea (please book ahead)
Favorite breakfast item: Croissant

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

We both ordered the burger - medium and received it well done. They offered to remake or replace. They did take one off our bill.

C
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

CC
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the breakfast and lunch with top tier service. It's a perfect meeting place for business or an intimate catch-up session.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an awesome experience. I truly enjoyed tea, scones and sandwiches. We wished for more cucumber sandwiches. The ambiance was gorgeous.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Went for Afternoon Tea at the Waldorf Astoria in Atlanta on a Sunday afternoon, there was a party of 10 in the main area and we were seated a few feet away literally under the staircase. The atmosphere was loud and noisy with both the party and the location where we sat directly under a staircase with high ceilings. The food was ok at best, for the $48 price tag, I would imagine the sandwiches and cakes to be innovative and delicious instead of just ok. The tea itself was served with a french press, but did require the water to be refilled often (and the occasional tea leaf into the mix), the selection wasn't as robust as I was expecting. The service was scattered, during different portions of the afternoon would be very attentive and then would disappear for a significant amount of time (possibly due to the large party). If you plan to attend afternoon tea, I would request seating at the bar area (a slightly more quite atmosphere, but less tables and room).

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both ordered seared scallops and broccolini. Both were perfectly prepared and exceptional.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Afternoon Tea. Tasty finger sandwiches. Warm scones. Desserts are good too. Unfortunately, unlike the Afternoon Tea in London, the Waldorf do not replenish any of the food (apart from the tea). The reasoning is that they only order ingredients for the exact quantity which is a shame. That aside - it’s a good way to spend the afternoon with friends.

J
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

If you ever receive your food, it’s good from prior visits. This time the service was awful. The first time after an hour we went looking for our waiter about our order. It was finally brought out ice cold. The second time we couldn’t get waited on at all. The place was not full. We got up & left. It’s a lovely hotel. People outside of the cafe are terrific. Not sure what the restaurants problem is. Maybe not enough staff.

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

Great service and food! It's perfect for a meeting or catch-up with friends.

SG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best afternoon tea menus in Atlanta, sandwiches and cakes

CC
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love this place for their service and delicious menu. it's my go-to for meetings or catch-up with family and friends!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was amazing but the service was terrible

FW
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely space, service and food. Perfect business lunch with a client.

S
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a prefect spot for a nice meal. We came here for a lunch meeting and what a perfect spot in Buckhead. We started with Soft Shell crab flatbread which was very delicious. Joey, our servers was very attentive and polite. We can walk from our office and be here in 5 minutes.

OW
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. I never knew the Cafe was there. Joey was a great server. We will be going back.

BB
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our services was excellent. I recommend the pulled pork and the lobster salad. Both were outstanding.

K
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brunch dining experience was amazing. I enjoyed how the hostess was alert and very professional. She addressed me by my last name after seating me. Then my server arrives greeted me, who took my food order. My food came out hot, very tasty. I had the Chicken sausage spinach mushroom omelette. Overall It was great food and great service. Waldorf Astoria your Restuarant elegance has always been top notch dining. Sincerely Kimberly ⭐️🌟

AH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Marcus was a marvelous and attentive server. We had a lovely time, And the lobster salad was AMAZINGG. Definitely will be seeing me again!

F
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We went to the Waldorf Astoria in Buckhead for a Christmas 5 course prix fixe dinner. I can only sum up the experience as a total disappointment from beginning to end. Upon arrival had to wait 10 minutes for host to show up, after we were seated another 15 min for server to come. We decided to add wine pairing, so first glass was poured, no description, no sommelier as advertised. 20 min later first course arrives, soup, but no silverware nor bread plate on table, server apologizes and brings silverware, but no bread plates. Soup was just warm. Then 20 minutes go by, no second course, but they pour the accompanying wine, another 20 minutes and 3rd course is brought, we politely inform the server that he skipped the 2nd course, 10 min later he brought it, a salad terrine, good presentation but lacked flavor. On two occasions the server refilled our glasses with tap water although we had sparkling water on the table. He apologized and brought new glasses. We finished the 2nd course and had to wait another 25 minutes for the 3rd. With each wine poured no description, not even turning the bottle so we could see, and when we asked just a brief "it's a chardonnay" or "it's a blend" was the extent of an answer. Well eventually the 4th course was served, we asked about the wine, he said it was a new wine he didn't know much about it but he thought it was a pinot noir, and he was sure we would like it. At that point we just wanted the night to end, but it was dragging. Eventually dessert was served and we asked for the check. After waiting a while we walked up to the bar and asked for it. We were really happy to see the end to such a miserable evening. What should have been at the most a 2 hour dinner, dragged for over 3 hours! How hard can it be to serve a prix fixe dinner? After all dining out is about the service, the experience and the food. This restaurant lost on each aspect horribly! The only highlight was the courteous and professional valet attendant.

DS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

My expectations were high upon arrival. I was excited and expected a great Christmas experience, unfortunately we were disappointed from the start. There was no designated hostess to greet guests. We had to wait several minutes for someone to seat us. Every party had to wait when they arrived to be seated. It was awkward having groups stare into the small dining room looking for a hostess to seat them. After being seated I noticed the dirty light colored leather chair arms in this restaurant. All the chairs look disgustingly filthy. They really need to be cleaned or refreshed. They made a mistake when bringing my 2nd cocktail. I didn't say anything because the staff seemed to be already struggling. The staff was very nice, and they were trying very hard. The courses were good, but nothing over the top -nothing that stands out as overly memorable or that makes me crave going back. Maybe two course were good +. The desert was the best part of the meal. Getting the bill paid took forever. That seemed like a course in itself. I'm guessing they were short staffed. I don't believe having a hostess, clean table/chair arms, accurate cocktails, & getting the bill timely in a restaurant providing a 5 course dinner should not be a big ask. I believe this restaurant can do better.

PT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Booked here because various websites I had googled said it was the best Dim Sum in Atlanta. I have eaten Dim Sum in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, London, San Francisco and in a couple of Bulford Highway Chinese restaurants. This was the worst Dim Sum I’ve ever had.
It is not a Dim Sum buffet, it is a regular buffet with four steamed Dim Sum each plus some deep fried options. They were all pretty tasteless; plenty of pasty or bun but little filling. The Tempura prawn option was the best thing on the menu but when it ran out, it was not replaced.
At £55 per head, it is very expensive; twice the price I paid on Bulford Highway. We will not be back.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique brunch featuring Dim sum. Beautiful atmosphere, prompt and friendly service. Highly recommend. We’ll be back!

AR
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to treat myself and friends/family. From the friendliness of the valet and restaurant staff, the sophistication of the hotel and restaurant, and the quality of the food and its preparation, the Mandarin provides a special experience for its diners.

C
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Attentive, knowledgeable staff

x
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

I would not recommend the dim sum brunch. It’s not at all what you’d expect.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always - sublime!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was either checking on us every five minutes by different staff members to the point it was distracting and couldn’t complete a sentence or even look at menu. Food ordered was incorrect in addition I had to ask for check multiple times wait 20+ Mins for it to be wrong and physically get up twice to ask for me check then to give staff member card so we could leave.

TW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We received a gift card and decided to have our anniversary dinner at the Mandarin. The service was impeccable, the food -just ok. Pricey and IMO, very overratted.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my daughters birthday and the staff went out of their way to make her feel special and accommodate our dietary requests. Thanks.

LM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was GREAT!! Planning my next meal!!

GS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, and great ambiance. I would recommend.

FF
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to MO for Christmas Brunch and was pleasantly surprised at the great selection of food and the first class service we received from the car valet to our waitress.

The worst thing was the buffet was the beef tenderloin ( very tough) and the best thing on the menu was the champagne.

B
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We went on Christmas Day and the meal was a huge buffet. Everything was delicious, but who can eat that much food? Because it was Christmas, the price was expensive and it had to be paid in advance. That's understandable. The staff was not as well trained as they should have been. For that price the service should have been better. Great food though.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best hotel in Atlanta and wonderful service in the restaurant

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time there and it was very nice food was good

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent for Thanksgiving. Wonderful and attentive wait staff.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Great

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Food was terrible not many people in Restraunt it had a beautiful setting but overpriced and not very good

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