The Cape Restaurant & Beach Bar

4.7
50 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern African
The Cape Restaurant & Beach Bar is a coastal neighborhood restaurant fusing South African flavors with New American cuisine. Open Mondays through Sundays, guests can dine outside on the rooftop patio with views spanning down the entire Avalon boulevard or inside the main dining room surrounded by surf boards, textured pillows and hanging greenery; all designed to transport guests to a chic beach bungalow.
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Pablo
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cozy atmosphere, attentive service, if a little rushed. This more simplified menu from the previous iteration as Biltong was more appealing, and the second level rooftop space will be a great addition to the vibe they’re trying to create here. Would definitely go again.

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vipRandi
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited to celebrate my birthday. The menu is expensive for everyday dining for us, but it was a lovely treat and we will look forward to celebrating with you again.

Our meals were delicious, but service hit it out of the park- impeccable!

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Atldatenights99
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went here as a mini date, the ambiance and drinks were great! The food was decent depending what you got, I would pass on the sides and stick to the appetizers. My date and I tried a various selection of wine, most being from South Africa, and they were delicious. I also had the Space Cowboy cocktail and it’s a must have especially if you enjoy a spicy margarita. This place is definitely great to wind down and relax after a long week.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great!!! waitress was friendly and attentive! food was delicious! cool atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service.

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vipGingerS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect, as always. Service, food, ambiance-- all so enjoyable!

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MichaelF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience at the bar with my girlfriend. We loved the drinks and the food was outstanding. We had the salmon and chicken. Both unbelievably good. Will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! There was plenty of space between tables and it wasn’t too loud to have conversation with my friend. Food was delicious. Drinks were fantastic. I will definitely return!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, unique food and drinks. A bit on the pricey side but to be expected in Avalon. Perfect for a celebration or date night.

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vipMrRice
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night New Years Eve dinner with drinks
The South Africa take on crab dip with pita chips was a good start to a great night.
The Bartender / mixologist suggested BABYLONSTOREN chardonnay and he was on spot. It was a great paring with the crapes and side of sautéed spinach. The HALIBUT coming in at 30.00 was well worth the price as coconut rice and the curry sauce made the dish. The after dinner cocktails consisted of cosmopolitan was a pre 37 style that was the perfect ending.
We sat at the bar and really enjoyed everything about this place. The staff goes above and beyond what you would expect from a “beach bar” but with the inviting environment of being at a place just for you.. I could not find anything wrong to complain about here.
We are looking forward to our next visit

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RyanR
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, a bit on the pricey side, but a NYE treat it was.

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pageo
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely New Year's Eve dinner! Delicious offerings, pretty ambiance, very attentive server and staff. I had the cab from South Africa. It was so yummy - and nicely priced. This is a great addition to Avalon! We will definitely return - soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Great recommendations by our server Jose. Looking forward to going back with a larger group for them to enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Out of several menu items, but ended up with the branzino which was out of this world good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Very cool atmosphere and very good food. Will definitely be a regular restaurant for us

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little restaurant was a great surprise. The drinks and the food were delicious. The atmosphere is casual, but trendy. It’s a small, but unique menu. We had the salmon and shrimp tacos. Both were delicious. This an escape from your typical restaurant, which we loved!

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GABoyInMiami
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the rebrand and how it’s a much more vibrant space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice intimate atmosphere, attentive staff and very giid food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Rushed. Christmas Eve, allowed a reservation at 5:15 but closed kitchen and bar service at 530. Every appeared to want out and as a customer I felt it. They shouldn’t have taken the reservation, I can respect that but taking the res. and rushing you is business selfish.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch; can’t wait to go back for dinner

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vipAnna
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Try the frozen espresso martinis for a treat!

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Lolo
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The entree menu is fairly limited, which made it all the more frustrating to learn that 3 of the entree dishes were sold out, along with two of the cocktails. It would have been nice to have known that after we were seated as opposed to after we tried to place our order. Also, the cocktail I did manage to order sat at the bar far too long, given that my other party member was nearly done with theirs before I received mine. The food we ended up with was tasty, no complaints there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new addition to Avalon! It’s the Yebo of Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing.
I have been looking forward to this diners for two days as it was my first night out alone since have our baby.
Sadly even after making reservations they were only able to accommodate me at the bar as they don’t have tables for a party of one. This was fine except I felt like everyone was so busy that I didn’t really have the best most attentive service as you don’t really have a “server” at the bar.
The food definitely made up for this though!
Everything I had was absolutely amazing.
Will definitely be back.

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Luvqdine
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice dining experience. Highly recommended.

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vipAS31
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best new restaurants I’ve tried in a long time. Service was excellent and ambience was great! Relaxed and trendy. Spacious seating. Food came out hot and fresh from the kitchen - seafood was cooked perfectly. I’m picky and this place was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the new concept at The Cape. Cocktails were divine and the service was on point - especially for a Friday evening. While we wouldn’t recommend the lamb chops (over cooked/charred). The mussels, fried whole fish, and calamari more than made up for it. We will be back!

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vipIloveMYlife
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was nothing special. The temperature within the restaurant was not being controlled at all since it was just as cold inside as it was outside. The server was nice so that was helpful. Doubt we will be back.

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DebraZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner, we loved everything we ordered. The place is small and cozy. Perfect evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was my first time here and I’d been wanting to check it out. I thought it was a unique concept and definitely worth a second visit. The food was good just not something I would get everyday. It was cooked well, was seasoned well and presentation was good. The decor was cool, service was better than most and I think I will come back on occasion. I did have some really cool appetizers and the entree I had, the prawn tacos were really tasty.

I wish it had been a nicer day and we would have enjoyed the patio - something to try next time.

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MamaG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at The Cape Restaurant + Beach Bar....being Capetonians, we sure were pleasantly surprised. Loved this place. Food and drinks were seriously devine.
We will definitely be going back!
Many thanks
:)

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vipF1Fan
Atlanta
69 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks, appetizers, dinner and British tea from a restaurant with a very southern (Africa) perspective. We had an old fashion and a French 77 cocktail. The cocktail was so good my wife had another. She was hesitant to try the Ostrich sliders but loved it. Dinner was a set of fabulous lamb chops, with what I describe as a French sauce and Chicken Paillard, which was exceptional and different. Dinner was not cheap but the service was attentive and we enjoyed the experience and plan to return.

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vipLorieqb
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been here in its previous incarnation and found that it really was more of a bar than a restaurant. With the change in menu and decor, the restaurant now feels more appropriate for dining. We weren’t very hungry so we split a few appetizers and cocktails. There was more to choose from than the previous menus and all in all the food was very good. The service was also exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been back to the Cape 4 times now and will be back regularly! We have introduced two different couples to it and they loved it too. The food and service are excellent! Such a nice addition to our neighborhood!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, amazing food and friendly service. We will be back.

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vipTOTALLYTAPAS
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I invited a friend to meet me for lunch and was a bit put off by the prices. There is no separate lunch menu. I spent $40 (with tip) for a bowl of soup, 2 crepes and a cup of coffee. It was very cold ---first real chilly day of the year, and we had to ask to have the heat put up. In order to succeed, you will need to offer a more affordable lunch menu. Service was very good, and food delicious.

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vipMSCLICK
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails and ambiance!!!! We’ll be back soon!!!

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JenniJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Was excited to give this place a try, looks like maybe it was just rebranded from Biltong? Food was decent, not authentic South African. Server messed up several times, but overall enjoyable meal. Not going to be on my favorites list.

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Shan
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was incredible. Everything was immaculate. The owner is the sweetest/coolest guy and the servers were very kind and helpful. 12/10 will definitely be going back.

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AustinM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great date night experience last night. It was a Monday night, not too crowded. Quiet enough for us to converse. The service was available as soon as we sat down and the bar/kitchen were both timely. We ordered the ostrich sliders, crepes, and crab dip. The Ostreich sliders were a unique experience, but the crepes were the best of the appetizers we sampled it. The cocktails to accompany the appetizers were great too!

I thoroughly enjoyed our night here, and would go again.

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The Cape Restaurant & Beach Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.