The Consulate

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616 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Travel with us nightly as we visit Morocco, Ethiopia, China, India and more on a culinary journey like no other. Our menu has a rotating country of inspiration that changes every 3 months! We spin our globe to select our next focus every 90 days.
Owner and Executive Chef - Mei Lin has again proven her ability to dance around the globe and deliver excellence.

Our selection of wine and spirits have been carefully curated by our Beverage Director - Jackson Carter.

Our space is a sleek Mid Century modern lair filled with noted works of art and iconic antiques, and is unlike anything in Atlanta. Works by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Radcliffe Bailey and Matisse all share court here.
Dine in our plush velvet booths, or have a cocktail on the Leather sofas in front of our fireplace in the Lounge.
The Interior design was handled by owner, HGTV alum designer, Doug Hines.

Join us, and leave your passport at home...
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SB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with friends for a reunion dinner and the service and ambiance was great. The food was great as well - we ended up getting lots of dishes for the table to taste and everything was delicious.

The Consulate
Responded 13 hours ago

We are happy you and your group enjoyed Shanavia, and look forward to your return!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We called to notify the host that we would be late because of the rain and lack of Uber drivers and they accommodated us without problem. When we arrived, we were seated right away in a cozy, blue velvet, plush booth. Our server, Mariah (?) was sweet and explained the current Venezuelan menu and we ordered drinks and 3 tapas. Duck fat potatoes, sweet chili okra and a fried cheese trio. The first course came super fast and it was all delicious. Our cocktails were also soooo yummy. I had a San Matteo Swizzle with fresh pineapple and rum and it was perfect. We continued our order with Ethiopian Lamb Tibs, an Indian red Curry with prawns and the Havana Egg Roll. They were all so good and when put on a plate together, felt like eating Thanksgiving dinner. Total comfort food. Loads of different textures and flavors of sweet and spicy. I bit into a pepper on the Indian dish and it almost did me in. And I love spicy food! We were way too full for dessert so I ordered a coffee and Amarula. It was so good I ordered another.

Overall, this place is perfect. You can eat light or you can eat rich foods. You can really make it an inexpensive night or treat yourself. We did the latter on both parts. We ordered everything that sounded good and loved every bit of it. Every member of the staff was attentive and manager came by several times to deliver drinks and make sure everything was great. We never had to look for a server on a really busy night, which was quite nice. Can’t wait to go back when the menu changes & try all the new stuff!

The Consulate
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you truly for taking the time to detail everything you enjoyed! It lets us know that our efforts are noticed! THANK YOU! So often, we know when we goof...it's nice to hear when things go right. We just read this to the whole team, and everyone is grinning in appreciation of guests like YOU. : )

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

The Consulate
Responded 3 days ago

We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return!

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A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our first trip to the consulate. Though it was not without some hiccups. We ordered 4 items from the menu (all at the same time) as it is like a tapas style meal. Items came slowly over a 40+min wait. I also ordered a drink which did not come out and i had to inquire about it to receive it. The waiter was quite apologetic and gave the beverage to us half off. Overall we would probably try it again as we enjoyed the space and the meal despite the time issues and ordering issues.

The Consulate
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your visit Ally And thank you for being patient with the wait times. We were at capacity and working hard to make sure you enjoyed your journey with us!

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DK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner there immensely. Good recommendations from our server and we liked every dish we ordered. Definitely will come back!

The Consulate
Responded 4 days ago

We are happy you enjoyed, Debby,....and look forward to your return!

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G
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Service was outstanding as it was the last couple of times I've been here. I come for the atmosphere and service and stay for the food.

The Consulate
Responded 5 days ago

We are happy you enjoyed, Galactus,....and look forward to your return!

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, great service. Only downside is food portion.

The Consulate
Responded on October 15, 2019

Not sure what dish you are speaking of, but we keep our portions are rather large. We encourage sharing which is why this is so. We are happy to hear you enjoyed, and look forward to your return Jared!

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MR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice vibe. Good food. Solid drinks. Makes a nice night on the town.

The Consulate
Responded on October 15, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed Misty, and look forward to your return!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third experience with the consulate and each time has been a great experience. We have made it one of our regular restaurants and plan to visit every country they offer.

The Consulate
Responded on October 14, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed, and look forward to your return!

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SP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a GREAT experience at The Consulate. The service is impeccable and you cannot go wrong bringing an out of town guest for a wonderful experience at TC.

The Consulate
Responded on October 14, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed Samir, and look forward to your return!

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DH
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely fabulous evening. We always love the vibe and setting. Jackson ur wait person made the evening perfect and we have to rave about the Venezuelan menu. The Chinese pork dish on the regular menu was the best we have ever had. there ere four of us so we ordered losts of dishes and made it family style - run don't walk!

The Consulate
Responded on October 12, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed, and yes, Jackson is a walking encyclopedia! Our frequent Chinese guests have also claimed that Chef Lynn's Char Siu Pork dish is the best state-side. Thank you! We look forward to your return.

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JE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Consulate was a great experience. Loved the decor and feel of the restaurant; however, it was a little too loud and tables too close for personal dining.

The idea behind the menu is fantastically unique and well executed. Portion sizes were adequate for the tapas and great for sharing amongst friends.

The cocktails were slightly underwhelming for the cost — beautifully constructed but limited in flavor.

Overall a great choice for patrons wishing for a unique menu. Looking forward to Greenland!

The Consulate
Responded on October 7, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. You dined with us on our "Globe Spin" night which always is a higher energy ( a bit louder) evening than normal nights. It happens every 90 days. We are also looking forward to Greenland as no one else in Atlanta offers this focus! We look forward to your return...

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

It was great!

The Consulate
Responded on October 7, 2019

:) happy to hear!

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JS
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great menu and drink selections. Food was outstanding and great for ordering many small plates and sharing.

The Consulate
Responded on October 4, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed, and look forward to your return!

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DH
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went to the Consulate for dinner. The menu changes countries every 90 days and the night I went was the first night of Venezuela. The menu was quite interesting with many, many options I would have liked to try and those I did try were delicious. Would recommend and plan to go back to try more dishes during this 90 days

The Consulate
Responded on October 3, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed, and look forward to your return!

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Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a great experience. Love the James Bond theme and change in menu approach. Will you sharing was fantastic with horrible art from the owners personal collection. Mariah, our server was spot on and took excellent care of us, knew her menu items well and definitely knew her wines. The food was very good, close to excellent but not over the top. Some of the menu items did not fit within the food team which happened to be turkey. I really don’t think there is such a thing as a Cuban sandwich deep fried roll anywhere in turkey especially given the fact it had pork in it. The roasted okra had more of a steamed texture and was served in a bed of sauce that she can to be a combination of soy sauce and Thai chili sauce. A+ for creativity. We will definitely return for the next food theme and would love to attend the global spin party where the next food category is chosen

The Consulate
Responded on September 30, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed. Our art collection is varied and wide and is known as one of the cities better public collections. We have a 1978 Warhol litho, a 1952 Matisse litho, a 1974 signed and numbered Bolotowsky among many others. Our menu has 2 sides, "Resident" and "Visa". The Cuban Eggroll was from the Resident side. Not the Turkish side. Venezuela starts Oct 1st. (Spin nite is Oct 4th.)

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AD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, awesome food and fun cocktails. What more could you ask for?

The Consulate
Responded on September 30, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed, and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st

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Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cool concept with terrific food and cocktails. Highly recommended.

The Consulate
Responded on October 9, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed, and look forward to your return!

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CB
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Consulate is a great restaurant. The menu changes every 90 days to feature a different country or region, while maintaining some standard items. This makes it a different dining experience each time. The staff are knowledgeable and have opinions on the menu items and drinks or wine that pairs. Highly recommend.

The Consulate
Responded on September 30, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed Chaz, and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st

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BD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service! We will be back for sure.

The Consulate
Responded on September 28, 2019

Bryan, we are happy to hear you enjoyed, and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st

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PC
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice ambiance. Menu was sos-so.

The Consulate
Responded on September 27, 2019

We hope to see you again during our Venezuelan menu that starts Oct 1st!

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JC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was horrific. It took 30 minutes for the server to bring our drinks. Our appetizer was late. Later we were told that it was delivered to the wrong table. They arrived 45 minutes after the order. The entry was late because the server did not put it in until we received our appetizer. We arrived at the restaurant at 7 p.m. and did not receive our entry until 8:47 p.m. However, the food was awesome but the service was unacceptable.

The Consulate
Responded on September 26, 2019

Yes, sadly sometimes we goof. That night you experienced a perfect storm of errors on our part. Your sever felt so bad he paid 20% of your bill personally. ( hence the 20% off your tab). Those missteps are not our norm, nor are we making excuses. We goofed. Our deepest apologies. Feel free to ask for me on your next visit. Doug Hines. We will make sure things go well.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love the vibe of this restaurant and the premise for the menu is so unique and awesome! Will be brining my husband the next time we are in the ATL as this visit was for a girls weekend!

The Consulate
Responded on September 23, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed, and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st!

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LL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb! One of our favorite restaurants in the city.

The Consulate
Responded on September 23, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed! We are honored to hear we are a fav! Venezuela starts Oct 1st!

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JH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at the Consulate and had a wonderful time. The rotating menu/cuisine concept is fun and we enjoyed hearing about how they choose the menu. The atmosphere was very cool too and made for a great spot to celebrate our special occasion.

The Consulate
Responded on September 23, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed Jessica, and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st!

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M
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is just awesome...every time I am here, it is a unique experience! I love introducing new people to The Consulate!!

The Consulate
Responded on September 21, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed, Merill and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st!

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DM
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blown away...I’ve been here multiple times. Always good but the Turkish menu was outstanding. Starting with the perfectly flavored and made dumplings to the Kofke to the lamb tenderloin it was a party of flavors. Venturing to the other side of the page the Chinese pork is a must. To top it off, Chris provided exceptional service. Can’t wait to go back and try Venezuela although I wish Turkey would stick around longer. Ciao.

The Consulate
Responded on September 21, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed Dr. MAtt, and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st! We will keep a few Turkish delights!

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OT
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was so good. Ordered the very flavorful and tender - not chewy at all - octopus, herbalicious and nutty lamb kofta, tasty and spice laden lamb tib and Havana egg roll (this was ok). Drinks were delicious. Celebrated my husband's birthday here and requested a nice seat where we could take pictures. There are multiple booths for this and our request granted. Service was ok. Server was nice but it seemed they were understaffed that Wednesday evening. Had to haggle our server.

The Consulate
Responded on September 20, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed and look forward to your return! Yes, we were down one team member that night. An accident occurred on route here. Apologies. We look forward to your return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great experience. They outfit themselves with consistency...even though their premise is change.

The Consulate
Responded on September 16, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st!

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GS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday. The restaurant was recommended by a friend. Great food, fantastic drinks, electric atmosphere. I can’t wait to go back. We were also lucky enough to meet the owner. What a great evening!

The Consulate
Responded on September 17, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st!

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TW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

we loved the concept of the rotating cuisine, and the ability to mix in some of the bestsellers from the Resident Menu. food was spectacular, liked everything we had. expert service, great ambience and surroundings, and a nicely balanced cocktail as well.

The Consulate
Responded on September 16, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting and this was amazing enjoyed everything the dinner was wonderful...

The Consulate
Responded on September 16, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st!

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E
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Turkish menu was one of the better I've had here. The stuffed eggplant was fantastic, as was the Turkish-styled cocktail I had.

The Consulate
Responded on September 14, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous everything! Waitress made a great night greater with her recommendations! Everything we ordered was fantastic! Highly recommend this restaurant. Beautiful decor too!

The Consulate
Responded on September 16, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st!

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SW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous!!! I would recommend the restaurant and go back again as well.

The Consulate
Responded on September 9, 2019

We are happy you enjoyed, and look forward to your return Shanta!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance and beautiful inside with decor. Service was slow but the bartenders and other staff made up for it!

The Consulate
Responded on September 17, 2019

We look forward to your return. We are getting the newer team members up to speed. We are glad you still enjoyed!

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PB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Why cant they get it right...... everytime the service is overwhelmed and it takes a half hour for a drink or service. If you are going to offer craft cocktails.... maybe you need an extra bartender. Service is always slow for just so so food.

The Consulate
Responded on September 9, 2019

So sorry you do not seem happy with the drinks, ambiance, food or even the service at The Consulate. Our concept is not your standard fare restaurant, we agree. We are NOT for everybody. Bulla, Ecco, SouthCity Kitchen and STK are a few other options in our area.

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OT
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is outstanding. Amazing atmosphere, comfy seating, and everything we tried was mouth-watering and impeccably prepared. The Cuban egg roll alone is worth a return visit.

The Consulate
Responded on September 9, 2019

We are happy you enjoyed, and look forward to your return!

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DJ
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my fav places in ATL. The service, food, and ambiance is amazing. There is even a private room for a more intimate dining experience. It's known for its global cuisine that changes every 90 days. It's a wonderful dining experience and I suggest making a reservation to ensure you're able to get an experience!

The Consulate
Responded on September 10, 2019

We are happy you enjoyed, and look forward to your return! Venezuela starts Oct 1st and Globe Spin nite is Fri Oct 4th at 9:30pm!

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b
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Time for the gun display to come down in the bathroom. Consulates are for diplomacy, not espionage. Times have changed; change with them.

The Consulate
Responded on September 9, 2019

As I said in person, the restroom is a James Bond-esqe installation. Our cocktail names, music & James Bond novels in the lounge - ALL hark back to the iconic series. Events in the news cannot dictate art. Art is meant to stimulate conversation. Yes, this country is behind the times with gun laws. But this installation is NOT about that. In 3 years of operation you are the 3rd guest that has missed the context. They are NERF TOYS. People should be able to disagree without being rude...no?

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