The Consulate

4.8
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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mediocre food at best.

The Consulate
Responded a day ago

I am not quite sure what you ordered, but we have a new focus every 90 days. Madagascar is next...

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N
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was just ok with no real "wow" factor. Concept is unique and interesting. Pretentiousness in both service staff as well as disclaimer about "not liking food" needs to go, especially when the food is not properly cooked by the culinary team.. Never heard of a proper braise of short ribs that achieve tenderness in two hours.

The Consulate
Responded an hour ago

Mike was your server. He merely explained our policy. We have a disclaimer to discourage guests from "sampling" dishes at our expense. Our flavor profiles are not what the masses are used to and we know that. Most love us, a few hate us. But it's ok...we are not here for everybody. Our short ribs are set at 200degrees for 3 hours... they fall off with a spoon.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Wasn’t seated until more than 30mins after our reservation time - even though there where empty tables. Then our waitress was very slow to greet us and take drink orders. Then, Apps came before our water or drinks even though they were ordered well after the drinks. Food was good. Final service flaw - the waitress never told us that tip was included on our party of 6 and removed the detail copy when we paid. When we asked for the detail copy we noticed tip was included and we almost double tipped for the poor service we had received. Cool decor and vibe. Decent food. Sadly service killed it for us.

The Consulate
Responded a day ago

As you see from our many regulars, the mishaps you unfortunately experienced are not our norm. Our internet was down which put a major hindrance on everything- the bar, the servers. The empty tables you see often have reservations en route. We love our AmericasMart visitors and perhaps you will give us another chance when you are back in town.

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AR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Absolutely loved the food! We got a bunch of plates to share with the table and everything was phenomenal. Service was a little slow, but overall good experience.

The Consulate
Responded 2 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed Alex! Please DM any info on service, that would help our team improve your experience. We look forward to making your returning visit perfect!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good food. Got decent service. My main complaint is the noise. There was a birthday party seated next to us, so it's not necessarily the restaurant fault. But I have been there before and depending on where you sit you will be hearing a lot of noise, as it's a smaller restaurant with poor soundproofing, so voices reverberate quite well. Sit in a booth if you can, as those have high walls that block most of it.

The Consulate
Responded 5 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed! Sorry to hear that the group next to you was a bit energetic. Our space was intentionally designed to have as many pockets, dividing walls & padded upholstery as possible to absorb sound. As a designer, I pay great attention to these details when dining out. I oppose the big "mess hall" style rooms that echo everything. I see you dined on a Sat. Yes, weekends are busiest here. Weekdays are much calmer. Our host can try to find a calmer nook for you next time!

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R
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service.

The Consulate
Responded on January 9, 2020

Ronald, thank you for joining us and your feedback! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance - food quality - service... all very good. Had some out of town guests and they enjoyed the evening very much. Great location also (if anybody willing to do MARTA).

The Consulate
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return! We agree on the Marta usage, we wish more would take advantage of us being 15 feet from the subway station.

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BF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was my third time at the Consulate and I was again reminded why I don’t go there more often. The service is terrible, very slow. They didn’t have mustard and ketchup in the entire restaurant? The food was extremely average. No reason to go except that the ambiance is nice. I won’t be back.

The Consulate
Responded on January 6, 2020

This sounds quite odd. We have both mustard and ketchup if needed. We have always known..we are NOT for everybody.

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AT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, tasty food & marvelous drinks!

The Consulate
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We are happy you enjoyed our details and look forward to your return... Greenland is here!

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DS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around. I have known about this place for years but had never gone. It is now absolutely at the top of my favorites list! Will definitely be returning!

The Consulate
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you for joining us! Better late than never!! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return...

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was outstanding! I felt like I walked back in time and landed at a hip lounge. I loved everything from the decor to the playlist that set a stage that makes every customer feel warn and welcomed !

The Consulate
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We are happy you enjoyed our details and look forward to your return! Greenland is up next!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations, a little tricky to find from the street but figured it out after a couple goes around the area. It’s conveniently located near a parking lot that’s not very open so you don’t have to worry with a ton of traffic on your way into the restaurant. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we ordered several dishes and several drinks and paid $125 with tip tax and free parking. I would say it was a success. Boyfriend isn’t big on photos but thought it was worth snapping a couple pics of. It was the last night of their Venezuelan menu but I’m excited to try other options they will have in the future. Their old fashion is delish

The Consulate
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return! Greenland is up next!

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TP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with excellent service! I'll definitely be back.

The Consulate
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for joining us Tamara! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return!

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife Renee’s b-day at one of her favorites

The Consulate
Responded on December 19, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return!

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Excellent food and ambience, but the service is slow and poor. They missed the mark with replenishing drinks and bringing the wine we ordered to pair with the meal. Server passed through our section multiple times, but skipped over our table each time. Didn’t even offer an apology or anything to make up for the poor service.

The Consulate
Responded on December 19, 2019

I truly apologize for your delayed service. I will send you a DM regarding details.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Computers crashed while we were there so it was a really long wait but omg it was amazing! And really reasonable too.

The Consulate
Responded on December 27, 2019

Yes, our entire system crashed. We truly apologize. Technology truly has us by the neck. But we are glad you did not let it ruin your nite with us! Thank YOU!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

The Consulate
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return!

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s
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I and my husband went to dinner at Consulate for his birthday. The Ambiance is great! We had few starters and entrees, food was delicious. They were so kind to let me celebrate his birthday. It was perfect for a birthday date.

The Consulate
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my anniversary with my wife, and we had a blast! The food was amazing, and really fun to order a bunch of small plates! Definitely a “fun” restaurant, lots of 60s spy stuff as decor.

The Consulate
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return!

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DT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food!

The Consulate
Responded on December 19, 2019

Thank you for joining us Deon ! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return!

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here and we weren’t disappointed! Cocktails, food and service were A+. We loved the uniqueness of the decor and ambiance. You will not be disappointed!

The Consulate
Responded on December 7, 2019

hank you for joining us! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing cocktail, and met the nicest couple next to us which made for great conversation.

The Consulate
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return! We love when guests connect! We seem to attract like minded GREAT visitors to our little hide-away!

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AB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We waited 20 minutes after being seated for the server to come to our table. He said he would get us waters and be right back for our drink orders- we didn’t see him for 10-15 more minutes. We decided to have all of our food and drink orders ready so we didn’t have to wait for him to come back again.

He never gave us the run down on how the restaurant worked - whether it was all small plates or not. And was quit short and rude to us, really without reason. He was super nice to the table behind us though! He was super fast getting us the check, though.

I would go back, if only with the hopes of not having the same server for a better experience.

The Consulate
Responded on November 26, 2019

We are sorry to hear you did not receive the service we strive for Ali. I will be sending you a DM for details. I personally will insure a stellar second visit!

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Such a fun experience. Would recommend for sure!

The Consulate
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thanks for joining us Jennifer! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here on a Friday night unsure of what to expect and our minds were blown. The concept of this restaurant is very unique, the decor makes you want to stay and the food and service will make you come back again and again. Our server, who was also the wine director, was so knowledgeable, has had every dish on the menu so could give concrete recommendations and was patient (we ask a lot of questions) He was overall the best server we’ve had a restaurant. I can’t wait for their next global rotation, but it might be hard to top their current Venezuelan menu!

The Consulate
Responded on November 24, 2019

We are truly glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Yes, Jackson is truly talented and we all welcome questions. We proudly do a few things differently here and there is much to discover, food wise, beverage wise and visually. We look forward to your return!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Seeet server but wine recommendation was not good. $50 for what turned out to be cheap table wine. Food was pretty good but nothing very noteworthy.

The Consulate
Responded on November 26, 2019

I am sorry you did not enjoy your wine selection. Our beverage director has stocked our list with a wide range of offerings, none of which we felt were "cheap". We strive for quality in all we do. Please DM the bottle and vintage so we can further investigate... thanks!

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place. Fantastic empanadas. Our bartender was a magician.

The Consulate
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you truly! We all enjoy what we do, and we like to think...it shows. :)

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TB
Houston
97 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Overwhelmed with the theme, decor, ambiance, and service. Underwhelmed with the food quality, preparation and presentation. Had the octopus, very dry and overdone but had a nice sweet/sour sauce. Okra was nice, but got a couple of pieces that were hard and not cooked completely. Wine list is limited and quite pricey.

The Consulate
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thanks for the feedback! We will keep a close eye on the mentioned dishes, details are important here.

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DL
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

not amazing given that its a bit costly. Service was friendly and attentive though they rushed the courses out a bit. My lamb was ok, my friend's sea bass was fantastic. Will I go back? Hmmm... Atlanta has so many excellent restaurants I dont think I'll be in a hurry to return

The Consulate
Responded on November 18, 2019

We typically do not serve "coursed" dinners. Apologies if your server did not mention that dishes come out as prepared from the kitchen, "tapas style". You can always request that items be held off until wanted.

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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous chic restaurant with interesting and delicious food.

The Consulate
Responded on November 18, 2019

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

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and food. Not too big A space so even the dull hum of other customers kinda just adds to the atmosphere.

The Consulate
Responded on November 11, 2019

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

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J
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved the ambiance of The Consulate, however it was quite loud. The food portions are on the smaller side however they delicious and the drinks were spot on. I was disenchanted with my experience because our server would always disappear. We received menus and water right away and literally waited 15 minutes for her to come back and take our drink orders. We ordered drinks and apps at the same time and the apps were served 10 minutes before our drinks. We kept a menu to order additional food and drinks however out server was no where to be found. We had to ask the food runner for additional food. Then a different food runner delivered our food and we ordered another drink from him. Lastly, when we were ready to go a different server brought out our check. If our original server was more engaged perhaps this place would have gotten the 5 stars it deserves. I think we our server realized my party of 2 was only getting drinks and apps she didn’t pay us any attention. Their was a table of 5 next to us that she catered to more.

The Consulate
Responded on November 11, 2019

We are happy you enjoyed, Jess and look forward to your return. Friday and Saturday nights during peak, it may get louder than our usual, conversational tone. I will remind the team to be more attentive. Our staff all work together as a team, which is why you may have various staff deliver dishes. But we do want your server to check in with any needs you may have & tend to them. You can send me a private note here if you remember your servers name, as we all read your notes and want to improve!

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Creative cocktails, nice plates for sharing. Service was well-paced, un-rushed, and friendly.

The Consulate
Responded on November 11, 2019

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

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JE
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and loved it. Will definitely be back!

The Consulate
Responded on November 11, 2019

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

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K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For this to be a tapas style restaurant, the portions are great. Everything we tried was amazing and our server, Chris was nice. The cocktails were on the sweeter side, but manageable. Even the hostess was great. I will be back at least every 90 days.

The Consulate
Responded on November 11, 2019

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

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AM
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant for a special occasion, the decor is outstanding with service to match. Always great surprises on the menu.

The Consulate
Responded on November 14, 2019

We are quite happy to hear you enjoy our efforts! We look forward to your return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had mentioned in the reservation, it was my wife's birthday and there was no acknowledgment. But we had I great time otherwise. I'm returning jan.3

The Consulate
Responded on November 5, 2019

We truly apologize for not mentioning for her to enjoy her birthday dinner. We do not currently have any birthday items that we give away. Our pastries are made in house and we would be cleaned out daily due to the high volume of guests that celebrate their day with us. However your note has spurred us to find an offering that would work. Thank you truly for your visit and feedback!

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AH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was waited on by Mariah who constantly checked on me and made great suggestions. This is my second time there and would recommend it to anyone. It is conveniently located in downtown Atlanta and is close by the Fox theatre and Marta plus other in town hot spots. Parking is complimentary and right next door.

I like the rotating menu from different countries that makes it appealing to visit over and over again. Also my compliments to the bar tender the drinks are great tasting without a hevy amount of alcohol but be careful because they do have some kick - in a good way.

See you folks again soon.

The Consulate
Responded on November 4, 2019

We are happy you enjoyed Anthony, and look forward to your return! Mariah and the whole team is smiling and also thanks you!

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go-to dining spots in Atlanta. I can not recommend this place enough. Good, drinks, service, environment are all exceptional. Price is elevated but appropriate for the quality.

The Consulate
Responded on November 4, 2019

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

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YC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Consulate. As my friend said, it’s like you’ve left the city of Atlanta and gone someplace exotic! The food is fantastic, the staff is knowledgeable and the drinks are AH-mazing! I’m booking another flight to The Consulate soon!

The Consulate
Responded on November 2, 2019

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

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