The Consulate

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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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DL
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 3 days ago

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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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous chic restaurant with interesting and delicious food.

The Consulate
Responded 3 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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DB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

theory and concepts are good application mediocre . Food came out at different times two of the people in our party were almost finished with their food before the other two were served. Food was warm but not hot . Quality of the food was good but not great.

The Consulate
Responded on October 31, 2019

We are not always perfect... but we always strive for perfection. And what about the ambiance compelled a 1 star? Just curious.

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Consulate is amazing. Our group of 5 were all first-timers and unsure of where to start. After selecting our delicious cocktails (highly recommend the Moroccan Sunset). We handed the reigns to our server and he DELIVERED! Every single plate he brought out was a hit with the entire table (if I HAD to pick, the short ribs were my favorite). We did not leave room for dessert - but could not bring ourselves to pass it up after such an amazing meal. Dessert did not disappoint either. I wish I remembered our server's name because he was the secret ingredient (maybe Chris? - round glasses). Thank you so much for an incredible evening. We will absolutely be back.

The Consulate
Responded on October 25, 2019

Yes, that was Chris (007 tie)! We thank you for your visit and the feedback! It helps propel us forward! Thank you Dee, we look forward to your return !

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BW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

unique ambiance and wonderful food choices...drinks were fabulous...very "adult" cool vibe...will definitely come back....

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Responded on October 25, 2019

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

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AT
Atlanta
69 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Concept of changing global menu works well due to the excellent chef. There are some diners’ favorites on the menu, along with the seasonal global selections. Excited about trying the next country’s. courses. The Venezuelan menu offered some really tasty dishes!!

The Consulate
Responded on October 25, 2019

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

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AY
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food an ambiance, love this place! The okra are too good to be true!

The Consulate
Responded on October 24, 2019

Yes Ashley, Chef Lin's okra is stellar! We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to your return!

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f
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing!!! Chris was an excellent waiter.

The Consulate
Responded on October 22, 2019

We are happy you enjoyed Foodconnoisseur99....great name! We all ( and Chris ) look forward to your return!

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SB
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 21, 2019

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

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 20, 2019

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 on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

The Consulate
Responded on October 19, 2019

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

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A
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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 on October 19, 2019

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 17, 2019

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 16, 2019

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

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MR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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JB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
35 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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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