The French Market and Tavern - Vinings
We arrived along with another couple who had a reservation. Door was open, no lights on and bar glasses on counter leftover from lunch. Saw 2 men in kitchen that were the chefs. Went back to them and they apologized they had no hostess or serving staff. He tried to call them and got no answer. He apologized but said he could not feed us! We left
Run, don't walk, to this hidden away gem on Cobb Parkway. Nice menu...friendly service...tasty food. And a small market by the door. But, few people know about it. Maybe it's because it is overshadowed by the Kroger next door or because it is so small you might not see it. Find it! Walk in! Eat in or at one of the umbrella tables outside. Gumbo, burger, salads and wonderful wines for lunch. Great entrees for dinner. Or go for brunch. Onion soup, French toast and chicken and waffles are my favorites. I highly recommend!
Food: overall almost no seasoning. We ordered the chicken and waffles, beignets, and eggs Benedict and there was a universal lack of flavor among all dishes. The only decent tasting item was the Bourbon Peach sauce on the waffles - that was very good and worthy of a second star. The waffles and chicken were all overdone and near flavorless. The eggs Benedict was ok but mediocre. Overall, disappointing - yet this was the best part of the visit.
Staff: horrendous. It took 40 minutes for the appetizer to come out, and when we asked when the entrees would be coming out, was told they had been "sitting in the window for a while" to come out, while getting cold. They said they were short staffed, but they only had half their tables full so should have been able to manage. The kitchen was standing around for several minutes, not moving to push food out or prep food.
Management: Awful. Even with a reservation, no tables were available. It's clear staffing is an issue as people were not showing up - which seems to keep happening in places where Management treats workers terribly. We saw several other patrons leave after being disgusted about wait times with management indifferent to them leaving. The lack of seasoning throughout dishes and the indifferent attitudes of the entire staff here towards any kind of success should send you far away. Go to Copelands across Cobb Pkwy if you want food with a Cajun flair and top-notch service.
To end, stay far away from here! This place is not worth your time, money or frustration.
We had a reservation at 11:00 for Mother’s Day brunch. Arrived on time to find this small establishment with every table seated. We told the greeter we had a reservation and she told us we could sit at the counter. We had a reservation for 4, and it appeared most of the people had just been seated so it was clear we would not have a table anytime soon. The greeter was non apologetic and when we asked what was the point in making a reservation if they had no intention of honoring it , she snidely asked if we wanted to talk to someone else about it. So, we left to find somewhere else to have brunch ... and she seemed quite fine with that.
Be aware, a reservation here means nothing.
The waiter had no idea what he was doing. Brought the main out before the salad. Main was cold when it came back out. Food was edible but poorly presented. Would not recommend.
Got an uber over from my hotel to make my reservation on time and to meet my boss for lunch and the place was closed... no notice..nothin...not cool
The food was very good. The service was horrible - waiters were nice but sat at bar playing on his phone. We had to ask for everything.
We’ve eaten at Forsyth and Locust Grove. They were both fabulous in every aspect. Sorry to see this in my home town. We will not go back!
The employees were nice, that's the best I can say about the place. We were doing a little shopping around the area so we went for brunch on Saturday the 24th. There were barely any customers there, yet we had to wait well over 40 minutes for very bland food. The server was nice and apologetic but it was NOT worth the wait. We live in Henry County so we've been to the one in Locust Grove several times and we've NEVER been disappointed!
I enjoyed a delicious lunch, pleasant attentive service, and a quiet atmosphere to visit with a friend over shrimp and grits. While the setting has a simplistic decor, the food served was excellently prepared. Definitely a place for "return" visits.
No wine available, limited beer, second time this has happened
The food was so delicious and the service was beyond great. A really tasty night out, perfect for a family or a date night!
The food is good Cajun. Only thing I would suggest is to reduce the volume of sauces on dishes that have them. A lighter touch on that would be an improvement.
I hate to say this amidst the pandemic where the restaurant industry has been hit the hardest but, I agree with some of the other reviews, this place won’t last long. The flatbread appetizer was disgusting and left much to be desired. The fried green tomatoes were not just small, but thinly sliced and they charge $3/tomato... lol that’s just wild to me. The cocktail menu is so strange. Who offers Long Island Ice tea and Hurricanes on a “French” menu? That’s something you’d get at a trashy bar quite honestly. They need to work on elevating that. We ordered the old fashion on the menu and the server/bartender SHOOK the cocktail. SHOOK! In what world do you ever shake an old fashion, Manhattan, vieux carre, etc... Oh wait, I did see that somewhere, it was on Bar Rescue... where this place is headed. Spirit forward cocktails are always stirred not shaken. On top of that, there was an insane amount of sugar it was unbearable to drink. This place takes the award for worst bar offerings in the city. I ordered a glass of wine and it was a most a solid 4oz pour. We asked the server the difference in the flavor profile between the cab and red zin, he said, I don’t like Cabernet but the Zinfandel isn’t bad. What? Who says that? Good job, way to sell. When we arrived there was no music on and it was dead silent and brightly lit. Kind of had the ambiance of a cafeteria... and the food was fitting for it. Just an overall less than mediocre experience. We will not be back and will certainly be warning our friends and family to steer clear of this place. Go to C&S next door! They staff is actually knowledgeable and the food is out of this world! Don’t waste your time here.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We’ve dined at The French Market in Locust Grove many times but this was our first time at this location. Our server was personable, professional and very attentive. We will definitely be back.
We went there for the first time last week. It's a cute little place with great jazz music. Service was very good, and the staff was friendly. Our only issue was that the food was too spicy, but our server told us that you can request the level of spiciness when you order. We would definitely go back.
The food was very good. The asst. manager was very nice. Our waiter was Okay. He started off by telling us that their liquor delivery didn’t come that day, a Thursday, were out of the wine we wanted, and the 2 nd choice as well. and they were out of broccoli and collards. Right next door to a Kroger! But the kicker was when the waiter pulled the mop and bucket by our table. Too much. It wasn’t even 9:00, hope they get their act together, we love NOLA food.
Food was mediocre....chicken salad too sweet. Croissant was over toasted. A friend had the Jambalaya and she did not care for it. I will try here again. Maybe a rainy Tuesday was an 'off day' for the kitchen.
It would be nice if FMT was open for coffee and beignets throughout the day! As of now, beignets are only available at Sunday Brunch.
This place ain't gonna make it. Service was bad, food quality was poor, and it was overpriced for what you get. We had a 7:30 p.m. reservation and they were already out of one of their signature items, redfish, even though the restaurant wasn't crowded at all. The ceasar salad was literally swimming in dressing. The waitress didn't clear the salad plates before placing the entrees - then came back to grab the salad plates and asked me to lick off my fork so she wouldn't have to bring new silver. My wife's meal - salmon - was inedible. Dried out and way overseasoned. My steak was mediocre at best. We won't be back and we will let our neighbors know that they can skip this one. There are too many other good restaurant options nearby.
Getting kinks out, clearly everyone is brand new....some items a bit too pricey. Jambalaya was way over sauced but flavor was good....5 alarm pasta was nice but be warned spice and heat fans only.
Great new spot in Vinings! Had a fantastic lunch & Hank the bartender was great. Will definitely be back with friends to support you guys!
This was our first visit. We will return to try other dishes. The food quality is excellent. Their dishes are cooked from scratch. I suggested they add their Po Boy sandwiches to the dinner menu. Our server was terrific.
The French Market and Tavern - Vinings offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 742-8077.
The French Market and Tavern - Vinings is rated 3.4 stars by 23 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.