The General Muir

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$30 and under
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The General Muir is a modern Jewish deli serving classics such as pastrami and reubens, along with an award winning burger amoung the diverse menu. Winner of several awards, this modern deli offers a tasty selection of bagels, sandwiches, salads and other deli classics along with a Chef driven dinner menu. Chef Todd Ginsberg (formerly of Bocado) improves on traditional recipes, using freshly baked bread and creative toppings for mouthwatering results. Stop by The General Muir after work and wind down your day with hand crafted cocktails and simple yet refined dinner menu.



A favorite with many of the residents, this deli serves guests in simple but comfortable settings. The General Muir is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner all week, with a special brunch menu served over the weekends.

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j
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight! I enjoyed the food, service and the overall vibe here. I'd like to come back to try more on the menu.

RS
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stacked burger was delicious. All four people in our party had this entree and everyone agreed on the taste. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive.

WA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second trip to the General Muir. My wife used to work at Corky & Lenny's in Cleveland Ohio and we have been hoping for a place like the General for a long time. We had the Reuben this time and it was great, but I think I'll have a straight Corned Beef or Pastrami next time as I previously enjoyed because I want to enjoy the taste without the other flavors. We have had the Matsa Ball soup and it is also great. This time I tried the Poutine and it was fabulous, fries, gravy, cheese curds, and Pastrami pieces. We had no room for the Cheesecake afterwards this time, but it is authentic NY cheesecake and is delicious. Service both times was excellent, and I loved the ambiance with good classic vocalists, not too loud, but loud enough to appreciate. If we ever catch an owner their we are both going to give them a big hug and thank them for bringing this gem to Atlanta!

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and table service are always great here. A long time favorite since they opened.

DE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not about to miss out eating at The General Muir when I found myself in Atlanta. Although difficult to get to (in the dark in an unfamiliar neighborhood and rental car), the General more than made up for it. To start with, they called me to suggest I come earlier than my pre-arranged 9 PM reservations, as the menu would change then, and I would only have a choice of sandwiches. The Chicken on Friday night was unlike any other I've had, with a remarkable "crusty shell" to it. The star of the meal was the Poutine, that was served with their pastrami bits. Service was friendly, helpful, and merely added to a great meal.

m
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Taste and flavors are superb. Ample portions served. Having a conversation can be challenging unless you're in a booth, as the room is open and has hard surfaces. I have not tried eating outside. But the yummy dishes keep me coming back. If you're vegetarian there's not a lot to select from. Brunch is very popular.

R
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Sunday Night Spaghetti Dinner. The best and most tender meatballs .

C
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant. Atmosphere was very relaxing and comfortable. Plan to sit on the patio next visit when the weather is cooler.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here while visiting Atlanta. The atmosphere I would describe as hip diner, it’s very cool and inviting. We had an attentive staff that took great care of us but didn’t hover and the food was just amazing! I had the best corned beef sandwich that I’ve ever tasted! They bake the bread in house and cure the meats too, it was divine! We saved room to share a slice of chocolate cake and boy am I glad we did! It was excellent! I’m a baker and very particular about desserts, they’re usually not as good as what I would make at home. This however was the exception. If you live in Atlanta, you’re super lucky to be able to enjoy this place frequently!

MC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had FANTASTIC SERVICE from our waitress! Her depth of knowledge was truly amazing!

MR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was our first visit to General Muir. Everything was great but we specially went to try your Friday night special, fried chicken. Sadly the fried chicken was very disappointing. It was dry and flavorless. The sirloin, however, was top notch!

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal

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m
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place... it's a small dinner menu but awesome! POUTINE!

MJ
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spaghetti dinner was awesome. The Reuben sandwich is to die for.

AA
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been three times. Never had a bad meal or bad service.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Reuben I’ve ever had with a huge delicious homemade pickle

TK
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. Had the deviled eggs/pickled veggies first and the a Reuben with pastrami, which was excellent!! My wife had the burger, which also very tasty.

We had excellent cocktails to start as well. I had the Escamillo cocktail made with tequila, mezcal, aperol, lime and honey! Highly recommend it.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Roasted chicken entree was delicious!

RS
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The sandwich was very tasty.

TK
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long-standing Babette’s still wonderful.

IS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter (Josh) was very attentive and suggested some really great food for us to order as well as drinks. We loved every thing we ordered and will definitely go again. Our 5 year old daughter enjoyed her grilled cheese and we had a wonderful evening!

AK
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It has been several years since I've dined at The General Muir. We joined them for their Sunday Spaghetti Supper night. The portion was great and the food was very tasty. Our server was excellent and attentive. I cannot wait to join them again in the near future for the Sunday Spaghetti Supper!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The patio left a bit to be desired, so we asked for a table inside and were not disappointed. The interior is sharp and bustling. The menu is very limited, but what we had was very good, from drinks, to starters, to pastrami Rueben.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Fried chicken was very dry. And 1/2 chicken? I suppose if you’re buying airline chicken.

Matzo ball soup was good but this is NOT a traditional Jewish restaurant. At best it’s a light nod — and I do mean light — to Jewish cuisine. If you’re going for that, prepare to be disappointed.

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table of 4 of us. Everyone happy. Chopped liver as better than grandmas. Matzo ball soup was great. Burger was five star. Corn beef sandwich was good.
Service was excellent.

AR
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a quick meal of the fabulous fried chicken. Our server was very accommodating, and it was nice to have an early dinner before it got busy.

VM
Atlanta
294 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I dined at the General Muir on Saturday, June 22nd. We received excellent customer service from our server, Kevin, and the staff working with him. They were friendly, helpful, and attentive. We liked the attractive décor, the music, and we really enjoyed the delicious food: pastrami on really fresh rye bread, a cucumber side salad, a tasty, lean corned beef sandwich, a little gem salad (although there was nothing little about the size of this salad), and the seasonal cake, a sponge cake with raspberry and peach filling.
All in all, this was a most enjoyable and relaxing dining experiences. Highly recommend The General Muir.

J
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have enjoyed every visit here. A bit on the pricey side and a unique menu, but quality of food and service is excellent.

C
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dinner was OK — great service, tasty food. I

CB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent meal and my wife and I both said wow after we finished. I had waited years to try this so I splurged and got the 14 oz. pastrami sandwich. This is not your cold deli style paper thin sliced meat. I have smoked meats for 25 years and never been able to match the flavor and tenderness of this meat. I could have said it all in one word-wow.

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

At first you may think the menu is too small, but why try to conquer everything when you do a few things so well. Food is just plain good. Period. Laid back with an old school vibe and not pretentious. The smells coming from the on site bakery don’t hurt either. Excellent casual date spot!

EP
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I don't know how I've missed this place. I often stay quite near when I visit Atlanta. General Muir fit the bill perfectly for a friend who wanted NY-style Deli food. No, you are not going to get an over-stuffed Katz' sandwich, but you will get something that tastes pretty great at a very reasonable price. Big plus for the homemade pickled veggies. They were great - crisp, tart beets were my fave. Drinks were creative and tasty. I'm not a deviled egg fan, but something made me order them - what a good choice! Service was friendly and not pushy. I'll be back next time I'm in Atlanta.

J
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Always a pleasure.

R
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meatballs served for your Sunday Supper are absolutely the best!

LD
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food is always good here! The hostess stand is a little slow, we may just opt for the bar in the future.

PR
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was too salty and drink was very stingy. I ordered a Dewars on the rocks and was quite surprised by how little scotch was in the glass. Server was excellent.

ML
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the General Muir for group dinners on the patio. It's not cheap, but it feels special. I love the seasonal vegetable dishes, when they are in season...

R
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Sunday Spaghetti Dinner for the first time. So good! And such a great value as well.

AC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, always good service. Sunday nights are the best--Spaghetti and meat balls and their stack burgers are excellent.

C
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in the city. Truly. Give it a try. You won’t be sorry.