Trade Root Restaurant & Lounge

3.8
518 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
Trade Root Restaurant & Lounge at The Whitley, Atlanta Buckhead delights guests with inspired Southern cuisine with a wine cellar brimming with unparalleled premium selections. Executive Chef Marc Suennemann brings exuberance and imagination together with expert cooking techniques and the finest ingredients from across the region to his menus, offering dishes perfectly balanced, fresh and infused with flavor.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
•Breakfast Buffet and a la carte: Weekdays, 6:30 - 11:00 a.m. and Weekends 7:00 - 11:00 am
•Lunch: Daily 11:00 - 2:00 pm
*Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10pm
•Bar: Daily starting at 11 a.m. - 1:00 am and Sunday starting at 12:30 p.m. - 12:00am
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Phone number
(404) 240-7035
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Marc Suennemann
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Private party facilities
Private dining is available for groups. Menus and wines may be customized for the group, and impeccable service will assure a memorable evening.
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Private party contact
Nathan Dewitt: (404) 237-2700
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lenox Rd NE
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Parking details
Restaurant will validate valet parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a bountiful holiday meal with family inspired cuisine and true Southern hospitality served in the elegant setting of The Whitley Hotel. Pricing considerations include Adults at $89++ and Children ages 6-12 for $50++. Children aged 5 and below are complimentary.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

6 PM | $110 for adults | $55 children | 5 courses 9 PM | $140 for adults | $70 children | 7 courses Ring in the new year with a delectable multi-course culinary journey. Includes a champagne toast, valet parking and entry into the New Year’s Eve Bash in our Legacy Ballroom to keep the party going.

Monday, December 31, 2018

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Tue - Fri 6:00PM - 8:00PM

What 518 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Using the opentable gift card was a nightmare. I was accosted by the manager, Nathan, treated mediocrely by the server, Charles, and embarrassed in front of my guests. Was treated like a charity case and spoken to in a diminutive voice when I demanded accountability from management on their user error operating their POS system.

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P
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I great find. The food and service were spectacular. I will definitely recommend this restaurant and I will be visiting again soon.

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G
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Family breakfast

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AC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Brunch was unexceptional. The food was just ok so it seemed quite expensive for what it was.

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CM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Trade Roots, and definitely will be back. At first we felt the weekend brunch was a bit pricey, but by the time we were finished it was worth every penny. Service was impeccable. We will absolutely be back for brunch, and look forward to trying their dinner.

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ED
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The brunch is an overpriced joke. Leftover dry food to choose from. Seriously disappointed and will never eat here again. I will continue to eat at St. Regis' brunch instead!

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great little business lunch. Service was great and all of the sandwiches that the table ordered were timely and delicious.

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M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The place is difficult to find inside the Whitney hotel. It has a good environment, the food was good, the alcoholic drinks and wines pricy, the service was bad. Very slow, inefficient and talkative, too many times trying to see if everything was alright and if we wanted to ask for something else, no need! I don’t think I will return.

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AA
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Slow service, despite the fact that we were the only folks in the main dining room

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Went to the Sunday buffet brunch. It was ok, not terrible or great. Most of the food was breakfast type foods (eggs, potatoes, bacon, breakfast pastries), some fruit, cured meats. They also had brisket, more potatoes, and salty broccoli. I wanted to see what the brunch was like. I am unlikely to return. Also, it was $50 per person rather than what I was told over the phone ($35, even though I repeatedly asked if that was the price for the Sunday brunch buffet and not just breakfast).

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was quite slow even though the restaurant was not crowded. I ordered a filet (medium) and two coworkers ordered salmon (rare), all which were overcooked. For the $ it should have come out the perfect temperature that we ordered.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and service was great. I wish they would update Open Table menu because it says brunch is $30 and I was caught off guard when bill came and brunch was $50+.

While I did enjoy the food and exceptional service I wish I had known brunch cost ahead of time.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Noisy jazz trio in dining area. Food was so-so. Heavy hand on smoked dates in salad.

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KE
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately the Whitley is not the Ritz and we were used to this place being part of the Ritz. Bit disappointed. Certainly overpriced in my opinion. Won’t be visiting again.

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RN
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After attending the grand opening for Trade Root, I was excited to return for a full dinner experience. The staff was very knowledgeable and willing to assist with recommendations. The menu has a fun remix to the traditional Mediterranean cuisines.

Will definitely return.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great but the restaurant was empty, we ended up sitting at the bar.

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v
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

food was fine (chicken Caesar), but the service was not good. Waited for 15 mins for a check with my hand in the air the entire time.....

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Hated the new renovation!! Looked at the menu- featuring pizza-and walked out!!! So sad!!!

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f
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

The restaurant and bar have been redesigned and nothing of the old Ritz feeling remains. The bar is loud, very bright lighting, and few chairs to sit around with friends. The restaurant now reminds me of a school cafeteria and the menu is sparse in content and looks like a typical Holiday Inn dining room choices. In fact, Holiday Inn might be better.

Hope the new Whitly management team likes the new concept. I think most folks that liked the Ritz will run to the St Regis or the Four Seasons.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Eh. Staff friendly, but small menu —- and if you’ve got Just a few entrees, do them right. I think they’re just biding time here for a bigger name restaurant to move in.

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r
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Bring back the old Chef and menu. Shame on this property for changing the bar and restaurant for the worse. I don’t know what the management company was thinking. They should not have eliminated the Sunday brunch and afternoon tea. Stupid decision.

Also the menu on open table does not match the restaurant. I told this to the management last month and they said they will fix it. It has been a month and there has been no change. Sham on you. It has been a month! No excuses just poor management.

The service however from our waitress was exceptional too bad the menu and food wasn’t good and we will NOT be coming back.

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ED
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

The Cafe at the Ritz Buckhead has changed tremendously. The rich oak classic decor has be changed to a harsh minimalist look. There is no longer the famous Sunday lunch buffet, but a rather ordinary a la carte menu which is very overpriced. I looked at it an walked out. Apparently the hotel is going to receive further renovation and become the Whitley Hotel. It is a sad time for both patrons and wonderful employees alike to see this amazing classic die. Shame on you!

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KP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The only reason I marked lower on ambiance is that there were 3 tables of really loud people who all knew each other and were shouting back and forth.
The food was excellent and we had asked our server to go slowly between the courses and he did. Taste and presentation of the food was excellent. It was expensive for what we ate. But then the next morning breakfast buffet was $75, way overpriced for those who don't eat a lot.

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LM
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

They just open the day before

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

If you are looking for Sunday for Sunday brunch...go elsewhere.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was extraordinary, as always.
Every time we come in we ask the

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OT
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Our server Amanda was awesome. I wish I could say the same for the food. I had a pasta dish that was very dense and needed something to cut the texture. My wife just had a salad and baked potato. The baked potato was old and had been microwaved to heat it. The menu is very limited and does not offer a very good range of choices. I expected more from a Ritz Carlton.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Overpriced Brunch, Hotel food flavor, not personality, simply an experience I won´t repeat nor recommend. A $80 per person buffet should offer the best possible quality ingredients and a great preparation. Well, unfortunately that was not the case.

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JS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Attentive service, good food selection, nice presentation

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R
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Ritz Cafe is consistently good. The best meal is Brunch and or breakfast. Dinner has a limited menu, but it is not bad. Cannot compare to breakfast.Service is always good.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an excellent dining experience

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AM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there for a NYE party and loved it!! Great ambiance, great food and music, service was impeccable. Highly recommended!

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F
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was great!! The shrimp tortellini was amazing!
The service lacked a lot. Before dinner we went to the lounge we had to flag down three waitresses to get service. Once seated at the café we had completed our starter course before the drinks that we ordered as soon as we sat down were delivered to the table. While the quality of the food was what I expect from a Ritz The service was incredibly dissatisfying.

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L
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my second time for the Ritz Christmas buffet, although I have gone to the Sunday buffet brunch several times. As usual the Ritz was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the buffet tables were groaning. Seafood and other special sections, such as waffle station and omelet station, were great. However, everyone in my party missed the ham that is usually at a carving station. Pork belly was just not an adequate substitute--very fat. Ham is expected at Christmas, so please listen, Ritz. The cost plus 20% (their added tip) is extravagant but the Ritz buffet, especially the Christmas one where the cost is upped around 25%, is for special occasions. A glass of champagne should go with such a cost. However, for a very special occasion, they earn the name of "Ritzy." I mustn't forget the service as it was, as always, impeccable. So sorry not to have Mundy in our area but he did come over to say hello. Mundy is truly an asset to the Ritz service team.

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

As an African-American coming from the north, theI was not happy being placed in the back of the restaurant. Out of sight. I don't think I'll ever eat there again. Probably what the restaurant wants.

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G
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Staff was wonderful, food was good but the restaurant was more suited for a business lunch than nice dinner

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I planned this Breakfast event to celebrate my wife's 65th birthday. The Cafe was the perfect venue for this event. Bright room, well decorated, staff extremely frienfly and the food was great. We were able to take our time and enjoy the location and the atmosphere in addition to the food. Great place to celebrate a special occasion, especially on a week day (Friday morning). They even gave my wife a gift and a special dessert treat. We had a great time.

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New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We usually have a family dinner at the cafe at least once or twice a year when staying at the hotel and have found the staff to be consistently attentive and helpful and the food very good with a limited but comprehensive menu. We love that they also offer a kid's menu and good wines by the glass. This time we met the chef, who was lovely. We understand the hotel is renovating the restaraunt and making some changes early next year and look forward to seeing what comes next.

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AR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Many aspects were great; many were not. For the money, I expected better service, a better seat, and better food. All in all, it was good but not great.

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