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Trade Root Restaurant & Lounge

4.0
4
533 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
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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 Dineshkumar Chokkalingam 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.

Join us on Saturday afternoons for Tipsy Tea - by reservation and pre-order only, email sabrina.peltier@thewhitleyhotel.com for more information.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast & a la carte Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 240-7035

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dineshkumar Chokkalingam

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Nathan Dewitt: (404) 237-2700

  • Neighborhood

    Buckhead

  • Cross street

    Lenox Rd NE

  • Parking details

    Restaurant will validate valet parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 533 people are saying

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.2Value

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  1. DK

    DrKPJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re older as such we don’t take pictures of our food however it was beautiful and delish good service other patrons were friendly valet was attentive the lobby is decorated well I love the Whitley
  2. DB

    DianaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    No reservations needed. Not a true sit-down lunch experience. Ended up sitting in the lobby having lunch.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I went for a drink because I was staying at the hotel. Definitely try the old fashioned.
  4. LT

    LovedTheTradeRoot

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good for business lunches. The service is excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Birthday dinner for my 13 year old while we spent the night at the hotel and did some shopping g in Atlanta. Food was very good but service was a bit slow.
  6. BA

    BrittanyA

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambiance here were amazing. I will definitely will be coming back!
  7. k

    kjones

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    My expectation was that there would be a nice, quiet area to sit in normal table and chairs. There was nothing but a Lounge and the Bar. The service was good but the seating and surroundings were below my expectations. Way over priced for the experience that was provided.
  8. A

    Anonymous

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    This is a lounge not a dinner restaurant where reservations are needed. The “restaurant” is not open for dinner. There is basically a lounge where you can order food.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    They are on a limited menu which is fine but was not advertised as such on their website. I made the reservation based on the full menu that is listed on the website. You have your option of buffet or ordering off of the limited menu. When we sat down, after about 15 minutes we eventually had to wave someone down to order water, coffee and let them know we wanted to order from the limited menu. The server rarely checked on the table, forgot requests for water or coffee and sides. We had to flag her down every time and ask for things for a second time. Eventually we gave up on things and asked for the check.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    This is not a restaurant it is a lounge. We made reservations for a birthday dinner, on arrival we were told the restaurant is only used for breakfast. They serve dinner in the lounge and we were seated at lounge tables and chairs… Impossible to eat comfortably from. It’s such a shame because it is such a beautiful place, and the food is really good, especially the she crab soup. But the service is so terrible. From the slow Valet, to indifferent bartenders, to incredibly slow white staff. You are not treated the way a place with such ambience should treat their guests. This was my second visit here, because I decided to give them a second chance. I’m sorry to say it will be my last. There are too many great restaurants in Atlanta to settle for less than.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lower Saxony

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Small menu, but a nice selection, reasonable pricing, good quality and a good service. Not really experienced, but trying at least. Also the connected bar has a nice selection and good service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It simply did not meet the upscale, luxury expectation set in the advertisement, or of any other high end hotel bruch experience we had ever had. We were seated in the general dining room with everyone who did not purchase the Father’s Day Brunch, the hotel’s red-eyed guests who rolled out of bed and shlepped it down to the chow line in their bed head, shorts and undershirts. The hostess tried to seat us at a dirty table. Ambiance was no-music, fussy children and kitchen noise. Not a tablecloth to be found. No one greeted us to explain the set up. Service was slooooow, to scarce. They hotel simply opened a connecting room with a few non-breakfast items and allowed the Father’s Day brunch patrons to have full access to all buffet offerings. The food was cold, tasteless, options extremely limited, Only water, coffee, or OJ offered. Our bunch was miserably disappointed, and left hungry. It was truly one of the more expensive dining disappointments we had ever experience. We would have been better off at Waffle House or McDonalds. At least we would not have felt so ripped off.
  13. L

    Liliya

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great Father’s Day Brunch at Trade Root!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing Father's day buffet.
  15. AH

    AnnaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Maybe it was an off day or time, but there were zero staff. Zero. And no other diners. We decided to sit at the bar instead and waited 20 minutes for someone to show up, and then it took him another 10-15 minutes to notice us. The food was fine, but not worth the service.
  16. W

    Winnie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine. Very friendly staff. I will definitely be returning for Mother’s Day brunch!
  17. MR

    MRadcliffe

    Mobile

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nelson our server was great! The Lamb The omelet chef was also amazing.
  18. DW

    DeniseW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant, clean, ambience is great service excellent!
  19. c

    carter54

    Atlanta

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good food and atmosphere. Outstanding service from Luxury Hotel
  20. A

    Armh

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Trade Root is a very nice restaurant, great food and excellent drinks. The service was outstanding.
  21. g

    geoge23

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Did not exist
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was lovely and knowledgeable. The ambiance was romantic with low noise level. Perfect for an intimate date.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday and Thanksgiving.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    They were extremely unorganized and the food took forever. We made reservation but when we arrived we still had to wait 35 minutes. The food was okay and the wine was good, and the waiter we ended up with tried his best and was very kind. The first waitress who we spoke to took no effort to help us. I don’t think I will be going back
  25. Z

    Zoolander

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    not the fastest service, food was good...but like all high end hotel....wow to the prices.
  26. W

    Wendy

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    The food was great when it finally came out. We were the only table and could not get served. We had to ask repeatedly for the drinks we had ordered in the bar area. We almost left, but it was Christmas day & we weren't sure who else was open. At one point we couldn't get our server so we went to the bar & ordered drinks & got them quickly there. It was really terrible. We had reservations, so they knew we were coming & there were only 8 of us, so I'm not sure why it was so difficult. Other diners left before their meals came. If there was a problem, they should have let us know. That may have helped our frustration.
  27. AC

    AnnC

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We had Christmas Dinner at Trade Root and expected so much more for the price. The service was off as we sat down for 20 minutes before having to ask for help. We had to ask for everything and dishes piled up on the table before they were removed. The food seemed like some was previously frozen as the crab claws were tired. The boiled shrimp was good but the gnocchi was hard and tough to chew. They had a good cheese display with bread. There were three carving stations but everything was overcooked especially the prime rib. The cost was way too much at $95 a person without drinks and we won’t go back.
  28. JC

    JasonC

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall1food3service3ambience2
    I would not recommend the Christmas Brunch. It was held in a conference/meeting space that lacked ambiance. The food was slightly above average. It was very difficult to get service. For the price, the experience was not worth it. The only positive thing I could say is the desert station was impressive.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worst buffet ever. It was like going to a nursing home cafeteria. The brunch was not held at the restaurant instead they put us in one of their conference rooms with cheap table cloth and cheap silverware. Almost every meal was dried out and no taste. Shocking considering this was formerly Ritz.
  30. SW

    SharonW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This restaurant was vastly overpriced. The food quality and service were just good. For a restaurant in The Whitley, I expected much better food quality and service. Disappointed.
  31. SB

    StacyB

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall1food5service3ambience1
    The Resturant was closed on Sunday. It was a huge inconvenience because I invited guest to join me for dinner. However, bar attended allowed us to order from menu. Open able needs to do better job to ensure Resturant is open at time booking is made.
  32. AH

    AarenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked reservations for 8 of my girlfriends to enjoy brunch and discuss 2020 strategies. The food, staff and host were amazing. They allowed us to stay long after we had finished food to chat. Not to mention the hotel holiday decor was just perfect for social media/ selfie content. I would come back!!
  33. p

    paed

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I have been there too many times now and every time disappointed. It is mostly about the extremely SLOW service. Seems like there are no waiters! This last time was awful. Had a reservation for breakfast and sat for 12 minutes before a man came to give us coffee or juice. We asked for a waiter to take our order and he said one would come. 10 minutes later he came back to give us water. With two pictures of water in his had he filled three of our four glasses (missed serving my boss!) and left. Maybe six minutes later our waiter came. And eventually my boss was given water. No return to see how the food was. 20 minutes after eating, finally got the bill to pay. Another 15 for him to retrieve it. I have worked in the restaurant industry for 15 years and with the size of this restaurant, this should never happen. High end prices with horrible service should shut this place down. I will never recommend or return there.
  34. OS

    OSUKRU

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    For a $95 buffet I never expected a large party holiday special 20% tip to be mandatory! Sad
  35. j

    jamiep

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The positives: drink a peach drink was yummy, dinner service and food was fantastic. The negatives: our waiter at the bar said the signature drink was awful and proceeded to tell us nothing as an alternative. Breakfast was extremely over priced and the service was non existent. Would never go back for breakfast.
  36. r

    redatl

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    So this hotel used to be a Ritz-Carlton, and it's now under the brand the Whitley, another luxury Marriott brand I suppose. Anyway, when we went to eat here, there was nobody in the restaurant at 6 on a Friday evening. Everyone was in the lounge, which is where all that activity is. The ambiance in the restaurant is definitely lacking. They still had the three tables set up, for breakfast I suppose, in the middle of the restaurant which is kind of tacky. But they very well may not have any place else to put them and/or staff to move them back and forth. So I was wondering how dinner would be. The short rib and the mashed potatoes were some of the best I've ever had at any restaurant with shaved brussel sprouts on top. My potatoes were actually lukewarm so they made me an entire new batch. My husband's fillet was better than the filet we had it Bones over the summer so I would definitely go back if I was in the area; the food was delicious! The alcohol is always too expensive at theur luxury properties,however I don't think they're going to change the pricing based on my input. :-) If you're going to 'see & be seen', this is definitely not the place to go. But if you're a foodie and just want really good food with solid service, then I would definitely recommend going here. The reason I gave it a 4-star is because of the lack of ambience.
  37. LG

    LeahG

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were staying at the hotel traderoot is located in and had made a reservation a few weeks ahead of time. Upon arriving just before our reservation we were informed the the restaurant was closed, seating was now first come first serve, and they are out of 90% of the menu items. We never received a call or any notice of the closing despite having a reservation that was confirmed via text the day before. Needless to stay we were extremely frustrated and did not end up dining here. This was absolutely terrible customer service as well as restaurant operations. I wouldn’t try to go back or ever recommend.
  38. PV

    PVBeach

    Jacksonville

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perhaps it was the pleasant surprise of a well prepared meal - the place was so deadly quiet and the table was set for breakfast service we considered looking for another place. We had a great meal. The peanut hummus and pimento cheese starter was great. Server recommended grouper and short rib entrees- our table ordered both snd happy to have done so. The fish was superbly fresh. Short rib accompanied by a creamed potato that was shared and noted as exceptional. Bar service is excellent and the Manhattan cocktails expertly prepared. Comprehensive if overpriced wine list. They is a shortage of servers should the place ever fill up but those there are good natured and competent.
  39. EE

    EmEffSee

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    At noon on a Wednesday in Buckhead, we were the only table. That seemed off. It's a brightly lit place that's awkwardly positioned around the coprner from the bar so it felt as if we were in a conference room by ourselves. No music, no atmosphere at all. Service was fine, a bit rushed and a little haphazard, but not unpleasant. The appetizers (boiled peanut hummus with fresh and pickled veggies, rolls with bacon jam and honey butter) were well executed and incredibly tasty. The mains were just okay. I had a spinach salad with strawberries and chicken that wasn't that different in taste or quality than what you could get at the Cheesecake Factory across the street. My co-workers got the Burrata salad and Turkey Burger with sweet potato tots. The tots were very good, the burger was okay and the Burrata would have been great had we not found a hair wrapped up in the prosciutto half way through. Yuck. It happens in restaurants, I know, and they comped it for us, which was awesome. But it just capped off a "meh" experience with even more "meh". For the price, the service and food should be pretty stellar, they were not.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was slow and disorganized. Food was bland and very underwhelming. Disappointed with our experience.

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Trade Root Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4 stars by 533 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Trade Root Restaurant & Lounge

3434 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lenox Rd NE

  • Neighborhood

    Buckhead

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast & a la carte Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Restaurant will validate valet parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dineshkumar Chokkalingam

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (404) 240-7035

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Nathan Dewitt: (404) 237-2700

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