Twelve Eighty - Inspired Dining

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1007 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Twelve Eighty – Inspired Dining boasts a menu featuring local, farm-to-fork global cuisine with a southern twist. Twelve Eighty – Inspired Dining offers a wide array of choices which includes fresh sandwiches, soups and salads, full entrees with several gourmet side choices, as well as wines by the glass in several varietals, hand-crafted cocktails and ice cold bottled beer.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s day

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w
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Perfect place to have dinner before a show at the Alliance Theater or Atlanta Symphony Hall - Park - walk upstairs and restaurant is right there - had a great meal and tried a few new items that I have never eaten before - plan an earlier seating if attending an event in case restaurant gets busy - place was filled quickly after we were seated

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Great place to eat before the show!

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H
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food with great value and service. Enough options in the menu to either have a fancy meal or a reasonably priced one. Good selection of appetizers and small plates if you don't want a full meal. The primary attraction, to us, of this restaurant is its location in the arts center. Perfect for a meal before heading to Symphony Hall, the Alliance Theatre or the museum.

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P
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The noise level is LOUD not energetic. People are shouting in your restaurant just to have a conversation with other members of their parties. We gave up and watched others doing just that. The acoustics are horrific with noise bouncing off the hard surfaced walls, floors and glass. The chairs are metal and scrape loudly along the floor as people come and go. It is a nightmare for anyone who is coming to the symphony to have to experience before going to the show. Please do something about this - can't imagine we are the only ones complaining.

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KB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Lunch was fantastic. Cocktails were very good. We really enjoyed the whole experience.

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MG
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy Table 1280 and it works very well for dining pre ASO or Alliance.

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RC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The only reason to dine at Twelve Eighty in my opinion is that it is convenient to the ASO. My veggie burger was served without the promised sprouts and mustard, and I had to ask several times before they arrived. It was quite spicy and that was not indicated on the menu. The space is uninteresting as well. The three hostesses at the arrival desk had blank looks when I announced my name and that I had a reservation. I finally asked if they were having trouble finding the reservation. Our waiter was very welcoming, but then became busy and didn't return to our table to see if our food had come as ordered.

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SG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The people and service were great. I would recommend them to anyone

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LB
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoy going there many times before visiting the High. We were seated this time in the bar area that was quite loud. Soups are always delicious but the flat bread special was not very “special”.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful. A great dinner before the concert.

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SB
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Seated quickly. Lovely hostess and server. Good drinks. Two pasta dishes, one filet and one lamb chops entree. Fantastic Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate dessert- the most memorable part of the meal.

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just need to address noise level—otherwise enjoy food and service always

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Suzanne, Thank you for your kind review! We have passed this helpful feedback up to our management team. Overall, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Twelve Eighty and hope to see you again soon.

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OT
New Orleans
164 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu with varied menu plus a few specials (we asked about prices of specials as server did not provide). Stacked chicken was basically chicken breast served over vegetables not on side. Black bean burger was housemade. Pleasantly surprised with reasonably priced daily wine special.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Marie, thank you for your kind review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Twelve Eighty and hope to see you again soon.

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DS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice spot if you are visiting the High Museum. Surprisingly loud. Food can be hit or miss.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

David, thank you for your review! We hope you enjoyed your visit to Twelve Eighty and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Food, service and size of the intimate restaurant.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Marie, thank you for your kind review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Twelve Eighty and hope to see you again soon.

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n
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always so tasty and convenient to our symphony or Alliance performances. Staff is wonderful friendly and cheerful.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Nanny, thank you for your kind review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Twelve Eighty and hope to see you again soon.

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JC
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service---great location and very nice setting. Really enjoy the staff and the service.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

James, thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Twelve Eighty and hope to see you again soon.

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t
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I occasionally go down to the High Museum on Sundays after church to see the latest exhibit. We always have lunch first at 1280. We have always found the food and service to be very good. This past Sunday we started with some deviled eggs, followed by the special corn soup and then finished up with a tuna nicoise and a steak salad. My wife is a connoisseur of deviled eggs and believes the ones at 1280 to be among the best. She also greatly enjoyed the corn soup. Finally our salads were very good as we expected and the presentation of both was very attractive and artistic. The services was friendly and helpful. The ambiance was also very nice and relaxing. We will be back.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

TKent1234, thank you for your kind review! We are glad you and your wife have made dining at Twelve Eighty a part of your weekly routine. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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K
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food wa great. Our server, India & other servers were excellent.

Noise level a little high with kitchen noise, music, conversation & moving chairs makes a log of noise.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Kate, thank you for your kind review! We have passed this helpful information up to our management team. Overall, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Twelve Eighty and hope to see you again soon.

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DR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First and foremost, the food was fantastic. We had chicken and steak (filet). Both were tender, moist, and delicious. We found the restaurant itself (the décor) to be more industrial/cold than we like but, again, the food was so good.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

DRS, thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Twelve Eighty and hope to see you again soon.

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JH
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. The restaurant decor is a bit museum-like, a bit austere, but that makes sense being located at Woodruff Arts Center.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Jon, thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Twelve Eighty and hope to see you again soon.

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B
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This reservation was a matter of convenience rather than a desire to eat at this restaurant at this time. Boy, am I glad I chose this place for my group to eat before a show at the High!
The customer service was spot on from the moment I walked in the door. While I waited for my party to arrive, I took in the bright and cheery, but sophisticated. environment. Then we ordered and, our server, Carlos, provided a lot of wonderful suggestions. He was attentive, but not overbearing.
My Fruitti de Mare was insane, it was so Good! The hint of sauce was perfect and give every opportunity to enjoy the flavours of all the different seafood in the dish. I am not ashamed to say that I inhaled it. The salmon, ordered by one of my companions, was cooked perfectly for her. I almost forgot, the mushroom toast appetizer is a must-have. It was delicious.
Needless to say, I'll be back...and not as a matter of convenience, but for the sheer pleasure of it.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Bako, thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Twelve Eighty and hope to see you again soon!

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We arrived at 5:30pm to eat prior to the Play that started at 7:30pm. The restaurant is on the campus of the Woodruff Arts Center so they cater to theater goers. We did not receive our check until 7:20pm, so we had to rush to the theater. They need to speed up the service so that it does not take 2hrs for the meal.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Jana, Thank you for your review! We've passed this helpful feedback along to our management team to assure this doesn't happen again.

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JA
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Three stars because the food that was should have been hot, soup and fries, was served tepid. You had to wonder how long it had been sitting around.

Interesting menu but the flavors, while not bad did, not deliver in the end. The batter on the fired green tomatoes was nearly 1/2 inch thick and not completely cooked.

Acoustics are horrible. A dropped fork creates a huge clamor.

Attentive service, though, and the drinks are good.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

JAtlanta, Thank you for your review! We apologize for the quality of your food during your visit. We've passed this helpful feedback along to our management team to assure this doesn't happen again. We would love for you to come back and visit us soon as our guest. Please view your messages.

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Food was really good. Great views with big windows.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had India as our server and she was great as usual! The food is always good as well as the wine special.

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l
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Service was great until dessert. We never got it after ordering and had to ask to have it removed from the check as the check was brought to us without ever bringing our dessert. Still would recommend the restaurant as the food was delicious and the service was good until the end.

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KW
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and the service was great. We had a reservation but got stuck in Atlanta interstate traffic. We called the restaurant and they were kind enough to save our reservation even though we were 20 minutes late.

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MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We arrived at the table at 6:20p, which should have been plenty of time to make the 8p show. At 7:25p we had to ask the hostess where our food was. After that service was somewhat swift, but in that our server clearly forgot to submit our order, we received our entrees at 7:45p and had to eat in 10 minutes. Hardly enjoyable. Meanwhile, several tables were seated, served, and left in the interim. We’ll give it another try because the food was fantastic. The dismal service situation was made worse by a complete lack of communication, apology, or pre-bussing by the server - we had to stack plates to make room to sign our credit card slips. I hope this review is a learning opportunity for the server.

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LN
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

However, I would highly suggest not to order the calamari. They were chewy and stringy.

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JH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the place was clean and calm. We waited until 1 to avoid the lunch rush. We were not disappointed.

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KM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was better than previous dinners a couple of years ago. Great food and service. The wine list was updated with lower prices. Delicious!

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MJ
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class restaurant - everything was perfect! Would definitely go back on our next visit to Atlanta!

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LT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall a good experience with a few exceptions. I did not get my seating in the main dining room after making my reservation back in February. Buffet food items should have been labeled. Tablecloths should have covered all tables. It was Mother's Day! My shoes had food from the floor in the serving area. Not cleaned up in a timely manner. Prime Rib was more tender and flavorful last year.

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DS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

If you want to stop in for a glass of wine after an afternoon show, sure, go for it. If you want a meal before an evening performance it will be hit or miss. While our server was nice enough, he got our order wrong. Not a huge deal but before we were seated we made a point of telling them we had an 8pm curtain to make. Steak came out raw, it was ordered well done. My bison burger was charred to a cinder (ordered medium). The starter we ordered (Reuben egg roll) was tasteless with the added insult that it shot out scalding hot oil onto my lip. I would've asked for a piece of ice but our server had disappeared and no one else was around.
I get it, they are busy prior to showtime but they should be prepared for a Saturday evening rush.

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Naples
237 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

After the morning at the High Museum and with an afternoon performance at the Woodruff, this was the most logical choice for four of us for lunch. Frankly I wasn't expecting much comparing to usual museum dining. But it was really outstanding. All of us found our food exceptional. We had a very friendly and efficient server. It was a perfect experience (although a little sound deadening treatment would do wonders -- it was very difficult to hold a conversation).

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P
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific experience. Best to reserve as it can be very busy.

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was DELICIOUS! Lamb and seafood pasta were excellent entrees! Service was friendly and sensitive to our time as we were going to Alliance Theatre show after dinner. We would recommend it and look forward to going back soon!!!

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AT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Kitchen was sooooo slow. Waiter was great. Not his fault.

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