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About Twelve Eighty - Inspired Dining

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.

1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 11:30 AM – 8 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 9 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cross Street:
15th Street & Peachtree Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 897-1280

Website:
http://www.twelveeighty.com/

Parking Details:
Rates ,br.
First 30 Minutes: FREE

Monday-Friday (7 a.m.-6 p.m.): $10

Monday-Friday (6 p.m.-7:00 a.m.): $12

Saturday & Sunday (All Day): $12

High Museum Members (Museum Hours): $8

http://www.woodruffcenter.org/Visit/Parking-and-Directions.aspx

Public Transit:
MARTA accessible; Arts Center Station

Executive Chef:
Andreas Georgakopoulos

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Twelve Eighty - Inspired Dining Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Scenic View (7)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I chose to eat dinner at 1280 for convenience before seeing the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. We thought that food was good (not great) and the service pretty good too. I had the eggplant and chicken parm stack. If you are getting this dish, be prepared for fried food. I didn't love it. If I was to order it again...I would order the gluten free version. It is much better. My Husband had the salmon and he really liked his dish. The best thing we ate was our appetizer, the potato skins...yum! The ambiance is just okay...sort of stark and cold. My Husband thought it felt like a dining hall. We would go back here again if going to see the ASO or going to the museum...other than that...neh.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was an excellent choice of restaurant for symphony goers as well as foodies. They even honored 10% off when we showed our concert tickets of the night. We didn’t need to be rushed for dinner as the symphony hall was right next to it, which was very convenient.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

As always, service was impeccable. Staff very pleasant and attentive, although not annoying. Service was prompt, but not rushed, as they are considerate of those who are attending the performance next door. Food very tasty, and for the most part, very reasonably priced.

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always enjoyable for the food, service and ambience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Lovely dinner following a Docent-led tour @ The High. Tour was fantastic & a superior meal !!!

Great service and a perfect wine pairing with our entrees!!!

Kandace, our wait-person, remained totally on-point throughout our experience!!!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great service, excellent food, awsome staff!!!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Healthy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Considerably better than the usual theatre cafe. Daniel on reception was charming and had the gluten-free menu ready for one of our party. Erica took expert and equally charming care of us. Good food, quick and efficient service, no worries about getting to our show on time. The only drawback was that the ambience is fairly minimal - this isn't a cosy intimate spot. There was also a loud crowd of drunks encouraged by the bartender; hopefully they aren't a regular feature. We'll go back when we're going to a show at the Alliance, but we'll definitely ask to be seated in the room away from the bar.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great place for dinner before the symphony or after an afternoon at the High Museum!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by the prices here. I was expecting the typical overpriced museum restaurant food, but everything was very reasonable and tasty.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was good, the waiter (Romulus) did a good job.
The service from the kitchen was slow and they mixed our food up with another couple.
Definitely not up to par.

We have eaten there before and will be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent as always!!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything great except the noise level. Been there several times; never experienced this before. Couldn't hear our waiter . She was a trouper; got our order. Excellent service.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great service. Very personable and considerate of guests'schedule who are attending performance. Food was tasty, reasonably priced, with nice presentation and they were very accommodating of special requests.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very good atmosphere and food. Great location when seeing a show at the venue...easy parking.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The staff was so nice and very accommodating! We had a wonderful dinner and girls night out! Thank you!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was great and reasonably priced, and restaurant is cool, however my reservation was at 7:30pm and when we got there, we were told they closed at 8pm and basically rushed us. We shouldn't have been allowed to make a 7:30pm reservation if they closed at 8pm.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Made a pre-symphony Rez for lunch for 1:30. Symphony began at 3:00 pm. Arrived on time, waited over 20 minutes to be seated. Waited for service. Food was delivered to table at 2:45 , just 15 minutes before curtain time. Very unpleasant. That said, our server was very pleasant...the restaurant was certainly under-staffed especially considering holiday theatre events.

This is the second time I've experienced slow pre-theatre service in this under-staffed restaurant.

Suggest theatre goers do pre-theatre food at one of the many other neighborhood restaurants which are in close walking distance!

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

My husband and I went there before the Brian Setzer Orchestra performance. Food was very good as well as the value. We are vegetarians so we were glad that there were a variety of options for us. The only downside was the server who seemed stressed and wasn’t very attentive. I felt bad for her as she was sweating like crazy and running around like crazy. The other servers seemed calm and saunters around without a care. We will definitely be back and I hope this server has better times to come.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The restaurant was so loud I could barely make myself heard across the table to my husband. Some of it was due to another table of friends who were excessively loud, however, even when they left, the din although reduced, continued to be loud. It may be due to the design of the ceiling which may cause the sounds to echo.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Dinner and service were excellent. Perfect place to go before a show at the Woodruff Arts Center.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food and drinks were fantastic.
The staff from the manager , bartender , waitress , every employee we encountered were warm and gracious.
Highly recommended. We will definitely be going back soon !

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Feels and looks like a very posh, high end restaurant but the staff are so down to earth and friendly that you are instantly comfortable. We are foodies and cooks but we were not disappointed with the flavors or freshness of everything we tried! Very impressive and a good value for the money!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My husband and I ate here before a performance of the symphony at the Alliance. I picked this restaurant because of the convenience factor, being right there. I have to say I was very impressed and pleased I gave it a shot. The prices were reasonable and everything was cooked perfectly. I had the sea scallops and my husband had the filet an there was absolutely nothing wrong with either. We also started off with the Ahi Tune Poke and we each had a Table Salad. I will definitely eat here again when visiting the High Museum or going to see a show.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 30, 2017

When went the Twelve Eighty before an evening at the Atlanta Symphony. It was our grandson's birthday. We enjoyed the restaurant. The service was good and they were attentive to our grand son. Our only regret was that we did not arrange enough time to fully enjoy the
experience. We will use this restaurant again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We’ve dined here numerous times over the years after a visit to the High or before a performance. We were celebrating a 21st birthday before going to the ASO and the staff did an amazing job of making my daughter feel very special with the usual embarrassing hand clapping singing! And they had her favorite dessert -creme brûlée ! Kudos!!! Definitely will visit again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Server Erica was excellent and was very attentive. She was knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions. The short rib of beef was excellent and the salmon was cooked to order.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

the service was good but sooooo slow. It was not crowded at all and it took 45 min-1hr to get lunch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We live north of the city and were in town for a concert @ Symphony Hall. Our first time eating here. Did not realize there was a restaurant here until recently. From the time my wife and I walked in the door and left the restaurant we were treated like family friends. The menu items we chose were spot on. Could not have asked for a better experience.

Thank you, David and McKayla for your attention. We do appreciate it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2017

So convenient to the High Museum. Very friendly service and creative food. Highly recommend!

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The good:
1. Got a reservation same day and they modified to accommodate four people instead if two.
2. Steps from Atlanta Symphony Hall.
3. Friendly enough waitress.
4. Food was ok. Nothing special.

The bad:
1. Got a reservation same day because they are normally closed on Sunday after 4:00 pm and only have the bar food menu available for performances at Symphony Hall. I never saw that stated anywhere and even after speaking to them on the phone, they didn't mention it.
2. Not crowded but had to wait for about 10 minutes to be seated by a gentleman who seemed to feel like he was doing us a favor.
3. Again not crowded, but took our waitress a while to get to us and quite a while to get our drinks from the bar.

The ugly:
1. $300+ for bar food dinner, drinks for four and tip. Have paid similar or more elsewhere, but also gotten so much more for the money.
2. Think cold fishbowl. Ambiance is weak and boring and feels like a high school cafeteria.

Lots of better options in the area.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of our favorite stops before Atlanta Symphony Concerts.
Hate to complain about fast service, but we were rushed at every opportunity. We had allowed ourselves plenty of time for a leisurely dinner, but our waiter pushed us through our meal. We've been there many, many times, and this is the first time this has happened.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great spot for pre-show dining. Service was excellent and food was great. I love how bright the dining room is.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and service were the tops! My wife tried the scallops while I enjoyed the salmon. Super! The scallops were paired with glazed pecans, which created a new play on the taste buds. Our dessert was the pecan cake with praline glaze and sea salt caramel drizzle-mmmmmm! Our only negative was the temperature-it was too cool. Add to the HVAC setting the fact that the space where we ate is surrounded on at least two sides by all glass walls, so it was directly impacted by the cool, rainy evening outside.

We asked for the temperature to be addressed, and it did improve slightly. We find it hard to enjoy a meal together when we are too cold for comfort and our food cools faster than we wish to consume it. The oft-repeated response was that the restaurant is on the same control system as the entire building (Woodruff Arts Center) and they were limited in what they could do to address it.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Quick service and excellent food. We made a great meal of foumr shared appetizers and drinks. In and out in 40 minutes before a show. Wonderful location for meal before the symphony or theater.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Tiny, tiny portions for the BIG price. Fried oyster were OK but have had much better. The cheese tray had such itsy-bitsy portions - not even a bite per taste. Maybe 5 different meniscal pieces of cheese. The peach daiquiri was very good. The bread was fantastic. Crackers excellent. All food was displayed very decoratively. Ambience was great. Relaxing. No rush dining. Sunset was beautiful. Overall good, but plan to go for the atmosphere - not the food - unless you have unlimited amount of money. All wait staff were very good, polite, professional and informative. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We decided to eat here as it is next to Symphony Hall. We had tickets to a concert and didn't want to worry about getting to the venue in time. It was a wonderful meal. The cocktails were delicious and the food superb. The wait staff were friendly and helpful. It was an all around great evening.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great meal! Gracious hosts and attentive servers, always a joy to dine here before attending the arts center events.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Perfect Pre-show spot! Book 1-1.5 hours before a show. Got a bunch of apps, bottle of wine, and two salads. Great food, lively scene. Made curtain call too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Quick Bite, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I always enjoy this restaurant and love going there especially when I am headed to the symphony, the museum or the alliance. The food is very good - great selection, great flavors, great preparation. My only concern is that the service seems a bit slow. We are greeted and seated promptly, in the bar area as requested, but from that point on, it is slow. I need to go back to the dining room, perhaps....

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our dinner was very good, although it was a limited menu because it was Sunday night. We always go here before an event at Woodruff Arts Center. It is always very good and so nice to have a restaurant of this quality in this location.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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