White Bull

4.6
157 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
Earnest Hemingway once named a blank piece of paper “The White Bull”. The blank page excited him. He realized that with every new blank page came another opportunity to express himself with words that changed people’s lives forever, we are translating this philosophy to our concept and menu to obtain the same result.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday and Saturday: 5.00pm - 11.00pm
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Phone number
(404) 600-5649
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Pasquale Pascarella
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Private party contact
Gabriele Besozzi: (786) 718-7072
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
We are located inside the actual Decatur square
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Parking details
Several parking are available around the square and in nearest streets, parking lots are located about a block away from the restaurant
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Public transit
Decatur Marta Station is located at 100 feet from the Restaurant
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 157 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good and well cooked locally produced food, excellent service and a cosy atmosphere.

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TJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have never had a bad meal there and it’s been 5 Dinners now. Only complaint is that it was really warm in there. Better AC control would have been nice. But other than that, stellar meal as always

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CH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great time, love this place. Heirloom tomatoes and the burrata where outstanding. My date loved the chicken. I will be back and you should too!

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C
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Obviously a real chef is in the kitchen and a real bartender is behind the bar. Beautifully rendered dishes. Creative & properly sized portions. You can eat good tasting food in many places but you can have artistry in few. Even the simple plate of tomatoes was outstanding- the right everything. The pasta dishes were superb. The drinks were also creative, unique and delicious. I hope you are successful so that I can visit you many many times again. (More specifically we had: We'll always have Paris cocktail- spritz of absinthe gave it an edge. The bread and butter. The tomatoes with feta- whatever they did to this was magical. The Valpolicella wine. The parppadelle with hen ragu and gnocchi with sausage. We topped it off with the nutella cheesecake- a ball of happiness rolled over nuts with a nutella center. YUM!)

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for our date night and we were very pleased with our meal. Our waitress was extremely friendly and knowledgable about the menu, and she gave us some very good recommendations! The noise level was a little loud (we struggled to hear each other across the table), but that might be because we went in the later part of the evening when the bar became very lively and fun! The atmosphere had a chic farmhouse vibe that translated into their food as well (think crispy fried oysters with blue corn polenta). We highly recommend this restaurant for date night, and we will definitely be bringing our family back!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was DELICIOUS and the service was spot on. I am pleased this new spot is just within walking distance of our house and we’ll definitely be back.

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JH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are new to Atlanta and this was the first restaurant we've been to that had amazing food and service. Presentation was outstanding and our server had great knowledge of the menu and was full of information and was always there when we needed her. Great restaurant!

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S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We sat outside, which was very pleasant. Our waiter was informative and honest. "Salads," we asked. "Greens?" No, there were no salads or green vegetables on the menu. You get a few pickles from the kitchen as a start, but they don't really count as greens. Food is pricey for the portion size, and the chef's hand with oil and butter is a bit heavy. Not a bad meal, but not a restaurant I would go to again.

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l
Charleston
182 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first White Bull experience and we'll definitely be back...creative cocktails and menu...highly recommended!

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OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative menu with great cocktails. Dining room was very well lit with natural light. Food was very well executed.

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S
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Eaten here 6 times and have never been disappointed!

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MC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Every time we come here it feels like you’re dining at home with family. We have a 6 month old son and it’s always a joy bringing him here with us. The staff and owners are baby friendly and are accommodating and understanding whether he is all smiles or fussy and crying. Love this restaurant.

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KR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food ,friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable service.

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JH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit in one week. Both times the service was wonderful and the food and drinks were delicious. The burrata with fried anchovies, blackberries and peppers was my favorite. I’m already looking forward to my next visit!

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DS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu is very creative and full of surprising mix of ingredients. Love the bartender Kevin and his cocktails and personality.

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pastas were insanely good.l and the service was very welcoming and friendly. Next time I’m in Atlanta, I’ll be coming back.

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J
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun place for brunch!! Truly a “farm to table” restaurant with a wonderful brunch menu. They even make their own butter!!

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n
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I had been here once before for dinner with my husband and we really enjoyed the meal and ambiance. I came back with friends and had a different experience altogether. The restaurant does has a great vibe, delicious cocktails and I love the decor, but here is why this time around I was disappointed. To start, we were seated 30 minutes after our reservation, but the restaurant did comp. our drinks at the bar due to the wait. We proceeded to ordered 2 starters, 3 pastas, and 2 entrees. We received the 2 starters within 5 minutes of ordering. The starters were the bread and butter and the ricotta and fig toast. Both were delicious. My favorite was the fig toast as the figs were perfectly ripe! But, the remaining 5 dishes were not served until around 45 minutes later. When they arrived, some were hot and some were room temperature. The corn pasta and the rib eye were very good, but we were underwhelmed by the ricotta gnocchi and pork ragu as we found both dishes to be bland. The chicken entree was room temperature, and in my opinion, cooked too dry. The server did acknowledge that there was an delay in our food, therefore we were given 2 desserts. Overall, I do love the decor, cocktails, and vibe so I would definitely come back for drinks at the bar.

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h
Western NC
35 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! And Fresh! In house milled and baked breads and pastas! The freshest meats veggies, fruit & dairy. Local sourced. Nice limited menu that rotates. Unique cocktails ‘prescriptions’. And don’t forget dessert!! Great service -Thanks to Jasmine!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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f
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and creative libations. Wait staff is well-informed and friendly. Will go back!

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OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Heirloom tomato salad was excellent as was bread. The pasta with truffles was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. Benjamin, our waiter, really knew the menu and was attentive at just the right times. Everybody enjoyed the ice cream sandwich dessert. Very enjoyable experience. Will definitely be back.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday brunch and enjoyed the blintzes, crumpets, heirloom tomatoes, corn pancakes, the burger and a special chocolate covered ball cheesecake for dessert! It was heavenly!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We requested Jasmine to be our waitress and she was excellent, as she was on a prior visit. My only complaint is the noise level. The restaurant was fairly full even though we were there at 8 pm on a Wednesday night, and we could barely hear across the table. The food was quite good and three shared appetizers and three shared pasta dishes were more than ample for the four of us.

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D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything you could include as design requirements for a great Farm-to-Table restaurant.

Appropriate description of food sourcing, without veering into Portlandia territory. Great curated wine selection. Very High Quality food, presentation, and experience.

We’ll be back.

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K
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and exquisite food. The wine list was also very interesting, several unique selections that are not the usual suspects.

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l
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the mix of flavors in our food. Some unique takes on some common ingredients.

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BP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was amazing BUT service was SLOW. our appetizers/small plates came out very quickly but then we waited 45-60 minutes for the next course. and it came out at the same time as our third (and final) course. This was disappointing.

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RM
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was well prepared but took an hour to be served. The service was attentive but without being able to bring entrees, we had very frequently filled water glasses. Finally the noise level was deafening which made conversation more difficult over the empty table. When I dine out, I want to be able to talk with my companions. I understand that the noise level is so patrons won’t linger too long. Serving the dinner in a timely fashion might work better.

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D
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have dined at White Bull three times and have been delighted by the total experience each time. (I should note that I never give 5 stars for cuisine, so 4 is my highest rating.). This is a restaurant that is a warm, inviting, intimate setting with an enthusiastic staff. The menu is locally sourced and prepared in house. Notable menu items are bread, heirloom tomato salad with green goddess dressing, chicken livers, chicken, cheese cake, and ice cream sandwich. Please do not miss the bread which is a very dense sour dough with roasted rosemary and house made butter and the savory roasted chicken! I promise you will be delighted. Please do not miss this delightful restaurant!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was just okay. Nothing blow you mind worthy. It was good.

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CH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the place, a bit too expensive though. The wine list is good but should have a wider range in terms of pricing

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Friend moving to Atlanta

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, & cocktails were amazing. Highly recommended!

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HS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic dinner. Very cozy, neighborhood feel with impressive food selections. Jasmine, our server, was very knowledgeable and pleasant, making the whole experience exceed our expectations.

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OT
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great addition to Atlanta's dining scene. My only complaint is the lack of reliable, convenient parking - and there is no valet! Probably a better place for Uber ...

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful evening!
our cocktails to appetizers to our pastas was seamless
roasted pepper and yogurt was fabulous
heirloom tomatoes and cheese chips were perfect
corn pasta and goat cheese ravioli was the best ever
ragu was done with authenticity that is rarely done
our waiter explained every bit of the menu so eloquently that my limited above description does not do the ingredients or preparation justice!

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W
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in for cocktails a few months ago and saw the food being served and just knew we had to return for a meal here. We were not disappointed. We had two appetizers and two entrees that we shared along with a side. We ended with dessert. Everything was amazing. The service was really good and you can even bring your own wine for a reasonable corkage of $15.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time celebrating a birthday here. We highly recommend White Bull and will definitely be back to try every creative and delicious item on their menu. P.s. The wine selection is superb.

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JS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How does EVERYONE not know about White Bull. It must be some of the best and freshest Italian food in Atlanta. The drinks and wine pairings are perfect- and the service is right on par. Thanks for such a wonderful evening!

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