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By George - Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

By George - Atlanta

4.3
4.3
234 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located in the former Central Bank and Trust of the historic Candler Building, By George's menu promises elevated contemporary American dishes. Expect local, seasonal vegetable preparations, whimsical cocktails, and an extensive wine list for all price ranges.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    John Wesley Dobbs

  • Parking details

    Valet is provided - guests can enjoy free validated parking for up to 3 hours.

  • Public transit

    Peachtree Center Marta Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 234 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Cdub

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    By George had a limited menu with average food. The lamb was undercooked and mostly fat. The music was nice but a little loud. I have to add that the mashed potatoes were cold. With the sky high prices I cannot and would not recommend By George.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good, nothing great but nothing disappointing either. Server seemed a little anxious to move the nice dinner along quickly, almost too quick. The gentleman in the suit offering water service was amazing.
  3. g

    georgeh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a whim and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
  4. TW

    TobyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music was great and evenironment was awesome
  5. VY

    VickieY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant provides stellar service, they were able to accommodate our large party. Irish was our waiter and she was amazing. She was attentive, welcoming and gave so many recommendations. She provide our infant the attention he needed and her smile was so reassuring and gave us the confidence we needed in selecting our meal and I highly recommendation the warm muffin bowl (remarkable) and also the fresh orange juice and chicken & waffles are a must. The lobby has a great ambiance and many areas for photo ops, definitely will return again.
  6. j

    jeffh

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance in downtown Atlanta in a historic building.
  7. FT

    FrederickT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great food as ordered reservation was honored immediately will do it again
  8. m

    maxb

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This is not the same restaurant that Hugh Acheson conceived and oversaw. Its a beautiful restaurant but the food is extremely poor as well as the cocktails...it's been reduced to "hotel food". Fine for a beer at the bar.
  9. C

    Chambells2

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful anniversary dinner experience. Our server Deonna was absolutely wonderful. All of our food was great. The mussels were some of the best I have ever had. The food came out on time and the ambiance of this place was great. We chose this restaurant for our anniversary due to it's 5-Star rating. To top off the evening, we stayed at the Candler Hotel. What a wonderful combination. This morning we went to breakfast and it was marvelous. On our next visit to Atlanta for an event we plan do this all over again.
  10. JS

    JuliaS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful place. The Candler building (Asa Candler invented Coca Cola) The setting is beautiful, marble, glass, old world charm with a cosmopolitan feel. The wait staff could not have been better. The bread service, omg, the best corn muffins ever. I had the Cesar salad with some of the best salmon I have ever had. Hubby had the bolognese pasta. Also split the heirloom tomatoes. The drinks were pricey but that is true anywhere you go these days. I had bubbly but friend had the Candler signature cocktail and enjoyed it.
  11. TM

    TimM

    Portland

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    I got the chicken waffle, It was awful, cold and the chicken was cisco type with a hot marmalade, which was terrible. The French toast my wife got was better, but showed up cold as well. The coffee however is excellent!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James is a great waiter with a fantastic personality. The food is top notch and the atmosphere is perfection.
  13. BV

    BrittanyV

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    A really beautiful space that could be phenomenal. The food was good for the most part. I'm not usually a price snob but one crab cake for$24 was eye brow raising. Granted it was delicious but I wouldn't do that again. I had the pasta primavera which, for some reason, has a cream sauce on it. Luckily they subbed out that for me but it was a bit flat until we got some stewed tomatoes added. The service was great, the wine was good and the live music was a treat. Hopefully this menu is seasonal and we can try again in the winter.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Very attractive interior but that’s where the positives stop. There was no hostess at the front for 10 minutes, when one arrived they were “printing a ticket” and would be right back. 10 minutes later still standing there, despite being on time for reservation and there were tons of available seats. Two other groups had same issue. Good overpriced, service slow and below average, food quality and prep didn’t match price. Bartenders were solid. Basically, unless your staying in the hotel you’re better off going somewhere else.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was great, staff was top notch and food was even better.
  16. LL

    LoLo

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    We were looking forward to our brunch on Saturday morning and arrived on time and we’re seated promptly. The setting is honestly beautiful and I sincerely hope our experience was not indicative of everyday operations. The restaurant appeared to be short of wait-staff and the bar wasn’t operating (on a Saturday brunch morning). A bar tender did show up about 45 minutes into our meal with some of the supplies they were missing (Bloody Mary mix). The food was good but one of our dining party’s meal was cold when it arrived. We did learn that the restaurant management had recently changed from award winning Hugh Atcheson to a new management company so this could be the hiccup they are working through.
  17. CE

    CaitlinE

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service was very poor! Took 20+ minutes to get our cocktails that we ordered right when we sat down. Waitress was clearly trying to hurry us along and then came by our table with her personal bags while we were still eating and said that she was leaving for the night. The host also came over to our table and a couple others and told us that we needed to leave because they were trying to clean up. This was before 11 pm and before it said the restaurant closes. We had a 9:30 reservation, which I understand is late, but please don’t let people make reservations for that time if you do not intend to serve them and let them enjoy their meal.
  18. KV

    KarenV

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch!!! Gorgeous restaurant! We had amazing cocktails at the bar first, had the burrata app and dinner was the seared salmon and also the lamb chops. My husband and I agreed this was one of the best meals we have had. Everything cooked and seasoned to perfection and service was great. Go to this restaurant!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous place with kind staff
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I love the hotel and the environment, the decor is what caught my eye. I did expect more from the food, there was nothing extraordinary or innovative about the menu and the way it was prepared. I had salmon, mashed potatoes, and broccolini. The salmon was a bit dry, although I asked for it to be prepared medium and when I receive my plate it was upside down. I’m not sure if this was on purpose but it was not attractive. our server was pleasant, but seem to interrupt at the worst time instead of watching to see if there was a better time. In the middle of laughter and a lot of obvious talking and engagement, she would come over quite often and ask is there anything else we need. While this may seem helpful it becomes an interruption if done too often and when there is obvious lively interaction. Then while asking if there is anything else we want it, she looked at her watch as if the restaurant was closing, I’m unsure if this was an indication of her shift ending or her wrapping up but I felt very rushed. We did not order dessert as there again was nothing special about the offering. I would not recommend this location for a special occasion, maybe casual dining if I am nearby but I would not make an effort to come back here.
  21. LC

    LaurelC

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a beautiful restaurant and the food was delicious. The only downside was the noise, it was so loud we could hardly hear each other.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner, the whole staff was professional and friendly. We got to see the vault downstairs, very cool, highly recommended!
  23. N

    Natalie

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food is not as advertised on the menu. There was a not as appetizing spicy orange glaze on the chicken and waffles. Ruined the whole dish. Perhaps put the glaze on the side for dipping.
  24. LC

    LisaC

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    If you haven't visited By George at the Candler Hotel -- you're missing a gem. The food was delicious, but the atmosphere is really something. What a beautiful, ornate old Atlanta building. So few of them remain that this one really stands out. Definitely worth a night out!
  25. DE

    DEMIO

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was good , not a lot of vegan options but the waitress was so nice to ask the kitchen to veganize the pasta
  26. X

    Xavier

    Atlanta

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Bartender was superb; every drink he touched was done perfectly. Staff was friendly. The space is very nice. This was a brunch complete with a saxophonist, who was very good but VERY LOUD, to the point of being painful (less volume, please!). Service was very clunky. White wine was served at room temperature. Food was meh. I swear that the peaches on the salad were from a can. Overall, a mixed experience; the place needs some knowledgeable management to train the staff and shore things up, but despite the shortcomings I would consider going back.
  27. KM

    KenzieM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was pretty good overall but the service was subpar. Our waitress kept forgetting things we asked for and it took a really long time for one drink to arrive and it was obvious the waist simply forgot I was waiting on the drink. I would have ordered more cocktails but it took so long for my first to even be brought over lol. It was a quiet Tuesday night so if it was busier I would have understood. This was an out of town business dinner so it was a little disappointing. But overall the restaurant itself was lovely.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner!!! So glad I found this place !
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    All I can say is everything was greatttttt!
  30. CS

    ColonySquare843

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the room to the service- and, of course, the food could not have been better!!!
  31. MR

    MaryR

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our wait person was quite friendly and urged us to take our time. (Sorry I can't remember his name.) My husband really enjoyed the chicken entree.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Birthday , Food OK for cost,coffee poor flavor and not hot enough. Great service, clean and friendly.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great friendly service but I was a disappointed with the overall experience. I had reservations that were made weeks in advance for a lovely 40th birthday dinner but received a call the day before explaining that my reservations had to be pushed to a later time because they overbooked. It would have been ok had that later time not been an hour before their kitchen, bar and everything closes. That left us feeling rushed to get thru the dinner and get out. Because I had friends and family come from out of town and reservations for a party of 8 the day before notice gave me no time to confirm another location. I had also hoped to be able to sit and talk and reconnect with friends I had not seen in a while. 😔 The food was just ok but the drinks were pretty good. I did get the free dessert since it was my birthday but was also disappointed that they didn't make it extra special with the Happy Birthday message written in chocolate sauce on the plate.
  34. Q

    Queen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Ambiance is beautiful! Valet parking is an option. However, the food is mediocre for the prices. The server didn’t ask if we needed refills and when he did return, he smelled of cigarette smoke. Disappointed.
  35. BB

    BryBry

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very lovely restaurant. Food was delicious and I'm my opinion a great value!
  36. G

    Gayla

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food is always phenomenal!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked for lunch with some friends from out of town. Little did I know I discovered a gem! The beautiful building was so surprising and inside was even better with the marble carved staircase, tile and marble floors, ornate columns. The restaurant was light and airy, service with Rodney was impeccable. He even gave us a tour of the historic vault and lobby with its tiffany windows, adding a few historical facts. The food was good as well. I will be back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    My wife and I had to send our drinks back twice because either the glass had something floating in it or the ice had something in it. When the food came out it was OK. A little underwhelming for a restaurant in a hotel of this caliber. And as for the service, we were one of two couples in the whole restaurant and our server seemed more interested on what was going on in the kitchen then helping either table. Very disappointing to say the least
  39. MK

    MarkK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best pasta primavera I've ever had. Very nice cocktails. Loved the jazz duo - bass and guitar - the perfect ambiance for a nice quiet dinner!
  40. CC

    CourtneyC

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing good and our waitress was awesome! Would come back again Such a cool spot in Atlanta

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

By George - Atlanta is rated 4.3 stars by 234 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 20 times today
Google Map for By George - Atlanta

127 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Additional information

  • Cross street

    John Wesley Dobbs

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is provided - guests can enjoy free validated parking for up to 3 hours.

  • Public transit

    Peachtree Center Marta Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Julio Castillo-Aviles

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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