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Sear, a fire inspired American restaurant, specializing in searing steaks, seafood and desserts, is the Atlanta Marriott Marquis signature restaurant. Sear is the main restaurant to accommodate all of the hotel’s guests for many of their meals which include breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Sear offers a wide variation of delectable dishes appealing to the business and leisure travelers. Private sections will be available for lunch meetings along with the Chefs table which is the most exciting seating area for watching the culinary team prepare the fire-inspired, Sear signature entrees. A more formal feel unfolds for dinner. The exquisite décor takes precedence when candles are lit to compliment the wine wall. The main kitchen is visible to the dining room where onlookers can witness true culinary expertise as the chefs sear their fire inspired food portions which include the finest cuts Harris Ranch beef and fresh Seafood.
Atlanta, GA 30303
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am.
Brunch: Sat-Sun: 6:30am - 2pm.
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking with restaurant receipt.
Marta is connected to the Hotel via the Peachtree Center stop.
Private Party Facilities:
Sear offers 2 Completely Private Dining rooms that will hold up to 70 people each that can open up to one larger room to seat 140. Each separate room can be scaled down to accommodate a smaller party of 20. Their are also 2 chef's tables at the front of the restaurant overlooking the open kitchen that can accommodate . Their are also 2 communal tables that will hold up to 10 people each for small group meals.
Private Party Contact:
Cassandra Stephens: (404) 586-6079
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
SEAR Ratings and Reviews
We were seated promptly. Food was prepared to order and served timely. Our drinks came with our appetizer since the restaurant was short staffed. They place was full with customers and our waiter worked tirelessly to keep us and his tables around satisfied! Desserts were phenomenal!!!!
My employees and I travel to Atlanta every January on a buying trip for my shop. One of the three nights that we are there we eat at Sear. We look forward to it each year and are never disappointed. The food is wonderful and the many layered chocolate cake is always worth waiting a year for. We will be back!!!
When we arrived at the restaurant we were seated promptly. The server came to the table while we were discussing business and realized not to interrupt. She very nicely walked away and came back a few minutes later.
The food was served as requested and was very good.
Overall a good experience.
The food was excellent. I had scallops—perfectly cooked. My husband had the New Years three course dinner—strawberries and champagne, salad, filet, and dessert. It was definitely a football crowd. A little noisy, people in jeans and football garb. The service was so so. Don got his entree before he finished his salad and there was not enough room on the table for both. Restaurant was not full. I think it would be a totally different experience had there not been a game the following day.
The steak was odd. Very bitter. Never had a bitter steak before. The lobster ravioli would have been good if the lobster hadn’t been over done and someone hadn’t drizzled balsamic vinegar over the cream sauce. Doesn’t everyone know vinegar curdles cream? Ugh.
The service was pretty good. The drinks weren’t bad! It was quiet and the ambience was soothing. The food? That kinda sucked.
Oh, except for the corn crab chowder. My husband reminded me that was really good.
We ate here after the SEC Championship game because everywhere was booked. We were pleasantly surprised with the hush puppies and would tell anyone who eats there to order them. The steak was cooked wonderfully. The potatoes were bland and not worth the price. The worst part was the lack of attention from our actual server. It took 10 minutes for anyone to say hello after we were seated. The manager was the only one who waited to hear our response before walking away. I am sure for the cost, one could find a better meal.
Our 2nd visit. Family holiday get-together. It was so good, we brought the family back for another delicious meal! This restaurant has its very own top/notch culinary staff . All baked goods are made on premises. Food is fresh with a range of options to satisfy all preferences. If you don't see it on the menu or wish to have modifications to entrees, they will accommodate your requests. The wait staff is friendly and professional! We will definitely return on our next visit to Atlanta.
Food was good but service was slow. Conference in town but didnt seem like the restaurant knew so there were not extra staff working. Full lunch took over an hour and a half. On a normal non-conference day, would be good spot to go to. Waitress was pleasant and helpful but over whelmed
Breakfast on day 2 was a disaster. The hotel was hosting an insurance convention and the restaurant did not have the proper staff (cooks, waitresses) to accommodate the function. My table waited 45 minutes for our food (only eggs and toast) and finally the waitress said it was ok to go to the buffet and get our food. Food still did not come and had to leave at 9:45am to go to a meeting. Mind you we had reservation at 8:15am. Waitress was put in a horrible situation but then tried to stick us with a bill. There is no way that waiting for over an hour we should be expected to pay a bill. Complained to the front desk. Had to leave for a 10am meeting and waitress was no where to be found.
There were seven of us at lunch. Three of our meals were awful. We did not ask the opinion of our 4 guests. The Grilled Steak Salad was a disaster. I could not even cut mine. The meat was that tough (bones, veins and gristle). It was supposed to be boneless. Trying to hide that you're spitting up half of your meal into your napkin is hard to do. The meat in my colleague's Steak Salad was pure fat. Our other colleague had the same experience there while dining with a different group that same day. Pretty loud as well. Hard to hold a conversation.
The atmosphere was lacking. Although decorated nice for a hotel based restaurant, there was no music. Although it was dinner time on a weekend evening, the restaurant was empty. My waiter was friendly but seemed to be stand offish, and not very attentive. He gave me the impression that he had not been trained well. He allowed both my water and wine glass to go empty to the point of my having to ask another waiter to send my waiter back to my table. My steak was cooked to the right temperature (medium), however it was dry and somewhat flavorless.
Good option fo dining in Marriott Marquis. Solid menu - a combination of some southern options (shrimp/grits) with beef. They offer a 15 layer chocolate cake that folks say is great. Nice bourbon bar and good layout for hotel restaurant.
Standard hotel breakfast buffet with steep prices and lackluster ambience. A $14 frittata the size of a bread plate was a poor value, though the buffet had a nice smoked salmon offering that helped make up for it. Convenient but not a destination restaurant at all.
This used to be a very good restaurant. I hadn't been to Atlanta in a few years and was excited to eat here again this week. Checking in at the desk with the host looking down his nose at you is always a great start to an evening. The meal was not very good. I can get a better bone in NY strip at my local Meijer, cook it better, and cook it to the correct temperature better than what I was presented with. And that is supposedly Sear's "signature" steak. Very disappointing.
Due to Irma and related weather in Atlanta the restaurant decided to have a buffet instead of regular menu. The food was okay but was 32.00 dollars which was too much for what was offered. Several restaurants were closed so we were glad they were open. Waiter was nice.
Dragoncon. Wentvto sit, eat and people watch. Didn't have a table by the crowds. Asked to be seated closer to the window. Restaurant was not crowded, in fact it was quite empty. But service was very very slow. Food was good. Decor is a little..cold and boring but I guess not bad.
Every year for DragonCon we dine at Sear. Every year it amazing. This year it was not. The food was good. The service was horrible.
Yes we dressed in costume and maybe our server prejudged us for that. Her mistake. She spent more time with her more normal attired guests. We had empty glasses most of the experience. Appetizer plates on the table well after we were finished. Salad plate still on the table while we are eating our entrees. We asked for some of our togo and boxes were just dropped off at the table. That has never happened before. Checks were dropped while all the dirty dishes on the table. Dessert was never offered. My dinner mate built a tower of the dirty dishes (yes he was drunk). A lady (not sure hostess or manager) came by and took the dishes after saying "that is when you know the dishes have been there too long" I hate to admit for the first time in my life I tipped less than 20% as I work in the industry. We tipped enough to make sure her tip outs were covered as we did not want to cost her money. Overall it was a horrible experience.
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