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Southern Elements

3.4
3.4
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Bask in chic and contemporary surroundings at Southern Elements, located in the lobby of Hilton Atlanta. Dine on traditional southern cuisine with a contemporary twist. Enjoy a cocktail in the distinguished lounge or catch the news or sports on multiple large screen HDTVs.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    John Portman Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Hilton Atlanta offers the following parking options:<br />Self-Park: $30*<br />Valet: $40*<br /><br />*Please be aware that space is limited, especially over dates with high-volume at the hotel.

  • Public transit

    Peachtree Center MARTA Station - two blocks & accessible via enclosed Sky-Bridge through the Marriott Marquis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 27 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.4
3.4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 3.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Needs a major makeover.
  2. LW

    LeslieW

    Louisville

    25 reviews

    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We had a reservation, but when we got there, no hostess appeared, and there was a line of people. Finally someone asked the concierge, and he said that when it gets busy like this they just do first come, first served. We made a reservation because we knew it would be busy. We had to eat elsewhere that night. We came back another night, and it was “seat yourself”, still no hostess. We did eat there, but it was just ok.
  3. W

    60644Worldwide

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Decent menu, but not the best place to dine on a major holiday. Convenient for those staying at the Hilton Atlanta.
  4. m

    mack

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Staff was more concerned w/ large conference group at the bar. Regular dining area was not a consideration.
  5. TM

    TamaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can say it's Wonderful food choices. Perfect dinning for breakfast. And most of all it's staffed by the Best of the best staff. Every detail was perfect.
  6. DB

    DonaldB

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I recommend Southern Elements to my associates. Was a good dining experience.
  7. DM

    DanaMarie64

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Very slow, waited an hour for our dinner..
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2018

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Online app menu wasn’t the same at all of what was offered.
  9. DL

    DavidL

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2017

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Slow and overpriced. Didn't get our orders right. Too many distracting TV screens.
  10. JA

    JustAddSalt96

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    First, this isn't really a sit-and-order restaurant. It's a buffet, pure and simple. And for $25 per person, you can do a whole lot better in Atlanta. A WHOLE lot better... First, the menu that's online is obsolete. There were *maybe* half a dozen offerings on the menu, but the server wasn't interested in discussing them. She simply said, "You want the buffet." A statement, not a question. So we went with that. And while the food was okay, there was nothing special about it. Nothing that warranted $25 per person for breakfast--scrambled eggs, a waffle station, fresh fruit, yogurt, bacon, sausage, cereal. I've had the same, and the same quality, at Comfort Suites...and it was complimentary. I was so frustrated to have taken an important business guest to the restaurant--had even told her that there were red velvet waffles advertised--only to find out I'd have been better off at Denny's. Or even Waffle House. Definitely a mistake I'll never make again. Forewarned is forearmed, so count this as your forewarning. I'd definitely steer toward something like La Petit Marche or even Landmark Diner. Avoid this place if you have any other option.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While at the Atlanta Gift Market we were tired and hungry. We were so pleased with the Italian buffet they had. Excellent food and service. Perfect!
  12. EB

    ElleBee

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2016

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The drinks were very tasty and you will received the Southern Hospitality you expect in the South. I loved the fried chicken, very juicy and well seasoned and the drinks were divine. But the waffle wasn't very warm and a bit too chewy for my liking. Our server, Dai'Ja, was phenomenal and made it a very pleasant dining experience.
  13. i

    indulgence

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2016

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I had an awful experience at this restaurant . Upon arrival the restaurant was mostly empty but I was told they did not have my reservation. When I showed the hostess my open table confirmation for a table for 8, she said they did not use open table any longer. When we were finally seated the waited would disppear after every interaction for over 30 minutes. It took an hour to get our drinks and two hours to get our meal. To top it off, when asked if there was a problem in the kitchen, the waitress said no and that she felt she had provided good service. Fortunately, the manager comped our meal but I still wouldn't go back.
  14. S

    Swordfish

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken sandwich was tasty & sweet potato fries were amazing!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2016

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We had a combination of several appetizers and were very good. The service was not very good although the lady that waited on us was nice- she was the only one covering the restaurant and continued to forget our order - we had to ask for something at least 3 times. She seemed to be overwhelmed. It may be because it was in the hotel and they were not expecting the number of guests that they had at the same time. I think the food was good and if you are staying in the hotel and don't want to go out it is a good place to go.
  16. D

    Dandan

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Some of the best fried chicken to date. Happen to be at the hotel and didn't want to go anywhere out. Luckily they provided and not disappointed.
  17. V

    Vall

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2015

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Went there for dinner, huge disappointment! I have never experienced anything like that. I would not recommend anyone to go there.
  18. C

    Coop

    Seattle

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service --- pulled pork potato skins are amazing. Red velvet cake was a big hit as well.
  19. R

    Randy

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried Chicken was absolutely fantastic, service excellent!!! Everyone was so happy with the meal and dining experiance. Cheers!!!
  20. RN

    RossN

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2015

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was very good, the service was slow and we sat for 15 minutes before I had to ask someone to come see us. Even for a busy nigh the place had plenty of room and wasn't crowded.
  21. M

    Michael

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2014

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service was not good at all. The service was slow. The order was not all brought out.
  22. F

    Foodie1

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2014

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Although the food was good, the service was the worst I have ever endured in my life. This put a whole new meaning to slow. Lunch should not be a 2 hour thing...
  23. JE

    JEdwards

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2014

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food here could be average if served at the right temperature. (The fried chicken was over done while the mashed potatoes were room temperature. After sending the potatoes back we received more that were exactly the same...not even warm let alone hot.) Adding to the experience was slow service. It took 2.5 hours for two courses.
  24. A

    Andy

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2014

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The food was unremarkable and over-priced. We could have done so much better elsewhere.
  25. CJ

    CatherineJane

    Greensboro

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2013

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    To be fair, we were in the Hilton on a very busy Atlanta weekend. This is a hotel lobby restaurant also serving as the main bar. We arrived at 9:15pm early for a 9:30 reservation and the place was packed with travelers and there was a 15-20 minute waiting list for a table. A stroke of luck found us a bar table that opened up and we took the opportunity to eat there rather than wait for our table. The waitress couldn't have been nicer, although very busy. Between us we had the sewed ahi appetizer, fried green tomato appetizer, caprese salad and black bean burger. All but the burger were ok, the burger was burnt but was remade quickly and well and the waitress handled the situation with charm. There was also a big buffet dinner available.
  26. ES

    ErnieS

    Naples

    570 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    570 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2013

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    What a disaster at Southern Elements. We had an 8:30 Monday evening reservation and all we wanted was quiet, low keyed meal, and a glass of wine to relax. We were warmly greated by staff, the restaurant only had 5 or 6 tables with guests......perfect. It went down hill from here. We waited 23 minutes until one of us stood up to look for staff. No One! We grabbed our coats and started walking out and then we were acknowleged. This hotel needs to get their restaurants in order as we also had very poor service at Nikoli's Roof. We can be very tolerant of a poor meal as it happens every now and then. Poor Service? They need us for business more than we need them.
  27. T

    Tank2k

    Toronto

    271 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    271 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2012

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Late night meal Salmon was very good, I would certainly have it again.

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Southern Elements is rated 3.4 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    John Portman Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hilton Atlanta offers the following parking options:<br />Self-Park: $30*<br />Valet: $40*<br /><br />*Please be aware that space is limited, especially over dates with high-volume at the hotel.

  • Public transit

    Peachtree Center MARTA Station - two blocks & accessible via enclosed Sky-Bridge through the Marriott Marquis

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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