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About Sway - Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Sway is downtown Atlanta's signature restaurant, offering sophisticated, Southern-influenced recipes created by our award-winning Chef Martin Pfefferkorn, Hyatt's Top Chef in 2012. Sway's innovative menu features dishes from Southern kitchens, potlucks and barbecues prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms and dairies. Sway is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and offers a daily breakfast menu and buffet.

265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:00am - 11:30am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 577-1234

Website:
https://atlanta.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/SwayRestaurantAtlanta.html

Catering:
Private Dining are for parties of 20 more, please call for more details.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available at hotels front entrance on Peachtree Street NE. Parking validated at host stand.

Public Transit:
Marta: Peachtree Center Station

Executive Chef:
Martin Pfefferkorn

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sway - Hyatt Regency Atlanta Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.0

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3.9

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3.8

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82% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was over cooked and was very late, service was extremely poor and a lot of apologies!

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·Dined 5 days ago

not as good of an experience as we were used to. way overcrowded and service was extremely slow. waited 1 night for an hour and 20 minutes before going to the Market in Hyatt. Not crowded that night, as hardly any tables were taken. We were told kitchen could not keep up. Room service was definitely taking priority, as my colleague received his meal in about 15 minutes while we continued to wait to even be seated. The restaurant was not staffed properly for Market, College Football championship, or anything else the entire 11 days we were there. very disappointing after long hard days at Market.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was good but the service was super slow! Asked for our check 3 times , after 30 minutes still no check!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Waited 30 minutes after my reservation time and then was told they only offered buffet! The entire staff appeared to be overwhelmed, but given the Gift Show takes place twice a year you'd think the could have handled it.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

TERRIBLE-they have no idea what a reservation means. Total disorganization and they were rude. Good luck

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I have been to Sway before on trips to Atlanta, but this is a worst experience I’ve ever had. Don’t bother making reservations for dinner during a large market or event. We had to stand in line for 1/2 hour with about 20 others who had made reservations as well. There were so many people there, they had a line for non-reservation people too.

I get that they were busy, but reservations should never have been accepted if they had no plans to hold tables for them.

There were many irritated guests.

Once seated, the service was friendly and gracious as ever, but our drinks and food took for ever to arrive. And when our dinners arrived they tasted and looked like they’re been under a heat lamp for way too long.

Not what I’ve ever experienced from them in the past.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Loved the little pricey

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Possibly the worst dining experience in Atlanta ever. Food was cold; wait staff was non existent; drink service took forever. Overall a disheartening experience after reading so many positive reviews. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great atmosphere. Great service.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The waitress Ashley and hostess (forgot name) were great on Christmas Day. The steak was tender and juicy. Food was plentiful. Great service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

ZAervice was good. Food was served fast. It was hot . The grilled chicken breast was excellent. Server Ashley was on point the entire night.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Took the family for Christmas Day lunch. Great food, great service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I loved eating here. Great food. Wonderful service. Waitress was so kind and thoughtful. I will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

From NY and first time in ATL — my sis heard about Sway from an Insider video. Our server Jeniece, was very nice and attentive.
We had the crab dip, chicken, ribs and (all you can eat) pie bar.
We took half of our entrees home because the portion sizes are quite large (you do get your money’s worth).
I believe there were about 4 different pies, tarts and one choco mousse. Wish there was a PEACH cobbler tho! Oh and you get a complimentary scoop of vanilla ice cream if you partake in the pie bar. My sis is allergic to fruits and could have only been able to try the choco mousse (as much as she would have wanted to have the pie) but she was given ice cream too which was nice.
Would definitely come back to try out the other entrees if back in the area.

* The restaurant closed at 10pm. But we had a 9:30 reservation... Thursday night we really didn’t need one. The food came out in a timely fashion and even though it was late there was still an adequate amount of pies and yummies to choose from 🙂

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Due to bad weather, they were understaff... very long wait and poor service, not to mention that they were out of stock in beverage (missing some beers and wines). But food was excellent!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was outstanding and our server Randall was amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everyone in our party found unique fun things of different tastes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Sway's fried chicken far surpassed the well-known, but very disappointing restaurant within walking distance known for their Southern cooking (PP's). Delightful crunch, not greasy, nice delicate flavor, accompanied by mashed potatoes and gravy, all served in cast-iron Staub. Black pepper tagliatelle w/mushrooms, squash, and arugula was flavorful, also. We'd definitely return. Iris was welcoming with her southern charm, recommending entrees.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Definitely order the fried chicken entree.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had a reservation at 6:00. When I got there it wasn't too crowded. I really liked the warm casual feeling of the restaurant. Even though it was situated on the side of the hotel lobby it was still very nice and not too noisy. We started with the sampler appetizer. It was a nice start to dinner just enough for two people. I order the chicken and my date order the shrimp and grits. The chicken was very good, and my date enjoyed the shrimp and grits. The dessert bar is excellent, and you must try the honey bee ice cream. Though not enough to keep me from coming back, I think that the wait staff could be more attentive. We were there for at least an hour, but not one time was I offered a refill on my beverage. I wasn't even offered coffee. Maybe they were short staffed that night, but little details like this makes a big difference to me.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Sadly disappointed with service and food.
Waited for a long time to get greeted by our server at the table and get our drinks. Took an even longer time for our food and check.
Food and dessert was bland. Overpriced for subpar food and service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is my go to when I don’t want to deal with long lines and crazy crowds.. food is always good and service is usually good as well.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service was outstanding and the food...WOW it was incredible! Highly recommend!!!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was fantastic! Our server was friendly and very helpful! It was very kid-friendly. We would go back again when in Atlanta!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

While the server was friendly she was slower than molasses. Twenty minutes to get 2 mixed drinks and two iced teas that we asked for three times. We finally got bread that she was going to be right back with after we asked the manager for it 40 minutes later. After over an hour we got our entrees, one of which was ch okey instead of salmon. When they finally brought the salmon it wasn’t prepared good. The manager made no excuses or apologies but did provide free dessert. At least we had a good time together.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was excellent. Server was phenomenal. She comped us a chocolate torte when we couldn’t decide what to get for dessert!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was excellent, very accommodating. Food (ribeye and wedge salad) was very good. A bit pricey but not insane - but maybe downtown ATL is just expensive.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Overall reasonable buffet option ; egg station fair ; pastries excellent ;chicken sausage great ; fresh fruit super

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Not super inspirational. Fairly clinical atmosphere and the service didn’t particularly standout. Now in their credit it was dragon con weekend. I had fried chicken and kids had burgers. Perfectly good, but nothing special.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our party of four indulged in Sway's buffet during one of the three biggest events in downtown Atlanta, DragonCon. The food was quite good with a decent variety of items from which to choose. The value is there and still offers a great people/costume watching experience from almost any table in the restaurant. We will continue to dine at Sway each time we are in the area. PS. Don't forget the dessert.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Chicken not cooked well, bread not hot, table still wet from previous cleaning. Potatoes were great, sweet tea had a twist added with sugar cane. Waitress was nice!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Review posted in Yelp, still on anniversary weekend.,,really not worth talking about anymore, in a word bad, for a comment Sway away!!!

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We were staying at the hotel and had dinner our last night there at Sway. WOW, is all I can say. Yes, the prices are kinda high, but it is worth it. The food was excellent. We had appetizers, a salad, carolina crab dip, and the buttermilk fried shrimp and okra. The shrimp was excellent, four large shrimp and 3 pieces of okra (I have to say I am not an okra fan), my son loved the crap dip. Entrees, the rib eye, buttermilk fried chicken and the St. Louis bbq ribs. The rib eye melted in your mouth, it was one of the best steaks I have ever had in a restaurant (this wasn't even my entree, I just had bite). The fried chicken (with mashed potatoes) was the best Fried chicken I had in Atlanta. And I had tried Mary Macs (it was good, but not great) and Gus's. My son liked the ribs too. I passed on dessert, but my son and husband enjoyed it. FYI, the dessert is all you can eat..but we were too full at that point!! I would definitely go to Sway again if I was in Atlanta.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

I was holding a lunch here for a conference group, and even though something went wrong with the reservation, the staff were very accommodating. It was a great location for a big group. Most of us had the lunch buffet, which was convenient and included some great dessert options as well. We also had fantastic service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Nice menu, loved the sweet potato dumplings but huge portion even splitting with another person and lunch buffet @ $15.95 was a bargain.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We went to Sway to celebrate the end of our business trip. The fried chicken was fabulous. We were disappointed with the Shrimp and Grits. It was too liquid. We think of shrimp and grits as being grits topped with peppers, onions and shrimp plus other seasonings. This was almost like a soup but not as liquid. We were both too full for the pie bar but we did take a piece to go. It was good, nothing outstanding. Didn't think the pie bar lived up to the hype we had read/heard about.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I have had better fried chicken from Kroger or Popeyes. Menu is scarce for southern cuisine in the south. Expected more!!!!!!! Was not my first choice 'sun dial' had no openings. The buffet looked horrible! I guess that's why there were so many empty seats.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We had great food, excellent service and a wonderful time!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Excellent food and large portions! Very pleased with deliciously prepared food.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service was a little slow, but thenfolks were nice. We just had to call the waitress a few times to.get refills, etc. The hostest at the front was excellent. She was warm and friendly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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