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Sway - Hyatt Regency Atlanta

4.0
203 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern
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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
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Phone number
(404) 577-1234
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Martin Pfefferkorn
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Catering
Private Dining are for parties of 20 more, please call for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet parking available at hotels front entrance on Peachtree Street NE. Parking validated at host stand.
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Public transit
Marta: Peachtree Center Station
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 203 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DP17 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Service wasn’t great. Server brought out one glass of water, then took at least 5 minutes to bring out another one. I would understand if the restaurant was packed, but there was only 3 other diners at the time of our visit. Food was okay, the black pepper pasta dish was overly salty.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The food was fine, however the service that night was fairly bad. Not sure where the disconnect was, as the waitress seemed fine - likely something between the kitchen and the bar. It took a long time to get our meals, and drinks were served well after the meals. Just not a great night for them.

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Noodle (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We went with a large party on a Saturday night, and I was shocked with how empty the restaurant was. Barely anyone else there. Half of our group ordered dinner and dessert, the other half only dessert. The one's who got dinner all raved at how great the food was, and the portions were giant also. The fried chicken was so super tender and delicious. My friend who got mac n cheese said it was the best she'd ever had. The reason we went was the all you can eat pie bar (for only $9) and it didn't disappoint. Lots of options to try (lemon and chocolate mousse were my favorite, although many in the group said the pecan was the best) and a great price for sure. I do feel sorry for anyone else who came after we left, cause we definitely cleaned them out.

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2FoodiesFromSC (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was very well prepared. Fresh & tasty. Server was fabulous! Friendly, happy & helpful. She did her job with ease & finesse.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 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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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on January 11, 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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Kvvvv (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Loved the little pricey

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on January 9, 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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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Great atmosphere. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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bishop (Atlanta)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 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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viprobertb (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 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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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was outstanding and our server Randall was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

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

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vipkeepingitreal (Cleveland)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Definitely order the fried chicken entree.

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SouthsideRon (Atlanta)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0  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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Michell (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 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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OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  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!

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LanB (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on October 19, 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 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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