the bqe restaurant & lounge

3.9
1186 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
bqe restaurant and lounge is not your average soul food restaurant. It's soul food amplified! The decor and unique lighting fixtures remind you of a modern day New York speakeasy. Expect to hear cool sounds of neo soul and jazz to free your mind while you dine. The warm eye catching colors and plush fabrics will soothe you as you sip one of our New York inspired signature cocktails. Complete your dining experience with one of our delicious signature desserts.
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TamikaJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jemima(I hope I spelled that right) was amazing and attentive. Service was lightning fast and tasted soooooo good.

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BriaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, first time here from Philly and it was lit! The reviews almost made us change our mind! The DJ mono was sooo lit! The food is amazing!! Our server Kerry was EXCELLENT, we loved him! It’s a turn vibe, Gotta experience it.

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LakiaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I fly to ATL I always have to stop at this place! It’s the energetic atmosphere!!! Love it

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Nessey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was nice. Food and customer service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French toast was bomb

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience which is why I had to go again, best lounge in Atlanta and the food is consistent most establishment struggle with their food tasting amazing when they have cook rotations.

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SeanS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The manager, Q, was awesome. I had a slight issue, she handled it and I was very pleased.
Our server, Hunter was great as well

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Doug
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Absolutely loved the atmosphere. Music was on point with the slow R&B for the grown and sexy! Perfect since it was Valentine's Day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service1ambience5

The crowd was great the energy was live.... BUUUTTTT THE FOOD WAS AWFUL. I wanna come back but I want my food to be good too.

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LaurenD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The hostess kept forgetting about us and I had to remind her four times that we were there. The server was awesome. Our bill came to 500 for four people so be mindful of this. It is pretty expensive. The food was average, but the energy, service and ambiance is what will keep me going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foooood was amaaaaazing music amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My server was great she was on it. Loud music nobody was dressed casual. Could have went without my heels on. Fast food serves which was amazing. No social distance.

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TaraP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We had reservations for 6pm but were told we couldn’t come in until 6:30pm, lighting was way too dark, tables too close to each and food was luke warm. Our waitress was really nice and $20 for valley parking when the parking lot is literally right there made no sense.

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KCM2021
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

This is a cool spot I would love to come here with friends at night I went during brunch

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LaToyaM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience was a great experience and will come again.

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IyannaS
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Server was slow and not attentive ! My waffle was burnt but the catfish and grits were super good !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice Music and Food. Overall good vibes.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The ambiance at BQE is great. Great music, food, and fun. Camera guy was friendly and amazing. Dj was great. Service could definitely use some improvement with organization and customer interaction. Overall worth the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My friends and I went for brunch. The environment is very live and relaxing. We were definitely able to vibe with the music. Not a lot of space in the restaurant though. The food was exceptional. I had the shrimp and grits ... I would definitely recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

First off our reservation was for 145 for a high top and there was none the other person in my party was 3 minutes late and they gave our table away to another party of 3 who booked the same time and I’m so confused about that. Had a slight altercation while waiting in line for the restroom. It was just beyond ghetto for me and i don’t think I’ll be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Made reservations at 2:45 didn’t sit down until 3:30 .
Food was great ! Service slow

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EricT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite spot for Sunday Brunch. The vibe is so hip hop but without the "thug". Its all love here.. Keep in my mind this joint is NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY!!! Do not bring "lil man" or the 10 year old princess of the family! lol They do not play radio edits here!! Sunday at noon it's gangsta off da rip!!! Don't be surprised if you find yourself vibing with the table next door... Something about the Mimosas and Red Velvet Waffles and Chicken or anything else on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good drinks were great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my girlfriends birthday. We had 2 separate reservations for a group and extra people showed up. We were able to not only sit together but get their VIP section. The wait staff, hostesses , bottle service and hookahs were impeccable. Thank you so much

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was just an okay experience. I had a 9:00pm reservation,was seated outside @945 in the tent (this is the second time this has happened to me) and they had nothing on the dinner menu, ordered food and never received one thing, but there was an apology and we made the most of it. The music was good and the crowd made it better

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porsha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AmazIng food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our sever was amazing and we loved the chicken and red velvet waffles. Went back on Saturday for brunch which was a major vibe 🎉

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great service, will return!!

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Tesha
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing as always but I was unaware of the 2 hour table time. You feel rushed to eat, drink, vibe and smoke hookah (if you choose to do so). It would’ve been helpful if there was options to extend when you’re booking. It was my friends first time in town and it was his birthday so to be rushed made it a little uncomfortable and inconvenient. Then 7 of us ordered bottomless mimosas but only received 4 pitchers that were extremely limited on champagne. We left sober with a stomach full of juice for $25. I really enjoy BQE and hope this helps with some improvements

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become my favorite place, I love the vibe !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food1service2ambience3

Food was unacceptable.

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Janel
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

A group of us went for a friends birthday. It took almost two hours for the food to come, after three hours of being there and still not receiving all of our food we were rushed out the door.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservation more than a month in advance! When upon arrival (b4 my reservation time) had to wait an hour b4 being seated! Spoke with manager all she tried to say was that they over booked but again my reservation was made more than a month ago! It was unacceptable! Will probably not return again , and I’m a regular! My friends all said the same thing

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food & music was great but I definitely don’t like when you have a party of 2 they place in the table on the back. Which is very close to the restrooms. This was not a good feeling but we made it through it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very great restaurant I enjoyed myself food wasn’t really fresh and hot but it was good

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Disorganized
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

How can you allow someone to book and confirm your restaurant for a day that you’re not even open? You practically ruined Christmas for my family that was visiting from out of town. I will never recommend this place to anyone. Truly disappointed. I was looking forward to supporting this black business but this has put a really bad taste in my mouth. Please get organized.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask to be in Jess section! She is amazing! Shrimp and Grits, snapper,yams and crab cakes are heaven!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for Saturday brunch date with no idea what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere. There was a DJ, hookah, drinks flowing and really good food. All in all I’d definitely recommend for a good time. I will say this establishment is not following social distancing guidelines, does not require masks, and isn’t doing temperature checks at the door. So if these things are a concern for you, you should certainly steer clear.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place, music is good, people were better!

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FOODIE
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Well, we had 6pm reservations due to 2 hour timeframe we arrived on time. We had to wait outside in the rain for no stated reason while other folks were sitting down inside. After about 15 minutes was allowed inside. Felt change purse, bags and body pat down done on folks wasn't stated on website. Over priced food that have small portions, drinks are watered down and valet parking $20 is highly overpriced with slow service. The shrimp and grits were good but portions are just to small for price charged.

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