The Lawrence

4.5
726 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Lawrence is Midtown Atlanta"s go to spot for neighborhood fine dining & great drinks with the most picturesque patio walking distance from Piedmont Park on the corner of 8th & Juniper. The Lawrence features seasonal takes on the classic American restaurant with international influences & a touch of Southern charm. Well known for its progressive wine list & an award winning cocktail program - the bar stays open all day in between its lunch, brunch & dinner services and sometimes late into the night. The Lawrence has something for everyone whatever the mood, be it casual or elegant- hungry or thirsty.
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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, but a horrible experience!

TN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was amazing. I'll definitely eat there again.

JP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lawrwnce was a great dining experience. The food was exceptional, the cocktails were over the top and the service was some of the best ever! I wish I knew our server's name so I could compliment him. He helped with drink selections and food choices and every suggestion he gave us was great! We'll definitely be back again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers and service!

E
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The cheese board was a good mix with mustard and jams however we wanted the marinated olives as well but they were out. My wife and I shared the Steak Frites ordered Med but came out more Med well. The thing that irritated me way they way they billed us for the cocktail. I ordered a gin and tonic and they billed it as Gin, added a line item for tonic and a line item for margarita (assuming lime) and my wife ordered a martini and the billed it out similarly. Three line items,vodka, vermouth and "dirty" olive juice. If you are going to charge $13.00 for a cocktail go ahead and not nickel and dime me . We will go back but probably sit at the bar and just share plates there.

RB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Our hotel concierge suggested this restaurant. We made reservations and they seated us on time. The server suggested a few entres and we chose the hanger steak and it was cold when it arrived. My wife chose the pork chop and it was served raw after waiting 45 minutes for our meal. We sent her pork chop back and again after 10 minutes it was still raw next to the bone. They took $8 off our meal which still cost over $80. I was extremely disappointed and expressed this to the manager who simply looked at me without saying a word. This level of pricing deserves far better food and chefs.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and vibe!

MA
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening here. Ate outside as inside seemed too chilly and noisy for us. Traffic noises not a problem. Menu has some delightfully interesting cocktails which we did not try, but look so inviting. I recommend if you are in the neighborhood. I certainly plan to dine here again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

The Lawrence never disappoints. We split the burger, summer salad, and three sides. Yum!
The service was much slower than usual - it took a while for our drinks and the table next to us ordered a bottle of wine and it took over 20min.

JG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We had a disappointing experience. Their fryer was broken, which I know can happen, but that meant no steak frites. They were out of mushrooms and then when I ordered the farro salad they told me they were out of that too. Our waiter brought our appetizers before we even got our cocktails. That should not happen. Then we had a bottle of white wine with dinner which was served warm. It is a pretty restaurant and we still had fun visiting with our friends, but I was very underwhelmed.

BW
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was pretty good overall, although I had ordered my steak medium, and it was served medium-rare. I did appreciate that they split the portions as we ordered to dishes to share. Also, I tried to order Bulleit bourbon for my Manhattan and was told they don't carry it, due to not supporting that brand, which was unusual I thought. When they finally brought out our drinks, which took a long time, mine was bourbon on the rocks, and not a Manhattan, and it took a long time to get the correct drink. But the food quality was good, and the restaurant has a nice ambiance and is located in Midtown which is cool.

b
Atlanta
69 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

On a busy night it is so loud inside that you can’t hear a conversation from across the table. Choose a table outside.

WG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Not a great experience. Food took literally forever. I was 30 seconds from walking to the kitchen to ask what was going on... And the place was empty. Food was not good either. Had 5 people. No one's meal was very appetizing. Won't be going here again for business lunch. Please advise the establishment...

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Second time we have been. Love the atmosphere, but it is so loud that you really struggle to hear your company.

N
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Every recommendation hit its mark, and the staff were polite and attentive. We will definitely be back! This may be our new favorite spot for date nights.

JM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic and mixed drinks were amazing

B
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot! Fabulous food and service.
Very loud. If you over a party of 3-4 expect limited conversation unless you want to yell.

J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great tasting craft cocktails.

TI
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to eat. Great ambianace, food and service. Just got one wrong order.... but all else was great!

P
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I've been to The Lawrence a couple of times for dinner and my experience was very good. Not so much for lunch. The turkey pastrami was dry and on marble white bread not rye. I asked for more mustard and was told the chef would bring it. The waiter finally came with yellow mustard not the good grain mustard on the sandwich. Overall the service was very poor. After I ordered the waiter returned asking what I ordered. I had to ask for my credit card back before I signed the check. I definitely wouldn't return for lunch.

H
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect for a pre Fox Theatre dinner. They really accommodate a time constraint.

DJ
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The waiter could have been more pleasant...overall the good experience

CC
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Lawrence was very good. The drinks were awesome and the food was good. I got the fish and while it was good not the best. Our several, Castill, was amazing and a lot of fun.

AG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wife and I had a great time.
They were out of the salmon chips.. this was the only negative

A
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Split a few items with a colleague and they split it in the kitchen which was super convenient! Tasty meal!

BM
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Experience was good. I will go back.

GB
Charleston
67 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Awesome well crafted cocktails.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Amazing drinks. Great, local atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Nicole was fantastic. She had great recommendations. The food was excellent as well.

J
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I went for Father's Day my date was very unhappy.. The menu on open table very different from the restaurant menu..We had a drink some water and left...This restaurant is similar to a chain restaurant (burgers and fries)

M
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The ambience looked good with lots of bright small lights in the warm night and we sat outside. The service was good but there were not plenty of no -alcoholic drinks and they had no diet sodas. None. I had the stake and frites and for the first time in my life I had to return the dish since it was incredibly salty. The second time it was not as salty as the first but still not good. We are probably not coming back.

AP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

I love the location and ambiance here but there were cockroaches parading around on the wall and near where we were eating on the patio the whole time. I understand they can be hard to get rid of but my need to eat without them around is something I understand more.

TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit, won't be the last. Very good food and service. We say outside which was very nice, except for the constant cars going by, but that's to be expected in a mid-town location. We'll be back.

HN
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious meal for both my friend and I.

LH
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

51st Anniversary, our waitress Ashley was great.

KS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The drink menu was tremendous. Lots of outdoor seating; a little noisy inside, but not terrible. Leisurely pace and service; food was very good.

DR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I first time. In celebration of Father's Day, I wanted to treat my husband. We were impressed with the location, ambiance, service, food and complimentary valet parking. I give a 5 star with exception of food portions. I was expecting a little more, but still give the food a 4 star. We will definitely come again. Hats off to the chef! The

DR
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We live nearby and would love to stop in regularly. Food is quite good. Prices are a touch high, but within reason. Service the last time we were there was slow and a bit inattentive. Multiple parts of the meal and drinks were delayed without any sort of apology. Shouldn't have to wait 15 minutes for a drink.
If they could knock up their service a notch we'd be all in! Be customer-centric!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

It's the restaurant I want to like, but just can't. The menu looks good and they have killer drinks. But the service is slow, they brought all the apps at the same time as the entree, and it's always so noisy that you have to shout. The food is decent but doesn't make up for the rest of it. Go for the bar ,not the restaurant. Quieter, better service, killer drinks, and more sense .

SG
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was impressed by the quality and level of service! The staff did anything and beyond to accommodate our requests! The food was divine and the wine list exceptional!

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