Permanently Closed - The Lawrence

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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DS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance. Will definitely be returning.

VC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vibe! Amazing craft cocktails and fabulous food. Had the Lady Lawrence, oysters, steak tartare and the burger. All wonderful !

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Ambience was nice, steak was really tough and we had medium rare and medium well.

AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant, welcoming staff, and wonderful food

PU
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails, cozy-cool vibe.

RC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Needs more vegetarian and vegan options for every meal.

JS
Atlanta
81 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about The Lawrence was amazing! Excellent food, dessert, wine, service and ambiance. I would highly recommend it to everyone!!!

SH
London
90 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything- a little bummed the champagne we wanted was out but we ended up ordering 2 half bottles of white wine that was good! Omg the Cheech & dip is so good. Jada was our server and was awesome

f
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived on Sunday after multiple attempts to call the restaurant to alert them we would be 15 minutes late. There was no answer after multiple attempts. We arrived at 2:45 & stood at the door with no attention from any staff member for an awkward amount of time.

We were sat and the host poured water. We were then left for over 20 minutes with no one coming to serve us. We left due to the lack of service & not a single staff member noticed.

Very disappointed.

CD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the olives and pickled veggies to start, which were great! The burger was also fantastic.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Salad with bacon tasted dirty. Salmon was overcooked.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This was our first time visiting the restaurant. It was not a good first impression.
The website menu and the restaurant menu was different. We were told they didn't have time to consistently update the website. They ran out of food (ie.bacon,hamburger meat etc.) Our waitress attitude was take it or leave it. Very disappointed.

JT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter, Ashley, was very friendly and made sure I enjoyed myself, while not being too intrusive. It was a peaceful brunch, with a delicious mimosa.

LS
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute spot. Two of us went early on a Friday so it was not crowded. Small menu but food was delicious. Good wine choices. Our server was great. I would go back!

FT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and food. I will definitely go back!

JM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was amazing from beginning to finish.

JR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! In from Denver for the weekend - wanted exactly what we got. Amazing food, nice people, quiet, nice setting. Loved everything about this place and would go back again tomorrow!

j
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Disappointing. The food was good, but the service was surprisingly poor. The bread plate was dirty (I sent it back), we had to ask for more knives when our entrees arrived because they had been taken up with the bread, and when I asked for hot tea with brunch, I got the impression that they didn't really know how to serve it. I was given Earl Grey (not my choice) that was pre-brewed (no bag when it arrived at the table) and had to ask for milk, which came in small plastic dish (like for condiments). The server told me he had more brewing when I was ready for it. What?!?

L
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night! Our 1st time dining here, but def not our last!! Everything we had was fantastic- drinks, starters, sides! Did not disappoint. Can’t wait to try some other items on the menu! Service was excellent all across the board.

RB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kitchen was very slow but otherwise the experience was perfection.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Costeel is the best!

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience and neighborhood feel

DL
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately, nothing was very good. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Perhaps a very off night for the kitchen.

JJ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED IT!!!

d
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food was tasty. TJ our waiter was excellent. However the restaurant was "out of wine glasses"! 3 page wine list and our bottle of wine was served in highball glasses. 😞

S
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good but they were 86 about 20% of menu items

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tried to order a whiskey on the rocks and 3 times was told didn’t have in stock

l
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The cocktails were amazing and the service was great. Our entrees were good but the appetizers, we ordered 3, were a bit of a miss. Will definitely go back for drinks.

H
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a great meal at The Lawrence. It is convenient to the Fox Theater so it is a go to before performances. Our waiter on Saturday was wonderful. His name is Castillo and he was helpful and fun to work with. Ask for him by name.

LS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy every experience at The Lawrence. The vibe and ambience are always great! And the food is delicious.

SL
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu and bar.

Noise level was the main negative.

Quaint place with adequate and delicious menu.

SB
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing drinks. Loud atmosphere.

AW
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lawrence is where the Midtown locals go for really good food, an excellent bar and wine and old fashioned conversation. Tonight we started with an appetizer of fresh raw oysters served with a delicious Meuniere sauce. I enjoyed a moist and flavorful- Tuscan Airline chicken breast (I find that name completely offensive-who ever had a good piece of chicken on an airline!). The house made pickled vegetables were a fine complementary flavor. My partner ordered oxtail tagliatelle. The serving looked small when it arrived, but the richness of the oxtail meat and gravy created a very satisfying dish. We ordered a Bruleed cheesecake and a dark chocolate cream topped with a raspberry sauce. Both were very delicious and not-too-large. The chef has a wonderful gift of creativity with flavors. The Lawrence is always full...but service doesn't hurry the diners. Call for a reservation. Parking is available across the street. Go and enjoy!

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I took a prospective employee to dinner on a Tuesday evening and we had to shout at one another to be heard across a table for two. The food was okay when it finally arrived, but we had to wait 15 minutes for a cocktail to arrive and another 45 minutes (with no check in from the wait staff) for the meal to arrive. It was a big disappointment, having had good experiences here previously.

KT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food overcooked. Drinks were good, but service not so good. Took a long time to get drinks and no check in about the food.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Fast service. Excellent attentiveness from staff.

MN
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Been there many times but took a group of 7 there Saturday night and it took an hour to get an entree. Was not even that crowded. Waiter was attentive but clearly there was a problem in the kitchen

R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I’ve had in years. The Larry sauce is very good. Service was excellent.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

While this is not the first time we have been here, it had been a while since we came in, my fiancé and I came for dinner on New Years Eve. Every other time we have been here the food and service has been exceptional, except for this time, and I will give them the benefit of the doubt because it was New Years Eve. First, I was disappointed to learn the salmon chips were no longer on the menu, which was easily their best appetizer in my previous visits. Not sure if this was a new menu because of the NYE thing, but it used to be a staple for them. Next, our server was very inattentive, I think we saw him three times. Once to take our order, once to deliver the check, and once to bring my card back. The food took forever to arrive, and when it did show up, it was cold. The hostess had to bring our food out. They did not bring the wine pairing we ordered with our food either, so we had to wait even longer for that, again delivered by the hostess. When the wine did show up, I’m not even convinced it was the wine we ordered, it tasted like $6/bottle grocery store wine (was listed as $14/glass). At this point, I didn’t even care and just wanted to eat and get out ASAP. Really disappointed in the experience as I was so sure it would be a great restaurant for this occasion. Hopefully this night was an exception and not a new standard.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too loud last night

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