The Lawrence

4.5
697 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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J
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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)

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M
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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AP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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HN
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious meal for both my friend and I.

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LH
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

51st Anniversary, our waitress Ashley was great.

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KS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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DR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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

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DR
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

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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 .

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SG
Sydney / NSW
4 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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Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Order medium duck, and it was well done. I didn’t send it back. It was seasoned very very well. Mac and cheese was amazing. Asparagus was cold. Trois cocktail was good; had a sour kick. Service was excellent and food came out quick.

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G
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal and service! Also, love the cocktail menu. Lady Lawrence is my fav.

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

Everything cooked perfectly and delicious craft cocktails!

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DP
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Would go again for lunch for good food and quiet ambiance with upbeat vibe

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HB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lawrence never disappoints! The food is delicious, and the selections are diverse - something for everyone. If you aren't driving, be sure to order the Lady Lawrence, otherwise try the homemade cherry, ginger, basil soda. Bottomless Mimosas Brunch is outstanding.

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LL
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service; good food quality; nice bar. Thanks

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a regular customer at the Lawrence, and it never disappoints. While I usually sit at the bar, table service was excellent, and the atmosphere was lively and positive as always. All five in my party loved their food choices, and our server was funny and attentive without hovering. The manager closed our check for us and offered a round of drinks just to be helpful and because it was a birthday dinner, so the evening was definitely a success. Highly recommend this restaurant for a delicious dinner and hip, unpretentious vibe.

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PC
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a last minute lunch business meeting and we could not have selected a better place! The food was exceptional and the entire staff was delightful!

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic eatery with variety of selection. Service was above average with waitstaff attentive and customer oriented.

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KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The noise level undercuts excellent food and prompt service. There were 5 of us and we had to shout to hear each other. I missed half the conversation. This is the case for most restaurants these days where “energetic” is a kind word for decor that doesn’t help absorb sound. BUT if you can get a seat outside, then the food is worth it!

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Server was not real attentive. Seemed distracted. He recovered after we asked him where our drinks were.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful as always!!! Miles was a great waiter!! I will be back! Favorite place in Atlanta!!!

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BE
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Waitress not attentive. Ceviche was undercooked. Wasn’t asked how things were or about the food. Valet apparently took lunch because we stood there 20 minutes before finding him in the restaurant on his smart phone.

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AC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The food and service were excellent, but the music playing through the Marshall amps was way too loud. And the place was too hot on the day we visited.

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OT
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here after a very disappointing dinner at another restaurant. We didn't have a reservation, but the manager (I think his name was Brian) was able to get us a great table despite the restaurant being very busy! We had mentioned how disappointed we were with the other restaurant, and Brian made sure we had an amazing experience at The Lawrence. After he heard that we were bournon fans, he brought over a special single barrel bottle his store had picked, and it was great! Highly recommended if you are a fan of good bourbon. Our server made some excellent recommendations, and everything we ate was incredible! I cant wait to go back!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great hamburger! Loved the neighborhood. Great vibe.

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B
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner at The Lawrence. The hanger steak was fabulous. I subbed the fries for asparagus. It was so good. Very tasty. Our server was wonderful too. They have complimentary valet at Wells Fargo.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Much, much too loud. Table was not available upon our arrival. People still seated there. Waitress was super busy so we had to wait to even get her to stop by. Actually had to request our bill from another staff member. Will never visit again in the evenings. Great place for a drink or two but not to share a meal with good friends who want to talk.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Lawrence is one of my Midtown favorites, especially if you're going to a show at The Fox or are headed to the Woodruff Arts Center. The cocktails are truly one of a kind creations that challenge the palate and make me want to come back again. The food is very good, though when they are busy, the service and speed of the kitchen lags a bit … just enough for another cocktail. :-)

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g
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Little loud (and intimate, unless you get the right table) for a business lunch, but otherwise great!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat outside. Wonderful food, scallops and Ahi tuna. Nice size portions. Good service

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LB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous neighborhood gem. And fabulous waiter, Castil

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Lawrence is an excellent restaurant . The server and other staff people were very kind. It's not tops on atmosphere, but if you're just looking for good food, it works well.

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AB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was average. Service was ok. I expected more from the restaurant

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RF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific

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e
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great spot for a casual dinner. A great outdoor patio.

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J
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great evening. Loved the food and the service and the ambience. The noise level was a little high for us. The scallops were sensational. My steak frites were quite good. I could have gone more stars, but I reserve those for only a few crazy experiences. Nicole, our waitperson was great. She gave us great advice, was efficient and fun. Here too, I might have gone higher in praise, but it is tough to be perfect in such a jolly fun-filled place. Reservations are helpful if you don't want to be at the popping high-energy bar. It is a fairly small space, so our reserved seats still allowed us to take in all the action. The scene was eclectic with gay and straight youguns, a table of mature black women, Asian folks... I just adore such a customer salad. I wish I could have tried more dishes.

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EK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time all around. Excellent food and even better service!!

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j
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Hope it was an off night with recovery from the kitchen fire. Service slow. Timing of courses off. Many items not available.

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