The Lawrence

4.5
926 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 926 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They have very little food to choose from on the menu. Very few beers. They do have a full bar and my server said they could not make a peach martini? I ended up talking to the bar tender directly and she was helpful and made exactly what I wanted. That said I would not recommend. Overpriced, no selection.

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ShelleyS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff! Fun atmosphere. Easy walk to Fox Theater for a show

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DonnaP
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server, Rachel was pleasant and attentive. My husband’s burger was stellar. My mushroom ravioli was subpar. I would return here and order something else.

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RLLeats
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant always delivering great food and service.

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RobinH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We grabbed a quick bite before heading to the Fox Theatre (very easy walk). Everything was lovely! We were able to sit outside and is was delightful. We were seated immediately and our server came out quickly to check on us and take our drink order. We decided on the Larry burger and the Mahi. My fish was PERFECT. Cooked perfectly and the caper and tomato sauce was light and balanced. My daughter loved the burger. She was originally a little skeptical about the beef/pork patty but I told her it makes for a super juicy burger and she was not disappointed! She gave it a chef's kiss.
If I wasn't driving I would have sampled some of the cocktails, they sounded amazing and I will 100% be back to try a couple. Our server took lots of time with the table next to us describing the cocktails and I was bummed we hadn't taken an uber!

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vipMichael
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dined before a show at the Fox and found a delightful dining experience paired with well crafted cocktails and dinner items. The swordfish was slightly delicious though slightly overcooked for our taste. Perhaps ask for medium. Well done, The Lawrence. We will be back before our next show as it was worth the easy 7 minute walk.

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vipFreeman
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with friends before show at the Fox. Great food. Great service. Great weather. Awesome drinks. A little loud because we sat outside and had rush hour traffic, horns, and sirens going by. It’s par for the course.

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vipSusieQuusy
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and service was attentive. Food, drink, service were excellent. We got the outside table as requested but didn't realize how noisy it would be with rush hour traffic plus construction of the street. So the ambiance was less than average.

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ClaireS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for my friend's 21st birthday. The staff was super accommodating (let us add a person to our reservation last-minute, put a candle in our dessert to celebrate, super nice and helpful) and made our experience so wonderful. This was my third time here, and I'll definitely be back!!

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BradleyP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

High priced for the quality of food. The chicken was very tough and the steak was terrible. The drinks were fair, although too sweet for my taste. Also, the service was quite slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The mushroom/oyster ravioli didn’t have much flavor. Burger was mediocre. It didn’t meet our expectations and certainly wasn’t worth that price. The tables inside were too dark to eat at. Probably won’t be back.

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JavaGirlHols
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing!

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StuL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner at The Lawrence-the steak and frites were great, as was the swordfish. The bar has a unique menu of awesome drinks. And we loved the ambiance. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service and food!

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MariettaFoodie
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very small menu, I think only 5 entrees... but good variety and the food was very good. Had the Mushroom Ravioli and Pork Chops... both delicious. The steak and frits looked good too. We had the the Mussels for and appetizer... very good. It was very nice and quiet, but we ate early... might get noisier later. Overall, a very nice date night.

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DeeM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Server put my husband's order in wrong and instead of making it right she passed us off to another server! She was still working tables right next to us! Food was good, but more great. Would not go again.

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johninmidtown
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for brunch. We sat outside on the patio which was very nice. The food and service was good. The wait for our food seemed a little long, but we assumed that they might be short staffed and didn’t think much of it since we were enjoying the patio and not in a hurry. The server came to our table and told us they just realized our order got placed behind others who came after us and to make up for it the manager was taking our two Bloody Mary’s off the bill. That was very nice since we didn’t complain about the wait. Good customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The hostess was accommodating and cheerful. Our server was awesome. Top notch! Although the initial order wait was a little frustrating - it was totally understandable due to the health pandemic circumstances. Our server was really the entire floor/[inside] house server. He managed each table and customer experience very well! The dining experience was 100. I highly recommend The Lawrence for cuisines, cocktails and conversation. I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Will definitely come here again when visiting Atlanta again!

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MarkT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service.

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RLLeats
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great neighborhood restaurant that we go to quite often. We always sit outside because sometimes it can get loud inside if there is a large party. Although the way they have the inside seating now for Covid I doubt it gets noisy. The food is always great and the menu changes regularly.

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vipMarkM
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real neighborhood gem…..excellent service and every food item was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! I shall return!

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HittingSendMovement
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lawrence was very good! The pork chops, sushito peppers, mussels, and service was excellent!

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vipAndre
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome neighborhood spot! Great food.

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Jaclynn
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Castillo was amazing; the porkchop was to die for and I will definitely come back to The Lawrence the next time I'm in Atlanta.

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wisteriaful
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

cocktails were not great- they need to step up their mixologist game. Food was fine, service was good. on-street parking only is a big drag. can't say I'll go out of my way to go back

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vipEpicureanExplorer
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The setting is nice in the heart of midtown, but there were some issues with the food. I ordered the pork chop, and the waiter asked if I wanted it cooked to medium temp. I said yes. It came out very well done. I didn’t mind so much, but would have preferred medium so I didn’t feel like I was chewing on leather. It also said that it came with succotash. It was a mix of corn and green peas. That is not a succotash. But, it tasted fine. Enjoyed the setting since we were just looking for something convenient in the area. The drinks were perfect. I’ll go back, but will plan on ordering something different in the future (or maybe just go for cocktails).

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StephanieJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

ONE AND DONE, never coming back. Pork chop was TOUGH and way too undercooked, ran out of Calamari (the only item on the menu that appealed to my husband), other food just so-so and arrived cold. Fried Brussels sprouts were half raw and cold. Server was too focused on impressing our grown kids and gave us, the paying parents) the cold shoulder. He made himself scarce 2nd half of the meal. Restaurant is very loud and dark, and way overpriced for tepid food and poor service.

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BrianM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice place to sit outside and watch the city go by, enjoying intown dining al fresco

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vipMarianG
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brian was a great and best service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious!

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vipRogerF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific. Costeel Is the very best

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vipSueL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We ate outside, so there was significant street noise. The menu is ridiculously limited with five uninspired entrées available. Hopefully, that's a temporary situation?

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JayH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with a friend. Great place to catch up over a glass of wine and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The service was great! Our server was so sweet and attentive. Wish there was more on the menu to choose from. We ordered the veggie primavera which wasn’t good at all. We also ordered the impossible burger and asked for no cheese, no bacon, and the chef added bacon anyway. Unfortunately, won’t be returning.

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vipGuyB
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience1

The Lawrence was enjoyable and the food was very nice. Unfortunately, the music was too loud and was a negative factor for two other tables near us. It was nice to have met the chef who came to our table and introduced himself.

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vipStephen
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I used to be a lot better. Food was just meh.

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Steven
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a pleasant meal on a beautiful Atlanta night.

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vipMelliP
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

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You can order delivery directly from The Lawrence using the Order Online button. The Lawrence also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 961-7178.

The Lawrence is rated 4.5 stars by 926 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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