The Lawrence

4.6
862 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 862 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeeJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was amazing!!! I cannot wait to go back

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MOzg
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. My party and I sat outside during Covid and there was adequate spacing and arrangements made during this time.

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JayH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received exceptional customer service and our food, along with the drinks, were curated and served to perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Low key spot to get faded with friends you trust.

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lenat
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was delicious, service was great. That butternut squash drink was divine!!!!

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vipJeff0616
Atlanta
88 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall average experience, but an outstanding burger!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a great meal. The cocktails were Devine!

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LoveTheLawrence
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Lady Lawrence and the service is always great!

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TerenceW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food at the Lawrence is always delicious even though the first offering of mac & cheese was served cold. The biggest improvement needed is an update of the upholstered seating. The “leather” on the booth seating is severely tattered and worn....not a good look at all. Also, during busier times/hours...the restrooms should be tended to more frequently.

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TonyM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the music but it was a little too loud to carry on a conversation.

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DonA
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We had 6:30 reservation for six. sat down immediately, cool. Ordered drinks, Came quickly. Took our order at 7:15 for starters and entree. Things are looking good. Didn’t get our starters until 8:15. Then out entrees at 8:30. And then they rushed us out of the restaurant. Literally my friend wasn’t done with his plate and they took it when he wasn’t looking. Nothing was said about the long wait. Food was delicious and to be quit frank, it had better been. We left at 9:15. Happy birthday to my wife!!! She picked this restaurant for her birthday and then felt bad because the guest were upset it took so long. Fortunately she is a champ, and handles business better than this restaurant. Note to the restaurant, don’t start off the interaction with a group on how busy you have been and how much food you Don’t have. Try to build relationship first. Start positive. I understand they were tired from being slam all weekend, I don’t want to hear excuses.

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vipBuckheaddiner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Muscles & mushroom bread were amazing. I had the airline chicken with a side of Brussel sprouts. Both were extraordinary, full of flavors and unexpected tastes. Will go back!

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vipJoseR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great cocktails and starter plates. Music was also very good.

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JuliannaH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing time overall! Great food, great drinks, service was incredible. Thank you!

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GaryR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great drinks, cool vibe, a bit too loud for good conversation

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RichardF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Lawrence never disappoints. They have adapted well to current conditions.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

I love the Lawrence. I'm not giving it five stars today because when I visited last the fire alarm went off the entire time. The wait staff continued to apologize and even brought complimentary drinks. Firemen were in and out of the restaurant the entire evening. The food is great. The drinks are fun. Normally this place is my favorite date night spot but this time it was noisy and chaotic.

The Lawrence
Responded on March 19, 2021

We are so sorry that your experience was this chaotic on your night dining with us. We are actually attached to the condos above us and this was a problem related to something happening upstairs. We tried to keep things in line as much as we could be sometimes we are at the mercy of the building we are attached to. We hope that this doesn't keep you from coming back since it's not the first time you've dined with us.

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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff amazing, bartender personally came around and made us unique drinks!

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vipTiffany
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was okay. Nothing special and nothing horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Castile was amazing. He knew we were celebrating Valentine’s Day and he made sure to make it special. The Lawrence is lucky to have such a great server.

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MalcolmM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Castillo was a wonderful server. He made our our experience very pleasurable.

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vipAmberJ
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We chose this spot for Galentine’s Day. The food was great and the drinks were excellent! However, the service was a little spotty. We would definitely go back to try it again though.

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Jkeith
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely. Great food, friendly staff, and thoughtfully crafted cocktails in a cozy environment. Good for dates and friends alike.

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

I love the Lawerence . Food was delectable. The menu is seasonal, so I would call to make sure the menu is either updated on line or on open table.
The mixologist made me a delicious mocktail and it was not something that taste like lemonade or soda... I was pleasantly shocked. Delicious food, great music, awesome staff even the host showed how personal this restaurant is.

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vipDeleah
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first time, and we will be back. Our food was good. Lemon pepper pinata wings for an appetizer was delicious. The shrimp scampi was good and flavorful. I tried the oxtails over pastor. Flavor was good, but the need to be more meat and less fat. It was a comforting taste, like chicken soup. Only thing I do not like is the selection of riesling and the parking is awful.

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vipAngela
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Sadly, I cannot recommend this place. The drinks were amazing, our waitress was great and the music playlist was good but the food was not on that same level. I would maybe come back just for the bar but not for the food.

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vipDidi4571
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I’m really sad. The Lawrence is our neighborhood place since many many years and we try to support them throughout the Pandemic. Which this experience makes it hard. The food was really bad. The, in the past awesome burger was worse than fast food chain burger. The salmon we had was small, just thrown on the plate without any love. And unfortunately without any taste. I wish The Lawrence the best, but to help you stay open you guys need to help yourself in preparing food that’s a bit better than my cooking at home.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great, food drinks were awesome! Celebrated our 1st anniversary there and the staff went above and beyond to make it perfect.

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vipAA16
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The open outside area didn’t have any heat lamps, which would have been nice. The patio area with heat lamps is fully enclosed, which defeats the purpose of sitting outside during a pandemic.

The wine list could also have a few more choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighborhood gem in Midtown Atlanta. Consistent high-quality food and cocktails with both indoor and outdoor dining.

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MelissaV
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Will go back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service as well

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Notafoodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant. The service was outstanding and the food delicious. My son and I both had steak which was very tasty. They have a very good bar and knowledgeable bartenders.
I highly recommend, we really enjoyed it.

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vipJdawg
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a friend's birthday and it was nice that it wasn't too cold outside in December. We were able to sit safely outside on the patio (they had some seating inside and under a tent as well) and the service was great. The ambience was also very nice with colorful lights. The server was able to recommend a wonderful drink for me and the bolognese was amazing. We finished the night off with a delicious tiramisu! Overall, I felt like the Lawrence took pretty good COVID precautions (even requiring hand sanitizer before being seated), had great service, and amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Date with my wife. It was fabulous.

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LoweryMC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef at The Lawrence is phenomenal. Every time I go, I am never disappointed. The pasta is delicious, full of flavor and leaves me wanting more. I always wish that I wouldn’t eat it all so that I could take leftovers home for the next day! Best place in Atlanta for pasta. The outside dining area is just perfect. The Lawrence feels nestled in a cozy spot with beautiful trees, hanging lights and a gorgeous view of midtown. Great date night spot!

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ShaynaB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta and my previous visit was a reminder of that. The food was amazing. Our server, Ashley, made the experience even more superb. In addition to the food & service, the ambiance was amazing as always. Can’t wait to return.

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DanielleS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipVictoriaC
New York Area
13 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 !

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 862 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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