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The Lawrence, Atlanta, GA

The Lawrence

4.5
4.5
1098 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American


The Lawrence offers an American cuisine with hand crafted Spanish bar program featuring three different cocktail menu experiences. Ambiance offers a throwback to the feel of an old classroom. Come have brunch or dinner on our patio before you head off to your show at the Fox Theater. Located on the corner of 8th & Juniper. The Lawrence features seasonal cocktail and food menu with a touch of Southern charm. Well known for its progressive cocktail program

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, International

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 961-7178

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Max Hines

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    8th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Midtown Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,098 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. MP

    MelliP

    Atlanta

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!! We all really enjoyed our dishes!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Menu choices were extremely limited. There was 7 of us; 5 ordered steak and 2 ordered burgers. Not one person at the table liked their food. Most of it was left at the table or taken home for our dogs. The steaks had ZERO seasoning and the burgers were overcooked. The steaks were $33 each, were about 3 oz and only came with a side of garlic fries or a very tiny garden salad. Hardly worth the price. The lighting was very poor and the printed menus were so tiny and light we needed cell phone flash lights to see. There was only 2 desserts on the menu. We tried the pineapple cake and it was horrible. Much too sweet and soggy. Our bill was $452, which included an automatic $75 tip. We never have a problem paying this much for fine dining but this was clearly not fine dining and much too overpriced for the quality and selections of food. Had I seen even one honest review I would have never chosen this restaurant. Save your money and go elsewhere.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was fantastic and first part of the service up through our meal was also great. However it took upwards of 30 minutes between our plates being cleared by the hostess and another waiter getting our check. Did not impact our schedule we were sitting longer than they probably wanted.
  4. JO

    JenniferO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were top tier. Best eggplant steak I’ve ever had and will be coming back to experience again and again!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent friendly service, relaxed casual atmosphere, interesting menu and great food.
  6. LR

    LaRaineL

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service and food were great. I was a little disappointed that they were out of French toast. It was the main reason we went there but overall we had a great experience!
  7. AP

    AndreaP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday. I wanted to go somewhere quaint and swanky with a nice, mellow vibe and this place was perfect. The food was absolutely amazing. I ordered the swordfish and my husband ordered the burger. Everything I tasted was impeccable. The garlic fries were the best we’ve ever had. I ordered the peach upside down cake for us to share for dessert and they brought it out with a candle for him. This dessert was to die for. If you don’t think you’ll have room for it after dinner, then order this delicious treat first (it’s topped with frozen lemon custard, so it won’t be a good doggie bag option) and you won’t regret it! We’ll definitely be coming back!
  8. SG

    SGilmer

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday outing with friends. Our waiter was Brian and he provided outstanding service.
  9. AH

    AnnieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! And the waitress was super nice! We loved it and will be back!
  10. LT

    LeslieT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, great food, great service! Loved it!
  11. JH

    JulieH

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the creativity of the Mean Girls pop up menu! So funny- especially the “Low Cal Cheese Fries”— which certainly NOT low-cal! Food was great and sitting outside is always enjoyable.
  12. C

    Chefz

    Atlanta

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio. We order French Toast and the Omlette. Both portions were large. We really enjoyed the French Toast with peaches. The omlette was just average. The potatoes were very salty.
  13. EM

    EcedraM

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This place has great food options and amazing drinks. I would recommend everyone to try the Larry's Weekend Sangria (only served Fri-Sun), it was very tasty and refreshing.
  14. DW

    DW63

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Our server was great. Cocktails, appetizers and desserts were all good. Burgers fell short of expectations.
  15. MF

    MelissaF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very eclectic restaurant. Menu changes and it’s always an adventure to see what new delicious items are on the menu. I also love all the interesting and creative cocktails.
  16. 1

    12345

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Before the blue Man group show at the Fox theater we stopped at the Lawrence. What a fantastic place! Knowing that we had a show to get to the service was speedy and efficient. The cocktails were interesting and amazing. Everyone at the table enjoyed their meal. We had two teenagers with us besides my husband and myself. I had a peach Gorgonzola salad which I definitely recommend. It’s definitely a vibrant atmosphere with lots to see and look at. We will definitely be back when we have more time to spend there.
  17. i

    inmymind77

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at The Lawrence. It exceeded our expectations. We brought 2 out of town family members and they were impressed as well. Food was amazing, drinks were excellent and our waiter was top notch. Highly recommend the Lamb Kofta as an appetizer or a meal. Location is quaint and cozy. We will no doubt be back again!
  18. TB

    TracieB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! We are definitely putting The Lawrence on rotation.
  19. SG

    SaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here on a whim on our 2 night trip to Atlanta and it didn’t disappoint! The menu changes daily but everything we ate was amazing. Their cocktails were excellent too! Our waiter was the perfect amount of attentive and offered great recommendations.
  20. R

    Robin

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Castillo, who waited on us, was awesome. He steered us on menu items and wine choices. If you go, you must get the cauliflower starter. It is absolutely the best bite of cauliflower I have ever had. We both had steak and frites, YUMMY. Don't mist the peach upside down cake, another YUMMO. Overall, just a great experience ask for Castillo, he is wonderful.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a friend in town. Food was excellent (Mahi and Larry burger, crispy cauliflower was soooooo good). Atmosphere was great service was outstanding and friendly.
  22. DE

    DanE

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Always a nice atmosphere but they REALLY need to spend some $$ on refurbishment of areas inside. Seating in booths especially is rough and looks awful.
  23. M

    Miranda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch on the weekend and could sit down outside right away, the food and service were good.
  24. VN

    VuNg

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic server. Overall a great spot for date nights.
  25. D

    Dianne

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All good. Met my granddaughters for an upscale brunch.
  26. B

    Benjamin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jada was our server, and she took great care of us! Her drink recommendations were amazing
  27. SJ

    SusanJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Parking is hard!
  28. SM

    SeattleMichael

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The main purpose of my reservation with The Lawrence was for its cocktail program; however, the cocktails were just OK. Very spirit-forward with a narrow flavor profile (lots of cherry, vermouths, sherry). Similarly, the food lacked a focus with its offerings. I less a little upset for paying $18 for a dish with two small scallops. Finally. I sat outside in the evening and there was very poor lighting. The street lamps would flicker on and off every couple of minutes, so it was very dark most of the time.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience and a wonderful waiter who suggested wonderful drinks and appetizers.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best waiter!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    They were understaffed so they could not seat our friends with a reservation at the same time next to us even though the table next to us remained open the entire time. They also do not have high chairs at all so not family friendly. Important to know.
  32. CC

    CarolynC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed Sunday brunch on the deck. Service was excellent. Delicious cocktails and omelets and one of our group got the burger. I look forward to dining here again.
  33. JE

    JenniferE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch! Delicious food and friendly server and staff.
  34. m

    marissag

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful time. Bryan the waiter makes it a great experience. Drinks are delicious, food is exquisite.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall, really enjoyed the Lawrence. I wish the portions on the larger plates were bigger but the food and drinks were delicious!
  36. GL

    GarrettL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails and food were excellent, and the service was great too. Would definitely recommend.
  37. N

    Nhed1

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Was grateful for a table outside, as you can't hear yourself think inside. Our server was helpful with gluten-free advice, and the alternative servers brought meals quickly. Disappointed in the grilled artichoke. Had to keep reminding to have the water bottle refilled. Patrons who don't pad the bill with alcoholic drinks should be given the same level of attention as drinkers.
  38. NC

    NatCamGeo

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Bar scene was much better than the dining area. Seems to be more of a happy hour place. I would totally recommend for Happy Hour, not so much for nice dinner.
  39. TM

    TMAC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was a great place for Mothers day brunch. I've would like to have given 5stars, but the menu online was not what was provided. The food was great took a bit coming out we were happy with the visual effects and taste. The mimosas were okay they don't serve Cranberry juice. I will return.
  40. KC

    KimC

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff was friendly and attentive food was good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.5 stars by 1098 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Lawrence

905 Juniper St, Atlanta, GA 30309

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Midtown Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Max Hines

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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