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The Pinewood

258 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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The Pinewood strives to be a welcoming and inviting hangout in Decatur, Georgia where people come to have innovative cocktails and regional fare. The Pinewood caters to both the sophisticated sensibility and the down home personality. Experience comfort food you know and love side by side with innovative dishes that you'll be telling all your friends about.

The Pinewood bar stays stocked with top shelf spirits that come together to create well-balanced cocktails. Enjoy them mixed or straight up. Fresh-squeezed juices and homemade syrups are always in abundance. House made tinctures, infusions and sodas make The Pinewood an excellent choice when you're looking to impress somebody. Simple, fresh ingredients will win the day for you, as well as the night. When you're out and about, make a stop at The Pinewood.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM - Monday thru Thursday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Saturday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Sunday (Brunch)
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Phone number
(404) 373-5507
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Blydenstein / Julian Goglia
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The Pinewood is a fantastic venue for your private party or special event please contact the main line or email us at!
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Cross street
Ponce De Leon Place
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Parking details
In addition to street parking, you may use the free parking deck linked here: 335 Swanton Way, Decatur, Georgia
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Public transit
Close to Marta train train station and on main bus line.
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Special events & promotions
The Pinewood is a fantastic venue for your private party or special event please contact the main line or email us at!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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elif4gt (Atlanta)
Dined on February 27, 2016

I went to The Pinewood for a night out with friends. Everything we ate and drank was delicious. We each tried different cocktails, and I would highly recommend the Porch Punch and the Jackie O, both very fresh and easy to drink, with the perfect amount of sweetness. For appetizers, we tried grilled tots, Brussel sprouts, and cheddar hush puppies - and frankly, I could eat Brussel sprouts like that every day. For dinner I split the cheeseburger and Rainbow Trout with a friend, both of which were good, though not the best thing I have ever eaten. I did however try some of the chicken and waffles, which was pretty good. Finally, the beignets were delicious! Would absolutely recommend trying all the above, and without a doubt a visit to this wonderful restaurant.

Guppyfood (Atlanta)
Dined on February 19, 2016

This is the 2nd time we have been to the Pinewood (Cakes and Ale was booked). The food and service are hit and miss. This time the service was very good. The server was attentive knowledgeable and charming. We were treated very well when we came in to wait for a table. Over all service was very good to excellent.
Drinks are also very good to excellent the wine is reasonibly priced although the menu is limited.
The food was more hit or miss. Appetizers were very good we had a salad and the scallop roll.
The main selection was more miss. One main dish was way over salted (Duck Confit) the other dish (steak) was under salted. the bolognse was just right.
Finally the dessert was very good as was the dessert.
I cannot give it a super rating as you can see.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
Dined on February 17, 2016

Cool 'lil spot in Decatur. Came here with some friends...I'm not big on brussel sprouts but they raved about them. The Goonies never Die drink was good. I heard there burger was rated Top 5 in Atlanta, but I think that rating is too high. The service was fast, I plan on revisiting the place.

vipyummytummy (Atlanta)
Dined on February 14, 2016

We waited about 7-9 min at our table before we finally flagged down a server just to order a drink. We were given 2 apps to start, and about 1/2 way through those apps, our drinks finally arrived. A few min later, our entrees came. Timing was completely off, and my bourbon drink really didn't go with the trout entree. Beignets were supposed to have been good, according to the server, b/c the chef spent time in New Orleans. Haven't eaten a dry, bready, tasteless dessert like that one in a LONG time. I suggest Pinewood should work on service and attention to patrons, and please, take the boring beignets off the menu!

vipyummytummy (Atlanta)
Dined on February 10, 2016

I met with 2 friends at 4:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon to take advantage of the Pinewood's 1/2 price whiskey special and the $5 burger from 3-5 p.m. We had a fabulous time, and the burger, brussel sprouts, and scallop po-boy were all delicious. I would recommend this to anyone on a budget but still wanting gourmet-ish food and a cozy, comfortable atmosphere.

vipJasonDyba (Atlanta)
Dined on January 30, 2016

Great little restaurant in downtown Decatur with a high-quality menu. They have the best chicken and waffles dish I've ever had (this is typically a lame dish elsewhere). It was really cramped and loud, and the service was average, but we're glad we went at least once.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
Dined on January 30, 2016

Really enjoyed the drinks, however was perplexed that the pappardelle and ravioli entrees were comparably priced to the new york strip steak. The food was fine - it just wasn't terribly memorable for the price. The restaurant was packed, and was really loud, so if you're looking for good conversation, be prepared to yell.

Wintermute (Atlanta)
Dined on January 29, 2016

Great service. Got seated right away at Friday 7:15, friendly wait staff. Excellent drinks (really, they had me when they named a drink in honor of the Goonies). Atmosphere was fun, lively, but not too noisey. They make good use of a tiny space -- does not feel crowded. Given how many great restaurants there are in Decatur, I rate the menu good, but not great. The execution of the dishes is strong, but just not that creative. I had the chicken and waffles, wife had the trout. I would come back here again for the drinks.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
Dined on January 28, 2016

Good food and drinks - service lacking. Would have ordered more drinks if waitress ever came back. Watched her come out to the dining room, do one thing, then disappear in the back for 2-3 mins. Happened over and over. Perhaps they were understaffed. Made and otherwise nice meal into a frustrating evening.

vipandie (Atlanta)
Dined on January 26, 2016

The chicken and waffle was great but if you require something sweet to add to the taste you must ask for it. It is savory with gravy not with syrup. The burger was wonderful if you are a beef eater. The drinks were fabulous.