The Southern Gentleman

4.3
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
The Southern Gentleman is a Southern-inspired gastropub in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The concept celebrates every aspect of what it means to be from the South with a fresh, modern take on traditional dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. The bar program explores the artistry and history of classic Southern cocktails—everything from barrel-aged cocktails to bottled libations to adult beverages on tap, along with New World wines and craft beers and the “perfect” mint julep.

The gorgeous top floor space in Buckhead Atlanta was designed by New York’s Lacina Heitler, and features classic, Southern touches done in surprising, modern ways: seersucker window treatments, tufted camel leather booths, vintage plateware, white marble countertops, vaulted ceilings, herringbone floors, dramatic chandeliers, complete with an oversized portrait of Mark Twain painted by a commissioned local artist.
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Mon - Thu 11:45AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What 1367 People Are Saying
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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I selected Southern Gentleman for a celebratory dinner in honor of our 18th anniversary! The service and food was impeccable! The staff went beyond their call of duty to make this occasion special by giving us preferential seating! We definitely plan on returning in the near future!!!

GB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Food was fantastic, if it was available. We were disappointed in the size of serving for the cost of the main plates. The biscuit that came with the gravy and egg couldn’t have been more than a 2 x 2 in size. Additionally, they were out of a lot of different types of alcohol and cocktails that we had requested. The food that was available was good. The music was a bit overwhelmingly loud. My husband got the chicken with pancake which was by far the best dish!

KC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there on Sunday for brunch. Great food and excellent service. Will definitely visit again in the near future.

JG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Celebrating my birthday

OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience, the staff is friendly, the food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect.

EF
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a beautiful table and a darling waitress. Food and drinks were delicious.

M
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed my going away dinner with friends at Southern Gentleman. From beginning to end the staff was attentive and ensured the experience was great.
The food was amazing as well. We enjoyed the catfish bites, bacon, shrimp and grits, fried chicken, and the burger. We were all fully satisfied with the food. And the drinks omg is all I can say. Thank you for a great dining experience.

F
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Temperature was quite chilly for a very rainy night.

TJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary was amazing! Thank you! We'll DEFINITELY be returning for brunch NEXT time. Dinner was great.

s
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and cute brunch spot in Atlanta

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

recently relocated back to Atlanta. A dear friend researched brunch restaurants, and selected the Southern Gentleman. I'm so glad she did because they have a returning customer. ;-)
The service and atmosphere was mature and great!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Service was terrible and the food was not good. Shrimp was not pickled and it was gummy, we were served 4 small celery stalks with our hummus. The fried green tomatoes were hard and over fried.

We enjoyed the mussels and mac & cheese.

Our drinks took a very long time.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great location and service! Unfortunately our skillet cinnamon roll was cold through the middle and our pancake was not very warm either. The manager was very accommodating and got us replacement dishes. The pimento cheese omelette was amazing!

TH
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great food service. The bar was a bit busy which slowed service.

We had the fried chicken. It was moist and tasty. The mac and cheese was bland.

Overall it was a pleasant experience.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This place and the food even was very beautiful. A true southern feel. Until u taste the food. There’s nothing really southern about it except the titles. It was tasteless. The service over all was amazing but could definitely use a new chef.

DM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a Tuesday morning so not much of a crowd, it was rather quiet but not too quiet. We were sat next to a window overlooking the street and it was overall a great experience. I got the fried chicken with mac n cheese and greens and everything was amazing.

F
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came on Sunday for brunch & had a fabulous visit with great food, great service & a great environment. I will definitely return!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The space is beautiful. Alex (perhaps the manager) was lovely and quite responsive. The server (a young lady) was also lovely and responsive. The bearded ginger-haired gentleman expediting food was not so responsive and quite condescending. The music, even for a Saturday night was entirely too loud! I love Barracuda by the group Heart, but not more than the conversation I was attempting to have with colleagues. I will never return on the weekend again. The food was delicious but the kitchen had run out of items.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Seated 30 minutes after reservation. Food was well priced and pretty good. Excellent service from my waiter.

TI
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great vibes!

TS
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time and just as impressed as ever!

M
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Was here for a birthday dinner (party of two). Drinks were good, Miguel our server was attentive and tried to overcome obstacles, but the food just took too long to get to us. By the time our plates arrived, the food was room temp or cold. I asked for the tab and ordered dessert but we left after no signs of it 15 minutes after paying.

OT
Miami
3 reviews