The Southern Gentleman

4.4
1699 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrenda
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner at the Southern Gentleman on a weekday night. We sat on the patio, enjoyed the area. The food was good. I had the trout, my husband had shrimp & grits and my daughter had the buttermilk fried chicken. Of the 3 meals, the chicken was deemed the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We celebrated Father’s Day here and the overall experience was perfect. We had a reservation and were seated quickly. The service was amazing and the food was fresh and seclusion’s! We will DEFINITELY visit again!

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Cameron
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great. Service was poor. My guess is that they were short of staff.

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vipmdlchic1230
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This was a decent experience. Drinks were great! Service was good! Food was just "ok" and menu was kind of limited. We went for brunch. But it was a good vibe...

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vipRobinS
Atlanta
76 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very packed and no longer carry yhe sandwich i like.

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Bayougirl
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great ambiance. Tasty food. Service needs some work but was ok.

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BriannaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Mary was just wonderful! So knowledgeable and accommodating. Everything came out quickly and correctly, her upbeat energy made our experience very pleasurable. Will definitely be Back for another girls night!

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Claire
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I would’ve rated a 5 but our party preferred outside seating and the host told us our party could sit outside but when it was time for us to sit, I think the manager decided to sit us inside, we were a party of 7. Since the inside was mostly empty, we requested a large table that was open. We were told it’s already booked for a party. However, that party never showed up for that table. Other than that, the food and drinks were amazing, the ambiance was beautiful and the presentation of the plates was excellent. It did take long for our drinks to be served to us after ordering. I would come back again because the food and scenery is worth it. Hopefully, I will experience better service the next time.

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CM12
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Stanford is the man! Second time having him. He always takes of us. Waited a bit for the check, but he seemed quite busy and we were tucked in a corner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took husband for early Father’s Day dinner…food was really good and service was fast!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service wasn’t as sharp as I had in the past but food was really on point. I was a little disappointed that my husbands birthday wasn’t acknowledged when I put it on the notes which was the reason of our visit.

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ShaniH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan our server was very polite and had great energy. He gave us honest opinions and made sure our food came out exactly how we ordered, I know im very picky and Jonathan did an amazing job getting me everything I asked.

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KeonnaG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was awesome. Food was delicious! Our server and the general manager were so sweet and made our anniversary dinner magical, fun and easy like Sunday morning!

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Emily
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my first visit to this amazing establishment. It is beautifully adorned, the vibe is lively, the staff is pleasant and attentive and the food is excellent. Our server, Cavin, has a wonderful personality. He may need to write a few things down to assist with organization, but he delivers remarkable service. I will definitely visit this venue again and I'll bring friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ordered the chicken and skillet cake and shrimp ans grits. Sooo good ! Will be back to brunch again!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the setting, the meal and drinks were all so enjoyable that we cannot wait until we can return!

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vipshanet1971
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As many times as I’ve been to Buckhead, never knew this place existed. Started off with a little pimento cheese and chips which lead up to the fried chicken and skillet cake. I’ve had my share of chicken and waffles but as the kids say these days, this just hit different. Having bacon and maple syrup added to this already dynamic duo simply made this come alive! 100% would order it again!

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BethanyW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken Amazing
Old fashioned, the best
Chocolate bombe get it

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vipJustGo
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been in years, so glad I returned!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was terrible food had no flavor

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed brunch. Service was a little slow due to light staff. But, everyone was all hands on deck. So, they get an A for effort.

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DanaB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dining here. The ambiance was fantastic and so was the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch, everything was good. Seasonal Mimosas were great, Hot chicken sandwich great.. Ambiance is always a nice vibe.

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IreneB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cavin was a excellent waiter and very attentive during our visit at restaurant.

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GayleK
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere great food. Great service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server Mary was fabulous! So attentive and knowledgeable about the menu!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Hush puppies so dry
Shrimp and grits - eh
Dessert was good

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MJS1
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was ok. The service was great. The drink we’d strong but not tasty. The French toast was soggy and ok. The scrambled eggs were delish.

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UrsulaH
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cavin was awesome.

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Foodie4321
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great atmosphere. Our server was great also even tho he was super busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was sub-par. I won’t be returning. We ordered the shrimp and grits, fried fish and two Sunday mimosa specials.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

It is me and my husband six year anniversary and we wanted to come here as people liked this place and we said why not, first the hostess that sat us did not tell us about how to get to the menu, are waiter told us, as he informed us the hostess was suppose to tell us, so we sat at the table for 15 minutes waiting for a menu, second we ordered the shrimp and grits and it looked good but when started eating it the shrimp was way over cooked hard like bullets and was bland no taste and third the food we did order the steak and eggs and me the chicken and skillet cakes looked good but of course bland no flavor. I’m not sure who’s cooking but they need to make sure to taste the food to make sure its seasoned.

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MollyB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

One of us had a hair in our food. The pimento cheese appetizer didn’t have any flavor. Overall a good experience but not great.

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DocRoy
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The staff shortage brought on by the pandemic + the disappointment stemming from tasting each dish (and the tea) = A solid waste of a dining experience. Nice atmosphere, but I’d never return for the food or the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening and when the waitress learned of my wife’s baby shower, she surprised us with dessert. Truly thankful and grateful to the staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

From the start, this was a special experience! As we took the elevator up, I realized that this place was an instant mood booster, and I was already happy! The ambience and decor is absolutely beautiful and I loved the spacious booths. Our server’s name was Mary and she was very polite and knowledgeable. I ordered the Benvolio Prosecco Brut. It was so crisp and delicious. My friend ordered the sweet tea. For appetizers we tried oysters (they came topped with apples, celery, and microgreens which provided a very fresh palate cleansing feel. The pimento dip with the homemade chips wasn’t too pimento-y and tasted good even with the buttermilk rolls. The rolls were divine! The bacon fat wasn’t overly done but you could definitely taste it and it was worth every bite! For entrees, I ordered the fried chicken and she ordered the roasted chicken. The fried chicken is served with roasted potatoes and carrots, a leek reduction and a hot honey glaze. OMG! The chicken was perfectly cooked, the skin was crispy, the potatoes were fall off the fork tender and buttery and the carrots were cooked to perfection and not too large. When the leek reduction hit the hot honey, magic was made for sure! I tried the dirty rice and roasted chicken as well and it was very flavorful and tasty. Another glass of Prosecco for me and we were out the door. Now THAT is how you celebrate a birthday! If you come here you won’t be disappointed!

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vipCestbon
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The service was very slow. We cleared our own table and served ourselves water. Thankfully there was a servers tray next to our table which made it convenient for us to do this. The table for 4 was minuscule. Many other patrons were loud and rowdy. I’m sure they had fun. We could hardly hear ourselves talk.

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vipbean
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cool spot in Buckhead! excellent service.

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You can order delivery directly from The Southern Gentleman using the Order Online button. The Southern Gentleman also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Southern Gentleman also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 939-9845.

The Southern Gentleman is rated 4.4 stars by 1699 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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