The Southern Gentleman

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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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Scrwdrvr56
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as usual! The only reason I gave it four stars for overall, is that there was no social distancing during a worldwide pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deciembre was great, as always!

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lindseys
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Wouldn’t recommend this place for brunch. The restaurant itself is located in a beautiful area and the inside is beautiful. The menu was very limited but both dishes that my party received were not great. We will not be returning

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tryingnewthings
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service + Manager Maria was amazing!

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GeryD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southern Gentleman is such a fantastic resturant. The atmosphere they have created is very inviting and the staff is wonderful. The food and whiskey menu is top notch. We'll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Crowded place. Loud music. Bar service was slow and not very friendly. The food was good. Trending kind of place.

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TamaraW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and the food is amazing! Great atmosphere.

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vipBrittanyG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I went for brunch and had the chicken sandwich. It was average, nothing too special. I did enjoy this place for the ambiance and the service was good. Overall great place to meet friends and for social settings, food is decent but not outstanding. I would come here again but try something different.

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State
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The tomato pie is perfection, the pork belly perfection. Smoked Manhattan perfection. End of the review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was great! Food was fantastic a must visit.

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vipBrandino
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Service and food were less than the usual premium. Server wasn't very helpful in helping us understand menu items, wouldn't put his mask on his face, and the food was cold and not fresh. We left most of the food on the table and and somewhere else after paying the bill.

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LATPA
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fun craft cocktails and whiskey flights. The pimento cheese dip was delicious!

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tnes0312
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with the girls. Patio is very comfortable and spaced accordingly. Malcolm was our server. He was very knowledgeable about the drinks and the menu. Very attentive and personable. It was a great dining experience.

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MissyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome the service was on point I would most definitely recommend

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STEPHENP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and I’ll definitely be going back!!! It’s added to my new favorite places in ATL!

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Trice
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were about 40 minutes late for our reservation, but I called ahead and we were seated with no problem. The service was attentive, but not overbearing, the food was absolutely amazing! I had the trout, he had the steak. It was a bit cold because they had the patio doors open (fall came unexpectedly), but I'm not a complainer and after a while it was bearable. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I can't wait to go back to try the rest of their menu!

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vipMimi
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Headed out to Southern Gentleman for a late afternoon escape from the woes of the world... glorious weather, an absolutely terrific waiter (Kaven) and cocktails brightened our day along w the yummy pimento cheese and shisito pepper appetizers. You can never go wrong w the fried chicken and hangar steak; the dishes were well prepared and served piping hot! You can request outside seating which we did and we were very comfortable. Don’t wait, make a reservation today!! 🥃

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Taylor
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing!! They waitress told us we should try the special mimosas and we were so glad we did

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ccjs
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

First time and the last time! When I made the reservation I requested the patio. When we arrived, hostess said nothing was available, but she sat 2 tables on the patio AFTER us. Service was nothing special - took forever to get drinks. The best appetizer was the rolls and they were burnt. One out of four liked their meal.

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Generallygen
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The drinks we had were great! The staff was awesome and the location was beautifully decorated. The lower rankings are due to the food options. The menu was very limited and there were no vegan (and / or gluten free) options available here - I asked the waiter for full a breakdown of the menu. I wish there was something that I could eat at this restaurant.

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Shali
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great patio vibes! Very spacious. Great waiter and food. French toast with chicken was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The menu has changed tremendously!! The food now is very bland and the choices are not great at all. This use to be my go to spot for a great brunch. Especially the french toast. The pieces use to huge, filling and flavorful. I’m not sure if there is a new chef or things have changed because of Covid but one things for sure I will not be back.

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ChantelS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food wasn’t good. French toast was soggy, fried chicken was nasty. Drink was watered down. The vibes were immaculate though, I wouldn’t go back.

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krisc
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first time here for dinner, and I must say I’m impressed. The location is great which only added to the lively atmosphere. The best part by far was the service. Our waiter Taylor and manager Maria were on their game all night long. Definitely will be returning to try out brunch!

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MaryS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, music a bit loud. The service was excellent.

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vipKath
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The table was sticky and literally 2 feet away from a table next to us. The waiter did not even know the menu, very disappointed

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Milecoltrane
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Dont order the trout, it is not worth the $23. Other than that everything was good. I would go back again.

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wolfcookie007
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent( can’t remember waiters name), food (buttermilk fried chicken) was DELICIOUS, and manager came by 👍🏽

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glen was our bartender and he was phenomenal!!!

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marlosl
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Nice environment. Our server was nice and polite. The temperature in restaurant was Hot. Overall experience was good!!

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FoodieSD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I would give it a 5 but it was sooo many people in the restaurant and it was sweltering hot. Thankfully we had a table outside. Inside was full of people and hot.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, good atmosphere, great service

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JarrettC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was good. The waiter gave good overall service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was very good

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MariahC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best old fashion I had in my life!!! The ambiance was perfect. My server said she was new but I couldn't tell. She was very knowledgeable and had a great attitude. Can't wait to come back.

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TheGreat
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Besides the pesky gnats that we had to keep swatting, the service was great and the shrimp n grits was amazing!

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Kpestelle
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s have been here on more than one occasion and had a great experience. My fiancé and I shared the seasonal sour beer and it was amazing, if you can tolerate a sour. We also had chicken entrees. He didn’t like his roasted potatoes too much but that was our only complaint. Everything was great!! I would recommend to others. During the pandemic we dined outside and we’re the only customers in the area. It was quiet and we had a great waitress.

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Phee
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Go See The Server Cavin!!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very hot inside

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KatieB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was amazing, except for how hot it was even inside the restaurant. With that being said I will still go back and enjoy their great cocktails and food. Great date night spot!

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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 4.3 stars by 1468 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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