The Southern Gentleman

4.3
1742 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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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Get the steak frites!!!!

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DianaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Good vibe, friendly and welcoming host. Expansive menu with something for everyone. Food was good but not for the prices charged but that's Buckhead. Catfish was salty and lacking in catfish, which was rather disappointing. Drinks were good.

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CharmaineA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our server was very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Grits were too thin. Avocado toast should have been grilled.

I won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! My wife and I dined here to celebrate our Anniversary. The ambiance was great and the food quality was superb - we tried several menu items! Korey was an outstanding and personable server as well. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was so hot in there, but the food was amazing!

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NicoleS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sanford was amazing. He made our dining experience pleasurable.

I would dine here more often if there was a vegetarian entree or two on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great but the service was better. Kory did an amazing job telling us what was on the menu while also being fun!
Our friends got the hush puppies and said they were super good so definitely try those!

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Imbusytoo
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A great spot, in a fun area. Easy parking, free up to three hours with validation from the business you are going to. In this case, The Southern Gentleman was "out of validations", and so both I and my son who met us there had to pay for parking.

Service was acceptable, but nothing to brag about. Our water glasses were empty most of the time, which was too bad since it was a hot evening.

We had several appetizers: okra chips, deviled eggs, cauliflower blossoms, and the buttermilk rolls. They came out one at a time, which would have been OK, except we got a second delivery of cauliflower instead of the buttermilk rolls. This was a real disappointment as it was never corrected.

We had the fried chicken plate and the trout plate, a couple of Old Fashions, and a Scarlett Belle. Everything we had to eat and drink was delicious.
We would have loved to try dessert also, but when we asked about it was were told that the kitchen was already cleaning up and so it was too late. Really? It was 9:40pm and the hours state they are open until 10:00pm. If this is normal for TSG (not normal in my experience) the waitstaff should make sure they ask you if you want anything else before the kitchen closes. Like a bar does a "last call". So we left disappointed that we had not gotten the dessert we were looking forward to.

Overall, TSG was an enjoyable evening and I would consider returning there the next time I am in Atlanta. But with so many other good restaurants, to try...I might not. It wasn't good enough to warrant a must return visit.

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AdonnaD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends gathering post pandemic was awesome at The Southern Gentlemen. Our waitstaff was attentive, food was seasoned and delish and drinks was hittin’. It was a good vibe and time.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The food was really good but the service was subpar.

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed celebrating with my friends. Good/different food besides the norm. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kavin, truly made the experience what it was. He was absolutely incredible with unbelievable knowledge of the entire menu front and back. Every food item he suggested was spot on perfect. We ended up ordering everything he suggested with not one complaint at the table. He was attentive and was checking on us constantly. His personality and sense of humor was part of the ambience. I can’t imagine having dinner there without him as our server. There is no doubt that when I come back to Atlanta for business I will be going back there. The food, service and location was perfect!!!!

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Ashley
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Southern Gentleman for my birthday and had a great experience. My entire family enjoyed their food and experience.The food was amazing especially the hush puppies. Our waiter was attentive, funny, and provided great hospitable service. The atmosphere was vibrant and nice! Overall Southern Gentleman is highly recommended 10/10!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was okay, water was always empty… we had to keep asking for drinks. The food wasn’t great and the music was incredibly loud. Not what we expected since the restaurant was 1/2 empty.

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DYama
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a casual place. I thought the setting was still very nice, but it can get rather loud. The food itself is very good. I wish they had vegetarian entrée selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Customer service was excellent! Food was not great, menu changed since last visit, best items have been removed.

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vipFabulousFoodie
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. I had the duck confit benedict. Portion size was the perfect amount, duck was tender and potatoes were seasoned well. Brunched with my sister so we opted for the carafe is mimosas which was worth it. Kavin gave exceptional service. I will definitely be returning.

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vipgscubba
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Buckhead brunch choice. Great shrimp and grits.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was average. Service was terrible. Server made a comment that they keep seating them and they can’t catch up. Quick tip- stop taking tables until you are out of the weeds. One way to keep customers happy when you are in the weeds- ensure they have an alcoholic beverage... quick way to make someone happy.

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vipLMatthew
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The server was fairly new, I’ve had him before. Not very friendly, or attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary and Alex were amazing! Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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ChicagoNewbie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The outdoor dining space is amazing, drinks great, and food good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Can’t sit to come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waited for over 20 minutes without anyone acknowledging us...

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I really want to give this restaurant a better rating as I do believe they staff wield extremely hard to accommodate guest especially management. The food could definitely be better and the servers seemed overwhelmed. I’m hopeful things improve as this place is in a great location, beautiful ambience and good staff.

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Coco
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Beautiful setting, but service is slow. Food is mediocre at best, but the ambience is lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Service was one of the worst experiences we’ve encountered. Server was late to arrive to table, she was distracted and disheveled, her shirt a wrinkled mess. She brought one menu for the 4 of us, as they were out. When pressed, she said she guessed she could find the QR code and finally found one. Food delivered by another server, without the sharing plate we requested. He said we’d get one, never returned, had to flag our server down to request that and silverware. The bread on my son’s Nashville sandwich was burned black (half) and his fries were limp and cold. We ordered fried chicken and skillet cake and other son got French toast. Syrup on both meals was room temp/cold. Portion size of chicken was small for the price. French toast overly sweet. Server NEVER returned to our table during meal and we didn’t see her to flag her down to discuss our issues or to get refills. When she came at end of meal we explained our issues and she said she’d talk to manager. Manager never came to our table, just took 20% off the meal. That didn’t address the food we couldn’t eat because it was burned/cold nor the drinks we never got. Those having bottomless mimosas seemed to never run empty and larger parties received more attention. Restaurant is very pretty so it’s a shame. Drive to Tupelo Honey if you want this cuisine. It’s worth the drive!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great and attentive service. The pan seared trout was such a heavenly dish!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Great, food! The service could be better. I was placed at table immediately; however, the waiter did not come until 30-35 minutes later. Seems the facility may be low staffed.

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vipgirltyson
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The food was very bland and overly greasy. It was a far cry from the food pre-pandemic. Sadly dissappointing experience except for the service.

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JustinSW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed absolutely everything about our visit here! The food and drinks were all fabulous and Tracy (sp?) was the sweetest! They took such good care of us and we felt right at home. This will definitely become a regular place we take visitors when they come to town.

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PaulT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner at The Southern Gentleman. The food was creative and delicious, and the service was impeccable. Definitely look forward to my next meal there.

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CareyA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife and daughter to the Sunday's brunch. The food and service was great. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

TERRIBLE. Went for brunch. Service was horrible. Our mimosas came after we were finished eating. Took 45 minutes for the server to take our order. AC inside was broken and they didn’t warn us. We were sweating inside while eating our cold food. I had guests to entertain so I took them there because it looked good and I was so embarrassed. What a horrible experience.

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DomP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was superb, server was super cheerful and our orders came pretty quickly for it being a Sunday brunch timeslot. Portion sizes on some items our table got were a bit smaller than I figured for some of the prices, but overall very, very pleased with it. Definitely will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. I will definitely be back.

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axjeremiehutxch082017202
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foster was the best server ever! Very honest about how busy the restaurant was on a Friday night but still provided stellar service. It was clear that everyone was working together to make the night a success — the host, bartenders, waiters —- all pitched in to handle tables, drinks, and reservations. The food came out fresh and hot (and not from heating lamps). The catfish, fried chicken entree, and oysters were delicious.

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vip18in32
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

This was my 2d or 3d visit to this restaurant, which I've really enjoyed previously. Boy, has the scene it changed. We went on a Saturday night, expecting it to be a place to see and be seen, an excuse to dress up and enjoy a little style. Our fellow diners had other ideas.
The crowd has significantly deteriorated – and who's going to spend $36 for skirt steak and fries, if the atmosphere is unpleasant? It wasn't the experience we were looking for, so we left before ordering. Perhaps we should return on a weekday.

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vipPassionatefoodie
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

My favorite was the seasonal mimosa. My date and I really enjoyed the refreshing flavors mixed in our mimosas. Everything was delicious. The noise made it a little difficult to hear my date talk, however, for a Saturday brunch that is to be expected.

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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 1742 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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