The Southern Gentleman

4.3
1835 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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vipDZignR
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday luncheon meal w/Brunch offerings for those who wanted this option! Wonderful food, glad to have a reservation, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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nlc1970
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is your typical bougie Buckhead brunch place. The food was good, not outstanding though. We arrived at 11:00 on a Sunday and had to wait 15 minutes for a pot of coffee to be brewed. Our server was attentive, but then took a long time to bring water and the coffee. So, I'd say it was a mixed bag.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you for your visit. We're glad you enjoyed the food, but are sorry if you felt like the service could've been faster. We appreciate your feedback and will look into it and make sure that next time you visit everything is perfect from food to service. Hopefully you'll come see us again sometime soon.

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Ilovefoodandeatinoutdaily
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great vibe! The server Knock was AMAZING!!! Provides excellent recommendations from drinks, to apps, entrees and even our desert.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit. We couldn't be happier to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we'll make sure sure to pass along your kind words to Knock. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PattyP
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED eating out on the covered patio at The Southern Gentleman. It was comfortable, quiet, and socially distanced. Service was outstanding; Andrea checked on us often, and was friendly and efficient. The menu is rather limited, but we felt that the choices were very good, fresh, and beautifully presented. We both ordered the hamburgers with house fries, and we enjoyed them; I had my doubts about the burger because I prefer medium rare meat, but the meat was really delicious.

We had difficulty using a gift card that was purchased long ago. The manager came out and talked to us about the situation, and promised to get back in touch with us about issuing a newer gift card within a few days. He gave us his business card.

The only negative about the evening was the fact that we had difficulty finding our car in the vast parking garage! I think that next time we will use the VALET parking, and let the attendants find our parked car.

I would also add that Buckhead Village employs a LOT of security guards. It is a large, busy development, beautifully lit with music at night.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 16 hours ago

Patty, thank you for your visit and the nice review. We are happy to see you enjoyed our food, atmosphere and service so much. Next time you come back, be sure you introduce yourself so we can thank you in person! We look forward to serving you again in the near future.

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server!
I don’t remember her name but she was from Alabama and made great recommendations!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 16 hours ago

Michael, thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit. We are pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipBeckyK
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Deviled eggs were okay. Really enjoyed the duck confit eggs Benedict. The French toast was okay. Didn’t love the bread but the whipped cream was delicious. Our service was kind of slow but the server was very nice, he just seemed very busy.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 17 hours ago

Becky, thank you for coming in and for your compliments on our Duck Confit Eggs Benedict, we're happy you liked it so much We're sorry to hear if you felt like the other dishes we not the right fit for you. We hope you know that if ever anything is not exactly as you hoped for we're happy to remake it for you or recommend you something different. Hopefully you'll come see us again soon!

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AllisonP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The service was extremely slow.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 19, 2021

Allison, we appreciate your visit, thank you. Please accept our apologies if you felt like the service could've been faster. While usually that is not an issue, we will certainly look into the matter and make sure next time you visit our service is what we're known for, fast, attentive and friendly. Hopefully we'll get a chance to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch date for our Anniversary. The hushpuppies are a must!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you for coming in and happy anniversary! It's nice to see you loved our hush puppies and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipDarren
Atlanta
63 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It’s been a while maybe 6 months or so. However, you can tell there have been changes. The brunch menu has very few options. How could you serve catfish without a side of something so I did not order it. However, the chicken and griddle cake was wonderful. Chicken was very tasty.

Did not have enough appetizer plates and when we asked for more she never brought them. I ordered a side of eggs she never brought them until I asked. She also said she would not charge me for the 1 egg which was $5.00 but the bill came and the charge was on the bill. She took it off with no problem. Asked for water and she never brought it. Asked again and she finally gave us water.

I wish the first chef and manager were back. The place was so much better. Seems as though the service and specifics of being on top of stuff is lost. Yes, I still would return.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 19, 2021

Darren, thank you for coming in, we appreciate it. We're glad to know that you enjoyed your meal, but please accept our apologies if you felt like the service wasn't as good as it should've been. Usually our staff is accurate, attentive and friendly, so we will look into what may have happened on the day of your visit and make sure it doesn't happen again. Next time please introduce yourself and we'll see to it that you'll have a perfect visit in every way. We hope to see you soon!

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vipAC05
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and cocktails were good but service lacked. Our server didn't write down our orders so he needed up our drink orders and food orders. We were a party of six. All of our food arrived except mine and it was the same item as another person in our party. My food came out 10 minutes behind the others. They had to remakr one of the entrees the server got wrong and the replacement came out before my food.
Two drinks were brought to our table that we didn't order. Our drive told us he didn't double ring up things and we can just keep the drink. When we got our check both drinks were on it! Smh
Hostess stand needs some guidance.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star rating, it's great to hear that you enjoyed our food and cocktails. However, please accept our apologies if you felt like the service could've been better. We will look into what may have happened, make sure it doesn't happen again and see to it that you have 100% perfect service next time you visit. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The staff is worked really hard. Tip them well.

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SierraH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went here for my boyfriend's birthday and they forgot to treat our table as a special occasion. I wrote birthday and special occasion on my OpenTable reservation. Before the waiter brought us our check, I had to find him and ask if they were going to do anything special for his birthday. It was disappointing, especially since the restaurant was not busy at all for a Monday night. I thought the service was lacking.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 19, 2021

Sierra, thank you for coming in, we appreciate it. Please accept our apologies if you felt like your boyfriend's birthday was not addressed properly. On your next visit, please introduce yourself and we'll make sure your visit is perfect in every way. Hopefully we'll get a chance to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southern Gentleman was a nice place for Sunday brunch. The ambiance and staff were terrific! The staff was very nice and definitely showed my friend and I Southern hospitality.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 19, 2021

We're so glad you came in! Thank you for the kind words, we are happy to hear that you loved our brunch so much and that our service was memorable as well. Hopefully you'll come see us again soon!

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AlfredoR
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated and no one came to our table for over 20 minutes. We ended up leaving

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 19, 2021

Alfredo, thank you for coming in, we appreciate it. Please accept our apologies if you caught us momentarily understaffed. What you're explaining is something that should never happen, and it truly does sound unusual as normally our customer service is on top of things. We'd love another chance to serve you, next time you're in please introduce yourself so that we can make sure your experience is perfect in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special dinner to celebrate the relocation from Chicago to Atlanta. Could not have been better and exceeded expectations. The amazing food was only surpassed by the incredible service from Korey. His recommendations were all spot on! Only miss he had was as a White Sox fan instead of the Cubs. We will be back for sure!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 19, 2021

That's great to hear, thank you very much! We're happy to know that your visit exceeded expectations in every way from food to service. Next time you're in make sure to introduce yourself so that we can thank you in person. We look forward to serving you again sometime soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service is amazing! The food looks great but ends up being disappointing after tasting. For a southern focused menu in Atlanta, it truly misses the mark. Food is bland and lacks the flavor profiles of true southern dishes.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you for your kind words about our service and presentation. We're sorry to hear if you felt like the food could've been more seasoned. We hope you let your server know, as we are always more than happy to remake you your dish or recommend you something else that would fit your flavor preferences perfectly. Hopefully we get a chance to serve you again and we'll see to it that you have a 5-star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly awesome. The restaurant is beautiful. The staff was just so good. Andrea was our server and she was just incredible. The food was DELICIOUS. Well seasoned and cooked. 10/10

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you very much, we appreciate your visit and kind words a lot! It's nice to know everything was perfect, and that Andrea took great care of you. She'll be thrilled to hear your kind compliments and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Food is southern and interesting. Butter milk fried chicken is excellent. Okra chips are rare to see, worth trying. A bit pricy overall as the portion is on the small side. Service is great.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 19, 2021

We're happy to see you found our food to be delicious, thank you for the kind words. Hopefully you'll come visit us again sometime soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was great. Our server Knock was awesome and everything we ordered was delivered with speedy service and a smile. We will certainly be back.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 7, 2021

We're so happy to hear that and look forward to having you back soon. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

This restaurant was very hard to find and service was not very good.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for visiting us. Please accept our apologies if you felt like the service could've been better in any way. We will look into what may have happened and make sure you have 100% perfect service next time you visit. We look forward to seeing again sometime soon!

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MelM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Death of a friend

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was very impressed by the servers. Kavin was awesome and made me feel right at home. My girlfriend and I were very impressed with the quality of the food. The steak was some of the best steaks that we have ever had. Will defiantly make an effort to come there again and recommend family and friends to spend a nice quiet evening at The Southern Gentlemen.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 4, 2021

Robert, that's wonderful to hear. Thank you for your kind compliments, we're happy you and your girlfriend had a nice night with us and we hope to serve you again sometime soon!

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Barb
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was OK not exceptional. Drinks were good but server brought the entrees before the cocktails and then went into a lengthy excuse about the bartender being new or swapping drinks. Whatever. Server was very excitable but well-meaning and attentive. She may have had too many tables to serve. Poor signage about how to access the upstairs since elevator only specified the Gypsy restaurant access.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 4, 2021

Barb, thank you for your visit. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our drinks, but are sorry if there was any delay in bringing the drinks to your table. This is usually not an issue and if there was any mix up at the bar we hope you know that would be a very rare occasion. Hopefully we'll get a chance to serve you again sometime soon and we'll make sure it is a perfect visit is every way.

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GlennD
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was outstanding. Good food great service

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on October 19, 2021

Glenn, we're thrilled to hear that! Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and Shannon was outstanding! I will be back.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you for your visit and 5-stars! We're happy to know you enjoyed your meal and that Shannon took great care of you. We hope to see you back again some day in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday gathering was great .Manager was very accommodating . I was very Pleased.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope you will visit us again some day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing but host was rude.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you for coming in and for the nice rating, it's great to hear that you enjoyed our food so much. However, please accept our apologies if you felt like the host could've been friendlier. We will look into what may have happened and make sure you have 100% perfect service next time you visit. We look forward to seeing again sometime soon!

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Birthday
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Wagyu steak frites and buttermilk fried chicken are amazing! Bar is fantastic!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you very much! We're glad to see you loved your meal and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I had such high hopes for this restaurant. The location is perfect, but the food quality was poor and the drinks were not premium craft cocktail in nature. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, but I do recommend that everyone make their own judgement- because my standards may be different than your own. And you may find that you enjoy this more than I did.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you for visiting us and for the compliments on our location. We are sorry hear if you felt like our restaurant was not the right fit for you. However, we hope you know for the future that if anything ever isn't exactly as you hoped it to be we are more than happy to remake it for you and do anything we can to give you a 5-star experience. Hopefully we'll get a chance to serve you again sometime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. My party was slightly late but they accommodate us very well. I really enjoyed the raw oysters. The mimosas was even better. I’ll be back sooner than later.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you for your visit and 5-stars! We're happy to know you enjoyed your meal and that especially the raw oysters and mimosas were perfect. We hope to see you back again some day in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Wonderful Time Our Waitress... Shan I believe was her name. African American Slim woman. She was overly nice and she was on point with everything. The food and vibes were great. Location is perfect as well. We celebrated out Anniversary and Enjoyed every Moment.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thank you for coming in and happy anniversary! We're glad your visit was perfect and that you loved your server. We appreciate the compliments and hope to serve you again sometime soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The host was extremely rude. However, our waitress a Southern Belle from Tuscaloosa Al was wonderful & the sole reason we would return. The bartenders were very good also.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thank you for coming in and for your kind words about your server. Please accept our apologies if you felt like the host could've been friendlier. While that is normally not an issue, we'll certainly take a look at what may have happened, make sure it does not happen again and see to it that your next visit is a 5-star experience. We hope to see you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kavin was excellent!! Will be coming back to see him again soon!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you for coming in and for the 5-star rating! We sure appreciate your kind compliments about your server, it's nice to know that he took great care of you. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Medi8or
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Loud on a Sunday night. Hard to find. Hard to park.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thank you for your visit. Hopefully we'll have the chance to serve you again soon for what we are certain you will consider a 5-star meal. Please let us know!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Didn’t have a table for one although I reserved one and I had to sit at the bar

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you for coming in, we appreciate it. Please accept our apologies if there was any confusion about the seating arrangements. We will certainly look into it, make sure it doesn't happen again and see to it that your next visit is perfect in every way. Hopefully we get a chance to serve you again sometime in the near future.

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LizF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and the food was really good! Would definitely go back. It is tricky to get to as it is in the Buckhead Shopping Center. It is actually above shake shack and you gotta take the elevator up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 19, 2021

Thank you for coming in and for the nice rating. We're so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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ImaniM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food.