The Southern Gentleman

4.3
1800 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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
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.

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Medi8or
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 2 days ago

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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 2 days ago

Imani, thank you very much! We hope to see you back in again sometime soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The whiskey selection is A1! The server we had Cory I believe it was took great care of us, the atmosphere was very open. I recommend either of the chicken entrees they are filling the trout was just not worth it just my opinion, but It is delicious!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 2 days ago

That's wonderful to hear about Cory, our whiskey selection and the chicken. Thank you for your nice review and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with my girlfriend was awesome here. We did dinner last minute on a weekday night! We got the burger and the wagyu skirt steak. Both meals were great. I also recommend the old fashioned!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for coming in for a weekday date dinner. We're happy to know you both enjoyed your burger and steak and that you are a fan of our Old Fashioned! We look forward to serving you again.

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LorrieW
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and everything was delicious. Great service and amazing drinks.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 2 days ago

Lorrie, we greatly appreciate you spending your birthday with us and we're glad to hear it was an enjoyable evening. Happy Birthday and we hope to see you back soon!

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Matt404
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Javonne was excellent, took great care of us. Patio is awesome!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Matt! That's great to know Javonne took such great care of you and we're happy to know you liked the patio so much. Next time we see you we look forward to providing just as nice of an experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful but the service was horrible. Didn’t seem like anyone enjoyed working there. Food was ok not a lot to choose from on the menu. Ordered a couple drinks and I’ve had better for cheaper. Noise volume was pretty high but it didn’t bother me. Suggest sitting outside, inside was pretty hot.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your visit and compliments on our atmosphere, but please accept our apologies if you didn't feel the service was as enjoyable. That's certainly not common but we would love to hear more from you so we could look into what may have happened and make sure it is not an issue again. We will send you an email address by private message and we hope to hear from you then have the chance to serve you again for what we're certain will be a perfect meal.

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Britney
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The manager Lance was RUDE. The air conditioning was not working. Food and drinks were subpar. Our server was nice/

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LoganTheCreative
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was pretty hot inside, but it was great experience. Server was amazing!

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vipmelissaM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing service on a very busy Sunday. The energy was great and our server did not rush us even though he was also bartending. Food was good portions and great value for the money! Must go!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 10, 2021

Melissa, we appreciate your Sunday visit and are happy to know you enjoyed your brunch. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great service, but the menu needs work. The food felt like an modern twist on Popeyes. All deep fried with little variety.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you for your compliments on our service. We are a Southern-inspired restaurant and our menu offers a fresh, modern take on traditional dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, like our marinated squash to our roasted chicken or pan-seared trout. More power to Popeyes if they are trying to do innovative things as well. Next time you can make it in be sure to ask your server to point our healthier and many non-fried items. We hope you'll be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good times, I enjoyed myself.

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

Loved everything here! I am still thinking about the fried chicken the next day. Decor, service, and food was GREAT!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 2, 2021

That's great to hear. Thank you and we hope you'll be back to enjoy some more fried chicken soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

beautiful spot and very welcoming staff, but food was a miss. butter salad was over dressed. also, there was a pool of liquid/dressing in the bottom of the bowl it was in. oysters were overpowered by the granita and very large chunks of green apple. i didn’t care for much of the smoke trout either. it had a weird texture and barely any on the cracker. wagyu steak frites was the only decent thing i ate.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 2, 2021

We greatly appreciate your visit and thank you for your compliments on our ambiance and staff, but we are sorry to hear you didn't feel your meal was ideal. If ever something isn't exactly as you had hoped please let us know immediately so we can make you a new item or help you choose something else you will love.Thank you and we look forward to serving you again for what we're sure will be a perfect meal for you. Thank you.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and ambience. First visit was for dinner, recently tried the Sunday brunch, equally as awesome!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 7, 2021

Elle, that's great to hear! Thank you so much for your very kind words and we're happy to know you enjoyed both our dinner and brunch. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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RenaR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food, service and ambiance was good! I had to ask about the AC because it was hottttt.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 2, 2021

Hi Rena. Thank you for your compliments on our food, service and ambiance. Please accept our apologies if it was warm for you. We appreciate that feedback and it shouldn't be an issue moving forward. We hope to see you back soon!

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vipAttyJosh
Atlanta
135 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Southern Gentleman is the standard bearer for what it is. Gorgeous room, spectacular location and views, kind and professional service. Perfect for a "see and be seen" business crowd during the week mixed with ladies and gents that lunch.
The food is very solid, well executed and delivered beautifully. Is there going to be a dish you dream about forever, not really, but thats not what they are doing. How you looked while eating it.... now that may be more memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I sat down to enjoy our one year anniversary. The vibe and ambiance was very inviting and warm. We enjoyed our service and the food was fresh and amazing .

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you for joining us for your anniversary. We're so happy to know you and your husband had an enjoyable evening and we look forward to serving you again some day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Sat there for

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service! We had a wonderful birthday celebration catching up with friends even though the AC wasn’t really working well. Definitely will go back!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you. It's nice to see you enjoyed your meal and we greatly appreciate your visit and review. Hopefully you'll be back soon!

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vipAodonoghue
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food amazing. It was hot in there

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 2, 2021

Aodonoghue, thank you for your visit and compliments on our service and food. We'll certainly keep an eye on the temperature and look forward to serving you again some day soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an great restaurant for my birthday and the staff was Amazing

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 28, 2021

That's great to hear. Thank you so much for your very kind words and we're happy to know you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!…hush puppies were AMAZING!…so was the fried chicken!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 28, 2021

We're so happy to know you enjoyed our hush puppies, fried chicken and service so much. Thank you and we look forward to having you back soon!

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Barry
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has great service, friendly staff and incredible food. Nice outdoor setting under a roof.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you Barry. We are happy to know you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope you will return some day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good and the vibes were immaculate loved the atmosphere and the service was so sweet

The Southern Gentleman
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you and we are happy to hear you enjoyed our food, vibes and service so much. We hope you'll be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for several types of events. Flavorful food items and great conversations.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you! We're so pleased to know you enjoyed out atmosphere and food. We look forward to serving you again some day!

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LynetteB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food came fast and was great. Could have been quicker close out. Waited a while for the check.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 24, 2021

Lynette, thank you for your compliments and please accept our apologies if you had any delay in receiving your check. That normally is not an issue but we will keep our eye on that and we hope you will join us again soon!

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vipNova
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was really good. Our server was very friendly. A bit noisy but in a good way. Fun place for a night out.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 24, 2021

Nova, thank you for your visit and nice comments. We're so pleased to know you enjoyed your night out with us and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipGabeC
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went for brunch and enjoyed the experience overall. Great cocktails in a nice setting. But “hot chicken” sandwiches were not spicy at all and sauce was bland and both the chicken and fries could have been crispier.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi Gabe. Thank you for your visit, compliments on our cocktails and atmosphere, and valuable feedback. Our Hot Chicken can be made spicier on request and the chicken and fries are normally very crispy. Please accept our apologies if yours weren't perfect for you. Please know if every you receive something that isn't exactly as you had hoped, let us know on the spot so we can make you a new item. We look forward to having you back for what we're sure will be a perfect meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic experience as usual. The extremely good ole boy/ southern Belle obnoxious wedding that was going on made me and my husband uncomfortable and it looked like it was making the staff kind of upset. Which if I had to deal with a wedding rehearsal like that I would be uncomfortable too.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 24, 2021

We appreciate what sounds like your many visits and are glad you and your husband enjoyed your experience. We look forward to having you back soon. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful , warm welcome!!! Food was amazing

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you for your kind comments. We are so happy to know you enjoyed your meal with us!

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MonicaV
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My server was not professional, the steak was not good and overpriced. My last visit

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 24, 2021

Monica, thank you for your visit and feedback. That is not the kind of comments we are used to hearing but we apologize if everything was not ideal for you. If possible, please contact us with details about when you visited so we can look into what may have happened and make sure it does not happen again. Thank you and I hope to hear from you.

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LindaG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New favorite spot!

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you Linda. We're happy to hear that and hope to see you back often!

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vipwatercolors23
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent but the hosts at the front were not very friendly or helpful. We requested outdoor seating in the notes on our reservation. When we arrived there were tables outdoor available. They seated us indoors. When we asked again about sitting outside we were told they were saving those tables for later reservations. The table we were seated at was near the hosts podium. A few minutes later two different groups came in and they were given the choice of inside or outside (which we weren’t). We stopped one of the hosts to ask if there was any way we could love since they were sitting other parties outside and she said if she knew five minutes before or if we asked earlier she could have. We explained to her that we did ask but the other host said no. The entire situation made us feel so disrespected and belittled. It’s sad that it really dampened an otherwise good meal.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi Watercolors. We greatly appreciate your compliments on our food and this valuable feedback. Please accept our apologies if there was any confusion among our hosts for your seating. We normally make every effort to get guests tables where they will most enjoy their meal and we'll make sure this is not an issue moving forward. Hopefully we'll have the chance to serve you again soon and please introduce yourself so we make sure everything is perfect. Thank you!

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JessicaM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for girls night or date night! The location is very close to the movie theater and along distance to shopping.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 24, 2021

Jessica, thank you for your visit and kind comments. We hope to see you and the girls or a date back soon!

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EchoRabbit
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It was absolutely delish! Recommend ordering the appetizers and then one or two entrees if you have 5 or more guests. Definitely going back to try dinner.

The Southern Gentleman
Responded on August 24, 2021

Echo, that is wonderful to hear and we look forward to having you back for dinner soon. Thank you!

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vipPrincessFloof
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3