The Southern Gentleman

4.5
901 reviews
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Southern, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(404) 939-9845
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Buckhead Ave
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Parking details
Valet and Self Parking is available within Buckhead Atlanta. We offer validation for three hours of parking in the Buckhead Atlanta parking decks.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

At The Southern Gentleman, we celebrate every aspect of what it means to be in the South. We graciously welcome our guests to our home to experience genuine Southern hospitality, locally-sourced cuisine, and handcrafted cocktails.

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Eat, drink, and be merry this Christmas Eve! Kick off the cheerful time with family and friends at The Southern Gentleman. We will be open for lunch and dinner featuring our regular menus with chef specials & festive cocktails!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in 2019 in Southern Style with a lavish four course prix-fixe menu at The Southern Gentleman for $70 per person! As midnight approaches we will have party favors, a DJ, balloon drop, dancing and more!

Monday, December 31, 2018

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Mon - Thu 11:45AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What 901 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The waiter we had was awful. She kept serving us from behind the booth reaching over 2-3 people. I had to verbally ask her to serve us from the end of the table (like a normal server).
We asked for a menu and it was delivered to the wrong table, the server cam back to the table and asked had we made up our mind and we had to let her know that we never even got the menu.

The Sunday’s Brunch menu is EXTREMELY limited. The French Toast was dry and the topping was not good. Two people with my party ordered it and didn’t like it.

I’ve been here on a Saturday evening and it was MUCH better, but today’s experience was awful!

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Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food wasn’t great at all it was loud and my waiter wasn’t the best overall I wouldn’t come back

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t
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to the Southern Gentlemen for best friends birthday. From when we walked in the door the staff was very welcoming, the ambiance was amazing. Cocktails, appetizers and food was everything. I would come back and come for Sunday brunch.

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E
Charlotte
87 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good good and outstanding service. It was our birthdays and the managers came by with special treat too. Would come again!

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G
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Disappointing. We all three has the kale Caesar salad and two of the three agreed it was very gritty. One didn’t eat her salad, I picked the chicken out of mine. Our third person did enjoy hers. Would not go back. Too many great places to eat around this area.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch experience. TSG Burger and Pimento and bacon omelette was delicious. Service was slightly slow but overall awesome atmosphere. Will be back.

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LG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went for a date night. We made reservations on Open Table the same day. We were seated right away and our server greeted us shortly after. The meal recommendations were spot on and the drinks were delicious. We will be sure to go again and try some of the other dishes.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lamb was amazing. Grits have no taste but good texture. But seriously the grits are horrible. Okra and green beans were solid. Will visit again to try some other items.

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The hostess and server were nice but did not seem very experienced. The food was pretty bland - we ordered three appetizers and a meal each and there was nothing that we ate that I wanted more of or would go back for. The noise level was really high - it was hard to carry on a conversation. None of the experiences were outright awful but, for the prices, I would expect everything to better...especially the food.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect date night. Atmosphere was great, lively and fun. The food and drinks were amazing and reasonably priced. Can't wait to make this a regular spot.

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G
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

In the spirit of constructive criticism, we were underwhelmed. After reading the great reviews on Open Table and looking at the photos of the food, our actual experience did not live up to our expectations. The restaurant is in a beautiful setting and it, itself, is pretty. The woman welcoming guests at the door was perfect. She was truly welcoming. The bartender was very welcoming and friendly. And that is where our lovely experience ended. The restaurant is loud. We were seated in a lovely booth but to speak to our dinner companions across the table from us, you had no choice but to speak loudly. The conversation going on around us was one thing but the music was loud. And then, for whatever reason, it got LOUDER. At 7:15 pm. Makes no sense to me. You literally had to just about shout at the person across the table from you so they could hear you. In a dance club I can understand that. In a restaurant where there are entrees over $30, it is unacceptable. Even the woman who was waiting on us could not hear. She asked us if we would like her to explain the menu and we said yes. She simply walked away. When she came back with our drinks we asked her again to explain the menu and she was very helpful, explaining several things. We took her advice and ordered the deviled eggs. They were delivered with NO PLATES. So the four of us stared at them for about 5 minutes until I flagged down someone... a busboy? And asked if we could get some plates. I don’t remember his comment but it was clear he was surprised we hadn’t been given any. I will say that the deviled eggs were delicious. My personal deliciousness stopped there. I ordered one of the “house specialties,” according to our waitress - the chicken breast, collards, and macaroni and cheese. The collards were tasty. The Mac/cheese was okay. The chicken was dry and tasteless. If the food were the only weak factor, I’d go back because the setting is lovely and everyone has an odd day. But the Volume-UNACCEPTABLE.

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, I saw this restaurant on Atlanta Eats and decided to give it a try. We celebrated my husband's birthday. A wonderful experience.

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d
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food- delicious. The service - attentive, for the most part. The issue - dessert was a haphazard presentation, with one being delivered, and the other three diners left hanging. We had expressed to our server that we had a show to attend, but we couldn’t get those last desserts out. We finally timed desserts, check, and a manager’s apology with a certificate for complimentary dessert at our next visit.

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BH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

great food, nice ambiance ! It is in a nice area with a nice view.

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s
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our two month anniversary and the service was outstanding!

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c
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Planned my trip to this restaurant to try some Pappy Van Winkle bourbon and was very disappointed to discover the prices were 30-50% higher than what they advertise on their online menu. Besides that, everything else was great. The short rib was amazing!

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E
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Til was our server and was absolutely excellent. This was my third time eating at the Southern Gentlemen and each time it gets better.

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AF
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This places is great for any type of occasion. The food and drink is fabulous. The service is awesome.

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J
Atlanta
202 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Brunch on Veterans day found the restaurant very busy, loud bad live music, restrooms without supplies and long waits for food and drink. We made this mistake but will not return.

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MA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great. We went for brunch.
Only dislike was the live music was so loud it felt like you were competing with it to hear your conversations rather than it being background music.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The “rabbit pot pie” tasted like chicken - shredded chicken. It had the consistency of shredded chicken and a pricey meal at that. I should have had the burger and my friend loved the beef.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Braised short rib was our favorite.

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B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Service was excellent. The dish of shirt rubs was outstanding but over-priced. We sent back the spaghetti squash dish.
Heated wax making vet loud noise on the patio which was disturbing

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E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The good: Atmosphere and Staff
The bad: The food

Not bad for happy hour but probably will not eat here again.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The waitress seemed new. It took our food forever. Service overall was subpar

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic!! Wonderful service! Beautiful decor! Highly recommend!!

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GB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine. I made reservation for Sunday Brunch, I enjoyed the food and the service was spot on. Very cute host of front and a very cute waitress to boot.

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Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went for brunch and waited 1 hour before we got our food. We got there 1hr after they opened. Folks around us who ordered after us got their food before us. Got tired of waiting and then left.

I usually sit at the bar for dinner on a Thursday or Friday and never had a bad experience. But brunch was something else.

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KZ
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant! Manager was very good and attentive. Server was very professional and entertainment awesome.

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DD
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My first time and I'm definitely returning. It's was a pleasant break from the rush and expectations of your typical evening in Atlanta.

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s
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Our first time at this restaurant and we were so disappointed. Noise level was thru the roof and food was very mediocre for the price. Our waiter was great and did a great job but ambience was lackluster. Appetizers were good but entree was not good at all. Drinks were extremely overpriced and watered down. So disappointing!

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

by far the worst experience I’ve ever had with any restaurant on open table. truly disappointing.

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B
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just returned from TSG and were blown away by the service (and the food!). Lauren made this an evening to remember for us--she was absolutely right in all her recommendations, and she was so friendly and welcoming.

We ordered, as we often do at a new restaurant, as many appetizers as we can eat, ordering two at a time until we get full. Lauren was in full agreement with our strategy, saying she, too, liked to order that way. We also ordered several of their special drinks including a new Kentucky bourbon, "Old Medley," that was fabulous. Lauren guided us to that order, asking us what our price point might be (so very thoughtful--nothing worse, in my opinion, than a server suggesting a drink w/out a price with us only discovering when we get the bill that it was 3 or 4 x more expensive than we expected).

The main courses and salads may be wonderful too, but we can recommend the pimento cheese dip, the fried green tomatoes, and the mussels--all three were the highlight of our meal (well, including the drinks). But then, when we opened our leftovers, we discovered a piece of chocolate chess pie that Lauren had included. OMG (yes, I am pretending I am a Millennial), it was so very very good. We can hardly wait to return.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit to Atlanta and found this gem. The Southern Gentlemen was a bar in a trendy shopping district. Their specialty appeared to be whiskey & southern food. Everything was amazing, service, seating and food were all fantastic.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had a group of six women and the service was prompt.

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food; great atmosphere; excellent service. I will definitely return.

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Not for me I am afraid. Too bright inside for dinner and our waiter was too relaxed. Did not write down our order and so therefore missed off one of our starters. What a surprise! Seemed reluctant to take our full order in one go and wanted to take it in stages. Strange! The wine order was also messed up. Red wine poured before white etc. The sharing steak platter came with only one plate and you are supposed to hack into your ribeye and share it out yourself. The food was pretty good but the rest of the experience meant it will not be enough to come back for.

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R
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. We had the Ribeye for two, the burger and the Fried Chicken. Everyone really enjoyed the meal. The steak was cooked exactly as ordered. Our server was training a new server and the two of them did a very good job.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food. The weather decided to cooperate as well and we were able to enjoy our meal on the patio.

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J
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our server was amazing and the manager was really attentive! We will be back

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