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About TRACE

Located in the W Atlanta – Midtown, TRACE Atlanta is a farm-to-table take on the Southern dining experience featuring classic and modern twists on New South favorites. By using “traceable” ingredients from local farms to create these Southern-inspired dishes, the restaurant connects with the immediate community and provides the freshest sourceable fare.

*For parties of 6 or more a 20% service charge is included.

188 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30361
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Monday - Friday: 6am - 11:00 am
Saturday & Sunday: 7am - 11:00am

Dinner
Saturday: 5pm-10pm
Sunday CLOSED for Dinner

Cross Street:
Juniper St NE

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 724-2550

Website:
http://www.traceatlanta.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is Complimentary for three hours with validation from TRACE for guests dining with us for Breakfast and Dinner. The Valet Stand is located in front of the hotel entrance on the corner of 14th Street and Juniper St at 188 14th St, Atlanta, GA 30361

Public Transit:
Art Center - MARTA STATION

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
To view our monthly promotions, visit us at http://www.traceatlanta.com/ and check out our special menus and events. For private event inquiries for parties of 13 or more please call 404-724-2553 or email us at watlanta.midtown@whotels.com.

Specials

Specials

Private Dining

Celebrate all things Southern in the heart of Midtown when you bring your next event to TRACE. TRACE is ideal for intimate gatherings, cocktail receptions, client dinners and more.

TRACE Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Unexpectedly great food!! There was a DJ playing in the lounge bar below which made it a bit loud.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had a reservation and the restaurant didn't bother to tell us it had closed due to weather. We came to the restaurant in inclement conditions and would have otherwise made different dining plans. A simple courtesy notification would have been expected. Very poor customer service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great service & food was delicious ! Will be visiting again very soon !

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Service was ok.... Food was ok... Loved the decor. Really nice with the pillows. I was expecting the food to fresh and good. Our fries looked like they were borderline burnt and bottom of barrel. We had to wait a few mins to even be noticed and seated.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Very limited menu

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Not as advertised. Hotel restaurant trying to pass as farm to table. Say all the right things on the site, but don't deliver in the restaurant.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food presentation was better than the actual taste. Service was good but only one server. Nice view of the city and opportunities to enjoy the city's night life.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The portion size on the "Starter" items equals entree size. I ordered two thinking they would be small and I couldn't eat it all because the servings were plentiful. Everything was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 21, 2017

the seating area was very cute, we sat in the elevated booth area with lots of pillows. Great lighting from large windows, the shrimp and grits were good, a little lacking on the shrimp, but liked the addition of the egg

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, People Watching, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Warm welcome and flawless service.
Creative presentation on the plate and food are delicious.
Thank you for the wonderful time.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 18, 2017

This place should not be tucked away on the second floor of a hotel- food, decor, service are all top notch and TRACE deserves an equal, physical presence with the other fine establishments in the immediate area. After immersing yourself in the fine arts scene, bypass the restaurants that you can see (and have to wait for a table) and head inside the W for this gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day Brunch! All entries were overcooked! Enough said!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The service here was absolutely horrible. It was like we were not even there. Also,
the food took forever. I made the mistake of thinking the buffet was ready at 1000 when it was actually 1100. We ordered our food around 1015 and it did not come out until 1100. We could have just waiting for the buffet all along. The food was actually pretty good when it actually came but I will not go back here again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Read some reviews that were critical but we had excellent meal with attentive service. Excellent location and interesting decor. Doesn't seem to be drawing crowd it deserves

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We had a great overall experience here. It was very sparsely populated but that made it nice and quiet, and the service was spot on. Food was inventive, very flavorful, and everything was cooked well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 25, 2017

TRACE was amazing. My husband and I made reservations, but we arrived early and was seated immediately. The staff was exceptionally friendly and the atmosphere was incredible. The table we sat at was very comfortable. We both can't wait to go again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Parking and finding out how to get into the hotel was a nightmare. When I originally booked this place I didn't know it was in the hotel. Food was ok, not great. Server was great despite everything else that the restaurant was lacking.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We arrived for an early dinner to celebrate my moms birthday, but we're running 10 minutes late. We called six times before anyone answered. We arrived and there were only 7 other tables. There was no hostess to greet us and the bartender didn't help initially, but after a minute of standing around awkwardly, he sat us. It was 20 minutes before I got up to try and find a waiter. I found one, and apparently she was the only one for all seven tables. On a Saturday night. Eventually we got our drinks and orders taken, but everything was incredibly slow. Food and drinks were just ok when we eventually got them.

I hardly ever leave reviews, but this was a particularly bad experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Restaurant was fairly quiet for a Wednesday night but Jessica took excellent care of us. Will definitely come back on future trips to Atlanta. Keep up the good work!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The bartender was rude and gossiped about me and my party before we arrived. He had no idea some of my party had arrived and was listening to him talk. When we arrived we asked to be seated he said we couldn't be seated without our party. He then went on to lecture us in a very condescending and saracastic tone. I advised him that he was being rude and he became argumentative. My friend confirmed this and we left. It was just unprofessional how he behaved....it was my birthday.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Waited too long for apps then entree came while we were in the middle of eating the apps. Sent those back until we were done with apps and when entrees came again, it was clear that they had simply stuck it under a heat lamp. The grouper was dry and crispy and the risotto was crunchy. The wine tasted liked vinegar. Very disappointing! So , I spent $150 for a salad and 2 apps. Won't be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great ambiance, excellent wine, good food. A good place to come before attending the Atlanta Symphony or a play at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre (an easy walk away). That's what we did, and we all enjoyed it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Friendly, but empty so there was zero buzz. I felt like a hotel restaurant, oh wait it was. Food was quite good but very limited in choice. Not recommended.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Everyone here is very friendly. I think they were low on staff. Our table wasn't ready so we sat at the bar for 20 min without getting drinks until the very end. Our waiter took an appetizer order that didn't come until right before our food was served. We also didn't get water poured until our main entrees arrived. We ordered drinks that came late. The charcuterie appetizer is delicious. I had the ribs which are tasty but a bit on the firm side. I asked for a toilette for my hands - never came. Everyone else enjoyed the food - fresh and tasty. Unfortunately the service was noticeably deficient.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Service was very slow wouldn't recommend if you are in a hurry. Took almost 30 minutes to settle the bill

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Food was better than it had been before, but still pretty heavy (lots of fried stuff). We had two vegetarians and options were fairly limited as was the wine list (really should go beyond California!). However, nice waitress, really tasty salads and flavorful entrees made for a fun evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Service was amazing here!! We had a great time. The food was also great.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The food was very good and the atmosphere is lovely

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Great restaurant for business as the food is moderately portioned and the service is great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Outstanding Value, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Enjoyed the rarely offered brunch they had on New Years day. The staff was very kind and friendly and took care of us.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The pimento Mac and cheese was excellent as was the lamb!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Great service; food was average to above average; limited wine list

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Great location and perfect for any event at Woodruff Arts or High Art museum.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2016

This was our first visit to Trace and it was quite disappointing. Unlike some of the other reviews, our service was VERY good. Our server was very attentive and understood that we were in a rush to make a show and she made every effort to get our food order quickly, while not seeming rushed. My issue with Trace was the food itself. The Shrimp and grits were extremely runny and lacked any taste. The grilled redfish was dry. The pimento mac n cheese was also very dry and lacked any real taste of pimento. Unfortunately, there are too many other choices in this area of Midtown so we won't be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Wonderful food everything was a "10" food-wise except for the ribs which where far too salty. The kale salad, lamb, Mac and cheese and drinks were amazing. The atmosphere was relaxing and romantic. We will return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2016

The restaurant is situated inside a hip hotel (The W) so the 1st impression is set by the owners of the space. Smart!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Wonderful food and experience - far exceeded our expectations! Great pre-concert/theater spot.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2016

I enjoyed my meal here. The service was great and it was very quiet and comfortable. I did enjoy the Springer MT Chicken. It was just enough food. The drink menu was very nice also.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Great experience - Service was excellent, the food was excellent, couldn't have asked for a better birthday dinner for my wife.

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 23, 2016

The Sunday brunch had few options and there was not enough food coming from the kitchen to meet the demand. They were out of quiche. The service was good from the wait staff.

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