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Venkman's

4.6
354 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Good for Groups (263)
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About

Venkman’s is a restaurant and live music venue in the heart of Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. Executive Chef Nick Melvin’s creative take on comfort food classics are paired nightly with the eclectic live music lineup curated by Nicholas Niespodziani and Peter Olson of the Yacht Rock Revue.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Thursday
Dinner 5:30PM-10:00PM

Friday & Saturday
Dinner 5:30PM-11:00PM

Saturday Brunch
10:30AM-3:00PM

Sunday Brunch
11:00AM-4:00PM
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Phone number
(470) 225-6162
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Melvin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ashley
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Entertainment
Venkman's features eclectic live music seven nights a week curated by Partners Peter Olson and Nicholas Niespodziani, the creative masterminds behind PleaseRock and the frontmen of the Yacht Rock Revue. Venkman's custom stage, pristine sound system and variety of ticketed and free shows feature performers ranging from local upstarts to national stars. From rock and roll to bluegrass, soul to salsa, country swing to live performances of classic albums - the only music you won't hear at Venkman's is the same old, same old.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

We were a group pf high maintenance drunken women and they handled our requests and sillyness beautifully. Thank you for a great evening. Food was yum. Drinks were a little small and expensive . Music was great.

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LarryB (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food and enjoy the live music, but, entirely too loud if you are going for any conversation.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

Service and food is amazing! Great for everyday but paired with music for brunch was perfect for a birthday celebration.

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Jrobe164 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Really enjoyed our experience! The service for large parties was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on September 5, 2017

Had a great time celebrating my birthday with your staff helping. My guests were very happy! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

A bit noisy neighbors and service was terrible but band was great and food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

It was a really nice brunch. Service great food very good. We chose this place because of the bottomless Mimosa's and the band. Really enjoyed the live jazz at brunch. The mimosas were not very good though. It was just a big glass of not great quality orange juice and a tiny splash of champagne. I ended up just buying a couple glasses of champagne to go with my bottomless Mimosa. We had the blueberry donuts and lemon curd - we kept sneaking tastes of the curd. We both had the chicken and grits which was pretty tasty served in a great big bowl. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

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Tnjmoon (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

The entertainment was amazing. Our server was fantastic as well. The mussels were delicious & full of BBQ flavor. Unfortunately, the rest of the meal was a huge disappointment. We've eaten at Venkman's several times & this menu left a lot to be desired. The octopus smelled funky when it hit the table, there was a weird aftertaste with the dish. The fries were too greasy & too salty. The shrimp dumplings had a miso broth that was not flavorful at all. The hummus lacked salt. The drinks were pretty tasty though. That was a plus. We loved our server & the way the staff worked together. The hostesses were super sweet as well. Hopefully, the menu changes back pretty soon so we can visit again.

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shawn (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

The band was really energetic. But the food was too salty. I expected a bigger crowd but it was ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Best brunch experience in Atlanta! Very hip ! I had the best Huevos Rancheros I've ever been served! Super clean and healthy and I wanted to lick the plate. Best meal I've been served in a long time. A must return and I wouldn't consider anywhere else for a weekend meal. I'm ready for dinner and concert . I just was so pleasantly surprised!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

I enjoyed my self ! When I came in they had a movie playing for kids before I left there was a live band playing .

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

Music was way to loud and female sang out of pitch. Left early because I prayed she would go on break, but never did.

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Debra (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

We came to hear the music and was not disappointed! The overall restaurant offered an outstanding duet, the food we ordered was delicious, and the waiter and staff were efficient and friendly. A wonderful evening, loved everything!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

Such a fun venue! Lots of energy and extremely talented musicians. The food and wine were just right. Cannot wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

Jazz Night was on Tuesday and it was amazing. The Fruity Pebble Sammie was the best ice cream (gelato) I ever had in my life. It was a fun environment, waitress are knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely going back

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Bottomless mimosas and music entertainment with your brunch

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Kwasi (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Venkman's is an all around great place. Excellent food, great live music, and wonderful service. I would recommend this place to anyone I know.

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BeenthereAtethat (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Great mix of people. Fantastic service. Good vibrations!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

We came to see Joe Gransden and other musicians play jazz. It was great. We will come back to see him again.

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Vas1429 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

Great spot for live music any day of the week. Food is prepared by excellent chefs and comes out quick! The atmosphere is amazing in this place, with friendly staff and great live music.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

Best spot in Atlanta !!!! Music is always amazing The food is fantastic and the service is excellent

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

Food and music fantastic. The fried chicken was the best ive ever had. Our server however was nit friendly or timely. Kind of seemed like she could care less about us.

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PeopleWatcher (E. Tennessee)
3.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

Waitress was non-interested, we had to really pry to get any food descriptions. My main concern is overall value. Food portions were extremely small (trout size barely equivalent to what I would get in two fish tacos ($7) - yet price was more than double ($15). Also had brisket sandwich but it was very fatty and the portion was small. Not fulfilling taste wise or filling stomach wise. I can get triple the size of expertly smoked brisket at places all over Atlanta for $12. It is a groovy place but the food is a token not really the main event. I can go to the museum to get artsy, but don't want my food that way.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was amazing and the music made the evening fun !
I highly recommend for any occasion!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

I love this place! Makes a great date night because you'll have great food, entertainment and conversation all in the same night. We also loved taking our kids here for Saturday morning sing-a-long brunch. Such fun!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

I've been to Venkman's before and always had a good experience. However, when I went a couple of night ago, it was even better than usual - mostly because of our amazing server, Connor. He took a great place and bumped it up a few notches for me.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

Friendly, quick, and efficient service. Comfortable atmosphere for eating and listening to music. Somewhat limited menu but the octopus and trout were enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

I had a really good time last night at the Jazz Jam Session. I love the venue layout, and the customer service was excellent! (Connor was my server.) I also appreciate that it was easily accessible from the highway. It was my first time coming, and I will definitely be back soon!!!!!

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EatItAll (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

Great brunch and band! All you can drink mimos were fun. Great menu selection!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent restaraunt!!

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