Permanently Closed - Watershed on Peachtree

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Watershed features micro local product, celebrated with whimsy and finesse on the plate. Matt Marcus and Karl Gorline work in beautiful tandem to deliver you the best that the south has to offer. Responsible, Sustainable, Ethical, Flavorful!

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LL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open Table allowed us to make a reservation and when we arrived the doors were locked and the restaurant was dark and empty. We went to a nearby restaurant and were told that Watershed had been closed for over a month!

TS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is closed! Get them off Open Table!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

OpenTable accepted our reservation and then when we go there the restaurant was closed. No explanation or notice.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant closed.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They are CLOSED

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So, the restaurant closed apparently in December. Yet I was still allowed to make a reservation for dinner. Let just say I was very embarrassed when I tried to open the door and it was locked.

SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My problem is not with the restaurant; it is with OpenTable.
I arrived to Watershed having made a reservation several days before with a party of 8 professional colleagues to find the restaurant closed.
Why did OpenTable not tell me about this?
It was embarrassing to have to scramble to find an laternative and made the evening quite awkward.
What happened?

A
Atlanta
61 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined at Watershed on the night they closed. So sad to see such a great restaurant close. I wish Matt Marcus the best and look forward to his next restaurant.

RW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was a Tuesday night, so maybe things were off. Food was EXCELLENT. They were out of the first 2 wines we ordered off the wine list. It was empty and the TV was playing kind of loud, so had a sports bar kind of feel. Just not the same as it was in times past. Again - the food was OUTSTANDING.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for 6 to celebrate a special occasion last Wednesday at 6:45pm. When we showed up, the restaurant was closed for business. Our reservation had been confirmed and we never received any notice about Watershed not being open on Wednesday. Very disappointing.

d
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, not great ambience. Excellent service. Would go again but not in my top twenty to return to...

LD
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Menu is ala carte. With chicken you get biscuits only. What is this - Bojangles? Bartender had to dig up recipe for a mai tai throwing the first one out. Drinks were very weak. Reservations were silly. One couple there at 6:45. I think we can sit anywhere. Employees all on their phones. Typical of people under 35.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Understaffed, took a long time for service. Menu very limited and not same as web page. Food quality was great

WA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The variety on the menu was not very good. I would like to have had more items to chose from.

GR
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and menu are fantastic with the fried chicken and redfish as our favorites. The service was excellent and always a pleasant experience.

c
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you haven't dined at Watershed on Peachtree, you are missing out! -- Best fresh redfish I have had in a while and its preparation was excellent! The chef and his team are outstanding and the wait staff was excellent. Restaurant access is easy and their menu although not extensive has something for everyone's palate -- Basically, you can't go wrong dining at this establishment -

c
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden Gem right on Peachtree. Great food, excellent ambiance and fantastic service.

F
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My older friends and I would appreciate valet parking, as the restaurant used to have.

G
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We came Sunday for brunch after church and there was only 1 waiter. Our order cane out SLOWLY, dries were cold and petrified, and the bun for the burger was soggy.

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

2 people for breakfast brunch was like $80 Too much for breakfast food. Should of went to egg harbor. Plus they wouldn’t sell us any t-shirts. My friend Beas visiting loves the the indigo girls and was sad the manager denied us to buy a t shirt. Oh. Well. Lesson learned.

DR
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Menu too limited. Side items overpriced--$16 for a very small lettuce wedge. Food was good but no ambiance and as we all agreed-the menu was too limited

AE
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar, the burger is one of the best in Atlanta! Everything came out quick and was incredibly good. Wife had the crispy duck...YUM!

TB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service outstanding-try the redfish entre

a
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing service!

WW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Pork Chop was on the fatty side for my wife, to the point whereby she picked thru the meat. the fried chicken was very good.

L
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The fried chicken is one of the best we’ve had! And the burger was wonderful. Hard to take kids though since there’s no kids menu and things tend to be on the spicy side. But the service this time was outstanding!! We had a waiter that we had 10 years ago in the old Decatur Watershed. So that says a lot about their staff.

MV
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was just ok. Feels like you’re trying too hard. Odd ingredients in several dishes that felt superfluous and not successful overall.

The smallest martinis I’ve ever seen.

Our server was lovely.

P
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Disappointing, top to bottom. Best thing was the girl that met us at the door. It used to be a tough place to get a reservation, now at least half empty. Brunch menu lacking, food was the same quality as IHOP. Orange juice from Publix. After having brunch at Miller Union yesterday with fresh squeezed juices and an inventive menu, this was disappointing. Used to be one of our favorite restaurants. Will pass next time.

DN
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

If a chef in a restaurant cannot cook potatoes I won't go back again - sorry

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were really disappointed in our first trip to Watershed. The venue is lovely but on a Friday night it was almost empty. The food was a disappointment as was the indifferent service. My husband’s fish did not taste fresh and should have been hotter. My octopus was very mediocre. We won’t go back.

F
Atlanta
76 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Watershed in Decatur was known as a great cool go to Southern hotspot. Brunch, biscuits and Sunday cocktails were always worth the wait.
Buckhead Watershed is a flop. Only 8 customers when we arrived. Despite this we had poor service, cold biscuits, and marginal meals. Fried chicken at KFC is better!!!
Beautiful venue and location but time to close!!!!

M
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Currently one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. If you have not been to the NEW Watershed since Chef Matt took over you need to run, not walk, there. The food is so very inventive. It's a surprise every time you go.

AJ
Atlanta
126 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, very pretty room, terrible parking.
This was a business lunch and this place is dead before noon. Empty room with AMAZING food. Really, this was a solid meal. Great service as well.
Parking signage is miserable as it is in so many of these "we rent in this giant building" places, and there is no valet at lunch.
Did I mention the food was fantastic. And the service? Great!!!
Parking stinks. Wonderful cocktails and bar service, I can personally recommend the Southern Chicken Monte-Christo and the Brussel Sprouts Appetizer is worth coming back for all by itself. Serious good stuff.

But the parking sucks.
SUCKS.
No signage so my guests were BOTH lost, and no valet at lunch.

OT
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was great and the drinks were great, however, our first waitress was honestly the least friendly and most condescending waitress I've ever had. Our second waiter (not sure what happened to the waitress) was friendly enough.

WT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent and well presented. Service could have been quicker, but was okay.

u
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Restaurant was empty on a Friday night! No vibe. Must improve the experience from the parking. You smell odd smells and the lobby is cheap looking. Not good first impression.

GR
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Highly recommend for any occasion. Easy parking and great location.

R
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best chef in town today! Chef has been there for a year and Matt is rocking it!

JF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Father's Day buffet was a great way to celebrate with my husband and children. Everybody was able to choose what they wanted, and the kids ate free!! The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, good service. Highly recommend!

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