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Wisteria serves American cuisine with a Southern twist in an intimate sophisticated setting. The restaurant is a hundred year old space featuring an extensive wine list and an engaging and knowledgeable wait staff. Specialty dishes include Molasses Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and Iron Skillet Chicken.
Atlanta, GA 30307
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
They cater small intimate affairs.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Wisteria Ratings and Reviews
Excellent food, and the waiter's creative description even convinced my wife (a "green eggs and ham" person) to try skate wings (stingray), a first for her (she liked it). My trout had a Panko crust which added crunch while keeping the fish light. A black eye pea hummus appetizer was made interesting with the addition of pickled vegetables. The crab cake appetizer was also good. A minor negative is that the main room lacks any dividers between the very closely-packed tables. It makes the restaurant noise level pretty high. Happy I went, will go again.
- We made 8:30pm reservations for Valentine's Day and weren't seated until 9:15pm.
- Oysters were fine, but not remarkable.
- I ordered shrimp and grits which was littered with pieces of shell and overbearingly salty.
- My husband ordered a Valentine's special - lobster risotto. It was completely devoid of flavor. The lobster was overcooked and the risotto was one large, dry mass in the middle of the plate.
- Service at the front of the restaurant was absent and table service was rushed.
We won't be returning.
I was there most recently for Valentine's Day and chef Walker Brown created a wonderful special item menu for the evening in addition to the incredible items that are already on offer at the restaurant. Chef always has creative seasonal items and I've never been disappointed when dining here.
We had a lovely dinner on Valentines evening. The food was great and the service perfect. My only complaint was that we felt rushed. Food came faster than a fast food restaurant. It was hot and fresh but there was zero time between courses. Would have been nice to be able to relax a bit more.
It was so crowded and so loud I couldn’t even hear my date across the table and the pork chops had no flavoring and it wasn’t good neither did the mashed potatoes and the fried oysters weren’t good and you only get 3. It was too tight and the tables were too close together. The mussels were good but I don’t want to go back their.
The night started off great we were seated quickly. The service was good, wine list above average. I had the crab bisque for a appitizer and it was amazin got me super excited for the main course which was the lamb. It was terrible, no flavor and had been dried out. My date has the fried chicken but it tasted like fried fish. The manager came by and all he had was excuses excuses excuses . What he did not realize was my date was a local chef and has been cooking for over 10yrs so if she says it taste like the oil, pan, or breading was used for seafood I trust that. He told me that the lamb marinates in its own juices and he could see it glistening. Well I guess it marinated so long it dried out and the flavor was cooked off. We was sent here :) reason why I forgot the name under the reservation! Manager then was yelling at the waitress as if it was her fault and she seemed so flustered but she walked us out the car in the rain with a umbrella so she was the only thing good here besides the crab bisque. Terrible management!
Reservation for 20, but ended up with 23--appreciated ability to accommodate our larger group. All the meals were delicious and the service was great considering the large size of our group and the Wisteria being not a large restaurant. Excellent value! We all enjoyed our business dinner at Wisteria.
It's not my intent to beat up on Wisteria, but we've dined in local places we've enjoyed far more for the same or less money. This was our 5th time dining there, but our first time in more than 3 years. Now I remember why we've chosen to eat elsewhere so many times in the interim. This time around I tried the quail, entree portion. Unfortunately, it was a bit overdone, and the portion small. Salads were flavorful and visually appealing. The crab cake starter was probably the best crab cake we've ever had anywhere, but definitely modest in size. This is definitely a not a shareable starter. My wife's prime rib was good, but nothing exceptional. Her dessert was fair, mine was good. Overall, just a bit of an uneven experience with respect to flavor, preparation, and portion size. Service was really very nice. Our server definitely enhanced the overall experience. Value was not impressive. Two salads, one drink, one starter, two entrees, and two desserts rang in at $139. If flavor had been exceptional I wouldn't quibble about the prices vs portion size. Neither of us bears ill will towards Wisteria, but I doubt we'll be back. There are just too many better places to eat in Atlanta for the money.
We were a little disappointed. Although the quality of the food and of the service was very high, the ambiance was so noisy that our table of four could not converse across the table. We could speak to our neighbor in tete a tete fashion, but my throat was sore from having to shout by the end of the evening. The servers must be developing irreversible hearing damage.
Such good food- most other places that prices are not as high of quality or taste. Mitchell was a great server. One of the only places in all of atlanta we’ve been to that actually had good cocktails- they were unique yet not pretentious and had ingredients that we had actually heard of
I enjoyed the evening but was disappointed at the 45 min wait. We had a dinner reservation, checked in 30 mins before our check in time, went next door for a drink and came back right at 8:00pm. We were not seated until 8:45. That is totally unacceptable. We complained and were just told "Sorry". Had it not been for one of our guest complaining. we may have stood there another 10 or 15 minutes. There were no accommodations made for us after we sat down which was disappointing.
Other then that the food was excellent.
This the second time I have eaten at Wisteria and both times the food was excellent. I made a reservation at 7:45 on a Saturday night for my wife, myself and another couple who are good friends. Wisteria is a small restaurant and because of slower than expected table turnover we were not seated until 8:05. There is a valet lot adjacent to the restaurant.
Our waiter, Mitchell, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. He was very attentive without overdoing it, which was appreciated.
I ordered a ceasar salad, the trout, and a side of mushrooms. My wife ordered shrimp and grits and our friends ordered the chicken. The portions were a good size and everyone enjoyed their food.
Wisteria is not inexpensive but I have no problem with that if the food is very good and the overall experience is memorable.
Of the many places to dine in Atlanta, Wisteria is still our favorite. We have dined here Time and Time again, slow, busy , packed and have always been pleased and beyond satisfied with food and service. We have tried just about everything on the menu and enjoyed every meal. The fried chicken still remains the all time best.
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