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About Wisteria

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.

471 North Highland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Colquitt

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(404) 525-3363

Website:
http://www.wisteria-atlanta.com/

Catering:
They cater small intimate affairs.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet

Executive Chef:
Jason Hill

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Wisteria Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Special Occasion (35)
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Fit for Foodies (35)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Romantic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Cozy (21)
Comfort Food (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Authentic (14)
Fun (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Casual (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I always enjoy our meals here. Food is excellent and the staff is always attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Ryan was our waiter this past weekend and he was a pleasure to dine with! Great place .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We have now been twice. Good food. Good drinks. We have never been there when they were not in the weeds. We have also never been on a weekend night. Service is failing around. Initially good then to the point of having to flag down any passing staff member.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great experience. We got to Wisteria well before our reservation time so we sat at the bar and had a cocktail before hand. The ambiance is laid back and romantic, with soft lighting and a rustic-industrial vibe. Drinks were great, bartender and every one else we came in contact with was polite and warm. Had a great time and recommended to our friends in the area immediately.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wisteria: one of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta and a must eat here every time we come to Atlanta.
Their salads are pricey but always creative and delicious. This visit I had the most tender arugula ever with grilled apples. Delicious, lightly dressed and beautiful presentation although if I were serving it I would have served the grilled apples warm. My husband is trying to eat salt free (almost impossible especially in restaurants ) and our server went out of his way to keep checking on choices to accommodate. This is a tiny restaurant that when filled can get quite noisy. Truly an energetic dining experience with a happy crowd.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was great but food was not as good as I expected and they were out of certain ingredient like the calamari.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

I absolutely love this cozy, beautiful restaurant. The food and atmosphere is amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The Crab Bisque was excellent. Leg of Lamb had a tasteful char but once you got inside the flavor went bland. Sat at bar and service with the bartender was fun with a nice conversation.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious food and drink - service was excellent.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food and service on many occasions. This time we went for NYE...they handled everything well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We’ve gone to wisteria for over 15 years for special occasions. We’d not been in a few years and were excited to get a reservation to follow a comedy show at Dad’s Garage on New Year’s Eve. They’d overbooked the tables so we had a small wait, but that wasn’t a big deal. The food, however, was a huge disappointment. I had the meatballs which were bland and over-salted. I had 3-4 bites and had to stop. The gnocchi was fair. My husband had the pork which had way too much garlic and overpowered the dish. He ate most of it because he was so hungry, but it wasn’t as enjoyable as he’d hoped. Oh and the hush puppies with the calamari were undercooked. It’s the only time we’ve ever been less than thrilled there. It’s hard to swallow $120 meal that’s not spectacular.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great NYE meal! We shared the scallops starter; I had the lamb shank and my husband had the fried chicken. We also shared the braised green Mac & Cheese. All excellent, as was the wine list. Overall ambiance was nice but not particularly interesting or special. Definitely a good spot!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve dinner. Very busy and loads of energy. Some very nice specials. Wisteria is an excellent neighborhood restaurant with top level cooking. But its the service and attention to detail that raises it to a higher level. Thanks Natalie!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We loved our choice for dinner. The vegetable plate was fabulous and so tasty. I had the beef tenderloin with the greens &mac. They both were mouth watering. I will go back just to get that macaroni.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing!! One of our favorites!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Perfect food and perfect service a dining experience!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our family went here for a holiday gathering. The service was super, food delicious and ambiance just right.We'll definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I have been going to Wisteria since it opened. It is a neighborhood gem, and an Atlanta gem.
Jason Hill and Walker Brown are masters in the kitchen and their simple twist on traditional Southern is unique and delicious and a continuing crowd pleaser. Think black-eyed pea hummus, Georgia Costal Shrimp and Grits, Scallops with pork belly, Mussels with charred tomatoes, Fried Catfish. Charming and romantic atmosphere, as well as a fun hangout bar.
Wisteria deserves many visits and I have done many. Service is friendly and accurate and not pretentious. Very popular. Make a reservation and GO!!!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service great meal. We will eat here again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Been coming here for years and it’s still one of our favorite places. We love the atmosphere for special occasions. I like the selection of bourbon, the skate wing, and crab bisque. Great service too.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This place was awesome! Great night out. We had the lamb and the fried chicken and both were excellent dishes. The service was great and we enjoyed the entire experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food, great service, great drinks. Overall it was a very pleasant evening. We weren’t rushed and the place was very busy. Btw...LOVE the artwork in this place from Sergey Cherep. Wow!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great dinner yet again. Thanks to the team. We love the restaurant always.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our anniversary falls around the time most are having Christmas gatherings, which is why the noise level were a bit high. However they were able to find us a nice niche ( per reservations) away from the crowd. We enjoyed everything, the ambiance, food, and host as well as waiter. They made sure we were taking care of, and recommended some great options that taste amazing. Would deffinently recommend, and revisit whenever we are back in GA.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always a pleasure at this little neighborhood gem. Wonderful menu and execution, well trained and knowledgeable staff and Clifford the General Manager is amazing. I have always enjoyed meals here and suggest it to everyone.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great service, great food, and very accommodating staff for my dates special dietary issues.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Organic, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

The staff was very accommodating to our group of 9. The food was very good with a diverse selection. We had several vegetarians in the group who were very pleased with the vegetarian choices. Most of the group had not been to Wisteria in the past but we will definitely place it on our "Worth a return visit" list. Thanks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Arrived at reservation time and was promptly seated. Drinks were good, as well as the food. We felt comfortable and not "hurried" to finish our night. It was very relaxing and we will definitely go again !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I took my wife to Wisteria for her birthday last night. When I made the Open Table reservation, there was a box to check asking if it was special occasion. I checked "birthday" and asked for a candle in a little dessert. The day of the reservation, a manager called to confirm our table. When we spoke, I asked him about the birthday request. He went as far as to read the dessert selections and take our order in advance so it would be seamless. We arrived to the restaurant, ate, drank and had a good time. The waitress put down two dessert menus and took our order. I felt sly because of all the advance work I had put in. The waitress comes back and drops a plain dessert like a hockey puck, followed by the check.

Before you dismiss this as someone whining about a first-world problem, consider these two points:
- We don't go to $100+ dinners regularly. It was a special occasion.
- Why ask if there are special requests if you're not going to follow through?

I would have gladly taken her somewhere else to light a candle for her, but I was told it was being handled. It wasn't. Was it the end of the world? No. Was it a let down? Absolutely.

Nobody was permanently scarred by this, but don't tell someone you're going to do something and then flake out. We won't be back to Wisteria.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Another great meal at Wisteria- interesting signature drinks, delicious appetizers and a wonderful dinner. Terrific service. Would definitely recommend.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Staff was superb and meal was delicious! Will definitely be back again soon :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A long-time favorite neighborhood restaurant. Menu composed of locally-grown food with a variety of choices...all delicious. Excellent and eclectic wine and spirits.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We enjoyed everything from the entrees to appetizers to drinks. The wait staff was attentive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing service and amazing food! Definitely would recommend it!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent food. Impeccable service. Great selection for any palate.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 21, 2017

A nice selection of menu options. Food and service were excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 21, 2017

A few years ago, we had visited this neighborhood spot and left without eating. We're glad we tried it again . The food was delicious - fried chicken. The service was excellent...thanks Natalie! Definitely a go-to favorite now.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at the bar. The food was outstanding, as always, and the service was friendly and prompt.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service, delicious food. The cocktails were creative and the pork tenderloin melted in my mouth it was cooked so perfectly!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wisteria his has been an outstanding restaurant for many years. Jason Hill (owner) and Walker Harper (Executive Chef) have maintained a contemporary Southern menu full of tradition, but rife with exciting interpretations of that tradition. Think black-eyed pea humus with sweet potato chips. And that is just for starters. If you have not been,
then go. If you have been, like me, then you can not wait until the next time.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Theme I had a lot of variety and the food was excellent. We requested no starch (paleo friendly) and they gave us extra veggies. Both are meals were excellent (heritage pork chop and lamb shank). The soup was outstanding. The service was attentive yet unobtrusive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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