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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Special Occasion (31)
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Fit for Foodies (29)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Romantic (21)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Cozy (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Notable Wine List (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (12)
Fun (12)
Authentic (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (7)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Greeted with a warm welcome as we entered the restaurant and seated promptly. Mitchell, server, introduced himself and was very attentive and knowledgeable the throughout our visit. The delicious food arrived in a timely manner. The portions were greater than expected and tasty down to the last bite. The restaurant atmosphere was comfortable and classy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was excellent and food was even better! Always consistently wonderful. Thank you!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fabulous as always!!!! We were seated at our favorite table in our favorite server's section! Mitchell is the best! Clifford, the manager, already had it in his notes that Mictchell was our favorite as well as where we liked to sit! There's a reason it's our favorite restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere! Excellent place for a romantic dinner or a work meeting. The customer service is absolutely amazing. We'll definitely be returning!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I love the food and service at Wisteria. I do not love the noise level.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was outstanding

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great atmosphere and great food highly recommend this for a wonderful dining experience

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Wisteria tonight! We really enjoyed our appetizers (oysters and calamari) and our meals (pork tenderloin and catfish), and finished off by sharing the warm pecan walnut brownie. Our waiter, Christian, was knowledgeable and pleasant, and provided excellent service (along with other staff that took care of us throughout our dinner). The restaurant is in a building built in the 1920's and offered a very relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely go there again if we are back in Atlanta. Lynne and Rich

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

I don't normally write reviews but my friends consider me a foodie. The food here was ahhh-mazing. For appetizers, we got the calamari with pumpkin hushpuppies (separately because we have a vegetarian in the group) and black-eye peas hummus. We ordered a second round of the hushpuppies because they were so good. For entrees, my friend got a hodge podge of sides including the Braised Greens Mac & Cheese, Sweet Corn Pudding, and Sweet Potato Souflee, which she enjoyed and said this is some of the best food she's eaten. Me and my other friend got the fried chicken, which was fried just right and the collard greens underneath has a great flavor. An overall excellent meal and as someone who rarely returns to restaurants because there are so many options out there, this one is definitely good enough to return to!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was my first time at Wisteria...we absolutely loved it! The service and the food were spectacular. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was excellent. We ordered the crab bisque, oysters on half shell, puréed cauliflower, beef carpaccio, quail, clam spaghetti daily special, and skate wing. All were delicious and perfectly seasoned and cooked. For dessert we ordered fried apple pie with vanilla gelato, s’mores in a jar, and the brownie. Perfect portions for dessert albeit a bit pricey for what you get. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Dessert was good, but disappointingly small. Yes, dessert was meant to be ordered as a trio for $17, versus 1 at $6. Still, yet, they should have better, more traditional desserts with commensurate prices ($7-$9 range). The bread pudding portion at $6 was hideously small.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was very creative and great tasting. Service was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was delicious with a wide range of options. Everyone in our group of 6 left full and happy

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Attended with a party of 10. Some what limiting considering size of facility. Food was good. Service could use some improvement as it relates to hostess greeting (lack there of). Waiter was pleasant and witty.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was one of my best dining experiences ever. The food was so tasty and fantastic. The service was excellent and accommodating. They were very busy and still found time for everyone. The staff was always moving! It was loud, but it was Saturday night so completely understandable. The decor was very nice and cool. Private parking with free valet. Extensive wine, beer, and drink list. My husband got the pork and it was the best we have ever had. My crab risotto was to die for! We finished our activities earlier than we thought, so even though we had a 7:30 reservation, they seated us when we arrived.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Authentic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was rushed. They got My drink order wrong. The food was uninspired. I was hoping for so much more. I left disappointed

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great, interesting food! Wonderful staff. Southern food with an upscale flair.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were seated by the door. Way too noisy to have any real conversation at tables for two which are long and narrow. My main dish was two pork chops ("bone in and pounded for tenderness") but the bone was only 3/8" think so they weren't pounded much. Poor lighting and heavy gravy prevented seeing the bones making it difficult to avoid them. Ordered a side of sugar snaps that were not even blanched and almost too stringy to eat. Dessert of fried pie (tiny) with $1.50 extra for ice cream, was very good. Go for dessert and sit at the bar. Take $$$

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was very good. VERY loud and hard to hear. Luckily the manager got us a round table because any other option would have been bad for our table of 6 as it was still very hard to hear and talk with everyone. Service was fair at best.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, lots of GF options and great fun!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious! Had the fried quail and it was excellent. Biscuit wasn't anything special nor were the grits or corn side I ordered. But the quail was great. Very juicy. Also the sangria was probably the best I've ever had. (Red sangria.) the service was top notch as well. They work as a team and really take care of you.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lovely place with terrific southern inspired authentic yet inventive food.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

It was a good experience but I misguided by their online menu. It stated they had rack ribs but upon arrival it was discovered their menu online was for summer dining. It was my boyfriend's birthday and he enjoys racked lamb but was disappointed when they couldn't provide what they advertised. They definitely need to update their menu and accommodate misleaded customers for their inconvenience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great service, great food and a great spot to spend an anniversary dinner. Tables are a little close together.

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