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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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