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Woodfire Grill

4.6
4.6
3340 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Woodfire Grill indulges Atlantans with seasonally influenced, ingredient-focused cuisine. The menu changes daily and features fresh organic ingredients. Executive Chef Matthew Weinstein incorporates the seasonal offerings of small local farms and purveyors as well as organic beef, lamb, pork, poultry and seafood for simply prepared cuisine. Foods are fire-roasted and grilled with an a la carte menu comprised of first, second, third and dessert courses. Five and seven course chef tasting menus are available every night. Since opening in 2002, Woodfire Grill has been honored by critics in numerous reviews, by both local and national press. The staff at Woodfire Grill is especially proud to have been the focus of such acclaim by such publications as Food and Wine, Gourmet and Wine Spectator. We invite you to come experience the delicious offerings at Woodfire Grill. Since our menu changes daily, our past customers will experience a new collection of seasonal dishes with every visit.

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4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience

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  1. K

    Kanitbeu

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Woodfire and so sad to see it closing. Hopeful another one will open soon!! The area needs more restaurants like this so I am sure you will be supported!

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    ubetcha

    Atlanta

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nicholas has set a standard with his a restaurant that is not matched elsewhere in Atlanta. It will be Atlanta's loss when it closes on May 20th. You will regret, it if you never had the experience.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2015

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Closed for a reason.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of the best restaurants in ATL at very reasonable pricing for incredible food. Always try tasting menu. Has held up through multiple chefs. We are sad to see it close this month and hope there is some way to reverse that decision. But if not - thank you for some absolutely incredible meals. Each bite is a new pleasure and a new surprise.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2015

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    I was last here when the restaurant was under the prior management. It has taken a step backwards since then, from exceptional to mediocre. The food wasn't bad but it used to be great. Service was quite good but I no longer felt that the restaurant was special because the food was so so.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2015

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Overpriced for what it is. We went with the chef tasting menu. All the dishes were almost entree size, and the flavor was just meh~ server was snobbish too. Totally not worth the money!

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    foodlovers

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Each course was unique and delicious!!

  8. c

    crankycel

    Atlanta

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to commemorate our first meeting here almost nine years ago. Chef Matthew Weinstein supervised the chef's seven course grand tasting menu. Each course was a bit of a surprise accompanied by a wine also chosen by the chef. They printed out our menu and presented it to us when we left. This was a great evening; we spent about 3 hours there. Fabulous. Sorry to say Woodfire Grill is slated to close in May. We will follow Nick Quinones to his next venture! Go visit before it closes.

  9. R

    Russ

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the owner, Nick, holding the door open for us in pouring rain, to the chef coming out to ask us about the experience, to the kindness of Andrew our waiter and Erin and Jason who all made this an extraordinary experience, Thank YOU!! Once upon a time the "Kult of Kevin"(former head chef), moved on with him. Now Matt holds sway and for his youth, brings an nuance that most top chefs haven't really approached with my dining of late. Each course in the tasting menu was brilliantly executed. The lamb and scallops dishes were of particular note, although the pork belly and it's succulent taste was my son's favorite. Nick and his staff have a winning combination!! Thanks again, Russ from Wisconsin

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    vivalavida

    Washington DC

    193 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were in town for a conference near the airport and took a cab for a 30 minute drive to this restaurant to experience their tasting menu. It was worth the trip!!! I was a most memorable gastronomical experience. I very rarely give 5 stars in everything. Only exceptional restaurants who impress me as a foodie by taking me to extreme culinary experiences get this high rating. Top congratulations to their executive chef Mathew Weinstein for a terrific evening. We had the 5 Course Tasting menu with wine pairings. Perfect pairings made the entire experience even more memorable. We tasted: Hamachi Crudo, Scallop, Pork Belly, Lamb, and much more, Everything was prepared in the most meticulous and incredible way. Each bite was a total pleasure. We took our time to enjoy our dishes and appreciate the wonderful flavors. This restaurant is now on my must visit list each time I return to Atlanta.

  11. MW

    MikeW

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal that we have had in a quite while. One of Atlanta's best restaurants. we had the 5 course tasting menu w/ wine pairings-everything was exquisite. We can't wait to come back.

  12. W

    Woody

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been to a lot of great places in Atlanta but this place sits far above the rest. For starters we had the bartenders choice, I had "brown" a pecan espresso old fashion and she had the "white" an Aviator. Both were excellent. We decided on the 5 course chefs choice, since we couldn't decide on any one thing from the menu because it all sounded great. We weren't disappointed every course was outstanding from presentation to timing to wine pairing and of course taste. I still can't decide which course was the best. The Staff was excellent and our waitress friendly and very knowledgeable. We can't wait to go back and try the 7 course dinner next!

  13. SS

    ScottS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    greater experience than expected. Get the $90 tasting menu ! All at the table must get it. I am from out of town, took two customers and they chose the full tasting menu. I would never get anything else after that experience. The only comparison is French Laundry that I have ever experienced. It was as close to that as I have experienced... Great job by the chefs & very professional staff!

  14. M

    Mike

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We will be coming back! All menu options are made with organic ingredients from mostly local vendors... Service was impeccable , we felt as though we had 5 servers at any given point... Highly recommend!

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    Love2eat

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We opted for the chefs tasting 5 course meal. For the two of us, we spent over $200 including tip. All the courses were good, but none were exceptional, especially considering the expense. Next time we will definitely order a la carte.

  16. L

    Lowell

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Three of us had the $70 tasting menu and we enjoyed it very much. The service was outstanding and all of the staff friendly. Not sure exactly what each course was but they were nicely presented and tasty. The wine we had was also good. Absolutely no complaints

  17. DJ

    DrJohn

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were treated like VIPs the moment we entered. In fact, we had reservations for the Atlanta Opera and told them we really needed to leave at a specific time and the entire staff from the host, to the server to the manager knew that we had to leave at a certain time. They prepared our meals quickly without cutting corners on quality or taste. The food was amazing! The restaurant looks small from the outside but once you enter you can see how expansive it really is. Thank you for making my wife's birthday dinner a success!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My husband and I plus two other couples were treated like royalty for my birthday. The staff could not have been more attentive and went out of their way to make my night special. The food and cocktails were excellent.

  19. K

    Kristen

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceeded my expectations. Food was amazing and they took such great care of our food allergies too. Can't wait to go back!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We greatly enjoyed the five course tasting at a Woodfire Grill- between the three of us we had several annoying dietary restrictions (one person with both gluten and dairy intolerance and one pescaterian) and they handled our needs with grace. Everything we ate was tremendous.

  21. DB

    DisappointedinBrookhaven

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2015

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Totally not worth the "hype". Entire 5 course meal lacked depth and flavor. There was no ambiance what so ever, and we hardly ever saw our server. Had she actually visited our table every once in a while, maybe she could have increased our check amount by providing me with the drinks that I desired. We won't be back :(

  22. HG

    HungryGal21

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2015

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    appetizers and salad were excellent. Chicken and fish were too dry. Cheesecake (turtle) was to die for.

  23. n

    nada5zip

    Atlanta

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband & I celebrated the anniversary of our engagement at Woodfire Grill. I am vegetarian; he is not. We both had amazing meals. We were not hurried, but allowed to enjoy each course – also each other's company – at a beautiful leisurely pace. Celebrating any event is a joy at Woodfire Grill.

  24. A

    Atlfoodie

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Woodfire Grill never disappoints with solid service, inventive dishes and great atmosphere.

  25. A

    Aimes40

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed it even though we were rushing out for our show at the Fox Theater. Everyone accommodated us beautifully so we could get out on time! Thank You!! Woodfire Grill is our go to restaurant for special occasions and we always order the fabulous prix fixe meals. This time though we didn't have enough time for that and just ordered a la carte. The food exceeded our expectations and we are now going to make Woodfire Grill our place to eat before we go to Fox theater shows. We are patrons at the Fox so I'm happy to say that you will be seeing us more than the 2 or 3 times a year. Yeah!! Thank you for delicious food and outstanding service. Aimee

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    Willwork4wine

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The menu was inspired. Care and attention paid to the dietary restrictions of one member of our group (as well as the preferences of the others) immediately set the tone for a wonderful meal and evening. The service and staff were commendable. Would recommend Woodfire Grill without hesitation.

  27. IL

    ILIKETOEAT

    Atlanta

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    You can always count on the Woodfire grill for a good meal and a good time.

  28. LA

    LoveAtlFood

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2015

    overall2food1service1ambience2

    We looked forward to a nice meal with friends but were disappointed with the overall experience. We aloted two hours for our meal, which clearly was not enough time considering the first course took over an hour to get. The six minute eggs turned out to be 10 minute eggs, which were way over cooked. The main course came out as we finally reached the end of our rope. We ended up having to have the meals boxed up to eat later that night at home. This place passed its prime. It's time to move on to one of the hundred awesome restraruants in Atlanta.

  29. S

    Shay

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My server was Andrew, very pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable of menu. The rest of the staff was just as friendly. I plan on returning soon with friends. thansk for a great first experience.

  30. HN

    HNKg

    Atlanta

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We used to come here often when Kevin Gillespie was the chef, (and you couldn't get a table). Things have calmed down a bit, so it was easy to get in. They have a new chef now, and we had a great meal. If they have a pork belly appetizer on the menu, do yourself a favor and order it. It came with a "scotch" type egg with a perfect center, and the pork belly was cooked down so well, it was the best thing I've put in my mouth in months. It was better than the meal, frankly. I want to go back just to have this appetizer. Some in my table had the trout and the other half had the chicken entree. Both were good, but the kitchen had bad timing and the chicken came out a little cooler than ideal. Our only complaint, and the reason for 4 stars versus 5.

  31. PH

    PeterH

    Central Coast

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2015

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Ironically, I picked this restaurant after looking at the menu online. The offerings seemed to be varied and of a sort that would appeal to me and my wife. Since they change the menu every day (a good thing, I think) we hit them on a night when the selection was not as much to our taste (our bad luck). The waitress explained their philosophy of good, fresh food, interestingly prepared. We ordered from among the few items that appealed to us. The waitress appeared to be well schooled in the ability to avoid eye contact, and the result was slower service than necessary. And when my wife's "medium" steak appeared in very rare form, we could not get the wait staff's attention at all. Finally she walked up to a group of service people who were just standing around chatting, and presented her plate to them. After that, the entire staff fawned all over us. I would have been much better had they simply provided reasonable attention when the need existed. Our main dissatisfaction was with the prices, which were as high as any in the most exclusive Buckhead districts. Since we were not paying for real estate in those districts, the modest location of Woodfire Grill would not seem to justify those prices. The food was good, but not THAT good.

  32. D

    Decaturite

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairings is fantastic! Some of the meats were really too rare for me. Presentation and service are very good. We had a new waiter and he was a bit off on the timing of wine and food arriving together. All of the wines were great and I hope I can find them on the open market. Just a side note - the room was cold all around our legs. Don't know why as there were no doors near.

  33. JE

    JayEdward

    New Orleans

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My wife and I have eaten many times at Woodfire Grill many times since Michael Tuohy brought farm-to-table to Atlanta a decade ago. Based on our meal there Saturday night, it is now as good as it's ever been, and maybe better. As part of our five-course vegetarian and pescatarian dinners, the squash soup was a melange of seductive flavors, an experience we kept talking about after we finished. The two fish dishes were cooked to perfection. We got to sample a very wide variety of vegetables and mushrooms, all exceeding expectations. The space is fine, but not the greatest in the world. But the wait staff and the wine program all do their homework and make the experience a night to remember.

  34. r

    randythomas

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are gourmet cooks and Woodfire always amazes with combinations that are superb. The fois gras, wagu beef, pork belly, red snapper, trout and hazelnut roulade were out of this worl as was the wine pairings. Great atmosphere, THE best restaurant in Atlanta!

  35. S

    Steve

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2014

    overall4food2service5ambience3

    The appetizers were great - scallops, cauliflower soup and gem salad. We ordered the off-bone NY Strip and two trout dishes. Strip was amazing. The trout was bland - no flavor. A huge disappointment. The server even recommended the snapper over the trout and I didn't pick up the hint. It was uncharacteristic of Woodfire. I'm going to chalk it up as a misfire and not order it again. Overall, the place is great.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the atmosphere of this place. Particularly love the private dinning room. The cauliflower soup was creamy and so delicious. The braised Cheshire white pork shank was so tender and outstanding. Definitely want to come back again. The service wa really out of this world!

  37. KA

    KANDEKA

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I rarely eat out because usually say its not as good as we (she) can cook at home. That is because we purchase only non-GMO, local grown, grass fed, cage free so to us it tastes so much better and of course the health benefits. So for the first time in a long while we actually found this restaurant that out did our home cooking. But if you don't care about the ingredients being local grown, you might now appreciate the taste that this restaurant's food offers. I do hope that restaurants like these become the norm someday and not the minority. The service was 4.5 star but I actually prefer it over the very formal, and sometimes stuffy, 5 star type place. Our water glasses were never even half empty.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My girlfriend and I spent our one year anniversary together by making a reservation at Woodfire. We did not expect them to provide us personalized menus and everyone wishing us a happy anniversary. It was sweet and my girlfriend loved it. The setting was what you would expect of an upscale steakhouse and felt cozy and comfortable for a special date. The food did not let us down either. We both went with the 5-course chef choice and split a bottle of delicious wine. Each course was as good or better than the previous and by dessert, we could barely take a bite. Thankfully the dessert traveled well and we took it to go. Overall, we will be going back every year on our anniversary and I recommend everyone to do the same.

  39. FN

    FoodieNYC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Simply one of the best dining experience's I've had. The tasting menu is a must!

  40. S

    Sarah

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2014

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    My husband and I had high hopes for Woodfire Grill, but we were quite disappointed. The food was mediocre and the service was sub par and rushed.

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