Across The Street
668 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (404) 975-4666
Fax: (404) 781-0930
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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We just had lunch here for the second time and were once again very happy with our food and service. They we great with the kids and well priced for everyone. The house margarita may be in my top 3 too!
The chips and salsa are great and the guacamole is better than average. I like the tacos. The margaritas are a bit sour - I prefer sweeter ones. But sitting out on the back porch on a sunny day is really awesome.
11/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Living in the Old 4th Ward I try to support the neighborhood businesses. However, I withdraw my support from this business.
These women have no sense of customer service.
I tried to give Across the Street the opportunity over time to redeem themselves but each time it was the same story but a different day. We waited almost an hour for our food and each time complained to the owner about this issue. Only to be apologized to and offered alcohol to appease us. (Mind you this is against the law to do) these women are RUDE and condescending and shouldn't be in the service industry.
If you have all the time in the world to wait to be served and then wait even longer for your food only to have it arrive cold.... this is your place!
Don't waste your time head down the street to Pure in Inman park were they understand what customer services is all about and the food is great.
05/19/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I am from Mexico and ever since this place opened I have been trying to like it.... I really have.
The first two times we went to eat, the carnitas were undercooked and the beans bland. I attributed the problem to them being new. We told the manager back then about my thoughts.
Last night I was there with my Fiancee and it was a HORRIBLE experience. To start with, the salsa was feremented... it was fizzy. We told our waitress who brought out a second jar that was just as bad.
I ordered the tostadas and asked for chicken and avocado to be added to them. There was no avocado as I was informed you all were out. I can understand this. The lettuce on the tostadas though was BAD. It smelled like it was either frozen or refrigerated for a really long time and it had turned. I asked our waitress to take it back to the kitchen and have the manager and chef smell and taste it... this is totally unacceptable.
Finally, my fiancee ordered a side carnitas taco on corn tortilla since she is gluten sensitive. First we got a complete order of carnitas instead of the one taco. Then, when we notified them of the problem, they brought out one carnitas taco on a FLOUR tortilla. The waitress then took it back and brought it out in a corn tortilla but the meat was absolutely nasty. No moist, well seasoned cubes... it was dry and deep fried nasty-ness.
Our waitress then gave us a ""credit for the extra chicken on my tostadas for the snafoo""... honestly, this whole meal should have been on the house. Trust me, it is not the money... it was my company that paid... it is the principle.
We live in the neighborhood and really want this place to be awesome but quite frankly, at this rate, they are going to end up making some one very sick.
I URGED them to check their quality control and get this fixed.
They got a 40 on their most recent health inspection. Look up the food inspection report for them at the Georgia State Government website.
07/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We have visited other restaurants in the neighborhood and driven past this place a few times but never bothered to go in until this past Sunday.
We noticed a couple of tables on the side but were pleasantly surprised to find that great patio in the back!
They gave us their ""brunch"" menu which was ok but not what we were looking for. Nicole, our waitress, saw our hesitation and quickly offered their regular menu. Some of their dishes are not typical ""Mexican"" which was great to see.
I tried a variety of their taco's and my wife had the chicken quesadilla. All were fantastic! My wife NEVER eats leftovers but she took the quesadillas home and had them the next day. So whether you have the more traditional dishes or try something not so traditional; you won't be disappointed!
Food, atmosphere and service all were great! Ask for Nicole, she'll take great care of you.
04/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We took our out of town guests for dinner last Saturday evening. I ordered their Chicken Enchiladas. It is apparent the cook does not know how to cook Enchiladas.It was nothing like the description in their menu. To make things worse, I sent it back to be prepared the way I wanted it or as it was described in their menu. Guess what? The waitress never bothered to follow up with the cook because I did not get my meal even when everyone else at my table had finished eating. So I brown bagged it, only to find out at home that the waitress just wrapped the same old dish I had send back!
So, what's good at this place? I liked their salsa. The pitcher of margarita made the evening slide by quickly.
Service - lousy. Food - poor to bad, courtesy of the staff - miserably fails. Moral of the story: if you go there get loaded on the margarita, chips-n-salsa so that you won't notice the poorly prepared food or unacceptably lousy service.
09/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I can't eat gluten and called ahead to see if this was a place I could eat. The manager I spoke to was very knowledgeable and assured me there was plenty I could eat. I spoke to my server as soon as we sat down (on the awesome patio!) and she consulted with the kitchen. Almost the entire menu was available to me (with only a substitution here or there). I had a chicken taco and a pork taco with corn tortillas and loved it! I have already been back and will continue to frequent this great spot. The service was excellent and the food was ever better!
08/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
What a gem ! This is exactly the kind of place i want to come back to. The food is not your run of the mill Mexican. The owners have somehow managed to infuse some creativity into the dishes I love.....I highly reccomend..the chilequeles (sp?), as the mole sauce in this dish is outstanding..(I didn't like Mole sauce b4 this dish)......The bar rocks too ! Love me some Tequelia, and the bartender , Sam serves it up right ! Great food,great atmosphere, and a great bartender (Sam) will make the extra long run I need worth it !
I just love this new place I found with friends... came with a large group and they didn't bat an eye and were really attentive and friendly ! We shared serveral entrees and had a couple of pitchers of margaritas. The food was great and staff extremely helpful !
I can't wait til Sunday June 7th at Across The Street! Last Sunday was my first visit and wow I had no idea what was in the back of this place when I went through the front door. There is a great patio on the park. There was a DJ cranking out the beats! Everyone was smiling and laughing. I had so much fun. I will be there with my dancing shoes on this Sunday for more!
I just tried Across The Street Restaurant with a couple of friends and loved the shrimp enchiladas. We shared some pitchers of margaritas and ended up not wanting to leave. Kept meeting so many cool folks. Great crowd so we ended up staying - for more pitchers of margaritas!!!
Went Across the Street (ha ha) last night and had a $3 beer (all the beer is $3) what's not to like already? Sat on the patio with some friends ... when the bottom fell out and it started raining like cats and dogs...The servers all ran around and got everyone moved inside and taken care of quickly...we sat inside and watched it pour, had a couple more beers and enjoyed the company. We all shared a couple of appetizers (the goat cheese enchilades were awesome) and plan to go back soon! check it out and the $3 beers.
06/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The food was stone cold and tasted salty, everything tasted of salt. It took an hour to get our lunch. The staff was confused and running around as if it were busy but there was hardly anyone in the place. I have NEVER complained about a restaurant in my life so the above is the whole truth so help me god. when it came time to pay the waiter took our debit cards for what seem like a eternity and finally returned with our receipts. As we were about to leave there was a huge cockrock on our table just like in the movies! The waiter the took a napkin and captured/killer the beast right before our very eyes! The ladies seated behind us could only stare in disbelief.
So first off -- it's Mexican and from the time we got there until there time we left was about an hour & 45 minutes. That coupled with the staff's method of seating based on who was in their direct line of sight was bad enough but the worst was the food. No taste, poor quality. Seriously -- I waited an hour+ to eat something that rivaled gas station food.
Don't waste your time. It's terrible.
From the moment you speak with the ""hostess"" you get the idea that you are probably not going to have a good experience.
Getting a simple bottle of beer and a club soda from the bar took 30 minutes. Was the bar busy enough to warrant such a wait - NO.
Of course, since the ""hostess"" didn't take names people were seated out of order and at the whimsy of the staff.
The owner is quite possibly the most frustrating human I've dealt with in quite some time. Lady - you own a business!! I have a very simple concept for you - CUSTOMER SERVICE - ever hear of it?
So we finally get a table. Our dinner which consisted of two tacos (not garnished as described in the menu) and two taquitos - took 40 minutes. Really, does it take 40 minutes to load 2 tacos and deep fry 2 tacos???
So the excuse from the waitress, ""two large parties were seated before you."" Really - does she think we are blind? A simple look around the restaurant including the patio would tell you the largest ""party"" in there was a table of 5.
Then the ""hostess"" delivers our food and apologizes stating the reason for the delay was tables with kids. Kids??? Does it take longer to make a kid size taco???
If the food were even marginally good the waiting might be acceptable; however, the food is a huge disappointment. Taco Bell is more flavorful.
I would recommend Holy Taco, Taqueria Del Sol, FROGS or Blue Frog. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time going to Across the Street.
01/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
As many times as I have been it still surprises me that it used to be another restaurant, (won't mention) but wow what a difference. No matter where I sit I always feel like I am with friends having a cold one. It's not typical Mexican that I know of but the food hits every mark, fresh chips, spicy salsa, STRONG margaritas and really good tacos. I never knew how hard it was to have good mexican food until I tried this place. Since then I can't go anywhere else. It just feels right. Brunch is the best in Atlanta and the specials are always worth the effort, last one I had was Salman with cactus coleslaw and it was great. Theres a front room and a back room, either completely separate from the other, the back is almost like a surprise party because you didn't know it was there, the front is like a warm blanket after a snowy jog. The owners are friendly and ever present, the staff is like family that sometimes gets on fine and sometimes fakes it but always feels like home.
12/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have to say that I agree with all of the good things that the previous posters have said about this place. I discovered this restaurant about a year ago and have been eating at least once a week during that period. The service is always amazing and personal and on a nice day, nothing beats sitting in the sun on their back patio (which sits on the freedom park trail and has an amazing view of downtown) and having drinks/food. This is a great little neighbourhood spot and avoids the generic feel of some many other restaurants out there. Now, to the food. All I have to say is ""try the shrimp enchilladas"". You will not regret that decision. They are so good that I almost never order anything else when I go there for dinner. For brunch, the crab cake benedict is simply insane!