Empire State South
999 Peachtree St NE Ste 140, Atlanta, GA 30309
Bike Parking: Yes
Cuisines: Southern, Soul, American, French, Bagels, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar, No
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
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The design and location are more interesting than the menu. Frankly, the brunch menu is too snooty for me, and it includes minor Southern delicacies. I started with the pimento cheese; it's savory, and the topped bacon is well incorporated, but it's slightly too smokey. My meal was the griddled biscuit in which was disappointing. The sausage in the biscuit was very spam-like. It had the same look and consistency as cooked spam. The bacon was a hard, thick slice of what tasted like cooking oil. The biscuit was somewhat dry but had a good texture. The good in this conjunction was the fig and cheese had a lot of flavors! The potatoes were well done as well which I prefer. I did not enjoy my cocktail; there was too much grapefruit in my Venetian Spritzer, so it was very sour and unpleasant. The silver lining is the staff is helpful, and the outdoor patio is beautiful! I'd return if a regular menu item is added. I hope waffles is in the near future.
Really stellar cocktail menu, with a lot of unique options. Also a cool bocce court outside with a large rectangular patio. The menu rotates seasonally, and they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch (so they're basically always open). Upscale, but the prices are definitely reasonable.
Great food, great ambiance. This is the place to conduct business meetings. I love doing breakfast here. And we've done drinks after work as well. Very upscale. Don't come in cutoffs!
03/26/2011Provided by Citysearch -
After reading poor reviews online, I told our server that if the food was good I would write a review. First off, the restaurant is beautifully designed. More importantly, the wine list is extensive and very reasonable. We started off with the caviar which was amazeballs USA to the max. I had the flounder which was wonderful. Our service was great but not overbearing. I WILL be back!
03/12/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Disappointing to say the least. Went there 3 times and have now decided that there's nothing there for me. Breakfast choices were dull, dinner even more boring. I resorted to the vegetarian dish just to see if anything was going to excite me. Bottom line, they are seriously in need of interesting specials 'cause if you're looking at the menu there just isn't much there to eat. Too bad. Once again, within walking distance for me but not going back. For what you pay it's just not worth it.
02/01/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Went the first time for breakfast excited by the rave reviews. I have now decided they must be mostly pure PR fakery so submitting my own. Coffee did not live up to menus enticing descriptions, grits were blah maybe even instant, and the eggs were actually raw with clear whites. No delicious artisan bacon, just eh and biscuits that I didn't finish and I love biscuits. Plus side, the view is great which is apparently what costs so much.
I waited and went back for dinner on a rainy slow Tuesday after giving them time to work out the kinks. it was worse . I walked in and wandered around a bit in the restaurant before finally flagging a waiter walking by to get a table. I won't say it was bad but at $50 a person without drinks my expectations are higher. Simply acceptable food. My soup was only mildly different from the Italian Wedding soup at OliveGarden. Artic char was heavy and the tastes stepped on each other but again really nothing wrong just not wow. I would have left it at that without a review but without going into details, it took three trips back inside the restaurant afterwards to get my car out of the parking deck. Three times including politely speaking with the manager the second time. It was the last bit that made me mad enough to finally write a review. Go to Bachanalia and enjoy a real resturant.