Empire State South
999 Peachtree St NE Ste 140, Atlanta, GA 30309
Cuisines: Southern, Soul, American, French, Bagels, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental
Good For Groups: Yes
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In Atlanta, having a nice restaurant inside an office building is usually the kiss of death. It's probably the double kiss of death to have a nice restaurant in the back of an office building with no view of Peachtree Street. Empire State South is an exception to that rule.
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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!