Front Page News
1104 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (770) 680-4822
Front Page News Group
Front Page News Midtown
Parking: Street, Lot, Self, Free, Valet
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: No
03/26/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Front Page News has a great outdoor patio. I've heard the food was really good too... unfortunately, I never got as far as receiving a menu.
Arrived Saturday evening and requested for an outdoor table. We were told there would be a 20-25 minute wait even though there were plenty of empty tables out on the patio. Nonetheless, we grabbed a couple drinks at the bar while we waited for the hostess to tell us our table was ready. After about 15-20 minutes, a group of 8-10 walked in and stood by the hostess stand for about 5 minutes and were seated at tables out on the patio!! When my boyfriend tried to approach the hostesses, they ducked out of the way and completely ignored us. I decided to ask the bartender to speak to a manager, only to be told ""We reserve tables for parties of 25 or more"". ""This was a party of 8-10!"" At that point, the bartender just ignored me and went about his bartending business. I understand being a solo bartender with customers waiting, but seriously, you couldn't even ask one of the wait staff hanging out at the bar to grab the manager for me?
In our frustration, we decided to leave. On the way out, I called the restaurant to speak to a manager, only to be told he was not available and to leave my name and number, so ""Larry"" could call me back. Well, 2 days later and my phone still has not rung...
Bad service trumps good food.... Very disappointed with Front Page News Midtown...
12/10/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We called while parking to find out if there was a wait. We were told there was no wait. When we arrived the host clearly looked at our two small children, and said there was a wait. Five parties were all sat before us in tables and booths. We were finally sat in a booth 30+ minutes after we arrived. We ordered almost thirty minutes later. We did not receive our food until almost two hours after we arrived.
The food was decent.
Until! My son clearly came down with food poisoning from his corn dog nuggets, fries, or milk.
We will not be returning, and I suggest you don't go here.
09/20/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Today started out great, picked up a buddy for a quick lunch. Went to FPN and ordered the Grouper sandwich. It was brought to me, bit in to it and realized this is/'was not GROUPER. I believe it was Tilapia (a lot of places try to pass tilapia off as grouper). The manager came over and explained this was ASIAN grouper, but yes grouper. I am contacting the health department now to have this checked. I am convinced that what they are selling is not in any grouper family, but we'll leave that one to the authorities... I asked to sub with something else since this did not meet with my satisfaction, which he then told me that it was not the policy to swap out. I said fine don't do me any favors, I
06/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I'd had lunch here several times before but it'd been years since I'd last visited. I invited a business partner and bragged about the food while we drove there. Needless to say, I for one was excited.
The reception was warm to begin with, I have always enjoyed the outdoor seating but it was just a little too hot and we wanted a quiet location where we could talk. So we were seated upstairs in the back. The waiter was for the most part ok. I didn't really pay him much attention until later.
We ordered the shrimp and crawfish etouffee. To be perfectly honest I had forgotten my glasses, so I asked the waiter ""What's good."" One of the things he'd recommended was the etouffee so that's what we both ordered.
Here's where it get's bad fellows; so if you don't want to read further I'd understand.
We waited for 20 min's for our lunch order. While waiting the domesticated Fly's began to take over. I was constantly fanning and brushing, and still trying to close the deal. When the food came, we thanked the waiter. But, after fighting with almost raw onions and peppers that out numbered the shrimp and crawfish almost 10 to 1 my jaws were tired from chewing. I'm 58 years old. I seldom complain; especially when I'm trying to make a sale. So I casually mentioned the junkyness of the etouffee. The clear fact that the peppers were virtually raw. And, that the seafood was almost non-existent.
Well, he immediately went and got the manager, who came to me appearing very rigid and inquiring about whether I had a complaint. I repeated it for him with an additional explanation of that which I'd told the waiter. He listened, said ok. And that was all.
So, my response is to tell everyone who I'd told about how fabulous the Front Page food and service was that it's no longer like that. Then, I've also taken to telling other people such as yourselves the same. In fact I joined this site only for this purpose. Next, I will begin telling perfect strangers that the manager didn't care about the food, the service, or me as a customer.
So, I will help him to have his message heard: The Front Page News is no longer news. It should be listed in the help wanted section. Or, worst still the Obits! At best the manager should've offered an excuse and/or an apology.
So, take my advice, don't waste your money or time; life is too short and should be spent someplace more enjoyable.
02/01/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I took our daughter out to Front Page News on Crescent, last Saturday evening. We reserved a table, via Lindsay (one of the only good experiences with FPN) upfront near the band for 10:00PM. When we arrived, no one to show us our table. Once we located it, purely by chance, it was a complete mess, and there was no one to clean it up. When did Atlanta become self service? So we did bus our own table, and were promptly, and rudely yelled at by the waiter who magically showed up after we cleaned our own table, since (get this?) he was interested in the receipt for his tip; not that he wanted to take our order or even clean up the table.
The bar was 2-3 deep, smokey, and the floor was sticky and nasty, and the place was an utter mess. Now don't get me wrong, we were not looking for a 5 star experience here, but come on? ""A"" star would have been nice.
We managed to get a few rounds of drinks by shoving past the bar hangers (who could blame them for keeping their seats) but enough was enough, we left and gave another business our money.
07/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
If you're looking for a good patio dining experience, this is the place to be. We went here with my family a few days ago and I simply loved the ambiance. But I was not really amazed with the food they served us. It was good, but nothing special. Nevertheless, we still enjoyed having brunch at this restaurant.
04/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I got dragged to this place once again by a group of friends. As with the last trip the food was even worse than the previous time. Thankfully the whole group was so disgusted that we will not be going back. Service was slow, and the food was overpriced.
After a really poor meal we went to the bar downstairs. The bartender, Erin, was more interested in chatting up the staff than she was actually serving people. During the course of the night several people in our group waited over a half hour just for drinks. In one case they had to remind her that they gave her a 50 for 3 beers. Later in the night one of her girlfriends showed up and I watched one group of people wait 20 minutes just to pay and get their plastic back.
The only thing worse that the service and food was the bathrooms. This is a PG 13 website so I can't get into how bad they were
03/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Front Page news is a staple on the Midtown Mile. It consistently provides a menu with tons of variety as well as a great drinking patio. You want a happy hour with a big pitcher of beer and an incredible patio with skyline views of the Midtown skyline? The Front Page News is the place for you. This gem usually holds a younger business crowd that keeps the party going long into the night on weekends. Great spot for happy hours and gamedays!
01/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I live for the sunday morning we feel like being slightly indulgent. we'll head over to Front Page News and have bloody marys on the back deck, in front of the fireplace.. and just cycle through the menu. eggs, bacon, artichoke dip.. what ever we want- we can normally find it on the menu. fun, relaxing...good menu. highly recommend it.
04/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
When you think of brunch in atlanta you should think Front page. The deck is great and sunny. Even in bad weather the covered deck is available so outdoor eating never seems to be a problem. Waits can be long after 1pm so come early. We like the Eggs Sardo and the Cheese steak omlet which includes an entire New York strip steak inside it. Also great for dinner on weekdays, fair prices, but not cheap $8.00-20.00, Food is almost always better than expected and the servers are relaxed and nice.
04/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We have been coming here for over 10 years and it gets better all the time. Heated patio. Big screen TVs. New menu that kept all out old favorties. I can see myself hanging a Front Page in 20 years! You may love most of the menu but when you are ""having more than one"" you must try the corn dog nuggets, old school amusement park food at its best. Stay away from the Onion rings, not that great. Tops in Midtown before a club or after a show!
04/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have to say my friend and I have eatten at Front Page a dozen or so times for lunch and Sunday Brunch. The food and service was great each time. Love the band that plays on Sunday it truly makes me feel like I'm back home on the gulf. Others I have recommended the restuarant to also felt that it was really good.
03/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Don't do it, you'll be sorry. The sevice is S-L-O-W and the food not fresh by the time it drags up to the table. The spicy things are too spicy and everything else is below average. To top it off, the pigeons fly aound you as you eat. Yum, yum, pigeon poo in my jumbalya!