The Brasserie & Neighborhood Cafe at Parish
240 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
The Brasserie And Neighborhood Cafe At Parish
Cuisines: Southern, Soul, American, French, European, Healthy, Seafood, Vegetarian, Continental, Cajun & Creole
Price Range : Average
Parking: Street, Valet
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Bike Parking: Yes
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After skating the beltline one night we popped in the upstairs portion of Parish for a drink without realizing they were about to close. Our bartender, Calvin, welcomed us anyways. He recommended beers and appetizers and made us feel at home. I highly recommend the asparagus!
I keep trying this place - the location and design are just too amazing. But the food is always meh and the waiters are just OK and the noise is so loud we can't hear even when sitting side by side.
Not reviewing the upstairs restaurant here, but rather the downstairs market/cafe. Love this space, the various comfy seating spaces (and the huge communal table). Come here for coffee, breakfast, lunch dinner, snacks, to hang out - whatever. The atmosphere is great. You can order off their cafe menu. Literally right on the Beltline - there's a bike rack - park your bike and come on in. It's also a perfect space for a party or special event (they rent out the downstairs and cater).
04/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I ordered the TV dinner, and it was served on a plastic lunch tray. Okay, I get the joke, but it was the most unpleasant experience ever. If the food was good, it immediately messed up the flavors in my mouth. It was salmon croquette, which wasn't fresh, so before I was finished eating my stomach started hurting. The cucumber vinaigrette tasted awful, a funky aftertaste from again, old vinaigrette that's been sitting on the fridge. My mother got the blackened new york strip, with so much red pepper if really took away from enjoying the entire dish. I was so disappointed, it was my mum's bday, and I really wanted it to be special The food was so mediocre, I will not be back. Bill was pretty steep for the quality we got. Good points: service was good, they also brought out a birthday desert.
12/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I enjoy ordering breakfast on the weekends, but sometimes the potatoes are stale and vinegary... the biscuits can be hard and the bacon was sparse... But when its good, its great and delicious... just need to be more consistent, but ill still order... i have faith!!!
10/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Looking for another Brunch/Breakfast option, you must go and checkout Parish foods and goods, it’s a quaint, cute, New Orleans styled, restaurant. Upstairs is cozy, beautifully decorated, downstairs, a market/deli and outdoor seating. My dining guest and I decided to avoid the long lines at some of our favorite breakfast spots(no names mentioned) and try something brand new.(well, new to us) Parish is tucked away in my favorite and former neighborhood, Inman Park. We decided on brunch, I had “Bella’s Omelette” stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, sharp cheddar, on the side…ummm…. ummm, good, grits(I was pleasantly surprised, I don’t usually eat grits, these were buttery, creamy, delicious) my dining guest agreed. My dining guest, feasted on “Eggs Boudreaux”, Louisiana crab cake, egg, andouille sausage, spiked creole sauce, with a side of pontalba hash(potatoes), which we both thought was not very tasty. All guests receive complimentary beignets, now those were so good, we ate too many.(LOL) Be sure to checkout the market filled with Serenbe Farms goodies.(Serenbe Farms is a local farm and community that focuses on going green and organic farming, living) Bring your laptop with you there’s free wi-fi, sit outdoors, relax, chill, grab a bite to eat.
Call me, I’ll meet you there! (reviewed, Oct 4, 09)
09/17/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Just why can people get away with this slow service and poor quality at such high prices in this economy?
I will not go back. Guess they don't care based on all of the poor reviews and yet the place is still busy. Sad that Atlanta is such a superficial spot. I am from Boston and Ny , where food rules, not pretense.
Please find me some great local places with good food, reasonable prices and service.Not interested in the take a number or the high end, something fun in the middle to go to a few times a week.
09/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Like many other reviewers, we were sorely disappointed with the service. The food was great, except our dinner arrived a bit on the cool side (not fresh, piping hot like you'd expect). We suspect the food sat waiting for the servers to bring them to the table. Lighting was poor, and our server was rude. The chef did come apologize for the cold food, and offered us desert on the house. But when we got our bill, we had been charged for the deserts. We are not likely to go back - despite the great market and food.
09/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've often had slow or aloof service at Parish, and though the food is acceptable, I've really gone for the ambiance and the cocktails. I won't be returning soon though--this past time the service was downright unprofessional. I was asked to pay for something in the market that broke--I felt it wasn't my fault, because they had them displayed in a precarious way, and I said I didn't want to pay. It was only a $6 item, but it was the principle of the matter. Went outside to wait for some friends, and when we returned to the counter to order, the server was complaining loudly about us to her fellow staff, right out in the open. She had her back to us, and when she turned around I confronted her about it. She claimed she wasn't complaining, just discussing, but that was obviously not true.
It may be that she disagreed with my stance, but she didn't say anything about it at the time. I said I wouldn't pay for it, and she just went ahead and rung us up with the added $6. Even if she wanted to complain, she surely should have saved it for the back room. It was rude and offensive, but also stupid.
I can't say I ate at Parish regularly before--I've been there maybe 9 or 10 times since they opened. But I'll surely never step foot there again. I wonder if the loss in business was worth the $6?
07/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The market-style atmosphere was fun and comforting. I ordered a vegetable plate that was an interesting mix of vegetables but they still worked very well together. I am vegetarian and wished there would have been a couple more options but was pleased with the food I received. The service was great as well. Our server was very friendly and accommodating without frequent interference. Overall, I was satisfied with my experience and pleased with the food, but not completely blown away.
05/20/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I visited Parish with my wife and both of us had excellent entrees. I had the Mississippi Stuffed Catfish and it was fantastic. Our service was less than desirable. It seems the wait staff is serving various tables throughout the large indoor/outdoor restaurant instead of having areas. That led to us getting attention every once in a while. They definitely need to zone off their service so areas aren't neglected for long durations. I would go back for the food but if the service was poor again I'm not sure....
04/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I enjoyed my latest experience sunning and people watching on the side patio while taking advantage of the raw bar and sipping cava. Seems that Parish has a new executive chef and he's making waves in the kitchen. His pan seared Mahi over a spring veggie panzanella was so fresh and delicious.
03/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I am not one to generally write a restaurant review. However, I am a seasoned traveler and experienced some of the best dishes in the world which of course includes New Orleans.
Overall the restaurant has a pleasant interior but is so poorly lit that it is difficult to read the wine list and totally make out your food. Our waitress was a bit on the rude side and only introduced herself at least 30 minutes into the meal.
I knew it was trouble when on a Thursday evening there were only three other tables. We started our meal with the recommendation of the Bar-b-q shrimp. Nice presentation however the actual dish was extremely lack luster. The dish had no real kick of spices and lacked any zest of citrus to bring it all together.
For our main courses we had the braised short rib and the seared cod. I was somewhat shocked with the lack of true New Orleans style dishes. The sort rib was average however the portion seemed small and the meat could of been much more tender. The Cod was nicely seared but seamed a little on the tired side with a small hint of a fishy smell.
I don't know if this is another one of these restaurants where a chief comes in and creates the menu and splits or not. But save your time, money, and experience for someplace worth going.
02/25/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I read a lot of raves about the atmosphere, but i was unimpressed. I am only 29 ye the lighting was so dim i could not even read the wine list. I am probably glad i couldnt read to much of the list as selection was limited and both bottles and glasses were way overpriced.
Service was average, but definitely nothing special. The water that was served was luke warm and very definitely right out of the tap. I normally am completely fine with tap water, but at least put some ice in it to cool make it cold!. The menu overall was limited, and once the food arrived was just ok. The gumbo appetizer was amazing though. If it was a full meal i would consider coming back.
Definitely not a place we will be going back to.
02/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend and I went to Parish last night and we had a great time. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon entering the restaurant. Our server was excellent and kept our drinks filled and allowed us the time to enjoy one course before taking our order for the next. The food was also extremely delicious. We started out with two appetizers, the sausage cheesecake and a sausage sampler platter. The cheesecake was pretty unmemorable, not bad just not great, but the the sausage platter was so tasty. My boyfriend had the ribeye which was huge and it came with great mac and cheese pancakes and really fresh tasting green beans. I had the andouille crusted catfish and it was scrumptious. Then for dessert we split a special Valentine's Day chocolate orange mousse with caramel ice cream and both were delicious. Portions were generous and prices weren't any higher than any other midtown/Inman park restaurant. Plus the decor was really interesting and we had a window seat which was nice because the whole restaurant is like a studio space with vaulted windows. I didn't have any problem with the noise level and the place was lit up more than adequately. We will definitely be recommending Parish to our friends looking for a new place to check out.
01/31/2009Provided by Citysearch -
It looks lovely inside, dark and forboding. You literally need a flashlight to see anything. There are sculptures and it's made to look grubbily chic. That all fine and dandy, but the food is average at best and overpriced. I can't remember one thing that any of us in our party of 4 ordered. The New Orleansish fare doesn't have any of the zest of the Big Easy. To top it off, it is the noisiest restaurant I've ever experienced. In summation, don't bother going to eat. Maybe you should just sit at the bar and down a few if your date isn't going well. Stick to the downstairs market where they have awesome croissants.