75 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 855-1107Add Hours
Phone: (404) 526-6232
Fax: (404) 745-8819
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Price Range : Below Average
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09/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Went on Saturday night. Hard to talk about much of anything since it was a fairly blah experience. Oh, wait.....I thought the restaurant looked really cool. There was a feeling of privacy due to simple curtains hung here and there. Other than that I'm back to average. Food you ask? For the starter I had the barely touched scallops. Paper thin raw scallops served with olive oil, sea salt, a little garlic, or at least I think so. Me being a sushi eater didn't find anything exciting there and the presentation on a really nice but way too small plate was abysmal. Main, lemon ricotta ravioli. Nice helping of the stuff and there was lots of fresh green stuff like parsley etc...on it but otherwise....nothing of note to report. Dessert. Boy, if a restaurant can't take advantage of every opportunity to make desserts looks spectacular then they're just plain goofy. I had some sort of lemon cheesecake, or so I thought, that was actually a lemon cake served with a dollop of whipped cream thrown, and I mean thrown on the top. No effort at presentation. Smells of ""I don't care"" to me. So, with a party of 4, the general consensus was that we weren't going to head back there any time soon, if ever. Too many other great places to eat in ATL.
08/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I work near the Globe and have been wanting to try having dinner there. So my wife and I went Friday night. The atmosphere is nice and the service we received was very good and relaxed. The overall experience was enjoyable...but the food was disappointing. For the price the food just didn't measure up. If the prices were 1/2 then it would have been just OK. Oh and a glass of wine was $10 or more. I wanted to listen to the live jazz featured on Friday nights but the band was playing outside...where it was really hot. So we decided to sit inside where it was nice and cool instead. So I didn't get to hear the band which would have made up for the poor quality and over priced food. I should give an example of the food issue...we both ordered summer salads...which were very well presented and included edamame, asparagus, tomatoes and cheese on top of a piece of bread. It looked really good. Only the bread was so hard...really hard...we couldn't cut it with our knife. I just picked mine up and chewed it by hand. My whole wheat penne pasta dish was just OK. On the plus side my wife really liked her onion soup. It just isn't a place we will ever return to. If the food was significantly better we would definitely return. Or if the food was 1/2 the price we might return. Oh well luckily there are many many great places to eat out n Atlanta.
06/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I both work in midtown, and we decided it was time to try the Globe for dinner (We both have taken clients there for lunch and have never been disappointed). WOW. We got there around 6:30 and the place was buzzing with a great casual but beautiful vibe. There was an artist sketching live models in one corner of the lounge area, and the bar was full of gorgeous people. We wanted to have a drink in the lounge, and the amazingly genuine bartender offered us the wine tasting. HOW COOL! For $15 each we got a taste of 4 different wines with 4 different--very creative-- ""bites"" of food. And dinner was even better!! Our waitress told us that they had just changed over to their summer menu, and we both loved our meals (and if you go you MUST finish with the ricotta strawberry shortcake thing!)
GO GO GO to the Globe, I can't believe we waited this long!!!
02/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
After reading raving reviews from various sources, I high tailed it to Globe. Was not impressed. Went again for a business event. Still not impressed. Again, at the request of a friend for a get-together and still no big deal. The drinks weren't bad and were probably the factor that made each of my visits do-able. The food on the other hand was not up to par. I tried something different each time and nibbled on entrees of my company. In short, nothing I tasted was tasty and lacked the pazzazz factor that I expected after all the hype. It seems that a great restaurant rating is achieved my merely having a contemporary look, a dj, alcohol and alot of people. What about the food?
02/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My family and I were avid visitors to the Globe; However, it will be awhile if at all that i will ever return after my last experience. it's now about DJ's, LateNite and higher prices, and less focus on the FOOD and attention to details. Now, when you go there the place seen as if no one is steering the ship. The bar is no place for the chef to be hanging out drinking the kitchen needs you, get back to what made this place one of Atlanta's best and find someone to lead upfront. WHAT A SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Visited The Globe recently with two others; we had been looking forward to checking this restaurant out and were quite disappointed. Menu was interesting on paper but did not quite come through at the table (for ex., my entree was pasta w/ braised short ribs and swiss chard...lacked seasoning and short ribs were dry and stringy). The manager appeared to hate his job; he walked around with his arms crossed and scowling. We had to request replacement silverware (twice) after it had been removed between courses and were made to feel that by doing so we were truley putting someone out(by the same aforementioned manager). There was a server who was doing a great job (she wasn't even our server); she was hospitable and friendly, with lots of energy. If you happen to go here, please only let Joy take care of you. Otherwise...who knows; you'll probably have the same barely mediocre experience we had. Although, I'm pretty sure she can't do much about the menu and it's very proud pricing.
09/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Visited The Globe on Sept. 29, 2007. Wait staff was excellent, and very friendly. My husband commented that our waitperson was probably the best one we've had this year, and we eat in nice restaurant often. However... The first two items we looked at for small plates were not available because they didn't have the ingredients to make them. The items we did get were the pasta with duck (dry, not much flavor), the crabcakes (OK, but not great), the tempura vegetables (really nice, but skip the sauce that comes with them), the pineapple cake (OK, but not as good as I make at home), cheese/figs/salad (very good). We went in not too terribly hungry, and came out with an $89.52 bill and not real pleased with what we had eaten. The bill included one glass of wine for me, and water for my husband, so alcohol didn't run up the bill - it was just very expensive for not great food. There are a lot of Atlanta restaurants I like better, such as Two Urban Licks, or my absolute favorite One Midtown. They offer small plates that are much better than we had at the Globe.
08/01/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I'd heard such great things about this place--now I have no idea why. It was one of the worst meals I've had in forever and the service was nothing special. The only good part of my meal was the $9 mojito that was made with vodka instead of rum (forget the fancy name they gave it).
I shared two entrees with my friend--the chicken and the seared tuna. The chicken was so dry I couldn't eat more than about 2 bites and had very little flavor--it was HORRIBLE. For the tuna, the waiter asked us if we'd like it medium rare, which I thought was odd since the best way to have good quality seared tuna is rare. But my friend said she preferred medium rare, so I went with that. It came out completely brown, cooked all the way through, not even close to medium rare. And it looked, felt, and tasted like shoe leather. There was no seasoning of any kind on it.
The service: my friend made a reservation and when we got there we were told that there was a private party inside so we would be seated outside. We were not given a choice and no one bothered to tell my friend that outside would be our only option when he made the reservation. Shortly after we were served our main course, it was clear that it was going to start pouring any second. So, we asked the waiter if they'd be able to move us inside before the rain started. He told us not to worry, if the rain came they'd move us. Huh? How about *before* it starts to rain? So, we continued to eat, and we felt the first huge rain drop and no one came by, we picked up all of our food, drinks, etc. and moved ourselves to a table outside but somewhat protected. The waiter comes over and says ""how smart""!! We should not have had to take this on ourselves, they should have seated us somewhere else at our first mention of the rain.
08/09/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I visited the Globe for the first time during Restaurant Week in 2006, and it really blew me away. The prices aren't even all that high, so I ended up ordering from the regular menu for what ended up being the same price since I don't really like dessert. The food was good, but the experience was really what I loved about it. The ambiance was cool and refreshing, and our server was really friendly, knowledgeable, and witty. The wine was excellent, too, and served in unpretentious tumblers. The two glasses of wine and an appetizer deal is perfect for an after-work drink. If this place weren't out near GATech I'd be there more often!
07/04/2007Provided by Citysearch -
It is always obvious within a few minutes of being in a ""pretender"" restaurant. The Globe fits this description to a tee. Maybe it is the lack of knowledge/conviction that you feel from your server, maybe it is the cheesy decor that just screams ""we're trying really hard for an atmosphere here!!"" or maybe it is as simple as the inedible food that is set before you. It is rare that I have ever contemplated sending my food back to the kitchen-and while I didn't do it this night, I should have. After two completely uninteresting appetizers, the Duck that I had ordered pushed my sodium nitrate tolerances to the brink of destruction.
Please, don't be allured by the many beautiful ""globes"" hanging about like deadly Sirens-the only thing they will bring you is a belly ache.
06/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My firm has had 2 happy hours at Globe and I've had a couple lunch meetings there because of its convenience to my client. Its a nice atmosphere. Makes for great pictures. Drinks were pretty good. Food was much better reading on the menu than actual eating.
The final encounter was my most recent visit when i was meeting a prospective recruit there and he was stuck in traffic so I sat with the intention of having an appetizer and a drink. Except no one would greet or take my order. And the restaurant was empty except for a couple tables and a woman at the bar. I sat there for 45 mins and neither the owner, hostess or server even greeted me. And then...when I finally thought someone was going to help me...the owner said ""excuse me sir, can you move to a table? We're about to set up a band."" I responded ""I'll just leave, Ive been waiting 45 mins."" He shrugged his shoulders and walked away... Wow...
05/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Last night I went to the 2nd anniversary party for the Globe. My entree was the duck and it was so tender it melted in my mouth. The staff was very attentive.The crowd was nice and relaxed and consisted of a nice mix of students from Georgia Tech, ladies who lunch and people who work in the area. I will make this my place for after work with friends.
09/05/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I loved the decor but it was a little too monochrome. I splash of color here or there would have been nice. The service was okay but we waited over an hour for our meals. The ship cakes were not to be missed. THANK YOU for placing a bottle of water on the table, nice touch and I loved that no two were the same. I liked that the manager was attentive.
08/04/2006Provided by Citysearch -
My beau and I had great expectations for this place and were sadly very disappointed. We ordered entrees, an appetizer, and wine. The drinks were small (although tasty) and not worth the price - expect to buy two glasses of wine if you only want one, or two to three mojitos if you want one, since they're very small and run about $8-10 each. My salmon plate was soaked in oil, was not good, and left me hungry. My boyfriend had chicken that was equally unappetizing. Decor is ""hip"" but looks like a cheap IKEA-ish cafeteria. Overall we left unsatisfied, still hungry, and feeling ripped off. Never again.
05/31/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We had reservations for five and it still took 30-40 minutes to seat us and it really wasn't that busy. In the meantime, we sat at the bar and proceeded to wait another 10 minutes for the bartender to come by and get our drink orders...again not that busy. Mixed nuts were in front of the folks to the left and right of us and so we asked for a bowl. The bartender asked the man sitting to the right of us if we could have some of his! When we finally got seated the service was very sparse and when the waiter was around he had a chip on his shoulder. The food was decent but wasn't worth the wait, lack of service, rudeness, etc.
04/11/2006Provided by Citysearch -
My daughter and I immensely enjoyed the organic baken chicken dish last night. Very moist and delicately flavored, the mash potatos were as good as my mom's, and nice baby seasonal vegetables. I have visited the restaurant many times, enjoying mostly the wonderful fish entress, but the chicken is a sure bet as well. Keep up the great work - consistency throughout!
04/12/2006Provided by Citysearch -
WHERE can dine enjoy a excellent selection of antrees for under $20.00, International selection of over 60 wines for under $40.00 per bottle the answer THE GLOBE. try the hand muttled Mojito, small plates like the Shrimp Cakes, Fried Calamari served with chili lime dipping sauce ON THE PATIO BABY I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!.