817 W Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
04/08/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Visited Toast because it was listed as near the Fox, where we were going to a concert. It turns out it's an easy 6 - 8 minute walk to the theater, and the parking is only $3. (Vs $10 - $15 at the Fox!) So we simply left our car and walked to the theater.
It was fairly early, so there was no wait to be seated. We mentioned to our server that we would need to finish in time to make the curtain time, so she pointed out a couple of menu items that would take a little longer in the kitchen, that we might want to avoid. We chose a Chicken Potpie - with an amazing tarragon biscuit! - and a lamb sandwich with cottage fries. And there's a good selection of wines by the glass - at reasonable prices.
The server was right: our dinner choices were served promptly, leaving time for us to split a blackberry cobbler. Yes, we needed the walk to the Fox to work that off, but it was worth it! We could have sat on the patio all night, enjoying the spring weather and the last of our cobbler, but our server reminded us that we were due at the theater in a few minutes. We'll be back, concert or not.
03/29/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to Toast about a dozen times since it opened. I have never waited less than 30 minutes for my order but today was the worst. My party of 3 was the second party in the entire restaurant. We ordered and waited 45 minutes for them to bring bread. Because we had other meetings to go to, we asked them to please check on our order - three times. Twenty minutes later, they said that they would get ""right on it"". Unfortunately, the patio had filled up by this time, and only one table out of 20 or so had any food at all. Approximately one hour and twenty minutes after placing an order for gazpaucho, a burger, and a chicken sandwich, the food arrived. One of our party had already left. The gazpaucho was basically watery tomato sauce with about a jar and a half of black olives. I did not try any of the other food. I will never go there again and waste my time and money. The manager did not make us pay for our meal, but that's two hours of my life I'll never get back. Go to the Globe.
01/05/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We've been to Toast for lunch several times and it was always quite good; can't believe we've never been for dinner when we've been in Atlanta. My chili was better than I thought chili could be. (Really is ""serious chili""!) My friend's crabcake was probably the best either of us have ever had, and we live on the coast. We ordered another one. The slaw served with the crabcake was unique and outstanding.
Beer selection was amazing and they helped us pick beers for our food (there is an entire page of beers on their list.) The staff seemed genuinely happy to see us and the chef even stopped by to see how we liked our food.
And the New York Cheesecake was better than anything w've ever had in New York. Well worth the calories.
Could we please have a Toast back home?
11/02/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We had a reservation for a party of 8. We were promptly seating and that about sums up the good part. We waited for 20 minutes to get water. We kept asking the stafff for someone to take our order. After 30 minutes we FINALLY got a waiter, who mentioned he was DRUNK. We gave him all of our drink, appetizer and dinner orders. Another 15 minutes went by and NOTHING. We spoke with the manager who didn't care that we were waiting, He did come around and serve us water (some of the party still didn't have any). We went and told the manager, this is ridiculous we have been here for 50 minutes with nothing. (and many other tables who came in after us had their drinks). The manager said he was under staffed and never even apologized. At that point, my friends and I decided we would not chance waiting here another hour to barely get noticed or served and we didn't trust what they would do to our food, so we all got up and left (which NONE of us have ever done before). They obviously didn't care about us or our business and didn't even try to stop us.
We WILL NEVER return and with all the other wonderful restaurants in Atlanta, I don't they'll make it much longer with that kind of service.
08/24/2006Provided by Citysearch -
My bf and I met another couple for brunch on a Sunday and I had a great time. The decor was simple, but not ovely so, and the menu selection was good, ranging from breakfast items like bagels & lox to scrambeled eggs with what looked like a great mix of fresh fruits to lunch items like grilled salmon sandwich (very tasty!) to muffalletta (ditto!).
My only complaint was that the service was very slow but maybe our waiter was new. And a man who appeared to be the owner of the store was getting on to an employee out where everyone could see, which I thought was kind of rude. So overall, good food and atmosphere but most of the wait staff seemed kinda out of it and dragged their feet. I would go back and sit on the patio next time since it's on a corner street.
08/04/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We had a nice time at dinner but heard that brunch was the place to be! I have had the french toast, blueberry pancakes, and cheese and bacon biscuit (all on separate trips!), and will keep going back to their brunch! The portions are huge and delicious. Free parking is sparse but there is a pay lot adjacent.
04/27/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Didn't seem to be a particularly busy night but a friend and I waited for almost 5 minutes before even being greeted at the hostess stand, another 15 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us sitting at our patio table, finally the bartender came and took our order, and then we waited for another 40 minutes just for pasta and a burger. Sadly, it wasn't worth the wait and I wish I could have given the $15 I paid for dreadful pasta to the bartender for at least attempting to help us in an environment that it doesn't seem like the floor staff and kitchen communicate very well.
08/19/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Hey I just wanted to say that although I am not a food critic in anyway, I have traveled around the globe and experienced dining in many restaurants..Although the ""atmosphere"" was excellent and casual at toast..My food was disappointing..I was reading Atlanta magazine when I noticed toast so i decided to invite some friends from out for dinner at toast..They all ordered the halibut special and they all hated it..The seasoning had to much coriander or something..They all sent the dishes back..I tried the 3 scallops and although they were good..The chef put whole cloves of garlic in the sauce and they were not JUMBO like suggested on the menu? We'll I can check Toast off my list of restaurants I will not be attending in the future!
05/30/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Well....we had written a great review for Toast several months ago, but since then...many things have changed. They've gotten rid of everything we liked on the menu and the service has become less than stellar. Also, the portion sizes are just ridiculous for the price. I decided to be indulgent one night and order the $16 jumbo scallops for dinner...I got 3 scallops...no really Im not kidding...I got 3. Was barely an appetizer portion. Toast...please come back to the way you were...you're breaking our heart and wallet. P.S. Please bring back the pistachio tort and the pork tenderloin!
03/28/2005Provided by Citysearch -
we sat at the bar on easter sunday, and had the best service , he was crazy busy and still found the time to make jokes and keep up with how high maintenced we were. as stayted in other reviews, the bread that was served was not good! but we will still come back, everything else was great. PLEASE! GET REAL BREAD......
01/30/2005Provided by Citysearch -
We live only a block from the restaurant that used to be the over-priced ""Amis"". When the restaurant first opened, we were told that the portions would be adjusted. We went back several times, but we still spend $40 - $50 and leave hungry. My husband and I typically share meals and are satisfied, but not here! The atmosphere is nice (can be a bit pretentious) and the location is great, but the owners didn't do a thing but change the name and look of the restaurant. We likely will not go back unless friends insist.
08/19/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Why haven't I heard of Toast, a little bistro on 6th Street between Peachtree and West Peachtree? YOU MUST TRY IT - IT'S AWESOME - A HIDDEN JEWEL. My favorite is Barb's salad with salmon (tastes really fresh). The salad consists of vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh artichokes, red onions, and a lemon viniagrette. The menu is casual, well-priced, full of items with fresh ingredients, yet very upscale. I love the orange Eames-like dining chairs. My biggest disappointment is the ""toast"" - the bread isn't that great. (Toast will be toast if they don't fix that.) My biggest worry is that now with a great review, I might have to wait in long lines to get in!
07/26/2004Provided by Citysearch -
This restaurant is fabulous. Parking is available in a garage for 1 hour, free of charge. As well, the salmon salad I had was absolutely delicious, along with some potato and garlic soup! The place screams trendy and the waitstaff are thorough. A great place to do lunch!
07/20/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Having been disappointed when Ami closed I did not have high hopes for Toast and was really proven wrong. The food was nice, with great portions sizes and reasonable prices. The patio was pleasant, and the service was just wonderful. The renovated interior is really cool. Overall, this was a great and unexpected surprise and I can't wait to go back.
07/08/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Quality/service consistently good. Wait staff friendly, accommodating. Amazed at what you get for the price. Everythings beautifully prepared. Portions arent absurd. Prices $5-13. Architecture sleek/modern but not cold. Brushed steel bar w/ plasma TV's.
Cottage Fries YUMMY!
Egg Pastry Doughy, served as bread is.
Cheese Plate Served w/ delicately shaved meats & olives.
Mixed Field Greens Lightly coated in olive oil & lemon juice, thin cheese slivers& toasted nuts, light, satisfying.
Eggplant, Basil, Mozzarella Sandwich on Baked Bread Flavorful & healthy ""fancied sandwich.
Strawberry Shortbread Shortcake Unusually dry-buttery flavor of the shortbread really brings out the sweetness of the strawberries and whipped cream.
TOAST serves a decent piece of lime w/drinks. Many restaurants serve half-dead looking pieces of lime that barely hang onto glass rims. Martinis comes with 3 huge olives. Tropical green tea.
Overall great experience. I'd love to see this restaurant thrive.