Empire State South
Beautiful outdoor atmosphere
This place is it- great drinks, killer menu, Bailey our server was phenomenal!!
Thanks LyndseyW! We have a great staff! We will share your kind words with Bailey.
The place was awesome. We had small plates and they were all delicious. I highly recommend Empire State South.
Thank you ChrisV!! Appreciate your kind words. Small plates are the way to go :)
Service was excellent as always and the food was very good. The only let down to the an otherwise good meal was the glass of Prosecco I ordered was totally flat. Surely a fresh bottle could have been opened?
ESS is one of my favorite restaurants. Their food is a pretty straightforward modern take on Southern, and it’s consistently excellent.
They’re also a great cocktail spot. They’re not making cocktails at the moment but they have a number of excellent options pre-made for serving (due to Covid). They have a beautiful outdoor seating area, and they’re insistent about good mask use (of which I approve).
I think they’re perhaps a smidge on the pricey side but the beautiful space and ambience make it worthwhile.
Thanks for the great review Brendon. We love our patio space and hope to see you again soon.
I have to say the service was 10 stars! I also love the little bag for your mask so it is not on the table. Food and cocktails always tasty! Highly recommend the shrimp and grits and spicy chicken sandwich. Prices seem a bit higher than before, but I get new expenses. Overall, wonderful and great to support a chef who is trying to help others during the pandemic.
Thank you NicoleG! We appreciate the very high rating :)
Everything was great!
Thank you !!! That's what we like to hear.
This place is awesome! Everything is great and the Covid precautions are top notch
StephenJ we truly appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon.
Covid menu, terrible. The fries were good. I have been 3 times before this pandemic and it was stellar. I am not sure what happened. Also, the mask on every time your waiter comes to the table was a bit excessive.
High Pearly1908, we appreciate the feedback and will us it moving forward. We are taking safety a bit seriously but I understand your perspective. Thank you.
Food excessively salted. Otherwise, a great experience. One of best, and safest patio experience in Atlanta.
Best restaurant handling COVID-19 we've seen. They have a huge outdoor patio, and we've eaten there twice now since quarantine was lifted. I hope they are still able to use the outdoor space as the weather gets colder, as it's extremely peaceful sitting outdoors despite the city noise only yards away. They are doing all the right things in regards to keeping both the staff and patrons safe and socially-distanced. There is even a "When to mask up" instruction sheet at every seat, so there is no question of when your server will / will not approach the table.
The pork chop on the current menu is amazing - I've had that both times we've eaten there and highly recommend it.
I have loved this place forever and will love it for the same amount of time. I especially love how ESS is taking care of
servers as well as patrons with mask guidelines. The deviled eggs and rice middlins were both fantastic, and the wine list is spectacular.
Was expensive and the food was not great. not much variety at all/ Not memorable at for a birthday party. Covid restrictions inside made for the evening to be dull.
My wife has been before but I had not. Just a great meal together and just a great menu selection. And added plus the music was great.
Birthday dinner. The co vid restrictions were acceptanc
This is traditionally one of my favorite spots in Atlanta - have been on numerous occasions and typically have an all-around amazing experience. This time my whole party was underwhelmed with the quality of the food. Two of my guests had the bone-in pork chop entree and it was just so-so. Sadly, the stewed green beans were the star of the dish and the pork chop was tough and lacked much flavor. Four of my guests had the ribeye entree and it was just a bizarre presentation with poor cuts of meat that were very tough.
Perhaps they were just having an off night - I'll still definitely return, but wasn't the experience I was hoping for my visiting co-workers that I was trying to impress.
Impressed with virus cautions. Great pork chop, deviled eggs, pimento cheese, and oysters.
Good food with attention to COVID precautions.
Staff was awesome! Customer service was impeccable; very accommodating, friendly, and overall the best service I've received in awhile. I wish I could stop there but the food left a lot to be desired.
Hi thevirgovixen! We appreciate the kind words regarding our staff, I will also forward your feedback regarding food to our culinary team. Thanks for dining with us.
Great atmosphere and friendly service. Food was cooked as ordered which is always a plus.
We went to Empire State South to celebrate one my friends birthday. It was awesome. We sat on the patio as we are not dining indoors due to COVID-19. The food, service and ambiance were superb! I had the pimento cheese smoked bacon jar with veggies (instead of bread) for my appetizer and the pork chop for my entree. Paired it with a glass of Riesling. So good. Will definitely return.
Nice dining outside, a bit noisy at times from the street. Food was pretty good, had one entree and two appetizers, well prepared. Menu was perhaps a bit on the limited side. Service was not quite as professional as it could have been. I'm a bit picky about these reviews, some places knock it out of the park at these prices, some are just OK.
The food was good, but the entrees were lukewarm. Server apologized for this.
20% gratuity was added for our party of 2, but the menu advises of automatic 20% gratuity for parties of 6 or more (not 2).
I can certainly accept a 20% service charge given recent loss of restaurant revenue; however, I find it deceptive wait to disclose this until after the check is brought out to the table (as compared to up front or stated on the menu).
Hi Candace, we appreciate your feedback. First, apologies for the issues with your food. I will forward this to our culinary team. Second, we have updated the verbiage regarding the 20% on our menu. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again soon.
Good kids menu and had whole milk for our 1 year old!
The service was fantastic! The ambiance was great! Loved my food. My partner did not love his burger – the meat was a little tough. Otherwise, really appreciate the restaurants emphasis on safety during this pandemic. Would consider coming here again next time we’re back in Atlanta!
Hi Naldana22, So happy you enjoyed our service and atmosphere. I will forward your partners feedback regarding the burger to our culinary team, we will make necessary adjustments to assure our burgers are juicy and tender! Hope to see y'all again soon.
Beautiful outdoor dining. Servers were very conscientious in explaining and sticking to mask policy.
Thank you John, we are doing a best to make safety a priority, now more than ever! Also, we are glad you enjoyed our patio. It's one of our greatest assets.
Fabulous meal and incredible service. Empire State South has implemented some impressive health and safety measures and we felt very comfortable eating indoors. The menu seemed a bit abbreviated from what we were expecting, but nothing disappointed! The apple salad, shrimp & grits, and chicken had multiple components and were bursting with flavor. We will be back!
Hi Sarah, thank you so much for your kind review! So happy you enjoyed everything, and we hope to see you again soon.
The food is amazing but their mask policy is overbearing. We probably won’t go back until the mask requirement at the table is discontinued.
Terrific service! a comfortable and safe meal outdoors. Thanks for your attention to distancing and masks. We’ll be back.
Everything was outstanding, and it felt totally safe. The entire staff was very attentive from start to finish. Our drinks were great, and the modified bottle service was fine. All of our food was very good as well. I had the ribeye, and my wife had the chicken sandwich. Both were excellent. They were out of the corn aglinoti, which was disappointing but nothing that diminished our experience.
The food there is fresh, innovative and always good. There is not one thing on the menu
I have tried that wasn't worth the money.
Our Bartender/Server Bailey is wonderful at mixing drinks, and helping us discover the best thing on the menu.
Will be back repeatedly.
Awesome experience. Felt very safe. Food was excellent.
Had a great night on the patio in a torrential downpour! Nice to be able to sit outside and watch it without getting wet.
I've been here several times before and each time is wonderful...
..Except this time..
This time granted it's post-COVID, but there was a lack of attention to detail in the food. The options to choose from was a little disappointing. The cut up bread (burned!! requested new batches and even the food we order to go, bread was burned) for the smoked fish dip, pimento and baba ghanoush...was very disappointing. I could have sworn there was crackers and veggies before...not French toast sticks...
Everything was saltier than normal. Our waitress was nice, but felt more of an inconvenience to her than anything. Ordered the Farm Egg, Watermelon Basil Salad, Whole Grilled Trout....all were disappointing. I actually sent the Trout back due to being too salty. Watermelon Salad was good but very bare on the basil...Farm Egg...still too salty and the hash browns were cooked too long that they almost were burned.
First night out since quarantine and was disappointed. Will give this place another try, but so far...not impressed.
I felt they went above and beyond to try and make your experience as unique and comfortable, while still maintaining social distancing and sanitary habits. Great on CDC guidelines.
Was looking forward to enjoying contemporary southern cuisine, but was no impressed with the meal at all. Deviled eggs were good, craft cocktails were limited and disappointing, and the chicken was over cooked. The service was as good as it can be given the extreme restrictions due to Covid, which made the whole dining experience too exhausting.
Wonderful place with great outdoor seating and careful COVID-19 service. I treated myself to Empire State South as a little personal celebration. I started with the pimento cheese that came with a bread so delicious I wanted to eat it alone. The dip and bacon marmalade were yummy too. For the main dish I had roast chicken w/ succotash and red eye gravy...chef's kiss. For desert I had the chocolate trifle. I sipped on prosecco while enjoying the quiet patio surrounding the bocci court. I also really appreciated their extra caution with COVID-19. They are one of only a few restaurants that ask patrons to put on their masks when wait staff approaches the table. I really appreciate that extra precaution for the safety and patrons and staff. Highly recommend!
This is probably my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. The service is down to earth, friendly, and impeccable. The food is always absolutely delectable. It's also not a stuffy environment. It's pretty cozy inside. I love this place for dates.
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OpenTable ダイナー37名によるEmpire State Southの評価は4.5☆です。