Visiting Buckhead, we chose a restaurant based on reading menus on Open Table for places within walking distance of our hotel. We should have read the city search reviews before making reservations based on what looked to be a very promising menu. As others have noted--enjoy the read but dine elsewhere.\r
From the moment we entered the restaurant, we should have known what was in-store and turned around. We walked in, on time for our reservation, and were asked to wait while our table was being set-up. We then saw someone carrying what turned out to be our table from somewhere in the back, and then placing it right next to the door (in a rather empty dining room), dropping a plate (which shattered!) onto a tile floor.\r
Our waiter, approached the table, dropped of the menu, recited the specials, and neglected to ask for a drink order. Drink order finally taken after food was ordered, and a white russian appeared in a water glass with more ice than any drink ought to have to endure. \r
The food, which was beautifully described on the menu was bland to inedible, and took quite some time to arrive. My husband's chicken risotto was flavorless and more hard than al dente, and my calamari was lightly floured (as requested), but also rather rubbery. My ""bouillabaisse"" not only contained little fish, it contained prodigious amounts of potato and tomato. The broth more closely resembled the ""juice"" in a can of stewed tomatoes than any kind of shellfish broth. My husband's ""fillet"" was thin and not of the choice or prime variety, and we mused that it might actually have been a strip-steak cut in a circle.\r
Itching to leave, we had quite the time of trying to get a check. We were surprised that our waiter, who should have seen the practically full plates he was clearing, interrupted our request for the check with, ?what, no dessert??\r
All this for a bill of about $100 just left us shaking our heads at having been had for our first night of dining in Buckhead.
Pros: nice patio
Cons: food, service