Established in October of 2000 and set in the historic Cotton Mill general store, Agave has been named the Best Southwestern Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. This eclectic southwestern eatery appeals to a wide cross section of taste and styles while focusing on guest satisfaction in the high energy dining room & bar.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Carroll St. SE
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
King Memorial (Blue, Green)
Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Agave Ratings and Reviews
I've been to Agave a few times, and it i ...
I've been to Agave a few times, and it is always great. The atmosphere is warm, the servers are friendly and attentive, and everything on the menu is delicious. I look forward to returning and trying something different!
I have eaten here several times and want ...
I have eaten here several times and want to like the food more than I do. It is just too inconsistent. You can have one great meal and then the next time (and we did this past Sunday) have a seriously sub-par meal.
There were 4 of us and one ordered the chicken, which in the past has been superb- but this time the cut of the meat was stringy & tough & quite disgusting. Another person had their take on the shrimp & grits, which could have been fabulous had it had a little sauce and not been so dry. A third person had the lamb chops, which again, could have been great but it was a terrible, fatty portion of meat (not so in the past) and I had the trout, which has been on the menu forever and is usually good, but this time was so season-less I wondered if someone forgot to spice it.
Service was seriously terrible. We had to beg for dirty plates to be removed during courses. This too has not been the usual case.
Maybe they were so slammed over the weekend that by Sunday they were just done. But as the restaurant scene grows in this area, they need to pay more attention to overall quality if they want to retain their return patrons.
I know I will think twice before going back. Which is a shame..
Food was delicious... I had 3 appetizer ...
Food was delicious... I had 3 appetizers as my meal. The street corn was AMAZING. The chili rellano was also superb. I wasn't as fond of the shrimp spring roll. It was pretty salty and the shrimp had a very seafoody flavor. Loved their chips and salsa. My companions both ot the short rib and gave me a bite. It was so tender and delicious. Served with jalapeño potatoes and asparagus which they both raved about and ate every bite. We had reserved seats and I'm glad, because it was full on a Sunday evening. They also had free valet parking which was nice.
Server was distracted, and passive, maki ...
Server was distracted, and passive, making it our responsibility to move the meal forward. This might be a better approach for a table of late night drinkers. Food was really good, but not enough to make up for the lack of proactive service. Might try again, however.
One of our favorites, always an interest ...
One of our favorites, always an interesting menu. Great service too. It was a little loud where we sat (due to a large party) and asked to move to another room which was better. They were happy to oblige. We will be back soon!
I went to Agave with high expectations. ...
I went to Agave with high expectations. All sites put is as one of the coolest spots in the neighborhood. Upon arrival we thought dinner would be fantastic, the decor takes you to Santa Fe or Tucson and the menu looked very promising. We ordered a couple of appetizers (Ceviche and springrolls) that never arrived, instead we got our food and it was good, but nothing to brag about. I ordered the skirt stake with the spicy sauce and it was good, but it came plated on top of grilled corn; a lot of it. Why would anyone want to eat that much grilled corn? (it was not even on the cob, so it just looked weird). My friends ordered other dishes that were ok. nobody complained about bad food, but nobody was raving about it. The wait staff, albeit polite, were overstretched. They brought the appetizers late but it was just weird. The margaritas were actually good, so I'd probably recommend the place to have a drink.
My 1st visit to Agave was on a busy Satu ...
My 1st visit to Agave was on a busy Saturday night and for the most part I was impressed. The menu is puts a Southwestern spin ( cilantro, chilis, ground corn) on all dishes in the menu even conventional dishes like trout and short ribs. As a
starter,I had the mussels steamed in a red chili sauce; delicious and thematically correct. My entrée was less successful. The shrimp server on corn polenta with a tequila chili sauce was a great pairing, a Southwestern take in shrimp on grits, but the shrimp were overcooked. That was the only good fail though. The service was attentive despite the busy night. The decor is sophisticated Southwestern. Even with a large crowd in a relatively small space my companion and I could converse easily without shouting.
I want to go back and would recommend the restaurant.
Agave was a great find! I would call it ...
Agave was a great find! I would call it southwest-southeast fusion. I had a great play on shrimp and grits: scallops and sweet tomato grits with spicy collard greens. It was loud! I had no trouble communicating with my partner, but I think a large group would be shouting all over the place to be heard. Great atmosphere and tasty food/drinks. Fun evening out for grownups, not so much for kids. Maybe their brunch/lunch would be better timing there.
Agave is great for that first date or fo ...
Agave is great for that first date or for making a great first impression. The bar is stocked with whatever your heart desires. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Very good at anticipating your need without being overbearing . As you can tell I liked it.
Agave ROCKS! Thank you so very much for ...
Agave ROCKS! Thank you so very much for being a friend and supporter of Nicholas House! We came as a result of the fundraising opportunity that you offered us. Your generosity is contagious - not only were Nicholas House supporters able to dine on some amazing fare - we were also able to connect with them in a friendly environment and to grow our support base with their friends and family who joined them. Again I say...Gracias!
Arrived early for our reservation. The p ...
Arrived early for our reservation. The place was packed and the bar very crowded. The host indicated he would likely be able to seat us early. We ordered drinks at the bar and our table was ready before the bartender could make our drinks. Food and drinks were great, service was a bit slow, although not a bad thing as the place was packed and were we enjoying a relaxed dinner with great friends. Would definitely go back.
Always a satisfying meal and knowledgabl ...
Always a satisfying meal and knowledgable, friendly service.
I had been avoiding the ribs, thinking when I want a rack of ribs I go to a bbq restaurant, like Fox Brothers or Swallow in the Hollow. But I tried it this visit and it may be the best ribs I've ever had. Great flavor, fall off the bone tender. With the collards and mac and cheese, it's a great deal. Before six, at $12, it's by far the best deal in town.
The food was very good and our waiter wh ...
The food was very good and our waiter who was very friendly, made an error on one of our orders of six. He brought the wrong meal and by the time he brought out the right meal , the rest of us were nearly done. One suggestion , because of the noise level I would have the waiter repeat the orders before he leaves the table.
The manger was very apologetic and he did everything he could to make the situation better. Mistakes are made, I would return and plan to. Great place other wise
We came for a family birthday, party of ...
We came for a family birthday, party of eight. Great food, drinks, service... but it was SO NOISY we could not talk. My three year old grandson could have stood on his chair and screamed at the top of his lungs and no-one would have noticed!
Hope the owners will work on some sort of noise abatement solution.
First visit to Agave and it was almost f ...
First visit to Agave and it was almost filled on a early Thursday evening. Parking was tight though there is valet parking if needed. Restaurant was larger inside than appeared from the outdoors photos online. Service was very good and the food was very good. My Baby Back Ribs were seasoned just right for me, but be too mild for some. My wife's Vegetarian dish was perfectly seasoned and cooked.
Very good southwest cuisine!! Excellent ...
Very good southwest cuisine!! Excellent flat iron steak, tequila lime shrimp, and stuffed mountain trout! They have several margaritas to choose from. My favorite was the coconut and lime one! We don't normally revisit restaurants especially on one trip, but we dined there twice while in Atlanta in January. It is definitely on our list for every trip!
This was our second time dining at Agave ...
This was our second time dining at Agave and it was much better than the first. We dined at the bar this time and have decided we will always ask to sit there. The bartender was attentive and made perfect suggestions. The appetizer deals were great. Our favorite was the Fried Lobster Tails. We look forward to going back soon!
Normally have has excellent service this ...
Normally have has excellent service this past experience in which we took an out of town friend the service was terrible . We got served waters then waited almost 10 minutes to get our drink orders . Then took another 10 to 15 minutes to get our food order in. The worst part was my husband and friend received their food and I finally made them eat after 5 minutes so their food didn't get cold . My food appeared late after they had finished their meals . No apology from our server or anyone . The food was bland this time just ordinary not the extraordinary that I'm used to having . Hope agave was just having an off night because this is one of my favorite restaurants.
Excellent place to dine specially for sp ...
Excellent place to dine specially for special occasions. Great place to dine with friends and family, Amazing and great Menu food was excellent. Food was delicious as always and customer service out of this world.
Thank you Agave Restaurant for your Great services and Food
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