Piedmont Park enthusiasts and an established business set make relatively short work of innovative entrees, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Metrotainment Cafes’ flagship opened in 1991 and has been winnings hearts and accolades ever since. Inside each bungalow, luxe décor creates a casual, modish atmosphere, highlighted by stylish lighting and rich wood trim. Outside, a large tree-shaded patio beckons, earning Einstein’s the most votes as “Best Outdoor Dining Experience” year after year. Our award-winning brunch is a local favorite!
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Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 1:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00 am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Award-winning patio - dine under our 100-year old pecan tree in the heart of Midtown. Please check the website for special events at
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We can accommodate seated parties of up to 120 guests, and standing receptions/cocktail parties of 250!
Einstein's Ratings and Reviews
Was very excited to try Einstein's while ...
Was very excited to try Einstein's while visiting Atlanta. Made reservations for brunch and was stuck inside on a beautiful day after making reservations. Service worker were running around with out any direction so the service was slow overall my visit was disappointing
We have been to Einsteins several times ...
We have been to Einsteins several times in the past and although we have to say they are really very goo, this time we have to rate them only good and feel in general the food...at least that night had slipped a bit. We will give em another try based on history but to be honest, we were a bit disappointed.
We go here somewhat regularly since it's ...
We go here somewhat regularly since it's close by. The restaurant wasn't even half full on Tuesday. Servers walked by us and I could see them hanging out and chatting in the kitchen area.
After waiting 15 minutes with no one stopping by at all - not even water or drink orders, we decided to leave bc it seemed socializing was a priority over taking care of guests. We told the hostess, who was more focused on coloring in the coloring book than anything else. She acted confused and said she could get a manager. We declined and she just returned to coloring.
She and several servers saw us outside waiting on an uber to meet friends elsewhere instead, and made no effort to apologize or remedy the situation.
We had always enjoyed stopping by, but not sure when we'll make the effort again. Love to support local places, but we may just have to walk other places in the future.
Went there for brunch while visiting fro ...
Went there for brunch while visiting from out of town. The food was good, but not what I'd consider exceptional and we were disappointed in the somewhat small portion size. Sat outside where seating is plentiful and the weather was beautiful so that was perfect--we didn't even see the interior of the restaurant so I can't speak to that. Service was good so no complaints there and we didn't feel rushed which was nice for brunch. Also a little disappointing to learn that alcohol can't be served until noon on Sunday in Georgia--so no mimosas for us! Overall it wasn't so memorable that we'd definitely return on a future visit.
With a 3 year old in tow, we were lookin ...
With a 3 year old in tow, we were looking to dine before attending a nearby event and decided to give Einstein's a try. We are a family of adventurous foodies, so the menu which seems to suggest a tapas like experience peaked our interest. Most diners were out on the patio taking advantage of beautiful early fall weather, but since there was lively music that would distract the toddler, we opted for inside where it was very quiet and cozy. The children's menu comes on a coloring book with complimentary crayons, and the child's meal comes with (based on parental permission)a cupcake for dessert complete with chef designed sauce dribbles on the plate. The soup of the day was lobster bisque which of course we all had a cup and it was heavenly. We chose several small plate starters to share among the four adults, calamari, brie/mushroom flat bread, fried green tomatoes and mussels. ALL WERE PERFECT. Then for the main course, we had steak, crab cakes, lamb and salmon. Again, ALL WERE PERFECT. It really makes a difference when all of the ingredients taste SO FRESH. Every dish was a flavorful taste bud delight. Since Atlanta Pride was happening in nearby Piedmont Park, a special dessert was added to the menu. A multi-layered caked in rainbow colors with heavenly butter cream icing. The whole experience was GREAT and has now placed Einstein's in the top five list of this foodie-families favorites. By the way, the service was great as well, attentive but not overbearing and very much catering to the challenge of a toddler at the table. We have all decided that we will be back again, much sooner than later. To EVERYONE at Einsteins, thank you for being the BEST part of our family evening together. The event we attended later was great but the meal before is what everyone keeps talking about.
Went here for a friend's birthday on a F ...
Went here for a friend's birthday on a Friday night. Although I had advanced reservations on OpenTable, it still took a good 20 minutes to get seated. While our waiter was very nice, I was not too impressed: I had a hard time understanding him and he was not very attentive to our table as he rarely came to check on us. We had to flag down other servers to get ketchup, water, etc. The food came out lukewarm and the burger I ordered was not too good.
The patio outside is neat but try not to get seated next to the stone wall as there are palmetto bugs crawling all over it at night. Not to appetizing while you are trying to eat.
If you want a special night out with your friends for their birthday, I'd say go to Crescent Street instead.
We had a reservation for 1:00 brunch - d ...
We had a reservation for 1:00 brunch - didn't get seated until 1:55. Food was meh and somewhat cold once it came out, broken glass in one of our glasses, etc. This is my second time here and am still unimpressed.
Wonderful Experience on every level! I h ...
Wonderful Experience on every level! I had been wanting to dine at Einstein's since moving to Atlanta 4 years ago and finally made it last Saturday night. We had reservations for 5pm and were extremely late. I hate being late anywhere it drives me crazy and when others are late too. I called and the gentleman was very gracious and said no problem. I gave him a new estimated time and we were still late. We forgot that it was Music Midtown and traffic in the area was worse than usual. We finally arrived and they seated us right away even honoring our request for an outdoor table (we didn't mean to be pushy it was just such a lovely day). Then, our server comes up and we could not ask for anyone better. Her name is Kate and she gave off such a warm, friendly, positive vibe we could have talked to her the entire night.
As for dinner itself, we were undecided if we wanted to choose from their regular menu or the prix fixe Midtown Restaurant week menu. Kate went over all our options and we decided on the Restaurant week menu which was enough for the two of us to share.
First course was the fried green tomatoes with mozzarella - delicious a nice start...
Second course was a combination platter of crab cakes, filet, and grilled salmon each with a side more delicious.
For drinks, I chose a bottle of Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc and my friend was quite happy with the choice. I am a big fan of the NZ and Australia whites and it complimented each item on the dinner platter.
For dessert we shared a red velvet cheesecake which was beyond amazing!
I cannot say enough about the service, food, ambience of Einstein's. I will definitely return!
We went for Sunday brunch on the beautif ...
We went for Sunday brunch on the beautiful patio.
When we arrived we walked up to the host stand where two employees were supposedly waiting to seat people. As it turns out they were more interested in griping about other employees and guests than they were in even saying hello to us. When the woman finally turned her attention to us, she was less than pleasant. She seemed genuinely irritated that we were interrupting her conversation. After a small wait for them to clear a table we were seated at a lovely little table near the edge of the patio. The setting would have been perfect were it not for the EDM they were blasting at you from portable speakers. The music made it impossible to have a conversation. We had no silverware or napkins when our food arrived so all we could do is sit there and watch it get cold. No butter with the pancakes. Our server wasn't around for us to order another drink to have with our meal so we were stuck drinking water for the rest of our stay. We couldn't even find her to bring us our check. We finally just scrounged up cash and left it on the table.
This is not an experience I would choose to repeat. What a beautiful space to go to waste on this.
Our drinks were refilled way too seldom ...
Our drinks were refilled way too seldom --- especially troublesome for a hungover bachelor party. The issue really boils down to an insufficient number of servers (at least for the patio section), and/or a horrible team effort. Our server was the only one to refill our drinks, and she was unable to keep up. Perhaps she could've had a food runner or another server help with the table.
Crab meat on an omelette with other meat inside is distracting and misleadingly unappetizing.
As not an Atlantian, it would have been nice to know that alcohol was not available until noon. I would've simply adjusted my reservation to compensate for such.
I believe that our server was just new. ...
I believe that our server was just new. His section was packed. I usually have a great time when I go to Einstein's. This visit was a bit frustrating. I ordered my food first and waited for a very long time to receive my order separately from the group. Drinks seemed to have come in one ingredient at a time. But eh... we were all new at some point, right?
We choose to go to Einsteins for brunch, ...
We choose to go to Einsteins for brunch, because of their awesome reviews! However, during our brunch the service was very poor. We sat around for about 10 minutes waiting for someone to take our drink order than another 10-15 minutes until we got our drinks. We didn't get our silverware until way after our appetizers arrived, which the orders for were taken about 10 minutes after we got our drinks. Everything on the menu sounded amazing, but didn't quite taste as good as we had hoped. The blueberry pancakes, banana French toast, and fried chicken Benedict were good! The English muffin benefit and spicy crab omelet were not so good. Also, the sausage gravy was horrible!! I don't know if it is because we are all used to Arkansas southern gravy or what, but it had very different seasoning and we were not able to eat it. The atmosphere was great tho! So, if you're looking for a fun and casual place to eat and don't really care about slow service this would be the perfect place!
Wonderful lunch on a lovely day, nice en ...
Wonderful lunch on a lovely day, nice enough to sit outside on the large patio. Food was perfect, service was attentive yet non-intrusive, and the only drawback was the occasional street noise when a big truck rumbled past. Otherwise a perfectly delightful experience. I hadn't eaten here since the mid-90s, but now am wondering why. The years have only improved the experience!!
Before going to Einstein's I had heard m ...
Before going to Einstein's I had heard mixed reviews on the food but was pleasantly surprised by our entrees. I got a chicken saltimbocca and my fiance got the pork medallions. The waiter recommended these dishes and they were very good. I was surprised that at 8:30 in midtown, we were some of the only people in the half of the restaurant that were eating dinner. I anticipated a more lively environment. Overall, it was a good dinner but properly not a restaurant we will be returning to unless it is for trying their brunch.
Server was quadruply-seated so had diffi ...
Server was quadruply-seated so had difficulty getting to any of the tables efficiently. Food was good but not amazing. Presentations were not creative. Informed podium about a birthday when we made the reservation and they did nothing at the table.
Caleb was Superb!!! My boyfriend and I t ...
Caleb was Superb!!! My boyfriend and I took his parents to Einstein's with our dog and had an amazing time. They loved the atmosphere, music, service and management. Natalie, who was manager on duty came over and introduced herself and made us all feel welcomed!!! We had fried green tomatoes, manchego fritters and calamari for our appetizers. All of them were outstanding! We all enjoyed a bottle of Kim Crawford and four different big plates including; Southern Fried Chicken, Vegetable Plate, Lamb Chops and Chicken Strawberry and Spinach Salad. Caleb offered a Georgia Peach Poundcake for dessert so we decided to give it a try..... OMG!!!! Heaven on Earth. That was the best dessert that we ever had! Overall, I will be coming back to Einstein's and I have already recommended this restaurant to others. Thank you for such and amazing experience!
Husband ordered the shrimp and grits and ...
Husband ordered the shrimp and grits and really enjoyed it. I had clam chowder. It was fair. Tempura fried green beans were very bland but were pretty decent with the sriracha aioloi sauce. Servers were super friendly and service was fast. We were there at 4:00 in the afternoon so it was really quiet. Probably much busier at night. Probably would have been better if I had ordered differently.
Have not been to Einstein's in a long ti ...
Have not been to Einstein's in a long time so today we stopped for a very late lunch. It is a shame it was so hot outside as we always find the beauty of eating here is to sit outside and watch pretty people walk by. My husband had a Bison burger perfectly cooked and I enjoyed a grilled chicken sandwich. We loved the selection of sides and the edamame succotash was delicious, hot and different. Only get to ATL four times a year and we need to come back to Einstein's more often
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