About Food 101
Serving hearty food with rural roots & an urban polish, Food 101 caters to those seeking a dining experience reminiscent of days gone by. Created by talented chef Justin Keith, the menu features proven classics with an inventive twist. This neighborhood Atlanta eatery exudes comfort not only through its food, but also through its relaxed atmosphere.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm- 10:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch 11:00am - 3:00
Belle Isle Road
$30 and under
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Food 101 is available for private events.
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Food 101 has a wonderful Private Dining Room available for all needs. No matter what size or what occasion, the staff here at Food 101 is here to make sure every detail exceeds your expectation – from the menu to the memories. Our private room can accommodate up to approximately 40 people. br
Food 101 Ratings and Reviews
Dined here for the first time Friday and ...
Dined here for the first time Friday and loved the ambiance; I'm in love with industrial/rustic decor. The menu reads well, but I can't say they execute. Had the fried chicken, mashed potatoes and sub'd for collards (you'd expect that to be the side instead of green beans), and none of them blew me away. We also ordered the short rib with pimento grits and greens, and the short rib was not as juicy as I'd hope. The grits were great if you like coarse ones that are like porridge. The pb&j cheesecake was a nice finish. Overall, not the best southern food but if you don't normally eat that way, you wouldn't notice.
Another great dinner! The chef creative ...
Another great dinner! The chef creatively combines the freshest seasonal ingredients for a tasting delight. Our pleasures this time included oysters with serrano peppers and watermelon, scallops with succotash and duck with rice noodles and peaches. Topped off with a creamy slice of key lime pie!
This is at least my fourth dinner at Foo ...
This is at least my fourth dinner at Food 101. Our waitress Heather was very busy but she was just great. Personable yet professional, ensured our needs were met and always had us in the corner of her eye in case we needed something in spite of the rush. The beef short ribs were just mouth watering. I don't even like collard greens but I made them disappear. My husband had the duck. It was a little too crispy and the portion wasn't as noteworthy as my entree. For dessert, we tried the S'mores ice cream. Menu says 2 scoops but there was only 1. It was pretty good, but the peanut butter fudge we had a few years ago is still the dessert we reminisce over! It's a bit loud in the dining room and we had to walk through smokers outside to get to the front door, otherwise I would have rated the ambience higher. The decor is cozy and rustic. Not pretentious, but nice enough for a date night.
Love this place!!! My mom was in town a ...
Love this place!!! My mom was in town and my boyfriend and I wanted to treat her to this local gem. Food was fantastic and Todd the bartender is super knowledgeable about all kinds of beverages and knows the menu front to back.
This was a family gathering that went aw ...
This was a family gathering that went awry because the food here was somewhere between totally ordinary and overpriced. While the service was adequate, each of our meals was lacking anything memorable beyond the tough ribs that were served to my husband. He described him as the worst ribs he'd ever . We would never return to this restaurant.
The service and food were very good my c ...
The service and food were very good my clients who had not been here before enjoyed it very much, the noise level was good, the last time it was a bit noisy but it was later in the afternoon
My client had the crab cake sandwich and raved about it, I had the smoked turkey cobb , it was large enough to take some home for later.
It's great neighborhood restaurant
The third time we have been there and th ...
The third time we have been there and the second time Ksenia has taken care of us. We brought two friends who saw the Instagram pics that I posted and wanted to come, they were not disappointed! Ksenia was WONDERFUL taking care of us, cocktails were awesome and food was outstanding. I will sing the praises of this restaurant for a long time. I also wish that you would go teach other places how service and food SHOULD be done!
The food is simple yet fantastically sea ...
The food is simple yet fantastically seasoned. The ambience is lovely. The service was alright, the hostess and wait staff seemed a bit stoic and/or distracted. However, I would be willing to visit again before forming a concrete opinion.
We were a party of 6. We had reservation ...
We were a party of 6. We had reservations and were seated immediately even though our entire party wasn't with us. That was great. Major thunderstorms in Atlanta that night.
We started with Cheese board and cocktails. And pimenyo cheese. Pimento cheese was great. But both came with 3 tiny slices of bread. How hard would it to add few extra slices of bread for a large table ?
For entrees 2 Carolina trout; lobster cobb salad; scallops; fried chicken; and a low country boil. No complaints on the trout or fried chicken. The scallops came out very differently than described on the menu (grapefruit instead of blood orange and the addition of fennel - even after dinner specifically asked server about fennel in the dish) The boil - "really not good" was the quote from our diner. The lobster cobb salad had the addition of what we hope was a leftover piece of the root on the plate.
The cobb salad and the scallops would have definitely been entrees we woyld have liked to have asked our server about but he was pretty absent and when he did graze by we felt like we were an annoyance.
His mood and temperment deteriorated during the evening. We spotted occasionally hanging out at the bar texting.
Gratuity was added on to our bills which only added to our disappointment.
Everyone has an off day. But give us the heads up or ask a teammate for help.
The portions were generous. However the ...
The portions were generous. However the food lacked seasoning and flavor. Ironically, all of us at dinner commented that all of the dishes were under seasoned. Our server was a little slow at first, but when we told her we had to be out of there at a certain time she got better. Had the food been well seasoned Food 101 would of received higher marks.
They were out of a lot of menu items. I ...
They were out of a lot of menu items. I went for lunch and apparently the kitchen didn't prep as they should have for lunch so I was told the deviled eggs wouldn't be ready until dinner. They were out of the pastrami sandwich and sautéed spinach. And when it was time for dessert I wanted the Sweet & Salty, which was also not ready and wouldn't be until dinner. So I didn't get anything for dessert. Then around 3:30ish, the manager came over to the table to apologize for having to "put us out" before dinner because there were some maintenance and electrical issues they had to fix in the main dining room before dinner (5pm). So we paid out check and left. But the food tasted great and the wine selection was pretty good!
Based on the pictures and the menu, we w ...
Based on the pictures and the menu, we were expecting a much better experience. Food was poorly executed: The pretzel bread was dry and tasteless, the pimento cheese seemed to have been flavored only with (copious amounts of) salt, and out of a menu with lots of interesting salads, the waitress recommended the Jerk Chicken Salad, which was nothing notable. Service was negligent: Our server stopped by so infrequently that we waited ten minutes for her to appear when we wanted out bill. This was supposed to have been a fun lunch with a friend who was in town from Miami, but I wound up being embarrassed for having taken her to Food 101.
Took a client to Food 101 for business l ...
Took a client to Food 101 for business lunch and after what I experienced,it's now my go to place for future such meetings.Wonderful atmosphere,a very welcoming and personable staff + our server,Ksenia K.,was the best I've encountered in quite some time.She was extremely professional,but also very friendly and fun to talk.Will return very soon!
Very disappointing. The avacado in the ...
Very disappointing. The avacado in the lobster salad was so hard It felt like balsa wood. It should not have been served. After I pointed it out to the server, I expected more than an apology. Also, my mother-in-law, who is easily pleased and loves short ribs, didn't like her dinner, either. We won't be back.
We've been to 101 many times and this wa ...
We've been to 101 many times and this was our best meal yet. When we expressed that we had dietary concerns, Chef Sweat came out and walked us through every dish. This was beyond expected and made the evening a great success. Halibut, duck, fried chicken, and meatloaf were all wonderfully prepared.
I have really tried to like this place s ...
I have really tried to like this place since it is so close, but the food just doesn't measure up. I had the spare ribs (Father's Day special) and they were tough, dry and chewy with just a spoonful of sauce plopped on top. It was as if they had been sitting around for hours (or days). The slaw and green beans were nothing special. I should have stuck with their regular menu as my daughter's trout was very good. Staff was courteous but were mostly standing around chatting among themselves in the bar area. I really wish this was better
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