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: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm- 10:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00p
Belle Isle Road
$30 and under
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
The food is excellent, the prices reason ...
The food is excellent, the prices reasonable, the menu interesting and the service friendly and efficient. A good place for a get-together with friends.
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
Chicken Fried AND SCALLOPS great, Lindse ...
Chicken Fried AND SCALLOPS great, Lindsey did a great job serving us!
Food 101 never disappoints! From the fr ...
Food 101 never disappoints! From the fried green tomatoes to the tuna tostados and scallops the meal was awesome. The perfect spot to go before a Chastain concert.
Food and service were good, but the loud live music was annoying. Trying to have a nice brunch and conversation was difficult with the live music. It would have been much nicer with no music.
Good Food in the Neighborhood
I live very close to Food 101 and have eaten there on and off since it opened. I've noticed highs and lows in the quality of the food, and now seems to be a good time to eat there. I usually order a fish entree and enjoy it very much, such as the grilled salmon on the current menu. The fried chicken is excellent and is always an option. Last week I was excited about the new summer menu, particularly the lobster roll. It was described as lobster on a soft roll. The lobster salad (which somewhat limits the taste of the lobster) was on hard thick bread toasted to the point of partial blackness. The bread dominated the dish and I did not enjoy it, being that I couldn't taste hardly any lobster at all. I told the waitress, who later told me the chef was giving us a free dessert. I appreciate that, but what I would really appreciate is a more honest tasting lobster roll.
We were the first to be seated, as they ...
We were the first to be seated, as they don't open until 5:30. They were very courteous and accommodating. The appetizer of rock shrimp au gratin was delicious. I had the duck with a confit rice dish... delicious. We would definitely go again.
Great time for Brunch
A friend and i went for brunch and bottomless mimosas. They definitely lived up to the name. the food was very southern but very good. Easily go again.
We were impressed with the changes! The staff was very friendly and informative.
I love how Food 101 has great fried chicken, but also some healthier options as well. They offer 15% off for Life Time members which I love! I highly recommend Food 101 for all types of occasions whether it be business or a birthday dinner - there is always something for everyone.
The short ribs were dry the grits and gr ...
The short ribs were dry the grits and greens made the mealmeal. Our waiter was first class! Overall we had an enjoyable evening.
Great menu selection
We had an awesome kiwi cocktail that was out of this world! Would go back just for that but the variation on the menu was a plus, too!
Southern Comfort food with a twist! Enjo ...
Southern Comfort food with a twist! Enjoyed the patio seating as well.
Took my Mother for Mother's Day Brunch and it was amazing! Great Food, Great Ambiance, Great Time!
Terrible Service - Average Food - Will Not Go Back
Mother's Day Brunch - granted it is a very busy day for restaurants but we were greated with "the food will take a lot longer than normal because we are so busy." Uh...then staff up for all the reservations you had. The statement was correct. We waited forever for what was average food at best...and it was expensive. Not sure why eggs, potatoes and toast take 40 minutes but I guess they do. No apologies, sporadic service and when the Manager (or Owner...not sure) came by and we told him how slow everything was, his comment was..."I know...busy day." This is our third visit to Food 101 and will be our last as all three times it was over priced mediocrity.
I have dined here many times and have always had great seasonal, farm to table food and excellent service. I talked my son and his girlfriend into taking me for Mother's Day brunch and they loved it too.
Restaurant worth checking out in Sandy Springs
Went to dinner there on a Friday night to celebrate anniversary. It wasn't very crowded. I read earlier reviews about the service; I did not feel that way - the hostess (took a snap of us), another 2 waitresses came by to chat it up/socialize, and our assigned waitress helped us on the menu and checked in on us regularly. The Fried Green Tomatoes, Avocado Toast, and Rock Shrimp Au Gratin were awesome. The Georges Bank Scallops were well cooked and fresh, but the dish could have used some pop (maybe Paprika?).
Great food, excellent service. Will definitely go back. Nice variety on the menu with something for everyone in our party.
Wife got a perfectly cooked steak and chef prepared veggies per her dietary guidelines. I went off reservation and got seasonal pulled pork enchilada. AWESOME. Comfy seats to enjoy as well! Chef always has a great menu and we love it for weekend brunch.
Fish tacos were excellent!
Fish tacos were excellent!
TERRIBLE...Will not return
Just not a good restaurant. Poor service, ambience, food and management.
The first clue should have been that the restaurant was half empty on a Saturday night. I made a reservation on OpenTable and added in the comments that my family was celebrating my fathers birthday. There was no mention of that or any special touches that other restaurants have provided before. We had to wait for kids menus to be printed. Our dinner didn't arrive for an hour and a half after we sat down. Our server was so unprofessional and so morose that it was just uncomfortable. My trout was lukewarm and salty. I travel every week around the country for work, so I understand the level that restaurants have to meet in order to stay competitive. Unfortunately, this restaurant needs some real changes if it intends to be in business a year from now.
Food was very good and brunch menu was v ...
Food was very good and brunch menu was varied and had something for everyone. Service was slow as I believe our waiter had too many tables to keep up with.
Excellent kale salad with fried shrimp.
Excellent kale salad with fried shrimp.
Came here a few weeks ago for my birthday, and came back for a smaller dinner with some of my husband's employees. Food 101 did an amazing job again! We had the same server from last time and she was very attentive and gave great drink and food recommendations. Love this place!
The choices at Food 101 are great and everything is delicious.
Waitress had a personality of a wet mop, food was ok, we were never asked if we would like dessert just handed the check. Bad first impression. Here's a tip: Hire some waitresses with a better attitude!
We went to Food 101 for a birthday brunch that happened to fall on Easter Sunday. The service was decent, and the food was good, but not great. My favorite items on the menu was the fresh biscuits and mimosas. The juice paired with the champagne was fresh and light. On Sunday afternoons - or at least for Easter - it's definitely a family friendly place.
Great food and atmosphere.
Great food and atmosphere.
Very interesting menu! Everything we ord ...
Very interesting menu! Everything we ordered was delicious. The ahi tuna appetizer was BOMB!!! The springer mountain farms fried chicken was absolutely delicious. The strip steak was flavored perfect and cooked spot on! Our server was really sweet! Very romantic atmosphere.
We went to Food 101 for a birthday and we enjoyed good service and good food. I had swordfish which could have been a little more moist but very good; it was a little more spicy than I like but still very good. The goat cheese and fig appetizer was excellent. This is a southern food restaurant (which I didn't realize before) but southern food with a high degree of sophistication. The cocktails were very creative too!
Great local find
The space is adorable! The menu is southern inspired with a lots of cool twist.
The food was amazing !!!!! The pimento c ...
The food was amazing !!!!! The pimento cheese and pretzel bread was the best I've ever eaten. I had the Pumpkin ravioli and they are sooooo 😍😍😍 good. I was impressed with the food. The waitress was attentive and the restaurant was beautiful. I will definitely be back.
I was actually surprised at how bad the ...
I was actually surprised at how bad the food was. We ordered an array of appetizers: cheese board, sliders, Brussel sprouts, and figs. The cheese board included cold hard cranberry bread which was so so disappointing. If you aren't going to bother warming the bread, I would suggest serving it with crackers. Brussel spouts had no taste, and the "garlic aioli" tasted like a jar of cheap mayonnaise that I could buy at Kroger. The figs came with some fried cheese balls which were good, but there weren't enough figs or they weren't big enough or something. I don't know what was missing, but the palette balance was off. The sliders were good, no complaints. But the only thing that was a real winner was the bleu goat cheese on the cheese board. I won't be going back to Food 101.
Not what I had hoped
We had lunch on a Sunday. The appetizer came quick, but there was a long lag before we got our small BBQ sandwich. The bun was burned and the pork was chewy. We saw another table get their food quickly but the buns were different. Overall it was not the worst food experience, but it is doubtful we will return.
My first trip to Food 101 left me thinki ...
My first trip to Food 101 left me thinking they should retake the 101 class. Drinks were delivered promptly but we had to ask that our appetizer be brought out. Another table had been seated 10 minutes after us, got their apps and finished before ours even came out. Entrees were delivered after another 40 minutes of waiting and the poached eggs were over cooked and hard. Our meal was comped but wasn't what we wanted to happen. I hope this was just a perfect storm situation, but doubt I will give them another chance. The server did, however, get a $20 tip.
Always enjoy eating here and it's becomi ...
Always enjoy eating here and it's becoming a go-to. Don't pass up the roasted brussel sprouts or fried chicken!
First time at Food 101 to celebrate my b ...
First time at Food 101 to celebrate my birthday with friends for brunch. The overall experience was great... Food was delicious and it made the laughs even better. Looking for a small gathering or a outing .. Great option for brunch- I will be back!!!
Conistently very good, year after year
We have gone to Food 101 since it opened and it has done a great job evolving its menu over the years while providing a consistent high level of quality and innovation. I have never had a bad meal at Food 101 more than a decade of eating there. Our compliments to the owners, chef and waitstaff who always make our visit enjoyable.
Southern Food with Flare
I ate at Food 101 based on a recommendation from a coworker - it did not disappoint! It was Sunday afternoon - there was live music and an impressive brunch menu. The food was full of flavor. It was all the southern options you crave with the finesse of an artful chef.
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