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About Twelve Eighty - Inspired Dining
Twelve Eighty – Inspired Dining boasts a menu featuring local, farm-to-fork global cuisine with a southern twist. Twelve Eighty – Inspired Dining offers a wide array of choices which includes fresh sandwiches, soups and salads, full entrees with several gourmet side choices, as well as wines by the glass in several varietals, hand-crafted cocktails and ice cold bottled beer.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Thursday: 11:30 AM – 8 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 9 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
15th Street & Peachtree Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
First 30 Minutes: FREE
Monday-Friday (7 a.m.-6 p.m.): $10
Monday-Friday (6 p.m.-7:00 a.m.): $12
Saturday & Sunday (All Day): $12
High Museum Members (Museum Hours): $8
MARTA accessible; Arts Center Station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Twelve Eighty - Inspired Dining Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I went there before the Brian Setzer Orchestra performance. Food was very good as well as the value. We are vegetarians so we were glad that there were a variety of options for us. The only downside was the server who seemed stressed and wasn’t very attentive. I felt bad for her as she was sweating like crazy and running around like crazy. The other servers seemed calm and saunters around without a care. We will definitely be back and I hope this server has better times to come.
The restaurant was so loud I could barely make myself heard across the table to my husband. Some of it was due to another table of friends who were excessively loud, however, even when they left, the din although reduced, continued to be loud. It may be due to the design of the ceiling which may cause the sounds to echo.
Feels and looks like a very posh, high end restaurant but the staff are so down to earth and friendly that you are instantly comfortable. We are foodies and cooks but we were not disappointed with the flavors or freshness of everything we tried! Very impressive and a good value for the money!!
My husband and I ate here before a performance of the symphony at the Alliance. I picked this restaurant because of the convenience factor, being right there. I have to say I was very impressed and pleased I gave it a shot. The prices were reasonable and everything was cooked perfectly. I had the sea scallops and my husband had the filet an there was absolutely nothing wrong with either. We also started off with the Ahi Tune Poke and we each had a Table Salad. I will definitely eat here again when visiting the High Museum or going to see a show.
When went the Twelve Eighty before an evening at the Atlanta Symphony. It was our grandson's birthday. We enjoyed the restaurant. The service was good and they were attentive to our grand son. Our only regret was that we did not arrange enough time to fully enjoy the
experience. We will use this restaurant again.
We’ve dined here numerous times over the years after a visit to the High or before a performance. We were celebrating a 21st birthday before going to the ASO and the staff did an amazing job of making my daughter feel very special with the usual embarrassing hand clapping singing! And they had her favorite dessert -creme brûlée ! Kudos!!! Definitely will visit again!
We live north of the city and were in town for a concert @ Symphony Hall. Our first time eating here. Did not realize there was a restaurant here until recently. From the time my wife and I walked in the door and left the restaurant we were treated like family friends. The menu items we chose were spot on. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Thank you, David and McKayla for your attention. We do appreciate it.
1. Got a reservation same day and they modified to accommodate four people instead if two.
2. Steps from Atlanta Symphony Hall.
3. Friendly enough waitress.
4. Food was ok. Nothing special.
1. Got a reservation same day because they are normally closed on Sunday after 4:00 pm and only have the bar food menu available for performances at Symphony Hall. I never saw that stated anywhere and even after speaking to them on the phone, they didn't mention it.
2. Not crowded but had to wait for about 10 minutes to be seated by a gentleman who seemed to feel like he was doing us a favor.
3. Again not crowded, but took our waitress a while to get to us and quite a while to get our drinks from the bar.
1. $300+ for bar food dinner, drinks for four and tip. Have paid similar or more elsewhere, but also gotten so much more for the money.
2. Think cold fishbowl. Ambiance is weak and boring and feels like a high school cafeteria.
Lots of better options in the area.
One of our favorite stops before Atlanta Symphony Concerts.
Hate to complain about fast service, but we were rushed at every opportunity. We had allowed ourselves plenty of time for a leisurely dinner, but our waiter pushed us through our meal. We've been there many, many times, and this is the first time this has happened.
Food and service were the tops! My wife tried the scallops while I enjoyed the salmon. Super! The scallops were paired with glazed pecans, which created a new play on the taste buds. Our dessert was the pecan cake with praline glaze and sea salt caramel drizzle-mmmmmm! Our only negative was the temperature-it was too cool. Add to the HVAC setting the fact that the space where we ate is surrounded on at least two sides by all glass walls, so it was directly impacted by the cool, rainy evening outside.
We asked for the temperature to be addressed, and it did improve slightly. We find it hard to enjoy a meal together when we are too cold for comfort and our food cools faster than we wish to consume it. The oft-repeated response was that the restaurant is on the same control system as the entire building (Woodruff Arts Center) and they were limited in what they could do to address it.
Tiny, tiny portions for the BIG price. Fried oyster were OK but have had much better. The cheese tray had such itsy-bitsy portions - not even a bite per taste. Maybe 5 different meniscal pieces of cheese. The peach daiquiri was very good. The bread was fantastic. Crackers excellent. All food was displayed very decoratively. Ambience was great. Relaxing. No rush dining. Sunset was beautiful. Overall good, but plan to go for the atmosphere - not the food - unless you have unlimited amount of money. All wait staff were very good, polite, professional and informative. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
We decided to eat here as it is next to Symphony Hall. We had tickets to a concert and didn't want to worry about getting to the venue in time. It was a wonderful meal. The cocktails were delicious and the food superb. The wait staff were friendly and helpful. It was an all around great evening.
I always enjoy this restaurant and love going there especially when I am headed to the symphony, the museum or the alliance. The food is very good - great selection, great flavors, great preparation. My only concern is that the service seems a bit slow. We are greeted and seated promptly, in the bar area as requested, but from that point on, it is slow. I need to go back to the dining room, perhaps....
Had not been to Twelve Eighty for several months. Total management has changed, but seems to be for the better, seems to be a new energy to the staff. Everything ran very smoothly, food served on time, good quality selection. Chef remains the same, so food consistent even with management change.
1. We waited 10+ minutes for our reserved table, while walk-ins that came in at same time we did were seated just as quickly.
2. Server checked tables around us but did not greet or take care of us. After 15 minutes of being ignored I got up and brought back the manager who did help us.
3. Another 30+ minutes to get our food. Salads and entrees arrived almost together for my wife, while my appetizer was forgotten. My burger took another 10 minutes to arrive and then the vegetable side was cold. Server never approached our table during the meal, avoiding us the rest of our meal.
Overall a very bad server experience. The restaurant manager did try to help and adjusted our check by ~$6 noting our “long wait”... but she was stretched very thin by the busy evening.
It's hard to imagine that a restaurant attached to a concert hall can't manage the process of getting diners fed and out on time. But we've found one in 1280. The kitchen was so slow (it took nearly an hour to produce a burger and a plate of pasta) that there was no time left for coffee and dessert. The manager apologized, but the reality is that you'd better have a lot of time on your hands if you want to eat here. Oh, and by the way, the food once you get it, isn't bad.
Delicious food and friendly service. Great place to go before a show, but they had trouble wrapping us up at the end, and we were rushed getting to the symphony. Hosts are very fun and knowledgeable - great personalities. Delicious vegetarian entree. Yummy desserts and drinks.
Have always eaten in the bar area. This time was seated in the large room. The tables are much too close for a room with no acoustics. Was able to hear numerous conversations. I like this place as a neighborhood go-to otherwise. Service this one visit not great.