About Twelve Eighty - Inspired Dining fka Table 1280
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.
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
Private Party Facilities:
Twelve Eighty – Inspired Dining is available for private events. Please contact The Woodruff Arts Center Special Events department at 404.733.5249 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Twelve Eighty - Inspired Dining fka Table 1280 Ratings and Reviews
I have had the Ahi Tuna salad before and ...
I have had the Ahi Tuna salad before and it was excellent, but this Wednesday, it was clearly "bad." The server seemed to have a hard time getting things straight, didn't understand a request for bread with salad, insisting that there were taco strips on the salad. I knew it would be unproductive to send plate back, as there were 6 of us there for a museum outing. Disappointing food and service.
I have been here a few times - love the ...
I have been here a few times - love the food!! Our server this time wasn't the nicest and honestly was a bit cold and borderline rude... There was a lipstick stain on my water glass and it seemed like I bothered her by telling her about this. She also didn't ask if we wanted more drinks and we only saw her once when she did a drive by "dropping the bill off at our table". If the food wasn't so good then I probably would have asked to speak to the manager. Not sure I'll be going back any time soon...
My husband and I had dinner here on a Fr ...
My husband and I had dinner here on a Friday night after a museum event with another couple. It's such a great location and a nice space, and we think it could really be a place to shine. Hardly anyone was there. The food was meh. Cheese board had grocery-store cheese that was too cold. The bottle of white wine was warm, so we instructed the server to please find a chilled second bottle and put it in an ice bucket. Our dear server tried too hard, and must have said "my pleasure" a thousand times which got old. Her timing was poor on most things, though she was polite. The price point did not match the food. We won't be back, but we HOPE someone buys this place and turns it around. The location has such potential.
After dining here many times as Arts Ce ...
After dining here many times as Arts Center patrons, this was probably the best overall experience. Service was excellent, as was the food (lobster sandwich). Usually hurried due to an upcoming show and the likelihood of having to rush eating the meal due to a slow chef and somewhat crowded restaurant, this was not the case. While asked to dine in the bar area "due to new furnishings," lead to our reserved table (which some others were asked to vacant), the atmosphere, fine food, timeliness and service lead to an enjoyable dining experience. This place is clearly under new management. The real test of whether the name change and "inspired dining" can be delivered will be how food can be delivered timely when we have a show to see and the restaurant is crowded. The menu has great choices and there are summer specials. It is a very nice place to visit before or after an artsy event.
Table 1280 is our go to restaurant when ...
Table 1280 is our go to restaurant when we are catching a show at the Alliance theater, or visiting the High in the afternoon. I have never been disappointed. When booking you can tell them you are catching a show at a specific time, and they will accommodate you and make sure you can leave the restaurant and still have a good amount of time to get ready. The staff are so friendly to kids, service is great, food usually comes out pretty quickly, and the food is excellent.
The food and atmosphere were fantastic. ...
The food and atmosphere were fantastic. The only complaint that I had was that the waitstaff was not as attentive as I would have liked. For me, this had a negative impact on our experience. This last visit was the second visit that my daughter and I have been to Twelve Eighty - Inspired Dining fka Table 1280, and both times we received poor service. While we really enjoyed the food and the manager on duty was very friendly and helped to distract from the unbalanced service, I am not sure that I would recommend this place to a friend (unless time is not a restriction).
Table 1280 provides a great place for lu ...
Table 1280 provides a great place for lunch or dinner while visiting the Woodruff Art Center (ASO, Alliance Theater, High Museum of Art). We were promptly seated and well cared for by our waitress. They provided the perfect light lunch before an afternoon at the High on our anniversary.
Right at the High and Atlanta Symphony, ...
Right at the High and Atlanta Symphony, so it is convenient for those venues. It strives to be a fancy place but it would be best off with standard fare. Neither my wife or I was impressed with the food. Best for an appetizer and a drink before a concert or while visiting the museum. But for even a drink you need a reservation given how much they have cut back on seating and help in the bar.
Disappointing service this time around. ...
Disappointing service this time around. We are regulars and dine their before events at the WAC. We have worked through the menu and have experienced different service personnel. Only one seems to manage a proper order of delivery. Our dinner on this occasion was not served in proper order. If one orders soup and a hot entree, they should not be served at the same time. This makes it difficult to enjoy both before they are cold. We had plenty of time to enjoy each course separately. The server even stated he would monitor the courses. This has happened several times, so in fairness to the servers, something is amiss in the kitchen. WE did enjoy the flatbread, as usual. It was served after our drinks order. The lobster bisque was way too salty, again not the usual high standard from the soup chef. We can, however, applaud the Tuscan Chicken Stack as a new and great entree. Although trying to eat both at the same time was not pleasant.
This was not a busy night. One dining room was closed off and we barely had a half full room of diners. The waiter was busy with a regular table next to us and we barely got his attention once they arrived. We had a long lull before he took our dessert order, nearly opted out of ordering because of that, and he never brought us water after removing the entree dishes. Luckily it was a nice wet Panna Cotta. Come on guys, get it together, we love dining there!
My husband and I chose to dine at Twelve ...
My husband and I chose to dine at Twelve Eighty because of its proximity to Symphony Hall and were pleasantly surprised. Making a reservation online was a snap, the service was excellent and the food was quite good.
Good food convenient
We dined at 1280 for the second time just before a concert at symphony hall due to convenience, (it's next door ) and we really enjoyed the food and the service was also good. We even tasted the desert and we're pleased it was also good. We will dine there again .
Someone from 1280 called around 3 in the ...
Someone from 1280 called around 3 in the afternoon to say they would not be serving dinner that night. We were very disappointed and had to quickly find another place to dine. I would be hesitant to make a reservation again for fear this would happen again.
Great date night out
Food was excellent. We had the lobster devil eggs and the fruit salad for starters and the salmon and tenderloin medallions as main dishes. Everything was very good. The server got us out in time for the ASO concert even though we were late for our reservation time. try the Fruit Salad - it is new to the menu. Good as a starter, as a main dish with a cup of soup, or as a dessert with out the feta.
While the food was good, it was not part ...
While the food was good, it was not particularly remarkable. My fish was not cooked the way I requested (salmon slightly pink in the middle). The wine was nice. Service was a bit slow, especially since we told him we had concert tickets. We arrived with 2 minutes to spare and the restaurant is 30 seconds from the Woodruff Arts Center entrance. I do like the location and would go back to give them a second chance to wow me.
WE weren't greeted warmly by the hostess ...
WE weren't greeted warmly by the hostess who doubled as a waiter. We arrived early and were told we could not be seated until close to our reservation time despite several open tables. The food (overpriced) was pretty good but was not bountiful, to say the least.
The restaurant abuts both the art museum ...
The restaurant abuts both the art museum and the symphony hall. The evening that we visited there was a youth symphony concert happening just after we arrived so our waiter was a little preoccupied with getting both meals and checks to people attending the concert.
Otherwise, I would have given service five stars. He was helpful and attentive when not running around. I had the Farro with grilled veggies and it was extremely tasty. I had never had Farro before and the waiter said that it was his favorite item on the menu. I was very pleased with the selection. My husband enjoyed the steak bruschetta. The atmosphere is chic casual. It overlooks the courtyard between the museum and the symphony hall. When we visited the art installations in the courtyard were fascinating. It's a very pleasant place to dine.
There's a certain tone-deaf quality about the service here. Why seat a large table of very noisy people next to a two top business luncheon in an otherwise empty restaurant at 11:30? Wait staff is mostly well intentioned but untrained. We will keep coming back for lunch however because of the location, food, and price.
Lovely spot for pre-theatre , or pre-sym ...
Lovely spot for pre-theatre , or pre-symphony dining! If you've been visiting this spot on the Woodruff Arts Center campus over the years, you'll now find a new and improved menu and more gracious service. So glad that it’s re-opened in it's best iteration yet!
Good choice before the Symphony
We were a little leery, given some of the reviews concerning the service, but our server was very friendly and efficient. All the staff we encountered were very friendly on an early Saturday evening. We arrived for our 6:00 reservation at 6:08 (Atlanta traffic...) and were immediately greeted with a smile and asked if we were going to the symphony, which was noted. We were seated promptly at a table with a nice courtyard view. Three in our party, ossoc bucco, scallops, and a chicken stack were ordered, along with an appetizer, drinks, and desserts. The small size of the portions was expected, as this may be considered "fine dining". The flavors of the food were excellent, although only one of the three "jumbo" scallops on my plate could possibly have been considered jumbo. All in all, it was a good experience and we were fed and in the symphony hall about twenty minutes before the scheduled performance time. One particular thing that always irritates me - there was a $2.00 for "rocks" in my husband's Jack Daniels. Paying for ice always annoys the daylights out of me.
Good location, bad service
I booked a table here for some visiting business associates and told the waiter that we had to be out in an hour for a meeting. The service was excruciatingly slow and we were half an hour late to our meeting. Skip this place if you're trying to squeeze in an hour-long lunch here. ain't gonna happen.
Kitchen cannot keep up with orders
We waited over an hour for our food (that never came) and finally had to leave to get to our show. Our server was very apologetic and the manager came over to offer excuses, but they really need to do something about their kitchen staff.
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