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.
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
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, 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 fka Table 1280 Ratings and Reviews
I have been there several times for an outstanding experience. This time all was the same and outstanding except the noise level. We were in the entrance room and their were a large number of young people standing around one of the height top tables having drinks and the noise level was so loud from them that it was painful. I asked to be moved to the back room which was substanrially less noisy, but all tables were reserved. The next time I make a reservation, I will request the back room.
Last minute decision and it was a great decision. I cannot say enough great things about the staff from the greeting host, who waited while I booked on Open Table to get my points. Our Server was friendly, courteous and very informative about the menu items. The passing servers inquired about our dining experience and management came and inquired about our entire dining experience. We stayed for an approximate hour and a half just chatting and leisurely enjoying our meal. It was that comfortable and no pressure to hurry our dining experience. The decor is modern, light and airy with lots of windows to people watch and the restrooms were clean. However, I would prefer warm water to wash my hands. All in all a good experience it was. This restaurant is located on the platform with The High Museum of Art, The Woodruff Arts Center and The Alliance Theatre.
Twelve-Eighty might be the best restaurant in Midtown! We eat there every chance we get - and almost always before a show or concert at Woodruff. Timothy is a GEM! He makes you feel very special and comfortable. Stephen and all the staff are wonderful. You will never go wrong at 1280!
Probably the only "best" place to dine before symphony or a play at the Woodruff Arts Center, but though the food is very good, the service still misses the mark. Three of the last three times we have eaten at 1280 the seating process seems confused, and the pace of the evening meal service is poor. Took forever to get our drink orders; the hotel entree came to us just after we started our salad. Some training and leadership could convert this place into a star.
OK place if you have a performance at the WAC to attend. They never seem to change the menu, and if you have allergies, you may find your choice extremely limited. The service tries very hard and focuses on getting everyone to their performance on time. This seems to work well, since they have someone in charge of the order and others to deliver the food as soon as it is ready. This is not a good place for a conversation. Also, the night we were there it was rather cold (some diners wore their coats), and they were unable to adjust the temperature themselves.
1280 is perfect for symphony or play goers. The staff works to get you out on time, but you can linger over your wine or desert if you start early enough. It closes at 8 PM, however, so it's not for late eaters. My bet is that this will change, because I would love to eat there under non-symphonic conditions.
Do not go to this restaurant unless you're intending to see a show at the High Museum or other such related activities. I went with my boyfriend, not knowing it was basically the High museum's cafeteria, and it was awkward. Around 8pm, no one except the staff is in the main dining room and the place is a fishbowl-all glass walls.
Service by Mariah was exceptional. The restaurant is located at the High Museum Atlanta Symphony and has a great selection of cocktails. The small bites are tasty but really over prices. 3 deviled eggs for $6 kind of pricing. The fish taco (2 for $11 is a great deal) so value varies. If you are at the museum it is a great option but I certainly would not drive out of my way and pay for parking to go to the restaurant. That said, they have an awesome wine list...
We were visiting Atlanta and planned to finish our site seeing at the High Museum. While we thought this may have been the museum's own restaurant, it is stand alone, but in the museum/theater complex, so very handy. The menu is what you might expect for a museum-associated restaurant. They offer a decent number of options but not an expansive menu. This is a description, not a complaint. All of the food we had was very tasty and well-prepared. The wine menu was well done. The wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable. The biggest good surprise was the bill - most of the entrees were under $20. This is great value for the quality, ambiance, and portion size.
The menu is varied with many different choices. The lollipop chicken wings are awesome.
My wife had the vegetables with faro and said it was very delicious. I had the center cut filet medallions. The food was prepared perfectly.
Our waiter was Romulus, he is very good. Had many great suggestions and a great personality.
We will dine there again.
Table 1280 is the best place to get a bite to eat before going to the Alliance Theater or to the ASO for a concert. You are right there, just steps away, and you don't have to worry about being late for your event. The tuna and avocado appetizer is to die for, the cheese board is always great. The flatbread special is usually very good, and there is a good wine list as well. Service is always provided with a smile.
Barley beef soup was delicious, and chicken salad sandwich might have been tastier on another kind of breas, other than a croissant. The restaurant was SOOOOO noisy ( at noon). It was hard to carry on a conversation, which is one reason I might not return. We atethere before an ASO matinee, hoping to park underneath the Woodruff Arts complex, but there was no space. We then went to parking lot on 16th street. It took us ONE FULL hour to exit the parking lot and cost us over $14. That was another disappointment and aggregation.
We were excited to eat here before the symphony with our family. It is really bright inside with a strange seating arrangement. Service is very slow and inattentive . Started off with dirty water glasses, bringing someone else's appetizer to our table then brought salads then disappeared for 5 minutes to get pepper..we're almost done at that point. Servers broke several dishes and glasses right next to our table..one server stepped right through the glass because was not cleaned up promptly. Food arrived luke warm and not properly cooked (scallops were rubbery and undercooked) My daughters grilled cheese was soggy with unmelted cheese. Extremely disappointing. We actually had to leave the symphony at intermission because my husband felt to sick :( (not due to an illness..upset stomach from dinner)
For the second time at 1280, the servers arrived with our second course before we had all finished our first course. For a restaurant at this level, this is not acceptable. The quality of the food was great as was the diversity of choices. Given that it is located next to the High and Symphony Hall, it has a captive audience. It could do better for the patrons.
Always enjoy dining here! Our server was terrific (Shawna, I believe), attentive and a lot of fun. Perfect place for dinner before the symphony! Our filet mignon was cooked perfectly, the flatbread of the day was great (though not piping hot) and the creme brûlée and the rum cake were incredible! Atmosphere is stark and a little bright for dinner.
Great service even though we were 25 minutes late to our reservation. Unfortunately we were seated in the bar area with 50+ VERY LOUD others. We could not hear each other at our table.
The food was good and quick, so we had plenty of time to get to the Hertz for 7:30 show. Loved my maple salmon dinner. My friends had huge bowls of New England chowder and finished every drop. The bar area needs an acoustical screen or something to dampen the noise.
We thought we were had reservations in the dining room only when we got there we were seated in the lounge area. We were told by the server that they tried to notify people in advance that only the lounge would be open. Well, we were not notified. We were there for a performance so we couldn't just leave and find somewhere else at that late time. When we ordered one of the limited lounge menu items (chicken they are known for) we were told it was out. This was at 5:30pm. Something seemed very wrong with the whole situation. Everyone was sat in the lounge. It was crowded and loud and a big disappointment. The last time we went, we enjoyed the dining room and full menu. Not sure what happened or if it all continue but probably won't try them again.
We thoroughly enjoy making Table 1280 a part of our Christmas Holiday Tradition. We have gone to Christmas at the ASO for many years and raised our children up with that experience. We have moved 3 hrs. away, but look forward to coming back for this special occasion and the team at 1280 never fails to deliver!
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