About The Café & Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 30326
As the center of Atlanta’s celebrated dining scene, Buckhead is the perfect location for our acclaimed gourmet restaurant, The Café & Bar.
The Café & Bar’s modern American menu demonstrates a fresh approach to traditional dishes. Breakfast specialties include a grilled vegetable frittata with warm goat cheese and plum tomato compote, while lunchtime features a choice of gourmet sandwiches. Sunday brunch highlights include Buttermilk Chicken & Waffles and the succulent Ridgefield Farms Burger. Dinner is dictated by the organic produce we source and is prepared with flair in dishes such as rutabaga puree alongside the Scottish salmon fillets.
Open for breakfast, lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner, the atmosphere in The Café & Bar transforms with the hours, moving from casually relaxed to suitably elegant in the evenings.
American, Wine Bar, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Stratford Road NE
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking with validation for guests dining in The Cafe & Bar.
Buckhead stop on the Red Line with MARTA.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Café & Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta Ratings and Reviews
First of all you will want to make reser ...
First of all you will want to make reservations. Atlanta is a bustling busy city.
They could really use a hostess to seat people as it's a bit awkward standing around looking as if you're lost. Hint, walk all the way in to be seen. They're not ignoring you. They have a small staff so if you're in a hurry or just an impatient sort who needs a lot of attention this Hotel restaurant / bar may frustrate you.
I waited patiently and it was only about 10 minute wait for service. The staff are attentive, courteous and genuinely caring.
My order was fulfilled incorrectly but we were relaxed and engaged in conversation so I didn't really notice the extra few minutes to correct. The Server was super apologetic and poured us some champagne on the house and at the end of dinner he deducted my dinner from my bill for the mistake which was not necessary but it was a nice touch.
The cuisine was exquisite. The atmosphere is relaxed and quiet.
It doesn't seem to me to be a super busy place and it seems their customers are primarily guests or residents of the hotel.
Perhaps that's how they want it. Having mentioned that it's a perfect (out of the main stream) location to get a table for your special occasion when the rest of the city is fighting to get theirs.
The hotel is beautiful and the restauran ...
The hotel is beautiful and the restaurant is very nice. BUT the restaurant lacks completely customer service skills. You get seated and wait FOREVER for someone to come. Sometimes you don't even get seated, you have to seat yourself. Hotel is 4 stars but the restaurant has service and the skills of the servers are fit for a motel on the side of the road. They need some serious staff retraining. Every table around us was always complaining of something! For sure will not be back.
This is the first time we were at this r ...
This is the first time we were at this restaurant. We were very negatively surprised by the poor service and quite unimpressive menu. I though that coming to this restaurant would be a treat for our special occasion but we were very disappointed. So much so that I did not think that that establishment/service/food deserved any tip at all. A first for me.
Needless to say we are not coming back.
PS: on the other hand the furniture and the building looked quite nice. The valet parking was very good too.
Received a gift card for this restaurant ...
Received a gift card for this restaurant and was very disappointed at the experience. I thought this was an "upscale" restaurant so was shocked when we were told to seat ourself when we walked in. The bartender came from behind the bar to get our drink order. The waiter was less than enthusiastic about the menu when we asked for recommendations. The fish (snapper) was so fishy tasting, I had to send back. My husband's dish (short ribs) were good. Will not be going back!
It is a very elegant environment and the ...
It is a very elegant environment and the staff was amazing. Upon being seated I informed the hostess it was my wife's birthday and within minutes they delivered a full glass of champagne on the house.
For dinner my wife had the risotto and I the sea bass, both dishes were full of flavor and wonderful. After dinner they sent out a tasty chocolate cherry cake treat for my wife again on the house.
The staff and chief had truly made the evening memorable. We can't thank them enough.
The server was racist , she didn't check ...
The server was racist , she didn't check on us , late serving ( the two tables who got in later than us had the food before us)or refilling water . However , she had the time talking to other people . Bad service!
Stayed the night and ate at the restaura ...
Stayed the night and ate at the restaurant with our two kids who are 11 and 8. The younger one was well catered for with a kids menu and the older one loved the fish on the menu. The restaurant was very comfortable and quiet. The service was excellent and friendly as well as professional. The menu was a little limited but all excellent.
As with most hotel restaurants it was pretty pricey but worth it for a treat. Great place for a romantic city break.
Lack of service
No one at valet parking. Had to wait 10 minutes for the host or hostess to sit us.
Short on service employee. Waited too long for our meal. Two other tables that we were ahead of got their food first? The employee that was there tried to his best. Just needed more employee. I expected more from mandarin hotel.
Made reservations and was told 3 hrs before that they only had one menu of items for Valentine's Day . Then once we decided we didn't want that menu they not only made us move but only had bar food available . Never again but our second waitress Lauren was excellent but the first one in the dinning area (African American) wasn't very pleasant
Marginal... But expect to pay 20% "SVC Charge"
Could have gotten comparable service and food everywhere in Atlanta. We expected more from the Mandarin Oriental. Only one waiter was working on Valentine's Day... (he did get assistance from some of the hotel staff)... the compulsory 20% "service charge" that was added to our table (just the 2 of us) along with inadequate or poorly trained valets, sealed our opinions that we would not return....
M.O., you have got to improve in Atlanta... There are so many better options in this premium price range.
What a pleasant surprise.
We had a great time at the Mandarin Oriental Cafe & Bar. We decided to go here as an early Valentines Day treat to ourselves. We thought that we would not run into the same crowds that we might have at other restaurants. We could not have been more pleased. We basically had the entire restaurant to ourselves. We ordered the Caprese Flatbread and the tomatoes were on point. Additionally, we ordered the Scallop appetizer. It was just the right amount. For our entrees we ordered the Crab Cakes and the Indian Butter Chicken. Perfect portions and cooked to perfection. It's a great place, and we will be back for both the food and service.
Poor value. Went for thanksgiving brunch. Price was $220 for two. Had none of the food you would anticipate with thanksgiving other than turkey. No sweet potatoes, no dressing, no mashed potatoes. Just a real let down overall. If your going to say thanksgiving brunch, please have thanksgiving food.
Seated next to 3 piece band with horn, just way to loud.
Mandarin Oriental is normally a 5-star establishment across the board. The cafe at this location seems to be an afterthought. The cafe is small and the menu is limited as compared with other Mandarin Oriental locations. Management at this location don't appear to have much interest in improving it either. The staff that was present was excellent and working very hard to take care of the customers, but they were understaffed. The food was good but not very interesting.
Great service and great food
The maitre d and the entire staff were so professional and considerate, I would definitely be going back. I had an egg white frittata and it was delicious, my friend had crab cakes and loved it. The smiles from the servers and their constant checking in was some delightful
The food was tasty but too expensive for what it was. Main course was rice with only a few very small bits of meat with 2 Dorito sized chips (papadam).. Drinks were 40% expensive more than at comparable restaurants. Physical plant was attractive and quiet. (Almost no one there) It doesn't surprise me since I do not think it is good value.
Lovely setting for a holiday brunch with dear friends! Perfect ambience for conversation and an attentive staff, delicious food, with a festive and beautiful decor. We enjoyed our mid-morning breakfast and never felt rushed nor ignored. This is one of the most beautiful settings for a quiet meal in Atlanta!
exceeded my expectations
We tried The Cafe during Buckhead Restaurant Week. Hotel cafes are usually overpriced and "good" at best. Our experience was terrific. The buffalo mozzarella, Steelhead salmon and Asian pear tart were all delicious and a great value ($35 fixe prix). Our server, Lauren, was helpful, attentive. I was very pleased with the food and service. Try it!
Nice scenery. Only!!!
The scenery is nice. The parking is crazy busy and in tight space since the share their space with another restaurant. The food was terrible. Nothing really nice to say. The food had no seasoning and tasted like something that would be served at a hospital. I left feeling hungry. And the salad was nothing but a head of lettuce chopped in half with dressing.
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