About The Café & Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
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/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
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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