About The Café at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30326
The Cafe delights guests with inspired regional cuisine and a wine cellar brimming with unparalleled premium selections. Our Chef brings exuberance and imagination together with expert cooking techniques and the finest ingredients from across the region to his Modern American menus, offering dishes perfectly balanced, fresh and infused with flavor. The Café is home to the city's most renowned Sunday Brunch with more than 100 selections including perfectly prepared and artfully presented.
Mediterranean, Seafood, Modern European
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:30am, Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Closed for Dinner Sunday and Monday; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz entertainment.
Restaurant will validate valet parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Semi-private dining is available for groups in The Café, or guests may select private dining rooms at the hotel for special celebrations and corporate dining. Menus and wines may be customized for the group, and impeccable service will assure a memorable evening.
The Café at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead Ratings and Reviews
Our server Amanda was awesome. I wish I could say the same for the food. I had a pasta dish that was very dense and needed something to cut the texture. My wife just had a salad and baked potato. The baked potato was old and had been microwaved to heat it. The menu is very limited and does not offer a very good range of choices. I expected more from a Ritz Carlton.
The food was great!! The shrimp tortellini was amazing!
The service lacked a lot. Before dinner we went to the lounge we had to flag down three waitresses to get service. Once seated at the café we had completed our starter course before the drinks that we ordered as soon as we sat down were delivered to the table. While the quality of the food was what I expect from a Ritz The service was incredibly dissatisfying.
This was my second time for the Ritz Christmas buffet, although I have gone to the Sunday buffet brunch several times. As usual the Ritz was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the buffet tables were groaning. Seafood and other special sections, such as waffle station and omelet station, were great. However, everyone in my party missed the ham that is usually at a carving station. Pork belly was just not an adequate substitute--very fat. Ham is expected at Christmas, so please listen, Ritz. The cost plus 20% (their added tip) is extravagant but the Ritz buffet, especially the Christmas one where the cost is upped around 25%, is for special occasions. A glass of champagne should go with such a cost. However, for a very special occasion, they earn the name of "Ritzy." I mustn't forget the service as it was, as always, impeccable. So sorry not to have Mundy in our area but he did come over to say hello. Mundy is truly an asset to the Ritz service team.
My daughter and I planned this Breakfast event to celebrate my wife's 65th birthday. The Cafe was the perfect venue for this event. Bright room, well decorated, staff extremely frienfly and the food was great. We were able to take our time and enjoy the location and the atmosphere in addition to the food. Great place to celebrate a special occasion, especially on a week day (Friday morning). They even gave my wife a gift and a special dessert treat. We had a great time.
We usually have a family dinner at the cafe at least once or twice a year when staying at the hotel and have found the staff to be consistently attentive and helpful and the food very good with a limited but comprehensive menu. We love that they also offer a kid's menu and good wines by the glass. This time we met the chef, who was lovely. We understand the hotel is renovating the restaraunt and making some changes early next year and look forward to seeing what comes next.
The brunch is fabulous. The service is just as great. This is our second time going to the brunch. We go once in awhile for special occasions as it's a little pricey buy worth it for some of the items (crab claws, salmon, etc). One thing that we had a problem with this time was that the crab claws were frozen. They were sticking to the ice they were on & breaking in pieces. Then what we had on our plate, once thawed, left a pool of water. A bit of a disappointment seeing that one of the reasons we go is for the claws.
Went for the Ritz experience but found fellow diners under-dressed for the occasion (Thanksgiving) . Not the fashion police here, but really, couldn't you wear something besides jeans? Only saw one elegant woman reminded me of what Ritz used to draw. Perhaps the hotel has changed its demographics. Previous Thanksgivings (3) were more special.
The reservation representative could not have been sweeter or accommodating. Made me feel valued as a customer. In that category, the hotel shone.
Food was Excellent and so well presented.
Decorations were wonderful.
Server should have pointed out the 20% gratuity was included as the Bill had a place open for TIP.
OVERPRICED ($125/person) NOT a good value
Overall, not the special experience I expected.
The food and champagne were delicious. However, the service was absolutely terrible. The restaurant was not busy, so I couldn't understand how it took 15 minutes for a server to greet us and ask for drink orders. We waited 20 minutes for two bowls of soup as this made up our entire order. Our server never came back to the table after dropping off our soup to see how we were doing. After sitting for another 25 minutes with no offer to refill our drinks we decided to lleave. While I feel that the Ritz has always had superior service, today was not impressive.
We are glad we experienced the Sunday brunch but we didn't think that the brunch was worth the high cost. We had to wait to be seated even though we made reservations. It was more chaotic than we thought it would be. The seating was uncomfortable because two people were in booth seating and we had to move the table every time they wanted to get out. The breakfast food was just ordinary, nothing special. The seafood was very good. The lobster mack and cheese was excellent. The salmon was good. The nicest thing was they brought a special desert for a birthday girl and a gift candle. Now that we have been there, we would not return.
The Cafe is such an enigma: very good food, great brunch but the atmosphere is weather beaten and desperately in need of an update. The service is always attentive and friendly without being ostentatious. The menu is interesting, the pours are good but I keep thinking that Jack Nicholson will limp by carrying a bloody ax.
The food and service and a café restaurant and lounge is wonderful. We were reluctant to eat there because of the many find restaurants in Atlanta. However, it is as good as other restaurants, the prices are extremely reasonable if not less than other find restaurants. I believe this is a well-kept secret in Atlanta. It's so nice to have staff that will do anything for you and a kitchen that can accommodate special requests.
There were a few notable things which kept this restaurant from being an amazing place to dine: shells in my date's lobster risotto, a general lack of awareness by our server (our plates were near empty with our forks turned over and he didn't clear them for approximately ten minutes...), and the bananas foster bread pudding was overly saturated with rum--it was all you could taste. But my entrée was well done, the presentation for both plates was executed well, and the staff was very pleasant!
We choose The Cafe for our special occasions throughout the year. Amanda is absolutely wonderful! She remembers us each time we visit and strives to make our visits the best experience every time. Amanda is knowledgeable about the wines offering great suggestions from your menu. The Ritz is very fortunate to have such a wonderful asset as Amanda. We also send our compliments to Chef Michelle. We are never disappointed with the creations from her kitchen!
I worked at The Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point and I am proud that The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead continues to show pride in making the moments in our lives memorable.
my husband and I had a staycation at the Ritz this past weekend and dined at the Cafe'. The food was good but the service was EXCELLENT!! Unfortunately I don't remember our server's name, but he was very attentive and his suggestions were on-point. Would definitely dine there again
Great ambiance in a quiet part of the bustling Ritz Buckhead. The service was great, the food however, was far to rich, even for people who really love rich hearty foods. The food was simply far too hearty for a menu that should have been much lighter in fare.
The staff was professional and friendly. I had a few issues with the salmon being overcooked but it was handles correctly and I ended up with a perfectly cooked piece of fish. I live nearby and enjoy coming to the Ritz for the music, the ambiance and the people watching. Look forward to visiting again soon.
This was our first visit to the Café and it was memorable. Service was outstanding and our server was very personable. "True Southern hospitality" was exhibited at every turn and I was reminded of the Richs tradition. Food was excellent and I had the best steak I have ever eaten. Everyone needs to stay at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead and eat at The Café.
Today I took two friends to the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta to celebrate the birthday of one of them. From beginning to end it was a great experience due in large part to our excellent waiter, Mundy. Mundy is what every waiter should be and he made my friend's birthday celebration one to remember. Ritz-Carlton, you have a gem in Mundy. Thank you, Mundy, for making today so special. The ambience is what one would expect the Ritz to have--quiet and with a live pianist playing soft music in the background. The food was delicious as well. Yes, the Ritz is an expensive place to dine but for special occasions it can't be beat.
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