About The Corner Grille
The owners, Julian & Annette are transients to College Park with ties to Louisiana, Texas and Indiana. The husband and wife team would like to invite you out to experience “Great Food”," Great Service" and a "Friendly atmosphere in Downtown Historic College Park. The location, a historical landmark, was formally St. John Episcopal Church founded in 1906.
The CORNER grille serves traditional American cuisine with a touch of Cajun influences. Weekend breakfast menu is served Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm.
American, Cajun, Creole
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
John Wesley Ave.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Across from College Park Marta Station
Julian & Annette
Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Corner Grille Ratings and Reviews
The wine and beer selections du jour wer ...
The wine and beer selections du jour were exceptional, and the server knew what to pair them with without being didactic. The po-boy (done with shrimp for a $1 upcharge) was huge and delicious, and the shrimp and grits rivals anything the good local competition puts out (sorry, I don't have a Southern grandma to compare it with). It was quiet for an early dinner on a Tuesday with a friend from out of town with a plane to catch. This is going to be my go-to restaurant for friends on a long layover, because it was just a solid Southern cooking joint steps from the MARTA and seconds from the airport. I'm so glad I found this place because it beats anything on Camp Creek Parkway! Price was totally reasonable and service was unobtrusive, warm and knowledgeable.
I've dined at The Corner Grille a few ti ...
I've dined at The Corner Grille a few times. The food is typically good and the environment--though a small restaurant--inviting. Despite having reservations, we had to wait 10+ minutes for our table. It took an unreasonable amount of time to place our order and receive the meal. We were told that was because of a "large" party in front of us though we arrived before and was seated before the "large" party. I ordered the grilled Mahi-Mahi which was way overcooked and ended up being crispy. I will continue to patronize the restaurant but not in a rush to return.
Seated early, which was nice. It seemed ...
Seated early, which was nice. It seemed clean and trendy. Pleasant greeting by hostess and waitress. Average prices for the quality of the food. My steak was tender and flavorful. My husband lived the trout, which was a large portion. Our only complaint was the loud talking of the other guests. They were actually screaming. We couldn't hear each other and it was very disturbing. We left as soon as possible.
We were meeting someone who was coming from the other side of town and this was a halfway point for all of us. I saw that the reviews were positive and we liked that there were Cajun items on the menu. Our waitress, Vanessa, was superb. The food was superb. The only thing I didn't care for was the noise level. It's a very small place and there was a very loud table which carried through the whole place.
OK for a small get together
Overall it was a nice place to eat. The noise level is very high, but it is a very small place, so you have to expect that. I would recommend it to friends, but not for a large get together. Waitress was very cordial and accommodating. I will return for future very small gatherings.
Their take on the calamari was different ...
Their take on the calamari was different but still good in its own right. The shrimp and cornmeal fritters were also very good. The ran out of the shrimp and grits, bummer, but the blackened fish made up for it. Overall a good place with good food that we plan on visiting again.
Once again Open Table came through as we were traveling and had no idea where to go. After exploring Atlanta and having just moved to an airport hotel for an early flight we were hoping we wouldn't have to go far for a good dinner. As airports are not known to be located in the hub of great food districts we were not sure we could find anything decent. The Corner Grill came through. My sister and I shared a Bleu Bird salad which was a meal in itself and excellent. For dinner we had the Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Grits and Cajun Pasta - everyone of our meals were amazing and the table was very quiet as we delighted in every bite. Chris our waiter was adorable and eager to please. I highly recommend The Corner Grill even if you are not staying at the airport!
Great service; inattentive hostess
Great server, lazy hostess. When we arrived the evening of April 24th it was late and the restaurant was pretty empty. We waited for someone to seat us for several minutes. At one point a young lady who we later discovered was the hostess came out from the back, looked at us and turned around and went to the kitchen. One of the servers saw us waiting and came over to seat us. As we were being seated, the hostess returned , looked at us again and walked away. She never apologized or acknowledged us. If the server had not seated us we have left and not returned.
The young man who took his time to seat us was also our server.Excellent job....and our tip reflected our appreciation.
Thanks to him we will return again....in spite of a lazy hostess.
The noise level was negligible, then aga ...
The noise level was negligible, then again it was a quiet thursday nite. My fellow dinner had a burger, and am told it was good. At hotter diner had the flank steak, which I was told was also good. My blackened chicken was very good, not NOLA good, but good nonetheless. Highly recommend the gumbo. Prices are very fair.
Great neighborhood gem. I had the shrimp ...
Great neighborhood gem. I had the shrimp and corn fritters as an appetizer. Very flavorful. My entree was the blackened salmon. I had enough to take home. Ordered Beignets to take home. But couldn't wait...ate them in the car! I love that they aren't too sweet but messy for the car with the powder sugar.
I will return!
Keep it a secret!
We were looking for a restaurant close to the airport and thought we would take a chance. The food was really good, terrific server and wonderful break from a chain restaurant. It is the kind of restaurant you would like to keep for yourself and not share so there will always be room for you, but that wouldn't be fair....
We traveled to Atlanta from Lexington, Ky to attend the NASCAR race. Our pre-trip research caused us to make a Saturday night reservation, and by the time we got to town we were starved. Thankfully, the Cajun pasta, gumbo and shrimp po' boy were as good as advertised. The staff was very friendly and the prices were quite reasonable. Although the place lacked full bar service (beer and wine only), I would absolutely return to the Corner Grille.....
Not as good as the first two times:(
First two times were great! This time not so much. Gumbo was lacking flavor and the rice was crunchy. Lemon pepper chicken was dry and hard to cut. Broccoli with other dish was very mushy after asking for it to be "cooked lightly" and the waitress saying "I'll see what they can do." Even though we didn't finish our food the waitress didn't ask how it was or if we needed to go boxes. She just came and took the plates away. Additionally, I called in the day to say I had a reservation and that I would be celebrating my husbands birthday. When we got dessert there was no acknowledgement. I asked the hostess was my reservation noted on exit and she said no and that she didn't know if the restaurant celebrated birthday's. I was very disappointed and will say that it will be a while before I return. I have a long list of restaurants to try and there's no need to revisit this one especially if they are not consistent.
I was looking for a new place to eat in College Park (mid point for people meeting for lunch) and was very pleased with both the food and ambience. Our 3-some was escorted to "booth" area that had a partial wall around it which aided our meeting. It felt somewhat private. And our server was spot on. Nice menu, very good quality food. It was Mardi Gras so we enjoyed having some Cajun selections. The gumbo was different than what I am used to but very tasty. Their luncheon salads were very good. Next time I want to try some of their sandwiches. And yes, there will be a next time.
This is my fav brunch spot in Atlanta! This restaurant is an intimate gem. The food is delish! Fluffy pancakes, tasty potatoes and the peach Bellini took the brunch to the next level. Our waiter, Liberty, was on point-very professional and pleasant!
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