Atlanta >Food & Dining > Imperial Fez
2285 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030933.816365 -84.389540
staring 6 pm kitchen close at 10 30 pm
Neighborhoods: Northside, Northside, Colonial Homes - Peachtree
I have been to the Fez several times and have taken a lot of friends there. Every visit to this restaurant has been a pleasant experience; all you need to do is keep an open mind. Remember that you are going to have a Moroccan experience; eating Moroccan food in a Moroccan setting. In most other cultures outside ours in the US, the server will only come to your table to bring the menu, take your order, bring out the courses and then bring out the check. If you want the standard American service with the server coming over to you every couple of minutes to ask you how you're doing or how you are liking your food, then please do yourself a favor and go to Applebees or something more mundane.
If you do decide to try something different and pleasing to the palate, go for the delicious cornish hen appetizer and beef sheesh kebabs at the Imeprial Fez.
Oh, and the whole idea of this place is a leisurely experience; so make sure you have a full evening (at least 3-4 hours) to enjoy all that the Fez has to offer. If you're in a hurry and want the courses and the check to be brought out in quick succession and the server hovering over your head, as some other reviewers seem to need, then don't go to the Fez.
The worst ever – I was excited to go eat Moroccan Food with my wife for dinner but unfortunately it was my worst experience , first of all it started with the waiter who didn?t know anything about Moroccan food , he kept forgetting about bringing the necessary stuff to the table , for instance serving food (soup, appetizers) with no spoons ,bread with no knife..
second ,he brought us a Moroccan soup that tasted good but was extremely cold. We said okay no problem ,
we ordered 2 appetizers (kind of stuffed sea food ) believe or not , but it was warmed using microwave , if I wanted to eat microwave stuff I would go to McDonalds...
the stuffed feta cheese was horrible couldn?t eat. in the end they served us chicken Kebab that was half cooked . the bill was 70 , if you really want to waste your money then go there , that?s a shame that Moroccan food is represented that way pricy and not tasty.
Dont go there , no quality , no service , poor food , and just to tell you the Moroccan food is the best but not at imperial Fez
Waste of Time and Money – Went last night with a large group to celebrate a colleagues retirement. Firstly we had parking problems, staff told us to park in a certain place, when we did we were told we had to valet. So we parked our own car in the valet spot. awesome :(. We had been told we would get the set menu at a reduced price since we were bringing about 30+ people, but when we ordered and later paid we that was nowhere to be seen. The food was very poor, they talked everything up but it really disappointed. Each table had to share a plate of food, the "Moroccan bread" was basically stale American bread, we got the equivalent of a shot of soup, we shared a plate of basic salad, the other appetizer was gross, the main meal, I got the Lamb shank which was super fatty. Let me say I do enjoy different types of food and like Mediterranean cuisine, but this food seemed cheap and was not enjoyable. The staff were ok but constantly asked us about buying more expensive drinks or upgrading from the set menu to the "special" which was $20 more. The set menu came with a basic dessert but you could add a different dessert for extra. The waitress was not clear about the different dessert being extra and so basically suckered everyone into purchasing an extra dessert when they were already getting a free one. The real nightmare came at the end when they brought ONE BILL for about 30+ people for over $2000. The organizers of the night were partly to blame but surely the staff could have asked how we wanted the bill split. One of our party had to write down everyone's order on a piece of paper, we then had to CUE up and pay individually which took ages. It was an embarrassing end to a difficult night. Overall i was there from 6pm to almost 11pm and spent about $130 on a meal for my wife and I. The belly dancers were very skilled, the only good thing about the place. The food was just SO cheap and disappointing it seemed the place was all about getting you to spend as much money as possible while having you believe you were having some kind of "cultural" experience. I could go on and on about witnessing wait staffs constant bickering etc etc but basically just avoid this place.
5 Course Meal w/ Enchanting Belly Dancing Show – I was at Imperial Fez last night with my brother-in-law.
We had purchased a $60 groupon deal and we were treated extremely well and would like to commend all the servers who treated us like royalty and the dancer who put on a hell of a show. I will definitely come back soon.
Wonderful Experience! – Wanted to take my daughter here because she is engaged to a transplanted Moroccan. We all wanted to experience a part of his culture, and this was much cheaper than a trip to Casablanca. The food was delicious, I had one of the lamb dishes, my husband had the beef ribs, and my daughter, who is vegan (and they made every effort to accommodate her special dietary needs) had the vegetable tagine. We loved Andrea, the belly dancer and even got to dance with her. Collin, our waiter, was most attentive and efficient. And when my camera battery died and I wanted a picture of us with Andrea, chef Rafiha graciously let us use his camera and emailed us the pictures the next day. Thanks to all for this memorable, fun experience
Entertaining – The atmosphere and entertainment are what makes this place fun. The food was good, not great and it gets pricey.Once you have been, it is off the list, unless you need a place to go with a very large group, then I would return, but at this point, did it.
Sorta good – We have been to several restaurants and I can't help but compare the quality of food and services I get from one place to another. This restaurant was sort of good, but not really exceptional. The food they serve was so so. To top it off, the service was not prompt.
Not worth it!!!!!!!!! – My family and I went to Imperial Fez for dinner thinking it was going to be a fun night for all of us but on the contrary it turned out to be awful; a huge disappointment!!!
1st of all, my husband and I both ordered the menu.
My lamb couscous came out with two tiny pieces of lamb! If I would have wanted a veggie couscous, I would have ordered a veggie couscous!
2nd of all, they had a special going on that night with half price pitchers of mojito mentioned on the menu on the table as well as at the front door. Well come to find out they were not doing the special anymore since last week!!!! So why are you still promoting it?????????
On top of that, they had another deal going stating that if you order 2 menus, you get a free hookah at the end of your meal! Well of course, that special was no longer offered even though advertised in front of our eyes!!!!!
What a rip off this place is! I will never step foot into Imperial Fez ever again!!!!
skip this place – I went to Imperial Fez last Saturday with a friend to try this restaurant for the first time. Although the belly dancers were good, there is not much else that was good. The courses were so bland and everything was served at room temperature. The worst part of the experience was the waitress - perhaps she should work in a morgue if she truly dislikes being around people.
We would have at least liked eating this mediocre food at the same time but my friend's main course came first and mine came ten minutes later. At the next table, the family was upset because everyone at their table had finished eating, but the waitress kept forgetting the wife's meal. Here is a hint Imperial Fez: People sitting at the same table generally LIKE eating their meals at the same time.
Overall, never again. Please do not waste your money or your time (2.5 hours). The only reason I tried it is I had a certificate - skip the Groupon offers on this place. I would have rather went to Taco Bell. Seriously.
It was out of this world. – I was at the Imperial fez on May 22nd, 2010 and nothing could have prepared us for what was ahead. We walked thought the door and a young gentleman greeted us he was to my surprise friendly and welcomed us with a warm smile, we felt as if we had just come into our own home. After we took off our shoes a woman set us at our table it was rather busy, however we were greeted by very friendly young lady he name was “Latria” I think. However she was very considerate as we become aware she had other tables as well nevertheless there wasn’t a moment the she did come to ask us how we were doing and if we need anything to make our evening more comfortable and pleasant we were so thrilled for we had never be to an Genuine Moroccan Restaurant before and we had heard so much about the Imperial Fez we on the edge of are seat when the dancers came out they we enchanting and the rhythmic music made us want to dance but we were both to coy to partake it the dancing activities. As for the meal we thought the food was figment of our imagination because nothing in the world could be as aromatic and mouth-watering as that five course meal but it wasn’t a figment of our imagination everything for the soup to the dessert was out of this world down to the very last crumb. Now we would like to thank everyone we motion especially "L atria" how work as hard as she could to make our night magical and unforgettable.
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