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
Great food and experience – 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.
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Food with history – Chef Rafih provides exotic surroundings with complex flavors, tender meats, delicious ideas, and gorgeous belly dancers. The Imperial Fez is a place for the celebration of life, offering an escape from the normal Atlanta restaurant scene. Take a couple hours out of your day to pull up a pillow (and maybe a hookah), watch a belly dancer play with fire, and enjoy a great meal you won't soon forget.
The only drawback is that the waitstaff has a habit of vanishing for long periods of time, not refilling your drinks for 2 hours, and then upon leaving having the nerve to run up to you and say, "The tip was not included!" when your meal has been comped...
Fun, Experience-Centered Moroccan – Located in Buckhead on Peachtree Street near Piedmont Hospital in a shopping center, Imperial Fez is one of those once-happening, concept type restaurants that began popping up around Atlanta during the 70s. The Moroccan food is good, and delivered in courses but the real draw of the restaurant are the kitschy-quasi-traditional customary practices such as hand washing, shoe removal, and sitting on the floor. Belly dancers entice diners who must realize ahead of time that table conversation can be somewhat limited based on all the pomp, though the whole experience can be fun for a large group. It is definitely something every Atlantan should experience at least once so make your way over and enjoy the whole experience.
nothing Imperial about my experience – I went to Imperial Fez last night. The evening started off good and our waiter was attentive, at first. One belly dancer came out and danced for like 15 minutes in one area of the room. You literally had to get out of your seat to see her. The food came out warm, instead of hot, and the recommended drinks left something to be desired. Once we were served we never saw the waiter again! The custom is to wash your hands at the table, before and after your meal. We washed our hands prior to eating, but afterward, no sign of the guy. He didn't even bring us our check. We got that from the waiter working the table next to ours. I felt very slighted. After this experience and paying the hefty price for such shabby service, I definitely will not be back.
Disappointed....Expensive and TERRIBLE Service – I went here for a friend's birthday and was disappointed. Although the food was pretty good and the experience was unique the service was awful. It was difficult to get refills on water (if any at all), we had an array of waitstaff, waitress was slow and could not answer questions about the dishes, and when it came time to pay the bill we had to wait over a half hour to get the attention of the waitstaff. For these prices and the previous reviews I expected ALOT more. I would never go back to this tacky establishment and I would never recommend it to anyone else.
amazing experience – The waitress took the time to explain everything about the Moroccan dining style.
I ordered a sauteed shrimp, my girlfriend ordered a lamb cutlet, they were both wonderful.
The fire dance is amazing.
We had a great time during dinner. We will definitely come back.
The Place I want to get engaged and marry at – Me and my Girl went to the Fez 11/14/09 It was a our 5 year anniversary of being together we had been to the sister restaurant on the 7th and the manager told us about the fez and I planned our dinner there. Everything was wonderful right down to the very last crumb/ drop the Ambiance set the mood for a romantic evening and the service was perfect they made us relax, it felt like we were having a candlelit dinner in Morocco it was if we fell in love all over again. The Entertainer was beautiful belly dancer who danced like a majestic butterfly it was wonderful. My girlfriend doesn't know but I'm gonna ask her to Marry me at the fez and if all goes the way I know it will I'm gonna just rent out the fez and get married there it's our perfect Moroccan wedding right at home in Atlanta.
Awesome Food & Entertainment – This is an unique restaurant where you not only have a special dinning experience with a great food but you also get to watch a beautiful belly dancing show.
The fire dance is fantastic!! The food is great. We had a great time, and I'm definitely coming back again with some more friends.
Best Food I've Had In Atlanta! – One of my hobbies for the past thirty-something years has been to learn about and experience foods from different parts of the world so I have eaten at many ethnic eateries during that time. I am well acquainted with a number of different cuisines including Lebanese, Persian, Hebrew (Kosher), Greek, Southern Indian, Pakistani, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Chinese (Mongolian, Szechwan and Cantonese), Spanish, Italian, French, German, Mexican, Tex-Mex, Lowcountry Southern, Cajun, etc. However, I would have to say that the five course meal I ate at Imperial Fez was absolutely the BEST food I have ever eaten in my life!
The staff was very friendly and accomodating and made me feel more like I was an honored guest being entertained in their home rather than a patron at a commercial establishment. The carpets, tapestries and pillows gave the room a plush, comfortable, relaxed feeling and after settling in for a few minutes, it was hard to believe I was actually in Atlanta. I felt like I was dining in a Sultan's tent in some exotic, faraway desert. By the end of the evening, I fully expected to see camels instead of cars when I stepped outside.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I heard that there would be belly dancing; however, The belly dancers were attractive and charming and delivered a tasteful, entertaining performance. The dancing was definitely sensual and beautiful, but there was nothing lewd or overly suggestive about it.
The Imperial Fez is not the place to go for a quick bite to eat! I had planned to go out clubbing afterward, but I ended up having such a great time that I didn't want to leave! I ended up spending four hours of total bliss at the Fez that night and enjoyed it much more than I would have if I had stuck to my original agenda for the evening. I was sorry when it was time to go; however, I will definitely return for an encore!
Great food, great atmosphere, great hosts! – I have been to the Imperial Fez on numerous occassions over the past years, and have never been disappointed by the food and atmosphere. I do not know many restaurants where the chef & owner makes a real effort to meet as many guests personally as possible. But at the Imperial Fez both Rita & Rafih (owners) are extremely accessible and always eager to make everyone's dining experience a special occassion.
If you love an eating-adventure then this is your restaurant! The layering of exotic spices and aromas, as well as the fun presentation of the food, really make this a unique eating venue.
When I want to impress family members & friends, as well as colleagues when they come to visit Atlanta I always bring them to the Fez.
I have tried most of the dishes on the menue, but have to say that the Moroccan Lentil Soup, the Moroccan salads, and the B'stella appetizer (w/ Cornish Hen, almonds, honey all wrapped in a flakey crust) are my favorite! Top that off w/ the delicious Moroccan Mint Tea and I'm in heaven!
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