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“In short, great service, good wine list, great ambience, just a few little glitches in the food.”
“The Warm Spring Berry dessert was simple and perfect.”
“The wine list is great, and the service is extremely attentive.”
“The service is poor, food is so-so, space is "ok.”
“Trendy atmosphere, creative menu selection, good quality food, large wine list.”
“Also some of the best ambiance of any restaurant I've been to in Atlanta yet.”
“our server was great, the food was outstanding in creativity and flavor, quality, quantity, and presentation, the wine list was good, and there was a decent selection of port and scotch as well.”
“The quality of the food was excellent and the portions seem to be "normal" in size.”
“The meal took maybe 20-25 minutes to prepare and was - to be honest - the BEST spiced pork tenderloin I have ever had (sorry Grandma!)”
was Terrific, now just average.
Hands down the best meal and service I have had in this town in the three years that I have lived here. I want to go back many times. We had the Artisan Cheese Tasting appetizer which was quite fun and tasty. The menu changes regularly, but when we visited the pork and the bass were two terrific entrees. But what made the evening so great was the impeccable service. Our server was also there when he needed to be and knew the menu and wines inside and out. I highly recommend a visit.
Edited 10/22/2007: We went back recently, since the re-theming and revamping. The menu is still interesting, but the food is nowhere near the quality it was in the past. Service was OK, but definitely not as attentive and knowledgeable as before. We sat at the bar for an appetizer and drinks and got to witness the wait staff and bartender snipe at each other rather openly. It wasn't pleasant. We had a tomato-peach-prosciutto appetizer. It was fine, but better prosciutto and tomatoes would have helped. I had a duck confit pasta that was well presented, but the flavors didn't marry well, and portions were noticeably tiny. It's a great location and I like the 5th group restaurants, I just think they are trying to keep up with some other hip locales in town and in my opinion they were a much better restaurant before the revamp.
Wonderful flavors & service. The new spring menu is amazing. The salmon & tuna crudo and the celery root & black truffle ravioli are wonderful. The braised pork belly was excellently done and paired with smoked yukon gold potatoes. Good selection of desserts - the apple tart tatin was first class. Service very good also.
WONDERFUL. This restaurant is amazing. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing, especially the scallops! We felt very well taken care of, and would go back any time. For the overall quality, the price is definitley on par.
Always Delicious. The food here is always delicious and the service is definitely on par with the food. I have not found a more consistent and delightful dining experience in Atlanta. The only negative thing about Food Studio is that it can be a bit tricky to find, though the location definitely adds to its wonderful ambience.
Unabashedly romantic west Midtown eatery weds sumptuous design and spirited New American cuisine..
Dark and sexy, the restaurant is a big draw with well-dressed in-towners on their way to the theater or a gallery opening. Ancient machinery from the building's days as a manufacturing plant hangs from the ceiling; exposed brick, a romantic little fireplace, a copper-plated staircase and dozens of flickering candles give the large main dining room a subdued, calming vibe. Though big groups are common, noise is rarely a problem. Servers have polish and panache.
The playful menu focuses on seasonal ingredients. For starters, try a light composition of crab and avocado in cucumber vichyssoise or a dazzling arugula salad with house-smoked salmon and ripe cantaloupe. Entrees can be less successful, but change on a regular basis. Smoked Niman Ranch pork, for example, is a bit dry and poorly matched with succotash drowned in barbecue sauce. The wine list is full of offbeat, enticing choices.
Nice place. The staff needs to get over, everything. The service is poor, food is so-so, space is "ok."
Prepare to be impressed. Food Studio just added a new executive chef, and it shows. Great food. Perfectly executed. Very seasonal, produce-driven menu. No foo-foo-overdone-fusion crap. Had the quail appetizer with cornmeal crusted sweatbreads and the duck. Absolutely blew me away. Also some of the best ambiance of any restaurant I've been to in Atlanta yet. Check this one out!
LOVE this place!.
This is a great place because the atmosphere is very arty and dramatic, most of the food is stellar, and they have some great wines and fun cocktails.
The Cioppino and Skate were fantastic, but boiled potatoes were a lazy side dish. The cheese plate comes with small portions of excellent local cheeses and the best fruit paste/relishes/chutneys I have every tasted. Bread is fresh and delicious.
CONS:The house salad is a waste of menu space. I have been consistently disappointed by the desserts and will not order them again.
delicious. i'm an out-of-towner and, bummed about the really awful restaurants in my hotel and what seems to be nothing around it, i started googling and found this place. i went there with several friends, and found it really excellent. our server was great, the food was outstanding in creativity and flavor, quality, quantity, and presentation, the wine list was good, and there was a decent selection of port and scotch as well. i may, in fact, come back again before i leave atlanta. it was an excellent evening.
Refute to poor review. I'm writing this review as a rebuttal to a poor one that I read about The Food Studio. This is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. I have dined here about 10 times, and every time I had a memorable experience. The wait staff is superb, the culinary expertise of the chef is unmatched by most chefs in Atlanta, and the ambiance is - well- perfect. To the reviewer who gave not so great a review, I have 3 words: get a life!!!!
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