Atlanta >Food & Dining > One Midtown Kitchen
559 Dutch Valley Rd NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3032433.791792 -84.368854
Sun, Mon, 5:30pm - 10pm; Tue - Thu, 5:30pm - 11pm; Fri, Sat, 5:30pm - midnight
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, Morningside-Lenox Park
My favorite place on Sundays! – I try to go with my boyfriend every Sunday to enjoy a delicious three-course meal for only $25!!! The food is great and the atmosphere is very relaxing. It's a great place to enjoy your last day of the weekend!
One of my top 10 dining experiences ever! – I know Atlanta has a lot of great restaurants so when I was there recently I looked for something special to try out. The menu on One Midtown Kitchen's website hooked me. I'm vegetarian and there were several items in the 'small plates' section that appealed to me, including their '3 from the garden'. Excellent food, great service and their wine tiers make up the best concept in a wine menu I've ever seen at a restaurant.
I enjoyed my experience there so much I had to go back again in the same week (and wasn't disappointed)! There wasn't a specific vegetarian entree but I'm sure the chef would put something together as an entree if asked, especially if that's mentioned when making a reservation. However I was more than satisfied with 2 small plate choices each time as far as quantity is concerned and would strongly recommend those as you will get great tastes of several different items.
When I say this was one of my top 10 dining experiences (actually 2 of my top 10), that puts it in outstanding company as I've dined at Bishop's and Lumiere (both Mobil 4 star in Vancouver), The Maisonette in Cincinnati (Mobil 5 star) and Ming Tsai's Blue Ginger among others.
ONE is a great place to go on a Friday or Saturday night. The atmosphere is great and the food is very good with reasonable prices. The bar area can be very crowded, but overall a great restaurant.
What a bummer! – I was excited to try One Midtown Kitchen out, especially after reading all of these reviews, & even invited my mom downtown to join us. Upon arrival, I liked the looks of the place - Walking in, we were greeted by friendly staff and an urban setting which I found appealing. Our waiter was very nice, and very attentive. That was the extent of the good.
It almost feels unfair to review the food, because it seems as if there was some catastrophe in the kitchen. However, we paid for some bad food, so here?s their well earned bad review:
I decided to give their mussels a shot, so we ordered those and their vegetable empanadas for apps. The first thing I noticed was that their mussels were incredibly chewy. The taste was good, but the texture was terrible. The came already shelled on toasted bread. Perhaps a total of 12 mussels, which was disappointing considering the quantity and quality seems subpar compared to the bar food I had the night before. The empanadas were good, probably because they are fried.
I ordered the scallops, my boyfriend ordered the halibut (served on a bed of rice pilaf) and my mom ordered the chicken. Firstly, if I am paying $20 for scallops, they should be good. And if $20 is only buying me 3 scallops, they better be REALLY good. However, just as the mussels, the scallops were cooked horribly, and were so uneven that part of the one scallop was raw and the other part seemed so overcooked it was chewy. Each scallop was served atop a block of watermelon, which tasted interesting, but not good. And couldn?t they have at least provided seedless watermelon? My mom?s chicken was also overcooked, and my boyfriend?s rice was undercooked, so badly in fact that he said he felt like he was eating raw rice. Above all, the flavor of all of the food wasn?t exciting ? It just wasn?t good. It was surprising considering the good experience that we?ve had at their sister restaurants.
Best Place In Atlanta – I had been going to this place since the it was first open, I even moved away for a couple of years and the place has never went down hill, (like so many Atlanta places). I just want to say "Cheers for a job well done". If you have an event, want a great meal or atmosphere you have found the right place!! P.S. The blonde waitress with curly hair is the best. I even have pictures of her and I on my birthday there!!
Good Midtown Dinner Spot – Had the calamari appertizer, which was very tender and served in tubular rather than tentacles or ring form. Complimentary bread assortment with white bean dip was delicious. My party had the seared tuna, salmon, duck, and the scallops. All dishes were good, but the scallops were the tastiest (big yet moist scallops nicely carmelized on the top and bottom, and not overcooked). Desserts of banana tart with banana ice cream in phyllo dough was a delicious combination of textures and temperatures, and not overly sweet.
The atmopshere was stylish and modern, and of course, due to the hard surfaces, loud. But you will get loud with the rest of them after a few cocktails anyhow! All in all a pleasantly stylish place to eat and drink in Midtown with good food.
Very Disappointing Dining Experience – After hearing so much about this restaurant and finally having the opportunity to dine there, we were more then disappointed. Although the service was good, the food was flavorless and the portions were way to small for what you are paying. It seemed that everything we had from our appetizers to our main course had little to no seasoning. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for a actual dining experience.
I would go to Ratbuns or Two Urban Licks before ever coming back to One Midtown Kitchen.
Delicious Calamari – I've been a fan of ONE midtown kitchen since it opened, but I've never tried the calamari (I'm always swayed towards the goat cheese), but I finally tried it recently. I must say, it is one of the most unique preparations of calamari I've ever had. It's served with a sweet-and-sour type sauce, and they are stretched out almost like tubes, rather than the traditional circles with marinara sauce. And the serving is big enough so that it could almost be a main course! I think I've found a new favorite!
Fantastic food & ambiance, but I prefer Two Urban Licks – After several years of sampling Atlanta's more popular restaurants, I FINALLY paid a visit to ONE. I was instantly impressed with the atmosphere; very simple and modern, cozy and smaller than I'd expected. The place was decorated with suspended lights and lighted trees for the holidays, and it gave the restaurant a warm, cozy, patio-dining feel. Onto drinks and food. Their list of specialty cocktails was not that impressive; the "One Martini" was pleasant enough, but we decided to stick to their wines for the rest of the evening. The bartenders were a bit snotty and not very accommodating. We arrived an hour before our reservation, but we were pleasantly surprised when they seated us 15 minutes early than expected. Still, service was spotty - the host and greeters were perfectly amiable, but our server wasn't as personable as you'd expect at a place like this. The FOOD was absolutely divine. We started off with the calamari, which is flash fried to tender perfection and seasoned with a tangy sweet and sour sauce. So much better than the typical marinara and aioli! We also tried the risotto croquettes, which were unique and tasty. For our entrees, we ordered the bluefin tuna, the Surf & Turf, the duck, and the salmon. Everything was amazing, but the best of these was the duck with curried lentils. Perfectly spiced, not overwhelming at all. For dessert, my date and I shared the Kit Kat Bar (their house version), which came served with peanut sorbet and curry ice cream. Highly recommend it! All in all, I loved this place and will definitely revisit. But I think I still love Two Urban Licks more!! Note: Make reservations as this place gets PACKED!
Great customer service and food – My husband and I went here for our anniversary, everything from the food, atmosphere, and server were great!
we tried almost everything on the menu, and it was all really good!!
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