Atlanta >Parish Restaurant
“The atmosphere in the market is eclectic and casual (although seating is limited) and the patio is nice for small parties.”
“The gumbo is excellent, but the crawfish cheesecake is bland as bland can be.”
“We sat at the bar for the first hour there (no reservations, so we had to wait) and had several great drinks - the house version of a hurricane and a Scarlett O'Hara.”
“Maybe that's why the food quality is so poor?”
“The market ith local and organic options was the best.”
“Plus the decor was really interesting and we had a window seat which was nice because the whole restaurant is like a studio space with vaulted windows.”
“With so many great restaurants in Atlanta, I would never return to this one (even if they all were bad).”
“Just why can people get away with this slow service and poor quality at such high prices in this economy?”
“My boyfriend had the ribeye which was huge and it came with great mac and cheese pancakes and really fresh tasting green beans.”
“Beware of the crowd and the really poor lunch line configuration or you'll get stuck trying to order for 30 minutes!”
Great brunch. Parish has great brunch. A little cajun feel to it. If you go, check out the eggs poulet...Delicious!
Mediocre. I ordered the TV dinner, and it was served on a plastic lunch tray. Okay, I get the joke, but it was the most unpleasant experience ever. If the food was good, it immediately messed up the flavors in my mouth. It was salmon croquette, which wasn't fresh, so before I was finished eating my stomach started hurting. The cucumber vinaigrette tasted awful, a funky aftertaste from again, old vinaigrette that's been sitting on the fridge. My mother got the blackened new york strip, with so much red pepper if really took away from enjoying the entire dish. I was so disappointed, it was my mum's bday, and I really wanted it to be special The food was so mediocre, I will not be back. Bill was pretty steep for the quality we got. Good points: service was good, they also brought out a birthday desert.
Good... most of the time.... I enjoy ordering breakfast on the weekends, but sometimes the potatoes are stale and vinegary... the biscuits can be hard and the bacon was sparse... But when its good, its great and delicious... just need to be more consistent, but ill still order... i have faith!!!
beautiful restaurant. We went for the first time after hearing about this place from tons of friends. It was a blast- great food meets super New Orleans French decor!
Great Brunch hot spot.
Looking for another Brunch/Breakfast option, you must go and checkout Parish foods and goods, it’s a quaint, cute, New Orleans styled, restaurant. Upstairs is cozy, beautifully decorated, downstairs, a market/deli and outdoor seating. My dining guest and I decided to avoid the long lines at some of our favorite breakfast spots(no names mentioned) and try something brand new.(well, new to us) Parish is tucked away in my favorite and former neighborhood, Inman Park. We decided on brunch, I had “Bella’s Omelette” stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, sharp cheddar, on the side…ummm…. ummm, good, grits(I was pleasantly surprised, I don’t usually eat grits, these were buttery, creamy, delicious) my dining guest agreed. My dining guest, feasted on “Eggs Boudreaux”, Louisiana crab cake, egg, andouille sausage, spiked creole sauce, with a side of pontalba hash(potatoes), which we both thought was not very tasty. All guests receive complimentary beignets, now those were so good, we ate too many.(LOL) Be sure to checkout the market filled with Serenbe Farms goodies.(Serenbe Farms is a local farm and community that focuses on going green and organic farming, living) Bring your laptop with you there’s free wi-fi, sit outdoors, relax, chill, grab a bite to eat.
Call me, I’ll meet you there! (reviewed, Oct 4, 09)
Just why can people get away with this slow service and poor quality at such high prices in this economy?
I will not go back. Guess they don't care based on all of the poor reviews and yet the place is still busy. Sad that Atlanta is such a superficial spot. I am from Boston and Ny , where food rules, not pretense.
Please find me some great local places with good food, reasonable prices and service.Not interested in the take a number or the high end, something fun in the middle to go to a few times a week.
Great Food, Terrible Service. Like many other reviewers, we were sorely disappointed with the service. The food was great, except our dinner arrived a bit on the cool side (not fresh, piping hot like you'd expect). We suspect the food sat waiting for the servers to bring them to the table. Lighting was poor, and our server was rude. The chef did come apologize for the cold food, and offered us desert on the house. But when we got our bill, we had been charged for the deserts. We are not likely to go back - despite the great market and food.
Food fine, service awful..
I've often had slow or aloof service at Parish, and though the food is acceptable, I've really gone for the ambiance and the cocktails. I won't be returning soon though--this past time the service was downright unprofessional. I was asked to pay for something in the market that broke--I felt it wasn't my fault, because they had them displayed in a precarious way, and I said I didn't want to pay. It was only a $6 item, but it was the principle of the matter. Went outside to wait for some friends, and when we returned to the counter to order, the server was complaining loudly about us to her fellow staff, right out in the open. She had her back to us, and when she turned around I confronted her about it. She claimed she wasn't complaining, just discussing, but that was obviously not true.
It may be that she disagreed with my stance, but she didn't say anything about it at the time. I said I wouldn't pay for it, and she just went ahead and rung us up with the added $6. Even if she wanted to complain, she surely should have saved it for the back room. It was rude and offensive, but also stupid.
I can't say I ate at Parish regularly before--I've been there maybe 9 or 10 times since they opened. But I'll surely never step foot there again. I wonder if the loss in business was worth the $6?
Interesting Dishes, Pleased overall. The market-style atmosphere was fun and comforting. I ordered a vegetable plate that was an interesting mix of vegetables but they still worked very well together. I am vegetarian and wished there would have been a couple more options but was pleased with the food I received. The service was great as well. Our server was very friendly and accommodating without frequent interference. Overall, I was satisfied with my experience and pleased with the food, but not completely blown away.
Great food. Slow service. I visited Parish with my wife and both of us had excellent entrees. I had the Mississippi Stuffed Catfish and it was fantastic. Our service was less than desirable. It seems the wait staff is serving various tables throughout the large indoor/outdoor restaurant instead of having areas. That led to us getting attention every once in a while. They definitely need to zone off their service so areas aren't neglected for long durations. I would go back for the food but if the service was poor again I'm not sure....
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