McKinnon's Louisiane

4.3
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969 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Since 1972, McKinnon's Louisiane has served marvelous Louisiana seafood dishes reflecting the delicate and refined cooking of New Orleans, as well as the pungent, highly seasoned dishes of the Cajun Bayou. McKinnon's Creole and Cajun specialties have made this restaurant a local favorite, earning it a national reputation. McKinnon's dining room is elegant, intimate, and warmly inviting; the Grill Room offers a more casual dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was absolutely amazing. We were taken care of the entire time and treated very well. The only complaint I have was that my fish was slightly undercooked and was a small piece. Overall, a great date night place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The server was awful. A major part of dining is the service and presentation. I was served 2 glasses of flat Malbec and just gave up on quality wine.

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NancyS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great, staff excellent and friendly will definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The owners Aziz and Soheila are so welcoming, making their guests feel special the minute you walk in the door. The food is amazing and the music is old school. Just loud enough to enjoy without being so loud as to inhibit conversation. My favorite Buckhead go-to!

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JoycelynD
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed! Can’t wait to go back!! Beautiful ambience amazing wine list!

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vipKevinG
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, a great hidden gem in the middle of Buckhead!

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vipWalterS
Atlanta
213 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering

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ADS73
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to McKinnon's for years to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Aziz always takes great care of us and ensures a fantastic time. There a reason this is the longest operating restaurant in Atlanta.

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vipPatR
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I've been eating here for 20 years. While Aziz was a perfect host (as always), the kitchen seemed to be off their game the night we ate there. The Oysters Rockefeller contained more spinach than oysters. Instead of enhancing the flavor of the oysters, we had to dig through a mound of overly seasoned and overcooked spinach. My blackened amberjack, which is usually a hit, was overcooked and dry. My wife's Grouper Louisiane was good, but with only a miniscule amount of lump crab. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and come back, but I really hope the kitchen picks it up a notch.

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vipAtlantasam
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic cuisine, pristine service. It’s been around for decades, but no complaints because fine dining like McKinnon’s is hard to come by nowadays. Grouper Louisiane is rich, creamy, buttery and oh so tender. The seafood gumbo is full of shrimp and bits of crab and mildly spicy. Yum!

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BuzzS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was almost non-existent. Had to ask for bread, more water and check. No one ever came to the table after we were served. Never asked if we wanted another glass of wine. Food was mediocre . Blackened amberjack was tough. Wife's grouper was very small. Portions were very small for price. Extremely disappointed as we understand this used to be a very good restaurant. For seafood, it can't compare to Pappadeaux's.

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Newlifebfl
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The place is over rated and the service sucks. The food was not all that either. And the fact that I used a coupon and they wanted to add a 18 % gratuity to poor service makes me know I will never go back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time with feiwnss!

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vipoutnabout
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

It’s sad to see a restaurant in decline. I looked forward to a Cajun meal as I had here years ago, but time has taken its toll. The recipes badly need a refresh to use fresher ingredients and improved presentation. The Java shrimp was a pleasant taste but the sauce lacked a freshness and had the consistency of ketchup. While the proprietor was concerned about the heat level it showed a lack of awareness on today’s cuisine where many ethnic restaurants have much higher heat levels in the food. The mixed green salad was torn romaine and quartered winter tomatoes, no mix of veggies and no imagination. The salmon was fishy and could not eat it. The creme brûlée lacked sufficient vanilla to give the flavor a boost. The saving grace for the restaurant is the very gracious service. Other restaurants could learn hospitality from the staff. My suggestion—hire a consulting chef to be today’s New Orleans cuisine

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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Robert
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our neighbors here for a “Thank You” dinner, and they were Very impressed with the food and the charm. From appetizer to dessert, everything was perfect. Definitely a place we will visit soon.

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ATLMidtown
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent place for high-quality food, great service, intimate and quiet.

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vipKaka
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and relaxing. Food very good.

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CARLV
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, local ambiance in an old family restaurant! Would recommend to anyone looking for a good evening.

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JimL
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Service was very slow had to ask for someone to take a drink order, then 15 mins later had to ask for a menu, then had to ask for someone to take our order. When the food came it was so good we would consider coming back sometime.

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BrigitteD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gewurztraminer wine excellent,

Live Mild music really pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The two tables adjacent to us were given a sample of several dishes before ordering as my guest and I were never offered the same so it made us feel a bit out of place but with it being my birthday we chose to stay.

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RobertO
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent New Orleans food. Romantic quiet ambiance. Owner personally greeted us and there was great attention to detail

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JordanW
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Must've been short staffed. We got seated 35 min past reservation time. Waited 5 minutes at the bar before someone even asked what we'd like to drink. Didn't have one actual server the whole night just different people coming to the table. If the food had taken a really long time to come out I would've given 1 star but it came pretty promptly and it was good, just small portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent since Aziz is back

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Clarice
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners and staff were awesome!! Very welcoming plus the food was great!! Will definitely put on my short rotation list.

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MichelleV
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The owner, Aziz, is a wonderful host and goes the extra mile to make his customers feel welcome and at ease. The food is fantastic and the service was prompt!

Great hidden gem right in the heart of Buckhead!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Better than expected!!

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CurtisJ
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food is horrible the owner is terrible and again the food is horrible I’m born and raised in New Orleans and that food is nothing like what I’m use to or any other person from New Orleans and the restaurant smell like old sheet and old wood

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drsteve
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my favorite restaurant in Atlanta going on 30 years - great food, great service, Aziz is a wonderful host

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Ernie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Atlanta tradition as is Aziz! Don't forget to visit the lounge.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We have to send for the server for everything. Ordered two steak dinners. All came almost raw. Server never asked how we would like our steak cooked. Too costly for the value. Will not return or recommend.

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vipVegasTweeka
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place. Aziz and his wife are so awesome and make us feel like family. Wine selection is great and bartenders capable. Lively bar scene for after dinner. One of my favorite places in Atlanta.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst restaurant experience ever! The food was disgusting. The building was disgustingly old. You can clearly tell renovations were never attempted. I hosted my birthday dinner there (party of 20). We were in a “private room” which looked terrible. Prior to ordering we were told they do not split checks, however we could use multiple cards for payment. This is something that owner Aziz, whom I spoke with on several occasions, should have informed me of. Once we got passed the splitting of checks, we ordered and our food came out. The food couldn’t be further away from New Orleans cooking—disgusting! It was bland and tasted old. The sauces that were tomato based tasted like the tomatoes were dropped out of a can. My entire party was disappointed.

Now the main event...the check!! With they way technology has soared and continues to soar you would think this restaurant would want to operate in an effective and efficient manner. NOT THE CASE. Our server proceeds to give me the check for the evening-A HAND WRITTEN CHECK and advises me that I would have to perform the math and divided up each meal, apply tax and gratuity....what! Needless to say dinner was at 8pm. We were finished eating around 9:30 pm. The restaurant closed at 10pm and we didn’t leave until 10:30 pm because of the check nonsense.

This restaurant needs to be rescued or closed down! I believe it opened 30 years ago and they still operate as they did 30 years ago. Opentable should really consider removing them. The best part of the night was leaving!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

There was a group of 6

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Alemap
Atlanta
11 reviews