Southern Bistro at Chastain Park

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431 reviews
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$30 and under
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Regional American (Southern)

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Southern Bistro is Chastain Park’s friendly neighborhood spot featuring approachable American cooking with classic Southern signatures including buttermilk fried chicken, Carolina trout and gulf shrimp & grits. Open lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends, Southern Bistro is perfect to enjoy for every occasion, including hosting private parties in the sunroom. Visit our website for more information!
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vipSusan
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I have eaten here many times. It is usually very good. Service is always great. And they had outdoor seating to practice social distancing. This last time I went food was really not good at all. It was so bad that my salad was pretty anemic and the chicken was not cooked properly. Also, our cheeseburger came raw in the middle sent it back to be cooked and then it came back raw again. We just left after that. I know restaurants are challenged during this time but the food was just not edible.

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Nemo
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always had a great experience when dinning here. The staff are always well mannered and attentive. Nancy always welcomes you with such great southern hospitality and the food is always on point. I would recommend this place to the world if I could.

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vipTimK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience; fantastic food and service. We love going to a place that makes you feel like a valued customer?

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DonnaS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, the food and overall experience did not disappoint. Even with social distancing, our dining experience did not feel odd, as in some restaurants. Looking forward to a return visit soon!

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NRnr
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The BLT was fantastic, everything else was OK. Biscuit was literally the size of your face! Cheddar grits had a weird after taste. Outside patio was spacious and comfortable, especially in this time of social distancing.

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vipPeachy82
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue is a ideal spot for families and friends to gather. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly. The food was pretty tasty. I ordered the special, the seafood platter which was hefty in portion. My fiance ordered the fish tacos in which he thoroughly enjoyed. We will definitely be returning!

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vipWineGal
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great adaptation for social distancing and they haven't missed a beat on their incredible menu. Chef Justin rocks!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and food. Always excellent dining
With fresh ingredients

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Melissa
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Trout was amazing. Service always excellent.

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fishdude
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific lunch with three business friends. Sat on the great patio which is partially covered so no sun problems.
Food was excellent-Boss Plate-wedge salad and a burger grilled on the side. Great for low carb and big enough to fill up appetite
Salmon BLT was devoured quickly and was told it was delicious as was the grilled salmon salad.
We were greeted and thanked for coming in very nicely. Server was masked and usually attentive to refills of drinks ad condiments. A bit slow to bring the check but we were in no big rush.
Overall terrific experience

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vipGlenn
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favorite neighborhood “go to” spots. A jewel right in our back yard!

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They followed all covid-19 safety protocols. It was delicious and delightful to be there again.

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vipBlueeyes
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were only 7 diners in the first dining room. There were others on the enclosed porch and several on the patio. Service was perfect and the food was delicious. We will be back soon. A perfect lunch.

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vipNancyP
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal there with friends. Nice ambiance outside and the food was outstanding

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vipcwefh
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good and the service is friendly and accommodating. Great neighborhood spot.

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vipWineGal
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden Gem in Fountain Oaks Shopping Center. Great food at incredible prices and they have taken care to follow all safety precautions and social distancing. Plus their fabulous patio is fabulous! Get out of the house and enjoy Southern Bistro in person!

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vipcarolined
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a place that we love to meet friends for dinner.

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vipDoneboy
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nancy and Colman are always wonderful hosts. NEVER had anything but a great meal!

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vipJercey
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Southern Bistro is a neighborhood gem. My friends and I had the trout with different side all excellent! Delicious foods, excellent customer service and a friendly atmosphere. I always enjoy!

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vipMerrieL
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience were all great! Great value also. Will definitely go again. Highly recommend

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Kellyk
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and friendly staff! We had the seafood platter and I had the clam chowder - all delish!

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vipJERRID
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drink and food selection on the menu was outstanding! We tried the deviled eggs, grouper and fried chicken. Fantastic flavor and unique preparation. The staff was friendly and efficient.

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vipKen30342
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly neighborhood restaurant, an old familiar.

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious

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vipJohn
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience with good southern food and great service.

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DavidB
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & service! Quite loud, however. Highly recommend Shawn for your server. Very nice & attentive.

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Djmix0702
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to bring friends and family for dinner.

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vipJeanneD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!!!

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vipAlyRay
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice neighborhood spot. Cozy and the salmon dish was very tasty and a healthy portion compared to some other restaurants. Enjoyed it!

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GregoryC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Bad news: This newer place is still struggling with an identity that’s between one of Atlanta’s nicer restaurants (Horseradish Grill, Chops, Davio’s, etc.) and something like an Applebee’s or Chili’s.

Good news for the owners: The above would be easy to fix. First, stop the blaring “teeny bop top 40” music that plays in the dining room. Nice restaurants don’t do this. Second, keep the television in the bar area, but get rid of the ones in the dining room. Nice restaurants don’t have TV’s plastered in the dining room. Third, never tell customers who are seated during the last two hours of dinner hours that you “have run out of bread.” They make their bread onsite, and there’s no reason it can’t be prepared until the last customer is served. Bread is customarily brought out to every table.

The hard part of establishing a good restaurant has been done here: good food from a robust menu and excellent drinks from the bar that are all on par with Atlanta’s nicest restaurants. They just need to stop making their customers feel like they’re dining inside an Applebee’s.

Taking care of the big things keeps a new restaurant open for a few years. Taking care of the big things and the little things are what allow restaurants to flourish for many years.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a great place to have delicious food and take your pup along, look no further! Dogs are welcomed and pampered on the patio here ! Friendly and welcoming staff, delicious food . We had the fried green tomatoes and shrimp n grits! Our beagle had the grilled chicken . If you prefer not to dine with animals , no worries! You can enjoy your fabulous meal with humans only at a cozy table inside .

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vipKatie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good was great, but salad and entree hit the table at the same time so by the time we had our salads entree no longer hot.

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vipMikeatl
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Booked this place for Valentines Day dinner and had never been here before. The pictures looked like it maybe a charming little restaurant for a date night. We arrived and the staff was friendly and we were seated immediately. We were at the table for about three minutes and had time to take in the ambience of kids jumping around and the chaotic atmosphere. We simply got up and walked out and found a different place for our Valentines Day dinner.

This restaurant feels like a place you’d go for breakfast and a fast sit down lunch. The menus are in a plastic sleeve that is typical of a fast sit down restaurant. The place is chaotic like a Waffle House. The food on the tables next to us looked like upscale fast food on a plate instead of a tray. The location is in the Kroger grocery store parking lot. The interior lighting at dinner time was very bright and not cozy.

If you are going on a date night for dinner we suggest you look for a different place. If you want to bring the whole family out to dinner and not have anyone care that your kids are running around the table then this is a great place for you.

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vipSusieTriChick
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner!!! Chef Justin NEVER disappoints!!! Staff was courteous and very attentive!!! We love this place!!!

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vipHeatherN
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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vipCarolynE
Atlanta
91 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated in a side room which made for a nice quiet dining experience where conversation was easy. All three of us had the special, which was crab cakes, and they were great. Service was very good as well and I feel sure we’ll be going back again soon.

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Djmix0702
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alan. Our waiter is such a nice guy. Surely to put a smile on your face. His suggestion of the Brussels Sprouts were delicious. Great food always!.

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Djmix0702
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place ! Great drinks, food and service.
The best pound cake around . Whew!!!

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vipMichelle
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place to have lunch whether it be business or personal. Food is good & our server was GREAT!!

FAQs

Southern Bistro at Chastain Park offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 705-8444.

Southern Bistro at Chastain Park is rated 4.7 stars by 431 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.