Cape Dutch

4.6
421 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Cape Dutch is True Story Brands' latest concept in the Atlanta area. The contemporary steak and seafood restaurant will serve globally inspired dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday- Private Event Space Available, Tuesday - Wednesday 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11 :00pm
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Phone number
(404) 343-0313
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Philippe Haddad
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Wine
What 421 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My mother and I enjoyed Cape Dutch. I was espeacially happy to find my mom truely was pleased with the Cape Dutch experience. Thank you!

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Good ambience and decor. Food was ok. Good concept but poor execution. Our mussels are the smallest I have ever had! Broth was good. The grilled bread that accompanied the dish was unfortunately stale. Grilled peaches were a letdown. The two peaches were underripe. Prosciutto that came with it was not of the highest grade. This place doesn’t offer refined gourmet fare fit for a foodie type cuisine. We are comparing it to the likes of Restaurant Eugene and Miller union. The prices are comparable however not the same caliber in terms of food and service. Cape Dutch is more laid back with youthful vibe. Very nice interior. We will not go back for food but maybe for chilling at the swanky and sexy bar area. Good selection of South African wine.

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1.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Went with my girlfriend for a special occasion, and looking to enjoy our dinner. She ordered the burger cooked medium, I ordered the center filet MEDIUM RARE, asparagus for a side, and the Kefta for an app. The kefta was great, the burger was good BUT it was cooked medium rare, the asparagus just ok and the center cut filet was ok, BUT cooked MEDIUM. So it seemed the us that the chef confused our order. I called a waiter and respectfully said “I hate to be that guy, but this isn’t medium rare” he proceeded to flash a light on the cut and say that the brown center was a medium rare. I completely disagreed. He tried to dismiss my credibility. The manager came and said “I would call this a medium rare plus”. I’ve had plenty of steaks in my life and that was not medium rare. Anyways, the waiter came once every 20 minutes, but he was nice and agreed that my steak order was messed up and apologized. Upon getting the check, no discount for my troubles. So I paid a large sum for a bad steak that wasn’t cooked as I ordered. Not going to any of this restaurant group locations. For a good steak meal, and prime service, fogo de chao or Chama gaucha all the way!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Cipron(I pray I didn’t butcher his name) our server, was exceptional. He made sure we were well taken care of. The menu was superb. However, the panna cotta dessert was quite complexed and confused the palate.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta – fantastic!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

It was my first visit to Cape Dutch, and our meal was excellent. I had a peach salad, which was a special, and for my entree, I had the lamb. The food was all delicious. Service was also good but could have been better. Maybe more refined service to match the beautiful decor and delicious food.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The restaurant was small and quaint just like 10 Degrees South. Very laid back and nice. However service was really slow and the food was not as flavorful as their sister restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made amazing suggestions. All of the food was cooked perfectly. The decor was my wife’s favorite part (other than the food).

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

I go out to eat 5 times a week and Cape Dutch by far provides the best customer service and experience I see. From the server to the maitre d to the bar tenders it's amazing and we are made to feel important. Love it.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Sent back the starter and moved to the main. Honestly, was over priced.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Loved the food; loved the space. It's a cozy, intimate vibe -- until the noise levels ratchet up to Saturday night levels. Still -- we really enjoyed it. Service was OK -- I ordered the Waterzooi which was seafood in a bowl of broth. It didn't come with a spoon so I asked for some bread, but never got it. Later, several of us ordered coffee and received one tiny pitcher of what appeared to be skim milk -- definitely not cream. Not enough for the whole table so we asked for more. No luck on that one either. Definitely will go back one more time before drawing conclusions.

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1.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The food was only mediocre (not worth the prices they charge). We ordered the wild mushrooms and got baby portabello (all shapes were the same). When they put the water on the table, something black about 1/4 inch long was floating in my husband's glass (the waiter replaced it without any apology). After my ice melted, I saw the same in my glass (again no apology even after I suggested they may have something in their ice maker). That started me looking around. Even though we were at the first seating, there was food on the floor and dust everywhere. There was about 1 inch of gunk on the registers, so I let the chef know. He made some excuse about a water leak, again no apologies or concern. If that's what the dining room looks like, I can only image the kitchen. Needless to say, we won't be back.

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2018

First time here- food was generally good but the place has NO AC - Yes, the room were we sat was extremely hot to the point I thought I was going to.pass out. We complained but they said AC was at capacity. I frankly think is disrespectful not to have AC properly working in the summer time When you have an open kitchen with fire burning.
I ordered the sole which was good but they did not include the spinach and pancetta because it had onions - which I'm allergic to. They should have sauteed some spinach with oancetta- something very simple to do instead of just removing it.
I might give them another try because the Chef is super nice but not until the fall- when the weather is cooler since I suspect they won't fix the AC.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Food quality, service and delivery were impeccable. My wife and I aren’t easily impressed but Cape Dutch hits every single mark. Grand kudos to the chef, servers and the rest of the staff!

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1.0Dined on June 30, 2018

My husband and I have dinner here many times and it is the excellent food that keeps us coming back. However, I have twice notified them that we were celebrating my father-in-laws birthday in April and they did NOTHING to acknowledge it and then last night we joined another couple to celebrate my husband’s birthday and again they did NOTHING! I made notes in my open table request in vain, left a phone message and actually spoke to someone at the restaurant. I asked if I could bring an expensive bottle of champagne to celebrate and if they would acknowledge him and bring him a dessert. They said they would and did NOT. Our server was young and started over pouring champagne into the flutes- we had to ask him not to fill them so much so the champagne could continue to chill. He did not say happy birthday to Michael, he brought dessert menus and did not bring him anything to celebrate. Honestly, I have had it with this and have not had a restaurant totally ignore my requests before- not once but twice. We will not go back.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Outstanding

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

3rd or 4th time dining here. Service was HORRIBLE. We were seated almost 20 minutes after our reservation. No water was offered for about 15 minutes after being seated. Our waiter seemed rushed and not present. He forgot to bring one of our cocktails. Our actual entree order was taken by another server or supervisor. Food was excellent but nobody came by to check on us to see if we were enjoying our meal. Server looked flustered and inexperienced and made our dining experience less pleasant. The food and cocktails here are always stellar but good heavens the service was horrendous. I hope management intervenes before poor service destroys one of my favorite restaurants

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Love Cape Dutch! The food is always delicious. The service is wonderful and the atmosphere is clean and bright. We try to get there when we are in town. The menu changes seasonally and is so creative. I just love everything!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Calvin very bad service. Seemed put out to be waiting our table. I have dined here as often as possible but only this once the service was bad. Very disappointing. Embarrassed because i was treating friends to a nice dinner.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Cape Dutch cuisine is outstanding. And the service impeccable. I have to admit I am not a fan of the long, skinny dining room of Woodfire, now Dutch, but it was just too hot. We were both sweating at times. The air flow is uneven and the high ceiling, I am sure, makes it hard to get the space comfortable. BUT this is too fine a restaurant to not get the climate right.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great food, great ambiance and great service

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Good but VERY expensive for what it was. Poor value.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Gorgeous atmosphere. Great service & great food.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

My friend and I really enjoyed Cape Dutch. From the inviting environment, to the delicious food, to amazing desserts and drinks, to wonderful service. It is a great place and I’ve already recommended it to others, and will look forward to next time. Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Location is in a very congested area. Valet parking is all I could see and the poor guy has to run through heavy traffic to cross the street to park / retrieve the cars. I tipped him extra just for seeing his plight.
Food was VERY GOOD, but note this is a place to try different items as the portions (even the seafood entrée for my wife) was not that big. I ordered 2 different starters and my wife and I shared the mushrooms (VERY TASTY). This was plenty for me as I saved room for a delicious special cake they make (VERY TASTY).
The lower rating comes from the soup (lobster bisque type) that I found mediocre in taste. Not bad, just fair though. The lowest rating comes from the price of the wine. My wife and I each ordered a glass of chardonnay and it was $17 each (though very good). The menu shows most of their alcoholic items are VERY EXPENSIVE. I requested a South African chardonnay and the server had a good explanation about it being in a stainless steel process rather than a typical oak barrel which made this very good and "extra crisp" the way I like it.
Overall I would heartily recommend this restaurant to any one that has not tried it for the uniqueness. Second-timers though may be limited / held back by the pricing......

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The good: the food was AMAZING. AMAZING.
The bad: our waiter was TERRIBLE. He provided ok service but his attitude was AWFUL. After complaining about the heat in the restaurant, the waiter casually said "I mean, it's just hot. Everyone is hot. It will be better when the sun goes down." (This was after his attitude about other things like rushing us to order, etc) We finally asked the manager to come over and he shared that the AC was broken (odd bc the rest of the restaurant was cool) and gave us complimentary gelato (after we asked). We could have dealt with the heat better if the waiter didn't have such a terrible, dismissive attitude.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Their food; branzino fish, peri-peri "anything" and lemon ricotta pasta is delicious. Wood fire also adds another layer of yumminess. Good wines as well. Location is not desirable but once you are inside it's quite pretty and sophisticated.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I reserved the private loft for an intimate dinner for my husband’s 45th Birthday. Our waitress was not personable. We didn’t have adequate time to enjoy our appetizers because our entrees were delivered soon after...which caused our table to be inundated with plates. We had to ask several times for things to be removed. I also expected the party planner to follow up with me about our experience but she did not.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The crisp nautical decor was so refreshing! White everywhere with touches of green and brown like the lovely driftwood display on one wall; the specialty is beef on their fancy grill but we had the seafoodzoo, excellently prepared, and the sole, very flavorful although the plate was not particularly beautiful, it could have been tweaked with a better veggie with the fingerling potatos for color in addition to the bright green spinach puree. Service was polished and attentive without being obtrusive; wine list good... the white chocolate bread pudding needed more flavor, more fruit sauce topping? but we ate it all especially the lovely cream brulee. So it was more expensive than just the food warranted, but given the lovely atmosphere, still a good value.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Although I have been to this restaurant numerous time I was extremely disappointed with our initial service. The moment we walked into the restaurant 3 employees were standing around and didn’t even greet us. I had to ask a question in order to get noticed and when I did they seemed bothered. We had an early seating so the restaurant was practically empty. The hostess should be the face of the restaurant. She was rude & short with us. We felt that the food this time around was average and didn’t justify the price. I ordered a fish for &40.00 and it came with nothing else. I mean how much would it cost to add a vegetable on the plate?

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

After multiple visits, Cape Dutch has quickly become my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. It is a hidden gem with a menu that delights. The flavors the chef puts together are unique and delicious and they have amazing wines and great cocktails to perfectly complement each meal. It is a wonderful place to celebrate something special or just to go out for a very nice meal.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

A party of four golfers who were reluctant to try the Cape Dutch but were all very impressed with the quality of the grilled entries. Steaks were outstanding! Service great with an excellent selection of South African wines. All four intend to return.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

I love the space and service, but the food quality is not up to the price tag.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had friends visiting from out of town. This restaurant was one of the top highlights of the weekend. The ambience was great from the decor to the music. They placed our group in a more private area so we could actually enjoy each other’s company. Our server was absolutely impeccable, and the plating was done so beautifully. The food was phenomal!! I highly recommend this place for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This was our first dining experience at Cape Dutch. We sat at the bar and enjoyed our evening very much. The food was good and the service was even better. I had the Lamb Rack and I highly recommend it. The bartender Bonnie was very knowledgeable about the beverage selections. The ambiance was nice. We will be back in the future.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

If you are looking for a romantic place to bring the one you love, this place should be on your list.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The food was excellent, very eclectic and great South African wines on the list. Innovative cuisine and cool atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Cape Dutch is one of my very favorite restaurants in Atlanta. They have just switched to their new summer menu. I love the fact that they update for the seasons and the food is always memorable. Chef Phillipe does a great job and their mussels are my husband's favorite. I adore their pistachio ice cream but the new chocolate cake they are serving may become my new favorite. Can't wait to go there again!

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This restaurant does not have a proper handicap restroom stall. It is super small. I have brought this to their attention years ago but they don't seem to care to make the changes for people who use a wheelchair.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Without a doubt one of the best restaurants in the city.

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