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Poor Calvin's

4.8
4.8
6066 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
We know the word "fusion" has been wielded about to justify everything from Hula Burgers to Mexican lasagna. But the East-meets-South brand of fusion happening at Poor Calvin's? It's creative; it's innovative; and it's probably unlike anything you've tasted in the ATL. After working in kitchens around the world, Calvin Phan wanted to shake things up a little. And so, into the mac 'n cheese, the Thai spices went. Now, Calvin's giving Southern staples, like sea bass and fried chicken, a decidedly creative Asian-inspired twist (and a nip of spice, too). He has created innovative dishes, approached in much the same way, leave the hands of Calvin Phan day in and day out. His dedication and attention to detail are evident in each dish and dessert. You won't be disappointed.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 64 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Asian, Regional American (Southern)

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 254-4051

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Calvin Phan

  • Catering

    E-mail Calvin Phan calvinphan@icloud.com for catering service

  • Private party facilities

    We have 2 enclosed, climate-controlled patio areas, perfect for your private event. Even the entire restaurant, if your private event turns into the party to talk about. We will be happy to work with you or your event planner to create perfection.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (855) 417-7335

  • Neighbourhood

    Midtown

  • Cross Street

    Renaissance Parkway

  • Parking Details

    Private parking lot adjacent to restaurant, with additional street parking along Piedmont and Renaissance

  • Public Transit

    A short walk from Civic Center and North Ave. Marta train stations.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Just very loud atmosphere. Although, overall great experience.
  2. KK

    KandyceK

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    It was so incredibly loud that we had to be moved because we could not hear one another across the table. The food was god, per usual.
  3. RM

    RachaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and presentation was amazing. The chef really takes pleasure in the quality and presentation of the food. I will definitely be back!
  4. MH

    MariahH

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine at Poor Calvin's. I made reservations for my friend and his family on his birthday, this was their first time. My friends really enjoyed themselves. Our server TJ was awesome! Also saw an old friend, Hi Justin!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing this is by far my fav top 3 fav restaurants in Atlanta. Don’t ever stop being great Calvin !!! FYI that purple rice needs to go back on the menu lol
  7. R

    Robertj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third time here and it was just as wonderful as my first time.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and ambiance are all outstanding. This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants and it never disappoints.
  9. NJ

    NiemaJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ashley was the best server ever! Everything was amazing!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a date. Wonderful and attractive servers which made the experience even better. The Food was amazing I highly recommend the lobster mac and the ribs!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I ate at Poor Calvin’s and we had a wonderful experience!!! We would definitely go again !!! Great food!!! Great ambience!!!
  12. C

    Christopher

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was prompt and courteous. Food was fantastic, and the servers accommodated us on a Saturday night despite me accidentally booking my reservation for another day. Will definitely go again.
  13. c

    carlis

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Linda was great! She helped us choose our drinks and food. She was super into it, very knowledgeable.
  14. i

    infrequentflier

    Atlanta

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the drinks!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Service was impeccable. Our server, Louise is a wonderful server. Attentive and she knew the menu cold. She was very friendly and made our evening a wonderful one. Food was exquisite. Appetizers, drinks, main course and dessert were all delicious. It was very crowded but we didn’t wait long for our food to arrive. Ambience was loud but energetic. We enjoyed the noise level as it added to the vibe and excitement of the restaurant. Great find and we’ll be back. Highly recommended!
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    kevinb

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  17. ST

    ShakiraT

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joy was our waitress and she was outstanding. Her recommendations were worth ordering and she was attentive without being overbearing. I won't do a breakdown of everything we ate but when I say uou can't go wrong with this menu...You Can't! The food was delicious and the cocktails gave what they were supposed to give. We will definitely be back!!
  18. MC

    MatC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place!! The food was outstanding and the overall experience is great!
  19. SC

    SusanC

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really nice dining experience. Server was delightful and the food was amazing. This is our second time here and I already can't wait to go back. Really great flavors and creative dishes.
  20. M

    Moors

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was cozy, the service wonderful. The hostess was pleasant, attentive, but not intrusive. She was very familiar with her menus.I would definitely go back, and tell my friends. It was my husband's 55th birthday, and they nailed it.
  21. AS

    AnthonyS

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Server was awesome and gave us great recommendations. Great atmosphere to dine with friends.
  22. KK

    KandyceK

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was blown away with how good the food and drinks are. Lobster fried rice was phenomenal. Lychee martini and the frozen mango drinks with rosemary (forgot what it’s called) were also really good. Calvin did something you other this restaurant!
  23. Z

    Zik0911

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday with my family. The food was delicious, as expected. The service was great. Ashley was a joy.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing amazing m. The service , food, and drinks were all great!!! Gets better every time!!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you have never dined at Poor Calvin’s, it’s worth trying. Everything from the convenience of parking to the greeter, server and chef was absolutely superb. It was my friends birthday who had traveled internationally most of her life and is not easily impressed. She was impressed and we smacked our lips the entire time we polished off the seafood spring rolls and Pad Thai. Everything was superb!
  27. A

    Annamrie38

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fresh and delicious. The service was impeccable. 10/10.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Our server was great!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing! I travel to Atlanta just for the nightly specials and lobster fried rice!! Love! Love! LOVE!!!
  30. SS

    StevenS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice vibe. Small but good menu. A little touristy and kitchy but overall good. Note that Atlantic Salmon is not "wild caught". Very pricey for farm-raised salmon. The bourbon cocktail was great. I enjoyed it, but wouldn't bother with the lobster - tiny portion. The duck was great!
  31. BL

    BrianL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at this restaurant and WOW is it a winner!! The food was absolutely delicious, the ambiance and decor were great, and the service was outstanding!! I will definitely be back and I highly recommend it!
  32. TA

    TimA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was great and very welcoming. Food was amazing and full of flavor. Seating is limited which gives the restaurant a very intimate feel.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The customer service from the entire staff was absolutely amazing. The food was divine.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister is visiting! The lobster fried rice never disappoints. The seafood spring rolls were amazing as well.
  35. C

    Cazzie

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner out to celebrate with friends! Amazing and uniqur good and cocktails.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could reserve this everyday I wouldn’t mind their menu is so original everything is paired well, chef Calvin didn’t just throw it together he truly takes his time. I had the Salmon special with the purple rice it was amazing
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Significant Other Birthday
  38. AN

    AnitaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and each dish had a creative flare. The cocktails were delicious . Our server was knowledgeable and polite. We had a superb experience.
  39. RB

    RichieBooBoo

    Atlanta

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful evening at Poor Calvin’s. The fried salmon fritters special appetizer (small plate really) was amazing. Still thoughtful wines by the glass. And always new creative cocktails.
  40. HW

    HaileyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! We can’t wait to go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Poor Calvin's using the Order Online button. Poor Calvin's also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Poor Calvin's is rated 4.8 stars by 6066 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 64 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Poor Calvin's

510 Piedmont Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Renaissance Parkway

  • Neighbourhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Asian, Regional American (Southern)

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private parking lot adjacent to restaurant, with additional street parking along Piedmont and Renaissance

  • Public Transit

    A short walk from Civic Center and North Ave. Marta train stations.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Calvin Phan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (404) 254-4051

  • Catering

    E-mail Calvin Phan calvinphan@icloud.com for catering service

  • Private party facilities

    We have 2 enclosed, climate-controlled patio areas, perfect for your private event. Even the entire restaurant, if your private event turns into the party to talk about. We will be happy to work with you or your event planner to create perfection.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (855) 417-7335

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