Rowdy Tiger

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256 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Inspired by Midtown Atlanta’s multiple periods of prohibition during the middle of the 19th century, Rowdy Tiger Whiskey Bar & Kitchen channels the city’s unruly past, which included local speakeasies known as ‘blind tigers.’ In celebration of whiskey, legal or otherwise, Rowdy Tiger boasts one the largest selections of scotches, bourbons, and international whiskeys in the city, complemented by a quintessentially American menu, including Southern favorites like Brioche French Toast, Lowcountry Cioppino, Fried Green Tomato Caprese, and Bread Pudding.

Our Atlanta whiskey bar and kitchen commemorates the city’s storied past by raising a glass to an exciting future in our Midtown Atlanta neighborhood.

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 9:45PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:45PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:45PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:45PM

What 256 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.9
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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N
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Waited 15-20 minutes and was never served. Asked another waiter to see if we could service, but still no one came. The table next to us was also having a similar experience. So, we decided to leave.

Rowdy Tiger
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. This teachable moment will be shared with our team. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience. If time allows, please feel free to reach out to our Food & Beverage Director Okan or myself, as we truly would love to get any additional insight that can be provided. Stay well and thank you in advance. Martin van der Laan I General Manager

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

We went to the rowdy tiger looking forward to a night out.

Our server was clearly overwhelmed with all the tables. I use to be a sales manager for Darden so I know how he must have felt. The right thing to have done would have been to get managers/ the host to start greeting tables, taking orders, and running food. It should have taken 30 minutes to get our soup. The server apologized twice, which meant he knew it was lack luster service. If you need to apologize for service twice have a manager come to the table. There was no offer to have anything discounted.

Also, and other tables near us agreed.... you don’t need to have music blaring at 7pm.

Hope this was all a one time deal. The server said it was :)

Rowdy Tiger
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am sorry for the experience. Please feel free to reach out in person to our Food & Beverage Director Okan for a personalized response. We appreciate you stopped in and thank you for your business. We hope we will be able to serve you again in the future as this was indeed an out of the ordinary experience. Stay well, Martin van der Laan I General Manager

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j
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd time back and once again Rowdy Tiger did not disappoint!

Rowdy Tiger
Responded on November 14, 2019

We appreciate your return visits. Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to the next time. Stay well, Martin van der Laan I General Manager

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch today with our cousins from NJ. Food was delicious, service was top-notch and the vibe was relaxed but fun. Live music was a plus.

GC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was poorly staffed, food was not good at all. Seriously way too expensive for the quality of the food and service. Don’t recommend at all

g
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to take an invited speaker from Georgia Tech (walking distance from campus). Not too crowded, some nice regional foods, and an upscale ambiance. Not the BEST food EVER, but definitely a good place all-around for the occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything good but it was really loud.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the live music, ambience & service! Food was superb!

TR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and great service in a nice modern space

RD
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend's hamburger wasn't cooked well done, like he ordered. It was still pink in the middle. The potato poutine was delicious though, along with the cauliflower max and cheese.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food. Wonderful service. Wonderful ambiance. Perfect place for our pre-theater dinner. Will definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with a group of people for a company gathering. We enjoyed really good food and service. The restaurant was busy but they somehow managed to take care of us. These guys really know how to handle big parties! Definitely recommend and will go there again.

Rowdy Tiger
Responded on October 30, 2019

We appreciate your company gathering and are delighted that your group enjoyed both our service and Chef Chris' food quality. We are thrilled with your recommendation and truly look forward serving you and your colleagues again in the future. Your comments will be shared with our team. Stay well and see you soon. Martin van der Laan I General Manager

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and nice ambience!

Rowdy Tiger
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for visiting and your 5-star review. We truly appreciate it. We would be delighted to serve you again in the future. Stay well, Martin van der Laan I General Manager

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SG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

We had a reservation and we arrived the hostess told us that it would be 10 minutes or so. After about 25 minutes, I went and checked in with her and she looked at me like she had never seen me before. It seemed that she forgot about us. We had been waiting in the bar and had a wonderful bartender. Once we got seated, nobody came to our table. We grabbed a waitress, who was not assigned to our table, and she was kind enough to wait on us. The food was very good but the service needs improvement.

Rowdy Tiger
Responded on October 29, 2019

We sincerely appreciate your feedback and your recent visit. We thank you for your comments and have shared them with our team. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the bar and quality of food, but are very sorry for any service infraction you encountered. We would love to serve you in the future and trust we can do so again. Stay well, Martin van der Laan I General Manager

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DH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The poutine has lots of cheese but it was lost in the preparation.

The mains were excellent as were the house cocktails.

Service was very slow and disorganized.

We will probably visit again and hope that the service improves.

Rowdy Tiger
Responded on October 29, 2019

We look forward to your next visit and sincerely appreciate your last one. Thank you for your feedback, which has been shared with our team. There were some teachable moments, but they will be addressed. Stay well, Martin van der Laan I General Manager

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d
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great Service and the Food was Good! A little Pricey, but Good!

Rowdy Tiger
Responded on October 29, 2019

We appreciate your recent visit and thank you for your feedback. We trust we will see you again in the future. Stay well, Martin van der Laan I General Manager

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RF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was good, especially the short rib poutine.

Rowdy Tiger
Responded on October 29, 2019

We appreciate your visit and your 5-star review. Our team really appreciates it and love to serve you again in the near future. Your comments have been shared with Chef Chris. Stay well, Martin van der Laan I General Manager

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S
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The Bartender Raymond was excellent! It was short staffed the day we went. He managed to keep his bar customers satisfied, while working the floor serving seated customers as well!

HG
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Waited a while to get a server but food delicious

S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal at Rowdy Tiger. To y, our server, was fantastic. Food and drinks were all amazing. Would go again and recommend to a friend.

ML
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

No one at host stand when we arrived and we weren’t even acknowledged for over 5 minutes. Once we were finally seated, the hostess filled water glasses and advised our server would be with us soon. another 10 minutes passed and no one showed up. there were several groups in the restaurant who appeared to have been waiting a while as well. we waited a few more minutes and decided to get up and leave. based in this experience i do not recommend and will not return.

BH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

While the food was good, service was not. Reservation was at 7:30. Got seated at nearly 8. Waited 15 mins for a server. Waited a while between the serving checking on is. He cleared all plates and napkins, yet we STILL had to ask for the check 20 minutes after our table was cleared. Ended up finding the hostess and paying as we were waiting 10 minutes later. Told waiter up front we had to be gone within an hour and a half as we had a show to catch. Barely made it before the show started.

M
Charleston
139 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and nice atmosphere.

PW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Raymond was a great and knowledgable person made My Wife Birthday Dinner more enjoyable

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Lovely environment and the food was amazing. We went for lunch and there were maybe only 3 other tables taken. The restaurant is beautiful and very spacious, but we felt like the only ones there. Maybe it’s draws a crowd at night..

BM
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

Would not recommend for large groups.
Made a reservation on Wednesday for a dinner party. Service was extremely slow as our server would often disappear between taking our orders. Not sure if the server was new, or if the restaurant is understaffed that the server was responsible for multiple tables. Nonetheless, our 2+ hour dinner was spent most of the time waiting for our drinks, food, and checks.
It's unfortunate the service hindered our group's dinner since the food was amazing. But would only consider coming here again for a date night/business dinner or the rooftop bar.

s
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Horrible experience...the order wasn't put in so it was an hour before we got food. People that came in after us ordered...got food and left. The manager took care of it but never again

W
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu selections, service and delicious food. Quiet and easy to talk with friends at table. Very nice decor and ambiance.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The absolute worst dining experience we’ve ever had. No exaggeration.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

From the front of the house to wait staff, the service was excellent. The pork belly mac and cheese, and short ribs are winners. The dining room had a nice, laid back and comfortable feel and even when things got busy, you never felt the rush. The banana pudding could use a little more "body" but overall this place is a highly recommended gem. We will definitely return.

EI
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Took forever to get seated. Took forever to get drinks ordered. Server wanted to take our order (food) first. Server was confused that we wanted drink menus, took forever to enter drinks into computer system. Wound up leaving after 15 minutes of no interaction. The place was practically empty.

K
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Early dinner before sporting event so quiet & not crowded at 5P. Superior service by Tony. (Hope I got his name correct). Great burgers, salmon salad & vegetarian options like cauliflower Mac & Cheese. A bit pricey but fun evening.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The food was presented well and tasted pretty good (7.5/10). The ambiance was great, there was a live band, the restaurant is well decorated, and it carries a relaxing vibe. The only bad experience is that the restaurant seemed under staffed. We rarely got checked on by the servers which means we waited for a while before ordering and getting the check. We also had to wait to be seated because it seemed like the hostess was also a server, so there was a line that built up at the hostess desk.

HO
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very yummy food & love the rooftop. Something I probably won’t beg to go back to, but I wouldn’t be opposed. Just felt a bit pricy for what you got.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was amazing. The whiskey selection was great, and our server Aurora provided top notch service.

M
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

This is not a terrible restaurant. A nice ambiance and great location help insulate guests from some of the other challenges. The portions are enormous, but everything is caked with bacon, salt, oil and cheese. My salad was essentially a plate full of bacon crumbles with garnishes of kale and a few beans. The server was strangely effusive, almost off-putting. The acoustics in the main dining room are so poor that we heard diners several seats away.

I did not find, as some reviewers said, the service to be slow. The drinks were just ok, in inappropriately sized glasses and overly sweet. Anyway, I was able to fully digest the food and something has to be said for that.

PW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

We had a good dining experience, but our server Tony was the highlight! He was outstanding and made our time phenomenal!

GB
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

We were extremely disappointed with our brunch experience at Rowdy Tiger. The service was extremely slow even though the dining room and bar were nearly empty. Our drinks took about 15 minutes to get to our table, the server forgot to give us the appetizer that we ordered, and left out one of the side items that I ordered. I was hoping that there would be significant improvements from the lackluster Community Smith, but it's a new name with the same problems. Will not be returning.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Service is slow, an we were one of four tables with people. Our first waiter came with and a drink menu, and then he never came back. I had to get the bar tenders attention and he was ultimately our server. He was very nice but overall the place is nothing special.

LS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I liked this more as Community Smith. The new restaurant isn’t nearly as good.