Southern Bistro at Chastain Park

4.8
300 reviews
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$30 and under
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Regional American (Southern)
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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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JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent food. Very reasonable price point attentive service

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m
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ate out on the patio and closed the place down after 2.5 hours. Food was just as ordered and service by a wonderful young man was excellent. The neighborhood convenience makes it so easy.

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w
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Justin Keith is the best chef I know. His ingenuity with, and presentation of, food is without equal.

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CC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall, everything was really good. Will definitely return.

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c
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met a girlfriend for dinner. Ate out on the deck with the perfect weather. Great food, friendly & efficient service, dog-friendly deck. What more can you ask for?

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C
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious. Each of us got a different meal and everyone loved everything that they got. Have never been before, but will definitely go back.

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MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Never had a bad meal. Nancy the owner is the perfect host. I have recommended this restaurant to family and friends.

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WE
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to go to dinner before a show at City Springs Theatre in Sandy Springs. Staff insures that you have Great meal and have time to get to the theater in plenty of time. Just tell them you are going to the Theater. Straight shot down Lake Forest to the Theater. No Traffic.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was a beautiful restaurant for a Saturday morning brunch. The service was great and the food was delicious. The portion sizes are quite large! Great brunch spot.

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L
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Great menu, service is good and the patio is great when the weather is nice. Very dog friendly!

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OT
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Live entertainment on Nancy’s lovely patio on a spring evening! More live entertainment please!

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PL
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful ladies night out at Southern Bistro. There was live music on the patio with a few cute pups dining with their families. I ordered the prime rib and it was delicious!!

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S
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We sat in front of the TV and the music blared in our ears. It was hard to carry on a conversation.
We ate on the patio and the sun was shining into everyone's eyes. Maybe a screen or an awning is needed.
While the dinner was delicious. Prices are high.

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OT
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Easter Brunch here was easy, stress-free and delicious! Our server Alan was awesome. Can’t wait to go back.

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NP
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for brunch! The food and service are always good.

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EB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We were there for over 90 minutes to get our entrees. 5 of the 6 entrees came out. My order did not come our until later. Also, I had requested a biscuit sandwich with a side of grits. First they came and told me they were out of grits. Next they came out and told me they had no biscuits. I ended up have a biscuit sandwich with a biscuit and no grits.

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AA
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our very favorites!

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L
Atlanta
61 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding. We love the menu! We will be back.

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service and restaurant were great. Loved the patio. The service was welcoming and attentive. Food was good although not amazing.

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f
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice place for a casual meal. Service is very attentive but not rushed and we sat as long as we wanted.
Food is always reliably good. This is a great neighborhood place to go when you don't really know what you want. Menu covers many types of food. @ of us had their fried chicken which is excellent although you might tell them to hold the gravy or put it on the side. The other items were the Saturday special prime rib and a very large well prepared bone in pork chop with delicious sauteed red cabbage.

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SO
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently delicious. We go to many new places and this is one of the few that we come back to again and again. The food is always perfect. Best bread pudding on earth. The only disappointment is that my husband and I are moving away so we won’t get to come here again unless we visit ATL.

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AM
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was amazing! Attentive, but in a good way. Allowed us to take our time and was very knowledgable on recommendations from the menu. Great experience!

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BH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, generous portions and reasonable prices. Only wish we lived closer!

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DY
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my 1st visit & everything was outstanding: the food, atmosphere, & service.

My friend & I have declared it a “spot” & will meet here often.

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved it! Very friendly folks, good service and the food-price point were on target!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always one of our favorite - great place and great owners!!

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KF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was good. The host was nice, the server was attentive, the food was great. The environment was inviting. Parking is key which was free. The establishment was easy to find. The prices were amicable.

I felt there could have been a little more variety for a dinner menu.

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GA
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great find. I've passed by here a lot and never eaten here. It came up when I searched for great brunch spots. Will definitely go back!

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L
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can’t wait to go back ! So much more on the menu I want to try . The burger was as good as one can get, prices reasonable, and service outstanding ! I have already recommended it to family and friends.

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o
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Was great little spot for brunch. An so nice to be able to reserve an affordable place for brunch. Our service was really great and the food was all pretty good.

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KD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Waitress was very nice, but...

Service was very slow - took almost an hour to get our food - which was all brunch food.

They ran out of grits and told us 35 minutes after we ordered.

They don’t have real maple syrup, yet they show “‘maple syrup” on their menu.

Food, when it arrived, was fine.

Overall, not what I expect from a restaurant with a high 4’s rating.

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AM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! Food came out in a timely matter. Small dining space but deck is available as well. Food was great, brunch menu didn’t have to wide of a selection but I had a variety of things and it was all wonderful!

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LT
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great family brunch

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VM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is consistent always good. The owners are friendly, service is excellent and we enjoy the atmosphere. Love it!

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Their brunch menu is fabulous! Lots to choose from, even for the non-southerners. I enjoyed the southern Benedict with pimento cheese and ham and added the blue cheese grits...which were amazing.

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MH
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love the Bistro. Our server was fun and the choices of Southern cuisine made it a great place to take out Scottish friend that was here for a visit. He loved it...

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this spot! Great atmosphere, fantastic service, the food was great, highly recommend the blue cheese chips to start! Love the patio, great for all weather! Definitely will go back!

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IS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

WONDERFUL!!! As always.💓

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c
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our evening was perfect...love this restaurant and everything about it. Always so good!!

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The hostess was so nice!

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