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The Colonnade

4 star rating 21 Reviews

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1879 Cheshire Bridge RdAtlanta, GA 30301

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Business overview

Atmosphere

  • Country Style

Average Price

  • $15 and under
  • $16-$25

Cuisines

  • American
  • Southern

Reviews

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Worst experience ever in my life!!, 10/24/2009

I used to love this establishment for its southern charm and hospitality. But on a very rare occasion of having a relaxed dinner with my wife, it turned out to be a disaster and a pretty bad one at... that. I ordered their special of the night - pork shank with apple sauce and cabbage. The waiter (who was particularly not a service oriented guy who would get the utensils after having asked for) claimed that it was their popular dish. When we received our dinner plates, I found out within a bite or two that I was not served Pork, but Beef. So i asked my waiter if he was sure this was the right dish. Now I do not eat Beef for both religious and personal belief. The waiter(who earlier claimed that it was a popular dish and should have known the difference) took my plate and said he will check with the kitchen. After several minutes, he came back and just casually mentioned that it was the wrong dish and the pork would be ready in a few. To add insult to the damage, he did not utter a word of apology or appreciation for what I was going through. Finally, we got our check and there was not even a mention of the fiasco. I explained my experience to the cashier who had just this thing to say." I will inform my manager of this . Please come back again". I offered to pay for the beef dish as well, because it was served to me. She took the money for our dinner and just said thank you. She did not even care to get my information.

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Fabulous yeast rolls!, 9/30/2009

They are so friendly here, when I walk in it feels like "old home week". They even help me with my oxygen tank on my way to the table. Fabulous yeast rolls!

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  sip109

Reviews: 1

Worst experience ever in my life!!

I used to love this establishment for its southern charm and hospitality. But on a very rare occasion of having a relaxed dinner with my wife, it turned out to be a disaster and a pretty bad one at that. I ordered their special of the night - pork shank with apple sauce and cabbage. The waiter (who was particularly not a service oriented guy who would get the utensils after having asked for) claimed that it was their popular dish. When we received our dinner plates, I found out within a bite or two that I was not served Pork, but Beef. So i asked my waiter if he was sure this was the right dish. Now I do not eat Beef for both religious and personal belief. The waiter(who earlier claimed that it was a popular dish and should have known the difference) took my plate and said he will check with the kitchen. After several minutes, he came back and just casually mentioned that it was the wrong dish and the pork would be ready in a few. To add insult to the damage, he did not utter a word of apology or appreciation for what I was going through. Finally, we got our check and there was not even a mention of the fiasco. I explained my experience to the cashier who had just this thing to say." I will inform my manager of this . Please come back again". I offered to pay for the beef dish as well, because it was served to me. She took the money for our dinner and just said thank you. She did not even care to get my information.

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  pickytoopicky

Reviews: 18

Fabulous yeast rolls!

They are so friendly here, when I walk in it feels like "old home week". They even help me with my oxygen tank on my way to the table. Fabulous yeast rolls!

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  Dbchait

Reviews: 2

Terrible, hope this place burns down

Well, what an unpleasant evening, first you screw up a simple chicken picatta by adding extra ingredients not listed that anyone would ever use, next you bring it back with raw chicken... I hope they all get salmonella poisoning

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  Jambalaya

Reviews: 1

Worst service ever

We just came home from this restaurant. I don't know how the food tastes, because the waiters (who did not really make the impression as if they were happy about their job) completely ignored us. We waited more than 15 minutes, and people who arrived after us already had their food. Our order was not taken, we were not even asked about drinks. Just ignored, completely. We left. It is said that there is only one chance for a first impression, and for us/me, Colonnade has failed really big time. Very sad. Not recommended at all.

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  MisterBsMom

Reviews: 43

A blast from the past

This is a great place when you're in the mood for "meat & 2 sides." It's a throwback to the 60s or 70s, but the food is good and the staff is very friendly. They only accept cash, so make sure you go to an ATM before dining here.

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  esrysd

Reviews: 7

Bug Problem

We were seated at a table against the wall. After about 2 minutes, we noticed roaches running up and down the wall. Not 1 or 2, but several. We asked to be reseated, and we were moved across the restaurant. After another 2 minutes at this table, my colleague noticed roaches crawling on his leg. We again complained. The management and staff did not see very concerned. They offered to give us a complimentary desert. But knowing what was crawling around the dining room, we didn't want to take a chance on what might be crawling around in the kitchen.

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  lizzybef33

Reviews: 29

Home Cooking

The food was good. I was definitely the youngest person in the crowd (sans gray hair). I thought it was a little pricy for what you received, but it's nice to enjoy a relaxed environment in Atlanta.

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  bettyjane

Reviews: 150

Delicious

A real Atlanta landmark restaurant. The food and service are always very good. Many times there is a wait but well worth it!!

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  mohawk

Reviews: 164

Longtime Favorite for Southern Food

I cannot say enough wonderful comments about Colonnade. The food is traditional southern cooking- varied and delicious- the service is exceptional, and the surroundings are comfortable. This restaurant is a favorite of many, so be prepared to wait. An excellent spot to take out-of-town company if you want to impress them with yummy southern comfort food.

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  Traveler

Reviews: 26

Great Southern food

This is a great place for good Southern food! Excellent classics, and this is a place where you can take family, friends, kids, the elderly, just about anyone and feel comfortable. The food is fab, which is why there is a wait many nights - but head to their bar and have a drink and the time will pass quickly!

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  AtlantaLadyCEI

Reviews: 59

Great Southern food

The food is great but the service is horrible. Unless you get a regular server who knows how to please the customer. Nice large portions of comfort food - mac and cheese, liver and onions, fried chicken, collards, turnips, sweet potatoe, corn, mashed potatoes, rice and gravy, steak..everything you had growing up if you're from the south. The food is consistently good but the service is consistently horrible...unless I'm served by anthony!

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  gardner10019

Reviews: 14

Long-time Favorite

There's something for everybody here, but the quality and quantity of the food is consistent. Check out the specials for variety. You will not leave hungry, and you will want to return soon.

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  panda4269

Reviews: 10

Great southern food!

Love the Colonnade! The food is excellent. Can't go wrong with anything you order there. My two favorites are the fired pork chops and the fried scallops and oysters. They are excellent! The service is wonderful as well! Bring cash or checks!

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  piper1715

Reviews: 3

Best kept secret in Atlanta

The traditional southern food is great. The best fried chicken in town. The best wait staff anywhere. The secret is the seafood! The best seafood in Atlanta...always fresh, delicious and perfectly prepared!

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The Colonnade - Atlanta, GA -  justduckie

Reviews: 30

Comfort Food

I'm a northern transplant that has embraced southern comfort cooking. This is very solid food. Wait staff is professional but can be funny/sassy back if you are with them ;) Fav is the pork loin with celery stuffing. You don't even need a knife for this - wonderful! Lots of butter used, but little light on the spices - needed to add salt and pepper to everything, but that's much better than it coming out too salty in my book. Love this when I need a fix of home cookin' and don't mind the increase to the waistband. As mentioned in other reviews, bring cash or check - no debit/credit accepted. ATM in lobby though. Do NOT under any circumstance let someone talk you into going to Silver Skillet instead. YUCK!!!

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