Dunwoody >Food & Dining > Goldfish
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3034633.921746 -84.340932
Mon - Sat, 11am - 10pm; Sun, noon - 10pm
bad service – The is not the first time I've been to Goldfish. Last time, the service was great. The food was good even though it's on the pricey side. This time, I ordered a dessert after my meal, the chocolate raspberry cheesecake, which turned out to be not that good; would not order that again. The waitress was not really there at all. She did not refilled our glasses until we flagged her down and asked for more. Then, when we paid for the bill, she kept the change without asking! We were going to put down some cash tip, she did not have to decide it for us.
Look elsewhere – I do not feel that Goldfish is worth the prices that they charge. Our food was fairly tasty, but the service was horrendous. Server was unpleasant and ignored us during most of the service. Entrees were brought to the table half way through our appetizers. Restaurant is extremely loud as it has poor acoustic planning. I had to shout to communicate with both our server and my friend seated directly next to me. I will not return and will not recommend to others.
Decent food marred by horrible presentation! – While the food and ambience was good, a restauarant that has alacarte items to order with your dinner should be alacarte. I got a plate of fish with lump crab meat almost covered by alacarte sauteed spinah and jack grits. Shouldnt alacarte be in a seperate dish and prepared for people to share and taste? Presentation is important, especially in times like these! There are too many restaurants to eat at that have it down. This was made up for by our server who was courteous and prompt and brought out a desert to compensate for the overbearing plate. Dont know if I would go back unless they get it together.
A great dining experience – We went as a group of 8, my wife and I, our 4 parents, and our 2 teen daughters. The waiter was attentive without being overbearing.
Everything we tried tasted fantastic, from the soup and salads, to the sushi, to the entrees. I'm used to my fish being either slightly overcooked or over seasoned. At Goldfish, it was neither. The sea bass special was cooked perfectly, with minimal seasoning. Our table also had mahi-mahi and grouper - both of which were outstanding. The sushi was fresh and delicious.
This was a birthday celebration, and a dessert was brought out by the waiter - everyone else ordered and they were top notch. This is not an inexpensive meal, but if you want a special dinner, I highly recommend it.
too noisy but good – I took my mother here for her birthday and it was pretty delightful. I had a server who did exactly what I wanted. He was nice and kind, and very attentive. My mother enjoyed her sushi while I enjoyed my flounder. For the price you get pretty full too. The restaurant is too loud though. The music is too loud. Should try toning it down a bit... but overall it was good. If you are looking for seafood, nothing too spectacular, go to Goldfish.
Best Seafood and Grits in town – I would recommend this establishment, the service is good the staff is very attentive and the food is great. I would highly recommend the salmon and grits.
Great Fish... very noisy – I took one star off because its so extremely noisy. The food is wonderful. Many different varieties of seafood in as many different preparation styles. I didn't try any sashimi, but did have the tempura shrimp roll for as an appetizer and it was quite good. I would recommend taking a look at the menu online before going.
Not what I expected – I recently visted this place and was disappointed in the lack of concern from management. My server was great, the atomsphere was ok, the booth was dusty and the breezy attitude of management when I had a problem arise was surprising. I was excited to visit for lunch since I work in the area and had seen that many people praised this location. It was relatively empty since I visited between the normal slow period of most establishments 2-4p; and was immediately seated. The server was attentive and informative about the food. But, when we had a problem with a dish, management was hard to find and quick to dismiss us with a comp. I didn't complain for free food, she never came back to the table and left to join her counter parts back in the bar to finish her own meal. Not really willing to try this one again, but perhaps another sister food establishment.
The Atmosphere was especially nice – Situated on the outside of the Perimeter Mall this restaurant greets you with an upscale feel as you pass through the outside tables. As you pass through the doors you step into an atmosphere on one hand that is comfortable yet will fulfill that romantic atmosphere for that special someone or occassion. The service was prompt and the serving staff was pleasant , well informed and helpful. My food was cooked exactly as I ordered and you don't feel packed in due to the space between tables. You are made to feel special by all of the staff you encounter. If you are looking for a comfortable and romantic atmosphere, with very good food and excellent service, then I would recommend the Goldfish. Oh, there is also ample parking if you don't want to use their valet service.
Good location, good food, good service: Good time =) – The location is obviously much better for someone within or closer to metro Atlanta. Perimeter mall offers a more lively surrounding area, with other things to do before or after dinner; and parking is definitely not an issue. When you walk into the restaurant you will notice an interior decorated with very contemporary and vibrant colors which convey both elegance/class and excitement. This ambience matches the dining experience quite well: the service was excellent - very knowledgeable and polite waitress, and a certain class about all the employees that provided a degree of sophistication and more upscale feel to the restaurant. At the same time the feel, ambience, and ample spacing between dining tables and booths allows diners to converse at great volume, which makes for a fun and lively experience.
The wine list was not necessarily "extensive", but stocked with good wines (the pinot gris we were recommended that night was so good that I've ordered a case), and the wait-staff again was knowledgeable enough to help with pairing.
I'm not certain how other reviewers could view the food as average... though I suppose it is depends on what you get. The swordfish steak I ordered was exquisite. The quality of the fish was excellent, and cooking left it quite tender and wet without seeming undercooked (therefore no "fishy smell'). The vera cruz sauce was strong enough to provide flavor if you wanted to taste sauce, but not strong enough to detract from the fish flavor. My friend who ordered the special (a grouper encrusted in a walnut-based bake) was pleased with her food, though it probably wasn't as good as the swordfish.
The only cons you could find with the restaurant would be if you got something on the menu which wasn't absolutely exquisite, and you compared tha to cost. If you factor in the ambience and service (and I think the food is quite good), you can't complain.
... and I've already been back! So I would recommend to anyone.
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