Atlanta >Food & Dining > Nava Restaurant
3060 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030533.839338 -84.381738
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm to 10pm
Friday: 5:30pm to 11pm
Saturday: 5pm to 11pm
Neighborhoods: Buckhead Village, Northside, Northside
Wonderful Experience – Had an amazing time. Our server was absolutely awesome, very attentive and on the ball. The drinks that came out were very tasty (among them were the blood orange Jalapeno margarita), many props to the bartender as well. The atmosphere is cozy and very comfortable, which makes this restaurant very easy to be at.
NAVA ROCKS!! – Nava is back! The pan seared scallops over smoked tomato grits and a saffron tostada are out of this world. We sat outside on the patio and had the tastiest margaritas in town. They have a flamenco band on Wednesdays. Blood Orange Jalapeno Margaritas and well priced wine menu offers like $8 Malbec pair well with the freshest ceviche in Atlanta hands down. It's not even close. This place offers the absolute best in hospitality. From the front door to the bartenders (who mix guava mojitos among other delights) to the best service staff this side of the Ritz, they aim to please it shows. A renaissance is afoot. NAVA IS THE PLACE TO BE!!!!!!!
Amazing food, amazing service – My husband and I LOVE making the trip from "all the way out in Gwinnett" to Nava's. We have been many times, and the service and food are always top notch. We've tried most everything on the menu; appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts, and even specials(which I am often suspicious of), and have never a bad experience. And the prickly pear margaritas... OMG. You have GOT to try one!!! We've dined at several "upscale" restaurants in Buckhead, and Nava's is BY FAR our favorite!! It's a can't miss!!
quality service – The food was not really outstanding but it was good. It’s the type of food that I usually get at any other restaurants. The extra-ordinary thing about this place is the quality of service they offer. It was indeed so special and each guest receives the same type of treatment.
Nava - Inconsistent performance – We, the four of us, had dinner at Nava. The experience can be barely qualified as average and we rated it as inconsistent. To the side of very good entrees, such as Pan-Roasted Loch Duart Salmon, we were served a Tequila Lime Ceviche, which was simply not eatable and we had to send it back to the kitchen. I ordered a medium Filet Mignon “Trio”, which was served cold. From the three-piece served (each of 3 ounces) two were cold and well done, and one was perfect, exactly the way was ordered. The manager arrived after the Ceviche episode, with the main entrée, and without enquiring what was going on he just made a statement if everything was OK. He never returned to enquire about the $27.50 Filet Mignon.
Finally, the two deserts selected, house ice cream and banana crepes were tremendous.
Lost its touch – My husband and I started dating with Nava as a frequent backdrop, so it was a really special place to us 13 years ago. For a recent lunch we ordered the special flank steak quesadilla app after the suggestion of our waiter. It was horribly average and ordinary. I ordered the chicken salad with blue cheese dressing as my entree and the dressing was a gross oil mixture with bits of blue cheese on the bottom. It was BAD! I asked if they had a creamy dressing and was told they did not.. so I was going to eat my salad dry. I took a bite of the chicken and it tasted like it had been dredged through a blacked salt mixture and it was really bad. I sent it back and I never send food back. I didn't want another. My husbands side order of grits were just not that great either. The manager didn't stop by after the waiter had him take it the salad off of our check.. And then we both had to pay $8 for parking in the garage. They must not still have the original chef. There is NOO way. It use to be soo good there. That was my last visit and I'll just have to keep the memories of better days. Try Taqueria Del Sol on Cheshire Bridge for truely great Ameri/Mex food.
Think before you leap – Outdoor drinks and bar staff were awesome. But how do you kick SW food up enough notches for it to justify costing $100+ for two people? You dont. Lobster taco was a mushy burrito....dont expect to see a succulant tail!! Sent back one small item after one bite and the server told us we had to pay for it anyway regardless if we liked it or not. After that we stopped ordering and got out ASAP. But the bill was still mucho $$$$. Stop by have a drink outside then head to some decent Mex food in the city. This place is WAY over rated. Beware.
Prickly Pear Margaritas! – It's been such a long time since I've truly enjoyed all aspects of dining out. I went to Nava to celebrate my birthday and had the best time. The Pear Margaritas were amazing! Never thought I would enjoy grits either but I would highly recommend the smoked tomato grits.
Patrick, our server was awesome too! Great personality and very knowledgeable about the menu and had great recommendations.
One of the better Buckhead restaurants that I would visit again soon.
Pretty place but food was surprisingly not all that – I have driven by and the seen the bold and beautiful "Nava" logo many times on Paces Ferry Road. This restaurant looked so appealing -especially after having seen it on the BHL website and after reading their menu. My husband and I wanted to celebrate my birthday, so we'd thought we try Nava. Their fixed price menu offerings actually sounded quite appealing. When we arrived on a Sunday evening, we were a little surprised to see it so empty. It was pretty near peak evening hours and BHL was having their special $29 three course menu, so we expected more folks to show up. The interior is, in my opinion, quite lovely. We ordered two slightly pricy but tasty cocktails and gave the waiter our order. Some rolls and cornbread sticks that were kind of bluish in color were brought out (from the cornmeal, I guess). They were moist enough but only okay tasting , and I have to admit that I've had better bread and cornbread elsewhere (for starters my mother could make much more delicious cornbread). I ordered a dish consisting of "organic" chicken breast and some kind of spicy mac and cheese. It also came with a salad. My husband had the salmon and he opted for the appetizer trio instead of the salad. I must say that I wasn't overly impressed with anything except for the dessert which was a banana enchilada. My husband had the berry tart which he didn't care for at all and we ending up taking that home and not eating any of it. While my chicken breast was juicy and tender, I just did not care for the way it or my mac and cheese were seasoned, and I'm usually a very open-minded individual. I really didn't like the salad at all or my husband's appetizers for that matter. My husband did enjoy his salmon pretty well but he wasn't overly impressed by it. The service that we get at BHL locations is usually pretty snotty at times, but because we were apparently his only table on this night, our server was rather attentive.
Best salmon of my life! – We had a great time at Nava last night! The wait was long (45 minutes for two people), so we ordered a couple of the prickly pear margaritas at the outdoor bar. They were quite good, not too sweet, and just the right zing! We definitely indulged and ordered two appetizers: the fritters and the salmon which were both superb. If I had to pick, I'd probably pick the salmon!
We ordered and shared two entrees as well. They were out of the tuna (which was a bit disappointing) but forced us to order the Red chili-seared salmon, which was honestly the best salmon I have ever had. I never expect much from salmon anymore, but the flavor combinations and surprises in this dish simply got better and better as you finished the dish. I could eat it every day for the rest of my life! We also got the filet trio, which was good, but NOTHING compared to the salmon. The charring on the steak was delicious, but it was slightly more done than I prefer a steak to be.
We didn't have room for dessert, but between the margaritas, the wine, the appetizers and amazing salmon we left beyond satisfied!
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