Atlanta >Food & Dining > Einsteins'
1077 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030933.784073 -84.382132
Sunday 9:00AM - 11:00PM ,Monday 11:00AM - 11:00PM ,Tuesday 11:00AM - 11:00PM ,Wednesday 11:00AM - 11:00PM ,Thursday 11:00AM - 11:00PM ,Friday 11:00AM - 11:45PM ,Saturday 9:00AM - 11:45PM
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Northeast, Northeast
Great food, even better drinks, and the most amazing decadent desserts! – My good friend Trent recommended this place and I loved it. The salmon salad was yummy, my martini was amazing, and the white chocolate banana cream pie was divine.
Try it you'll love it – I must say in all of my visits to see my Brother, which lives across the street from Einstein's, I have never had a bad experience. The food depending on what you order is terrific. It?s a place you can go and feel as if you are in a European city. The architecture that has transformed this side walk cafe into one of Atlanta?s most beautiful restaurant?s is very uplifting and a place I could sit half of day and absorb the atmosphere. Every time I walk in the door, from the managers on down this is a wonderful dining experience. There?s always much more food on your plate than you can eat and it?s never prepared anything but perfect for me. If you?ve never been to Einstein?s, you have to try it. If you do you?ll make a return visit guaranteed.
Tourist trap and has been local dive – This place has a so so Brunch. The menu is over priced. We went today early to get ahead of the crowd at 10 AM and did reservations. They open at 10 AM on Sunday. The place was empty. The reason is that alcohol is not served until after noon. That means you can avoid all the drunks by going before noon. We had a good server but the coffee was not hot or fresh. The orange juice was very pulpy and sour. We did in fact tell the manager when they came to the table to check on our visit. They seem to be interested and apologized. The food came out fast enough which was like ten minutes. It was luke warm but not hot. The biscuits were cold like they had been made the day before so that was not good. I was not impressed. I like the parent company who has several local places in the area but really this place is not great. It is run of the mill and really has lost the edge. The staff seems alright and the hostes was nice. The place is just not energetic and the staff seems stuck in a funk. I really do not care to go here anytime soon. If I have anyone in for the warmer months then maybe go for drinks on the patio but not the food. The patio is still very nice but that is not going to make the food better. Sorry but this place has really died. They need to be pumped up and get the staff on the move to be more on top of fast and hot food and drinks. Waffle House is better than this place and nicer staff that is very fast and hot coffee.
Like Being At A Zoo! – We are from NYC, and yes we love Sunday Brunch. We thought this would be a good spot, for an early Fall Day! Boy, we were wrong. We were rushed to the bar, to wait for a table? There were plenty available on the patio? I guess this is their ploy, to make you buy a drink. The bar area was a complete unorgainzed mess. And the attitude of the bartender, well that's another story. I had to remind the hostess twice, we were still waiting. Finally we were seated. And two waiters were fighting over who is suppose to wait on us. It didn't really matter, because the poor soul knew nothing about the menu. Egg dishes arrived cold. Needless to say, this place is a zoo. Come to find out it's owned by Metrotainment, and they have several other locations. If this is a sampling, no thanks from two New Yorkers!
Great Brunch and Lunch – We have been to Einstein's twice, for lunch and brunch. Service is always fantastic. Manager came up to us each time to make sure everything was good. Fantastic menu for brunch. Go hungry and make a reservation!
Good food and atmosphere. Sometimes slow service – The restaurant was pretty crowded, but we were seated immediately with our reservations. I wasn't crazy about the 2 person booth by the bar, but it was in an out of the way corner and was "cozy" and not too bad. The times I've been to Einsteins in the past the service has been slow. Tonight was an exception. Our server was very attentive. We got the Artichoke & Parmesan dip with tortilla chips as an appetizer. It was served fresh and warm. My dining companion had the Ribeye, which he described as "good." I had the Pecan Chicken Salad with orange balsamic dressing, which was excellent. It was the best salad I've had in some time. The blend of cranberries, oranges, spring mix, and other ingredients worked well together. There was a very diverse crowd including theater goers and neighbors. It seems like a fun place to hang out on a weeknight.
Yuk: unpleasant service and substandard food; & don't try it before a show! – I don't know why 14th Street Playhouse recommended this restuarant.
I had the parmesan encrusted trout with a veggie risotto. The risotto was a bit sour and clearly old. My partner had the Ribeye with parmesan potatoes and onion rings. The onions and the potatoes had been fried and were way too crispy to enjoy--the only flavor either had was grease.
The service didn't help things. The waiters seemed far too busy to help. I had to ask to have our drinks refilled. And it simply took way too long to get our food. We arrived 2 hours before our show at the Playhouse next door. But the service was so slow that we didn't have time to send our meals back, so we stomached what we could and went on to our show. We even had to wait 15 minutes to get our checks!
If you want to eat before the show, this is NOT the place to go.
Best Sandwich in Town – Don't let the fancy dishes on the menu distract you. Go for the "Einstein Grill" sandwich for your culinary nirvana. It's easily the best sandwich I've ever had. The brunch is nice but expensive. The bar is a nice place to hang out while you wait for a table. Don't sit outside unless you feel like breathing the exhaust from the traffic.
Great French Toast – I had brunch here on Saturday during peak time and was seated quickly and did not wait long for the food. I had the French Toast that was amazing. The muffins that they give while you wait were so yummy! I usually avoid all of the complimentary rolls or muffins at restaurants but these muffins were definately worth it.
Neither the Food nor the Service are Worth It – I live in the neighborhood and have been for lunch, dinner and brunch, and each time the food was tasteless and the service was largely sub-par.
For my dinner a couple of months ago, I started off with a beer battered shrimp cocktail--the shrimp was only partially thawed when it arrived at my table and the cocktail sauce was a poor mix of A1, ketchup and not very fresh horseraddish. The main course was grilled salmon atop rice and fried wantons. It was mediocre--the wontons were over fried, and the salmon, like the shrimp, was undercooked. I returned it and once I received a salmon that was prepared "correctly," found it to be entirely too spicy. Rather than attempt to catch our server, who seemed more interested in reading on the veranda than in taking care of his guests, I settled on smothering the thing in ketchup. Yep, I actually did this!
As for BRUNCH: I waited an hour and a half for a table, only to be placed in a small table behind the bathrooms. There, I received awful service, again, waiting forever to be greeted and served my first round of drinks. Then, I had a cold omlette and a mimosa that still had OJ pulp caked to the glass from a previous use.
I WILL NOT RETURN.
Food-- NOT very fresh
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