Atlanta >Food & Dining > Ten Degrees South
4183 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3034233.869146 -84.380567
Mon. - Sat. 5:30pm - 10:30pm;Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: North Buckhead, Northside, Northside
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! – I first found out about this place from a friend of mine. At first, I didn't want to go, but I went anyway. I am SO glad that I did, because this is my #1 restaurant in the ENTIRE Atlanta area! Their food is to die for! The escargot? FABULOUS! The bobotie? EXCELLENT! But the real kicker...the DI'S DELIGHT? UNBELIEVABLE!!! The people are always courteous, they have complimentary valet, and the decor is slammin'! Even to-go orders are painless! You CAN'T go wrong with this place! It's not too expensive...but...it ain't cheap either! But it is SO worth it! You gotta try this place!
Top Ten – What a great surprise this restaurant was. Six of us dined there last Friday evening and it was outstanding. We ordered everything family style and shared dishes. The calamari was the best I have eaten in Atlanta. The Lamb Chops were phenomenal as was the Chicken Curry. The service was attentive and great wine recommendations were made. We had a South African Chard and a Napa Cab which were paired brilliantly with the food. After dinner we went to the bar for a drink and the live music capped the night off tremendously. There was a great bar scene and we landed up staying until the place closed. This restaurant is without a doubt one of the top ten restaurants in Atlanta and I can not wait to go back.
South of what it is hyped up to be... – I was with a business dinner party of 4. The lighting was rather dark in the restaurant, thus hiding many of the imperfections on the food. The wine selection, not listed on their website, was rather limited despite the restaurant saying that they have a large selection. One of my colleges, a former wine writer, could not find a decent white to pair with any of the apps.
Our appetizers were quite impressive, but rather lacking in quantity, but I expected this from this style of restaurant. After asking two members of the wait staff for new knives, as ours were removed with the appetizers, we were finally able to consume our entrees. I ordered the Ostrich Medallions and was rather excited being my first time trying the bird. I was a bit disappointed that the presentation of the meal was worse that what an Applebee's or TGI Fridays would do. It was overly seasoned with rosemary, thus I could not taste the bird at all, just rosemary. Additionally, my sides of sauteed Zucchini was scattered about with the sauce running every where and my Mashed potatoes (which was odd coming from a South African restaurant) was nothing more than a "dollop" on the plate.
We ordered a red do go with dinner and the first bottle was corked, not to mention that in questioning the wait staff about their wine selection, we had little success in getting a straight answer about wine pairing.
After seeing a bill for 4 people (4 apps, 4 entrees, two glasses of white, 1 bottle of red, two desserts, and 3 after dinner drinks) at 300ish, I was a bit shocked. I expect to pay a price at nice places and do not have a problem with it, but if I am to pay this, I expect the experience to be worth it. Would I go back, no. Would I recommend it, no.
TERRIBLE SERVICE – This was my first time having dinner at this restaurant and I was very excited b/c I had heard great reviews. Unfortunately I did not have the same experience. We had a party of 8 and spent A LOT of money for some of the worst service I've had. Salads came, about 15-20 minutes after we ordered them....then it was another 45 minutes before we got our entres. We were told several times during that 45 minutes that our entres were "on their way". Once the entres came, we asked for bread which never came. 2 people at our table had to send their drinks back twice b/c it was not what they ordered. So bad that the BAR manager had to come over to the table. Generally at nice restaurant (one with these prices anyway) they would at least comp your dessert or a round of drinks....not here! The bill was still over $500 and not one thing was taken care of by management to compensate for their mistakes They had at least a chance to win me back and it didn't happen....we will not be dining there again.
Best service by the Anthony's and staff. Best escargot and ostrich and lamb lollipops. Best SA wine liquor and beer. BAR NONE1 – Incredible food, service, wine, food, ambience, staff and patrons. Everyone I have taken there, 20 plus people, have enjoyed it and have returned with their friends. Plus they have a great soccer team and alot of SA people that live in the area frequent the bar for SA sport events on the tele and they add to the ambience of the seperate bar. In addition they have a seperate elaborately desined dining area which is very private and romantic. It could be in Miami where I used to live its that mod. Hats off to the decorator. Also, kudos to the oaks of SA for everything. They go above and beyond and have proven it to me every time. To all of their detractors lighten up and enjoy a new culture and experience.
Previously A Weekly Diner,
Previous ATL native and now a Los Angeles resident. Wishing that I there was a 10 degrees South out here.
Best Atmosphere ,Great Food – I attended a 30th bithday bash last Saturday, i had an awesome experience. If you like fish i highly recomend the kingclip, if not, the Sosaties are delicious. As a person that has been in the hospitality industry for over 8 years and has owed his own nightclub/ lounge the service was superb.Trust me you wont have any regrets.
Do Not Go To This Restaurant – I went to your restaurant last Friday. I was very disgusted with the service. My boyfriend and I sat waiting for a waiter for 15 minutes. Many waiters kept passing us and never came over and said anything. The other waiters were just standing at the front desk. I tried to stop a wait or and he completely ignored me. I finally asked a waitress to send someone to my table. She stated that someone would be right over. After another 10 minutes no one ever came. I then just decided to leave.
Disappointing – My boyfriend and I went here for New Year's Eve, and we were very disappointed. The atmosphere was nice and comfortable, but other than that we didn't have a very good experience. There was a fixed-price menu which was very expensive for the quality of food and service. Our waitress was awful, right from the beginning. She brought us the wrong menu, we had to ask for water and bread, and she brought our entrees out before our salads. When we were ready for our entrees, they were the same ones just kept warm. None of the food was very impressive. Everyone else seems to really like this place, so maybe we just had a bad experience. I think it was mostly the service that ruined it. But there are enough wonderful restaurants in Atlanta that I will definitely not be back to this one or recommending it to anyone.
A Gem in Atlanta – This is one great place serving fine South African food. The retaurant is an unassuming building that looks like an office space outside but once you walk in, the thrill of luxuriois comfort will greet you complete with subdued lighting and awesome pianist next to a fireplace.Be sure you tip Mary Ryan very well. She is an excellent public relation to the establishment.
Excellent food, great experience – The food was excellent, as a party we had the curry, the ostrich, and the sosaties. Everyone was very satisfied with their meal. If you are a fan of steak, then the sosaties are an excellent choice. The food was delicious, the appetizers were good and very reasonably priced. Great atmosphere, I definitely recommend going if you want to go somewhere a little different.
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