Atlanta >Food & Dining > Chequer's Bar & Grill
236 Perimeter Ctr Pkwy Ne, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3034633.920074 -84.344639
Sun 10:30am 2:30pm, 4pm 9pm
Mon Fri 11am 10pm
Sat 4pm 10:30pm
Happy hour (bar only)
Sun Fri 4pm 7pm
Sun 10:30am 2:30pm
Deception and Greed – We made the mistake of going there today for Mother's day brunch! They normally charge $25 a person for their Sunday brunch, which is already too much, but I tolerate it every once in a while so the family (my wife and I and our 2 infant children) can get out and have a different breakfast. Well today we go in and after we eat, they inform us that they have raised the price to $32 per person, for that day, without even making us aware of it. I got the check and asked the manager why the price was sooo high and she told me it was because of the holiday and pointed to a tiny sign hiden by plants, which had written in small print a notice of the price increase. I looked her straight in the face and told her that I would not pay $70 for a breakfast for two!!!!!!!!! I laid $50 on the table and walked out. But wait, it gets better! Then the waiter expected a tip!!! I told the waiter his tip was if he wants tips, he should not work in an overprice self serve buffet. We will never go there again!!!!!!!!!!!
Iffy food, awesome service – A friend and I went to Chequers for their Sunday brunch. The food was boring,bland,and uninspiring.Everything on the hot bar (grits,eggs,etc) was under seasoned and unmemorable.However, we found the fresh to order omelets and prime rib to be quite good . We also had a very amiable server who was always there to refill drinks and take away plates. To be candid we are not sure we will return because if the brunch was so unsatisfying ,how good could the actual menu items be?
We attended Chequers Seafood Grill for a Sunday Brunch. We made reservations in advance for a party of 7. Chelsea was our server. Service was awesome. From the made to order omelet, the sushi rolls, and chilled seafood everything was delicious. The brunch was $23/pp and the bubbly champagne flight was awesome. Bloody Mary could have used a little more vodka but everything else surpasses superior...Great Experience!!!!!!!
Usually good, but now has problems! – My experiences with Chequers in the past have been good - good seafood, nice waitstaff, etc. However, we went for their Happy Hour specials - $5.95 for appetizers (including raw oysters, crab dip, and more), drink discounts (which are not impressive, $1.00 off some drinks), and $8.00 whole lobsters. Not a bad deal. However, you have to sit in bar or on the patio. If there are a couple of you, sit in the bar, that's fine. But DO NOT sit on the patio like we did. There were insects everywhere. They lit citronella lanterns, but they simply did not work, and we were swatting at gnats and yellow jackets like crazy. Also, our service was painfully slow, which did not make us happy - and they ran out of two items on the menu.
Really good seafood, great desserts! – On a recent trip to Atlanta, my sister and I had dinner at Chequers Seafood Grill. We had made reservations on a busy Thursday evening and were seated promptly. The decor reminded me a bit of a cross between Red Lobster, complete with "fishmonger" plaques, and an old upscale restaurant with dark wood and high metal embossed ceilings. The volume was somewhat muted by the wood and glass dividers between tables. They have a nice wine list, which is good, but don't even think about drinking the water.
We started with delicious biscuits and I ordered the lobster bisque soup and my sister had the mozzarella & tomato salad. The salad was delicious, flavorful and generous. The soup was average, with very little resembling lobster in it. My sister had the George's Bank scallops, which had wonderful flavor and was somewhat of a light meal. I had the seafood mixed grill. It contained a very small portion of salmon, 2 jumbo sea scallops, 4 jumbo shrimp and lump crab meat. The crab was excellent, with little or no breading and a very nice sauce on the side. The salmon was good, though not great. The shrimp and scallops were nicely prepared. With garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach, it was a very large meal. In spite of that, when the waiter brought over the dessert tray, we were unable to resist a berries and cream confection sandwiched between filo with a liqueur topping as well as a berry topped creme brulee. While excellent, the creme brulee couldn't hold a candle to the rich decadence of the other, the name of which escapes me. I would seriously consider going back just for that dessert.
All in all, I really enjoyed dining at Chequers. The service was good, the food very good and dessert was fabulous. I would definitely consider returning to Chequers on my next trip to Atlanta.
Food was good, service was good, prices suggested it should be better – Together, my wife and I had the Caesar salad, the house rolls, the lobster bisque, the seared halibut, and the seafood special.
The salad was just that - a typical if not above average salad.
The rolls were spectacular. Warm, and sweet, and salty, and crispy all in the right amounts.
The lobster bisque was uninteresting, and for 6 dollars a cup, should have been better than it was.
The seared halibut was...seared halibut. Again, very little was exciting about it. It looked and tasted like the kind of fish you'd buy at the store and cook yourself.
The seafood special contained greasy shrimp, a-little-too-rubbery scallops (while still not being bad), basic grilled salmon that tasted as if it may have been approaching the expiration date (not at it...but not ocean fresh) and uninspiring crab cakes.
The meal was worth 50 dollars. The total was 87 before tip.
I wouldn't complain to the manager over the meal, but I don't plan on returning. B- food paired with prices that tell you it should be A+ isn't for me.
Horrible service, average food – Ok, so I'll admit it, I ordered one of the cheaper things on the menu because I'm trying to save money. I got the Japanese Fried Shrimp, thinking they would be tempura like.
What I got was a meal from Captain Dee's. I am not kidding - I could have gone to Captain Dees and got the exact same meal and saved $15.
On top of this our waiter was almost never at the table, we waited nearly 20 minutes for a check after having to request one, and the waiters general disdain for us was VERY apparent. I have never had such a fake server in my life.
I will never go back here - I'm sure their other food is tasty, but the service was just horrible. We didn't go on a busy night, or a holiday, so there really was no excuse.
A great night! – I took my girlfriend to Cheqeurs for her birthday. We had a very memorable experience. We were greeted warmly at the door and shown to our table downstairs. Our server approached and introduced himself. He took time to walk us through the menu and explain signature dishes as well as specials. We had the chef's seasonal preparation of the seabass and a filet. It was amazing! The steak was the mosty tender and cooked to a perfect medium rare! Lorenzo also suggested a bottle of wine that we enjoyed so much that we had another! He was very attentive and professional. After dinner he brought us a dessert tray and described the desserts to us. The keylime pie was the best I've had in a while! All in all this was one of her best birthdays she said. we will do it again next year for sure.
Good place to dine – I've been to Chequers Bar & Grill a couple of days ago and I had a really good time there. Good food and wonderful services. I highly recommend it to everyone.
Best wishes from Rick Menchaca
Dirty Water – Let me first say the food is excellent...Service was awful.
I recently took my entire family to have the Easter Bunch..the resturant was very crowded and loud. I can handle that but when we started drinking our water we noticied that ever glass of water had someone elses dinner floating in it. Grossed out ...we brought it to the attention of the water boy. He said he would replace it...never did he or the waitress(who we rarely saw) ever apologies...The waitress was rarely around and then when we recieved our bill we were shocked to see that she added a 20% tip...what a joke.
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