Atlanta >Food & Dining > Pcheen
701-5 Highland Ave, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3031233.761241 -84.365242
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Old Fourth Ward, Northeast
Frozen Chicken, Bad Service – My first time to P'Cheen I had good food and good service. However, the last (and by last I do mean last) time I ventured there I was served the chicken which was warm on the outside but FROZEN on the inside. When I brought this to the manager's attention, he merely mentioned they had a new cook rather than offering to comp my dish, and apologize which is what I would expect from a restaurant when serving frozen food to their customers. I liked the cozy atmosphere, but seriously frozen chicken is not acceptable.
frat party atmosphere – My boyfriend and I live in the Old Fourth Ward and were excited to see an Irish Pub come to the neighborhood. We stopped in for a few drinks one night and found out there was nothing Irish about the place. They were playing club music. The bartenders were rude, one of them yelled at another bartender, obviously a new guy, for something that wasn't even his fault! I thought the poor guy was going to burst into tears. My boyfriend pulled him aside and told him we saw the whole thing and knew it wasn't his fault and that he didn't deserve that kind of treatment. The owner of the place was in there drinking and absolutely WASTED. To top the night off, my boyfriend accidentally knocked over a guys drink, which he had on the ground by the way, and the guy went nuts threatening to beat up my boyfriend. The guy was in a group of people with the drunken owner and the owner just sat there in a drunken stupor while his equally WASTED friends threatened to beat us up. Needless to say, we left and won't go back.
Mediocre Food – I was excited to learn about P'Cheen (which means moonshine in Irish) because I love Irish Food. I know that this is also a bar, but they promote themselves as having great food. I was so disappointed in the greasy fish and chips and the mushy peas. And to make matters worse, durning our dinner the owner came over to our booth and asked us to get up so he could plug in a cord under the seat.
Great Hangout, Amazing Food – I must say I was skeptical when we walked by and the sign said "best pub food in Atlanta". I am not a big pub food fan, but we looked at the menu, and when we saw coconut curried mussels, I decided to give it a try. We have been hooked ever since. The menu is seasonal, based on what is fresh and every dish has a personal twist to it. They have great beer specials. The variety of food choices is good enough to make anyone happy. Service does seem to assume you are spending the entire night there, and is not always the fastest. But we usually are with friends, drinking and hanging out. Therefore if you are trying to get in and out quickly, this is not the place for you. The music is hosted by a variety of local DJ's, and is not always there. The music usually doesn't start till later at night, after the kitchen is closed and it becomes more of a bar. One more thing, the brunch is delish and there is noooo wait! If you like a spicy Bloody Mary they are the best, home made mix and they pickle their own pickles.....Amazing! Great place, for a great night?or brunch.
Great atmosphere, food, drink selection - high end Irish pub with a lounge feel – P'Cheen is a really nice place to go for dinner or drinks. The food is amazing, especially the vegetables. The beer selection is top notch and everchanging. The crowd is urban, chilled out. There are a couple of TVs that they'll put a game on for you upon request. Parking is on the street, but it's always easy to find a space. Note: Try and park on the East Side of Samson Street (i.e. in front of the apartments/lofts). If you park on the West Side, especially on the bridge over Freedom Parkway there's a risk of getting a window smashed in.
Service is good and the staff is conversational. The owner greets you at the door and checks in regularly to ensure you're enjoying yourself. Highly recommended.
great food, good music, HORRIBLE service! – I checked out P'Cheen a couple of weeks ago with a few friends. The food was tasty. I had the curried mussles which were outstanding. The atmosphere was relaxing, and they were playing some nice down tempo music.
Sadly, it was probably the worst service I've gotten in recent memory. We got no water refills and a food runner handed me a hot plate of food without taking any of the appetizer dishes away, so I had to clear room on the table for my dinner. Lastly, the server actually looked at the tip we'd left him before he thanked us for coming in. I'd never seen anyone do that before. Tacky!
Great place for after work – I live in the Old Fourth Ward and have taken P'Cheen as my neighborhood bar. The outdoor seating is perfect for meeting people. You can sit outside and see your neighbors drive by and invite them to come join you for a meal or beer. Many times we start out with a few friends around a table and end up pulling 3, 4, 5 tables together and end up with a group of 15 or so. The staff is top notch. They have been friendly, accomodating, and on top of our needs. They anticipate our need for a refil or when to clear the table of plates, silver, etc. They have learned our names, usual drinks and apps, and treat us like part of the family.
They have recently updated the menu to refelct the cooling temperatures and the upcoming fall and winter season. If you have visited in the past, you should come back. The service and menu are much improved in my opinion. And if you are into brunch, they serve a good brunch at a price you cannot beat, especially when you consider the price other neighborhood restaurants like highland bakery and thumbs up are charging.
Best Neighborhood Bar – I moved to the Old Fourth Ward last year and have found P'Cheen to be my favorite neighborhood pub. The staff and owners have always been very friendly. The pub is very clean and the atmosphere is fantastic (even the restrooms are among the most sanitary and actually smell pleasant). This gastropub has a great selection of seasonal beers and the most outstanding Fish & Chips (And I have had some pathetic Fish & Chips at other bars in Atlanta). I also was very fond of the roasted portabella salad and the shrimp agli olio.
Cool and tastey, with a couple of glitches – My wifeand I are new to Atlanta and make it a point to explore new restaurants/bars/pubs every Saturday. We are not cursed with children, so we can do that sort of thing. We came from Houston, a town that definately loves it's food, and have been extremely impressed with Atlanta so far. Last weekend we actually dragged several co-workers on a 'Pub Crawl' that began at P'Cheen at about 2:00 Satruday afternoon.
The restaurant was busy but not cramped, the screaming baby that follows me from town to town had already arrived prior to us being seated. There was not a real 'Pub' feel, it was very bright and I found it a bit stark. Not the kind of place you would frequent as a regular for beers with the boys after work.
Our server was obviously new and spoke in whispers. It was mildly amusing when she explained that there were several specials, then stood there in silence until we asked her what they might be.
The food was presented very well, and the service was surprisingly prompt. The much discussed Fish and Chips was tastey but sparce. A couple of Cod nuggets and four thick cut fries was not a great lauching pad for a day on the bar circuit. The egg dishes all looked great and were enjoyed by all. I had the Bangers and Mash, which was more abundant than the other dishes. The Bangers were plump and cooked perfectly, they were meaty and not packed with filler like some you find. The deal killer for me was that they did not have a single bottle of Coleman's Mustard in the house! Any Banger eater out there understands my disappointment.
Overall cool place for a grab and go. Good bistro food and vibe. The 'Pub' thing is pushing it a bit.
nice outdoor seating – I am so sick of visiting places in atlanta and receiving mediocre service. I have visited this place on several attempts after a busy night at work. The service has been neither here nor there. The thing that kills me is when its owners are working and the place is full, they give last call. Everyone orders a last beer and literally 10 mins later one of the owners is at your table......Really, I love you all but you need to leave. I am sorry you gave last call 10 minutes ago. I have seen them kick out at least 30-40 people on a friday night. After they give last call they are all at the bar pouring beers and drinking. We went back saturday and sat outside same thing. Our server told us that he was at trackside until 6am (the same server that asked us to leave the night before). After we felt forced to chug our full beers that we left. You would think the owners would want the business instead of kicking it out.
This past sun we went for brunch. Inside a sign said please wait to be seated. I politely asked the bartender if this meant for outside aswell. He said.. I dont know! go sit outside and I will send someone out. We sat for at least 15 mins. A man and his friend sit at the table next to us. A server comes out and gives him immediate attention. After hugging him and talking to him for a few minutes she comes to our table... Have you guys been helped ( it was obvious we had not) We said no and her response was oh sorry people usually go inside first.) NOT! Oh I am sorry would you like something to drink? She says I'll be right back. She finally got a drink order and things started to look up. The service got better and we were able to order food. The calamari was O.K (presentation odd) sauce was cold. The arugula and artichoke salad was delicious. Steak and eggs nothing to write home about. Stale not toasted bread.
I have worked in this industry for years and it seems they are leaving a bad taste in alot of peoples mouth.
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