Atlanta >Restaurants > Power Plant Vegan Restaurant
476 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3031233.754427 -84.372063
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, Butler Street
Even my carnivore BF likes it! – My boyfriend and I dropped in for dinner a few weeks back. We are new to the area and didn't know it was a vegan restaurant. Since we like to try different stuff we thought we'd give it a shot. All I can say is WOW! I had no idea it was possible to have such a great meal without meat! The vegan "BBQ" was incredible. The owner was there and he told us they are going to do breakfast which is great since the other breakfast spots we have found in the area are crowded and very, very greasy. After eating there we are even thinking about giving up meat once and for all... we'll see... my BF is hard to convince!
AWESOME FOOD IN A COOL SETTING – My wife and I went for the breakfast buffet on Sunday and loved it so much that we went back for lunch a few days later. The food is absolutely delicious and the urban setting is a fun place to be. Very relaxed and casual with an eclectic, friendly crowd. We are both vegetarians with adventurous tastes so we will be eating at the Power Plant often!
Worst SERVICE EVER!!! – Two of us went Sat for lunch. One other table in the restuarant. We wait over 20 mins for an appetizer (the other table received their app and dinner AND ate before we received one appetizer). We had to ask to refill drinks TWICE. When asking about the sampler platter we ordered, she said "oh there are a few things missing, we were out of them, its not my fault". We asked for the check and she came over and said "its really not my fault, we only just opened". We live in the area and reminded her they had been open almost a year, she replied, they still had new management. Nice Reprensentation of the restaurant! TERRIBLE FOOD AND SERVICE< DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY.
WORST SERVICE EVER! – I'm a meat eater, I realize my flaw so I''ve been taking a vegan nutrition class at my local YMCA. This restaurant was reccomended by one of my classmates. She too said the food you get will be very good, but the service is "something to write home about." I went online and read the review and I was excited about this BBQ rib plate. It also said great place for kids. When we got there we were told there are no highchairs or booster seats. Being a mother of 2 yr old twins is tough enough, then eating out with them with no highchairs....aaaaaah! We ordered an appatizer and it took literally 25 minutes to come. Anyway my husband ordered the BBQ plate......it was EXCELLENT! I had the chicken salad....it was just Ok. The veggies were killer but the chicken substitute was more like the crust of toast (thought they'd use Saetan). This is a Friday night 6pm and we were the only table in there....no server in sight, no one to check on us how the meal was going, or if we needed something else. When you have kids with you.....you always need something else, so it's nice to be checked on. The table and booth chairs were never wiped off from the night before. When the bill came the BBQ plate was two dollars more than it was on the menu. When I pointed this out to the server, she said that "oh that's an old menu, we have changed the price." I asked if they had a new menu (because when we ordered dinner half the items on the menu were crossed out), she said not yet. Then she said she'd have to ask the manager to change the mistake on our bill. Needless to say the meal you oreder at this place will be VERY GOOD... but everything, I mean everthing else just sucked! Order a to-go meal!
Best meatless BBQ I've ever had! – It's been around six years since I've eaten meat, and I've been missing barbecue the entire time. Power Plant's BBQ rib platter was fantastic. Every BBQ button I possess was pushed. I swapped the mashed potatoes for sweet potato fries, which were also good. I'm not a big asparagus fan, but thought the green stalks were ok (according to my wife, they were better than ok, tasty even). We started with the appetizer sampler - it was pretty good, but entirely fried. It was a bit much for two people, but would have been a good starter (paired with a salad) to share among four.
This is the first review I've written for Citysearch - but I felt compelled after reading some of the other, more negative reviews, about Power Plant. If you're expecting the sort of healthy, vegetable-heavy fare of other vegan restaurants you might be disappointed. HOWEVER, if you've been meat-free for a while and miss it, this might be the place for you. Again, the barbecued ribs platter was mind-blowingly good.
Did I mention the BBQ was good? It is.
Worst dining experience in a long time.... – As a vegetarian for many years, I was curious to try Power Plant. I wish I had read these negative reviews before I went, because my experience was quite similar. On a slow Sunday afternoon, my husband and I hungrily waited 45 MINUTES before we got our "appetizer sampler". To be kind, the sampler was disgusting - literally a pile of fried vegetables and TVP (textured vegetable protein) that was still dripping with grease. This is the opposite of what vegan food is about! We also tried the BBQ platter. The BBQ was tough, but edible, and topped a dry hunk of lukewarm mashed potatoes that was clearly reheated from the fridge. Another family in the restaurant waited so long for their food, they had to get take-out boxes when it finally came. Our nice but spacey waiter did not inquire further about our half-eaten entrees, so we did not know who to voice our concerns to. Unless they get their act together, avoid Power Plant & look elsewhere for your veggie fare!
Vegan food makes my world go round. – We just visited Power Plant yesterday for the first time. Being vegan, it's frustrating having to go to the same restaurants over and over again (no matter how good they are)...so it was nice to check out a new place that is strictly vegan. I had the fried 'Shicken' sandwich and my husband had the Power Bites (three medium sized burgers with soy cheeze and carmelized onions). We were both very surprised at how tasty their faux meats were. Actually, just thinking about it now makes me hungry. The decor was simple and utilitarian, though they should invest in some window shades. We were the only customers in the restaurant that day and the server was nice enough, but didn't seem to know too much about the food (especially when I asked exactly what was used to make the 'Shicken', which tasted like Seitan). All in all we had a good time. We like the fact that it's located nearby and are planning to go back and try out their weekend brunch...and everything else on the menu!!
NOT ONE REASON TO WASTE YOUR TIME>>>BECAUSE IT WOULD BE TIME WASTED – We first visited The Power Plant a month or so after they had opened on a Sunday afternoon Our waiter was friendly but not efficient. I actually would of loved for him to offer us something to drink besides the virtually ice free water that was eventually brought to us. We made several choices to be informed that they were not available. We finally were able to make some choices. Well, the philly cheese steak sandwich was difficult to eat as the bun was tough and oh, WHERE'S THE BEEF? It would of been nice to have something more than virtually raw peppers on my sandwich. The waiter at one time apologized for the delay on my mashed potatoes and gravy saying that they were defrosting the gravy YUCK Ok, so they just opened, let's give them another chance. This last friday at 7:15 pm we entered The Power Plant. We eventually recieved our complimentary glass of virtually ice free water and was asked if we needed anything. We began our selections to hear "oh, let me tell you what we don't have." Four choices on the appetizer menu was not available. We didn't wait to hear the litany of items not available as options for entrees. We told our waitress that we would come back another time and would call to see if they had any food available. She was unapologetic about the lack of options telling us that "it's a friday night and we just run out of stuff from the rush" What rush? If you are out of things at 7:15 on a Friday, when would you have things??? Anyhow, I often will go to a restaurant if the food is great even if the service is suffering. I often will go to a restaurant if the service is great and the food is suffering. But The Power Plant suffers on both fronts. Avoid The Power Plant at all costs. They won't have any food anyhow.
Great vegetarian restaurant intown! – I actually enjoyed my dining experience at Powerplant. I am a vegetarian and enjoyed the BBQ, mashed potatoes and collard greens meal. The waitress was really friendly and the atmosphere was just right. I went back two days later and they didn't have a couple of items on the menu but I was still satisfied with the mock salmon. I am happy that there is another restaurant intown that caters to vegetarians and gives me options. I will definitely go again. It is a little pricey but then I pay $10 for a glass of wine so who am I to judge.
very disappointing – i am vegetarian and have been vegetarian for seven years. i must say, despite their slogan on the window, this might be the worst vegan restaurant in the world.... or at least in atlanta. They might have an extensive menu, but they seemed to be out of everything (by noon, at that!). Also, the menu isn't all that diverse. I feel that vegetarian restaurants should have many options that aren't just salads and mock meat. they barely used vegetables (except in the case of my dining partner's philly cheese steak: all raw bell peppers, very little steak or cheese)! they were out of both things i ordered that did not have fake meat, and they were not apologetic. Pretty much everything on the menu is fried/breaded. The slaw was bland and textureless. I had to turn my sandwich upside down, because the bottom bun was half the size of the top one. etc. etc.
i wont try this place again. ack! ack!
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