Atlanta >Food & Dining > French American Brasserie FAB
30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW # 125, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030833.764320 -84.388260
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, Downtown
Fabulous Food, Bad Service – Ate at FAB over the weekend. First I want to say that the food was AMAZING! I wish I could say the same for the service.We had a drink at the bar before dinner and the bartender was unengaging and unfriendly. Once we sat down, the pattern continued. Our server seemed much more concerned about the table down from us and we were an after thought. The food came out WAY to quick especialy since we ordered a bottle of wine and were trying to have relaxing dinner. It took the waiter 20 MINUTES to come pick up our credit card and check to pay. We were pretty irritated by the time we left. I defintely got the feeling that they cater to the regulars from the Buckhead location and we were the outsiders. Not a great way to treat potential new customers at a new location.
FABulous French Fare – Our experience at French American Brasserie was excellent. I enjoyed the lobster special which was a lobster tail in braised garlic butter. The lobster was very tender and not overcooked. My husband had the flank steak which was cooked to perfection. We both enjoyed the broccolini and garlic fries. For dessert, we had the chocolate covered strawberries and the apple galette.
It was good - not great – I must not have had the same experience as the other reviewers. We enjoyed the different offerings on the menu, but were not blown away by anything in particular. The restaurant space is huge and gorgeous. The bar is well positioned in the middle of the action. I do want to go back when it is warm to check out the roof top bar - but will probably not spend another $100+ on dinner there.
Below Average – The people that work here look really unhappy. I've never seen so many fake looking smiles. I realize in the restaurant business you're on a stage but the people here are like the "Plan 9" of restaurant actors. 5 bucks for parking. my first and last time here. They should have left the idea of Le Coze dead at Lenox, Gilbert is rolling over in his grave. Food is either over salted or way too bland. All the old unattentive servers from Le Coze are here....Hell I think one is the Manager. This place is the best way in Atlanta to waste 100 on a meal for 2. I'm never going back.
Great Food & Drinks! – I work right across the street, so we often frequent FAB for lunch and after work drinks! I love their tomato penne with basil and parm. Also, I highly recommend the field green salad and have it topped with grilled salmon! Their service is always great. They also have a great Chocolate Martini if you are in the mood for something a little sweet after your dinner!
FAB is an average fab. – I expected more out of FAB but I guess my expectations were a bit too high. The prices are too high for the portions and the meals itself. I enjoyed my meal but it seemed as if I could have had it somewhere else, along with my dates meal also. This is an average american like restaurant, it doesn't give the "Frenchy" vibe too much.
Not too shabby – I thought the space was fantastic and the service quite good. The menu is structured a bit odd for a bistro type French restaurant. If you are going for meats, its interesting with the chef's recommended plates. Basically you pick your steak or chop and there are variations with sauce, garnish, etc. already planned. I would have like more tranditional French fare thrown in, but its not a bad spot. The lack of comp. valet is bad form.
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! – Great ambiance, amazing food, perfect service...no complaints about this FABulous dining experience. I loved it since the first time and I keep coming back for more. Perfect date place! The owner even made a point to stop by the table to check on things, as well as his lovely wife. Recommend having a drink at the bar prior to dinner, it's a very enjoyable atmosphere with the black and white French movies playing. We will definitely be back for more!!!!!
in love!!!!! – Tried for the 1st time last night and loved it! This was one of the best meals that I have had in Atlanta!!!!!!! Our server was very attentive and personable. He took us on a tour after our meal and this place is exactly what Atlanta needed....a true grand brasserie. Reminded me of New York. Can't wait for the rooftop to open!!!!!
Love the ambiance, great staff. – Go there a lot for dinner, always stay at the bar, love the food, the service, the ambiance and the staff.
Got a couple of gift certificate for friends and so far, they love it.
Will go back again and again.
Any food lover need to go there, and appreciate a real parisien brasserie.
Keep up with the good job FAB.
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