Atlanta >Food & Dining > Straits Restaurant
793 Juniper St, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030833.776157 -84.382536
Sun, noon to 4pm and 5pm - 11pm; Tue, 5pm - midnight; Wed - Thu, 5pm - 11 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 5pm - midnight; Mon, closed
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Midtown, Northeast
Must Taste!! – We went on a Tuesday night with a group of 7. The atmosphere was very sexy and cozy. Everyone ordered a different dish and the food was so good that we couldn't help but try each others dishes. I've never been to a restaurant where 7 of the 7 dishes that we ordered were excellent. I'm definitely going back!!
Went on a bad Night – Went on a night when the main restaurant level was hosting a party of nearly 35. Instead of making them reserve a private dining area, the allowed the huge party to take up most of the dining area. Not to mention the party they had guests coming and going that weren't even eating.
I believe this contributed the horrible service we received. We had to follow-up with our waiter on everthing. The only thing consistent was the guy filling our water glasses!! Good thing they add an 18% gratuity for parties of 6 or more, because my tip would have been a lot less!!
STRAITS THE BOMB – THE SERVICE WAS GREAT NO WAITING, THE FOOD WAS THE BOMB LOVED IT!!! EVERYONE SHOULD TRY IT.
great atmosphere, great food – i had an opportunity to visit straits atlanta on thur. april 23,2009. i had an incredible time. drinks, food and service. we had a server named calvin who was simply incredible. very attentive, and very knowledgable. the red head in bed was very tasty,(one of their signature drinks).also you must try the red snapper.
Pretty Place But Not to Thrilled About the Service – Went there for drinks with the girls and was a little shocked at the lack of service. Usually we get better service, but not on Saturday night. With all the other asian restaurants in Midtown like Steel and Aja, I don't think we'll go back.
loved eating at the bar – had so much fun there the other nights. the kung pao chicken lollipops were killer. so was the lobster. and the bartender made us some great drinks. i'm going back for the gospel brunch!
Nice atmosphere...Decent Food – We had our girls night out at Straits. We had a decent time but the service was just so- so. We enjoyed our picks from the menu. The owners should work on the customer service. I won't be visiting this restaurant again nor will I refer it to anyone. Once the hype of being "New" dies out they are history if they don't get it together.
Food not so good and service was the same! – So, I usually don't give restaurants reviews after I've visited one, but after this experience I was prompted to leave a review for Straits. So the night started with me waiting on Juniper St. for 5 mins. behind other cars that were trying to get into the drive way for valet parking. The valet guy must have disappeared while these cars were waiting on the street!!! I then ask the guy if he accepts cards to pay for valet and he said of course. Needless to say when I went to go pick my car up another attendant said that they don't accept cards. I think the bar is the best thing going for this restaurant becasuse the group I was with said the drinks were amazing. I ordered the Garlin Noodle with Chicken, but I wish I would have just ordered a small plate because because those dishes seem to taste better than the ones you are supposed to share as family style. It really didn't seem much like family style anyway. Go to an Ethiopian restaurant for true family style dining. Anyway, my dish was supposedly the best out of the table of 8, and honestly I think I could have ordered the same dish at CPK or someplace similar and it would have tasted better. Also, two of the ladies I was with split one of the chicken dishes that the WAITRESS RECOMMENDED!!! It was battered chicken strips in a peanut sauce. It was HORRIBLE!!!! TOO SALTY AND EXTREMELY BLAND!! UGH!!! They told the waiter to take the plate back because it was not good. Also, this is not the place to expect to have a complimentary birthday dessert, FYI! Also, out waitress was just weird I felt that she was semi condescending in her tone and her facial expressions when she would confront the table. I wouldn't recommend her service. I don't remember her name, but she was tall, Asian girl with long brown hair. I'm always excited to try new restaurants, but I don't think I will recommend Straits!
Samurai's from Mexico? – I was at Staights the other night meeting some girlfriends for drinks after work and was thinking about margaritas all day. That translates to the fact that I need a vacation and I start to think about what I would be drinking. Anyways, the helpful bartender suggested a "Mexican Samurai." Not sure the exact mixture, but I do remember this glowing bottle that they used. I believe it was called Ty Ku. Whatever it was, it was delicious and I will definitely be having more. Thinking I should pick up a bottle to take with me if I every get that vacation :)
Dine at the Bar – I have dined several times at Straits. The first time, my sister and I were thrilled to try Luda's new spot. Plus, I live in just walking distance. Despite, our waitress taking at least 15 minutes to even acknowledge that we were there and take our drink orders. The "undress" a delicious champaign cocktail and the "red head in bed" a fantastic muddled strawberry martini was worth the wait. We started with the chicken lollipops, which were delicious. Then we had the Oragami Sea Bass, which simply melted in my mouth. In addition, we had a awesome green seafood curry dish. The second time, we were recommended to sit at the bar. The bar was a totally different experience. We had the time of our lives, I had brought 4 of my girlfriends which were visiting from out of town to check out the "new spot." When we arrived, the bar was packed with people and the music was blasting with a DJ, the atmosphere was great. Our bartenders were awesome. the first bartender was a very talkative yet informative fellow by the name of CS. CS had recommended a few delicious appetizers and cocktails for my friends and I. As the food came out, we were automatically distracted by our second bartender. He was this gorgeous asian man by the name of Fern, my friends and I were hoping he was our dessert!!! The bartenders were awesome! They were very attentative, informative, funny and made great drinks. We were also plesantly surprised, when Luda himself was there. He took the time to introduce himself and thank us for coming out, which was awesome. Since the first time, my friends and I have made it a ritual to dine at the bar at least once a week.
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