Sweet Lowdown

★★★★☆
  • 942 Peachtree St NE

    Atlanta, GA 30309

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  • 404-207-1324

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Can't say anything about the food at this place since we never were sat down. We had an 8:30 reservation on a Saturday night and arrived promptly at 8:30. The hostess told us it was going to be a 30-45 minute wait. We informed her that we had a reservation and she then snapped back very rudely "there's a 30-45 wait". Seeing how the service/attitude of the staff was going to be we just left.

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★☆☆☆☆

Can't say anything about the food at this place since we never were sat down. We had an 8:30 reservation on a Saturday night and arrived promptly at 8:30. The hostess told us it was going to be a 30-45 minute wait. We informed her that we had a reservation and she then snapped back very rudely "there's a 30-45 wait". Seeing how the service/attitude of the staff was going to be we just left.

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I took a friend to this restaurant on a friday for a 10pm reservation. Unfortunately, I was dissapointed to say we were not promptly seated. The hostess was sweet and attractive but she seemed confused and took about 10 minutes to seat us when the restaurant was only about a third full. The waiting area is right in front a live band which in concept seems great but it was actaully someting I didnt enjoy. The band plays wonderfully but it is loud and the seating area is to close. When we were finally seated the waiter was ok and alot more responsive then the host. Overall I felt as though the food was wonderfully prepared, presented, and priced appropriatly to be dining right on peachtree ajacent to several of the poshest and most modern residents in midtown. If you are looking to splurge and make a great impression I highly recommend Sweet Lowdon just be prepared to spend money and be patient.

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★★★★☆

I took a friend to this restaurant on a friday for a 10pm reservation. Unfortunately, I was dissapointed to say we were not promptly seated. The hostess was sweet and attractive but she seemed confused and took about 10 minutes to seat us when the restaurant was only about a third full. The waiting area is right in front a live band which in concept seems great but it was actaully someting I didnt enjoy. The band plays wonderfully but it is loud and the seating area is to close. When we were finally seated the waiter was ok and alot more responsive then the host. Overall I felt as though the food was wonderfully prepared, presented, and priced appropriatly to be dining right on peachtree ajacent to several of the poshest and most modern residents in midtown. If you are looking to splurge and make a great impression I highly recommend Sweet Lowdon just be prepared to spend money and be patient.

Pros: Great Food and Environment.

Cons: Hostess was Slow.

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I stopped in last Saturday with 3 of my friends a little apprehensive after what I've read here. Boy are these people wrong or they just went on an off night. We rolled in around 8:30 I would guess in the middle of the rush so we went to the bar to grab a cocktail while we waited. I assume they were busy because the manager was slinging cocktails behind the bar. The Yard Girl: "Simply Awesome", the Mojito and Our Rita: "Awesome" their cocktails are spot on. Had a couple of light apps while at the bar. By the way if you go on a night where David is behind bar you are in for a show!!! Hi David!

The Springrolls were exactly what I expected: "Simply Delish!"
Our dinner was great, Pork Porterhouse was spot on, Dessert was tasty as well they are just lacking a true chocolate dessert!!! Hint, Hint management!!!! :)
Service was great as well, always with a smile and ready to assist.
The shocking thing to me is how personal their management and entire staff is. Before we left the manager aka cocktail slinger stopped by and engaged us in some great conversation, in the New Year they are looking to do a lounge after dinner with some light rhythms and those Springrolls and he said they were working on something for bowl season for the ball lovers! The owner was out and about, and on our way out everyone we passed asked how dinner was and not the usual Good Night. If you don't go for the food atleast go for the hospitality!!!

I challenge you to try this place for yourself!!!!

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★★★★★

I stopped in last Saturday with 3 of my friends a little apprehensive after what I've read here. Boy are these people wrong or they just went on an off night. We rolled in around 8:30 I would guess in the middle of the rush so we went to the bar to grab a cocktail while we waited. I assume they were busy because the manager was slinging cocktails behind the bar. The Yard Girl: "Simply Awesome", the Mojito and Our Rita: "Awesome" their cocktails are spot on. Had a couple of light apps while at the bar. By the way if you go on a night where David is behind bar you are in for a show!!! Hi David!

The Springrolls were exactly what I expected: "Simply Delish!"
Our dinner was great, Pork Porterhouse was spot on, Dessert was tasty as well they are just lacking a true chocolate dessert!!! Hint, Hint management!!!! :)
Service was great as well, always with a smile and ready to assist.
The shocking thing to me is how personal their management and entire staff is. Before we left the manager aka cocktail slinger stopped by and engaged us in some great conversation, in the New Year they are looking to do a lounge after dinner with some light rhythms and those Springrolls and he said they were working on something for bowl season for the ball lovers! The owner was out and about, and on our way out everyone we passed asked how dinner was and not the usual Good Night. If you don't go for the food atleast go for the hospitality!!!

I challenge you to try this place for yourself!!!!

Pros: Hospitality, Hospitality, Hospitality!!!!

Cons: Lack of a Chocolate Dessert!!! Hint, Hint!!!! :)

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Never been there for dinner but been there for lunch for 4 times between last week and this week and i find it very tasty and very cheap. I wil go there often.

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★★★★★

Never been there for dinner but been there for lunch for 4 times between last week and this week and i find it very tasty and very cheap. I wil go there often.

Pros: food, ambiance, price

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I love this place. No wait with reservations, knowledgeable servers, professional and creative bartenders (I had the Yard Girl which is a Sweet Low Down exclusive). I was so pleased with the environment (candle light), live entertainment (Days Ahead), and the management (Kevin and Abe). Everything was wonderful. The food was excellent especially my favorite the house salad. Valet parking and a grown up atmosphere. Anyone who is looking for a nice grown up spot should definitely check this establishment. The upstairs is very spacious for private parties or other multiple person events. SUNDAY BRUNCH is off the meter........ : ) bottomless Mimosas

When you go be sure to ask for Kevin, he took really good care of our party, he is the most pleasant restaurant manager I have come across and I eat out a lot. So check it out and write your review. I promise you will love the experience.

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★★★★★

I love this place. No wait with reservations, knowledgeable servers, professional and creative bartenders (I had the Yard Girl which is a Sweet Low Down exclusive). I was so pleased with the environment (candle light), live entertainment (Days Ahead), and the management (Kevin and Abe). Everything was wonderful. The food was excellent especially my favorite the house salad. Valet parking and a grown up atmosphere. Anyone who is looking for a nice grown up spot should definitely check this establishment. The upstairs is very spacious for private parties or other multiple person events. SUNDAY BRUNCH is off the meter........ : ) bottomless Mimosas

When you go be sure to ask for Kevin, he took really good care of our party, he is the most pleasant restaurant manager I have come across and I eat out a lot. So check it out and write your review. I promise you will love the experience.

Pros: management, staff, and entertainment

Cons: none

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I consider myself a former professional server and was terribly dissappointed with the service a group of friends and I received at this restaurant. The atmosphere was somewhat casual, but with the prices on the menu, Beef Brisket at 21/14 (full/half), I didn't expect the service to be so poor. In an attempt to sum up the experience, the server did not exhibit an understanding of the menu and seemed to be offended by our question about the price differences on the menu. The appetizer scallops were $10 (w/ 2 scallops), but the entree portion was $25 (w/ 3 scallops). A member of my party asked her if perhaps a scallop or two were missing from the entree. In addition to her perceptible attitude, she somehow neglected to return change to two members of my party, totalling $10. She only returned one person's change after she was asked and had to be asked again for the second person's change. I will say that the manager did his best to make the situation better. Also, the food and drinks were excellent. I wouldn't go back, but its worth a try for someone else.

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★★★☆☆

I consider myself a former professional server and was terribly dissappointed with the service a group of friends and I received at this restaurant. The atmosphere was somewhat casual, but with the prices on the menu, Beef Brisket at 21/14 (full/half), I didn't expect the service to be so poor. In an attempt to sum up the experience, the server did not exhibit an understanding of the menu and seemed to be offended by our question about the price differences on the menu. The appetizer scallops were $10 (w/ 2 scallops), but the entree portion was $25 (w/ 3 scallops). A member of my party asked her if perhaps a scallop or two were missing from the entree. In addition to her perceptible attitude, she somehow neglected to return change to two members of my party, totalling $10. She only returned one person's change after she was asked and had to be asked again for the second person's change. I will say that the manager did his best to make the situation better. Also, the food and drinks were excellent. I wouldn't go back, but its worth a try for someone else.

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I went to Sweet Lowdown with a friend last night and can't say that I enjoyed my experience. The menu was actually quite limited; only two seafood dishes while everything else looked interesting but not necessarily palatable. I settled on the Shrimp and Grits; while the shrimp was tasty, I quickly noticed that the grits were bland and contained cheese, to which I'm allergic. The menu said nothing about cheese being included in the meal. I subsequently ordered the BBQ Duck Confit. The mashed potatoes were great, however, the mustard greens had not been cleaned well and were grainy. The duck, while not has fatty as I had expected, was not seasoned at all and had no taste. I guess that's why the entire meal was swimming in BBQ sauce. I thought I'd cleanse my palette with one of their desserts, and made the wrong decision again. I went with the apple cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream.The crust was tasty, however, I quickly realized that dessert hadn't been warmed all the way through. The apples were cold but you could tell they'd been overcooked when the dish had initially been made days before. The server was kind and understanding, and without asking him to do it, took the cost of the dessert off my bill, which was expensive! Well, at least the biscuits were good...if you're feeling adventerous and your in the mood for not so good Southern food, I'd try Sweet Lowdown.

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★★☆☆☆

I went to Sweet Lowdown with a friend last night and can't say that I enjoyed my experience. The menu was actually quite limited; only two seafood dishes while everything else looked interesting but not necessarily palatable. I settled on the Shrimp and Grits; while the shrimp was tasty, I quickly noticed that the grits were bland and contained cheese, to which I'm allergic. The menu said nothing about cheese being included in the meal. I subsequently ordered the BBQ Duck Confit. The mashed potatoes were great, however, the mustard greens had not been cleaned well and were grainy. The duck, while not has fatty as I had expected, was not seasoned at all and had no taste. I guess that's why the entire meal was swimming in BBQ sauce. I thought I'd cleanse my palette with one of their desserts, and made the wrong decision again. I went with the apple cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream.The crust was tasty, however, I quickly realized that dessert hadn't been warmed all the way through. The apples were cold but you could tell they'd been overcooked when the dish had initially been made days before. The server was kind and understanding, and without asking him to do it, took the cost of the dessert off my bill, which was expensive! Well, at least the biscuits were good...if you're feeling adventerous and your in the mood for not so good Southern food, I'd try Sweet Lowdown.

Pros: Live jazz, atmosphere, service

Cons: Food...which isn't a good thing for a restaurant.

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My company recently held an event at Sweet Low Down and the food was fabolous! The catfish plate is great along with the friend chicken, they have a mac &cheese/greens dish that is to die for. The event planner Ruth was great and cute by the way i must add, i wonder if she has a man but any way. Check the place out the food is great, i took my girl and she enjoyed it!

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★★★★★

My company recently held an event at Sweet Low Down and the food was fabolous! The catfish plate is great along with the friend chicken, they have a mac &cheese/greens dish that is to die for. The event planner Ruth was great and cute by the way i must add, i wonder if she has a man but any way. Check the place out the food is great, i took my girl and she enjoyed it!

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We have driven by this place dozens of times. Finally this past Sunday we went for Brunch. And we wanted to sit on the patio facing Peachtree. Our poor server was having some kind of breakdown, but hey it's Sunday, and we can overlook that. But what we can't overlook was this confusing, contrived menu. Nouveau Southern has been around for years. When it is good, it's very good. Think South City Kitchen. But when it's bad, it's really bad. And that is where Sweet Lowdown comes in. And it was extremely overpriced also. No wonder the poor waiter was having a breakdown, with everyone sending their food back. No second chance here!

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★★☆☆☆

We have driven by this place dozens of times. Finally this past Sunday we went for Brunch. And we wanted to sit on the patio facing Peachtree. Our poor server was having some kind of breakdown, but hey it's Sunday, and we can overlook that. But what we can't overlook was this confusing, contrived menu. Nouveau Southern has been around for years. When it is good, it's very good. Think South City Kitchen. But when it's bad, it's really bad. And that is where Sweet Lowdown comes in. And it was extremely overpriced also. No wonder the poor waiter was having a breakdown, with everyone sending their food back. No second chance here!

Pros: Midtown Location!

Cons: Ball Of Confusion!

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I'm sorry to see a few of the previous reviews, because they are sooooo not accurate. If anything, Sweet Lowdown was just having an off night because I can say nothing but wonderful things. I am pretty particular and hard to please, and SL got it right every time.
This past Saturday I had my 30th birthday party there, with 29 guests at dinner. 29!! The service was exceptional, along with the food.
We were a very large and somewhat rowdy group, and we were taken care of with kid gloves. It couldn't have been executed more perfectly if we had only been a party of two.
Large groups are tough, esp. a group of 29!! I am still amazed at how wonderful the whole experience was.
I've been there for dinner a handful of other times, and a late lunch as well, and again service and food were wonderful.
Please don't let the "negative" reviews keep you from trying this restaurant!!! I assure you those experiences are not typical at Sweet Lowdown.
Can't wait to go back!

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★★★★★

I'm sorry to see a few of the previous reviews, because they are sooooo not accurate. If anything, Sweet Lowdown was just having an off night because I can say nothing but wonderful things. I am pretty particular and hard to please, and SL got it right every time.
This past Saturday I had my 30th birthday party there, with 29 guests at dinner. 29!! The service was exceptional, along with the food.
We were a very large and somewhat rowdy group, and we were taken care of with kid gloves. It couldn't have been executed more perfectly if we had only been a party of two.
Large groups are tough, esp. a group of 29!! I am still amazed at how wonderful the whole experience was.
I've been there for dinner a handful of other times, and a late lunch as well, and again service and food were wonderful.
Please don't let the "negative" reviews keep you from trying this restaurant!!! I assure you those experiences are not typical at Sweet Lowdown.
Can't wait to go back!

Pros: Excellent food and service, cheap valet parking, great bar upstairs for after dinner

Cons: None

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I usually find out about restaurants before my friends so when we make plans they almost always trust me to choose a good, fun, hip place. Last night I recommended Sweet Lowdown. The biscuits are good but everything else was pretty pathetic. The side walk patio is a close second to the outdoor seating at the chick-fil-a down the street. The first thing I noticed was the ridiculously high prices. Even the chicken plate is near $20. I understand that flavorful and creative food does not always come cheap but this menu was not describing any ingredients that couldn't just as easily be found at Sunny's. The Brisket was recommended to us so two of us ordered that. Mine was almost entirely covered in Fat and when I was finished trimming all of that off it was probably 2 ounces of meat. Even at two ounces I didn't bother eating it all because it was so bland. The green beans had no seasoning or any attempt at flavor. Our other friend got the Pork Chop with the Mac and Cheese, which judging by what was left on his plate (all of the Mac and Cheese) wasn't very good. When I read about sweet lowdown I really liked the concept, but the execution is way off. I am going to Draft on Taft which they are catering today and we will see if their catering services are any better than their dine-in.

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★☆☆☆☆

I usually find out about restaurants before my friends so when we make plans they almost always trust me to choose a good, fun, hip place. Last night I recommended Sweet Lowdown. The biscuits are good but everything else was pretty pathetic. The side walk patio is a close second to the outdoor seating at the chick-fil-a down the street. The first thing I noticed was the ridiculously high prices. Even the chicken plate is near $20. I understand that flavorful and creative food does not always come cheap but this menu was not describing any ingredients that couldn't just as easily be found at Sunny's. The Brisket was recommended to us so two of us ordered that. Mine was almost entirely covered in Fat and when I was finished trimming all of that off it was probably 2 ounces of meat. Even at two ounces I didn't bother eating it all because it was so bland. The green beans had no seasoning or any attempt at flavor. Our other friend got the Pork Chop with the Mac and Cheese, which judging by what was left on his plate (all of the Mac and Cheese) wasn't very good. When I read about sweet lowdown I really liked the concept, but the execution is way off. I am going to Draft on Taft which they are catering today and we will see if their catering services are any better than their dine-in.

Pros: It wasn't too loud so I could actually hear the conversation

Cons: Everything else, outdoor seating, food, price...

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Great restaurant, have been 3 times now (two lunches, one dinner) and have been more impressed with the food each time. Not sure what the other complaints are about cost as if you live in Midtown, Sweet Lowdown has at or below prices than everything but maybe the sports bar across the street.

They have great southern food (with a classy touch) and offer it in designed meals or you can create your own with their "six in the city" choices (where you combine key elements to make your own for 6 bucks). (My wife and my personal fav)... great place!

I REX'd it on FetchREX dot COM

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★★★★★

Great restaurant, have been 3 times now (two lunches, one dinner) and have been more impressed with the food each time. Not sure what the other complaints are about cost as if you live in Midtown, Sweet Lowdown has at or below prices than everything but maybe the sports bar across the street.

They have great southern food (with a classy touch) and offer it in designed meals or you can create your own with their "six in the city" choices (where you combine key elements to make your own for 6 bucks). (My wife and my personal fav)... great place!

I REX'd it on FetchREX dot COM

Pros: great food

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Sweet Lowdown does not contribute much to the Atlanta dining scene. There are far better restaurants serving similar food at more reasonable prices. Beers were overpriced ($7/bottle for crummy Tiger), the food came out entirely too fast and the Shrimp and Grits was really nothing to write home about. The presentation was lazy and the food nothing special. Furthermore, the portion was not that substantial for the $21 price tag. A friend had the Scallops and Grits which was a much better dish (again, overpriced at $28 and too small of a portion). The praline bread pudding dessert however was fantastic and worth going back for. The server made the whole night pleasant so overall not a terrible experience, but not worth it either. I hope they can pull it together because it's a pretty cool space.

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★★★☆☆

Sweet Lowdown does not contribute much to the Atlanta dining scene. There are far better restaurants serving similar food at more reasonable prices. Beers were overpriced ($7/bottle for crummy Tiger), the food came out entirely too fast and the Shrimp and Grits was really nothing to write home about. The presentation was lazy and the food nothing special. Furthermore, the portion was not that substantial for the $21 price tag. A friend had the Scallops and Grits which was a much better dish (again, overpriced at $28 and too small of a portion). The praline bread pudding dessert however was fantastic and worth going back for. The server made the whole night pleasant so overall not a terrible experience, but not worth it either. I hope they can pull it together because it's a pretty cool space.

Pros: Great service, cool space

Cons: Overpriced, underwhelming

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I have dined at the Sweet Lowdown a couple of times for lunch, and was not pleased. The food had no flavor (pulled pork tacos, chicken sandwich, fried green tomatoes) the operation of the servers seemed as though they were trying to rush us out by dropping our check at the middle of the meal...hello what about if we want coffee, or dessert, or maybe sometime to enjoy our meal without the burden of having to pay the bill so early on during the meal. But our friend's wanted to try Sweet Lowdown out for dinner on a tuesday night, and with slight hesitation we accepted and me and my husband are glad that we did. We sat at the upstairs dinning room which reminded me of dinning at Dailey's, and we started with wine which we had difficulty in choosing so our server (Sean) recommended two great wines - the Silverado, and the Dynamite. The appetizers were amazing, if anything skip the Calamari but go for the Ribs, the tuna cubes, and trout and crab cakes. Our Entree's took a little longer then what we had anticipated but our server made up for that - who by the way was great - but when the entrees arrived it was well worth the wait. The only problem we had was the lack of creativity with the Fried Chicken it was just a typical dinner that you could have gotten anywhere in the city but probably better tasting. The beef brisket was superb, as was the shrimp and grits. Finally for dessert we had the pecan pie - which was ok, the chocolate cream pie - which was good, and the banana cream pie - which was great. When asked if we can order some Krispy Cream ice cream our server informed us that they were out , but more reasons to come back and try Sweet Lowdown out so more.

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★★★☆☆

I have dined at the Sweet Lowdown a couple of times for lunch, and was not pleased. The food had no flavor (pulled pork tacos, chicken sandwich, fried green tomatoes) the operation of the servers seemed as though they were trying to rush us out by dropping our check at the middle of the meal...hello what about if we want coffee, or dessert, or maybe sometime to enjoy our meal without the burden of having to pay the bill so early on during the meal. But our friend's wanted to try Sweet Lowdown out for dinner on a tuesday night, and with slight hesitation we accepted and me and my husband are glad that we did. We sat at the upstairs dinning room which reminded me of dinning at Dailey's, and we started with wine which we had difficulty in choosing so our server (Sean) recommended two great wines - the Silverado, and the Dynamite. The appetizers were amazing, if anything skip the Calamari but go for the Ribs, the tuna cubes, and trout and crab cakes. Our Entree's took a little longer then what we had anticipated but our server made up for that - who by the way was great - but when the entrees arrived it was well worth the wait. The only problem we had was the lack of creativity with the Fried Chicken it was just a typical dinner that you could have gotten anywhere in the city but probably better tasting. The beef brisket was superb, as was the shrimp and grits. Finally for dessert we had the pecan pie - which was ok, the chocolate cream pie - which was good, and the banana cream pie - which was great. When asked if we can order some Krispy Cream ice cream our server informed us that they were out , but more reasons to come back and try Sweet Lowdown out so more.

Pros: beef brisket, wine list, banana cream pie, and our server

Cons: fried chicken, stairs

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Judging from the other comments, it seems like the restaurant is still finding its footing and may still be a little hot and cold---but we definitely caught them on an ON night. I was with a group of about 10 and we all loved the place. The waitstaff was delightful and the sous chef came out twice to ask us what we thought of his creations. Their calamari fries and crabcake and trout appetizers are outstanding. The portions are enormous and the tastes a unique spin on comfort. The beef brisket and the venison were wonderful. They also have a really interesting wine and cocktail menu. They charge $3 for valet--not $5, and this is a bargain for the neighborhood. It costs at least $7 to park in any other lot in Midtown. I highly recommend the place for groups or dates. The menu is different, the food is great and the ambience is completely unpretentious. Just what the neighborhood needed.

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★★★☆☆

Judging from the other comments, it seems like the restaurant is still finding its footing and may still be a little hot and cold---but we definitely caught them on an ON night. I was with a group of about 10 and we all loved the place. The waitstaff was delightful and the sous chef came out twice to ask us what we thought of his creations. Their calamari fries and crabcake and trout appetizers are outstanding. The portions are enormous and the tastes a unique spin on comfort. The beef brisket and the venison were wonderful. They also have a really interesting wine and cocktail menu. They charge $3 for valet--not $5, and this is a bargain for the neighborhood. It costs at least $7 to park in any other lot in Midtown. I highly recommend the place for groups or dates. The menu is different, the food is great and the ambience is completely unpretentious. Just what the neighborhood needed.

Pros: Food, atmosphere, waitstaff

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Food is fabulous, tuna cubes rock and the fun environment leads to mingling and great conversation. Not a stuffy southern place but allows us northerners to eat fantastic high end southern fare. Two thumbs up.

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★★★★★

Food is fabulous, tuna cubes rock and the fun environment leads to mingling and great conversation. Not a stuffy southern place but allows us northerners to eat fantastic high end southern fare. Two thumbs up.

Pros: $3 valet

Cons: still figuring out how to provide good service for large groups

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The Sweet Lowdown has a promising exterior, walking in at the hostess station you get the feel that you need to prepare yourself for a very nice meal as all of the surrounding tables are covered with white tablecloth, hushed conversations and dim lighting. Going upstairs however ruins any sort of elegant ambience they strove for at the lower level due to a giant projection TV covering one wall and several other large flat panel TV?s all tuned into the same NBA game with the coverage at a noise level which renders any conversation impossible. Oversized and overpriced menus engulf the table for 6 (still covered with white tablecloth despite the blatant ?sports bar? feel). The salmon was bland and the sides had the same bland ?no flavor? taste. The entree sized salad was a fraction of the size of the salmon and, while good, was not filling. The service was decent but again mismatched with the setting ? any time a waiter is required to say ?sir? and ?miss? to a group of 21-26 yr. olds there should not be a TV anywhere. Period. Until the menu either changes to reflect the sports they feel compelled to showcase or until the restaurant decides to become as elegant as their menu claims to be (and creates better dishes) we will not be returning. If you want good food and good TV you?re better off going to Stool Pigeons across the street, at least they know what ?feel? they?re going for.

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★★☆☆☆

The Sweet Lowdown has a promising exterior, walking in at the hostess station you get the feel that you need to prepare yourself for a very nice meal as all of the surrounding tables are covered with white tablecloth, hushed conversations and dim lighting. Going upstairs however ruins any sort of elegant ambience they strove for at the lower level due to a giant projection TV covering one wall and several other large flat panel TV?s all tuned into the same NBA game with the coverage at a noise level which renders any conversation impossible. Oversized and overpriced menus engulf the table for 6 (still covered with white tablecloth despite the blatant ?sports bar? feel). The salmon was bland and the sides had the same bland ?no flavor? taste. The entree sized salad was a fraction of the size of the salmon and, while good, was not filling. The service was decent but again mismatched with the setting ? any time a waiter is required to say ?sir? and ?miss? to a group of 21-26 yr. olds there should not be a TV anywhere. Period. Until the menu either changes to reflect the sports they feel compelled to showcase or until the restaurant decides to become as elegant as their menu claims to be (and creates better dishes) we will not be returning. If you want good food and good TV you?re better off going to Stool Pigeons across the street, at least they know what ?feel? they?re going for.

Cons: Menu, ambience, parking

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Sweet Lowdown serves a wonderfully modern version of Southern food. But yet they stick to large portions (it?s definitely a guy?s delight). I absolutely loved their Shrimp Grits. Service was great. And the place is beautifully decorated. It?s worth a try.

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★★★★★

Sweet Lowdown serves a wonderfully modern version of Southern food. But yet they stick to large portions (it?s definitely a guy?s delight). I absolutely loved their Shrimp Grits. Service was great. And the place is beautifully decorated. It?s worth a try.

Pros: Ambiance, Decor

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The only thing my husband and I enjoyed was the salad. He ordered the catfish and it was not done when it got to the table. It was taken away and replaced, but it lacked flavor. Both meals lacked flavor. I wasn't too impressed. It was just okay. He and I will probably never return. Our service was unattentive. At one point, the host from the front came to our table to see if we were okay. It may have been an off day, but first impressions are everything. My husband and I enjoy good food and we weren't impressed. The decor was nice. We did like the atmosphere. But it's a restaurant, you're not supposed to like the decor more than the food. My last comment would be not to charge for parking. Valet is $5 and on top of that you have to tip. Call me cheap if you want, but I valet should be complimentary. Then I would tip the guy $5. It just doesn't feel right paying $10 to park for an hour dinner.

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★☆☆☆☆

The only thing my husband and I enjoyed was the salad. He ordered the catfish and it was not done when it got to the table. It was taken away and replaced, but it lacked flavor. Both meals lacked flavor. I wasn't too impressed. It was just okay. He and I will probably never return. Our service was unattentive. At one point, the host from the front came to our table to see if we were okay. It may have been an off day, but first impressions are everything. My husband and I enjoy good food and we weren't impressed. The decor was nice. We did like the atmosphere. But it's a restaurant, you're not supposed to like the decor more than the food. My last comment would be not to charge for parking. Valet is $5 and on top of that you have to tip. Call me cheap if you want, but I valet should be complimentary. Then I would tip the guy $5. It just doesn't feel right paying $10 to park for an hour dinner.

Pros: Decor, Ambience

Cons: Food lacks flavor, customer service, $5 Valet

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FINALLY! something different and fresh here in Midtown!!! The menu is excellent, almost like a new way to prepare southern food. we started off with tuna cubes and chicken spring rolls which were far better than any other appetizers i have had anywhere in atlanta. the pan roasted trout was fantastic and has become my regular. the decorating is very unique. it feels like i am in the city but there are little touches everywhere that make me feel like i am in the warm, friendly south. if you want something different, upscale but not pretentious,the sweet lowdown is the place!

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★★★☆☆

FINALLY! something different and fresh here in Midtown!!! The menu is excellent, almost like a new way to prepare southern food. we started off with tuna cubes and chicken spring rolls which were far better than any other appetizers i have had anywhere in atlanta. the pan roasted trout was fantastic and has become my regular. the decorating is very unique. it feels like i am in the city but there are little touches everywhere that make me feel like i am in the warm, friendly south. if you want something different, upscale but not pretentious,the sweet lowdown is the place!

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Love the food!! Love the atmosphere!! The beer dinners are incredible! Favorites off the menu: Meatloaf, Mussels, Fried Oysters, Tuna Cubes, Brisket.

1
★★★☆☆

Love the food!! Love the atmosphere!! The beer dinners are incredible! Favorites off the menu: Meatloaf, Mussels, Fried Oysters, Tuna Cubes, Brisket.

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I dined at Sweet Lowdown one evening with my parents who were intown and everything was excellent. From the greeting at the door until the very good-bye. Our server Abe was very thorough in guiding us through our experience. We started off on the fence about a bottle of wine but he was able to make menu suggestions and excellent wine suggestions. We started off with the smoked chicken springrolls which are nothing less than wonderful (as promised) as well as the tuna cubes. In addition, the Managing Partner Steven sent over some of the house fried pickles ( Wonderful!). For our entrees we tried the roasted salmon (not a fan of dirty rice) the scallops (amazing) and the Whole Roasted Duck (Fantastic). Since we weren't to fans of the dirty rice Abe immediately removed our plates and brought us fresh entrees accompanied with mashed sweet potatoes. In the end we tried the Petit Syrah and another red wine both excellent choices. We will definately be back!!! Nothing was less than wonderful!

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★★★★★

I dined at Sweet Lowdown one evening with my parents who were intown and everything was excellent. From the greeting at the door until the very good-bye. Our server Abe was very thorough in guiding us through our experience. We started off on the fence about a bottle of wine but he was able to make menu suggestions and excellent wine suggestions. We started off with the smoked chicken springrolls which are nothing less than wonderful (as promised) as well as the tuna cubes. In addition, the Managing Partner Steven sent over some of the house fried pickles ( Wonderful!). For our entrees we tried the roasted salmon (not a fan of dirty rice) the scallops (amazing) and the Whole Roasted Duck (Fantastic). Since we weren't to fans of the dirty rice Abe immediately removed our plates and brought us fresh entrees accompanied with mashed sweet potatoes. In the end we tried the Petit Syrah and another red wine both excellent choices. We will definately be back!!! Nothing was less than wonderful!

Pros: Service, Service, Service, Winelist

Cons: Parking

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Wow! I have never heard of Modern Southern cuisine before, but Sweet Lowdown could not have done it better. The atmosphere is very casually upscale. I dined there with my hubby on last friday and we will definitly return on a regular. The food is to die for. We started with the most delicious calamari i have ever had. Their wine list is rare and exceptional and my server was very knowledgable. She was very (tall)informative, polite, and on point.The beef brisket was amazing as was the catfish. Food presentation was astounding with ample portions. I reccommend all to try out this new hot spot in midtown!

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★★★★★

Wow! I have never heard of Modern Southern cuisine before, but Sweet Lowdown could not have done it better. The atmosphere is very casually upscale. I dined there with my hubby on last friday and we will definitly return on a regular. The food is to die for. We started with the most delicious calamari i have ever had. Their wine list is rare and exceptional and my server was very knowledgable. She was very (tall)informative, polite, and on point.The beef brisket was amazing as was the catfish. Food presentation was astounding with ample portions. I reccommend all to try out this new hot spot in midtown!

Pros: food, service, inventiveness

Cons: none

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Hubby and I had an absolutely delicious meal this evening. Trout and Salmon dishes were both done to perfection.....best seafood I ever had. Flavorful, moist....really terrific. Really unique flavor combinations. Also had the greens side which were yummy. Wine list impressive. Andrew the waiter was excellent as was the service by the rest of the wait staff. Seating was comfortable, table for two a generous size and the chairs were kind of cafeteria style but comfy and that's what counts. We were seated right away with no reservation although there was not a large crowd on a Tuesday which helped. I do agree strongly that the TV's are really out of place in the restaurant area. It's not a sports bar afterall. Also came out smelling a little greasy which isn't pleasant. They might want to investigate the air filter system since the place definately isn't a fried food joint. But the flaws were minor considering the tasty food. We'll be back for sure!!!

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★★★★★

Hubby and I had an absolutely delicious meal this evening. Trout and Salmon dishes were both done to perfection.....best seafood I ever had. Flavorful, moist....really terrific. Really unique flavor combinations. Also had the greens side which were yummy. Wine list impressive. Andrew the waiter was excellent as was the service by the rest of the wait staff. Seating was comfortable, table for two a generous size and the chairs were kind of cafeteria style but comfy and that's what counts. We were seated right away with no reservation although there was not a large crowd on a Tuesday which helped. I do agree strongly that the TV's are really out of place in the restaurant area. It's not a sports bar afterall. Also came out smelling a little greasy which isn't pleasant. They might want to investigate the air filter system since the place definately isn't a fried food joint. But the flaws were minor considering the tasty food. We'll be back for sure!!!

Pros: Great Food, Good Service

Cons: Dumbed down ambience

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The experience started with having to pay $5 to park the car. That's not $5 for the valet tip. Ridiculous. It continued with loud, sportsbar atmosphere, odd seating, and being told that there was no martini menu when the website touted no less that 20 specialty cocktails. It got worse with bad shrimp (I mean disgusting) in the shrimp cocktail and tough, grisly, dry short ribs. Throughout the meal we enjoyed uninformed and spastic service. All six of us left unhappy and will never return. We give many restaurants (like Taurus, which let us down twice) a second try, but not this one! Truly a Sweet Letdown!

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★★★☆☆

The experience started with having to pay $5 to park the car. That's not $5 for the valet tip. Ridiculous. It continued with loud, sportsbar atmosphere, odd seating, and being told that there was no martini menu when the website touted no less that 20 specialty cocktails. It got worse with bad shrimp (I mean disgusting) in the shrimp cocktail and tough, grisly, dry short ribs. Throughout the meal we enjoyed uninformed and spastic service. All six of us left unhappy and will never return. We give many restaurants (like Taurus, which let us down twice) a second try, but not this one! Truly a Sweet Letdown!

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Went to this establishment on a busy Monday night to celebrate my best friend's birthday; and while we had to wait for the wine longer then usual to get to the table, everything about that night was FLAWLESS! Service was attentive, comical, and very easy-going, always on top of everything. Food was exceptional, although I opted for simplicity by ordering the house salad and the springrolls it was all but, the springrolls were moist and fulfilling, my friend ordered the fish which was cooked to perfection. The highlight of the evening had to be the lemon cake (!) it is a sin to eat this, but its good to be sinful once in awhile. Overall, the night was memorable and a good thing when celebrating a birthday, I highly recommend this place!

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★★★★★

Went to this establishment on a busy Monday night to celebrate my best friend's birthday; and while we had to wait for the wine longer then usual to get to the table, everything about that night was FLAWLESS! Service was attentive, comical, and very easy-going, always on top of everything. Food was exceptional, although I opted for simplicity by ordering the house salad and the springrolls it was all but, the springrolls were moist and fulfilling, my friend ordered the fish which was cooked to perfection. The highlight of the evening had to be the lemon cake (!) it is a sin to eat this, but its good to be sinful once in awhile. Overall, the night was memorable and a good thing when celebrating a birthday, I highly recommend this place!

Pros: Entrees, Service, Ambiance

Cons: limited parking

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As someone always looking for the newest and greatest resturants/clubs/etc. in town...I was excited to try the highly anticipated Sweet Lowdown Restaurant.
I went with a friend on a Sunday night, and to my surprise found it to be dead empty. Granted it was a Sunday, so I will cut them slack about that one.
Our waiter was horrible, I think he works the day shift at the Pizza Hut buffet, and somehow got the opportunity of a lifetime, by being hired here. He had no idea what was good and what wasn't...he couldn't explain any of the entrees, and could not make any recommendations.
I ordered an appetizer of Fried green tomatoes (these were good)...but they were served with crab fingers, that tasted unbelivably fishy,and had an after taste that was dreadful.
The manager approached us about our meal, and I explained that the crab fingers tasted bad. He was insistent on taking them back, (even though I said it was fine)....only to have them sent back to me with a message from the chef "Nothing is wrong with the crab fingers"
Seriously?!
Then me and my friend both had the salmon fillet....average at best with a disgusting rendition of dirty rice.
Also, nothing was served how the menu described it. And they allow NO substitutions on side dishes.

Oh, and the decor is nothing to write home about either.

I had high expectations about this place, and they let me down big time.

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★☆☆☆☆

As someone always looking for the newest and greatest resturants/clubs/etc. in town...I was excited to try the highly anticipated Sweet Lowdown Restaurant.
I went with a friend on a Sunday night, and to my surprise found it to be dead empty. Granted it was a Sunday, so I will cut them slack about that one.
Our waiter was horrible, I think he works the day shift at the Pizza Hut buffet, and somehow got the opportunity of a lifetime, by being hired here. He had no idea what was good and what wasn't...he couldn't explain any of the entrees, and could not make any recommendations.
I ordered an appetizer of Fried green tomatoes (these were good)...but they were served with crab fingers, that tasted unbelivably fishy,and had an after taste that was dreadful.
The manager approached us about our meal, and I explained that the crab fingers tasted bad. He was insistent on taking them back, (even though I said it was fine)....only to have them sent back to me with a message from the chef "Nothing is wrong with the crab fingers"
Seriously?!
Then me and my friend both had the salmon fillet....average at best with a disgusting rendition of dirty rice.
Also, nothing was served how the menu described it. And they allow NO substitutions on side dishes.

Oh, and the decor is nothing to write home about either.

I had high expectations about this place, and they let me down big time.

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Went here on a busy Saturday night (12/1/06) around 8; while the ambiance was casual and sleek, the table my party sat at was uncomfortable, and provided us limited room to move around. Another downfall would be the location of the bathroom which is nestled behind the service station and the kitchen...ladies be prepared to wait. On the upside of things, our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and attractive, when you go I recommend you ask for our server Shawn. The food was descent, some things alittle too audacious for my taste however a couple of gems do shine through.

2
★★★★★

Went here on a busy Saturday night (12/1/06) around 8; while the ambiance was casual and sleek, the table my party sat at was uncomfortable, and provided us limited room to move around. Another downfall would be the location of the bathroom which is nestled behind the service station and the kitchen...ladies be prepared to wait. On the upside of things, our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and attractive, when you go I recommend you ask for our server Shawn. The food was descent, some things alittle too audacious for my taste however a couple of gems do shine through.

Pros: Service, Wine list, Food

Cons: Bathroom, tables

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I have been here twice to check out the new kid on the block, and I am really impressed. The service is excellent (water always full, everything prompt and courteous), the portions are gargantuan and delicious, and the atmosphere is "upscale-cozy", if I can invent a term. I would take a date here, and it's also a nice place to grab a drink with a few friends after work.

Nice new addition to the neighborhood. Two thumbs up.

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★★★★★

I have been here twice to check out the new kid on the block, and I am really impressed. The service is excellent (water always full, everything prompt and courteous), the portions are gargantuan and delicious, and the atmosphere is "upscale-cozy", if I can invent a term. I would take a date here, and it's also a nice place to grab a drink with a few friends after work.

Nice new addition to the neighborhood. Two thumbs up.

Pros: Food, portions, service, ambience

Cons: midtown prices, midtown parking

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This very nice two story brick stucture has been trying to open it's doors the past two years, and finally found a tenant. Nice structure with an upstairs balcony overlooking Peachtree. We love Soul Food, BBQ, Pizza and other sacred comfort foods, but who needs them served with flair, and these prices. I personally do not like to dine at an upscale(?) establishment, with plasma TV's blarring everywhere. It's new, and maybe the owners will realize what Soul Food is all about. It must have Soul! Very poor seating and tables, like high school cafeteria.

1
★★☆☆☆

This very nice two story brick stucture has been trying to open it's doors the past two years, and finally found a tenant. Nice structure with an upstairs balcony overlooking Peachtree. We love Soul Food, BBQ, Pizza and other sacred comfort foods, but who needs them served with flair, and these prices. I personally do not like to dine at an upscale(?) establishment, with plasma TV's blarring everywhere. It's new, and maybe the owners will realize what Soul Food is all about. It must have Soul! Very poor seating and tables, like high school cafeteria.

Pros: Very Nice Brick Building With Upstairs Balcony Overlooking P'tree!

Cons: No Soul In The Soul Food! Poor Seating!

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Midtown's newest upscale restaurant, beautifully designed with touches of glamour. Spacious, plush lounge chairs, two levels, plenty of plasma screens, and the food....excellent!
Superior Customer Service!

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★★★☆☆

Midtown's newest upscale restaurant, beautifully designed with touches of glamour. Spacious, plush lounge chairs, two levels, plenty of plasma screens, and the food....excellent!
Superior Customer Service!

Pros: Valet Parking, ambience

Cons: n/a

 

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