Thrive

★★★☆☆
33.7565 -84.3921
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101 Marietta St

Atlanta, GA

30303

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Monday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Monday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 11:00 PM

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The restaurant is just lovely. It's always my first choice for dinner because of its great ambiance and lovely attitude of the waiting staff. The place is suitable for a fine, classy dinner; even with children. Food is amazing and is well-worth the visit.

5
★★★★★

The restaurant is just lovely. It's always my first choice for dinner because of its great ambiance and lovely attitude of the waiting staff. The place is suitable for a fine, classy dinner; even with children. Food is amazing and is well-worth the visit.

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Server was odd and didn't bring us what we ordered (Said we should eat something else). Food was expensive and mediocre tasting. Manager seemed to not care at all when we brought up our concerns with the service. Don't waste your time or money here. Plenty of other great places to eat downtown.

2
★★☆☆☆

Server was odd and didn't bring us what we ordered (Said we should eat something else). Food was expensive and mediocre tasting. Manager seemed to not care at all when we brought up our concerns with the service. Don't waste your time or money here. Plenty of other great places to eat downtown.

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What a hidden treasure. I have driven past Thrive for the past year having no clue what it was and I finally decided to check it out.
As I walked in I noticed the funky yet sexy decor, very cool place to hang at the bar/lounge.
The food rocked! What a wonderful fusion a flavors. The sushi we got as apps was hands down some of the best in Atlanta. For dinner I had the duck with mushrooms over a rice bowl with a ginger relish...WOW!! My husband had a chicken dish served over a parmesan foam...out of this world! I cant remember the names for the life of me.
Then the drinks...we didnt expect to hang out in their lounge as long as we did. Very well priced refreshing and fun cocktails.
We had a blast and we will be coming back.

5
★★★★★

What a hidden treasure. I have driven past Thrive for the past year having no clue what it was and I finally decided to check it out.
As I walked in I noticed the funky yet sexy decor, very cool place to hang at the bar/lounge.
The food rocked! What a wonderful fusion a flavors. The sushi we got as apps was hands down some of the best in Atlanta. For dinner I had the duck with mushrooms over a rice bowl with a ginger relish...WOW!! My husband had a chicken dish served over a parmesan foam...out of this world! I cant remember the names for the life of me.
Then the drinks...we didnt expect to hang out in their lounge as long as we did. Very well priced refreshing and fun cocktails.
We had a blast and we will be coming back.

Pros: Food, Drinks and Atmosphere

Cons: Wish I knew about it years ago!

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I work in the same building as Thrive so I have been there countless times over the past 2 years. The lunch sandwiches are decent (salmon being the best) however the food is definitely nothing to rave about. The service is actually what prompted my boycott. Almost every time I dine in at Thrive it takes forever for my food to come and the waiters never seem apologetic or concerned. The last (and final) time I was there we waited for 30-40 minutes before our lunch arrived and the manager ended up giving us our meal free after we complained. I wouldn't make the drive downtown to eat here.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I work in the same building as Thrive so I have been there countless times over the past 2 years. The lunch sandwiches are decent (salmon being the best) however the food is definitely nothing to rave about. The service is actually what prompted my boycott. Almost every time I dine in at Thrive it takes forever for my food to come and the waiters never seem apologetic or concerned. The last (and final) time I was there we waited for 30-40 minutes before our lunch arrived and the manager ended up giving us our meal free after we complained. I wouldn't make the drive downtown to eat here.

Pros: The salmon sandwich is great.

Cons: The service is terrible! The lamb sandwich is inedible.

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Went here today for lunch and it was actually very good. I like the space very much, although the design itself has the risk of being very dated very soon.

The edamame was, well, eda-YUMMY! Really, really good - I liked that it was out of the pod and very spicy with chunky pieces of salt that tasted almost sweet - very unique and delicious.

Sushi was OK - I enjoyed it, but it was very much like sushi I've had a million other places.

I would definitely go back, if only for the edamame.

3
★★★☆☆

Went here today for lunch and it was actually very good. I like the space very much, although the design itself has the risk of being very dated very soon.

The edamame was, well, eda-YUMMY! Really, really good - I liked that it was out of the pod and very spicy with chunky pieces of salt that tasted almost sweet - very unique and delicious.

Sushi was OK - I enjoyed it, but it was very much like sushi I've had a million other places.

I would definitely go back, if only for the edamame.

Pros: nice room, decent service

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My cousin and I went to Thrive as a part of restaurant week. The menu was fixed so there was no opportunity to order from the regular menu - even for those who did not wish to participate in the restaurant week promotion. I had the chicken potstickers, scallops and liquid chocolate dessert and my cousin had the calamari, chicken and kiwi/strawberry dessert. We ordered martinis. It took more than 30 minutes for the appetizers to come and in the meantime my cousin saw an insect swimming in her drink. I told our waiter and he looked down and said "Oh there is one in your drink too"! He returned with fresh drinks and cocktail napkins to place over them. We spent the rest of the night covering our drinks and waving off the fruit flies (or whatever they were) that were swarming all over the restauraunt. None of the food was good. The calamari had an aftertaste, the potstickers tasted like old beef, the chicken was bland, my scallops were overdone and they ran out of my dessert. There was nothing pleasant about the experience. I honestly left feeling the need for mouthwash, a shower and a phone call to the health inspector. Ugh. Don't go. Given the number of flying critters, I was not even tempted to try the sushi. (shudder)

1
★☆☆☆☆

My cousin and I went to Thrive as a part of restaurant week. The menu was fixed so there was no opportunity to order from the regular menu - even for those who did not wish to participate in the restaurant week promotion. I had the chicken potstickers, scallops and liquid chocolate dessert and my cousin had the calamari, chicken and kiwi/strawberry dessert. We ordered martinis. It took more than 30 minutes for the appetizers to come and in the meantime my cousin saw an insect swimming in her drink. I told our waiter and he looked down and said "Oh there is one in your drink too"! He returned with fresh drinks and cocktail napkins to place over them. We spent the rest of the night covering our drinks and waving off the fruit flies (or whatever they were) that were swarming all over the restauraunt. None of the food was good. The calamari had an aftertaste, the potstickers tasted like old beef, the chicken was bland, my scallops were overdone and they ran out of my dessert. There was nothing pleasant about the experience. I honestly left feeling the need for mouthwash, a shower and a phone call to the health inspector. Ugh. Don't go. Given the number of flying critters, I was not even tempted to try the sushi. (shudder)

Pros: Drinks were well made

Cons: Aside from the drinks, nothing else was acceptable

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We had reservations for 8 at 12:30 and were seated promptly. We had a variety from the menu. Comments from the group were: sushi was a bit warm, the creamy onion soup (amazing presentation) as well as the Chipotle Corn Chowder received excellent reviews. The chicken sandwich also received nods from the 3 people who enjoyed it for lunch. The grouper sandwich and potato salad were excellent. I had the Mac & Cheese as recommended by the AJC. The pasta was not a mushy mess but the country ham was thin sliced, cut up like lunch meat and thrown in. It needs to be paired with a salad or something crunchy as it is a little light on texture. Service was okay but nothing to write home about and the restaurant was not extremely busy. The overall atmosphere was good and upbeat for a lunch. We didn't try any of the desserts because the menu was pretty lackluster (only 4 choices-creme brule, chocolate, pumpkin pie and apple fritter) but I guess most folks aren't there for the desserts. The overall price was about $120 for our group of 8 so it was a decent value for a birthday lunch.

4
★★★★☆

We had reservations for 8 at 12:30 and were seated promptly. We had a variety from the menu. Comments from the group were: sushi was a bit warm, the creamy onion soup (amazing presentation) as well as the Chipotle Corn Chowder received excellent reviews. The chicken sandwich also received nods from the 3 people who enjoyed it for lunch. The grouper sandwich and potato salad were excellent. I had the Mac & Cheese as recommended by the AJC. The pasta was not a mushy mess but the country ham was thin sliced, cut up like lunch meat and thrown in. It needs to be paired with a salad or something crunchy as it is a little light on texture. Service was okay but nothing to write home about and the restaurant was not extremely busy. The overall atmosphere was good and upbeat for a lunch. We didn't try any of the desserts because the menu was pretty lackluster (only 4 choices-creme brule, chocolate, pumpkin pie and apple fritter) but I guess most folks aren't there for the desserts. The overall price was about $120 for our group of 8 so it was a decent value for a birthday lunch.

Pros: Good vibe for lunch, overall food was tasty

Cons: Parking was difficult to find

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Went to Thrive on the suggestion of our hotel concierge. Seated with a friend at a bar-area table...little did I know the crowd that would descend on Thrive within a few short minutes. Despite the bursting crowds, the waitresses maintained very patient and friendly attitudes. Our waitress was absolutely gorgeous, and had the personality to match (I just love being called "sweetie" by someone 20 years my junior). She seemed genuinely surprised at courtesy by a customer and thanked us for that. As the crowds ballooned (The Police were playing across the street a Phillips Arena that night as it turned out), it became apparent why. Most of the clients were quite self-absorbed and pretty rude to the servers.

The wait for food was pretty long and our appetizer arrived AFTER our meal but it was delivered apologetically by our server. The "signature onion soup served in an actual onion bowl" was quite unimpressive - too salty and way not worth the price - but we loved our gourmet burgers. I'm a bit of a calamari snob - and theirs was surprisingly delicious. Tea was served iceless most of the time but despite the crowds, requests for extra ice were answered quickly.

I'd like to try Thrive when there's not an "event" at Philips to get a better gauge on their speed and accuracy of service. But the quality of servers was wonderful. Food was above average, tasty and very unique in variety. Didn't drink but I did see some of the most unique cocktails I've ever seen.

I'll go back, probably in two days after Sting and Co. roll out of town. I'd like to give this beautiful, eclectic, friendly restaurant one more try before heading back to Dallas.

4
★★★★☆

Went to Thrive on the suggestion of our hotel concierge. Seated with a friend at a bar-area table...little did I know the crowd that would descend on Thrive within a few short minutes. Despite the bursting crowds, the waitresses maintained very patient and friendly attitudes. Our waitress was absolutely gorgeous, and had the personality to match (I just love being called "sweetie" by someone 20 years my junior). She seemed genuinely surprised at courtesy by a customer and thanked us for that. As the crowds ballooned (The Police were playing across the street a Phillips Arena that night as it turned out), it became apparent why. Most of the clients were quite self-absorbed and pretty rude to the servers.

The wait for food was pretty long and our appetizer arrived AFTER our meal but it was delivered apologetically by our server. The "signature onion soup served in an actual onion bowl" was quite unimpressive - too salty and way not worth the price - but we loved our gourmet burgers. I'm a bit of a calamari snob - and theirs was surprisingly delicious. Tea was served iceless most of the time but despite the crowds, requests for extra ice were answered quickly.

I'd like to try Thrive when there's not an "event" at Philips to get a better gauge on their speed and accuracy of service. But the quality of servers was wonderful. Food was above average, tasty and very unique in variety. Didn't drink but I did see some of the most unique cocktails I've ever seen.

I'll go back, probably in two days after Sting and Co. roll out of town. I'd like to give this beautiful, eclectic, friendly restaurant one more try before heading back to Dallas.

Pros: Waitresses, friendly hostess, entrees and appetizers

Cons: A bit overwhelmed by a large crowd, yuppie clientele is more annoying than staff

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There are many yummy food options including sushi. The martini list is great! The staff is quick to seat you and get your experience started. The atmosphere is modern and clean. I love watching the street traffic. The happy hours are good. The parking is so easy especially if it is raining - covered parking deck. The location is good & the area needed a place like this. Keep it up!!

4
★★★★☆

There are many yummy food options including sushi. The martini list is great! The staff is quick to seat you and get your experience started. The atmosphere is modern and clean. I love watching the street traffic. The happy hours are good. The parking is so easy especially if it is raining - covered parking deck. The location is good & the area needed a place like this. Keep it up!!

Pros: service, drink/menu options, parking

Cons: can't think of one...

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I passed by this place about a thousand times throughout the past few months in and out of my office and going into the bldg where 107.9 is and thought cool it looks like a miami kinda restaurant i should check it out sometime; never actually got around to it until 2 days ago when my partner and I thought it may be cool to have an album listening party event there. Well, i made a phone call and spoke with a very nice young woman who handles events and she stated how she would love for us to come down and consider the restaurant but I should contact the manager as well. Well the manager is A.D. Allushi whom i sent email 1 with a receipt request to ...he deleted that email. i sent email 2 he deleted that one, i followed up with a phone call yesterday he stepped out to the store...and today i called again and he stepped out to the store again so i emailed immediately after the phone call demanding him not to delete the 3rd email as I am a potential customer and if he deletes this email i will contact everyone i know to tell them not to visit his restaurant because he ignores and disregards customers. He emailed back within 5 mins (remember this was after i was told he stepped out to the store 5 mins earlier but he's online deleting my emails must be superman) asking how he can assist me...i explained how I wanted to have a small listening party and he was instantly rude and obnoxious and basically told me that the restaurant was a FINE DINING restaurant and music or entertainment is not allowed! and to find another venue their venue was not right my event....You're Dang right it isn't i told him FINE DINING with a LIVE DJ SPINNING COME ON!....DO NOT GO HERE THEY'RE RUDE AND NASTY and Very JUDGEMENTAL and PREJUDICED I WONDERED IF IT WAS MY NAME THAT MADE HIM FEEL THAT I WASN'T APPROPRIATE FOR HIS RESTAURANT...ETHNIC PEOPLE BEWARE OF THIS PLACE....

1
★☆☆☆☆

I passed by this place about a thousand times throughout the past few months in and out of my office and going into the bldg where 107.9 is and thought cool it looks like a miami kinda restaurant i should check it out sometime; never actually got around to it until 2 days ago when my partner and I thought it may be cool to have an album listening party event there. Well, i made a phone call and spoke with a very nice young woman who handles events and she stated how she would love for us to come down and consider the restaurant but I should contact the manager as well. Well the manager is A.D. Allushi whom i sent email 1 with a receipt request to ...he deleted that email. i sent email 2 he deleted that one, i followed up with a phone call yesterday he stepped out to the store...and today i called again and he stepped out to the store again so i emailed immediately after the phone call demanding him not to delete the 3rd email as I am a potential customer and if he deletes this email i will contact everyone i know to tell them not to visit his restaurant because he ignores and disregards customers. He emailed back within 5 mins (remember this was after i was told he stepped out to the store 5 mins earlier but he's online deleting my emails must be superman) asking how he can assist me...i explained how I wanted to have a small listening party and he was instantly rude and obnoxious and basically told me that the restaurant was a FINE DINING restaurant and music or entertainment is not allowed! and to find another venue their venue was not right my event....You're Dang right it isn't i told him FINE DINING with a LIVE DJ SPINNING COME ON!....DO NOT GO HERE THEY'RE RUDE AND NASTY and Very JUDGEMENTAL and PREJUDICED I WONDERED IF IT WAS MY NAME THAT MADE HIM FEEL THAT I WASN'T APPROPRIATE FOR HIS RESTAURANT...ETHNIC PEOPLE BEWARE OF THIS PLACE....

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My complete party arrived at 6:50 for a 7:00 reservation. The hostess told me "It'll be a while before I can seat you." I asked "What's a while, because we're trying to get to Philips around 8:00?" She said about 10 minutes. 20 minutes later, I had to go back and ask her the status of our seating. That's when she said, casually, "Oh, it'll be at least another 30 minutes."
At that point I was livid, but it only got worse when she went on to explain "You see, everyone was late for their 5:30 and 6:00 reservations, so it ended up pushing everyone's reservations back." She said this as if I was supposed to be at ease with Thrive's complete inability to understand the POINT of making a reservation. To make matters worse, management was at best disinterested in our predicament, and at worse downright rude. I had to wait for 15 minutes to talk to the manager while she ran several errands around the restaurant and then told me that her "hands were tied".
I'm not sure how a restaurant in such close proximity to Philips Arena expects to serve a crowd when they clearly can't understand the meaning of a reservation. The fact that the manager didn't understand our frustration in having to find the hostess to be updated on the status of seating, (instead of the hostess finding us) was quite ridiculous.
I'll never go back. Concert or no concert. I'd suggest that anyone who cares about a restaurant honoring reservations or getting to a concert on time, not go to this place either. It was thoroughly disappointing.

1
★☆☆☆☆

My complete party arrived at 6:50 for a 7:00 reservation. The hostess told me "It'll be a while before I can seat you." I asked "What's a while, because we're trying to get to Philips around 8:00?" She said about 10 minutes. 20 minutes later, I had to go back and ask her the status of our seating. That's when she said, casually, "Oh, it'll be at least another 30 minutes."
At that point I was livid, but it only got worse when she went on to explain "You see, everyone was late for their 5:30 and 6:00 reservations, so it ended up pushing everyone's reservations back." She said this as if I was supposed to be at ease with Thrive's complete inability to understand the POINT of making a reservation. To make matters worse, management was at best disinterested in our predicament, and at worse downright rude. I had to wait for 15 minutes to talk to the manager while she ran several errands around the restaurant and then told me that her "hands were tied".
I'm not sure how a restaurant in such close proximity to Philips Arena expects to serve a crowd when they clearly can't understand the meaning of a reservation. The fact that the manager didn't understand our frustration in having to find the hostess to be updated on the status of seating, (instead of the hostess finding us) was quite ridiculous.
I'll never go back. Concert or no concert. I'd suggest that anyone who cares about a restaurant honoring reservations or getting to a concert on time, not go to this place either. It was thoroughly disappointing.

Cons: Poor Service, doesn't honor reservations

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I dine in cities around the world and this experience was one of the worst I have ever had. Service was minimally acceptable. Food and drinks were late and drinks were spilled on our table not once but twice with no response from the management. When the management was confronted about the situation we were told that there was nothing they would do to resolve the situation. Completely unacceptable and I will never return nor recommend this restaurant to anyone.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I dine in cities around the world and this experience was one of the worst I have ever had. Service was minimally acceptable. Food and drinks were late and drinks were spilled on our table not once but twice with no response from the management. When the management was confronted about the situation we were told that there was nothing they would do to resolve the situation. Completely unacceptable and I will never return nor recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Cons: OWNER/Management

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ok food, bad service, horrible management. this was the worst dinning experience that I have ever had.

1
★☆☆☆☆

ok food, bad service, horrible management. this was the worst dinning experience that I have ever had.

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This is the first time that I have ever had an experience that has warranted a response on this website or any website for that matter. We had a group of 8 for dinner at Thrive with reservations at 8PM. We were seated promptly. That was the only part of our experience that was pleasurable. Although the staff was friendly,,, one problem was followed by another. After waiting 20 minutes for our first round of drinks, they were spilled on us and our phones. No response or ackknowledgement from the management. We cleaned the mess up ourselves and waited another 20 minutes for the replacement round of drinks. The second round of drinks. were brought to the table and dropped behind us on the floor. The manager looked at the mess and walked around the restaurant 3 times to find someone to clean it up as opposed to grabbing a broom and cleaning it up himself. We waited at least 20 minutes for every round of drinks.
My phone from the first spill was ruined and I was still waiting on management to address the situation. The ultimate response was that I could leave a business card and they would see what there insurance company could do. The manager never came to the table. I asked for the owner and the server pointed me to the host stand. I wenT to talk to him and he was just as unhelpful,,,, acknowledging that he needed to talk to his manager but never once apologizing to the table for what had happened.
Hours later, our food was delivered and it was so-so. At that point our party was ready to go. Needless to say i was shocked after such a disappointing experience when the bill was delivered to the tune of $400. There was no effort on behalf of the restaurant's management to make our party feel better about the awful dining experience. We will NOT be back and would advise anyone to think twice before walking into Thrive.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This is the first time that I have ever had an experience that has warranted a response on this website or any website for that matter. We had a group of 8 for dinner at Thrive with reservations at 8PM. We were seated promptly. That was the only part of our experience that was pleasurable. Although the staff was friendly,,, one problem was followed by another. After waiting 20 minutes for our first round of drinks, they were spilled on us and our phones. No response or ackknowledgement from the management. We cleaned the mess up ourselves and waited another 20 minutes for the replacement round of drinks. The second round of drinks. were brought to the table and dropped behind us on the floor. The manager looked at the mess and walked around the restaurant 3 times to find someone to clean it up as opposed to grabbing a broom and cleaning it up himself. We waited at least 20 minutes for every round of drinks.
My phone from the first spill was ruined and I was still waiting on management to address the situation. The ultimate response was that I could leave a business card and they would see what there insurance company could do. The manager never came to the table. I asked for the owner and the server pointed me to the host stand. I wenT to talk to him and he was just as unhelpful,,,, acknowledging that he needed to talk to his manager but never once apologizing to the table for what had happened.
Hours later, our food was delivered and it was so-so. At that point our party was ready to go. Needless to say i was shocked after such a disappointing experience when the bill was delivered to the tune of $400. There was no effort on behalf of the restaurant's management to make our party feel better about the awful dining experience. We will NOT be back and would advise anyone to think twice before walking into Thrive.

Pros: none

Cons: many, read above

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Tried it for Restaurant week. The meal was amazing! We had the salmon and pork chops. Both were juicy in the inside and flavorful and crisp on the outside. The arugala salad, top notch as well. We will be back, and recommend it to all to try. For those who like a quiet meal, not the place for you; they have club music going non-stop. Also, not so family friendly, more after-work and trendy.

5
★★★★★

Tried it for Restaurant week. The meal was amazing! We had the salmon and pork chops. Both were juicy in the inside and flavorful and crisp on the outside. The arugala salad, top notch as well. We will be back, and recommend it to all to try. For those who like a quiet meal, not the place for you; they have club music going non-stop. Also, not so family friendly, more after-work and trendy.

Pros: great food, good service

Cons: music a little loud, but part of their atmosphere

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It took forever to get our lukewarm food, . Sushi was ok but didnt overcome all the other laundry list of shortconings. Our server was barely present and couldnt answer any of our questions.Drinks took way too long as well despite the place not being thoughly packed. What a waste of time and money. Never again, We are a forgiving bunch but overall effort on the part of the staff here is non existent. We dine out often and were very unhappy. Whatever patience we had hoping our time would turn out positive was drained. BAD BAD BAD

1
★☆☆☆☆

It took forever to get our lukewarm food, . Sushi was ok but didnt overcome all the other laundry list of shortconings. Our server was barely present and couldnt answer any of our questions.Drinks took way too long as well despite the place not being thoughly packed. What a waste of time and money. Never again, We are a forgiving bunch but overall effort on the part of the staff here is non existent. We dine out often and were very unhappy. Whatever patience we had hoping our time would turn out positive was drained. BAD BAD BAD

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I went to Thrive because I was looking for a downtown dinner spot. It's a very cool space, but a bit trendy and the other reviewers weren't kidding about the short skirts on the female servers! Patrick, our server, was very helpful in making suggestions and was attentive throughout the meal. The crab and artichoke fondue was good, but the fried wontons that it came with should be replaced with something less greasy like nice sourdough toast points. Other than the appetizer, I only had sushi-- there was not a lot of variety in the rolls, but the rainbow roll I had was very good and the quality of the fish was excellent. I would go again if I were going to be downtown, but wouldn't make a special trip.

4
★★★★☆

I went to Thrive because I was looking for a downtown dinner spot. It's a very cool space, but a bit trendy and the other reviewers weren't kidding about the short skirts on the female servers! Patrick, our server, was very helpful in making suggestions and was attentive throughout the meal. The crab and artichoke fondue was good, but the fried wontons that it came with should be replaced with something less greasy like nice sourdough toast points. Other than the appetizer, I only had sushi-- there was not a lot of variety in the rolls, but the rainbow roll I had was very good and the quality of the fish was excellent. I would go again if I were going to be downtown, but wouldn't make a special trip.

Pros: Service, Reasonable wine list

Cons: Parking

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the decor is very hip and NY, and the cocktail waitresses are hot, but their skirts are so short i felt like i could see into their souls. there is something to be said for a little mystery, ladies. my gf was wearing something pretty hot and short but it seemed like a parka next to them. i asked her if she'd find out where they got those skirts for later! she promptly smacked my shoulder for that. the girls seemed to be uncomfortable with something, it couldn't have been the lecherous old men staring up their skirts, could it? the wait was a little long, and the sushi was pretty good, and not too expensive, and the drinks were good, but the service was really slow. my gf got the mac and cheese with ham and it was pretty bland. not worth the price (i agree with the people who said that below). overall it isn't really a special place besides the decor and the hot girls serving drinks (slowly). the girls were quite friendly, but not comfortable in their skins. i would go back if someone else was paying, and i couldn't convince them otherwise.

1
★☆☆☆☆

the decor is very hip and NY, and the cocktail waitresses are hot, but their skirts are so short i felt like i could see into their souls. there is something to be said for a little mystery, ladies. my gf was wearing something pretty hot and short but it seemed like a parka next to them. i asked her if she'd find out where they got those skirts for later! she promptly smacked my shoulder for that. the girls seemed to be uncomfortable with something, it couldn't have been the lecherous old men staring up their skirts, could it? the wait was a little long, and the sushi was pretty good, and not too expensive, and the drinks were good, but the service was really slow. my gf got the mac and cheese with ham and it was pretty bland. not worth the price (i agree with the people who said that below). overall it isn't really a special place besides the decor and the hot girls serving drinks (slowly). the girls were quite friendly, but not comfortable in their skins. i would go back if someone else was paying, and i couldn't convince them otherwise.

Pros: friendly, hot girls

Cons: food, service, expensive

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First of all, the space is beautiful and done in a retro modern fashion. White, baby blue and dark wood colors dominate the room. The staff is young, pretty & borderline trashy (akin to Tavern at Phipps cocktail waitress types). They are obviously new and I'm guessing one doesn't come here for the service but for the entertainment factor. Girls wear super short skirts and high heels. This place reminds me of Hoot*rs for yuppies. Water service is slow and the water glasses are tiny, prepare to be thirsty. The menu is eclectic, but to call it a sushi bar is really just too much. A few common nigiri and sashimi are available as are several rolls, most of them fried. The antipasto plate of italian meats and cheese leaves a lot to be desired. It was small and there were only 2 types of meat & 1 type of cheese on the plate served wth lots of olives. The pork chop with jicama salad was good. The DL roll named after the chef could be better. Too much cream cheese and on top of that it was fried. Stay clear of the mango martini it tastes like cough medicine. Food is avg. to good, service is poor to avg.; and value is avg. Hopefully as time progresses they'll work out the kinks and I'll give it another try. In the meantime, I'll wait to hear word of mouth reviews.

3
★★★☆☆

First of all, the space is beautiful and done in a retro modern fashion. White, baby blue and dark wood colors dominate the room. The staff is young, pretty & borderline trashy (akin to Tavern at Phipps cocktail waitress types). They are obviously new and I'm guessing one doesn't come here for the service but for the entertainment factor. Girls wear super short skirts and high heels. This place reminds me of Hoot*rs for yuppies. Water service is slow and the water glasses are tiny, prepare to be thirsty. The menu is eclectic, but to call it a sushi bar is really just too much. A few common nigiri and sashimi are available as are several rolls, most of them fried. The antipasto plate of italian meats and cheese leaves a lot to be desired. It was small and there were only 2 types of meat & 1 type of cheese on the plate served wth lots of olives. The pork chop with jicama salad was good. The DL roll named after the chef could be better. Too much cream cheese and on top of that it was fried. Stay clear of the mango martini it tastes like cough medicine. Food is avg. to good, service is poor to avg.; and value is avg. Hopefully as time progresses they'll work out the kinks and I'll give it another try. In the meantime, I'll wait to hear word of mouth reviews.

Pros: beautiful space, open past 10

Cons: service, value (related to bad service)

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Here's the deal.
Great Location, Great Sushi, Great Drinks, Great Atmostphere, Attactive Staff.
If Thrive doesn't set the mood for a good night out you need to go home because its not going to happen.

5
★★★★★

Here's the deal.
Great Location, Great Sushi, Great Drinks, Great Atmostphere, Attactive Staff.
If Thrive doesn't set the mood for a good night out you need to go home because its not going to happen.

Pros: Great Food, Drinks, Women

Cons: Price

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Ok - so I read a lot of reviews about this new spot after my client asked me to go to Thrive for lunch - and after reading the reviews I was not very confident. Thankfully - it was much better than the reviews I read - specifically the service which had been described as "brutal" from what I read. The folks at Thrive must have read the reviews and general feedback as we experienced excellent/attentive serivce by anyone's standards. We had the mac and cheese with ham (my client) and the salmon steak and we were both very satisfied with the quality and quantity of our meals - even though I thought it was a bit pricey. Hopefully this improved level of service translates to the dinner hour - not just at lunch. Overall - I will be back.

5
★★★★★

Ok - so I read a lot of reviews about this new spot after my client asked me to go to Thrive for lunch - and after reading the reviews I was not very confident. Thankfully - it was much better than the reviews I read - specifically the service which had been described as "brutal" from what I read. The folks at Thrive must have read the reviews and general feedback as we experienced excellent/attentive serivce by anyone's standards. We had the mac and cheese with ham (my client) and the salmon steak and we were both very satisfied with the quality and quantity of our meals - even though I thought it was a bit pricey. Hopefully this improved level of service translates to the dinner hour - not just at lunch. Overall - I will be back.

Pros: Service, location

Cons: A bit pricey for lunch

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After 3 visits to Thrive, it has amazed me how the atmosphere in this place has exploded. We visited right after it opened and have been able to watch the growth of what is becoming the trendiest new gathering spot in Atlanta. The service has come a long way from the beginning, and people who criticize new restaurants and staff have evidently never been involved in opening a restaurant or any type of business. Yes, you may have to wait a few minutes for a table, but take the time to have a drink at the bar and watch the sushi chef at work. We have always been greeted by friendly staff and management upon arrival. I was amazed that the GM even remembered our names the last time we were in. The food is great (I love the filet) and being able to watch the kitchen and their show is a nice touch. Thrive is not a place that I would reccomend taking the kids because they just wouldn't get it and the food may be a little too rich for them, but, for a relaxing night out with the wife, or to just grab some sushi and a beer before a Thrashers game, this has become our new hot spot. From the wine list all the way through the dessert's, you can see well thought out and planned detail. My favorites are the ribs, filet and the grouper sandwich for lunch and the wife thinks the chicken is the best she has had. Don't just take my word for it, EXPERIENCE Thrive for yourself and see.

4
★★★★☆

After 3 visits to Thrive, it has amazed me how the atmosphere in this place has exploded. We visited right after it opened and have been able to watch the growth of what is becoming the trendiest new gathering spot in Atlanta. The service has come a long way from the beginning, and people who criticize new restaurants and staff have evidently never been involved in opening a restaurant or any type of business. Yes, you may have to wait a few minutes for a table, but take the time to have a drink at the bar and watch the sushi chef at work. We have always been greeted by friendly staff and management upon arrival. I was amazed that the GM even remembered our names the last time we were in. The food is great (I love the filet) and being able to watch the kitchen and their show is a nice touch. Thrive is not a place that I would reccomend taking the kids because they just wouldn't get it and the food may be a little too rich for them, but, for a relaxing night out with the wife, or to just grab some sushi and a beer before a Thrashers game, this has become our new hot spot. From the wine list all the way through the dessert's, you can see well thought out and planned detail. My favorites are the ribs, filet and the grouper sandwich for lunch and the wife thinks the chicken is the best she has had. Don't just take my word for it, EXPERIENCE Thrive for yourself and see.

Pros: attentive service, free valet, great food, friendly staff

Cons: wait for tables without reservations (my bad)

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The staff was very attentive. The potstickers were delicious. The decor is very chic. I read the reviews on this site. If you get to a restaurant with a large party and are sat right away, it must either be afternoon or the restaurant is not busy. Hate to tell you a restaurant that is not busy is not always a good thing. Large parties are not easy to accomodate at any restaurant. Considering the short length of time Thrive has been open ,I think that there is plenty of time to sort out the small kinks that can plague any business. The manager on duty today was very visible and made his presence known in the most subtle way. So I find it very hard to belive that a guest could have some of the problems described without any managment attention. No one knows about a problem if you sit there and never request to speak to a manager. Children are not prohibited. I have taken my children in to dine. Make sure they are well mannered and mature enough to understand that this is not a playground.

5
★★★★★

The staff was very attentive. The potstickers were delicious. The decor is very chic. I read the reviews on this site. If you get to a restaurant with a large party and are sat right away, it must either be afternoon or the restaurant is not busy. Hate to tell you a restaurant that is not busy is not always a good thing. Large parties are not easy to accomodate at any restaurant. Considering the short length of time Thrive has been open ,I think that there is plenty of time to sort out the small kinks that can plague any business. The manager on duty today was very visible and made his presence known in the most subtle way. So I find it very hard to belive that a guest could have some of the problems described without any managment attention. No one knows about a problem if you sit there and never request to speak to a manager. Children are not prohibited. I have taken my children in to dine. Make sure they are well mannered and mature enough to understand that this is not a playground.

Pros: delicious food, great atmosphere, complimentary valet

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My husband and I dined at Thrive last night for our anniversary. The atmosphere was fabulous. It is a great romantic restaurant. The servers are very attentive and made us feel as if there was no one else in the room. The lounge area around the bar beautiful, as is the whole decor. The food was to die for. There was a small wait at the door but the wait was well worth it. I highly recommend dining here if you want very personalized attention and a quaint evening.

3
★★★☆☆

My husband and I dined at Thrive last night for our anniversary. The atmosphere was fabulous. It is a great romantic restaurant. The servers are very attentive and made us feel as if there was no one else in the room. The lounge area around the bar beautiful, as is the whole decor. The food was to die for. There was a small wait at the door but the wait was well worth it. I highly recommend dining here if you want very personalized attention and a quaint evening.

Pros: valet parking, service and style

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Wow! I am really surprised to see all this here. Being a trendsetter, it is usually not like me to follow the move of others, but this is one time I find it fitting to ad my two cents.

My story is simple. I was in ATL and had been out all day travelling from studio to studio and was a bit worn out, but yet starved. On my way through the hotel lobby, I asked the concierge for recommendations on somewhere nice for a drink and bite to eat. To my surprise he didn't send me to a restaurant in ATL owned by one of my colleagues that I go to almost every time I am there, but better yet, he said Thrive.

I had my assistant to come here and check the place out and after hearing the reviews, I was laughing thinking this was the recommendation given to me, but I was hungry and said what the hell.

I rested a minute, got dressed and we walked the block or so to the restaurant and the mind-changing experience started from the time I walked up the steps of the restaurant and felt as if immediately morphed mentally to a favorite hotspot here in NY. I went in and unlike alot of the places in ATL, I was surprised to see a place that was really hip and fashion forward. I was among other patrons that actually had on clothes that were in style and looked nice in them. The ladies serving drinks in the lounge area were hot and actually had on heels. I really felt like I was in the place to be and even saw a few familiar faces and colleagues.

I started on a martini, named after an ATL nightclub and as I was getting comfortable, the hostess walked over to tell me my table was ready. We got to our table and the rest of the night was on cruise control. The food was surprisingly inexpensive for such an atmosphere and was delivered shortly after ordered.

After tasting the ribs, the waitress described as "falling off the bone good," I had to call over a few colleagues and we stayed until we basically had to be put out, LOL. This is a must do for me whenever I'm back in ATL.

5
★★★★★

Wow! I am really surprised to see all this here. Being a trendsetter, it is usually not like me to follow the move of others, but this is one time I find it fitting to ad my two cents.

My story is simple. I was in ATL and had been out all day travelling from studio to studio and was a bit worn out, but yet starved. On my way through the hotel lobby, I asked the concierge for recommendations on somewhere nice for a drink and bite to eat. To my surprise he didn't send me to a restaurant in ATL owned by one of my colleagues that I go to almost every time I am there, but better yet, he said Thrive.

I had my assistant to come here and check the place out and after hearing the reviews, I was laughing thinking this was the recommendation given to me, but I was hungry and said what the hell.

I rested a minute, got dressed and we walked the block or so to the restaurant and the mind-changing experience started from the time I walked up the steps of the restaurant and felt as if immediately morphed mentally to a favorite hotspot here in NY. I went in and unlike alot of the places in ATL, I was surprised to see a place that was really hip and fashion forward. I was among other patrons that actually had on clothes that were in style and looked nice in them. The ladies serving drinks in the lounge area were hot and actually had on heels. I really felt like I was in the place to be and even saw a few familiar faces and colleagues.

I started on a martini, named after an ATL nightclub and as I was getting comfortable, the hostess walked over to tell me my table was ready. We got to our table and the rest of the night was on cruise control. The food was surprisingly inexpensive for such an atmosphere and was delivered shortly after ordered.

After tasting the ribs, the waitress described as "falling off the bone good," I had to call over a few colleagues and we stayed until we basically had to be put out, LOL. This is a must do for me whenever I'm back in ATL.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Not here in NYC

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I recently went to thrive and I really had a good experience. I was greeted by the hostess and other staff members of the restaurant. My server was very friendly and knowledgable of the menu. I would really recommend this place to anyone who is new to atlanta or to anyone who is just visiting atlanta and want to try something new. I really do think that "Thrive" will be a major part of Atlanta for many years to come.

5
★★★★★

I recently went to thrive and I really had a good experience. I was greeted by the hostess and other staff members of the restaurant. My server was very friendly and knowledgable of the menu. I would really recommend this place to anyone who is new to atlanta or to anyone who is just visiting atlanta and want to try something new. I really do think that "Thrive" will be a major part of Atlanta for many years to come.

Pros: waitstaff, food, service

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I went to thrive last saturday, It was surprisingly classy, but cool and hip at the same time. The uniforms on the ladies were cute, and i found the bar very inviting & new world. The wine list is very versatile, marrying classic old world styles like Chatau neuf de pape (which i had with dinner) and exotic, trendy, new world wines. Service was very detail oriented and non intrusive. The young lady that served us was promt, friendly, and knowledgeable. She recommended three courses based around my wine, and i thoroughly enjoyed every bite. I started with a light arugula salad with sweet apple, followed by the kansas strip (cooked mr correctly on first try) mmmmmm and ended with an esspresso chocolate cake. Compliments to the Chef!!. Anyway ultimately i dine out very often, and thrive was more than i expected, ill givem another try.

3
★★★☆☆

I went to thrive last saturday, It was surprisingly classy, but cool and hip at the same time. The uniforms on the ladies were cute, and i found the bar very inviting & new world. The wine list is very versatile, marrying classic old world styles like Chatau neuf de pape (which i had with dinner) and exotic, trendy, new world wines. Service was very detail oriented and non intrusive. The young lady that served us was promt, friendly, and knowledgeable. She recommended three courses based around my wine, and i thoroughly enjoyed every bite. I started with a light arugula salad with sweet apple, followed by the kansas strip (cooked mr correctly on first try) mmmmmm and ended with an esspresso chocolate cake. Compliments to the Chef!!. Anyway ultimately i dine out very often, and thrive was more than i expected, ill givem another try.

Pros: design, price, service, service, service

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I have been to Thrive on 4 separate occasions now and I just want to say that I think it's great. I think that every person who wrote a review agrees that the design and decor is unique & remarkable so I don't need to go into how comfortable I feel whether I am at the bar, the lounge or the dining area. I have tried the edamame, several different sushi rolls, the salmon sandwich & the grouper sandwich. My husband has tried the Tuna with the teriyaki glaze & potstickers and wow what a beautiful presentation that tasted just as perfect. Everything has been great. I can't wait to try that signature onion soup. As far as the staff goes Ryan has waited on me twice and I think he has done a fine job. The first time a girl waited on me - she seemed a little nervous but they had only been open for 1 week. I like the skirts - those girls don't ever come into the dining area so you don't even know they are there unless you are in the bar area. I have noticed that they have some new hostesses so I assume that the mgmt has seen the problems & is trying to fix them. It's hard to find good people but I am sure that Thrive will sift out the bad & bring in the good. Thrive?s website boasts that the GM came from Blue Pointe so I have no doubt that he is working on making this restaurant Thrive with success. I can tell that customer service is embedded in him ? give him a little time & he will have his whole staff up to par. As for me, I love the food, the decor, the location, the free valet, the drinks, & the music - so I will keep going back. For those of you who are so hung up on the staff ? get over it. Have fun ? Life is too short to worry about things like that. Be grateful that you have the extra income to go out to eat.

5
★★★★★

I have been to Thrive on 4 separate occasions now and I just want to say that I think it's great. I think that every person who wrote a review agrees that the design and decor is unique & remarkable so I don't need to go into how comfortable I feel whether I am at the bar, the lounge or the dining area. I have tried the edamame, several different sushi rolls, the salmon sandwich & the grouper sandwich. My husband has tried the Tuna with the teriyaki glaze & potstickers and wow what a beautiful presentation that tasted just as perfect. Everything has been great. I can't wait to try that signature onion soup. As far as the staff goes Ryan has waited on me twice and I think he has done a fine job. The first time a girl waited on me - she seemed a little nervous but they had only been open for 1 week. I like the skirts - those girls don't ever come into the dining area so you don't even know they are there unless you are in the bar area. I have noticed that they have some new hostesses so I assume that the mgmt has seen the problems & is trying to fix them. It's hard to find good people but I am sure that Thrive will sift out the bad & bring in the good. Thrive?s website boasts that the GM came from Blue Pointe so I have no doubt that he is working on making this restaurant Thrive with success. I can tell that customer service is embedded in him ? give him a little time & he will have his whole staff up to par. As for me, I love the food, the decor, the location, the free valet, the drinks, & the music - so I will keep going back. For those of you who are so hung up on the staff ? get over it. Have fun ? Life is too short to worry about things like that. Be grateful that you have the extra income to go out to eat.

Pros: FOOD, DRINK, LOUNGE - GREAT

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I am not sure where these people went but it wasn't Thrive. The place is great and nice to have something fun and trndy downtown. The staff was very friendy and cute. People who don't like the outfits must obviously be the girls that can't fit in them because my wife even thought they looked good on the girls. Food is awesome and very reasonbly priced! My favorite restaurant in the city now where I have seen several celebrities eating there, they must be doing something right!

R. Mitchell

5
★★★★★

I am not sure where these people went but it wasn't Thrive. The place is great and nice to have something fun and trndy downtown. The staff was very friendy and cute. People who don't like the outfits must obviously be the girls that can't fit in them because my wife even thought they looked good on the girls. Food is awesome and very reasonbly priced! My favorite restaurant in the city now where I have seen several celebrities eating there, they must be doing something right!

R. Mitchell

Pros: Great food, great service, great location, free valet at night

Cons: Space is small, there is a wait most nights

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i honestly have not had a worse dining experience in my life. the place is pretty snazzy, the decor is great. it made me feel like i was in an episode of sexand the city. we had reservations for 8 people at 8pm, and had to wait... and wait... and wait... for our table. fine, i can handle that. they finally found us a table after 20 minutes or so and we sit down and order drinks. 20 minutes goes by, still no drinks, the waiter has not come back to take our food order, nothing. when the waiter finally comes back, he takes our order, but he still has no drinks. we ask him where are drinks are? he says the bar is backed up. so we wait some more.

the cocktail waitresses have skirts on that are wider than they are long, and thats SHORT, considering how thin they all were. the girls looked so uncomfortable in those skirts, i felt as if they had been forced into slavery.

we ordered potstickers as an appetizer, and they were okay, but not much above any good thai takeout. they were also cold by the time we got them.

i got the mac and cheese because it was inexpensive, but for $12 dollars i could have bought a whole shopping cart full of frozen mac and cheese to microwave myself, which is exactly what this tasted like. my husband said the sushi was good, but i don't eat sushi, so that is second hand information. my food came out 20 minutes before his food. the waiter looked lost, and he seemed like he wanted to hang out with us more than serve us dinner.

the only thing that i liked about the place was the lemon drop martini that i had, it was quite tasty, and pricey. honestly this place needs a total revamp and lots of server training to make it worth going back to. a new menu and better timing in the kitchen would also help.

and for god's sake, let those girls wear clothes. it can't possibly be worth the tips.

3
★★★☆☆

i honestly have not had a worse dining experience in my life. the place is pretty snazzy, the decor is great. it made me feel like i was in an episode of sexand the city. we had reservations for 8 people at 8pm, and had to wait... and wait... and wait... for our table. fine, i can handle that. they finally found us a table after 20 minutes or so and we sit down and order drinks. 20 minutes goes by, still no drinks, the waiter has not come back to take our food order, nothing. when the waiter finally comes back, he takes our order, but he still has no drinks. we ask him where are drinks are? he says the bar is backed up. so we wait some more.

the cocktail waitresses have skirts on that are wider than they are long, and thats SHORT, considering how thin they all were. the girls looked so uncomfortable in those skirts, i felt as if they had been forced into slavery.

we ordered potstickers as an appetizer, and they were okay, but not much above any good thai takeout. they were also cold by the time we got them.

i got the mac and cheese because it was inexpensive, but for $12 dollars i could have bought a whole shopping cart full of frozen mac and cheese to microwave myself, which is exactly what this tasted like. my husband said the sushi was good, but i don't eat sushi, so that is second hand information. my food came out 20 minutes before his food. the waiter looked lost, and he seemed like he wanted to hang out with us more than serve us dinner.

the only thing that i liked about the place was the lemon drop martini that i had, it was quite tasty, and pricey. honestly this place needs a total revamp and lots of server training to make it worth going back to. a new menu and better timing in the kitchen would also help.

and for god's sake, let those girls wear clothes. it can't possibly be worth the tips.

Pros: tasty drinks

Cons: slow service, skanky uniforms, bad food, long wait for drinks

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I work in the building where Thive is located. I've tried it 3 times now for lunch, and each time was exactly the same. The food/drinks there are great. I don't have a single complaint about the food. It's really good. But the wait staff.... oh lord the wait staff. They're horrible. It's like they've never waited a table before in their lives. How these people got through training, I have no idea. They're not attentive, and they haven't gotten my order right the first time any of the 3 times I've been. Luckily, that's the easiest thing to fix. As soon as they fire the wait staff and hire competent people, Thrive will be great.

4
★★★★☆

I work in the building where Thive is located. I've tried it 3 times now for lunch, and each time was exactly the same. The food/drinks there are great. I don't have a single complaint about the food. It's really good. But the wait staff.... oh lord the wait staff. They're horrible. It's like they've never waited a table before in their lives. How these people got through training, I have no idea. They're not attentive, and they haven't gotten my order right the first time any of the 3 times I've been. Luckily, that's the easiest thing to fix. As soon as they fire the wait staff and hire competent people, Thrive will be great.

Pros: great good. good atmosphere

Cons: horrible wait staff

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Went for a drink after work. Decent small speciality drink menu and reasonably priced. However, that doesn't really matter when it takes more than 20 minutes to get three drinks, two of which were the same. We didn't try the food. If it takes 20 minutes to get a drink I can't imagine how long it would take to get food. The poor waitress could barely even move or set down a cocktail because her skirt was so short. At some point, that's really not even cute. If you have a place with great service it's not even necessary. Thrive has a nice trendy atmosphere and then they put these poor girls in these outfits and trash it up. They don't even seem to be comfortable in them at all. I wish I could recommend Thrive to those looking for a nice place after work in Downtown Atlanta, but I can't.

2
★★☆☆☆

Went for a drink after work. Decent small speciality drink menu and reasonably priced. However, that doesn't really matter when it takes more than 20 minutes to get three drinks, two of which were the same. We didn't try the food. If it takes 20 minutes to get a drink I can't imagine how long it would take to get food. The poor waitress could barely even move or set down a cocktail because her skirt was so short. At some point, that's really not even cute. If you have a place with great service it's not even necessary. Thrive has a nice trendy atmosphere and then they put these poor girls in these outfits and trash it up. They don't even seem to be comfortable in them at all. I wish I could recommend Thrive to those looking for a nice place after work in Downtown Atlanta, but I can't.

Pros: Good location

Cons: Service

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Classic case of Atlanta trying to be trendy, but not getting it just right. A good place for drinks and our server Nadia was really good. Food was just okay, and surprislingly limited drink menu. Overall I'd give it a B-, although I think this restaurant will go the way of BED which happens to be right across the street.

3
★★★☆☆

Classic case of Atlanta trying to be trendy, but not getting it just right. A good place for drinks and our server Nadia was really good. Food was just okay, and surprislingly limited drink menu. Overall I'd give it a B-, although I think this restaurant will go the way of BED which happens to be right across the street.

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Earlier this week some friends and I decided to try the new hip restaurant Thrive. Unfortunately, its much more new and hip than a restaurant. From the beginning the service was pathetic. The cocktail waitress was extremely slow and hadn't any bar knowledge. She kept coming back asking what it was or informing us that they were out, we had to get to the bar to discerne exactly what they had and offer some instruction. * uniforms are boderline obscene (drinks were reasonalby priced). Dinner went from bad to worse to hallarious. It is apparent that the staff has absolutely no training. Little did we know as we were being seated mass chaos was about to insue. I am still confused as to who our waiter was. I think they were trying to do some front end, back end wait staff concept but obviously the staff didnt get it. Getting drinks from the bar took about 30 minutes so If your partial to the booze (as I am) I recommend when dining at Thrive order a new cocktail when the server drops off your drink. The server when taking orders skips around and on several different courses people in our Party (only 6) would be left out so stay sober long enough to follow along with waiter or you might just end up with nothing (you might be better off, keep reading). I can honestly say that I have had better service at waffle house. If they are going for the best looking staff award I would change course and at least try to stay open. They should take a way their food service permit, awful, just awful. Only one person at the table had an edible meal. (Get the chicken and mashed potatoes) however even their french fries were blah. A previous poster mentioned the lemon risotto, the chef would have better luck with ramen noodles. Their signature soup is ok, if you can get past the smell! So much more to say but not enough space. Bottom line our meal and experience was awful. Out of the owner and 2 managers not one came by the table or apologized. Shame on them!

1
★☆☆☆☆

Earlier this week some friends and I decided to try the new hip restaurant Thrive. Unfortunately, its much more new and hip than a restaurant. From the beginning the service was pathetic. The cocktail waitress was extremely slow and hadn't any bar knowledge. She kept coming back asking what it was or informing us that they were out, we had to get to the bar to discerne exactly what they had and offer some instruction. * uniforms are boderline obscene (drinks were reasonalby priced). Dinner went from bad to worse to hallarious. It is apparent that the staff has absolutely no training. Little did we know as we were being seated mass chaos was about to insue. I am still confused as to who our waiter was. I think they were trying to do some front end, back end wait staff concept but obviously the staff didnt get it. Getting drinks from the bar took about 30 minutes so If your partial to the booze (as I am) I recommend when dining at Thrive order a new cocktail when the server drops off your drink. The server when taking orders skips around and on several different courses people in our Party (only 6) would be left out so stay sober long enough to follow along with waiter or you might just end up with nothing (you might be better off, keep reading). I can honestly say that I have had better service at waffle house. If they are going for the best looking staff award I would change course and at least try to stay open. They should take a way their food service permit, awful, just awful. Only one person at the table had an edible meal. (Get the chicken and mashed potatoes) however even their french fries were blah. A previous poster mentioned the lemon risotto, the chef would have better luck with ramen noodles. Their signature soup is ok, if you can get past the smell! So much more to say but not enough space. Bottom line our meal and experience was awful. Out of the owner and 2 managers not one came by the table or apologized. Shame on them!

Pros: Location, decor

Cons: wait staff, quality of food, over all experience

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This past Tuesday night my girlfriend and I went to Thrive for what we thought was going to be a good dinner. Well, after the waiter did not know much about the menu and the bar was out the first three drinks I tried to order I was finally able to fined a drink they were able to make (Jack on the rocks not too hard to make). We told the waiter (with someone in training who ended up being our server who new NOTHING) that we limited on time and we were told that whatever we ordered it would come out of the kitchen quickly. Yeah right it took 20 minutes to get two watered down drinks.

We waited for 35 minutes and the sushi rolls we ordered we not out so we decided to order the chicken sandwich which to my surprise still arrived at our table before the sushi. The waiters had no idea where the food was going the "hostess" was more worried about her outfit than service. No one really cares how short the skirts are on some of the wait staff (Is that what they were) if the service is slow, unorganized, and unapologetic.

The fact that the food took forever and after we were asked how things were while we dined and the manager could only say he was sorry is really lame. Don?t ask me if you are not going to do anything to get me to return and spend my money at your restaurant. There are far too many restaurants in the city to have to put up with this service.

On a positive note the food was good and the restaurant is styled nicely. So note to the manager have a meeting with your staff of 25 and make them learn the menu and give them a class in good service or you may not Thrive in downtown Atlanta.

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3
★★★☆☆

This past Tuesday night my girlfriend and I went to Thrive for what we thought was going to be a good dinner. Well, after the waiter did not know much about the menu and the bar was out the first three drinks I tried to order I was finally able to fined a drink they were able to make (Jack on the rocks not too hard to make). We told the waiter (with someone in training who ended up being our server who new NOTHING) that we limited on time and we were told that whatever we ordered it would come out of the kitchen quickly. Yeah right it took 20 minutes to get two watered down drinks.

We waited for 35 minutes and the sushi rolls we ordered we not out so we decided to order the chicken sandwich which to my surprise still arrived at our table before the sushi. The waiters had no idea where the food was going the "hostess" was more worried about her outfit than service. No one really cares how short the skirts are on some of the wait staff (Is that what they were) if the service is slow, unorganized, and unapologetic.

The fact that the food took forever and after we were asked how things were while we dined and the manager could only say he was sorry is really lame. Don?t ask me if you are not going to do anything to get me to return and spend my money at your restaurant. There are far too many restaurants in the city to have to put up with this service.

On a positive note the food was good and the restaurant is styled nicely. So note to the manager have a meeting with your staff of 25 and make them learn the menu and give them a class in good service or you may not Thrive in downtown Atlanta.

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Pros: Nice looking, ok food

Cons: Fire the staff and start over it 's a joke!

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This is just the beginning of the return to Downtown Atlanta. Located on Marietta St., in Centennial Tower, Thrive enters this up and coming area near Centennial Park. The owners of Compound, have created a space for drinks, dining, and cool DJ sounds. It's a great place to start after work for a drink, or dinner, or a late night nosh after an event at Phillip's Arena. A super good looking staff, welcomed us after a recent event at Phillip's. We loved the late night menu, of sushi, bruschetta, and house specialty martini's. The Salmon Steak over lemon herb risotto was outstanding. It's an all in one location-destination. The convention crowd from the hotels should love it also. It's now on our to-do Downtown list. Right-On!

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★★★★☆

This is just the beginning of the return to Downtown Atlanta. Located on Marietta St., in Centennial Tower, Thrive enters this up and coming area near Centennial Park. The owners of Compound, have created a space for drinks, dining, and cool DJ sounds. It's a great place to start after work for a drink, or dinner, or a late night nosh after an event at Phillip's Arena. A super good looking staff, welcomed us after a recent event at Phillip's. We loved the late night menu, of sushi, bruschetta, and house specialty martini's. The Salmon Steak over lemon herb risotto was outstanding. It's an all in one location-destination. The convention crowd from the hotels should love it also. It's now on our to-do Downtown list. Right-On!

Pros: Centenniel/Phillips Arena Location! Late Night Dining!

Cons: Parking!

More about Thrive

Traditional American fare with Asian inspired influences, Signature Cocktails, Signature Five Onion Soup, Award winning sushi

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The high-energy see-and-be-seen scene is the backdrop for Oscar Pinto's (formerly at Sia's) eclectic cooking. Start with the ginger chicken-and-potato pot stickers, which are five well-defined morsels under a hint of soy vinaigrette. A…

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