Kevin Rathbun Steak

★★★★☆
  • 154 Krog St NE 200

    Atlanta, GA 30307

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  • 404-524-5600

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This was absolutely amazing! Loved everything about it. Food, service, dining room was beautiful. Very welcoming and food was amazing. \r
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Keep doing what you're doing! I had the veal chop oscar and it was perfectly cooked and

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★★★★★

This was absolutely amazing! Loved everything about it. Food, service, dining room was beautiful. Very welcoming and food was amazing. \r
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Keep doing what you're doing! I had the veal chop oscar and it was perfectly cooked and

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I had heard great things about this steakhouse. The ambiance and energy when you walk in is great, just what you would expect from a nice steakhouse.

The Filet Mignon was just ok. Nothing really wrong with it, but not a lot of flavor to

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★★★★★

I had heard great things about this steakhouse. The ambiance and energy when you walk in is great, just what you would expect from a nice steakhouse.

The Filet Mignon was just ok. Nothing really wrong with it, but not a lot of flavor to

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Best steak in Atlanta. I had the cowboy ribye. I always order medium rare but the waiter suggested with the tenderness of this steak medium was best. I went along with advIce. PERFECT steak and veggies. Best meal I've had n ATL!!!

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★★★★★

Best steak in Atlanta. I had the cowboy ribye. I always order medium rare but the waiter suggested with the tenderness of this steak medium was best. I went along with advIce. PERFECT steak and veggies. Best meal I've had n ATL!!!

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Located a chip-shot away from badass Chef Kevin Rathbun's flagship namesake restaurant, Kevin Rathbun Steak is his foray into the steakhouse world located on Krog Street in the Old Forth Ward. Thick bone-in ribeyes, filets and T-bones for two are enjoyed with a carnivore's devilish smile under the very dimly lit lights of this beautiful rustic-meets-elegance space. Down-home sides paired with primo red meat and a big fat red wine? Good. Go.

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★★★★★

Located a chip-shot away from badass Chef Kevin Rathbun's flagship namesake restaurant, Kevin Rathbun Steak is his foray into the steakhouse world located on Krog Street in the Old Forth Ward. Thick bone-in ribeyes, filets and T-bones for two are enjoyed with a carnivore's devilish smile under the very dimly lit lights of this beautiful rustic-meets-elegance space. Down-home sides paired with primo red meat and a big fat red wine? Good. Go.

Pros: Premium cuts of meat, comfort-food sides

Cons: The price tag is steep, making it a rare treat

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I got a steak and my wife got the lobster. I really liked the steak, but the steak sauce was an additional charge which i felt was nickle and diming me (the steak sauce was good though). My wife liked the lobster, and it was a good portion, but she didnt rave about it. We had onion rings for an appetizer which were very mediocre. The mash potatoes were good, and the cream corn was average.

The inside itself is a very cool atmosphere, but it is EXTREMELY dark. I would recommend figureing out what to order beforehand, and it is so dark it was difficult to read the menu.

The price was on par with typical high end steak houses, and the food was god, just nothing special lie you could get for a similar price at Bones, Mortons, etc. etc.

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★★★☆☆

I got a steak and my wife got the lobster. I really liked the steak, but the steak sauce was an additional charge which i felt was nickle and diming me (the steak sauce was good though). My wife liked the lobster, and it was a good portion, but she didnt rave about it. We had onion rings for an appetizer which were very mediocre. The mash potatoes were good, and the cream corn was average.

The inside itself is a very cool atmosphere, but it is EXTREMELY dark. I would recommend figureing out what to order beforehand, and it is so dark it was difficult to read the menu.

The price was on par with typical high end steak houses, and the food was god, just nothing special lie you could get for a similar price at Bones, Mortons, etc. etc.

Pros: Great steak

Cons: VERY dark, overall only ok for the $

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Steak, pure and simple, done right
Please work on the sides and please bring back that wonderful lemon scallop appetizer. I know it was a special, but it is so good and add it everyday or at least twice a week

Ala carte gets a little too pricey, so try and work on those prices, so I can come more often
good food, thanks

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★★★★☆

Steak, pure and simple, done right
Please work on the sides and please bring back that wonderful lemon scallop appetizer. I know it was a special, but it is so good and add it everyday or at least twice a week

Ala carte gets a little too pricey, so try and work on those prices, so I can come more often
good food, thanks

Pros: Steak is very good

Cons: sides not always great

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We selected the aged steak for 2, which was not really for two. Shared two sides which are separate from the 65.00 steak for two. Ticket was 110.00 . Not really worth the price, but definitely an experience to try.

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★★★☆☆

We selected the aged steak for 2, which was not really for two. Shared two sides which are separate from the 65.00 steak for two. Ticket was 110.00 . Not really worth the price, but definitely an experience to try.

Pros: Service was great, and very unique atmosphere

Cons: small portions for the price

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I was excited to receive a $100 gift certificate to Rathbun Steak. My husband and I went early on a Monday evening, ready for a wonderful experience. We were SORELY dissapointed, especially since I had heard such good reviews.

Not only was it rediculously DARK, it was very loud, so much so that my husband and I had trouble hearing each other, sittling right next to one another,
and the restaurant was only about 1/4 occupancy.

I work in the design rhelm, and I find it outrageous that someone thinks it is cool to design interiors that do not suit the intended purpose. If the servers need flashlights for the patrons to see the menu, IT IS TOO DARK! GET REALl!!!!! Form follows function.

We ordered a potato soup for a starter - SALTY
Steaks -- Rib eye and NY strip - SALTY (Mine had large pieces of salt on the steak)
Creamed spinach - so salty we could'nt eat it
Bread - SALTY

It is a shame when the only seasoning option used in this professional chef's kitchen, seems to be salt and LOTS of it.

The server, at my request, did take the spinach off of the bill, but it was still $82 dollars. Although I don't mind spending that kind of money and more, on a GOOD meal, this is not a restaurant that I will ever give a second chance.

We rushed through eating, as the ambiance was poor, it was loud, and the highly salted food left much to be desired.

By the way, I rushed home to drink several HUGE glasses of water! LOL

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★☆☆☆☆

I was excited to receive a $100 gift certificate to Rathbun Steak. My husband and I went early on a Monday evening, ready for a wonderful experience. We were SORELY dissapointed, especially since I had heard such good reviews.

Not only was it rediculously DARK, it was very loud, so much so that my husband and I had trouble hearing each other, sittling right next to one another,
and the restaurant was only about 1/4 occupancy.

I work in the design rhelm, and I find it outrageous that someone thinks it is cool to design interiors that do not suit the intended purpose. If the servers need flashlights for the patrons to see the menu, IT IS TOO DARK! GET REALl!!!!! Form follows function.

We ordered a potato soup for a starter - SALTY
Steaks -- Rib eye and NY strip - SALTY (Mine had large pieces of salt on the steak)
Creamed spinach - so salty we could'nt eat it
Bread - SALTY

It is a shame when the only seasoning option used in this professional chef's kitchen, seems to be salt and LOTS of it.

The server, at my request, did take the spinach off of the bill, but it was still $82 dollars. Although I don't mind spending that kind of money and more, on a GOOD meal, this is not a restaurant that I will ever give a second chance.

We rushed through eating, as the ambiance was poor, it was loud, and the highly salted food left much to be desired.

By the way, I rushed home to drink several HUGE glasses of water! LOL

Pros: server was friendly

Cons: everything else

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Best steak I've ever had. Great atmosphere. We were in a party of 9 and service was not what I would expect for the price. Twice baked potato had been under warming lamp for hours. I suspect the issue with service was the large party. Don't go with more than 3 other people.

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★★★★☆

Best steak I've ever had. Great atmosphere. We were in a party of 9 and service was not what I would expect for the price. Twice baked potato had been under warming lamp for hours. I suspect the issue with service was the large party. Don't go with more than 3 other people.

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We found a table in the bar, ordered a bottle of champagne and split the steak for 2. The steak was incredibly tender and juicy and we enjoyed a few dipping sauces-- the blue cheese butter sauce was decadent and tasty. The side dishes-- scalloped sweet potatoes and zuchinni picatta were delicious but next time I will look for a healthier veggie option (if there is one to be found on the menu!) Due to the batter, the zuchinni tasted surprisingly like french toast, which actually wasn't a bad thing. We finished the meal with a toffee brownie sundae. Simple, homey and good. The waiter/bartender was very attentive throughout the meal and we enjoyed the liveliness of the bar. Kevin Rathbun seemed approachable as he spent some time during our visit greeting guests. Also although friends had advised that the restaurant is expensive, I did not feel the price for two dinners, dessert and a bottle of champagne was exorbitant.

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★★★★★

We found a table in the bar, ordered a bottle of champagne and split the steak for 2. The steak was incredibly tender and juicy and we enjoyed a few dipping sauces-- the blue cheese butter sauce was decadent and tasty. The side dishes-- scalloped sweet potatoes and zuchinni picatta were delicious but next time I will look for a healthier veggie option (if there is one to be found on the menu!) Due to the batter, the zuchinni tasted surprisingly like french toast, which actually wasn't a bad thing. We finished the meal with a toffee brownie sundae. Simple, homey and good. The waiter/bartender was very attentive throughout the meal and we enjoyed the liveliness of the bar. Kevin Rathbun seemed approachable as he spent some time during our visit greeting guests. Also although friends had advised that the restaurant is expensive, I did not feel the price for two dinners, dessert and a bottle of champagne was exorbitant.

Pros: Killer steak, excellent service

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This place has good food, good wine and great service. I had a really good steak, cooked exactly to my specifications. The sweet potatoes were outstanding. The restaurant has good decor. Make reservations, it gets crowded.

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★★★★☆

This place has good food, good wine and great service. I had a really good steak, cooked exactly to my specifications. The sweet potatoes were outstanding. The restaurant has good decor. Make reservations, it gets crowded.

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We went to Rathbun's Steak for a Saturday night, having made our 8:15 reservation the previous Tuesday. Upon arriving, the hostess told us we were one of many groups with reservations waiting for a table. Upon encouraging our party to crowd the bar, which was standing-room-only and full of reserved parties waiting for their tables, we waited till 9:15. The food was great, just like any top-quality American steakhouse, but with the variety of phenomenal restaurants in Atlanta, it doesn't make sense that this place should be making anyone wait who had reservation well in advance. I doubt Kevin Rathbun would have approved of the overcrowded bar that awaited seating, which just goes to show that the management needs to reevaluate their policies. The manager personally apologized, but had to censor the language of his hostesses, who made comments like "well, plenty of parties are waiting for their reservations" and "I don't know how long the wait for your table will be." I think we could all agree that the host/hostess should be honest, straightforward, and, most of all, positive with the clientele. To end on a positive note, the food was, again, incredible.

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★★★☆☆

We went to Rathbun's Steak for a Saturday night, having made our 8:15 reservation the previous Tuesday. Upon arriving, the hostess told us we were one of many groups with reservations waiting for a table. Upon encouraging our party to crowd the bar, which was standing-room-only and full of reserved parties waiting for their tables, we waited till 9:15. The food was great, just like any top-quality American steakhouse, but with the variety of phenomenal restaurants in Atlanta, it doesn't make sense that this place should be making anyone wait who had reservation well in advance. I doubt Kevin Rathbun would have approved of the overcrowded bar that awaited seating, which just goes to show that the management needs to reevaluate their policies. The manager personally apologized, but had to censor the language of his hostesses, who made comments like "well, plenty of parties are waiting for their reservations" and "I don't know how long the wait for your table will be." I think we could all agree that the host/hostess should be honest, straightforward, and, most of all, positive with the clientele. To end on a positive note, the food was, again, incredible.

Pros: Food

Cons: The wait

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Our first trip to Kevin Rathbun's Steaks and we travel there for steaks. I wanted to try the dry-aged steak and compare that to Bones, Chops, Prime, Killer Creek, Stoney River, MCKENDrick's, and other steakhouses I have visited. The service was great and I ordered the Cowboy Ribeye dry-aged and my lady ordered the Steak Diane. All in all we will return, but the overall meal was just okay.

We did not get to the great status. The Steak Diane's sauce and the sides were a little salty. In both cases, the steak itself was good and well received, but we can recall several meals getting up from the table saying this was a great meal. Not last night, just saying it was alright-good.

We have tried all kinds of restaurants in the Atlanta area, as well as, other major citys. For steak in Atlanta, I still have my favorite and that has not changed based on my 12/11/08 meal. Hoping for the best my next time around at Kevin Rathbun Steak, Kevin was there, but not on the grill - but near the kitchen...

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★★★★☆

Our first trip to Kevin Rathbun's Steaks and we travel there for steaks. I wanted to try the dry-aged steak and compare that to Bones, Chops, Prime, Killer Creek, Stoney River, MCKENDrick's, and other steakhouses I have visited. The service was great and I ordered the Cowboy Ribeye dry-aged and my lady ordered the Steak Diane. All in all we will return, but the overall meal was just okay.

We did not get to the great status. The Steak Diane's sauce and the sides were a little salty. In both cases, the steak itself was good and well received, but we can recall several meals getting up from the table saying this was a great meal. Not last night, just saying it was alright-good.

We have tried all kinds of restaurants in the Atlanta area, as well as, other major citys. For steak in Atlanta, I still have my favorite and that has not changed based on my 12/11/08 meal. Hoping for the best my next time around at Kevin Rathbun Steak, Kevin was there, but not on the grill - but near the kitchen...

Pros: Service and Steak

Cons: Sides and Spice

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This steakhouse was the best restaurant that I have had dinner at in the past year. I travel all of the time and can tell you that the steaks and atmosphere are top level and the service waqs the best too. Try the steak for two, the creamed corn, the wonderful ahi tuna poke and then save room for the desserts. I will go back ten times over!

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★★★★★

This steakhouse was the best restaurant that I have had dinner at in the past year. I travel all of the time and can tell you that the steaks and atmosphere are top level and the service waqs the best too. Try the steak for two, the creamed corn, the wonderful ahi tuna poke and then save room for the desserts. I will go back ten times over!

Pros: atmosphere, steak

Cons: a little dark but it is cool!

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I helped my girl Kelly P celebrate her birthday here last night and all I can say is "Wow!"

I must admit, I was fairly intimidated at the thought of visiting such a Restaurant (note the capital R - I feel it's necessary). I mean, this is serious business here; they are not messing around. You can feel how genuine everything is - the service, the food, the atmosphere - it's all just so, SO.

That said, once I joined my party, it took me a good 10 minutes (and one large glass of wine) to truly exhale and begin to enjoy the experience fully. It didn't hurt that I was dining with 6 of the most delightful ladies I know. And can I just say, girls really do talk dirty when they're alone together - I felt like Stanford Blatch on a night on the town with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. Such stories - I was blushing.

And the people watching (once your eyes adjust to the darkness) is top-notch. To me, this is the best course of any dining experience.

Here's the meal I had and/or sneaked a taste of off someone else's plate whilst they were in the bathroom touching up their make-up (yet one more advantage to being a man).

I'm not going to go in to details because they were all delicious, sublime, perfect - I would order them all again. In fact, this may be the meal I order before I'm finally put to death in the electric chair for having worn two Swatches on one wrist in 1986:

Starters
Lobster Fritters w/Lemon Zest Honey Mustard
Asian Style Meatballs w/Mushroom Soy Jus

Entree
10 oz. Ribeye (rare, natch) w/House Steak Sauce

Sides
Jalapeno Creamed Corn w/Scallions (a house specialty)
Elbow Mac & Cheese Tart w/Truffle Bread Crumbs
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes w/Gruyere
Twice Baked Potatoes

Our server, Matt Coggin, was outstanding - he knew ever nuance of the menu and wine list and directed us toward items he knew we'd like and could afford (hey, this place ain't cheap!) without making us feel uncomfortable. Kudos to him - job well done. Ask for him - you won't be disappointed.

By the end of the evening, the room had become warm, inviting and comfortable; it had won me over completely. The only - and I stress ONLY - reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because Javier Bardem was not our waiter.

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★★★★★

I helped my girl Kelly P celebrate her birthday here last night and all I can say is "Wow!"

I must admit, I was fairly intimidated at the thought of visiting such a Restaurant (note the capital R - I feel it's necessary). I mean, this is serious business here; they are not messing around. You can feel how genuine everything is - the service, the food, the atmosphere - it's all just so, SO.

That said, once I joined my party, it took me a good 10 minutes (and one large glass of wine) to truly exhale and begin to enjoy the experience fully. It didn't hurt that I was dining with 6 of the most delightful ladies I know. And can I just say, girls really do talk dirty when they're alone together - I felt like Stanford Blatch on a night on the town with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. Such stories - I was blushing.

And the people watching (once your eyes adjust to the darkness) is top-notch. To me, this is the best course of any dining experience.

Here's the meal I had and/or sneaked a taste of off someone else's plate whilst they were in the bathroom touching up their make-up (yet one more advantage to being a man).

I'm not going to go in to details because they were all delicious, sublime, perfect - I would order them all again. In fact, this may be the meal I order before I'm finally put to death in the electric chair for having worn two Swatches on one wrist in 1986:

Starters
Lobster Fritters w/Lemon Zest Honey Mustard
Asian Style Meatballs w/Mushroom Soy Jus

Entree
10 oz. Ribeye (rare, natch) w/House Steak Sauce

Sides
Jalapeno Creamed Corn w/Scallions (a house specialty)
Elbow Mac & Cheese Tart w/Truffle Bread Crumbs
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes w/Gruyere
Twice Baked Potatoes

Our server, Matt Coggin, was outstanding - he knew ever nuance of the menu and wine list and directed us toward items he knew we'd like and could afford (hey, this place ain't cheap!) without making us feel uncomfortable. Kudos to him - job well done. Ask for him - you won't be disappointed.

By the end of the evening, the room had become warm, inviting and comfortable; it had won me over completely. The only - and I stress ONLY - reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because Javier Bardem was not our waiter.

Pros: Service, food, decor

Cons: $$$$

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Went the Rathbun Steak to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversay. Have read about mediocre service but our server was very attentive without being obtrusive. The steak was terrific! Not sure how they get the outside so crispy while leaving the inside so rare but it was awesome! Draft Beer is $6 per pint so that's my only ding. Great job!

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★★★★★

Went the Rathbun Steak to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversay. Have read about mediocre service but our server was very attentive without being obtrusive. The steak was terrific! Not sure how they get the outside so crispy while leaving the inside so rare but it was awesome! Draft Beer is $6 per pint so that's my only ding. Great job!

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Had dinner on Saturday evening at this Atlanta staple and from the two comments below, it sounds like they were in different restaurants or mad because they could not get a reservation. Our reservation was at 8:30 and there was only a 10 minute wait for our table, but I did not see anybody waiting over an hour and we made the reservation at the correct restaurant by calling the right restaurant. (I think the reviewer below called the wrong restaurant and you have to get this one right!) Our service by Rick was great, and he was professional and steered us in the right direction. Awesome steaks and the truffle butter was perfect for the steak only dip the steak in the sauce and savor it. The macaroni and cheese was wonderful and the chocolate bomb dessert and the banana dessert were off the charts. My partner and I will be back. This restaurant is a must anytime you are visiting Atlanta.

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★★★★★

Had dinner on Saturday evening at this Atlanta staple and from the two comments below, it sounds like they were in different restaurants or mad because they could not get a reservation. Our reservation was at 8:30 and there was only a 10 minute wait for our table, but I did not see anybody waiting over an hour and we made the reservation at the correct restaurant by calling the right restaurant. (I think the reviewer below called the wrong restaurant and you have to get this one right!) Our service by Rick was great, and he was professional and steered us in the right direction. Awesome steaks and the truffle butter was perfect for the steak only dip the steak in the sauce and savor it. The macaroni and cheese was wonderful and the chocolate bomb dessert and the banana dessert were off the charts. My partner and I will be back. This restaurant is a must anytime you are visiting Atlanta.

Pros: great steaks and service

Cons: none to mention

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I disagree with a few others that have posted recently about service. We had reservations for before 7pm on a Saturday night and the place was almost empty and our reservations were honored. Service far outweighed the food. They really catered to us. Paid $10.50 for a very small martini. I think that I can cook a better steak than this. I've even had better steaks at places I don't really like such as Outback. It was severely charred on outside (porterhouse steak for 2 @ $64) and raw on the inside (we ordered it medium). We never recieved the truffle butter we ordered. The sides were sold to us as 1 being enough for 2 people but the sides are only big enough for 1 (approximately $6-8 each). We had the jalepeno corn (not spicy at all) and the sweet pototo casserole (good but nothing special). We also had the tuna poke for appetizer which was very good ($8). We found the prices fairly reasonable except on the meat where it is VERY high for what you get. The place is beautiful and very loud! The worst thing of our dinner is after $160 for 2 people (1 steak, 1 appetizer, 2 sides, 1 dessert and 4 drinks (2 beers for him and 1 wine and 1 martini for me)) we could barely get home before both of us became very sick. As soon as we got in the door my husband threw everything up and mine was from the other end. We spent a good bit of the rest of the evening in the bathroom. What a waste!

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★★★☆☆

I disagree with a few others that have posted recently about service. We had reservations for before 7pm on a Saturday night and the place was almost empty and our reservations were honored. Service far outweighed the food. They really catered to us. Paid $10.50 for a very small martini. I think that I can cook a better steak than this. I've even had better steaks at places I don't really like such as Outback. It was severely charred on outside (porterhouse steak for 2 @ $64) and raw on the inside (we ordered it medium). We never recieved the truffle butter we ordered. The sides were sold to us as 1 being enough for 2 people but the sides are only big enough for 1 (approximately $6-8 each). We had the jalepeno corn (not spicy at all) and the sweet pototo casserole (good but nothing special). We also had the tuna poke for appetizer which was very good ($8). We found the prices fairly reasonable except on the meat where it is VERY high for what you get. The place is beautiful and very loud! The worst thing of our dinner is after $160 for 2 people (1 steak, 1 appetizer, 2 sides, 1 dessert and 4 drinks (2 beers for him and 1 wine and 1 martini for me)) we could barely get home before both of us became very sick. As soon as we got in the door my husband threw everything up and mine was from the other end. We spent a good bit of the rest of the evening in the bathroom. What a waste!

Pros: Service, Ambience

Cons: Average steak and sides

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I enjoy the food but not the effort it takes to get a reservation at this place and then have the reservation not honored. 2 of the past 4 times I was there (in the past year) my reservation (although confirmed by phone the night prior by the restaurant) was made at the wrong restaurant - Rathbuns instead of Rathbun's Steaks. First time I can accept it was my mistake, but 2nd time when I was explicit on the phone about the restaurant I wanted only to arrive again without a reservation - not my mistake. Customers were livid and angry the last time I was there. Reservations were not being honored and being seated over an hour past the designated reservation time. Service has deteriorated severely since this place first opened. It seems the Atlanta convention scene has caught on to this place so locals and people who spend a lot of money at fine restaurants and expect good service will be tremendously disappointed. Like I said, the food is good but not so extraordinary that one cannot get an excellent steak elsewhere in Atlanta and actually be served by a well trained, experienced staff (ex. Bones, Capital Grille, etc.). I will avoid this place for quite some time having attempted to eat here numerous times over the past year.

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★☆☆☆☆

I enjoy the food but not the effort it takes to get a reservation at this place and then have the reservation not honored. 2 of the past 4 times I was there (in the past year) my reservation (although confirmed by phone the night prior by the restaurant) was made at the wrong restaurant - Rathbuns instead of Rathbun's Steaks. First time I can accept it was my mistake, but 2nd time when I was explicit on the phone about the restaurant I wanted only to arrive again without a reservation - not my mistake. Customers were livid and angry the last time I was there. Reservations were not being honored and being seated over an hour past the designated reservation time. Service has deteriorated severely since this place first opened. It seems the Atlanta convention scene has caught on to this place so locals and people who spend a lot of money at fine restaurants and expect good service will be tremendously disappointed. Like I said, the food is good but not so extraordinary that one cannot get an excellent steak elsewhere in Atlanta and actually be served by a well trained, experienced staff (ex. Bones, Capital Grille, etc.). I will avoid this place for quite some time having attempted to eat here numerous times over the past year.

Pros: Food OK

Cons: Reservatons Experience and Service Levels are Terrible. Overrated.

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First let me say that I am a frequent diner at Bones, Blue Ridge Grill, Floataway Cafe and Joel. I love fine dining and am excited about great restaurants. Tonight was my first time at Rathbun Steak and I was excited about it. Unfortunately, the experience did not live up to the hype. As I had heard, the decor is indeed pretty and the chandeliers are very cool. However, when the waiters are passing out flashlights for people across the restaurant to read the menus, something is wrong. I felt like I was in a tunnel. And yet, had I been in a tunnel it would have been more quiet and acoustically pleasing. It was LOUD and I could barely hear my dinner mates' comments. It's even more frustrating to deal with bad acoustics when you can barely see your dinner mates as well. On the plus side, the food was good. Definitely reminded me of Rathbun's (his first restaurant) in that everything was very good, but at the same time very rich/buttery/creamy. Steak was ok; lamb was ok; sides were good and fine and different (scalloped sweet potatoes); dessert was great. Service was fine. On the not so good side, we waited 35 minutes past our reservation time to sit down (and not in the cellar as we had been promised), and we waited almost 30 minutes between our appetizer and entree. I have to say that by the time the entree came I was ready to get out of there. I was tired of squinting and yelling and I was ready to go find myself at home at a quiet table at Bones. At the end of the night, our bill was close to $500 (for 3 of us) and we concluded that for the money we didn't think the value was there. Yes, it was different, yes the food was fine. But it's a place caught between wanting to be fine dining and trendy and I think in the end trendy wins out. A good place to try, but next time I'll see you at Bones.

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★★☆☆☆

First let me say that I am a frequent diner at Bones, Blue Ridge Grill, Floataway Cafe and Joel. I love fine dining and am excited about great restaurants. Tonight was my first time at Rathbun Steak and I was excited about it. Unfortunately, the experience did not live up to the hype. As I had heard, the decor is indeed pretty and the chandeliers are very cool. However, when the waiters are passing out flashlights for people across the restaurant to read the menus, something is wrong. I felt like I was in a tunnel. And yet, had I been in a tunnel it would have been more quiet and acoustically pleasing. It was LOUD and I could barely hear my dinner mates' comments. It's even more frustrating to deal with bad acoustics when you can barely see your dinner mates as well. On the plus side, the food was good. Definitely reminded me of Rathbun's (his first restaurant) in that everything was very good, but at the same time very rich/buttery/creamy. Steak was ok; lamb was ok; sides were good and fine and different (scalloped sweet potatoes); dessert was great. Service was fine. On the not so good side, we waited 35 minutes past our reservation time to sit down (and not in the cellar as we had been promised), and we waited almost 30 minutes between our appetizer and entree. I have to say that by the time the entree came I was ready to get out of there. I was tired of squinting and yelling and I was ready to go find myself at home at a quiet table at Bones. At the end of the night, our bill was close to $500 (for 3 of us) and we concluded that for the money we didn't think the value was there. Yes, it was different, yes the food was fine. But it's a place caught between wanting to be fine dining and trendy and I think in the end trendy wins out. A good place to try, but next time I'll see you at Bones.

Pros: Unique side dishes; pretty decor

Cons: Acoustics are terrible, reservation times not honored, take a flashlight

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I can not say one bad thing about Rathbun's Steak. I am all about service and food. Their staff is amazing, knowledgeable and friendly. As busy as it gets, they are on top of it. Ask for Molly, she is fabulous. Steak and duck to die for, some of the side items not so wonderful, but the ambiance, service and staff make up for it. The best part, this restaurant has service down! They call you a few days after you have dined with them and thank you for coming in. AMAZINFG service that just doesn't exist anymore, it was refreshing. Those of you that want to complain about the price, I suggest you don't come here, there is nothing outrageous about their prices for what is offered. it beats the pants off of Bones and Chops food and costs less. I was surprised as I am not a fan of Rathbun's, but the Steak place is the best! Keep up the esxcellent work and your superb staff!

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★★★★★

I can not say one bad thing about Rathbun's Steak. I am all about service and food. Their staff is amazing, knowledgeable and friendly. As busy as it gets, they are on top of it. Ask for Molly, she is fabulous. Steak and duck to die for, some of the side items not so wonderful, but the ambiance, service and staff make up for it. The best part, this restaurant has service down! They call you a few days after you have dined with them and thank you for coming in. AMAZINFG service that just doesn't exist anymore, it was refreshing. Those of you that want to complain about the price, I suggest you don't come here, there is nothing outrageous about their prices for what is offered. it beats the pants off of Bones and Chops food and costs less. I was surprised as I am not a fan of Rathbun's, but the Steak place is the best! Keep up the esxcellent work and your superb staff!

Pros: Food, service, knowledge of wine pairing w/ food

Cons: none -

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Wow, I have to say Kevin Rathbun Steak is well worth the hype and reputation. We took my parents there and based on prior reviews we asked for a "quiet table". We were seated in the cellar which worked out perfectly -- it was much quieter than upstairs and our service appeared to be fully dedicated to our table (likely our perception but we enjoyed the attention).
But really it is all about the food and KBS did not disappoint. We all enjoyed the Tuna Poke, Corn and Ancho Chile soup of the day and Asian Meatball appetizers. Then we had to have the best steak I've ever enjoyed. We shared the Dry Aged Porterhouse for 3 and it just melted in your mouth. I got the Truffle butter as an accompaniment but I didn't even want to dip the steak in the butter as it was perfect as served. And then there were the sides. Two of my friends specifically called me to tell me to order the Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Gruyere and I must implore you to do the same. Heck, I'd have it for dessert.
Then to top things off, they called me the following Monday just to make sure we enjoyed our evening.
In all, we are counting down the days to our return.

2
★★★★★

Wow, I have to say Kevin Rathbun Steak is well worth the hype and reputation. We took my parents there and based on prior reviews we asked for a "quiet table". We were seated in the cellar which worked out perfectly -- it was much quieter than upstairs and our service appeared to be fully dedicated to our table (likely our perception but we enjoyed the attention).
But really it is all about the food and KBS did not disappoint. We all enjoyed the Tuna Poke, Corn and Ancho Chile soup of the day and Asian Meatball appetizers. Then we had to have the best steak I've ever enjoyed. We shared the Dry Aged Porterhouse for 3 and it just melted in your mouth. I got the Truffle butter as an accompaniment but I didn't even want to dip the steak in the butter as it was perfect as served. And then there were the sides. Two of my friends specifically called me to tell me to order the Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Gruyere and I must implore you to do the same. Heck, I'd have it for dessert.
Then to top things off, they called me the following Monday just to make sure we enjoyed our evening.
In all, we are counting down the days to our return.

Pros: Delicious food and attentive service

Cons: A smidge noisy upstairs but you can ask for a quieter table

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My daughter suggested Bones for a special family dinner, but I thought we'd try something different. My mistake. The escargot tasted as if the chef had accidentally spilled the salt in it. The steak was adequate, though I thought a little overdone. The worst part was the service. They brought our food when one member of the group was in the restroom, for her to return to a cooling entree. The servers (glorified but poorly trained busboys) didn't know whose meal was whose. It was just like Applebee's: "Who had the filet with peppercorn sauce? Who had the oysters?" When my daughter was finished, the busboy asked her, "Are you still nibblin on that?" When I was a busboy, I was trained to say, "May I take your plate." Despite all that, our waitress was excellent -- very friendly yet professional.

I brought all this to the attention of the General Manager, so he would understand what is going on in his restaurant. He was very apologetic, and agreed that the foregoing was not acceptable. They ended up cutting the bill substantially.

When one spends top dollar to dine at a fine restaurant in beautiful surroundings, one expects top-notch food and impeccable service. Mr. Rathbun's audacious portrait kept watch over the restaurant, but unfortunately he himself was not watching the store. He might reconsider having his name on the door.

I'll be going back to Bones.

1
★★★☆☆

My daughter suggested Bones for a special family dinner, but I thought we'd try something different. My mistake. The escargot tasted as if the chef had accidentally spilled the salt in it. The steak was adequate, though I thought a little overdone. The worst part was the service. They brought our food when one member of the group was in the restroom, for her to return to a cooling entree. The servers (glorified but poorly trained busboys) didn't know whose meal was whose. It was just like Applebee's: "Who had the filet with peppercorn sauce? Who had the oysters?" When my daughter was finished, the busboy asked her, "Are you still nibblin on that?" When I was a busboy, I was trained to say, "May I take your plate." Despite all that, our waitress was excellent -- very friendly yet professional.

I brought all this to the attention of the General Manager, so he would understand what is going on in his restaurant. He was very apologetic, and agreed that the foregoing was not acceptable. They ended up cutting the bill substantially.

When one spends top dollar to dine at a fine restaurant in beautiful surroundings, one expects top-notch food and impeccable service. Mr. Rathbun's audacious portrait kept watch over the restaurant, but unfortunately he himself was not watching the store. He might reconsider having his name on the door.

I'll be going back to Bones.

Pros: Beautiful restaurant

Cons: Food only adequate; service terrible

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Have been many times. Love it. Steaks are better than anywhere else in the city, and I've had them all.

2
★★★★★

Have been many times. Love it. Steaks are better than anywhere else in the city, and I've had them all.

Pros: The Food!!!

Cons: The price, Yikes!

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The restaurant is crowded, but the food is good. The outdoor seating area is very nice. There is not much else but steak on the menu, though.

2
★★★★★

The restaurant is crowded, but the food is good. The outdoor seating area is very nice. There is not much else but steak on the menu, though.

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Go here and enjoy everything this place has to offer. The food, the service, the drinks, the wine, the decor, the restrooms, should i keep going. If your looking for a steak to freak your mind try the bone-in ribeye, or may I suggest the filet for those who enjoy a leaner cut of meat. I have had them all and none of them disappoint. The sides, although a little smal, are also stellar. Like my title says, Eat here if you want the best.

2
★★★★★

Go here and enjoy everything this place has to offer. The food, the service, the drinks, the wine, the decor, the restrooms, should i keep going. If your looking for a steak to freak your mind try the bone-in ribeye, or may I suggest the filet for those who enjoy a leaner cut of meat. I have had them all and none of them disappoint. The sides, although a little smal, are also stellar. Like my title says, Eat here if you want the best.

Pros: everything is everthing

Cons: closed on Sundays

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I think this was one of the best steaks I've head. Price and quality are similar to Ruth Chris. I am not sure which was better. The bartender made a great lemon drop martini. The filet mignon was so tender it was unbelievable. I'd definitely go back.

2
★★★★☆

I think this was one of the best steaks I've head. Price and quality are similar to Ruth Chris. I am not sure which was better. The bartender made a great lemon drop martini. The filet mignon was so tender it was unbelievable. I'd definitely go back.

Pros: Nice servers, Kevin is present, steak

Cons: dark lighting, service is a bit slow

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The place is way too dark. We had to hold the menu to the candle and while the food was great, we couldnt see it. I am used to loud restaurants, but the "mood" lights reminded me of a campfire meal rather than a $100/plate restaurant. The automatic 20% tip for a party of 6 was a bit much too. Would I go back? No. I am sure the moths will go to the flame. The Rathbun chain has made a fortune with hip vs quality. If you want a great steak and service worth $20-40/person... go to Chops. Better food too. If you enjoy telling friends where you have been... go to Rathbuns (either one). Too dark + too crowded + too noisy + average food + average wait staff = Overrated. Too many strikes against for that price.

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★☆☆☆☆

The place is way too dark. We had to hold the menu to the candle and while the food was great, we couldnt see it. I am used to loud restaurants, but the "mood" lights reminded me of a campfire meal rather than a $100/plate restaurant. The automatic 20% tip for a party of 6 was a bit much too. Would I go back? No. I am sure the moths will go to the flame. The Rathbun chain has made a fortune with hip vs quality. If you want a great steak and service worth $20-40/person... go to Chops. Better food too. If you enjoy telling friends where you have been... go to Rathbuns (either one). Too dark + too crowded + too noisy + average food + average wait staff = Overrated. Too many strikes against for that price.

Pros: You can tell your friends you went

Cons: Too dark

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My favorite restaurant in Atlanta! I've been here 3 or 4 times recently and wish I could afford to go every night. Every meal has been perfect from start to finish. The wine list has many great offerings, the atmosphere is elegant, the service is great and the food...the food is simply incredible. My favorites are the crab casserole, the lobster fritters, the zucchini picata, the scalloped sweet potatoes and the bone in ribeye. And I loooooove the truffle butter and have to have a side of garlic butter too. These butters catapult a perfect steak into the next stratosphere of insane deliciousness. T

his restaurant is tops!

2
★★★★★

My favorite restaurant in Atlanta! I've been here 3 or 4 times recently and wish I could afford to go every night. Every meal has been perfect from start to finish. The wine list has many great offerings, the atmosphere is elegant, the service is great and the food...the food is simply incredible. My favorites are the crab casserole, the lobster fritters, the zucchini picata, the scalloped sweet potatoes and the bone in ribeye. And I loooooove the truffle butter and have to have a side of garlic butter too. These butters catapult a perfect steak into the next stratosphere of insane deliciousness. T

his restaurant is tops!

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I have tried out the restaurant twice. Both times EVERY dish was heavily salted. The restaurant was very noisy and crowded. I will avoid the steakhouse and stick with plaind old Rathbuns

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★☆☆☆☆

I have tried out the restaurant twice. Both times EVERY dish was heavily salted. The restaurant was very noisy and crowded. I will avoid the steakhouse and stick with plaind old Rathbuns

Pros: name

Cons: food, price

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Rathbun's was my favorite restaurant in Atlanta but now I am torn! I took my father and fiance to Rathbun Steak and we all enjoyed it. Quite surprisingly, one of our appetizers and one of our sides was overcooked but the steaks were cooked to order and were just right. We sat in the wine cellar (by chance) and after seeing how busy things were upstairs and noticing that the atmosphere was a bit tight and noisy, we were happy to be downstairs in the tranquility and ambiance of the cellar. Our service was fairly good. We weren't rushed but at the same time, we weren't checked on as timely as we would have preferred once food had delivered to the table. The steak is the star here and the sides you can get such as the garlic butter or truffle butter are a must. They bring the steak from perfection to out of this world. Worth the visit...at least once! And then you can always go back to Rathbun's down the street for more variety if you too are "torn"...

2
★★★★★

Rathbun's was my favorite restaurant in Atlanta but now I am torn! I took my father and fiance to Rathbun Steak and we all enjoyed it. Quite surprisingly, one of our appetizers and one of our sides was overcooked but the steaks were cooked to order and were just right. We sat in the wine cellar (by chance) and after seeing how busy things were upstairs and noticing that the atmosphere was a bit tight and noisy, we were happy to be downstairs in the tranquility and ambiance of the cellar. Our service was fairly good. We weren't rushed but at the same time, we weren't checked on as timely as we would have preferred once food had delivered to the table. The steak is the star here and the sides you can get such as the garlic butter or truffle butter are a must. They bring the steak from perfection to out of this world. Worth the visit...at least once! And then you can always go back to Rathbun's down the street for more variety if you too are "torn"...

Pros: The Steak! You know you will have a great meal!

Cons: Noisy upstairs, have to make a reservation well in advance, pricey

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When we made our reservation (party of 4) we were told that we could either sit in the Wine cellar (downstairs) at 8:00 or in the main dining room at 9:30. We went with the main dining room option at 9:30 since this was going to be our first time at the restaurant. We got there early and had a drink at the bar. We were disappointed when they seated us downstairs in the wine cellar at 9:45. We told the hostess that we specifically made our reservation for the main dining room and she rudely said that there was not anything available and told us to enjoy our meal and walked away. We could not believe how rude she was. By the time we got around to talking to a manager our server had already come to the table and was very friendly so we decided to stay at the table instead of moving to another table in the main dining room. Overall, the food was good and the server was great. We just got off to a bad start with the hostess and it kind of ruined the experience.

1
★★★☆☆

When we made our reservation (party of 4) we were told that we could either sit in the Wine cellar (downstairs) at 8:00 or in the main dining room at 9:30. We went with the main dining room option at 9:30 since this was going to be our first time at the restaurant. We got there early and had a drink at the bar. We were disappointed when they seated us downstairs in the wine cellar at 9:45. We told the hostess that we specifically made our reservation for the main dining room and she rudely said that there was not anything available and told us to enjoy our meal and walked away. We could not believe how rude she was. By the time we got around to talking to a manager our server had already come to the table and was very friendly so we decided to stay at the table instead of moving to another table in the main dining room. Overall, the food was good and the server was great. We just got off to a bad start with the hostess and it kind of ruined the experience.

Pros: good food and ambience

Cons: did not honor reservation as promised

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It was terrific time. It was my sister in laws birthday party saturday and our time was amazing. Thank you to the staff and cooks. The drinks and food were amazing. I could of have not had a better time than that. I will be back soon.

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★★★★★

It was terrific time. It was my sister in laws birthday party saturday and our time was amazing. Thank you to the staff and cooks. The drinks and food were amazing. I could of have not had a better time than that. I will be back soon.

Pros: great atmosphere

Cons: none

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I know that the lines are blurred between fancy and standard places now - after all you don't have to dress up anymore to go somewhere nice and expensive like Rathbun's Steak. However, I still expect a better level of service at a place that charges $100 for a meal than one that charges $20. I just went to Kevin's Steak place for my birthday dinner and was pretty disappointed. Let me say that the steak itself was great - even though the medium rare and medium well orders were switched for me and my husband. We ordered different sides, which were okay, but not stellar. The brussel sprouts were way too sweet and the portobello mushroom fries were way too under seasoned. My main concern was the service. I expect the serving staff to know who ordered what at my table and not ask me. I also was a little taken aback when our waitress was clearing the table and simply beckoned me to hand her my plate with a hand signal.
Maybe my standards are too high, but it's bad when you go to the $20 mexican place the next night and the wait staff is right on - maybe they should switch places?

1
★★☆☆☆

I know that the lines are blurred between fancy and standard places now - after all you don't have to dress up anymore to go somewhere nice and expensive like Rathbun's Steak. However, I still expect a better level of service at a place that charges $100 for a meal than one that charges $20. I just went to Kevin's Steak place for my birthday dinner and was pretty disappointed. Let me say that the steak itself was great - even though the medium rare and medium well orders were switched for me and my husband. We ordered different sides, which were okay, but not stellar. The brussel sprouts were way too sweet and the portobello mushroom fries were way too under seasoned. My main concern was the service. I expect the serving staff to know who ordered what at my table and not ask me. I also was a little taken aback when our waitress was clearing the table and simply beckoned me to hand her my plate with a hand signal.
Maybe my standards are too high, but it's bad when you go to the $20 mexican place the next night and the wait staff is right on - maybe they should switch places?

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We decided to try KR Steak for a birthday celebration about a month ago and while our experience was pretty good, it wasn't great. Service was spot on...no complaints there. Steak house onion rings were some of the best that I've had (not greasy at all), but the dry aged steak for 2 was a little disappointing. The steak itself was of extremely high quality and the inside was medium-rare, as we requested, but some pieces were just too charred on the outside for our liking. The black truffle butter ordered alongside the steak was fantastic though! All in all, we still prefer Kevin Rathbun's original restaurant...that one is hard to beat.

2
★★★★☆

We decided to try KR Steak for a birthday celebration about a month ago and while our experience was pretty good, it wasn't great. Service was spot on...no complaints there. Steak house onion rings were some of the best that I've had (not greasy at all), but the dry aged steak for 2 was a little disappointing. The steak itself was of extremely high quality and the inside was medium-rare, as we requested, but some pieces were just too charred on the outside for our liking. The black truffle butter ordered alongside the steak was fantastic though! All in all, we still prefer Kevin Rathbun's original restaurant...that one is hard to beat.

Pros: excellent service, nice atmosphere, onion rings

Cons: steak was too charred on outside, expensive

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Great steaks, sides and apps. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Kevin (who won on iron chef this week) is always there to talk to guests and put out great food.

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★★★★★

Great steaks, sides and apps. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Kevin (who won on iron chef this week) is always there to talk to guests and put out great food.

Pros: dry-aged porterhouse, service, many other options

Cons: none

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Rathbuns is pretty good ? but over priced. I feel that to a certain degree - steak is steak ? just cut and cook it right ? I wouldn?t say it?s really a culinary art. Anyway we started with the tuna poke appetizer - the taste reminded me a lot of the fatty tuna roll at Zuma. it was very good with some nice sauces. We also got the prosciutto tortellini appetizer... it was just average? Tasted like a typical ravioli - on par with Figo maybe... It came in a nice brown sauce... The bread was great. My wife ordered the 6oz. fillet with mac-n-cheese. And I ordered the 12 oz. fillet with mash potatoes. We both ordered them cooked the same. Mine came out cooked pretty close to right on. It was a little too burned on top but warm and red in the center... My wife?s was straight up overdone. I wonder if they had cooked them both at the same time. Her mac and cheese was pretty bad. Way too much spice and crumbs on top made it unbearably salty. My potatoes were good ? whipped - whatever ? nothing special. All in all, i give it about a B for quality. I don't think we got their ?A? game. Our waiter confided in us that he wasn't supposed to be our server... so... I wasn?t sure how I was supposed to take that. We might have gotten their too late for a week night, i think; around 9ish? However he was attentive, kept a smile and was professional. So yeah - it was "pretty good" def. not $200 good (that?s including tip and $50 wine)... I think i will go back one more time and try the "dry aged porterhouse" ? that?s if congress gives me my $600 check.

oh and another thing - whats up with having a mandatory valet when the parking lot is 10 feet from the door? i don't mind the extra couple bucks - especially after dropping 200 - but it's less convenient to stand in line in the cold and rain. This isn't NYC and there is plenty of space for everybody. I think it's supposed to be classy - but i find it annoying.

1
★★★☆☆

Rathbuns is pretty good ? but over priced. I feel that to a certain degree - steak is steak ? just cut and cook it right ? I wouldn?t say it?s really a culinary art. Anyway we started with the tuna poke appetizer - the taste reminded me a lot of the fatty tuna roll at Zuma. it was very good with some nice sauces. We also got the prosciutto tortellini appetizer... it was just average? Tasted like a typical ravioli - on par with Figo maybe... It came in a nice brown sauce... The bread was great. My wife ordered the 6oz. fillet with mac-n-cheese. And I ordered the 12 oz. fillet with mash potatoes. We both ordered them cooked the same. Mine came out cooked pretty close to right on. It was a little too burned on top but warm and red in the center... My wife?s was straight up overdone. I wonder if they had cooked them both at the same time. Her mac and cheese was pretty bad. Way too much spice and crumbs on top made it unbearably salty. My potatoes were good ? whipped - whatever ? nothing special. All in all, i give it about a B for quality. I don't think we got their ?A? game. Our waiter confided in us that he wasn't supposed to be our server... so... I wasn?t sure how I was supposed to take that. We might have gotten their too late for a week night, i think; around 9ish? However he was attentive, kept a smile and was professional. So yeah - it was "pretty good" def. not $200 good (that?s including tip and $50 wine)... I think i will go back one more time and try the "dry aged porterhouse" ? that?s if congress gives me my $600 check.

oh and another thing - whats up with having a mandatory valet when the parking lot is 10 feet from the door? i don't mind the extra couple bucks - especially after dropping 200 - but it's less convenient to stand in line in the cold and rain. This isn't NYC and there is plenty of space for everybody. I think it's supposed to be classy - but i find it annoying.

Pros: decent food

Cons: sides, overpiced

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I'd like to try this place again to see whether I get similar results, but my first visit did not live up to the hype. Our server was great, the wine was great, and some of the appetizers were great. Pork bbq appetizer was superb. Delicious. The tuna poke was surprising and delicious, such nicely balanced flavors. The risotto was meh - nothing special. The lobster fritters were okay. The fried oysters were meh.

My steak was overcooked even though I asked for medium rare, something steak house chefs ought to be able to do in their sleep. It was also tough and gristly. This is prime beef? Also, I like char, but this was an awful lot of char.

My scalloped sweet potatoes were not particularly good. I think they layered a stack of regular potatoes with just a top and bottom layer of sweet potato, because the inner layers were whitish. So it tasted like plain old potatoes au gratin, except the gruyere didn't work as well as other cheeses might have. The ahi tuna sashimi was dry and tasteless. The macaroni and cheese was fine but unremarkable. The jalapeno creamed corn was interesting for a bite or two. The french fries with bleu cheese fondue tasted like french fries. I didn't have the twice baked potato of the day, but its price was listed as "market". Market priced potatoes? Seems a little pretentious.

The desserts were mostly very good. Bailey's cheesecake - very good. Chocolate cake, very good. Chocolate-bottomed creme brulee, meh. Some kind of praline parfait, very good.

Nice bathrooms!

It's not a bad place and the atmosphere is kind of fun and lively despite the low lighting - it feels like it's very happening. But if I have people in town who want steak, I won't take them here. Again, that's on the strength of one visit and lots of sharing of bites of lots of different things around the table in our group. If they had gotten my meat right, the rest of it would have been negotiable.

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★★★☆☆

I'd like to try this place again to see whether I get similar results, but my first visit did not live up to the hype. Our server was great, the wine was great, and some of the appetizers were great. Pork bbq appetizer was superb. Delicious. The tuna poke was surprising and delicious, such nicely balanced flavors. The risotto was meh - nothing special. The lobster fritters were okay. The fried oysters were meh.

My steak was overcooked even though I asked for medium rare, something steak house chefs ought to be able to do in their sleep. It was also tough and gristly. This is prime beef? Also, I like char, but this was an awful lot of char.

My scalloped sweet potatoes were not particularly good. I think they layered a stack of regular potatoes with just a top and bottom layer of sweet potato, because the inner layers were whitish. So it tasted like plain old potatoes au gratin, except the gruyere didn't work as well as other cheeses might have. The ahi tuna sashimi was dry and tasteless. The macaroni and cheese was fine but unremarkable. The jalapeno creamed corn was interesting for a bite or two. The french fries with bleu cheese fondue tasted like french fries. I didn't have the twice baked potato of the day, but its price was listed as "market". Market priced potatoes? Seems a little pretentious.

The desserts were mostly very good. Bailey's cheesecake - very good. Chocolate cake, very good. Chocolate-bottomed creme brulee, meh. Some kind of praline parfait, very good.

Nice bathrooms!

It's not a bad place and the atmosphere is kind of fun and lively despite the low lighting - it feels like it's very happening. But if I have people in town who want steak, I won't take them here. Again, that's on the strength of one visit and lots of sharing of bites of lots of different things around the table in our group. If they had gotten my meat right, the rest of it would have been negotiable.

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I am educated in culinary arts with several years of experience in top restaurants. Rathbun?s Steak along with Capital City Grille and Silk have all sent me ?pittsburg? (burned to a crisp with a blue center) instead of medium rare. Super thick steak and cooking them under temperatures that rival the surface temperature of the sun seems to be a bad combination. The browning from Maillard?s reaction makes for tasty beef but a thick black crust just ruins it even if it is ?prime or ?kobe?. And maybe it?s just me but a ribeye should look like a ribeye and not some unidentifiable extra thick ribeye cut in the wrong direction so it looks like anything but a ribeye. The highly coveted Chilean sea bass somehow had a bitter taste. It was also undercooked which is a sign of trained professionals in the kitchen but unsatisfactory nonetheless.

Aside from the main course, the service was attentive but could have been more polished. The ahi tuna poke was close to perfection and the lobster croquettes were delicious. The mashed potatoes had a great creamy texture but they were 6 grains of salt and 12 pounds of butter short of greatness. The creamed corn was also very good but also had a bitter aftertaste. I like a good char as much as the next guy but i think the corn was forgotten about on the grill. The onion soup was also very good but overall the experience will need a second chance

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★★☆☆☆

I am educated in culinary arts with several years of experience in top restaurants. Rathbun?s Steak along with Capital City Grille and Silk have all sent me ?pittsburg? (burned to a crisp with a blue center) instead of medium rare. Super thick steak and cooking them under temperatures that rival the surface temperature of the sun seems to be a bad combination. The browning from Maillard?s reaction makes for tasty beef but a thick black crust just ruins it even if it is ?prime or ?kobe?. And maybe it?s just me but a ribeye should look like a ribeye and not some unidentifiable extra thick ribeye cut in the wrong direction so it looks like anything but a ribeye. The highly coveted Chilean sea bass somehow had a bitter taste. It was also undercooked which is a sign of trained professionals in the kitchen but unsatisfactory nonetheless.

Aside from the main course, the service was attentive but could have been more polished. The ahi tuna poke was close to perfection and the lobster croquettes were delicious. The mashed potatoes had a great creamy texture but they were 6 grains of salt and 12 pounds of butter short of greatness. The creamed corn was also very good but also had a bitter aftertaste. I like a good char as much as the next guy but i think the corn was forgotten about on the grill. The onion soup was also very good but overall the experience will need a second chance

Pros: great smoking patio

Cons: food

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Our dinner in November 2007 started off great beginning with the option of sitting in the much quieter downstairs cellar area of the restaurant, which we did but regretted. The initial service and two appetizers (Ahi Tuna Poke and Salt & Pepper Lobster Fritters) were great. Things began to drift with the second appetizer, a Shellfish Tamale, which had a pasty texture and was a bit on the boring side. Opting for filet mignon, the meat was excellent in quality, prepared well, and very tender, although the side peppercorn sauce was bland. The special potato stuffed with gruyere cheese and horseradish was hardly stuffed at all and on the dry side. Once a table of five was seated next to us the service went south. We ordered two special desserts but one was incorrect so we had to wait around to address this with the server; neither dessert was noteworthy. There was more waiting to catch the server when we were ready for our check. The waits were filled in with three incidents of trays of dishes crashing to the floor! The service problem could be easily corrected by training the service staff to be more attentive and to fill in when the primary server is busy. Management could make more frequent passes downstairs as well, especially after the second round of breaking dishes. Until some of the rough edges are worked out we'll stick to the original location up the street (Rathbun's) where we have always experienced consistently excellent cuisine and service, including their fabulous desserts.

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★★★☆☆

Our dinner in November 2007 started off great beginning with the option of sitting in the much quieter downstairs cellar area of the restaurant, which we did but regretted. The initial service and two appetizers (Ahi Tuna Poke and Salt & Pepper Lobster Fritters) were great. Things began to drift with the second appetizer, a Shellfish Tamale, which had a pasty texture and was a bit on the boring side. Opting for filet mignon, the meat was excellent in quality, prepared well, and very tender, although the side peppercorn sauce was bland. The special potato stuffed with gruyere cheese and horseradish was hardly stuffed at all and on the dry side. Once a table of five was seated next to us the service went south. We ordered two special desserts but one was incorrect so we had to wait around to address this with the server; neither dessert was noteworthy. There was more waiting to catch the server when we were ready for our check. The waits were filled in with three incidents of trays of dishes crashing to the floor! The service problem could be easily corrected by training the service staff to be more attentive and to fill in when the primary server is busy. Management could make more frequent passes downstairs as well, especially after the second round of breaking dishes. Until some of the rough edges are worked out we'll stick to the original location up the street (Rathbun's) where we have always experienced consistently excellent cuisine and service, including their fabulous desserts.

Pros: Fine quality steaks.

Cons: Spotty service, inconsistent apps, sides, and desserts

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I thought the experience of the meal was better than the actual meal. Our party of 4 had an excellent time despite what I would consider too many shortfalls on the food. We started off with the lobster frites and the Tuna Poke. The lobster frites lacked flavor, I guess I was expecting a sweeter lobster taste to be present. The tuna Poke on the other hand was fantastic. We ordered two filets and two bone in ribeyes. The filets were cooked to perfection and drew rave reviews. I had the bone in ribeye which I ordered rare but I believe came out closer to medium. Very tender with nice flavor however I thought it had a very salty crust. For sides we ordered the creamed spinach, steamed broccoli, onion rings and mac and cheese. Creamed spinach and broccoli were both very good but the onion rings were undercooked and the mac and cheese was overcooked. I don?t think the onion in an onion ring should be crunchy and the macaroni in the mac and cheese mushy.

That being said the ambiance and service were fantastic. The chef also made a point of visiting with us when we were ordering. Seems like a great guy and really wants to ensure that you have a good time in his restaurant. Based on the overall experience I will be back.

2
★★★★☆

I thought the experience of the meal was better than the actual meal. Our party of 4 had an excellent time despite what I would consider too many shortfalls on the food. We started off with the lobster frites and the Tuna Poke. The lobster frites lacked flavor, I guess I was expecting a sweeter lobster taste to be present. The tuna Poke on the other hand was fantastic. We ordered two filets and two bone in ribeyes. The filets were cooked to perfection and drew rave reviews. I had the bone in ribeye which I ordered rare but I believe came out closer to medium. Very tender with nice flavor however I thought it had a very salty crust. For sides we ordered the creamed spinach, steamed broccoli, onion rings and mac and cheese. Creamed spinach and broccoli were both very good but the onion rings were undercooked and the mac and cheese was overcooked. I don?t think the onion in an onion ring should be crunchy and the macaroni in the mac and cheese mushy.

That being said the ambiance and service were fantastic. The chef also made a point of visiting with us when we were ordering. Seems like a great guy and really wants to ensure that you have a good time in his restaurant. Based on the overall experience I will be back.

Pros: Ambience, Service, Chef

Cons: Side Dishes

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I'm not going into much detail since this place is so well-reviewed, but our meal here was one of the best we've had in Atlanta. We both ordered buttery, melt-in-your-mouth ribeyes and a few sides. The only one we didn't enjoy was the scalloped sweet potatoes with gruyere -- the two flavors seemed to cancel each other out. Dessert, the creme brulee, was also a letdown, especially since I've enjoyed every other dessert Kirk Parks has made. All in all, we had a fantastic meal in a unique, loft-like setting. Kevin even stopped us on our way out to ask how everything was.

2
★★★★★

I'm not going into much detail since this place is so well-reviewed, but our meal here was one of the best we've had in Atlanta. We both ordered buttery, melt-in-your-mouth ribeyes and a few sides. The only one we didn't enjoy was the scalloped sweet potatoes with gruyere -- the two flavors seemed to cancel each other out. Dessert, the creme brulee, was also a letdown, especially since I've enjoyed every other dessert Kirk Parks has made. All in all, we had a fantastic meal in a unique, loft-like setting. Kevin even stopped us on our way out to ask how everything was.

Pros: We had a delicious, multi-course meal for less that we thought/feared.

Cons: The annoyance of trying to get a reservation any other time than 6 or 9.

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I recently arranged a dinner in KRS's private dining room, a converted old wine cellar complete with candlelight and a hidden door through which the wait staff go to and from the kitchen...a very chic little space. The best part of the experience, though, was easily the service. Managers Clay and Doug were incredibly accommodating leading up to the event, and servers Wayne and Russell took excellent care of our party of 17 for the whole of the evening. The food was of course fantastic, and I would highly recommend Kevin Rathbun's Steakhouse to anyone that is organizing a private party or simply to anyone that is looking to enjoy a great meal in one of Atlanta's great new restaurants.

2
★★★★★

I recently arranged a dinner in KRS's private dining room, a converted old wine cellar complete with candlelight and a hidden door through which the wait staff go to and from the kitchen...a very chic little space. The best part of the experience, though, was easily the service. Managers Clay and Doug were incredibly accommodating leading up to the event, and servers Wayne and Russell took excellent care of our party of 17 for the whole of the evening. The food was of course fantastic, and I would highly recommend Kevin Rathbun's Steakhouse to anyone that is organizing a private party or simply to anyone that is looking to enjoy a great meal in one of Atlanta's great new restaurants.

Pros: Great service! Great food! Great atmosphere!

Cons: For a party larger than 8, you will have to reserve their private dining room, so plan ahead!

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Best steak in Atlanta. Great service. Little off on the sides. The Brocolli is a touch off. (Better at Chops). Overall the steak makes up for it and the bar is on time. My friends and I have even had shots there. Great place and cool building. Bar could be a bit wider, but nothing's perfect except for the steaks at Kevin Rathbun's Steakhouse.

2
★★★★★

Best steak in Atlanta. Great service. Little off on the sides. The Brocolli is a touch off. (Better at Chops). Overall the steak makes up for it and the bar is on time. My friends and I have even had shots there. Great place and cool building. Bar could be a bit wider, but nothing's perfect except for the steaks at Kevin Rathbun's Steakhouse.

Pros: Steaks and bar scene.

Cons: Sides and narrow bar.

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My question is how some Citysearch members find this to be top-notch (as did the Atlanta Journal-Constitution - on www.accessatlanta [dot] com), but we literally walked out before we were even seated.

Honestly it has a chance to be great, but I still find this (plus Rathbun's eponymous venue) to be a bit arrogant and overpriced for what it is. And for that (red meat), I still prefer Capital Grille, Chops and Bones.

1
★★☆☆☆

My question is how some Citysearch members find this to be top-notch (as did the Atlanta Journal-Constitution - on www.accessatlanta [dot] com), but we literally walked out before we were even seated.

Honestly it has a chance to be great, but I still find this (plus Rathbun's eponymous venue) to be a bit arrogant and overpriced for what it is. And for that (red meat), I still prefer Capital Grille, Chops and Bones.

Pros: hip new venue

Cons: arrogance

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Other than being little too dark, the atmosphere is great in this two month old restaurant. Our server was as great as a server could be. The food was great from entrees to apts and salad and dessert. Chef Kevin walks around the tables and this is great. I did not notice anything negative and cosidering the restaurant is very new KRS is a five star to me.

2
★★★★★

Other than being little too dark, the atmosphere is great in this two month old restaurant. Our server was as great as a server could be. The food was great from entrees to apts and salad and dessert. Chef Kevin walks around the tables and this is great. I did not notice anything negative and cosidering the restaurant is very new KRS is a five star to me.

Pros: food, ambiance

Cons: little too dark

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Kevin Rathbun Steak was a wonderful experience. The steak and sides we had were cooked to perfection. The food was served in a timely manner where there was no wait in between courses. The service staff was wonderful and overall attitude of the floor was very comfortable and relaxing. We found ourselves having light conversation not only with the floor/service staff but Kevin and Melissa Rathbun came by for a short chat as well as some of the other cook staff.
Great place. We'll go back on a regular basis.

2
★★★★★

Kevin Rathbun Steak was a wonderful experience. The steak and sides we had were cooked to perfection. The food was served in a timely manner where there was no wait in between courses. The service staff was wonderful and overall attitude of the floor was very comfortable and relaxing. We found ourselves having light conversation not only with the floor/service staff but Kevin and Melissa Rathbun came by for a short chat as well as some of the other cook staff.
Great place. We'll go back on a regular basis.

Pros: Ambience was fantastic. Service great and food wonderful

Cons: Somewhat expensive for regular visits.

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I have been to many steak places in the city, but never have I had a steak as good as the one I had at this place. I took seven friends last night and the atmosphere is awesome, the food was great and the service was excellent. We had steaks for two and three and then moved onto the second course of filet mignon and new york steak. Great sides of macaroni, cauliflower, roasted potatoes. Everybody at the table enjoyed the food. This is the place to be if you want steak. One thing though, when you drive to the restaurant, you may go by some sketchy places, but just keep driving and you will enter steak paradise!

2
★★★★★

I have been to many steak places in the city, but never have I had a steak as good as the one I had at this place. I took seven friends last night and the atmosphere is awesome, the food was great and the service was excellent. We had steaks for two and three and then moved onto the second course of filet mignon and new york steak. Great sides of macaroni, cauliflower, roasted potatoes. Everybody at the table enjoyed the food. This is the place to be if you want steak. One thing though, when you drive to the restaurant, you may go by some sketchy places, but just keep driving and you will enter steak paradise!

Pros: great service , great food

Cons: neighborhood seems odd, but it is safe

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I was really excited to see what Steak was all about (besides the obvious). The decor is really well done. I enjoyed the dim lighting and the warm feel of the dining room. The food and service, however, were not as impressive. I was dining with 3 other friends. We each ordered an app and an entree with a side so we could all share. We ordered the lobster fritters, corn risotto, steak tartare, and tuna poke for our apps. The tuna poke (my choice) was really tasty and clean...perfect for a cool summer dish. The other apps were WAY too salty and the risotto had so much pepper in it that my friend barely touched it. I ordered the petit filet (medium rare) with scalloped sweet potatoes for dinner. One of my friends also ordered the filet. Both of our steaks were overcooked. Mine was medium+ at best (probably more medium well). The sides were okay. Potatoes seem a little hard and undercooked. Creamed spinach was by far the worst...like a clump of hardened spinach. Mac and cheese was okay...definitely had better. Onion rings were large and tasty. Overall, for the money we spent, it was not worth the hype or the price. Hopefully, Steak will work out the kinks in the food with time.

1
★★★☆☆

I was really excited to see what Steak was all about (besides the obvious). The decor is really well done. I enjoyed the dim lighting and the warm feel of the dining room. The food and service, however, were not as impressive. I was dining with 3 other friends. We each ordered an app and an entree with a side so we could all share. We ordered the lobster fritters, corn risotto, steak tartare, and tuna poke for our apps. The tuna poke (my choice) was really tasty and clean...perfect for a cool summer dish. The other apps were WAY too salty and the risotto had so much pepper in it that my friend barely touched it. I ordered the petit filet (medium rare) with scalloped sweet potatoes for dinner. One of my friends also ordered the filet. Both of our steaks were overcooked. Mine was medium+ at best (probably more medium well). The sides were okay. Potatoes seem a little hard and undercooked. Creamed spinach was by far the worst...like a clump of hardened spinach. Mac and cheese was okay...definitely had better. Onion rings were large and tasty. Overall, for the money we spent, it was not worth the hype or the price. Hopefully, Steak will work out the kinks in the food with time.

Pros: ambience

Cons: overpriced, food lacking, service slow

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We had high expectations for this restaurant, based on the success of Rathbun's. We were not disappointed. The decor and atmosphere were unbelievable. We had a party of five and the service was impeccable. The food was better than we could have imagined. If you like ahi tuna you must try the ahi tuna slab as an entree. It was unreal! The appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts were all great. The potato gratin side dish is a must! The duck entree is great, too. Everything was so good. We will definitely be going back! I don't care to ever go back to any of the usual Atlanta steak places again (and you know which ones I'm talking about). Kevin Rathbun Steak is where we will go from now on for a great dinner with a great atmosphere. And for you wine lovers, if you bring your own bottle the corkage fee is only $15 which is very reasonable.

2
★★★★★

We had high expectations for this restaurant, based on the success of Rathbun's. We were not disappointed. The decor and atmosphere were unbelievable. We had a party of five and the service was impeccable. The food was better than we could have imagined. If you like ahi tuna you must try the ahi tuna slab as an entree. It was unreal! The appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts were all great. The potato gratin side dish is a must! The duck entree is great, too. Everything was so good. We will definitely be going back! I don't care to ever go back to any of the usual Atlanta steak places again (and you know which ones I'm talking about). Kevin Rathbun Steak is where we will go from now on for a great dinner with a great atmosphere. And for you wine lovers, if you bring your own bottle the corkage fee is only $15 which is very reasonable.

Pros: Food, service, atmosphere, parking - everything!

Cons: Can't think of any

 

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