Nava Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 3060 Peachtree Rd

    Atlanta, GA 30305

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  • 404-240-1984

About Nava Restaurant

Hours
Lunch Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Brunch Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm to 10pm Friday: 5:30pm to 11pm Saturday: 5pm to 11pm

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Had an amazing time. Our server was absolutely awesome, very attentive and on the ball. The drinks that came out were very tasty (among them were the blood orange Jalapeno margarita), many props to the bartender as well. The atmosphere

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★★★★★

Had an amazing time. Our server was absolutely awesome, very attentive and on the ball. The drinks that came out were very tasty (among them were the blood orange Jalapeno margarita), many props to the bartender as well. The atmosphere

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Nava is back! The pan seared scallops over smoked tomato grits and a saffron tostada are out of this world. We sat outside on the patio and had the tastiest margaritas in town. They have a flamenco band on Wednesdays. Blood Orange

3
★★★★★

Nava is back! The pan seared scallops over smoked tomato grits and a saffron tostada are out of this world. We sat outside on the patio and had the tastiest margaritas in town. They have a flamenco band on Wednesdays. Blood Orange

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My husband and I LOVE making the trip from "all the way out in Gwinnett" to Nava's. We have been many times, and the service and food are always top notch. We've tried most everything on the menu; appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts, and even specials(which I am often suspicious of), and have never a bad experience. And the prickly pear margaritas... OMG. You have GOT to try one!!! We've dined at several "upscale" restaurants in Buckhead, and Nava's is BY FAR our favorite!! It's a can't miss!!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I LOVE making the trip from "all the way out in Gwinnett" to Nava's. We have been many times, and the service and food are always top notch. We've tried most everything on the menu; appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts, and even specials(which I am often suspicious of), and have never a bad experience. And the prickly pear margaritas... OMG. You have GOT to try one!!! We've dined at several "upscale" restaurants in Buckhead, and Nava's is BY FAR our favorite!! It's a can't miss!!

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The food was not really outstanding but it was good. It??s the type of food that I usually get at any other restaurants. The extra-ordinary thing about this place is the quality of service they offer. It was indeed so special and each guest receives the same type of treatment.

2
★★★★☆

The food was not really outstanding but it was good. It??s the type of food that I usually get at any other restaurants. The extra-ordinary thing about this place is the quality of service they offer. It was indeed so special and each guest receives the same type of treatment.

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We, the four of us, had dinner at Nava. The experience can be barely qualified as average and we rated it as inconsistent. To the side of very good entrees, such as Pan-Roasted Loch Duart Salmon, we were served a Tequila Lime Ceviche, which was simply not eatable and we had to send it back to the kitchen. I ordered a medium Filet Mignon ??Trio?, which was served cold. From the three-piece served (each of 3 ounces) two were cold and well done, and one was perfect, exactly the way was ordered. The manager arrived after the Ceviche episode, with the main entre, and without enquiring what was going on he just made a statement if everything was OK. He never returned to enquire about the $27.50 Filet Mignon.
Finally, the two deserts selected, house ice cream and banana crepes were tremendous.

1
★★☆☆☆

We, the four of us, had dinner at Nava. The experience can be barely qualified as average and we rated it as inconsistent. To the side of very good entrees, such as Pan-Roasted Loch Duart Salmon, we were served a Tequila Lime Ceviche, which was simply not eatable and we had to send it back to the kitchen. I ordered a medium Filet Mignon ??Trio?, which was served cold. From the three-piece served (each of 3 ounces) two were cold and well done, and one was perfect, exactly the way was ordered. The manager arrived after the Ceviche episode, with the main entre, and without enquiring what was going on he just made a statement if everything was OK. He never returned to enquire about the $27.50 Filet Mignon.
Finally, the two deserts selected, house ice cream and banana crepes were tremendous.

Pros: Great deserts

Cons: Inconsistent kitchen

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My husband and I started dating with Nava as a frequent backdrop, so it was a really special place to us 13 years ago. For a recent lunch we ordered the special flank steak quesadilla app after the suggestion of our waiter. It was horribly average and ordinary. I ordered the chicken salad with blue cheese dressing as my entree and the dressing was a gross oil mixture with bits of blue cheese on the bottom. It was BAD! I asked if they had a creamy dressing and was told they did not.. so I was going to eat my salad dry. I took a bite of the chicken and it tasted like it had been dredged through a blacked salt mixture and it was really bad. I sent it back and I never send food back. I didn't want another. My husbands side order of grits were just not that great either. The manager didn't stop by after the waiter had him take it the salad off of our check.. And then we both had to pay $8 for parking in the garage. They must not still have the original chef. There is NOO way. It use to be soo good there. That was my last visit and I'll just have to keep the memories of better days. Try Taqueria Del Sol on Cheshire Bridge for truely great Ameri/Mex food.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I started dating with Nava as a frequent backdrop, so it was a really special place to us 13 years ago. For a recent lunch we ordered the special flank steak quesadilla app after the suggestion of our waiter. It was horribly average and ordinary. I ordered the chicken salad with blue cheese dressing as my entree and the dressing was a gross oil mixture with bits of blue cheese on the bottom. It was BAD! I asked if they had a creamy dressing and was told they did not.. so I was going to eat my salad dry. I took a bite of the chicken and it tasted like it had been dredged through a blacked salt mixture and it was really bad. I sent it back and I never send food back. I didn't want another. My husbands side order of grits were just not that great either. The manager didn't stop by after the waiter had him take it the salad off of our check.. And then we both had to pay $8 for parking in the garage. They must not still have the original chef. There is NOO way. It use to be soo good there. That was my last visit and I'll just have to keep the memories of better days. Try Taqueria Del Sol on Cheshire Bridge for truely great Ameri/Mex food.

Pros: no wait..people are eating elsewhere for lunch

Cons: just not as great as it once was

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Outdoor drinks and bar staff were awesome. But how do you kick SW food up enough notches for it to justify costing $100+ for two people? You dont. Lobster taco was a mushy burrito....dont expect to see a succulant tail!! Sent back one small item after one bite and the server told us we had to pay for it anyway regardless if we liked it or not. After that we stopped ordering and got out ASAP. But the bill was still mucho $$$$. Stop by have a drink outside then head to some decent Mex food in the city. This place is WAY over rated. Beware.

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★★☆☆☆

Outdoor drinks and bar staff were awesome. But how do you kick SW food up enough notches for it to justify costing $100+ for two people? You dont. Lobster taco was a mushy burrito....dont expect to see a succulant tail!! Sent back one small item after one bite and the server told us we had to pay for it anyway regardless if we liked it or not. After that we stopped ordering and got out ASAP. But the bill was still mucho $$$$. Stop by have a drink outside then head to some decent Mex food in the city. This place is WAY over rated. Beware.

Pros: Outdoor margarita

Cons: Inside food

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If you like Tex Mex and want to pay for good food; this is your place. Always consistent. Will make substitutions. Chocolate box is excellent. Service is fabulous.

4
★★★★☆

If you like Tex Mex and want to pay for good food; this is your place. Always consistent. Will make substitutions. Chocolate box is excellent. Service is fabulous.

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It's been such a long time since I've truly enjoyed all aspects of dining out. I went to Nava to celebrate my birthday and had the best time. The Pear Margaritas were amazing! Never thought I would enjoy grits either but I would highly recommend the smoked tomato grits.
Patrick, our server was awesome too! Great personality and very knowledgeable about the menu and had great recommendations.
One of the better Buckhead restaurants that I would visit again soon.

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★★★★★

It's been such a long time since I've truly enjoyed all aspects of dining out. I went to Nava to celebrate my birthday and had the best time. The Pear Margaritas were amazing! Never thought I would enjoy grits either but I would highly recommend the smoked tomato grits.
Patrick, our server was awesome too! Great personality and very knowledgeable about the menu and had great recommendations.
One of the better Buckhead restaurants that I would visit again soon.

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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Nava is a nice experience and has a great twist on south-west flavors. Over-priced for my liking but a unique experience. Of course the service is very good, as any service should be at those prices.

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★★★★☆

Nava is a nice experience and has a great twist on south-west flavors. Over-priced for my liking but a unique experience. Of course the service is very good, as any service should be at those prices.

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I have driven by and the seen the bold and beautiful "Nava" logo many times on Paces Ferry Road. This restaurant looked so appealing -especially after having seen it on the BHL website and after reading their menu. My husband and I wanted to celebrate my birthday, so we'd thought we try Nava. Their fixed price menu offerings actually sounded quite appealing. When we arrived on a Sunday evening, we were a little surprised to see it so empty. It was pretty near peak evening hours and BHL was having their special $29 three course menu, so we expected more folks to show up. The interior is, in my opinion, quite lovely. We ordered two slightly pricy but tasty cocktails and gave the waiter our order. Some rolls and cornbread sticks that were kind of bluish in color were brought out (from the cornmeal, I guess). They were moist enough but only okay tasting , and I have to admit that I've had better bread and cornbread elsewhere (for starters my mother could make much more delicious cornbread). I ordered a dish consisting of "organic" chicken breast and some kind of spicy mac and cheese. It also came with a salad. My husband had the salmon and he opted for the appetizer trio instead of the salad. I must say that I wasn't overly impressed with anything except for the dessert which was a banana enchilada. My husband had the berry tart which he didn't care for at all and we ending up taking that home and not eating any of it. While my chicken breast was juicy and tender, I just did not care for the way it or my mac and cheese were seasoned, and I'm usually a very open-minded individual. I really didn't like the salad at all or my husband's appetizers for that matter. My husband did enjoy his salmon pretty well but he wasn't overly impressed by it. The service that we get at BHL locations is usually pretty snotty at times, but because we were apparently his only table on this night, our server was rather attentive.

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★★★☆☆

I have driven by and the seen the bold and beautiful "Nava" logo many times on Paces Ferry Road. This restaurant looked so appealing -especially after having seen it on the BHL website and after reading their menu. My husband and I wanted to celebrate my birthday, so we'd thought we try Nava. Their fixed price menu offerings actually sounded quite appealing. When we arrived on a Sunday evening, we were a little surprised to see it so empty. It was pretty near peak evening hours and BHL was having their special $29 three course menu, so we expected more folks to show up. The interior is, in my opinion, quite lovely. We ordered two slightly pricy but tasty cocktails and gave the waiter our order. Some rolls and cornbread sticks that were kind of bluish in color were brought out (from the cornmeal, I guess). They were moist enough but only okay tasting , and I have to admit that I've had better bread and cornbread elsewhere (for starters my mother could make much more delicious cornbread). I ordered a dish consisting of "organic" chicken breast and some kind of spicy mac and cheese. It also came with a salad. My husband had the salmon and he opted for the appetizer trio instead of the salad. I must say that I wasn't overly impressed with anything except for the dessert which was a banana enchilada. My husband had the berry tart which he didn't care for at all and we ending up taking that home and not eating any of it. While my chicken breast was juicy and tender, I just did not care for the way it or my mac and cheese were seasoned, and I'm usually a very open-minded individual. I really didn't like the salad at all or my husband's appetizers for that matter. My husband did enjoy his salmon pretty well but he wasn't overly impressed by it. The service that we get at BHL locations is usually pretty snotty at times, but because we were apparently his only table on this night, our server was rather attentive.

Pros: Beautiful place with a patio for outside dining if weather permits

Cons: food is lacking

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I love the patio at nava. Great ambiance and a perfect way to enjoy fall in Atlanta. It does seem a bit pricy for southwestern food, but have a drink and share some small plates and you will be satisfied for half the price!

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★★★★☆

I love the patio at nava. Great ambiance and a perfect way to enjoy fall in Atlanta. It does seem a bit pricy for southwestern food, but have a drink and share some small plates and you will be satisfied for half the price!

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Normally any restaurant in the Buckhead Life chain is a great place, but Nava didn't match up. The food was good, but not great. The price was too high for what you're getting. Southwestern food should have some flavor, but my food was a bit bland.

3
★★★☆☆

Normally any restaurant in the Buckhead Life chain is a great place, but Nava didn't match up. The food was good, but not great. The price was too high for what you're getting. Southwestern food should have some flavor, but my food was a bit bland.

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We had a great time at Nava last night! The wait was long (45 minutes for two people), so we ordered a couple of the prickly pear margaritas at the outdoor bar. They were quite good, not too sweet, and just the right zing! We definitely indulged and ordered two appetizers: the fritters and the salmon which were both superb. If I had to pick, I'd probably pick the salmon!

We ordered and shared two entrees as well. They were out of the tuna (which was a bit disappointing) but forced us to order the Red chili-seared salmon, which was honestly the best salmon I have ever had. I never expect much from salmon anymore, but the flavor combinations and surprises in this dish simply got better and better as you finished the dish. I could eat it every day for the rest of my life! We also got the filet trio, which was good, but NOTHING compared to the salmon. The charring on the steak was delicious, but it was slightly more done than I prefer a steak to be.

We didn't have room for dessert, but between the margaritas, the wine, the appetizers and amazing salmon we left beyond satisfied!

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★★★★★

We had a great time at Nava last night! The wait was long (45 minutes for two people), so we ordered a couple of the prickly pear margaritas at the outdoor bar. They were quite good, not too sweet, and just the right zing! We definitely indulged and ordered two appetizers: the fritters and the salmon which were both superb. If I had to pick, I'd probably pick the salmon!

We ordered and shared two entrees as well. They were out of the tuna (which was a bit disappointing) but forced us to order the Red chili-seared salmon, which was honestly the best salmon I have ever had. I never expect much from salmon anymore, but the flavor combinations and surprises in this dish simply got better and better as you finished the dish. I could eat it every day for the rest of my life! We also got the filet trio, which was good, but NOTHING compared to the salmon. The charring on the steak was delicious, but it was slightly more done than I prefer a steak to be.

We didn't have room for dessert, but between the margaritas, the wine, the appetizers and amazing salmon we left beyond satisfied!

Pros: The best salmon of your life!

Cons: We weren't asked how we wanted our filets cooked and they were slightly over done.

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Nava is certainly a beautiful restaurant: a nice place to take visiting parents, for example (that's what I did). Although the food was fine, it wasn't mind-blowing for such an expensive and trendy place.

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★★★☆☆

Nava is certainly a beautiful restaurant: a nice place to take visiting parents, for example (that's what I did). Although the food was fine, it wasn't mind-blowing for such an expensive and trendy place.

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There are restaurants in Atlanta that I will always frequent- Chops, Atlanta Fish Market, MF Sushi. This is a great addition to the Buckhead Life Group, but for me, it was moreso a great place to "try out" but will probably not be my first choice for future dining experiences. I did not have reservations on a Friday night but was seated within 10 minutes by friendly (but busy) waitstaff. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, and pleasant. My dining companion and I ordered the cheese fritters for an appetizer and they were awesome. The Red Snapper w grits entree was also spicy (but not too spicy), but IMO Two Urban Licks has better grits; the texture of these was a bit pasty. My recommendation is to dine on the patio if the weather is nice; there are heaters by each table and the view of Peachtree and ambience make will make for an even better dining experience. The decor inside is lovely, but seating seemed to be too close together as wall as maze-like. The GM also stopped by our table to make sure everything was going well, which is always a plus. I may go back here again, and I'm glad I tried something new. My suggestion would be to visit on a nice night if you want to try something a little different and experience new flavors. The most appealing entrees start at about $23.

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★★★★☆

There are restaurants in Atlanta that I will always frequent- Chops, Atlanta Fish Market, MF Sushi. This is a great addition to the Buckhead Life Group, but for me, it was moreso a great place to "try out" but will probably not be my first choice for future dining experiences. I did not have reservations on a Friday night but was seated within 10 minutes by friendly (but busy) waitstaff. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, and pleasant. My dining companion and I ordered the cheese fritters for an appetizer and they were awesome. The Red Snapper w grits entree was also spicy (but not too spicy), but IMO Two Urban Licks has better grits; the texture of these was a bit pasty. My recommendation is to dine on the patio if the weather is nice; there are heaters by each table and the view of Peachtree and ambience make will make for an even better dining experience. The decor inside is lovely, but seating seemed to be too close together as wall as maze-like. The GM also stopped by our table to make sure everything was going well, which is always a plus. I may go back here again, and I'm glad I tried something new. My suggestion would be to visit on a nice night if you want to try something a little different and experience new flavors. The most appealing entrees start at about $23.

Pros: waitstaff; valet, awesome patio dining

Cons: a bit pricey for what you get

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I made a Valentine's Day reservation 3 weeks in advance. They called me February 14, 3 hours before my reservation to confirm and inform me that there was a $75 per person preset menu. When I told Mercedes, the manager, I wanted to cancel due to the fact we were unaware of that and did not want to pay that much she copped an attitude and told me she would cancel it this time! She said I won't charge you this time but I am sure you knew about the menu. She was incredibly RUDE!!!

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★★☆☆☆

I made a Valentine's Day reservation 3 weeks in advance. They called me February 14, 3 hours before my reservation to confirm and inform me that there was a $75 per person preset menu. When I told Mercedes, the manager, I wanted to cancel due to the fact we were unaware of that and did not want to pay that much she copped an attitude and told me she would cancel it this time! She said I won't charge you this time but I am sure you knew about the menu. She was incredibly RUDE!!!

Cons: Horrible customer service!

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I have never been disappointed at Nava. The service is always wonderful, and I love trying whatever specials they are having, or whatever else they recommend. I feel comfortable taking picky guests, and I have yet to sit there going hungry or thirsty waiting for a tasty treat!

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★★★★★

I have never been disappointed at Nava. The service is always wonderful, and I love trying whatever specials they are having, or whatever else they recommend. I feel comfortable taking picky guests, and I have yet to sit there going hungry or thirsty waiting for a tasty treat!

Pros: Service, Food

Cons: No free chips/salsa

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After hearing great things about Nava since my arrival in Buckhead this summer, I decided to try it out for myself on a Sunday night several weeks ago. Without a doubt, Nava exceeded my expectations. After making reservations earlier that day, my party and I were seated immediately upon arrival, though we were several minutes early. We found ourselves at a cozy little table and were immediately greeted by a member of the wait staff. After he had suggested a few appetizers and drinks we might like to try, we ordered a round of margaritas and two or three appetizers. I was blown away. All the appetizers were full of wonderful flavors and great for sharing, with the Sonoma Jack Cheese Fritters being the favorite of the group. Not one for spicy food, I was a little hesitant in choosing an entree. However, aftetr being assured that I would be pleased with my decision, I settled on the salmon. After the first bite, I knew I had made a great selection. Already full from the appetizers, I couldn't resist finishing almost the entire portion. I must say, Buckhead Life Restauarant Group made the right decision when they brought Chef Jesse Perez to Nava. The food was impeccable, all the way around. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, and I will be sure to return, bringing more friends in tote.

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★★★★★

After hearing great things about Nava since my arrival in Buckhead this summer, I decided to try it out for myself on a Sunday night several weeks ago. Without a doubt, Nava exceeded my expectations. After making reservations earlier that day, my party and I were seated immediately upon arrival, though we were several minutes early. We found ourselves at a cozy little table and were immediately greeted by a member of the wait staff. After he had suggested a few appetizers and drinks we might like to try, we ordered a round of margaritas and two or three appetizers. I was blown away. All the appetizers were full of wonderful flavors and great for sharing, with the Sonoma Jack Cheese Fritters being the favorite of the group. Not one for spicy food, I was a little hesitant in choosing an entree. However, aftetr being assured that I would be pleased with my decision, I settled on the salmon. After the first bite, I knew I had made a great selection. Already full from the appetizers, I couldn't resist finishing almost the entire portion. I must say, Buckhead Life Restauarant Group made the right decision when they brought Chef Jesse Perez to Nava. The food was impeccable, all the way around. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, and I will be sure to return, bringing more friends in tote.

Pros: Great food, ambience and service

Cons: none that I can think of

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I had a condo a a quarter mile from Nava for six years and just moved to Brookhaven. Needless to say, I've been to Nava several times. 8:30 PM reservations, showed at 8:10 PM to check in and request a patio seating. Went to the outside bar. The Prickley Pear Margarita was always their "specialty" drink. Tonight, it was awful - bitter, would have rather drank a simple Grey Goose martini. The bartender said they had a change in suppliers and were trying a different formula. Bottom line, take it off the menu. At 8:45 PM, I asked why we hadn't been seated. The hostess said she couldn't find us although she had my cell # with my reservation. She started to seat us inside, I reminded her of outside seating, and she said "25 minutes", then - "we don't have servers outside". Hmmm. After a "one-way conversation" we were shown a table in the primary walkway. Quick note: we (my girlfriend and I) are Atlanta foodies and enjoy the dining options we have here. Table was not acceptable and was switched. Back to food: we asked the server his recommendation on three appetizers and chose one. He put the order for two of them. Corrected him. A couple in town from NYC sat next to us and wanted to try the Prickley Pear - we chimed in and they ordered nice martinis. The entrees were what we expected; the server seemed to be very new and didn't listen well to our request to have our bottle of wine breathe as we finished our "non-margaritas". Talked to a "suit" (aka Manager) and he had a different story about the changes being from "corporate". Bottom line, check any reviews after ours to see if there has been a change in management, changing in the guards, etc. My girlfriend and I felt that Nava did not live up to the reputation that we had known it for in the past. We'll come back; but not in the near future - especially if we see more reviews like this one. I wish we would have gone next door to Season's 52 on this occasion.

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★★☆☆☆

I had a condo a a quarter mile from Nava for six years and just moved to Brookhaven. Needless to say, I've been to Nava several times. 8:30 PM reservations, showed at 8:10 PM to check in and request a patio seating. Went to the outside bar. The Prickley Pear Margarita was always their "specialty" drink. Tonight, it was awful - bitter, would have rather drank a simple Grey Goose martini. The bartender said they had a change in suppliers and were trying a different formula. Bottom line, take it off the menu. At 8:45 PM, I asked why we hadn't been seated. The hostess said she couldn't find us although she had my cell # with my reservation. She started to seat us inside, I reminded her of outside seating, and she said "25 minutes", then - "we don't have servers outside". Hmmm. After a "one-way conversation" we were shown a table in the primary walkway. Quick note: we (my girlfriend and I) are Atlanta foodies and enjoy the dining options we have here. Table was not acceptable and was switched. Back to food: we asked the server his recommendation on three appetizers and chose one. He put the order for two of them. Corrected him. A couple in town from NYC sat next to us and wanted to try the Prickley Pear - we chimed in and they ordered nice martinis. The entrees were what we expected; the server seemed to be very new and didn't listen well to our request to have our bottle of wine breathe as we finished our "non-margaritas". Talked to a "suit" (aka Manager) and he had a different story about the changes being from "corporate". Bottom line, check any reviews after ours to see if there has been a change in management, changing in the guards, etc. My girlfriend and I felt that Nava did not live up to the reputation that we had known it for in the past. We'll come back; but not in the near future - especially if we see more reviews like this one. I wish we would have gone next door to Season's 52 on this occasion.

Pros: New entrees, although there were no specials tonight

Cons: Known specialty drinks, hostess, server's knowledge, not being the "same" Nava

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My buddy and I went to Nava last night for the first time. We sat at the bar. Directly at the front entrance of the bar, next to my seat, there is situated a large air conditioner. Why it is located there - I have no idea. There is no question that this restaurant has an ideal location, and a beautiful outside patio. Unfortunately, our experience was VERY disappointing. Two young women were bartending, neither one of which was in any hurry to take our drink order. When one did come over, she left literally in the middle of the drink order to take care of another customer. I ordered the chicken breast, which was not bad. My friend ordered eye of the round steak, and was extremely unimpressed.

Unfortunately, this restaurant is off our list and we will not be back.

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★☆☆☆☆

My buddy and I went to Nava last night for the first time. We sat at the bar. Directly at the front entrance of the bar, next to my seat, there is situated a large air conditioner. Why it is located there - I have no idea. There is no question that this restaurant has an ideal location, and a beautiful outside patio. Unfortunately, our experience was VERY disappointing. Two young women were bartending, neither one of which was in any hurry to take our drink order. When one did come over, she left literally in the middle of the drink order to take care of another customer. I ordered the chicken breast, which was not bad. My friend ordered eye of the round steak, and was extremely unimpressed.

Unfortunately, this restaurant is off our list and we will not be back.

Pros: Nicely decorated, nice patio, great location

Cons: Horrible bar service, unimpressive food

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I went to Nava after hearing rave reviews but left unimpressed. The food was just ok - the prices were way too high for the quality. If you do not like spicy foods, do not go here. All the food at Nava has a bit of a "kick" to it. The service was just ok as well. I'm not sure if our server was having a bad night but he had the personality of a door stop. I will not be back.

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★★☆☆☆

I went to Nava after hearing rave reviews but left unimpressed. The food was just ok - the prices were way too high for the quality. If you do not like spicy foods, do not go here. All the food at Nava has a bit of a "kick" to it. The service was just ok as well. I'm not sure if our server was having a bad night but he had the personality of a door stop. I will not be back.

Pros: Location, Ambience

Cons: Food quality, price

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We loved the atmosphere, the service and best of all the creative and inspiring cuisine. I never thought Southwestern could have such an upscale taste and appearance.

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★★★☆☆

We loved the atmosphere, the service and best of all the creative and inspiring cuisine. I never thought Southwestern could have such an upscale taste and appearance.

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If you've ever visited the Ralph Lauren store at Lenox Square, and seen his two display interior rooms, you know what we mean by Ralph Lauren Western Chic! Walk into Nava, and you will experience it with deluxe Southwestern fare. We started at the bar, and climbed onto pony covered barstool's with leather straps. Upon the very nice bartenders recommendation, we started with the signature Prickly Pear Margarita's. A couple of those, and we were ready to mount Trigger! In fact, instead of dining at a table, we ordered at the bar, and had a wonderful time. It's February, cold outside, and we just liked the intimate feel. Starting with Jack Cheese Fritter's and Homemade Guac. Not as good as Rosa's, but a close second. Lobster Taco's next, and that sweet meat was so delightful. Grilled Ancho Chilie Shrimp, just showcases Buckhead Life Group's great Seafood. Service was excellent, and looking forward to getting on that outdoor patio, in warm weather.

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★★★★★

If you've ever visited the Ralph Lauren store at Lenox Square, and seen his two display interior rooms, you know what we mean by Ralph Lauren Western Chic! Walk into Nava, and you will experience it with deluxe Southwestern fare. We started at the bar, and climbed onto pony covered barstool's with leather straps. Upon the very nice bartenders recommendation, we started with the signature Prickly Pear Margarita's. A couple of those, and we were ready to mount Trigger! In fact, instead of dining at a table, we ordered at the bar, and had a wonderful time. It's February, cold outside, and we just liked the intimate feel. Starting with Jack Cheese Fritter's and Homemade Guac. Not as good as Rosa's, but a close second. Lobster Taco's next, and that sweet meat was so delightful. Grilled Ancho Chilie Shrimp, just showcases Buckhead Life Group's great Seafood. Service was excellent, and looking forward to getting on that outdoor patio, in warm weather.

Pros: Deluxe Southwestern Fare, Margarita's & Service!

Cons: Pricy, but It's Buckhead!

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As a vegetarian, many of the Buckhead restaurants present limited options. Instead of the usual blah portabello burger or boring side salad, NAVA offered the most amazing veggie dish. The Vegetable Platter offered up such varied items as Flame Grilled Asparagus, Smoked Tomato Grits, Chopped Salad with Tortilla Strips, and an Exotic Mushroom and Sweet Corn Tamale with Truffle Oil. This is one meat-centric restaurant I won't object to visiting again! The platter was on the cheaper end of the menu, at around $15, so this is also a good option for omnivores who may want to watch their spending at this pricier restaurant. Thanks to Chef Jesse Perez for providing me with the list of items!

1
★★★☆☆

As a vegetarian, many of the Buckhead restaurants present limited options. Instead of the usual blah portabello burger or boring side salad, NAVA offered the most amazing veggie dish. The Vegetable Platter offered up such varied items as Flame Grilled Asparagus, Smoked Tomato Grits, Chopped Salad with Tortilla Strips, and an Exotic Mushroom and Sweet Corn Tamale with Truffle Oil. This is one meat-centric restaurant I won't object to visiting again! The platter was on the cheaper end of the menu, at around $15, so this is also a good option for omnivores who may want to watch their spending at this pricier restaurant. Thanks to Chef Jesse Perez for providing me with the list of items!

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My boyfriend took me to Nava to celebrate my birthday! The service was amazing...best I've ever had! The food was fantastic too! The only downside was that the tables are REALLY close together so it's not very private, however, you may be able to request a private table, I'm not sure. Overall, it was a great dining experience for us both!

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend took me to Nava to celebrate my birthday! The service was amazing...best I've ever had! The food was fantastic too! The only downside was that the tables are REALLY close together so it's not very private, however, you may be able to request a private table, I'm not sure. Overall, it was a great dining experience for us both!

Pros: Valet parking, service, food

Cons: Expensive, tables way too close together

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Would recommend for a date location, as well as drinks on the patio with friends for late 20's and thirty somethings...

2
★★★★★

Would recommend for a date location, as well as drinks on the patio with friends for late 20's and thirty somethings...

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Okay, where do I begin. Besides being INSANELY overpriced for what you get, the service is the worst I've ever seen, being from the industry. I heard cursing, and foul conversations from the staff, the management was standing by the computers having conversations. The hostess, was dressed as if she was going to sleep in a leopard print slip looking dress. I just could not believe this restaurant even exists! Our server seemed to be "on" something..... so so bizzaree! All I am saying is there is so many great restaurants in Buckhead.. do not waste your time on bland merluza, fancy 30 dollar flank steak, and stale dinner rolls.....

NOT WORTH IT! and their "signature" margarita comes out of a beer tap! Heaven knows how old it is and unsanitary! TERRIBLE!!!

2
★★★★☆

Okay, where do I begin. Besides being INSANELY overpriced for what you get, the service is the worst I've ever seen, being from the industry. I heard cursing, and foul conversations from the staff, the management was standing by the computers having conversations. The hostess, was dressed as if she was going to sleep in a leopard print slip looking dress. I just could not believe this restaurant even exists! Our server seemed to be "on" something..... so so bizzaree! All I am saying is there is so many great restaurants in Buckhead.. do not waste your time on bland merluza, fancy 30 dollar flank steak, and stale dinner rolls.....

NOT WORTH IT! and their "signature" margarita comes out of a beer tap! Heaven knows how old it is and unsanitary! TERRIBLE!!!

Pros: A nice looking patio.

Cons: Management, service, originality

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I dined at Nava for dinner on 7/27. This was by far one of the worst dining experiences that I've had during my years of dining in Atlanta.

From beginning to end, the meal was a disaster. We ate in the bar because we didn't want to wait for a table. The service there was horrible. The waitress was inattentive; she disappeared for stretches and at various times didn't bring us plates or utensils. At the end it took us 20 or more minutes to get our check and leave. The manager was also totally disdainful about our complaints. Other patrons had the same problem that evening in our area.

The only good part of the meal was the appetizer. The asiago nachos were delicious once we received utensils and plates. Our entrees were not good and were nothing like the waitress described. We left the restaurant still hungry and angry at the poor service that we'd received from the staff and management.

This is hardly the type of service that I would expect from a restaurant that is a part of the Buckhead Restaurant group based on my past experience. I've eaten at both The Atlanta Fish Market and Pricci and had enjoyable meals every time. The food and service here hardly merits the price!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I dined at Nava for dinner on 7/27. This was by far one of the worst dining experiences that I've had during my years of dining in Atlanta.

From beginning to end, the meal was a disaster. We ate in the bar because we didn't want to wait for a table. The service there was horrible. The waitress was inattentive; she disappeared for stretches and at various times didn't bring us plates or utensils. At the end it took us 20 or more minutes to get our check and leave. The manager was also totally disdainful about our complaints. Other patrons had the same problem that evening in our area.

The only good part of the meal was the appetizer. The asiago nachos were delicious once we received utensils and plates. Our entrees were not good and were nothing like the waitress described. We left the restaurant still hungry and angry at the poor service that we'd received from the staff and management.

This is hardly the type of service that I would expect from a restaurant that is a part of the Buckhead Restaurant group based on my past experience. I've eaten at both The Atlanta Fish Market and Pricci and had enjoyable meals every time. The food and service here hardly merits the price!

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Service, food, management

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Nava is definitely a cool space, but the food was rather dull and the service was poor... very poor. The host stand was staffed by three people, none of whom made any attempt at enthusiasm or courtesy. Our waiter was distracted, not particularly helpful and made us feel rushed. Drinks took too long to come out and you had to flag someone down to get a fresh prickly pear margarita - which was quite tasty but probably made the same way at Chili's. At no point were we offered a wine list after our pre-dinner cocktails and the food came out so quick we didn't get a chance to order a bottle.

The food was decent, but slightly overdone in both flavor and preparation. The outdoor patio might be the only reason to go back to Nava, otherwise it was overpriced, pretentious and not worth the trip.

1
★★★☆☆

Nava is definitely a cool space, but the food was rather dull and the service was poor... very poor. The host stand was staffed by three people, none of whom made any attempt at enthusiasm or courtesy. Our waiter was distracted, not particularly helpful and made us feel rushed. Drinks took too long to come out and you had to flag someone down to get a fresh prickly pear margarita - which was quite tasty but probably made the same way at Chili's. At no point were we offered a wine list after our pre-dinner cocktails and the food came out so quick we didn't get a chance to order a bottle.

The food was decent, but slightly overdone in both flavor and preparation. The outdoor patio might be the only reason to go back to Nava, otherwise it was overpriced, pretentious and not worth the trip.

Pros: Nice outdoor patio

Cons: Poor service, mediocre food

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Lots of pretty people in an attractive room. Sometimes fussy service but they don't necessarily refill water glasses and the guacamole that was a topping for my "flat iron steak came out warm. The meat itself, a london broil sort of preparation, was good, but the kitchen just does not know how to caramelize onions which were acrid if not poisonous. Also the tortilla chicken was very good. The crushed crisp tortillas gave an interesting and different texture.

Altogether, the flavors are not really so different or clever. I've been there several times now and have absolutely no remaining curiosity about their menu. Not a good food value. You are paying excessively for the location. If you have trouble with steps, request a lower level table when you reserve. KYMA and the fish restaurant , while not cheap, are both better efforts on the part of the Buckhead Life group. In fact I've been to all their places and Nava is at the bottom.

1
★★☆☆☆

Lots of pretty people in an attractive room. Sometimes fussy service but they don't necessarily refill water glasses and the guacamole that was a topping for my "flat iron steak came out warm. The meat itself, a london broil sort of preparation, was good, but the kitchen just does not know how to caramelize onions which were acrid if not poisonous. Also the tortilla chicken was very good. The crushed crisp tortillas gave an interesting and different texture.

Altogether, the flavors are not really so different or clever. I've been there several times now and have absolutely no remaining curiosity about their menu. Not a good food value. You are paying excessively for the location. If you have trouble with steps, request a lower level table when you reserve. KYMA and the fish restaurant , while not cheap, are both better efforts on the part of the Buckhead Life group. In fact I've been to all their places and Nava is at the bottom.

Pros: Pretty room.

Cons: Too noisy to really be romantic.

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Nava is my favorite restaurant to take out of town visitors. Everyone is always impressed by the uniqueness of Nava. From the decor to the food and service. They have great margaritas that are made on the premises by squeezing lemons and limes. Really a treat! The lobster soft tacos are unbelievable. The fried oysters are great. Wonderful salads, great blue corn bread. The vegetarian platter is one of the best vegi meals in the city. Also great side dishes! I never heard a complaint from anyone we shared a meal with at Nava.

2
★★★★★

Nava is my favorite restaurant to take out of town visitors. Everyone is always impressed by the uniqueness of Nava. From the decor to the food and service. They have great margaritas that are made on the premises by squeezing lemons and limes. Really a treat! The lobster soft tacos are unbelievable. The fried oysters are great. Wonderful salads, great blue corn bread. The vegetarian platter is one of the best vegi meals in the city. Also great side dishes! I never heard a complaint from anyone we shared a meal with at Nava.

Pros: margaritas, food, atmosphere

Cons: busy, busy, busy

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My friend and I ate at Nava on a Friday night. The weather was perfect we sat on the patio, which was wonderful. The food was excellent and our service was great. We started off with the Nava Posole and Lobster Taco. We enjoyed the margaritas and mojitos. Nava is now one of our favorite restaurants. We will be going there on Wednesday nights for live music on the patio. Great experience..

2
★★★★★

My friend and I ate at Nava on a Friday night. The weather was perfect we sat on the patio, which was wonderful. The food was excellent and our service was great. We started off with the Nava Posole and Lobster Taco. We enjoyed the margaritas and mojitos. Nava is now one of our favorite restaurants. We will be going there on Wednesday nights for live music on the patio. Great experience..

Pros: Margaritas, Service, Food

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We dined Friday night at Nava. First of all the tables are so close together that you can not have a private conversation. We had to listen to very loud women talk through hapf our dinner. I had the Suncrusted Merluza fish which was extremley bland and boring and it came with a side of what tasted like creamed corn. My husband had the pork which he said was good but he has had better. The margaritas were almost $10.00 and I swear there hardly any alcohol at all in them. I have had way better margaritas in a strip mall for half the price. The service was excellent and that is the only thing that I can say good about this restaurant.

1
★★☆☆☆

We dined Friday night at Nava. First of all the tables are so close together that you can not have a private conversation. We had to listen to very loud women talk through hapf our dinner. I had the Suncrusted Merluza fish which was extremley bland and boring and it came with a side of what tasted like creamed corn. My husband had the pork which he said was good but he has had better. The margaritas were almost $10.00 and I swear there hardly any alcohol at all in them. I have had way better margaritas in a strip mall for half the price. The service was excellent and that is the only thing that I can say good about this restaurant.

Pros: good service

Cons: crowded, bland food, over priced

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The food is excellent, but the service was terrible! There were 10 of us dining so our server asked if we wanted a sampling of 5 appetizers. We agreed & thought it would be 5 appetizers. When we got our bill he had charged us for 5 orders of one appetizer and 3 orders for the other four. We were charged almost $200 for our appetizers alone. My sister asked about a certain meal, he explained it, she ordered it, & was brought something different. One end of our table ordered a bottle of red wine, later someone on the other end asked for a glass of white & he opened another bottle of red & charged us. As we were leaving he was checking all the credit slips to see his tip & ignored us. The money we paid for dinner was not worth the horrible service we received.

1
★★★☆☆

The food is excellent, but the service was terrible! There were 10 of us dining so our server asked if we wanted a sampling of 5 appetizers. We agreed & thought it would be 5 appetizers. When we got our bill he had charged us for 5 orders of one appetizer and 3 orders for the other four. We were charged almost $200 for our appetizers alone. My sister asked about a certain meal, he explained it, she ordered it, & was brought something different. One end of our table ordered a bottle of red wine, later someone on the other end asked for a glass of white & he opened another bottle of red & charged us. As we were leaving he was checking all the credit slips to see his tip & ignored us. The money we paid for dinner was not worth the horrible service we received.

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We went to Nava for my birthday and had a fantastic time. The food was excellent. Both appetizer salads we got were delicious. I had the "Nava" salad with smoked trout and got a generous serving. You must try the Jalepeno Jumbo Shrimp with Black Bean Enchilada for an entree. My date had the Salmon and thought it was superb as well. Server was very attentive but not overbearing. The seating outdoors was perfect for the late evening.

2
★★★★★

We went to Nava for my birthday and had a fantastic time. The food was excellent. Both appetizer salads we got were delicious. I had the "Nava" salad with smoked trout and got a generous serving. You must try the Jalepeno Jumbo Shrimp with Black Bean Enchilada for an entree. My date had the Salmon and thought it was superb as well. Server was very attentive but not overbearing. The seating outdoors was perfect for the late evening.

Pros: food, service

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Had a wonderful experience at Nava last evening. The atmoshere is great, the service was very professional, but still relaxing, the food and presentation was outstanding and the Margaritas are close to the best I have had.

2
★★★★☆

Had a wonderful experience at Nava last evening. The atmoshere is great, the service was very professional, but still relaxing, the food and presentation was outstanding and the Margaritas are close to the best I have had.

Pros: food, presentation, margaritas

Cons: parking

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I really can't believe this place gets such great reviews. It's awful. SO EXPENSIVE. The wine is terribly overpriced and the service is wretched. I could see that it attracts tourists but people that live here really shouldn't support it. I can't even begin to describe the pathetic waitstaff. It was just all so bad I don't know where to start.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I really can't believe this place gets such great reviews. It's awful. SO EXPENSIVE. The wine is terribly overpriced and the service is wretched. I could see that it attracts tourists but people that live here really shouldn't support it. I can't even begin to describe the pathetic waitstaff. It was just all so bad I don't know where to start.

Pros: honestly nothing

Cons: service, very expensive, no toilet paper in ba

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The Ambience and service are above average at Nava and add to the experience, but the food truly stands out here. I was very impressed by the presentation and quality of the food, with unique flavors, freshness and the perfect amount of spice that enhances but doesn't overpower. My only complaint was the long wait at the Valet, but that was a minor inconvenience that I'll put up with again to experience what Nava has to offer.

2
★★★★★

The Ambience and service are above average at Nava and add to the experience, but the food truly stands out here. I was very impressed by the presentation and quality of the food, with unique flavors, freshness and the perfect amount of spice that enhances but doesn't overpower. My only complaint was the long wait at the Valet, but that was a minor inconvenience that I'll put up with again to experience what Nava has to offer.

Pros: Food, Service, atmosphere

Cons: parking

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I went to Nava with my boyfriend to celebrate my birthday, and I was completely blown away by this place. The food and drinks were amazing and delicious. I had the venison and he had chicken with mandarin orange guacamole. We had no complaints! The service was friendly and attentive, and gave great reccomendations and descriptions of the food. I would go back in a heartbeat!!

2
★★★★★

I went to Nava with my boyfriend to celebrate my birthday, and I was completely blown away by this place. The food and drinks were amazing and delicious. I had the venison and he had chicken with mandarin orange guacamole. We had no complaints! The service was friendly and attentive, and gave great reccomendations and descriptions of the food. I would go back in a heartbeat!!

Pros: Service, Food, Valet Parking

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I went there on my birthday. Loved it! My boyfriend got the absolute best pork tenderloin we had ever tasted!! Love the lobster tacos, scallops were cooked to perfection. Always went in the winter, so I am looking forward to the large deck this summer. Definitely a great date spot.

2
★★★★★

I went there on my birthday. Loved it! My boyfriend got the absolute best pork tenderloin we had ever tasted!! Love the lobster tacos, scallops were cooked to perfection. Always went in the winter, so I am looking forward to the large deck this summer. Definitely a great date spot.

Pros: FOOD, atmosphere, decor

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The service was exceptioinal. The lime chicken was great with lots of bold flavors.

2
★★★★☆

The service was exceptioinal. The lime chicken was great with lots of bold flavors.

Pros: nice ambience, fast service, good food

Cons: chilly, expensive

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The restaurant and patio are beautiful and the atmosphere is wonderful. The bartender was extremely friendly and our server was good but not great. I don't even like margaritas but the bartender gave me a small complimtary one and I have to admit it was tasty. The scallops I ordered were disappointingly bland though. For the price I payed and the fact that this is southwest cuisine I was hoping for a lot more flavor. I went for lunch and maybe that was my mistake. I would only consider going back for dinner and hope that the food is better.

1
★★★☆☆

The restaurant and patio are beautiful and the atmosphere is wonderful. The bartender was extremely friendly and our server was good but not great. I don't even like margaritas but the bartender gave me a small complimtary one and I have to admit it was tasty. The scallops I ordered were disappointingly bland though. For the price I payed and the fact that this is southwest cuisine I was hoping for a lot more flavor. I went for lunch and maybe that was my mistake. I would only consider going back for dinner and hope that the food is better.

Pros: great service

Cons: , overrated

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Food is wonderful and there are many choices, but the service on our visit was maybe the worst I have ever had. The black bottom pecan pie is a bit dry, but saved by the Mexican Chocolate ice cream. The chocolate dessert with dulce de leche ice cream is out of this world. Definitely go for the food with someone you enjoy since you won' be getting attention from your server...

2
★★★★☆

Food is wonderful and there are many choices, but the service on our visit was maybe the worst I have ever had. The black bottom pecan pie is a bit dry, but saved by the Mexican Chocolate ice cream. The chocolate dessert with dulce de leche ice cream is out of this world. Definitely go for the food with someone you enjoy since you won' be getting attention from your server...

Pros: dessert, drinks, choices

Cons: , service, service

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I went here a while back with my brother, sister-in law and nephew. We were a little concerned taking him to a fancy resturant. It worked out great! He loved the outdoor seating and the gigantic water display they have. The food is absolutely amazing, a must see! Bring your kids too.

2
★★★★★

I went here a while back with my brother, sister-in law and nephew. We were a little concerned taking him to a fancy resturant. It worked out great! He loved the outdoor seating and the gigantic water display they have. The food is absolutely amazing, a must see! Bring your kids too.

Pros: Good Service, Great Food

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What can I say about Nava other than it is impressive. This is a standout in the city and one of the Buckhead Life Groups better achievements. The style of food is exceptional, the flavors are to die for. The Sonoma Jack Cheese Fritters are so delicious and the Rabbit Tostada outstanding. Love the environment and service is impeccable.

2
★★★★★

What can I say about Nava other than it is impressive. This is a standout in the city and one of the Buckhead Life Groups better achievements. The style of food is exceptional, the flavors are to die for. The Sonoma Jack Cheese Fritters are so delicious and the Rabbit Tostada outstanding. Love the environment and service is impeccable.

Pros: Food, Style, Quality

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I think the kitchen staff the night we dined at Nava (New Years Eve 2003) must have had a salt fetish - the blue corn bread, the appetizers and the entrees were way too salty.
On the other hand, the desserts were lovely and the margaritas superb.
Would I every eat there again? - No Way!

1
★★☆☆☆

I think the kitchen staff the night we dined at Nava (New Years Eve 2003) must have had a salt fetish - the blue corn bread, the appetizers and the entrees were way too salty.
On the other hand, the desserts were lovely and the margaritas superb.
Would I every eat there again? - No Way!

Pros: good service

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Service was attentive. Food was great. Definitely one of the best of the Buckhead Life Restaurants. I speak from experience I've visited all but three.

2
★★★★★

Service was attentive. Food was great. Definitely one of the best of the Buckhead Life Restaurants. I speak from experience I've visited all but three.

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- service was poor (once seated, we had to wait 10 minutes before a waiter came on a quiet late Sunday night)
- food was average for this kind of restaurant, not really good, just ok (the price is ridiculously expensive for the quality)
- dessert was good
- wine list correct
(Feb 2003)

0
★☆☆☆☆

- service was poor (once seated, we had to wait 10 minutes before a waiter came on a quiet late Sunday night)
- food was average for this kind of restaurant, not really good, just ok (the price is ridiculously expensive for the quality)
- dessert was good
- wine list correct
(Feb 2003)

Cons: food, service

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I was in Atlanta for a month working on a project. Being on an expense account I decided to try every nice place I could find in the city. After trying Nava once I was hooked. Every item on the menu was literally bursting with flavor and so very tender. I found myself going there over and over again either with clients or on dates. Excellent.

2
★★★★★

I was in Atlanta for a month working on a project. Being on an expense account I decided to try every nice place I could find in the city. After trying Nava once I was hooked. Every item on the menu was literally bursting with flavor and so very tender. I found myself going there over and over again either with clients or on dates. Excellent.

Pros: Location

 

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