4th & Swift

★★★★☆
  • 621 North Avenue NE Ste B

    Atlanta, GA 30308

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  • 678-904-0160

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Sunday To Thursday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 11:00 PM

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I??ve been to this place once and I am planning to go back to try the other entres on their menu. I had a very pleasant experience when we visited it and the food was absolutely yummy. The place was cool and the service was terrific. I know that it??s worth another visit.

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★★★★☆

I??ve been to this place once and I am planning to go back to try the other entres on their menu. I had a very pleasant experience when we visited it and the food was absolutely yummy. The place was cool and the service was terrific. I know that it??s worth another visit.

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It was midtown restaurant week so two friends and I decided to try out 4th and Swift and Im very glad we did. We had a six oclock reservation so perhaps because it was such an early dinner we did not experience the crowd that other reviewers are mentioned. All the staff were very friendly and hospitable and our waitress was perfect: knowledgeable about the food and wine, amiable and checked on us just enough! I had to try out 3 wines before decidng on a glass but she was very obliging and did not seem to mind my pickiness. I had corn soup, leg of lamb and Creme brulee for dessert. The soup and lamb were very tasty. The creme brulee was pretty good too, with roasted strawberries and shortbread. I tried my friends flounder...not bad but not a cause for glorious praise either. My other friend had the salmon small plate which was delicious and a lovely plate of oxtail and gnocchi...my favourite of the evening. I most certanly recommend this ambient and understated restaurant.

2
★★★★☆

It was midtown restaurant week so two friends and I decided to try out 4th and Swift and Im very glad we did. We had a six oclock reservation so perhaps because it was such an early dinner we did not experience the crowd that other reviewers are mentioned. All the staff were very friendly and hospitable and our waitress was perfect: knowledgeable about the food and wine, amiable and checked on us just enough! I had to try out 3 wines before decidng on a glass but she was very obliging and did not seem to mind my pickiness. I had corn soup, leg of lamb and Creme brulee for dessert. The soup and lamb were very tasty. The creme brulee was pretty good too, with roasted strawberries and shortbread. I tried my friends flounder...not bad but not a cause for glorious praise either. My other friend had the salmon small plate which was delicious and a lovely plate of oxtail and gnocchi...my favourite of the evening. I most certanly recommend this ambient and understated restaurant.

Pros: Great service, delicious food, lovely ambience

Cons: Non that stuck out on this first visit

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My husband picked this restaurant for my birthday, and I was looking forward to eating there. However, I was very shocked to find out that this restaurant did not have regular ketchup. (They had this habanero concoction that was really spicy, and I could not eat.) Unfortunately, I did not learn this news until after I ordered my meal that required ketchup, so my dinner was ruined. The waitress told me that she also did not understand why the cheff refused to stock regular ketchup, but the manager was truly disappointing. He stood beside our table at least five times as he catered to the table next to us during the first 45 minutes that we were there. Then he finally asked how my meal was, and when I complained about them not having ketchup, he said, "Ok. Thank you." and abruptly walked away. He was very rude and short with us but he was ingratiating to the other tables. Overall, the food was okay, but I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

1
★★☆☆☆

My husband picked this restaurant for my birthday, and I was looking forward to eating there. However, I was very shocked to find out that this restaurant did not have regular ketchup. (They had this habanero concoction that was really spicy, and I could not eat.) Unfortunately, I did not learn this news until after I ordered my meal that required ketchup, so my dinner was ruined. The waitress told me that she also did not understand why the cheff refused to stock regular ketchup, but the manager was truly disappointing. He stood beside our table at least five times as he catered to the table next to us during the first 45 minutes that we were there. Then he finally asked how my meal was, and when I complained about them not having ketchup, he said, "Ok. Thank you." and abruptly walked away. He was very rude and short with us but he was ingratiating to the other tables. Overall, the food was okay, but I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Pros: Friendly waitress and good decor

Cons: NO KETCHUP, Crowded tables, and Inconsistent Managers

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I loved this restaurant! We arrived about 30 minutes before our reservation so we could have a drink at the bar. The bartender was very attentive, and I really loved the ambiance. When we arrived at the table, we were greeted promptly and were very excited to look over the nice wine list and had a really hard time deciding what to order...everything sounded so great. We started with the mussels, which were hands down the best mussels I have had in Atlanta. Then we shared the brussels sprouts salad...delicious! My boyfriend had the veal chop and it was awesome. I had one of the specials, which was a lightly breaded Carolina Flounder and it was perfect. Our wine was great, too! We were very happy with our experience and can't wait to go again!

2
★★★★★

I loved this restaurant! We arrived about 30 minutes before our reservation so we could have a drink at the bar. The bartender was very attentive, and I really loved the ambiance. When we arrived at the table, we were greeted promptly and were very excited to look over the nice wine list and had a really hard time deciding what to order...everything sounded so great. We started with the mussels, which were hands down the best mussels I have had in Atlanta. Then we shared the brussels sprouts salad...delicious! My boyfriend had the veal chop and it was awesome. I had one of the specials, which was a lightly breaded Carolina Flounder and it was perfect. Our wine was great, too! We were very happy with our experience and can't wait to go again!

Pros: Great food, great service and great wine list

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I was so excited to try 4th and Swift for my birthday and asked my husband to make a reservation. We got there and we both immediately liked the ambiance, even though it wasn't very crowded. Our server didn't seem to notice us for a while and just wasn't very attentive throughout our time there, even when there were only about 3 other tables there after we had been there about 20 minutes (which was a little depressing). And my husband had written in the online reservation that it was my birthday AND told them again when he confirmed the reservation that day but there was never any mention of it when we were there. It just wasn't special at all. To me, the best quality a restaurant has is good service that makes you feel special and glad you made the effort and spent the money. I did not at all get this feeling at 4th and Swift and am sorry that I wasted my birthday dinner on it.

1
★★★☆☆

I was so excited to try 4th and Swift for my birthday and asked my husband to make a reservation. We got there and we both immediately liked the ambiance, even though it wasn't very crowded. Our server didn't seem to notice us for a while and just wasn't very attentive throughout our time there, even when there were only about 3 other tables there after we had been there about 20 minutes (which was a little depressing). And my husband had written in the online reservation that it was my birthday AND told them again when he confirmed the reservation that day but there was never any mention of it when we were there. It just wasn't special at all. To me, the best quality a restaurant has is good service that makes you feel special and glad you made the effort and spent the money. I did not at all get this feeling at 4th and Swift and am sorry that I wasted my birthday dinner on it.

Pros: Good food, ambiance

Cons: Service not up to par

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When I made the reservation I mentioned that my wife and I were celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary and I arranged to have flowers brought to our table. This may have set a special tone, but the result made for an unusually rewarding evening. We were seated immediately, treated graciously and with good humor by the waitstaff, and Chef Swift came out to introduce himself. Most importantly, the food was wonderful. My wife and I shared "small plates" of a sauteed brussell sprout and apple salad and a melt-in-your-mouth chicken liver dish, and for the entree we had seared scallops, which were among the best I have ever tasted. I do not usually wax eloquent over restaurants, but this was an unusual experience.

2
★★★★★

When I made the reservation I mentioned that my wife and I were celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary and I arranged to have flowers brought to our table. This may have set a special tone, but the result made for an unusually rewarding evening. We were seated immediately, treated graciously and with good humor by the waitstaff, and Chef Swift came out to introduce himself. Most importantly, the food was wonderful. My wife and I shared "small plates" of a sauteed brussell sprout and apple salad and a melt-in-your-mouth chicken liver dish, and for the entree we had seared scallops, which were among the best I have ever tasted. I do not usually wax eloquent over restaurants, but this was an unusual experience.

Pros: Food and service

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Wow! This was a homerun. A girlfriend and I try new restraunts around town for our "Girls Night" every month...and 4th & Swift did not disappoint. We had a drink at the bar and decided to just eat at the bar because the bartenders were wonderful. The drinks were exotic, beer/wine list impressive, and the food exquisite. I will definitely be back. We tried: Skate Wing, Flounder, Meat/Cheese Plate, Churros

2
★★★★★

Wow! This was a homerun. A girlfriend and I try new restraunts around town for our "Girls Night" every month...and 4th & Swift did not disappoint. We had a drink at the bar and decided to just eat at the bar because the bartenders were wonderful. The drinks were exotic, beer/wine list impressive, and the food exquisite. I will definitely be back. We tried: Skate Wing, Flounder, Meat/Cheese Plate, Churros

Pros: Service, food, cocktails

Cons: NONE

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Look no further for food people like to eat. We really enjoyed our dinner, highly recommend the duck pie appetizer. The three entrees at our table were all outstanding. interesting approach to menu - a seasonal menu and an additive daily special menu (multiple app. + entree selections). service was attentive without being over bearing - good server knowledge of the menu. Bottom line, the food rocks ... I will be returning with friends soon.

2
★★★★★

Look no further for food people like to eat. We really enjoyed our dinner, highly recommend the duck pie appetizer. The three entrees at our table were all outstanding. interesting approach to menu - a seasonal menu and an additive daily special menu (multiple app. + entree selections). service was attentive without being over bearing - good server knowledge of the menu. Bottom line, the food rocks ... I will be returning with friends soon.

Pros: Atmosphere, food, service, location

Cons: I wanted to try everything.

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I don't have a problem paying $70/head for dinner, or fish entrees priced in the $25-35 range --- I think Atlanta needs more upscale dining. What I do have a problem with is paying that much for dinner and getting bad food. My wife and I tried 4th & Swift last night, and were thoroughly disappointed. I had a salad (nothing special, but impossible to screw up) and a bass dish, which was greasy and over salted, on a bed of overcooked risotto. My wife had a soup with a milk base, which was way overcooked (boiled milk=curdled milk) and a fish dish that was also just...not good.

Very disappointed overall. We won't be back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I don't have a problem paying $70/head for dinner, or fish entrees priced in the $25-35 range --- I think Atlanta needs more upscale dining. What I do have a problem with is paying that much for dinner and getting bad food. My wife and I tried 4th & Swift last night, and were thoroughly disappointed. I had a salad (nothing special, but impossible to screw up) and a bass dish, which was greasy and over salted, on a bed of overcooked risotto. My wife had a soup with a milk base, which was way overcooked (boiled milk=curdled milk) and a fish dish that was also just...not good.

Very disappointed overall. We won't be back.

Pros: Fun space, competent staff

Cons: Uninspired food, way overpriced, empty

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I visited 4th and Swift for a birthday dinner, and was incredibly disappointed in the entire visit. While waiting 15 mins on our server to bring drinks, we were not offered bread and we had to ask for it twice before we received it much later. When our meals arrived, only one person's food was actually hot - the rest of us were served lukewarm to cold food despite the fact that we waited quite awhile to eat. There were problems with inattentiveness and the server never brought back the leftovers she promised to box up, leaving me responsible for going back to the restaurant to remind her that I had food. For the $300 we spent on the meal, I left feeling cheated. When I contacted the restaurant afterwards, they offered nothing to resolve it.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I visited 4th and Swift for a birthday dinner, and was incredibly disappointed in the entire visit. While waiting 15 mins on our server to bring drinks, we were not offered bread and we had to ask for it twice before we received it much later. When our meals arrived, only one person's food was actually hot - the rest of us were served lukewarm to cold food despite the fact that we waited quite awhile to eat. There were problems with inattentiveness and the server never brought back the leftovers she promised to box up, leaving me responsible for going back to the restaurant to remind her that I had food. For the $300 we spent on the meal, I left feeling cheated. When I contacted the restaurant afterwards, they offered nothing to resolve it.

Cons: overpriced, mediocre food, poor service

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Atmosphere is nice. Food was unimpressive. Butternut squash soup had no flavor, octopus salad was not much better. There are certain foods that gives you an indication of the overall menu. (e.g. many times if the salad is n ice and fresh with good flavor, likely the menu will indicate the same as fresh ingredients are used ) For me, fries are one of these indicator foods. I was most disappointed with the fries. It's a fundamental item for a chef. it's a basic side that should be done correctly no matter how terrible the menu may be. (take lessons from Rathbuns! They make GREAT fries) To top it off, my friend ordered a ribeye, medium. It came out rare. They took it back once, it came back about the same. The second time, it came back well done. Keep in mind, this steak is served sliced, not whole. To remake this steak properly, a new piece should have been cooked to correct temperature, rested to preserve the juices, then sliced. The kitchen simply recooked the sliced pieces. That and the fries were deal breakers. Come on! Steak and fries are basic dishes a chef should have mastered. If I want an "okay" steak, save your money and go to Outback. I give them some credit as they did not charge for the steak.

1
★★☆☆☆

Atmosphere is nice. Food was unimpressive. Butternut squash soup had no flavor, octopus salad was not much better. There are certain foods that gives you an indication of the overall menu. (e.g. many times if the salad is n ice and fresh with good flavor, likely the menu will indicate the same as fresh ingredients are used ) For me, fries are one of these indicator foods. I was most disappointed with the fries. It's a fundamental item for a chef. it's a basic side that should be done correctly no matter how terrible the menu may be. (take lessons from Rathbuns! They make GREAT fries) To top it off, my friend ordered a ribeye, medium. It came out rare. They took it back once, it came back about the same. The second time, it came back well done. Keep in mind, this steak is served sliced, not whole. To remake this steak properly, a new piece should have been cooked to correct temperature, rested to preserve the juices, then sliced. The kitchen simply recooked the sliced pieces. That and the fries were deal breakers. Come on! Steak and fries are basic dishes a chef should have mastered. If I want an "okay" steak, save your money and go to Outback. I give them some credit as they did not charge for the steak.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: One expects better food for the price

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Interesting input from fellow reviewers. Here's my take on it. We went on New Year's Eve with a reservation at 6:30 for 4. I make it a point to be off the street early on NY Eve. Anywho, their advertising was clear that there were seating times and other restrictions. OK, I can work with you...no problem. What I did have a problem with was a young lady who called to confirm our reservation and also informed me that we were expected to vacate our table by 8:30. Supposedly they were turning people away at the door for reservations etc... Gee, can't tell you how welcoming that is. I'm not one to malinger but a party of 4 in two hours with a 5 course meal could be tough. I was all ready to cancel but cooler heads prevailed and suggested that we go 15 minutes earlier to assure us adequate time. Thank goodness we did since we used up every minute. OK, so now we're finished with what ticked me off. What I did like was the service. It was excellent. The 5 course meal choices were very good and the matching wine courses were delightful. Was it outstanding-run home to tell mama kind of cooking? No. Was it very competant and a good value? Very definitely. However, my acid test has become one question. Would I go there again before I try a different highly rated restaurant in ATL? Answer....nope....I'm going to keep tasting and testing new stuff.

1
★★★☆☆

Interesting input from fellow reviewers. Here's my take on it. We went on New Year's Eve with a reservation at 6:30 for 4. I make it a point to be off the street early on NY Eve. Anywho, their advertising was clear that there were seating times and other restrictions. OK, I can work with you...no problem. What I did have a problem with was a young lady who called to confirm our reservation and also informed me that we were expected to vacate our table by 8:30. Supposedly they were turning people away at the door for reservations etc... Gee, can't tell you how welcoming that is. I'm not one to malinger but a party of 4 in two hours with a 5 course meal could be tough. I was all ready to cancel but cooler heads prevailed and suggested that we go 15 minutes earlier to assure us adequate time. Thank goodness we did since we used up every minute. OK, so now we're finished with what ticked me off. What I did like was the service. It was excellent. The 5 course meal choices were very good and the matching wine courses were delightful. Was it outstanding-run home to tell mama kind of cooking? No. Was it very competant and a good value? Very definitely. However, my acid test has become one question. Would I go there again before I try a different highly rated restaurant in ATL? Answer....nope....I'm going to keep tasting and testing new stuff.

Pros: Great service, good food

Cons: So many restaurants, so little time

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Service was generally good but not perfect, but the food was great. The warm cheese mini-biscuits were delish, and I ordered 2 small plates for my entree. The artisanal cheese in both my dishes was great. I had the endive & frisee salad (with blue cheese, dried cherries, and sherry vinaigrette), and the lamb shoulder-ricotta cheese-mushroom "lasagna". Both dishes were great, especially the lamb. Nice halfway-decently priced wine list, as well, though cocktails will hurt your wallet at $12 to $14 each. Ouch! Loud atmosphere made it hard to hear the server, but a conversation could be carried on at the table. They need to reprint the drink and desert menus, as the toner had scratched off 1/3 of the offerings. But the food is really good, hence the high rating.

2
★★★★☆

Service was generally good but not perfect, but the food was great. The warm cheese mini-biscuits were delish, and I ordered 2 small plates for my entree. The artisanal cheese in both my dishes was great. I had the endive & frisee salad (with blue cheese, dried cherries, and sherry vinaigrette), and the lamb shoulder-ricotta cheese-mushroom "lasagna". Both dishes were great, especially the lamb. Nice halfway-decently priced wine list, as well, though cocktails will hurt your wallet at $12 to $14 each. Ouch! Loud atmosphere made it hard to hear the server, but a conversation could be carried on at the table. They need to reprint the drink and desert menus, as the toner had scratched off 1/3 of the offerings. But the food is really good, hence the high rating.

Pros: Food, Parking

Cons: Eager yet imperfect service, High prices, Loud

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I'm a big Atlanta foodie, so I am always on the look out for the latest and greatest in the city. 4th & Swift had always been on my "list" after seeing it show up in my searches over and over again, but I'd never had an occasion to go until recently. My experience was FANTASTIC! I went with a small group of girl friends, but this place is easily fit for intimate dates, small groups, and even larger parties. The food is absolutely phenomenal; they have a daily Chef's menu, as well as a consistent seasonal menu. Mostly seafood items however, so that's not to your liking you may want to reconsider. Great wine selection, but limited in signature cocktails. Service was wonderful: not overly snooty but casual, gregarious, and comfortable. Lots of parking, valet also available. HIGHLY recommended!

2
★★★★★

I'm a big Atlanta foodie, so I am always on the look out for the latest and greatest in the city. 4th & Swift had always been on my "list" after seeing it show up in my searches over and over again, but I'd never had an occasion to go until recently. My experience was FANTASTIC! I went with a small group of girl friends, but this place is easily fit for intimate dates, small groups, and even larger parties. The food is absolutely phenomenal; they have a daily Chef's menu, as well as a consistent seasonal menu. Mostly seafood items however, so that's not to your liking you may want to reconsider. Great wine selection, but limited in signature cocktails. Service was wonderful: not overly snooty but casual, gregarious, and comfortable. Lots of parking, valet also available. HIGHLY recommended!

Pros: Food, service, easy parking, ambiance

Cons: Entrees took a little while to come out

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Maybe my expectations were high because of the other reviews I read but after going to this restaurant I would not go back. The atomsphere was nice. The start of the evening was nice, the server seemed very knowledgable about the food and the seasonal menu, which is what I would expect from this type of restaurant.

Then, they brought me the wrong drink, which is fine stuff like that happens. But when they brought me my new drink it still was incorrect. They brought my date the wrong meal, which in their defense, they did correct the mistake very quickly. The thing that really bothered me was that our server disappeared for about 20 mins. We wanted to order another bottle of wine for our table while we were finishing up our meals but she never returned. Then when all of our glasses were empty, instead of asking us if we would like another bottle they just took our glasses away. It made me feel like they wanted us to leave so when they finally brought us our check we just paid and left and when to Intermezzo for desert.

I really could not recommend this place to anyone I know especially with all the other great restaurants in the Atlanta area.

1
★★☆☆☆

Maybe my expectations were high because of the other reviews I read but after going to this restaurant I would not go back. The atomsphere was nice. The start of the evening was nice, the server seemed very knowledgable about the food and the seasonal menu, which is what I would expect from this type of restaurant.

Then, they brought me the wrong drink, which is fine stuff like that happens. But when they brought me my new drink it still was incorrect. They brought my date the wrong meal, which in their defense, they did correct the mistake very quickly. The thing that really bothered me was that our server disappeared for about 20 mins. We wanted to order another bottle of wine for our table while we were finishing up our meals but she never returned. Then when all of our glasses were empty, instead of asking us if we would like another bottle they just took our glasses away. It made me feel like they wanted us to leave so when they finally brought us our check we just paid and left and when to Intermezzo for desert.

I really could not recommend this place to anyone I know especially with all the other great restaurants in the Atlanta area.

Pros: The atmosphere was very nice

Cons: The food was not worth the money, our server was terrible.

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I liked this restaurant. The food was great, but I thought it was expensive for the meal offered. A glass of wine, for instance, is $9-11, which is a bit high in my opinion. Entree's are in the mid to upper $20's.

The entrance looks like the back door. In fact, nearly every one of my party of 10 walked past the door and around the building before entering. A clearly visible sign might be in order here.

The ambiance is nice, but the lighting could be warmer. I didn't like the fluorescent up-lighting on the walls... too brash. The dining room is a bit noisy... we found ourselves having to raise our voices to talk. Every few minutes, someone new would enter and a cold wind would barrel through the restaurant. I thought they could have used a small wall near the door to block the wind.

The owner came out and asked us how everything was, which was nice of him. Again, the food was very good. The service was also very good, but not particularly outstanding.

Finally, silverware has never been on my radar before at a restaurant. The silverware at 4th & Swift is beautiful but annoying. Due to it's unique geometry, it constantly slides off your plate or bowl, falling onto the table or into your food. It was happening to everyone at our table. I'm sure it was selected based on it's appearance and not its function. If I were the owner and had the means, I'd replace it at my first opportunity.

Overall, a nice place to try. I'd compare this place to Repast, but Repast is simply a better experience.

2
★★★★☆

I liked this restaurant. The food was great, but I thought it was expensive for the meal offered. A glass of wine, for instance, is $9-11, which is a bit high in my opinion. Entree's are in the mid to upper $20's.

The entrance looks like the back door. In fact, nearly every one of my party of 10 walked past the door and around the building before entering. A clearly visible sign might be in order here.

The ambiance is nice, but the lighting could be warmer. I didn't like the fluorescent up-lighting on the walls... too brash. The dining room is a bit noisy... we found ourselves having to raise our voices to talk. Every few minutes, someone new would enter and a cold wind would barrel through the restaurant. I thought they could have used a small wall near the door to block the wind.

The owner came out and asked us how everything was, which was nice of him. Again, the food was very good. The service was also very good, but not particularly outstanding.

Finally, silverware has never been on my radar before at a restaurant. The silverware at 4th & Swift is beautiful but annoying. Due to it's unique geometry, it constantly slides off your plate or bowl, falling onto the table or into your food. It was happening to everyone at our table. I'm sure it was selected based on it's appearance and not its function. If I were the owner and had the means, I'd replace it at my first opportunity.

Overall, a nice place to try. I'd compare this place to Repast, but Repast is simply a better experience.

Pros: Food.

Cons: A bit noisy, Pricey, Windy when door opens, Silveware

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We had a lot of good restaurants open in Atlanta this year. From gastropub perfection at Holeman and Finch to Asian street-eats at Spice Market--foodies certainly didn't suffer in '08. Gotta hand it to Jay Swift for giving us a classic though. Being outstanding and simple is... to me... the golden standard and Swift hits the nail on the head. Decor is elegant without being stuffy, the menu is interesting yet comforting, and the service is hip yet respectful. Even through the tough economic times, this one's worth the splurge.

2
★★★★☆

We had a lot of good restaurants open in Atlanta this year. From gastropub perfection at Holeman and Finch to Asian street-eats at Spice Market--foodies certainly didn't suffer in '08. Gotta hand it to Jay Swift for giving us a classic though. Being outstanding and simple is... to me... the golden standard and Swift hits the nail on the head. Decor is elegant without being stuffy, the menu is interesting yet comforting, and the service is hip yet respectful. Even through the tough economic times, this one's worth the splurge.

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I thought 4th and swift was good, but not great. The food was very good, but perhaps a little overpriced. I have had food as good or better but with cheaper prices. I feel that you are paying more for the atmosphere, which I felt was lacking. This restaurant is in a old factory, which was loud and drafty. Worth a try, but there are better restaurants in atlanta.

2
★★★★☆

I thought 4th and swift was good, but not great. The food was very good, but perhaps a little overpriced. I have had food as good or better but with cheaper prices. I feel that you are paying more for the atmosphere, which I felt was lacking. This restaurant is in a old factory, which was loud and drafty. Worth a try, but there are better restaurants in atlanta.

Pros: Food

Cons: Ambiance

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Highly recommend this restaurant! I recently ate here with a group of friends and had a wonderful time! The waitress was very attentive and gladly answered all of our questions about the menu. No one was ever without water or wine and during the meal both the manager and chef came over to make sure everything was to our liking. The food was wonderful...butternut squash soup was delicious as well as the scallop dish with pumpkin risotto. We had a later reservation and were the last table to leave but never felt rushed through our coffee and desserts. Good for groups or a couple looking for a good date spot. Will definitely go back again and recommend to others!

2
★★★★★

Highly recommend this restaurant! I recently ate here with a group of friends and had a wonderful time! The waitress was very attentive and gladly answered all of our questions about the menu. No one was ever without water or wine and during the meal both the manager and chef came over to make sure everything was to our liking. The food was wonderful...butternut squash soup was delicious as well as the scallop dish with pumpkin risotto. We had a later reservation and were the last table to leave but never felt rushed through our coffee and desserts. Good for groups or a couple looking for a good date spot. Will definitely go back again and recommend to others!

Pros: Food, Valet parking, Friendly staff

Cons: none

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My husband and I recently visited 4th and Swift while on vacation from the Northeast. I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, which I thought was very comfortable, yet interesting. I really liked the arrangement of the room and cannot wait to try out one of the tables near the kitchen on our next visit to Atlanta; I thought the curtains were really intriguing. Our server was very friendly and eager to please.

I started with the heirloom tomato salad, which was very, very fresh; tomatoes like these are difficult to find at restaurants in my hometown. My main course was the flat iron steak with spring vegetables. When I ordered, my husband commented that I should be a little more adventurous. When our food arrived, I knew after the first bite that I had made the right choice; my steak was absolutely perfect. It was, without doubt, the best steak I have ever eaten (I think it was because of the excellent quality). The vegetables, usually not my favorite part of the meal, were phenomenal. Someone at the restaurant said that they actually get the vegetables straight from the farm, and from the taste I can definitely believe it.

My husband had the crab cake, which he said was awesome, and since he grew up in Baltimore, I consider that to be high praise, indeed. His main course was the scallops, which were cooked perfectly and were also of extremely high quality. I am not a big fan of seafood, but I also thought the scallops were excellent.

We shared a dessert, which if I recall correctly (I had a few cocktails - which were very boozy and delicious), was an outstanding chocolate concoction that propelled me to a state of chocoholic bliss that is the stuff of my dreams lately. As we left the restaurant, we even commented that our valet parking attendant was extremely friendly and eager to please. I have nothing but great things to say about 4th and Swift; I know that it will be one of our first destinations on future visits to Atlanta!

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★★★★★

My husband and I recently visited 4th and Swift while on vacation from the Northeast. I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, which I thought was very comfortable, yet interesting. I really liked the arrangement of the room and cannot wait to try out one of the tables near the kitchen on our next visit to Atlanta; I thought the curtains were really intriguing. Our server was very friendly and eager to please.

I started with the heirloom tomato salad, which was very, very fresh; tomatoes like these are difficult to find at restaurants in my hometown. My main course was the flat iron steak with spring vegetables. When I ordered, my husband commented that I should be a little more adventurous. When our food arrived, I knew after the first bite that I had made the right choice; my steak was absolutely perfect. It was, without doubt, the best steak I have ever eaten (I think it was because of the excellent quality). The vegetables, usually not my favorite part of the meal, were phenomenal. Someone at the restaurant said that they actually get the vegetables straight from the farm, and from the taste I can definitely believe it.

My husband had the crab cake, which he said was awesome, and since he grew up in Baltimore, I consider that to be high praise, indeed. His main course was the scallops, which were cooked perfectly and were also of extremely high quality. I am not a big fan of seafood, but I also thought the scallops were excellent.

We shared a dessert, which if I recall correctly (I had a few cocktails - which were very boozy and delicious), was an outstanding chocolate concoction that propelled me to a state of chocoholic bliss that is the stuff of my dreams lately. As we left the restaurant, we even commented that our valet parking attendant was extremely friendly and eager to please. I have nothing but great things to say about 4th and Swift; I know that it will be one of our first destinations on future visits to Atlanta!

Pros: Quality, Service, Price

Cons: None!

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I came to 4th and Swift for the first time a few nights ago. I was completely blown away. Right off the bat, parking was easy, and the hostess was warm and helpful. The environment in the restaurant was warm and inviting. The space has been beautifully utilized. It's nice to see a real loft space so perfectly stylized.

We were quickly and warmly greeted by a server assistant and then promptly by our server. She offered very useful and informative information about the menu. She helped us decide on our food and wine choices, all of which were incredible. The food came to the table looking absolutely gorgeous, and the best part is that it tasted even better than it looked.

All in all, we were blown away. This will be mine and my husband's new date spot. We are so excited to find such a fantastic culinary treasure. A wonderful addition to Atlanta's dining scene! Can't wait to return for a second visit!

2
★★★★★

I came to 4th and Swift for the first time a few nights ago. I was completely blown away. Right off the bat, parking was easy, and the hostess was warm and helpful. The environment in the restaurant was warm and inviting. The space has been beautifully utilized. It's nice to see a real loft space so perfectly stylized.

We were quickly and warmly greeted by a server assistant and then promptly by our server. She offered very useful and informative information about the menu. She helped us decide on our food and wine choices, all of which were incredible. The food came to the table looking absolutely gorgeous, and the best part is that it tasted even better than it looked.

All in all, we were blown away. This will be mine and my husband's new date spot. We are so excited to find such a fantastic culinary treasure. A wonderful addition to Atlanta's dining scene! Can't wait to return for a second visit!

Pros: ambience, amazing food, helpful service

Cons: no compaints!

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Four diners, nobody excited about the meal. Two had the "three little pigs" and one had the scallops -- these are the dishes billed as house specialties, but the reactions were just ho-hum. I had the brisket, and I didn't think it was prepared well. Maybe they rushed the cooking? I know it's usually a fatty piece of meat, but when it's slow cooked, that renders and makes the meat tender and tasty. This was just fatty and unpleasant, and the waitress didn't bother to ask why I was leaving more than half my entree on the plate. Atmosphere reminded be every other "loft" restaurant in town. Nothing special.

1
★★★☆☆

Four diners, nobody excited about the meal. Two had the "three little pigs" and one had the scallops -- these are the dishes billed as house specialties, but the reactions were just ho-hum. I had the brisket, and I didn't think it was prepared well. Maybe they rushed the cooking? I know it's usually a fatty piece of meat, but when it's slow cooked, that renders and makes the meat tender and tasty. This was just fatty and unpleasant, and the waitress didn't bother to ask why I was leaving more than half my entree on the plate. Atmosphere reminded be every other "loft" restaurant in town. Nothing special.

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I went to 4th & Swift last night for my birthday and I will never go back. I have never been so insulted by a restaurant. We sat down 30 minutes before the restaurant was to close, so my guest and I ordered all three courses with in 10 minutes of being sat. We did not get our entrees until 10:45, 30 minutes after our salads. After we finishing our entrees, the manager came by for a table check and offered us three desserts for having to wait so long for our entrees. We thanked her for the offer but only wanted one dessert to split between us. My guest suggested to manager that the restaurant take care of the my entree instead of the two desserts for the long ticket time on the meal, the manager kindly accepted the offer. We ask our server for the bill and she tells us that everything has been taken care of, meaning we do not have a bill. But then, five minutes later she brings us a bill for $75.00. My guest gladly pays for the champagne but the server never brings the change, $25.00, back to the table. So, we ask for the change and an email address to contact Jay Swift, the owner. My guest was going to write the owner about our dining experience. Then owner comes to the table and asked us what was the problem in a very a accusatory tone. Then he proceeds to tell us that we have been rude to his staff, which was completely untrue. He cut off my guest in mid-sentence and would not let her finish her comment. Then he looks at us said that we came in looking for something for free, we got it, and it is time for us to leave as he walks away from our table. My guests and I were floored by that statement. Needless to say, that ruined my birthday dinner.
The owner needs to take a lesson in Restaurant 101 on how to take care of guests. He may be able to make very tasty dishes but his people skills are horrible.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went to 4th & Swift last night for my birthday and I will never go back. I have never been so insulted by a restaurant. We sat down 30 minutes before the restaurant was to close, so my guest and I ordered all three courses with in 10 minutes of being sat. We did not get our entrees until 10:45, 30 minutes after our salads. After we finishing our entrees, the manager came by for a table check and offered us three desserts for having to wait so long for our entrees. We thanked her for the offer but only wanted one dessert to split between us. My guest suggested to manager that the restaurant take care of the my entree instead of the two desserts for the long ticket time on the meal, the manager kindly accepted the offer. We ask our server for the bill and she tells us that everything has been taken care of, meaning we do not have a bill. But then, five minutes later she brings us a bill for $75.00. My guest gladly pays for the champagne but the server never brings the change, $25.00, back to the table. So, we ask for the change and an email address to contact Jay Swift, the owner. My guest was going to write the owner about our dining experience. Then owner comes to the table and asked us what was the problem in a very a accusatory tone. Then he proceeds to tell us that we have been rude to his staff, which was completely untrue. He cut off my guest in mid-sentence and would not let her finish her comment. Then he looks at us said that we came in looking for something for free, we got it, and it is time for us to leave as he walks away from our table. My guests and I were floored by that statement. Needless to say, that ruined my birthday dinner.
The owner needs to take a lesson in Restaurant 101 on how to take care of guests. He may be able to make very tasty dishes but his people skills are horrible.

Pros: Service

Cons: Long time on entrees, the owner's attitude

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I am hoping they simply had an off night with poor reservation management, but the evening of 9/6 was a debacle for the restaurant. Apparently a private party that ended at 8pm resulted in a terrible experience for those of us dining that evening. To seat 150-200 people at one time is simply stupid, and maybe a little greedy. We waited 30 minutes for our reservation and were only seated when we went to the manager. Then they were out of the beer and wine that was ordered. Later we found they were out of Jack Daniels - a Saturday night in Atlanta and you have no Stella, no Sweetwater 420 and no Jack Daniels - the purchasing person should be fired. Our poor waiter had been there 3 days and two of them for training - but he tried. The food - once it arrived was very good, so I can only slight them for the things they did not have, not what we ate. The scallops were outstanding. The problem was it was 2 hrs before the entrees came out and it wasn't just our table. The kitchen was clearly overwhelmed. The management was apologetic - even offering to bring us back on their dime - and hopefully learned a lesson from this night. Know your limits, b/c everything else is spot on!

1
★★★☆☆

I am hoping they simply had an off night with poor reservation management, but the evening of 9/6 was a debacle for the restaurant. Apparently a private party that ended at 8pm resulted in a terrible experience for those of us dining that evening. To seat 150-200 people at one time is simply stupid, and maybe a little greedy. We waited 30 minutes for our reservation and were only seated when we went to the manager. Then they were out of the beer and wine that was ordered. Later we found they were out of Jack Daniels - a Saturday night in Atlanta and you have no Stella, no Sweetwater 420 and no Jack Daniels - the purchasing person should be fired. Our poor waiter had been there 3 days and two of them for training - but he tried. The food - once it arrived was very good, so I can only slight them for the things they did not have, not what we ate. The scallops were outstanding. The problem was it was 2 hrs before the entrees came out and it wasn't just our table. The kitchen was clearly overwhelmed. The management was apologetic - even offering to bring us back on their dime - and hopefully learned a lesson from this night. Know your limits, b/c everything else is spot on!

Pros: good food, cool setting

Cons: service, seated late, supply lacking, food very late

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Fourth and Swift is a magnificent addition to the Old Fourth Ward, whether you are looking for a good stiff Martini mixed with love, a meticulously pattied burger of Hall County grass fed-organic beef and hand cut French Fries, or best yet the most succulent Maryland Diver Scallops.....you cannot go wrong at Fourth and Swift. The portion are as big as they are scrumptious...and there are actually great wines to be enjoyed there that are in the $20-$30 range.

I have dined there three times and each time was better than the last.

If you like Repast which is caddy corner, but cannot justify their outrageously overpriced menu and wine selections...please give Jay and his crew a try. As someone who lives in the nearby Glen Iris Lofts, I am so happy I have an alternative to the snobish service and meager portions available at Repast.

You'll leave full from 4th and Swift without having to eat ramen the rest of the week.

Their service is also top-notch, cute young Emory and Georgia Tech students who are easy on the eyes and as easy to please.

Vive Fouth and Swift!

2
★★★★★

Fourth and Swift is a magnificent addition to the Old Fourth Ward, whether you are looking for a good stiff Martini mixed with love, a meticulously pattied burger of Hall County grass fed-organic beef and hand cut French Fries, or best yet the most succulent Maryland Diver Scallops.....you cannot go wrong at Fourth and Swift. The portion are as big as they are scrumptious...and there are actually great wines to be enjoyed there that are in the $20-$30 range.

I have dined there three times and each time was better than the last.

If you like Repast which is caddy corner, but cannot justify their outrageously overpriced menu and wine selections...please give Jay and his crew a try. As someone who lives in the nearby Glen Iris Lofts, I am so happy I have an alternative to the snobish service and meager portions available at Repast.

You'll leave full from 4th and Swift without having to eat ramen the rest of the week.

Their service is also top-notch, cute young Emory and Georgia Tech students who are easy on the eyes and as easy to please.

Vive Fouth and Swift!

Pros: Food, Drinks, Food, Drinks!!!! Adorable wait staff!

Cons: The liquor, beer and wine could be better arranged at bar...looks like a house party set up...but I am being too pickuy

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4th & Swift Restaurant & Bar has a modern take on american comfort food and is all-around delicious! My favorites are the Shrimp & Grits and The Crab Cake, you just can't go wrong there. And for the main course, try the Roasted Amish Chicken it is sweet and savory or the Flat Iron Steak that has a little "kick". The menu has something for everyone. The space is warm and cozy and the service is fantastic. The bartenders definitely know how to pour at this bar.

2
★★★★★

4th & Swift Restaurant & Bar has a modern take on american comfort food and is all-around delicious! My favorites are the Shrimp & Grits and The Crab Cake, you just can't go wrong there. And for the main course, try the Roasted Amish Chicken it is sweet and savory or the Flat Iron Steak that has a little "kick". The menu has something for everyone. The space is warm and cozy and the service is fantastic. The bartenders definitely know how to pour at this bar.

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Oh man, has Jay Swift got a winner on his hands. It's located on North Ave. across from City Hall East, in an old coverted loft style dairy building. This is what a big city, hip dining scene is all about. The place has legs, and has the energy to boot. Farm fresh ingredients, beautifully prepaired new Southern Style. He has taken his experience from South City Kitchen to the next level. You don't have to be Southern to enjoy his cuisine. We started with the smooth Summer Sweet Corn Soup w/Oysters Rockefeller. Did you hear us say "wow"? George's Bank Diver Scallops Seared w/Warm Bacon Dressing, was perfect for this hot Georgia night. My partner had "Three Little Pigs"-Loin, Belly and devine Homemade Sausage w/ incredible Mac N' Cheese. It really dosen't get any better than this. Excellent portions, and we did not leave hungry, as I have several times recently around town. No I won't name names, They know who they are, and should be ashamed at those inflated prices. Great wine list, and great service by local college students. We will be back, real soon, for a real meal. Thanks, Jay!

2
★★★★★

Oh man, has Jay Swift got a winner on his hands. It's located on North Ave. across from City Hall East, in an old coverted loft style dairy building. This is what a big city, hip dining scene is all about. The place has legs, and has the energy to boot. Farm fresh ingredients, beautifully prepaired new Southern Style. He has taken his experience from South City Kitchen to the next level. You don't have to be Southern to enjoy his cuisine. We started with the smooth Summer Sweet Corn Soup w/Oysters Rockefeller. Did you hear us say "wow"? George's Bank Diver Scallops Seared w/Warm Bacon Dressing, was perfect for this hot Georgia night. My partner had "Three Little Pigs"-Loin, Belly and devine Homemade Sausage w/ incredible Mac N' Cheese. It really dosen't get any better than this. Excellent portions, and we did not leave hungry, as I have several times recently around town. No I won't name names, They know who they are, and should be ashamed at those inflated prices. Great wine list, and great service by local college students. We will be back, real soon, for a real meal. Thanks, Jay!

Pros: One Of My Top Five New Restaurants Of The Season? Excellent Food!

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Stopped in during its opening week and enjoyed every minute. Very good menu selection of seafood dishes, duck, lamb, chicken ect. Price is great for the quality and portions of their food. But the one thing that stood out the most was the great service. If you're not in the mood for a four course fine dining meal, order a burger just to experience awesome service. CHECK THIS PLACE OUT
Great spot for: Date,
Business,
5:00 rush hour,
or any special event

2
★★★★★

Stopped in during its opening week and enjoyed every minute. Very good menu selection of seafood dishes, duck, lamb, chicken ect. Price is great for the quality and portions of their food. But the one thing that stood out the most was the great service. If you're not in the mood for a four course fine dining meal, order a burger just to experience awesome service. CHECK THIS PLACE OUT
Great spot for: Date,
Business,
5:00 rush hour,
or any special event

Pros: Service, Casual/Fine Dining Ambience, Amazing Food

Cons: Hard to find.

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The rough brick walls and exposed industrial elements from an old dairy form the backdrop for some of the most inventive food Atlanta has seen in a long time. A veteran of several noted Atlanta restaurants, Jay Swift has caused a stir not…

 

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