Watershed Inc

★★★☆☆
  • 406 W Ponce De Leon Ave

    Decatur, GA 30030

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It had been a while since I've eaten at watershed, so I wasn't sure what to expect when we went here last night. My family was in town, so it was close to where they were staying; Watershed did not disappoint. The FOOD was amazing, and

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★★★★★

It had been a while since I've eaten at watershed, so I wasn't sure what to expect when we went here last night. My family was in town, so it was close to where they were staying; Watershed did not disappoint. The FOOD was amazing, and

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The staff here were really nice, as was the coffee (tasty!) but we were surprised (we live in London and NY so maybe our expectations were too high?) by how ordinary the brunch was. Maybe lunch and dinner are better?

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★★★★★

The staff here were really nice, as was the coffee (tasty!) but we were surprised (we live in London and NY so maybe our expectations were too high?) by how ordinary the brunch was. Maybe lunch and dinner are better?

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We happened to be in the area and went as long time Indigo Girls fans. That said, I just can't say enough good about the food and service! Even the space - a funky old converted garage- is adorable! Our waiter was personable yet brief- just right. The food was exactly to our liking- nothing was lacking in any way- I never touched a salt or pepper shaker, which always bodes well of good cooking! We ordered the infamous fried chicken (crispy and piping hot) w/mashed potatoes (creamy yet lumpy- mmm!), and garlic seasoned green beans. The tomato basil soup was the best I've ever had (actually bought some to go)- and I'm a soup snob, so that's saying something. The butter bean hummus appetizer was delightful- from the spanish olives to the warm flat bread- yum yum yum! Very fair price. What a wonderful, memorable dinner! EAT HERE! :0)

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★★★★★

We happened to be in the area and went as long time Indigo Girls fans. That said, I just can't say enough good about the food and service! Even the space - a funky old converted garage- is adorable! Our waiter was personable yet brief- just right. The food was exactly to our liking- nothing was lacking in any way- I never touched a salt or pepper shaker, which always bodes well of good cooking! We ordered the infamous fried chicken (crispy and piping hot) w/mashed potatoes (creamy yet lumpy- mmm!), and garlic seasoned green beans. The tomato basil soup was the best I've ever had (actually bought some to go)- and I'm a soup snob, so that's saying something. The butter bean hummus appetizer was delightful- from the spanish olives to the warm flat bread- yum yum yum! Very fair price. What a wonderful, memorable dinner! EAT HERE! :0)

Pros: Tomato basil soup- the ***BEST***

Cons: -

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To say that I was a Watershed fan would be an understatement. I dined at Watershed the first week it was open. It was the "go to" occasion restaurant for us - for out of town guests, gift certificates for teachers and friends, as well as the place we *always* wanted to dash to when we had the rare, unexpected kid free evening. Sadly, the operative word is "was" as after our last visit I can't imagine any circumstances that would compel us to return.
The food, I must hasten to say, was as always, fabulous. We arrived at 8 pm on a weeknight, and the restaurant was about 3/4 full. The waitress had to be prompted to tell us the specials, and then, once our food was delivered did not return to the table unless summoned for the rest of the evening. Water went unfilled, we were not offered wine after our pre-dinner cocktails, and she did not bother to check in with us to see if we wanted a second glass, dessert or an after dinner drink. Seemingly, a restaurant manager's worst nightmare... the server who does not care to up-sell; yet when we complained to the manager at the end of the evening after lingering at an empty table with dirty dishes but no water, no check and no drinks, dessert etc. the manager simply made a little moue of regret and said, "Oh really? I'm sorry." We left disgusted at how much we had paid for such bad service.
The Shed at Glenwood Park is our new "go to" restaurant. The drinks are innovative, the wine list respectable, the dishes seasonal and well prepared, the menu changes almost daily - something that Watershed stopped doing some time ago - and the service is great - warm without being cloying, attentive and knowledgeable. When the kitchen (or the waiter) messes up, they make it right with the patron. Sadly, Watershed seems to be coasting these days and there are too many other great establishments in Atlanta that NEED the business these days and will treat their patrons accordingly to bother with such insultingly bad service.

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★★☆☆☆

To say that I was a Watershed fan would be an understatement. I dined at Watershed the first week it was open. It was the "go to" occasion restaurant for us - for out of town guests, gift certificates for teachers and friends, as well as the place we *always* wanted to dash to when we had the rare, unexpected kid free evening. Sadly, the operative word is "was" as after our last visit I can't imagine any circumstances that would compel us to return.
The food, I must hasten to say, was as always, fabulous. We arrived at 8 pm on a weeknight, and the restaurant was about 3/4 full. The waitress had to be prompted to tell us the specials, and then, once our food was delivered did not return to the table unless summoned for the rest of the evening. Water went unfilled, we were not offered wine after our pre-dinner cocktails, and she did not bother to check in with us to see if we wanted a second glass, dessert or an after dinner drink. Seemingly, a restaurant manager's worst nightmare... the server who does not care to up-sell; yet when we complained to the manager at the end of the evening after lingering at an empty table with dirty dishes but no water, no check and no drinks, dessert etc. the manager simply made a little moue of regret and said, "Oh really? I'm sorry." We left disgusted at how much we had paid for such bad service.
The Shed at Glenwood Park is our new "go to" restaurant. The drinks are innovative, the wine list respectable, the dishes seasonal and well prepared, the menu changes almost daily - something that Watershed stopped doing some time ago - and the service is great - warm without being cloying, attentive and knowledgeable. When the kitchen (or the waiter) messes up, they make it right with the patron. Sadly, Watershed seems to be coasting these days and there are too many other great establishments in Atlanta that NEED the business these days and will treat their patrons accordingly to bother with such insultingly bad service.

Pros: The food is still top notch

Cons: Service appallingly bad

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Watershed in Decatur?? - sdfooo?? - Today
It was one of the worse experiences I have ever had. It was my birthday and my 2 sons had never been to Watershed. My birthday falls on a Tuesday about once every 6-7 years. I was excited that it was on the day that they advertise their special- fried chicken which has been in many magazines. That's all you read or hear about is there fried chicken. I made reservations several days in advance and the 1st advailable was at 7:15pm. We arrived at 7:00 after having a difficult time trying to find a place to park. We waited for 30 minutes. We all knew we wanted fried chicken. When the waiter came, I told him we all wanted the special, fried chicken. He said, "We're out of fried chicken. You have to be here before 7:00 to get fried chicken." NO WHERE did they have posted that they were out of their special. They knew about how many people would be coming because almost everyone had reservations. If they run out of chicken at 7:00 every Tuesday, then why don't they make more???? They need to post in their magazines that they run out of food every week also. We were so disappointed that we got up and left. I will NEVER go there again.

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Watershed in Decatur?? - sdfooo?? - Today
It was one of the worse experiences I have ever had. It was my birthday and my 2 sons had never been to Watershed. My birthday falls on a Tuesday about once every 6-7 years. I was excited that it was on the day that they advertise their special- fried chicken which has been in many magazines. That's all you read or hear about is there fried chicken. I made reservations several days in advance and the 1st advailable was at 7:15pm. We arrived at 7:00 after having a difficult time trying to find a place to park. We waited for 30 minutes. We all knew we wanted fried chicken. When the waiter came, I told him we all wanted the special, fried chicken. He said, "We're out of fried chicken. You have to be here before 7:00 to get fried chicken." NO WHERE did they have posted that they were out of their special. They knew about how many people would be coming because almost everyone had reservations. If they run out of chicken at 7:00 every Tuesday, then why don't they make more???? They need to post in their magazines that they run out of food every week also. We were so disappointed that we got up and left. I will NEVER go there again.

Cons: Out of food every week so don't plan to get what you want

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Finally got our act together to venture into Decatur to sample some of the fare there. First stop, Watershed for lunch. Any staff we encountered was very nice and efficient. Looks like a well oiled machine in that regard. However, it's all about the food and that's where they came up short. Starters....fried catfish on the bone....good but a lot of work for a few bites....tomato basil soup tasty but where was the basil? Next course, ham and cheese sandwich, very tasty, buttery, cheesy, hammy, just the way it's supposed to be. Hamburger with cheddar cheese...got it medium as requested but it was very dry, couldn't taste the cheese at all...big disappointment. Did like the fries but the side of gingered beets tasted more like just pickled beets. The collard greens were good but lacked a lot of the pizzazz that makes them so yummy. So I ask the question....would I go here again before I try another great restaurant in the ATL area, the answer is absolutely not!

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★★☆☆☆

Finally got our act together to venture into Decatur to sample some of the fare there. First stop, Watershed for lunch. Any staff we encountered was very nice and efficient. Looks like a well oiled machine in that regard. However, it's all about the food and that's where they came up short. Starters....fried catfish on the bone....good but a lot of work for a few bites....tomato basil soup tasty but where was the basil? Next course, ham and cheese sandwich, very tasty, buttery, cheesy, hammy, just the way it's supposed to be. Hamburger with cheddar cheese...got it medium as requested but it was very dry, couldn't taste the cheese at all...big disappointment. Did like the fries but the side of gingered beets tasted more like just pickled beets. The collard greens were good but lacked a lot of the pizzazz that makes them so yummy. So I ask the question....would I go here again before I try another great restaurant in the ATL area, the answer is absolutely not!

Pros: I Liked the Ambience

Cons: Not Impressed with Much Else

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I have wanted to try Watershed for years and finally had dinner there. We had reservations on a Saturday and we were warmly greeted and seated promptly. Our waiter was very nice and our drinks were great! I ordered a "Hideout", a grapefruit infused vodka and cranberry mixture that was one of the best drinks I've ever had. A friend had the orange Cosmo, which was also great. We had the pimento cheese as an appetizer and it was really good. I had a wonderful spinach salad--again, one of the best I've ever had!--and a burger. (I'm a burger freak and this one did not disappoint.) My friend had a pork chop that melted in your mouth with fantastic collards and mac and cheese as good as my mother's. (A great compliment coming from a southern girl!) The meal was awesome and my only regret is that we were too full to try dessert, as there were at least 4 things I wanted to taste. We'll be back . . . soon!

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★★★★★

I have wanted to try Watershed for years and finally had dinner there. We had reservations on a Saturday and we were warmly greeted and seated promptly. Our waiter was very nice and our drinks were great! I ordered a "Hideout", a grapefruit infused vodka and cranberry mixture that was one of the best drinks I've ever had. A friend had the orange Cosmo, which was also great. We had the pimento cheese as an appetizer and it was really good. I had a wonderful spinach salad--again, one of the best I've ever had!--and a burger. (I'm a burger freak and this one did not disappoint.) My friend had a pork chop that melted in your mouth with fantastic collards and mac and cheese as good as my mother's. (A great compliment coming from a southern girl!) The meal was awesome and my only regret is that we were too full to try dessert, as there were at least 4 things I wanted to taste. We'll be back . . . soon!

Pros: Food is great, drinks are even better!

Cons: none

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IVE ALWAYS HEARD ABOUT HOW GREAT WATERSHED IS AND LAST NIGHT I HAD A GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE. IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY! THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, THE WINE LIST IS EXTENSIVE AND THE FOOD WAS SOME OF THE BEST IVE EVER HAD IN ATLANTA. TRY THE LAMB SHANK!!! I CANT WAIT TO EAT THERE AGAIN.

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★★★★★

IVE ALWAYS HEARD ABOUT HOW GREAT WATERSHED IS AND LAST NIGHT I HAD A GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE. IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY! THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, THE WINE LIST IS EXTENSIVE AND THE FOOD WAS SOME OF THE BEST IVE EVER HAD IN ATLANTA. TRY THE LAMB SHANK!!! I CANT WAIT TO EAT THERE AGAIN.

Pros: FOOD, AMBIENCE, SERVICE, VALUE

Cons: ?

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Having wanted to go to Watershed for several years, but just not having the flexibility to drive to Decatur on a Tuesday night, I was very excited to finally get the opportunity. We had family in town from California who wanted a "Southern experience". Our 7:45 reservation did not seem too late to us, especially with left-coasters along, but the ill-prepared chef, must not have had forethought to order enough chicken. Our waiter told us as we were sitting, that the kitchen was out of the fried delicacy. Disappointed as we were, (all four of us had planned to oreder it) we all moved ahead with altenate selections. The appetizers were pretty good, mussels and lobster grits, but the lamb shank entree ordered by two of us, was again scarcely allocated, and we were told we could only have one. I admit I was now angry. The duck was okay, if not a tad bland, and the one lamb shank we were so lucky to receive, arrived listless and lacking any real flavor aside from the salt I added. The spinach bed of greens made me feel like I was eating something healthy, but boring as well. Our waiter was at least friendly and apologetic, but were ready to leave by the time we were asked if dessert was an interest. We left unsatisfied and uninterested in returning

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★☆☆☆☆

Having wanted to go to Watershed for several years, but just not having the flexibility to drive to Decatur on a Tuesday night, I was very excited to finally get the opportunity. We had family in town from California who wanted a "Southern experience". Our 7:45 reservation did not seem too late to us, especially with left-coasters along, but the ill-prepared chef, must not have had forethought to order enough chicken. Our waiter told us as we were sitting, that the kitchen was out of the fried delicacy. Disappointed as we were, (all four of us had planned to oreder it) we all moved ahead with altenate selections. The appetizers were pretty good, mussels and lobster grits, but the lamb shank entree ordered by two of us, was again scarcely allocated, and we were told we could only have one. I admit I was now angry. The duck was okay, if not a tad bland, and the one lamb shank we were so lucky to receive, arrived listless and lacking any real flavor aside from the salt I added. The spinach bed of greens made me feel like I was eating something healthy, but boring as well. Our waiter was at least friendly and apologetic, but were ready to leave by the time we were asked if dessert was an interest. We left unsatisfied and uninterested in returning

Pros: Friendly waiter

Cons: Out of several entrees, high wine markup

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Scott Peacock, a local celebrity chef, does not disappoint in this service station turned restaurant in the heart of downtown Decatur. Serving Southern food with a twist, Watershed does not disappoint. Favorites include White Truffle Chicken Salad, Salmon Croquettes and the weekly fried chicken special. PS - there are some healthy options on the menu too!

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★★★★☆

Scott Peacock, a local celebrity chef, does not disappoint in this service station turned restaurant in the heart of downtown Decatur. Serving Southern food with a twist, Watershed does not disappoint. Favorites include White Truffle Chicken Salad, Salmon Croquettes and the weekly fried chicken special. PS - there are some healthy options on the menu too!

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Run don't walk to Watershed. You will find great, healthy meals. I would definitely recommend going here to anyone. It's a can't miss experience. I love it.

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★★★★☆

Run don't walk to Watershed. You will find great, healthy meals. I would definitely recommend going here to anyone. It's a can't miss experience. I love it.

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The food here is delicious and unbelievable. The seafood is very fresh and the daily specials are great. The way the place is setup is a tribute to times past in Atlanta. There are a lot of old news clippings. It is also in an old renovated gas station.

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★★★★☆

The food here is delicious and unbelievable. The seafood is very fresh and the daily specials are great. The way the place is setup is a tribute to times past in Atlanta. There are a lot of old news clippings. It is also in an old renovated gas station.

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Watershed is one of those restaurants that at once seems impressive, but after leaving, you're always wanting for more. And it's generally difficult to put a finger on exactly what is wrong. Generally speaking, the food is adequate, at best. However, DO NOT miss Tuesday Fried Chicken. It's the best fried chicken you're going to find. Everything else on the menu just doesn't live up. I've had dinner on weeknights and weekends and brunch on Sundays. I never, ever, feel like the restaurant lives up to its hype. To be guided by a Southern food expert, the restaurant, which proclaims a specialty in "seasonal Southern cooking", misses the mark on so many levels. Example: Sunday Brunch. The Sunday brunch menu is typically southern -- ham, eggs, grits, bacon, biscuits, gravy, hash, toast. It's a good offering. Unfortunately, the execution is nothing to speak of. The biscuits, something quintessentially Southern that one would expect a Southern food expert to execute without flaw, are utterly flavorless -- a pure disappointment. On the ham steak plate, the red eye gravy is nothing more than a cup of warm, weak, black coffee poured over the plate. The grits rank ZERO on the flavor scale. The ham is good. Don't get your eggs fried -- you will not be able to cut into them. The sausage gravy and biscuits plate is pasty, and tastes like flour and I've already spoke of the biscuits, see above. I've had friends who've had the French Toast and they have enjoyed it. The banana fritters are a pure joy to eat.

Now, I will continue to go to Watershed to eat -- I have friends who enjoy eating there. But my word of caution to anyone going there for the first time: don't be surprised if you are disappointed and be very thankful if you have an good experience there. Overall, if you're seeking excellent Southern food that is wonderfully prepared, go the South City Kitchen or Blue Ridge Grill -- you'll enjoy the food and the service much more.

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★★☆☆☆

Watershed is one of those restaurants that at once seems impressive, but after leaving, you're always wanting for more. And it's generally difficult to put a finger on exactly what is wrong. Generally speaking, the food is adequate, at best. However, DO NOT miss Tuesday Fried Chicken. It's the best fried chicken you're going to find. Everything else on the menu just doesn't live up. I've had dinner on weeknights and weekends and brunch on Sundays. I never, ever, feel like the restaurant lives up to its hype. To be guided by a Southern food expert, the restaurant, which proclaims a specialty in "seasonal Southern cooking", misses the mark on so many levels. Example: Sunday Brunch. The Sunday brunch menu is typically southern -- ham, eggs, grits, bacon, biscuits, gravy, hash, toast. It's a good offering. Unfortunately, the execution is nothing to speak of. The biscuits, something quintessentially Southern that one would expect a Southern food expert to execute without flaw, are utterly flavorless -- a pure disappointment. On the ham steak plate, the red eye gravy is nothing more than a cup of warm, weak, black coffee poured over the plate. The grits rank ZERO on the flavor scale. The ham is good. Don't get your eggs fried -- you will not be able to cut into them. The sausage gravy and biscuits plate is pasty, and tastes like flour and I've already spoke of the biscuits, see above. I've had friends who've had the French Toast and they have enjoyed it. The banana fritters are a pure joy to eat.

Now, I will continue to go to Watershed to eat -- I have friends who enjoy eating there. But my word of caution to anyone going there for the first time: don't be surprised if you are disappointed and be very thankful if you have an good experience there. Overall, if you're seeking excellent Southern food that is wonderfully prepared, go the South City Kitchen or Blue Ridge Grill -- you'll enjoy the food and the service much more.

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My husband and I dined at Watershed last night for our anniversary. We had a reservation at 7:30 pm. We found a parking place right up front. Our waiter was a pure joy. He was very happy and helpful. I would ask for his table next time we go (and that will be very soon!). We ordered the butter bean hummus to start ? delicious. It was creamy and peppery and we loved the soft pita and crisp green beans that were served with it. I ordered the oven baked bbq chicken and my husband ordered the catfish. He said that it was the best catfish he had ever had! My chicken was moist and yummy. The sides were great as well. The coleslaw was perfect ? not too much mayo. The corn and tomatoes were so fresh they seemed like they were picked that day! Then we had coffee and chocolate cake. And the cake was simply divine. It was warm and quiet in the restaurant as well which made it even more enjoyable as well as not being super crowded. We are so excited to go back again and take our friends and family with us!

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★★★★★

My husband and I dined at Watershed last night for our anniversary. We had a reservation at 7:30 pm. We found a parking place right up front. Our waiter was a pure joy. He was very happy and helpful. I would ask for his table next time we go (and that will be very soon!). We ordered the butter bean hummus to start ? delicious. It was creamy and peppery and we loved the soft pita and crisp green beans that were served with it. I ordered the oven baked bbq chicken and my husband ordered the catfish. He said that it was the best catfish he had ever had! My chicken was moist and yummy. The sides were great as well. The coleslaw was perfect ? not too much mayo. The corn and tomatoes were so fresh they seemed like they were picked that day! Then we had coffee and chocolate cake. And the cake was simply divine. It was warm and quiet in the restaurant as well which made it even more enjoyable as well as not being super crowded. We are so excited to go back again and take our friends and family with us!

Pros: Amazing waiter! Great ambience! Excellent Food!

Cons: There are no cons as far as we could tell!

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What a great little restaurant. Great healthy food. Chicken salad sandwich was on the best bread I've ever had. The service was warm and friendly. The atmosphere is light and upscale casual.

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★★★★★

What a great little restaurant. Great healthy food. Chicken salad sandwich was on the best bread I've ever had. The service was warm and friendly. The atmosphere is light and upscale casual.

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I love the food here. Everything is so delicious, from the most basic roll to pancakes, shrimp and rice, fried chicken. If it sounds simple, it is good.

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★★★★★

I love the food here. Everything is so delicious, from the most basic roll to pancakes, shrimp and rice, fried chicken. If it sounds simple, it is good.

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I had been to Watershed one other time and it was okay (service was slow) but I was willing to give it another try. I had some friends in town from LA and I was excited to take them to a southern restaurant so I thought Watershed would be a nice place to go. I lived to regret that decision...it was a Wednesday night when we went and it wasn't crowded yet the service was soooooo slow that it took nearly 20 minutes before we were able to put our order in. Then, it took over an hour to get our food and our waitress was nowhere to be seen when our drinks needed to be refilled. The rest of the waitstaff definitely wasn't looking out for anyone else because we couldn't get anyone's attention for at least 10 minutes. On top of it, the special dish of the night that our waitress recommended was full of peanuts which my friend had ordered and thank heavens, she wasn't allergic but you'd think that our waitress would've mentioned it when she was telling us about it. It was a huge disappointment and I will never go back and I will never recommend this place to anyone. I was truly embarassed to have taken my friends there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had been to Watershed one other time and it was okay (service was slow) but I was willing to give it another try. I had some friends in town from LA and I was excited to take them to a southern restaurant so I thought Watershed would be a nice place to go. I lived to regret that decision...it was a Wednesday night when we went and it wasn't crowded yet the service was soooooo slow that it took nearly 20 minutes before we were able to put our order in. Then, it took over an hour to get our food and our waitress was nowhere to be seen when our drinks needed to be refilled. The rest of the waitstaff definitely wasn't looking out for anyone else because we couldn't get anyone's attention for at least 10 minutes. On top of it, the special dish of the night that our waitress recommended was full of peanuts which my friend had ordered and thank heavens, she wasn't allergic but you'd think that our waitress would've mentioned it when she was telling us about it. It was a huge disappointment and I will never go back and I will never recommend this place to anyone. I was truly embarassed to have taken my friends there.

Pros: Food is decent, but wasn't worth the wait to get it

Cons: Service is SLOW

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I have been to the Watershed a couple of times, both around lunch time. The food is good, but it seems like you have to order everything separately. The portion size is good, but the prices are a little high for lunch. However, you are in the heart of downtown Decatur and everything is little more expensive.

The restaurant is a converted gas/ service station. The colors are bright white and teal and the feeling is retro. It would be a nice place to treat your mother to lunch.

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★★★☆☆

I have been to the Watershed a couple of times, both around lunch time. The food is good, but it seems like you have to order everything separately. The portion size is good, but the prices are a little high for lunch. However, you are in the heart of downtown Decatur and everything is little more expensive.

The restaurant is a converted gas/ service station. The colors are bright white and teal and the feeling is retro. It would be a nice place to treat your mother to lunch.

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This place comes with so much hype. We came in for a romantic dinner which was a good thing - since we had to practically sit in one another's lap to make conversation. It was incredibly loud that even our waitress couldn't hear us when we tried to order - and really seemed irritated when we commented about the noise level. We just ended up having a drink and leaving.

I don't know why restaurants interpret hip as being loud and sterile. I like enjoying conversation over dinner in a warm environment - I guess I'm just not cool enough to get it.

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★★☆☆☆

This place comes with so much hype. We came in for a romantic dinner which was a good thing - since we had to practically sit in one another's lap to make conversation. It was incredibly loud that even our waitress couldn't hear us when we tried to order - and really seemed irritated when we commented about the noise level. We just ended up having a drink and leaving.

I don't know why restaurants interpret hip as being loud and sterile. I like enjoying conversation over dinner in a warm environment - I guess I'm just not cool enough to get it.

Pros: I'm sorry, can you say that again?

Cons: NOISY

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I recently ate at Watershed - the food was OK - it certainly wasn't the best I have had, by far. The desserts were pretty awful to be truthful.
The wine was great and the service was nice.
Generally though it was way over priced and not that great and there are many many other great places to eat that I would chose over going back. Disappointing.
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★☆☆☆☆

I recently ate at Watershed - the food was OK - it certainly wasn't the best I have had, by far. The desserts were pretty awful to be truthful.
The wine was great and the service was nice.
Generally though it was way over priced and not that great and there are many many other great places to eat that I would chose over going back. Disappointing.
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Our dinner group had a 7:00pm reservation for Tuesday fried chicken night. We had to chage our reservtion to 8:00pm because the could not accomodate 3 additional people in our party. We were seated on time but our waiter took his time making it to our table to take our orders. Appparently they ran out of chicken before 7:00pm that day (why would you promote Tuesday nights as fried chicken night and run out before 7??? ) It took an hour for our order to be placed and for our food to be brought to the table ( without ANY apologies from out waiter). We were starving and pretty cranky by this point. The food was ok at best. The two of us that had the salmon patties felt sick the next day. In a hour, the same waiter was hovering over our table trying to rush us out. Our dinner group will not be going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our dinner group had a 7:00pm reservation for Tuesday fried chicken night. We had to chage our reservtion to 8:00pm because the could not accomodate 3 additional people in our party. We were seated on time but our waiter took his time making it to our table to take our orders. Appparently they ran out of chicken before 7:00pm that day (why would you promote Tuesday nights as fried chicken night and run out before 7??? ) It took an hour for our order to be placed and for our food to be brought to the table ( without ANY apologies from out waiter). We were starving and pretty cranky by this point. The food was ok at best. The two of us that had the salmon patties felt sick the next day. In a hour, the same waiter was hovering over our table trying to rush us out. Our dinner group will not be going back.

Pros: fried chicken when they actually have it

Cons: parking, service, everthing else on the menu

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Both the Food Channel and the AJC highly recommended this restaurant. However, for me, the experience left much to be desired. We found the decor to be plain and the lighting was much too dark; two of our dinner guests could hardly read the menu. Our waiter was pleasant but was not much for giving us "hints" as to what we could expect of the appetizers and entrees (perhaps he was just an honest young man and didn?t want to lie). After all, as mother says, "If you don?t have something good to say ...say nothing at all". His knowledge of wine was poor. When we sent back a bottle of Merlot he suggested that it needed to be decanted. That was not the problem.
We were all pleased with the appetizers which were tasty (fried chicken livers with mixed greens and saute of wild mushrooms with cheese and country ham on toast). But our entrees were surprisingly unremarkable and bland. The Beef Stroganoff was dry (yes dry) not creamy with sour cream and it was served at room temperature. The Country Captain (a single roasted chicken breast) was plain and the only thing that made it special was the accompaniment of a small portion of chutney. The chutney was the best part of the dish. My entree was the Low Country Shrimp. It was ordinary, hardly any spice at all.
There was no special presentation of any sort to any of the dishes, including the desserts, which looked like a kid had cut a piece of cake and just set it on a plate before bringing it to our table. Finally, there didn?t seem to be any theme to the cuisine. I came looking for gold (silver at least) and left finding only nickel.

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★☆☆☆☆

Both the Food Channel and the AJC highly recommended this restaurant. However, for me, the experience left much to be desired. We found the decor to be plain and the lighting was much too dark; two of our dinner guests could hardly read the menu. Our waiter was pleasant but was not much for giving us "hints" as to what we could expect of the appetizers and entrees (perhaps he was just an honest young man and didn?t want to lie). After all, as mother says, "If you don?t have something good to say ...say nothing at all". His knowledge of wine was poor. When we sent back a bottle of Merlot he suggested that it needed to be decanted. That was not the problem.
We were all pleased with the appetizers which were tasty (fried chicken livers with mixed greens and saute of wild mushrooms with cheese and country ham on toast). But our entrees were surprisingly unremarkable and bland. The Beef Stroganoff was dry (yes dry) not creamy with sour cream and it was served at room temperature. The Country Captain (a single roasted chicken breast) was plain and the only thing that made it special was the accompaniment of a small portion of chutney. The chutney was the best part of the dish. My entree was the Low Country Shrimp. It was ordinary, hardly any spice at all.
There was no special presentation of any sort to any of the dishes, including the desserts, which looked like a kid had cut a piece of cake and just set it on a plate before bringing it to our table. Finally, there didn?t seem to be any theme to the cuisine. I came looking for gold (silver at least) and left finding only nickel.

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I had the catfish (at least that's what the menu said) Instead they served me a tiny whole fish fried with very little meat on the bones. I was very disappointed and felt sick afterwords.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had the catfish (at least that's what the menu said) Instead they served me a tiny whole fish fried with very little meat on the bones. I was very disappointed and felt sick afterwords.

Pros: in Decatur

Cons: Food, Price

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I have always loved the watershed but my last few visits have left me feeling very upset. A couple of weeks ago my wife sister mother and I were haveing a nice meal. The food and service was good as it always is and the night was going very well. Then my mother pointed out a kitchen worker standing behind the bar makeing himself a cocktail !! I didnt think much of it at the time and let it go. My next visit was very much the same we were haveing a nice meal when i looked up to see the same worker again pooring himself a cocktail!! I asked a server who the employee was and she told us he was the new sous chef. Im concerned about a chef who thinks its wise to be drinking while guests are in the building. I became very upset. My friends talked me down and we left without saying anything. I have been eating at watershed 4- 6 times a month for the last few years. I love the place i had my 39th birthday at watershed but this leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.. I cant say that i wont be returning but i can say that it will no longer be my first choice. we pay to much money to have people who are drinking mke our food .

1
★★★☆☆

I have always loved the watershed but my last few visits have left me feeling very upset. A couple of weeks ago my wife sister mother and I were haveing a nice meal. The food and service was good as it always is and the night was going very well. Then my mother pointed out a kitchen worker standing behind the bar makeing himself a cocktail !! I didnt think much of it at the time and let it go. My next visit was very much the same we were haveing a nice meal when i looked up to see the same worker again pooring himself a cocktail!! I asked a server who the employee was and she told us he was the new sous chef. Im concerned about a chef who thinks its wise to be drinking while guests are in the building. I became very upset. My friends talked me down and we left without saying anything. I have been eating at watershed 4- 6 times a month for the last few years. I love the place i had my 39th birthday at watershed but this leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.. I cant say that i wont be returning but i can say that it will no longer be my first choice. we pay to much money to have people who are drinking mke our food .

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I went to Watershed for brunch w/ friends after a bachelorette party & the food was delicious. They quoted a 30-min wait on a Sunday morning, but it only ended up being 10 min. Our waiter was funny & attentive. I had the egg/grits/toast combo. I'm not usually a big egg eater, but they didn't have much for vegetarians on the menu, and I'm glad I tried them b/c they were really good. But the grits - wow! I almost didn't order them b/c I thought they would be the same old grits on every breakfast menu, but they were outstanding. I thought it was a little pricey ($45 for 3 ppl for breakfast), but it was worth it. The menu has a lot of Southern standards but they prepare them with a fresh, creative twist. I will definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

I went to Watershed for brunch w/ friends after a bachelorette party & the food was delicious. They quoted a 30-min wait on a Sunday morning, but it only ended up being 10 min. Our waiter was funny & attentive. I had the egg/grits/toast combo. I'm not usually a big egg eater, but they didn't have much for vegetarians on the menu, and I'm glad I tried them b/c they were really good. But the grits - wow! I almost didn't order them b/c I thought they would be the same old grits on every breakfast menu, but they were outstanding. I thought it was a little pricey ($45 for 3 ppl for breakfast), but it was worth it. The menu has a lot of Southern standards but they prepare them with a fresh, creative twist. I will definitely be back.

Pros: Grits, Breads, Good Service

Cons: Little Pricey

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My wife and I went to Watershed on a Friday night because we heard great things about it. We had reservations for 5:45, and very few people were there. The staff was great, our server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food however was subpar. I ordered the pork chop, medium, and it came out WAAAAAY overcooked. It was dry and tough. The mac and cheese was nothing special, and the salad was inedible because of too much vinegar in the dressing. The chocolate cake was good, not great, as so many of you have written. Overall, I think food is just ok, and is very much overrated. Don't expect too much from the Watershed.

1
★★☆☆☆

My wife and I went to Watershed on a Friday night because we heard great things about it. We had reservations for 5:45, and very few people were there. The staff was great, our server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food however was subpar. I ordered the pork chop, medium, and it came out WAAAAAY overcooked. It was dry and tough. The mac and cheese was nothing special, and the salad was inedible because of too much vinegar in the dressing. The chocolate cake was good, not great, as so many of you have written. Overall, I think food is just ok, and is very much overrated. Don't expect too much from the Watershed.

Pros: Service is great

Cons: Food is not very good

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Recently tried this place and enjoyed the food but I can't say it was the best I've ever had. After hearing about the chef I really expected to be wowed. Also avoid the desserts. They are overpriced for what you get. I ordered the pound cake and it showed up at the table with no fruit or fresh whipped cream on the side. Charging $7.00 for a piece of plain pound cake is robbery. My friend also got the parfait and was disappointed. Service was good but when I complained about the dessert not being good my waiter didn't offer to take it off my bill.

1
★★★☆☆

Recently tried this place and enjoyed the food but I can't say it was the best I've ever had. After hearing about the chef I really expected to be wowed. Also avoid the desserts. They are overpriced for what you get. I ordered the pound cake and it showed up at the table with no fruit or fresh whipped cream on the side. Charging $7.00 for a piece of plain pound cake is robbery. My friend also got the parfait and was disappointed. Service was good but when I complained about the dessert not being good my waiter didn't offer to take it off my bill.

Pros: Location

Cons: Prices/Bad Desserts

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Wow. After all the hype and press the Chef Peacock gets, I really thought the food would be better than this. I have been three times and I won't be going back. The only reason I went the third time is to have "the best fried chicken in town" because they are usually sold out. Don't get me wrong, this isn't the worst food in the world, but as a chef myself, I expected much more. I once had a pork chop there that was so overcooked, it was embarrassing. I've heard that they don't pay the line cooks very much and maybe that's the problem. Service was decent, but I could see how much better the service was to the regulars and I felt kind of slighted. The prices are okay, but for the quality, a little too high in my opinion. Southern food, whether traditional or with a twist, should represent fresh ingredients. I didn't get that out of my visits. You would think this guy was a Southern god the way people give him so much praise and press, I just don't get it.

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★★☆☆☆

Wow. After all the hype and press the Chef Peacock gets, I really thought the food would be better than this. I have been three times and I won't be going back. The only reason I went the third time is to have "the best fried chicken in town" because they are usually sold out. Don't get me wrong, this isn't the worst food in the world, but as a chef myself, I expected much more. I once had a pork chop there that was so overcooked, it was embarrassing. I've heard that they don't pay the line cooks very much and maybe that's the problem. Service was decent, but I could see how much better the service was to the regulars and I felt kind of slighted. The prices are okay, but for the quality, a little too high in my opinion. Southern food, whether traditional or with a twist, should represent fresh ingredients. I didn't get that out of my visits. You would think this guy was a Southern god the way people give him so much praise and press, I just don't get it.

Pros: decent fried chicken

Cons: below average Southern food

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No wonder Scott Peacock won the coveted Beards award BEST SOUTHERN CHEF in the US. The food is magnificent. FRom the fresh fish daily to the pork chops and the hummus made out of white beans this place can't be beat. Favorite is Tuesday fried chicken to the chocolate cake or chocolate macaroon cookies. The greatest selection of hard to find wines with new ones all the time. I have never had a bad meal

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★★★★★

No wonder Scott Peacock won the coveted Beards award BEST SOUTHERN CHEF in the US. The food is magnificent. FRom the fresh fish daily to the pork chops and the hummus made out of white beans this place can't be beat. Favorite is Tuesday fried chicken to the chocolate cake or chocolate macaroon cookies. The greatest selection of hard to find wines with new ones all the time. I have never had a bad meal

Pros: great service epecially Gazeh

Cons: parking can be tough but you can park accros the street

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We went to watershed twice; once for brunch and once for dinner. Brunch was lamentable - everything was over-salted and the service slow. Dinner was not much better. While the hummus and crudite platter was tasty (then again, how hard is it to mess up hummus?), the pork chop -which our waitress recommended- was forgettable. The chop was over-salted (do we see a trend here?), and the accompanying mac&cheese featured a chalky texture. The collard greens were overcooked (and over-salted), even by southern standards. The salmon croquettes were delicious - crispy on the outside, tender on the inside -, but the accompanying broiled tomato (or whatever it was) tasted bitter and had a slimy texture. For dessert, we had the "parfait," a sickly-sweet concoction that was far from the French "perfect." We won't be going back.

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★★★☆☆

We went to watershed twice; once for brunch and once for dinner. Brunch was lamentable - everything was over-salted and the service slow. Dinner was not much better. While the hummus and crudite platter was tasty (then again, how hard is it to mess up hummus?), the pork chop -which our waitress recommended- was forgettable. The chop was over-salted (do we see a trend here?), and the accompanying mac&cheese featured a chalky texture. The collard greens were overcooked (and over-salted), even by southern standards. The salmon croquettes were delicious - crispy on the outside, tender on the inside -, but the accompanying broiled tomato (or whatever it was) tasted bitter and had a slimy texture. For dessert, we had the "parfait," a sickly-sweet concoction that was far from the French "perfect." We won't be going back.

Pros: service, ambience

Cons: parking, prices, food

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I've been wanting to dine at Watershed for a long time, and finally had an opportunity when my boyfriend and I were in the neighborhood. We were apprehensive at first, I couldn't remember if the menu was pricey, and it was lunchtime on a Saturday. Parking was a bit of an issue, the dry cleaners located near the front of the restaurant has a drive-thru, so I couldn't circle around back to look for parking since cars were lined up waiting to pick up their dry cleaning. Luckily a patron was leaving their spot near the front. When we walked in, the host told us it was going to be a 30-45 minute wait, even though there were plenty of open tables. They must have been low on staff, so we opted for the bar. Service was relatively friendly, but a little slow at times. We ordered the White Truffle Chicken Salad Sandwich and the Butternut Squash Pancake with Cabbage and Roasted Tomatoes. The elderly couple sitting next to us were regulars and were in a wine club through the restaurant, and there seemed to be a lot of confusion with that. They were patient with the server. My boyfriend loved his sandwich which he said was extremely fresh. I guess that they probably used locally-grown organic produce to create it. The pine nuts and celery were really nice touches. I enjoyed my plate of food though there were a few weaknesses in the cabbage and roasted tomatoes. The cabbage was decent, but nothing spectacular, and the tomatoes were too sour. The butternut squash pancake was delightful as were the beets that came with the dish. We left quite content. Overall, it was a good place to eat, and I'd go back. I'd be afraid of the prices at dinner though. Seems like a place where you could really lose your cash over a few bottles of wine.

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★★★★☆

I've been wanting to dine at Watershed for a long time, and finally had an opportunity when my boyfriend and I were in the neighborhood. We were apprehensive at first, I couldn't remember if the menu was pricey, and it was lunchtime on a Saturday. Parking was a bit of an issue, the dry cleaners located near the front of the restaurant has a drive-thru, so I couldn't circle around back to look for parking since cars were lined up waiting to pick up their dry cleaning. Luckily a patron was leaving their spot near the front. When we walked in, the host told us it was going to be a 30-45 minute wait, even though there were plenty of open tables. They must have been low on staff, so we opted for the bar. Service was relatively friendly, but a little slow at times. We ordered the White Truffle Chicken Salad Sandwich and the Butternut Squash Pancake with Cabbage and Roasted Tomatoes. The elderly couple sitting next to us were regulars and were in a wine club through the restaurant, and there seemed to be a lot of confusion with that. They were patient with the server. My boyfriend loved his sandwich which he said was extremely fresh. I guess that they probably used locally-grown organic produce to create it. The pine nuts and celery were really nice touches. I enjoyed my plate of food though there were a few weaknesses in the cabbage and roasted tomatoes. The cabbage was decent, but nothing spectacular, and the tomatoes were too sour. The butternut squash pancake was delightful as were the beets that came with the dish. We left quite content. Overall, it was a good place to eat, and I'd go back. I'd be afraid of the prices at dinner though. Seems like a place where you could really lose your cash over a few bottles of wine.

Pros: decor, clean bathrooms, good food

Cons: long wait, a little pretentious

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this was a great last minute find for dinner. I made reservations on Opentable just a half hour before showing up and I could not have been happier with the result. The service was fast, waiter was incredibly friendly, and we didn't have to ask once for more water. I would suggest the hummus ($10) dish to start, it comes with fresh hot pita, as well as a plate of fresh veggies to be dipped. I ate the grouper special ($27) for the main course and it was absolutely fantastic. It came with whipped butternut squash and sauteed kale... Delcious meal. My dinner partners each enjoyed the pork chop (about $20) and the full chicken ($18) which is an amazing deal... I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice dinner with family, friends,co-workers, or clients.

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★★★★★

this was a great last minute find for dinner. I made reservations on Opentable just a half hour before showing up and I could not have been happier with the result. The service was fast, waiter was incredibly friendly, and we didn't have to ask once for more water. I would suggest the hummus ($10) dish to start, it comes with fresh hot pita, as well as a plate of fresh veggies to be dipped. I ate the grouper special ($27) for the main course and it was absolutely fantastic. It came with whipped butternut squash and sauteed kale... Delcious meal. My dinner partners each enjoyed the pork chop (about $20) and the full chicken ($18) which is an amazing deal... I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice dinner with family, friends,co-workers, or clients.

Pros: Service, Food, Wine List

Cons: Parking, Loudness

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Watershed is one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. Sure, the famous chocolate cake and fried chicken bring folks in, but I've had everything on the menu, and nothing's bad.

Lunch? Burger - HEY SUNDAY PAPER STAFF - WHERE'S THE WSHED REVIEW FOR BEST BURGER?

Brunch? Back to the basics. Eggs, bacon, and grits - you've never had 'em like this.

Dinner? Take advantage of the winter menu. The beef stroganoff is perfect.

Just try it!

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★★★★★

Watershed is one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. Sure, the famous chocolate cake and fried chicken bring folks in, but I've had everything on the menu, and nothing's bad.

Lunch? Burger - HEY SUNDAY PAPER STAFF - WHERE'S THE WSHED REVIEW FOR BEST BURGER?

Brunch? Back to the basics. Eggs, bacon, and grits - you've never had 'em like this.

Dinner? Take advantage of the winter menu. The beef stroganoff is perfect.

Just try it!

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The positive reviews of this place are mystifying. The decor is disjointed at best with a strange hospital-color theme, and has no place in a former garage that faces a parking lot and busy street, complete with headlights often shining through the rolling garage door front to disturb your meal. The service started out overbearing and finished non-existent, with empty drink glasses for the last 30 minutes. The food did not compensate. The appetizers are oily, salads are bitter and boring, and main courses are so salty it's amazing no one had a brain hemorrhage waiting for a glass of water. The owner's celebrity must be the main reason this place survives. There are lots of great restaurants nearby. Take the $35+ it costs to have dinner here and spend it somewhere with decent food and/or atmosphere. Avoid this place at all costs.

1
★★☆☆☆

The positive reviews of this place are mystifying. The decor is disjointed at best with a strange hospital-color theme, and has no place in a former garage that faces a parking lot and busy street, complete with headlights often shining through the rolling garage door front to disturb your meal. The service started out overbearing and finished non-existent, with empty drink glasses for the last 30 minutes. The food did not compensate. The appetizers are oily, salads are bitter and boring, and main courses are so salty it's amazing no one had a brain hemorrhage waiting for a glass of water. The owner's celebrity must be the main reason this place survives. There are lots of great restaurants nearby. Take the $35+ it costs to have dinner here and spend it somewhere with decent food and/or atmosphere. Avoid this place at all costs.

Pros: Maybe meet an Indigo

Cons: Just about everything else

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I've been going to this Decatur institution since The Indigo Girls, Scott Peacock, and Edna Lewis made this a destination. New Southern Cuisine, hip atmosphere, and a glass of wine, work for me. Lunch is always yummy, especially the grilled shrimp on toasted bread. Get a slice of that Carmel Apple Cake, and see how fast you fall asleep, when you get back to the office. But Tuesday nights are special. Peacock has perfected a fried chicken receipe,learned from his mentor, the late Edna Lewis, the soulfood queen! He soaks the chicken overnight in buttermilk, and tosses lightly in peppered flour, and fries in a skillet! Oh Ms. Scarlet, you don't know what you are missing. Come early, unless you want my chicken bones!

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★★★★★

I've been going to this Decatur institution since The Indigo Girls, Scott Peacock, and Edna Lewis made this a destination. New Southern Cuisine, hip atmosphere, and a glass of wine, work for me. Lunch is always yummy, especially the grilled shrimp on toasted bread. Get a slice of that Carmel Apple Cake, and see how fast you fall asleep, when you get back to the office. But Tuesday nights are special. Peacock has perfected a fried chicken receipe,learned from his mentor, the late Edna Lewis, the soulfood queen! He soaks the chicken overnight in buttermilk, and tosses lightly in peppered flour, and fries in a skillet! Oh Ms. Scarlet, you don't know what you are missing. Come early, unless you want my chicken bones!

Pros: Scott Peacock's Fried Chicken, Carmel Apple Cake

Cons: Parking Can Be Tricky, If Driving!

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I met with a friend for lunch yesterday at this Decautur spot. While I was not happy with the limited menu, I was happy with my choice of soft shell crab sandwich. I look forward to trying their fried chicken tuesday soon. The dessert was alright but not spectacular. The service was excellent.

2
★★★★☆

I met with a friend for lunch yesterday at this Decautur spot. While I was not happy with the limited menu, I was happy with my choice of soft shell crab sandwich. I look forward to trying their fried chicken tuesday soon. The dessert was alright but not spectacular. The service was excellent.

Pros: service, ambience, food

Cons: limited menu

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Some of these reviews must have been written by jealous competitors or backwoods yokels. Hip and trendy spot should not be confused with its "gas station" heritage. OUTSTANDING FOOD and reasonable service considering crowds. A nice take on southern food. Do make a reservation, though.

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★★★★☆

Some of these reviews must have been written by jealous competitors or backwoods yokels. Hip and trendy spot should not be confused with its "gas station" heritage. OUTSTANDING FOOD and reasonable service considering crowds. A nice take on southern food. Do make a reservation, though.

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I had heard about it a lot, but always thought that southern food is not my cup of coffee. Well, good food is good food in every country and kitchen. Watershed is a restaurant that gives you satisfaction in every possible way. On a Monday night every restaurant in Decatur was empty, but watershed was packed, I said OK we will see: Being known as "very critical person" my wife replied: You will love it and will not find anything wrong. She had been there and loved it.
Started with Keylime Martini and hummmmmmmus:both amazing
Next: great Pinot Noir, I still do not know what the name was, and will ask them about it.
Next :Duck dish, with simple mayo garlic sauce. OK I have to write a book about this dish to discribe how wonderful it was, but I won't.
She had a vegetarian plate which was excellent.
Ohh service: Top noch.
Restaurants are hard to keep 100% consistant, I think as a review writer we have to consider this fact. That is all I have to say about the negative reviews about this place. When I have a bad experiance I go back and check again, of course if there is some hope left!!!

2
★★★★★

I had heard about it a lot, but always thought that southern food is not my cup of coffee. Well, good food is good food in every country and kitchen. Watershed is a restaurant that gives you satisfaction in every possible way. On a Monday night every restaurant in Decatur was empty, but watershed was packed, I said OK we will see: Being known as "very critical person" my wife replied: You will love it and will not find anything wrong. She had been there and loved it.
Started with Keylime Martini and hummmmmmmus:both amazing
Next: great Pinot Noir, I still do not know what the name was, and will ask them about it.
Next :Duck dish, with simple mayo garlic sauce. OK I have to write a book about this dish to discribe how wonderful it was, but I won't.
She had a vegetarian plate which was excellent.
Ohh service: Top noch.
Restaurants are hard to keep 100% consistant, I think as a review writer we have to consider this fact. That is all I have to say about the negative reviews about this place. When I have a bad experiance I go back and check again, of course if there is some hope left!!!

Pros: Food, service, coctails

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When we arrived at Watershed for dinner, we were told that we would not be able to sit until 80% of our party arrived despite the fact that the restaurant was practically empty. We quickly decided to have a seat at the bar until the rest of our group arrived. After waiting awhile for the bartender to notice 8 people had just sat down, we finally got our drinks. The waitstaff was lounging at the bar, apparently not busy. Even though we only had 9 people at this point, the hostess sat us down. The waitress was efficient but not very friendly. The food was very good (I had the salmon croquettes and a bowl of the tomato-basil soup-delicious!) and everything was fairly priced.
Overall, the food was very good but the waitstaff needed to be more motivated and less snooty.

1
★★★☆☆

When we arrived at Watershed for dinner, we were told that we would not be able to sit until 80% of our party arrived despite the fact that the restaurant was practically empty. We quickly decided to have a seat at the bar until the rest of our group arrived. After waiting awhile for the bartender to notice 8 people had just sat down, we finally got our drinks. The waitstaff was lounging at the bar, apparently not busy. Even though we only had 9 people at this point, the hostess sat us down. The waitress was efficient but not very friendly. The food was very good (I had the salmon croquettes and a bowl of the tomato-basil soup-delicious!) and everything was fairly priced.
Overall, the food was very good but the waitstaff needed to be more motivated and less snooty.

Pros: Seasonal Menus, Price, Good Wine Selection

Cons: Poor Waitstaff, Not Much Parking

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My Partner and I went to Watershed for our 12th anniversary a month ago. We enjoyed everything about the experience. The little shop was fun for a few minutes to just browse and relax, (we didn't buy anything). We sat at the bar and the bartender recommended a nice little wine for me and some cool tastey beer for my partner, no pressure to rush. The server was very pleasant, timley and accurate. The food was great and I think not a bad value at all. I'd recommend it to anyone intown or visiting. Special occassion or not its a great place to go... Enjoy

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★★★★★

My Partner and I went to Watershed for our 12th anniversary a month ago. We enjoyed everything about the experience. The little shop was fun for a few minutes to just browse and relax, (we didn't buy anything). We sat at the bar and the bartender recommended a nice little wine for me and some cool tastey beer for my partner, no pressure to rush. The server was very pleasant, timley and accurate. The food was great and I think not a bad value at all. I'd recommend it to anyone intown or visiting. Special occassion or not its a great place to go... Enjoy

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Watershed was one of my favorite places in Atlanta; after reading the negative reviews on the website I was surprised. However it appers that the quality of service has recently declined significantly; recently I went for fried chicken night and was very disappointed. The restaurant was overcrowded, no parking was available, and even though we had reservations we had to wait beyond our reservation time. Then we were told there weren't enough chicken dishes for everyone in our party. Service was rather poor (it used to be excellent). Our waitress was very unattentive. I'm afraid I cannot continue to recommend Watershed to friends, especially for fried chicken night. I hope that management gets their act together and improves service back to what it used to be. I also believe they have raised their prices without adding any additional quality to the menu.

1
★★★☆☆

Watershed was one of my favorite places in Atlanta; after reading the negative reviews on the website I was surprised. However it appers that the quality of service has recently declined significantly; recently I went for fried chicken night and was very disappointed. The restaurant was overcrowded, no parking was available, and even though we had reservations we had to wait beyond our reservation time. Then we were told there weren't enough chicken dishes for everyone in our party. Service was rather poor (it used to be excellent). Our waitress was very unattentive. I'm afraid I cannot continue to recommend Watershed to friends, especially for fried chicken night. I hope that management gets their act together and improves service back to what it used to be. I also believe they have raised their prices without adding any additional quality to the menu.

Pros: good food

Cons: fried chicken night, poor service

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I recently visited watershed for dinner with friends. I was terribly disappointed with both service and food. Service is pathetic and the food was less than average, far less.The restaurant was recommended by a friend, however I will never recommend to anyone. While the decor is nice enough all else is lack luster.Reservations were made for a party of seven, upon arrival we asked to be seated, however the hostess did state "we dont like to seat large groups until all have arrived" 2 of my friends were running a bit late. So, the other 5 of us stood in the doorway for 10 minutes until the rest of our party arrived.I felt the attitude of the hostess inappropriate, and down right rude. Needless to say, I wont be back, they can seat whom ever when ever they like.

1
★★☆☆☆

I recently visited watershed for dinner with friends. I was terribly disappointed with both service and food. Service is pathetic and the food was less than average, far less.The restaurant was recommended by a friend, however I will never recommend to anyone. While the decor is nice enough all else is lack luster.Reservations were made for a party of seven, upon arrival we asked to be seated, however the hostess did state "we dont like to seat large groups until all have arrived" 2 of my friends were running a bit late. So, the other 5 of us stood in the doorway for 10 minutes until the rest of our party arrived.I felt the attitude of the hostess inappropriate, and down right rude. Needless to say, I wont be back, they can seat whom ever when ever they like.

Pros: good parking

Cons: service, poor quality food

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I was visiting from San Francisco and heard about this place. I went on fried-chicken night and it was very good. The waitress realized that we were not from the area and began suggesting things on the menu that the evening a real southern experience. I haven't had very much southern style food before but I liked my experience here very much.

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★★★★☆

I was visiting from San Francisco and heard about this place. I went on fried-chicken night and it was very good. The waitress realized that we were not from the area and began suggesting things on the menu that the evening a real southern experience. I haven't had very much southern style food before but I liked my experience here very much.

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Watershed is one of the worst restaurantsmaybe the worstI have been to in Atlanta. The decor is almost as unimaginative as the overpriced, bland food. Unseasoned vegetables and tough cuts of meat are sure to disappoint. The atmosphere is cold and unwelcoming. The sale of penny candies, greeting cards, and body wash in a hallway adjacent the dining room coupled with cheap glassware and utensils, a chipped painted floor, and uncomfortable seating render Watershed akin to a snack bar in a Walmart (no offense to Walmart!). The service was fine, but no match for other restaurants around town. Needless to say, I will never, ever be back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Watershed is one of the worst restaurantsmaybe the worstI have been to in Atlanta. The decor is almost as unimaginative as the overpriced, bland food. Unseasoned vegetables and tough cuts of meat are sure to disappoint. The atmosphere is cold and unwelcoming. The sale of penny candies, greeting cards, and body wash in a hallway adjacent the dining room coupled with cheap glassware and utensils, a chipped painted floor, and uncomfortable seating render Watershed akin to a snack bar in a Walmart (no offense to Walmart!). The service was fine, but no match for other restaurants around town. Needless to say, I will never, ever be back.

Cons: overpriced, unromantic, noisy

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I have eaten at Watershed 4 times; three were at Brunch. I've always enjoyed the food--it's simple fare cooked simply. Service has always been extra-friendly. I agree it is not the fastest in town. The atmosphere is not typical--it IS rather stark-- but that is part of what makes it so appealing. Adaptive reuse of space is part of what makes ITP dining so much fun!

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★★★★☆

I have eaten at Watershed 4 times; three were at Brunch. I've always enjoyed the food--it's simple fare cooked simply. Service has always been extra-friendly. I agree it is not the fastest in town. The atmosphere is not typical--it IS rather stark-- but that is part of what makes it so appealing. Adaptive reuse of space is part of what makes ITP dining so much fun!

Pros: Friendly Service, Fresh Ingredients, Quirky Atmosphere

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Maybe it's because we did not order the "signature" dishes (fried chicken, chocolate cake), but the food was a huge disappointment.

The service was very slow, and next to our table was a big puddle of "something" seeping from the kitchen area collecting onto the floor which they were mopping with towels.

I was served a big thick slab of fish that was raw and nearly frozen in the middle, and inedible due to the toughness. It was also visually disgusting. I rarely (read never) return food, especially considering the long wait, but I literally could not cut it without a steak knife.

They finally replaced my meal with a lackluster chicken breast (I felt that they should have "comp'ed" the meal out of decency, but this was not offered).

It was several weeks before I could stomach the idea of any fish again.

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★★☆☆☆

Maybe it's because we did not order the "signature" dishes (fried chicken, chocolate cake), but the food was a huge disappointment.

The service was very slow, and next to our table was a big puddle of "something" seeping from the kitchen area collecting onto the floor which they were mopping with towels.

I was served a big thick slab of fish that was raw and nearly frozen in the middle, and inedible due to the toughness. It was also visually disgusting. I rarely (read never) return food, especially considering the long wait, but I literally could not cut it without a steak knife.

They finally replaced my meal with a lackluster chicken breast (I felt that they should have "comp'ed" the meal out of decency, but this was not offered).

It was several weeks before I could stomach the idea of any fish again.

Pros: innovative

Cons: , noisy, slow service

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I loved this place.... the shrimp and grits were delicious. I wanted to try everything on the menu. The service was excellent, even though I heard them say they were short staffed. I can't wait to go back and try the things I missed... A+++

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★★★★★

I loved this place.... the shrimp and grits were delicious. I wanted to try everything on the menu. The service was excellent, even though I heard them say they were short staffed. I can't wait to go back and try the things I missed... A+++

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The service started out so poorly, that it would have taken a lot to recover. Unfortunately, the rest was down-hill too.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service started out so poorly, that it would have taken a lot to recover. Unfortunately, the rest was down-hill too.

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I never thought Watershed could be a love it or hate it kind of place. If you enjoy urban life then you should be prepared to spend some $$ and tough out any slightly uncomfortable situation.
The food and atmosphere at Watershed is certainly reason enough to ignore any small problems you may have with the experience. The fried chicken is out of this world and the chocolate cake is to die for. Brunch is amazing (try a Bloody Mary - one of the best in town). I feel it's the best modern take on traditional southern food that I've ever had. I come from a long line of cooks and, being an avid cook myself, I had to buy the cookbook. It's the best one I've ever owned. My review is gushing, I know, but I felt the need to balance out the negative reviews here.

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★★★★★

I never thought Watershed could be a love it or hate it kind of place. If you enjoy urban life then you should be prepared to spend some $$ and tough out any slightly uncomfortable situation.
The food and atmosphere at Watershed is certainly reason enough to ignore any small problems you may have with the experience. The fried chicken is out of this world and the chocolate cake is to die for. Brunch is amazing (try a Bloody Mary - one of the best in town). I feel it's the best modern take on traditional southern food that I've ever had. I come from a long line of cooks and, being an avid cook myself, I had to buy the cookbook. It's the best one I've ever owned. My review is gushing, I know, but I felt the need to balance out the negative reviews here.

Pros: Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Service

Cons: , Yes, Walls Are Cement, Yes, Chairs Are Hard

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I think this place is fantastic - I'm so surprised that there are so many bad reviews!! I think this is a great restaurant with fabulous food. We've been here many times and have never been disappointed. The service isn't the fastest in Atlanta, but still friendly. Plus, when we're eating out to enjoy ourselves, who wants to be rushed? Try the garlic spaghetti - its amazing. And the tomato basil soup and mushroom appetizer (on special) are excellent. And not sure why all the complaints about price - I think their prices are quite reasonable and compare with other restaurants of its caliber. We eat out quite often at some of the best places around and this still remains one of our favorites.

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★★★★★

I think this place is fantastic - I'm so surprised that there are so many bad reviews!! I think this is a great restaurant with fabulous food. We've been here many times and have never been disappointed. The service isn't the fastest in Atlanta, but still friendly. Plus, when we're eating out to enjoy ourselves, who wants to be rushed? Try the garlic spaghetti - its amazing. And the tomato basil soup and mushroom appetizer (on special) are excellent. And not sure why all the complaints about price - I think their prices are quite reasonable and compare with other restaurants of its caliber. We eat out quite often at some of the best places around and this still remains one of our favorites.

Pros: delicious food, great atmosphere

 

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