Aspens Signature Steaks

★★★★☆
  • 2942 Shallowford Rd

    Marietta, GA 30066

    Cross street: Sandy Plains Road NE

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  • 678-236-1400

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Mon-Thurs: 5pm-10pm Fri & Sat: 5pm-11pm Sun:11am-3pm & 5pm-9pm

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This restaurant was excellent when it first opened up. However, for the last two years my entree meal it's either a hit or miss. I do love their oysters, crab cake, and carpaccio appetizers. However, when it comes to steak (which is what

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★★★★★

This restaurant was excellent when it first opened up. However, for the last two years my entree meal it's either a hit or miss. I do love their oysters, crab cake, and carpaccio appetizers. However, when it comes to steak (which is what

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Had a wonderful dinner here. Food was great, and they have the most incredible bread and yummy spread. Good food, good wine, warm ambiance.

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★★★★★

Had a wonderful dinner here. Food was great, and they have the most incredible bread and yummy spread. Good food, good wine, warm ambiance.

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Aspens has been a favorite in our family. I will always recommend them to friends and family but i will have to pass on their Sunday Brunch.. I was a little disappointed in the quality of the food.

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★★★★☆

Aspens has been a favorite in our family. I will always recommend them to friends and family but i will have to pass on their Sunday Brunch.. I was a little disappointed in the quality of the food.

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in 2010 my husband took me to aspens for our wedding anniversary. A first for the both of us, aspens that is only for me to have soup spilled/splashed on me when a waiter dropped the bowl it was in. Not only that but it took a long time for our food to arrive and the worst part?
We believe someone there stole my husbands business debit card number since we had used it to pay for our meal. Two day's later over 3,000 dollars was taken from my husbands business account and we had to change accounts. We however never did file a police report since it was the first of ID theft for the both of us and it has not happened since and our money was refunded by the bank. As a result we both had to put alerts on our credit report. We're pretty sure it happened at aspens and have not been back since.

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★☆☆☆☆

in 2010 my husband took me to aspens for our wedding anniversary. A first for the both of us, aspens that is only for me to have soup spilled/splashed on me when a waiter dropped the bowl it was in. Not only that but it took a long time for our food to arrive and the worst part?
We believe someone there stole my husbands business debit card number since we had used it to pay for our meal. Two day's later over 3,000 dollars was taken from my husbands business account and we had to change accounts. We however never did file a police report since it was the first of ID theft for the both of us and it has not happened since and our money was refunded by the bank. As a result we both had to put alerts on our credit report. We're pretty sure it happened at aspens and have not been back since.

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My wife and I eat at Aspens about once a month. Great atmosphere and service. The food is always prepared perfectly. I recommend the fresh fish over a bed of rossotto, if they have it. Perfect place for special occasions or a nice meal at the bar.

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★★★★★

My wife and I eat at Aspens about once a month. Great atmosphere and service. The food is always prepared perfectly. I recommend the fresh fish over a bed of rossotto, if they have it. Perfect place for special occasions or a nice meal at the bar.

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West cobb location is a great neighborhood gathering place. Fun bartenders and we love the daily specials

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★★★★☆

West cobb location is a great neighborhood gathering place. Fun bartenders and we love the daily specials

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We went last night for our Anniversary. Not impressed at all. The food was good, but not worth $$ when you can get the same quailty meal at Texas Roadhouse or Longhorns for alot less money. Why would you charge $22 for a steak & side, and then an additional $5 for a salad?
I ordered a Ribeye and my husband ordered a NY Strip steak. Neither steak remotely looked like the cut we ordered, both looked like a chunk of meat and that's it.
The food was good, but I'd much rather go to Roadhouse for the $$.
I will not go back and will not recommend it to my friends and family.

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★★☆☆☆

We went last night for our Anniversary. Not impressed at all. The food was good, but not worth $$ when you can get the same quailty meal at Texas Roadhouse or Longhorns for alot less money. Why would you charge $22 for a steak & side, and then an additional $5 for a salad?
I ordered a Ribeye and my husband ordered a NY Strip steak. Neither steak remotely looked like the cut we ordered, both looked like a chunk of meat and that's it.
The food was good, but I'd much rather go to Roadhouse for the $$.
I will not go back and will not recommend it to my friends and family.

Pros: Good Atmosphere

Cons: Very overpriced for what you get

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The atmosphere in this restaurant is very nice and quiet. The waitress was a bit pushy and suggested a dish that we weren't sure about and then when it arrived it was disgusting. She didn't seem too concerned that it wasn't what we expected and then everything was so overpriced. It left alot to be desired and we have not been back.

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★☆☆☆☆

The atmosphere in this restaurant is very nice and quiet. The waitress was a bit pushy and suggested a dish that we weren't sure about and then when it arrived it was disgusting. She didn't seem too concerned that it wasn't what we expected and then everything was so overpriced. It left alot to be desired and we have not been back.

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I've only had one experience at Aspen Steaks, and it was not that great. I may go there again, but all I ordered was one of their specialty salads, and I was barely able to eat it, because it was SOAKED with salad dressing which I requested on the side. Nothing great if you ask me.

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★★☆☆☆

I've only had one experience at Aspen Steaks, and it was not that great. I may go there again, but all I ordered was one of their specialty salads, and I was barely able to eat it, because it was SOAKED with salad dressing which I requested on the side. Nothing great if you ask me.

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I've been to Aspens many times. I love the all you can eat crab and oyster nights. Those are Worth a trip anytime. Maybe because of nights like this the place is always very busy. I do find it to be a bit crowded with the way the tables are laid out. And the crowds mean spotty service at times. But load up on crab legs and enjoy those while you wait for the server to come back by.I highly recommend the homemade smores if you save room for dessert.

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I've been to Aspens many times. I love the all you can eat crab and oyster nights. Those are Worth a trip anytime. Maybe because of nights like this the place is always very busy. I do find it to be a bit crowded with the way the tables are laid out. And the crowds mean spotty service at times. But load up on crab legs and enjoy those while you wait for the server to come back by.I highly recommend the homemade smores if you save room for dessert.

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My wife and I recently decided to try Aspens. We arrived on a friday, and found the place to be quite busy. Although we didnt have a reservation, the hostess told us that she could get us seated in about 15 minutes. We went to the bar (which was also packed), and were promptly greeted by the bartender. We ordered our drinks, and after about 10 minutes we were seated. The food and service were outstanding. We tried the crabcake on the suggestion of our waiter, and found it to be one of the best we've ever had. The steaks were cooked perfectly, and tasted great. We will definately be making many return visits.

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★★★★★

My wife and I recently decided to try Aspens. We arrived on a friday, and found the place to be quite busy. Although we didnt have a reservation, the hostess told us that she could get us seated in about 15 minutes. We went to the bar (which was also packed), and were promptly greeted by the bartender. We ordered our drinks, and after about 10 minutes we were seated. The food and service were outstanding. We tried the crabcake on the suggestion of our waiter, and found it to be one of the best we've ever had. The steaks were cooked perfectly, and tasted great. We will definately be making many return visits.

Pros: Outstanding service and food

Cons: None

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this past week i was in the mood for a really good steak and had not had one for a long time. i normally go to a place i already know but didn't want to travel too far from home and had heard aspen's was pretty good so i decided to give it a shot. the atmosphere was nice other than the bartop being ice cold. the glass of wine i ordered was delicious. but when i opened my napkin, the silverware was filthy. for someplace that charges $20+ for entrees, this is unacceptable. the silverware should be polished, let alone clean. however i was still looking forward to my entree as the menu was very interesting - there were several things i wanted to try but had my heart set on a steak. i ordered the ribeye medium. the gentleman who delivered my steak said it looked delicious and then asked me to cut into it to see that it was prepared properly, stood there for a second and then walked off before i had an opportunity to respond. not that it would have mattered, as it was so dark there was no way i could have noticed before i tasted it that it was in fact undercooked. i was also a bit astounded that he commented on how delicious it looked as it did not look appetizing to me in the least. i had trouble finding more than about five small bites that were not fat. i would have asked the bartender to send it back but she didn't check back until i was almost done with my wine - she never asked me how the food was. i ordered the mac n chz because it sounded interesting, but its flavor did not live up to its description. the bacon did not enhance the flavor of the cheese, i had to wonder if this was an experiment from a younger chef that no one bothered to taste before putting it on the menu and serving it. i boxed the food to take it home to my dogs as i did not want to waste all my money and when i got home to real lighting i realized it was even more undercooked and fatty than i thought. i was very disappointed to find that we do indeed have to leave marietta to find good steak.

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★☆☆☆☆

this past week i was in the mood for a really good steak and had not had one for a long time. i normally go to a place i already know but didn't want to travel too far from home and had heard aspen's was pretty good so i decided to give it a shot. the atmosphere was nice other than the bartop being ice cold. the glass of wine i ordered was delicious. but when i opened my napkin, the silverware was filthy. for someplace that charges $20+ for entrees, this is unacceptable. the silverware should be polished, let alone clean. however i was still looking forward to my entree as the menu was very interesting - there were several things i wanted to try but had my heart set on a steak. i ordered the ribeye medium. the gentleman who delivered my steak said it looked delicious and then asked me to cut into it to see that it was prepared properly, stood there for a second and then walked off before i had an opportunity to respond. not that it would have mattered, as it was so dark there was no way i could have noticed before i tasted it that it was in fact undercooked. i was also a bit astounded that he commented on how delicious it looked as it did not look appetizing to me in the least. i had trouble finding more than about five small bites that were not fat. i would have asked the bartender to send it back but she didn't check back until i was almost done with my wine - she never asked me how the food was. i ordered the mac n chz because it sounded interesting, but its flavor did not live up to its description. the bacon did not enhance the flavor of the cheese, i had to wonder if this was an experiment from a younger chef that no one bothered to taste before putting it on the menu and serving it. i boxed the food to take it home to my dogs as i did not want to waste all my money and when i got home to real lighting i realized it was even more undercooked and fatty than i thought. i was very disappointed to find that we do indeed have to leave marietta to find good steak.

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I decided to try aspen recently as the reviews on citysearch were more on the positive side and I was in the mood for a good steak. I ended up really unhappy with the food and will not return and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

I ordered a Filet Mignon cooked medium and recieved a Filet cooked rare. Now, they do ask you to cut the steak in front of them to see if it is cooked to order. I didn't cut entirely into the center so that is my fault. But I never send food back to the kitchen because I fear what will happen when you do this (I am not saying that it would happen in this restaurant, just a general rule I have). I worked in the food business for a long time and I know better than to send something back to the kitchen.

Besides being undercooked the meat had absolutely no taste, seemed like there was no seasoning on the meat at all. When you are paying the prices they charge for steak I expect to get a steak cooked exactly how I ordered it and for it to have flavor. I really feel that for what they are serving it is overpriced.

One other complaint is that they do not have any draft beer. They have an adequate wine list, but when I have a steak I do not want wine, I want a dark beer to go with my steak. I can have a steak and bottled beer at home, when I go to a restaurant and am going to pay for alcohol I expect it to be draft beer not bottled beer.

This restaurant charges the same prices as Stoney River (I do not work at Stoney River, nor do I have any monetary interests in their restaurants) but does not provide anything close quality wise.

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★☆☆☆☆

I decided to try aspen recently as the reviews on citysearch were more on the positive side and I was in the mood for a good steak. I ended up really unhappy with the food and will not return and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

I ordered a Filet Mignon cooked medium and recieved a Filet cooked rare. Now, they do ask you to cut the steak in front of them to see if it is cooked to order. I didn't cut entirely into the center so that is my fault. But I never send food back to the kitchen because I fear what will happen when you do this (I am not saying that it would happen in this restaurant, just a general rule I have). I worked in the food business for a long time and I know better than to send something back to the kitchen.

Besides being undercooked the meat had absolutely no taste, seemed like there was no seasoning on the meat at all. When you are paying the prices they charge for steak I expect to get a steak cooked exactly how I ordered it and for it to have flavor. I really feel that for what they are serving it is overpriced.

One other complaint is that they do not have any draft beer. They have an adequate wine list, but when I have a steak I do not want wine, I want a dark beer to go with my steak. I can have a steak and bottled beer at home, when I go to a restaurant and am going to pay for alcohol I expect it to be draft beer not bottled beer.

This restaurant charges the same prices as Stoney River (I do not work at Stoney River, nor do I have any monetary interests in their restaurants) but does not provide anything close quality wise.

Pros: Good service

Cons: poor quality food, no draft beer

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My family and I have always had a wonderful dining experience at Aspens and their adjoining Theo?s. The food is delicious and well presented, and if it?s not then tell them. The staff is very personable and is at your service. We have invited 2 couples to dine with us and they also were well pleased. In today?s economy, where even fast food is expensive, why waste your money when Aspens has their Early Bird special during the weekday evenings? We all dined outside before the beautiful stone fireplace while our children were accommodated with free kid?s meals because they earned high grades in elementary school. The Sunday Brunch is lovely. After you dine and sign your check, read it. There may be a discount offered for the next visit. Aspens is elite in quality but not run by elitists like some have alleged. The personnel are always friendly and highly accommodating. I expect a lot when I dine out and Aspens exceeds my expectation every time.

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★★★★★

My family and I have always had a wonderful dining experience at Aspens and their adjoining Theo?s. The food is delicious and well presented, and if it?s not then tell them. The staff is very personable and is at your service. We have invited 2 couples to dine with us and they also were well pleased. In today?s economy, where even fast food is expensive, why waste your money when Aspens has their Early Bird special during the weekday evenings? We all dined outside before the beautiful stone fireplace while our children were accommodated with free kid?s meals because they earned high grades in elementary school. The Sunday Brunch is lovely. After you dine and sign your check, read it. There may be a discount offered for the next visit. Aspens is elite in quality but not run by elitists like some have alleged. The personnel are always friendly and highly accommodating. I expect a lot when I dine out and Aspens exceeds my expectation every time.

Pros: Fireplace seating, quality furnishing, great staff, Just good food, etc

Cons: no umbrellas outdoors

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Our experience with Aspens was great, from the minute we walked in to the moment we walked out the door, everything was exceptional. We didn't have any plans on going here specifically, just saw the place and walked in. Our first impression was that this is going to be an expensive experience - but the prices were quite reasonable, even when compared to a "regular" steak restaurant. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the service was top notch. The hostesses, wait staff and management were all quite friendly and professional. Based upon the experience we had, I can understand why a reservation would be necessary. We were lucky enough to have gone early, on a weekday, and we did get the early bird pricing (a great deal) and then found out that kids eat free on Wednesday's too. The kids menu was great (better than many adult menus). We had an appetizer, drinks, steaks and a child?s meal - all at a very reasonable price. Even with a generous tip, we left there spending well under $100.

Although it was not the very best steak I have ever had, it was quite good and worth the price. I would definitely go back. Thanks to the "annoyed" peoples' advice, will be making a reservation. P.S. If a place accepts reservations, you would be well advised make one in advance. The fact that one is not required does not guarantee that you will be seated (as others have complained). If a place is difficult to get seated without a reservation, then that says quite a bit about the food, service, and atmosphere.

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★★★★★

Our experience with Aspens was great, from the minute we walked in to the moment we walked out the door, everything was exceptional. We didn't have any plans on going here specifically, just saw the place and walked in. Our first impression was that this is going to be an expensive experience - but the prices were quite reasonable, even when compared to a "regular" steak restaurant. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the service was top notch. The hostesses, wait staff and management were all quite friendly and professional. Based upon the experience we had, I can understand why a reservation would be necessary. We were lucky enough to have gone early, on a weekday, and we did get the early bird pricing (a great deal) and then found out that kids eat free on Wednesday's too. The kids menu was great (better than many adult menus). We had an appetizer, drinks, steaks and a child?s meal - all at a very reasonable price. Even with a generous tip, we left there spending well under $100.

Although it was not the very best steak I have ever had, it was quite good and worth the price. I would definitely go back. Thanks to the "annoyed" peoples' advice, will be making a reservation. P.S. If a place accepts reservations, you would be well advised make one in advance. The fact that one is not required does not guarantee that you will be seated (as others have complained). If a place is difficult to get seated without a reservation, then that says quite a bit about the food, service, and atmosphere.

Pros: Exceptional service, reasonable prices and great food.

Cons: Not really any

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I was very disappointed with my experience. The kitchen was slow with every single course. I don't think that it was the servers fault because his timing with everything else was pretty accurate. His attitude on the other hand left a lot to be desired. He was pushy and condescending. It was obvious that we had not selected the particular wine that he approved of, which was a nice bottle of wine in my opinion. The wine list was decent, but the food was just okay. Overall, the negatives outweighed the positives and I will not go back to this establishment.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was very disappointed with my experience. The kitchen was slow with every single course. I don't think that it was the servers fault because his timing with everything else was pretty accurate. His attitude on the other hand left a lot to be desired. He was pushy and condescending. It was obvious that we had not selected the particular wine that he approved of, which was a nice bottle of wine in my opinion. The wine list was decent, but the food was just okay. Overall, the negatives outweighed the positives and I will not go back to this establishment.

Pros: Server assistants were there when the server dropped the ball

Cons: Plenty!!!!

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Finding a good restaurant in East Cobb isn't an easy feat. Aspens offers it. From appetizers to salads to steaks, they don?t miss a beat. And save room for dessert. Their s?mores are worth saving some room. We were even impressed with their veal parmesan. More of a steak house version that an Italian bistro, but still lip smacking.

Much to our surprise, their kid?s menu is very good. My six year old loves it. Not bad for a kid deprived of chicken fingers.

Yes, you better make reservations. Hey, it?s the best steak joint this side of 285. Would you expect anything less? If you don?t have a reservation, you aren?t going to get a seat. And when you are making your reservation, try for one during their early bird. Deals are incredible.

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★★★★★

Finding a good restaurant in East Cobb isn't an easy feat. Aspens offers it. From appetizers to salads to steaks, they don?t miss a beat. And save room for dessert. Their s?mores are worth saving some room. We were even impressed with their veal parmesan. More of a steak house version that an Italian bistro, but still lip smacking.

Much to our surprise, their kid?s menu is very good. My six year old loves it. Not bad for a kid deprived of chicken fingers.

Yes, you better make reservations. Hey, it?s the best steak joint this side of 285. Would you expect anything less? If you don?t have a reservation, you aren?t going to get a seat. And when you are making your reservation, try for one during their early bird. Deals are incredible.

Pros: Incredible steaks and desserts

Cons: Need a reservation or else.

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We have visited this restaurant twice and both times, highly disappointed. The salad was good except our friends had requested dressing on the side and that had to be re-done. I ordered the salmon and it was barely warm. The service was slow although apologetic. For the money, this is a very expensive waste of time and space.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have visited this restaurant twice and both times, highly disappointed. The salad was good except our friends had requested dressing on the side and that had to be re-done. I ordered the salmon and it was barely warm. The service was slow although apologetic. For the money, this is a very expensive waste of time and space.

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After reviewing this web site I read that reservations were not necessary. So we went in on a Thursday. The staff asked us if we had a reservation and we said NO, all 6 people behind the counter stopped talking and looked at us as if we were paying cash in a VISA commercial.

One girl finally broke the silence and told us that the tables near the bar were open seating. So we went over to the bar and picked one of the 5 open tables and sat. We were talking for over 5 min before we realized no-one has come over to great us. We had to flag a staff down to get him to bring us water. After 15 min!!! someone came by and asked us if we had a menu, we said NO, so they left to get us one. 5 min later (YES, we were there 20 min drinking water) a young teenager came over with a 15 year old attitude telling us ?We need this table?. I told her we needed a menu. She said that we should have made a reservation but since we did not we had to leave. I told here that the hostess told us that these tables were open seating, to which she replied,? only the bar stools are?.

She again asked us to leave. As we packed up we had the clients raise their noses at us and the staff huddled behind the reception desk staring at us and whispering. I approached the host desk to tell them how offended I was and they all quickly turned their backs to me not wanting to confront me. Only this young teenager who apparently is hired to be rude and throw out guests without reservations was looking at us.

This was the most rude staff and stuffy clients I have met in all of my travels. I have called the manager and his response was ?next time make a reservation". HEY Bryon, it is not like you?re in Buckhead, get real. You have taught your patrol to run off non-blue cash, that?s not good for business.

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★☆☆☆☆

After reviewing this web site I read that reservations were not necessary. So we went in on a Thursday. The staff asked us if we had a reservation and we said NO, all 6 people behind the counter stopped talking and looked at us as if we were paying cash in a VISA commercial.

One girl finally broke the silence and told us that the tables near the bar were open seating. So we went over to the bar and picked one of the 5 open tables and sat. We were talking for over 5 min before we realized no-one has come over to great us. We had to flag a staff down to get him to bring us water. After 15 min!!! someone came by and asked us if we had a menu, we said NO, so they left to get us one. 5 min later (YES, we were there 20 min drinking water) a young teenager came over with a 15 year old attitude telling us ?We need this table?. I told her we needed a menu. She said that we should have made a reservation but since we did not we had to leave. I told here that the hostess told us that these tables were open seating, to which she replied,? only the bar stools are?.

She again asked us to leave. As we packed up we had the clients raise their noses at us and the staff huddled behind the reception desk staring at us and whispering. I approached the host desk to tell them how offended I was and they all quickly turned their backs to me not wanting to confront me. Only this young teenager who apparently is hired to be rude and throw out guests without reservations was looking at us.

This was the most rude staff and stuffy clients I have met in all of my travels. I have called the manager and his response was ?next time make a reservation". HEY Bryon, it is not like you?re in Buckhead, get real. You have taught your patrol to run off non-blue cash, that?s not good for business.

Pros: Parking lot smell

Cons: Staff's snobby attitude

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Short and sweet - I would recommend it. Althought I didnt have steak. Wine was great!
I went there for a work dinner party... it was a long tedious drive (from Marietta square) but i thought it was worth it.I ordered the scallops and totellini and it was fantastic! I have actually craved it ever since.
Our service was a bit young and unprofessional but not a problem overall.

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★★★★☆

Short and sweet - I would recommend it. Althought I didnt have steak. Wine was great!
I went there for a work dinner party... it was a long tedious drive (from Marietta square) but i thought it was worth it.I ordered the scallops and totellini and it was fantastic! I have actually craved it ever since.
Our service was a bit young and unprofessional but not a problem overall.

Pros: good food - GREAT warm bread and coucous

Cons: the drive if you dont live in marietta,

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Food is good, but DON"T BE MISLED by the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. Though you may have seen the sign out front, in reality the special is available ONLY if the manager thinks the night will be a slow one. I know this from personal experience, and I consider this to be a dishonorable deceptive practice. Pay through the nose at the manager's whim.

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★★★☆☆

Food is good, but DON"T BE MISLED by the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. Though you may have seen the sign out front, in reality the special is available ONLY if the manager thinks the night will be a slow one. I know this from personal experience, and I consider this to be a dishonorable deceptive practice. Pay through the nose at the manager's whim.

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My family and I went there for my birthday and it was pretty good! I really didn't expect to find a decent restaurant in Marietta. The service was fast. The food was okay. The steaks are pretty good, but the rest of the entrees were just okay.

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★★★★☆

My family and I went there for my birthday and it was pretty good! I really didn't expect to find a decent restaurant in Marietta. The service was fast. The food was okay. The steaks are pretty good, but the rest of the entrees were just okay.

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*** to ***** STARS . Mr. Epicureans' more accurate rating.

I will briefly touch upon the overall lack of culinary quality in Cobb County, Georgia. For those of us in search of quality food in Cobb, we are unfortunately in a culinary desert (not dessert). East Cobb is undergoing a changing demography and is slowly being gentrified. As such, only a small percentage of East Cobb residents would actually patronize an establishment like Aspens. "All you can eat" , "Country buffets" still do well here in East Cobb.

Basically there is no competition for what Aspens is doing in Cobb. We are glad to have them! Lack of competition means they can charge what they want -- and maybe rightly so. It does save one a drive into Atlanta proper.

However, despite the great atmosphere and staff I will review them accordingly:

Aspens' is charging "prime cut" steak prices. In my opinion, however, their steaks far from prime quality. I prefer a grilled steak on my Weber Genesis grill at home. They are not even close to Bones or even Ruth Chris. The chef also put some sort of nasty glaze on the steak for a finish that ruins the whole purpose of a "prime cut" steak IMNSHO -- if that is what they are indeed serving.

Conclusion: Don't order Steaks here. Which is an irony of course considering their name -- "Aspens' Signature Steaks." I would opt for the oysters instead(on the weekends only) and a few appetizers, followed by the $10.00 Angus Burger, split that with your significant other, and few glasses of house wine and your check will be commensurate to the meal. BTW - bread is served and free.

Mr. Epicurean

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★★★★☆

*** to ***** STARS . Mr. Epicureans' more accurate rating.

I will briefly touch upon the overall lack of culinary quality in Cobb County, Georgia. For those of us in search of quality food in Cobb, we are unfortunately in a culinary desert (not dessert). East Cobb is undergoing a changing demography and is slowly being gentrified. As such, only a small percentage of East Cobb residents would actually patronize an establishment like Aspens. "All you can eat" , "Country buffets" still do well here in East Cobb.

Basically there is no competition for what Aspens is doing in Cobb. We are glad to have them! Lack of competition means they can charge what they want -- and maybe rightly so. It does save one a drive into Atlanta proper.

However, despite the great atmosphere and staff I will review them accordingly:

Aspens' is charging "prime cut" steak prices. In my opinion, however, their steaks far from prime quality. I prefer a grilled steak on my Weber Genesis grill at home. They are not even close to Bones or even Ruth Chris. The chef also put some sort of nasty glaze on the steak for a finish that ruins the whole purpose of a "prime cut" steak IMNSHO -- if that is what they are indeed serving.

Conclusion: Don't order Steaks here. Which is an irony of course considering their name -- "Aspens' Signature Steaks." I would opt for the oysters instead(on the weekends only) and a few appetizers, followed by the $10.00 Angus Burger, split that with your significant other, and few glasses of house wine and your check will be commensurate to the meal. BTW - bread is served and free.

Mr. Epicurean

Pros: Great atmosphere

Cons: Subpar steaks and costly

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From the unique cozy atmosphere to the elegant food presentation, Aspens outranks all the others around! Wonderful signature dishes. Friendly atmosphere. This is The Place to take out of town guests, business associates, friends and family. You will never be disappointed! And be sure to top off dinner with the elegant and very rich chocolate mousse cake with fresh raspberries. So rich that you better split it with one or two guests.

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★★★★★

From the unique cozy atmosphere to the elegant food presentation, Aspens outranks all the others around! Wonderful signature dishes. Friendly atmosphere. This is The Place to take out of town guests, business associates, friends and family. You will never be disappointed! And be sure to top off dinner with the elegant and very rich chocolate mousse cake with fresh raspberries. So rich that you better split it with one or two guests.

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Overall I like this place. I would certainly recommend it to anyone in this area and have taken people from France, Holland, Switzerland and UK who have all liked it a lot . I love the arrangement of the place its really very well thought out. The bar is a good comfortable size and not just an afterthought. Some cozy dinning and bar tables by the fireplace for winter dinning. The rest of the dinning room is laid out very nicely. The menu is a good collection mainly based on steak and seafood however offers other dishes such as chicken. The food for the most part is excellent however I have noticed of late the quality not so consistent. The one thing that lets this place down is the quality of the wait staff. Other than that you can be sure of a very pleasant dinner and evening. Oh and a pretty nice wine selection. Nothing like Gibbys in St Laurent Montreal but still pretty good.

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★★★★☆

Overall I like this place. I would certainly recommend it to anyone in this area and have taken people from France, Holland, Switzerland and UK who have all liked it a lot . I love the arrangement of the place its really very well thought out. The bar is a good comfortable size and not just an afterthought. Some cozy dinning and bar tables by the fireplace for winter dinning. The rest of the dinning room is laid out very nicely. The menu is a good collection mainly based on steak and seafood however offers other dishes such as chicken. The food for the most part is excellent however I have noticed of late the quality not so consistent. The one thing that lets this place down is the quality of the wait staff. Other than that you can be sure of a very pleasant dinner and evening. Oh and a pretty nice wine selection. Nothing like Gibbys in St Laurent Montreal but still pretty good.

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In a place where it seems like every restaurant is a franchise, Aspens is not an exception. It is a nice place for a franchise, but I really wish that there were some reputable family-owned restaurants/steakhouses around here that could compete with the likes of Aspens, Ruth's Chris, etc.

As far as Aspens goes, at the West Cobb location the atmosphere, food ,and service is good, but it is WAY too expensive. They have decent specials if you can get there early enough, and these are more resonably priced than the normal dinner menu. You can also use coupons from the Entertainment book, which really helps. Otherwise you can not get out of there without a $125 (average) bill - I guess the owners will like that comment. For the price, there are other franchise Steak houses that I would prefer patronizing, not including Roadhouse, etc., which Aspen's is definitely a cut above.

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★★★☆☆

In a place where it seems like every restaurant is a franchise, Aspens is not an exception. It is a nice place for a franchise, but I really wish that there were some reputable family-owned restaurants/steakhouses around here that could compete with the likes of Aspens, Ruth's Chris, etc.

As far as Aspens goes, at the West Cobb location the atmosphere, food ,and service is good, but it is WAY too expensive. They have decent specials if you can get there early enough, and these are more resonably priced than the normal dinner menu. You can also use coupons from the Entertainment book, which really helps. Otherwise you can not get out of there without a $125 (average) bill - I guess the owners will like that comment. For the price, there are other franchise Steak houses that I would prefer patronizing, not including Roadhouse, etc., which Aspen's is definitely a cut above.

Pros: Great Atmosphere, good food

Cons: Way to expensive.

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2 Steaks + 4 Beers + 1 Salad = $100 Bucks. Service was very good, but don't expect any bread with your meal. Salads are ala carte (1 will feed 2) as are mushrooms or bluecheese for your steaks, Plus steak selection is limited. You do get a side (I recommend the creamed corn though the asparagus was very good also). Seating is a little tighter than I care for. The steak... for the price I was expecting more. The cook was right, but just tasted like any other steak.

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★★★☆☆

2 Steaks + 4 Beers + 1 Salad = $100 Bucks. Service was very good, but don't expect any bread with your meal. Salads are ala carte (1 will feed 2) as are mushrooms or bluecheese for your steaks, Plus steak selection is limited. You do get a side (I recommend the creamed corn though the asparagus was very good also). Seating is a little tighter than I care for. The steak... for the price I was expecting more. The cook was right, but just tasted like any other steak.

Pros: good service, right on time with food

Cons: just too pricey

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If you are going to drink wine order a bottle.

They only give you about 1/3 of a glass if you order it. I have complained before about this but when I go back and ask them they tell me that the measurement is normal.

Otherwise this place is great.

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★★★★☆

If you are going to drink wine order a bottle.

They only give you about 1/3 of a glass if you order it. I have complained before about this but when I go back and ask them they tell me that the measurement is normal.

Otherwise this place is great.

Cons: Wine by the glass - too little - about 1/3rd of a glass

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The service here was more along the lines of a 5-star restaurant without having the exorbitant prices of one. They actually served from the left and removed from the right! Wow.

The cocktails were excellent, albeit pricey for the call brands. I had the soup -- a lobster bisque -- and it was incredible. My date had the wedge salad with gorgonzola, which he enjoyed immensely until he tried my soup. :)

for dinner, he ordered the special, crabcake and lobster. It was fabulous. Wish I had gotten it. I went with an item from the 11.50 menu, sauteed shrimp. it sounded good, but it had so much bacon in it, everything tasted like bacon -- the shrimp actually tasted like bacon. i am not a bacon fan, so i didn't like this at all. the cheese grits that it was served on top of were creamy and very tasty -- well, what wasn't covered up by the shrimp, corn and BACON mixture.

Since it was a birthday, they brought my date a ganache covered vanilla cream cake thing. it's impossible to describe how wonderfully rich the cream filling was. and how well it went with the fresh berries and how nice the plating was.

i would definitely go back, i just won't be having the shrimp again.

2
★★★★☆

The service here was more along the lines of a 5-star restaurant without having the exorbitant prices of one. They actually served from the left and removed from the right! Wow.

The cocktails were excellent, albeit pricey for the call brands. I had the soup -- a lobster bisque -- and it was incredible. My date had the wedge salad with gorgonzola, which he enjoyed immensely until he tried my soup. :)

for dinner, he ordered the special, crabcake and lobster. It was fabulous. Wish I had gotten it. I went with an item from the 11.50 menu, sauteed shrimp. it sounded good, but it had so much bacon in it, everything tasted like bacon -- the shrimp actually tasted like bacon. i am not a bacon fan, so i didn't like this at all. the cheese grits that it was served on top of were creamy and very tasty -- well, what wasn't covered up by the shrimp, corn and BACON mixture.

Since it was a birthday, they brought my date a ganache covered vanilla cream cake thing. it's impossible to describe how wonderfully rich the cream filling was. and how well it went with the fresh berries and how nice the plating was.

i would definitely go back, i just won't be having the shrimp again.

Pros: ambience, service, most of the food

Cons: the sauteed shrimp, the pricey bar.

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Like everyone else said, you must try the crabcake. Best I have ever eaten. They make their own sorbets, so even if you are too full for a dessert, the excellent sorbets are a clean ending to a great meal. We reserve between 5 and 6 to get the specials, best deal in town. This has become the only restaurant I want to go to.

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★★★★★

Like everyone else said, you must try the crabcake. Best I have ever eaten. They make their own sorbets, so even if you are too full for a dessert, the excellent sorbets are a clean ending to a great meal. We reserve between 5 and 6 to get the specials, best deal in town. This has become the only restaurant I want to go to.

Pros: good staff, friendly, good parking

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My husband and I like to go to Aspens for the bartenders. THey are really great guys and treat the customers like family.

Lew we really enjoy seeing you on Monday's and you too Brian.

Thanks for the great service and we will be back soon

2
★★★★★

My husband and I like to go to Aspens for the bartenders. THey are really great guys and treat the customers like family.

Lew we really enjoy seeing you on Monday's and you too Brian.

Thanks for the great service and we will be back soon

Cons: better lighting , in girls bathroom

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I came to Aspen's for a Birthday Dinner, having never been there before. We made reservations (as reccomended... PLEASE... make reservations...) and were promptly seated by a very corteous hostess. Out waiter was very clean, and attentive. The Food WAS FANTASTIC. And for dessert, try the tiramisu.

2
★★★★★

I came to Aspen's for a Birthday Dinner, having never been there before. We made reservations (as reccomended... PLEASE... make reservations...) and were promptly seated by a very corteous hostess. Out waiter was very clean, and attentive. The Food WAS FANTASTIC. And for dessert, try the tiramisu.

Pros: Good Parking, Excellent Service, GREAT Food

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This place was very nice and inviting. Sit at the fireplace and have a martini and wait for the table. Make reservations, this place is packed....!

2
★★★★☆

This place was very nice and inviting. Sit at the fireplace and have a martini and wait for the table. Make reservations, this place is packed....!

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We live nearby and can usually eat dinner at the bar. However, if you want to have dinner on a weekend night, you will need to make a reservation, as they will reserve all tables and leave none for walk-ins. Love the food and decor, but the service is inconsistent.

2
★★★★☆

We live nearby and can usually eat dinner at the bar. However, if you want to have dinner on a weekend night, you will need to make a reservation, as they will reserve all tables and leave none for walk-ins. Love the food and decor, but the service is inconsistent.

Pros: In the Burbs, Decor, Nice Bar

Cons: Packed on weekends, Inconsistent service, Allows cigar smoking

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I find it hard to believe that Aspens got any negative reviews at all. My husband and I go there at least once a month and we've never been disappointed. The food, the service, and the ambience are all excellent. It was quite a surprise to find a restaurant of this calibre in our area of Cobb County (northeast Cobb). We believe it's the best restaurant in all of East Cobb. From 5:00 to 6:00 on Monday through Friday, you can get their entrees for $10 - it's a great deal! But because this "earlybird special" is so popular, you DO need reservations - this may be what happened to the reviewer who was complaining that they went to the restaurant only to be told they needed reservations.

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★★★★★

I find it hard to believe that Aspens got any negative reviews at all. My husband and I go there at least once a month and we've never been disappointed. The food, the service, and the ambience are all excellent. It was quite a surprise to find a restaurant of this calibre in our area of Cobb County (northeast Cobb). We believe it's the best restaurant in all of East Cobb. From 5:00 to 6:00 on Monday through Friday, you can get their entrees for $10 - it's a great deal! But because this "earlybird special" is so popular, you DO need reservations - this may be what happened to the reviewer who was complaining that they went to the restaurant only to be told they needed reservations.

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Aspens Signature Steaks offer a variety of entrees, in an extremely nice evironment, and has been my favorite restaurant for about a year now. The wine list they put together has the most incredible variety I have ever seen. My recommendation: Order the crabcakes as an appetizer(the most mouth watering appetizer in the world), for your entree enjoy a wonderful cut of their Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib(so juicy), and for desert, my favorite, creme brule. And after, enjoy a great selection of Ports and cordials.

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★★★★★

Aspens Signature Steaks offer a variety of entrees, in an extremely nice evironment, and has been my favorite restaurant for about a year now. The wine list they put together has the most incredible variety I have ever seen. My recommendation: Order the crabcakes as an appetizer(the most mouth watering appetizer in the world), for your entree enjoy a wonderful cut of their Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib(so juicy), and for desert, my favorite, creme brule. And after, enjoy a great selection of Ports and cordials.

Pros: Value, Waitstaff, Wine List

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Hopefully, they are still taking reservations. It took them a while to work out the glitches in reservations vs no reservations, but the last time we were there it was excellent.

2
★★★★☆

Hopefully, they are still taking reservations. It took them a while to work out the glitches in reservations vs no reservations, but the last time we were there it was excellent.

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This place is very good. The early dinner between 5-6 pm is the best deal in town. Try this place out, you'll love it!

2
★★★★★

This place is very good. The early dinner between 5-6 pm is the best deal in town. Try this place out, you'll love it!

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I would not even bother trying this restaurant out. I have searched the internet for a nice place to eat. My husband was out of the country for the past 3 months and we wanted to go somewhere to have a nice dinner for our Anniversary. No where on this site did it say reservations recommended or required. We arrived at the restaurant shortly after they opened several tables were vacant and were refused because we did not have a reservation. This is fine although we spent the next 2 hrs looking for another restaurant. They shouldn't even have hrs posted as they only take reservations. A place of business should not ever sell out to reservations only unless it is a special occasion ie: Mother's Day Christmas, etc.

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★☆☆☆☆

I would not even bother trying this restaurant out. I have searched the internet for a nice place to eat. My husband was out of the country for the past 3 months and we wanted to go somewhere to have a nice dinner for our Anniversary. No where on this site did it say reservations recommended or required. We arrived at the restaurant shortly after they opened several tables were vacant and were refused because we did not have a reservation. This is fine although we spent the next 2 hrs looking for another restaurant. They shouldn't even have hrs posted as they only take reservations. A place of business should not ever sell out to reservations only unless it is a special occasion ie: Mother's Day Christmas, etc.

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Great food. Great Atmosphere. Big Bill. The food is tops in Marietta, particularly the steak. Try the Cowboy ribeye and you'll agree. No steak sauce needed, it's that good. Ask about the Early Bird Special. It's a great deal.

2
★★★★★

Great food. Great Atmosphere. Big Bill. The food is tops in Marietta, particularly the steak. Try the Cowboy ribeye and you'll agree. No steak sauce needed, it's that good. Ask about the Early Bird Special. It's a great deal.

Pros: early bird special, great service

Cons: Expensive, so so deserts

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This is one of the nicest restaurants in Mariettta. We need more.
I've been twice. I enjoyed the meals both times although I think the menu is strictly on the "safe" side. I'd like to see them try some up to date fusion, maybe go out on a limb with somethings that were not so traditional and predicatable.
Overall, I think that what they do offer is well done.

2
★★★★☆

This is one of the nicest restaurants in Mariettta. We need more.
I've been twice. I enjoyed the meals both times although I think the menu is strictly on the "safe" side. I'd like to see them try some up to date fusion, maybe go out on a limb with somethings that were not so traditional and predicatable.
Overall, I think that what they do offer is well done.

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We happened upon Aspens around 6:00 one night and got to select from the Early Bird menu - everything $10! I have never spent a better $10. My salmon was incredible - cooked to order. The other 3 people at the table were equally delighted with their meal. What a great find! Even if you miss the Early Bird special, trust me when I say that your meal will be well worth it.

2
★★★★☆

We happened upon Aspens around 6:00 one night and got to select from the Early Bird menu - everything $10! I have never spent a better $10. My salmon was incredible - cooked to order. The other 3 people at the table were equally delighted with their meal. What a great find! Even if you miss the Early Bird special, trust me when I say that your meal will be well worth it.

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We have eaten here three times now, and each experience was memorable. As a starter, the lobster bisque is rich and creamy with just the right touch of spice. The steaks are truly extraordinary, and the wine list is large and varied. Standard selection of deserts, but all are executed well. Put all this together with a very knowledgable wait staff that knows when to be there and when to leave you alone, heavy linens on big tables, and a room that creates just the right atmosphere for a long dinner with friends, and you have a dining experience that is worth every cent.

2
★★★★★

We have eaten here three times now, and each experience was memorable. As a starter, the lobster bisque is rich and creamy with just the right touch of spice. The steaks are truly extraordinary, and the wine list is large and varied. Standard selection of deserts, but all are executed well. Put all this together with a very knowledgable wait staff that knows when to be there and when to leave you alone, heavy linens on big tables, and a room that creates just the right atmosphere for a long dinner with friends, and you have a dining experience that is worth every cent.

Pros: Great food, great service, great winelist

Cons: Reservations only

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The best service in the area. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Wait staff knows their menu and are willing to offer suggestions. The food is always excellant. Never a bad meal. K&J

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★★★★★

The best service in the area. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Wait staff knows their menu and are willing to offer suggestions. The food is always excellant. Never a bad meal. K&J

Pros: friendly, excellant food, good service

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We've eaten at Aspens several times and have always been extemely pleased with this place. Being an E Cobb resident and frequent traveler I spend a lot of time in restaurants around the country and Atlanta. The food is excellent, the wine list is good ( mostly West Coast) and the service is always very attentive. It gets panned by critics who are Buckhead and Midtown biased, but who cares. An excellent place for dinner, save yourself the drive and parking hassle in Buckhead.

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★★★★☆

We've eaten at Aspens several times and have always been extemely pleased with this place. Being an E Cobb resident and frequent traveler I spend a lot of time in restaurants around the country and Atlanta. The food is excellent, the wine list is good ( mostly West Coast) and the service is always very attentive. It gets panned by critics who are Buckhead and Midtown biased, but who cares. An excellent place for dinner, save yourself the drive and parking hassle in Buckhead.

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Affecting the atmosphere more than the temperature, the two-sided stacked stone fireplace roars with warmth in cold weather. The stone adds a major dimension to the texture of the restaurant's decor. Good music on the sound system---blues,…

 

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