Anis Cafe and Bistro reviews


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Overall Rating

94% would recommend it to a friend
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by OpenTable Diner on October 13, 2018
We chose a beautiful autumn evening to dine in their outside dining area with perfect weather. Our waiter Jeremy was extremely knowledgeable and gave us his recommendations, along with tastes of a couple of different wines before we chose one bottle of white wine. My husband and I shared the scallops, which were melt-in-your-mouth delicious! I picked for my entree the fish special "Wreckfish" on shaved apple/celery slaw, and it was very tasty. My husband picked duck leg confit that he liked very much. We shared the brioche bread pudding, since I am a bread pudding lover. It was a perfect evening, and we are very pleased we dined here and had Jeremy as our attentive wait person.
by LoriL on October 9, 2018
The food and service here has always been supreme. I do believe it's time to update the look. I have been going there since 1996 and they have not renovated anything. It's tired and musty.
by Jdhj on October 8, 2018
Food choices and quality were excellent. Nice outdoor seating area with plenty of room between tables. Service was top notch. Server was pleasant, helpful, knowledgeable, and professional.
by KelliT on October 7, 2018
Love this place. One of the best patios in the city, feels like you're in Paris. Desserts and cocktails are outstanding. Last time I went I was disappointed with my service but I will definitely come back.
by KatyM on October 7, 2018
Great food, great service and great patio seating!
by bshayan on October 5, 2018
Anis has been one of my favourite restaurants over the past 15 years. The food quality wasn’t as good as before. We had pork chop and NY strip steak. The pork chop was burnt and dry. The sides were plain and tasteless. Same for the sides on the NY strip. Wine selection is good. Ambiance is great and our server Ty was very good. The food didn’t worth the value. I would still give it another chance.
by VegasinCharleston on October 5, 2018
The best halibut dish I have ever had! Prepared dinner to perfection. Wonderful white burgundy.
by riri on October 4, 2018
This is a favorite. The food is delicious and the room we were in was very quiet. There is an outdoor patio where it appears that pets are allowed. There are several rooms, and at least one is up a couple of stairs. The bathroom is on that level too!
by OpenTable Diner on October 4, 2018
Always enjoy food and ambience. Deserts are superbly delicious.
by midtownDiner on October 3, 2018
Scallops app were to die for this time. And I have to hot 50
by Scott on September 30, 2018
The best venue in Buckhead. Unlike any other restaurant.
by Enrique on September 29, 2018
This is my third time visiting the restaurant. As usual, it was a great experience.
by Rl12scout on September 29, 2018
We live in the area and frequent Anis Cafe often ... we are never disappointed. The food and service are excellent. The menu selection is always great.
by Tirefellow on September 29, 2018
As always never disappointed with the food, service, and the overall experience. A do not miss on Buckhead
by OpenTable Diner on September 29, 2018
We had a fantastic meal at Anis for six people. Everyone loved what they ordered. Delicious! And we loved sitting on the patio!
by TovahC on September 26, 2018
First time dining after years of wanting to. Very nice menu selection. We had great martinis to start and then decanted a bottle of red. Service was attentive and friendly but refused to give recommendations. Food was very good and portions were ok but nothing was out of this world, must come back and have it again (I had the soup de jour and trout with fries on the side). It’s a cute little cottage with a couple tables in each room. Overall, we will likely go back but will probably take advantage of the Tuesday and Wednesday promos they offer.
by JusticeC on September 22, 2018
Always a hit with an entire staff that cares about your experience.
by karinm on September 22, 2018
I had been to Anis once before when visiting my daughter and loved everything about it. I was in town for my Birthday and was excited to go for a special occasion. The waitress, a blond lady who was dressed sloppily was immediately rude, and it never got better. My daughter had told her it was my Birthday and I had noted it in the reservation and nothing was mentioned the whole evening. We were treated like we were an imposition, service was slow and she didn’t check to see how our meals were until we were done(someone else brought the food. I can understand if a server is busy, it was busy , but I watched her standing around and not using her time efficiently. We had to ask for bread 3x. The food was salty and Luke warm. We kept looking at the waiter we had the time before noticing how friendly he still was with his customers and wishing we had him. unfortunately the experience was so bad and we were so let down we will not be back.
by che1 on September 22, 2018
perfect as always they prepare their food in a consistent manner and always to perfection
by OpenTable Diner on September 22, 2018
We went to Anis for lunch on a Saturday. There were a good number of people there and it was lively and energetic. We sat outside and even though it was 90 degrees out, the shade and fans did a nice job of keeping it comfortable. The food was great and they had a nice selection of reasonably priced wines. Ultimately it was a super enjoyable, very relaxing lunch. We will definitely be back.
by LisaE on September 20, 2018
Very disappointed in our dinner last Thursday eve. My fish was served cold and dry. There was supposed to be a pomegranate sauce on top of fish but it did come plated with the sauce. The white beans were still crunchy and almost raw, served cold as well. My husbands steak was tough and chewy. The couple we treated to dinner simply pushed their food around their plate. It was embarrassing. Overall terribly disappointed and it was very expensive. On a good note, the jazz trio was really good 🤪
by Taylor23 on September 15, 2018
The food was very tasty and I would definitely go back to try another plate. The service was mediocre though. We were the first table seated inside and getting our waiter to take orders took longer than it should have. I was also very disappointed to find out that the brunch menu is only available on Sundays. When looking at the menu online, I didn’t see this indicated anywhere.
by GeorgeT on September 14, 2018
Arnaud abd his staff are the best at all levels. The food is superb and very creative. Love the ambiance.
by ThomasC on September 14, 2018
Very hippy and french country looking deco. Food was very nice and service was quick, but the table was barely 20 x 20". Everything on the table when we were served dinner was about to fall on the floor. There are bigger tables for more than 2 people, but it just too small for having dinner. It maybe ok just for coffee or wine. Sitting on the porch on a hot summer day was a mistake. Not enough fans to generate cool breeze. It was miserably too hot to have a dinner.
by Dixie5538 on September 8, 2018
Nice summer dinner on the patio
by OpenTable Diner on September 8, 2018
Great little restaurant we have been going back to for 17 years! Easy going elegance and great food & wine!
by PatriciaF on September 8, 2018
One of my favorite restaurants here
by LaurenL on September 8, 2018
Took a very long time to place our order.
by JaymeM on September 1, 2018
My husband and I were only in town for a weekend, but this was a fantastic recommendation! The filet was amazing! Perfectly seasoned and cooked. Outdoor, quiet, late dinner was everything we wanted.
by pcpopes on September 1, 2018
Waiter and bar tender were very knowledgeable on French wines. Waiter was very personable and gave very helpful recommendations on food. We like to share meals and they charge a very minor split plate charge and we didn't have to hassle with splitting the food ourselves. The covered patio dining was a great atmosphere and very comfortable. We had a great time!
by EVC4 on September 1, 2018
delightful as always - service warm and friendly - food wonderful whether it be simple chicken salad sandwich or the fabulous trout - profiteroles are always a treat
by Harvey74 on August 31, 2018
Delightful alfresco dining. The moules frites are excellent as was the always delicious salmon over risotto. A desert medley of fruit and ice cream topped off a wonderful Friday night meal. A highly recommended spot for us locals.
by ATLnewbie on August 30, 2018
Cozy little spot in Buckhead with attentive service. However, food was not as remarkable as my first visit - we both had salmon and creme brûlée and caramel creme...quality was something we could have found in average American restaurant, nothing remarkable.
by Pleasant on August 27, 2018
Salmon was dry and tasteless. Restaurant has gone downhill in the past year. I won’t be going back.
by LeniB on August 27, 2018
It go to Anis because the food is always good, the quality is very good and the prices are just.
by VictoriaK on August 25, 2018
Absolutely, one of the very best restaurants in metro Atlanta! Always exceeds all expectations of menu selections, quality of dishes and presentation, no matter what the event. I am thrilled to introduce Anis to new friends and associates, and to go with regular fans.
by passingthru on August 25, 2018
Whenever we are traveling through Atlanta we always make a point to stop for dinner at Anis Cafe. I found a recommendation several years ago and it has been a keeper. In a quirky house in a gentrified neighborhood, don’t know know how long it will last, everything being leveled and high rise buildings in it’s place. Always some fish on the day’s special that I’ve never heard of, but always delicious.
by BillC on August 24, 2018
As always, the food and service was excellent. The tuna was perfectly prepared and the trout was delicious. The only downside was the noise level.
by MarthaK on August 23, 2018
Wonderful place for lunch , dinner, or brunch . I have been twice this week. We love the outdoor patio. Anis has a unique, casual and fun atmosphere. Food is good .Highly recommend.
by OpenTable Diner on August 22, 2018
Anis is one of my favorite Atlanta restaurants. The food is amazing and we love the quaint atmosphere!
by TracyL on August 17, 2018
Quaint and cozy spot with a casual, fun energy and good food. Great for a relaxing date night.
by tammy on August 16, 2018
great staff unique dining experience wonderful ambiance
by Sweetie on August 15, 2018
A fun restaurant with good food and a nice ambiance
by ATLEater on August 14, 2018
Anis is consistently wonderful - great casual/cozy bistro ambience and fabulous food.
by JayC on August 13, 2018
Overall great food and atmosphere, dine in or on patio. Always a memorable place in great location.
by JohnB on August 10, 2018
Anis’ Cafe is always a pleasure to have dinner! It is always cosistant with delicious food and excellent service! Without a doubt-it is one of my favorite places!
by CharlesM on August 10, 2018
Good food. Service was OK. They were very nice, but not as organized as I would expect
by AtlantaReview on August 9, 2018
Do not sit on patio on warm summer nights - too hot and seating is cramped, crowded. The food is usually good at Anis. That’s about it. I have been many times - last visit we had average food and not great service. It was too loud and hot on the patio. The decor needs some attention. Anis needs to update its seating/tables/ interior, update the menu, and train its servers for an enjoyable customer experience. The chef is already good, but the whole picture gets clouded by a lack of attention to detail by management.
by Mags on August 9, 2018
Always love Anis. This time wasn't up to par, but will go back. One bad time doesn't make up for all the many wonderful lunches I've had there.
by CarolynR on August 5, 2018
Excellent lunch .... unfortunately there was a large party that came in at the same time and the restaurant was pretty full so the waitstaff were a little overwhelmed but very pleasant. Overall we would recommend Café Anis as we've eaten here many times before and always had delicious food and a great experience.
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