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Bocado

New American Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Marietta Street Artery, Atlanta
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  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    The Root Punch here is root beer for grown-ups! Dark Scarlet Ibis rum pops with Root herbal liqueur, fresh lemon juice, cane syrup, and nutmeg finished with a spritz, or five, of licorice-y Herbsaint. Read more
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    The burger stack is one of CL's 100 best dishes for good reason. Bite into the two house-ground patties topped with American cheese and homemade pickles on a H&F Bread Co. bun and thank us later. Read more
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    On CL's 100 Dishes list, the Root Punch is root beer for grown-ups! Dark Scarlet Ibis rum pops with Root herbal liqueur, fresh lemon juice, cane syrup, & nutmeg finished with licorice-y Herbsaint. Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedMarch 16
    "Their burger stack reminds me of the way a burger used to taste when I was a kid. It's simple—just a big burger with American cheese, housemade pickles, and a side of fries." Chef Jay Swift Read more
  • Eater
    EaterApril 18, 2013
    Atlanta food writer Jennifer Zyman: "The Bocado burger stack is McDonald's gone gourmet. Just two house ground patties, gooey American cheese, and a pickle on a buttery and crispy H&F Bread Co. bun."
  • Eater
    EaterApril 16, 2013
    The low key bar is home to a wonderfully diverse cocktail menu. Check out the Swamp Thing - a mix of rye, molasses, allspice, Laphroaig Scotch and flamed orange.
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Considered one of CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die, the roasted cauliflower and eggplant sandwich is a spicy, drippy, crunchy mess of a meal. Dig in! Read more
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Few foods are as enticing as melted cheese. It’s salty, gooey, buttery, and comforting. Bocado's grilled cheese sandwich uses Jack, comte, and fromage blanc; paired with a thick tomato bisque. Read more
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith B.May 27, 2015
    I rave equally about the burger as I do the quinoa salad. So for a worth-it splurge, go burger and fries (and to bed, happy). For a healthier meal, go quinoa, kale salad, brussels sprouts.
  • Ronda H.
    Everything was great... we had the strawberry salad, citrus beets, burger and rabbit. We ended up here by accident, but what a pleasurable experience. The garlic fries are a must have!
  • The Wall Street Journal
    A neighborhood restaurant in a warehouse-type space. Everything is worth trying: the fish specials, perfect vegetable sides, crab fritters and the heirloom tomato salad. Read more
  • AJC
    AJCNovember 4, 2013
    One dish not to miss: The quinoa salad with lime-cashew butter works equally well as a light lunch or dinner sharing plate. Read more
  • Jackson R.
    Jackson ReevesSeptember 12, 2011
    Try the lobster rolls on Saturdays. The resto only has twenty of them per week, and they sell out quickly, so plan to show up on the earlier side (think 7). Lemony with a spattering of mayo.
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland CemeteryDecember 20, 2010
    Crave from the Grave: The burger is all the rage here, but another great option to try is the roasted poblano & pimento cheese sandwich w/ fried green tomato & bacon. Southern awesomeness on a plate!
  • annie h.
    Best burger I've had in my life. Better than Shake Shack. Better than Corner Bistro. Better than Rathbones. Better than Winsteads(!!). Better than 500 degrees. It's a MUST.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EricksonNovember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the herb fries unless you REALLY love garlic. The regular ones are delicious just as they are. Oh, and don't miss the deviled eggs--SO good!
  • Brett B.
    Brett BeardJune 13, 2013
    Their website gives the appearance of a pretentious yuppie place but that isn't Bocado at all. It is a laid back and simple sandwich shop. Had the Muffuletta and it was outstanding.
  • George C.
    George ChangFebruary 3, 2012
    The Bocado Stack is a solid competitor to the H&F burger (it's even on H&F bread!) but without the stress and hunger pains that come with waiting for a table at H&F.
  • Chad E.
    Chad ElkinsSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best lobster rolls in Atlanta and a must try meal. It is only served on Saturday night & quantities are limited. Get there early yall!
  • savoryexposure.com
    savoryexposure.comAugust 4, 2011
    The burger is a must-have - but the roasted cauliflower sandwich offered at lunch is incredible - for meat-eaters and vegheads alike. Don't leave without a cocktail!
  • Deepa S.
    Deepa SubramanianAugust 14, 2013
    Get the cauliflower and eggplant sandwich--it's a specialty banh mi of sorts. Can only get it at lunch. Also the herb fries are great.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedOctober 23, 2015
    "Chef Todd Ginsberg does everything well, but these breath-destroying garlic and herb fries are worth losing that goodnight kiss." Chef Richard Blais Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 27, 2014
    Don't want to deal with Holeman & Finch's overhyped burger? Get Bocado's Double Stack, a similar, even better burger you can get anytime.
  • Atlanta Food Critic ..
    Atlanta Food Critic .comJanuary 16, 2011
    We enjoyed our time at Bocado and if you’re in West Midtown and are looking for “trendy”, you cannot go wrong with Bocado. We should say however, that “trendy” does not come cheap Read more
  • Laura S.
    Laura ScholzMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Love Chef Adam's updates to what was already an outstanding menu. Yes, the burger stack is worthy of cult status, but branch out!
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 4, 2011
    The most destination-worthy creation here is the Bocado burger stack, which has deservedly achieved legendary status among burger aficionados. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Kate L.
    Kate LarsonMay 6, 2013
    The burger is always an obvious and delicious go to but if your feeling adventurous go with the Pablano Sandwich! To. Die. For.
  • TJ
    TJMay 15, 2013
    The Bocado Burger was pretty good. I like the Herb Fries as well. However, I don't care for the homemade pickles. Also, the lemonade is more of a sparkling water spritzer taste.
  • Atlanta Eats TV
    Atlanta Eats TVJuly 17, 2013
    Bocado has quickly become one of the hippest spots in the city for its must order burgers and flawlessly crafted handmade cocktails. Read more
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Creative Loafing AtlantaJanuary 30, 2012
    Two freshly ground thin patties are griddle-cooked, giving the edges alluring crispy bits. Oozing, melting American cheese and a pillowy soft bun. Read more
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LobaczJuly 28, 2013
    Don't try to be cute and just stick with the burger; it is that damn good. Get a scotch based cocktail to up the ante.
  • Bradley M.
    Bradley MayMay 31, 2011
    The pimento cheese and poblano pepper sandwich is the real deal. However, don't waste your $3 on the side salad -- so tiny it should just be included (not even worth $0.30). Deviled eggs rock.
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BlechmanNovember 14, 2014
    Delicious and beautiful restaurant. We loved The roasted chicken with grits and the Brussel sprouts with farro
  • Carter N.
    Carter NataleMarch 10, 2013
    The deviled eggs are a great starter. Also the bocado buger or the coulette steak are great entree options.
  • Natalie Z.
    Fabulous! The garlic herb fries are amazing! Split the burger and Brie and pruschutio all very good!
  • Andre M.
    Andre MooreOctober 23, 2014
    The burger is killer. Kind of a gourmet Steak n' Shake taste and feel. Get the Herb Fries too!
  • Maud E.
    Maud EeuwenJuly 8, 2012
    Great cocktails. Add a couple of small plates, like the fried avocado with lemony goodness, and you'll be happy.
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KastenApril 11, 2015
    Some of the best food that I have ever had. Properly seasoned, simple and elegant. Amazing cocktails. Even a standby like a Negroni was excellent.
  • Laurissa
    LaurissaSeptember 30, 2015
    Great burger. AAAAAAMAZING fries. Seriously. I'll go just for the fries. Everyone raves about the quinoa salad...I think it's just ok.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 27, 2014
    The garlic herbed fries aren’t worth the upcharge; stick with the standard spuds.
  • Cornelius C.
    Cornelius CFebruary 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The burger and fries are amazing. Ask for their homemade ranch on the side for both the burger and fries to get the best flavor.
  • Danny B.
    Danny BrownFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the American Kobe Steak Tartare - I was hesitate at first but it was amazing! Must try!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiGilioJuly 19, 2015
    Absolutely delicious burger. I would forgo the herb fries though, they're overpowering in garlicky-taste.
  • Jim W.
    Jim WhiteJuly 4, 2012
    Great atmosphere, knowledgable bartender, amazing servers, and a decent burger. Take care of the valets
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Creative Loafing AtlantaOctober 13, 2010
    CL Best of Atlanta 2010 winner: Best burger. Two patties of house-ground grass-fed chuck, brisket and short-rib are griddled until juicy and topped with gooey American cheese Read more
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin MoyeJune 16, 2013
    The steak tartar is phenomenal as is just about everything you can order! Love!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The burger here might be my favorite in the city. The housemade pickles just do me in every time!
  • Neil C.
    Neil ChopraAugust 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best burger in the city, but it's hard to make a wrong choice with their menu.
  • Sara L.
    Sara L.August 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The burger is fantastic (but a tad too salty). Try it with the garlic herb fries. The poblano & pimento cheese sandwich is also great.
  • Beth K.
    Beth KFebruary 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    OMG, everything is good here: burger, deviled eggs, pimento cheese, lobster roll, cauliflower sandwich, EVERYTHING.
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