Empire State South

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, American Restaurant, and New American Restaurant
999 Peachtree St NE (at 10th St NE), Atlanta, GA 30309, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 3:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.2/10

Based on 325 votes

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  • Marvin G.

    The tasting menu is worth it.

    Marvin Guerra · 2 weeks ago
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  • Nicole K.

    Great good and cocktails.

    Nicole Kasten · March 16
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  • Mallie T.

    Loved this dining experience. Get the egg appetizer - unique and delicious, a Southern bimbimbap.

    Mallie T · March 7
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  • Jarrod D.

    Fantastic bar scene with artisan cocktails. Highly recommend the snacks "In Jars" to start and the Nantucket Bay scallops. Hanger steak was cooked perfectly. Great craft beer selection , too.

    Jarrod D. · January 9
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  • Jess

    Great date spot, pricey but worth it, cocktails and wine list on point

    Jess · December 10, 2014
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  • Chris K.

    Walked in 1 min before closing and still experienced top notch service and flawless execution of food. This place is legit. The grilled octopus and white kimchi salad was fantastic.

    Chris Konecny · December 10, 2014
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  • Laurent B.

    Fried chicken biscuit sandwich is out of this world good.

    Laurent B · December 4, 2014
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  • Demi B.

    Can you say lamb confit? How about Farro eggplant or pumpkin duck breast? All end with delicious!

    Demi Black · October 15, 2014
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  • 1800GOODFOOD®

    ATTENTION: Please give Empire State South and the awesome staff a “1-5 Star Review” on 1800GOODFOOD® http://1800goodfood.com

    1800GOODFOOD® · October 12, 2014
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  • John L.

    One of the best beverage programs top-to-bottom in the city.

    John Liotta · September 14, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Empire State South as seen on The Layover Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 2, 2014
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  • Justin O.

    The Pimiento cheese is unlike anything I've ever had. Get it it is worth getting.

    Justin Ordoveza · August 29, 2014
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  • Briana B.

    Happy Hour for Kristen!

    Briana Bowie · August 7, 2014
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  • Chris W.

    Good drinks and atmosphere

    Chris Wren · August 6, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Todd Ginsberg, chef of General Muir, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Pimento cheese w/ bacon marmalade. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
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  • Tasting Table

    Acheson's elevated Southern Food, which gives frequent nods to Europe and even Asia, has proven to be a crowd-pleaser. The expertly-curated wine list and cocktails are among the best in town. Read more

    Tasting Table · August 5, 2014
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  • Creative Loafing Atlanta

    It's like a scene from Southern Living: tall white cabinets against a backsplash of tiles painted with burnt orange & white sunbursts, fine appliances, a vast island topped with smooth black stone. Read more

    Creative Loafing Atlanta · August 5, 2014
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  • Creative Loafing Atlanta

    Bites of juicy chicken and creamy rice and beans wrapped in a soft tortilla explode with warm spices and the cool tang of homemade salsa. Read more

    Creative Loafing Atlanta · August 5, 2014
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  • The Wall Street Journal

    I love the look of this restaurant, and chefs Hugh Acheson and Ryan Smith put out tasty southern food. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
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  • Epicurious

    Served only at lunch, the wings are braised, deep-fried, tossed in a glaze of butter, hot sauce, and cilantro, and served over Carolina Gold rice and red beans. Read more

    Epicurious · August 3, 2014
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  • Jeff B.

    OMG. The Pimento Cheese spread is mind-blowing.

    Jeff Brittain · July 13, 2014
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  • DrinkMoreCoffee J.

    Brewing coffees from several great roasters. 4 Barrel, George Howell, Heart, 49th Parallel, Counter Culture.

    DrinkMoreCoffee Jensen · June 13, 2014
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  • Daniel R.

    Food and service was GREAT

    Daniel Roy · June 5, 2014
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  • Gabriel T.

    Can't miss the octopus!

    Gabriel Tinti · May 30, 2014
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  • Chontira F.

    Love the Farm Egg!

    Chontira Feliz · May 14, 2014
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  • Talya A.

    Absolutely delicious, fresh, healthy lunch (I had the super foods plate.) Big bonus was seeing Hugh Acheson walk out the door near me... I'm a huge Top Chefs franchise fan! 10+ in my book! Yum!

    Talya Arbisser · May 9, 2014
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  • C.Y. L.

    The staff have impeccable beards. Seriously.

    C.Y. Lee · May 7, 2014
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  • Dr'Ro R.

    The pretzel rolls and steak were awesome. Service was superb!!! Try it.

    Dr'Ro Ro · April 26, 2014
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  • Matthew S.

    When at the bar, John Wayne and only John Wayne

    Matthew Simonelli · April 6, 2014
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  • Amy

    They love Stevie Wonder here

    Amy · March 28, 2014
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  • DineWithDani

    If you can spare the time, stop by for breakfast on a weekday!

    DineWithDani · March 27, 2014
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  • PJ W.

    FYI - No more valet parking

    PJ Walker · March 2, 2014
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  • Eric G.

    Amazing kale salad. Super food kind of stuff.

    Eric Grant · February 28, 2014
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  • Deena W.

    Gotta love a restaurant with several Prince albums on the playlist! Also, the pimento cheese with bacon marmalade is delish!

    Deena Woods · February 16, 2014
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  • Ava L.

    I like sitting at the bar with Cody, who is a great bartender, ordering the jars starter...amazing! It is a lot to eat, the bacon and pimento cheese is to die for, so half the time that is dinner...

    Ava Leigh · January 26, 2014
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  • @JaumePrimero

    Had a few great meals at ESS. In the heart of Midtown, close to everything, bangin food!

    @JaumePrimero · November 29, 2013
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  • Drew M.

    Great bourbon selection that is reasonably priced.

    Drew Mancini · November 16, 2013
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  • Harrison G.

    Always get the jars and farm egg

    Harrison Grant · November 16, 2013
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  • Matthew B.

    Great food! Get the Farm Egg

    Matthew Brothers · November 10, 2013
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  • Jane L.

    My first try for soul food, farm egg didn't disappoint me at all.

    Jane Luo · October 25, 2013
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  • Bill

    Sit at the bar and watch Kelly work. She is amazing.

    Bill · October 16, 2013
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  • Jennifer M.

    Must try In Jars starter!

    Jennifer Munroe · September 27, 2013
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  • Chip T.

    The Alpine Summer cocktail is very refreshing

    Chip Tallent · September 20, 2013
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  • Creative Loafing Atlanta

    Count on Southern-tinged dishes made with super-fresh local ingredients, anytime. At night, don't miss the house charcuterie or farm egg over crispy rice. 2013 Best of Atlanta Critics Pick. Read more

    Creative Loafing Atlanta · September 19, 2013
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  • Julie J.

    Try the Alpine summer -

    Julie JEWELeS · September 14, 2013
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  • Julie J.

    Try the Crimson Dandy - Delicious!

    Julie JEWELeS · September 14, 2013
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  • AJ C.

    The deconstructed cheesecake is incredible. Unbelievable.

    AJ Cheponis · September 13, 2013
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  • Breanne K.

    Ask for Randy, get the stuff in jars.

    Breanne Kostyk · September 10, 2013
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  • Samira M.

    Great outdoor venue to enjoy the rest of this warm weather. Definitely a place for foodies.

    Samira Malik · September 7, 2013
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  • Taylor

    Bathrooms smell like bacon

    Taylor · September 5, 2013
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