Empire State South

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, American Restaurant, and New American Restaurant · Midtown
999 Peachtree St NE (at 10th St NE), Atlanta, GA 30309, United States
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
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 384 votes

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    Talya A.
    "super foods plate"(6 Tips)
    Deena W.
    "Also, the pimento cheese with bacon marmalade is delish!"(4 Tips)
    Creative Loafing Atlanta
    "first Atlanta outpost from star chef Hugh Acheson"(2 Tips)
    "The Jars and Farm Egg - both wonderfuy delish!!!"(2 Tips)
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  • Southern food
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  • octopus
  • Ricky S.

    Fresh southern cooking served up in a friendly way.

    Ricky Sherrill · October 1
  • Maki T.

    Pimento cheese is delicious! Be aware it's pretty spicy. They have a parking validation at the parking next to Hyatt hotel.

    Maki T M · August 5
  • Chris M.

    Not what it used to be.

    Chris McCain · July 28
  • Julie J.

    Try the Chocolate Roulade - (via @Foodspotting)

    Julie JEWELeS · July 26
  • Michelle K.

    The drinks are delicious! Highly recommend the Dixie Medley and Spindrift!

    Michelle Keane · July 26
  • Julie J.

    Try the Farm Egg - My new favorite seasonal dish here (via @Foodspotting)

    Julie JEWELeS · June 28
  • Julie J.

    Try the Dixie Medley Cocktail - (via @Foodspotting)

    Julie JEWELeS · June 28
  • Tricia B.

    Hugh Acheson's Atlanta restaurant. Delicious brunch, great bourbon selection. Friendly, knowledgeable bartenders.

    Tricia Bean · June 20
  • Kyle V.

    Grab a 'Georgia Coffee' if you need something refreshing. Not a hardcore coffee drink but still delicious.

    Kyle Van Pelt · June 15
  • Marvin G.

    The tasting menu is worth it.

    Marvin Guerra · April 6
  • Nicole K.

    Great good and cocktails.

    Nicole Kasten · March 16
  • Mallie T.

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

    Mallie T · March 7
  • 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
  • Melissa

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

    Melissa · December 10, 2014
  • 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
  • Laurent B.

    Fried chicken biscuit sandwich is out of this world good.

    Laurent B · December 4, 2014
  • Demi B.

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

    Demi Black · October 15, 2014
  • John L.

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

    John Liotta · September 14, 2014
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    Check out Empire State South as seen on The Layover Read more

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

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

    Justin Ordoveza · August 29, 2014
  • Briana B.

    Happy Hour for Kristen!

    Briana Bowie · August 7, 2014
  • Chris W.

    Good drinks and atmosphere

    Chris Wren · August 6, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jeff B.

    OMG. The Pimento Cheese spread is mind-blowing.

    Jeff Brittain · July 13, 2014
  • DrinkMoreCoffee J.

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

    DrinkMoreCoffee Jensen · June 13, 2014
  • Daniel R.

    Food and service was GREAT

    Daniel Roy · June 5, 2014
  • Gabriel T.

    Can't miss the octopus!

    Gabriel Tinti · May 30, 2014
  • Chontira F.

    Love the Farm Egg!

    Chontira Feliz · May 14, 2014
  • 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
  • C.Y. L.

    The staff have impeccable beards. Seriously.

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

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

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

    When at the bar, John Wayne and only John Wayne

    Matthew Simonelli · April 6, 2014
  • Amy

    They love Stevie Wonder here

    Amy · March 28, 2014
  • DineWithDani

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

    DineWithDani · March 27, 2014
  • PJ W.

    FYI - No more valet parking

    PJ Walker · March 2, 2014
  • Eric G.

    Amazing kale salad. Super food kind of stuff.

    Eric Grant · February 28, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • @JaumePrimero

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

    @JaumePrimero · November 29, 2013
  • Drew M.

    Great bourbon selection that is reasonably priced.

    Drew Mancini · November 16, 2013
  • Harrison G.

    Always get the jars and farm egg

    Harrison Grant · November 16, 2013
  • Matthew B.

    Great food! Get the Farm Egg

    Matthew Brothers · November 10, 2013
  • Jane L.

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

    Jane Luo · October 25, 2013
  • Bill

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

    Bill · October 16, 2013
  • Jennifer M.

    Must try In Jars starter!

    Jennifer Munroe · September 27, 2013

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