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Dante's Down the Hatch - CLOSED

3380 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 (Buckhead)
(404) 266-1600
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Price range: $0 - $40
Neighborhood: Buckhead
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Within a building, we are a Mediterranean-harbor-village, complete with a wharf, an 18,000 gallon moat,within which sits a 3 masted sailing ship about to head out to sea. We are also a rescue house for confiscated crocidillians. We've had a mating and birthing for crocodiles and turtle. And CHILD Magazine dubs us "child friendly for responsible children". Live intellectual jazz performs 6 nights a week, acuoustic guitar on Monday, the Jazz groups night off. Major musicians pop in regularly when in town at NO extra cost. Menu is SWISS Fondue, we are one of the two oldest fondue supper clubs in our nation, the owner--- trained in Switzerland back in the 1960s where he discovered Fondue while on military leave skiing in the Alps. (Then there were no fonude restaurants in the US.)All employees are putting themelve though college and grad school with a handful of HS kids saving money for college. Our employees "give a damn", so come see for yourself.Reservations welcomed; often needed. On the floor nitely is owner Dante Stephensen...ask for him...and yes, he handles all complaints personally, but we hope you have none.

189 reviews from our community

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English first
Woodstock, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Only fondue left is melting pot which is not good in my opinion. This had the coolest inside with ship and alligators. Many good times had here with friends.

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Atlanta, GA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Was a fun place for fondue. They closed in July 2013. Don't think they plan re-open or relocate. There was supposed to be an auction to sell off the unique restaurant items.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very different and several special added touches. Went with work function and it was very enjoyable.

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Hurst, Texas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My wife and I come to Buckhead a couple of times a year, have eaten at Dante's several times, and had planned to go this trip as well since our hotel was only 2 blocks away. We were very disappointed to see the "Closed" sign and the banner indicating an auction had just been held for the contents. Hopefully the... More

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McDonough, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This restaurant holds a special place in our hearts. It's the restaurant my Sweetheart and I had our first date at, back in 2011. We were hoping to make it an annual tradition when we went back in 2012 but found out in 2013 that they were closing. Obviously we had to go one more time for our "anniversary" and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This restaurant was an Atlanta institution for 4 decades, but it sits in the middle of prime real estate in Buckhead and the city and county taxed it as if it were a high rise. Dante said in a news article that he's looking for another location, so maybe like Atlanta it will rise again.

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Roswell, Georgia, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I love this place. I eat there from time to time when I want something different. I love fondue. There are lot's of choices. The service and atmosphere are top notch. It's so sad that this Atlanta landmark has to close because the city can get more tax revenue from a high rise.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Having lived in Atlanta my whole life, I couldn't believe that I had never been to this restaurant. I love fondue and typically go to Melting Pot to satisfy my need, but since Dante's is closing, my husband and I figured we'd go give it a shot. My biggest regret is that we didn't come sooner. We are the cheese... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful and unique restaurant. First time having fondue, our waiter went through the basics and took all the fear from the raw food on our plates. Even our kids (10, and 13) really enjoyed the food. Plenty of photo ops and had a lot of fun exploring the restaurant (inside and out). Jazz sounded great, but wasn't too loud. Would... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I was on a business trip in Atlanta and our group attened dinner at this restaurant and we sat on the ship which is excellent! The decor and the way the restaurant looks inside is amazing and very intimate. The fondue was amazing and they even have their menu's in any language you can think of!! Great, great, great!!

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Additional Information about Dante's Down the Hatch

Address: 3380 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone Number: (404) 266-1600
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Buckhead
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40

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