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“Average food, loud atmosphere” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Peter's - CLOSED

Peter's
5592 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338-4111 (Formerly High Cotton)
770-394-9401
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
United States
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Average food, loud atmosphere”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We recently met a couple for dinner last evening at Peter's . We were seated next to a large group who apparently felt that they had rented out the entire restaurant because they were so loud we had to almost scream to hear our conversation. We asked for a different table when seated and were told that there were no other ones available. The service was very good and we could see that the wait staff were also a bit stressed at the noise level from the party. I suppose the most upsetting thing for us is that Peter did not offer any assistance or apologiy for the poor dining experience, even though it was apparent to the entire room. If Peter's wishes to rent out his resuaurant for banquets or large private parties, he shoudl at least tell his other patrons for the evening that it would be a dining experience as that of a banquet hall .. The food was okay but there are many , many more choices for dining that can provide the same or better quality food and dining experience. We all felt like we had been to a loud sports bar!
A note about the food... the caprese salad was fresh, the lasagna and chicken francese were tasty but not outstanding enough to need to return for more. The sponge cake dessert looked like something that came from Costco but not as good.
Pick another restaurant to spend a hundred dollars.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Atlanta
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Peter's offers delicious Italian cuisine with personal, friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Peter's is a family favorite of our's. We have been going there since Peter opened and visit about once a month. They recently made a few changes to the menu, which I found improved an already great selection. One impressive entree offering is the scallops served over a mushroom risotto...delicious. They also have great sea bass and sole dishes, and, of course, all the regular favorites like Veal Parmesan and Veal Marsala. My wife's favorite is the chicken diamante, which takes a little extra time to prepare **we usually order it with our wine to give them a head's up in the kitchen**, but it's worth the wait!

In addition to the entrees, their salads are all favorites of mine. It's often hard to choose between the Caesar, Willie, Caprese (amazing!), and the Wedge. All are great. My wife usually goes with the Willie and I do the Caprese, then we share both.

Peter is usually around and eager to welcome his patrons. Most of the staff have been there since they opened, and they are all friendly and helpful, willing to accommodate any special requests.

I recommend Peter's to anybody in the Dunwoody area looking for a great Italian restaurant with a mix of classic dishes and new dishes definitely worth trying.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Casual, Elegant, Delicious, Pleasant Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Peter and son, Alex, have a great "continental" Italian restaurant with delicious food, excellent, attentive service, and a very nice wine list. Never a disappointment at Peter's. The kitchen staff must be there a long time because the food is consistently great. Love the veal chop, but the pasta dishes are just like you would get at home. Cozy bar--and intimate surroundings in a pleasant hushed dining room. Outdoor seating is great when the Atlanta weather cooperates--usually in the fall or early winter. But that shouldn't stop you.

Larry, our "born in Brooklyn" waiter with great stories about his trip from NY through the Ginger Man in Beverly HIlls, has landed in Dunwoody, thankfully. He's a blast from the past and a joy have as a server. Peter will come by to make sure that you're well cared for and the food meets your expectations. It's always exceeded ours--and he's such a gracious host. See you there--often.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“because Peter's is not only better but more professionally run We enjoy the personal service, good meals and wine list compare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Great neighbor restaurant. I do not under stand the references to High Cotton because Peter's is not only better but more professionally run.
We enjoy the personal service, good meals and wine list compared with over priced and not friendly Oscar's.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Really a pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

A friend of ours recommended this as a good local date night restaurant. We were a bit pessimistic as we knew of most places in the area, but gave it a try. Don't be put off by the 1980's decor, the food is quite good. We both had veal dishes and were both extremely happy. Very tasty without the salt most places put into things. The cheese plate starter was a bit basic, but still good none the less. They were out of the wine we ordered, but happily upgraded us to a very nice alternative. The dessert was home made and very good. Overall a great addition to the area at a reasonable price.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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