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Poor Calvin's

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Sat, 4/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Appetizer Tasting
Basil Rolls
Beef Satay
Duck Wonton
Fried Calamari
Steamed Dumplings
Coconut Shrimp
Lobster Wonton
Fried Goat Cheese
Crab Cake
PC"s Fried Chicken
Buttermilk fried chicken breast served with macaroni and cheese and the vegetable of the day
Crispy Beef (grass fet Brass town Beef)
Battered filet tip tossed with vidalia onion and sweet-spicy soy sauce served over organic salad with jasmine rice
Siam Shrimp or chicken
Tempura chicken, pineapple, cashews and mixed vegetables with a sweet chili herb sauce served with jasmine rice
Pineapple Fried Rice chicken or shrimp
Your choice of chicken, beef, sweet chinese sausage, shrimp, or Kobe beef jerky(add 2) tossed with egg, pineapple, cashews and chopped vegetables
THAI Curry
Chicken or shrimp
Pad Thai chicken or Shrimp
Sauteed‎ rice noodles in chef's special sauce with egg, bean sprouts, and ground roasted peanuts
Coconut Soup
Coconut soup with chicken, mushrooms and coconut milk
Tom Yum Goong
Lemongrass‎ broth with shrimp, mushrooms and bamboo shots
Fried Chicken
Airline breast, lobster macaroni and cheese, squash, asparagus
Crispy Beef
Brasstown battered grass fed filet tips, sweet soy glaze, arcadian greens, jasmine rice
Siam Wok Tossed Shrimp and Scallop
Pineapple, cashews, vegetables, sweet chili herb sauce, jasmine rice
Thai Curry Fish
Seasonal vegetables, jasmine rice
Black Tiger Shrimp Pad Thai
Eggs, bean sprouts, ground peanuts, kale
Grill Lamb Rack
NEW‎ ZEALAND GRILLED LAMB RACK / kale mashed potatoes, asparagus, thai curry    ADD BLUE CHEESE  2
Ribeye Filet
( BUCKHEAD BEEF choice cut ) /  kale mashed potatoes, asparagus  27 ADD BLUE CHEESE  2
Chilean Seabass
Asparagus, sun dried tomato, artichoke blanco sauce, quail egg
Lobster Fried Rice
Eggs,‎ vegetables, top with tempura lobster tail
Duck Dynasty
Seared Duck breast, Tiger shrimp, kale mashed potato
Seafood Omelet
Chicken and waffle
Buttermilk fried chicken, gochujang fruit compote, with mixed green salad
Bacon and Lobster Waffle
Egg Benedict
Shrimp Cajun Sausage and Grits
Crab meat grilled cheese
LOBSTER fried rice
Fried Chicken
Mirin glazed, jasmine rice
Fish and Grits
Fresh Main Lobster Roll
Established in November 2012, Poor Calvin's is a unique oasis in Downtown Atlanta that offers a rare cuisine of Thai fusion with Southern influences. Chef Calvin Phan has brought his perspective of international culinary fusion to the front line of Poor Calvin's. Chef Calvin Phan was exposed to the restaurant business at an early age, having come from a family who owned several restaurants, of all calibers, in Europe. Through this solid foundation, he immediately fell in love with culinary arts and decided to fulfill his life-long dream of working with food by attending culinary school in Germany.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Asian, Thai
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today via mobile

A neat ambience in a refurbished house or office. Duck dynasty was amazing and Scallops curry had a great Thai inspired flavor. chocolate/Carmel covered apple is amazing.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank VanillaAce
Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the best restaurants I have been to. It has a beautiful atmosphere and exceptional service. The food choices are very unique since it is a blend of asian and southern. It was very flavorful. Everything I had was delicious, including the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank stevef2k
Reviewed 1 week ago

First - make a reservation. Second - go hungry because you want to fill your belly with as much of this delicious food as you can. Everything we ate was great, but the dessert made me want to slap someone! For appetizers, our table ordered:...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor Calvin's is a asain southern fashion restuarant, that's fine dining without the high price. The menu is short but amazing and offers unique dishes that offer layers of flavor in every bite. Anytime I visit Atlanta I'll make a stop at Poor Calvin's.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank alirazahasan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

am came here while on a business trip from Maryland and did not have reservations. We were told there would be a 30-45 minute wait. After waiting for 45 minutes, the host came and told us he could seat us but we would have to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank kmel2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is right - ambiance, drinks, food, service. They did not miss a step. Mac was our culinary guide through this amazing experience. He listened and provided spot on recommendations. Drinks are uniquely crafted works of art. I had the Frankly My...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank RaeToGo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poor Calvin's offers some of the most creative food in Atlanta with great drinks, food, and service. I definitely advise making reservations in advance (if possible) and come hungry! Their lunch and dinner are both great!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sammen89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Phenomenal fusion cuisine in a lovely corner spot looking out on a park. The special appetizer bbq brisket and crab flash-fried bao were amazing, and while the House Gabe of the lobster-fried Rice was tempting I must say the curry seafood stew was delicious: lightly...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jeffbP5959NF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 4 was a little early for our reservation and we were waiting for one so we were invited to sit at the bar where we were THOROUGHLY entertained with the most awesome bartenders. I wish I remembered the names...I know one was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 912ld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an extremely busy restaurant! The food and drinks are excellent! Do t plan on going with out a reservation! We had a reservation on a Monday night early! There were a lot of people that were hopefully waiting, we only waited about 2...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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March 19, 2018|
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Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
If you are in a group. We encountered several pan handlers. It actually is a fairly long walk because there isn't any straight route and you have to cross two major intersections. I would take an Uber.
March 10, 2016|
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Response from NAK1970 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so; however you may want to call to be sure.
July 13, 2015|
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Response from Calvin P | Property representative |
yes, on the patio
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