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Poor Calvin's

510 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308-3411
+1 404-254-4051
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
510 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308-3411
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife, a friend and I ate at Poor Calvin's this week. This place is very lively and busy. Staff is well trained and on top of their game. The portions are huge and the three of us shared two dishes. We ate here on...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit when you get to Atlanta... I highly recommend you make reservations this place can get busy... prices are affordable... and the staff is very friendly food is packed with flavor 👍🏾

Thank Alexterrg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations and have lunch here. The food was delicious. We try the lobster over fried rice and one of the Asian dishes. I would highly recommend this place as a very unique experience and some very delicious food.

Thank 1JT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was exceptional and presentation was nearly artistic. Fusion of thai and southern well done. All in our party were very pleased.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best bartender,best cocktails, best waitress, best appetizer, best entree, best dessert, that I have ever had. Seriously. Valet parking makes parking a no brainier. The bartender sets the tone of an outstanding experience. And makes the best drinks. All the wait staff are friendly and...More

Thank wingnut614
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I bought a condo in midtown 4 months ago and have spent every other weekend searching for "the one"...our favorite. Found it last night at Poor Calvins. Really, no place we've tried comes close. Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere, generous portions,...More

Thank Georgiakatiebug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a wonderful find. A welcome departure from cookie cutter places owned by large investment groups. The atmosphere is intimate, yet welcoming. The clientele was very diverse, which to me is always a sign of a restaurant with delicious food. Our sever was...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We were celebrating our birthdays and this experience was truly a gift! Our waitress, Lea was absolutely adorable and super knowledgeable about the menu. Food was DELICIOUS!! Warning: Southern portions!! We packed most of our meal to go, so think about sharing dishes. Great ambiance,...More

Thank Luisa T
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Fantastic little spot in the heart of Atlanta, the food was very fresh and service was great! Myself and wife made the mistake of ordering a couple of starters - the main courses are very large! Take note

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

If you’re in downtown Atlanta, this is THE place to go! The food & the service are amazing!! Make sure to make reservations as it is a tiny little place.

Thank Shannshack
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Questions & Answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308-3411
    (Renaissance Parkway)
  • Public Transportation: A short walk from Civic Center and North ave. Matra train stations.
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-254-4051
  • E-mail
We know, we know: the word "fusion" has been wielded to justify everything from Hula Burgers to Mexican lasagna. But the East-meets-South brand of fusion happening at Poor Calvin's? It's creative; it's innovative; and it's probably unlike anything you've tasted in the ATL. After working in kitchens around the world, Calvin Phan wanted to shake things up a little. And so, into the mac 'n cheese, the Thai spices went. Now, Calvin's giving Southern staples, like meatloaf and fried chicken, a decidedly creative Asian-inspired twist (and a nip of spice, too). Case in point: we didn't think good old-fashioned mac 'n cheese could get much better. And then, we tried Calvin's ridiculously rich take on the cheesy classic, gussied up with chunks of lobster and given a zing with Thai spices. The meatloaf, too, is quite impressive; this spicy, pan-seared Thai version made pretty much all our ketchup-slathered meatloaf memories disappear in a puff of ground coriander.
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