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Poor Calvin's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

APPETIZER‎
18
Appetizer Tasting
5
Basil Rolls
9
Beef Satay
12
Duck Wonton
9
Fried Calamari
7.00
Steamed Dumplings
10
Coconut Shrimp
10
Lobster Wonton
9
Fried Goat Cheese
12
Crab Cake
LUNCH‎
12
PC"s Fried Chicken
Buttermilk fried chicken breast served with macaroni and cheese and the vegetable of the day
11
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
10-12
Siam Shrimp or chicken
Tempura chicken, pineapple, cashews and mixed vegetables with a sweet chili herb sauce served with jasmine rice
10-12
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
10-12
THAI Curry
Chicken or shrimp
10-12
Pad Thai chicken or Shrimp
Sauteed‎ rice noodles in chef's special sauce with egg, bean sprouts, and ground roasted peanuts
SOUPS‎
6
Coconut Soup
Coconut soup with chicken, mushrooms and coconut milk
6
Tom Yum Goong
Lemongrass‎ broth with shrimp, mushrooms and bamboo shots
DINNER ENTREES‎
19
Fried Chicken
Airline breast, lobster macaroni and cheese, squash, asparagus
18
Crispy Beef
Brasstown battered grass fed filet tips, sweet soy glaze, arcadian greens, jasmine rice
24
Siam Wok Tossed Shrimp and Scallop
Pineapple, cashews, vegetables, sweet chili herb sauce, jasmine rice
24
Thai Curry Fish
Seasonal vegetables, jasmine rice
22
Black Tiger Shrimp Pad Thai
Eggs, bean sprouts, ground peanuts, kale
26
Grill Lamb Rack
NEW‎ ZEALAND GRILLED LAMB RACK / kale mashed potatoes, asparagus, thai curry    ADD BLUE CHEESE  2
29
Ribeye Filet
( BUCKHEAD BEEF choice cut ) /  kale mashed potatoes, asparagus  27 ADD BLUE CHEESE  2
28
Chilean Seabass
Asparagus, sun dried tomato, artichoke blanco sauce, quail egg
28
Lobster Fried Rice
Eggs,‎ vegetables, top with tempura lobster tail
27
Duck Dynasty
Seared Duck breast, Tiger shrimp, kale mashed potato
BRUNCH‎
12
Seafood Omelet
13
Chicken and waffle
Buttermilk fried chicken, gochujang fruit compote, with mixed green salad
18
Bacon and Lobster Waffle
16
Egg Benedict
16
Shrimp Cajun Sausage and Grits
16
Crab meat grilled cheese
16
LOBSTER fried rice
17
Fried Chicken
Mirin glazed, jasmine rice
16
Fish and Grits
20
Fresh Main Lobster Roll
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I must admit that I was amazed at the variety of flavors offered at Poor Calvin’s. The food was exquisite. The group selected several appetizers including the fried goat cheese, lemongrass mussels and the wontons. (Mussels were my personal favorite). Of the entrees, the two...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Johndrew482
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our drinks, the innovative offerings and the quality of the meal. This is one of the best places we have eaten My family are all adults, don’t think I would take rambunctious young folks here Instant favorite ‘

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank KenC120
Reviewed 6 days ago

Unpretentious setting in an off-the-beaten-path location, but the food was exceptional. Large portions at reasonable prices. The wild rice with gigantic shrimp and crab-stuffed clamshells was extraordinary.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Richard A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for a friends birthday brunch. The food was absolutely amazing the appetizers and mixed drinks were so good I barely had room for my delicious entree, there shrimp dishes are a must try.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank tmlynn21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the restaurant on Monday evening after 8:00 pm. There were about a dozen people waiting. After being seated, we ordered MacaroniLobster and Duck Dynasty. The presentation of Duck Dynasty was impressive. The taste of it was ok. The Macaroni lobster barely had...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Differences
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have lived in Midtown for 8 years and have said that we need to try Poor Calvin’s on a number of occasions. Man have we been missing out! Our brunch service was awesome and the food was both unique and excellent....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank ah64fish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve dined at Poor Calvin’s several times over the years and the food is always excellent! You won’t be disappointed!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Doc I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. The food is super flavorful, the service is attentive, the cocktails are interesting and the scene is lively. Three is us shared the grouper and the lobster fried rice and both were terrific. The toasted pound cake dessert is off the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank davesatl
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Robert was a great waiter. All food was very flavorful. We had a pork dish, shrimp and scallops with veggies and ink pasta, vegetable tofu, Grouper with pineapple. Lobster Rangoon appetizer was probably one of the best appetizers I’ve ever had!! Portions were large and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

The drive to midtown is always worth it to have dinner at Poor Calvin’s - make sure you have reservations! Walk-ins don’t get tables. Parking is not available adjacent to the restaurant (typical for Atlanta), but the valets do a good job. Everything is hand...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank FrankJ337
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Ladydee514
July 2, 2019|
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Response from FrankJ337 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, per se, at Calvin’s. Go with “city casual” to business casual and you’ll be fine
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Uber there to the place
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I don't believe so; however you may want to call to be sure.
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