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Review of Five & Ten

Five & Ten
Ranked #28 of 415 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: James Beard Award-winning neighborhood restaurant in Five Points. Serving dinner and Sunday brunch in a beautifully restored historic house. Five & Ten is the flagship restaurant of Chef Hugh Acheson. Since opening in 2000 it has received national acclaim for its ability to present a new turn on southern fare.
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Reviewed July 24, 2008

one of the best place to eat in the south, not athens, not ga, IN THE SOUTH

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atlanta, ga
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“great for athens, so-so for any major city and foodies”
Reviewed June 30, 2008

i am a UGA alum and went back for a weekend recently- this restaurant had been getting a ton of press in Atlanta. we thought it would be perfect given the nicest place there when i was in college was Bissett's. it has a cute, nice atmosphere- but the service and food is nothing to rave about. in fact the service was pretty bad.

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“chef hugh acheson was trained in san francisco, and merges soul food with old world cuisine with the 5 & 10.”
Reviewed June 1, 2008

chef hugh acheson was trained in san francisco, and merges soul food with old world cuisine with the 5 & 10.

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“Over-rated Frou Frou”
Reviewed May 30, 2008

I know that this restaurant has gotten rave reviews from the Atlanta papers, etc., but I'm a local and have eaten here several times and NEVER had a really great meal. In fact, the only decent meal I've ever had is brunch. Avoid this restaurant with its small portions and no atmosphere. The tables are so close together and uncomfortable that you won't be able to have that romantic dinner you're hoping for--even though you'll pay for it through the nose.

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Atlanta, Georiga
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4 reviews
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“Great Food, Untrained Staff”
Reviewed April 7, 2008

Recently took a group of eight to Five and Ten for a birthday celebration. The quality and presentation of the food was excellent. The staff is young and unsophisticated. After we waited a half hour in the cramped quarters for our table (we had made a reservation a month in advance), the first thing our waiter said to us (he NEVER introduced himself the entire evening) was that we could not bring in more than two bottles of wine (which we had done after I called twice to confirm that we could bring in wine and pay a $15 per bottle corkage fee - without being told either time that there was a two bottle limit, even for eight people). The waiter had to go and ask someone to waive the "rule." When he returned, he opened the wine, but never poured it and never offered to put the white wine into an ice bucket - we found one ourselves in the corner of the room! When our nameless waiter took our order instead of asking if we had questions or if we were ready to order, he gruffly stated "do you know what you want?" Between the corkage fees and the mandatory 20% tip, we paid $120 for very unprofessional service.

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