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“Just OK” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ridge Restaurant

Ridge Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 266 Restaurants in Cumming
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We have been twice in a month, the first time we came in was on a Saturday, a little busy, had to go on a wait even though there were plenty of empty tables. We were quoted 10-15 min, which was fine so we headed to the bar for a beverage. The bartender greeted and asked if we wanted something to drink. No suggestions were made and she didn't offer our child a drink. After waiting for about 20 minutes, my spouse walked over to the front desk to see if there was a table ready yet and she told him that she thought she had seated us already. We ended up waiting a little longer. Once we were sat, our server was the best, we were enjoying our dinner and the atmosphere until what appeared to be a manager or owner that was seated near us. Everyone seemed to be walking on tip toes once he entered the building. Overall, out first visit was very good. On our second visit about a week later, not the same story, service was the worst and employees seemed to be just be standing around, food was cold and service was cold. Probably won't go back unless I can become privy to the owners schedule.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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168 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

This was our first visit and we arrived in time for the early bird special (5-6). $13 I had the filet medallions which were prepared exactly how I had requested. The spinach salad was a good portion and could be shared. The squash casserole and the baked potato were excellent. Then the owner stopped by and when he heard it was our first visit, he brought us the cheesy mashed potatoes to try. This was excellent as well. All three of these could be shared. One side comes with your meal and the salad and sides may be added for $1 each. A great place to dine with friends. If you want live music; go on Friday and Sat. It was nice and quiet on Thursday, where one could converse. An excellent meal at a good value. This restaurant has been winning awards. We will definitely be back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great music, shame about food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Our friend had told us about this restaurant being a great place to eat and to listen to live jazz and Motown music.
She was correct about the music.
To be fair the starters were OK, the problem was the main course. All four of us had a steak of some sort, both the ladies steaks arrived a little late but OK, my steak was Luke warm and had a faint burnt smell to it, the French fries were the same.
Our friends partners steak was a disaster from start to finish. The first one came out and was not even the correct steak, when asked about this the server said someone else had taken the correct one as the only explanation. This steak did go back and another one prepared. When the replacement steak arrived, (and by this time we all had finished ours) it was not cooked correctly being totally raw and cold in the middle and not sauce. Again the waiter was asked if she thought the steak was cook medium and she agreed it was not, so again it went back. When it eventually came out again our friend had lost all interest in eating it.
We asked for the check and was surprised to see this steak still on the bill which was eventually taken off the bill by the manager.
If you love live jazz and Motown then please go there for the drinks and the music, just don't go for the food or service.

Visited May 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
“My new favorite place!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Looking for somthing new & fun to do, we come across this restaurant/bar. As we walked in I was surprised by the atmosphere of candle lite dining & live jazz. We did not have reservations, but we were lucky to be seated very close to the front where we enjoyed the jazz musicians that come to our table. Loved the musicians, they played with heart & soul! The wait staff was professional & friendly. The drinks & food come out just as we ordered & was very happy with both. Can not wait to come back with friends to share this wonderful place!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Canton, Georgia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great looking place with second rate food :(”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

We went here for my birthday, and were seated at a table waaaaay out back, well away from the entertainment, which was a shame because the main bar and eating area of this place is amazing, very lively and atmospheric. The live jazz musicians were great! Shame we didn't get to experience them..... For a steak place, the steaks were frankly, terrible. Either far too well done, or not cooked enough when asked for. The side dishes were... meh... the waiting staff were far too casual for my liking. The Margaritas were excellent, so that helped :)

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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