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“Anniversary Celebration” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Imperial Fez

Imperial Fez
2285 Peachtree Rd NE, Ste 102, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Buckhead)
+1 404-351-0870
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Ranked #581 of 3,796 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $35 - $65
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Buckhead
Description: Be prepared to leave your shoes (optional) and your worries at the door when you dine at Imperial Fez! First things first, ask your hostess you want to remove your shoes, and get ready to relax and eat with your fingers (Silverware available at your table) this traditional Moroccan restaurant encourages you to do as the Moroccans do. As you settle into the benches and soft pillows, your server will explain the customs and traditions that they observe at this unique restaurant. To begin, your server will bring a Tass (a silver hand-washing kit) and gently pour warm water scented with lemon to allow you to wash your hands at the table, and will give you a clean towel to keep on your left shoulder. Your server will explained the menu and the order of the meal, take your order and your journey will truly began as Chef Rafih Benjelloun and his wife Chef Rita Benjelloun work on their culinary magic. At Imperial Fez, the "happy drink" is called The Marrakech. It's a fruity beverage of multiple spirits and juices that will undoubtedly leave you feeling just that - happy. Nightly entertainment starts around 7:30pm. The belly dancers bring energy and life to the quiet restaurant and complete your Moroccan experience! For anyone willing to go beyond the norm, an evening at Imperial Fez can be a full night of pleasure for the mind, the body, and the spirit. "I want them to walk away better than they came in," explains chef Benjelloun.
Loganville, Georgia
1 review
“Anniversary Celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Dear friends of ours, my husband and I went to The Imperial Fez on our anniversaries. We were each married on the same date: 48 and 43 years respectively. We had a wonderful experience there. The food was excellent, the entertainment delightful and the service thoughtful. The mesh between courses and entertainment was very cleverly done. We asked to meet the owner and chef, who was very hospitable and made us feel most welcome. He told us a bit about his history, the history of Fez and wove some magic around our evening. We received "special" anniversary crowns, desserts and candles to make an anniversary wish.

I'm already planning an all girlfriend visit later this summer. We may even get up and dance with the belly dancer during part of the show. Not many places can boast a 100A rating either.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“DIVAS ON DECK BIRTHDAY DINNER”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This was a great experience for us, we really enjoyed ourselves. Food was different but well prepared and very enjoyable. Eating with my fingers was a new experience but the tasty food made it worthwhile. I ordered the lamb and it was a great choice, it was well cooked and delicious! No one had any complaints about their food. Its a must try!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Get out of your 'comfort zone'!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Sad to read negative reviews---THIS IS NOT your typical American style restaurant---EXPECT to experience a different country and some of the culture when dining here! Get out of your comfort zone and sit almost on the floor, eat with your hands and fingers, sit close to other people, and shake your hips with a belly dancer (or have her shake hers in front of you!)!!
Plan at least 2 hours--THIS IS A FIVE COURSE MEAL---every nice American restaurant keeps you at least 45 min-1hour for just a salad and an Entree---that is just TWO courses!!
As for the price---$45-55 is reasonable for a FIVE COURSE MEAL---exotic ingredients like pinenuts, dates, apricots, figs, Lamb, etc. are not cheap!
All of the dishes were amazing with so much flavor! For those that like spicy---add the Harissa (red paste sauce with crushed chile flakes) to each bite! Yumm!
The B'stilla is an appetizer in phyllo pastry dusted with powdered sugar. For those that do not know, most Moroccan food has a sweet & savory aspect to each dish....with a wide use of fruits and root vegetables. Certainly not your average meal! Wish this place was closer to my home!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Marietta, Georgia
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Very good, but know what you're getting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Imperial Fez is a traditional Morrocan restaurant where you remove your shoes, sit on or very close to the floor, and eat with your hands. Now, this is NOT the restaurant to go to with people you do not know or are mild acquaintances. You want to really, really know the people OR just all agree to use forks. Very simple solution. So, great for a first experience, great for couples, Andre families and close friends.

The food is stupendous. Lots of variety, lots of favors. The portions are huge. The belly dance show is entertaining.

I gave it four stars due to the prices. It's just too pricey, even with the groupon. Make sure you know that the groupon only does $45 per person. You do get 5 courses and as stated, the food is very, very good. But, $52 for beef ribs or mahi mahi is too much. So, even after the groupon, for two of us with tax, tip, over $45 supplement, our bill was another $50. So, keep this is mind.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Biggest rip off in Atlanta way tooo much $$”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

It was long time wish to make it here bcz prices..so finally we used Groupons to save..you wish..so we were forced to buy adult entrees for kids(4) !! if we use it..and we paid groupon aprox $150 and at the place another aprox $150..+ just tip alone $70 + valley parking only$$ OMG !food was average, meats on dry side..nothing to justify prices like that.Never again!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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