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“Paris in the Deep South?”
Review of Anis Cafe & Bistro

Anis Cafe & Bistro
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Ranked #100 of 3,978 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pharr Road
Birmingham, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Paris in the Deep South?”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Great atmosphere and great food. Cozy bar and patio or indoor dining. We almost didn't make it to the dining area because the bar reminded us of Paris ... unassuming with incredibly good wine, bread and cheese. Food in the dining room was tasty and creative. Several entrees feature new twists on traditional dishes. We came from out of town and were fortunate to find this gem tucked away on a side street in Buckhead. We will be back.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Atlanta
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Perfect Multicultural Date Night”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

My boyfriend was visiting from Belgium and he absolutely loved Anis! He felt back at home in Europe. The staff is so gracious and friendly. The food was incredible (the mussels are a must have). Just a great experience...

Visited July 2013
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Thank Chelsea L
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Palm Coast, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Authentic and fantastic ”
Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Love the ambiance in this restaurant. There are great choices. It is a casual place to visit with friends and enjoy good food. Rabbit dish is exceptional. Live music with French musicians o. Special nights. You will enjoy this restaurant.

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Thank Lpgreear
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Atlanta
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“We love Anis”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

My wife and I have been to Anis several times, and it has become one of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta. The food, service, and ambience are terrific. The place is absolutely wonderful.

We started out with the calamari and cheese plate for appetizers. The entrees included the Osso Buco special, trout, and Boeuf au Poivre. All were outstanding.

Desserts were also good, but the flourless chocolate cake was a bit dry and bland.

They have a nice selection of French wines, and were very helpful in our selection process since my knowledge of French wines is a bit limited.

The service was polite, helpful, friendly, and attentive. We sat for hours eating, drinking and talking, and never felt rushed.

Anis is a great place to go either as a couple, or with your friends. We took some friends with us on our most recent visit. We sat outside on the covered patio, and as it got dark, between the flickering candles and the hanging lights, it was a wonderful place to spend some time with good friends. We had great food, great wine, and great conversation. It was a most enjoyable evening.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Walsung
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice location with bland food”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Positive: nice relaxing experience on a very pleasant patio. No rush or pressure and the staff were generally OK. We arived around 6PM to enjoy dining outside before going on to another event and the hostess seemed offended that we dared to arrive without a reservation even though the restaurant was +/-90% empty (she was American not French btw) which irritated me since there was only 2 of us. If reservations are a requirement at all times then say so on the website so diners can take that into account. My main negative is that the food was bland with no depth of flavor. Bread seemed to have been bought from a mainstream grocery chain so nothing unique. Appetizers were mussels and the clams. Entres were the salmon and the trout. Dessert = the bread pudding. Other reviewers raved & said the food was same as they had in France. Maybe we went on a bad night but I always loved the depth of flavor found in the food I ate in almost any restaurant in France or even the French West Indies and it just was not there in the Anis food. I cannot say that the food was good value for money although the location made up for a lot.

  • Visited September 2013
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