At the foot of the tallest fish in the Southeast, this local favorite offers classic seafood in a setting made to resemble a 1920s train station. ... More
Atlanta Fish Market
At the foot of the tallest fish in the Southeast, this local favorite offers classic seafood in a setting made to resemble a 1920s train station. Ranked among the top 25 seafood places in the country, the Market offers such traditional American fare as the fried seafood platter as well as more exotic choices, such as Fish Hong Kong with ginger and scallions. The site of many power-lunches, guests may choose the formal dining room or the lively bar area, while quick bites at the raw bar are also popular.
The food was excellent. I was a waiter for several years prior to getting my degree in law. I notice more than the average person because of this. What I did not like was our entrees coming before we had even finished our appetizers. My party wanted to enjoy a laid-back dining experience. We spent about $200 for 3 of us with drinks. Our wait person was outstanding and knowledgeable and made us feel special. Another thing I found disconcernting was a manager admonish a server on the main floor. The look on the manager's face was evil and though I could not hear what he said, he tore into this person who just stood there and took it and looked very embarrased. I find this very offensive. Noone deserves to be taken to task in front of others. Is this how they run their business? I will come back again for the food and service, however I will not order entrees next time until we have finished our appetizers so we can control when it comes better. And hopefully their managers will behave in a more professional manner with their staff.
After eating here the first time in Dec. 2005 I got very ill later in the evening. The other two in my party did not get sick, so since then, we've always chalked it up to a virus possibly.
Then, last night, I was there again with 2 others and after returning home, got even more violently ill, almost thought I'd have to go to ER.
Both times we all shared a crab cake and then last night I had a little tartar sauce that the others did not have.
Ambience is nice there, service was great, but I'm left wondering why two out of two times I have gotten very ill after eating there.
I won't try a third time.
Although my food was ok, it certainly wasn't worthy of the price and the service was horrible. The manager is a short man with a bad attitude and his servers are extremely slow at everything. We asked for a check a handful of times and it took them 15 minutes to get it to us. We let the manager know that we had a problem with the timeliness of the server and all he had to say was that they were busy. I know people are busy in a restaurant, but still, this was excessive. My food was fine, but the person I was with ate cold soup and had a rubbery piece of fish. The manager could have at least been polite when we pointed out the timing issue. Instead he made me feel as if I was at fault somehow. I won't be returning.
I have tried to like this restaurant because of the giant fish that forms the entrance. Each time I am disappointed because it smells fishy the moment you walk in. This is a sign of fish that is not fresh. Fresh fish should not smell or taste fishy. Go to coastal Florida or for that matter Chicago and you can walk into a fish restaurant that does not smell fishy.
The fish tasted fishy also. When they opened a restaurant in the North Point Mall area I decided to try that one. Same result. Also the restaurant is very noisy.
We liked everything about this place. The ambience and atmosphere at The Atlanta Fish Market is wonderful. Creative, urban decor, and very hustle and bustle. We went on a Friday night and the place was hopping. The food was excellent and very fresh. The service was top notch and friendly. Worth every penny.
I recently went to the Fish Market with some friends. I ordered the crab cake entree (jumbo lump crab). I had to send it back to the kitchen. In one crab cake I crunched on 5 pieces of shel and or cartilage. I got from the waitress a cursory "sorry". Then the Front of House Manager arrived and asked what was wrong with my dinner. I explained the problem. The response I got was an explanation of how to pick over crab meat and that they sometimes miss some shell. I responded bluntly that 5 pieces of shell was too much for one crab cake, that I've had store bought which had less shell. He asked if he could bring me something else. I had already lost my appetite so I told him no thanks. I told him to just take it off the bill. He then gave me a cursory "sorry" and left. After that we had to find our waitress just to have the water glasses refilled. Poor service, elementary mistakes with food, and Front of House Manager needs people skills. I will never eat here again!!!
My husband and I recently dined at this restaurant. We really anticipated the experience after seeing it featured on the Food Network. We went for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Surprisingly, the restaurant was all but empty. You would think this would ensure faster and better service, but that was not the case. The waiter was slow in getting to us and taking our order. The food was the biggest let down. We ordered the deep fried lobster tail, which was the best thing we ordered. It was tasty but TINY for the price. My husband ordered the herbed baked chicken and I ordered the fish & chips. Where do I begin with how horrible both entrees were. My fish and fries were swimming in grease, and almost cold. My husband's chicken was about as bland as eating plain white bread. The only good thing I can say about this restaurant is the decor and ambiance, everything else is lacking. Don't waste your time or money.
Atlanta's fishmarket, part of the Buckhead Life Group, is truly a wonderful seafood experience. A bit on the pricey side, but then, you don't eat there all the time. Their giftcards are great, especially if you receive them. Reservations are required and sometimes can be long.
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