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Empire State South

Ansley Park, Georgia

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Empire State South

Ansley Park, Georgia

(293)

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S
8 December 2019

Fine dining in a fine setting. Food is delicious and tastefully prepared. Abundant selection of drinks to go with unique dishes.

A
22 November 2019

Recommended by my hotel for "good Southern food". Food was insane. So tasty. Great craft beers too!

R
21 November 2019

Absolutely fabulous southern cuisine. One of my favorite places to dine in the ATL!

B
14 November 2019

Cozy restaurant. Pimento cheese and bacon marmalade...what else?

W
14 November 2019

Great place to hang out with friends and even family. Lots of drinks available here would recommend to everyone. This place was an absolute good time if you had experienced coming here!

A
14 November 2019

Great place, great flavor.

R
28 October 2019

Nice venue with Southern Style meals and a good cocktail list. Was really busy on a Tuesday night so I take that as a good sign

C
28 October 2019

Delicious food, lovely decor, but the waiter wasn’t great.

B
28 October 2019

I love this restaurant. All of my experiences have been excellent from start to finish. Every cocktail, appetizer, and entrée I've had was delicious and better than I imagined they would be. The staff is friendly. The wait is reasonable. It's one of the best restaurants I've visited in Atlanta. More...

R
28 October 2019

Awsome

J
28 October 2019

Excellent, inventive food!

J
28 October 2019

Great food and neighborhood location

T
28 October 2019

This place is amazing. Great outdoor environment and wait staff did a great job. Was in town for two nights and both nights went to Empire State South instead of exploring other restaurants. The Farm Egg was delicious and easily the best thing I had. The jars or jam were also amazing. If you are in the neighborhood make sure to visit. You won’t regret it! More...

H
28 October 2019

Cocktails will cost you a bit, but great for a summer evening with friends.

A
28 October 2019

Holy cow - the crispy rice is EVERYTHING.

C
28 October 2019

Nice site

A
28 October 2019

Great food, small portions. Very nice friendly staff

S
28 September 2019

We tried a little bit of each course on the menu. Everything was fantastic. The wine and the cocktails were paired beautifully. The staff was knowledgeable and the chef amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone or go back any time. More...

J
26 September 2019

My boyfriend made reservations before a date at the Fox Theater. Due to Atlanta traffic we were running late. When he called to inform them, they offered to inform the kitchen to rush our orders so we wouldn't be late for our show at the Fox. It worked out perfect. We had a nice dinner and made to show on time. Also the braised greens were delicious. More...

S
24 September 2019

Really good food and great service.

P
8 September 2019

Great food, great drinks, outside dining, and a bocce court. Need I say more?

M
23 August 2019

Fantastic. Always the best at what they do.

A
23 August 2019

Consistently great food and service. Must go place in Atlanta

K
23 August 2019

Food and Service are TOPS

V
23 August 2019

Empire State South has always been on my list and I've had the pleasure of visiting them twice in the past year. The menu does rotate regularly based on what's in season and for the most part, all dishes are great, but there are some stand-out favorites.

N
9 August 2019

Excellent food, service was outstanding!

H
9 August 2019

Friendly service, awesome throwback quality 90s playlist, relaxed and classy atmosphere for groups and dates.

B
9 August 2019

Solid lunch for the midtown crowd. Chicken sandwich is a favorite

S
9 August 2019

I got the spicy chicken sandwich. It was decent. I liked the fries though they could have been a little crisper. Overall good place to eat. Felt a little expensive for what we got but definitely not crazy. More...

D
27 July 2019

Very fancy plates. I had the pork belly and was not disappointed by the plating nor taste, but the menu does change. They served these jars of different spreads and dips as an appetizer and it was very good. They also have cocktails and various drinks served that change frequently. More...

B
27 July 2019

Service, food and atmosphere were all excellent. The reason I am not giving Empire State South 5 starts is because I felt the portion size for the price was small. I left pretty hungry and had a 3 course meal. Barely any meat on the chicken, even though the taste was great. Compared to JCT Kitchen, and South City Kitchen, Empire is my least favorite, due to price and quantity. If you eat less, highly recommend this place. More...

D
17 July 2019

Great vibe; great people. The folks working the bar have an excellent knowledge of what you might like to drink (if you have no idea! ). The cuisine here is pretty precise, so make sure you take a look at the menu beforehand to make sure it's up your alley. Let's be honest though, if you don't like southern cooking, what are you doing in Atlanta at all? More...

J
17 July 2019

Fantastic! Scallops were great, The Jars is a must get, and the service was fast and friendly.

J
3 July 2019

The "in jars" was excellent.

P
3 July 2019

Awesome foodGreat ambiance Great service Great place for a date

K
3 July 2019

The 5 course tasting menu was fantastic!

G
3 July 2019

Good food good services

A
30 June 2019

Incredible food and drink menu

A
30 June 2019

Food was great

M
30 June 2019

Our server was very sweet and happy to explain the menu to us. We had some yummy cocktails (Bisou Bisou and Ask Alice), which are draft cocktails that they make in house. We ended up eating a dinner that consisted of all small plates! There were so many unique ones we wanted to try, that we couldn't pick just one or two! Must try: pickled shrimp, beets (yummy yogurty dressing was a great addition), farm egg (crispy rice was super unique!), and bokchoy (lamb bacon was interesting and new). The popcorn was also great, but a bit too salty. Skip: the greens. They were a bit watery and I couldn't tell if it was supposed to be a soupy salad or cooked greens, but I wasn't a huge fan. Overall we had great service and an enjoyable evening here! More...

B
31 May 2019

Finest food experience in ATL!

J
31 May 2019

Fantastic food, great service, wonderful cocktails. Highly recommend.

N
31 May 2019

Amazing ambiance. Awesome cocktails and food.Had the shrimp and grits. Each bite tasted different and divine!

B
31 May 2019

Wonderful place in a great location!

C
31 May 2019

This is the place I always make sure to stop into when I'm in Atlanta. Great breakfast menu and outstanding coffee (Counter Culture), and the bar has just the right balance of sophistication and accessibility.

B
31 May 2019

Southern food at it's finest. Drink program is outstanding at the classy bar. Weekday breakfast is definitely worth being late to the office!

A
31 May 2019

Excellent food

M
31 May 2019

The shrimp and grits were great!

A
31 May 2019

Love this place! Great vibe, fantastic service, outstanding food! We went for Sunday Brunch and each meal was prepared beautifully. The Breakfast is definitely one of my favorites! It's definitely a great southern experience. A little pricey, but I'd say it's worth it! Also, it's a cute place if you want to take your kids because there's space right outside to play bocce ball or just hang out on the synthetic turf. More...

C
30 April 2019

Fun place!

S
30 April 2019

I always enjoy when I come to ESS. The foods is great and the drinks are fantastic.

S
30 April 2019

Had fun at the Netflix event

P
30 April 2019

Très bon. Foncez

P
30 April 2019

Lunch here is incredible. Their spicy fried chicken sandwich is amazing.

P
30 April 2019

Fantastic food for the price. Definitely going back.

D
30 April 2019

Great food and friendly staff

N
30 April 2019

Love this restaurant. The drinks are amazing and the in jars appetizer is my favorite.

C
30 April 2019

Fantastic service. Solid coffee. Great little outdoor seating area.

J
30 April 2019

I've been putting this review off for far too long largely because of the sense of overwhelming intimidation I feel having to come up with adequate expressions of just how fabulous this place is! I'm going to try my darndest, and I proffer my humble apologies if this review falls short. Firstly, and most importantly, the kitchen at Empire State South, at the time of this writing is philosophically more street food vendor than fine dining. This is an honest compliment. The executive chef and the cooks are putting out food that they know is good, seasonal, local, and prepared with experienced restraint. What this means is that you can expect a quality ingredient that the chef and his team understand and go on to put their skills to work to bring those highlights out on the plate. There is no ego or need to impress on the plate, there are no towering constructs, bourgeois sauces, or gimmicky presentations, just honesty. I recommend the tasting menu with the wine pairing to be able to truly experience this ethos. Thought, passion, and care are obvious in almost every detail of the ride, and it was one of those meals that was perfectly calibrated to leave me satisfied, happy, and functionally aware enough to enjoy the warm glow of being alive to enjoy something truly special with friends and my new family at ESS! More...

A
31 March 2019

Some of the best steak and eggs for breakfast I’ve ever had! Chicken biscuit was too!

W
31 March 2019

Amazing food and atmosphere.

D
31 March 2019

Good place to meet for breakfast in midtown especially for larger geouos

B
31 March 2019

Unique dishes. Great staff. Food is good.

F
31 March 2019

Great casual place to grab good coffee (Counter Culture) and great food. The breakfast bagel is a must order.

E
31 March 2019

Parking validated at the door for the lot behind the building

C
31 March 2019

Our experience in the restaurant was pretty positive , the food is delicious and the service is great! Thd menu is small but with key dishes , the cocktails are very good!

M
31 March 2019

Solid brunch. Bloody Mary was pretty standard. Pimento jar with bacon marmalade and toast was out favorite app, the morning bun was tasty too. I had the steak and eggs with roasted root vegetables. Tasty but not mind-blowing. My husband had the sourdough pancakes with ricotta and apple which were very tasty. Loved the vibes on the patio. We might go back of we're in the area. More...

S
31 March 2019

Great meal and service.

A
28 February 2019

My low Key Fav!

M
28 February 2019

Absolutely Fabulous!!! Unique Southern style menu with ultra flair! Impeccable Service, knowledgeable Staff

D
28 February 2019

Great restaurant with good sized private room for groups of 8-10.

J
28 February 2019

Yummy!!!

S
28 February 2019

Neat location, great food, but very limited menu. (Went for a business lunch).

B
28 February 2019

Really good food. The bloody mary is unique, maybe old bay seasoning? They also have bottomless mimosas!

R
31 January 2019

Great experience here. The farm egg farro was incredibly savory and rich-- one of my favorite dishes I had in 2018. Service and atmosphere was excellent. Not a cheap place but some of their dishes are amazing. More...

A
31 January 2019

Absolutely lived eating here!Parking can be a little daunting, but the menu and service far exceeds expectations

C
31 January 2019

Great atmosphere. Phenomenal food. Pricey, but worth it.

G
31 January 2019

The place is quite relaxed and the wine list pretty good. I would have liked more choices on their lunch menu. The Shrimp and Grits was fabulous anyway.

R
31 January 2019

Lunch menu was a little small.

S
31 January 2019

We so enjoyed this little upscale restaurant. It is a little unnoticeable but a really good find. Sitting at Peachtree and 10th, it's a convenient place to grab a nice meal. Service was top notch. It is a little on the pricey side and minimal meal option, but all was prepared deliciously. Definitely would recommend! More...

M
31 December 2018

Great Service!!!!!

K
31 December 2018

We love going here for breakfast and brunch. My go to's on their brunch menu are the Fried Chicken Biscuit, the Farm Egg, and the Breakfast. Their Iced coffee is always great and strong.I have yet to go for dinner but I have heard that their menu is amazing. The service is always on point and they also just resurfaced their bocce ball court. More...

T
31 December 2018

Tropicale IPA, mmmm

S
31 December 2018

Best cocktails in ATL. Get the jars.

J
30 November 2018

What a great place to grab a bite. Food was DELICIOUS!!

M
30 November 2018

Lunch was fine. Limited menu w some unique offerings. Good service.

N
30 November 2018

Wow! We had a corporate event here and it was an excellent venue!! The food was excellent! I still can't get over how good the Farm Egg (Or some name like that) was! It had this deep-fried rice that was AMAZING. Great texture and taste. Then the mushrooms, and other items mix together for a dish I could just keep eating!Also the restaurant is very nice casual. I love the outdoor area! More...

K
31 October 2018

Great seasonal food and knowledgable serving staff.

A
31 October 2018

Highly recommend the homemade pimento cheese. Pair that with one of their great cocktails and you’ll have a great happy house. The outdoor seating in particular is nice. More...

D
31 October 2018

Amazing Cocktails

A
31 October 2018

Excellent farm to table neo southern food. Highly recommended and worth the price of admission. The custom cocktails are also spectacular.

R
31 October 2018

I eat breakfast here a lot. I love the atmosphere and the vibe. The food is really good and well prepared.

A
31 October 2018

Sunday brunch at Empire State South is great. I had the chicken biscuit with the sweet potato hash instead of the grits and I’d definitely get it again. I did order the mimosa ($10) and it came in a white wine glass. I don’t think it’s worth it and would never order it again. If you’re looking for great food this is the place but not if you’re looking for value in drinks. More...

M
31 October 2018

Farm bowl was really amazing! Make sure you leave the egg yolk runny.

D
31 October 2018

Fantastic place! Such a warming vibe! Our server Vas was extremely helpful in pairing my our drinks to our menu items. Outstanding

M
31 October 2018

I really appreciated this cafe, the food is incredible, as well as the restrooms were tidy. It was a little cool inside, really was not the most enjoyable. The food serve is good too. I will absolutely think about returning again if I have the opportunity. Me as well as my good friend purchased the salad as well as we were not let down. My one suggestion is to maintain the chilly outside. See you all again.! More...

M
30 September 2018

Awesome, one of the best places I've been to in Atlanta. I went with a big group and when we arrived we hung out in the bar for a while, great atmosphere. Since everyone in my group ordered something different I had an opportunity to sample several different appetizers and meals. Every single one was fantastic. My favorite was the fried rice, one of the best things I've ever eaten. Great wine selection too. I had an opportunity to chat with the sommelier, really nice guy and he obviously knows his stuff. I highly recommend Empire State South. More...

J
30 September 2018

I'll be back.

W
31 August 2018

Good food and good service

B
31 August 2018

Really excellent food and thoughtful service

V
31 August 2018

Excellent food and service.

B
31 August 2018

Delicious food albeit a bit overpriced for a place that seems stuck on a menu from 6 years ago

J
31 August 2018

AMAZING!! One of my favorite places in Atlanta! The food is excellent - found my Soul (Food). The service has been wonderful and the vibe is quality with no pretence.

J
31 August 2018

Love the outdoor space here

I
31 August 2018

This dish is called superfood and it is fantastic, their coffee is delicious too. Excellent service@

E
31 August 2018

Good place to grab something to eat

D
31 July 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Loved the meat & pickles and Farm egg appetizers!

S
31 July 2018

they serve delicious breakfast food in a relaxed atmosphere. I really liked this place, albeit a little pricey.

T
31 July 2018

Everything was delicious!

R
31 July 2018

Great spot

S
31 July 2018

Food and staff was absolutely amazing!

N
31 July 2018

Wow. Just go.

M
31 July 2018

Very beautiful

D
31 July 2018

Interesting menu, nice to try new items.

J
31 July 2018

Wonderful! Try the poached egg, curry rice dish.

S
31 July 2018

Excellent

K
31 July 2018

Although rented our family rented the whole restaurant for brunch, it was perfect. Staff was very kind and attentive. Food was outstanding.

R
31 July 2018

They have an excellent chicken biscuit for breakfast.

J
31 July 2018

La dona. A very good drink to Kate while waiting on the rest of the party to arrive. The food was amazing!

L
31 July 2018

Great atmosphere, food & drinks but the service was slow.

J
31 July 2018

Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Lots of attention to locally sourcing unique and flavorful ingredients. The restaurant is rustic. A very inviting place to spend an evening. Wine selection is great. Menu is small, but very interesting.I would definitely recommend Empire State South for a fun night out. More...

J
31 July 2018

Just good enough for the price. Nothing there that woo'd me. Skip dessert, it was laughably executed. What you shouldn't skip is the 3 dollar Schlitz tallboys that come with a coozy OR the outdoor space!

R
31 July 2018

The bar service is great

T
31 July 2018

Very classy!

H
31 July 2018

Amazing food and interesting cocktails. Favorite lunch spot in the area.

A
31 July 2018

Not loud or crowded, it's a very chill sort of place. Perfect spot to wind down your evening out, it's an unexpected little location hidden away in an wide alley created by two large buildings. After the dinner crowd has left, this place is a fun hangout to grab a snack and sit around the bar area or to take your beverage outside to the courtyard, which being sandwiched between buildings blocks out the bustle of surrounding Midtown. More...

R
31 July 2018

Excellent cocktails and environment. Food menu looked superb, although we just met for drinks

D
31 July 2018

Nice and unique take on food. For anyone who wants to experience something different.

J
31 July 2018

Fantastic!

C
31 July 2018

Great food and staff are very nice. Definitely recommend it!!

J
31 July 2018

Had a wonderful brunch here on a Sunday. The menu is very creative and varied. I had the “farm egg” which involved a perfectly poached egg over crispy rice, okra, corn, sausage and herbs. The server suggested stirring the egg into the dish and it was amazing! The cinnamon roll was also delicious!! Very enjoyable. More...

A
31 July 2018

Nice place with a dog friendly terrace

N
31 July 2018

Great food, not very southern but good.

N
31 July 2018

Great staff, great food, and an extensive liquor selection. Sit at the bar and order the farm egg to start off.

A
31 July 2018

Everything we tried was one of a kind. Such a unique and delicious menu. Fantastic service.

A
31 July 2018

Excellent Food

K
31 July 2018

awesome!!!!

R
31 July 2018

Locals only please. Fantastic food and the cocktails are to die for!

L
31 July 2018

Great breakfast spot. Loved sitting on the courtyard patio

J
31 July 2018

Delicious AND reasonably priced. Duck for two was incredible

M
31 July 2018

Just had cocktails. Very creative and tasty! Service was great! Tall bearded fellow took great care of us.

Q
31 July 2018

Excellent food. Great service great music. Love the atmosphere. I had the farm egg and it was delicious. Lovely place to dine in

S
31 July 2018

Great coffee and biscuits!

A
31 July 2018

Beautiful place to grab a grub southern cooking

J
31 July 2018

Try the breakfast, it's excellent.

B
31 July 2018

Love this spot. Interesting and well executed food with great drinks and beautiful decor. One of my faves.

J
31 July 2018

Absolutely incredible dining experience

C
31 July 2018

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I
31 July 2018

Incredible food and service. The lamb was one of the better dishes I have had in Atlanta.

K
31 July 2018

Food and service are fabulous. Drinks are so creative and tasty. Worth the cost.

P
31 July 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Make sure you make a reservation.The cocktail menu is fantastic and the bar itself is a great place to stop by for a casual drink when you are not having dinner. There is a wide drink selection as well as a good number of local beers.I love the ever-changing food menu and each time I have been here I got something different. One of the highlights of the meal that I had here last was a bacon-infused pimento cheese spread as an appetizer. More...

P
31 July 2018

The place has a very nice terrace with a bocce ball court. We shared three appetizers which were really delicious, especially the Georgia Clams. Be warned that the entree prices are on the high side. More...

T
31 July 2018

Everything was fantastic. Great cocktail selection. Duck for two was the best I have ever had.

E
31 July 2018

Delicious food and drinks! I took my girlfriend for a celebratory dinner and we enjoyed every moment. The host was very courteous and we were seated quickly. Our server was very personable and we'll educated on the menu and drink options. We ordered almost everything suggested and the food came out in a timely manner and was prepared expertly. The drinks were also well executed and enjoyable. We are definitely looking forward to our next trip to Empire State South! More...

A
31 July 2018

Good food drink and service. Validated parking in the garage in the back.

J
31 July 2018

Great food very enjoyable

T
31 July 2018

Great place for large groups, good service and food.

P
31 July 2018

Just outstanding. The wait staff, the atmosphere and the food . Just a great experience

S
31 July 2018

Absolutely amazing food and service. A little expensive but worth every penny.

L
31 July 2018

Absolute ADORE this place. The food has never been less than fantastic, and the service is CONSISTENTLY top-notch. The last time my boyfriend and I came in, we made a last minute 10PM reservation this past Saturday. We both felt guilty for getting there so late. But the service was still excellent and the food was perfect. Our server, Tiffany, went absolutely above and beyond to make sure we felt welcomed. She talked to us a lot, and guided us through the menu, and we loved all of her recommendations! We were so lucky to have her as a server! I've never felt so at ease at a table! Thank you Tiffany and ESS! More...

D
31 July 2018

Very good

M
31 July 2018

Excellent service, friendly people andAtmosphere is nice. Oyster Mushrooms and Scallops was so delicious!!!

J
31 July 2018

Amazing food, great drinks & a super cool atmosphere.

D
31 July 2018

Great food. Great atmosphere.

J
31 July 2018

Great food, staff & atmosphere

K
31 July 2018

Great waiter

B
31 July 2018

Excellent quality and taste.

T
31 July 2018

Excellent eatery in Atlanta. Some real good mixoligists who will make your drinks spot on. Food was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice. Cool place if you are visiting.

A
31 July 2018

Overall a great experience. I would definitely head back here for a meal and drink. I will say that because I was on a work trip is was easy to say okay to the higher prices. Which is really the only thing I would change since the sticker price shocked me coming from NYC. Oh and please get the boiled peanuts! These were some of the best I have ever had. More...

R
31 July 2018

Great food. One of my favorites in Atlanta. Service is OK. Good is outstanding.

T
31 July 2018

Loved Swordfish! are

P
31 July 2018

Chicken n a biscuit. Hot damn good stuff. Great coffee too if you are looking for a work bite.Is not too crowded for weekday breakfast. Vibrant crowd, professionals amd corp type in the mornings.Tea was just right. Good combo for a cheesy grits and biscuit plate More...

J
31 July 2018

Great cocktails, Great Service, Overpriced. Its a fancy way of looking at southern fine dining

A
31 July 2018

Radish cakes is tasty and different. A bit noisy, not so great for conversation.

A
31 July 2018

Fantastic brunch and great ambiance

S
31 July 2018

Great food and service

H
31 July 2018

Drinks are phenomenal and unique. Service is beyond top notch! Beautiful ambiance.

B
31 July 2018

We’ve been a couple times and have thought each time that it’s a little over priced for the food. The atmosphere is nice and pretty low key the times we have gone which are usually at opening and closing time.

H
31 July 2018

Good food although smaller portions. Not too busy for Sunday brunch. Friendly service. Somewhat hard to locate as its in a large building. Could not find free WiFi.

M
31 July 2018

Awesome food (I went for lunch) and the spicy chicken sandwich is a must.

J
31 July 2018

This place was amazing! Great food and really cool atmosphere. The staff was also very nice and provided excellent service. I'll definitely be back!

P
31 July 2018

Excellent food and high end southern cooking.

M
30 August 2017

Food was amazing.

K
30 August 2017

Creative, tasteful combinations of ingredients and excellent service.

D
30 August 2017

Great food and service.

T
30 August 2017

High end, creative southern food with a good ambience.

K
30 August 2017

This salad is more than worth the $20 price tag. Fresh greens, grilled okra and peppers, grains, and most importantly extremely tender steak! On top of that, there was an amazing dressing whose contents I couldn't identify, but it was wonderful. The okra also allowed me to check off a "southern tourist" food box as well :) More...

T
30 August 2017

Innovative southern food interpretations. Excellent cocktails, good atmosphere, good crowd, and friendly, competent staff.

T
30 August 2017

Visiting from NYC and I was craving grits. I tried a few places when I got in and nothing was "wowing" me until I had these amazing delicious grits! perfectly seasoned delicious grits! The service was amazing as well! I sat outside with my pup and they even had a water bowl for her! Super friendly staff and fast service. It was wonderful! I will come back next time i'm in town! More...

A
30 August 2017

Pretty protein-heavy on the entrees, broth was too salty on both of our dishes. Great green salad.

S
30 August 2017

Excellent service! Over our expectations.Food is good.Good suggestions of wine.Desert is impressive.

R
30 August 2017

Still our favorite place in town, and it keeps getting better. One of the best wine programs in the country, and an impressive bar as well.

L
30 August 2017

Delicious Brunch and Tasty cocktails, too

D
30 August 2017

Good dock space! Staff is great!!

M
30 August 2017

Very nice place. Food Okay!

A
30 August 2017

Really incredible coffee. Awesome cortado and the staff is very nice.

D
30 August 2017

It is Easy to Locate Destination

J
30 August 2017

Super fun vibe at this restaurant! The outdoor space has a bocce ball court (the balls are a little beat up, so don't plan to have a serious game here), with ample room for seating both small and large parties. The indoor is cozy, with a nicely sized bar, bar area, and dedicated restaurants seats/booths. The staff are very friendly, and the food delicious! A good, happening place to visit right after work. More...

A
30 August 2017

Delicious flavors, great service and trendy but comfortable atmosphere. Great date spot.

I
30 August 2017

Bocce ball outside!! Really great in the summer!

B
30 August 2017

Great spot for a quick bite. The coffee was very good.

S
30 August 2017

Excellent food and menu.

K
30 August 2017

Food was delicious. Coffee was superb. Service quick and friendly.

B
30 August 2017

Classic American southern food with an upscale flare. Atmosphere is great to mingle around and drinks are always excellent

D
30 August 2017

What a nice Rastaurant

C
30 August 2017

The food was really good and the service was great. The only complaint I have was the temperature, it was 78 degrees in the dining area. So hot!

S
30 August 2017

Empire State South has an amazing coffee selection, from espresso drinks to a variety of different coffees to choose from. They have a simple breakfast menu during the week, but their weekend brunch options are definitely something to try. And don't forget to stop in for drinks - they've got some of the best cocktails around with a knowledgeable bar staff. More...

A
30 August 2017

Superb staff, very attentive. Great wine list and food. Love the atmosphere

T
30 August 2017

Fabulous brunch! Had a blueberry almond scone that was out of this world as well as my entree of grit cakes Benedict! Delicious!

D
30 August 2017

The food is excellent and the outdoor seating area is relaxing. I'd recommend going here for a lunch meeting or a nice dinner. Only complaint is the amount of food for the price. More...

S
30 August 2017

Great appetizers, wine and cocktails. Beautiful patio area. Friendly service. This place is a nice, upscale, hipstery modern bar with an American modern menu.

A
30 August 2017

Fun and very hospitable staff. Creative and original cocktails, especially the Evening Prelude. Almost licked clean the dips from In The Jars, you'll see it on the menu.

H
30 August 2017

Food is excellent, perfectly executed.

M
30 August 2017

Awesome trendy place with great views. Southern cuisine with great cocktails.

S
30 August 2017

Upscale southern & fantastic coffee

J
30 August 2017

The best hummus I've ever eaten, no joke. Great coffee too

S
30 August 2017

Everything you needWhat was that need you mentioned? With this eatery you dive in and choose your heartfelt urge. Apps, special fare and extra special servers are never far away. We had a time press with an early wedding rehearsal and were served in less than 15 minutes. Impeccable beef, fresh diagonal slaw and great fresh chips. Thank you. More...

R
30 August 2017

This review is in the promenade....great place to stop and eat down town i always go here when i leave sweet hut

J
30 August 2017

One of the best restaurants in the city!

D
30 August 2017

Their Sirloin Steak is spectacular

G
30 August 2017

Delicious food and cocktails.

J
30 August 2017

Excellent appetizers and decent cocktails. Entrees were small but unique and delicious.i want to come back for lunch as I hear it is more traditionally southern.

S
30 August 2017

Pet-friendly outdoor area, great for brunch!

C
31 July 2017

Very upscale. Bartender was very efficient and I didn't wait 20 minutes for a drink despite the large crowd. Fast and Furious 8 was being filmed and Loews was the "home-base" for all of the stunt cars, so that was very cool as well.

A
31 July 2017

Sweet and fun staff. Great food. The chocolate banana brulee was like your granny's banana pudding with coco. Sooo good.

B
31 July 2017

The service was five stars. The food just four. I enjoyed the evening here because of friends and service.

J
31 July 2017

Great food with a regularly changing menu. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The bacon on the burger was cooked perfectly.

M
31 July 2017

If they began the offer more and better wines my rating would increase since the food is extremely tasty

J
31 July 2017

Empire State South has become my go-to place for an end of work trip reward lunch. The fancified Southern food theme lets me pretend I had an ostensibly true local experience while still satisfying my inner food snobbery.

E
31 July 2017

Empire State South has wonderful food, tapas and cocktails. Even if you don't come for dinner; stop over to the bar and enjoy classic and neo-classic cocktails made by friendly and knowledgeable bartenders.

C
31 July 2017

Great cocktails and ambiance

J
31 July 2017

Empire State South! Get the farm egg with rice!

A
31 July 2017

The absolute best food I have ever had. Hands down. This restaurant has it all. Food, staff, seating, music, atmosphere, even the other customers were friendly! !!! If you're thinking about going here, don't wait to get the farm egg. Seriously. More...

D
31 July 2017

One of my favorite spots in the midtown area. Good food, drinks, and service.

J
31 July 2017

Fantastic food and service, but just a bit expensive

R
31 July 2017

Excellent food and fun spot to hang out. Boccie courts outside which are nice when the weather is good

A
31 July 2017

The food is absolutely amazing. I went with some coworkers and had a great time. The service was good and the food was delicious.

A
31 July 2017

Amazing brunch. A must visit. Anything you order will be memorable

A
30 August 2016

We didn't get to Empire until almost closing time. However, we had a small snack, Chicharones with pimento cheese, and it was yummy. The atmosphere was great and we'd love to go back for dinner. More...

R
30 August 2016

Loved the outdoor seating. Food was yum and portions were not small.

L
30 August 2016

Fantastic drinks & good food.

R
30 August 2016

Get the jars! Cocktails are great too. Entree menu constantly changes, but is mostly stellar.

J
30 August 2016

I didn't give it 5 star even though the coffee (Drip of a Kenya and Ethopian blend) and breakfast was absolutely delicious. Was because my Barista wasn't very welcoming or friendly. When I go to a coffee shop, I want to have a great conversation with my Barista...to learn a little bit about that shop. The location and ambiance was wonderful and they serve my favorite coffee, Counter Culture. More...

C
30 August 2016

Top quality

J
30 August 2016

Bocce ball. Best dinner ever.

B
30 August 2016

Good food and service

V
30 August 2016

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this place is always a good choice.

N
30 August 2016

If you're looking for a cool place to bring out of town guests, this is the place. It is admittedly over-priced for what you get. The presentation is beautiful, flavor is great, but portion sizes are tiny. The atmosphere, drinks, and outdoor courtyard, with bocce are the best parts of this place. And you can do all of those without dining there. More...

J
30 August 2016

Great food & drinks and awesome patio! Loved everything about this place! We went here for mother's day brunch, and would definitely go back again.

D
30 August 2016

This has been an excellent place to go for drinks downtown. The food and service hasn't met the same expectation in my experience.

G
30 August 2016

This place has received a lot of poor reviews based on price but for farm to table food this place is great. Excellent place to bring friends and enjoy sharing food. Incredible atmosphere and you won't find a friendlier wait staff. More...

M
30 August 2016

After having enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner here two years ago, we booked a Saturday night "Father's Day" dinner at ESS -- and had a pretty good experience. Appetizers and small plates were perfection: succulent (but a stingy serving of) octopus, whole Georgia shrimp in chili bourbon vinegar, and the spectacular farm egg with crunchy rice. Entrees, however, were not what they ought to have been, particularly at the ESS price range. My mustard-encrusted pork loin was pretty darn chewy (and what's easier to prepare than a tender pork loin?), and even the waygu flank steak was merely ... adequate (a bit too tough, though otherwise cooked perfectly). Tip: while the patio seating can look enticing, that space is a natural wind tunnel. If it's breezy at all, you'd do better snagging a seat inside. Still, we recommend the place -- though more for tapas, perhaps, than a celebratory meal. More...

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