Cooks & Soldiers

4.7
1817 reviews
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Basque
Cooks & Soldiers brings the cuisine and cultural experience of Spain’s Basque region to the flourishing West Midtown area. The menu is divided into “pintxos tradicionales,” or tapas-like snacks served atop toasted bread; “pinxtos especiales,” or Basque-inspired small plates; “asador” including a variety of wood-grilled fish, meats and vegetables; and a selection of unique and modern desserts. Behind the bar, Cooks & Soldiers offers guests an extensive collection of Basque and Spanish wines, txakoli and ciders, in addition to craft beer and signature cocktails. The cocktail list places a heavy emphasis on gin, offering a seasonal selection of house-infused tonics blended into gin tonics and other popular libations.
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F
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Manager was very kind and brought out cava for us to toast the birthday girl!

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OP
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food! Our favorite restaurant on our recent trip to Atlanta.

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NT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul, our server was patient and attentive, as well as the other staff. The manager even had avocado toast (non-menu item) prepared for my friend. I am big on ambience and this place did not disappoint. The food (I had off menu north georgia trout & sagara tarta dish for dessert) was seasoned to perfection and served almost immediately upon ordering. No complaints on this end. I will definitely return.

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience, we have bee here before, it never disappoints. We look forward to the next visit in.

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c
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Cooks and Soldiers has gone down hill quickly. Used to have awesome food, but seems to have lost focus. Sad!

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MM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food, setting and service. We get out favorites to share then try new ones. Never disappointed. Great Spanish selection of wines too

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PB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding! Looking forward to returning again soon!

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EF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing cocktails, food, wine, service and ambience!

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LF
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a large group. We had 14 people and the wait staff was attentive and made awesome suggestions for what and how much to order. Food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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WG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Concert for P!bk

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed interesting tapas. Only tried half of the extensive list which leaves options for another visit. The portions are generous for tapas. The wine list is on the pricey side for bottles so we ordered cocktails. Good international wine list featuring Spanish wines from many regions. Service was outstanding. Bar seating is comfortable.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food we ordered is too salty for us. But, overall the sauce, freshness, and food quality are good.

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HS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service from everyone we came in contact with as well as great food and ambiance

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KN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food but sub-par service. Our waiter was stellar, but we had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated for a reservation. The bar was slammed, and there was only one bartender, so we basically had to order drinks then huddle by the door with everyone else waiting for a reservation. By far the most annoying thing about our meal was waiting for our bottle of wine. Supposedly the sommelier has to serve the wine, which was especially irritating as we saw him chit chatting and leisurely strolling around. We didn't get our bottle for probably about 20 minutes after ordering. When it was served, I have to say I was underwhelmed by his presentation (both of the wine and professionally.) It added nothing to our experience. Will likely go back, but not in a hurry.

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M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a great time, but always takes forever to get a drink.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Basque food, cordial and relaxed atmosphere. Our server, Jack, was top-notch and attentive in just the right way.

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G
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

VERY LOUD! My ears were ringing when we left. TOO LOUD, in my opinion! Wine list was superb! Had the best Malbec I’ve ever enjoyed.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! One of my favorite restaurants!

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K
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every plate was wonderful

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LD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5-star service and cuisine. We love bringing out of town friends and family here because we know the food is delicious and the service is impeccable.

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Excellent food. My wife and I always enjoy our experience at Cooks and Soldiers.

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RD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening, service was great. We tried a few new things which was fun!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pulpo ever.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Seated 30 minutes late, but they were very apologetic and immediately brought us treats to offset wait. Overall, great restaurant. Food was awesome and staff were very proactive in looking after your satisfaction.

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c
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best servers in Atlanta!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable, food was amazing and awesome to dine in an beautiful atmosphere...

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a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good restaurant, with creative kitchen and thoughtful service.

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W
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dishes--tried 10 and all were great. Will visit every time I'm in town.

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CS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had to wait in the bar for a bit upon arriving at 755 for our 8o’clock reservation. We received excellent and immediate attention at the bar. Once seated, our waiter was superb in recommending various tapas (and remembered to acknowledge and celebrate the birthday of our dear friend! The tapas were wonderfully delicious!

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JB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable staff -- we felt very welcome with the staff and their level of attentiveness. Enjoyed the interesting selection of tapas. Mary at the bar made us awesome Old Fashioneds.

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l
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always phenomenal food and great service. I love this place.

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CR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Travis, was excellent! Food was awesome, we enjoyed everything!!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Drinks and service were excellent. I gave the lower review because of the food. We started with a couple different kinds of toast which were the highlight. The rest of the food was just ok. Nothing to write home about, which was a little disappointing given past experiences here.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great evening overall. Exceptional service, food and beverages.

For management’s consideration:

Observed hanging lights that were out

Water was dripping on a member of our party and that water originated from the air vent above our table. It was evident that there was condensation around that vent.

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WD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom was in town

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ME
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wines and tapas. It has a fun atmosphere and was a great choice to take an out of town guest!

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EE
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was fabulous. Service, food, atmosphere, were all exquisite. Go.

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L
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous and the service was excellent. Laura was an awesome server!

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Most of what we ordered was great, a few items were pretty bland. grilled steak, seared tuna, octopus, fries, all were great. The mushroom toast was good but not amazing. The shishito peppers (which normally I love) lacked seasoning. The Son of a Gun cocktail was awesome. Service was fine. Nothing went wrong, but our waitress was just seemed impatient.

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F
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu is very interesting, with many items that are not found in more typical American restaurants. Our server was knowledgeable and very helpful in helping us make choices. The food was delicious; the style of the cuisine in general tended toward dense and dark rather than light or delicate.

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