Cooks & Soldiers

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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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the New Year with Cooks & Soldiers! We are accepting reservations from 5PM - 12:30AM. Complimentary cava toast at midnight. Our full menu is available in addition to a few special dishes from Chef Matthew Ridgway!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2167 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everything was delicious and the service couldn't have been better. Also the most comfortable chair I've sat in at any restaurant.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Rebecca! It was our pleasure to serve you.

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MN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for a group of 6 and our table was in a quiet nook sort of separate from the main dining area which was nice because it was more private and intimate. We were seated right away. Our waiter was personable and gave excellent recommendations. He also explained everything very well. Food was delicious and service was top notch. One of our small plate dishes was delayed which we didn't seem to notice but the restaurant complimented us with two sides to go with rib eye. We were also celebrating two birthdays and they also gave us two complimentary desserts. We're not from Atlanta but everyone commented that they would return to the restaurants if we were ever in Atlanta again. Would highly recommend.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

MaryN - thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers for this special occasion. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! Fantastic service led by Christopher. He gave us a great presentation of the wines and what to pair them with. Will definitely be back!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! We will share this feedback with Chris, it is wonderful he had such a positive impact on your evening. We hope to see you again soon!

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A
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are first rate. Staff are polite and helpful, yet not stuffy and boring. Food is always excellent including the chistorra, bikini (grilled cheese), patas bravas and casa klasikova. Great variety and flavors. One of the best in the city.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for celebrating this special occasion with us! Happy Anniversary! We will see you soon for the secret envelope surprise!

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c
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Haley took great care of our table and was pleasant and engaging. Food was excellent. Will definitely return.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing the evening with us at Cooks & Soldiers!

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K
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service i've been several times - great restaurant when you want flavorful food with a beautiful ambiance!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Kimberly! It was our pleasure to serve you.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar and the bartender when he wasn't busy, was extremely helpful with drink and food choices. We loved every bite and sip!!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

So happy you enjoyed the experience at the bar! We will share this feedback with the team!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb service and everything was cooked perfectly. Fantastic all around, even the valet.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for this kind feedback!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5th time coming here and it is always spectacular. Elliot was great! Manager has stopped by on each occasion. She is very animated and fun! Well done!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers! It is our pleasure to welcome you back over and over again!

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OT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Kara always makes each visit extraordinarily! My favorite place in Atlanta!

MB
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Music as loud as a disco. Beyond during my last visit. Louder each time. Literally as loud as a warehouse disco and staff is proud of it. Lots of interaction with wait staff - bit too much as if its a show (the complimentary long pour aperitif is cool but less so the 10th time) - the noise and interaction and check-ins on some clock timer as if that conversation is more important than that between the diners - just moving past the tipping point for me. You can almost hear the wait staff better as they are standing higher over those seated at the t"No" despite the good food (the "would you recommend to a freind" has no "May'be" options. More than half the menu is food sharing with starter smaller plates - ironic because its just hard to connect with dining mates as the volume is now a bit of an obstacle to time with friends vs adding to a nice decor and atmosphere. Ironically the music is LOWER in the bar than the dining areas, which makes little sense to me.

Food is quite good.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on December 4, 2019

MarkB - we apologize that the noise was such a distraction during your last visit. Thank you for the feedback.

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OT
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was wonderful! We had a great dinning experiences. Can't wait to return!

C
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine with us CarlyP!

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LW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 3 ordered several tapas and a bottle of wine. Every single item we ordered had fantastic flavors that worked well together and were unique. Our server let me try two different wines before we ordered a bottle so we could pick one we knew we’d like which was very helpful. The experience was fun, the food fantastic, and the wine had a bold earthy flavor (my favorite). I highly recommend this place!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thank you LinzW11!

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WD
New England
34 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Great service, even with a 3 year old and a 6 year old in the group of 8! Sharing dishes facilitates conversation and trying different options. It was such a fun dinner! (And not as loud as the last time I was there, which made it easier for my parents to hear.)

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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AS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday. Overall
Pleasant experience!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thank you for sharing this occasion with us!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to C&S a handful of times now, and have been thoroughly impressed with both the food and the service. I have not had a single bite I didn't enjoy, and I've had most items on the menu. I look forward to trying the rest!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for being such a loyal guest at Cooks & Soldiers!

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TW
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food and service but noise level is so high you can barely hear the person seated across from you. Really detracts from the experience.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 27, 2019

TedW - thank you for dining with us at Cooks & Soldiers. We regret that the experience was not perfect. Please share your email address if we can get in touch briefly.

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L
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Highly cost-effective for the quality of food you receive.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 27, 2019

Lekshmi - thank you for dining with us at Cooks & Soldiers!

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura was our server - she's one of the veterans on the team! Every item that she suggested was better than the next...the flavors exploded in one's mouth and each item was more appetizing than the one before it. This is my one of my fav go-to spots for friends visiting from out of town.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 27, 2019

MarneiaM - thank you for dining at Cooks & Soldiers! It is wonderful to hear that Laura had such an impact on the experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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TB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time. Amazing cocktails. Food was very good. Would recommend for any occasion.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you, TaylorB!

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LW
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blown away by the food and wine. Also had an amazing cocktail. Will return soon.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at Cooks & Soldiers!

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PL
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Rabbit Porchetta pinxto was excellent, though the rabbit was a bit chewier than expected. Nice flavor to the Mushroom tapa too, though even chewier. Good coffee flavor too. The Farro and Trout tapas were great. The wait staff was excellent.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you, PaniLover!

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F
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and efficient staff. The food is absolutely amazing!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2019

It was our pleasure to serve you at Cooks & Soldiers!

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RK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond the incredibly tasty and fresh food we were served, the staff went above and beyond in their service and compliments that it led to a night of celebration my friend and I will never forget. Thank you!! Food 10/10 Ambiance 10/10 Service 10/10

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you, Rajk!

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JC
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were celebrating our 18 year anniversary. Sat in an area we’ve never before sat —- the table just at the entrance/exit to the kitchen. Surprised because there were plenty of open tables and we’d noted it was a special occasion. Justin, our waiter, was familiar with the special occasion and was very conscientious throughout the evening.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2019

JoeC- thank you for celebrating this occasion with us, and we regret that the table selection was less than desirable for you. Would you please share your email address?

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LG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Server, Elliot, was phenomenal. The food was also incredible!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you, LauraG!

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EC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First thing I want to compliment is Anna, our server. I have been to many restaurants and I have never been made to feel to welcome and comfortable, she made us feel as if we were her only table, yet she had several. Her recommendations on food and beverage choices were on point. An incredible experience in an incredible restaurant with an even more incredible server...

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2019

EdwardC - happy to know that Anna took such great care of you! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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c
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of all the restaurants we've visited in ATL, this place gets an A+ for its consistent delivery and customer focus. Firstly, the exceptional quality of their meal and presentation is a given. Perhaps this stems from their limited entree choices, however, this allows meticulous preparation and delivery. Secondly, , there are super sides and tapas choices to complement your entrée in both variety and price range.

Finally, the front of the house, run by their manager, Marissa F., is without a flaw. She has her team running like a well-oiled machine. The Castelluci group had better hold on to this talent for sure!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you culinarycrusader! It was our pleasure to serve you and great to hear that the team took such great care of you!

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EL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was great. Like the tapas format to try different flavors. I was disappointed that I could not order piperade as a side item with the bayonne ham. That's a classic in the Basque region, you should not have to order the $48 meal item to get the piperade.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2019

EricL-thank you for this feedback, and we will look to see if we can implement this menu addition!

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C
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and wine. The service could’ve been a little better as far as making sure wine and water was refilled but the quality of the food was excellent. We would definitely return when we are in town.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2019

It was our pleasure to serve you, Cindi!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Wasn’t a huge fan of the assortment on the menu compared to other tapas restaurants I’ve been to. My friend and I both had difficulty selecting options that appealed to us.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for dining at Cooks & Soldiers. We regret that the menu was not enticing for your taste. Please share your email address if we could get in touch briefly.

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W
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun for a group! Great service and food was excellent. Good size portions.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 20, 2019

It was great to have you, Wendy!

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SL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time at C&S. Loved it. The nicest staff I have ever encountered at a restaurant. Everyone went out of their way to be friendly. The food was excellent. We ordered the whole flounder...yummy! Perfect cocktails. I will be back!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Cooks & Soldiers!

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CP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing high quality dishes coming out of the kitchen here. Outstanding wine list with in the know producers of the highest quality. I wish they had anything close to this in Los Angeles!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine at Cooks & Soldiers!

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in Atlanta for a conference and this place came highly recommended. So glad I checked this place out. Great service, great atmosphere, and food was delicious and unique.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for choosing Cooks & Soldiers!

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BE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second we have eaten there and we had Laura again as our server. She is fantastic. She had us order bikini's and we had to order another round. The only issue we had the second time was the beef was extremely rare. We live on a working cattle farm, so we like our beef rare, but it was extremely rare and even after sending it back, it could have used some additional time.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service held room for improvement and cocktails were ok. But the food was incredible.

PE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in Atlanta! Every time my wife and I go to Cooks & Soldiers, our experience is phenomenal. The servers and management are always so helpful, attentive, and go above and beyond to make sure we’re having a great experience. We appreciate it so much, and we’ll keep coming back for many years to come.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for being such loyal guests! We look forward to your next visit!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, cool atmosphere and well priced.