Cooks & Soldiers

4.7
1753 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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Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food! Best fish we've had in a while! Service was fantastic and helped us navigate the menu, as it had been a while since we have been there. Some of the best cocktails in town!

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v
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to C&S for Valentines day. It was packed but that's to be expected. The place is beautiful with a great vibe. The people that work there are extremely nice and attentive. Our waiter was wonderful! I wished I remembered his name. The food was delicious. Tapas style so order a few. The grilled cheese is a must! Def will be returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My latest dining experience at C&S reaffirmed it as my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Great food, drinks, service and staff.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Understanding that it was valentine’s day, the service was good. However, the food was very mediocre for the billing. Most dishes were one-note, and had an odd sweet aftertaste that wasn’t to my liking. The octopus was weirdly sweet and overdone, while the fois grad toast was not good and overly rich. The fries were exceptional, but were ruined by a “cheese foam” that was ham-handedly applied and caused the dish to be over dressed.

The loudmouth mushroom toast was wonderful, and was unfortunately the first dish served, which left the remaining courses wanting by comparison.

All in all this place is ok, and may over rely on its trendy status while failing to perform on any substantive measure.

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AM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great Atmosphere.

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AT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner. Great food, great wine, beautiful atmosphere.

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CB
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Went on 2/13/19 for Valentines Dinner and had a reservation at 8:15pm. At 8:40 we were hungry and decided we would sit at the bar instead. Ordered 4 tapas and they were delivered one at a time over the course of 1 hour and 15 minutes, Cara the mgr recognized this and sent us 2 tapas plates to fix the problems we had and that would have worked except these free tapas were on the bill. Almost got it right.

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T
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The tapas are great and the service was even better. It is a little pricey but not too bad.

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NB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is absolutely amazing and their food is practically art. Beautifully plated, unique cuisine that tastes phenomenal. The pace also has a nice ambiance, its fancy but still relaxed.

P.S. - Its small plates so you're gonna need 3 or 4 to get full

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff is amazing and food was on point.

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JC
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating husband’s birthday

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Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Service was really disappointing- the food took 42 minutes to come out after ordering. The food was okay nothing memorable or outstanding. The smashed potatoes and donuts were the only items I’d order again. The table was not cleared we had empty dishes surrounding us forever, which was tough bc of the size of the entrees serving plates. Eventually I had to ask the server we had to please have “ the table cleared “. He left my salad bowl and bread plate after he returned to take away dishes. I asked for dessert menus and to please have check ready when dessert was served. Nope, I was still waiting for the check another 15 minutes. Our meal took 3 hours on a Monday night. Reservation at 6:30 and we were leaving at 9:25.

Pro: The shareable entrees starting at 40.00 and up are very sizable so the value / price was very fairly priced.

Con:
Special advance request ignored- I asked in the open table reservation advance notes to be seated at a spacious table (bc my business guest was a tall 6’4” tv personality/celebrity). We were seated at a small 4 top table beside a table of 16 people. We asked to move and luckily they moved us to a spacious table but beside a busing area that was high traffic. On top of service, it was disappointing that showing up with a VIP that was extra y’all, wasn’t a request the restaurant could fulfill on a Monday night at 6:30 pm.

It was definitely my last time for C & S. I’ll go across the street next time where service is always impeccable.

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p
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Super Bowl evening and the guests were small in number at our booking. I’m sure service was ready to go home but they were gracious welcoming and warm. The food and service were excellent.

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Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated within just a few minutes of arriving for our reservation at 8:30p. The food was delicious and the service absolutely impeccable. It was a crowded Saturday night before Super Bowl Sunday, which is why I’m even more impressed! Will definitely be back on a less crowded evening.

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CC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere bad service

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. Annie was incredible - she walked us through the menu, what to order , etc. Ambiance was perfect , food fantastic!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome experience and the food was great. Just note it can get noisy because C/S is well laid out to accommodate large groups.

I will be making a return visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good but server forgot a dish and had to ring it in later. Nice atmosphere but were sat in a corner table next to a business group who were pretty loud. Good experience but for the price, probably go elsewhere

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DS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was not good and food mediocre. The only notable item was the tuna, everything else we ordered was only so-so. Our server did not come by to check on us after our food was delivered.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, very tasty! A little on pricey side, but overall very good food and service.

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DK
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service as well. Waiter greeted me and said "welcome back". I appreciate his research. I also said just bring us food and we have an hour and half before we need to leave for the Symphony Concert. All was delicious! thank you!!
dave

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C
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best whole fish in Atlanta. Can get one large enough for 4 people or just yourself. Very good Spanish ham. Numerous tapas that approach what there is in Spain (nobody anywhere in the world can have exactly the same experience as Spain, but this place gets close and they are good). Has steak and other dishes and the chefs seem to know what they are doing. Nice place with great bar and impeccable service.

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NS
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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A
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I often come to Cooks and Soldiers for dinner. The quality of food and drink is top notch. The servers are extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.

On this particular visit, there appeared to be a large party that was slowing down the preparation of certain items. Our waiter was able to recommend other items we might enjoy while we waited. The recommendation was such a hit that the delay wound up as a total non-issue.

Looking forward to our next visit.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here many times and have always left very satisfied. The food is Interesting and full of flavor. We have yet to be disappointed and plan on continuing to dine here.

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DL
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here this past weekend. We loved the food and the service was impeccable! We will definitely be coming back!

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Portland
179 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Extensive and eclectic tapas menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant! I indicated in the notes section on Open Table that it was my friend’s birthday. Upon arrival we were seated immediately and champagne and a complimentary small plate (the Bikini which is insanely delicious) from the chef was delivered to our table — the rest of the evening is a lovely historical memory! The waitress, food runners, etc where all lovely and pleasant.

Thanks again for providing such a wonderful experience.

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BD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and great hospitality. Very creative menu and small plates. Service was helpful and impeccable.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and food. Ask for Travis. He was our server, and he crushed it!

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KP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always impeccable and the food is outstanding. With their weekday happy hour special on their traditional tapas, it’s such a great deal and opportunity to explore new items on the menu. I live in the neighborhood, so this is one of my go to places!

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J
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service and we were a very large party. Very impressed.

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DL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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JJ
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant anywhere in the world! This is just amazing food and the staff just made it that much more amazing. Travis was spot on all night. The food was perfection over the course of about ten different small plates. The handcrafted "Son of a Gun" cocktail was smooth as could be.

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DB
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Nice environment, friendly staff, lack luster food.

I ordered the Hingis y Setas and the dish below (don’t recall the name) both lacked taste and I understand this is tapas—however the items were very small.

There’s no comparison to another popular restaurant Gypsy Kitchen, their tapas are fuller and flavorful.

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SS
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Drinks are good, but contain more ice than booze. The food was hit or miss -- about 70/30 on quality. Our toast was burnt (twice!). Server was excellent. We had an 8:45 PM reservation, but were not seated until 9:25. Ugh!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were great. The customers there are also very classy, which makes it an even more pleasant experience. Definitely a great place for special occasions. Encore, encore!

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AL
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always on target: Great food, excellent service. A bit noisy, but what is noisy to some is energetic to others.

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DM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both were celebrating our birthdays and were pleasantly surprised with a yummy desserts. Thank you. That is defiently going over and beyond.

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EL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was oustanding. So flavorful. Really enjoyed it. And our server was excellent. Only two things were not great: Didn't love being seated in the area with heaters on a cold, wet night when I had booked in advance. But that wasn't a huge deal. The bigger issue was when we were told that our dessert could not be split in half on our bills. REALLY? That should not be difficult. Fix it, C&S.

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