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The Lawrence, Atlanta, GA

The Lawrence

4.5
4.5
1082 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American


The Lawrence is Midtown Atlanta"s go to spot for neighborhood fine dining & great drinks with the most picturesque patio walking distance from Piedmont Park on the corner of 8th & Juniper. The Lawrence features seasonal takes on the classic American restaurant with international influences & a touch of Southern charm. Well known for its progressive wine list & an award winning cocktail program - the bar stays open all day in between its lunch, brunch & dinner services and sometimes late into the night. The Lawrence has something for everyone whatever the mood, be it casual or elegant- hungry or thirsty.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, International

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 961-7178

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Max Hines

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    8th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Midtown Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,082 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. i

    inmymind77

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at The Lawrence. It exceeded our expectations. We brought 2 out of town family members and they were impressed as well. Food was amazing, drinks were excellent and our waiter was top notch. Highly recommend the Lamb Kofta as an appetizer or a meal. Location is quaint and cozy. We will no doubt be back again!
  2. TB

    TracieB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! We are definitely putting The Lawrence on rotation.
  3. SG

    SaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here on a whim on our 2 night trip to Atlanta and it didn’t disappoint! The menu changes daily but everything we ate was amazing. Their cocktails were excellent too! Our waiter was the perfect amount of attentive and offered great recommendations.
  4. R

    Robin

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Castillo, who waited on us, was awesome. He steered us on menu items and wine choices. If you go, you must get the cauliflower starter. It is absolutely the best bite of cauliflower I have ever had. We both had steak and frites, YUMMY. Don't mist the peach upside down cake, another YUMMO. Overall, just a great experience ask for Castillo, he is wonderful.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a friend in town. Food was excellent (Mahi and Larry burger, crispy cauliflower was soooooo good). Atmosphere was great service was outstanding and friendly.
  6. DE

    DanE

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Always a nice atmosphere but they REALLY need to spend some $$ on refurbishment of areas inside. Seating in booths especially is rough and looks awful.
  7. M

    Miranda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch on the weekend and could sit down outside right away, the food and service were good.
  8. VN

    VuNg

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic server. Overall a great spot for date nights.
  9. D

    Dianne

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All good. Met my granddaughters for an upscale brunch.
  10. B

    Benjamin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jada was our server, and she took great care of us! Her drink recommendations were amazing
  11. SJ

    SusanJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Parking is hard!
  12. SM

    SeattleMichael

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The main purpose of my reservation with The Lawrence was for its cocktail program; however, the cocktails were just OK. Very spirit-forward with a narrow flavor profile (lots of cherry, vermouths, sherry). Similarly, the food lacked a focus with its offerings. I less a little upset for paying $18 for a dish with two small scallops. Finally. I sat outside in the evening and there was very poor lighting. The street lamps would flicker on and off every couple of minutes, so it was very dark most of the time.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience and a wonderful waiter who suggested wonderful drinks and appetizers.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best waiter!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    They were understaffed so they could not seat our friends with a reservation at the same time next to us even though the table next to us remained open the entire time. They also do not have high chairs at all so not family friendly. Important to know.
  16. CC

    CarolynC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed Sunday brunch on the deck. Service was excellent. Delicious cocktails and omelets and one of our group got the burger. I look forward to dining here again.
  17. JE

    JenniferE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch! Delicious food and friendly server and staff.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful time. Bryan the waiter makes it a great experience. Drinks are delicious, food is exquisite.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall, really enjoyed the Lawrence. I wish the portions on the larger plates were bigger but the food and drinks were delicious!
  20. GL

    GarrettL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails and food were excellent, and the service was great too. Would definitely recommend.
  21. N

    Nhed1

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Was grateful for a table outside, as you can't hear yourself think inside. Our server was helpful with gluten-free advice, and the alternative servers brought meals quickly. Disappointed in the grilled artichoke. Had to keep reminding to have the water bottle refilled. Patrons who don't pad the bill with alcoholic drinks should be given the same level of attention as drinkers.
  22. NC

    NatCamGeo

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Bar scene was much better than the dining area. Seems to be more of a happy hour place. I would totally recommend for Happy Hour, not so much for nice dinner.
  23. TM

    TMAC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was a great place for Mothers day brunch. I've would like to have given 5stars, but the menu online was not what was provided. The food was great took a bit coming out we were happy with the visual effects and taste. The mimosas were okay they don't serve Cranberry juice. I will return.
  24. KC

    KimC

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff was friendly and attentive food was good
  25. TC

    TheClacker1984

    Atlanta

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We dined her on a Saturday night and it was packed, but with a reservation we were seated promptly. Tables are extremely close, and we actually did strike up a conversation with the table next to us for a few minutes. Not great if you’re looking for privacy. We ordered a few apps- the swordfish meatballs and fried okra, both of which were good. The menu is very limited, so I ended up getting the swordfish entree and my partner got the burger. The entrees were average. Service was very quick and efficient. While I appreciate the careful sourcing and seasonal menu, it just was too limited and not enough appealed to us.
  26. E

    Eliza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was yummy and the server was nice! I had the Valor cocktail and it was delicious!!
  27. MO

    MichelleO

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great location, good food and value, but the service set it apart. We had to wait quite some time for our food so our sever gave us free muffins and discount on the meal with no request or expectation from us.
  28. MJ

    MamaJ

    Atlanta

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ate inside and between the music and the other diners' conversations, it was difficult to hear my table companions. Food was good - pricey but not ridiculous.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service as always and the rotations menu always captures everyone’s pallet.
  30. T

    Tony

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The brunch menu is limited yet the basics were covered. The service was lackluster and the server was not attentive. This is not the norm, but in this case, it was a 3 at best.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been going to The Lawrence for years and have always loved it. The food is wonderful and the staff is amazing! It’s become the spot where our friend group goes to catchup.
  32. j

    judyk

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely evening before the Fox. Service was perfect!
  33. UG

    UrbanGourmet

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Had a couple of house craft cocktails that were unique and delicious! Followed with an excellent wine recommendation from the bar staff. We had a couple of light bights that were enjoyable. Baked artichoke was done perfectly. Swordfish hush puppies (not what they are called because I forget, but what they are like) were unique and enjoyable, but would be better with a bit more fish and less breading. Loved the vibe and excellent bartenders!
  34. MA

    MA200

    Baltimore

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Wonderful place but not good for quiet conversation. Ty is excellent waiter. Food is good and artfully presented. We had a wonderful evening in spite of the energetic noise level.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We sat outside, service was a little slow. I had to go inside to get some salt and pepper.
  36. R

    Reen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Went for brunch. Drinks were great, ambience great, service great, food was not great. Had a breakfast sandwich and the cheese wasn’t melted and it came on a hamburger bun. That was disappointing but I’d be back to see if something else was good on the menu.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always - The Lawrence and its staff never disappoint. We had a reservation and opted to eat outside and it was perfect. The noise level is what you’d expect outside in Midtown but it didn’t bother us at all. While we’ve tried other menu items our favorite is the Larry burger which we can highly recommend if you’ve not tried it. Castillo does an amazing job and has great wine suggestions if needed. All point to why this restaurant is a neighborhood favorite!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful time out with the girls having yummy drinks and great food to share!
  39. KN

    KyleN

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at The Lawrence! I got the Goat Cheese Ravioli and it was amazing. My husband got the Pan Seared Scallops and loved it. We both had the new fig infused vodka drink and it was pretty good. It was a little sweet, but I usually drink vodka sodas so that was expected. We highly recommend dining here.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The noise level is extremely loud. The techno music played in the background is so loud it’s almost distorted. The menu was shortened drastically from last month in March. Not a lot to choose from. I ordered an Italian salad and a medium plate with lamb, pitas & humus. The lamb plate was good but the Italian salad was a plate full of mixed greens like you can buy in a tub at the grocery store. There were 4 tiny cherry tomatoes in it, 1/2 slice of cucumber And 4tiny cubes of cheese. The mixed drinks were excellent. In the past I’ve ordered Steak/Frites. The portions are very small at the Lawrence. I honestly don’t see how they stay in business with the overall quality and presentation of their dishes.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Lawrence using the Order Online button. The Lawrence also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 961-7178.

The Lawrence is rated 4.5 stars by 1082 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Lawrence

905 Juniper St Atlanta, GA 30309

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Midtown Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Max Hines

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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