King + Duke

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$31 to $50
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At King and Duke, we showcase locally sourced ingredients through simple, yet focused hearth cooking. Our goal is not to manipulate food, but to accentuate the natural flavors of our products through slower methods of cooking and the smoke of the wood fire. Through this primitive technique, constantly moving and manipulating the live fire, we invest exacting attention to the preparation of each and every dish.

Our managing partner, Ford Fry, named the restaurant after two characters in Huckleberry Finn, “The King” and “The Duke," a pair of grifters who ‘put on airs’ and pretended to be royalty, when in fact they were a couple of hillbillies who lived in the woods. With our slightly mischievous ways ☺, a huge focus on quality, yet a primitive cooking style and down-to earth atmosphere, Chef Fry felt like it was the perfect name for our newest restaurant.
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CR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and they treated my young daughter like a queen on her birthday.

T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The difference of being in the restaurant for a private lunch (a five) and arriving for dinner on Sunday (0)... was just painful.

Staff chatted over their phones at the bar for a full 20 minutes until we had their attention. No one came to the table for 20 minutes. Four tables were seated in total, in the restaurant.

Waitress didn’t think to say sorry and acted cheeky when we wanted to place our full order at the time the cocktail order. Who trains these people? You’d have thought it was our fault that we chose King and Duke.

Disillusioned.

AB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When we first arrived to the restaurant we were a little confused if we were at the right place because of how few people were there, but my guess it is because of the construction because the food and service is AMAZING!! WOW what a great server we had, he was very attentive and his attention to detail was bar none the best I've seen in quite a while. Then the food arrived...SO GOOD! I honestly thought there is no way that this place should be this empty even with construction going on. One of the top 5 restaurants in ATL for sure and we will definitely be back.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It was a good experience but I won’t be adding it to my list of favorites. Lobster fritters were great. Blowfish tails were a miss. Texture was good but the seasoning was off. Scallops were just ok and sandy. Waiter was nice but I got the feeling he was in a hurry. What I like best is seating. Outdoor seating awesome!!

CA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was celebrating a birthday (I advised prior) and I was given a table with 4 chairs, in the middle of the restaurant. The waiter didn't help with recommendations, just said hey can modify anything for a pescatarian. The food was not the best, at all.

OT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

We usually adore this place. Not sure if it was just an off night or they have changed something in service/menu/chef line. But, food took WAY too long. Cocktails took around fifteen minutes or more every time you finally got a chance to order one. Water glasses sat empty. It was extremely hot inside near the kitchen, which isn’t normal. We felt bad for our server, as it seemed that she had way too many tables and was trying her best. Hope next time we come there is improvement.

LB
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed my son's 27th birthday dinner at King + Duke on Thursday, September 12, 2019.
Our server, Avery was just wonderful and everything she recommended from drinks to appetizers to entrees, was spot on! My husband and I dined at this establishment for dinner and brunch and my daughter had cocktails here prior to this dinner. My son and his girlfriend just LOVED their first experience at King + Duke. My 3 year old granddaughter joined us and she was very well-mannered and of course, Avery was VERY kind to her. The staff accommodated me with my "Kneerover Scooter" and seated us at a table so that the scooter would not interfere with the servers and other guests.
Always a GREAT time at King + Duke! We will all be back for brunch soon to dine on THE BEST Eggs Benedict dish that we have ever tasted.

BG
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday and had so much fun. Our waitstaff was great and came around at good times without disturbing our celebration. We will all come back

CT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

King + Duke has been on my bucket list for a while and I was super excited to finally knock it off. The decor and vibe were great and our server, Toki, was exceptional. The only hiccup I would mention was the whole roasted fish. I’m accustomed to this style of fish being gutted before cooking/serving so I was unpleasantly surprised that my first bite was a mouth full of guts. The fish is covered in a dark sauce and the lighting is pretty dim, so it wasn’t overly obvious that’s what I had scooped on my plate. I wish I had said something but I assumed such a high end restaurant knew what they were doing and I just wasn’t savvy enough to get it. But that first bite kind of ruined the rest of the meal for me. Lesson learned.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Beautiful atmosphere and great service. I believe our waiter's name was Cameron. He was great. Attentive. We had shared plates, dessert and cocktails. Attention to detail was great throughout. We will be back.

b
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful food. The smell of the wood smoke is intoxicating!

F
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a Five !!! Pork chop and chicken tonight were the Best!!! Roasted apples now no more peaches!!!
Great patio service too!!!

TD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Our waitress was very good but their was a slow down in the kitchen and our food took a very long time to come out. The staff was very accommodating and made sure we were well taken care of.

SK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Casual yet chic atmosphere. Drinks were top notch and the wine list ample. Our party of five all had different dishes and everyone was very pleased. I had the L steak: grilled and seasoned just right. The corn was a big hit. Overall very nice restaurant. Kitchen did take longer than usual to serve the entrees and the noise level was pretty high. But we had a great evening. It a must go!

B
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner it was great

B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I have been to King and Duke before, this time it was not up to par. I had the King and it was very fatty, was covered in too much Chimichurri sauce and was just not good. Comparison wise I was at Chops 1 week ago and the steak was twice as good for half the price. We will not be back.

JO
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I always love the space... the quiche was great & the corn / lobster rolls were amazing. The biscuits were a bit cold but the prosciutto was lovely. The best part was the service! Everyone who helped us was wonderful.... we had a perfect rose’ followed by some fantastic espresso martinis

t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service by Patrick

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I ordered a 40oz steak for $100 and ordered it medium only for it to come to the table MW/W. I was very disappointed after waiting so long for it to cook. The staff and GM took great care of me in the end but I really wanted to enjoy that steak.

SS
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great warm welcome.
Our seatings felt a little too hot since it was directly in front of their open flame kitchen. Mind you; I'm also 37 weeks pregnant. Service was lovely and timely. Overall the food was delicious, however more on the salty side. I loved my mussels meal! Oh, and I'll add that this restaurant is not child friendly. No kids meal. Side dishes are a little spicy.

RW
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoyable. Varied “farm to table” menu. Attentive service. Good for foodies, and of you are a sticky toffee (bread) pudding fan then dessert is a must.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Service was great!

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ordered the chorizo hash not as expected. Have been to brunch before selection was not good.

CW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday brunch with the best breakfast food (superb creative presentation) at a great value...difficult to find parking and entrance. We sat outside and loved the ambiance and great service :)

A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the cinnamon roll for appetizer and split a burger for our meal. All was delicious.

p
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Great selection of wine and beers.

K
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped here for a bite with my best friend, we enjoyed the food. We both had burgers but the highlight was the Toffee pudding :) it was amazing. The drinks were very good as well.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience.....will be back...drinks were good with cbc oil...a must

L
Atlanta
72 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

This is the second time we've tried this restaurant and both times the service has been horrendous. The server at this last visit, seemed more interested in entering information in to the computer then coming by the table occassionally to check for empty water glasses, taking drink orders, even bringing the check when asked. It is ashame since the food was very good. The manager said that they were short staffed but the restaurant wasn't that busy. There are too many good restaurants in the area with consistently better service and same quality of food to come back to King + Dukes again.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed the food, however service was slow, the meals for my wife and I did not arrive at the same time which was a big miss. Finally the plates were barely large enough for the meals which makes it more difficult to actually enjoy the great tasting food.

CK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with excellent service! We will definitely be back. King + Duke never disappoints!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I took 4 of my friends from out of town here because I heard it was a great place for entertainment... well we were entertained but not a good way. Our waitress took a very long time to bring out drinks and waters, which rarely were refilled. I complained to the manager regarding the poor service and the same waitress came and scolded our table about the complaint.

We then found out that not only were we getting scrutinized by the waitress but she never even put in our order. I ordered porkchop and the was approached by a new waiter 25 minutes later being told that they were out of lobster and pork chops and I needed to make another selection.

For meals that cost 50+ per plate I have never been so disappointed. The food was average and the service was absolutely the worst I’ve received in a very long time. The only reason I gave 2 stars is because our meals were compensated for. I don’t plan on returning.

HO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Drinks were very slow but our waitress was great

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food here just isn’t as good as it used to be. The lamb ribs were mediocre. The burger was dry. The muscles were just sitting in oil. 👎🏼

P
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner!!!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best meal start to finish I’ve ever had. Started with the placebo cocktail, then lobster fritters and the rare wagyu. Perfect. Next had the steak-frites, which may have been the best steak I’ve ever had. The fries are cooked in beef tallow, which makes them better than every other fry. My fiancée had the burger, which was also incredible. Finished off with the sticky toffee pudding, which was gone in 2 minutes. Such a delightful meal.

s
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful atmosphere and exceptional service. Lovely place for any occasion.

AJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time and very busy due to it being Friday. The staff was extraordinarily attentive and made the kids, wife and I feel like family. Great meal and a wonderful dining experience! ALJ

CO
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this place. Great guys night spot. Good vibe. Highly Recommend.

AQ
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food and beautiful restaurant with awesome ambiance. I ate a berry crostata that was outstanding.

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