Cooks & Soldiers

4.7
1826 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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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They always treat us right. Fantastic time and a great set of people, backed by a great kitchen with awesome food.

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NB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

While you can go with two people, it was fun to go with a group. We had 6 people in total and we got to share a lot of different things. The meatballs and mushroom toast are a must. The cocktails list was delicious as well. Because of the size of our group, our waitress created a menu for us. It worked out perfectly. Will definitely be back!

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PB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time to dine at Cooks & Soldiers. The first time it was amazing and that was about 4 years ago. I have had it on my bucket list to return and am disappointed by myself for not coming back sooner! We started with the olives and they made my wife happy but it was just okay to me. It was followed by the smoked salmon (Salmon Ahumado) on toast points. The flavors in your mouth came alive all at once! Loved it!
We ordered three small plates to share lobster pasta (Fideua de Langosta), meatballs (Iberico Albondigas) and the grilled cheese sandwich (Bikini). All three were spectacular in their own right, but, that grilled cheese is beyond amazing! It is crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside, the Spanish ham adds some salty goodness and the black truffle is just simply delicious.
We then shared the small fish from the wood fire grill menu and it was very good, but the potatoes (Patatas Murros) were so good! Crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked throughout and seasoned with enough salt to fully enjoy the flavors. We ordered the mushrooms with this as well, but they were better in my omelette the next day. Our server was Alfred and he was enjoyable and the perfect balance of being present and conscientious but not over bearing.
We socialized with the two tables next to us and enjoyed the oohs and ahhs as each dish came out and even shared some of food with them! So much fun!

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G
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were looking forward to dinner before going to the Fox for Jersey Boys. Knew it was owned by same group as Iberian Pig which we have been to several times. Drinks were average, food was so so and service was poor. I've been to several tapas restaurants in Atlanta that are far better than C&S. Very disappointed!

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CB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Okay. I’ll start by saying I love food and work in the industry! So I know how hard a Friday night can be but our server was Mary & she was awesome! My friends and I were meetinnafter not seeing each for forever & celebrating new jobsthe service was great the food was amazing !! We will definitely be back (and ask for Mary duh!) the cheesecake and Salmón Ahumado was my Favorite & the tiger cocktail! YUMM . The manager also brought us a toast to celebrate our new jobs all around 100% great night oh and the bartender was nice before we sat at our table too!

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N
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious! It was delicious from the beginning to end. Our waiter, Jack, was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and kind. This is a top 10 restaurant for us in Georgia. Our favorite dish was the rapini- the char of the vegetable and the most amazing tomatoes - I wish I could eat this dish now and I am writing the review.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and experience. Food is tasty but just okay. Not spectacular. I would recommend the smoked salmon dish that was the table favorite.

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m
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Had an awesome waiter - Ryan? - hard to remember his name as he recommended and we imbibed lots of great Spanish wines. Food, drink, service and fun are amped up here. In a city full of great restaurants this is near the top.

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BC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Welcomed with open arms... excellent service and food

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F
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
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 on March 16, 2019
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 on March 16, 2019
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 on March 16, 2019
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 on March 15, 2019
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 on March 15, 2019
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
36 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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