Cooks & Soldiers

4.8
1984 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
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite spot to go to for dinner. When I want to have a fun and exciting dinning experience, this is my go to. Can order a bottle of wine + 3-4 plates and only spend $80-$90 with tip.

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AS
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and amazing food!

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SL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Our first visit to Cooks and Soldiers was disappointing. The tapas were good but our waitress neglected us most of the evening which had quite an impact on the overall experience.

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CH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! I just took my friend from out of town to Cooks and Soldiers, I was pleased that she was just as impressed with the food as I am. Our waitress was charming and attentive. It’s always a treat to go.

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night, party night, friends from out of town to show them the town...kinda place.

Get a reservation ahead and enjoy the list of wine and flavorful food. It was very rich tasting and agreed with our palate.

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Responded 4 days ago

Sharpey - it was great having you in for dinner at Cooks & Soldiers! It was our pleasure serving you and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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

My husband and I chose Cooks & Soldiers for our anniversary dinner date destination. We chose wisely.

Every recommendation of our server, from cocktails to wine to dishes, was on point.

Dishes arrived promptly as soon as we had finished the one before.

We could only eat 8 different dishes because we were stuffed, so we’ll definitely be going back to try the rest of the menu and maybe save room for dessert next time!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing such a special occasion with us at Cooks & Soldiers!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Perfect spot for a date.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us at Cooks & Soldiers!

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j
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Waiter left us for 30 minutes. Had to ask someone else for the check

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Responded on July 11, 2019

joyv - please accept our apologies for failing to deliver an exceptional experience. We strive for sincere hospitality in all aspects and clearly missed an opportunity to showcase that here! Please share your email address if you would be willing to connect briefly.

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EC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, fun place! Food offerings were wonderful. A plate was shareable for 3 folks to sample. The pork belly skewers were amazing! The simple tomatoes on excellent toast was fresh and so good. House gin and tonic was perfect - not so strong you could not taste the ingredients but plenty strong enough. Great friendly service. I was there at dinner time and it was very noisy. Don’t go to talk business at prime dining hours. I liked the upbeat vibe. I’ll definitely return.

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AB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and tasty food!!!

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Responded on July 8, 2019

It was great having you in, AmandaB!

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EE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, great food

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Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, ElizabethE!

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LA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and came out very quickly. The wine was fantastic and the staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Reservations were very easy to make. Will definitely be back!

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Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you LauraA! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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

Excellent service and food! Perfect for a birthday celebration!!!

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Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an experience! We had an early dinner here before a show at the Fox, and at the end of the night we were raving more about our dinner than we were the show! Our server was super attentive and knowledgeable, made great recommendations on dishes to try. We loved them all except one (the pork) which he promptly removed from our bill without us asking. We especially liked the mushroom toast, octopus, and trout. We enjoyed being able to try so many different dishes in one sitting, will definitely be back!

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Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for joining us at Cooks & Soldiers! We are happy to be a part of such a special evening. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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EA
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! The service, from the hostess, to the bartender, to our server was all fantastic. Our server was able to offer fantastic recommendations for our order and thoroughly enjoyed the food. We were treated to free champagne as we were celebrating our anniversary. We will definitely go back!

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Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for dining at Cooks & Soldiers, EmilyA! It was wonderful to share such a special occasion with you!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Bartender was our server and provided phenomenal drinks

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Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine at Cooks & Soldiers!

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TW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing! I had fried brussels sprouts that were absolutely to die for. I beg you to add this to the regular menu! But remember to save room for the strawberry cheesecake.

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Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you TonjaW! It was wonderful to serve you.

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T
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small dishes were great and did not go to the large plates.

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Responded on July 3, 2019

Terry - thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit and for sharing the Asador section of our menu!

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A
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. This experience was no exception, everything was cooked to perfection. It’s too late to experience them now, but the Negroni week cocktails were a pretty excellent addition to the drinks on offer.

We’re looking forward to our next visit.

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Responded on July 3, 2019

Andrew - we are honored to make your favorites list! And happy you were able to enjoy some of our featured cocktails!

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NE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the five small dishes we shared. The highlight of our night was the two amazing desserts we ate. We loved the lemon tarte and the buttermilk doughnuts. We had excellent service. We will definitely be back!

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Responded on July 5, 2019

NancyE - it was our pleasure having you for dinner at Cooks & Soldiers.

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H
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything is great about the restaurant except the prices. Wine and Tapas plates are super over priced

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Responded on July 11, 2019

Happy - thank you for dining with us at Cooks & Soldiers, and we regret that we were unable to share an experience with you that was value oriented. Please share your email address if you would be willing to get in touch briefly. Thank you!

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PN
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, our server, Travis was outstanding and very helpful when we asked for recommendations! We will definitely be making this one of our favorites! The manager, Marisa, and another server, Virginia, made our time there such a wonderful experience!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you PaulaN! It was our pleasure serving you and happy that Travis, Marissa and Virginia were able to influence your evening in such a positive way.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fantastic waiter. Made the evening memorable & better than just great food & drinks.

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Responded on June 29, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at Cooks & Soldiers!

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K
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious menu with unique flavors! I've dined at Cooks and Soldiers before, but we recently went for a business dinner and thoroughly enjoyed sampling the assorted tapas. The environment is engaging and sparks conversation. The service was sublime. Our group of 10 had a wonderful experience, and everyone has been raving about C&S!

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Responded on June 29, 2019

Thank you Kari, it was great having you back in!

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AT
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at Cooks & Soldiers, enjoying a belated Fathers Day dinner with two of our adult children. Our server, Laura, was fantastic - she recommended a wine we all loved, and lavished attention on us throughout the meal. Every dish was delicious and presentation was gorgeous. We'll be back!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on June 26, 2019

ATLFoodie - thank you for choosing to celebrate Father's Day at Cooks & Soldiers. It was great to have you in and we look forward to your next visit.

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MS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was pretty bland and expensive for the quality and size. Drinks were good, but I personally have had better meals at a similar tapas place right down the road for a much better value.

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on June 25, 2019

MaddieS - we regret to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please share your email address if you would be willing to connect. We would like to hear a little more about your evening and work to earn back your trust.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Overall a relative ok experience except the extremely arrogant bar tenders who care more about their own conversations than their customers.

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Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share this feedback. We aim to provide sincere hospitality in all aspects to every guest, and it appears we fell short in this instance. Please share your email address if you would be willing to connect briefly. Thank you!

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J
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Cooks and Soldiers. Our server was a lot of fun and had wonderful recommendations. We can’t wait to come back and try more tasty treats :)

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on June 25, 2019

We look forward to your next visit, Juliet!

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c
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you campagnola!

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P
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service is always 5 Star the food is always uneven.

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Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you Pookie! We hold that compliment in very high regard!

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JW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a very different dining experience, and it was very tasty !

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AA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a huge fan of this restaurant! The food is always so delicious and full of flavor. The service is above average! From the warm greeting by the hostess to the lovely server giving excellent recommendations and the GM doing table touches to get to know the guests. I cannot wait to return

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you, AyeeshaA! We have enjoyed the opportunity to serve you!

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WH
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food never disappoints and the wine list is great. The staff is always friendly. The noise level is not too terrible which is a great plus.

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Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you, WadeH! It is always our pleasure to welcome you in!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great work meeting

Had a blast and food was incredible

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Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for joining us at Cooks & Soldiers!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated in the main dining room as requested. Friendly service, tasty pintxos and postre

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Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you for joining us at Cooks & Soldiers!

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HM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I had very high expectations and just wasn’t that impressed. Did love the cocktails. That was probably my favorite thing. The food did not blow me away. The wait staff was also very nice!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on June 20, 2019

HMCFoodie - we are disappointed to read that the evening failed to meet your expectations. Please share your email address so we can briefly connect. We would love some additional feedback if you are open to it.

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OT
Atlanta
79 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food. I like the pork cheek tacos, Fried artichokes and ravioli are an absolute must! The cauliflower is terribly salty and the muscles were not particularly to my liking me there. The sangria has quite a kick, so I wonder all they put in it other than wine!

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Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you for dining at Cooks & Soldiers!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a casual date night - the staff was very attentive and food was excellent. What else could you ask for? The octopus was cooked perfectly!

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Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for sharing your date night with us at Cooks & Soldiers!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just perfect! We had our foodie daughter in from Birmingham who loved every detail! Jack is the best server ever. My husband even commented that he provided the best service out of every restaurant we have been to in Atlanta! Y’all need to try this place. And ask for Jack!!

Cooks & Soldiers
Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you for sharing this family occasion with us at Cooks & Soldiers! We appreciate the kind feedback about Jack and will share with him. Thank you!

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J
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely setting. The pintxos and tapas were delightful. Loved the Caña Klasikoa, Barbakoa Vasca & Vieiras. Delicious cidre from Urban Tree.

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Responded on June 18, 2019

It was our pleasure to serve you, Jonpiez!

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