The General Muir

4.6
165 reviews
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$30 and under
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The General Muir is a modern Jewish deli serving classics such as pastrami and reubens, along with an award winning burger amoung the diverse menu. Winner of several awards, this modern deli offers a tasty selection of bagels, sandwiches, salads and other deli classics along with a Chef driven dinner menu. Chef Todd Ginsberg (formerly of Bocado) improves on traditional recipes, using freshly baked bread and creative toppings for mouthwatering results. Stop by The General Muir after work and wind down your day with hand crafted cocktails and simple yet refined dinner menu.



A favorite with many of the residents, this deli serves guests in simple but comfortable settings. The General Muir is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner all week, with a special brunch menu served over the weekends.

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

We waited a while to be serviced. However, the server apologized and gave us free goodies. Overall, I will go back again!

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

I asked questions about chopped liver on pastrami but did not order it.. our order was wrong. and it took 10 minutes to get someone’s attention. Once we did it was resolved immediately. The burger was great but overpriced. I personally prefer the pastrami sliced more thinly as the slabs keep falling out of the sandwich. Poutine very good. All in all overpriced for a place where I have to yell in my dates ear in order to have a conversation. Not that enjoyable. For $67.00 I could think of much more enjoyable settings to have a meal.

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AA
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. The roasted broccoli and garlic hummus appetizers superb. The chicken and trout mains wonderful. Josh was our server. He was attentive, patient, and skilled.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and warm, friendly service are always great at this place. I heard so much about the burgers and fried chicken and I was looking forward to trying them for myself. I just wasn’t impressed.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great flavors in pasta dishes...but it’s so hard to hear in the restaurant and food seemed excessively salty. Delish cocktails!

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LO
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality of food and the service was excellent. Hadn't been there recently because I moved. The menu has changed and they are focusing on the menu items they do best. I highly recommend you try General Muir again if you haven't been there for a while.

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C
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and great environment. I always love coming here- staff is great, food is amazingly consistent, feels upscale but casual at the same time.

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M
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect, as always. I don’t know what our community would do without The General Muir at Emory.

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HS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for traditional Jewish deli. Great matzah ball soup. Love the fish. Surprised that Sunday is limited to a Sunday spaghetti supper.

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KL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The General Muir was outstanding! We enjoyed the fried chicken, flank steak, and the unparalleled hamburger. The only thing better than the burger was the cheese cake, which is a definite 'must'!

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L
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for dinner. The roasted chicken dish was the best I’ve ever had!

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t
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not great. More of deli experience than a fine dining experience. Food was good. Pastrami lacked flavor and was overwhelmed by the chopped liver, which was very good.

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JP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love The General Muir. We often go on Sunday evening for their Sunday Night Spaghetti, but we also like their brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Favorites include the Burger, Pommes Frites, Deviled Eggs, Club Sandwich, and Brooklyn Blackout Cake.

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SB
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger in Atlanta - Best Pastrami in Atlanta - Consistently Great !

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MS
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was served an excellent dish and initially the service was very good. But at the end of our meal the waitress disappeared and we had to get somebody else to handle our check.

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

The Valentine's miho was overpriced and not worth $20 and we paid $125 for it

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The Valentine’s Day

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentines Day dinner.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two words: loved it! We went for Valentine’s day. Fixed menu but extraordinary cuisine.

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l
Phoenix
96 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dining experience at The General Muir. Our server was extremely nice and made sure our food was served quickly and was to our liking. The food was excellent. We look forward to our next visit.

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RM
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always really amazingly good food in an upscale deli kind of way that you wouldn’t expect to find in the south. This last trip I did bring vegetarian friends in the menu was a little spartan for them. I personally love the Reuben and always make sure you have time for one of their seasonal desserts in a cup of coffee .
* also a great place to go for lunch if you’re by yourself and grab a seat at the bar.

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Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Loved the food. Had great experience in the past, but the service was horrible tonight. It took a long time to get our drinks which we saw sit on the counter for at least 15 minutes. Then we ordered wine as soon as our food came, but the wine didn’t come until our waitress was bringing the check. Hopefully this was just a bad night to go because we loved our brunch experience prior to this.

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AR
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous time with great cocktails, nice selection of beer and amazing fried chicken. The crunch on the fried chicken was wonderful, and it was surprisingly moist. We also got an order of corned beef that was very tender and flavorful. The server was very attentive.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spaghetti Sunday was delicious!

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

Family gathering

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LK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner, great service and weirdly enough saw an episode of Diners Drive ins and Dives featuring General Muir later that night. Made the experience that much cooler.

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BG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere.Worth the drive from,anywhere

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JP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This charming place is one of our favorites for a nice but moderately priced restaurant. Easy reservations, nice bar with busy bartenders. One of the best burgers. Trout was very well prepared. Kid options. Great bakery for deserts if you still have room.

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been there before--primarily for the outstanding housemade pastrami--but this time came for the New Year's Even prix fixe dinner. The spaghetti & ricotta meatballs were tasty, but nothing special. The housemade pickles made more of an impression. Same for the sald, just OK. But the sdessert Tiramisu was OUTSTANDING!

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RC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Matzoh Ball Soup and delicious burger stack, and of course the fried chicken. Always enjoy dinner here. Also a great place to grab a sandwich during the day, or a bagel and schmear on the weekend.

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FC
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best corned beef and pastrami in the city- combine them in the large sandwich is the way to go. Great matzoh ball soup. The Mushroom appetizer is fantastic!

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MA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Very small menu but excellent food.

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CM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. This place is amazing. Food is consistently excellent.

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a
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was amazingly helpful!
Enjoyed the General Muir completely.

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JH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food. The best Reuben I've every had hands down! The Matzo Ball Soup is amazing as well as the holiday Latke plates we had. Our server was extremely friendly and even got us special donuts that had been prepared for Hanukkah. Highly, highly recommended.

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CM
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had the Sunday night spaghetti dinner. It was fine, but not great. Brunch is a lot better there.

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JL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Hostess would not seat us right away because they did not have menus available. We were with a 85 year old lady and I said we really need to sit at a table.
It was a Sunday night and they had a special menu of latkes for Hanukkah. We were given the menus and when we were ready to order were told there were no latkes available.
Service was slow.
Very disappointed

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CL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is outstanding, wait service top notch. Way too much attitude at the front desk.

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y
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Empty restaurant wanted us to wait for the last person to arrive before they would seat us. There were only 2 or 3 tables sat in the dining room with no one waiting. When we asked to speak to a manager, she assured us that the hostesses were new and confused about policy. Said we could be seated. Manager then approached the hostesses and appeared to mumble something snarky. We were finally seated. Customer service seemed a bit lacking. Food made up for it. Thanks chef!!

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Met up with a friend for an early dinner. Staff got us seated right away. Waiter was super attentive and helpful. He made a great recommendation for the veggie small plates (we weren’t super hungry so we were sticking to something smallish). Really enjoyable— I will say that I prefer their brunch menu and their bakery but that’s not a flaw in their dinner menu, it’s just that their other meals are SO GOOD that the dinner menu is just a little less memorable by comparison. GET THE BRUSSELS SPROUTS— you will not regret it!!

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