The General Muir
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.
My husband and I dined at the General Muir on Saturday, June 22nd. We received excellent customer service from our server, Kevin, and the staff working with him. They were friendly, helpful, and attentive. We liked the attractive décor, the music, and we really enjoyed the delicious food: pastrami on really fresh rye bread, a cucumber side salad, a tasty, lean corned beef sandwich, a little gem salad (although there was nothing little about the size of this salad), and the seasonal cake, a sponge cake with raspberry and peach filling.
All in all, this was a most enjoyable and relaxing dining experiences. Highly recommend The General Muir.
We have enjoyed every visit here. A bit on the pricey side and a unique menu, but quality of food and service is excellent.
Dinner was OK — great service, tasty food. I
This was an excellent meal and my wife and I both said wow after we finished. I had waited years to try this so I splurged and got the 14 oz. pastrami sandwich. This is not your cold deli style paper thin sliced meat. I have smoked meats for 25 years and never been able to match the flavor and tenderness of this meat. I could have said it all in one word-wow.
At first you may think the menu is too small, but why try to conquer everything when you do a few things so well. Food is just plain good. Period. Laid back with an old school vibe and not pretentious. The smells coming from the on site bakery don’t hurt either. Excellent casual date spot!
I don't know how I've missed this place. I often stay quite near when I visit Atlanta. General Muir fit the bill perfectly for a friend who wanted NY-style Deli food. No, you are not going to get an over-stuffed Katz' sandwich, but you will get something that tastes pretty great at a very reasonable price. Big plus for the homemade pickled veggies. They were great - crisp, tart beets were my fave. Drinks were creative and tasty. I'm not a deviled egg fan, but something made me order them - what a good choice! Service was friendly and not pushy. I'll be back next time I'm in Atlanta.
Great service and food. Always a pleasure.
The meatballs served for your Sunday Supper are absolutely the best!
The food is always good here! The hostess stand is a little slow, we may just opt for the bar in the future.
Food was too salty and drink was very stingy. I ordered a Dewars on the rocks and was quite surprised by how little scotch was in the glass. Server was excellent.
I love the General Muir for group dinners on the patio. It's not cheap, but it feels special. I love the seasonal vegetable dishes, when they are in season...
We ordered the Sunday Spaghetti Dinner for the first time. So good! And such a great value as well.
Always good food, always good service. Sunday nights are the best--Spaghetti and meat balls and their stack burgers are excellent.
Best burger in the city. Truly. Give it a try. You won’t be sorry.
Great place to grab something to eat. The menu has a good variety of items. Perfect brunch spot!
There was a party going on on the patio, and it spilled over into the dining room so it got louder than it could have been. Also, all of the hard surfaces inside magnify the sound. The food was good. I was surprised that for an entree that cost $22, I wasn’t offered bread. The coffee was excellent. The service was good.
This nice looking restaurant could be a big hit if they polish their game a little. The noise level is annoying which is the current trend. The decor is very smart and appealing but too many hard surfaces forces a loud conversation. I asked them to turn it down, they did but barely. Menu choices are very limited. It's worth a try if you're in the neighborhood but they need to do some work here.
We waited a while to be serviced. However, the server apologized and gave us free goodies. Overall, I will go back again!
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.
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.
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.
Great flavors in pasta dishes...but it’s so hard to hear in the restaurant and food seemed excessively salty. Delish cocktails!
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.
Delicious and great environment. I always love coming here- staff is great, food is amazingly consistent, feels upscale but casual at the same time.
It was perfect, as always. I don’t know what our community would do without The General Muir at Emory.
Great place for traditional Jewish deli. Great matzah ball soup. Love the fish. Surprised that Sunday is limited to a Sunday spaghetti supper.
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'!
First time for dinner. The roasted chicken dish was the best I’ve ever had!
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.
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.
Best burger in Atlanta - Best Pastrami in Atlanta - Consistently Great !
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.
The Valentine's miho was overpriced and not worth $20 and we paid $125 for it
The Valentine’s Day
Valentines Day dinner.
Two words: loved it! We went for Valentine’s day. Fixed menu but extraordinary cuisine.
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.
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.
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.
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.